Abberly Green Apartments

117 Abberly Green Boulevard, Mooresville, NC 28117
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Getting an Apartment with a Pet – Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

As a pet owner and renter no doubt you’ve experienced the struggles of finding a pet-friendly apartment in Mooresville, NC place for you and your furry friend.

From the endless No Pets Allowed clauses in rental ads to the strict conditions when you do find a suitable home, it can be a real challenge.

If you’re a renter and have to move again soon, you won’t have to make the heartbreaking decision to re-home your pet if you can’t find a place for both of you.

It turns out, there are many ways you can find a rental property that will allow you to keep your pet.

With some negotiation and discussion, it’s not as hard as it seems.

Here are some tips on how to find a rental property with your pet.

1. Always ask

Even if a property is listed as not allowing pets, it doesn’t hurt to ask the question – as long you can respect the answer! A report revealed tenants who asked and made an extra effort were more likely to get the outcome they want for them and their pet. Remember, just because it says no – doesn’t mean they landlord won’t be open to the idea.

2. Keep a pet reference

Just like going for a job interview, when renting with a pet you should have a little resume put together for your furry friend. Your pet might not be able to sign on as tenant, but giving details about your pet can make a property manager or landlord more relaxed about renting to you. In your pet’s resume you should include their age, if they’re microchipped, desexed, registered and vaccinated, their temperament and some character references from previous property managers or a vet. As part of this you should also remember to keep up-to-date health and care records for your pet to provide as evidence.

3. Choose carefully for you AND your pet

Would you really move a big, active dog into a tiny one-bedroom unit? It’s important when you’re looking for a rental property with your pet to consider the home from their point of view as well. Choosing a property more suitable for your pet will increase the chances of you finding somewhere to live. If you’re already renting and want a pet, you should think carefully about whether the pet you want will be suitable for the home you live in.

4. Offer to pay extra rent and a pet bond

Offering more rent to allow you to keep your furry friend can make you more attractive as a tenant and will make it easier for you to come to a compromise with your property manager or landlord. If you can spare extra each week, even if it’s $10 or $20, it could help sweeten the deal. Another option if your landlord had concerns about your pet damaging the property is to offer a pet bond. That way if something does happen, your landlord will have some financial security.

5. Consider a trial period

Asking for a trial period can also work to sway the mind of a challenging landlord or property manager. If they’re open to a trial period for a few months, it’ll give you an opportunity to prove your pet is doing well in the property and you can negotiate adjustments to the lease and any other agreements. If you landlord has concerns about your pet damaging the property, why not offer a pet bond? Should your pet do anything destructive, your landlord will be financially compensated through the pet bond.

6. Commit to extra cleaning

To reassure your property manager or landlord, you can offer to remove every trace of your pet’s presence when moving. Though you’re obligated to clean when vacating a rental property anyway, offering to spray the property for fleas, deodorising the home and deep cleaning the carpets can make you more appealing as a pet-owning tenant.

7. Sign a pet agreement

So you’ve been approved for a rental property with your pet. The final step is to sign a pet agreement in writing. Whether you agreed to pay extra to keep your pet or you’re on trial period with your pet, you should have the agreed terms put in writing – according to real estate experts. Should any issues arise, you’ll have the Pet Agreement on hand to sort any problems out.

For more information on apartments in Mooresville, NC, contact Abberly Green.


So Many Reasons for Living and Renting in Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 14, 2016

Mooresville, NC has a lot to offer. If you are considering relocating for work, school, retirement, or just for a new start, consider renting an apartments in Mooresville, NC and see for yourself why this is a top-rated city in so many areas.

Here is the low-down on “Race City” USA from Lake Norman Currents Magazine. It offers a long list of accolades. Highlights include:

Best City to Live in in North Carolina
Mooresville has been named #1 Micropolitan in the nation.
Mooresville was named “One of the best North Carolina towns for young families”

Want to see more accolades and awards for our great community? Click here for the complete list.

Source: Lake Norman CURRENTS Magazine

Living in the Charlotte, NC Area Holiday Season - Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 10, 2016

If you live in an apartment near Charlotte, NC in Mooresville, here are some of the area holiday events you can start to enjoy this season!

Southern Christmas Show, The Park Expo and Conference Center
Find inspiration for decking your halls at the Southern Christmas Show Nov. 10-20. Christmas Tree Lane includes dozens of fresh Fraser firs decorated by designers in all different styles. Gifts and decorations fill the village shops inside Olde Towne at the show. Miniature trains, holiday choirs and Santa bring merriment to attendees of all ages.

Holidays at the Garden, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Belmont’s Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden becomes a winter wonderland with Holidays at the Garden Nov. 18-Jan. 1. More than 600,000 lights illuminate the garden. One of the most popular features is the stunning orchid tree. Activities include marshmallow roasts, visits with Santa and holiday shopping in The Garden Store.

Speedway Christmas, Charlotte Motor Speedway
Speedway Christmas revs up the Christmas cheer Nov. 19-Dec. 31 with 3.7 miles of drive-through displays, including a portion on the 1.5-mile superspeedway. Classic holiday movies play on the 16,000-square-foot high-definition TV Thursday through Sundays. And the Egg Nog Jog kicks things off on Nov. 19 with a 5K run through the light show.

Charlotte Christmas Village, Romare Bearden Park
From Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, to Christmas Eve, Romare Bearden Park in Uptown becomes the Charlotte Christmas Village. Inspired by the German tradition of Christmas markets, vendors will sell handmade crafts, gifts and specialty foods from wooden huts. Strudels, bratwurst, German beer and mulled wine will flow freely.

