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One of America’s Cheapest States to Live – Lynchburg, VA

One of America’s Cheapest States to Live – Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 24, 2017

Walden Pond, Lynchburg, VACNBC scored 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.

Cost of living is one of the key categories of competitiveness, worth a possible 75 points toward a state's overall Top States score.

This year some states were tied. But Virginia ranked high on the list .

#13 Virginia

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Is This Apartment in Lynchburg, VA Right for You?

Is This Apartment in Lynchburg, VA Right for You?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Walden Pond, Lynchburg, VAThe adventure of finding an apartment you like is like trying to find a college or trying to find a good group of friends. You have to test things out or look into them before making your decision. You have to narrow down your options to figure out what is best for you and make the best out of what you have chosen.

Whether you are apartment hunting by yourself or with others, trust your gut. Every apartment complex will have its own way of doing things and have its own original environment. Your goal is to find the one that speaks to your personality and the one you will be happy living in. There are no trial periods when it comes to renting an apartment — if you want to leave early then you will have to fork over some major cash to break your lease.

What you want in an apartment is up to you. You could want a renovated apartment or you could want washer and dryer connections, or something even more elaborate. You need to know if where you are living is right for you. It may not be exactly what you want, but how do you determine whether or not the apartment community is something to keep in the running when you are making your final decisions.

You will want what you want, but you also want to be smart about what you want. The idea of picking an apartment just because it is pretty or because they simply have a nice exterior will tell you nothing about what else is surrounding it. Or it won’t tell you what it’s like to live there.

Here are few tips on how to know if an apartment community is right for you.

1. Neighboring surroundings: Take a look around the place first. See what is in the proximity. Say you like to go out to eat a lot, try to pick some place that has a lot of food options. If you have a child and want a good school to send them to, keep that in mind.

Also, while you are doing your hunting, pay attention to the neighbors you see as you are walking through the complex. Sometimes places can unfortunately be defined by the people that live there. And this reigns true about apartment complexes, most of the time.

2. Security: You want to feel safe where you live and without the right kind of security you might not feel that way. Make sure to ask about this when you are being shown around by a leasing agent. Your safety needs do not need to be looked over or disregarded.

If high security is something that will make it feel right to you, then make sure you look for that when you are apartment hunting. Sometimes a neighborhood watch just doesn’t cut it for people.

3. Management/maintenance: You are going to want to make sure the people that will be fixing your needs in the apartment are up to par or at least to your standards. Do they fix things in a timely manner? Are they polite and accommodating? Do they let you know when they are stopping by to look over things? Do they let you know things about the complex ahead of time?

This is when reviews on the internet may come into handy. No leasing agent is going to tell you that they have an issue with maintenance, but reviewers online will tell you straight up.

4. Too many compromises: Sometimes you have to forgo what you want a little to find a space that feels good to you. You may have to give up that breakfast nook for an extra storage space. But sometimes you tend to give up things you don’t have to.

Make sure that what you are picking is at least 80-90 percent what you want in the apartment. You want to feel comfortable and not like you gave up everything you had in mind. With that type of mindset you won’t be happy whatsoever and living like that for six months to a year will be utterly miserable.

Apartments put freedom and stress in the same sentence, but finding the best one for you can take a bit of the stress off your shoulders. Keep what you want in mind, but also remember to keep an open mind, because sometimes you will find something you didn’t even know you wanted.

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Tips for Students Who are Apartment Hunting in Lynchburg, VA

Tips for Students Who are Apartment Hunting in Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAApartment Hunting can be a bit stressful unless you already know where you want to live and it’s available, then this most likely won’t apply to you. Right now, many students are doing their fair share of apartment hunting in Lynchburg, VA. Looking for an apartment can be easy when you follow these tips:

1. Set a budget: You should set a budget for how low and how high you’re willing to pay for rent, also factor in bills ( Light, Cable, Wifi etc.)

2. What amenities can you live with and without: do you want your apartment to have a gym, be pet-friendly, in-unit washer and dryer, balcony, fireplace etc. figure out what you can live with and live without too narrow down your choices.

3. Pick an area: Do you want to live Uptown, Downtown, gated community, near your school, near your job, near your favorite shopping center etc. you should feel comfortable in the area you choose to live.

4. Take an in-person tour of the apartment: don’t just trust and go off the floor plan, get a feel for how much space you’ll have to work with. Bonus: visit the apartment during the night as well to get a feel for parking and night activity.

5. Ask about leasing options, security deposit, what they require of you before you sign a lease.

6. Figure out if you want a roommate: if yes make sure the person is trustworthy and that you all mesh well together.

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It is Cheaper to Rent Than Own in Every State - Lynchburg, VA

It is Cheaper to Rent Than Own in Every State - Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 03, 2017

Walden Pond, Lynchburg, VAOwning a home is often considered the American dream — and it’s an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state, according to a new NerdWallet analysis.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can’t get from renting. The equity you build can be leveraged for loans that can be used to improve the home and boost its value or be used in financial emergencies.

While renting can’t offer thosefinancial benefits, it’s cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis. If you’re wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg — but in extremely expensive or competitive markets, renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities. This comparison doesn’t include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages, but is lower for FHA or VA loans.

Key takeaways

  • Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost to rent each month.
  • The smallest difference is still a third more to own.
  • In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting.

State: Virginia
Homeownership Premium: 48%
Median Monthly Cost to Own: $1692
Median Monthly Cost to Rent: $1144
Difference: $548

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