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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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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.

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

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