I was a tenant at John's 123 Court St apartments last year and i absolutely LOVED living there. He took great care of us (myself and the other people i lived with). Any time we had a concern or needed any help with ANYTHING, he was always there to help. He took phone calls ALL NIGHT LONG. one of us called at 3am and he took our call and helped out. EVEN DURING SUMMER MONTHS. Very kind and worked with us very well. 123 court st was and is a beautiful apartment building. gorgeous appliances. gorgeous furniture. giant TV. lots of space. Super safe and great security. maintenance guy rocked. always clean and smelled great in halls
Edit: not sure why the rankings on the left read the way they do. Everything should be a 1, save for Safety and Pests. John Maczko is not a human. He is extremely hard to communicate with whether it be in person, over email, or on the phone. The apartments at 123 Court are pieces of shit. They were built inexpensively and quickly without pride. The walls are impossibly thin; I'm talking literal paper. They don't even extend to the edges of the room. There are actual gaps in places where one can see the light from the next room coming in. If you like not having to raise your voice higher than the normal conversing level to chat with your roommates on either side of you, this is the apt for you. Otherwise, enjoy feeling constantly listened to. There are even holes in the floor! This place appears very nice on the surface (i.e. nice appliances and bathrooms) but it's all low quality. The metaphor I'd use to describe this place: made of sticks and spray painted gold. Mr. Maczko's only system of paying rent failed for me and for my roommate one month. As a result our payments didn't go through. Mr. Maczko immediately blamed us for the issue and it took several conversations made by myself and my parents to get him to remove the ludicrous, excessive late fees and "bounced check" fees. I could not wait to move out of this apt. It costs way too much, there is minimal space in the common area, zero counter space and storage (we had to buy our own $70 rack for the kitchen). The shared space has no windows in it, and one of my roommates has no window in her room. Now that it is time to move out, I've repeatedly asked for him to get me in touch with the new tenants. I had to purchase a mattress when I got here as there was none and now that I'm moving out I'd like to sell it to a new tenant. I have no doubt that when I move out and have no one to give the mattress to he will charge me and then resell the mattress to a new tenant. On top of that I am positive he will find cause to keep my security deposit. He told us parking for the year was $40 in the lot next door. When we arrived to move in he told us it was $480 and there are only two spots per apartment in the building. Of the four cars linked to our apartment, two had to purchase $430 spots around the corner in a sketchy lot a 5 minute walk away-- a total waste of money and time. What's more is one of my roommates was actually towed from the lot next door for parking in a spot that wasn't hers. This man is deceiving. On our quick tour of the apt everything looked nice on the surface. Maczko takes advantage of the naivety of young people looking for their first apartments in college, in a small city with limited choices and choices that seem even more limited to the unknowledgeable renter. Of course some of what I've said here is our fault. But, this is not a place where sympathy and doing-the-right-thing-by- your-tenants-that-pay-on-time-every-month lives. Do yourself a favor and do not live in a Maczko Realty building.