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It May Not Be Time for You to Buy - Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 13, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCThere is absolutely no reason to be making decisions based on something an “expert” said who decides to share his guess about what he thinks will happen next in the housing market.

The same holds true for the other people who happen to express similar concerns to you about buying right now. Most are convinced that if they don’t buy a house now, they’ll be priced out of the market, and maybe they will be. But we heard that argument a lot in 2005-6.

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions that most of us will make in our lifetimes. And yet it’s often a decision in which the person with the most knowledge about what makes the most sense gets overlooked: You.

There’s a simple way to fix this problem. All it takes is a piece of paper, a pencil and some time. So if you’re struggling with this decision to buy (or sell), take a minute to think through these questions and write down the answers, you’ll need to refer back to them the next time somebody decides to share what he thinks will happen with the housing market.

  • Can you afford it, and do you have enough saved for a down payment? Make sure you include the cost for things like property taxes, homeowner association fees and utilities.
  • Can you qualify for a loan? If the answer right now is no, then you can stop torturing yourself, because it doesn’t matter if the market is about to take off. You can’t buy a house.
  • How long do you plan to live in the home? There’s some debate about the minimum time you should live in a home for it to be worthwhile, but if it’s less than five years, forget about it.
  • What guess are you making about housing prices? It is a painful reality that the one variable that makes a huge difference in this decision is unknowable. What is going to happen to housing prices in the short term is anyone’s guess. But for your own sanity, just assume that housing prices will continue to increase by about the long-term average of inflation, or 3 percent. You really can’t afford to buy a house if the decision depends solely on what the house might one day be worth.

The answers to all of these questions will depend on you and your individual situation. And that’s the point. Hopefully it’s clear now how ridiculous it is to buy a house based on some stranger’s advice.

Through this process, you may discover that buying and owning a house isn’t for you, and that’s O.K., too. But these questions can also help end your anxiety around what is probably the biggest financial decision you’ll make. Don’t you think that’s worth a piece of paper, a pencil and a little time?

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

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Happy New Year 2017 from Abberly Place in Garner, NC!

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 06, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCA fresh new year has arrived once again. It’s the time to be thankful for everything we have and for everything we have achieved in the past year. But it is also time to start new, start strong, and accomplish everything we want to do this year.

It is also time for us to say “Thank You” for our success last year. If you are an existing associate, we have enjoyed working with you. If we are just embarking on a new relationship with you in 2017, we look forward to the opportunity. We are excited for what we all can achieve in 2017.

The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. – Melody Beattie

Happy New Year from Abberly Place in Garner, NC!

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Reasons to Rent in Retirement – Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 30, 2016
Abberly Place, Garner, NCFor years, the standard plan for retirement was to pay off your mortgage and continue living in your family home, or perhaps sell that home and pay cash for a smaller home, possibly in a retirement community.

But that plan has changed in recent years, as some retirees have joined their millennial children and grandchildren in choosing to rent rather than buy. While their reasons vary, the trend indicates that renting is losing its stigma and that, for some older people, renting makes good economic sense.

Here are seven reasons to rent in retirement.

You want to try out a new area. Many people fantasize about moving to warm climates when they retire. But those places are big lifestyle changes for many, and some people discover that the land of mosquitoes and endless summer is not for them. Plus, it's hard to choose a neighborhood when you don't know the city. Renting gives you an opportunity to try on a new lifestyle and check out neighborhoods without committing.

You expect to move soon. If you sell the family house and expect to need assisted living within a few years, buying a home to live in for a short time may not make sense. Or perhaps you're planning to move closer to children in a few years, but you want to stay in your hometown a little longer. Renting makes it easier to move quickly.

You can't afford to own a home. The cost of the mortgage is just part of the cost of homeownership. Real estate taxes, condo or HOA fees and homeowners insurance are somewhat predictable, but the cost of repairs is a looming unknown. Those types of expenses require you to keep some cash in reserve. Houses are so expensive, and the expenses are unpredictable sometimes.

