Auston Chase Apartment Homes

59 Summerlake Circle, Ridgeland, SC 29936
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$930-$1,495

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Living in the Lowcountry This Time of Year - Ridgeland, SC

Living in the Lowcountry This Time of Year - Ridgeland, SC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 24, 2016

If you live in an apartment in Ridgeland, SC there are some fun and festive events coming up around Beaufort! Here are just a few:

Auston Chase Apartments, Ridgeland, SCFestival of Trees & A Night on the Town
December 2 - 4, 6pm-9pm,  Bay Street, Historic Downtown Beaufort

December 3

Christmas Taste of Gullah
December 3, 1PM-5PM — tickets sold at event
901 Craven Street, Historic Downtown Beaufort
Gullah Chefs strut their BEST Stuff with mouthwatering Holiday Soul Foods...Gullah Artist Marketplace & Live Entertainment... Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church.

9th Festival of Trees
December 3, — tickets sold at event
Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic St., Historic Downtown Beaufort

Boat Parade
December 3, 6PM
Henry Chamber's Waterfront Park, Bay Street, Historic Downtown Beaufort

December 4

Beaufort Annual Christmas Parade - Let it Snow
December 4, 3PM
Historic Downtown Beaufort

“Lowcountry is as much a philosophy as it is a place, and Beaufort is a place you visit as much for serendipity as for scenery.” — Charlotte Magazine

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Living in Apartments Near Beaufort this Season

Living in Apartments Near Beaufort this Season

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

If you live in an apartment in Ridgeland, SC here are some exciting activities to usher in the winter season.

Shopping in Beaufort

If you’re looking for shopping with a “local” feel, then downtown Beaufort is where you need to be. The unique variety of shops that line Bay Street gives you the opportunity to find the perfect gifts for friends and family, or maybe even check something off of your own wish list. For all your shopping needs, the area offers clothing stores, gift shops, antique dealers, boutique shops, souvenir stores, jewelers, art galleries and more!

A Night on the Town

Join us in downtown Beaufort to celebrate the season under starry skies this Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. Local businesses keep their doors open late just for your shopping pleasure during this annual event, which also features live entertainment, our community Christmas Tree Lighting, delicious food and don’t forget Santa!

Light up the Night

Kick off the holidays Beaufort-style at our annual boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Line up along our historic waterfront and see the magical display of holiday cheer as enchanting boats glimmer down the waterway. There will be plenty of cookies and hot chocolate to go around.

Downtown Beaufort Christmas Parade

This Lowcountry tradition brings locals and visitors to downtown Beaufort each year as flats, bands, trucks, cars and more parade down its streets with plenty of holiday cheer and fun. This year’s parade takes place on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m.

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Starter Homes Are a Big Mistake – Ridgeland, SC

Starter Homes Are a Big Mistake – Ridgeland, SC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 11, 2016

We came across a blog post on A Wealth of Common Sense by Ben Carlson of Ritholtz Wealth Management calling buying a starter home "one of the worst moves you can make financially as a younger person."

We had to know more.

A starter home is any home you don't plan on staying in for the long term.

Carlson, who's a married homeowner in his mid-30s  watched many of his friends follow the traditional path: get married, buy a home for the time being, have kids, upgrade to a bigger, more permanent home. However, he saw that these starter homes were more expensive than the buyers planned, from making improvements up-front to extricating themselves from the property later.

When he ran the numbers, he realized that, generally, starter homes just don't make sense. For one thing, the bulk of your mortgage payments in those first years go directly to interest payments, meaning you haven't built much equity by the time you trade up.

The median house price is roughly $200,000, and for the sake of argument, let's say you don't put anything down. If you stayed there for five years with a 4% interest rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage, two-thirds of your payments go to interest costs alone. You don't build up a ton of equity.

The break-even point for a home tends to be between five and seven years, depending on where you live. If you're in the house for less than that time, you sink money into closing costs, property taxes, improvements, and even realtor fees when it's time to sell.

If you're going to buy a house, buy something you're going to stay in for seven to 10 years. Otherwise, those costs are going to eat up most of your equity.

