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Living in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 07, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDIt would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall.

For most prospective residents, the real story of the D.C. area is the array of residential and commercial corridors surrounding the city on all sides.

The super-suburbs are all very large and mostly new residential suburbs with extensive commercial, residential, and corporate developments. Employment in the greater DC area is strong in general and particularly strong in this zone. Many do commute to the DC area proper but more often commute to other places in the suburbs.

The dominance of the U.S. Government and its impact on the local economy and culture cannot be overstated. Not surprisingly, the area has a high percentage of well-educated citizens. Arts, entertainment and cultural assets in total are among the best. The Cost of Living Index is high but not exorbitant for this type of area. Housing options and costs have escalated in recent years, but there are signs of softening. Public transportation works well.

Bottom line - Washington, D.C. and its Virginia suburbs stand alone as a U.S. city and metro area with unique beauty, plenty to see and do, an active and intellectually stimulating lifestyle, and a wide variety of employment and living options. The D.C. area isn’t for everyone, but most who live there are glad they do.

Washington lies at the western edge of the mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain, about 50 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and 35 miles west of Chesapeake Bay. The immediate area is flat with rolling hills starting just outside the city to the northwest and southwest. The climate is coastal continental with a subtropical influence. Summers are warm and humid with occasional hot, sticky spells and thunderstorms. Because of the inland location, summer heat and humidity aren’t offset by sea breezes. Winters are cold but not severe. Precipitation is uniformly distributed throughout the year. Potomac floods can result from heavy rains, sometimes augmented by snowmelt and high tides.

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One Bedroom Apartments in Maryland With the Perfect Lifestyle

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDLexington Park, MD is an attractive place to live. In fact, the area boasts a mild climate and loads of things to do for both the outdoor enthusiast and for those who enjoy more traditional excursions. Located minutes from dining, shopping and national landmarks, the area is bursting with fun, history, and charm. You will be happy with your decision to move to an apartment in Lexington Park, MD.

If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment in Lexington Park, MD look no further than Abberly Crest. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities. We have seven different styles of one bedroom apartments, ranging from 793 to 968 sq ft. It all depends on what you need and what you are looking for.

Located Minutes to shopping, dining, recreation, the Patuxent Naval Air Station and the Chesapeake Bay, Abberly Crest offers time-saving reverse commutes along Three Notch Road. Our location is superior with quick access to NAS Gate 2 all the great destinations in Southern Maryland. Because it's How You Live that matters.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Abberly Crest Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDIt’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today, our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our residents, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our Day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

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Downsizing and Renting

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 17, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDPick up a design magazine or scan the real estate section of the local newspaper and you’ll probably find something about downsizing. But the word means different things to different people. Downsizing often means moving into smaller, less expensive spaces, but some people are trading up and starting over.

However, according to the US Census, more than half of homeowners in the 55-to-64 age group are not buying new properties — luxury or otherwise. Some of them are staying where they are, but a growing number are selling their homes and moving into rentals like apartments in Lexington Park, MD.

We have found a sharp swing toward moving to rental apartments compared to homeownership among the 55-plus population. During 2000, just over half (52.5 percent) of older recent movers moved to a rental. This proportion rose to 63 percent by 2013-14.

Regardless of whether they are looking to buy or to rent, downsizers are a highly visible group these days.

Whether downsizers sell and buy or sell and rent, there is one tax advantage, a “big one”.

US tax law generally allows an individual seller “to exclude from federal taxes the first $250,000 of gain on the sale of a primary residence ($500,000 for married couples filing jointly) that has been occupied for at least two of the five years preceding the sale”.

This can be a big windfall for people who are selling in anticipation of retirement. Also, the aforementioned rule applies to the house sale, no matter if a cheaper or more expensive home is acquired to replace the sold residence or if no replacement is made, e.g., the homeowner moves to a rental.

Either way, moving is a foreboding task, but you don’t have to go it alone.

Retirees can trade space for the lifestyle. Once you get to a certain point in your life, it becomes apparent what spaces — and stuff — you use and need, and then it’s time to ask yourself, “What do I do with the stuff?’ ”

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More Boomers are Renting

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 10, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDGone are the days when the rental market was filled with recent college grads who were looking to move in with a few friends in order to save money to one day buy a house.

The demographic of those seeking apartments has changed in a big way.

