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What if I have a change of plans at the end of fall and don’t return for the spring semester?
The only way to be released from your contract without a penalty mid-lease term is to find a resident replacement. The replacement must fulfill all of the same rental criteria including student status, lease guaranty, background & credit checks. Call the office for more information.
Do the apartments come furnished?
Each apartment at 12 North is 100 percent furnished! Your apartment will come with living room and bedroom furniture, either a full-size or twin size mattress.
Do the apartments come furnished with appliances?
Yes! Each of our apartments come furnished with all standard, stainless steel appliances, including refrigerator, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, and washer and dryer.
Is parking available on the property?
Residents can reserve a space in our on-site parking garage for easy, dependable, and secure parking. We have limited availability so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP!
Do I need renter’s insurance?
Cardinal Group Management requires $50,000 in liability insurance coverage for each resident. While residents are free to select any insurance vendor for the coverage, we have partnered with Multifamily Insurance Partners to offer the required liability insurance coverage to our residents at a very competitive rate. MFIP also offers optional renters insurance to cover residents’ personal possessions. For more information on the coverage available, visit MFIP’s website.
How do lease guarantors work?
All residents are required to have a guarantor for their lease to financially guaranty the lease obligations. The guarantor must meet minimum credit and income requirements and sign the guarantor addendum to the lease. In the event a student cannot provide a qualified guarantor an additional security deposit will be required.
Why 12 North?
Living at The Tradition offers the very best in student apartments near Texas A&M and Blinn. At no other community can you enjoy all these benefits:
College Station’s best amenities offer the ultimate opportunity to relax with friends and focus on both socializing and academics.
Cozy bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms, offer spacious wardrobes, a desk for studying and your own personal space.
Open floorplans allow you to get together with friends in a fun and comfortable setting.
Video-recorded surveillance and the Schlage system mean added peace of mind and sense of well-being.
On-site property management provides community maintenance and resident assistance whenever needed.
How does an installment lease work?
Our lease term is approximately 11.5 months coinciding with the university’s academic calendar and the total rent for the year is based on that period of occupancy. For your convenience the total balance of the lease is divided into 12 equal installments due at the first of each month. These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.
What should I expect for move-in day?
Move-in day is always an exciting experience and with fully-furnished apartments and no utilities to set up it’s easier than ever! Cardinal Group Management has worked tirelessly to streamline the move-in day process and make it as easy for you as possible. Simply come to the leasing office at your appointed time on move-in day with your ID to pick up your keys and get settled in. Be sure to bring proof of insurance and a check or money order for your first installment of rent and any applicable security deposits. Pro tip: turn in those items ahead of move-in day to speed through the check-in process. If you have questions on the insurance requirements or your rent or security deposit amount simply call the leasing office and one of our friendly associates will help.
Are there any additional features included in the rate?
Your monthly installment includes an all-access pass to The Tradition's incredible amenities, resident events, unrivaled service. You'll enjoy free internet and utilities included in a generous cap. Inside your apartment you'll have a full furniture package, a private lockable bedroom and bathroom, all major appliances, and a 32" TV!
How can I connect with roommates?
Everyone is looking for something different in a roommate situation. On one hand, you and a group may have decided to find an apartment where you can live together. On the other, you may be eager to make new friends and meet new roommates. We can happily accommodate both scenarios. If you are looking for roommates, we offer a unique roommate matching service. We aim to pair students with similar interests using our perceptive roommate-matching questionnaire. The goal is always to blend similar lifestyles and preferences and create fulfilling friendships among residents.
Is there a professional support staff on site?
Cardinal Group Management operates more than 150 student housing communities around the country. Our size and experience aptly equip us with the people, resources, and power to run our communities at the highest quality standard. Within our on-site leasing office is a full-time team whose job is to facilitate the leasing process and manage the resident experience. Our service personnel are a dependable and hands-on team dedicated to routine property maintenance and after-hours emergency calls. Residents are encouraged to make requests for maintenance assistance through the convenient online resident portal, by phone, or in person at the leasing office. Many students also vie for positions as Community Interns at our communities. Nicknamed “CIs”, students in this coveted role help with leasing, resident events, and administrative tasks. They also serve as liaisons, providing genuine, consistent, and valuable feedback from the residents’ perspective.
What is the advantage of an individual lease?
An individual lease provides each of you with your own separate lease agreement and responsibility for only your lease obligations. By signing an individual lease, you and your guarantor avoid the hassle of being responsible if a roommate doesn’t pay their rent.
What types of housing are available for students?
ON CAMPUS HOUSING
There are many options for students looking for housing and the first choice to make is on-campus or off-campus. When you think of on-campus living the positives of being close to class, friends, and the dining hall can be outweighed by the prospect of living in a residence hall old enough to have housed your parents and sharing a closet-sized bedroom with a roommate who may have a totally different schedule and idea of cleanliness.
When choosing among off campus housing options students can select from traditional multifamily apartments, houses near campus, and student apartment communities.
Multifamily apartment communities have many advantages over on-campus housing, among them are greater space, amenities, and privacy. Drawbacks include splitting utility bills with roommates and being on the hook for 100% of the rent, even your roommates portion.
HOUSES NEAR CAMPUS
Renting a house near campus comes with great freedom to host guests and entertain in your space plus the benefit of not sharing walls with neighbors however many of these houses near campus are not managed by expert property management firms meaning maintenance requests may not be handled quickly or professionally.
STUDENT APARTMENT COMMUNITIES
If you’re looking for a luxury apartment close to Texas A&M and Blinn, look no further than 12 North. This innovative apartment community features amenities such as a large clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, a pool area and so many more great features to make your time at Texas A&M or Blinn a delight. Along with these great amenities, 12 North also has 1 and 2-bedroom floorplans and the opportunity to live with others without sharing responsibility for one another’s rent. Schedule your tour today to see everything 12 North has to offer.