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Should I Rent or Own My Home?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Abberly Green Apartment Homes in MooresvilleWith 10 months left on a 2-year lease, my husband and I are tripping over ourselves in the rent vs. buy dance.

Buying seems like the next most logical life step for two gainfully employed recently wed 30-somethings. With a mortgage we’d pay less for more space and have something to call our own. We’d finally feel settled, build up equity and do typical HGTV things like renovate bathrooms over and over again.

But at what cost?

For us, buying would most likely mean moving further outside the city, adding an undesirable commute and a tax on our most valuable asset: time. It would mean dropping hefty sums of money on unexpected expenses for things I’ve always taken for granted in my rentals like roofs and air conditioners and carpet. It would mean tying ourselves to a multi-hundred-thousand dollar anchor.

Most people will try to talk you out of renting with a logical financial argument in favor of buying. They’re not wrong. It just makes mathematical sense that in most major American metros, buying is cheaper than renting in the long run.

And then there’s the social pressure. Once I was trying to convince a friend to sell her place, move closer to the city and rent an apartment like mine since the commute was wearing on her. Her response was that she didn’t want to “go backwards” in life. It had never occurred to me that I was behind because I didn’t own a house.

For me, financing a suburban American dream I don’t want to live doesn’t make sense. Where most look at homeownership as a step in the right direction towards personal and financial success, I see it as a big expensive burden that moves me deeper into debt (albeit a strategic investment) and further away from my desired urban, unrooted, minimalist lifestyle. That’s hard to maintain as a first-time homebuyer.

So we decided we’re not in a rush to buy.

I’m sure home buying will be for us eventually, but for now we’re content to save up some more cash and relish the often overlooked finer things of the renter’s life.

Renters don’t have to fix even the simplest things that break — Our door lock busted the other day. I called our landlord and he had a locksmith there to fix it (on his dime) pronto. Could I change out a lock? Yes. Would I rather someone else do it? Yes.

The biggest renovation decision a renter has to make is what color paint to use.

Renters don’t have to buy or replace expensive basic life necessities — I’d be content to go my entire life never ever paying money for a toilet.

The bank doesn’t have your life by the throat for 30 years — Home buying is smart debt if you do it right but debt makes me queasy regardless. I save up and pay cash for my big purchases. I worked three jobs in grad school to avoid taking out loans. And if I could rummage it up, I’d pay cash for a house. (Might have to be a tiny house though.)

Renters don’t cut the grass — This, of course, depends on your housing situation, but if you’re in an apartment without a lawn or a house rental with built-in HOA maintenance, you’re lawn mower free, my friend.

You can pick up and leave whenever you want — This is the big one for me. If I land in a place I don’t love, I like knowing I’m out at the end of the lease. I also like knowing I could leave the city all together. I’ve been in Charlotte for 6 years. My family is here. My business is here. I should have bought a house a long time ago. I’m not going anywhere. But I like knowing I could go anywhere if I really wanted to. That freedom, I think, is the best part of being a renter.

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More Retirees are Renting Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Abberly Green Apartments in MooresvilleAn interesting phenomenon among seniors who are selling their home is their changing attitude about buying another. Younger home sellers are typically focused on quickly buying another home. Their lifestyle has changed and they need to sell and buy another.

Most senior sellers will become senior homebuyers but there is an increasing trend among seniors selling their home: They don’t intend to buy another home and they are making the decision to rent.

“I think we’ll rent for a while” is an increasing response to my question: “Have you thought about your next home?”

Rent? Here are folks who have worked hard all their lives to pay off the mortgage so that they could enjoy retirement in their own home and now they want to rent?

Isn’t renting for the economically challenged, the young millennials, the unstable? Why throw money away renting when equity-rich seniors can sell and buy the home of their dreams?

The homeownership rate for seniors has been declining for the last 10 years as an increasing percentage chose to rent rather than own a home. A recent national survey of seniors who rent were asked the question: Why?

One-out-of-ten planned to buy a home within the next 6 to 12 months, about half could not afford to buy but four-out-of-ten responding seniors who could afford to buy, won’t. They’re content to remain tenants.

Why do you suppose more seniors are choosing to rent than own?

Replacement home too costly

Most seniors who are selling say that they would like to downsize into another, perhaps smaller, single-level home, closer to shopping, medical facilities and family. We have homes meeting that description in our county but they are usually higher in price than the market value of a senior’s existing home.

If family is in the region, perhaps relocating to another state is not an option. Faced with reinvesting all their sale proceeds and perhaps the obligation of a new mortgage, many choose not to sell their home or if they sell, they will rent.

