1 bed / 1 bath
711 Burcham Apartments (All Roomy & Comfortably Furnished)
$744 to $842 per unit
- Laundry Room in Community
- Heat, High-Speed Internet, Trash Removal, Water/Sewer included
- Off-Street Parking (Residents have plenty of parking)
- Pets Not Allowed
- Residents almost all Grads, including International.
- A Quiet Building.
- On the City Bus Line
- Fully Furnished and Improved Every Year
- Plenty of Parking.
- Free Wi-Fi in each apartment, not just in a "common area".
- More info on our website: www.711Burcham.com, and below:
January/February 2018 Update
We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school-year. Our start is later than most student-oriented apartments and you can see why, below. That noted, our leases are competitive and we look forward to your inquiries. We are delighted to respond to your questions, to offer you a tour, and we would be pleased to hear from you.
If you are a grad student or just curious, this is the reason we start marketing so late: It's because our residents are nearly all grad students. We like them and we know that grad admissions are frequently confirmed later in the school year, so grads often do not know they need a place until long after the usual rental season begins. We think our later start works better for both sides. Additionally, some current residents do not know their own plans until later and we make sure they can continue with us before we begin new leases. We don't plan to change that strategy.
So, what else? The apartments are all one-bedroom, very comfortable, spacious, and well-furnished. The building is well-constructed, kept in good repair, and has always met the City of East Lansing Housing Code. We treat our residents well, are very easy to talk to, and, since we are a small family outfit, we respond personally to questions and concerns. We have deep ties to MSU and have long enjoyed our good relationships with residents.
Beyond that, 711 Burcham Apartments is quiet, located fairly close to campus but away from the commercial bustle. Heat is included (it is not costly electric heat) and there is parking for all apartments. There is a coin laundry on the premises and free Wi-Fi internet for all apartments. (More about the Wi-Fi, below.) We are on the bus line. About furnishings, there are twin beds, dressers, desks, living room furniture and lamps. Kitchens have dishwashers, disposals, ranges, and refrigerators. Most residents like to personalize their apartments, too. The interior views of two different apartments show both items we provide and residents' own personal enhancements.
The Security Deposit varies from $750 to $900, depending on the lease amount, and it is refunded after the lease ends. You may be surprised to learn that we pay a 1% annual interest on the Security Deposit if there are no deductions from it at the end of the lease. Our experience is that most residents do receive the interest payment. Beyond the $25 application fee, which is credited toward the Security Deposit if a lease is signed, the only additional expense is the non-refundable $125 cleaning fee due at signing of the lease.
We are "Smoke Free", a change we instituted several years ago that has been well-accepted.
Wi-Fi is available in all apartments. We have done our best to make it high-quality with broad bandwidth. Here is what we have done: We first offered free Wi-Fi more than five years ago and learned very soon that everyone wants more bandwidth. Because of that, we have already doubled bandwidth twice and increased the number of transmitters. Last summer we were able to bring into the building a dedicated high-speed fiber-optic line, something previously unavailable, which has more than doubled bandwidth, again. The Wi-Fi works well now, but we are trying to determine if there is any feasible way to retrofit each apartment with a dedicated fiber-optic line. No decision about that at the moment, but it is on our "wish list".
Much of this information is also on our own website at www.711Burcham.com, but please review it, too. (It discusses "What Makes an Apartment a 'Good Value'", lists some our improvements in an interesting way, and has a few more pictures.) Please contact us with any questions. Thank you.
711 Burcham Apartments LLC