Apartments Columbia MD

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Club Merion
(877) 614-9263
12290 Green Meadow Drive
Columbia, MD
NOW OPEN 7 DAYS! Your new residence offers an atmosphere of fitness, activity, amenities, and the attention to detail you desire. Only 120 apartment homes are located at The Club Merion affording those fortunate few very personalized service. Here at The Club we include a variety of valet services usually found only in luxury hotels and similar residences.

Furnished Studio - Columbia
(877) 850-8597
6620 Eli Whitney Drive
Columbia, MD
Your beautiful new home is waiting – call Furnished Studio - Columbia today.

Columbia Landing
(877) 881-7978
8905 Tamar Drive Apartment 202
Columbia, MD
Be the first to enjoy living in the beautifully remodeled neighborhood of Columbia Landing. When taking your personal tour, you will be immediately impressed with the attention to every detail, luxury features and size of these apartment homes. In addition to all of this, Columbia Landing offers a serene park-like wooded setting in the most convenient location.

Autumn Woods
(877) 841-4685
8305 Ari Court
Jessup, MD
Beautiful picturesque setting bordered by a babbling brook. Convenient to Ft. Meade, NSA, NASA, BWI Airport.

Howard Hills Townhomes
(877) 903-6482
8800 Howard Hills Drive
Savage, MD
The sunlit rooms have abundant closet space. The 2 and 3 bedroom airy townhomes utilize an innovative heating system with individual thermostats in each room. If you enjoy the privacy, comfort and convenience of townhome living, but prefer the quiet and seclusion that only a small rural area can offer . . . then make your move to Howard Hills, a unique townhome community tucked away in the historic mill town of Savage, Maryland.

Berkshires Of Columbia
(877) 789-1044
5361-3 Brook Way
Columbia, MD
Conveniently located near routes 175, 29, 108, I-95, DC, Columbia Mall, Fairway Hills Golf Course, and other premier shopping.

Autumn Crest
(877) 413-9698
5664-126 Stevens Forest Road
Columbia, MD
Autumn Crest. One, two, and three bedroom apartments in a wooden hillside, overlooking out over Lake Kittamaqundi towards downtown Columbia, with views that give you peaceful moments and roomy interiors that add a little zip to daily life. Convenient to Route 29, Autumn Crest is an easy drive to both Baltimore and Washington DC. Visit us at

Ashton Green
(877) 317-1646
5320 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
Ashton Green offers a variety of amenities which include fully renovated kitchens and baths, a full size washer and dryer in every home, spacious walk in and linen closets, central air conditioning, a private patio or balcony, fitness center and pool. These apartments also boast bright and airy floor plans with separate dining rooms, ceiling fans, and wood burning fireplaces. Some floor plans also offer the added advantage of vaulted ceilings, skylights,and scenic wooded and golf course views.

Autumn Woods
(888) 504-3919
8305 Ari Court 1A
Jessup, MD
Gracious Style meets Modern Convenience in our unique floorplans and fabulous amenities. We invite you to experience luxurious and secluded living at affordable prices. Autumn Woods is nestled in a magnificent natural setting bordered by trees and a babbling brook. Welcome home to Autumn Woods.

Orchard Meadows At North Ridge
(888) 618-9437
3421 Sonia Trail
Ellicott City, MD
Our community features two bedroom/two-bath apartment homes in beautiful Ellicott City. Imagine how wonderful to live in a quiet community in Howard County. Come see for yourself why you should live with us!!

Preparing the Necessary Pre Apartment Search Documents

By Julie Fishman

If you thought finding an apartment was a struggle, you are in for a treat, mon frere. Actually sealing the deal is half the battle, and in most cases it involves an infuriating mix of timing, luck, and favoritism. Fortunately, a little preparation and a light sprinkling of gamesmanship can give you the head start you need to nip all those other jokers at the finish line. Prepare your documentation beforehand and bring it with you when you visit apartments to put yourself on the leader board from the word “Go.” Next, make sure that any roommates have their things in order, as well. If anyone is out of town, you will need to fax all of the documents and have them sent back. In some states, these documents may need to be notarized (the same goes for guarantor’s forms, which are discussed below). Finally, try to buddy up with the super and doorman when you visit the apartment—they are on the front line and will know exactly the right time to strike.

What You'll Need

Gather these essential items below and bring them on apartment hunt outings.

  • Copy of Photo ID – Driver’s license or passport should suffice, even if the picture resembles a celebrity mug shot.
  • Letter of Employment – Must verify employment length, position, and salary.
  • Last 2 Pay Stubs
  • Copies of your Tax Return – Some places require just the past year, others require the past two years, so bring both just to be extra safe.
  • Most Recent Bank Statement
  • Copy of Previous Lease – Make sure the lease has the previous managing agent’s info and let’s hope there are no skeletons in the closet. If you did have a falling out with your last managing agent, pretend you spent the last few years at the ’rents.
  • Letters of Recommendation – In the absence of written notes, names and phone numbers of personal or business references should be enough.
  • Rental Application and Fee – The application will be provided by either the landlord, broker, or management company. Most often it is filled out on the spot, but occasionally it can be done in advance if there is a particular building or management company to which you are confining your search. The fee (about $50) is used to process the application and run a credit check.

Note that if a guarantor is involved, all of the above items will be required from them, as well.

Getting a Guarantee May Require a Guarantor

Most management companies require that a tenant’s income be above a minimum level, usually about 40-45x the monthly rent (income of roommates can be combined). For a $2,000/mo apartment that means you have to make between $80 and $90K. If you don’t stack this type of money (you’re not alone), you may need a guarantor to co-sign the lease. The guarantor agreement is provided by the landlord or management company and requires some basic personal and financial information. Signing it legally obligates the guarantor (usually a family member or close friend) to pay rent if you de...

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