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How Much More Does it Cost to Own vs. Rent a Home in North Carolina?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 07, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCOwning 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, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis, the analysis found. 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. The state where the premium to own a home is lowest is Florida, where it costs a median of 33% more to own than to rent. The states with the next lowest premiums are Colorado (40%) and Arizona (41%).

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting. In New Jersey, the state with the highest homeownership premium, the median monthly cost of owning is nearly double that of renting (93%). The next most expensive places to own are Rhode Island, where the median homeownership cost is 84% higher than renting, and Connecticut, where owners pay a median of 82% more than renters each month for housing.

Here's how much more it costs to own vs. rent each month in North Carolina - 49%.

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Apartments That Offer Luxury and Lifestyle

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 01, 2018

Abberly Place at White Oak Crossing. It's about luxury. It's about location. It's about lifestyle. Abberly Place features 16 spacious and unique floor plans with amenities such as built in computer work stations, custom bookshelves, and optional flexible living space. At Abberly Place, you will be apart of truly exceptional living. Our award winning customer service along with our features, distinctions, and location makes us the perfect place to call home.

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Memorial Day 2018 in the Raleigh Area

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCThe Raleigh area is a perfect place for visitors and locals for Memorial Day weekend. From a hot air balloon festival to baseball games, the destination is packing in the fun over the long weekend ahead. If you live in an apartment in Garner, NC take a look of some of the area events below!

Freedom Balloon Fest

Bring the family for a truly-unique event this Memorial Day weekend, Fri.-Mon. The Freedom Balloon Fest in the town of Fuquay-Varina (just a short drive from Raleigh) is an admission-free event that invites the public to enjoy dozens of hot air balloons as they fill the sky in celebration and remembrance. Events include: live music on the RE/MAX stage; a craft beer and wine garden; tethered hot air balloon rides benefiting charities; the Merchant, Arts and Crafts Vendor Village; the Disc-Connected K-9 Frisbee Dogs; and plenty of food options.

Show your patriotism

On Sun. evening starting at 7pm, the Town of Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host Triangle Wind Ensemble's American Celebration: Salute to the Cinema, featuring a musical salute to veterans, plus music by James Horner (The Perfect Storm), Bill Conti (Rocky), John Williams (E.T., Star Wars) and some favorites from Disney films. Gates open at 6pm, and picnics are encouraged! Food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site.

Join Veterans Freedom Park, also in Cary, on Mon. for a Memorial Day Remembrance to honor those who have served our country. The ceremony is 2:30-3:30pm and will feature speakers from the Town of Cary and local armed forces community support groups.

Memorial Day weekend baseball

Catch a Carolina Mudcats baseball game at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. The Mudcats play against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Fri.-Mon. Catch Friday Night Fireworks at the Fri. game and again after the Sun. game to celebrate Memorial Day. On Mon., the team is set to sport patriotic-themed jerseys with the net proceeds from the game benefiting Hire Heroes USA. Hungry? The hot dogs are delicious and, of course, perfect for a baseball game!

From May 25-31, Ting Stadium at Ting Park is hosting the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Division I World Series. Eight regional winners will travel to Holly Springs to compete for the NCBA Division I Championship and participate in other events, such as a fan fest, home run derby and more.

The NCAA Division II Baseball Championships return to Cary, May 26-June 2, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, which offers free parking and a full concession stand. This event brings together eight regional winners to compete for the national title.

Concerts

For a great way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend, head to the Midtown Beach Music Series in North Hills, Thurs. evening, May 24, 6-9pm to sing along with Jim Quick and Coastline and shag dance the night away. Or bring a blanket and settle in for some foot-tapping, finger-snapping good times on Sun., May 27, with Melissa Reaves during the Six Sundays in Spring music series in Wake Forest, 5-7pm.

Another great way to kick off the weekend a little early is with Ledisi at The Ritz on Thurs., 8pm! This 12-time Grammy Award-nominated vocal powerhouse has wowed fans ever since she came onto the scene.

Over the weekend, check out a variety of concerts, including smooth tunes from Brian McKnight at Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh (Fri., 7:30pm), the Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Alison Krauss and more at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (Fri., 5:30pm), Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR and Lance Skiiiwalker at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (Sat., 7:30pm) and Sugarland at PNC Arena (Sat., 7pm).

Catch a movie

Pack a blanket and picnic and bring your special someone or the whole family to enjoy a movie under the stars. Kick your weekend off on Fri. with a summer favorite, the Movies by Moonlight series at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, featuring the Disney movie Coco. The gates open at 7pm, and the movie will start at dusk (approximately 8:30pm).

Another great weekend adventure for movie-loving families starts on Fri. evening with a free showing of Coco at Lake Benson Park in Garner at 8:30pm. Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase light concessions on-site, and if you’re interested in spending the night during this special Friday Family Flick and Camping event, you can pitch a tent! (Pre-registration required for camping).