In fact, the new renters are the parents of the millennial generation.

“We looked at the renter population between 2009 and 2015 by age group, education level and family type. And we found the fastest-growing segment of the country's rental population were those age 55 and older. They increased by 28 percent nationally. The highly-educated renter, holding a bachelor degree or higher, increased by 23 percent nationally," said a spokesperson for Rent Cafe.

You are seeing older couples, empty-nesters, highly educated, who are choosing the renting lifestyle for various reasons.

2.5 Million Strong

On a national level, about 2.5 million households of people age 55 or older joined the renter cohort nationwide between 2009 and 2015, compared to a mere half million new renters under 34, according to the study.

We are seeing more seniors looking to rent as the prices of the traditional empty nest downsizing options -- condos and co-ops on one level -- continue to go up.

They [baby boomers] are looking for low-maintenance, high-convenience, and no stairs to walk. They get all of this, and no unexpected repair and maintenance expenses in rental buildings, with the additional benefit, a fixed monthly housing expense.

Not Enough Savings

Many Realtors say part of the issue is many baby boomers failed to sock away enough money for retirement.

The sad reality for baby boomers is the fact that a large segment of this generation has failed to put aside enough money for retirement in their 401(k) or retirement plans.

Unfortunately, social security benefits are not enough to make ends meet. As a result, some are forced to sell their homes in order to lower their living expenses. As the findings note, this is one way that retirees can simplify their lifestyles and expenses.

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Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 03, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDHey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.

Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it’s also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people’s experience on the website.

“The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations,” said CEO Tom Shull. “We’re leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store.”

The Exchange is adding shipping centers within its stores to allow it to send products directly from those locations more cheaply and quickly. Twenty-six stores now ship orders, and that will expand to 55 by the end of the year.

Within the next three years, Shull said the goal is to deliver something on base within two hours of when it is ordered. That’s possible partly because the Exchanges are already on base, cleared by security.

The Exchange delivers most orders on the second day now. Shull said shipping from stores will make a big difference in regions around bases, which are often in more rural areas.

Expanding online shopping to all honorably discharged veterans is expected to add about $200 million annually within three years to the $8.3 billion in sales the Exchanges generated last year.

Adding those shoppers, what Shull called “the foundation of our growth,” is critical to help offset the 13 percent decline in the number of active-duty Army and Air Force soldiers since 2011 when the Exchange generated $10.3 billion revenue.

“It’s a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year,” said Shull, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who served in the Army for a decade before starting a retail career at chains including Macy’s.

Former Marine Forrest Cornelius was among the first to sign up at the verification website when it launched in June, and got a chance to start shopping early to test it out. The 51-year-old was impressed by the site and a deal he found on Ray-Ban sunglasses.

“The biggest thing is price. They’re always going to be a little bit cheaper,” said Cornelius, who lives in Dallas.

But competing on price in today’s retail environment is increasingly difficult, said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough. Just look at how much trouble Walmart has competing with Amazon, he said, because Walmart has the fixed costs associated with its stores.

“To think you’re going to compete on price, you’re going to have a hard time there,” he said.

Under Shull’s leadership, the Exchange stores have traded their industrial feel and reliance on off-brand merchandise for a more modern look featuring well-known labels.

Two-thirds of the main Exchange store at Offutt Air Force Base resembles any department store, with prominent displays of name-brand makeup, Nike fitness gear and Carter’s clothes for kids. The rest is filled with the kind of electronics, appliances, housewares and toys found at Walmart or Sears, with major brands in every section.

The Exchanges don’t pay rent for their military base locations, and the government transports some of their supplies and goods to far-flung locations, but otherwise they operate mostly like an independent retailer. Roughly two-thirds of the employees are family members of soldiers or airmen.

The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That’s a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.

Of last year’s profit, $225 million was returned to the defense department to help pay for quality-of-life programs on bases like child development and fitness centers. Besides the main stores, the Exchanges also operate more than 70 movie theaters and bring in franchise restaurants and other vendors for the shopping malls it operates on bases.

Shull feels those are good reasons for the new online shopping privileges to draw veterans to do their shopping there.

“Veterans value the cost savings and what they can do to support the military,” he said.

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Education is a Great Reason to Move to Maryland

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDWhen you are moving your family you want to move to a place where your children will get the best education, from primary to secondary, through high school and college. When it comes to educating students, state governments play a vital role - from the allocation of funding to passing laws on school choice and basic curriculum.

