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When College Students Should Start Apartment Hunting in Roanoke, VA

When College Students Should Start Apartment Hunting in Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 26, 2017

Honeywood, Roanoke, VAWhether it’s your first year in college and you’re already thinking about off-campus housing, or you didn’t have luck getting the apartment you wanted last year, it helps to know when you should start looking for one to make sure you get your dream apartment in college.

First off, get to know your campus and the surrounding city in order to get an idea of when leasing season begins. For some cities, it’s the same as non-school apartments; meaning, leasing seasons are May/June and August/September, as well as December. For other cities, it’s a much lengthier process. In some university towns, if you want an apartment in August, then you need to apply for it in September of the previous year. It can take up to a year to “wait in line” for an apartment. So, if you’re a freshman in college, you should prepare to plan for an apartment hunt in September to be ready for your sophomore year. Once you know when leasing season is, start looking for apartments a month or two in advance to get an idea of where you want to live. Make a “top three” list of apartments. Contact those apartments and ask when they start leasing; is it a year in advance or is it move-in ready? If it’s move-in ready, then you can wait until the following year.

*TIP: For move-in ready leases, start your search process in May/June versus August. You want to make sure you get an apartment and have move-in time before school starts back up.

If you get an apartment in June, you’ll have a year long lease and can choose to stay in the same apartment or move in June. It gives you plenty of time to move out once summer break starts. If you plan to change apartments, then make sure to start looking for your next one in advance depending on whether or not it’s a year-in-advance lease or move-in ready.

The apartment hunting process can take time, so it’s always good to start ahead of time and stay on top of apartment availabilities. With so many students on the same time schedule as you, you’ll be competing with others for the same college apartments. Consider making a renter’s resume to help you stand out from the rest!

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Living Off-Campus can be Less Expensive – Roanoke, VA

Living Off-Campus can be Less Expensive – Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 19, 2017

Honeywood, Roanoke, VAWhen we move into off-campus housing, we expect a lot of changes to take place. We are officially done with dorm life, can rely on roommates for the good and for the bad, and have the luxury of decorating our very own house/apartment.

Living off campus can get to be expensive if you are careless, so you should make it cheaper by sticking to certain rules. This way, you can enjoy all of the benefits while also saving money. It is basically a win-win.

1. Rent furniture.

When you move off-campus, that means that you at one point lived in a dorm. So you were used to its small living quarters, little to no furniture provided given the lack of space, and a forced roommate. Oh the joys and fond memories that exist.

In your own apartment you can save money on furniture by thrifting, splitting it, or renting it. Thrifting is great because you are purchasing mainly used, usually decent looking pieces. You can then split it up financially between all of your roommates. If you call the coffee table, then they get the love seat. It is only fair. It also is not a huge loss on your part if you decide you do not want certain items when you end up moving out.

However, when you rent furniture, you can simply pay a monthly fee, or purchase a package for the amount of time that you will need it. Just make sure that you try not to destroy or stain the items because that charge is not a good time. Most packages come with the necessities, like the bedroom space, living room and dining room. Plus, with renting you do not have to worry about moving it out at the end of your lease and finding a means to transport it to your new house.

2. Find roommates.

Living with roommates is not always perfect, as we all know, but it can definitely be helpful. Especially when it comes to saving money, which is always our motive. Living alone in a studio is pretty expensive, so throw in that it is in a college town and you are practically asking for high prices.

By having roommates, you can split a lot of the living costs. Obviously this entails rent and electric, but also groceries, furniture, and the miscellaneous items. Another pro is that if a few of you have cars, then you can share rides to campus, the grocery store, or anywhere really. It saves you both gas money and mileage on your car.

When living with roomies, it can be less expensive than living on-campus because you are also not paying for the benefits of your university’s amenities. This means the gym, food services, and obviously the dorm. Good news is that your tuition is still somewhat going toward these things so you can still use them without paying for all of it. In other words, you are saving money by not living on the school’s premises and using their address.

3. Cook at home.

Living on-campus usually translates into not having a kitchen of your own. You most likely had a floor kitchen if one at all, and then used the campus dining halls as your main source for food. When you leave your parents’ cooking, you tend to rely on someone else to feed you. We have all been there, guys.

However, now that you have your own kitchen, you can literally cook every meal at home. Okay, maybe not every single meal, but definitely more of them. Plus, it is nice to actually be able to cook again and not have to eat pizza every single day because that is all cafeterias know how to make. Sorry college food courts everywhere.

