Renting an Apartment Site Unseen

There are times when you may find yourself in a situation where you are forced to rent an apartment sight unseen. Maybe you are moving across the country to a new city and can’t afford to go out and visit apartments first. Or perhaps you are moving across the globe. Life throws us curve balls…

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The Benefits to Living in a College Town

Living in a college town might seem like an unusual decision once you're out of school. Sure, living there might make sense while your own children are in school, if you're going back to college to enhance your career or if you're taking a teaching opportunity. But if you aren't connected to the university, staying…

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Millennials Are Renting in Roanoke, VA

The so-called Millennial generation is all about bucking tradition. They’re marrying later. They’re all in favor of nap rooms and ping pong tables in the office. And they’re renting apartments instead of buying. That’s not to say they don’t want to purchase a single-family home eventually: A survey this year showed that as many as…

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Renting Can Improve Your Credit Score

On-time payments are a solid way to build your credit score. Your payment history constitutes 35% of your credit score – the largest contributor among the five factors used in calculating your score. Payments on most debts are reported to the three major credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) for inclusion in your credit report,…

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Hurricane Florence Will Impact Roanoke as Early as Friday

Florence is getting larger and getting closer to the coast. Virginia will see the first signs of the storm with high wispy clouds Thursday. Scattered shower and storm chances increase Friday afternoon and Saturday as the outer bands move in. The flash flood threat locally is still present, increasing Sunday and Monday. Friday – Saturday…

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It is Better to Rent Than Buy

It is easily the question most asked by anyone moving into their first home or downsizing into retirement. Should I buy or should I rent? For nearly a decade the answer has been buy. The crash in home prices, combined with record-low mortgage rates made buying and owning a home both cheaper than renting one…

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Roanoke, VA: Why We Love It Here!

We occasionally take a look at and celebrate the communities in which we live and work. It’s an opportunity for us to highlight Roanoke, an area that we find so special and a place we choose to be a part of. HHHunt first began in Blacksburg and Roanoke, beautiful cities in Southwest Virginia. Our original…

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Virginia: Millennials Are Moving Here

According to Pew Research Center estimates there are around 71 million millennials in America and they are expected to surpass the number of baby boomers in 2019. That makes millennials a coveted generation for cities looking to bolster their workforce and tax base. But millennials are notorious for their quixotic preferences and figuring out where…

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Reasons to Move to Virginia Right Now!

This is for those who don't live here. The ones who are looking for a new location, but aren’t sure. Or maybe you’re in Virginia, but your best friend lives somewhere else. Better yet, your parents have retired and you could use some family close by. Whoever you are, if any of these apply to…

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