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In Raleigh, Garner, NC You Can Live Like Royalty for Less Than 70K

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 24, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCMaking a good living is one thing, living well is another. And that often boils down to where you choose to live.

The best places are likely the ones where you can find a job, earn a good salary and buy a nice home. In a 2016 report, job-hunting site Glassdoor calculated the top spots where your pay will go furthest, based on salaries and home values. To do so, the jobs site came up with a cost of living ratio — a city's median base salary divided by its median home value.

Noticeably missing are some of America's biggest cities. While you can certainly earn more in hubs like New York and San Francisco, few people can afford to buy a house or an apartment there.

We came up with the top 25 places where an average paycheck goes a very long way and the quality of life is great. (A higher ratio number is better.)

25. Raleigh, NC

Cost of living ratio: 30%
Median base salary: $62,000
Number of open jobs: 22,339

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC, near Raleigh, contact Abberly Place.

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Best Places to Live in America – Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 17, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCWhen deciding where to put down roots, many factors are in the eye of the beholder, such as climate, politics, or proximity to extended family. Other aspects are coveted by nearly everybody: affordable housing, access to well-paying jobs, a low cost of living, good schools, and quality healthcare. In its recently released ranking of the best places to live in America, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on these crucial components for the 100 most populous US cities.

They then categorized the data into five indexes for each city — job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration — to definitively rank these major metro areas.

Scores for "value," a blend of annual household income and cost of living, and "quality of life," which accounts for crime, college readiness, commute, and other factors, are included below on a 10-point scale, as well as the city’s population and median annual salary.

4. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Population: 1,714,629
Median annual salary: $47,430
Quality of life: 7.4
Overall value: 6.9

Raleigh-Durham and Chapel Hill are collectively known as the Triangle, an area anchored by its foundation in research and tech. The Triangle employs nearly 40,000 residents at companies like IBM, SAS Institute Inc., and Cisco Systems as well as surrounding colleges Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A strong job market coupled with a burgeoning microbrewery and dining scene draws 80 new residents every day, said a local expert.

For more information on apartments near Raleigh, NC in Garner, contact Abberly Place.

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Best States for Business: North Carolina is High on the LIst

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 10, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCWe score 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.

Our study is not an opinion survey. We rely on tangible numbers to gauge each state's performance, scoring all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, using publicly available data.

Here are our categories and this year's weightings.

Workforce - We rate states based on the education level of their workforce, the numbers of available employees, and the states' demonstrated abilities to retain college-educated workers. We measure workforce productivity based on each state's economic output per job. We look at the relative success of each state's worker training programs in placing their participants in jobs. We also consider union membership and the states' right-to-work laws.

Cost of Doing Business - We look at the competitiveness of each state's tax climate, as well as state-sponsored incentives that can lower the cost of doing business. Utility costs can add up to a huge expense for business, and they vary widely by state. We also consider the cost of wages, as well as rental costs for office and industrial space.

Infrastructure - We measure the vitality of each state's transportation system by the value of goods shipped by air, waterways, roads and rail. We look at the availability of air travel in each state, the quality of the roads and bridges, and the time it takes to commute to work.

Economy - We look at economic growth, job creation, consumer spending, and the health of the residential real estate market. We measure each state's fiscal health by looking at its credit ratings and outlook, as well as its overall budget picture. We also consider the number of major corporations headquartered in each state.

Quality of Life - We score the states on livability, including several factors, such as the crime rate; inclusiveness, such as antidiscrimination protections; the quality of health care; the level of health insurance coverage and the overall health of the population. We evaluate local attractions, parks and recreation, as well as environmental quality.

Technology & Innovation - We evaluate the states on their support for innovation, the number of patents issued to their residents and the record of high-tech business formation. We also consider federal health, science and agricultural research grants to the states.

Education - Higher-education institutions offer companies a source to recruit new talent, as well as a partner in research and development. We consider the number of higher-education institutions in each state, as well as long-term funding trends for higher education. We look at several measures of K–12 education, including test scores, class size and spending. We also look digital and lifelong learning opportunities in each state.