You want more freedom. You don't want to spend the rest of your life in one place, and you want to be free for adventure. That might mean long-term travel, living a few years near one child and then a few years near another, or maybe you would like to test out various cities where you could settle. In any of these scenarios, renting makes more sense. When you're renting, it gives you a lot of flexibility.

You want to tap the equity in your home. If your home is worth a lot of money but you have no access to cash for living expenses, selling the home and renting can be a good option for some, though you'll need to do the math and weigh this option versus a reverse mortgage.

You want to move into senior housing. Some older people, especially if they are single, may not like living alone but they may not need assisted living. One option is to rent an apartment in an independent living community, which provides meals, activities and maintenance. Buy-in communities also have these amenities, but a rental community is less of a commitment and may make more financial sense for some.

You can't get a mortgage. Since the foreclosure crisis, lenders have become much stricter about documenting income. Retirement income counts, but you may not have enough money for the home you want, especially if you don't have a lot of cash for a down payment. Buying becomes more difficult when you retire because lending standards are stricter.

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

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Happy Holidays from Abberly Place Apartments in Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 22, 2016

Abberly Place Apartments in Garner, NCIt is once again "end-of-year" blog post reflection time.  If you are reading this blog post, you care enough about us and our business to invest a minute or two reading here.  That means a lot to us.  The primary reason for this blog is to educate and inform our readers; as an ongoing act of giving thanks for the privilege of earning your continued trust and continued professional partnerships. So we're glad you're here.

We reflect today on the blessings that so many of you bring to both our personal and professional lives. Over the course of 2016, we hope that we have made a difference in many personal and professional lives. This is the true essence and a key measure of professional reward and business success.

It is our sincere wish that all of you bask in the joy of reflection and within the warm confines of family and friends throughout this Holiday season and throughout 2017. Cheers!

Happy Holidays!

- from all of us here at Abberly Place Apartments in Garner, NC.

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More are Considering Renting – Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 16, 2016

Abberly Place, Garner, NCIf you are planning to rent a home, expect some extra competition. A new survey from real estate marketplace Zillow shows more potential homebuyers, perhaps growing frustrated at the lack of available homes, are considering renting instead.

That means consumers who have no alternative but to rent will go head to head with consumers who have the means to buy a home but have decided to keep their options open and rent a place for a while longer.

Zillow has broken down the ins and outs of the typical home search. For those who want to rent a place, it now takes an average of 10 weeks to find a home to rent. It takes two weeks longer if you're looking in a tight rental market.

But for those who plan to buy a home, the average search takes 17 weeks, in part because rising prices have pushed more homes out of range and the overall decline in inventory means there are fewer homes to choose from. Most consumers who recently moved into a new home, regardless of if they rent or own, considered both buying and renting before settling on one or the other.

Continuing to rent an easy option

Just how tough is it to buy a home these days? The Zillow survey found more than half – 54% – of buyers lost the first home on which they made an offer. For many of these buyers who were renting at the time, continuing to rent became an easy option.

"The line between renting and buying is blurry, and that's a sign of the times," said Zillow Chief Marketing Officer. "It's difficult and time-consuming to find a home to move to, especially in competitive housing markets.”

Keeping rental options open can be a savvy strategy in today's housing market. Renting while still looking to buy allows him or her to avoid settling for a less-than-desirable home.

Still hard to buy, but for a different reason

After the financial crisis more people rented because they simply couldn't qualify for a mortgage under the new, suddenly tighter lending standards. Now that more people can afford to buy, there are fewer homes to purchase.

Zillow notes that renters now make up a larger group of the U.S. population than at any time in the last half century.

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Even People with High Incomes Prefer to Rent – Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 01, 2016

Abberly Place apartments, Garner, NC“Rent, don’t buy,” may be the new mantra among higher-income Americans. A study of U.S. Census Bureau data discovered much greater growth in renting versus buying among wealthy people.

