As cases of COVID-19 are increasing across North Carolina and in Pitt County, Bennett Properties is urging all tenants to follow orders from the City of Greenville. In an effort to slow the spread of this global pandemic, tenants should stay home and social distance from others.
A “Stay at Home” Order was issued on March 26, 2020 by Greenville Mayor P.J. Connelly. This mandates City residents to stay home and limit activity outside of their homes to only essential needs. Bennett Properties tenants live within Greenville City limits and must abide by this Order.
Click here to read the entire Order.
“We have to do what we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 and its impact in our community. That means staying home in order to keep ourselves and others safe,” said Andrew Bennett, owner of Bennett Properties. “As detailed in lease agreements, tenants must obey all federal, state, and local laws and this order falls under that clause.”
As detailed on the City of Greenville’s website, residents are able to leave their homes for the following:
“In addition to this Order, I encourage everyone to also follow social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and practice proper hygiene and sanitation,” added Bennett. “This includes not gathering in groups larger than ten people.”
The "Stay at Home" Order is in place until, at least, April 10, 2020 and is being enforced by the Greenville Police Department. If it is not followed, City residents may face citations or misdemeanor charges.
Click here to read the latest updates from the Pitt County Department of Public Health.
Click here to read the latest updates from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
If tenants have questions or concerns during this time, please contact Andrew Bennett at BennettPropertiesNC@gmail.com
The cost of renting a house, apartment, condo, or townhome is on the rise nationwide and in North Carolina. These trends are also impacting the Greenville housing and rental market.
According to a new study from online marketplace and rental platform, Apartment List, the average cost of rent in the City of Greenville has increased 0.5% over the past month. Rents increased by 1.7% when comparing costs to July of last year.
The study goes on to calculate the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Greenville at $690 and $880 for a two-bedroom apartment in Greenville. Bennett Properties, a Greenville property investment and management company, reports that its rental costs fall in line with the city-wide average with various amenities and updates.
Bennett Properties owns six properties in Greenville. Affordability and accessibility are important values to owner, Andrew Bennett. He remembers the struggle of finding a place to live while attending East Carolina University for his master’s and doctoral programs. During the years of 2007 to 2013, Bennett moved seven times in hopes of finding a nicer home that was affordable and close to campus.
Bennett’s poor renting experience in the Greenville area inspired him to develop his own property management company to enhance the experience of local students and young professionals. He strives to keep costs low, while giving renters clean, fresh, and modernized spaces to call home. Units with Bennett Properties include stainless steel appliances, renovated kitchens and bathrooms, newly installed flooring, and enhanced lighting. The properties with backyards are well-kept by a local landscape company at no additional cost to the tenant.
All of Bennett Properties’ units are pet friendly without any size restrictions. Bennett understands the many benefits of pet ownership as he is a proud “dog-dad” to two mix-breed dogs. Bennett Properties is a community partner and supporter of local animal rescue efforts. Unfortunately, pets are often surrendered or abandoned by their owner if the animal is not welcome in a rental property. Bennett is pleased to offer his tenants the opportunity of living with their furry family member in a comfortable and safe environment.
Due to the increasing interest of online property research and comparison, Bennett Properties is now offering virtual 3-D tours of select units. If interested in renting an available property in the future, contact Andrew Bennett at BennettPropertiesNC@gmail.com
One of our New Year’s Resolutions is to watch our spending and get the most value for every dollar that is spend. Every penny saved really makes a difference, especially when it comes to renovating, decorating, and freshening homes and rental units. We want them to be updated and to look nice but we don’t have the funds right now to spend a fortune on them. That said, I want to take a moment to highlight (and thank) Ebates for putting cash back in our pockets.
I started using the website about a month ago while buying items online that I was already planning on purchasing. It was an added bonus for Christmas shopping. Then, Drew started using it too to purchase items he needed for a rental unit he’s currently renovating. Just in the past month, we’ve earned over $75 in cash. Yes, really!
Ebates already mailed us a check for $20 and we’ll get another one in a few weeks for nearly $60. I’ve seen cash back deals on purchases ranging from 1% to 25% based on the store and the time of year.
One of my best friends told me about Ebates over three years ago, but for whatever reason I didn’t take it seriously. Yep. I was stupid. I could have been earning so much FREE MONEY! So, don’t be like Maria circa 2015. Take this opportunity to earn money through stores you already love and shop with regularly.
Here’s how it works and how it can work for you:
Start by creating an Ebates account. Once you’ve done so, you can log on and see which brands/stores online are offering cash back deals. Each day is different but many of my favorite stores offer great cash back deals/percentages every day. Click the store you want to shop and then Ebates will take you to that website using its own special link. I love to shop with online coupons and get the very best deal and Ebates allows that too. Once you click the store link, you can log in to your own account at Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, etc. and use whatever other coupons/discounts you have. The cash back from Ebates is just like a bonus! Drew and I have been using Ebates a lot this week for wedding purchases and home décor/necessities. Every cent adds up. I’ve generated the most cash back by booking a hotel through Ebates. We are traveling for a friend’s wedding soon and found the same hotel through Ebates with a better rate than the room block. PLUS, I also earned over $30 cash back just for booking the hotel through Ebates. Yes, please!
Ebates is offering a great bonus deal right now. Use this link to register and create an account and you can earn $10 EXTRA cash back during your first shopping trip. Happy shopping!
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College professor with a side of property investor, furniture builder, creator, and home renovator.
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