The End Is Near...
If your lease is coming to an end, you should receive a letter from our office that gives you renewal options. We are aware that the Raleigh Area apartment market is competitive, which allows you several choices in choosing your home. We try to offer the best renewal rates possible to keep your costs down and still remain inline with the current market. We want to thank you for making Abberly your home and we hope that you will continue to do so.
Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions regarding your renewal options or if you would like to go ahead and sign up for a new lease term. We will be glad to create a new lease and send it to your door. Thank you again for staying with us!
Just a reminder, the pool hours are from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, everyday of the week. Our courtesy officers have noticed that more and more people are staying in the pool areas and in the RAC past closing time. If this continues, we will have to revoke the privileges of those residents.
The pools are open most of the time. We do have to close them once in a while to do a thorough chemical treatment for cleaning, but we will post something at the gates if we need to do that. Thank you for understanding and abiding by our rules.
Doorsteps and Breezeways
During recent property walks, we have noticed a lot of residents leaving trash bags outside their front doors and in the breezeways. This is a violation of your lease agreement at Abberly and must stop immediately.
Trash is to be taken to the compactor area or left inside your apartment until you are able to take it. Sitting it outside your door is not an option. This attracts unwanted insects and animals into the building and is an eyesore for your neighbors.
We will continue to walk the property and if you have left a bag of trash outside your front door, you will be charged $25 per bag. Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.
For those of you residents that still prefer to pay rent with a regular check, please remember the following things;
- Be sure to write your apartment number in the memo section and whether it is phase 1 or phase 2
- Double check that the amount that you write out, matches the amount written in numbers. We are finding a lot of checks that have the wrong amount written in words that do not match the numeral amounts. This is causing some accounts to become delinquent.
- If you renew your lease with us, we send you a letter that states your prorated rent for the month that your lease starts. Please pay attention to that amount, since it is an odd amount and you will only pay that amount one time.
Breezeway Pressure Washing
Our Service Team will continue to pressure wash breezeways on a rotating basis throughout the summer and fall months. 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.
August 2 - 400 Plantation Pine Circle
August 7 - 200 Abberly Crest Blvd.
Augsut 9 - 300 Abberly Crest Blvd.
August 14 - 1600 Tumbling Stone Way
August 16 - 1400 Tumbling Stone Way
August 21 - 1200 Tumbling Stone Way
August 23 - 1000 Calico Creek Dr.
August 28 - 800 Calico Creek Dr.
August 30 - 600 Sagestone Way
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the following buildings during the month of August;
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.
8/8 - 900 Plantation Pine
8/9 - 1000 Pine Walk Circle
8/15 - 800 Pine Walk Circle
8/16 - 600 Pine Walk Circle
8/22 - 1600 Tumbling Stone
8/23 - 300 Copperline Dr.
8/29 - 700 Copperline Dr.
8/30 - 900 Copperline Dr.
Pay Online And Get Paid Back...
We are challenging our residents to sign up for Abberly Place’s online payment options. You will just need to go www.abberlyplace.com, and click on Residents and Pay Online. You will set yourself a profile so that each month, you can just log in, click and pay. Our goal is to increase the number of online payers by 50 people each month. If we get an extra 50 people to sign up for our online payments, we will do a drawing from all online payers and the winner will receive $100 off the next month’s rent. It only takes a few minutes so there is nothing to lose and $100 to gain!
Rack Em’ Up
We have a new pool table at the RAC! We hope that everyone will take time to play a game or two on the new table. We do ask that everyone treat the table and all amenities with respect and care so that we can keep things in good working order. We have had problems in the past with residents breaking our pool sticks by throwing them, twirling them around and dropping them. Please remember that the sticks are not to be used for anything other than playing pool and please put them back in the rack when you are done. Thank you and enjoy!
Reduce Stress and Live Longer...
As we all know, stress can cause all kinds of problems in our lives and can be especially damaging to our health. Our Regional Manager sent us a list of 52 Proven Stress Reducers that she got from an online training class. The Abberly Team has read through them and picked our favorite ten to share with you...
- Don’t rely on your memory. Write down appointment times, when to pick up the laundry, when library books are due, etc. (“The palest ink is better than the most retentive memory.” – Old Chinese Proverb)
- Procrastination is stressful. Whatever you want to do tomorrow, do today; whatever you want to do today, do it now.
- Don’t put up with something that doesn’t work right. If your alarm clock, wallet, shoe laces, windshield wipers – whatever – are a constant aggravation, get them fixed or get new ones.
- Say “No!” Saying “no” to extra projects, social activities, and invitations you know you don’t have the time or energy for takes practice, self-respect, and a belief that everyone, everyday, needs quiet time to relax and be alone.
- Unplug your phone. Want to take a long bath, meditate, sleep, or read without interruption? Drum up the courage to temporarily disconnect. (The possibility of their being a terrible emergency in the next hour or so is almost nill.) Or use an answering machine.
- When the stress of having to get a job done gets in the way of getting the job done, diversion – a voluntary change in activity and/or environment – may be just what you need.
- Talk it out. Discussing your problems with a trusted friend can help clear your mind of confusion so you can concentrate on problem solving.
- Do something for somebody else.
- Eliminate destructive self-talk; “I’m too old to…,” “I’m too fat to…,” etc.
- Allow yourself time – every day – for privacy, quiet, and introspection.
To read all 52 Stress Reducers, you can visit, www.headaches.org.
Source: National Headache Foundation
Renting vs Buying
The Argument Against Home Ownership
By James Surowiecki
The New Yorker
Americans may disagree about nearly everything, but few contest the idea that owning your home is a good thing. Paeans to homeownership are a commonplace for American politicians, and, since the nineteen-thirties, public policy has been designed to make home buying cheaper and easier. Homeownership, the argument goes, has tremendous social benefits, stabilizing neighborhoods and making people more willing to invest in their communities. And it has economic benefits, too, serving as a forced-savings program that allows people to leverage their incomes and build wealth. Homeownership “provides financial security for families,” Mel Martinez, the former H.U.D. Secretary, has said, and it “generates economic strength that fuels the entire nation.”
That never seemed more true than in the years from 1994 to 2005, when the percentage of Americans who own homes rose by almost ten per cent, and the amount of wealth tied up in property soared. But our generation of home owning has blinded us to the fact that, along with the benefits, it has some very real costs — costs that only get bigger as the ranks of homeowners swell. The housing boom undoubtedly helped the economy’s growth rate and made lots of first-time home buyers happy. Unfortunately, it may also end up prolonging and deepening the current downturn.
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