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2018 Best Places To Live: Charlotte, NC Make US News Rankings

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteU.S. News & World Report has released its 2018 Best Places to Live in the United States ranking. Charlotte made the list.

Affordability, the availability of jobs and quality of life are all things people consider when deciding where to move. U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Places to Live in the United States shows people are moving to the South, Western states and the Midwest. Charlotte came in at 22nd place in the ranking of the country's 125 largest metropolitan areas.

In North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham was ranked No. 13, Charlotte No. 22, Asheville No. 24, Winston-Salem No. 43 and Greensboro No. 60.

When deciding on a place to settle down, it's important to understand that where a person lives can impact their well-being. U.S. News created the Best Places to Live to highlight areas across the country that have the characteristics residents are looking for, including steady job growth and affordability. The top-ranked places are areas where citizens can feel the most fulfilled socially, physically and financially.

To come up with the 2018 Best Places to Live ranking, U.S. News looked at data from the Census Bureau, FBI and Department of Labor. The various qualities residents look for — for example, the job market, affordability and quality of life — were weighted according to the results of the of a public survey in which 2,500 random internet users in 125 metro areas were asked where they would prefer to live.

Americans were less interested in the number of people moving in or out of a metro area and the strength of the job market than they were in overall quality of life and affordability.

Charlotte, North Carolina is ranked:

#22 in Best Places to Live
#22 in Best Places to Retire

For more information on apartments in Charlotte, NC contact Auston Woods.

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Memorial Day 2018: Events In Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteMemorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.

If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC and are looking for ways to show your gratitude to the women and men who've lost their lives while defending our country, then you have plenty of opportunities to do so in the Charlotte area this year.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War. It became an official federal holiday in 1971, and many Americans observe it by visiting cemeteries or memorials, at family gatherings and by participating in parades. It marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

Here is a list of Memorial Day events in the Charlotte and Lake Norman region on Monday, May 28, 2018:

  • Mark the Memorial Day weekend by getting your groove on at Circle K Speed Street. Music and NASCAR converge in this annual festival that takes over the streets of Uptown Charlotte.
  • The U.S. National Whitewater Center is hosting its annual Memorial Day celebration, which kicks off with a 9 a.m. Memorial Day Trail Race, followed by yoga sessions, performances and fireworks.
  • Carowinds hosts Military Days, where active, inactive or retired service men and women can get free park admission with a valid military ID card. The event runs Sunday, May 27 through Monday, May 28, as well as Monday, July 2 through Sunday, July 8, 2018.

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Should I Rent or Own in Charlotte, NC?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteWith 10 months left on a 2-year lease, my husband and I are tripping over ourselves in the rent vs. buy dance.

Buying seems like the next most logical life step for two gainfully employed recently wed 30-somethings. With a mortgage we’d pay less for more space and have something to call our own. We’d finally feel settled, build up equity and do typical HGTV things like renovate bathrooms over and over again.

But at what cost?

For us, buying would most likely mean moving further outside the city, adding an undesirable commute and a tax on our most valuable asset: time. It would mean dropping hefty sums of money on unexpected expenses for things I’ve always taken for granted in my rentals like roofs and air conditioners and carpet. It would mean tying ourselves to a multi-hundred-thousand dollar anchor.

Most people will try to talk you out of renting with a logical financial argument in favor of buying. They’re not wrong. It just makes mathematical sense that in most major American metros, buying is cheaper than renting in the long run.

And then there’s the social pressure. Once I was trying to convince a friend to sell her place, move closer to the city and rent an apartment like mine since the commute was wearing on her. Her response was that she didn’t want to “go backwards” in life. It had never occurred to me that I was behind because I didn’t own a house.

For me, financing a suburban American dream I don’t want to live doesn’t make sense. Where most look at homeownership as a step in the right direction towards personal and financial success, I see it as a big expensive burden that moves me deeper into debt (albeit a strategic investment) and further away from my desired urban, unrooted, minimalist lifestyle. That’s hard to maintain as a first-time homebuyer.

So we decided we’re not in a rush to buy.

I’m sure home buying will be for us eventually, but for now we’re content to save up some more cash and relish the often overlooked finer things of the renter’s life.

Renters don’t have to fix even the simplest things that break — Our door lock busted the other day. I called our landlord and he had a locksmith there to fix it (on his dime) pronto. Could I change out a lock? Yes. Would I rather someone else do it? Yes.

The biggest renovation decision a renter has to make is what color paint to use.

Renters don’t have to buy or replace expensive basic life necessities — I’d be content to go my entire life never ever paying money for a toilet.

The bank doesn’t have your life by the throat for 30 years — Home buying is smart debt if you do it right but debt makes me queasy regardless. I save up and pay cash for my big purchases. I worked three jobs in grad school to avoid taking out loans. And if I could rummage it up, I’d pay cash for a house. (Might have to be a tiny house though.)

Renters don’t cut the grass — This, of course, depends on your housing situation, but if you’re in an apartment without a lawn or a house rental with built-in HOA maintenance, you’re lawn mower free, my friend.