Carlson isn't against buying a home overall. In fact, he's strongly in favor of it — if it's somewhere you intend to stay for at least a decade. Until then, though, don't look down on renting.

"I think for young people, renting is underrated," he said. "When you're young, renting gives you more options. People say they don't want to pay someone else's mortgage, but I think especially when you're young and not tied down, it gives you the ability to pick up and move to another city for a job — a little leeway. A house is much more expensive than people think. It's more than just a mortgage."

For more information on apartments in Ridgeland, SC, contact Auston Chase.

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Getting an Apartment with a Pet – Ridgeland, SC

Getting an Apartment with a Pet – Ridgeland, SC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 03, 2016

As a pet owner and renter no doubt you’ve experienced the struggles of finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ridgeland, SC place for you and your furry friend.

From the endless No Pets Allowed clauses in rental ads to the strict conditions when you do find a suitable home, it can be a real challenge.

If you’re a renter and have to move again soon, you won’t have to make the heartbreaking decision to re-home your pet if you can’t find a place for both of you.

It turns out, there are many ways you can find a rental property that will allow you to keep your pet. With some negotiation and discussion, it’s not as hard as it seems.

Here are some tips on how to find a rental property with your pet.

1. Always ask

Even if a property is listed as not allowing pets, it doesn’t hurt to ask the question – as long you can respect the answer! A realestate.com.au report revealed tenants who asked and made an extra effort were more likely to get the outcome they want for them and their pet. Remember, just because it says no – doesn’t mean they landlord won’t be open to the idea.

2. Keep a pet reference

Just like going for a job interview, when renting with a pet you should have a little resume put together for your furry friend. Your pet might not be able to sign on as tenant, but giving details about your pet can make a property manager or landlord more relaxed about renting to you. In your pet’s resume you should include their age, if they’re microchipped, desexed, registered and vaccinated, their temperament and some character references from previous property managers or a vet. As part of this you should also remember to keep up-to-date health and care records for your pet to provide as evidence.

3. Choose carefully for you AND your pet

Would you really move a big, active dog into a tiny one-bedroom unit? It’s important when you’re looking for a rental property with your pet to consider the home from their point of view as well. Choosing a property more suitable for your pet will increase the chances of you finding somewhere to live. If you’re already renting and want a pet, you should think carefully about whether the pet you want will be suitable for the home you live in.

4. Offer to pay extra rent and a pet bond

Offering more rent to allow you to keep your furry friend can make you more attractive as a tenant and will make it easier for you to come to a compromise with your property manager or landlord. If you can spare extra each week, even if it’s $10 or $20, it could help sweeten the deal. Another option if your landlord had concerns about your pet damaging the property is to offer a pet bond. That way if something does happen, your landlord will have some financial security.

5. Consider a trial period

Asking for a trial period can also work to sway the mind of a challenging landlord or property manager. If they’re open to a trial period for a few months, it’ll give you an opportunity to prove your pet is doing well in the property and you can negotiate adjustments to the lease and any other agreements. If you landlord has concerns about your pet damaging the property, why not offer a pet bond? Should your pet do anything destructive, your landlord will be financially compensated through the pet bond.

6. Commit to extra cleaning

To reassure your property manager or landlord, you can offer to remove every trace of your pet’s presence when moving. Though you’re obligated to clean when vacating a rental property anyway, offering to spray the property for fleas, deodorising the home and deep cleaning the carpets can make you more appealing as a pet-owning tenant.

7. Sign a pet agreement

So you’ve been approved for a rental property with your pet. The final step is to sign a pet agreement in writing. Whether you agreed to pay extra to keep your pet or you’re on trial period with your pet, you should have the agreed terms put in writing – according to real estate experts. Should any issues arise, you’ll have the Pet Agreement on hand to sort any problems out.

For more information on apartments in Ridgeland, SC, contact Auston Chase.

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Auston Chase Apartment Homes

59 Summerlake Circle, Ridgeland, SC 29936

Auston Chase Apartment Homes Phone Number Call: 833-292-0330
Auston Chase Apartment Homes Email Address Email UsAustonChase001@myLTSMail.com
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

$930-$1,495