Going Green at South Pointe Apartments and Homes

Going Green at South Pointe Apartments and Homes

More and more often, we hear about living sustainably, considering our carbon footprint and trying to lower our contributions to landfills. Sometimes, the idea of living green feels like a daunting task. Where do you start? How much of an impact can you really have? Nobody can change things alone, but together, we can do our part and make our Earth a better place!

What Can You Do? 

A better environment is a result of active green living. That means we all have to do our portion to help out. If everyone implemented just a few green living practices each day, we would see a big impact on the environment. Here are a few very simple ways you can practice greener living in your daily life: 

  • Cut back on single-use items like plastic wrap, paper towels, single-use straws, disposable coffee pods and disposable water bottles. 
  • Recycle as much as possible. Cardboard, glass, paper and most plastic can be recycled. Check your waste to see if it can be recycled before putting it into the trash. 
  • Compost your food to reduce food waste. 
  • Donated gently used clothing, household items, electronics and toys. 
  • Buy household items and foods in bulk using reusable containers. 
  • Pick up litter and dispose of it properly if it cannot be recycled. 
  • Volunteer in your community to help with things like planting trees and picking up litter. 

What is South Pointe Doing?

At South Pointe Apartments and Homes, we’ve implemented some practices to help our community be a little more environmentally friendly. These practices, in combination with our residents and staff doing their part, can make an impact on our local environment. Some of these green living practices include: 

  • Green pest control for reducing harmful insects from the property 
  • Planting of native trees in conjunction with green landscaping throughout the property. This includes trees such as palmettos, cypress trees, wax myrtles and oak trees. 
  • The usage of low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint to reduce toxins in the air.
  • Usage of as many green household supplies as possible throughout the community. 

Secluded yet accessible, tranquil yet minutes from countless recreational possibilities, South Pointe Apartments and Homes is setting the standards for excellence in apartment and rental home living. If you’re searching for a home that gives back to our planet, call us today to schedule an appointment at (251) 971-3800 or visit us online to learn more.

What Our Residents Have To Say

This is a GREAT place to live! It’s close to all the shopping centers and food stores. Sarah and Becky in the office are amazing and so friendly! Scott the maintenance man is quick to come and fix whatever needs to be done too. It’s clean, cozy and very quiet, so my husband and I absolutely LOVE living here.

They also have community events that really bring everyone together, like the Fajita Friday and the Valentine’s Day breakfast!! There is a lot of southern hospitality here and I wouldn’t live anywhere else!

Crystal Velazquez

South Pointe Resident, Google Review

010201

South Pointe Apartments and Homes Garden

South Pointe Apartments and Homes Garden

The South Pointe Apartments and Homes community garden is ready for summer! Our community garden is a great way to get out and enjoy the beautiful coastal weather. You’ll be able to spend time with neighbors and get to know your community while having fun and growing your own fruits, herbs and veggies! Wondering what to do with your crops? Try swapping produce with neighbors and maybe even throw a potluck at one of the grilling stations.

This year in the garden we will be seeing a wide variety of vegetables and herbs. Some of the things you can expect to see are: 

Tomatoes are sweet and juicy and are a staple to the kitchen. Here are a few ways to use them in your own cooking. 

Tomatoes are perfect for slicing and adding to burgers and sandwiches. Add some diced tomatoes to a green salad or pasta salad. Make some Caprese appetizers or even a Margherita pizza.

Jalapeno Peppers are spicy and a great way to add a kick to your food. Wondering how to use them? We’ve got a few ideas.

Dice up jalapenos and add them to homemade salsa or sauce. Grill them for a delicious charred spice or try something fun like bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers. Jalapenos can range in spice, so a little can go a long way.

Squash is sweet, soft and full of flavor. This vegetable is delicious if cooked right. Here are a few ways to try it. 

Try cooking your squash and eating it like mashed potatoes, or dice it up and roast it for scrumptious addition to stir fry or soup. Squash is best when cooked thoroughly so give yourself plenty of cooking time.

Cucumbers are crisp and refreshing, making them perfect for summertime. Wondering how to incorporate them into your meals?

