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It’s Cheaper to Rent in Raleigh, North Carolina

It’s Cheaper to Rent in Raleigh, North Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCTraditionally, owning a home is touted as a smarter financial move than renting one. But with demand increasing and the supply of houses for sale falling, home prices have been rising nationally, according to real estate marketplace Zillow. So, you might be wondering: Is it better to rent or buy a home?

To find out where it makes more sense to rent or buy a home, GOBankingRates surveyed the cost of renting versus owning a home in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since conducting a similar survey in 2016, we found that the number of places where it’s more expensive to own than rent has increased from nine to 11 — this includes a few states where the price difference is minimal.

For this year's study, we looked at the estimated rent price for all homes listed on Zillow. We also calculated the estimated monthly mortgage to own a home in each state, based on the median list price of homes listed on Zillow, a 20 percent down payment and a 30-year fixed-rate loan.

8. North Carolina

Buying vs. Renting a Home in North Carolina

  • Monthly rent in North Carolina: $1,157
  • Monthly mortgage in North Carolina: $1,233
  • Should you rent or buy: Rent

In 2016, it was more expensive to rent than own a home in North Carolina. But now, it costs $76 more to own than rent, likely due to a sharp rise in home prices. The median home list price jumped from $226,750 in May 2016 to $249,000 in May 2017, according to Zillow data.

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC, contact Auston Grove.

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Buying a Home May Not Be for You

Buying a Home May Not Be for You

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 21, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCThe reality is that home ownership isn’t for everyone. Even if it’s right for you eventually, it might not be right for you right now. There are a few factors that should serve as a warning against taking the leap into homeownership.

Don’t buy a home if…

You aren’t planning to stay

Whether your job situation is a bit uncertain, you’re in a relationship you’re not sure will last, or you’re longing to make a move to another city sometime soon, renting is your best bet. That’s because home values tend to fluctuate throughout the year and from year to year. If you are forced to move out in the near future, you may suffer a loss on the sale of your home. Most experts recommend that unless you can stay put for at least five years, you’re better off renting. It’ll take at least that long to make up the costs associated with a home purchase.

You don’t have a down payment

It’s not a good idea to buy a home without a downpayment. The simplest reason is that foregoing a down payment costs you a lot more over the life of the loan. The more money you borrow to buy your house, the more interest you pay. Having a down payment protects you from going underwater on your loan, or owing more than the house is worth. This can happen when you buy without a down payment and then home values drop.

You aren’t a saver

If you find saving for a down payment challenging, that may be a sign that you aren’t ready to own your own home. When you’re a renter, all you have to worry about is covering your rent. Once you’ve done that, the rest is up to your landlord.

When you own your home, the responsibility is all yours. So, if you get a leaky roof or a broken water pipe, you will have to pay to fix it. If you have a hard time saving, you’ll lack the cash to take care of all the expensive repairs you will face as a homeowner. If you’re already living paycheck to paycheck, the ongoing financial responsibility of owning a home is likely to land you in debt.

For more information on renting an apartment in Raleigh, NC, contact Auston Grove Apartments.

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Reasons To Move To Raleigh, NC

Reasons To Move To Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 13, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCThose who live in North Carolina know it is the best place in the world to live! From our stunning natural beauty to our incredible man-made wonders, we’re lucky to call the Tar Heel State ‘home.’ While some prefer to live in one of the state’s picturesque small towns, others love the vibe of a bigger city. If you like an urban atmosphere that offers plenty of green space and a lot of opportunity, you should drop everything and move to Raleigh. Here’s why.

1. Our capital city is a pretty fabulous place to live.

With around 450,000 residents, it's just the right size - large enough to offer all the many amenities of a big city, but small enough to maintain a low crime rate, plenty of green space and more of a "hometown" feeling than a city with millions.

2. Raleigh is the third best city in the country for young families.

We think it's actually the BEST city for young families, but the site Value Penguin ranked us third in the nation based on 16 criteria. Raleigh is a great place when it comes to outdoor recreation, housing, safety and the availability of healthcare.

3. Raleigh is a top moving destination.

United Van Lines ranked Raleigh fifth in the nation for the number of moves into the city. With neighborhoods like this, it's easy to see why people want to move here.

4. Did we mention Raleigh's undeniable beauty?

We might be biased, but we can't help but think that Raleigh easily qualifies as one of the prettiest cities anywhere.

