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30
Mar 17

Weidner Cares, Texas-Style

Weidner Cares

The Weidner Cares team had the honor of volunteering for a few great organizations in Texas at the Permian Basin Mission Center in Odessa, and at the Salvation Army in Abilene.

Permian Basin Mission Center

At the Permian Basin Mission Center (PBMC) in Odessa, Weidner stepped in shortly after they had lost their funding and faced the challenge of laying off half their staff. This left only 5 people, including the new CEO, Hector, to serve nearly 200 people every day.

With a group of just under 100 volunteers, the Weidner Cares team worked in the sub-freezing temperatures to get their facility in optimum shape. Hundreds of pounds of donations were sorted and organized. The two facility bathrooms received two new floor installations, and they were cleaned and repainted.  To free up space in the waiting room, the Weidner Cares team built a framed window between the lobby and kitchen, where the secretary could easily meet with clients.

Perhaps the largest undertaking at the PBMC facility was to repair damage from huge floods that had ruined flooring, donations, and furniture. The team of volunteers sourced the cause of the leaks and removed and repaired hundreds of feet of siding and repainted the flooring throughout the facility. The appreciation and relief expressed by the PBMC was an inspiration to all, and the Weidner team was honored to be of service.

Salvation Army

In Abilene, the Weidner Cares team donated their time and talents to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is a faith-based organization that offers humanitarian services to those in need throughout the world, including shelter and housing, in-patient drug and alcohol rehabilitations, and serving meals to those in need.

After overcoming some harsh weather conditions, The Weidner Cares team spent the day painting, organizing, and repairing several rooms throughout the Abilene facility. They also sorted and organized a storage room of emergency supplies, donations and decorations. One of the larger projects involved repainting and repairing the onsite chapel, which had been seriously damaged by flooding. After the repairs, the facility had a much brighter and welcoming presence and everyone was pleased with the results.

The Weidner Cares team thoroughly enjoyed being of service to the PBMC and the Salvation Army. Investing in the community and sharing time, talents, and good will is not only incredibly rewarding – it’s great fun. Thank you to all the volunteers and everyone at both organizations for making a difference to so many people.

What matters to you, matters to us.

-The Weidner Team

 

28
Mar 17

A Tale of Two Cities, Weidner Style

At Weidner, we’re proud to offer quality apartment homes our residents can count on for comfort, convenience and style. In B.C. Canada, we offer two stellar properties in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. Join us, for a Weidner version of…A Tale of Two Cities.

Ridgeview Village Apartment Homes in Fort St. John, B.C.

Nestled among lush, mature landscaping sits Ridgeview Village Apartment Homes in Fort St. John, B.C. Ridgeview offers one, two and three bedroom apartments for rent with amenities designed to cater to your every need.

We begin with a generous amount of living space where you can relax and rejuvenate after a long day of work, school or adventure. Spacious, gourmet kitchens let you prepare your favorite recipes with ease and our in-home washer and dryers offer the ultimate in everyday convenience.

Our community amenities help you take the time you need to enjoy life.

  • Park-like setting
  • Expansive community yard
  • Private balconies and patios
  • Controlled Access
  • Great location

Ridgeview Village Apartment Homes is also a pet-friendly community. Now you can enjoy peaceful, comfortable living with your four-legged friend by your side. Contact us to learn more about how you can call this unique community home.

About Fort St. John

Fort St. John is one of British Columbia’s oldest communities, with a population of approximately 17,400 people, offering a wide expanse of gentle, rolling plains and valleys covered in gorgeous aspen, spruce and pine. Elk, moose, deer and bears can often be spotted while driving along the Alaska Highway 97.

Nature enthusiasts enjoy the tranquility of Peace River Valley, with a bevy of trails to explore.  Hiking, camping and horseback riding is a favorite pastime in Fort St. John. Try out your trusty fishing pole at Charlie Lake, or take a boat out to the Peace River tributary for a chance to catch some rainbow trout. If scenic drives and bird watching is more to your liking, try Fort St. John Lookout. In the winter season, enjoy sledding and snowmobiling at Graham-Laurier Provincial Park and Redfern-Keily Provincial Park.

Fort St. John is also known for honey production, with a local variety of dandelion, clover and wildflowers to appreciate.

You’ll discover quaint dining establishments and shopping in Fort. St. John. Stop by the Pomeroy Sport Centre, where you can enjoy the walking track, speed skating oval and two hockey rinks. Whether you’re in the mood for a nature hike, or a quiet evening at home, Ridgeview Village Apartment Homes is happy to welcome you.