More picks

Start the weekend with uncontrollable laughter at the Oak City Comedy Festival, Raleigh’s first comedy festival! This five-day comedy celebration runs May 22-26 and features some of the hottest up-and-coming stand up comics and improv/sketch comedy groups.

The four-day Southern States Regional Championship Morgan Horse Show runs Wed.-Sat. at the Hunt Horse Complex at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Consider yourself a horse lover? Watch as Saddlebreds, Hackneys and Friesians complete, and even meet a horse!

Into soccer? On Fri. at 7pm, take the whole family to Military Appreciation Night at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Watch the North Carolina Football Club take on the Atlanta United 2 during this United Soccer League match.

Get a sugar buzz this Memorial Day weekend! Raleigh's first all-dessert food truck rodeo, NC Sugar Rush, is taking place on Sun. from 1-5pm at the 200 block of E. Martin St. at City Market in downtown Raleigh. With more than 20 local dessert vendors, this event is packed with all things sweet like Italian ice, cheesecake, doughnuts, cupcakes and more.

Just want to Relax

Relaxing by the pool or chilling and grilling are all completely acceptable activities for Memorial Day weekend too.

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Decorating Tips for Your Apartment in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 18, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCHave you recently moved into an apartment in Garner, NC?  Now it's time to personalize your space. Here's a tip: Be willing to break a few rules.

Reimagine Rooms

This situation is no different than homeowners who buy a new-to-them home with slightly quirky features, and let’s be real, what homes don’t have slightly quirky features? Renters should forget about how a room is supposed to be used, and make it work for their own tastes. For example, cord-cutters don’t need to feel constrained by a cable jack, and a dining area could be better used as a space for a desk.

Right-Size Your Decor

Just because you live in small square footage, don’t think it requires small furniture. That is absolutely the wrong idea. Yes, your furniture should be appropriately scaled for the space. But too many small furniture pieces will make your home look smaller than fewer, more thoughtfully chosen pieces.

Do Double Duty

What about using a folded-down, gate-leg table as a console, either tucked behind a sofa or perhaps in an entry? When you host a large dinner party, it easily becomes a second dining table. Pieces that hide—nesting tables in the living room or ottomans under an open console table—have the benefit of being useful in a flash, without taking up extra space.

Float Away

Pushing everything against the wall is likely not the best use of space. Pull furniture toward the middle of the room, away from the walls. You can float your sofa, which made the living area feel substantially larger.

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The Many Reasons to Move to the Raleigh Area

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCThere's no doubt that, when looking at a "Best of" list, you'll see Raleigh, N.C., right near the top. To toot our own horn, a few of our recent accolades include being named "America's Best City" by Businessweek.com, "Most Educated City in America" by Men's Health and "Healthiest City for Women" by Women's Health... not to mention GQ named us one of "America's Coolest Towns" and Southern Living named us one of the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South." Discover for yourself why N.C.'s capital city area is praised in the press as one of the best places in the nation to live, work and play.

Below are a just a few of the most recent accolades, those we are most proud of!

2018

#1 Among 2017 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2018
#6 Among 2017 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (Marbles Kids Museum) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2018
#7 Among 2017 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of History) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2018
#9 Among 2017 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Art) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2018
Among the Best Places to Go in April (Raleigh) - Town & Country Magazine, February 2018
#6 Among 10 Cities Primed for Economic Growth and Opportunity in 2018 (Raleigh) - CardRates.com, February 2018
#2 Among Best-Performing Cities (Raleigh MSA) - Milken Institute, January 2018

2017

#10 Among The 10 Coolest Places to Eat in 2018 (Brewery Bhavana) - Forbes, December 2017
Among The World's Best Cities 2018 (Raleigh) - Best Cities/Resonance, October 2017
#3 Among The Sportiest Cities in America (Raleigh) - Men's Health, September 2017
Among Best Budget Destinations in America, Part III: The South (Raleigh) - Budget Travel, July 2017
#10 Among 100 Best Cities to Drive In (Raleigh) - Wallethub, July 2017
#6 Among 100 Most Adventurous Cities in America (Raleigh) - Men's Health, June 2017
Best Connected Medium Sized Airport (RDU International Airport) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Center for Aviation, May 2017
#3 Among The 20 Safest Cities in N.C. from 2017 (Holly Springs) - Safewise, April 2017
#8 Among The 20 Safest Cities in N.C. from 2017 (Cary) - Safewise, April 2017
#12 Among The 20 Safest Cities in N.C. from 2017 (Wendell) - Safewise, April 2017
#15 Among The 20 Safest Cities in N.C. from 2017 (Morrisville) - Safewise, April 2017
#14 Fastest Growing Metro in U.S. (Raleigh) - U.S. Census Bureau, March 2017
Among Best Bread Bakeries in the South (La Farm Bakery, Cary) - USA TODAY, March 2017
2017 Five-Diamond Hotel Award (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - AAA, January 2017
2017 Five-Diamond Restaurant Award (Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - AAA, January 2017
2017 Four-Diamond Hotel Award (Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel) - AAA, January 2017
2017 Four-Diamond Restaurant Award (Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern) - AAA, January 2017
Among 34 of the Best New Breweries in the U.S. (Bond Brothers Beer Company, Cary) - BeerAdvocate, January 2017
Among Top 10 Boomtowns of 2016 (Cary and Raleigh) - SmartAsset, January 2017
Among 12 Top Destinations of 2017 (Raleigh) - Forbes Travel Guide, January 2017
#22 Among Most Caring Cities in America (Raleigh) - WalletHub, January 2017