Cucumbers are the perfect summer vegetable. Slice them up for snacking, add them to a green or pasta salad or try your hand at making pickles! Try lemon and cucumber-infused water for a refreshing drink on a hot day.

Swiss Chard is something you might have never eaten, so give it a try! You just might like it. Here are a few ideas for how to try it. 

Swiss chard can be steamed or sauteed and is great in soups, stir fry and casseroles. Swiss chard is exceptionally good in quiche or frittata. You can also eat the leaves raw in a salad for a punch of nutrients.

Ready to take the first step in making South Pointe Apartments and Homes your new home? We’d love to take you on an in-person or virtual tour. Contact us today here or give us a call at 251-971-3800.

What Our Residents Have To Say

This is a GREAT place to live! It’s close to all the shopping centers and food stores. Sarah and Becky in the office are amazing and so friendly! Scott the maintenance man is quick to come and fix whatever needs to be done too. It’s clean, cozy and very quiet, so my husband and I absolutely LOVE living here.

They also have community events that really bring everyone together, like the Fajita Friday and the Valentine’s Day breakfast!! There is a lot of southern hospitality here and I wouldn’t live anywhere else!

Crystal Velazquez

South Pointe Resident, Google Review

010201

Amenities that will benefit you this spring and summer at South Pointe

Amenities That Will Benefit You This Spring and Summer at South Pointe

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner, which means longer days and fun in the sun! At South Pointe, we have plenty of amenities for you to enjoy year-round, but we have a few that are especially great to have in the summer.

Chill by the Pool

There’s nothing better than taking a dip in the pool on a hot day. Our Olympic-sized saltwater pool is perfect for swimming laps, hanging with friends or getting your suntan on.  Enjoy a spot in the shade or in the sun and relax the day away. 

Sweat It Out in the Fitness Center

Want to get in shape for beach season? With the fitness center just moments from your front door, you won’t have any excuses for not feeling and looking your best this summer. Open 24 hours a day so you can exercise whenever you need because we know you’ve got a busy schedule! 

Explore the Community Garden

Spring is the perfect time to do some gardening, and living in an apartment you often don’t have that luxury. Well, here at South Pointe, we don’t see why you can’t enjoy apartment living and a green thumb. Enjoying our community garden is a great way to get to know your neighbors. 

Enjoy Grill & Picnic Areas

Fire up the grill and hang with friends at one of our grill and picnic areas. Having a home grilled meal outside on a warm summer night is the pinnacle of summer and we don’t think you should miss out.

Utilize the Car Care Center 

Most of us like to hop in our car to hit the beach, visit friends or just go for a drive. Take care of your car this summer at our convenient on-site car care center. 

Play in the Sand Volleyball Court

Don’t feel like trekking to the beach to play a little sand volleyball? We’ve got you covered. Start a game with friends and neighbors right here in your community. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors and have a little fun this summer. 

Visit the Pet Park

Humans aren’t the only ones who want to get out and about in the spring and summer. Give your four-legged friend space to run and play with the South Pointe Pet Park. Knowing your pup has a place to play so close to home is perfect for pet parents and animal lovers alike.

What Our Residents Have To Say

This is a GREAT place to live! It’s close to all the shopping centers and food stores. Sarah and Becky in the office are amazing and so friendly! Scott the maintenance man is quick to come and fix whatever needs to be done too. It’s clean, cozy and very quiet, so my husband and I absolutely LOVE living here.

They also have community events that really bring everyone together, like the Fajita Friday and the Valentine’s Day breakfast!! There is a lot of southern hospitality here and I wouldn’t live anywhere else!

Crystal Velazquez

South Pointe Resident, Google Review

010201

What Steps to Take When Trying to Get an Apartment

What Steps to Take When Trying to Get an Apartment

The process of picking a new apartment and getting everything in order can be long and tedious. If you’re looking to rent an apartment, there are a number of things you will need to do before you can get the keys in your hand and unpack your boxes.

Set a Budget 

Not only is it important that you have the budget for your rent, but you have to make sure you qualify for the apartment. Most apartment communities will require you to make between 2-3x the rent per month. If you are sharing your apartment with a roommate or a partner, you can count both incomes towards this amount. 

