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Renting Might Be More Profitable Than Owning

Renting Might Be More Profitable Than Owning

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 14, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighIt’s a debate that has been going on for a while now between two possibilities: renting or owning a home. Which one would prove to be more profitable in the long run? A new study called “A Revision of the American Dream of Home Owning”, brings forward an interesting approach.

When trying to accumulate wealth, one essential element is the homeowner’s commitment to save money for the down payment of the home, the study highlights. Although you might think that owning a home would make you more money, this research states otherwise. It seems that those who turn to investment in stocks and bonds may actually gain more in the long run. Taking a potential down-payment and making smart investments will probably leave you with more money than if you sank every penny into a house that may or may not be worth what you originally paid for it.

In terms of stability, the new research also makes the case that investing in a more controllable market such as the stock market is better than investing in a more unpredictable market like housing.

Not being tied in to a mortgage is definitely preferred by more and more people nowadays, Millennials and Baby Boomers alike. Renting is simpler and eliminates the constant worry of home maintenance and other unknown costs that might come with owning a home. Plus, renters have more flexibility if in need of a change.

However, the study’s authors don’t necessarily discard the fact that buying a property might also prove to be a clever idea for long-term wealth accumulation in the sense that it forces saving. “Society appears to have been telling people the right thing to do (own a home) but for the wrong reason, […] it appears that homeownership forces saving and when combined with the tendency of households to remain homeowners once they initially switch to ownership explains why owners have more wealth”, the study reinforces.

Everybody would agree that owning a home is a big part of the American Dream and although this might still be a valid option, it needs reinterpreting, according to Ken Johnson, one of the study’s authors. Buying a home paves the path towards wealth accumulation as long as it’s used as a strategy to create risk-adjusted returns.

All things considered, if posed with the two options, the study proves that renting a home and investing your savings in the stock market is certainly worth some serious consideration.

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Raleigh, One of the Best Cities in the South 2017

Raleigh, One of the Best Cities in the South 2017

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighRevitalization—it’s a word used to describe what’s happening in nearly every American city right now, but in the South, our cities aren’t so much undergoing a revitalization as much as they are an awakening. Sure, we’re breathing new life into historic buildings and settling into homes that are in high rises and once-neglected neighborhoods. But from the Gulf coast to the Atlantic coast, a diverse mix of lifelong Southerners, millennials, newcomers, and transplants are launching start-ups, building new restaurants, creating new music, solving problems, and coloring the South as one of, if not the, most exciting regions of the country to live. And it's happening in ways we couldn’t have even imagined a decade ago.

Up the coast, the North Carolina Research Triangle is firing on all cylinders now that Durham has developed into a cultural hotspot.

8. Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

Once in the shadow of its sister city, Durham has become a formidable cultural counterpart to Raleigh.

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Two Bedroom Apartments With the Perfect Lifestyle

Two Bedroom Apartments With the Perfect Lifestyle

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh, NCRaleigh, NC is an attractive place to live. In fact, the area boasts a mild, four season climate and many things to do for both the outdoor enthusiast and for those who enjoy more traditional excursions. In downtown Raleigh, the area is bursting with great food, nightlife, and entertainment. With restaurants and shops at your fingertips you will be happy with your decision to move to an apartment in Raleigh, NC.

If you are looking for a two bedroom apartment in Raleigh, NC look no further than Auston Grove. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities with options that include a sunroom. Our 2 bedroom apartments range from 1000 to 1118 sq ft. It all depends on what you need and what you are looking for.

Centrally located on Hwy 64/New Bern Ave., between I-440 and I-540, Auston Grove Apartments offers quality residences with incomparable service. Auston Grove is just minutes from I-40 and downtown Raleigh, offering an easy morning commute and access to all Raleigh has to offer. Because it's How You Live that matters.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Auston Grove Apartments

Happy Thanksgiving from Auston Grove Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighIt’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our residents, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our Day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

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Best Cities for Millennials

Best Cities for Millennials

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh, NCEvery year a new crop of college graduates sets its sites on jobs across the country and, for many, life in an entirely new city. Around the same time, recent grads weigh the pros and cons of staying put versus moving to a new city for better pay, cheaper rent, and a host of other factors.

Generations of young professionals have sought--and continue to covet--jobs in places like New York and Washington, D.C., but as the job market remains uncertain and the cost of living continues to rise, many young people are now considering cities for reasons beyond their traditional cache.

To create this ranking of the Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials, Niche.com analyzed the data of cities and metro areas with one million residents or more from the U.S. Census, FBI, and surveys of nearly half a million college students and graduates from over the past four years. Factors examined include percentage of the population identified as millennials (ages 25 to 34), median income, education level, and racial diversity.

The ranking also favors lower median rents, unemployment rates, and crime rates. Within cities, a similar subset of factors was used to determine the best neighborhood for millennials. User-generated survey data contributed on factors like nightlife, cultural attractions, shopping, and professional sports was also taken into consideration.

