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Ways to Profit from Downsizing

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 11, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCYour instinct may be to view downsizing your home in retirement as a necessary evil, but it may actually be an opportunity in disguise.

If you bought your house decades ago, you probably had a very different lifestyle than you do now. Paying for all that extra space can put an unnecessary strain on your retirement income. Why be saddled with the expense of a property that doesn't fit your needs anymore?

Downsizing, on the other hand, may improve your financial situation and help you avoid depleting your savings account in the long run. Preserving your wealth in retirement is one of the main reasons for downsizing, but there are other important benefits of downsizing to consider as well.

Downsizing your home for retirement

To be clear, downsizing in retirement doesn't mean moving into a senior-living center or long-term care facility. It's about finding a place that better suits your current needs as opposed to the needs you had 25 years ago. There are a lot of possibilities -- an apartment, condo or smaller house. Here are some other good reasons for downsizing:

Unlock equity in your home

Your home may be your biggest asset, but its value may be under-utilized if you're living in a house that is larger than you need. Selling your home is one way to unlock the equity you have built up and make it available for use.

Lower your utility bills

The larger your property, the larger your utility bills are likely to be. This is an ongoing expense you could reduce by downsizing.

Avoid health/safety emergencies

As people get older and start to have trouble getting around, their homes may pose risks to them in the form of steep stairs, slippery bathroom surfaces, etc. These risks are exacerbated if you live far away from emergency help. Moving to a property that is easier to navigate and closer to medical aid could help keep you safe.

Reduce property taxes

Property taxes are generally assessed as a percentage of the property's value. Move to a less expensive home and you can reduce this ongoing expense.

Save on routine travel

When you bought your house, you may have focused on how close it was to things like schools and your job. Once the kids leave home and you retire, a more convenient location would be one close to shopping and services you routinely need.

Cut down on repairs/maintenance

Any homeowner knows that property comes with regular needs for repairs and maintenance. Cut the size of your property and you can cut the number of bills. Switch from owning to renting and you can avoid most of these expenses altogether.

Pay for fewer services

It may be a lawn service, house-cleaning, or perhaps something else, but, if you are regularly paying for help keeping up with your property, this is another way you can save money by downsizing.

When is the right time to downsize?

Aside from the decision whether to downsize, another tough call is when to do it.

Many homeowners hold out for as long as possible and only make the move when forced into it by physical decline or financial distress. However, doing it earlier and on your own terms might help preserve your physical and financial health.

Financially, it is always best to look ahead and make decisions when they have the most chance to have a positive impact. A full-sized house can represent an unsustainable strain on your finances. If you pour a lot of your retirement savings into keeping up a home before you decide to sell out, there is no getting those savings back.

Conserving your assets in retirement is always an exercise in uncertainty because you don't know how long you will live or what expenses you will incur. So the best strategy is to look for ways to control spending before you are forced to. This allows you to remain constructively invested longer and make less drastic choices about your budget.

Therefore, a good time to first consider downsizing is when you are approaching retirement and trying to figure out if you have enough money to retire. When you are trying to work out your financial future on a retirement calculator, it helps to know if you can anticipate spending less on housing at some point in the future.

Downsizing does not have to mean losing the great memories you associate with living in your house. It just means preserving those memories through photographs and by sharing stories with friends and family, rather by than continuing to pay for space you no longer need.

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Fall Apartment Decorating Tips

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCFall is on the way. Although we’re sad to see summer go, we can’t wait for the aromas of pumpkin pie, the crunch of leaves under our feet and all the beautiful colors of fall. As this new season arrives, there’s no better time to be inspired by the latest seasonal apartment decorating trends. Let’s take a look at some of the most sought-after designs!

New Neutrals: Autumn is known for its bright hues of yellow, orange and red. As noted by HGTV, colors and contrast are giving way to neutrals this season. Going colorless provides the opportunity to really experiment with rich textures and fun shapes. And layering similar neutral tones on top of each other is an easy way to let your creativity flow!

