Hidden Homeownership Costs Often Top $9K a Year

Prepare yourself by knowing the less-obvious costs of owning a home. Insurance, maintenance and more add up faster than you think. Buyers too often focus on a home’s list price or mortgage payment to determine what they can afford. However, the numerous less-obvious costs associated with homeownership can affect the monthly bottom line. To help…

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It Cost More to Own vs. Rent a Home in North Carolina

Owning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state, according to a new NerdWallet analysis. But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't…

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Considerations for Retirees when Thinking of Renting

Home ownership has long held an honored position as an integral part of the American dream. But when retirement time comes, rethinking that dream could be in order. Sometimes renting an apartment is the better bet both financially and in terms of the retiree’s changing lifestyle and health. When people plan for retirement, they focus…

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Should I Rent or Own My Home?

With 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…

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More Retirees are Renting Apartments

An 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…

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Reasons to Move to a Small City

Here'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…

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Apartment Hunting in Mooresville, North Carolina

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…

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April in NC is Beer Month

North 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…

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