Pick a Community

It’s important to like the community you are living in. Make sure it’s close to the things you want to be close to, such as shopping and businesses and has all the amenities you are looking for. You will also want to make sure the community fits your lifestyle. For example, if you have a pet or wish to get a pet in the future, you will want to make sure the apartment community you select is pet friendly. 

Pick a Floor Plan

You will need to select a floor plan that fits your budget, your space needs and your style before signing a lease. Check with the leasing agents at the community to make sure they have what you need available for your desired move-in time. 

Get Your Paperwork in Order

The application process differs from community to community, but you will need to provide some basic paperwork when applying for an apartment. Make sure you have all this paperwork in order and on hand so there are no hold-ups in your application process. 

Some standard paperwork or information you will be asked for include, proof of income for all residents, past rental history and an application fee. 

Fill Out An Application

Now it’s time to fill out the application. Speak with a leasing agent to find out how to go about submitting your application. Make sure you read it completely and all applications fill out the forms properly. 

If there’s an issue with the application, don’t be afraid to ask what options. For example, if you don’t quite meet some of the requirements it doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. You might have the option to pay an extra deposit, get a guarantor or rely on your credit to help you secure the apartment.  

Sign the Lease

Once you’ve filled out your application and been approved it’s time to make it official. Signing your lease might require you to provide more paperwork like car registration, renters insurance or pet vaccine information. Make sure to ask your leasing agent what you will need to complete the lease. 

You will also want to make sure you read the lease thoroughly and save a copy for your files to refer to should you have any questions during your stay. 

Move-In!

You’ve signed the lease and have the keys in hand. Now it’s time to move and enjoy your new place.

Ready to take the first step in making South Pointe Apartments and Homes your new home? We’d love to take you on an in-person or virtual tour. Contact us today here or give us a call at 251-971-3800.

What Our Residents Have To Say

This is a GREAT place to live! It’s close to all the shopping centers and food stores. Sarah and Becky in the office are amazing and so friendly! Scott the maintenance man is quick to come and fix whatever needs to be done too. It’s clean, cozy and very quiet, so my husband and I absolutely LOVE living here.

They also have community events that really bring everyone together, like the Fajita Friday and the Valentine’s Day breakfast!! There is a lot of southern hospitality here and I wouldn’t live anywhere else!

Crystal Velazquez

South Pointe Resident, Google Review

010201

How to Make your Apartment a Smart Home

How to Make your Apartment a Smart Home

Smart homes and smart appliances are all the rage. They make life easier and a little more fun, but when you’re renting you’re limited on what you can change about your apartment. Here are a few renter-friendly ways to make your apartment home a smart home!

Smart Plugs 

While you can’t swap out the sockets in your apartment, you can add smart plugs. These easy-to-use plugs plug straight into the existing socket and you plug your items into them. You can buy single plugs, double plugs and even smart power strips. 

In the bedroom, plug-in items like lamps and televisions for easy on and off from your phone or smart home device. In your living spaces you can plug-in lamps, televisions and gaming systems. In the kitchen utilize your smart plugs for slow cookers, coffee makers and other small appliances. 

Smart Bulbs

Give your home some smart lighting with smart bulbs. Simply swap out your existing bulbs for ones that are compatible with your lamp or light fixture and enjoy. Smart bulbs can often be controlled from your phone and you can change things like the color and hue as well as put them on timers to turn on and off. 

Smart Home Devices

Having a smart home device or system, like an Alexa or a Google Home, will make utilizing your new smart features all that much easier. Set routines and reminders, play music and control your smart plugs all with the sound of your voice. 

Smart TV

Having a smart TV means you will be able to control it from your phone or other devices, connect easily to other items like gaming systems or speakers and have access to a host of entertainment options. 

Small Smart Appliances 

Just because you can’t have a smart fridge or smart stove in your apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have some smart appliances. Look for high-tech gadgets that complement your smart home and allow you to control them from your phone or smart home device. 