You can pick up and leave whenever you want — This is the big one for me. If I land in a place I don’t love, I like knowing I’m out at the end of the lease. I also like knowing I could leave the city all together. I’ve been in Charlotte for 6 years. My family is here. My business is here. I should have bought a house a long time ago. I’m not going anywhere. But I like knowing I could go anywhere if I really wanted to. That freedom, I think, is the best part of being a renter.

For more information on apartments in Charlotte, NC, contact Auston Woods.

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More Retirees are Renting

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteAn interesting phenomenon among seniors who are selling their home is their changing attitude about buying another. Younger home sellers are typically focused on quickly buying another home. Their lifestyle has changed and they need to sell and buy another.

Most senior sellers will become senior homebuyers but there is an increasing trend among seniors selling their home: They don’t intend to buy another home and they are making the decision to rent.

“I think we’ll rent for a while” is an increasing response to my question: “Have you thought about your next home?”

Rent? Here are folks who have worked hard all their lives to pay off the mortgage so that they could enjoy retirement in their own home and now they want to rent?

Isn’t renting for the economically challenged, the young millennials, the unstable? Why throw money away renting when equity-rich seniors can sell and buy the home of their dreams?

The homeownership rate for seniors has been declining for the last 10 years as an increasing percentage chose to rent rather than own a home. A recent national survey of seniors who rent were asked the question: Why?

One-out-of-ten planned to buy a home within the next 6 to 12 months, about half could not afford to buy but four-out-of-ten responding seniors who could afford to buy, won’t. They’re content to remain tenants.

Why do you suppose more seniors are choosing to rent than own?

Replacement home too costly

Most seniors who are selling say that they would like to downsize into another, perhaps smaller, single-level home, closer to shopping, medical facilities and family. We have homes meeting that description in our county but they are usually higher in price than the market value of a senior’s existing home.

If family is in the region, perhaps relocating to another state is not an option. Faced with reinvesting all their sale proceeds and perhaps the obligation of a new mortgage, many choose not to sell their home or if they sell, they will rent.

Demands of homeownership

Often seniors don’t have the same physical strength at 60 as they did at 40. Some seniors are physically unable to maintain, remodel or repair everything that’s routinely necessary.

Rural properties require even more attention. Whether clearing brush or mowing the back yard, it takes good health and energy to maintain a home.

Renting is cheaper

Despite what the real estate community would have you believe, every homeowner knows that at the end of the day it’s more expensive to own a home than rent one.

Absent a mortgage, homes are still expensive to maintain. Ask anyone who has had to replace a leaking roof, a new HVAC system or replace a deck.

Retirees likely have less income than when they were working and many depend upon Social Security as their primary source of income to pay household expenses. Renting may not be the lifestyle they would prefer but it is one that they can afford.

Been there, done that

While some seniors enjoy puttering around their home with projects and working in their yard or garden, many don’t. They have spent a lifetime tied to their homes with the responsibilities of ownership while their friends have been vacationing. These seniors do not want another long-term commitment to a home. As tenants, mobility finally becomes an option.

Fear of another real estate bubble

Most of our grandparents never psychologically recovered from the Great Depression. They became compulsive savers, skeptical of debt and leery of investing in the stock market.

The 2008 Great Recession and the collapse of home values left a similar impression on many retirees. They have personally experienced how quickly the value of their home can disappear. They have watched helpless as friends and neighbors lost their home to foreclosures. They know first-hand that the real estate market has up and down cycles and they are not going to get caught in another.

There are 75 million baby boomers who are on the verge of retirement. For the next 20 years an average of 10,000 people each day will reach age 65, which has historically been the retirement phase of life. What’s fascinating is after a lifetime of homeownership more are choosing to rent.

For more information on apartments in Charlotte, NC contact Auston Woods.

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Apartment Hunting in Charlotte, North Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 03, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteOur unique apartments in Charlotte, NC combine convenience, comfort, and technology for today's lifestyle in our apartment homes. Our beautiful interiors are designed to optimize the way you live, work, and play. This is a premiere community with gated entry, double amenity access, and bark park!

These pet friendly apartment homes combine convenience, comfort and technology for today’s lifestyle. The beautifully designed interiors are designed to optimize the way you live, work and play. Enjoy our interactive clubhouse and billiards room. Work-up a sweat at our 24-hr fitness center and Pilates room. Relax by our beautiful resort style pools equipped with an outdoor kitchen. No matter how you look at it Auston Woods is right where you want to be.

Begin your journey at Auston Woods! We are tucked away in a natural setting, yet only one mile from Northlake Mall and around the corner from I-77, and the new I-485! We are also just a short drive from Lake Norman, University Research Park, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and Uptown Charlotte.

Auston Woods Apartments are developer owned and managed by HHHunt for customer service assurance! For more information, contact us.

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Abberly Woods Apartment Homes

5301 Roundstone Way, Charlotte, NC 28216

Call: 833-392-5643
Email UsAbberlyWoods.PropertySite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info
View Map

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

$883-$1,200