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Renting Now Looks Better Than Before

Renting Now Looks Better Than Before

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 14, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments, Ridgeland, SCMillennials 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 Ridgeland, SC contact Auston Chase.

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2017 Best Places to Live in South Carolina

2017 Best Places to Live in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 08, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments, Ridgeland, SCNiche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights. Just minutes from Hilton Head Island, right on the banks of the May River, sits the quaint town of Bluffton, SC. Filled with gorgeous antebellum homes, historic churches and all kinds of artisan shops and wonderful restaurants, Bluffton is anything but quiet. It was even named #1 for Amazing Non-­Beach Getaways by Huffington Post, which is no surprise since the gorgeous oak trees draped in moss and the scenic views of the May River give Bluffton some the sweetest Southern charm in all of the Lowcountry. If you are looking for a new place to call home, Bluffton is perfect for you.

One of the fastest growing cities in South Carolina is Bluffton. The location is very convenient, located between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia. They are both only 20 minutes away. As far as doing activities outdoors, The May River in Bluffton is a very peaceful place for water sport activities. There are many things to do and places to see.

Best Places to Live in South Carolina #24 of 192

Best Places for Millennials in South Carolina #28 of 192

Best Places to Raise a Family in South Carolina #35 of 192

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One Bedroom Apartments Around Bluffton With the Perfect Lifestyle

One Bedroom Apartments Around Bluffton With the Perfect Lifestyle

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments, Ridgeland, SCRidgeland, SC is an attractive place to live. In fact, the area boasts a mild climate and loads of things to do for both the outdoor enthusiast and for those who enjoy more traditional excursions. Located minutes from dining, shopping and historic Beaufort, the area is bursting with great food, history, and southern charm. With some of the greatest restaurants in the south at your fingertips and tons of historic charm, you will be happy with your decision to move to an apartment in Ridgeland, SC.

If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment in Ridgeland, SC look no further than Auston Chase. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities. We have five different styles of one bedroom apartments, ranging from 684 to 1036 sq ft. It all depends on what you need and what you are looking for.

Located close to award winning destinations like Hilton Head and historic downtown Beaufort, as well as great access to the beautiful surrounding area, beaches, and dining. Auston Chase offers a tranquil setting with the conveniences of small city lifestyle. Because it's How You Live that matters.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Auston Chase Apartments

Happy Thanksgiving from Auston Chase Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments, Ridgeland, SCIt’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today, our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our residents, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our Day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

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Holiday Light Festivals Near Ridgeland, SC

Holiday Light Festivals Near Ridgeland, SC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments, Ridgeland, SCThe twinkling of millions of lights across South Carolina signals the start of the holiday lights festival season. From neighborhood Christmas light displays to large, drive-thru festivals hosted by countless volunteers, winter nights are illuminated across the state from mid-November through New Years. If you live in an apartment in Ridgeland, SC you can find holiday lights at any of the three locations below.

Harbour Town Lights
Hilton Head – Sea Pines Resort
November 24 - January 1, 2018

'Tis the Season
Hilton Head – Shelter Cove Towne Centre
November 20 - December 30, 2017

Brendlen's Lowcountry Christmas Light Display
Ridgeland – 1570 Driggers Lane
December 1-31, 2017

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Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free in Bluffton, SC

Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free in Bluffton, SC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 09, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments, Ridgeland, SCHey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.

Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it’s also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people’s experience on the website.

“The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations,” said CEO Tom Shull. “We’re leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store.”

The Exchange is adding shipping centers within its stores to allow it to send products directly from those locations more cheaply and quickly. Twenty-six stores now ship orders, and that will expand to 55 by the end of the year.

Within the next three years, Shull said the goal is to deliver something on base within two hours of when it is ordered. That’s possible partly because the Exchanges are already on base, cleared by security.

The Exchange delivers most orders on the second day now. Shull said shipping from stores will make a big difference in regions around bases, which are often in more rural areas.

Expanding online shopping to all honorably discharged veterans is expected to add about $200 million annually within three years to the $8.3 billion in sales the Exchanges generated last year.

Adding those shoppers, what Shull called “the foundation of our growth,” is critical to help offset the 13 percent decline in the number of active-duty Army and Air Force soldiers since 2011 when the Exchange generated $10.3 billion revenue.

“It’s a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year,” said Shull, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who served in the Army for a decade before starting a retail career at chains including Macy’s.

Former Marine Forrest Cornelius was among the first to sign up at the verification website when it launched in June, and got a chance to start shopping early to test it out. The 51-year-old was impressed by the site and a deal he found on Ray-Ban sunglasses.

“The biggest thing is price. They’re always going to be a little bit cheaper,” said Cornelius, who lives in Dallas.

But competing on price in today’s retail environment is increasingly difficult, said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough. Just look at how much trouble Walmart has competing with Amazon, he said, because Walmart has the fixed costs associated with its stores.

“To think you’re going to compete on price, you’re going to have a hard time there,” he said.

Under Shull’s leadership, the Exchange stores have traded their industrial feel and reliance on off-brand merchandise for a more modern look featuring well-known labels.

