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Is there an advantage to a month-to-month lease?

You found a new job and are relocating to Canton. You need a place to stay. Ultimately, you are looking to land in a home, but in trying to sell your old house; a specific starting date on a new job; and virtually no time to search for a new home, clients may look to opt for a month-to-month house or apartment leasesuntil the perfect house comes up.

A month-to-month lease is ideal for the client who does not want tied to a typical year long contact. In a month-to-month lease, a 30- to 60-day notice is standard when vacating the property. A month-to-month lease allows the client the ability to continue their search for an apartment, loft or house.

Typically, there are no fees involved in breaking a month-to-month lease.

Shirley Pikus, owner of Pikus Real Estate and Property Management, rarely will sign clients to a month-to-month lease. "In some cases, we will rent month to month to clients if we feel there could be a credit or stability issue or we are dealing with a hard to lease unit. 

For a property management company, a twelve-month contract is most common.  The goal is to keep all units filled and avoid turnover whenever possible. 

Some of the disadvantages of a month-to-month lease for the tenant is the freedom of the property management company to raise the rent at the end of any month. Property management companies may charge premium rent because the situation is temporary. The other disadvantage is the landlord can post a 30 day notice of non renewal to the tenant at any time as the owners' situation changes.

To learn more about month-to-month leases and what are the best situation for you and your family, contact Pikus at Pikus Real Estate and Property Management call 330-417-7525.



Located just outside the city of Canton limits in Plain Township, Pikus Real Estate and Property Management has a fantastic rental property available at 5331 Johnnycake Ridge Road N.E., Canton.

Perfectly located right next to the Stark Parks Middlebranch Trail, residents will have ample opportunities for a walk or bike ride around the picturesque Gervasi  Vineyard. Residents can walk over to the many restaurants on the property. The trail enables the health-conscience outdoor enthusiast to walk to Schneider Park, GlenOak High School and end at Washington Square.

 The duplex at Johnnycake Ridge is within easy driving distance of Interstate 77 and State Route 62. The duplex is in close proximity to restaurants and shopping and multiple higher education opportunities within five to 10 minute drives. Potential residents with children will attend the Plain Local School District.

The two bedroom duplex with one and half baths is spacious with plenty of storage. The kitchen comes with dark wood cabinetry and all appliances furnished. Appliances include new range/oven, dishwasher, disposal and microwave. The duplex has a formal dining room with a bay window and cherry hardwood floors. The sunken family room has beamed ceilings and stone and newly updated granite gas fireplace.  

The duplex features a first floor laundry room, two large bedrooms with all new carpet. The master bedroom is big with a private entrance to full bath with dual sinks and new ceramic flooring. The duplex has his and hers closets.

The duplex has a full basement with tons of storage room, all dry. The furnace is 90 percent efficiency, has a new water heater and a Vacuflo system built in. The duplex has a two car attached garage. Additionally, the duplex has all new flooring and paint throughout.

The three season porch opens up to a private, fenced in back yard, where they can listen to music from the Gervasi piazza.  

For more information on this property, call Shirley Pikus 330-417-7525.



Accessibility makes Vicary Hill apartments the perfect location for Pikus Real Estate and Property Management to provide you a place to live.

Nestled away off Market Avenue North at the corner of 37th Street Northeast, Vicary Hill apartments offer residents the perfect location to live. Easily accessible to State Route 62 and Interstate 77, Belden Village Mall is minutes away. Equal distance, these apartments are located close to  retail, family-owned businesses and  restaurants at 30th Street Plaza and Washington Square.  

Vicary Hill apartments is surrounding by excellent educational opportunities for school-age children and young adults looking to expand their educational experience. Parents raising young children will be attending Plain Local Schools, where the district places an emphasis on the arts. High school students attending GlenOak High School will be able to choose between AP classes, College Credit Plus and International Baccalaureate classes in addition to college prep and multiple extracurricular activities.

Adults are close to a multitude of undergraduate and graduate school opportunities. Within a 20 minute commute or less, five universities offer undergraduate and graduate classes – Kent State Stark, Malone, Mount Union, Stark State and Walsh. Further up the road and an easy drive is the University of Akron.

