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One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VAHethwood Apartments in Blacksburg, VA has been voted #1 by The Collegiate Times for the best Apartment Living Community in Blacksburg, Virginia. Within just minutes of Virginia Tech, we provides door-to-door shuttle service to the university. Our community amenities such as our sparkling pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, hiking and biking trails-Provides the perfect oasis right outside your door!

  • Some Paid Utilities
  • Washer & Dryer In Unit
  • Emergency Maintenance
  • Undergraduate/Graduate/Professional housing
  • Corporate Housing Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Accepts Credit Card Payments
  • Extra Storage Available Upon Request
  • Oversized Closets
  • Sheltered Bus Stops to Virginia Tech
  • Courtesy Carpet Cleaning
  • Public Transportation

Nestled in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains, these apartments in Blacksburg, VA are designed for your lifestyle. We've built a reputation as the premier community for superior services, value and convenience. Professional onsite service staff is available to make your life maintenance and care free, from on call 24-hour emergency response to professional grounds keeping-live in comfort. Experience the value of Hethwood Apartment Homes with money saving utilities included in your rent and an incredible array of community features to expand your quality living experience outside the walls of your home. With our luxurious amenities, business center, and community events-Hethwood Apartment Homes offers you the true experience to Work, Live, and Play!

For more information, contact us.

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Apartment Hunting Tips...From Other Renters

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VAChoosing an apartment in Blacksburg, VA to call home can be challenging. Once you sign a lease, you want to be comfortable, satisfied, and happy in your new home. That means the pressure is on to find something in your price range that won't come with unpleasant surprises in the future.

To help you out, other renters have shared their best advice and tips.

Scope out the ratings

One thing to do when apartment hunting is check the ratings online to see what problems other people have had with the management or the place.  If you go see a place in person, don't be afraid to ask people if they like living there. They'll tell you the truth.

Test the outlets

Bring a phone charger and plug it into all the main outlets, that way you can make sure they work. Some apartments have only one outlet in the bathroom and it doesn't work. It sounds like a minor inconvenience, but you may move that apartment further down on the list if you had known.

Check the cell phone signal

Walk through every room and send a text. Not having cell service in certain parts of your house will make your life so much harder...no one likes having to get dressed and go outside to make a phone call.

Check the fridge

Always see if the fridge and window tracks are clean- that's a good indicator of how clean the apartment really is. And always get things in writing! It will make your life easier later on.

Be willing to move in the off months

You may find the best places when you look at "weird" times, like in September right after everyone in school has found their housing or in January when it's freezing and no one wants to think about moving.

Get renter's insurance

Many renters don't have it because they don't know how cheap it is. It covers all computer, electronics, and belongings for less than the price of a meal. Plus, if you have a car you can usually roll it into your auto insurance to make it even cheaper.

You're not alone if you feel like looking for a place to live is the hardest part of renting. For more information on apartments in Blacksburg, VA contact Hethwood.

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It Can Be Better to Rent a Home

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 05, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VATo some, answering the classic question “is it better to rent or buy?” is easy.

But owning a home isn’t the best move for everyone. For those weighing renting vs. buying, here are a few reasons why renting can be the better choice.

1. You want maximum flexibility

With renting comes the flexibility to stay put for a few months or years without paying much more than a monthly payment. If your job requires you to move every few years or if you’re unsure how long you’ll be in one place, it can make much more sense to rent. The upfront costs of a home purchase can set you back financially if you move too soon after buying.

You might also consider renting if the neighborhood isn’t one you’re set on.

2. Buying is out of reach financially

The price tag on a home can be discouraging, especially if space is important. Some families with kids can’t afford to buy a home in the area they want that’s of similar size and space as the house they rent.

3. You want to avoid maintenance and other added costs

When you rent, your landlord typically has to fix structural defects or other problems such as plumbing or wiring, but once you’re an owner, maintenance and repairs are your responsibility. Shukla in San Jose says upkeep is one of the more surprising things he’s had to invest time and money into since becoming a homeowner.

