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Maryland Ranked Tops on Another Best State List

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 22, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDMaryland has been ranked 13th on U.S. News’s list of “best states.”

The score is 16 percent health care, 16 percent education, 14 percent economy, 13 percent opportunity, 12 percent infrastructure, 11 percent crime and corrections, 10 percent fiscal stability and 8 percent quality of life.

Maryland’s best ranking is in opportunity, where it comes in second, after New Hampshire. It’s next best rankings are education, 11th, and health care, 16th.

The first ranked states in every other category are: Hawaii in healthcare, Massachusetts in education, Colorado in economy, Iowa in infrastructure (Iowa also came first overall), Maine in crime and corrections, Utah if fiscal stability and North Dakota in quality of life.

“The data driving these rankings were drawn from extensive and reliable governmental and private sources as well as proprietary data including a national survey of what matters most to citizens around the country,” the U.S. News report says. “Among the eight main categories measured in the Best States rankings, more than five dozen subcategories of metrics are taken into account.

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Retirees Should Consider Renting a Home

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 15, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDHome 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 on things like how much they have saved, how much Social Security will pay, and whether they have pension. But as you get older, you also need to think about such issues as whether you can keep mowing the lawn or handling other day-to-day chores that homeownership requires. If you must hire someone to do them for you, how much will that eat into what may already be a tight monthly budget?

The truth: There’s no answer that will fit everyone’s situation. So, retirees or those approaching retirement, should weigh their personal pros and cons.

There’s a lot to think about. Should you sell the house you raised your family in and downsize to something more suitable for just the two of you? If you’re planning to move to somewhere else in the country to enjoy your retirement, is it more prudent to buy in that new location, or is leasing the way to go to give you more flexibility if it doesn’t work out?

Some things retirees should think about as they ponder the own verses rent question include:

Maintenance issues. When you own a home, every leaky faucet, electrical problem or faulty appliance is yours to handle as best you can. If you can do it yourself, great; but often, these household repairs mean calling in a professional at a sometimes-exorbitant cost. When you rent, it’s up to the landlord or the property management company to take care of the repairs.

Mobility. Selling a house can be a long and complicated process, and you never know what the market might be like when the time arrives. Whereas breaking a lease is much simpler. If your children are scattered all over the country, you may want to move closer to one of them. Also, if your health takes a turn for the worse, selling a home can be a significant burden on your family.

The inheritance. For many people, a house is the most valuable asset in their estate and they might want to leave it to their children in the will. Once again, it’s a matter of weighing the pros and cons. Having a home to pass down to the children is a noble gesture, but it is not always feasible.

Before considering whether owning or renting is the right option, it’s essential to review all the intricacies of your situation and decide based on your finances and your overall health and well-being.

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It Cost More to Own vs. Rent in Maryland

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 07, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDOwning 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 get from renting, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis, the analysis found. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg — but in extremely expensive or competitive markets, renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities.

This comparison doesn't include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages, but is lower for FHA or VA loans.

Key takeaways

Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost to rent each month.

The smallest difference is still a third more to own. The state where the premium to own a home is lowest is Florida, where it costs a median of 33% more to own than to rent. The states with the next lowest premiums are Colorado (40%) and Arizona (41%).

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting. In New Jersey, the state with the highest homeownership premium, the median monthly cost of owning is nearly double that of renting (93%). The next most expensive places to own are Rhode Island, where the median homeownership cost is 84% higher than renting, and Connecticut, where owners pay a median of 82% more than renters each month for housing.

Here's how much more it costs to own vs. rent each month in Maryland - 49%.

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Incomparable Apartment Living in Lexington Park, MD

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 01, 2018

There is no other place in Southern Maryland that offers these incomparable lifestyle options such as the largest pool in St. Mary’s County, a second pool with zero entry access, plus three clubhouses with wifi access, two playgrounds, three state of the art fitness centers, two executive business centers, conference area, coffee bar, dog park and outdoor resident center with gas fireplace and grilling stations.

The gorgeous interiors feature 9’ and 10’ ceilings with triple crown molding, walk-in closets, cook friendly kitchens, built-in net nooks and screened and non-screened patios. Plus, this ideal location is minutes to Patuxent Naval Air Station with time saving reverse commute.

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Maryland is #10 in Best States Rankings 2018

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 25, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDThe headline may be the ranking of the top 10: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington, Iowa, Utah, Maryland, Colorado and Vermont. Yet the story goes much further, including an exhaustive 50 state-by-state roster of metrics supporting rankings across dozens of subcategories. It explains in detail how they're ranked, and offers readers a unique and simple interactive tool that enables anyone to compare any one state with any others.

In a union such as this, each state has something to learn from the others. Some have better health care, some better education, some more economic opportunity for their citizenry. Drawing any comparisons should be more than a matter of bragging rights. It requires clear-eyed measures to make real judgments.

That's what Best States is all about. It's a platform for not only rankings, but also ongoing fresh reporting about news, trends and developments state by state.

Best States also arrives at a time of renewed focus on power devolving to the states from Washington, D.C., enabling policy-makers to understand how some states are best performing with the responsibilities they're assuming.

U.S. News, with deep experience in rankings and analysis, has assembled thousands of data points about the states and produced an online portal that enables anyone to easily see what makes some states stronger and draw comparisons with others. The project is powered by a Leading States Index developed by McKinsey & Company, which has extensive experience in consulting focused on the improvement of state governance.

The benchmarks reach across seven broad categories – health care, education, opportunity, economy, infrastructure, crime & corrections and government – and include 68 metrics within the larger categories. The data come from reliable governmental and private sources, and the weight assigned to each category is based on a survey conducted about what matters most to people about their states.

Health care and education are weighted most heavily.

Some states, while not ranking highly overall, also excel in some areas.

