Answers to what famous TV characters apartment addresses

Where do most famous fictional TV characters call home, especially if they live in New York City?  An apartment, of course.  Many of these apartments appear to be several thousand square feet in size, and would command a staggering amount of rent if they were real.

How many were you able to remember?

245 E 73rd Street  –  Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)

129 W 81st Street – Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld)

40 Bedford Street, Apartments 19 and 20 –(Friends)

136 Waverly Place – Don Draper (Mad Men)

160 Riverside Drive – Liz Lemon (30 Rock)

3D 344 Clinton Street – Clark Kent (Superman)

Now, here’s a link to a site that offers detailed floor plans for many famous fictional apartments:  http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/inaki-aliste-lizarralde-tv-floorplans

Be Careful! It’s finally Spring in Fort Wayne

Spring weather, though long overdue, is finally happening here at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments. While spring brings out the flowers, it also brings out the walkers and bikers. Kids could be playing or crossing the streets anywhere at Willow Creek Crossing, and since it’s staying light out longer, at almost any time.  Please slow down and take extra care to watch for kids and adults in parking areas, and crossing streets.

Parents, please caution your children to watch for traffic, especially in the evening when residents are coming home from work.  Teach your children how to safely cross at marked crosswalks, and don’t let them play in parking areas, where it may be hard for drivers to see them.

Let’s all have a safe and happy spring and summer.

Having and Mantaining a Good Credit Score

Many years ago, my young bride and I went to rent an apartment.  The landlord told us, “You look like a nice young couple,” and that was all we needed to be in order to sign a lease and move in.  Today, renting an apartment is a little more complicated, and a credit score check is often part of the process.  Landlords know that a renter with a good credit score is more likely to pay their rent on time, than one with a lower score

When my son was young, I knew some day he’d be going to college and moving out and starting his own life.  So, as dutiful parents, we began planning for his future.  We did obvious things, like start a college savings account for him. But we did something else, too. We helped him establish a credit history, and taught him how to build a good credit score.

If you’re over thirty, or even over 25, you probably have a credit score, whether or realize it or not.  But what about young people just starting out in life.  Not too many teen agers are making monthly payments on credit cards or utilities.  But they can, and should be doing this in order to help establish a credit rating for themselves.

For example, when my son was a teenager, we put his cell phone in his name.  I paid the monthly bill, but cell phone companies report to the major credit bureaus, and that’s how a credit history is created.  Another thing a parent can do is to help a teen procure a credit card, say with a limit of $500.  In order for this to be actually in the teen’s name, you may have to secure the card by putting $500 in a savings account with the issuing bank.  Have the teen use the card for small personal purchases, and make sure at least the minimum payment is made every month.

When my son went to college and lived in an apartment community, again, we put the lease in his name, even though we paid his rent.  I co-signed on one vehicle he financed. After that, he was able to buy a car entirely with his own credit history.

So, the first goal is to establish credit.  You do this step by step.  If you can get a bank credit card, even with a small credit limit, and you use it and pay it off on time, the bank will start to raise your credit limit, and this is good for your credit score.

The exact method the big three credit reporting companies actually figure your credit score is not shared with the public, but some things are known.  The biggest one is just paying your bills on time.  But that’s not enough.  Having credit cards helps, but running your balance up to your credit limit seems to hurt your credit score.  Opening too many credit accounts also seems to hurt your score.  Even closing out a credit card can lower your score because it reduces the amount of potential credit you have.

While there is no quick fix to raising your credit score, doing these three things will help you over the long haul:

  1. Pay your bills on time
  2. Don’t keep your credit card balances too close to your credit limits
  3. Don’t apply for a lot of credit.  Every time you do, your credit score will drop a little.

 

Top Dog Breeds for Pet Friendly Apartment Living

dachshund

Here at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments we have a pet friendly environment. Though you may have read our restricted breeds’ page, we do believe there are many breeds that work well with apartment living.

 

1. Dachshund

Small size

Don’t require much exercise

Love to give and receive affection

Tend not to shed

Don’t require a lot of grooming

 

2. Labrador Retriever

Sweet natured temperament

Outgoing and loyal

Love to give and receive affection

Can adapt to almost any loving environment

 

3. Miniature Pinscher

Small size

Energetic, lively and loyal

Always wanting to please

Brave (Theft deterrent)

 

4. Pugs

Small size

Don’t require much exercise

Friendly and playful

Loyal and love attention

 

5. Shih-Tzu

Small size

Loyal and loving

Don’t require much exercise

Good natured and love attention