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Best Places to Live in Maryland

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 23, 2018

Abberly Square, Waldorf, MDOn the list of first-rate cities in this state is Waldorf, MD, listed at #10. The Old Line State has many attractive reasons why residents enjoy life here:

Waldorf, MD

A city surrounded by farms and Cedarville State Forest, Waldorf is a bedroom community for residents who work in Washington, D.C., especially at Andrews Air Force Base. St. Charles Towne Center is a two-story mall that accommodates regional shoppers, and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs minor league baseball team plays in Waldorf.

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Renting vs. Buying a Home: Which is Right?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Abberly Square, Waldorf, MDOwning a home is a dream for many Americans. But as the housing market continues to move up and down, does it make more financial sense to rent a house or get a mortgage?

Ultimately, the answer depends on multiple factors, including your finances, your long-term plans and the real estate market in your area.

Renting vs. buying a home: Calculating the costs

The first consideration in deciding whether to rent or buy is often how much each will cost:

If you rent a home, your monthly costs are generally fixed. A fixed, monthly rent rate may or may not include utilities such as electric, gas, and cable or internet. Most leases require the first month’s rent, last month’s rent and a security deposit equal to one month’s rent in advance. For an apartment that costs $1,000 per month, you’d need to pay $3,000 up front.

The good news: When you’re a tenant, your landlord is responsible for paying to fix any issues with the property, whether a leaky roof, a cranky furnace or a burst pipe.

When buying a home, most mortgage lenders require a down payment of between 5 percent and 20 percent of the home’s price. Some loans may have a lower threshold, but down payments below 20 percent will mean paying for private mortgage insurance, or PMI, which is an additional monthly expense. A mortgage calculator can give you a rough estimate of your monthly payments, including your mortgage and other expenses such as property taxes and homeowners insurance.

Keep in mind, however, that your financial responsibility doesn’t end with your monthly mortgage payment. You’ll also need to pay for maintenance and repairs, whether a few bucks to fix a leaky faucet or thousands to replace your roof.

Reasons to buy a home

Buying a home can be a great investment.

Some indications that buying may be right for you:

  • You plan to stay in the same place for more than a few years.
  • You’d be willing to rent out part or all of your home, should your plans or finances change.
  • You’re eligible for a fair mortgage, with payments you can afford.
  • You’re willing to put some “sweat equity” into a fixer-upper, allowing you to buy something more affordable, whose value you can increase with improvements over time.

Reasons to rent a home

Though owning your own home can offer a sense of security, home ownership also has its drawbacks—remember the roof replacement? Getting out of a lease is also much less of an ordeal than selling a house, so if you’re not sure where you’ll be next year, renting instead of buying can save you some headaches.

Some indications that renting may be right for you:

  • You aren’t sure how long you’ll be in the home due to work, changing family circumstances or other reasons.
  • You won’t be able to afford—or don’t want to bother with—the maintenance or repairs a house may need.
  • Your finances are likely to change soon, potentially making it difficult to keep up with mortgage payments.

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Should Active Military Members Rent or Own?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 08, 2018

Abberly Square, Waldorf, MD Deciding when to take the home-buying plunge can be tough. For military members and their families, the unique nature of their service often adds a new layer of consideration.

Here are a few key things to consider.

1. Frequent relocation

Active-duty military personnel move frequently, often once every two to three years. Prospective buyers should be comfortable with the idea of turning around and reselling a property or renting it out—and the possibility of neither of those coming to pass.

Talk with real estate agents and other experts to get a feel for the local housing market and near-term trends. You might have no problem selling the home or finding renters in your particular community, but there are no guarantees.

Even if your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves you across the country, you’re still on the hook for that new mortgage payment. Short sales and foreclosures can wreck your credit and put home buying out of reach for years. So it’s not a decision to take lightly.

2. Costs of renting vs. buying

Do your homework, and get a clear sense of what’s likely to cost more. Paying a mortgage is may be cheaper than renting in some U.S. markets, but every buyer’s situation is different. A good lender can help you get pre-approved and run realistic affordability numbers.

Keep in mind homeownership comes with costs that renters don’t typically face, like maintenance, lawn care, appliance repairs, and more. And buying with $0 down means you’ll start life as a homeowner with little to no equity.