Business Friendliness - But we grade the states on the freedom their legal and regulatory frameworks provide for business.

Cost of Living- The cost of living helps drive the cost of doing business. From housing to food and energy, wages go further when the cost of living is low.

Access to Capital - We look at venture capital investments by state, as well as small-business lending on a relative basis.

North Carolina is #5 on the list of America's Top States for Business.

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Tips for Renting Apartments in Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 03, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCThe checklist for in an apartment isn’t limited to things like how much the rent is and the close the apartment or house is to work. In order to ensure a safe and comfortable living arrangement, all other aspects have to be considered before signing a lease.

No matter where you decide to live, it’s best to consider what’s close to the property and what transportation is available. If there are restaurants or shopping centers within walking distance, or relatively close by, it’ll be easier for you to buy what you need. However, it’s important to also consider forms of public transportation.

As far as the actual property goes, it’s critical to pay attention to the actual building and the lease. Always visit the apartment in person as opposed to simply viewing pictures and reading descriptions; this allows you to see if the place is in good enough condition to live in, and make sure you feel safe. It’s dangerous to decide on a place without knowing if you are fully comfortable with the apartment, landlord, and neighborhood. As far as the lease, read through it thoroughly and carefully. If you have any questions at all, or don’t understand something, it’s critical to ask questions to avoid being locked into a bad situation. As a safety net, it’s also a good idea to get everything in writing, from a hard-copy of the lease to paper copies of any repair requests, in order to avoid possible disputes.

In terms of roommates, it goes without saying that you should choose roommates that will be able to pay their fair share of rent; and that there is no conflict between roommates. This makes the off-campus experience better. Something that should also be thought about is the possibility of getting renter’s insurance, if it isn’t already required; this also functions as a safety net in order to make sure you are covered in case of fire, theft, or any sort of damage.

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC, contact Abberly Place.

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Active Military Members, Shoud They Rent or Own? - Ladson, SC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 24, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCDeciding when to take the home-buying plunge can be tough. For military members and their families, the unique nature of their service often adds a new layer of consideration.

Here are a few key things to consider.

1. Frequent relocation

Active-duty military personnel move frequently, often once every two to three years. Prospective buyers should be comfortable with the idea of turning around and reselling a property or renting it out—and the possibility of neither of those coming to pass.

Talk with real estate agents and other experts to get a feel for the local housing market and near-term trends. You might have no problem selling the home or finding renters in your particular community, but there are no guarantees.

Even if your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves you across the country, you’re still on the hook for that new mortgage payment. Short sales and foreclosures can wreck your credit and put home buying out of reach for years. So it’s not a decision to take lightly.

2. Costs of renting vs. buying

Do your homework, and get a clear sense of what’s likely to cost more. Paying a mortgage is may be cheaper than renting in some U.S. markets, but every buyer’s situation is different. A good lender can help you get pre-approved and run realistic affordability numbers.

Keep in mind homeownership comes with costs that renters don’t typically face, like maintenance, lawn care, appliance repairs, and more. And buying with $0 down means you’ll start life as a homeowner with little to no equity.

3. Wants and needs

Homeownership offers a lot of freedom, but it also comes with significant responsibility. Take stock of your priorities to see where you land. How important is it for you to personalize your space? Do you enjoy home and yard maintenance? How do you feel about paying for them?

Owning a home means you can’t call the landlord to fix a broken pipe or replace the water heater. Renting means you’re building equity for someone else.

In the end, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Buying a home evokes thoughts of long-term stability that are sometimes at odds with the unpredictability of the military lifestyle.

Still, there’s something to be said for the sense of pride and independence that come along with homeownership. Think long and hard about what’s right for you, and get good information from real estate and mortgage experts you trust.

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC contact Abberly Place.

