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In Garner, Raleigh, NC Your Paycheck Goes Farther

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 08, 2016

Are you considering relocating for a job or for a place where the dollar goes further? You may be wondering which major cities are providing employees with the most favorable combination of wages and cost of living.

Well, Forbes has published a list of the top 25 Cities Where you Paycheck Goes Furthest. To determine this list, job search and salary comparison site Glassdoor considered cost of living as determined by the ratio of median base salary to housing. Median annual base salary for each metro is based on a minimum of 1,000 salary reports shared by employees in that metro on Glassdoor over the past year, April to April.

No. 25 Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
Median base salary: $62,000

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Duke on the List of Highest Salaries After Graduation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 30, 2016

College is an investment, so which schools make sure you get a return? With college costs and student-debt levels reaching an all-time high, it’s important–we’d argue necessary–to think about which schools produce the highest earning alumni. For some this is a practical matter, with big earnings as a path to quickly pay off any student loans. For others, it is a matter of life ambition to move up the financial and social ladder. FORBES researched and rounded up a list of the top 25 colleges where graduating students go on to earn the highest mid-career salaries, meaning they have worked for at least 10 years.

16: Duke University, Durham, NC

  • Mid-Career Earnings: $92,350
  • Overall Best Value Rank: No. 31
  • Top College Rank: No. 22

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Best Cities for Recent College Grads - Raleigh, Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 20, 2016

Finding a job after college is imperative for many college seniors and some cities offer more career opportunities than others. As we approach graduation season, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best cities in the US for recent college graduates. Can you guess which city came out on top?

7. Raleigh, NC

Population between 20-29: 19.4 percent
Population 25 or older with a Bachelor's degree: 31.9 percent
Median earnings for Bachelor's degree holders: $45,495
Cost of living index: 93.6
Workers with management, business, science or arts jobs: 46.3 percent
Unemployment rate: 5.1 percent
Overall score: 69.81

Raleigh’s population is highly educated, with 31.9 percent of residents 25 and over holding a Bachelor’s degree—the third highest proportion of the nation’s 50 largest cities. Raleigh’s major industries include manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology and green energy. Two of the top employers in the area are SAS Institute, Inc., which is headquartered in the region, and North Carolina State University.

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Raleigh, NC: One of America’s Cities of the Future

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 09, 2016

Which cities have the best chance to prosper in the coming decade? The question is a complex one, and as the economy changes, so, too, will the best-positioned cities.

To identify the cities most likely to boom over the next 10 years, we took the 53 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country (those with populations exceeding 1 million) and ranked them based on eight metrics indicative of past, present and future vitality. We factored in, equally, the percentage of children in the population, the birth rate, net domestic migration, the percentage of the population aged 25-44 with a bachelor’s degree, income growth, the unemployment rate, and population growth.

The results show two divergent kinds of ascendant cities. One is driven by the tech industry, the in-migration of educated people and sharply rising incomes; the other type is what we describe as “opportunity cities,” which tend to have a diverse range of industries, lower costs and larger numbers of families. We may be one country, but the future is being shaped by two very different urban archetypes.

No. 5: Raleigh, North Carolina

Pct. Of Children in Population (5-14): 14.7%
Job Growth, 2010-15: 15.4%
Population Growth, 2010-14: 10.0%
Net Domestic Migration, 2010-14: 11.0 per 1,000
Birth Rate, 2010-14: 12.9 per 1,000 women
Bachelor's Degree Holders (Pct. of Pop. 25-44): 49.0%

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Millennials in Raleigh Are Taking Longer to Buy a Home – Apartments in Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 03, 2016

A report found student debt reduces millennials’ savings for down payment, making it difficult for college-educated millennials to own homes in the Raleigh-Durham area.

The report, released last week by, found college-educated millennials with student debt need to save for an average of 10.2 years to pay a 20 percent down payment on a home, compared to around five years for those without.