Two-thirds of the main Exchange store at Offutt Air Force Base resembles any department store, with prominent displays of name-brand makeup, Nike fitness gear and Carter’s clothes for kids. The rest is filled with the kind of electronics, appliances, housewares and toys found at Walmart or Sears, with major brands in every section.

The Exchanges don’t pay rent for their military base locations, and the government transports some of their supplies and goods to far-flung locations, but otherwise they operate mostly like an independent retailer. Roughly two-thirds of the employees are family members of soldiers or airmen.

The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That’s a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.

Of last year’s profit, $225 million was returned to the defense department to help pay for quality-of-life programs on bases like child development and fitness centers. Besides the main stores, the Exchanges also operate more than 70 movie theaters and bring in franchise restaurants and other vendors for the shopping malls it operates on bases.

Shull feels those are good reasons for the new online shopping privileges to draw veterans to do their shopping there.

“Veterans value the cost savings and what they can do to support the military,” he said.

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Renting Apartments is not Just for the Young

Renting Apartments is not Just for the Young

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 03, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments, Ridgeland, SCHistorically, rental housing has been depicted as starter housing for younger people, mainly in their 20s whose goal was to eventually own a home. Apartments were basically just temporary or transitional shelters and therefore had few amenities. The recent housing crash changed that as many, both young and old, turned to the rental market and now appear to be settling there.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau statistics, recently analyzed between 2009 and 2015, the rental rate of seniors aged 55 and over increased by 28 percent, and the age group 34 years or younger increased by 3 percent. Further analysis of the numbers shows that the highest increases were in renters with at least a bachelor degree (23 percent) and families without children in the household (21 percent). So, basically, higher educated empty-nesters seem to account for most of the increase in the rental market.

The report does not analyze the reasoning behind the increase in senior renters, but the recent housing crash likely had a big influence, along with the difficulty of finding an affordable home for downsizing. Apartments and rental housing also have an appeal with less maintenance and more amenities that seniors may find desirable by not having to maintain yards and homes. This was a bit of a surprise, as normally one would expect more of an increase in younger renters than baby boomers.

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

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Bluffton, SC is a Great Place To Retire

Bluffton, SC is a Great Place To Retire

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments - SCRetirement represents a period of change. For most people, that means less income, but more time to do what they choose. One logical response to both: move to a place with lower costs and attractive lifestyle features--such as good weather, rich cultural and educational offerings, and ample opportunities to stay physically active and to engage in volunteer work.

Bluffton, SC made the Forbes list of Best Places To Retire in 2016.

Bluffton is a coastal village on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina's Low County between Savannah and Hilton Head. It is a rather warm place, with an average high temperature of 76 degrees and an average low of 57 degrees. Bluffton is also wet. It gets 52 inches a year of rain, but no snow. Air quality is good. Doctors per capita are slightly below the national average. The local economy is firm. Bluffton is one of the fastest-growing towns in South Carolina.

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So Many Reasons to Live in Bluffton, Ridgeland, SC

So Many Reasons to Live in Bluffton, Ridgeland, SC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 20, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments - SCThe highest point between Charleston and Savannah, Ridgeland was originally founded as a railroad stop and is the original, historic gateway to the South Carolina lowcountry. Ridgeland is an authentic lowcountry community rich with history and known for its rural beauty and small-town charm.*

Ridgeland is a located in Jasper County, and is included within the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The area has received numerous awards, here are just a few:

  • Forbes Magazine named Bluffton one of the “Best Places to Retire in 2016”
  • Huffington Post/Travel Section featured Bluffton in an article, “Visiting Sweet South Carolina.”
  • “Only in Your State,” named Bluffton #1 in its list of “10 Up & Coming Cities in South Carolina Ready to Explode”
  • Top retirements.com website named Bluffton the 4th “Friendliest Places to Retire” in its Top 10 List.
  • Money Magazine named Bluffton one of the Top 20 Places to Retire in 2015, also naming Bluffton “Top Waterfront Retirement Destination” within the Top 20 list.

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Looking for Apartment Homes in Ridgeland, SC?

Looking for Apartment Homes in Ridgeland, SC?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 13, 2017

Auston Chase Apartments - SCIf you are looking for an apartment in Ridgeland, SC bordered by beaches, history and nightlife look no further than Auston Chase Apartments. Secluded and scenic, Auston Chase is surrounded by all tall pines in a gorgeous natural setting with ponds and trees and offers the benefit of easy access to the greater Bluffton area. Residents will greatly appreciate quick commutes to work, shopping, dining, and the beach.

We have various apartment floor plans with luxurious apartment amenities. Our one-bedroom apartments range from 684 to 1036 sq ft, and our two-bedroom apartments range from 1045 sq ft to a spacious 1202 sq ft plan. We encourage you to make an appointment, and see what Auston Chase and Ridgeland have to offer.

Considered a Great Place to Retire and surrounded by natural beauty, Ridgeland is home to exquisite restaurants, great architecture, dynamic nightlife, cultural entertainment, recreational opportunities, and gorgeous beaches. We boast beautiful weather as well as local events and happenings throughout the year.

Contact us for an appointment to view our apartment homes.



Auston Chase Apartment Homes

59 Summerlake Circle, Ridgeland, SC 29936

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