5. Indeed.com says that Raleigh is the second easiest city in the country to find a job.

If you need a job, Raleigh is your place! Our city came in second in the nation, right behind San Jose, CA. That ranking was based on the number of available job listings.

6. Looking for a tech job? Raleigh is the perfect place.

The New York Times notes that the number of tech jobs in Raleigh increased over 38 percent between 2010 and 2015. It's the second-highest increase in the country, right after San Francisco. Coders and techies are happy here indeed.

7. We have some of the coolest museums, hands down.

Sure, lots of cities have a Natural Science Museum, but does theirs look this awesome?

8. Money Magazine named Raleigh the "Best Big City in the Southeast."

Raleigh made the list because of its parks and green spaces, housing, low crime and excellent schools. Money Magazine also pointed out that the many transportation options in the city make it easy to get from here to there.

9. Forbes ranks Raleigh 3rd in the nation for young professionals.

If you're just getting your career started, Raleigh is perfect. You'll enjoy low unemployment, good pay and excellent growth opportunities here. And, you'll find a thriving social scene with lots of other people your age who are starting their careers, too.

10. If you've served our country, Raleigh is one of your best choices.

WalletHub.com pulled data from 100 U.S. cities to find out which are the best for veterans, and Raleigh ranked 8th. Factors included access to medical care, number of jobs related to military skills, economic wellness and educational opportunities for those returning from deployment. Raleigh loves our veterans, and is proud to offer plenty of opportunities for them when they return from overseas.

These are just 10 reasons to love living in Raleigh – we’re sure you can come up with more! For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC contact Auston Grove.

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Is Owning or Renting Better for Your Wallet?

Is Owning or Renting Better for Your Wallet?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 06, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCPart of being smart with your money means managing how much you buy. And while that might be as simple as not buying goods you don’t need, it might also mean considering alternatives to buying — like renting or leasing — to save money.

Opting to rent something has its own set of benefits. For example, you rarely have to make a large upfront payment the way you would with a purchase and you likely won’t need to worry about the ongoing cost of maintenance. However, rental costs can add up to more than you’d ever pay for an item in the first place, so it’s important to consider whether renting truly saves you money.

To help, we talked to the experts to find out when renting is the better option and when it’s better to buy.

Home vs. apartment

The decision to rent or buy a home usually isn’t purely financial. You might also crave the stability and pride of owning or the freedom to renovate and landscape how you want. But there are a few factors that make renting the better financial choice — namely, location.

Renting usually makes sense unless you are pretty sure you will stay in one home for at least five years. This is because there are several thousand dollars of transaction costs that come with buying, financing and, eventually, selling a home.

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC contact Auston Grove.

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Raleigh, NC: City With Cheap Rent and Good Jobs for New College Grads

Raleigh, NC: City With Cheap Rent and Good Jobs for New College Grads

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCThere are certain things that as a new college graduate you have little control over, such as when you're forced to join the real world. If you happened to graduate in 2008 — when the economy was hemorrhaging jobs while the stock and housing markets were collapsing — you were somewhat out of luck. Still, there were things you could have done to improve your financial odds even in the Great Recession, such as picking a city with the best odds of finding a good-paying job and an affordable place to live.

Which begs the question: Where are those cities for young grads today?

The real estate site Trulia and the careers site Indeed have teamed up to look at which cities provide the best combination of affordable rental properties and the types of jobs that typically employ new grads.

Their conclusion: Finding the ideal place to work and live is tricky, because the market in which you might find the best-paying jobs may also happen to be too pricey for a 22-year-old to afford rent.

There are parts of the country that have the highest percentage of jobs that were amenable to those right out of college. Almost a third of all postings in San Jose were "grad-friendly," and recent grads could expect to earn around $3,333 a month.

Trouble is, all of that economic activity has dramatically driven up demand and prices for homes and apartments. In the San Jose market, new grads can only afford 2.5% of the available rental listings in the area.

Do new grads have to choose between a paycheck in their pocket or a roof over their head? To an extent, yes.

Yet the researchers note that there are some "sweet spots" that offer the best of both worlds.

MONEY took the data from the survey and organized it a bit differently.