Demands of homeownership

Often seniors don’t have the same physical strength at 60 as they did at 40. Some seniors are physically unable to maintain, remodel or repair everything that’s routinely necessary.

Rural properties require even more attention. Whether clearing brush or mowing the back yard, it takes good health and energy to maintain a home.

Renting is cheaper

Despite what the real estate community would have you believe, every homeowner knows that at the end of the day it’s more expensive to own a home than rent one.

Absent a mortgage, homes are still expensive to maintain. Ask anyone who has had to replace a leaking roof, a new HVAC system or replace a deck.

Retirees likely have less income than when they were working and many depend upon Social Security as their primary source of income to pay household expenses. Renting may not be the lifestyle they would prefer but it is one that they can afford.

Been there, done that

While some seniors enjoy puttering around their home with projects and working in their yard or garden, many don’t. They have spent a lifetime tied to their homes with the responsibilities of ownership while their friends have been vacationing. These seniors do not want another long-term commitment to a home. As tenants, mobility finally becomes an option.

Fear of another real estate bubble

Most of our grandparents never psychologically recovered from the Great Depression. They became compulsive savers, skeptical of debt and leery of investing in the stock market.

The 2008 Great Recession and the collapse of home values left a similar impression on many retirees. They have personally experienced how quickly the value of their home can disappear. They have watched helpless as friends and neighbors lost their home to foreclosures. They know first-hand that the real estate market has up and down cycles and they are not going to get caught in another.

There are 75 million baby boomers who are on the verge of retirement. For the next 20 years an average of 10,000 people each day will reach age 65, which has historically been the retirement phase of life. What’s fascinating is after a lifetime of homeownership more are choosing to rent.

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Reasons to Move to a Small City

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Abberly Green Apartment Homes in MooresvilleHere'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.

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Apartment Hunting in Mooresville, North Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

You'll feel right at home in the unparalleled elegance of Abberly Green! Experience the Serenity of Green.

Now Leasing luxury 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes in a resort-style neighborhood setting. At Abberly Green, it's not just our minutes-from-Lake Norman location that leaves people nearly speechless, it is our luxurious features -- like beautifully crafted architectural details, resort-style pool, expansive spaces with abundant light, and our state-of-the-art fitness center. The easy commute will give you plenty of extra time to unwind. You'll feel right at home in the unparalleled elegance of Abberly Green!

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Mooresville is on the 'Best Places To Live In NC' List 2018

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Abberly Green Apartment Homes in Mooresville, NCThe data site named Charlotte area towns, including three Lake Norman towns in its ranking of 2018's best place to live in NC.

What's the best place to live in North Carolina? That depends on who you ask. According to a new set of rankings released by the neighborhood data site, several of the best place to live in North Carolina in 2018 are in the Queen City metro area. took several factors into consideration to arrive at the rankings, such as: the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, diversity, nightlife, walkability, weather, employment statistics and access to amenities.

In the Charlotte-metro area, Mooresville, which has a population of 35,387, was also highly ranked and received A- in good for families, public schools and diversity. The median home value in Mooresville is $194,500, which is higher than the national average.

Said a current resident: "I have been a resident of Mooresville for nine years now, but I feel like a tourist with all of the new things that seem to keep appearing! There is always a community event happening in Downtown Mooresville, not to mention the great food there also. I have never felt more at home and welcome, and I have never felt more safe in a town than I do in Mooresville." "rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S." Niche has over 100 million reviews and poll responses.

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April in NC is Beer Month

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Abberly Green Apartment Homes in MooresvilleNorth 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 Mooresville, NC you may be interested on what our area has to offer NC Beer Month.

The Charlotte area shines as a beer destination with three dozen breweries in operation or on the way, including Olde Mecklenburg, NoDa, Lenny Boy, Birdsong, Sycamore, Heist, Legion and Free Range. Visit a few in one day with Charlotte Brews Cruise, Charlotte Brewery Tours or Trolley Pub Charlotte. Grab a pint at Growlers Pourhouse or VBGB Beer Hall & Garden. Fill your growler at the Beer Growler, Tank’s Tap at 7th Street Public Market or a choice bottle shop like Carolina Beer Temple or Rhino Market & Deli. And for brews, sports and outdoor adventure, don’t miss the beer gardens at BB&T Ballpark, Spectrum Center and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.


Charlotte, NC is A Good Place To Retire

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Abberly Green Apartment Homes in MooresvilleSee how retirement-friendly Charlotte is, based on cost of living, crime rate, health care and more.

