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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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Raleigh is Among the Best Cities in America to Live

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCDid you know that in 2017 North Carolina’s two largest cities were named among the best cities in America to live.

In an analysis of nearly 600 U.S. cities with populations of more than 65,000, finance website 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data in nine major categories: crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.

Raleigh was ranked No. 10 in America.

For 2017, Raleigh was listed with a population of 458,862, a median home value of $242,500, a poverty rate of 12.1 percent (putting the city in the bottom 25 percent), and the percentage of people with at least a bachelor’s degree at 50.8 percent (putting Raleigh in the top 10 percent of cities).

Raleigh is one of many fast-growing mid-size cities in North Carolina. Over the past 10 years, the population of Raleigh increased by 29.6 percent, the most of any city in the state other than neighboring Cary, and far more than the 7.1 percent national population growth rate.

Raleigh is located in the southeastern corner of the Research Triangle, a prospering area with three leading research universities and many high-tech companies. Raleigh itself is home to North Carolina State University and is a 30-minute drive from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

North Carolina has one of the largest brain gains – more college graduates are staying in the state than leaving – in the country. This has contributed to high educational attainment in cities across the state. In Raleigh, 50.8 percent of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, far more than the 31.3 percent national share.

The website used census data, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, Bureau of Labor statistics, school test score data, Department of Education statistics, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data and more to determine the rankings.

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC, contact Auston Grove.

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Reasons It Can Be Better to Rent a Home

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 09, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCTo some, answering the classic question “is it better to rent or buy?” is easy.

But owning a home isn’t the best move for everyone. For those weighing renting vs. buying, here are a few reasons why renting can be the better choice.

1. You want maximum flexibility

With renting comes the flexibility to stay put for a few months or years without paying much more than a monthly payment. If your job requires you to move every few years or if you’re unsure how long you’ll be in one place, it can make much more sense to rent. The upfront costs of a home purchase can set you back financially if you move too soon after buying.

You might also consider renting if the neighborhood isn’t one you’re set on.

2. Buying is out of reach financially

The price tag on a home can be discouraging, especially if space is important. Some families with kids can’t afford to buy a home in the area they want that’s of similar size and space as the house they rent.

3. You want to avoid maintenance and other added costs

When you rent, your landlord typically has to fix structural defects or other problems such as plumbing or wiring, but once you’re an owner, maintenance and repairs are your responsibility. Shukla in San Jose says upkeep is one of the more surprising things he’s had to invest time and money into since becoming a homeowner.

Many do not factor in the costs of maintaining a home. Maintenance, upgrades, property tax, insurance all add up to additional costs per month beyond the mortgage.

4. Other priorities top homeownership

Location, particularly in relation to work or family, might play a large role in whether you choose to rent instead of buy. Mandel and her husband, for instance, knew they wanted to be close to their extended family in the area.

About 42% of renters believe their housing situation lets them live in a more convenient location, according to a 2012 Fannie Mae survey. Among millennials, most prefer city living, and two-thirds of these young adults are renters, according to a 2014 Nielsen report.

Buying a home is not a rational financial decision. It’s an emotional lifestyle decision that has financial ramifications.

If buying doesn’t fit into your lifestyle and financial situation, renting might be the better choice.

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

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Raleigh Area: Retirement is Affordable, Healthcare is Excellent, and Life is Good

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 02, 2018
  • Retirement is something to think about years before you get there.
  • Choosing the best place to retire in the US means weighing affordability, quality of life, activities, and healthcare.
  • WalletHub ranked the best US cities to live in retirement.
  • Many of the top cities are in states with warm weather.

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCDeciding where to live in retirement may be one of the last major financial decisions you'll make, and picking the right spot is important.

WalletHub set out to put worried minds at ease. The site used available data for the 150 largest US cities to find the best and worst places to lay your hat. We already looked at the worst cities for retirement, so let's take a look at the opposite: the best urban areas to live in your post-working life.

How people spend time when they don't have to go to the office every day tends to be a little different. Many dream of hours full of painting and golf, but there are more practical considerations to keep in mind too.

Along with the weather and nearby museums and tennis courts, reliable, accessible healthcare and affordable housing are important benchmarks when determining where to live in retirement.

WalletHub found that the cities below offered a great quality of life, good healthcare, and plentiful activities — all at an affordable cost.

WalletHub scored each city based on affordability, activities, quality of life, and healthcare. The four categories were weighted equally, and each city was given a total score and then ranked, with the highest overall score designating the best city. WalletHub used data for only the city, not the surrounding metro area.

We've included the total score (out of a possible 100), with a higher score denoting a better place to live, as well as its ranking out of 150 cities for each of the four categories, with a lower number being better.

19. Raleigh, NC

Total score (out of 100): 53.88

Rankings (out of 150 cities):

  • Affordability: 61
  • Activities: 48
  • Quality of life: 61
  • Healthcare: 6

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