We eliminated any location where less than than 10% of the housing market was accessible to new grads, and then looked at the top job markets among the remaining towns on the list. We found the Top 50 of those markets, Raleigh, NC is number 15.

15. Raleigh, NC
Monthly Income: $2,581
Percentage of Listings Affordable to Recent College Grad: 9.8%.
Percentage of Grad-Friendly Job Postings: 19.3%

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC contact Auston Grove.

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What it's Like to Retire in Raleigh, NC

What it's Like to Retire in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCRaleigh, the capitol of North Carolina, is a fast-growing city in the middle of the state. Raleigh has a diversified economy and is home to several colleges including NC State at Raleigh. This city is one of three in the so-called Research Triangle, the others being Durham and Chapel Hill.

There have been a number of successful projects to bring condominiums, shops, and restaurants to the downtown area. The city has several historic districts including the Fayetteville Historic District.

What is special about Raleigh

Raleigh is the fast growing NC capital named to several "10 Best" lists. Not all retirees will appreciate the notice from the Wall St. Journal - Raleigh was named one of the top 10 cities emerging as the “hottest, hippest destinations” for educated workers in their 20s when the U.S. economy gets moving again.

The Journal cited low cost of living, expanding Ft. Bragg, and highly educated population. There are 8,100 acres of parks, multiple community centers, 112 tennis courts, 8 acquatic centers, and many bike trails and lanes.

Who will like retirement in Raleigh

Folks who are looking for life in a fast-paced, middle-sized city in the south, will like it in Raleigh. It offers a more moderate climate and there is plenty to do.

Local economy is driven by

Banking/ financial services, healthcare, universities, and many corporations.

Climate and Physical Environment

Raleigh is in the middle of the state, part of the Research Triangle region. Average January temperature is about 40 (F.). The mountains are not far away.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

As the state capital Raleigh has a number of significant cultural institutions. Those include African American Cultural Complex, Contemporary Art Museum, Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NCSU, Haywood Hall House & Gardens, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the North Carolina Museum of History. The Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion hosts major concert acts. The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts hosts plays, concerts, ballet, opera, and symphony concerts. The Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School is one of many theater venues.

Crime

The crime rate is very close to the national average.

Medical facilities

Raleigh is home to many hospitals including the Dorothea Dix Hospital.

Transportation

The Raleigh-Durham Airport offers convenient service. Amtrak stops in Raleigh. Capital Area Transit System provides bus service through the region. Raleigh is considered below average in walkability when compared to other cities.

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC contact Auston Grove.

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Apartment Hunting Tips

Apartment Hunting Tips

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCFirst and foremost, is it your first time moving out of the house into your own apartment? That means you don’t have experience apartment hunting, and it can be a problem. Are you working on a limited budget and need a roommate to share the apartment and rental fees with? Do you go to work and is restricted to finding an apartment near the office?

All these play a considerable part when choosing the right apartment for you. Just to make sure you don’t commit a mistake, here are some tips to help you find the perfect apartment:

Choose the right neighborhood

Sometimes the neighborhood is more important than the apartment itself. A nice apartment in a dangerous part of the city is a no-no. But a modest apartment that’s located in a crime-free neighborhood, that’s the perfect place to set up your home.

The apartment should have the right facilities

An apartment is only as good as the quality of its facilities. Sometimes you’ll find an apartment located on the 8th floor and there’s no elevator! It’s important to ask these questions to the apartment owner before you fill out an application form, since some of these require a small fee that’s non-refundable.

Other facilities to watch out for include the size of the kitchen. Some apartment kitchens can fit a wide range of appliances, while others can barely fit a small oven and sink.

Hire the services of an apartment rental company

Hiring an apartment rental company will make the entire process much easier for you, for a fee.

Follow these tips and you should be able to find the perfect apartment for your needs.

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC, contact Auston Grove.

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Raleigh is one of the Most Exciting Cities in North Carolina

Raleigh is one of the Most Exciting Cities in North Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Auston Woods, Raleigh, NCNorth Carolina is no doubt one of the most exciting states in the U.S. You want festivals? North Carolina has you covered. Bars and parties? Absolutely. And don’t even get me started on the restaurant options NC has for all the foodies out there (especially the barbecue lovers).

