Auston Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P


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Becoming Your Own Boss – Are You Cut Out to be an Entrepreneur?

Becoming Your Own Boss – Are You Cut Out to be an Entrepreneur?

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thinking about starting a business in Raleigh?

This is the greatest time in Raleigh to become an entrepreneur than ever before.  It doesn’t matter your age, sex, race or background.

Being older or younger does not qualify nor disqualify you from being an entrepreneur and owning your own business.  If you can find the inspiration then you can create what you desire.

You can use the website to gather different career paths ideas or entrepreneurial ventures and see what you like.


The question to ask isn’t what can I do or how can I get started?  But how can I get inspired?  Inspiration will land you in the right place and give you the motivation that you need to get going.

Do you know if you are cut out to be an entrepreneur?  Put yourself in the place to be.  See if you could job shadow someone who is doing what you want to be doing.  Or even do an informational interview and ask someone questions that is in the industry that you are interested being in.


It will take lots of time to start and run your own business.  Are you up for the long weekends working or in your apartment burning the midnight oil?

Do your research before stepping out into a business commitment. has tons of information on this subject.  Watch this video with Maggie Mistal about how to start a business that works for you.

FYI: You Can Rent An Apartment Home

FYI: You Can Rent An Apartment Home

Darren Kincaid - Friday, August 20, 2010


As a resident of Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh you have made the choice to rent at our community and enjoy the many benefits and perks of renting an apartment home from HHHunt.  Although you truly enjoy the convenience, service, freedom, and flexibility that comes from renting an apartment home at (property name), some of you still feel pressured to buy a home.  This pressure can come from other family members, realtors, friends, and the media but there are so many smart reasons to continue to rent your home.  Have a look at what Associated Content has to say about Renting an Apartment Home Forever.

Your Home, Your Choice

How do you feel about this?  Do you have a burning desire to own a home?  Are you perfectly satisfied with renting an apartment?  Tell us about it in the comment box.

Jennifer Moran ~ HHHunt

30 Years on a Mortgage!? Apartment Living.

30 Years on a Mortgage!? Apartment Living.

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Most of the time, banks and sales agents do not always give you the whole story when taking out a mortgage on a home. The amount of interest that you pay to the bank is pretty eye opening.  For instance, on a 30-year mortgage of $200,000 at 5.5% interest, your monthly payment would be $1135.58.  What this does not include is the monthly cost for property taxes, insurance, and maintenance which can easily cost an additional $200 – $300 per month depending on the value of your home.

Also, most individuals who purchase a home are not always well informed about the amount of principal that is being paid with their monthly mortgage payment.  In this particular example, this person would pay $68,122 over the course of 5 years in mortgage payments but only $15,367 of this would be applied to the principal!!  The other $52,755 goes entirely to INTEREST!   The other $12,000 to $18,000 in real estate taxes, insurance, and maintenance is on top of the $52,755 over a 5 year period.

Although you do build equity when you buy a home, the first several years of a mortgage involve paying much more towards interest than towards the principal.  See for yourself.  Check out mortgage payment calculator.  You can input different scenarios and view your own amortization schedule.  Just remember, this will not include taxes, insurance, maintenance costs (usually 1% of the value of the house per year), HOA fees, decorating fees, higher utility costs, etc.

Jennifer S. Moran

Did You Know That Renters Insurance Covers Hotel Stays?

Did You Know That Renters Insurance Covers Hotel Stays?

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Some of the benefits for renters insurance are listed below…

You’ve moved in, set up phone service and changed your mailing address. What’s left to do? Get renter’s insurance to protect your precious belongings from unexpected perils like theft, flood or fire!

Renters insurance also covers your valuables kept in garage and storage’s. Our property owner’s insurance covers the buildings, not personal valuables inside, but for a low monthly premium you can insure yourself against future problems.

Renters insurance can cover hotel stays and eating out should it become necessary to do so due to not having access to your apartment. You can often work with the company that insures your vehicle to get a group deal and you will barely notice the increase. Please contact an insurance representative immediately for peace of mind.

Stop by the office to speak with some one about renter’s insurance or call 888-319-0115.  You can also get free quotes online at

Party By The Pool and Play It Safe. Pool Party Tonight!

Party By The Pool and Play It Safe. Pool Party Tonight!

Darren Kincaid - Monday, August 02, 2010


Auston Grove Apartments Pool Party in Raleigh, NC
Everyone is in great anticipation for our Pool Party tonight.  Here are a few safety tips to keep you on the safe side.
Please abide by the no jumping and no diving rules.  This rule is in place for your safety.

Keep your guests in line.  We like your friends because they are your friends and you are our resident.  But when your friends get out of line then it is your responsibility to keep any situation under control.