In the kitchen, things like toasters, air fryers and coffee machines have come a long way in smart technology. Have a robot vacuum clean up after you! Wireless smart vacuums are perfect for apartments because they can cover the space quickly and they don’t create much noise to bother you or your neighbors

South Pointe Apartments and Homes is located in Foley, Alabama. Whether you’re looking for an apartment or rental home, we can help! Join our beautiful community today and see why our resident’s never want to leave. To schedule a tour, give us a call at (251) 971-3800.

What Our Residents Have To Say

This is a GREAT place to live! It’s close to all the shopping centers and food stores. Sarah and Becky in the office are amazing and so friendly! Scott the maintenance man is quick to come and fix whatever needs to be done too. It’s clean, cozy and very quiet, so my husband and I absolutely LOVE living here.

They also have community events that really bring everyone together, like the Fajita Friday and the Valentine’s Day breakfast!! There is a lot of southern hospitality here and I wouldn’t live anywhere else!

Crystal Velazquez

South Pointe Resident, Google Review

010201

What to do if Your Rental Application is Denied

What to do if Your Rental Application is Denied

When you’re looking to rent an apartment one of the most daunting parts can be filling out the rental application and then waiting for it to be approved. When your worst fears come true and your application is denied, what should you do? A denied rental application isn’t the end of the world and it doesn’t mean you can’t rent an apartment. Here are some steps to take if your application gets denied when trying to rent an apartment.

Find Out Why You Were Denied 

If your application was denied it was because you didn’t meet one of the criteria necessary to rent the apartment. Your leasing agent can tell you why the application was denied. Some common reasons for a denied application are: 

  • Not meeting the income requirements 
  • Not having adequate or existing credit
  • Having poor rental history 
  • Not filling out the forms properly 

If one of these things is the reason you were denied it is still possible to rent an apartment, but it will take a little more work on your part. 

If You Don’t Meet Income Requirements 

When renting an apartment you must meet a certain income requirement, meaning your income is a set amount of times more than your rent. This ensures the person renting to you that you can afford to pay your rent. If your income falls short of that requirement, we offer the option to pay your lease in full to be able to rent. You could find a roommate to split rent with or even look at a lower-priced unit. 

If You Don’t Have Adequate Credit or You Have No Credit 

Some people have poor credit but are working to fix it, and others have no credit at all. Having poor or no credit doesn’t mean you’re out of luck when renting an apartment. Ask your leasing office how you can still get an approved application. Sometimes it’s as simple as paying an extra deposit or having a guarantor on your lease. 

If You Have Poor Rental History 

Having poor rental history is a big red flag when renting an apartment, but it doesn’t mean you can’t rent at all. You may have to pay an extra deposit, do some extra paperwork or have someone with good rental history on your lease. Talk with a leasing agent to find out your options, and make sure when you do rent you are paying rent on time and being a good tenant to build a good rental history.

If You Filled Out the Forms Incorrectly 

If you’re an inexperienced renter, you might be confused by the forms and what is required of you. Improperly filled out forms is not the reason you want to be denied a lease on an apartment. If you have questions when filling out the form, talk with your leasing agent. They are happy to help you. 

To avoid having your rental application denied, it is best to be honest about your budget, situation and questions. Leasing agents want to get you into a new home and they hate having to deny your rental application just as much as you do. Read over all the rental criteria before applying and make sure you have all your questions answered before submitting the application. 

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At South Pointe Apartments & Homes we know everyone’s home needs are different and that’s why we offer six apartment floor plans in both one and two bedrooms as well as seven house floor plans all with three bedrooms. With that many floor plans there’s bound to be one that fits you and your needs. Plus, no matter which one you choose you’ll be in a welcoming community that offers great amenities, professionally landscaped grounds and great neighbors. Give us a call today to find out more, 251-971-3800!

What Our Residents Have To Say

This is a GREAT place to live! It’s close to all the shopping centers and food stores. Sarah and Becky in the office are amazing and so friendly! Scott the maintenance man is quick to come and fix whatever needs to be done too. It’s clean, cozy and very quiet, so my husband and I absolutely LOVE living here.

They also have community events that really bring everyone together, like the Fajita Friday and the Valentine’s Day breakfast!! There is a lot of southern hospitality here and I wouldn’t live anywhere else!

Crystal Velazquez

South Pointe Resident, Google Review

010201