The economic climate right now is difficult for recent college grads. With a ranking like this we’re combining the fun stuff with more practical things like safety and the unemployment rate. It’s a good balance of what you need to think about when you’re starting to get serious about life beyond college.

Niche.com has been tracking the behaviors, preferences, and decision-making of millennials since 2002, when it was founded as college review and recommendation site CollegeProwler.com. Today, the site provides data and anecdotal information to individuals looking to choose neighborhoods, cities, and schools, using many of the insights gained about millennials when they were considering and attending colleges to understand what they now want in a city in which to build a career, life, and family.

For example, diversity on campus emerged as a high priority among millennials on the college hunt; it now ranks as a significant factor as the same age group chooses where they will live.

The cities and neighborhoods that appear on this ranking may raise eyebrows among those who’ve lived in places like New York and Chicago and can readily identify the neighborhoods highlighted as hardly among the most affordable. It’s a combination of attributes that make these locales attractive.

But each city had attributes that ranked lower than other locations—New York is famous for sky-high rents even in neighborhoods considered “affordable,” and D.C.’s crime rate is higher than places like Boston and San Diego.

You have to take it all into account. Every city has a strength and every city has a weakness, but these are fantastic places to get going, start jobs, start families.

Top Cities And Neighborhoods For Millennials: Raleigh, NC is #17 on the list.

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Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free in Raleigh, NC

Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh, NCHey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.

Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it’s also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people’s experience on the website.

“The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations,” said CEO Tom Shull. “We’re leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store.”

The Exchange is adding shipping centers within its stores to allow it to send products directly from those locations more cheaply and quickly. Twenty-six stores now ship orders, and that will expand to 55 by the end of the year.

Within the next three years, Shull said the goal is to deliver something on base within two hours of when it is ordered. That’s possible partly because the Exchanges are already on base, cleared by security.

The Exchange delivers most orders on the second day now. Shull said shipping from stores will make a big difference in regions around bases, which are often in more rural areas.

Expanding online shopping to all honorably discharged veterans is expected to add about $200 million annually within three years to the $8.3 billion in sales the Exchanges generated last year.

Adding those shoppers, what Shull called “the foundation of our growth,” is critical to help offset the 13 percent decline in the number of active-duty Army and Air Force soldiers since 2011 when the Exchange generated $10.3 billion revenue.

“It’s a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year,” said Shull, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who served in the Army for a decade before starting a retail career at chains including Macy’s.

Former Marine Forrest Cornelius was among the first to sign up at the verification website when it launched in June, and got a chance to start shopping early to test it out. The 51-year-old was impressed by the site and a deal he found on Ray-Ban sunglasses.

“The biggest thing is price. They’re always going to be a little bit cheaper,” said Cornelius, who lives in Dallas.

But competing on price in today’s retail environment is increasingly difficult, said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough. Just look at how much trouble Walmart has competing with Amazon, he said, because Walmart has the fixed costs associated with its stores.

“To think you’re going to compete on price, you’re going to have a hard time there,” he said.

Under Shull’s leadership, the Exchange stores have traded their industrial feel and reliance on off-brand merchandise for a more modern look featuring well-known labels.

Two-thirds of the main Exchange store at Offutt Air Force Base resembles any department store, with prominent displays of name-brand makeup, Nike fitness gear and Carter’s clothes for kids. The rest is filled with the kind of electronics, appliances, housewares and toys found at Walmart or Sears, with major brands in every section.

The Exchanges don’t pay rent for their military base locations, and the government transports some of their supplies and goods to far-flung locations, but otherwise they operate mostly like an independent retailer. Roughly two-thirds of the employees are family members of soldiers or airmen.

The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That’s a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.

Of last year’s profit, $225 million was returned to the defense department to help pay for quality-of-life programs on bases like child development and fitness centers. Besides the main stores, the Exchanges also operate more than 70 movie theaters and bring in franchise restaurants and other vendors for the shopping malls it operates on bases.

Shull feels those are good reasons for the new online shopping privileges to draw veterans to do their shopping there.

“Veterans value the cost savings and what they can do to support the military,” he said.

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Raleigh: One of the "Best US Cities for Finding a Job in 2017"

Raleigh: One of the "Best US Cities for Finding a Job in 2017"

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh, NCIf you're in the market for a fresh start and a new job, you may want to consider a city that makes it easier to find a job.

Not just any new city will do.

As it turns out, there are places that are better for job seekers than others right now, according to WalletHub.

To narrow down the 20 best cities for finding a job in 2017, WalletHub compared the 150 most populous US cities based on 23 metrics (like job opportunities, employment growth, monthly median salary, and safety) across two key dimensions (job market and socioeconomic environment, with a greater emphasis on the former).

On the list of 20 cities....