When it comes to your eventual retirement destination, you might be leaning towards a city based on its amount of sunlight and quality of golf courses. And while both of those things are certainly important, there are plenty of other factors to consider once you're off that 9-to-5 schedule. ranked the top 50 U.S. cities for retirement based on things like cost of living, crime rate, and public transportation, along with and the overall well-being of seniors, as measured by the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. And as it turns out, the places that offer seniors the best standard of living aren't all the cities you'd expect.

See how Charlotte fared overall below, then dive into the in-depth report here on

Charlotte ranked #13 based on the following criteria:

  • Cost of Living: Very Low
  • Crime Rate: Low
  • Health Care Quality: Average
  • Percentage Of People Over 65 Years Old: Below Average
  • Public Transportation: Poor
  • Taxes: Average
  • Things To Do: Below Average
  • Weather: Average
  • Well Being: Good

For more information on apartments in Mooresville, NC, a suburb of Charlotte, contact Auston Woods.


It's Pretty Inexpensive to Live in Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 22, 2018

Abberly Green Apartments in MooresvilleFor those of us who live in the Charlotte metro area, we're accustomed to paying a little more for the privilege of calling the Queen City region home. Mooresville, however, is one of the cheapest places to live in the Charlotte metro region, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute.

The institute recently released its 2018 family budget calculator that estimates how costly it is to live in each of America's 3,142 counties and 611 metro areas.

The Charlotte metropolitan area ranks as one of the most expensive places to live in the Tar Heel state, according to the institute. Perhaps unsurprisingly, living in Charlotte is more pricey than Asheville and the Raleigh metro areas.

When it comes to living in Iredell County, however, the findings are different.

The institute estimates that a family of two adults and two children in Iredell Couny would need to earn a combined $83,862 per year — or $6,988 a month — to live comfortably.

Here's how that money gets spent:

  • Housing: $828 per month
  • Food: $749 per month
  • Child Care: $1,116 per month
  • Transportation: $1,224 per month
  • Health Care: $1,427 per month
  • Other Necessities: $636 per month
  • Taxes: $1,009 per month

Economic Policy Institute estimates that a family of two adults and two children in Charlotte would need to earn a combined $89,330 per year — or $7,444 a month — to live comfortably.

The family budget calculator accounts for geographic differences in cost of living, but does not include many expenses associated with a middle-class lifestyle, including student loan payments or saving for college or retirement.

"Our Family Budget Calculator goes beyond traditional measures like the poverty line to paint a detailed picture of what families need to get by," EPI Senior Economist Elise Gould stated. "The latest update provides even greater detail on how costs vary throughout the country. It is above all else a tool for policymakers to advocate for ways to raise wages and make their communities more affordable."

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Mooresville, NC: One of the Best Suburbs Around Charlotte

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Abberly Green Apartments in MooresvilleThe people in Charlotte’s suburbs turn elections, create traffic, and feed large employers. They surround our lakes and brighten up old railroad tracks. And they’re resilient. Over the past quarter-century, the towns around our city have moved on from tobacco and textiles to forge their own identities, distinct from one another.

There’s no such thing as an ordinary Charlotte suburb. There are lake suburbs, small-town suburbs and suburbs where people identify themselves by which highway exit number is closest to their house. Some places feel like they’re extensions of Charlotte; others feel like they’re in another world.

We asked a researcher to develop a formula to tell us which towns around Charlotte are, definitively, the best. We started with four main categories—Housing and Employment, Quality of Life, Diversity and Vitality, and School Outcomes—and pulled together a series of statistics for each. We examined the towns based on how they fared against the other suburbs in the region in each category. Then we averaged the four broader categories to determine the overall ranking. Click here for the full chart.

But statistics tell only part of the story, so the stories that follow are dedicated not just to the numbers, but also to the people who make up the top 12 suburbs that define our region.

2. Mooresville

Race shops such as JR Motorsports and Penske Racinghelped Mooresville earn the title of Race City USA, but now the most familiar engines in town are those attached to bulldozers, dump trucks, and crane operators.

The most visible example of the construction boom here is LangTree at Lake Norman. The $1.5 billion mixed-use development rose up from a once-vacant lot along I-77, letting passing motorists know big things are happening here.

Elsewhere in town, the race is on to complete several development projects, including a 476-acre industrial park, a new Allied Health Sciences Building at Mitchell Community College and the transformation of a former cotton mill, Burlington Mills, into a mixed-use development. Aliño Pizzeria is one of the most popular tenants; on weekends, expect to wait in line for a scratch-made Neapolitan pizza.

“We didn’t want to be just a bedroom community of Charlotte,” says Jessica Stewart of the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation. “We had bigger aspirations.”