For all of these reasons and more, now is the time to move to Raleigh. For more information on apartments in Garner, NC contact Abberly Place.

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So Many Reasons to Move to a Small City

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 04, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCHere's why choosing a small city is one you won't regret.

As bittersweet as it is to pack up and drive away one last time, remember that the world is your oyster. While some of your friends might be flocking to massive metropolises to start their post-college lives and careers, big cities aren’t the only option — and thank goodness for that!

Small cities have so much to offer every resident, but they’re especially well-suited to young people and new graduates. Here are 10 reasons moving to a small city after college is a choice you won't regret.

1. Less job competition.

Let’s start with one of the biggies: smaller cities make for less competition when it comes to lining up your dream job. This can also equate to better job security once you’ve landed the role you want. Plenty of major cities certainly have lots of career opportunities, but bustling urban centers aren't the only place to climb the ladder. In many cases, a smaller city is the ideal spot to start building your career — fewer people are vying for the same jobs, networking is easier, and there's often a general feeling of inclusivity and support in the professional community that you don't find in bigger cities.

2. More work-life balance.

When you land that dream job, you might find that a smaller city affords you more time, money and energy for a healthy work-life balance. Living in a big city with higher expenses and a culture that prizes overworking can mean tough compromises. In a smaller city, you’re a lot less likely to have to decide between making enough money for anything more than just squeaking by, and having enough downtime to pursue hobbies or spend time with friends.

3. A creative community.

Creative types thrive in small cities for a variety of reasons: cost of living is lower, it’s easier to find studio space, and the creative communities in small cities tend to be more collaborative than what you’d find in NYC, LA or Miami. Another bonus of all this creative energy? Even if you’re not drawn to creative pursuits yourself, you’ll benefit from all the coffee shops, boutiques, galleries and murals the artsy crowd brings along with them.

4. More affordable rent.

Compare your rent in a small (but still very cool!) city to the rent your friends in Manhattan are paying. Need we say more?

5. No sharing your favorite bar with a wall-to-wall crowd.

The same goes for your favorite cafe, yoga studio, or hole-in-the-wall dinner spot. Instead, you’ll be greeted by the same few regulars who know your name.

6. You can take a community leadership role.

You’re in a smaller pond in a small city. If you want to make a positive change in your community, your actions will have a bigger impact. The same goes for making a name for yourself in a local organization or city government, or even creating a whole new club or community group from scratch. Your actions have real power, and the possibilities are limitless.

7. Smaller clubs and groups.

If you want to explore a hobby (which is a great way to find new friends after college), you’ll benefit from more intimate gatherings with smaller groups. Whether your jam is a book club, a local sport or a church community, less crowded meetups will enable you to make connections faster and dive deeper into what you care about.

8. Hidden gems galore.

Quirky local joints, bizarre community traditions, and hidden gems are the hallmarks of small cities. Whether it’s a perfectly tucked-away dive bar or your neighborhood’s annual apple-bobbing contest, each discovery gives your city special character that you can’t find anywhere else.

9. New friends around every corner.

Large cities have high turnover. Transplants often stay for just a short amount of time before moving on to another metropolis, and the ones who stay are at risk of becoming jaded beyond their years. In a small city, your new friends are likely to stick around for more than a few months, which gives you a chance to build a tight-knit, enduring community for yourself. Making friends after college can be tough. Living in a small city makes it easier.

10. A more zen morning commute.

Cheers to less crowded public transit, shorter drives and more peaceful biking and walking paths.

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Raleigh is a Happy City

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 27, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCThe U.S. Declaration of Independence speaks about the “pursuit of happiness” as a universal right Everyone gets joy from different things, whether it’s family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. But what people might not realize is that where you live may also determine how happy you are.

Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money.

As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 28 key indicators of happiness, ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day. Read on for our findings, methodology and expert commentary from a panel of researchers.

Raleigh, NC ranks 41 out of 182 top ranked cities.

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Reasons to Rent in Retirement

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCHomeownership and retirement don't always mesh. Here's why you might consider renting as a senior instead.

