One of the many sweet new features of our complete technology overhaul? These awesome new live chat features! Live now on our maintenance portal, you can ask questions about your request, let us know about an emergency on your property, or just give is general feedback. Go check it out now….and say Hi to Steph for me! <3
Change is good! And these changes can be extra exciting when our residents, both current and future, will benefit from them! Cambridge is undergoing changes online that will provide convenience for our future residents and few sweet perks for our current residents.
September 2014 will be an exciting month! Our website will have a complete make-over and internal overhaul that will result in a new, more user-friendly internet experience.
Cambridge’s future residents will benefit from a more user friendly interface to search for that PERFECT new home, book tours online, chat live with members of the leasing department, and so much more!
Our current residents will have a few added features as well! Whether you look to try out a new spot, take advantage of some of our Cambridge-only discounts, cash in on that super-sweet-friend-referral program, or a host of other new online features, you too have some new things to look forward too!
What are a few of those new features?
Any changes you want to see? We like to keep our residents happy, please send suggestions to email@example.com for consideration.
Please indulge us for a moment while we take a little moment to brag….
Cambridge was nominated and is now a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal Family Owned Businesses Awards! We couldn’t be more proud of this incredible team of people that we have surrounding us everyday. And, while at it’s core, the owners are a mother/daughter team, we truly believe that each member of our team is part of our extended family. We are ever grateful for this opportunity to even be recognized as a finalist…but we are even more grateful to be walking through life with some of the greatest people, every.single.day. <3 If you see one of those sweet Cambridge folks walking around, take a moment to congratulate them for all of their hard work!!
Do you know what renters insurance is? You would be surprised to know that many people don’t know about it and its benefits. Most property management companies these days are starting to require that renters have renters insurance, and most people that have never had it, don’t know much about it, or might have reservations about spending the extra money. Below, I’ll give you the little skinny on it in hopes that everyone starts to realize much renters insurance rocks and is a great thing to have for your own benefit!
Renter’s insurance is incredibly affordable; and more so that most people even realize. The usual price for renters insurance is between $10-$30 dollars depending on how many items you own and their replacement value. An insurance agent can help you determine the value of your items and you can usually get your insurance set up on the phone in 10-15 mins.
Did you know that renter’s insurance can provide coverage for items and incidents inside and outside of an apartment or rental house? Crazy right? It’s not just to cover damages within your rental. Most renters are usually aware that belongings stolen or damaged within their homes could be covered by renters insurance, but fewer may be aware that items stolen from their cars could be covered too.
(Example: if you leave your laptop in the car and its stolen your renters insurance will cover it)
(Example: if a renter whose child floods an apartment bathroom by leaving water running in a bathtub would likely end up paying out of pocket for the damage if they don’t have that valuable renter’s insurance.)
A landlord’s insurance only covers the structure and does not cover contents, and having that added policy can also cover damages caused by that pesky maintenance issue that arise and may damage your belongings.
Another benefit could be coverage for accidents inside a renter’s homes in which visitors are injured and responsible for the damages. This can be especially important if you throw parties or frequently have guests in your home. And, these policies usually include some no-fault medical coverage for guests. (No-fault coverage means policyholders don’t have to wait for a court decision to determine who’s liable for an in-home accident before claiming the coverage provided by their renters insurance.)
AND… But wait, there’s more!
“(Renters insurance) covers something referred to as ALE, or Additional Living Expenses, should a fire or other calamity require you to live elsewhere,” Lehman says. “If, for example, an apartment is damaged in a fire and your rent was $1,000 a month but you had to live elsewhere that costs $1,100 a month, it would cover the extra $100 for rent up to the policy limits.”
ALE would also cover food, living and clothing costs if you have to leave your home for more than 72 hours during one of these calamities!
Just think of all the possibilities and positives that renters insurance can help you! If you have any questions or are interested in renter’s insurance there are plenty of agencies. Our first suggestion is check with your automobile insurance company. Having both under one policy generally gets added discounts for having those multiple lines of coverage, making it even cheaper!
The moral here? Go get it! The small cost that you pay each year gets you a TON of coverage and a TON of piece of mind.
The symbolism of the color ‘red’ has transcended time, culture and ecology. Mother Nature even uses it to say, “Hey! Notice Me! …I standout for a reason.” Our western culture uses it to make important objects and structures stand apart and be discernible, such as stop lights or signs. Adaptations from the East have fused together the ideal that a red front door is good luck. So naturally, you can imagine why a restaurant named “The Red Door” physically and metaphorically tells native San Diegan and visiting restaurateurs, alike, in its undeniably bold shade, “STOP and check me out! Your taste buds just got lucky!”
If you’re looking for a dining experience as brilliant, yet subtly elegant, as the many shades of ‘red,’ venture into the trendy, but understated, neighborhood of Mission Hills. Amongst an array of truly unique and eclectic restaurants and boutiques lies this gem of an eatery.
As you walk into its cozy quarters, life through friendly banter and soft “Mm mms” fill the room. The perfect place to impress a prospective partner or mingle amongst friends. Its quaint interior is usually packed to the brim with guests, making reservations on holidays and prime dinning hours is a must. Otherwise you will miss out!
