Frequently Asked Questions

Finding an Apartment

What lease terms are available?

The ability to choose a leasing option that works best for you is essential to finding your new apartment. Rental lease terms differ depending on the IRET Community you choose. Multiple apartment layouts and community amenities also affect the type of leasing agreement available. For more details, please contact the leasing office of the community of your choice.

I have a pet. What is the best way to find a pet-friendly IRET Community? pet-friendly rental apartment icon

Pets are welcome residents at many IRET Communities. You can browse our pet-friendly rental communities online by looking for the pet-friendly icon displayed on the listings for those communities. Where permissible, pets are limited to one per rental lease and additional security deposits may be required. More detailed information is available with the Community Manager or Leasing Agent.
See all of our pet-friendly rental apartments.

What appliances are included in an IRET Apartment Home?

Each of our apartment communities feature quality amenities that help transform an apartment into a home. Kitchens are centered around well-maintained appliances, including standard cook-top ovens and refrigerator-freezers. Microwaves, dishwashers, kitchen islands and washer-dryers are also standard features in many instances. For a complete list of appliances and amenities, please search the rental community of your choice.

Do IRET apartment homes include garages?

Your IRET Apartment Community features many on-site amenities designed to help you feel at home. Most communities offer on-site garages or garage-bay parking included with your monthly rent. In some instances where garages aren't included, renting a garage space can be an option.

Are furnished rentals, corporate suites or student housing apartments available? fully furnished apartments and corporate suitesstudent housing rental apartments

Whether it’s a job-related relocation or the pursuit of education, we understand that a furnished rental apartment can sometimes create the home away from home you’re looking for. Many of our apartment communities offer fully furnished corporate suites for rent and we welcome any inquiry regarding the availability of furnished apartments, whatever your need may be. You can narrow your search results for furnished rentals by looking for, and/or sorting by the furnished icon displayed on the listings for communities offering furnished apartments.
See all communities offering furnished rental apartments.

We're also pleased to offer eight (8) different student housing rental complexes to serve St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Our 120 student rental units are leased per bedroom and offer the best of dorm life, but whith the perks of off-campus living.
See all of our student-housing rental apartments.

For more information about furnished, corporate, or student housing availability, please contact the leasing office of the IRET Community of your interest.

Can I tour an apartment before I complete an application for it?

Absolutely. Prior to filling out an application, we encourage you to walk through your future IRET rental community. A tour allows you to view your prospective apartment home(or one similar in size and floor plan), meet the on-site staff, and experience the great amenities and services that each IRET Community offers.

To request a guided tour before you start renting, simply contact an IRET Community during regular office hours and ask for a member of our leasing team.

Where can I find more information about the area surrounding my new apartment?

IRET Apartment Communities are located in some of the Midwest’s most desirable locations. They are conveniently located near centers of shopping, transportation, dining, entertainment and many places of employment.

While exploring the community of your choice here on our website, click on the "Location" tab to see a map marking the apartment's location, as well as what’s nearby. We'll show you everything from nearby restaurants and banks, to cinemas, shopping, and golf courses in the immediate area of your prospective rental community.

Do you have any apartment homes for sale?

At IRET Properties, we direct our focus on apartment home rentals, and property leasing - not on sales. We pride ourselves on making your apartment more than just a roof over your head—we help you make it a home.



Is IRET a publicly traded company? What is its stock symbol?

Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET) became a publicly-traded company in 1997. Since June 2006, IRET has been included in NASDAQ’s Global Select Market—a market tier with the world’s highest listing standards—under the symbol "IRET".

How do I find out more information about investing with Investors Real Estate Trust?

Finding all of the information you need to become an investor with IRET is easy. Simply visit our corporate website at to find a wealth of investor-related material including: the company's business profile, growth strategy, historic financial performance, and news announcements. Further inquiries can be directed to the Investor Relations Department at 701.837.4738 or toll free at 1.888.478.4738

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Financial Highlights

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Resident Support

How do I place a Maintenance Request?

We at IRET Properties are committed to providing high quality service for every resident in each of our apartment communities. Current residents can contact IRET Properties for maintenance support in the following ways:

1. For non-emergency maintenance requests, please fill out our Residential Maintenance Request form.

2. For emergency maintenance requests, please click here for a listing of 24-hour support contact information for each apartment community.

How do I pay my rent online?

Unfortunately, IRET Properties does not offer an online rent-payment portal. However, we are pleased to offer our residents our automatic rent payment plan, IRET AutoPay. AutoPay is dependable, flexible, convenient and easy. You can have your rent payments made automatically from your checking or savings account. No more rent checks to write—no lost or stolen checks or delays in the mail!

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How do I connect my utilities?

Appointments to connect utilities can be set up by phone after move in. The Community Manager will have a list of providers for the various utilities available in your area at the property office.

How can I refer a friend?

Referal cards will soon be available in the Community Manager's office of many IRET Apartment Communities—some may even pay a cash incentive* for referring qualified renters who lease at an IRET Community.

*at participating IRET Apartment Comunities only.