Abberly Place Apartment Homes

500 Abberly Crest Boulevard, Garner, NC 27529
Call: 844-230-1753 Email View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

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Paying Interest to get a Discount

Darren Kincaid - Friday, April 30, 2010

Many of us receive coupons in the mail to our favorite store which gives us a 15% or 20% discount on purchases in a given time period. While it may be very tempting to run right out to the store to get a “deal” on the latest style, gadget, etc., there are a few questions that you should ask yourself.

  1. How much do I want this item?
  2. Do I have cash to pay for the item(s) and
  3. If I put this on my credit card, how much will I pay in interest to get this “deal”.

For example, a new laptop retails at XYZ store for $1250. You purchase this laptop at XYZ store using your 20% coupon and charge the purchase on your credit card. The discounted price is $1000 and you are feeling pretty wonderful about the deal on your laptop. If you just make the minimum payment on your credit card with an interest rate of 18%, you will end up paying $923.12 in interest over 113 months (9.4 years). In this example, the total to purchase this laptop was actually $1923.12 which is definitely NOT a “deal”!

Knowledge is power and it is so important that you make informed decisions when making a purchase, especially when purchasing with a credit card. Check out this online credit card interest calculator!

By Jennifer Moran

Plan a Kentucky Derby Party

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, April 29, 2010
The 135th “Run of the Roses” is set for this weekend on Saturday, May 1st. Do you plan to watch? I love the Kentucky Derby, it reminds me of my father who loved horse racing and would always take me to Belmont when I was a kid growing up in NY.

If you really want to get into the excitement that surrounds the race, you can throw a Derby Party in your apartment. I found these great tips to make your Kentucky Derby party feel like you’re in the middle of the action at Churchill Downs. Here’s a quick list that will get you started.

1. Mint Juleps- The officially beverage of Churchill Downs

2. Southern foods like Tea sandwiches and Barbeque

3. A large screen TV with great sound.

4. Printed copies of the lyrics to “My Old Kentucky Home”

5. Tons of roses for decoration.

6. Huge Kentucky Derby hats for the ladies.

7. Racing forms with the horses names and numbers. You can even make a fake betting pool to keep it interesting.

Let us know if you have a party and share your pics on our Facebook page!

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Triangle Deals and Savings

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Are you looking to save some money, but still want to go out and have a good time? I found this amazing website that will help you do just that. offers a daily deal such as half-off tickets to the theater, discounts off restaurants and unique,cheap packages to your favorite florist, photographer, etc.

It’s simple to sign-up and completely free. All you have to do is go to the site or wait for your daily email to start saving some dough!

My favorite deal offered was a $25 gift certificate to Cameron Bar & Grill for ony $12! That’s a savings of more than 50%. I plan to use it next week with my husband. That place is great!

I love that there is no obligation to buy at You can even buy multiple deals to give to friends.

Has anyone at Abberly Place used

Barbeque Time!

Darren Kincaid - Saturday, April 17, 2010
I love indulging in barbeque this time of year. It’s been so cold the last few months that I haven’t thought for a second about pulling out my grill and standing outside to cook.

The last few weeks have been different. I am grilling all the time since the weather is warmer and it’s been absolutely gorgeous outside.

Chicken is my favorite. I marinate it in Dale’s seasoning and cover it in homemade barbeque sauce. Then, I grill veggies in aluminum foil with a little olive oil and garlic. Yum!

I’m already starting to plan my Memorial Day menu. What’s your favorite meal to grill? Share your recipes on our blog!

An Excuse to be Happy on Tax Day

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, April 15, 2010
Today is the day that many people may dread. Uncle Sam wants his money, and you may feel kinda gloom about forking up the dough.

In efforts to ease your pain, Starbucks is giving everyone a gift today for Tax Day. Bring in your own mug and get a free cup of coffee. A great giveaway with an eco-friendly result!

The IRS may not be good to you, but Starbucks definitely is! Now go get your free cup, finish your taxes and breath a sigh of relief.

The closest location to Abberly Place is in Clayton at 13024 US Highway 70W . Enjoy!

Happy Easter!!

Darren Kincaid - Sunday, April 04, 2010

We hope all of our residents have a Happy Easter! Here’s “hop”ing you have a great day with your family!

Here’s the lyrics to my favorite Easter song! 

Easter Parade
Never saw you look quite so pretty before
Never saw you dressed quite so lovely what’s more
I could hardly wait to keep our date this lovely Easter morning
And my heart beat fast as I came through the door

For, In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade

I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over
I’ll be the proudest fellow in the Easter parade

On the Avenue
Fifth Avenue
The photographers will snap us
And you’ll find that you’re
In the rotogravure

Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet
And of the girl I’m taking to the Easter parade
Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Photo by AussieGall

100 Best April Fool’s Day Pranks

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, April 01, 2010

I love April Fool’s Day. My dad always played the best pranks on me and I would inevitably always fall for them!

Do you have any tricks planned for today? I haven’t been able to think of one, although I would love to get my husband!

I found this list of the Top 100 April Fool’s Day jokes of all time. Among my favorites are in 1992 when an NPR radio announcer said Nixon would be running for President again using the slogan “I didn’t do anything wrong, and I won’t do it again.” That’s hilarious. Mostly, because tons of people fell for it!

I think the most successful pranks are the most memorable. Speaking of which, have you been to Google today? They got me good!

Share your favorite pranks with a comment below!

Garner Easter Egg Hunt

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Now that Spring is here, my favorite holiday is just around the corner. Easter is in 11 days! Time for chocolate bunnies, baskets, jelly beans and more!

The Garner, NC annual Egg Hunt & Kite Fly at Lake Benson Park is this upcoming weekend. This huge community event will start  at 10:00 a.m.

There will be tons of activities for kids and an Easter Bunny for photos! Children 8 & under will be divided into three age groups (2 & under, 3-5, 6-8) to hunt for candy eggs and prizes.

The egg hunt will begin at 12 noon. Don’t forget to bring your own basket!

Are any of our residents planning to attend? Bring your camera and send us your pics. We’d love to post some of your photos to our blog!

The Health Benefits of Walking

Darren Kincaid - Friday, March 19, 2010
I am so glad Spring will be here this weekend, however, I will miss my cold weather excuse to stay-indoors and not exercise.

One way to get in exercise and enjoy the day is to go walking! Did you know that walking is one of the best forms of exercise that you can do? Not only is it low impact, but it is also a great way to ease into an exercise program. On top of all of that, walking can reduce your blood pressure, raise your “good” cholesterol and lower your “bad” cholesterol. What’s the benefit of this? You guessed it- WEIGHT LOSS!

I think I’ll go walking this evening, what about you?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Abberly Place

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of our residents! Hope you have a fun and fantastic day! What are your plans for the evening?

We’re right off the coat-tails of our Abberly Idol singing contest. Congrats to our winner Kameela!!

I found this video featuring an Irish Dance group. They are amazing and the music will surely put you in the spirit of today’s holiday. Maybe we should make this our next competition!

Abberly Place Apartment Homes

500 Abberly Crest Boulevard, Garner, NC 27529

Call: 844-230-1753
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P