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Downsizing (or Rightsizing) May Be Right For Your Life

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 23, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDIf you are starting to feel like you have too much stuff and too much space, ask yourself what is holding you back from making a change. Is it some outdated notion that cutting back on the quantity of your possessions or the size of your home will change how others perceive you? Could you be living with an outdated notion of what success or happiness looks like? Maybe you are ready to enjoy time visiting family and friends, traveling to new places with different experiences or spending time on a freshly discovered hobby — anything other than spending your time and money on home upkeep and maintenance.

In today’s world, what used to be called “downsizing” is rapidly being replaced with the word “rightsizing,” and for good reason. Rightsizing implies that this is a healthy and highly personalized process — one that each couple or individual may decide to undertake and then accomplish at their own pace and in their own way. That being said, no one can tell you exactly how to decide you are ready to downsize or give you a concise plan on how to make this process fit you and your needs.

As you begin to consider this idea of rightsizing, pay attention to the daily things that are most meaningful and useful to you, and ask yourself, “Does my current lifestyle and home support the things that are most meaningful to me? What fits the current ‘me’ and what no longer works for me?” If more of your daily lifestyle and environment comes out not fitting, then maybe it is truly time to rightsize your life.

Here are some lifestyle and environment questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you living in a home with more rooms that aren’t being used than ones that are?
  • Do you find yourself avoiding the thought and expense of making your old home fit your new lifestyle?
  • Do you have a two-story home and find yourself spending most of your time on one of the two floors?
  • Are you wishing the kitchen you remodeled 20 years ago had all the newest conveniences and amenities?
  • How many times in the last year have you avoided completing routine house maintenance or chose to call an outside handyman, or maybe even just let it go, when you used to always be on top of it all?
  • Has your neighborhood grown so that you can no longer easily jump in the car to grab groceries or go out to dinner?
  • Are their new hobbies or activities you would like to try but can’t find someone to go with or a place to get started?
  • Do you have children and grandchildren growing up further away than is easy for you to reach by car or easy for them to visit you?
  • Do you think about wanting more control over how your next move unfolds?

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Should You Rent or Buy?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 09, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDMost of us grew up hearing adults tell us what a great investment owning a home is.

But is it really always a good choice to buy a home? Are there any conditions when it is better to rent instead of purchasing a home? The answer is yes, owning your own home can be a solid investment, but it is also true that purchasing a home is not always the best plan. When deciding whether to buy or rent, you should consider multiple factors, because there are pros and cons to both buying and renting.

There are several financial benefits to renting temporarily or even long-term. If you rent, you will never have to pay property taxes. You should purchase renter’s insurance, but you won’t have to buy homeowner’s insurance, which is more expensive. Also, while owning a home can be financially beneficial, it isn’t necessarily the best way to invest your money. You could choose to invest in stocks, and you might end up with more money than you would by simply owning a home for a long time.

If you do buy a home, you will have to take care of it if you want to keep your investment. You would also most likely have to hire someone to fix issues like the roof, plumbing, or other repairs. If you consider yourself handy at fixing things, then you also could choose to make the necessary changes yourself. However, if you already have a busy life or simply prefer not to tinker with household issues on your time off, then you will have to pay someone.

These are things that potential homebuyers often don’t consider: All of these issues cost money if you own your own home. If you prefer to have someone else handle most problems, escape yard care, and also avoid additional costs, you may consider long-term renting.

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Apartment Hunting in a City You Don't Live in Yet

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 01, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDAre you facing the prospect of renting an apartment in a city you don’t live in yet? Renting a home without physically seeing it before you move in is not ideal, but it’s not impossible either. It just requires careful planning and a willingness to trust photos. Below are some ways to stay on top of the game and not lose out on your perfect rental—even from afar.

Research the local market

Familiarize yourself with the market you’ll be renting in. The first thing that’s really important is thinking about what area you want to move to and honing in on that. Talk to people who already live in the city of your choice and ask what neighborhoods they recommend. Then figure out what the rental process looks like there. Do listings become available months in advance, or do landlords wait to release them until the last minute? What standard amenities should you expect, and what might you expect to pay a premium for?

Seek out local blogs and real estate websites for up-to-date intel on the market. And, of course, scour online listings in the areas you are considering. By understanding the lay of the land as well as pricing in specific neighborhoods, you can rule out places with asking rents above your budget.

Consider your commute

If you’re moving to a new city with a job lined up, you should consider your commute from the get-go. Ask the following questions: What will the commute time be from any given neighborhood? Beyond miles and distances, what are the traffic dynamics during rush hour?

Understand your commute expectations because knowing what you’re comfortable with can almost create the search. Map the route from various neighborhoods to your future office space using a service like Google Maps, which will take into account walking, biking, driving, and public transit options.

Find a reliable agent

If you can’t be there in person for the apartment hunt, you’ll want to make sure you have a solid real estate agent to stand in your place. Referrals are always a safe bet, but also find brokers with consistent listings in neighborhoods you’re interested in—because those will be the neighborhood experts. A neighborhood-focused agent will be on top of their game when it comes to available inventory in that area. They can also provide accurate information regarding pricing, neighborhood amenities, and commute times.

Once you’ve found an agent you feel comfortable with, make sure that they’re willing to work for a client who can’t be physically available. Be sure they are able to send photos of prospective apartments and also take you on video chat tours inside the apartment, through the building, and around the block.

Get all your documents in order

Once you’ve secured an agent, you’ll want find out what information landlords expect from prospective tenants. In competitive rental markets, that list might be long, so get these documents ready in advance and had them over to your agent as soon as you kick off your hunt. A complete renter’s profile may include pay stubs, credit checks, bank statements, and the like.

