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7 Things to Know Before Signing a Lease
Sep. 11th 2013 at 4:00 PM   |  Kelsey Bishop

Signing a lease is a major commitment to a binding contract. I've put together a list of items worth considering before you commit to your next apartment. 

--Kelsey Bishop, Young America Leasing Agent

1. Inclusive utilities:  Most inclusive utility agreements offer an allowance, and utility consumption above the allowance is billed to the resident.  Be sure to consider the amount of the inclusive allowance, as well as which utilities are included.  Some competitors in our market, including new a construction project this year, do not include water, electricity, or gas. 

2. Parking: Is parking included with the lease, or is it purchased separately?  If separately, this should be considered as part of your rent payment.

3. Security Deposit & Service Fees:  Is the security deposit refundable?  Does the landlord automatically charge a cleaning fee, regardless of how clean you leave it at move-out?    

4. Online Payments:  Are the payment options easy and convenient?

5. Location:  LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!  - Young America’s properties are nearly all within a few block radius of campus.  We do not have large properties in commuter locations.  Live in the heart of campus and feel its heartbeat. 

6. Safety & Security: Would you feel safe in the property you’re leasing?  Adequate lighting and surveillance cameras may be relevant considerations for you. 

7. Where are your friends living?  Are group discounts available for you and your friends to live together?  Young America offers group discounts, and has a variety of properties to handle any size group.  



2023 Student Move Out Information

Unless your lease states otherwise, move out is May 13th, 2023!

All keys must be returned to our office no later than 12:00 PM.


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Student Move Out Information

Early Move In Information

Early Move In Day will occur on Monday, May 15th 2023 at the Circus Room in the Bone Student Center!


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Early Move In Information

24 Hours Left to Apply!

All Early Move In applications must be submitted by Friday, May 5th at 12:00 PM!


To download the EMI application, please click below, or, stop by our office!


Download EMI Form

Student Move In Occurs 6/7!

Student Move In will occur on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023!

(12 payment leases only)


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Student Move In

Front Street Living

Bloomington's Premier Downtown Living


201 E. Front Street


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Festival YA is Today!



Join us in celebrating the return to campus at Kensington Suites (216 W. Mulberry) from 11-3!


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Festival YA Coming Soon...

Join us on Tuesday, August 29th from 11AM-3PM at Kensington Suites (216 W. Mulberry) for Festival YA!


We will be giving away TONS of prizes, including... $750 CASH. 


See you there!

Renewal Period Is Here!

From September 1st to September 21st, Young America residents have the exclusive opportunity to renew their apartment for the 2024-25 school year!


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Open Leasing Coming Soon!

Leasing for the 2024-25 school year will open to the general public on Wednesday, October 4th!


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Offices Closed 11/23-11/25

Our Student and Residential offices will be closed Thursday, November 23rd through Saturday, November 25th for the holiday. We will re-open on Monday, November 29th at 8:30am!

Security Deposit Special!

$300 off your security deposit!*


*offer valid for approved applicants with no conditions. Must move in by 2/23/24.

Emergency Maintenance

With extreme cold expected today and throughout the week, please call 309-823-0179 if you are in need of emergency maintenance.


For all non-emergency maintenance, please login to your resident portal and submit a maintenance request.