It's an "interesting array of states, some blue, some red, some purple." You look at the top 20, and it's a broad mix. It's not the usual suspects in some ways.

"It's hard to be good at many things," Kelly says. "The value of a ranking like this is we use our judgment to say, it's not just one thing that makes a state great. It's a combination of things. Are you serving your whole population?... You have a healthy economy, but is everybody in the state participating in that economy? Is everybody participating in the health care system? It's a lot of things that matter."

Because so much of the data involved in this evaluation is public – yet often tied up in difficult to navigate government websites – Best States delivers it all. There's terrific value in evaluating states this way. If you step back from it, what you realize is the U.S. is a grand experiment in government. And a lot of that experimentation happens at the state level.

On this year’s list, Maryland is in the top ten.

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Pet-Friendly Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 18, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDIf you have a four-legged friend, you may be looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Lexington Park, VA. Sometimes when you have a pet, it makes the apartment search a bit tougher than normal.

Here are some tips on how you can find the perfect home to rent for both you and your pet.

Look specifically for pet-friendly communities

It seems obvious, but apartment hunters would save themselves from a lot of heartache if they concentrated on finding pet-friendly apartments from the outset. What you don’t want is to find an apartment you love, only to be crushed when you discover you can’t bring your pet along.

Always start a conversation

You can talk to the property manager or landlord. The number one factor that leads landlords to ban pets is fear of damage to the unit. A little assurance goes a long way.

Create a pet résumé

It may seem silly, but a ‘pet résumé’ is a great tool to show landlords that you take their concerns seriously and also answers any questions they have about your pet. Include a photo of your pet, along with its name, weight and any medical information - for example, is it spayed or neutered? Is your cat declawed? In addition to being a convenient page for property managers to reference, it also reassures the landlord you are taking this seriously.

Follow the rules

Whatever you do, don’t even think of sneaking your pet into a building where pets are forbidden. You will be breaking a contract. A lease is a legal document and not following it could lead to being fined or losing your security deposit — or even being evicted.

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Maryland is A Great State for Life After College

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 11, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDOnce you graduate from college, it’s time to decide where you want to put down roots and start a career. Transitioning into the “real world” can be difficult, especially when you start to consider long-term goals.

You want a state that has excellent projected employment growth rates; and second, that offers earning potential that is relative to the cost of living in the state.

How about Maryland? Although Maryland is home to one of the country’s more expensive housing costs, the median salary for the most employable degrees can help offset that cost. There are strong employment opportunities in both business and technology. Entrepreneurship is also experiencing massive growth.

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Apartment Hunting in Lexington Park

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 04, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDRated one of the top apartments in Lexington Park for family friendliness, folks who love the outdoors, entertainment amenities, and high-end kitchen options and appliances you're sure to love it here. The leasing staff will be happy to help you find your perfect fit. At our community, you'll have nothing but the best features in store. Keep your car charged at the charging station, have the convenience of an apartment with a washer and dryer, and give your vehicle a shine at our car care area. Other amenities and features include: island kitchens, freezers, and double vanities. That and much more is waiting for you! Thank you for visiting with us.

These apartments in Lexington Park, MD are conveniently located just minutes away from Gate 2 of Patuxent River Naval Air Station and St. Mary's College. We are approximately a one hour commute from downtown DC.

These homes offer quality craftsmanship. Fine exterior finishes include gabled entrances, shutters, and palladium windows accented with crescent shaped transoms. Internet Cafe and Clubhouse provide a hot spot for Wi-Fi.

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Moving to Lexington Park, MD

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDMost Americans do not choose where they grow up and often end up living in the same place as adults, either for financial reasons or because of social and familial connections. Still, many Americans choose to pack up and move to a new state — usually in search of better life.

People who contemplate such a move would certainly consider a state’s overall quality of life. While every person is different and may weigh certain factors more than others, quality of life generally consists of a multitude of factors, including an area’s economy, jobs market, income levels, poverty, crime, education levels, health care, transportation, and whether the area is generally desirable.

Based on these factors and others, 24/7 Wall St. ranked all 50 states for overall quality of life.

6. Maryland

  • 10-yr. population change: +7.1% (22nd smallest increase)
  • Annual unemployment: 4.3% (19th lowest)
  • Poverty rate: 9.7% (3rd lowest)
  • Life expectancy at birth: 79.3 years (22nd longest)

The typical Maryland household earns $78,945 a year, the highest median income of any state and about $21,300 more than the typical American household income. The higher incomes translate to a relative lack of serious financial hardship in the state — Maryland is one of only six states in which fewer than 1 in 10 residents live in poverty. The higher incomes also mean more Maryland residents can afford healthy diets and lifestyles, and the state’s life expectancy of 79.3 years at birth is nearly half a year longer than life expectancy across the country as a whole.

Maryland’s favorable socioeconomic outcomes are underpinned by a well-educated population. Some 39.3% of adults in the state have at least a bachelor’s degree, a larger share than in all but two other states.

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Maryland Ranks Sixth Among Best States to Live In 2018

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDMarylanders, rejoice. This is the sixth best state to live in, according to 24/7 Wall St.

The news and opinion website released its "Best States to Live In” annual report, ranking each state by its overall quality of life. To compile the listing, the company used an index composed of three socioeconomic measures: poverty rate, bachelor’s degree attainment and life expectancy at birth.

Money was also factored in. While money might not buy happiness, it can imporove quality of life — up to a point, the company wrote in an explanation of its methodology. "A steady income well above the poverty level helps buy healthier food, better housing, time for leisure activities, and more," according to its website. "Most of the states that rank higher in other measures of quality of life, including health outcomes, tend to have higher median incomes and lower poverty."

The company also weighed an area’s economy, jobs market, crime, health care, transportation and whether it's generally desirable.

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