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Old 03-19-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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I'm currently looking at renting a studio or loft space in the downtown Augusta area. Besides the usual concerns of space and basic needs, I'm interested in finding out if there are specific rental agencies that are highly regarded vs. others. I've been unable to find much information on this and, as I'm sure most of you can understand, want to make sure I have a landlord that I can work with easily if any problems were to arise.

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Old 03-19-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Haltermann Partners : Downtown Apartments, Augusta, Georgia


Rex Property & Construction Management
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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I haven't had luck with either of those places at times when I was looking, honestly. Haltermann's are pretty old and rustic...and just seem odd when you tour them. It's a shame too, because they could be some fantastic places that really attract renters downtown if they were to put a few grand into each one to refinish the hardwood floors, update the appliances, add some color to the apartments, some nice countertops, and update some of the wiring.

As for Rex, they just have a lot of odd places...kind of like a room inside of an older house. They really don't have many true lofts and most of their places aren't in very close walking distance to Broad Street.

To me, there seems like there has to be MORE lofts available with all of the space above the multi-story buildings downtown than what those two property managers have to offer. Something that is update and modern, even if you pay a bit more.

Downtown lofts are cheap...like $550 to $700 for most 1-2BR places. I'd rather pay $700-900 for places that are updated and really clean appearing.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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It depends on the area or building in downtown.... Enterprise Mill is around $700 to $1400. The rents around Broad and Artist Row 10th/11th streets are usually more expensive too.

Haltermann has 57 listings. 37 of them are $725/per month or higher.

The side streets have more lofts for $600-$700 per month.

To the OP....They do a downtown loft tour once or twice a month.

Broadway, Cobb House, Artist Row, Granite Mill, and Enterprise Mill. They might be what you want.

Enterprise Mill Augusta Georgia - Urban Living Downtown Augusta - Enterprise Mill

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Old 03-19-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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Thanks for the help guys. I've looked into Enterprise and the only disadvantage is the higher cost and from what I remember reading, they don't allow pets of any kind. I don't currently have a dog, however I plan on getting one in the next 6 months.

I do recall reading several very negative reviews of Haltermann and am still having a hard time finding many reviews on rental agencies in downtown augusta in general. Any suggestions?

Also, I very much would like a more modern and updated apartment, however I'm trying to keep costs down at this point to focus on paying for other things. From the looks of things. Rex seems to have atleast a few nicer quality places than some of the other ones I've seen, even without significant updating.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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I would try to attend the next downtown loft tour. You'll see the diffrent types of lofts all over downtown. Contact Historic Augusta and find out when the next tour is available.

Historic Augusta, Incorporated - Preserving a Legacy of History and Architecture

Try the Cobb House, Artist Row, Firehouse/Marbury Center, and Granite Mill lofts too.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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I would try to attend the next downtown loft tour. You'll see the diffrent types of lofts all over downtown. Contact Historic Augusta and find out when the next tour is available.

Historic Augusta, Incorporated - Preserving a Legacy of History and Architecture

Try the Cobb House, Artist Row, Firehouse/Marbury Center, and Granite Mill lofts too.

Can you provide a better link or information for the Loft tour? All I am seeing is history tours related to each area you want to see (Reynolds, Broad, Greene, etc). No mention of actually getting to tour a loft from any particular Property Managers. Seems you would only be able to see the outside of a building that may have lofts- which, in most cases, wouldn't help at all in a housing search.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Downtown Augusta Broad st. ''Artist Row''
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If you are moving to Augusta, Artist Row is a nice place.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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Can you provide a better link or information for the Loft tour? All I am seeing is history tours related to each area you want to see (Reynolds, Broad, Greene, etc). No mention of actually getting to tour a loft from any particular Property Managers. Seems you would only be able to see the outside of a building that may have lofts- which, in most cases, wouldn't help at all in a housing search.
They do hold history/walking tours downtown...... I wasn't referring to those type of tours. They also have downtown loft tours once or twice a month.

Downtown apartment included in Historic Augusta's fifth tour | The Augusta Chronicle

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Old 03-22-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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They do hold history/walking tours downtown...... I wasn't referring to those type of tours. They also have downtown loft tours once or twice a month.

Downtown apartment included in Historic Augusta's fifth tour | The Augusta Chronicle
Thank you. I just couldn't find anything about the Loft tours on their site.
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