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How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh The New Year has just begun and you and your friends at your apartments in Raleigh, NC may have made a few New Year’s Resolutions. Let 2018 be the year that you stick with them. Here are some tips:


Visualize yourself once you've reached your goal. This takes your focus away from what's holding you back and puts it onto all that you'll receive from your efforts. Whether your resolution is to be 15 pounds lighter, to cross the finish line or to be successful at that fantastic new job, see it now.

Rephrase Your Goal

The problem with most resolutions is that they are not positive. Instead of saying, "I'm going running at 5 a.m., 4 times a week," say, "I'll slip into a size 6 for my cousin's wedding!" That sounds more fun.

Take Baby Steps

You need a plan, not just a goal. That means breaking it down into small steps to take along the way. It's also a good idea to break down your big picture into smaller, actionable steps. Set goals that seem easy, so you get to win.

Celebrate the Small Stuff

Success breeds confidence. Take note -- maybe even write down -- every time you make a step toward your resolution. You'll be surprised how often you are making headway.

Get a Buddy

Pair up with a friend who has a goal of her own and meet once a week to check in with each other. Most people lack accountability. Set up the support you'll need, which more than likely includes having someone to keep you motivated.

Invest Some Money

Consider spending a little cash on your resolution. Cash or the like can help your resolution, because you don’t want to waste it.

Learn From Your Mistakes

Don't stress out if you already fell from grace. It is more important to get back on the horse as quickly as possible. Instead of getting down, use it as a learning experience.

Give up Something Else

Making time for your resolution usually means something else you do has got to go, but it shouldn't be something you love. What are you doing that you're not passionate about.

Know Your Passions

As long as you know what drives you, motivation may start to come.


Keeping a resolution can mean stepping outside your comfort zone -- and that takes a lot of confidence. Let go of fear, doubt, insecurity and nervousness. Try a relaxation technique, whether it's meditation or yoga or prayer -- whatever de-stresses you. It will help you take one little risk at a time.



Happy New Year from Auston Grove

Happy New Year from Auston Grove

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighHappy New Year from Auston Grove. We would like to thank our residents, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in communities, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Auston Grove we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens

Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighIf a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.


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!


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, 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. has been tracking the behaviors, preferences, and decision-making of millennials since 2002, when it was founded as college review and recommendation site 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.


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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