Abberly Green Apartments May 2012 Newsletter

What's On Your Mind?

We hope that you love living at Abberly Green! Please let us know of anything you may need, things that we could do better, things that you love at Abberly Green or any ideas of a service that you would like us to offer or improve on. We really do care about your happiness.

We understand that your lives get busy and you forget to tell us things that you have been meaning to bring to our attention. Please let us know, your input does matter to us. At this same time, we are going to be collecting your e–mail addresses so that we can make sure that everyone in your home is receiving our newsletter.

We would really like some feedback from you on your happiness at Abberly Green. We have created a survey to let us know what you think about your community. Please take a few moments to complete, click here. Your feedback is very, very important to us.

Pool Season is Here!

Our pool is now open! Please remember there are pool rules posted at the pool and we ask that you take time to read and abide by them.

Some, but not all the rules are:

  1. No pets allowed inside the pool or the pool deck area.
  2. No more than 2 guests at a time allowed per apartment.
  3. No glass containers of any kind allowed in the pool area.
  4. No horseplay or rough housing allowed.
  5. No one allowed inside the pool areas before 10:00am and after 10:00pm.

Dates to Remember

May 13th Mothers Day

May 14th-18th Resident Appreciation Week

May 19th The Race City Festival in Downtown Mooresville

May 28th Memorial Day

Office Will Be Closed

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 28th in recognition of the holiday. A member of our Service Team will be on call for maintenance emergencies. If you should have a maintenance emergency on this day, please call our main phone number, 704-799-7417, and follow the prompts for maintenance.

Air Filter Changes

The Service Team will be changing air filters in the following buildings during the month of May;

5/2 - Building 137
5/9 - Building 117
5/16 - Building 116
5/23 - Building 108

Renting Versus Buying: The Realities of Home–Ownership

By J.D. Roth

This is a guest–post from Tim Ellis, author of Seattle Bubble, a blog and forum dedicated to discussing real estate market conditions in the Seattle area.

“If you rent, you’re throwing away your money.”
“Owning your own home is a forced savings plan.”
“Home ownership is an excellent path to build wealth.”

You’ve probably heard statements like these plenty of times. On television, radio, the Internet, and in casual conversation; such sentiments are common in any discussion that involves home–buying and personal finances. It’s common knowledge that buying a home is a better financial move than renting. After all, you’re building equity instead of throwing away your money, right?

Well, maybe not quite… Rather than assuming the “common knowledge” on this subject is accurate, let’s take a look for ourselves at some of the financial differences between renting and home–buying.

A Real–World Example

For the purpose of comparing renting to owning in this article, I’ll be using real–world data gathered from my area (northeast of Seattle). Although most first–time buyers tend to move from renting an apartment to buying a larger, stand–alone house, as much as I can I will compare apples to apples.

  • For rent, I located a 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 1,840 sqft house with an attached 2-car garage, on 0.2 acres. Monthly price: $1,495.
  • For purchase I found a 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 1,850 sqft house with an attached 2-car garage, on 0.22 acres. Price: $424,950.

The two homes are located within two miles of each other in similar neighborhoods, and neither is located on a busy road.

To continue this article, click here.