Abberly Green Apartments

117 Abberly Green Boulevard, Mooresville, NC 28117
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Buying a Home Is Not a Financial Decision – Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Aberly Green, Mooresville, NCMany young workers today are mired in a kind of adulting limbo, yearning for a mortgage that they simply cannot afford. Homeownership among people aged 35 and younger has fallen by 18% since 2006 thanks to the Great Recession's aftershocks and the strain of historic levels of student loan debt.

Even so, three-quarters of young adults believe owning a home makes more financial sense than renting, and eventually want one for themselves. But should you inflict such self-torment? Is it really that much smarter to buy than to rent? That all depends on what a home means to you -- because ultimately, buying a home might not even be a financial decision.

Risks of Buying

Homeownership comes with a host of risks. You're sinking a large portion of your savings into an asset that's expensive to maintain, and may be extremely difficult to sell. People move, jobs change, markets tank, life happens. There's no guarantee that you'll want to live in the same area in two years, much less that your family situation will remain constant.

Rent prices have moved higher since the financial crisis -- but not being the master of your domain comes with certain advantages. You can move more easily, since you don't have to worry about finding a buyer, and won't end up spending the $1,100 or more that the average homeowner shells out each year on maintenance costs.

Meanwhile, you could very well earn a better return on your down payment by investing it in a diversified portfolio of low-cost index funds instead of a half-acre plot. Stocks rebounded much more quickly than home prices after the Great Recession, and over the long haul there isn't that much evidence that homes provide a decent return for your money. From 1900 to 2011, housing gained 1.3% annually after inflation -- compared to 5.4% for stocks.

Your home can also change abruptly from an asset to a liability. The national median home price dropped 23% from just before the housing crash to the bottom in December 2011. Home prices, excluding inflation, have only just now returned to pre-crisis levels. Nearly a third of homeowners were under water five years ago -- owing more on their mortgage than their home was worth.

Emotional Decision-Making

The truth is that, for most people, buying a home is as much about sentiment as it is about dollars and cents.

Beyond the financials people often want a place that is their own. Owning a home feels terrifying -- yet liberating.

Indeed, young renters who aspire to homeownership do so to control their living space, have a sense of privacy and security, and establish a place to raise a family. They want a home for the freedom it confers. Don't like those cabinets? Hate the carpet? You can generally do what you please if you're the owner.

You have to pay for that freedom, and it doesn't come cheap. But it's worth remembering that whether to rent or buy isn't a clear-cut decision. And it's certainly not only about finances.

Rather it's a reflection of your particular desires -- which means you should think deeply about what it is you're after. If you're looking to leverage your savings to build more money for the future, you could easily end up disappointed.

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

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Employment Opportunities and Schools in Mooresville, Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Abberly Village, Mooresville, NCAre you thinking of relocating to Charlotte, NC? If so, you must be wondering about job opportunities. If you have a family, you certainly want to know about schooling. Here is some information for you to consider.

What kind of jobs are there in Charlotte, Mooresville, NC?

Because it's the headquarters for Bank of America and has major offices for Wells Fargo, Charlotte is sometimes perceived as just a banking town. While the financial industry is central to the region, it's not the only major employer. Others include Lowe's, which is headquartered in nearby Mooresville, and American Airlines puts many Charlotte residents to work. Home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, motorsports are another major part of both the economy and the culture of the metro area.

The unemployment rate in Charlotte is on par with the national average. The average household income in Charlotte is above average.

How good are the schools in Charlotte, NC?

Charlotte encompasses 113 public elementary, middle and high schools. Charlotte also has 128 private schools. Thirteen high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Charlotte is also home to nine colleges and/or universities, one of which earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

For more information on apartments near Charlotte, NC in Mooresville, NC contact Auston Woods.


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What's it like to live in Charlotte, Mooresville, NC?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Auston Woods Apartments, Mooresville, NCThe Charlotte area is a region that's equal parts old-fashioned southern charm and high-energy cosmopolitan bustle. You'll still hear "y'all" dropped into casual conversation, but Charlotte is a metro area on the rise, and has its own culture, culinary sophistication and unique feel that's making it a more enticing place for people from all over the world to settle down. This melting pot effect makes Charlotte an easy area to break into. You're not from here? Well neither are most people you'll meet.

Charlotte has become a place filled with new restaurants to try and events that attract people from all over. It's a standalone destination area now, no longer living in the shadow of Atlanta or Charleston, South Carolina. Though Charlotte has evolved significantly in the past decade, the transformation is only continuing, as evidenced by the numerous construction cranes across the skyline.

You'll frequently hear the word "manageable" used to describe Charlotte. Its climate is more manageable than Florida's and its housing prices and living expenses are more manageable than New York City. You can take your family out to eat without spending a fortune, and on the weekends, free events are easy to find.


U.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there. Charlotte ranks as #14 with an overall score of 7.1 out of 10.

Charlotte, NC - #14 in Best Places to Live

  • 7.1 Overall Score
  • 6.5 Quality of Life
  • 7.4 Value

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Valentine’s Day in Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Abberly Green Apartments in Mooresville, NCIf you live in an apartment in Mooresville, NC and are looking for a great way to spend Valentine’s Day, here is a great idea.

The Lakefront Lair

Stay: For a lakeside escape, head to Lake Norman and rent a home through VRBO or Airbnb. Enjoy the privacy that an individual home provides. Many houses feature personal decks and docks that call for leisurely mornings watching boats go by or whiling away the afternoon with drinks in hand. Select from romantic amenities like Jacuzzis and fireplaces.

Dine: Fork! in Cornelius serves locally sourced small plates that highlight seasonal ingredients. Chef Tim Groody has worked hard to develop relationships with local farmers and suppliers. Winter menus feature cold-season staples such as braised meats, rich stews, root vegetables, winter squash and flavorful greens.

Play: Venture out on the calm of the water with Queens Landing Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises. Take a two-hour tour on the Mississippi riverboat, the Catawba Queen. For dinner, opt for a buffet-style cruise aboard the Catawba Queen or a four-course meal on the Lady of the Lake yacht. Optional additions to make your meal even more special include a bottle of Champagne, private seating, chocolate-covered strawberries and more.

Indulge: Tucked into a tranquil cove on the eastern shore of Lake Norman, North Harbor Club is the spot for drinks and dessert. Order a bold red wine and pair it with something chocolate. Or choose a specialty cocktail and sip it alongside a creme brulee or bread pudding. A treat from nearby Davidson Chocolate Co. makes a delicious takeaway for the ride home. All of the chocolates are handmade in small batches, and the to-die-for assorted truffles look like edible jewels.


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