Falling leaves

‘Fall’ Into Maintenance

maintenance tools on roof

On-Site Maintenance at Rae-Matt

You may be wondering why on-site maintenance at Rae-Matt Properties is so important.  Well, there are numerous things that can go wrong when you are renting out a unit. Let’s think about it. One of the conveniences of renting is NOT having to fix things yourself, and-let’s face it- occasionally appliances, toilets, fans, smoke detectors, etc..start to take a hit over time. Therefore, having on-site maintenance is very important to the average tenant. There is another positive side. Because you are renting, there is no extra charge for maintenance.  So, for instance, if your fridge light goes out, or your dishwasher stops running appropriately, our maintenance team will solve the problem. And better yet, because we have on-site maintenance, a member of our team will come to you!

mechanical robot making repairs

Response Time

On-site maintenance can resolve your issues faster. For example, when dealing with refrigeration issues and central air challenges, a response time to problems may be handled more rapidly with in-house maintenance. Here at Rae-Matt Properties, we try to be efficient with response times, particularly with the more inconvenient maintenance issues. For instance, having to take a cold shower may take precedence over a noisy fan, especially in the winter. Ultimately, our on-site maintenance team at Rae-Matt Properties is conveniently located to serve all of our tenants’ needs in a timely fashion. Therefore, we would like to think our response time is efficient for our tenants when they need us the most.

convenience; timely

What We Do

Onsite apartment maintenance  involves performing property upkeep, fulfilling work order requests for a repair in a timely manner, and ensuring the well-being of the tenants that rent an apartment on our properties. Furthermore, as a maintenance technician, he or she is responsible for making small and large repairs in resident apartments and throughout the building. For the most part, our maintenance team will do the tasks assigned in order to upkeep any issue at all Rae-Matt Properties.

If you have any questions regarding on-site maintenance, available units, and other excellent amenities at Rae-Matt, please contact us at 319-351-1219 or email us at

office@raematt.com.

6 Perks Of In-Unit Laundry

At Rae-Matt Properties, all of our Iowa City apartments include in-unit laundry. We know having a washer and dryer in your own apartment is a key amenity for student renters. 

Stack of folded freshly laundered blue, tan and pink pants.
Having a washer and dryer in your apartment unit is a perk offered by Rae-Matt Properties

Our apartments are designed to exceed your expectations. Read about the perks of having in-unit laundry.

1 – No need to save quarters

Our-in unit washers and dryers are normal laundry units like you’d find at home. That means, they’re not coin operated. No more hoarding quarters or having to count change on laundry day. 

At a coin-operated laundry, the average cost of doing a load can range anywhere from $1.50 to $4. At the national average of $2, just doing a single load of laundry once a week for a full year will cost you $104. That’s a lot of quarters.

2 – No need to worry about theft

When laundry is done in a common space like a laundry room or laundromat, theft is a common complaint. Unless you’re attending your laundry at all times, it’s easy for other people to swipe articles of clothing out of the wash.

Even if your clothes aren’t stolen, one common gripe we often hear about communal laundry areas is that laundry is removed from a washer (or more often dryer) before it’s finished so others can use the machine. Ending up with a mound of damp laundry isn’t ideal.

3 – No need to worry about weather

If you’ve ever lugged baskets of laundry through the rain or had to try and navigate icy sidewalks in winter as you make your way to the laundromat, you know weather can be a laundry hindrance. 

With laundry available in your own apartment, there’s no need to check for rain clouds before tossing in a load of laundry. 

4 – No need to transport laundry

Hauling baskets of laundry up and down stairs to a laundry room or trying to fit the baskets into your car before driving to a laundromat is a pain. 

With in-unit laundry offered at all Rae-Matt apartments, you never have to leave your apartment to do your laundry. 

5 – Go ahead and bulk buy detergent

Buying in bulk can save money, but larger containers of detergent are heavy. As a result, when students have to carry laundry to a laundromat or laundry room, they often opt for smaller bottles of detergent to lighten their load. 

However, fiscally prudent college students are always looking for a good deal. With in-unit laundry, there’s no need to fret over the weight of your laundry detergent bottles. You can keep the economy size detergent conveniently located right next to your washer and dryer.

6 – Laundry on your schedule

University of Iowa students are among the best in the world. You have busy schedules and demanding academic loads. The ability to do a load of laundry when it’s convenient for you is a huge deal.

Need to start a load of laundry before you go to bed? Go for it. Want to toss dirty kitchen towels into the washing machine after dinner? Why not? Your in-unit laundry means you control when you do the laundry. You’re able to fit laundry into your busy schedule and not have to worry about adjusting your schedule to find time to get to the laundry room.

In-unit laundry included with all Rae-Matt apartments

At Rae-Matt Properties, in-unit laundry is just one of the many amenities we offer. Other perks to living in a Rae-Matt apartment include free high-speed WiFi, private outdoor areas, gas fireplaces, onsite maintenance, and more. We offer in-person or virtual FaceTime tours, and we’d love to show you why our apartments should be your next home. Contact us today!