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Moving to the Raleigh Area? Things to Know - Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 17, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCCommunity - A Great Reason to Move to Raleigh

One of the best parts about Raleigh is that it's a city with a small town feel. Raleigh is a city where people know your face and that's all they need to know. It's often you will run into someone you met, recognize their face and embrace in a warm greeting without even knowing one another's names. There is a feeling of comfortability and familiarity in Raleigh that comes from that small town feel. You may not recognize it at first, give it six months though and you'll know exactly what we are talking about.

Raleigh is a city, and it's a small town, at the same time. It's large enough so that you're always meeting new people, and small enough so that you're constantly running into the ones you know!

Raleigh is the Best Place for Jobs

If you're moving to Raleigh you will have a much easier time finding a job than you will anywhere else. Glassdoor has ranked the city of Raleigh, NC as the #1 Best City for Jobs!

With more than 24,000 job openings there is sure to be one for you. Additionally, Raleigh has a job satisfaction rating of 3.3 Raleigh, NC is on the top end when it comes to being happy in the work-place.

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is a huge part of what makes Raleigh such a great place for jobs. A lot of executives will move to Raleigh to begin working in RTP with so many larger businesses that have their office headquarters there. You can learn more about RTP and the companies that are there by clicking this link. Outside of the park you will find companies like MetLife who just moved to Cary, NC and set up their technology office with six-figure salaries. Go to Downtown Raleigh and you will see other companies like RedHat and Citrix who have set their headquarters there. 

Education is Some of Best in Nation

Raleigh is ranked as the second most educated city in America by Forbes, and it's neighbor Durham is third. With universities like North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina all within a short distance of Raleigh it only makes sense that the area places a high priority on quality of education.

Weather in Raleigh is a Reason to Move!

The weather in Raleigh is perfect and a great reason to relocate. Raleigh celebrates all four seasons (yes, it snows here!) and is only a couple hours from the Mountains if you enjoy skiing or snowboarding.

For more information on apartments near Raleigh, NC in Garner contact Abberly Place.

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What's it like to live in Raleigh, Garner, NC Area?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 10, 2017

Auston Grove, Garner, NCRaleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are known for their research/technology roots and collegiate rivalries. This tri-city region (known as the Triangle) is luring nearly 80 new residents a day with strong job growth and a high quality of life.

Many people who call the Raleigh and Durham metro areas home are young, friendly, diverse and educated. They enjoy dining out in local restaurants – many of which have earned national accolades – and gathering over craft beers in one of the region's many microbreweries. A strong sense of community is evident, as strangers are quick to provide a friendly conversation when standing in line at the supermarket.

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill also encompass beautiful green spaces, family-friendly museums and a growing art and music scene defined by monthly gallery walks, summer concerts and music festivals like Hopscotch.

Rankings

U.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there. Raleigh & Durham ranks as #7 with an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.

Raleigh & Durham, NC  - #7 in Best Places to Live

  • 7.2 Overall Score
  • 6.9 Quality of Life
  • 7.7 Value

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC, right outside Raleigh, contact Abberly Place.

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When Renting is Worth it – Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 03, 2017

Abberly Place Apartments, Garner, NCIn a lot of situations renting isn’t “throwing away money.” If you are buying a home for $300,000, with a thirty year loan, you’re paying almost $1,000 a month in interest. What about property taxes and homeowners insurance? That money just vanishes into thin air – $1,500 a month, at least. If you can rent for less than that, that’s what you should be doing. In fact, if it’s even close, you’re better off renting an apartment in Garner, NC because then you don’t have to deal with the cost of maintenance and repairs.

“But I’m building equity!” If you’re spending more on interest, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, maintenance, and repairs for your home each month than you’re spending on rent, you’re not building equity – you’re losing it. The only reason you’re not building equity in the apartment in this situation is that you’re not investing that money you’re saving over the costs of home ownership.

There are many situations where homeownership is the right answer, but there are also many situations where renting is better. The answer to the question is personal and situational. If you are interested in renting an apartment in Garner, NC, contact Abberly Place Apartment Homes.

