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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



What's it Like to Live in Blacksburg, VA?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VABlacksburg, VA, some 12,000 acres nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany mountains, is special. Home to about 42,600 local residents, the town is considered small by most any standard, but don’t let its size or location fool you.

Because of its award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live and has earned a reputation nationwide as a well-managed, stable, and forward-looking community.

Established in 1798 and now Virginia’s largest town, Blacksburg lies within Montgomery County, which has a population of some 95,000.

Vibrant and engaging, Blacksburg’s downtown offers unique stores, art galleries, and eclectic restaurants. The area’s wide red-brick sidewalks, Victorian street lamps, and park benches encourage foot traffic and make meeting folks easy.

Quick Facts

  • In 2012, www.homes.com ranked Blacksburg No. 1 on its “Top 10 Cities to Raise a Family” listing, citing the presence of Virginia Tech and numerous economic opportunities.
  • In 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek named Blacksburg the best place in the United States to raise children.
  • A high-tech, professional environment, Blacksburg is one of the most “wired” communities on the planet.
  • In the National Citizens Survey, Blacksburg residents gave the highest ratings to their town’s appearance, openness, and acceptance, as well as its many cultural opportunities, safety, and low crime rate.
  • Blacksburg has been ranked among the nation’s best places to live by Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Men’s Journal, 50 Best Small Southern Towns, The Sporting News, and Retirement Places Rated.
  • Outside Magazine ranked Blacksburg a top-10 “dream town” for outdoors enthusiasts because of its proximity to the Appalachian Trail and the Washington-Jefferson National Forest. The area’s natural resources for hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, and climbing are phenomenal.
  • The nationally accredited Virginia Tech Police Department operates 24-hours a day and provides full police service to the university community.
  • Blacksburg, along with Christiansburg and Radford and including Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties, is considered a Metropolitan Statistical Area by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center hosts more than 100 technology-based companies, as well as the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, contributing to Blacksburg’s high-tech, professional environment.
  • The award-winning Blacksburg Transit provides town-wide public transportation at a reasonable cost and a game day shuttle for football and basketball games.

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



Apartments in Blacksburg Committed to Quality and Service

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VAMinutes from Virginia Tech! Hethwood Communities in Blacksburg offers spacious rooms, terrific service and a prime location just minutes from Virginia Tech. Voted #1 Apartment Community in Blacksburg VA! With our clubhouses, swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts and fun social events we think you'll find Hethwood compares favorably to any other rental community in Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech area. The Collegiate Times voted Hethwood Apartment Homes the #1 Apartment Community in Blacksburg. Hethwood Communities Apartment Homes are available in a several sizes with many options and in four distinct areas, each with its own character.

But don’t just take our word for it, here is what some of our residents are saying:

"You made moving-in easy and less stressful, thank you!"

"My service experiences have been uniformly excellent from the trivial (remove a hair clog in a drain) to major (replacing leaking hot water heater). Work has been competent and timely. I have been home for two repairs and the technician was very courteous and professional. I am very satisfied with maintenance of my apartment."

"Great response time! I emailed in the morning, and the work was done before I returned home from work. Thanks so much for the fast and efficient service."

"Excellent services and maintenance!"

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


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.


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.



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.



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


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.


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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