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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.

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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.

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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.

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Drink Beer with Your Dog in Charlotte

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteThere’s no need to leave your furry friend behind at your apartment in Charlotte, NC during patio season. These watering holes invite owners to lap up local suds with their pups in tow.

There are few things worse than watching your beloved pooch longingly press its snout against the window as you depart for a day spent enjoying Charlotte’s booming beer scene. But while North Carolina law prevents you from bringing your dog inside your favorite spots, that doesn’t have to put a damper on the fun. Your four-legged pal is still welcome to keep you company as you put in patio time around town.

Birdsong Brewing Co. has a spacious outdoor area that offers just enough shade on sunny days. The brewery frequently hosts food trucks and puts on events like yoga classes (insert downward dog joke here) and live music.

If your pup is in the market for new friends, head to Sycamore Brewing. The popular choice always has plenty of four-legged visitors.

Grab a Jam Session and belly up to a picnic table at NoDa Brewing Company’s large outdoor space, complete with tasty eats from TIN Kitchen Food Truck.

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is a pooch’s paradise, with a sprawling 8-acre beer garden.

And on Triple C Brewing Co.’s patio, you can sample the ever-popular Golden Boy Blonde Ale or the Baby Maker Double IPA, then grab lunch from one of the rotating food trucks parked on-site.

Beyond Charlotte’s many breweries, the city is home to a number of bars that cater to your canine and your personal need for play time. Tucked in between Plaza Midwood and NoDa, Hattie’s Tap & Tavern is an unassuming neighborhood favorite with a dog-friendly patio, rotating tap list, and regular Bingo and karaoke nights.

You’ll find a similar atmosphere at AvidXchange Music Factory’s VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, which offers jumbo-sized versions of your favorite childhood games, like Connect 4 or Jenga, on a dog-friendly patio. (Just make sure the volleyball courts remain unmarked territory.)

Looking for something off-leash? The massive mural decorating NoDa’s The Dog Bar pays homage to pups of all shapes and sizes. Your furry friend will feel right at home in this enclosed play place, which only asks that all hounds be up to date on vaccinations and fixed before visiting.

The same rules apply for Lucky Dog Bark and Brew. The perfect cross between a dog park and a bar, the indoor-outdoor space invites pups to frolic off-leash while owners sip brews at the bar.

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Charlotte, NC is a Happy City

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteThe U.S. Declaration of Independence speaks about the “pursuit of happiness” as a universal right Everyone gets joy from different things, whether it’s family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. But what people might not realize is that where you live may also determine how happy you are.

Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money.

As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 28 key indicators of happiness, ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day. Read on for our findings, methodology and expert commentary from a panel of researchers.

Charlotte, NC ranks 51 out of 182 top ranked cities.

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Spacious Apartments in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteLife is a journey. Start here. Close to everything, yet far from ordinary. Auston Woods is redefining what a luxury apartment home can be. Our gated community is tucked away in a natural setting, yet only one mile from Northlake Mall, minutes from I-77 and I-485! We are a short drive from Uptown and the Lake Norman area. Serenity has never been more convenient. Our unique apartments in Charlotte, NC combine convenience, comfort, and technology for today's lifestyle. Our beautiful interiors are designed to optimize the way you live, work and play. We also have an Interactive Clubhouse with Billards Room you have to see to believe.

The unique apartment homes at Auston Woods combine convenience, comfort and technology for today's lifestyle. While living at Auston Woods, you are a short drive from prime shopping and dining locations including the Perimeter Business Park. But, that's not all...you are also located conveniently near University Research Park, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and all kinds of entertainment and nightlife.

The beautifully designed interiors are designed to optimize the way you live, work and play. 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. To find out more, contact Auston Woods.

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April is NC Beer Month, Celebrate it in Charlotte!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteNorth Carolina is for beer lovers. Craft breweries flourish famously in the mountains, with urban flair in the Piedmont and with character along the coast. The number of breweries stands at more than 250 statewide — it’s hard to keep an up-to-date count with new breweries constantly rising on the beerscape, but we know that North Carolina has the highest total between Pennsylvania and Texas.

Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Hickory — all celebrate regional beer culture with festivals, beer weeks and other events. In April 2018, Visit North Carolina and the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will join forces to host NC Beer Month for its sixth year.

Why celebrate North Carolina beer? Because the state is one of the best for craft brewing with unique and exceptional flavors. Medals from the Great American Beer Festival and The World Beer Cup. Raves for Ninja Porter, Death by Hops, Black Radish and Papa Jade IPA. Beer to be tasted by the flight and savored by the session. Beer that abides by the Reinheitsgebot purity law and beer that innovates on a rich agricultural heritage.