But in Raleigh, college-educated millennials with student debt need to save for 15.2 years, while those without student debt need to save for only 5.4.

Here are some other highlights from the report:

  • Millennials without a college degree in Raleigh need to save for 10.4 years.
  • Nationally, 58 percent of college-educated millennials have monthly student loan payments, paying an average of $410.
  • In Raleigh, 52 percent have student debt, with 33 percent paying at least $300 monthly.
  • College graduates without student debt save $270 monthly for a down payment, compared to $110 for graduates with student debt.
  • Millennials without a degree save $140 per month.

Although rising rent and student debt are hindrances for millennials wanting to own homes, the report suggests that delaying homeownership is partly by choice. The report said college graduates with debt have higher incomes than those without, but after higher taxes and student debt payments, their disposable income is about $1,100 lower. Despite these differences, both groups spend roughly the same amount on their expenses, suggesting college-graduate millennials with student debt are choosing to cut back on savings for homes despite being able to afford them.

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Millennials are Moving to Raleigh, Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 27, 2016

It’s not exactly a newsflash that New Yorkers are leaving the city in droves in favor of Florida. What may come as a surprise is where they’re going.

According to a new report by, Tampa and Jacksonville are the top two destinations in the country for northerners relocating to sunnier climes. Also in the Top 10 is Raleigh, N.C.

Millennials aren’t always following their elders. First for the 24-34 age group is San Antonio, Texas, but rounding out the Top Ten are Charlotte and Raleigh.

Driving the migration are weather, housing and employment. The numbers tell the story. But of course, our weather is better.

Other points of national exodus: Chicago; Detroit; San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Cleveland; San Francisco and Philadelphia.

Data was based on search traffic, cross-metro moving requests on moving.comand U.S. Census Data.

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Best Cities for Job Seekers – Raleigh, NC is #8

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 19, 2016

College grads and mid-career professionals alike may find themselves in search of a city that offers the best of both worlds: great job opportunities and a healthy work-life balance.

Using those measures, as well as the cost of living and job satisfaction, employment site Glassdoor has crunched the numbers and come up with the top U.S. cities offering the best opportunities for workers. While some of the biggest American cities made the list, many of those top-rated are midsize metropolitan areas that are transforming their economies with tech and health care jobs.

That may provide some relief to job seekers who worry that opportunities exist only in expensive cities.

Those on the hunt for new career opportunities may want to consider some of the smaller cities that rose to the top of the rankings because they're places where typical workers can afford to live and get a foothold on the economic ladder.

"These are smaller, midsize cities that have really great job markets that are growing," said Allison Berry, a spokeswoman with Glassdoor. "The thing that's standing out for us in the list is that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better."

#8 on the list of Best Cities in US for Job Seekers: Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Raleigh-Durham benefits from its location in the so-called Research Triangle, where universities such as Duke and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are located.

Not surprisingly, Glassdoor says the area's three hot jobs are registered nurse, research associate and software engineer.

The region of roughly 2 million residents has almost 35,000 job openings, with a median base salary of $62,000.

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Raleigh, NC is #2 on List of Easiest Cities to Find a Job – Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 13, 2016

Job seekers are regularly reminded that flexibility is key, and though relocation may not be a welcome option, a new market could provide opportunities your current city is not. There is even more reason to go apartment hunting around Raleigh, NC!

To determine the easiest and hardest cities for finding a job right now,‘s data team took a look at the population of each metropolitan region, comparing it to the number of job listings for that area. Indeed aggregates job postings from thousands of sites across the web, drawing from staffing agencies, individual company career sites, other job boards, and professional organizations and associations to provide the greatest possible collection of opportunities in each geography.

The data here applies to jobs at every compensation level.

No. 2 Easiest City For Finding A Job: Raleigh, North Carolina

Now there is even more reason to live in Raleigh! For more information on apartments in Garner, NC, near Raleigh, contact Abberly Place.


