Apartment sale rumors not trueHeard in grocery stores, city offices, via e-mail, and a plethora of other places, Dickinson is being flooded with word that Century Apartments has sold to an oil company, but the building’s manager says the rumors are completely untrue.
Heard in grocery stores, city offices, via e-mail, and a plethora of other places, Dickinson is being flooded with word that Century Apartments has sold to an oil company, but the building’s manager says the rumors are completely untrue.
Several people contacted at the apartment complex said they have heard similar rumors, but have yet to receive eviction notices.
Dave Bauer, owner of Bauer Property Management, LLC, managing company of Century Apartments located on Dickinson’s north side, said there is “absolutely no truth to that rumor whatsoever.”
During the rumors peak, Bauer said he was receiving about 15 phone calls a day for three days wondering what was going on.
One facet of the rumor flying around was that the building had not been sold to an oil company, but in fact leased to an oil company and once tenant’s leases were up, they had 30 days to vacate in which oil personnel would then move in.
Bauer says this is also untrue.
“Century Apartments in Dickinson is going to be in the same ownership and it’s not for sale,” he said.
The title and deed on the legal address of the building has remained the same since 2003, under the name of Brookdale Financial North Dakota, LLC., based out of San Marcos, Calif., according to records at the Stark County Courthouse.
About 132 miles away, the same rumor was running rampant with an identically named building.
Jessica Woodhams, leasing agent for Century Apartments in Williston, said a similar notion was flying around Williston and is also not true.
Woodhams said their waiting list is about 200 people long and city parks are filled with tents.
With a waiting list about nine pages long, as of Friday evening, Bauer had no vacant units.
In the 13 years Bauer has been in the property management business, he said he has never seen such a housing demand.
“This one’s (oil boom) different because it looks like its going to be around a while and we still continue to get calls from people needing a place to live and it’s extremely rare that we can even help people out from the open market because we do have that waiting list,” Bauer said.