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    Havercamp Properties in Ames

    I've already signed a lease at the west towne apartments in west Ames. Has anybody ever rented from Havercamp in the past? If so was it a good or bad experience?

    Reason why I signed with Havercamp is the free direct tv and internet ( which every apartment in ames pretty much has)


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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    I lived in one on Billy Sunday Rd in Ames. They were nice and well maintained, but that was about 8 years ago... Not sure if they still are.



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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I lived in one on Billy Sunday Rd in Ames. They were nice and well maintained, but that was about 8 years ago... Not sure if they still are.
    Right behind Wilsons? If it was 8 years ago, those buildings weren't more than a few years old so they should've been in excellent conditions.



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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    Yeah. It was brand new. We were the first ones in. Had a 2 bedroom.



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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Yeah. It was brand new. We were the first ones in. Had a 2 bedroom.
    I was gonna say my aunt lived in one of the first buildings to go up out there and I was 10-11 at the time which was 9-10 years ago so they had to be pretty damn close to new.



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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    I've heard stories of people not getting much if any of their deposits back for stupid stuff. Make sure you document and photograph all damage and uncleanliness when you move in.



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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Longhorns3131 View Post
    I've already signed a lease at the west towne apartments in west Ames. Has anybody ever rented from Havercamp in the past? If so was it a good or bad experience?

    Reason why I signed with Havercamp is the free direct tv and internet ( which every apartment in ames pretty much has)
    wont get much of the deposit back, nothing new. but the directv sucks in the west towne apartments. if you want to call it directv. its worse then regular cable. a lot of worthless channels and didnt have some of the basic channels. good luck.


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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    So far our experience with them as been just - "meh." Nothing outstanding about them from what I can tell. My roommates bedroom is half below ground and has had problems with water coming in through the walls and mold growing in that area. It took a lot of phone calls and visits to get anyone over here to look at it. The first "fix" didn't work. Then more phone calls and visits to their office... finally someone else came and ripped up the wall to "fix' it. It worked for a while but now we have noticed that the problem is coming back again. We'll have to have them come and do something about it.... again.

    Other than that... I don't really have anything else to rag on them about.



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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    wont get much of the deposit back, nothing new. but the directv sucks in the west towne apartments. if you want to call it directv. its worse then regular cable. a lot of worthless channels and didnt have some of the basic channels. good luck.
    Can't I just buy a Direct T.V. box to get all the other channels?


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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Longhorns3131 View Post
    Can't I just buy a Direct T.V. box to get all the other channels?
    Then you wouldn't be getting free DirecTV then would you?

    Atleast its probably better than Campus Town.........


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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    The box is only $10.00 . I just want to get sunday ticket and maybe march madness package. Campustown is a pos.


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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    You would have to have a directv account of your own I would think.



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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    You would have to have a directv account of your own I would think.
    Yeah your probably right.


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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    Somewhat related question about rental properties. I had a landlord completely ignore any and all inquiries as we never got a deposit back. Someone here had said that the landlord needed to provide either a receipt of bills or summary of why we wouldn't get anything back within 30 days. Is there any truth to that, and is there any limitation of time to call them on it?

    At this point, I don't care about getting anything back, but I'm moving again, and want to know if there is any truth to this and if there's a time limit under 1 year I need to look out for.


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    Re: Havercamp Properties in Ames

    They get the most godawful basic version of directTv. Anytime we were watching and it stormed, we lost connection. The internet is also very slow. They claim you are getting high speed, but their definition of high speed is anything over a 56k modem. Apartments are nice and all though. We had issues with watching people go through the dumpsters all the time. Got kind of annoying.


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