3. Wants and needs

Homeownership offers a lot of freedom, but it also comes with significant responsibility. Take stock of your priorities to see where you land. How important is it for you to personalize your space? Do you enjoy home and yard maintenance? How do you feel about paying for them?

Owning a home means you can’t call the landlord to fix a broken pipe or replace the water heater. Renting means you’re building equity for someone else.

In the end, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Buying a home evokes thoughts of long-term stability that are sometimes at odds with the unpredictability of the military lifestyle.

Still, there’s something to be said for the sense of pride and independence that come along with homeownership. Think long and hard about what’s right for you, and get good information from real estate and mortgage experts you trust.

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Spacious 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Apartments in Waldorf, MD

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 02, 2018

Abberly Square, Waldorf, MDAbberly Square is a brand new apartment home community that reaches to the heart of living well, living comfortably and getting the most out of life. A perfect blend of spacious interiors, outstanding features and desirable location provides residents in the Waldorf area a style of living like no other. Located in Waldorf, MD, just 28 miles from Washington D.C., Convenient but not congested, Abberly Square is tucked away in a scenic setting just off Route 301 with quick access to major thoroughfares, schools, ample shopping and dining, a neighborhood medical center and all the necessities.

HHHunt is one of the most trusted and recognized names in home building, senior living, apartment homes and master planned communities improving the lives of thousands of people by becoming a trusted partner in every phase of their lives.

Throughout our company's rich history, one thing has remained constant, a commitment to the people who make HHHunt thrive each and every day and to our valued customers who place their trust in HHHunt to not just meet expectations, but to exceed them and deliver the best service and quality. Our vision is to improve the world and how people live by creating meaningful experiences and places of great distinction. Because it's how you live that matters.

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Apartments in Waldorf, MD Committed to Quality and Service

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 25, 2018

Abberly Square, Waldorf, MDAt Abberly Square you will experience exceptional living, squarely within reach. Residents will have an array of options to choose from including one, two, and three bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 715 to nearly 1,500 spacious square feet. With 19 large, unique floor plans, we have a something for all lifestyles. Discover the comfort of spacious floor plans with designer touches such as designer kitchens with gorgeous mocha wood cabinets with granite counter tops, deep, soaking tubs or glass enclosed showers, stunning 9-10' ceilings with triple crown molding and the list goes on and on. Grab a good book and soak up the sun at the invigorating pool with large sundeck and private cabanas. Challenge friends to a competitive game of billiards or foosball in the S Lounge. Go for a stimulating workout in the Cardio & Strength Studio or enjoy a casual afternoon stroll on the winding walking trails. Enjoy the ideal location within minutes of upscale shopping, dining and recreation and the benefit of easy commutes to Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and the Beltway. At Abberly Square, you will love having our customer focused onsite management and maintenance team.

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

"Nice neighborhood with a lot of amenities including pets."

"ITS GREAT I LOVE IT!!"

"Beautiful apartments!"

"Clean and nice families"

"Great home"

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3 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a Home

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 19, 2018
Abberly Square, Waldorf, MD

The Fairy Tale

We are constantly told throughout our youth that we are to follow a certain path. Grow up, go to college, graduate, get a job, get married, buy a house, have kids, live happily ever after. But we all know this isn’t a linear path and life has a funny way of throwing you curve balls when you least expect it.

Buying a home can be a good thing, but it can also be another shackle that holds you back from pursuing your dreams. Here are three reasons why you should hold off on the largest purchase of your life.

Lack of Mobility

You’re in your 20’s. Not only is this a time for excitement, it’s a time for decision-making. Do you stay in your college city? Do you move back home? Do you follow your dream of chasing the endless summer? Buying a house at this point in your life certainly does one thing - it plants your butt firmly in one location and gives you a heck of a lot of responsibility.

You may think, “But I can sell the house at any time if I choose to move.”

Well, yes. But then you have to deal with closing costs, paying a broker, etc. If you move shortly after buying your home you’ll take it on the chin with fees and expenses..

You also have to deal with maintenance, property taxes, insurance, your roof developing a leak and the kid down the street that keeps egging your house. Do yourself a favor. Keep yourself mobile and your options open.

Increased Debt Burden

You will be taking on one of the largest purchases of your life and a mountain of debt.

Debt is a shackle that will hold you back from taking flight and can impair your ability to make decisions. When you have 30 years of debt payments (i.e., a mortgage), you can’t pack up and leave for that trip-of-a-lifetime. There is also your debt-to-income ratio that is important to consider. When this ratio gets too far out of whack, it will get more difficult to obtain loans for things like a car, credit cards, etc.

