News

March 2018

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Why can’t you iron a four-leaf clover?  Because you shouldn’t press your luck. J

Did you know the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York in the 1760’s?  Did you also know that in Chicago every year, the Plumbers Local 110 union dyes the river green?  Also, St. Patrick was not Irish.  He was from Wales.  Those are just a few fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day.  On Saturday March 17th, whether you will be out looking for your pot of gold, drinking your favorite beverage or wearing your favorite piece of green clothing, we hope that your St. Patrick’s Day is a good one!

SPRING BREAK

Spring break is scheduled for March 12-16 for both Killeen ISD and Copperas Cove ISD.  You can find more information on the Killeen ISD website and the Copperas Cove ISD website.

Looking for some activities during spring break?  Click here for some spring break ideas in Texas.

LEASE REMINDER

We would like to take this time to remind our tenants that JWC has the right of entry to your rental property during all reasonable hours.  Paragraph 11 of your lease states “Lessor, or his agents, shall have the right to enter the leased premises during all reasonable hours to inspect the same or to make repairs, additions, or alterations as may be deemed necessary for the safety and comfort of tenants, or for the preservation of the leased premises or the building.”  Please also refer to Paragraph 12 of your lease which states “An additional unannounced inspection of the property, both interior and exterior, will be conducted, approximately every six (6) months to confirm lease compliance and can be conducted more often if suspected non-compliance with the lease warrants.”  Please contact our office if you have any additional questions.

FORT HOOD AREA EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 2-Person Two Day Golf Scramble

March 10-11.  9 a.m.  Fort Hood.

Teen Leadership Clinic

March 12-16.  7 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Fort Hood.

Glow Run

March 17.  7:30 p.m.  Fort Hood.

Phantom Warrior Golf Scramble

March 23.  12 p.m.  Fort Hood.

Spring Easter Festival

March 24.  11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Fort Hood.

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

March 29.  6 p.m.  BLORA.

NOTICE TO VACATE

As a friendly reminder, please remember to give us at least a 30 day written notice to vacate if you do not plan on renewing your lease.  Please refer to paragraph 2 of your lease agreement.  For Lessee’s that are active duty military, you are also required to give a 30 day written notice to vacate.  Please refer to paragraph 19 of your lease agreement.  You may submit your notice to vacate on your tenant portal. Please contact our office with any questions.  Thank you for being our tenant!

MAINTENANCE NOTICE

Now that warmer weather is here, it’s now time to start mowing your yard and maintaining a neat appearance to trees and shrubbery.  We also highly recommend watering your lawn as needed in the upcoming months.  Fertilizer may also be necessary to kill and prevent weeds.  Please refer to paragraph 14 of your lease for more information.

 

February 2018

THANK YOU KILLEEN!

Thanks to you, we were voted THE BEST Rental & Property Management Company in Central Texas by the readers of the Killeen Daily Herald.  We have won this award 11 times in the last 12 years.  We were also voted ONE OF THE BEST in the Real Estate Firm category.  We have been in business since 1974 and are still working to provide you with the best rental experience possible and to fully meet your expectations.  We are so thankful for our tenants and we look forward to serving you in the future.  Thank you!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Did you know that an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year?  That’s more than any other holiday except for Christmas.  More than 220 million roses are produced and more than 35 million heart shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year for this holiday.  More than 62% of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day making it one of the most popular holidays in the United States.

MAINTENANCE NOTICE

Although we have experienced warmer than usual weather so far this year, we will still most likely experience below freezing temperatures before winter officially ends.  Please remember to take action and protect your property by installing covers on your outdoor spigots.  We also recommend that you disconnect your water hose(s) from all outdoor spigots as well.  Some other helpful winter tips to protect your home from freezing temperatures is to not leave your garage door up, open the cabinet doors inside your property, and let water slowly drip from your faucets.  If you have any questions, please contact our maintenance department.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Did you know that Jackie Robinson was not the first African-American baseball player in the major leagues?  Moses Fleetwood Walker played in the major leagues for one season in 1889, 63 years before Robinson.  Walker batted .263 in 42 games in nearly a full season and would have played longer if not for an injury.  (source: Los Angeles Times)

The origin of Black History Month began in 1926 by creator Carter G. Woodson.  It officially became a month long celebration in 1976.  The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Below are a few African-American pioneers recognized during Black History Month.

Jack Johnson: First African-American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

John Mercer Langston: First African-American to become a lawyer.

Thurgood Marshall: First African-American Supreme Court Justice.

Shirley Chisholm: First African-American woman elected to the House of Representatives.

Mae Jemison: First African-American woman to go into space.

NOTICE TO VACATE

As a friendly reminder, please remember to give us at least a 30 day written notice to vacate if you do not plan on renewing your lease.  Please refer to paragraph 2 of your lease agreement.  For Lessee’s that are active duty military, you are also required to give a 30 day written notice to vacate.  Please refer to paragraph 19 of your lease agreement.  You may submit your notice to vacate on your tenant portal. Please contact our office with any questions.  Thank you for being our tenant!

