What's On Your Mind?
We hope that you love living at Abberly Place! This is just a reminder that we will be reaching out to you all this month finding out if you need anything, things that we could do better, things that you love at Abberly Place, or any ideas of a services that you would like us to offer or improve on. We really do care about your happiness. We understand that your lives get busy and you forget to tell us things that you have been meaning to bring to our attention. Please let us know, your input does matter to us. At this same time, we are going to be collecting your e–mail addresses so that we can make sure that everyone in your home is receiving our newsletter.
We would really like some feedback from you on your happiness at Abberly Place. We have created a survey to let us know what you think about your community. Please take a few moments to complete, click here. Your feedback is very, very important to us.
Pool Season Is Here!
Our pools should be opening the first week of April, provided that the Wake County Inspector comes and gives us permission. Please remember that there are pool rules posted at each pool and we ask that you take time to read them and abide by them.
Some, but not all rules are:
- No pets allowed inside the pool or the pool deck areas.
- No more than 2 guests at a time allowed per apartment
- No glass containers of any kind allowed in the pool areas
- No horseplay or rough housing allowed
- No one allowed inside the pool areas before 10:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
Thank you all in advance!
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the following buildings during the month of April;
4/11 – 1300 Plantation Pine Circle
4/12 - 1200 Plantation Pine Circle
4/18 - 900 Plantation Pine Circle
4/19 - 300 Copperline Dr.
4/25 - 700 Copperline Dr.
4/26 - 900 Copperline Dr.
Please make a note for yourselves if your building is on the list above. We ask that you kennel or secure all pets and please disarm alarm systems for that day. We change your air filters so that your heating/air conditioning unit works more efficiently. Thank you for your cooperation.
The Couch to 5k Running Plan
Our beginner's running schedule has helped thousands of new runners get off the couch and onto the roads, running 3 miles in just two months.
By Josh Clark
Too many people have been turned off of running simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel, and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to do this to themselves. You should ease into your running program gradually. In fact, the beginners' program we outline here is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program. The idea is to transform you from couch potato to runner, getting you running three miles (or 5K) on a regular basis in just two months.
It's easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program, but hold yourself back. Don't try to do more, even if you feel you can. If, on the other hand, you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don't feel pressured to continue faster than you're able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel ready to.
A Few Minutes Each Week
Each session should take about 20 or 30 minutes, three times a week. That just happens to be the same amount of moderate exercise recommended by numerous studies for optimum fitness. This program will get you fit. (Runners who do more than this amount are doing it for more than fitness, and before long you might find yourself doing the same as well). Be sure to space out these three days throughout the week to give yourself a chance to rest and recover between efforts. And don't worry about how fast you're going. Running faster can wait until your bones are stronger and your body is fitter. For now focus on gradually increasing the time or distance you run.
Run for time, or run for distance
There are two ways to follow this program, to measure your runs by time or by distance. Either one works just as well, choose the option that seems easiest for you to keep track of. If you go with the distance option, and you are not using a track to measure the distances, just estimate. It's not important to have the distances absolutely exact. Continue reading by clicking here.
Power Washing Abberly Place
Are you tired of pollen yet? We certainly are and we have set the schedule for the property to get a well deserved bath. On April 30th we will begin to power wash all of our buildings here at Abberly Place. We will not just be cleaning the facades of the buildings but we are going to be washing everyone’s patio too.
Every building surface will get a good washing including the compactors, garages, car washes, everything. We want our community to shine and be as clean and beautiful as possible. We have subcontracted a company that will be doing the entire community in a week. They will be bringing quite a big staff to get us spic and span. They will be using a mildewcide/mild bleach solution during this process.
Power washing will start at 9:00am and will end at 5:00pm so that most of our residents will not be inconvenienced during this process. It will be necessary for you all to remove ALL items from your patio in order for them to do a proper cleaning.
On April 30th the following buildings in phase 1 (If your street name is Abberly Crest Boulevard, Pine Walk Circle or Plantation Pine Circle, you live on phase 1) are scheduled for their bath: 400, 200, 300, 1500, 1300, 900, 1800, and 1600. For folks that live at 300 Abberly Crest Boulevard and 200 Abberly Crest Boulevard– please do not park on the parallel side parking on Monday.
On Tuesday, May 1st the following buildings will be washed in phase 1: 1400, 1200, 1000, 800, 600 and in phase 2 (if you live on the following roads, you live in phase 2: Copperline Drive, Calico Creek Drive, Sagestone Way and Tumbling Stone Way) 700, 1100, and 900. On Wednesday, May 2nd the following buildings in phase 2 will be washed: 1500, 300, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000 and 1200. On Thursday, we should finish the power washing on 1400 and 1600 buildings in phase 2.
This is obviously weather permitting and is subject to change. Please keep posted on our website, www.abberlyplace.com and Facebook page for any changes. All of our breezeways are also on the scheduled to get washed as well. Please be mindful of this schedule, we want this to be as simple and efficient as possible. Thank you for allowing us to keep Abberly Beautiful!
Breezeway Power Washing Schedule
In addition to the buildings being cleaned, the following breezeway schedule will be starting this month. We are going to pressure wash 1 building per day beginning on Monday, April 2, 2012.
Please take note if your building is on the list. We ask that you remove anything outside your front door area and to place a towel on the floor inside your apartment to prevent water from coming in. The April schedule is as follows:
4/3 – 1400 P–2 – Tumbling Stone Way
4/3 – 1400 P–2 – Tumbling Stone Way
4/5 – 1000 P–2 – Calico Creek Dr.
4/6 – Closed
4/9 – 800 P–2 – Calico Creek Dr.
4/10 – 600 P–2 – Calico Creek Dr
4/11 – 400 P–2 – Sagestone Way
4/12 – 200 P–2 – Sagestone Way
4/13 – 300 P–2 – Copperline Dr.
4/16 – 1500 P–2 – Copperline Dr.
4/17 – 1100 P–2 – Copperline Dr.
4/18 – 900 P–2 – Copperline Dr.
4/19 – 700 P–2 – Copperline Dr.
4/20 – 1800 P–1– Plantation Pine
4/23 – 1600 P–1 – Plantation Pine
4/24 – 1500 P–1 – Plantation Pine
4/25 – 1400 P–1 – Plantation Pine
4/26 – 1300 P–1 – Plantation Pine
4/27 – 1200 P–1 – Plantation Pine
4/30 – 900 P–1 – Plantation Pine
Renting Versus Buying: The Realities of Home–Ownership
By J.D. Roth
This is a guest–post from Tim Ellis, author of Seattle Bubble, a blog and forum dedicated to discussing real estate market conditions in the Seattle area.
“If you rent, you’re throwing away your money.”
“Owning your own home is a forced savings plan.”
“Home ownership is an excellent path to build wealth.”
You’ve probably heard statements like these plenty of times. On television, radio, the Internet, and in casual conversation; such sentiments are common in any discussion that involves home–buying and personal finances. It’s common knowledge that buying a home is a better financial move than renting. After all, you’re building equity instead of throwing away your money, right?
Well, maybe not quite… Rather than assuming the “common knowledge” on this subject is accurate, let’s take a look for ourselves at some of the financial differences between renting and home–buying.
A Real–World Example
For the purpose of comparing renting to owning in this article, I’ll be using real–world data gathered from my area (northeast of Seattle). Although most first–time buyers tend to move from renting an apartment to buying a larger, stand–alone house, as much as I can I will compare apples to apples.
To continue this article, click here.