Though owning a home has long been hailed as the American Dream, that's not necessarily the case when it comes to retirement. Since 1990, homeownership has declined among 55-64 year-olds, and experts expect this trend to continue in the coming years.

Before you prepare to live out your senior years as a homeowner, here are a few reasons to consider renting instead.

1. Your housing costs will be fixed

The problem with homeownership is that even in the absence of a mortgage payment, you still face countless unknown costs. Your property taxes, for example, could go up significantly if you have a year when your home is reassessed. Similarly, as your home ages, your regular maintenance costs could easily go from manageable to downright astronomical.

Consider this: The typical homeowner spends anywhere from 1% to 4% of his or her home's value on annual upkeep. If you're dealing with, say, a $500,000 property, that's a pretty huge range, but you can't discount the possibility of creeping toward its high end as you make your way through retirement.

Then there are repairs to consider -- problems that aren't expected, but rather pop up suddenly and constitute a huge financial burden. Do you really want to deal with those when you're on a fixed income?

When you rent a home, you're locked into the same monthly payment regardless of whether the roof starts to leak or the heater needs repairs. If the local lawn service raises its rates one year to cut the grass, that's not your problem. Of course, the downside of renting is that your landlord could raise your monthly payments once your lease expires -- but if that happens, you could always find a new home or try to negotiate.

2. Owning may not help much from a tax perspective

One benefit of being a homeowner is getting to deduct the interest on your mortgage, thus saving you money on taxes. But if you're coming into retirement mortgage-free, which is the case for the majority of homeowners 65 and over, then that benefit no longer exists.

Furthermore, it used to be the case that you could deduct your property taxes in full, and as we all know, those apply even once your mortgage is paid off. But as part of the recent tax changes that took effect this year, the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, which property taxes are part of, is now capped at $10,000. This means that if you live in a state with high taxes, you might lose the bulk of that write-off (at least for the next seven years), thus making homeownership a less appealing prospect.

3. You'll get more flexibility

The beauty of being retired is not being tied to a job, or that job's location. This means that if you want to pick up and move to a state with warmer weather or get closer to your grandchildren, you're free to do so -- provided your home isn't holding you back.

As a renter, you have the option to leave your home once your lease ends, or, in many cases, break your lease prematurely with a reasonable bit of notice. Selling a home, by contrast, could take months, and there are numerous expenses you might encounter along the way. You may therefore be better off unloading your home prior to retirement and buying yourself that added leeway later in life.

Now this isn't to say that renting a home in retirement is always the right move. At the same time, it pays to think about the benefits of renting at a time in your life when you're no longer bringing home a steady paycheck.

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What To Do During NC Beer Month in Raleigh

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 05, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCNorth Carolina is for beer lovers. Craft breweries flourish famously in the mountains, with urban flair in the Piedmont and with character along the coast. The number of breweries stands at more than 250 statewide — it’s hard to keep an up-to-date count with new breweries constantly rising on the beerscape, but we know that North Carolina has the highest total between Pennsylvania and Texas.

Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Hickory — all celebrate regional beer culture with festivals, beer weeks and other events. In April 2018, Visit North Carolina and the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will join forces to host NC Beer Month for its sixth year.

Why celebrate North Carolina beer? Because the state is one of the best for craft brewing with unique and exceptional flavors. Medals from the Great American Beer Festival and The World Beer Cup. Raves for Ninja Porter, Death by Hops, Black Radish and Papa Jade IPA. Beer to be tasted by the flight and savored by the session. Beer that abides by the Reinheitsgebot purity law and beer that innovates on a rich agricultural heritage.

If you live in an apartment in Garner, NC you may be interested on what our area has to offer NC Beer Month.

Raleigh

A brewery that launched in an airplane hangar. North Carolina’s first woman-owned brewery. A brewery born from a rickshaw company. Raleigh area brewers know something about thinking differently. And with more than 30 breweries all over the destination; plus, their presence at World Beer Festival Raleigh, welcoming 250 craft brews from around the country, and Brewgaloo, celebrating regional craft breweries, you can bet on a craft beer experience like no other in April. In Raleigh, the brewers are just as excited to share their passion and inspirations as they are for you to taste the beer.

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NC is a Great State for Business

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 22, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCNorth Carolina ranked as Forbes' Best State for Business for the first time in 2017. With one of the highest net migration rates in the U.S., people have been flocking to North Carolina for the past decade. The state has the second smallest union workforce in the U.S. in terms of percent of total employment. The resulting benefit is labor costs that are 10% below the national average—fifth lowest in the country.

Where else does NC rank?

  • #1 Best States for Business
  • #2 in Business Costs
  • #11 in Labor Supply
  • #9 in Regulatory Environment
  • #18 in Economic Climate
  • #10 in Growth Prospects
  • #16 in Quality of Life

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