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Virginia is One of the Best States to Do Business - Roaoke, VA

Virginia is One of the Best States to Do Business - Roaoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 31, 2017

Honeywood Apartments, Roanoke, VAWe score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the states themselves. States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. Then we separate those metrics into 10 broad categories, weighted based on how frequently each is used as a selling point in state economic development marketing materials. That way, our study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves.

Our study is not an opinion survey. We rely on tangible numbers to gauge each state's performance, scoring all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, using publicly available data.

Here are our categories and this year's weightings.

Workforce - We rate states based on the education level of their workforce, the numbers of available employees, and the states' demonstrated abilities to retain college-educated workers. We measure workforce productivity based on each state's economic output per job. We look at the relative success of each state's worker training programs in placing their participants in jobs. We also consider union membership and the states' right-to-work laws.

Cost of Doing Business - We look at the competitiveness of each state's tax climate, as well as state-sponsored incentives that can lower the cost of doing business. Utility costs can add up to a huge expense for business, and they vary widely by state. We also consider the cost of wages, as well as rental costs for office and industrial space.

Infrastructure - We measure the vitality of each state's transportation system by the value of goods shipped by air, waterways, roads and rail. We look at the availability of air travel in each state, the quality of the roads and bridges, and the time it takes to commute to work.

Economy - We look at economic growth, job creation, consumer spending, and the health of the residential real estate market. We measure each state's fiscal health by looking at its credit ratings and outlook, as well as its overall budget picture. We also consider the number of major corporations headquartered in each state.

Quality of Life - We score the states on livability, including several factors, such as the crime rate; inclusiveness, such as antidiscrimination protections; the quality of health care; the level of health insurance coverage and the overall health of the population. We evaluate local attractions, parks and recreation, as well as environmental quality.

Technology & Innovation - We evaluate the states on their support for innovation, the number of patents issued to their residents and the record of high-tech business formation. We also consider federal health, science and agricultural research grants to the states.

Education - Higher-education institutions offer companies a source to recruit new talent, as well as a partner in research and development. We consider the number of higher-education institutions in each state, as well as long-term funding trends for higher education. We look at several measures of K–12 education, including test scores, class size and spending. We also look digital and lifelong learning opportunities in each state.

Business Friendliness - But we grade the states on the freedom their legal and regulatory frameworks provide for business.

Cost of Living- The cost of living helps drive the cost of doing business. From housing to food and energy, wages go further when the cost of living is low.

Access to Capital - We look at venture capital investments by state, as well as small-business lending on a relative basis.

Virginia is #13 on the list of America's Top States for Business.

For more information on apartments in Roanoke, VA contact Honeywood.

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Virginia is on the List of Most Successful States - Roanoke, VA

Virginia is on the List of Most Successful States - Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 24, 2017

Honeywood Apartments, Roanoke, VAZippia did a breakdown of what the most successful states might be. Might they be states containing the most successful cities? Are these states doing something better than yours is? And is good ice cream a key to their success?

The answers? No, Probably, and most definitely. But we’ll get to methodology in a moment (ice cream was not one of our criteria…) First, here are the 10 most successful states:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. North Dakota
  5. Hawaii
  6. Wyoming
  7. Alaska
  8. Virginia
  9. Utah
  10. Massachusetts

Virginia:

Of all the states we looked at (which would be… all of them…) Virginia had the eighth highest median income. Residents here were also the ninth least impoverished, overall, and the 14th least likely to be unemployed. Congrats, Old Dominion!

How We Determined the Most Successful States in America

The first thing that comes to most capitalist minds in terms of success is—money. After all, rich people must be successful, right?

Meh. Maybe. But we think there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how wealthy a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. And finally, if more people are employed, the brighter (and more successful) that place’s future looks.

After we collected the data for all 50 states, we ranked each from 1 to 50 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the most successful.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Success Score” with the state having the lowest overall Success Score crowned the “Most Successful State in America.”

As you saw, Virginia came in number 8. For information on apartments in Roanoke, VA contact Honeywood Apartments.

