FOLLOW THE RULES!
Over Memorial weekend, we noticed that some of our residents enjoyed using the grills and cooked out some good ol’ summer fare to celebrate. We love to see residents having a good time and making use of the amenities that we offer here. However, we DO NOT like to see residents taking advantage of and abusing the rules at Abberly Place. We have noticed that some of you have been bringing more than two guests at a time to the pools and to the Resident Activity Center. We allow two guests, per apartment and they must be accompanied by an authorized lease holder. If we allow more than two guests for all 600 apartments, there would not be enough room for the paying residents to enjoy these areas. If you are approached by an employee and asked to remove your guests, your amenity privileges could be restricted.
To help us control the pool areas, we have brought back our Pool Gate Guard, Donald Ferry. He will be checking a list of lease holders and occupants for each apartment as you enter the gates to the pools. If he sees that you have too many guests, he will not allow you in. He has the right to do that, that’s his job. He will also do random cooler checks to be sure there are not glass containers of any kind in the pool areas. He will alternate between Phase 1 and Phase 2 pools so don’t be surprised to see him and please say Hi to him and thank him for doing a good job.
Rules To Remember...
The pool rules are always posted at the pools and are in your Resident Handbook and in the Lease Agreement that you have signed. However, there are always those people who think the rules are meant to be broken. Not so at Abberly. Abide by the rules or lose access to the amenities. Below is a list of Pool Rules. Please read and follow.
- Absolutely NO GLASS inside the pool gates. This is the most broken Rule of all and it’s the most important. If glass gets broken in the pool area, we will have to close the pool for the season or drain and refill it at the cost of the resident that brought the glass in.
- Only 2 guests per apartment at a time are allowed and must be accompanied by an authorized lease holder.
- No games are allowed at the pools such as/but not limited to, corn hole, basket ball, football and any other tossing items. No types of tables are allowed to be brought as well.
- All personal items must be removed from the pool areas upon leaving. The Management will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
- Please place a towel over lounge chairs before applying lotion or oils. The compounds in suntan/sun screen products can damage or discolor the furniture.
- An adult must accompany persons under the age of 16 at all times.
- Radios should be used with discretion. The noise level should be kept at a level that does not disturb others.
- NO PETS are allowed in the pool areas at any time.
- Proper swim attire should be worn at all times. No topless sunbathing or thongs allowed per North Carolina laws.
- Pool hours are 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and residents must have a key fob with them to enter. Pools are scheduled to be closed on Mondays for cleaning.
- No bikes, skateboards, roller blades, scooters or any other wheeled items inside the pool areas.
- Swimmers must shower before entering the pool.
- All persons using the pool or sunbathing decks, do so at their own risk and sole responsibility. Management does not assume any responsibility for any accidents or injuries in connection to use of the facilities.
Breezeway Power Washing Schedule
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.
June 5 - 400 Sagestone Way
June 7 - 200 Calico Creek Dr.
June 12 - 300 Copperline Dr.
June 14 - 1500 Copperline Dr.
June 19 - 1100 Copperline Dr.
June 21 - 900 Copperline Dr.
June 26 - 700 Copperline Dr.
June 28 - 1800 Plantation Pine Cir.
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the following buildings during the month of June;
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.
6/6 - 200 Abberly Crest
6/7 - 300 Abberly Crest
6/13 - 1500 Plantation Pine
6/14 - 1400 Plantation Pine
6/20 - 400 Sagestone Way
6/21 - 600 Sagestone Way
6/27 - 800 Calico Creek
Happy Father’s Day!
June 17th is Father’s Day and we would like to wish all of the Abberly Fathers and Grandfathers a wonderful day!
The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. There Is Still Time To Sign Up...
We want to thank those of you who have already signed up to participate with the Abberly Place Team in the Susan G. Komen Walk/Run for Breast Cancer awareness. The race takes place on Saturday, June 9th. If you need more information about it or just need to register, please go to the website, www.komen.org/race.
Don’t forget, if you sign up as part of the Abberly Place Team, you will receive the T-shirt from the Susan G. Komen organization as well as an Abberly Place Team T-shirt. The fee is $35, a small price to pay to help raise awareness for such an important cause. And it will be lots of fun! Thank you again!
Excuse Our Dust:
I am sure you all have seen all the sprucing up we have been doing over the last few months. We are actively working to keep Abberly Place beautiful and the best it can be. This month you will see us replacing the vinyl siding on some of the buildings in phase 1 (Plantation Pine Circle, Abberly Crest Boulevard and Pine Walk Circle).
Over the years the landscapers have nicked the vinyl with different landscape machinery and it is time to get all of that replaced. Don’t worry; there is no preparation work for you. We just wanted to make you aware that this will be happening. They will be doing the repair work during office hours and should be relatively easy and noninvasive for you all. The end result will look amazing! Thank you for your patience through all of our spring cleaning.
Service Request Follow Up
Starting in June we will be sending our service request surveys out after your service request is completed to your e-mail address. There are always going to be work orders and service requests that we will occur during your time with us. The great thing is that we have onsite maintenance here six days a week and emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We strive to have all service requests done within 24 hours and our personal goal is same day when possible. We would love for you all to let us know how our Service Team is doing. Please complete the survey, once it is e-mailed to you, so we can hear your feedback. In the past we have reached out by phone to check your satisfaction on service requests.
Most of the time, you may get too busy to give us a call back to let us know that you are satisfied with the service request. We understand completely. This email survey will take the place of those calls and will allow you to submit your feedback 24 hours a day and not only during office hours. Your happiness matters to us. Thank you!
Rent vs. Buying
Should you rent or buy your own home?
By Christine Dugas, USA TODAY
Since the real estate bubble burst, the American dream of homeownership has fizzled.
A growing number of Americans, called a new class of renters, can afford to buy a home but are renting by choice, says Tara-Nicholle Nelson, consumer educator at Trulia.com.
In August, 72% of people said they feel that homeownership is part of their American dream, down from 77% in January, according to a survey by Trulia.com. One out of four renters said they never plan to own a home.
In the past, renters tended to be college students and young married couples who were saving money for a home down payment. Now many older families who have been homeowners for years are returning to the rental market.
"Their skills are a little rusty," says Janet Portman, attorney and co-author of Every Landlord's Legal Guide by Nolo. "And if they have a family and a dog, they are probably looking for different types of rentals than they did before."
It's a confusing time in the market. On one hand, mortgage rates are at record lows, and in many cities, home prices have plummeted. But on the other hand, home foreclosures continue to rise, and the economy remains weak.
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Fresh Brocoli Salad Recipe
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Ready time: 30 min
- 2 heads fresh broccoli
- 1 red onion
- 1/2 pound bacon
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Cool and crumble.
- Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite-size slices. Combine with the bacon, raisins, your favorite nuts and mix well.
- To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 374
Total Fat: 27.2g