The point is, this state pretty much has it going on—well, depending on where you are. In the latest analysis here at the Movoto Real Estate Blog, we discovered that not all North Carolina cities are created equally exciting; not by a longshot. Even among the top 50, there were 10 that stood out from the rest:

  1. City of Chapel Hill
  2. City of Wilmington
  3. City of Raleigh
  4. City of Asheville
  5. City of Charlotte
  6. Town of Matthews
  7. Town of Huntersville
  8. City of Durham
  9. City of New Bern
  10. City of Hickory

How We Created This Ranking

For North Carolina’s Most Exciting Places, we used the U.S. Census (2010) to create a list of all of the places in the state with populations of 25,000 or more, which left us with a total of 34 places. Then, we used the U.S. Census and business listing to find relevant data for the following eight criteria:

  • Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
  • Arts and Entertainment per capita (movie theaters, festivals, galleries, theaters, etc.)
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
  • Percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better)
  • Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better)

We then ranked each place from one to 34 according to each criterion, with one being the best possible score. From there, we averaged the rankings for each place into one overall Big Deal Score, with the lowest number being our winner.

So if you think you can handle the excitement, keep reading to find out just what makes each of our top 10 more thrilling than the rest. Otherwise, feel free to head down to the bottom of the post for a look at how all 34 places in the state ranked.

3. Raleigh, NC

The capital city of NC is known as the home to North Carolina State University (hence the 32 percent of people between 18 and 34), being a part of the Research Triangle, and, of course, a whole lot more exciting things. Things like the Lincoln Theater, the Pour House, and the Red Hat Amphitheater. In fact, it was for music venues in particular that Raleigh ranked so well in our analysis, with some of the most per capita. Live music not your thing? Don’t worry, Raleigh has tons of other nightlife options, from the more clubby like Solas to straight up dive bars like The Goat.

If you want more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC contact Abberly Grove.

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One of the Best States To Retire in is North Carolina – Raleigh, NC

One of the Best States To Retire in is North Carolina – Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCMany of us long for a retirement that will feel like going on a permanent vacation. But before we buy that beach bungalow, box up our stuff and break out the Costco-sized wine spritzers, a reality check may be in order.

Bankrate’s latest ranking of the best and worst states to retire finds the fun-in-the-sun places often associated with retirement may have drawbacks as we face aging issues and our savings dwindle. Retiree meccas like Florida and Arizona don’t come close to cracking our top 10.

#20. North Carolina

Many do want to retire somewhere else - It’s no myth that many people dream of moving in retirement. A new Bankrate survey shows that 47% of Americans would consider relocating when they retire. Higher-earning households and younger people are more likely to say so than everyone else.

According to our poll, Americans’ priorities for a retirement haven suggest they’re giving a lot of thought to practical considerations like cost of living and health care.

How we rate the states

To rank the states according to what people say they want in retirement, we pull together data on these eight criteria:

  • Cost of living
  • Healthcare quality
  • Crime
  • Cultural vitality
  • Weather
  • Taxes
  • Senior citizens’ overall well-being
  • The prevalence of other seniors

Two of our categories are new: cultural vitality (whether residents can find fun stuff to do) and the prevalence of other seniors (whether it would be easy to find other retirees to hang out with).

We weight the factors based on the importance they were given in our survey.

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC, contact Auston Grove.

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Big Cities With the Most Affordable Rent Prices – Raleigh, NC

Big Cities With the Most Affordable Rent Prices – Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCLet's Face It: Rent Is Expensive

Your rent check is probably one of your biggest (and often most dreaded) expenses. And, depending on where you live, this expense can take up a sizable amount of your paycheck. But it’s an essential, so every month, we write that check.

That said, how much your budget can truly afford for rent each month is probably one of the biggest considerations you’ll make if it comes time to relocate. Well, that and if your credit is in a good enough place to even get your application approved for some new digs. (Not sure about that last part? You can take a look at two of your free credit scores, updated every 14 days, on Credit.com and come fully prepared to the meeting with your real estate agent.)

And what if it’s time not just for a new apartment but for a new city altogether? Whether you’re looking to move to a new city to help further your career or simply because you’re ready for a change of scenery, affordability is a big deal. And that’s where this list of just how affordable it is to rent a one-bedroom apartment in 20 of the biggest U.S. cities can come in handy.

4. Raleigh, North Carolina
Average Rent-to-Income: 23%
Average Monthly Rent: $1,037

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Auston Grove Apartments

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