Research the building and landlord

Let’s say your broker has found a promising rental. There’s still research you can follow-up with online to make sure you’re as informed as possible. Look up details about the building, including when it was built, how many units it holds, and what amenities are included. And if the building is owned by a large management company, you can usually find online reviews about the company.

Be realistic about your apartment hunt

At the end of the day, when you can’t be present for your apartment hunt, there’s no guarantee that the search will go off without a hitch, so prepare to be flexible and willing to put a lot of trust in your agent’s judgment. And if a long-term rental solution isn’t working out, consider a short-term lease. Then once you’re in the new city, the search can begin again—in person.

This arrangement can be the safest best when you arrive without a job—and don’t yet know what your commute will be like. An interim apartment probably gives you the most flexibility. But of course moving twice isn’t fun.

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Apartments in Lexington Park Committed to Quality and Service

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 25, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDAbberly Crest offers one and two bedroom floor plans, screened in porches, granite counter tops, and elevator access. Abberly Crest Apartment Homes was built for you. Before one home is built, we begin with a foundation of commitment to community. Just as we want you to choose Abberly Crest as your home, we chose Lexington Park to be ours. And along with this commitment, we intend to continue with the approach that our reputation is based on enhancing quality of life through innovative designs, award-winning floorplans and attentive, professional service. Whether it's a simple, yet elegant lifestyle, a community partnership, or a carefully crafted apartment home, we can not build it without the most important element. You.

But don’t just take our word for it, here is what some of our residents are saying:

"Abberly Crest! What can I say?!! Simply put, they were/are the best! I cannot even thing of a problem that i had. Or a problem that they did not solve! Great people, great personalities, great grounds and pool. Amy is dope! Helped me at every turn and she is a BIG Steelers fan like me!! We got along great! The only noise you will hear are the occasional jets from the Patuxent Base not far away. Other than that, it is quiet all the time. Casey is good to go and right by the door. Toni is ready and able to get anything squared away for you. Lastly, Jessica is in the mix as well with insight and number crunching. All great people and it was a joy meeting them and staying at The Abberly Crest Apartments for my time there working on a nearby project! Awesome! Dope!"

"Abberly Crest is the most refreshing place to live. You couldn't ask for anything better. The people are wonderful here and living conditions are the best. I would highly recommend living here. My daughter -in law were just commenting on it yesterday , saying how much it makes you feel refreshed. They offer so many things and it's a great to place to live."

"First, I'd like to say how amazing it is living in Abberly crest. The staff here is very courteous and are always eager to assist with any complaints a resident has. The ambience of Abberly Crestis just spectacular, in regards to but not limited to: aesthetically pleasing landscape, Spacious rooms, state-of-the-art gyms, and it is luxury living for an affordable price!"

"A nice complex, well maintained, conscientious staff. Dog friendly, which is great for those of us with companion pets!"

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Spacious 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Apartments in Lexington Park, MD

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 19, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDAbberly Crest Apartment Homes has one, two, and three bedroom apartments conveniently located just minutes away from Gate 2 of Patuxent River Naval Air Station and St. Mary's College.

  • 3 Club Houses
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • 2 Business Centers/Large Conference Area
  • 2 Game Rooms
  • 3 Fitness Centers
  • State of the art Business Park & Skype Technology
  • Dog Park
  • Elevator Access
  • Screened-in porches in some units
  • Granite Countertops available
  • Tot lot/Playground

Abberly Crest Apartment Homes is 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. Living at a Condominium, without the commitment of a mortgage. We now have Preferred Employer Discounts for Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and more.

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Best States for the "New Economy"

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDA new report ranks states on how well they are equipped to benefit from the economy of the future.

As technology and entrepreneurial ingenuity increasingly drive globalization in the so-called "new economy", some states are pushing innovation while others are struggling to keep up.

But each state has a part to play, whether they are serving as business incubators, housing corporate headquarters or producing goods and services. These are the state best prepared for the new economy according to a new report.

6. Maryland

Maryland is a top state for health IT and other high-tech workers, ranking first in "knowledge jobs." Maryland is also improving the productivity of its manufacturing sector.

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Happy New Year from Abberly Crest

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 28, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDHappy New Year from Abberly Crest. We would like to thank our residents, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in communities, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Abberly Crest we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens

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Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 21, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDIf a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.

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The Fastest Growing Group of Renters: It May Surprise You

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 15, 2017

Abberly Crest, Lexington Park, MDSo you think you have the average American renter all figured out—that they're a group of young, unsettled, commitmentphobic folks, just starting out and scraping by? Well, you might want to widen out that picture a bit. The reality: The fastest-growing group of new renters includes those aged 50 or older, or younger folks raking in six-figure salaries, according to a new report.

This is a tale of the haves—who could afford to buy a home, but choose not to—and the have-nots, who don't make enough money to become homeowners. And although overall rental prices are starting to level off, and in some cases even dip a little, there still aren't nearly enough affordable rentals to meet the overwhelming demand from lower-income renters.

The new renter: Older and wealthier than you'd expect

Overall, renters had a median age of 40 in 2016—up from 38 in 2016. (In comparison, homeowners are a median 56.) That's because more baby boomers, whose kids have flown the coop, are downsizing out of their large, suburban homes and opting for maintenance-free rentals instead. No more mowing the lawn and shoveling snow for them! That's pushing up the median age of all renters.

More folks earning some serious dough are also choosing to rent rather than buy. About 13.3% of renter households made more than $100,000 in 2016. That's up from 9% in 2006.

That's partly because some high earners are saddled with high student debt loads, making it difficult to cobble together a down payment. In addition, more-walkable cities, many of which have undergone attractive revitalizations, have also become desirable places to live. So those with means are willing to lease a unit in a newly constructed community with luxe amenities.

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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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