This saves everyone money because you can split your food with the roommates, plan and prep ahead of time (in theory of course), and not only eat out 24/7. You can also store your leftovers somewhere when you do happen to go out to eat, which is completely necessary. And cooking at home can create roomie bonding experiences, as well as helping you actually know how to survive on your own cooking. It can also cause a pretty big mess so make certain that you clean up after yourself. No one likes a dirty kitchen.

Moving off-campus is exciting for various reasons, but an imperative factor is because of the money that you individually save. You should rent your furniture, have roomies for cheaper rent (and all around bills), and — because you can and should — cook at home.

The goal is to save money and to better your finances, so with these hints, you should be well on your way to a large savings account.

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

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Roanoke, VA: What it's Like to Retire Here

Roanoke, VA: What it's Like to Retire Here

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 12, 2017

Honeywood, Roanoke, VARoanoke is a city of just under 100,000 in southwestern Virginia. It is the hub of that part of the state, as well as for southern West Virginia. Although the city itself is not growing, the metro area is, thanks to many retirees moving to the area. Roanoke has long had a very aggressive urban renewal focus that has brought renewed life to the traditional downtown. There are many cultural events, museums and festivals that bring people to the center of town. In 2013 The Huffington Post listed Roanoke as the #2 Most Affordable City to retire, citing its low sales and income taxes, plus lower than average cost of living.

What is special about Roanoke

Roanoke's successful commitment to urban renewal makes it a special place for retirement. Its Center in the Square offers important cultural attractions. Residents will find a downtown that is interesting to go to with many festivals and museums. Hollins University and Virginia Western Community College offer college town life attractions to some degree.

Who will like retirement in Roanoke

Retirees who want a college town with a low cost of living, and want to experience all four seasons would like it here.

Climate and Physical Environment

Roanoke has four distinct but mild seasons. The average January temperature is 37 degrees, and the average July temperature is 77 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Roanoke's cultural attractions include the Science Museum of Western Virginia, the History Museum of Western Virginia, Taubman Museum of Art, Mill Mountain Theatre, Virginia Railroad Museum, and Shaftman Performing Arts Hall.

Crime

Crime rate in Roanoke is well above average.

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

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Check Out Rent Café’?

Check Out Rent Café’?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 11, 2017
Honeywood is using Rent Cafe

With Rent Café, residents are able to submit online payments and service requests without having to leave home, so register your account today! If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Honeywood office.

Do you have Automatic Payment set up on your Resident Portal for your monthly rent? As a reminder, we ask that you check into your Automatic Payment Set Up once you have signed your new lease. Please be sure that your Automatic Payments do not have an ends date. If you have entered an ends date on your automatic payment, please update the date to your new lease ending date other wise the automatic payment will not longer process after the date provided. The Ends Date field does not require entry and you can leave it blank.

If you renewed your lease, please be sure to update your payment amount to your new monthly rent amount outlined on your Renewal Lease. If this is not done your rent will not be processed on time. Please contact us at Honeywood office 540-774-0088 if you need assistance in this process.


Roanoke, VA: One of the Most Affordable Cities in Virginia

Roanoke, VA: One of the Most Affordable Cities in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Honeywood Apartments, Roanoke, VAModest housing costs in Virginia’s biggest and best cities make the Commonwealth especially attractive to prospective residents

The Commonwealth of Virginia is nicknamed the "Mother of Presidents" as eight U.S. presidents have been born there, more than any other state. And though the state may be relatively small—it’s the thirty-fifth largest and twelfth most populous—it features five distinct geographic regions, giving the state broad appeal across a wide range of demographics. In other words, whether you want to live in a big city or rural area, or prefer the beach or the mountains, there’s something for everyone in Virginia.

The most affordable cities are not necessarily the cheapest cities in Virginia, but are carefully chosen based upon budget-friendly and quality-of-life data points, in order to offer residents the best possible combination of livability and affordability.

5. Roanoke

Nicknamed “The Star City of the South,” Roanoke has developed a reputation as a great place to live among both young and old alike. There are more than 20 colleges and universities within a 60-mile radius of the city, and countless graduates choose to settle here, which explains why the largest segment of the population is between 25 and 29 years old. The well-educated workforce makes the city an attractive place to do business, and unemployment has remained well below the national average for at least five years running.

But affordable housing is arguably the biggest drawing card. Combine that with a temperate climate (the average annual temperature is 57 degrees) and a plethora of things to do (especially if you’re a lover of the great outdoors), and it’s no wonder that Livability recently named Roanoke one of the 10 best places to retire.

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

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