The Dick James & Associates Blog

Pets for Apartment Living

There is no denying that pets can greatly enrich our lives. They cheer us up when we’re down, keep us company when we’re lonely, and can provide nearly endless entertainment and companionship. Today’s post is dedicated to giving you a little insight into what it means to have a pet in an apartment scenario. We’ll talk about some of the responsibilities of pet ownership, we’ll go over a few popular breeds of cats and dogs, and list some tips that will help you if you choose to get a pet, or already have one. Read on, to learn more.


What Not to Flush Down Your Toilet

Flushing things down the toilet seems like a quick, easy way to dispose of stuff at home, but it can be very expensive to fix and bad for the environment. Being in the apartment business, we’ve come across some strange things in the sewer lines when clearing out backups. If the idea of sewer water backing up into your apartment doesn't sound appealing to you, click here to find out what Not to flush down the toilet!


How to Host a Thanksgiving or Holiday Dinner in Your Apartment

Thanksgiving and the holidays are a great excuse to get family and friends together and enjoy each other’s company. One of the tougher things about planning for the holidays in an apartment is figuring out how to fit everyone in for the necessary gatherings. Read more to learn some tips for hosting a holiday dinner party in your apartment!


Renters Insurance

Have you ever thought about how much all of your personal property is worth? Would you be able to replace everything if it got stolen or destroyed? By the time tenants think about purchasing renters insurance, it is often too late. Having renters insurance will give you the peace of mind knowing that your belongings will be protected in the case of a tragedy, such as, vandalism, fire, smoke, or a natural disaster. Read more to find out if Renters Insurance is a good idea for you.


Family activities for Fall!

It’s that time of the year again, when the leaves start turning colors and we can start wearing scarves. Being in Sacramento, we’re fortunate enough to have access to a number of affordable and enjoyable fall family activities! We’ve picked out a few good ones, some that you’re probably familiar with, and hopefully some new ones. So take a look and see which ones sound like the most fun! Read more


New website ready for launch!

We've been working hard these last several months, preparing this new version of the Dick James & Associates Website. The work, however, is far from being over. While you may have noticed that on the surface the site looks different than before, the real diffrences are under the hood. The new design will allow us to more easily add new features and functionality.

So stay tuned, because we're gearing up to roll out a whole host of new features that will be useful to employees, residents, and future residents!