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Virginia is One of the Most Successful States In America – Roanoke, VA

Virginia is One of the Most Successful States In America – Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 17, 2017

Honeywood Apartments, Roanoke, VAZippia did a breakdown of what the most successful states might be. Might they be states containing the most successful cities? Are these states doing something better than yours is? And is good ice cream a key to their success?

The answers? No, Probably, and most definitely. But we’ll get to methodology in a moment (ice cream was not one of our criteria…) First, here are the 10 most successful states:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. North Dakota
  5. Hawaii
  6. Wyoming
  7. Alaska
  8. Virginia
  9. Utah
  10. Massachusetts

Virginia:

Of all the states we looked at (which would be… all of them…) Virginia had the eighth highest median income. Residents here were also the ninth least impoverished, overall, and the 14th least likely to be unemployed. Congrats, Old Dominion!

How We Determined the Most Successful States in America

The first thing that comes to most capitalist minds in terms of success is—money. After all, rich people must be successful, right?

Meh. Maybe. But we think there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how wealthy a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. And finally, if more people are employed, the brighter (and more successful) that place’s future looks.

After we collected the data for all 50 states, we ranked each from 1 to 50 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the most successful.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Success Score” with the state having the lowest overall Success Score crowned the “Most Successful State in America.”

As you saw, Virginia came in number 8. For information on apartments in Roanoke, VA contact Honeywood Apartments.

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Find the Right Roommate - Apartments in Roanoke, VA

Find the Right Roommate - Apartments in Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 10, 2017

Honeywood Apartments, Roanoke, VAFollow these five steps for cohabitational bliss.

The semester will be over before you realize, and it will be time to start thinking about what you’ll be doing next school year.

If you’ve ever lived off campus, you know the struggle of trying to find a decent place to live and roommates to live with you.

If you’re going through the struggle, or soon will be, here are some tips on finding the perfect roommate.

1. Choose Wisely

If you don’t have to (or don’t want to) live with a stranger, don’t. If you have friends, or even acquaintances, looking for a place, see if you can room with them. Moving in with strangers isn’t always a bad thing, but living with someone new can be scary and awkward at first.

The strangers can either become your best friend or your worst enemy, so if you can move in with someone you already know you can skip the awkward stage and know where you stand.

Of course, moving in with your friends isn’t always the best option either. You may have several friends who you love dearly, but you have different views on certain things and if you lived with each other, you’d be miserable and arguing constantly.

All the pain and suffering you would go through isn’t worth ruining your friendship, so make sure you know that they’re the person you’d want to live with before you mention the idea of looking for an apartment together (or go to sign a lease together).

2. Stranger Things

If you decide to move in with a stranger or you are forced to do so, get to know them first. Ask more personal questions, rather than questions relating to who was bringing what pieces of furniture.

If you get to know each other better, we won’t have so many issues.

3. Set Rules and Boundaries

Regardless of whom you move in with, make sure you set rules and boundaries immediately. The worst mistake is assuming that you all understood one another without bringing anything up.

Have a conversation and set some ground rules and expectations. The rules won’t always be followed, but they’ll make your lives easier and make living together a little more enjoyable.

4. Misery Loves Company

An odd piece of advice: Find someone who has gone through a bad roommate experience. Regardless of whether they’re friends or strangers, people who have gone through a bad experience are normally chill roommates, because they’ve had to deal with the challenges before and don’t want to repeat history.

5. Don’t Be Afraid

Don’t let the idea of having roommates scare you. You’ll hear of some intimidating experiences that can make anyone uneasy, but having roommates does have perks: your rent is cheaper, you can potentially make new friends and you have more people to socialize with.

For more information on apartments in Roanoke, VA contact Honeywood.

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Do's and Don’ts in Apartment Hunting – Roanoke, VA

Do's and Don’ts in Apartment Hunting – Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 02, 2017

Honeywood Apartments, Roanoke, VANow that students are finally getting comfortable in their spring semester routines, many are starting to think about living situations for next year.

While some may be happy renewing their leases, others have been counting down the days to look for a new place.

