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Owning a Home Can Often be a Challenge

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VAIn their pursuit to find the perfect house, many renters have been surprised by how many homeowners have tried to deter them from taking the real estate plunge.

It’s no secret that owning property can be a great investment but, apparently, it can also be a challenge.

Here are 5 of the top reasons to remain a renter:

1) Hidden costs: Forking over cash for everything from property taxes, to a new boiler, to a lawn care can really add up. As a renter, you know exactly what that roof over your head will set you back each month, and no broken pipes are going to eat into your entertainment budget.

2) Tax letdown: Those alleged tax advantages don't quite exist anymore. Fluctuating property taxes and the fact that you cannot deduct a loss on the sale of your home give some serious pause.

3) Stunted social life: The average homeowner tends to spend less time on active leisure or with friends, experiences more negative feelings during time spent with friends, derives less joy from love and relationships and is also less likely to enjoy being with people.

4) All tied down: Although you may have lived in the same apartment for more than a decade, it is nice to know you can move your family to Paris with little hassle, should the opportunity arise.

5) The big debt: This ties in with #4 above. Although it has a marginally nicer name, having a mortgage is having a debt. Unless you have a lot of cash to burn, investing in a home puts you in the hole.

There are many good reasons to buy property. Topping the list is the desire to leave something substantial to children. However, being mindful of the disadvantages can help prevent you from rushing into an imperfect place.

For more information on renting an apartment in Blacksburg, VA, contact Hethwood.



Blacksburg is One of Best Places to Live in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VABlacksburg is among the top choices of the Best Places to Live in Virginia.

Beautiful nature landscapes and a growing economy are two of the many livability advantages in Virginia, and here is more about this fine city that made the list in The Old Dominion State:


Home to Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg is a city where more than 85 percent of residents have a college degree. Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center houses many high-profile company tenants like Honeywell and the National Weather Service, and Blacksburg citizens receive top healthcare thanks to Montgomery Regional Hospital.

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



The Best Time to Move when Renting

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VAIf your moving dates are relatively flexible it can be a good idea to time your move. The best time to find your next apartment depends on your ultimate goal: Are you more interested in having several options to choose from, or do you want to save more money on your rental?

Want Options.  Most Americans move between May and September. During the spring, recent college graduates are moving out of their apartments and younger kids are out of school on summer break, making moves easier on families. The weather is also generally more accommodating to move during the warmer months. All of these factors result in a dynamic rental market with more turnover during this time of the year as compared to most other months.

However, there are some downsides of apartment hunting during the peak season: There will be greater demand from renters vying for rental units, which means you may have to act more quickly in making a decision about a rental so as not to lose it to another interested renter, and there is less opportunity to negotiate.

Want to Save Money.   If you're looking to save money on moving costs and your monthly rent, you'll want to look for apartments during the winter months. Winter is notoriously slow for apartment hunting. In addition, your first few months in your apartment will also reflect the highest energy bills you're likely to incur during your time living in your new place so your monthly costs are only going to go down with time.

Without a lot of wiggle room, you're probably going to end up paying whatever is necessary to find a great apartment. However, that doesn't make seasonal information moot – use your knowledge of seasonal rental trends to your advantage! For example, if you're looking to move during the fall, use your knowledge of the upcoming slow season to find a place.

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

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Ways to Get Romantic in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VAValentine's Day is a week away. Here are some ideas on how to get romantic this Valentine's Day in Virginia

  1. Dine upscale while tasting the local flavor.
  2. Take your relationship to new heights at one of Virginia's mountain peaks.
  3. Give the gold medal treatment with samples of award-winning craft beverages or head to a winery for a quiet tasting together.
  4. Relax in luxury with a couples massage at a Virginia spa.
  5. Cuddle by the fire at a Virginia Mountain Resort.
  6. Share a kiss at a kissing bridge, if you can!

Or try one of these ideas right around Blacksburg:


Venue: Beliveau Estate Winery
Price: $75 per person
Date: 02/10/2018
Location: Blacksburg


Venue: Beliveau Estate Winery
Price: $25 per person
Date: 02/11/2018 and 02/11/2018
Location: Blacksburg


Venue: Chantilly Farm Barn
Price: Free event admission. $1 per chocolate tasting
Date: 02/10/2018
Location: Floyd



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