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Star Apartments-Property

711 Lucinda Ave, De Kalb, IL 60115
16%
34
Reviews
16%
% Recommended
53%
City Average
08/25/13
Resident

I stayed at one of their apartments for a year off of Hillcrest Avenue. It wasn't that bad. Someone had their car window smashed twice in the parking lot next to the building. I had a severe carpet beetle larvae infestation… Full Review ▶

08/10/13
Prospective Resident

Horrible trumped up charges at check out, including $30 to paint each wall, which is normal wear and tear after 2 years. To charge students $60 for stove spill trays is ridiculous. Parents and students do not rent from them!! Not… Full Review ▶

07/18/13
Resident

ABSOLUTELY the worst place to rent from, the girls in the office have no customer service skills. Star promises you one thing and you get the complete opposite from them. NEVER hold them accountable to their word. Try and get everything… Full Review ▶

03/08/13
Resident

DO NOT RENT FROM STAR! I can guarantee that you will regret it. The apartment you get will never look like the one they show you. For many of the apartments you should expect old and dirty carpeting, outdated appliances and… Full Review ▶

01/20/13
Resident

The only thing that used to be positive about these apartments is that they looked nice from the outside and decent on the inside, however over the two year period that I lived there, they let the outside appearance decline a… Full Review ▶

04/26/12
Resident

Not only are the apartments expensive but the secretaries aka female college students are EXTREMELY RUDE. They are obviously untrained and very unprofessional. After receiving an eviction notice on my door, I called to figure out what the problem was as… Full Review ▶

08/01/11
Resident

Myself and 4 other girls rented one of stars 5 bedroom townhouses. The property was nice, clean and very big. The star office completely takes advantage of their tenants! When you make a maintenance call, it takes days before the work… Full Review ▶

02/15/11
Resident

I have had several problems with this establishment. First of all, they do not care if you need any form of service done in your apartment. Whether the heat/AC is broken or you do not have hot water in your apartment… Full Review ▶

10/12/10
Resident

DO NOT RENT FROM STAR!!! THEY ARE TERRIBLE!!! They will scam you for any amount of money they can. They have tried to get $1,200 dollars from us in addition to the $900 we already paid in our security deposit, for… Full Review ▶

10/18/08
Resident

I have a 3bed/3bath on Spirso and I've only lived here a couple of months, but our experience so far has been pretty great. Our apartment looked exactly like the one we were shown. We don't have staff breathing down our… Full Review ▶

08/09/08
Resident

Take your business elsewhere, Star will not return deposit without a fight it seems, my lease is up yet they keep it! It appears we're off to small claims court in DeKalb, it's 08/08/08 and all I get is nowhere with… Full Review ▶

05/19/08
Resident

DO NOT rent an apartment from star if your looking in the DeKalb area! I signed a lease in November 07,not scheduled to move IN untill August 08. Now I have to move to Florida in August and the property manager… Full Review ▶

04/02/07
Resident

When we signed our lease, we were shown an apartment that looked nothing like the one we moved into. We were told we had an unfinished basement. I wan't expecting anything nice, by no means. However, we were not prepared for… Full Review ▶

09/12/06
Resident

Roommate to post below - can corroborate everything said, including the 800 chip in a tub; I had a similar one that I reported the day of move-in and which the maintenance crew fixed in 2 minutes with 50 cents worth… Full Review ▶

08/29/06
Resident

It was some years ago, 2000-2001, when I lived in Star Apts, the big 3 bedrooms down on the end of Hillcrest. When we first moved in, these apartments were brand new--sloppy construction, but not bad, vents/etc. had poorly cut holes… Full Review ▶

07/28/06
Resident

If you are a student at NIU and have your security deposit wrongfully witheld or you are not given receipts for repairs to alleged damage or if you are not credited with interest on your security deposit, then you should contact… Full Review ▶