Among the Best States For Education, the Eastern Seaboard stands out, claiming the top 5 spots. This education ranking was determined by performance in Pre K-12 and higher education.

Metrics considered include the percentage of the population that is college educated - with an Associate's degree or higher - and average undergraduates tuition and fees for in-state students at public institutions.

#5 on the list: Maryland

College Educated: 45%
Average undergraduate tuition and fees: $8,482
Public High School Graduation Rate: 86.4%
Best Overall Rank: 8

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Renting in an Apartment Community is More Enjoyable

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 20, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDHome ownership may still be the American dream, but it is not necessarily for everyone. But there are many factors as to why people choose to rent.

A lot of people are moving from homes to apartments because of the convenience and the price point. By living in an apartment community with all of the amenities renters are looking for without having to pay the premium prices of a home, is exactly why more people are renting.

The key word there: amenities. Those are the perks of renting at a particular property provided by apartment communities. Laundry, pools, fitness centers, and 24 hour maintenance and security, are just some of the features of different apartment homes. But the list doesn't stop there.

Some of the apartment communities will come with garages, other provide social events for their residents. Many are located in downtown areas or in areas where homes are not affordable.

Location and amenities are definitely important concerns when you are deciding where to rent, but when it all comes down to it your new apartment has to fit your budget.

There are varying floor plans to fit into many budgets. Whether the renter wants a 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, or 3 bedroom there are styles to fit their needs and more importantly, their budget.

Another additional cost to keep in mind is renter's insurance, which may or may not be required by the apartment community, but is still a very good idea. Renter’s insurance is very inexpensive to get. Renter's insurance protects the renters belongings so if something like a fire does happen, they are protected, they're belongings are protected.

One last thing to look for when renting, especially when it comes to living in an apartment community, is to make sure the property is owned and operated by the same company. That helps ensure someone will be there for you, should the need arise.

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Looking for Apartment Homes in Lexington Park, MD?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 13, 2017

Abberly Crest apartments, Apartments in Lexington Park, MDIf you are looking for an apartment in Lexington Park, MD bordered by history and nightlife look no further than Abberly Crest Apartments. Attractive and convenient, we are minutes to shopping, dining, recreation, the Patuxent Naval Air Station, and the Chesapeake Bay. Abberly Crest also offers the unique benefit of time-saving reverse commutes along Three Notch Road. Our location is superior with quick access to NAS Gate 2 and an easy drive to all the great destinations in Southern Maryland.

We have various apartment floor plans with luxurious apartment amenities. Our one bedroom apartments range from 793 to 968 sq ft, and our two bedroom apartments range from 1058 sq ft to a spacious 1285 sq ft plan. We encourage you to make an appointment, and see what Abberly Crest and Lexington Park have to offer.

Considered a Bedroom Community of D.C. and surrounded by history, Lexington Park is home to exquisite restaurants, dynamic nightlife, historic landmarks, cultural entertainment, and recreational opportunities. We boast beautiful weather as well as local events and happenings throughout the year.

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Apartments in Lexington Park, MD Offer Luxury and Location

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 06, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDIf you are looking for a one-, two-, or three- bedroom apartment in Lexington Park, MD, stop your search at Abberly Crest Apartments.

Abberly Crest is close to shopping, dining, recreation, the Patuxent Naval Air Station and the Chesapeake Bay, Abberly Crest also offers the unique benefit of time-saving reverse commutes along Three Notch Road. Our location is superior with quick access to NAS Gate 2 and all the joys of going opposite of traffic as you travel to all the great destinations in Southern Maryland.

Our apartments in Lexington Park, MD feature an incomparable lifestyle with St. Mary’s County’s largest pool and an additional second pool with zero entry access, three interactive clubhouses with wifi, three state of the art fitness centers, coffee bar, dog park and an outdoor resident center with gas fireplace and grilling stations. You can choose from a number of innovatively designed floor plans in our prestigious community. Our spacious apartments are the perfect choice. Surrounded by delightful landscapes and things to do, you will find an apartment to reflect your lifestyle.

At Abberly Crest we have apartments designed for your lifestyle. In addition to the community we offer, our location is premier because of its quick access to D.C. and major highways.

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Abberly Crest Apartment Homes

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