Here’s a key set of numbers from the study: “From 2005 to 2015, the number of renter households who earn more than $150,000/year increased by 217 percent,” while there was only an 82 percent increase in the number of homeowner households within the same income bracket.

After the real estate crash in 2007 and 2008, many people switched from owning their own homes to renting, whether that was their plan or not. You might think richer people would see the opportunity and snap up properties at bargain prices that less well-off people either couldn’t afford or couldn’t qualify for. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case, based on the analysis of the census data. “We also noticed that every single year since 2009, the largest increase in U.S. renter households came from high-income earners,” the study concludes.

The numbers mentioned so far have been based on percentage increases, which can be misleading because total numbers may look different. But even absolute numbers show the same trend of high-income renters, especially in cities where renter increase rates are much higher than average.

Nationwide, there are seven times more homeowners than renters in the upper-income bracket. Overall, renters account for more than a third of U.S. households, with most earning less than $50,000 annually. What the study found was signs of a shift among higher-income households in favor of renting urban luxury apartments rather than a house in the suburbs.

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

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Making the Case for Renting – Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Abberly Crest Apartment Homes, Garner, NCOwning a home is often considered to be a central part of the American dream. It might as well be an advertising slogan — “If you work hard for long enough, you can have your own house (among other nice things).”

Conventional wisdom holds that given finite urban area, a growing population, and a perpetual demand for living spaces, the housing market will always gain value. Accordingly, a common retirement savings plan goes something like this: 1) invest in a home by getting a mortgage; 2) pay it off in 30 years or so; 3) reap the rewards of a house whose value has greatly appreciated over that time; 4) sail off into the sunset. That’s the Holy Grail scenario.

On the contrary, for many mortgage-debtors their sacred “investment” may well prove to be a poisoned chalice, especially if they purchased their home recently.

Fortunately, there is another option. Unless one’s self-esteem is irrevocably married to the concept of ownership, renting may offer a superior alternative. Renters are not burdened with property taxes, maintenance expenses, interest payments, insurance costs, or legal fees, and are typically not responsible for upkeep. And while these sorts of costs are factored into rent prices, the average monthly cost of renting will still be far below the aggregate costs incurred by the average homeowner in today’s market. Additionally, renting grants greater flexibility.

The flexibility is particularly useful to young people in a shifting economic landscape characterized by fewer work opportunities. Recent college graduates enter a labor market that has intense competition and cannot promise rising real wages or job security. The growth of household debt has vastly outpaced the relatively meagre rise in median household income over the last few decades. This means that when unforeseen economic shocks rattle the financial knife-edge on which many families are living, things can quickly go sideways. What is worse, this trend will only continue as advances in artificial intelligence affects the manufacturing and service sectors. In light of these factors, for many people it makes more sense to rent than to buy, so as to minimize one’s debt exposure.

Despite the conventional logic that a house’s value appreciates over time, bubbles like this one show that the market is inherently endowed with a certain degree of volatility that can make or break a family financially when we are talking about homes that cost half-a-million dollars. Renting not only avoids mortgage debt, but also frees up money that one can use to save for retirement in other ways, like by investing in an index mutual fund that is low-risk and yields reliable long-term growth. The American dream, on the other hand, frequently yields less than hoped for most people, and to pursue it recklessly is to become an ever more indebted society.

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

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Great Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 18, 2016

Are you looking for an apartment in Garner, NC? Do you want a community that truly feels like home to you?

The following might be just a few of the reasons why people love to rent

Convenient location

In real estate, location is king. If your current apartment is located near work or school and offers easy access to highways and many of your favorite haunts, you know just how true that old adage is. A convenient location can make an apartment home feel like a real treasure.

Great neighborhood

The qualities of a neighborhood can also be enough to make you stay in an apartment, long-term. Consider walkability, diversity and the “cool factor.” Do you enjoy the character of your current neighborhood? Would you miss its unique quirks or cultural offerings?