Maybe students are annoyed with their roommates, want to live closer to campus or they are ready for apartment life after spending a year in the dorms.

No matter what the issue is, apartment hunting is confusing, stressful and overwhelming, especially for the first time.

Here are some do’s and don’ts of apartment hunting to make the whole process easier.

Do calculate a budget and learn about the leasing process.

Before asking to live with friends and heading out on apartment tours, calculate a personal price range, because it may differ from potential roommates.

Apartments are not cheap, so discuss a budget with parents and friends before wasting time touring a complex that ends up being too expensive.

Calculating a budget is what allows students to set up a blueprint of what they want and what they can realistically afford.

It forces them to prioritize and makes a sea of daunting apartment complexes a little more manageable, so it must be step one.

Talking to parents can also be educational on the leasing process as a whole, which can sound like a foreign language to first time apartment hunters.

Ask questions beforehand to avoid getting lost in the jargon and technicalities of a lease.

You’ll wish you knew more about the leasing process. When you have to rely on asking parents or roommates for a lot of it and it can make the whole apartment hunting process a lot more stressful.

Don’t assume everything is included in the rent.

It is an immediate red flag if an apartment’s rent seems outrageously cheap, so it is extremely important to ask what is included before receiving a bill twice the anticipated amount.

Make sure if you’re paying more you’re getting something out of it. If you’re paying less make …  sure you understand why and what you’re going to have to pay for instead.

A number of complexes do not include electricity, gas, water, parking, Wi-Fi or cable in the rent, so consider how much those necessities will be used and add that cost to the rent to create a more accurate monthly payment.

Factor in distance.

Living close to campus is convenient and close-by complexes that are not within immediate walking distance also offer shuttles to campus.

Think about how much time is needed to get ready in the morning, and if it is feasible to wake up about an hour earlier to catch the shuttle or walk to class.

However, some students value other amenities over distance.

Everyone is different, so consider distance when apartment hunting and how important it is in comparison to other attributes being looked for.

Don’t agree with roommates just to make the process easier.

Sometimes it is okay to be selfish, especially in regards to living situations.

This does not necessarily mean be difficult for the sake of being difficult, but if there is something absolutely and uncompromisingly essential, do not be afraid to stand firm on it, even if roommates disagree.

It may be tempting to be agreeable just to move the process along faster, but it will be a regretted decision a few months down the road.

Worst case scenario, it is possible to meet and live with brand new roommates.

While that seems frightening, it is often a better option than living with friends who constantly disagree, or paying to live somewhere unhappily.

Meeting new roommates can often lead to lifelong friendships that would not have happened otherwise, and may save old friendships that could have been ruined by living together.

There will always be great people to live with. If you don’t want to live in a place but your friends do, don’t feel like you have to give up the things you want. You are, after all, going to be paying and living there.

Do talk to people who live in the complexes.

Apartment tour guides are obviously going to try to make a complex seem like the best one out there.

However, the immaculate show rooms are not always reflective of what life in the apartment is really like.

Avoid making snap judgments based on a small sample of experiences.

It’s good to get a wide range of opinions. Read online reviews and try to get a full idea of what you’re getting yourself into. Don’t just go off of the first positive or negative review you hear.

Leasing office employees can discuss all the specifics and perks of the apartment complex, but the tenants are the only ones who really know what it is like to live there.

They will most likely be students who have similar views when it comes to apartment hunting, so their opinions will certainly be valuable.

Do get excited about the chosen apartment.

Above all, live somewhere that makes moving day something to look forward to. Do not put happiness on the back burner, make the money being put into the apartment well worth it.

It’s basically your home away from home. It has to be a comforting environment that you actually enjoy living in.

With so many options, there is definitely an apartment out there for everyone.

It may take time and compromise to find it, but living happily in a great place will make the hassle of apartment hunting pay off in the end.

For more information on apartments in Roanoke, VA contact Honeywood Apartments.

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Honeywood Apartment Homes

3101-H Honeywood Lane, Roanoke, VA 24018

Call: 855-719-4045
Email UsHoneywood007@myLTSMail.com
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9:30A-5:30P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: Closed

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