Since 2014, Mooresville has announced more than $181 billion in new community investments, including 1.5 million square feet in new commercial construction and the addition of 1,091 local jobs. Last year, the Urban Land Institute released a report estimating that the population of Mooresville would increase 58 percent by 2030, driving the number of residents to more than 55,000. The population was a little more than 19,000 in 2000. To accommodate the explosive growth, commissioners endorsed plans to add a new I-77 overpass last fall.

National companies like Lowe’s and MacLean-Fogg helped establish Mooresville as a great place to do business. Smaller companies are also moving here. Four of the most recent renters at LangTree on Lake Norman are local businesses: Hampton Men’s Clothing, Lake Norman Cigar Company, Vinyasa Arts LKN, and Barakah Mediterranean Café and Creamery.

After struggling to compete with big box retailers and chain restaurants along the I-77 corridor in Mooresville, historic downtown is making a comeback as a destination.

“Our downtown was long described as a place with ‘good bones’ and ‘potential,’” mayor Miles Atkins says. “Now that people want more urbanized environments, downtown is back on their radar.”

A number of new businesses have opened (or are in the process of opening) in the historic downtown core, including a new brewpub. Monthly food truck rallies are held on Main Street, and construction on a new $43 million mixed-use development on Church Street, with first-floor retail and three stories of apartments (a total of 202 units) is underway. The historic mill village—the largest intact mill village in the nation—is also undergoing a renaissance as new owners renovate and rehabilitate the homes.

Good to Know

In 2015, national financial website CreditDonkey rated Mooresville the No. 1 place to live in North Carolina based on income, the number of college-educated residents, restaurants per capita, commute time, and the odds of being a victim of violent crime.

Good to Eat

Everything on the menu at Aliño, from the caprese salad and Margherita pizza to the gelato, is pure Italian. Go hungry; the portions are huge. 500 S. Main St., 704-663-0010

Good to Go

The annual Wiener Dog Race is not to be missed. The dashing dachshunds are not only adorable, the October event raises money for local rescue groups.

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Mooresville, NC: For Quality Education from Preschool Through College

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Abberly Green Apartment Homes in MooresvilleIf education tops your list of values, that's definitely in sync with Mooresville. The area's two public systems, Mooresville Graded School District and Iredell-Statesville Schools, both score high in academic achievement, graduation rates and other criteria designated by the North Carolina Department of Education.

School Technology

In the Mooresville Graded School District, the emphasis is on high-tech learning. Since fall 2007, a strategic plan adopted by school leaders prepares students for 21st-century challenges by focusing on advanced technology and critical-thinking skills. The system’s motto, Every Child, Every Day, expresses the belief that all students are capable of success. Reinforcing the ideal is a computer hardware program providing every student, beginning in fourth grade, with a Macbook laptop, helping to level the playing field for families that might not be able to afford the latest technology for their youngsters.

Exellence in Teaching

With more than 20,000 students on its rolls and a long-held tradition of quality education, Iredell-Statesville Schools attract and retain some of the state’s best and brightest teachers in the region. In fact, the average teacher in the system has 15 years of experience. The Iredell-Statesville system serves communities in the South Iredell and Lake Norman areas near Mooresville, and its student-performance rankings consistently make the top 25% of all North Carolina systems.

Preschool Learning

Students who attend The Goddard School will be well prepared for entry into formal education. The Five-Star rated preschool provides quality care for youngsters from six weeks to six years of age. The program’s small class sizes allow children to progress at their own pace, and the curriculum is geared toward enhancing emotional, social, intellectual and academic development. Parents with children in the program praise its well-rounded focus. “This environment has allowed our daughter to establish a love for learning,” says one parent on the preschool’s website. Others agree. “The children are always engaged and seem to truly enjoy the learning experience.”

Higher Ed and Job Training

Founded in 1852, Mitchell Community College in Statesville serves approximately 2,000 learners, with about half enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students. The state-supported college offers affordable two-year degrees in business, engineering, computer tech, nursing, allied health and other subjects. The college also works with area employers to provide job training. In case there’s any question, research shows MCC students receive a solid 19.9% rate of return on their investment based on future earning potential, and recover all costs of their education, including wages foregone, in fewer than seven years after graduation.

More Education Options

Other area higher-ed options include Central Piedmont Community College. With six campuses in the Charlotte area, it's the state’s largest community college. CPCC also offers a distance education program with more than 250 classes online each semester. Highly ranked four-year colleges and universities near Mooresville include Davidson College, an independent liberal arts campus; Pheiffer University, with campuses in Charlotte, Misenheimer and Durham; and Appalachian State Univeristy, a top-rated four-year public campus about 90 miles away in Boone.

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Abberly Green Apartments

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