Yes we always require a lease. Our normal lease is one year starting on August 1st for 12 months. We do have some leases that start on January 1st and some that start on August 1st or August 15th.
Do you allow pets?
No we do not allow pets. Dogs or Cats are never permitted under any circumstances.
Is there parking available?
Yes we have off street parking available in most cases. The parking is reserved for our tenants vehicles and we count on some tenants not having a car due to our proximity to the U on A. Guest parking is not permitted and visitors must park in the street. Some of our properties have City of Tucson reserved parking on the street in front of our units. This means that only our tenants can park there during the day when students tend to flood the area and park everywhere. A permit is required to be purchased for a nominal fee from the City. At night and on weekends any one can park on the street without a permit.
What about City of Tucson permit parking?
Some of our properties have City of Tucson reserved parking on the street in front of our units. This means that only our tenants can park there during the day when students tend to flood the area and park everywhere. A permit is required to be purchased for a nominal fee from the City. At night and on weekends any one can park on the street without a permit. To purchase a permit you must show proof of residency (your lease), and you my get a guest pass for visitors in some cases. THE GUEST PASS IS FOR GUESTS WHO ARE ON THE PROPERTY. It can not be used by a friend who wishes to walk to class and park at your apartment.
What if I have a maintanence problem?
There are many ways to let us know you need service in your apartment or house. You can call the office at 624-3080 and leave a message if we are not there. You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can fill out a maintanence request form (found in the pink box on the wall of the laundry room next to the office) or write a detailed note. Then either one of those can be put through the mail slot next to the office door.
What if I have an emergency?
Call the office at 624-3080 and leave a message with your telephone number if possible. Please give us your full name and your full address and describe the problem. Then call my home office number at 299-5020 and if I cannot answer leave a detailed message there also. Email is one of the best ways to reach us at email@example.com . Please note WE CANNOT RECEIVE TEXTS AT THIS TIME!
What is an evaporative cooler and how does it work?
Evaporative cooling is one of the most ancient and one of the most energy-efficient methods of cooling a home. It long has been regarded as environmentally "safe," since the process typically uses no ozone-depleting chemicals, and demands one-fourth as much energy as refrigeration during the peak cooling months of the year. In dry climates, evaporative cooling, even the relatively inefficient "swamp box" household cooler, can be used to inexpensively cool large homes.
The effect is similar to the coolness one feels when you are wet after swimming or bathing and a breeze causes you to feel chilled.
Direct evaporative cooling adds moisture to the air. When humidity rises during the rainy season the efficiency is diminished, and it feels stickier although it stills cools.
The most common form of residential evaporative cooling uses a vertical pad of cellulose fiber, a system for delivering water to the top of the pad, and a fan to draw air through the porous pad as the water runs down the medium and is absorbed. As dry air moves over the wet pad, water evaporates, and the air gives up its heat. The air moving from the wet pad into the home is cooler than the outdoor air.
It is always best to leave a window or door open a small amount to allow the hot air to escape and increase the cooling effect.
In Tucson there are more homes using evap cooling then homes using A/C.
Questions about Tucson
Where is the nearest grocery shopping?
The nearest grocery store is Frys at 555 E. Grant Road (Grant and First), about 12 blocks away (approx 1 mile). We also have a very new Albertsons at 2854 N. Campbell Avenue (Campbell and Glenn) about 21 blocks (approx 1.6 miles).
Where is the nearest pharmacy?
Some people believe there is a Walgreens on every corner, but the truth is there are two of them close to us at 1900 E. Grant Road about 15 blocks (approx 1 mile) and a brand new store at 3180 N. Campbell about 23 blocks. The nearest pharmacy is Osco at 865 E. Grant Road about 9 blocks away. There is a pharmacy in almost all the grocery stores also.
Where is the nearest Bank?
We have several fine banks and credit unions to chose from:
The closest is DM Federal Credit Union at 801 E. Speedway Blvd.
Wells Fargo is at 1701 E. Speedway Blvd and 2825 N. Campbell.
Bank One is at 947 N. Park Ave and 2465 N. Campbell.
Bank of America (our bank) is at 2885 N. Campbell. and 902 N. Stone.
Where is the nearest Hardware store?
Al's Ace Hardware is at 2884 N. Campbell Avenue.
Where is the nearest Wal-Mart and Target?
Wal-Mart is at 455 E. Wetmore Road, Target is at 4040 N. Oracle Road.
Questions about Maglione Rentals
How long have you been in business?
We have been managing rental property since 1976
Have you always been in the same location?
Our office was relocated from our home to the present address at 1221 E. Adams Street #G in 1984.
Why do you call it a family owned and operated business?
The business was started by Chris and Sandra Maglione in 1976. In 1983 Dan Maglione (Chris' brother) joined the team until 1994 when he went on to start his own business in the Video field. At that time Sandra's sister Lisa joined our group and has been our office manager ever since.