If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC you may be interested on what our area has to offer NC Beer Month.

The Charlotte area shines as a beer destination with three dozen breweries in operation or on the way, including Olde Mecklenburg, NoDa, Lenny Boy, Birdsong, Sycamore, Heist, Legion and Free Range. Visit a few in one day with Charlotte Brews Cruise, Charlotte Brewery Tours or Trolley Pub Charlotte. Grab a pint at Growlers Pourhouse or VBGB Beer Hall & Garden. Fill your growler at the Beer Growler, Tank’s Tap at 7th Street Public Market or a choice bottle shop like Carolina Beer Temple or Rhino Market & Deli. And for brews, sports and outdoor adventure, don’t miss the beer gardens at BB&T Ballpark, Spectrum Center and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

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Is Charlotte A Good Place To Retire?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteSee how retirement-friendly Charlotte is, based on cost of living, crime rate, health care and more.

When it comes to your eventual retirement destination, you might be leaning towards a city based on its amount of sunlight and quality of golf courses. And while both of those things are certainly important, there are plenty of other factors to consider once you're off that 9-to-5 schedule.

Bankrate.com ranked the top 50 U.S. cities for retirement based on things like cost of living, crime rate, and public transportation, along with and the overall well-being of seniors, as measured by the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. And as it turns out, the places that offer seniors the best standard of living aren't all the cities you'd expect.

See how Charlotte fared overall below, then dive into the in-depth report here on Bankrate.com.

Charlotte ranked #13 based on the following criteria:

  • Cost of Living: Very Low
  • Crime Rate: Low
  • Health Care Quality: Average
  • Percentage Of People Over 65 Years Old: Below Average
  • Public Transportation: Poor
  • Taxes: Average
  • Things To Do: Below Average
  • Weather: Average
  • Well Being: Good

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Charlotte is Among the Best Cities in America to Live

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteNorth Carolina’s two largest cities are among the best cities in America to live.

In an analysis of nearly 600 U.S. cities with populations of more than 65,000, finance website 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data in nine major categories: crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.

Raleigh was ranked No. 10 in America. Charlotte was No. 26.

“North Carolina has one of the largest brain gains – more college graduates are staying in the state than leaving – in the country. This has contributed to high educational attainment in cities across the state. In Raleigh, 50.8 percent of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, far more than the 31.3 percent national share.”

Charlotte was listed with a population of 842,029, a median home value of 201,500, a poverty rate of 13.4 percent and a bachelor’s degree rate of 44.1 percent.

“Charlotte is one of two cities in North Carolina with populations expanding at a near nation-leading pace and (is) among the 50 best places to live,” according to the website. “Charlotte’s population increased by 24.7 percent over the past 10 years, more than three times the U.S. growth rate and the most of any city in North Carolina other than Raleigh or Cary.”

“Charlotte’s rapid growth is largely supported by a prosperous economy. North Carolina was one of the first states to allow banks to operate multiple branches within a single state, a regulation that led to banks rapidly expanding throughout Charlotte and the surrounding region. Today, Charlotte is home to the headquarters of Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo. Financial services is one of many sectors leading employment growth in the city, which was more than double the U.S. employment growth rate from 2014 to 2016. Charlotte is also home to numerous entertainment amenities, including an NFL team, an NBA team and the Carowinds amusement park.”

The website used census data, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, Bureau of Labor statistics, school test score data, Department of Education statistics, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data and more to determine the rankings.

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Charlotte, NC: One of the Best Cities For Singles In North Carolina 2018

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteWe used science and data to determine which cities in North Carolina have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do. Are you trying to find love in North Carolina?

Either way, we’ve got you covered here. At least, we’ll point you in the right direction – which is why you came here in the first place, right?

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who have remained single (not married) is growing. That means, people are dating a lot longer than they used to.

There are many reasons for that, including financial and cultural. And, we suspect smartphones and social media has a lot to do with it, too. After all, we’re all a lot more distracted these days.

If you live in North Carolina, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Tar Heel State ranks in the top 10 when it comes to number of people over the age of 18 who aren’t married, or in a serious relationship. That’s great news for people looking for their match.

So, where are the best cities for singles in North Carolina? We’ve got the answers here.

These are the best cities for singles in North Carolina. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  • #3. Charlotte, NC

If you live in or really close to one of these cities, and you’re single, you should probably get out more often. And stop staring at your phone. Just sayin’.

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

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Abberly Woods Apartment Homes

5301 Roundstone Way, Charlotte, NC 28216

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