 

January 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The new year is nearly here and that means you get a fresh start!  Have you made a new year’s resolution yet?  How successful were your resolutions for 2017?  The top 5 most common resolutions for 2017 were get healthy, get organized, live life to the fullest, learn new hobbies and spend less/save more.  We would like to encourage you to set at least one new year’s resolution for 2018 and stay committed to achieving it.  Below are some suggestions for news year’s resolutions.

  • Commit to positive mornings
  • Carve out time for your passions
  • Commit to your wellness and fitness
  • Take control of your finances

We hope that 2018 brings you health, happiness and success!

LEASE REMINDER

As a friendly reminder to our tenants, we would like to refresh you on our noise violation policy found in paragraph 7 of your lease titled “USE AND OCCUPANCY”.  It states “Lessee further agrees to keep the volume of stereos, television sets, radios, and other sound emitting devices turned down to a volume that is not irritating or offensive to neighboring tenants.  Three complaints to this office in a period of six months will be considered good cause for eviction at the option of the landlord.”  We ask you to please respect this policy and your neighboring tenants by keeping the noise level down.  A copy of your lease should be in your tenant portal if you wish to read more details in paragraph 7.  You can login to your portal by visiting our website at www.jwcrentals.com.  You can also contact our office at 254-526-5921 if you have any more questions about this policy.  As always, we thank you for choosing JWC as your rental company.

WE SELL HOUSES!

Are you looking for your forever home or an extended stay in the Killeen/Fort Hood area?  Look no further!  Our owner Mr. Jim Wright is a certified Broker and we have a team of Realtors ready to help you find a more permanent residence.  Most of our listings are in Bell and Coryell County but if you are looking for somewhere to live that’s beyond these county lines just give us a call and we will do what we can to help.  We’ve got a team of fantastic Realtors that are experienced and motivated to help you find the home of your dreams.  Our sales manager Jacqueline Stubbs is a recent addition to our team.  She comes with several years of experience and she is ready to serve you.  You can contact Jacqueline at 254-526-5921.  You can view our current houses for sale by clicking here.  We are also working on enhancements to our website to provide a more convenient and pleasurable experience when searching for a home to buy.  Give us a call today to get started!

THANK YOU

As 2017 has come to an end, we would like to take this time to tell you we sincerely appreciate you choosing JWC as your rental company.  We understand that you have a variety of rental companies to choose from in the Killeen/Fort Hood area and we are humbled that you have chosen us to provide your rental needs.  We are looking forward to 2018 and some exciting ways we will be giving back to our tenants.  Please be on the lookout for our future newsletters that will have information about upcoming lobby events and customer appreciation events for the new year.  Our New Year’s resolution is to meet and exceed your expectations as your rental company.

 

December 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The Holiday season is here along with all of the Christmas traditions that many of us choose to celebrate. Many of these traditions include festive activities such as decorating Christmas trees, putting up outdoor lights, buying presents, singing Christmas carols and making your favorite holiday dish. No matter which way you choose to celebrate this time of year, we hope that this Holiday season brings you joy and happiness.

Our office will be closed on the following dates in observance of Christmas and New Year’s: Monday December 25th, Tuesday December 26th and Monday January 1st. We highly advise that you make rent payment arrangements accordingly as rent will be considered late after the 3rd. Don’t forget that you can make your rental payments on the tenant portal! Please contact our office with any questions.

KILLEEN AREA CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Killeen
Tree Lighting and Movie – Dec 1st
Jingle Bell Dash 5K – Dec 2nd
Breakfast with Santa – Dec 2nd
Holiday Under the Stars – Dec 2nd
55th Annual Christmas Parade – Dec 9th
Feast of Sharing Dinner – Dec 12th
Click here for more information

Copperas Cove
Tree Lighting Festival – Dec 1st
Click here for more information

Harker Heights
Frost Fest – Dec 8th
Holiday Farmer’s Market – Dec 8th
1st Annual Wreath Decorating Contest – Dec 8th
Click here for more information

*all events above are subject to change

LEASE REMINDER

Please keep in mind that your keys must be turned into our office to officially surrender the property back to us after vacating.  Submitting your required 30-day notice to vacate does not officially surrender the property back to us.  You must submit your required 30-day notice to vacate and then deliver the keys to our office upon officially vacating and surrendering the property back to us.  Keys must be handed over to our staff to be accepted.  Keys will not be accepted in our drive thru night deposit box.  Keys will also not be accepted if they are left in the property.  Please refer to paragraph 2 of your lease.

NOVEMBER CANNED FOOD DRIVE RESULTS

A very sincere thanks to our tenants for donating canned food items during our canned food drive.  We collected box full of donations for families in need over the Thanksgiving holiday.  All canned food items were donated to the Harker Heights Food Center on December 17th.  THANK YOU for your kindness and generosity!

LOBBY EVENT

Please join our staff in our lobby on Friday December 1st for prizes and giveaways.  We would love to hear your feedback and how we can better serve you as your rental company.