Amazing amenities

Apartment amenities are another point of persuasion. Some apartment communities offer a wide variety of amenities like a pool, outdoor space for play or barbeques, dog runs, a gym or concierge, and laundry services. Take a moment to think about the apartment amenities that make your life easier. When all other factors in an apartment search are equal, amenities can really tip the scale toward “love.”

The people

Good relationships with your neighbors can also factor strongly in a decision to stay in an apartment. Many apartments offer residents a real sense of community. If you enjoy knowing your neighbors and find yourself in an environment where folks are friendly and fun, you may have all the evidence you need to stay put.

Consider your relationship with property managers and staff, as well. Personable, attentive staff who make themselves available to their residents and respond quickly to maintenance issues or other needs are a true asset. If you feel your apartment community staff really takes care of you, consider that a good reason to stay in your current place.

Financial factors

These are just some of the reasons that might convince you to stay in an apartment. There are financial reasons, too. If you enjoy a reasonable rent rate, that can be a very compelling reason to stay put.

And don’t forget that even a short, in-town move comes at a cost. Even if you do everything yourself, moving will still be an expense — on top of all the start-up expenses you’re responsible for to secure a new lease and set up utilities at a new place.

Sure, maybe you’ve daydreamed about moving? We all get an itch to try something new every once in a while, but moving isn’t necessarily something to do on a whim. Consider the reasons above, and you may decide you want to stay put right where you are!

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Rent or Buy: Which is More Affordable? Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 11, 2016

There is a myth out there that when you rent you are paying someone else’s mortgage, so why don’t you pay your own? This is a farce. It doesn’t matter whose mortgage you are paying, what matters is your costs to live in that home. No matter where you live, the cost to live in your home is an expense. If you rent, you pay rent to a landlord. If you own, you pay a mortgage, taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc. There are costs for both options. Unless you live in a tent you will be paying for a home either way.

The reason many people think that owning is better than renting is that they equate owning a home as an investment rather than an expense. Once they make the realization that it is also an expense, the picture should become much clearer.

If you buy a home, it is an expense. If you buy a home and rent it out to a third party, it becomes an investment. A better way to put it is that when you are renting, you rent from a landlord. When you buy a home to live in, you are renting from yourself. Since you do not get any monetary gain from paying yourself, it is 100% expense.

Renting vs. Buying: Which is Cheaper

On average when you buy a home, you are not making money on it. Given the fact that you usually have to put down 20% you are actually losing out in opportunity costs with those funds. But the question remains – which is actually cheaper?

Are you looking at renting versus buying a home in an upper-class neighborhood? Everyone has to live somewhere, but most people live in a location that is affordable according to their monthly cash flow.  Often that can mean renting. Renters can often live in neighborhoods they could not otherwise afford or will get apartment amenities that they could not have in an affordable home.

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

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The Argument for Remaining a Renter – Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 04, 2016

A home purchase is a serious investment of your time and money, so if you're at all hesitant, it may be best to wait. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you consider whether you're ready to leave your rental.

Are you enjoying the luxury amenities of your apartment community? It's far more common for apartment buildings to offer a variety of amenities and services -- from pools and gyms to package delivery and pickup -- than in previous decades. If you enjoy those amenities and would miss them living elsewhere, you might as well continue taking advantage of them.

They're not the kind of ratty apartment [that buyers are] coming out of where they're happy to be in a home. They're already in a pretty nice place now, and it's sometimes hard for them to find a home that has those features.

Are you ready to make a big investment? Purchasing a home is the biggest investment many people will make in their lifetime. If you're not ready to make such a significant decision, it may be best to remain a renter.

How long do you plan to stay in the next place you live? Investing in a home requires a few years to prove profitable. This gives you time to build equity in the home and for the property to appreciate in value.

A person in his or her 20s may be particularly apt to relocate for a variety of reasons: Career and romantic opportunities have pushed most people to relocate at least once or twice.

Will your home needs change in the next few years? Even if you're ready to settle in one place now, you should take your future needs into account. If you can see yourself starting a family within three years and wanting to live in the suburbs, the one-bedroom condo you can afford now may not be ideal.

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

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