Many do not factor in the costs of maintaining a home. Maintenance, upgrades, property tax, insurance all add up to additional costs per month beyond the mortgage.

4. Other priorities top homeownership

Location, particularly in relation to work or family, might play a large role in whether you choose to rent instead of buy. Mandel and her husband, for instance, knew they wanted to be close to their extended family in the area.

About 42% of renters believe their housing situation lets them live in a more convenient location. Among millennials, most prefer city living, and two-thirds of these young adults are renters.

Buying a home is not a rational financial decision. It’s an emotional lifestyle decision that has financial ramifications.

If buying doesn’t fit into your lifestyle and financial situation, renting might be the better choice. For more information on apartments in Blacksburg, VA, contact Hethwood.

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Happy New Year from Hethwood Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, VAHappy New Year from Hethwood Apartments. 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 Hethwood Apartments 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

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Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, VAIf 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.

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Renting Now Looks Better Than Before Because Housing Prices are So High

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, VAMillennials locked out of the housing market have this consolation: House prices have shot up so quickly that the financial advantage of being a homeowner is fast eroding in many cities.

While it’s still a better deal to buy in some cities, the economic benefit has narrowed to the point that in some places, for some households, the decision to rent or buy a home may be too close to call.

The shift has come because home prices and interest rates have risen recently, while rents have largely stagnated.

To be sure, owning remains at least a bit cheaper than renting in all 100 of the major cities on Trulia’s list.

Yet that difference has narrowed sharply from last year, when owners were paying roughly 41% less than renters. Add in that many apartment communities have additional amenities that you would pay for if you owned a home as well as eliminating the time spent on home maintenance.

In some popular cities, moreover, the homeowner advantage is close to being erased.

And it wouldn’t take that much to erase those homeowner price advantages altogether, the Trulia data shows. Even a 22% difference could be eliminated if home prices continue to outpace rents — or if interest rates rise.

For instance, Trulia’s calculations are based on a 30-year mortgage rate of 4.1%. If rates climbed 2.7 percentage points to 6.8%, the current homeowner advantage in many cities would disappear completely.

That’s not necessarily an outlandish scenario. While mortgage rates have remained low since the 2008 financial crisis, rates around 7% are much closer to the historical norm. Federal Reserve officials, whose control of short-term interest rates gives them some sway over mortgage prices, expect those short-term rates to rise roughly two to three percentage points over the next few years.

Trulia’s rent vs. buy calculations are based on median homes value and rental prices for April 2017. Trulia also assumed homeowners took out a 30-year mortgage covering 80% of a property’s value and lived in the property for seven years.

That seven-year assumption is key, because there is one scenario where it’s often cheaper to rent than buy: when you plan to stay in a home for just a couple of years.

In that case, one-time costs like the real estate agent’s commission and closing costs loom larger — and you benefit less from your home’s appreciation.

For more information on apartments in Blacksburg, VA contact Hethwood.

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One Bedroom Apartments That Cater to Your Lifestyle

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, VABlacksburg, VA 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. Located minutes from Virginia Tech University and nestled in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the area is bursting with history, nightlife, and Blacksburg’s hidden treasures. With great restaurants and outdoor fun at your fingertips along with tons of charm, you will be happy with your decision to move to an apartment in Blacksburg, VA.

If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment in Blacksburg, VA look no further than Hethwood. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities. We have two different styles of one-bedroom apartments, one offers a den for extra space. It all depends on what you need and what you are looking for.

Located off Prices Fork Road, just a half mile from US 460, two miles from the Virginia Tech campus, and walking distances to Kipps Elementary, Blacksburg Middle, and Blacksburg High Schools. Catch the Blacksburg Transit at a stop just steps away from your apartment home. Add in neighborhood shopping and banking locations in the community and you have the perfect location! Hethwood Apartments offers a tranquil park-like setting with the conveniences of the city lifestyle. Because it's How You Live that matters.

For more information on Hethwood, contact us.

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Holiday Events Around Blacksburg and the Blue Ridge Area

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, Blacksburg, VAThe Town of Blacksburg and the surrounding area hosts a number of festivals and events for people of all ages and interests. No matter the season, there is a holiday event on the schedule and there is something for everyone.