The atmosphere teeters between comfortably-casual to semi-formal, with its simple, but chic, décor and front-house layout. But I’ll let you in on a not-so-secret…the real magic happens in the back, where locally grown, family farmed, produce meets masterfully prepared proteins. On a personal note, if you’re a fan of “the other white meat,” I highly recommend ordering the Braised Pork Cheeks for a starter…You’ll wish it never ends. There is also an impressive wine list at your disposal—or I guess in this case I should say at your consumption. And, if you’re having trouble making a selection, the friendly and attentive staff is readily available to help guide you through this culinary excursion.
Let’s not forget dessert! If you can still ingest one more exquisite creation it has to be one of these delicate and decadent pieces of art, made with only the freshest seasonal ingredients.
If you’re mouth isn’t watering by now, let me tell you mine is…and as having experienced this first hand, it’s a must-do for foodies hungry for a taste of San Diego’s finest.
Add it to your bucket list, tell Siri to bookmark it… it’s that good! If you’re in love with food like I am, then you should never settle for run-of-the-mill. So treat yourself! You deserve it. Make it a monthly routine? Meet style, sophistication, innovation and flavor all at the same place: “The Red Door.”
Bentley….oh Mr. Bentley. He came to us almost five years ago through a wonderful woman in Spring Valley that has dedicated her time to rescuing these amazing dogs from the local animal shelters. These amazing life-long friends are deemed “un-adoptable” by the local shelters because of injuries or illnesses that no one wants to spend money to repair. Most of these injuries or illnesses are correctable, and most of these animals are rescued right off of the euthanization table by this wonderful woman.
And such was the case of this little dude.
Enter Penny. Dogs are her passion. Rescuing them, her job. She is selfless and cares tremendously about each dog she adopts. And, because she visits the shelters almost daily, she is able to stop so many faithful pets from being euthanized for no reason.
This is where Bentley’s story begins.
He is taken from the shelter and immediately taken to the vet. He is poked, prodded, cleaned, vaccinated, swaddled, and sent home for some TLC. Days later, he returns to the vet for his check up and Penny finds that his leg is on the road to healing. No surgery needed!
A few more weeks go by and he is good as new. And the most heartwarming part of this story is how amazing this little guy is. He is so unbelievably loving and loyal, and he has the most amazing personality. Everyone who meets him falls in love with him. And you know by looking in his eyes the pain he has endured, and I believe he knows how truly lucky he was that Penny found him. He would have been killed for no reason…..his injuries were not that severe.
Just because you don’t own your home doesn’t mean that you can’t control your energy costs. Every little bit helps; some may not apply, but everyone can find one or two options. Here are some quick money and energy saving ideas:
What have you implemented in your rented apartment or home to help conserve energy?
the art of setting goals seems to have no art at all. i have read countless articles, blogs, and books and have come to the conclusion that there is no perfect way or one better way to keep yourself on track. you have to do what will work for you. keeping this in mind, i have several things that i do to keep myself on track every day and that really work for me. it’s hard to balance all that life throws at you, while purposefully trying to pay attention to a few of the small moments each day so that you don’t fall into that trap of wishing your life away or trying too hard to do it all, perfectly, and be everyone’s everything. and while organization helps a lot, feeling accomplished by not over-committing yourself to more than you can handle, while preparing for the unexpected helps tremendously. the OCD control freak in me struggles with trying to control life, yet knowing that i can’t and must let life run its course….and simply learning to just let go. not to try to perfect everything. and learn that failing is part of learning. and it’s okay to rely on others and allow them to be there for you, just as you are for them.
these words define what i want my year to be. they are kind of overall themes for my life that create a direction and keep me focused on more of a purpose-filled life. my words this year are connect. grace. and purpose.
connect. for some people, connections come rather easily. i have had to work at it. painfully shy in my early years, it was hard to forge those relationships, especially in large crowds. and, while the struggle still happens on a daily basis, i find myself more mindful of it each day as i try to show my love for life. in business and in my personal life, true connections are those that show weakness and strength.
grace. one of my favorite quotes is ‘with all of your heart, ask for grace and let go.’ this speaks to me on so many different levels and applies to so many different areas of my life. and grace is such an amazing word in and of itself and can speak volumes with just 5 little letters. i aspire to grace, ask for grace, and try to show grace.
let go. laugh. freely given. show, act, give believe.
each year, i come up with three main goals in each category, personal and professional, that i would like to accomplish. this could be something I want accomplished within a year, or over several. and from those overall goals, i make 10 steps to reach that goal, in order, and begin working on those much smaller goals, scratching off each one as they are accomplished. i have found over the years that, while we all try and establish goals, with the determined intent of reaching them, if we don’t have steps to get there, we will never make it. it either becomes so overwhelming that we give up, we forget where we are, or stray off track. we all have the ‘ooh, new, shiny!’ syndrome. and, i have found that doing it this way keeps my on track. and really, i am a total list person. there is nothing more satisfying than scratching something off of a list to create a sense of accomplishment. and Lord knows we all need to feel that sense of accomplishment every day!
i recently read a post over here and was inspired to try these simple, easy purposeful goals, set monthly. i love the fact that, even though they might not be achieved every single day, the overall goal is to create better habits and keep life from taking over each day, creating an environment where we feel like life is passing us by. brilliant!
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so my challenge to you is, despite the fact that it is the middle of march already….go set some goals. challenge yourself. big or small. whatever works for you. today is the day to go down the road to reaffirming your goals, personal growth, or reinventing a better you.
and to be simply.amazing!