Reasons to Move to the Garner, Raleigh, N.C. Area

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 06, 2016

Discover what makes Raleigh and its nearby communities the best places to live...

Raleigh, N.C. is known to residents as the "City of Oaks," a name that makes sense when you visit downtown. Oak trees line the streets and sidewalks, making shady spots for window shopping, coffee drinking and patio dining. East of Raleigh is the beautiful coast, and west are the Blue Ridge Mountains. Beyond this, here are more reasons to move to the Raleigh area.

1. Raleigh combines modern, urban living with traditional Southern flair.

Folks often move to the Raleigh are are looking for urban living with a Southern touch. It is easy for residents to bike to the local farmers market, walk to a new restaurant or bar, or visit the State Capitol Building.

2. There are lots of options for delicious food in Raleigh, from barbecue to vegan.

When it comes to good food, Raleigh offers many options. You’ll find restaurants with diverse dietary preferences, including those who are vegan or vegetarian. If you want a night on the town you’ll find everything from the drinks and meal to dessert.

3. Huge First Friday.

On the first Friday of every month, local galleries, studios and museums keep their doors open late. Galleries display new artworks, artists talk about their latest creations, and you can find handcrafted gifts for family and friends.

4. Many Raleigh area's restaurants serve locally grown food.

Local farm-grown ingredients are a specialty, and there are ever-changing seasonal menus which means there's always something new and delicious to try.

5. Several colleges ensure opportunities for education and a college town culture.

Educational Opportunities: Many folks move to the Raleigh region for educational opportunities. North Carolina State University is the largest four-year university in the state, and it is nationally renowned for programs in engineering, biology and agriculture. Duke University is located in Durham, and it is a prestigious private research institution known for its medical school and medical center. And the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is best known for its programs in business, government, law and public health.

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Baby Boomers are Renting and Loving It - Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 29, 2016

The United States is increasingly a nation of renters — the share of rental households is at a 20-year high, a recent Harvard study found. Some of today's renters cannot afford a house and have no choice while others are in the younger age groups that traditionally make up a major part of the rental population.

But older adults represent an increasingly common breed of renter — those in their later years who could afford to own but prefer to rent. People 55 and older now account for 42 percent of the growth in U.S. renter households. One of every three new renter households has a high enough income to afford a home yet has opted to rent.

We're seeing in many new apartment communities that a large percentage (of tenants) have been baby boomers who are moving out of a large home or moving away from home ownership. It's really not surprising — 10 years ago that's all we talked about, the baby boomers, and now that's actually coming to fruition.

Meanwhile, as boomers join millennials as renters in big numbers, home ownership has dropped to its lowest level since 1989. It now stands as 63.7 percent, down from 69.1 percent near the peak of the real estate bubble.

A large part of that decline is due to people who lost their homes in the crash. But it is also due to financially comfortable couples.

Retired folks make a good profit selling their homes. With kids out of college and working elsewhere, many decide they no longer needed a big family home with a pool they did not use and a lawn they were tired of cutting.

Also, many are tired of driving every time they want to go out to eat. Many want to live in cities or areas with a downtown.

After deciding to sell, there is another hard decision: Buy again or rent? If they buy a condo there would be property taxes, insurance and monthly association fees. If they paid cash, they would no longer have that money to invest.

Times have changed, and it's not guaranteed any more that you're going to make money in real estate.

Many rent a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment. They figure they are earning enough on their investments — including the money they kept by not buying — to essentially live rent- free for now. They also have greater flexibility than if they owned.

They may not stay put for more than five years. They may decide to go out to the West Coast to get out of the heat. There is no hassle of ownership.

Many like the freedom of renting. They don't want to be tied down.

Whether they rent or buy, older people pondering a move need to consider many factors — their lifestyle, their interests, their medical needs.

If buying to be close to grandchildren, people should think about what happens if the kids' parents decide to move. Maybe you're not sure if your son is going to stay in Chicago or move to San Diego, then what would you do?

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Abberly Place Apartment Homes

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