04/17/06
Resident

Sure, Star Properties is a big property in DeKalb. The office is right on campus and they have a variety of complexes to offer. that's about the only positive aspect you will ever find from them. My whole experience with Star… Full Review ▶

04/04/06
Resident

This is a college town, what do you expect? Well, don't expect your security deposit! The manager took hundreds of dollars out of my security deposit on normal wear and tear, even though I felt this place spotless when I left,… Full Review ▶

03/04/06
Resident

The apartment itself is nice because we have been there three years and took care of it and fixed stuff ourselves. It is only four years old. Fridge leaks, and they won't fix it. Buzzer hasn't worked since we moved in,… Full Review ▶

01/28/06
Resident

Star Properties as terrible to live in. You'll never get your Sec.Deposit back-they make sure of that by making you pay though the summer months-whether you plans to live there or not. Management was terrible- I have 7 roomates and we… Full Review ▶

08/31/05
Resident

I lived on hillcrest for about 2 years. There were a number of things broken when we moved in including the ceiling fan in the living room, the dryer, the fridge was falling apart, and we had to prop up the… Full Review ▶

07/22/05
Resident

Okay let me sum up my two years of living in Star Properties, specifically the townhomes on Hillcrest: Absolutely terrible. When we moved in outlets did not have covers on them, stains all over the carpets, fire alarms don't work, closet… Full Review ▶

07/11/05
Resident

Don't do it Full Review ▶

12/08/04
Resident

I wrote an earlier review. Just an update. We moved out and they took our deposit AND are tryin to get an extra $500 out of us. For reason I can't seem to understand. We broke a bedroom door but replaced… Full Review ▶

08/02/04
Resident

My Deposit is due back to me this week-I doubt I'll get it back. I was so sick of people screaming everynight outside my window. They never shoveled the sidewalks and it's difficult to actually get someone on the phone to… Full Review ▶

04/15/04
Resident

Star has good variety of on-campus housing. Unfortunately they have a bad staff. They "spy" on you, and fine often. Also, we had many maintenance problems, that were not fixed as promised. Full Review ▶

04/08/04
Resident

I would like to say that I have had no problems with any of my time living at Star Apartments. I thought the staff was very helpful when our Sink started leaking. The maintenance was right there when we called the… Full Review ▶

03/03/04
Resident

So far we have only had one major problem and that there were HUGE and frequent parties that went on in our "party free" building. There were always beer bottles and cans laying around in the hallways and outside on our… Full Review ▶

02/12/04
Resident

Star properties overall are the worst at getting things done. They take forever to do repairs, and when they finally do come to fix things they take forever doing that. Also the stuff is never fixed right. The girls in the… Full Review ▶

01/19/04
Resident

Where do I even begin?


First, moving in, the place was filthy. Nothing was cleaned and now I?m nervous to move out because I saw what they did to all my neighbors security deposits Robbed!! (see below)


Second, maintainence requests: you… Full Review ▶

12/12/03
Resident

When we signed in August of 2002 they kept saying how all the broken things would be fixed by move-in, which nothing was. It took them almost 5 months to replace the screen door, and the maintenance guys left the trash… Full Review ▶

08/21/03
Resident

All Star Properties cares about is ripping off college students. They tried to charge me $900 for damages after I moved out. When I asked for the reciepts they said it wasn´t required by law that they send them, which it… Full Review ▶

08/03/03
Resident

The service that this company provides is pitiful. It takes so long for maintenace to come fix anything in these buildings. The grounds always look terrible with trash and long grass and weeds, there is always garbage overflowing out of the… Full Review ▶

09/10/01
Resident

The Star apartments in the Pappas Park area are nice and generally clean. However, nobody takes care of the garbage people drop all over the place other than maybe once a month. On the other hand, reaction time for repairs has… Full Review ▶

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Units

BedsBathsEstimated Rent
21 $ 741
21.5 $ 917
22 $ 726
31 $ 826
32 $ 1161
33 $ 1144
41 $ 1653
42 $ 1880
42.5 $ 2064

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