Keep an eye on small children.  Little children like to run around a lot and it only takes a moment for them to get out of our site.  Accidents can happen and that’s why we need to keep an extra on the little one’s whether they are with us or not.

Here is another rule.  Have Fun!!!

See you tonight.  More Safety Tips for the pool

Party By the Pool and Play it Safe

500 Million Friends Facebook 3rd Largest Country in the World

500 Million Friends Facebook 3rd Largest Country in the World

Darren Kincaid - Friday, July 23, 2010

Facebook is now the 3rd Largest Country in the World!

Earlier this week Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement that Facebook has reached 500 million friends; 500 million active users.

500 Million Friends

The word of half a billion users came with quite a fanfare and it should by all means do so.  From humbled beginnings in a Harvard dorm room to being in numbers the third largest nation in the world this is quite a feet for anyone, let alone the 26 year old interview shy, CEO Mark Zukerberg.

Mark Z. was interviewed by Diane Sawyer and ABC World News you can hear the scoop and even more questions that some of the Facebook fans have asked.

Congratulations Facebook from Auston Grove Apartments ^_^

Social Media Boom

Social Media Boom

Darren Kincaid - Friday, July 16, 2010

Hey Auston Grove,

Social media is blowing up like the Fourth of July and everybody is trying to get a hold on it.  What do you know about social media?  Take a look at this video from Socialnomics and hopefully it will expand your understanding about the internet and social media.  Have a great weekend.

Spinach-and-Ricotta Stuffed Shells Veggie Recipe

Spinach-and-Ricotta Stuffed Shells Veggie Recipe

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, July 14, 2010

When the kids don’t want to eat their veggies then call in the reinforcements:  Cheese and shells- slide the spinach under the cheese and shells.

We have so many great chef’s living among us at Auston Grove Apartments maybe we can all swap recipes.  I found this recipe on and wanted to share it.  I remember one evening going over to my sister’s apartment for supper.  Her and her husband have three beutiful children together and they always try to skim on the veggies.  She has to find creative ways to sneak vegetables into the meals and she does it so well because the food is always scrumptious.

When I found this recipe for Spinach-and-Ricotta Stuffed Shells I thought about the night my sister blended up some beats and mixed it in with the stew and meatloaf.  If I hadn’t seen her add those beats and vegetables with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it.  The kids didn’t believe it at all because they cleaned there plates with out saying a word.

This is a recipe for being sneaky with veggies so that everyone gets there fair serving of the green stuff.

This meal takes about 20 minutes to prepare and an hour for cooking.  You can serve six with the ingredients displayed and the cost per serving is about $2.24.

The first thing you’ll need is:

24  jumbo pasta shells
1  15-oz. container ricotta
2  cups  shredded mozzarella
1/2  cup  shredded Parmesan
1  10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1  large egg, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper
1  teaspoon  Italian seasoning
Pinch of ground nutmeg

There is no rush to prepare this recipe tonight is Wednesday Dominoes will have $5 pizza’s at the clubhouse from 5-6pm.  In the mean time you can gather all of the ingredients.  When you are ready to prepare this meal click on the picture of  Spinach-and-Ricotta Stuffed Shells and enjoy.

What Happens When I’m Agree?

What Happens When I’m Agree?

Darren Kincaid - Friday, July 09, 2010

I personally have witnessed two random acts of anger in the last two weeks which prompted me to think about how the situations could have been entirely different if someone had chosen the kinder road.

As a nation, we are stressed.  This stress leads to health problems, relationship problems, and random acts of anger and hostility.

“Be nice and smile to everyone you meet. You don’t know what they are going through, and they may need that smile. And treasure it.”
  ~Christine M. Huppert

I can personally say that I feel MUCH better when I am nice to someone versus when I am short or angry with them.   These random acts of hostility and anger are unfortunately CONTAGIOUS.

People on the receiving end become stressed and are much more likely to treat others with anger and hostility.  I challenge each of you to practice random acts of kindness for the next 30 days and then let us know the result.

I bet that each of you who meet this challenge will feel less stressed, more happy, and more peaceful at the end of the month.  Just check out this article for random acts of kindness and see more ideas and reasons why they can be good for you!

How do you feel about kindness Auston Grove?  Could the random acts of anger be causing more stress in your life?

American Baseball: Rick Monday Saves The American Flag

American Baseball: Rick Monday Saves The American Flag

Darren Kincaid - Friday, July 02, 2010

Center fielder, Robert James “Rick” Monday, Jr better known as Rick Monday is a Baseball Legend. But oddly after 19 years in the MLB he is not know for his number of home-runs or batting average nor his number of strike outs. Rick Monday is known for his patriotic and heroic save of the U.S. Flag. Meet Monday yourself and watch this patriotic video, American baseball at it’s finest. Happy Independence Day America.

Auston Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

Call: 833-779-8856
View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P