One Hundred Years of Christmas, Historic Latta Plantation
Learn how the holidays evolved from Colonial days to the antebellum period at Latta Plantation’s living history event Nov. 25-26. Located in Huntersville, about 30 minutes north of Charlotte, the site is a circa 18th-century cotton plantation. Re-enactors will demonstrate period preparations for the Christmas holiday.

Holidays at the Hall, NASCAR Hall of Fame
Celebrate the holidays with the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The Hall Plaza will be themed with reindeer, elves and a giant polar bear. Don’t miss the 39-foot-tall tree of twinkling lights! Other festivities include Breakfast with Santa Dec. 3 and Dec. 17, UnDeck the Hall Dec. 26, and much more.

Christmas in Davidson, Davidson
For three nights, Dec. 1-3, downtown Davidson lights up with fun for the entire family. The adults shop for gifts at Main Street businesses and inside the Holiday Village. Kids enjoy arts and crafts as well as visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Other attractions include live entertainment, holiday treats and horse-drawn carriage rides.

Christmas Town USA, McAdenville
Each December, McAdenville, about 15 miles west of Charlotte, becomes Christmas Town USA. The tradition of homeowners decorating their houses and yards with lights dates back to the mid-1950s. Visitors can explore the 1.3-mile route via car or foot. The lights go on Dec. 1 and burn every night until Dec. 26.

Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour, Uptown
For nearly 40 years, residents of historic Fourth Ward have opened their homes to visitors for this self-guided tour, which runs this season Dec. 2-4. The neighborhood’s signature Victorian homes are decked out in holiday finery. Horse-drawn carriages transport tour goers, and food, wine and beer samples from nearby Uptown restaurants are offered along the way.

Weihnachtsmarkt, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Sip craft beer, shop local products and indulge in freshly baked goods at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s annual Weihnachtsmarkt. The event honors the German tradition of a Christmas market, where vendors sell goods from open-air booths. This year’s event runs in the Biergarten on Fridays and Saturdays for three consecutive weekends—Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17.

Gingerbread Lane, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
Vote for your favorite houses among the competition that lines Gingerbread Lane at The Ballantyne. The hotel holds a gingerbread house contest for professionals, amateurs and youth, and the houses are on display Dec. 8-28. Other hotel celebrations include decorating gingerbread houses and enjoying holiday afternoon tea.

Downtown Christmas Village, Belmont
Belmont, located about 30 minutes from Uptown Charlotte, celebrates the Christmas season on Dec. 9, when the picturesque downtown becomes an incredible Christmas village. Explore the Main Street shops, take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, listen to Christmas carols, visit with Santa, and enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores.

The 62nd Annual Singing Christmas Tree, Knight Theater
Following a tradition that has spanned six decades, Carolina Voices once again presents this Charlotte favorite. Join in on the lyrics Dec.10-11 as the MainStage Choir sings your favorite Christmas jingles. The show incorporates dance, puppetry and a 32-foot-tall “singing” tree comprised of talented members. A version for children ages 3 to 10 takes place at an earlier time each day.

Community Hanukkah Celebration, Temple Israel
Sponsored by the Temple Israel Men’s Club, Temple Israel invites family and friends to join in a special celebration of the lighting of the season’s first Hanukkah candle on Dec. 24. Bring your family menorah and candles and enjoy a Chinese-inspired dinner, a DJ, dancing and dessert.

Charlotte's Got Alot

Why Buying a Home is Not an Investment – Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Should you keep renting, or buy a home?

It's an age-old dilemma nearly every American adult wrestles with at some point. They wonder about paying rent when they could be investing in a home that will grow in value and potentially provide a nice return one day.

If that line of thinking sounds familiar, stop right there.

A number of crucial factors go into the rent-versus-buy equation — myriad calculators exist for just this purpose — but a house's potential return on investment shouldn't be your focus. In fact, you shouldn't think of it as an investment at all.

People get caught up in this notion of 'Oh, if I buy a house it's an investment, so I can do it at any time,' but it's not.

Housing is a consumption decision, not an investment decision. The amount you pay for housing should comport with your needs, goals, and budget, regardless of housing market trends and potential growth in home value.

If what you're spending each month on housing jumps when you move from renting to owning, that's not necessarily a wise financial move just because you're getting equity. You need to make sure the additional space and amenities you're consuming are worthwhile expenditures on their own merits, not for the theoretical payout they might afford later.

If you spend twice as much on a house, you're not making twice as big an investment, you're spending twice as much on housing. That's a mistaken way to approach it.

Let's say you time your local market correctly and home prices rise after you buy. If you decide to sell that home, you'll still need a place to live, and you're buying in that same market with expensive home prices unless you go back to renting.

Moreover, the process of buying and selling a house is expensive. The taxes, fees, and closing costs you'll pay when you buy and sell that home eat into any profits you reap.

Buying that house cheap and selling it once it's gotten expensive is an expensive way to make money, because the round trip cost to you is about 10%, so you take a huge hit.

If you want to make an investment in housing, you're better off doing it in the markets — such as buying shares in a real estate investment trust or an exchange-traded fund.

For buying your own home, just ensure it will match your needs for many years to come, independent of what happens in the markets.

For more information on apartments in Mooresville, NC contact Abberly Green.

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Abberly Green Apartments

117 Abberly Green Boulevard, Mooresville, NC 28117

Call: 844-379-4792
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P