 

Willowview Terrace Apartment Homes in Dawson Creek

Willowview Terrace Apartment Homes offers one, two and three bedroom apartments for rent in Dawson Creek, B.C. Each apartment home is designed to make life a little easier, with spacious, open floor plans, an in-home washer and dryer, and a fully equipped designer kitchen. Extras include a built-in desk, private entrances and a balcony or patio, where you can dine alfresco, or take in that Dawson Creek sunset.

This family-friendly community is within walking distance to schools, parks, shopping, and public transportation. Next door, you’ll discover an elementary school, playground, and an outdoor skating rink to enjoy during the winter season.

Also, Willowview Terrace is happy to accept your pets! These amenities and many more are yours to enjoy in Dawson Creek. Contact our leasing office to schedule your personal tour.

About Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek is best known for its reputation for healthy living, passion for sports, and its historical construction of the Alaska Highway, which began in 1942 at the “Mile ‘0’ Cairn. With a population of nearly 11,000 people, the city is a hub of cultural and historical hot spots. Take a tour of the Railway Station Museum and Dawson Creek Art Gallery for an authentic experience of the early years in Dawson Creek. The Alaska Highway House is located downtown and is considered a must-see for history buffs.

The city boasts a plethora of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. With several miles of wilderness setting, Dawson Creek is an ideal destination for cross-county skiers. For downhill skiing and snowboarding, make a day of it at Bear Mountain. For fishing and camping enthusiasts, pack up your gear and head to Swan Lake, Kiskatinaw, and One Island Lake provincial parks.

When shopping and dining is on the menu, head over to The Walter Wright Pioneer Village, where you can tour old buildings, catch some lunch, and visit the gift shops.

Whether you are a longtime resident of British Columbia, or you’re relocating, we’re excited to offer you quality apartment homes in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. Welcome home.

20
Mar 17

Celebrate Spring at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!

Tulip Festival

Spring has sprung in Skagit Valley at the 34th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The festival is one of Washington’s most celebrated events and was included in National Geographic’s “Best Spring Trips” list.

Skagit Valley is located in Western Washington State, about 75 miles north of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, near Mount Vernon. This April, thousands of visitors will head to the festival to feast their eyes on millions of bulbs in bloom.

Agriculture is Skagit County’s number one industry. “More tulip, iris, and daffodil bulbs are produced here than in any other county in the U.S., and local farmers produce about $261 million worth of 90 different crops, livestock, and dairy products on 93,000 acres of land.”

You can enjoy Mother Nature’s spectacular display the entire month of April by driving, walking, or biking to the tulip fields. Guided tours are also available for a nominal fee. While blooming dates are not specified, the website does offer a bloom calendar, but as with all things in nature…show times are really up to her.

Events surrounding the festival include a wine festival, art festival, a children’s art table and a parade. There are also display gardens at Tulip Town and RoozenGaarde/Washington Bulb Company.

At Tulip Town, you can enjoy trolley rides, face painting and flying kites. Cut or potted tulips, gifts, and tulip-themed art are also available for purchase.

Whether you’re looking for an event the whole family can enjoy, or you’re seeking a great backdrop for a selfie, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has a little something for everyone.

Happy Spring!

-The Weidner Team

 

13
Mar 17

Congratulations, Jessica Fowler!

Emerald Hills

On February 22, 2017, The Washington Multi Family Housing Association (WMFHA) held their second annual Emerald Awards, honoring top performers in Property Management in Eastern Washington. We are proud to announce that Jessica Fowler received the prestigious and well-deserved “Community Manager of the Year” award in the 150-plus apartment homes category.

Nearly 300 attendees gathered at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, WA to honor their colleagues and peers. The festivities began with a reception, followed by a gourmet lunch and the awards program- all in the spirit of recognizing superior performance.

The role of Community Manager is a challenging and demanding role that requires intuitive multi-tasking, combined with excellent time management and a deep appreciation for our residents.  At Weidner, we know our success depends on our best people, delivering their very best to our residents, and we couldn’t be more pleased to congratulate Jessica on her award.