The Buy Versus Rent Debate

Whether you knew it or not, there has been a long-standing debate on the financial benefits of buying a home versus renting. The recession in 2008 that sent the real estate market swooning was painful for those that owned property. But even over the long term, the benefits of owning property can be argued against.

Just to be clear, owning real estate is not a bad thing. But, the numbers don’t lie. Buying a single-family home is not as great an investment as some would have you believe.

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Best States for the "New Economy"

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Abberly Square, Waldorf, 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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Resolutions for Your Apartment

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 05, 2018

Abberly Square, Waldorf, MDEvery year you vow to lose weight, save money, quit smoking, or change some other aspect of your lifestyle. But what goals have you set for your apartment in Waldorf, MD?

1. Streamline the stuff

One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter.

This year resolve to go room-by-room periodically clearing anything that you don't use, wear or love and donate it to charity. After that, think twice about what you bring in.

Fill your home with the things that raise your energy level and make you feel good, and get rid of the things that drain your energy or are broken.

Stash useful items such as DVDs, remotes and other small items in simple woven baskets. Clear your counters of everything you don't use on a daily basis. And get ready to breathe a little easier in your own home.

2. Make it safe and sound

Your home may be beautiful, but is it safe? There are a few things that every homeowner should do to ensure that they're not living with a potential health hazard or fire risk.

First, check your house for radon. Make sure you install a carbon monoxide detector in addition to fire detectors.

Watch out for dryer lint. We know you clean the little trap inside the door, but most people neglect to clean the vents and ducts behind the dryer. Lint may seem innocent, but it's highly combustible.

3. Shrink your bills

When people think of going green, they often think it takes solar panels or a hybrid car to make a difference.

But, the best place to start is by cutting your energy usage in your home:

  • Remember to switch off the lights when you leave a room.
  • Turn off your air conditioner when you leave the house and dial your heat down to 55 degrees at night.
  • Install compact fluorescent bulbs and low-flow showerheads.
  • Wait for the dishwasher or washing machine to be full before you run them.
  • Turn off your power strips and/or set your home computer to revert to sleep mode when not in use.
  • Give composting a try.

4. Work out a weekly system for keeping your house clean

Here are a few tips for keeping the mess under control.

Daily: Dishes go in the dishwasher every night - no excuses! Dirty clothes go in the hamper and jackets or clean clothes are hung in the closet. Bring everything back to its assigned place.

Weekly: Clean your entire apartment, using these tips:

  •  Keep all of your cleaners, as well as rubber gloves and spare cleaning cloths - in a portable carryall that moves with you from room to room.
  • Stash cleaning implements in a builder's apron that you wear when you clean. Hook your glass cleaner and all-purpose cleaning spray on the loops to keep your hands free as you work around the room clockwise, cleaning from high (cabinets) to low (floors.)
  • Focus on one type of cleaning at a time. It's faster. Wipe down fingerprints on all of the cabinets, for instance, before moving on to spraying and wiping counters. Then move on to windows and mirrors and appliances. Once that's done move on to sweeping and then mopping floors.
  • For optimum efficiency, enlist the help of your family. If you can, divide the jobs among at least three parties. You can get the whole house done in 45 minutes leaving more time on the weekends for fun stuff.

5. Get your place ready for entertaining

Each year most of us vow to spend more time with family and friends. To make you feel like inviting people in, why not give the areas you entertain in a little update?

You don't have go for broke here and invest in a new kitchen remodel. All it takes to get a fresh new look is a little bit of rearranging and a few updates.

One easy update that makes your home seem more "finished" is the addition of plants.

They bring in new energy and help clean the air, and it's a great way to decorate if you're on a budget.

Pulling out a new accent color from your existing decor can make the whole room seem fresh. Pick an underused color in the room and add more of it in the form of a new pillow or throw to update your look. A colorful rug or runner can also help anchor your space.

Lastly, take some time to rearrange your furniture so it is oriented in conversation groups and not just facing the television. These ideas might just give your apartment the new fresh look you are looking for in 2018.

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Happy New Year from Abberly Square

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 28, 2017

Abberly Square, Waldorf, MD Happy New Year from Abberly Square. 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 Square 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 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Abberly Square, Waldorf, 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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