Looking to stay physically fit, Vicary Hill sits next Meadowlake Golf & Swim, which offers 18 holes of golf and a public swimming pool.  The Stark Parks Middlebranch Trail offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to walk, run or ride a bike picking up the trail at nearby Martindale Park.

Vicary Hill:
 Vicary Hill includes single apartment units that are 900 square feet and flats that are 1,600 square feet.  The mansion units are comprised of three units. The apartments include a fireplace, guest wing, master bedroom, kitchen, balcony, patio and single car garage. All units come with a membership to the Hall of Fame Fitness Center.  Additionally, units have washer and dryer hook ups, Canton City Water, sewer, trash, lawn service and snow removal. All units are secure and require buzz entry for visitors and no pets are allowed in any building.

  For more information or to see a vacancy on these spectacular units, please call Pikus at 330-417-7525.


A relaxing evening sitting on the patio enjoying dinner while entertaining friends overlooking the serene Sanctuary Golf Course.

Shirley Pikus of Pikus Real Estate and Property Management is looking for the right person/couple to rent 7550 Carmen Ave., North Canton, in Bob-O-Link Estates. The house was completely remodeled inside to match scenic fairway view outside the family room door.

The owner recently upgraded the entire house to match the stunning, well manicured outside. New tile adorns the floor from the front door to the foyer. A large living room/dinner room has new carpet and crown molding. Cathedral ceilings in the family room are complimented by a fireplace. And the kitchen has new wood floors, granite counter tops, new cabinets, double ovens, side-by-side refrigerators, microwave and dishwasher. Upstairs, four bedrooms with plenty of closet space await the renter.

The house is situated perfectly for the family who enjoys outdoor activities, shopping, and access to large cities while enjoying the quiet, suburban life.

Healthy Lifestyle

Plenty of options are waiting right outside the back door.  The Sanctuary Golf Course, built in 2002, is an 18-hole golf course that is built around wetland areas. Featuring five sets of tees, rolling hills, sand traps and water, the Sanctuary is ideal for any level of golf skill. The Sanctuary is voted a Top 20 golf course in Northeastern Ohio. Tee times are required. Golfers often finish off the round by visiting The Place To Be – The 19th hole, a bar and grill.

If golf is not your game, The Hoover Trail, an extension of the Stark Parks walking trails, is located across the street in The Sanctuary. Individuals, couple or families may walk, run or ride their bike on the trail to stay in shape.  The trail will take hikers to Washington Square to the east, where families can enjoy ice cream at Handles, Starbucks, BAM healthy foods and other sit down or take out restaurants.  Continuing east, the Hoover Trail will connect with the Middlebranch Trail enabling walkers to wind through Veterans Park and Gervasi. To the west, the Hoover Trail will wind to Hoover High School before leading walkers down Glenwood Street to Whipple Avenue and a host of restaurants and Movies 10.

The North Canton YMCA offers residents a place to work out year round.


North Canton City Schools is where students will attend classes living in Bob-O-Link. North Canton City Schools is ranked in the Top 40 in the state of Ohio and 1,159 nationally. Residents may also choose to send their students to private Catholic Elementary and High Schools if they choose. The city of North Canton is home to three colleges for students and families who want to further their education.  Walsh University, located next to Washington Square, offers lectures, plays and sporting events for families to participate on campus. Kent State University-Stark Campus and Stark State College are located to the west of the city near The Strip. Kent State –Stark also offers lectures and plays that are open to the general public.

Access to Metropolitan cities

Culture, major league sports and zoos are within a short driving distance of this incredible home.  Cleveland is an hour north of North Canton, with access to Interstate 77 two miles from Bob-O-Link. The Cleveland area offers the Science Center, an Aquarium, an incredible theatre district and major league sports teams in the Indians, Browns and Cavaliers.  Akron is a stone's throw away and allows visitors to see the Akron Zoo and Stan Hywtt Hall among its attractions.


Belden Village Mall and The Strip are mere minutes away for anyone looking to shop in town with boutique shops surrounding the city and area. Plenty of grocery stores and restaurants are available.

To take a look at this wonderful house, please contact Pikus Real Estate and Management at 330-417-7525.