Jessica Fowler started with Weidner Apartment Homes on Sept 2, 2012 in the Anchorage, Alaska region. Jessica began her career in property management as a multi-site Leasing Consultant at College View Apartment Homes (98 units) and Rancho Tudor Apartment Homes (60 units). Jessica loves interacting with residents and helping others and realized early that this was the industry for her. Jessica’s hard work paid off when she seized the opportunity to join the Weidner Apartment Homes Manager in Training program. As part of the Manager in Training program Jessica worked with an experienced multi-site manager & was directly responsible for Deer Park Apartment Homes (120 units) and Quiet Creek Apartment Homes (36 units). Based on her stellar performance in Weidner’s Manager in Training program, Jessica quickly graduated & was promoted to Community Director of Montclair Apartment Homes (48 units) and Driftwood Apartment Homes (40 units). In 2014 Weidner purchased Russian Jack Apartment Homes (136 units) and Jessica was selected to welcome the residents to the Weidner family. After successfully integrating Russian Jack Apartments into the Weidner management philosophy, Jessica relocated to Wenatchee, Washington where she took the reigns of Riverside 9 Apartment Homes. Riverside 9 gave Jessica the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a new development & lease-up community. As a bonus, Jessica fell in love with the nearby mountains, rolling hills, and picturesque landscapes of Wenatchee and the Eastern Washington region. In her free time, you’ll find Jessica exploring & hiking with her pup Kenai or snowboarding at one of the nearby resorts. Jessica is an asset to the Weidner team and consistently goes above and beyond for her residents & teammates.

Thank you, Jessica, for a job well done!

What matters to you, matters to us!

4
Mar 17

Weidner Apartment Homes in Midland, TX

Midland, TX

Weidner is proud to serve the current and future residents of Midland, Texas by offering quality apartment homes that reflect the warmth and style of this charming community.

Midland is located halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso, with a vast array of things to do. Whether you enjoy exploring nearby nature preserves, boutique shopping, dining out, or taking in the latest performance at Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX has a little something for everyone. The passion and team spirit of Midland and neighboring Odessa can be seen through their high school football teams, the inspiration for the book and subsequent television series, “Friday Night Lights.”

Things to Do in Midland, TX

Brush up on your Midland, TX history and take a tour of the Petroleum Museum and learn about the history of oil, going back 230 million years, or visit George W. Bush’s childhood home for a look at where it all began for the 43rd President. Complete your history lesson with a visit to the Museum of the Southwest.

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the I-20 Wildlife Preserve, described by visitors as a “hidden oasis.” Or, make a day of it and explore the Sibley Nature Center, set on 49 acres with tours and trails for the entire family. With nearly 40 parks to choose from, there’s plenty of natural wonders to enjoy in Midland, TX.

Dining and Shopping

When you’re in the mood for dining out, Midland has an array of choices to please your palette. For fine dining, try The Garlic Press, Venezia Restaurant, or Churrasca Brazilian Steakhouse. Get your burger on at the Grub Burger Bar, or enjoy the tasty dishes at Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant. Try out some authentic barbeque at KD’s Bar-B-Q or True Texas BBQ. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it in Midland.

Indulge your need for retail therapy at Midland Park Mall, with over 90 stores to choose from including Dillard’s, Coach, Foot Locker, and Kay’s Jewelers. For boutique shopping, try Posh Pony Boutique or Le Marche` Boutique.

Managing your everyday needs is easy in Midland, TX. Banks, grocers, schools and employers are all within minutes of Weidner properties, making this community a top choice for convenient living.

Why Choose Weidner in Midland, TX

At Weidner, what matters to you, matters to us. We take pride in providing you with apartment homes based on what’s most important to you in convenience, style and comfort. Here’s a sampling of Weidner properties in Midland, TX. Give us a call to arrange your personal tour!

Las Colinas Apartment Homes offers one, two and three bedroom apartment homes ranging from 1,100 to 2,338 square feet. With a variety of floor plans to choose from, residents enjoy a generous amount of living space, accentuated by designer extras including crown molding, ceramic tiling, and a fireplace. Chef-inspired kitchens include stainless steel appliances and beautiful cabinetry. Laundry just got a little easier with washer and dryer hook-ups. While you’re waiting for the laundry to dry, enjoy a swim at the indoor pool or get your workout in at the on-site fitness center. Las Colinas is also a pet-friendly community and offers walking areas for your dog.  

Trinity Place Apartment Homes offers one and two bedroom apartments for rent, ranging from 700 to 1,100 square feet with amenities sure to please. These open floor plans feature formal dining areas, generous sized living areas, and a complete kitchen appliance package that will delight the chef in the family. This property also boasts Texas-sized patios and balconies, where you can enjoy those big Texas sunsets. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool, Jacuzzi, and a fitness center where you can keep up with your fitness plan. Trinity Place is also a pet-friendly community.