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How to Know if You Should Rent or Buy - Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 27, 2017
Abberly Place, Garner, NCWhile everyone needs a place to live, it may be better to rent as opposed to buying in some situations. How do you determine whether your money is better spent making a rent payment or making a mortgage payment?

Pros and Cons of Buying a House

If you are looking to put roots down in the community, it is worth your money to buy a home. This is because you will have a reason to spend $1,000 or more every month for the next 10, 15 or 30 years.

The home will also appreciate in value, which means it can be a great way to grow your wealth as time passes. Another benefit is that you can sell when you are ready as opposed to being forced out of a home because your lease is up.

Some downsides to buying a home include the cost of mortgage interest and insurance. You also have to pay property taxes as well as set aside money for maintenance and furnishing your home.

Pros and Cons of Renting

The biggest benefit to renting is that you are typically only obligated to live there for a year. In some cases, you may be able to sign a short-term lease or find a landlord willing to rent to you on a monthly basis. This means that you would be free to leave by giving 30 days’ notice.

The biggest downside to renting is that in most jurisdictions, there are not tax breaks for those who pay rent like there are for those who pay a mortgage.

Renting a home is ideal for those who are not ready to commit to the community or aren’t sure about their long-term financial situation.

For more information on renting apartments in Garner, NC, contact Abberly Place.

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Finding a Home in a New City – Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 19, 2017

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCMoving to a new city can be daunting, but there are ways you can make it easier.

Moving to a new city can feel overwhelming. You’ll soon be surrounded by all new places and faces, which will certainly take some time to get used to. One thing that will help you get settled more quickly? Choosing the perfect place to live – one that makes you feel comfortable right away.

You may be thinking, “How can I find a home I love in a new city I know nothing about?” If you know exactly what to look for and the right questions to ask yourself, it will be easy to narrow down your options. First things first: Hit your new city for a day of exploring.

Rent or Buy?

First you’ll need to make an important distinction: Are you looking to rent a home or buy? Your finances may answer this question for you; buying a home is a major monetary commitment that takes serious planning, so be sure you are ready.

Thinking beyond bank accounts, there are other reasons it might make sense to rent rather than buy at first in a brand new city. Many real estate agents recommend renting first to get to know the area.

Rent in a new city before buying to give yourself a chance to get to know the areas. What corners you like best. Get a good understanding of how long certain commutes are to your work and other important activities.

It also gives you time to make sure you’ll actually like the new job and city.

What a nightmare it would be to buy a home in a new city, only to end up hating the job (or city) and moving back within a few months.

Lastly, the type of home you’re interested in may help narrow down your choice to rent or buy. If you definitely want an apartment/condo in a high-rise building, that is more likely available for rent.

Learn the Neighborhoods

As you start apartment hunting, keep in mind the three most important words in real estate: location, location, location. Choosing your new neighborhood can actually be more important than most other things.

As you check out the neighborhoods in your new city, consider the following: Do you want to live downtown, or in a more suburban or rural area? There are certainly pros and cons to each option.

Downtown, you may be within walking distance to great restaurants, fun entertainment and, conveniently, your place of work. That being said, you could also deal with negatives like loud street noise or frequent construction.

In the suburbs, you could have more green space with parks and playgrounds. However, if you’ve decided you’re looking for an apartment, your options might be limited outside of downtown.

Your transportation situation is also a key factor to consider. Do you own a car? How far are you willing to commute to work, and where does the neighborhood fit into traffic patterns? Take commute time into account, not just the distance.

Once you’ve pinpointed the general area you want to be, try plugging the coordinates into GPS to determine if your driving time is satisfactory to you during rush hour.

Other key factors to keep in mind when exploring a neighborhood are the specifics that fit your family’s needs. Do you have children, or are you planning a family in the future? If so, find out about the schools in the areas you’re considering.

If possible, drive around each of the schools those neighborhoods feed into. Even if you don’t have children this can give you a feel for the area.

And, of course, talk with someone familiar with the city – your new coworkers or friends in the area.

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC contact Abberly Place.

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Abberly Place Apartment Homes

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