If you live in an apartment in Blacksburg, VA and are looking for fun holiday events taking place throughout the region in the coming weeks, look no further. Here’s a preview of what’s on the calendar for the 2017 holiday season in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

Winter Lights Festival Holiday Parade

Held the first Friday in December. Featuring the Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa at the Lyric, and more. Downtown Merchants' annual open houses, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, holiday specials.

Parades

The marching bands will put on a show and you can decide which group built the most creative float for the numerous holiday parades in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Santa has also been known to make an appearance!

  • Christmas Parade - Downtown Vinton, November 30
  • 61st Annual Salem Christmas Parade - Downtown Salem, December 1
  • Franklin County Christmas Parade - Downtown Rocky Mount, December 3
  • Buchanan Christmas Parade - Downtown Buchanan, December 9
  • City of Roanoke Christmas Parade - Downtown Roanoke, December 9

Holiday Festivals

Enjoy many of the classic holiday flavors and browse from an impressive selection of local gift items at these popular festivals.

  • Dickens of a Christmas - Downtown Roanoke, December 1, 8, 15
  • Gingerbread Festival - Salem Public Library, December 2
  • Ye Olde Salem Christmas - Salem Farmers Market, December 9
  • Historical Holiday Events

Many of our historical sites and museums in Virginia’s Blue Ridge join the fun of the holiday season with special events and features that take you back in time.

  • Fantasyland - O. Winston Link Museum, November 24 - December 21
  • Toys of Christmas Past - Salem Museum, November 24 - January 13
  • Holiday Candlelight Tours - Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, December 1-16
  • An Old Virginia Christmas - Booker T. Washington National Monument, December 2
  • Candy Cane Express - Virginia Museum of Transportation, December 2-3
  • Live Nativity Event - Camp Eagle, December 2-3, 9-10

Tree Lightings

The holiday spirit truly takes over when you join the crowd in the exciting countdown of lighting a Christmas tree.

  • City of Roanoke Christmas Tree Lighting at Dickens of a Christmas - Downtown Roanoke, December 1
  • Roanoke County’s Christmas Tree Lighting - South County Library, December 4

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Happy Thanksgiving from Hethwood Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, VAIt’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!

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Virginia Peanut Pie

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 17, 2017

This pie is inspired by the version served at the Virginia Diner, a landmark restaurant in Wakefield, Virginia, that's renowned for this dessert. If you are hosting Thanksgiving in your apartment in Blacksburg, VA or headed to a loved one's home, this is the perfect dessert.

Hethwood Apartments, VAPie Crust:

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
7 to 8 tablespoons ice water

DIRECTIONS

1. Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea-size pieces remaining. Drizzle 5 tablespoons water over mixture; pulse several times to combine. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until mixture holds together when pinched.

2. For a 9-inch pie, shape dough into two disks and wrap each in plastic. For a slab pie, shape dough into a rectangle and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 1 day, or freeze up to 3 months; thaw overnight in refrigerator before using.

Pie:

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 disk of the pie crust (above)
3 large eggs, room temperature
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup golden syrup, such as Lyle's
2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more for serving (optional)
1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted Virginia peanuts
Vanilla ice cream, for serving

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to an 11-inch round. Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish; trim edges to a 1/2-inch overhang. Tuck overhang under and crimp edges with the tines of a fork; freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

2. Line crust with parchment and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake until bottom no longer looks wet, about 25 minutes. Carefully remove parchment and beans; continue baking until light golden, about 10 minutes more. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

3. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add butter, brown sugar, syrup, vinegar, flour, salt, vanilla, and cayenne; whisk until smooth. Coarsely chop 1 cup peanuts and stir into egg mixture, then pour into cooled crust. Scatter remaining 1/2 cup peanuts evenly over top.

4. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is puffed slightly and set, 40 to 50 minutes (if crust is browning too quickly, tent with foil). Let cool completely on wire rack. Slice and serve, with scoops of ice cream lightly sprinkled with cayenne.

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