Le Mirage Apartment Homes offers one, two and three bedroom apartments for rent, ranging from 756 to 1,460 square feet. Here, you’ll discover stylish amenities including built-in bookshelves and a computer area, a garden soaking tub, and a breakfast bar with granite countertops. Gourmet kitchens with GE appliances and a washer and dryer top the list of modern conveniences. This pet-friendly community boasts a plethora of outdoor amenities including an outdoor lounge with barbeque and pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Whether you were born and raised in the Midland, TX area and you’re seeking a spacious apartment home with a pleasing array of amenities, or you’re relocating and need a great place to call home, we’re happy to help at Weidner. Welcome home to Midland, Texas!

 

3
Mar 17

Weidner Acquires VIVE in Ballard, WA

Weidner Live Free

Weidner is proud to announce the recent acquisition of VIVE, a new apartment community situated in Ballard, a bustling suburb of Seattle, WA.

VIVE was constructed in 2016 and features studio and one bedroom apartment homes ranging from 346 to 662 square feet, with amenities designed with your convenience, style and relaxation in mind.

VIVE features a cool blend of modern-day necessities with the undeniable charm of urban chic. Gorgeous hardwood floors compliment the open floor plans. Whether you’re an expert chef, or take-out is more your speed, the gourmet kitchen is sure to please your palette with its stainless steel appliances, pantry, and pristine quartz countertops. For your added convenience, each apartment home offers a full size washer and dryer, AC and USB ports, and a private patio or balcony.

As a VIVE resident, you’ll enjoy these luxury accommodations as a part of everyday life:

  • Rooftop deck with grill area
  • Stunning views of Salmon Bay
  • Ground floor lounge with billiard table
  • Bike storage
  • Car charging stations
  • Rapid Ride transit stop within walking distance

Imagine having a few friends over to grill some fresh fare on the rooftop deck. After dinner, you head down to the ground floor lounge for a friendly game of billiards – all without ever having to leave home. This fun, energetic lifestyle is what’s waiting for you at VIVE!

Pet Friendly Community

We are pleased to welcome your furry friends at VIVE. Your dog will adore the nearby trails, and your cats will enjoy the viewing pleasure of our landscaped grounds through our beautiful picture windows. What’s a luxury apartment, without a furry face in the window? We do have a pet policy in place and ask that you contact our leasing professionals for more information.

Ballard, Your New Neighborhood

Once a quaint fishing village, Ballard has evolved in to a trendy neighborhood that overflows with great dining, shopping and entertainment. Best known for its Scandinavian culture, the distinctive neighborhood accent is still in existence today, so don’t be surprised if you hear some “ya sures” and “you betchas” as you go about your day in Ballard. Some restaurants still serve up traditional fare such as lutefisk and lefse, and many of the boutique shops sell Scandinavian-themed items.

You can discover more of Ballard’s history at The Nordic Heritage Museum, a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. Or, head over to the marina to the underground viewing windows and watch the salmon returning to their spawning grounds. Ballard Avenue is where you’ll find all the hot-spot restaurants, specializing in seafood and the catch of the day. Or, meet up with friends and hear some live music at one of the many neighborhood pubs. Save your produce shopping for Sundays, and enjoy the Ballard farmer’s market. You can also find specialty boutique and gift shops on Ballard Avenue. Market Street is considered Ballard’s business district, but also serves as a cultural hub of neighborhood galleries.

Exploring nature is easy when you reside at VIVE.  We are located near Golden Gardens, one of Seattle’s premier Salish Sea beaches. Less than two miles away are Woodland Park, The Zoo, and Green Lake. The Burke Gilman trail is also nearby, offering plenty of opportunities to explore nature’s bounty that is Ballard, WA.

With downtown Seattle a mere 6 miles away, VIVE gives you the best of all worlds. Whether you are single professional who desires a quality apartment near the office, or you prefer to live in a smaller version of a big city, VIVE is the ideal place to call home. Contact us today for your personal tour. We’re happy to welcome you home at Weidner.

 

Do you have a multi-family investment opportunity you think we might be interested in? Please contact our Vice President of Acquisitions, Kevin Colard, at Kevin@Weidner.com or 425-250-2955

 

 

 

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