10. Raleigh, North Carolina

No. of job opportunities rank (out of 150): 34
Employment growth: 0.92%
Median annual household income: $61,213

Raleigh has the second-best employment outlook and the eleventh-best job security and median annual household income.

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Raleigh, NC Is a Great City to Raise a Family

Raleigh, NC Is a Great City to Raise a Family

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 23, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighRaising a family is an exciting endeavor, and moving can be a component of that endeavor. That said, location can have a major effect on families' qualities of life.

Personal finance website WalletHub analyzed the 150 most populated American cities using 41 metrics to determine the best places to raise a family. The metrics were spread across the categories of family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socioeconomics.

Out of the top 25 cities to Raise a Family...

Raleigh, N.C. is #22.

Raleigh is more than a blossoming Southern metropolis—you'll feel enriched and energized the instant you meet the smart, savvy locals. Raleigh’s bright minds head top-tier technology, education and life science institutions; its artists create a bevy of cultural and culinary touchstones; and its storytellers proudly carry on the collective heritage of a rich, historic capital city.

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Raleigh, NC is a Great Place to Live and Do Business

Raleigh, NC is a Great Place to Live and Do Business

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh, NCRaleigh is known as the City of Oaks for its many oak trees. The capital city is part of North Carolina's Research Triangle, one of the country's largest and most successful research parks and a major center in the U.S. for high-tech and biotech research. The surrounding area is home to a number of colleges and universities including Duke University, North Carolina State, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University. These schools have a notable economic impact on the area. The North Carolina Museum of Art, occupying a large suburban campus on Blue Ridge Road near the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, maintains one of the premier public art collections located between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.

Forbes Lists

  • #3 Best Places for Business and Careers
  • #25 in Cost of Doing Business
  • #18 in Job Growth
  • #13 in Education

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Going to the NC State Fair?

Going to the NC State Fair?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighThe State Fair is here. If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC here is some information you need to know.

Instead of a gathering for farmers, the fair has become a celebration of North Carolina agriculture. And this year, for the first time, that will include North Carolina beer and wine on the fairgrounds, in a new log building called the Our State Public House. It is in the Heritage Circle area.

A $10 ticket will entitle you to four 1½-ounce pours of wine or four-ounce samples of beer from among 80 of the state’s wineries and breweries. Tickets will be sold from noon to 8:30 p.m., and there is a limit of one per person. IDs will be checked at the door, and no one under 21 will be admitted.

Here’s what else you can expect at this year’s fair:

Park and ride: There’s a new park-and-ride lot for fairgoers, built in a former cow pasture at the corner of Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek roads, north of Wade Avenue. Free shuttle buses will carry people between the lot and Gate 8 of the fairgrounds every 10 minutes from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until one hour after the gates close every other day.

Busy night: There’s also lots of free parking around Carter-Finley Stadium and the PNC Arena. But on Thursday, arena parking will be used by people coming to see the Bruno Mars concert at 8 p.m. Combine the concert and the fair with the usual rush-hour traffic, and Wade Avenue might be a place to avoid if you can that evening. The Carolina Hurricanes and N.C. State Wolfpack have no home games during the fair.

Or leave the car at home: GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoTriangle offer bus service, and Amtrak makes a special stop during the fair. For schedules and stop locations, go to www.ncstatefair.org/2017/Visitor/GetToFair.htm.

Opening day specials: To celebrate the opening of the 150th fair, admission tickets on Thursday will be only $1.50, and several food vendors will have $1.50 specials as well. The first 15,000 people through the gates will receive a commemorative button, and 150 ride passes and other prizes will be given out each hour to people wearing the buttons.

Rides: Among the 100 rides on the midway are five new ones, including a tea cup ride and Air Raid, a 118-foot tower ride that spins and tips its seats simultaneously.

Hunger relief: Saturdays draw the biggest crowds at the fair, but the next busiest day is the second Thursday, which is Food Lion Hunger Relief Day. Admission is free with five cans of Food Lion brand food, and all donations go to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Since 1993, the fair’s food drive has yielded more than 4.4 million pounds of food.

Tickets: Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults, $6 for military with ID and $5 for children 6-12. Children under 6 and adults 65 and older are free. On Friday, Oct. 13, students with school ID card or report card can get in for $5. Ride tickets are $1 each, or a $35 wristband gives you unlimited rides all day. There are discounts for fair tickets and wristbands purchased online before 11:59 p.m. Oct. 12 at www.ncstatefair.org/2017/Visitor/Tickets.htm.

Hours: The fair opens at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and remains open until midnight. From Oct. 13 through Oct. 22, gates are open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Fridays and Saturdays when the fair closes at midnight. Exhibit halls open at 9 a.m. and close at 9:45 p.m. when the fireworks begin. The midway is open 10 a.m. to when the fair closes.

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Abberly Grove Apartments

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