Pumped About Pumpkins: Nothing says fall like pumpkin – whether it’s the mounds of pumpkins outside the stores or the pumpkin spice lattes brewing in our favorite coffee houses. But did you know pumpkins are an easy item to use for decorating? Country Living says that you can incorporate a pumpkin as a centerpiece at your next gathering. Try adding a lace doily to brighten it up or decorate it with fall foliage. The décor possibilities are endless!

Supersize It: Chunky sweaters. Cozy scarves. Big coats. Autumn is known for its oversized fashion items and the trend is also inspiring home and apartment décor. This fall you can expect to see oversized everything! Make your apartment or home feel extra cozy with chunky knit blankets and pillows, large comfy chairs and super-sized wall-art.

It’s how you live that matters and love being able to provide you with simple yet beautiful décor inspirations for your apartment in West Columbia, SC. We hope these ideas will help you make the most of the season and feel more at home.

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Millennials Love Columbia and Want to Live Here

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCA new research study says when it comes to millennials, many have their eyes set on Columbia, SC.

A study released by financial website Smart Asset says Columbia, SC is no. 2 on the list of top 10 cities millennials are moving to. Their study is based on Census Bureau data, tracking millennial movement for 217 cities.

South Carolina’s capital takes second. In total, Columbia received 6,900 more millennials than it lost. A large chunk of the millennials coming to Columbia are out-of-staters. In total around 8,000 millennials came to Columbia from outside of South Carolina, while 3,700 millennials decided to leave Columbia for another state.

And it backs up the claim that the south is an overwhelmingly popular choice for millennials to move altogether.

Where millennials decide to move has enormous impact on local markets, from the cost of a mortgages to whether or not you will be able to find a good avocado toast in your neighborhood.

Here’s the basis of their findings:

  • 2016 Census migration data from 217 cities and all 50 states including Washington, DC.
  • Compared numbers of persons between the ages of 20 and 34 who emigrated from each city and state to the number who immigrated.
  • cities and states ranked by the highest difference between the number who immigrated and the number who emigrated for people between the ages of 20 and 34.
  • Data on migration patterns comes from the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau’s 1-Year American Community Survey.

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Living in West Columbia, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCWe’re proud to call West Columbia, SC home. When we think of Columbia, a few things come to mind: great food, southern hospitality and the Gamecocks! As South Carolina’s state capital, Columbia is an exciting city with a lot to offer. Located in downtown Columbia, the University of South Carolina (USC), is among the top universities in the nation! The region is also home to passionate sports fans, especially during football season. The Gamecocks football team plays home games in Williams-Brice Stadium, which seats over 80,000 people.

The Columbia, SC area is increasingly known for its emerging food scene and offers a variety of nightlife options to suit any taste. The city also boasts a number of interesting attractions, beautiful parks and more. In addition to touring the South Carolina State House, we love the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. One of the region’s top attractions, the zoo includes approximately 2,000 animals. If you’re looking to explore the world around you, the South Carolina State Museum is the place to be! The largest museum in South Carolina, it includes four floors of exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory.

If you’d prefer to relax, Lake Murray is the spot. Less than 30 minutes from downtown Columbia, the lake boasts 600 miles of shoreline and is often referred to as the “Jewel of South Carolina.” There is always something to do in Columbia! In fact, both Columbia Restaurant Week and the South Carolina State Fair are very popular happenings.

We love Columbia and the sites mentioned in this blog post are among the favorites of our residents and team members at Abberly Village in Columbia. Conveniently located, our apartments in West Columbia, SC offer spacious apartments, gourmet kitchens and stunning amenities. We believe it’s how you live that matters and understand that finding a home that fits your needs is important. Whether you already live in Columbia or are considering a move, contact Abberly Village!

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So Much to Love About Columbia, SC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCWe should often take a look at and celebrate the communities in which we live and work, the places which we choose to be a part of. After all, it’s how you live that matters and the communities we call home are a big part of our lives.

Columbia is the state capital of South Carolina. Home to the University of South Carolina and the site of Fort Jackson, the largest US Army installation for Basic Combat Training, the area is full of rich history and tradition. This city displays tons of Gamecock pride and football is a large component of the local culture. If you’re lucky, you may catch South Carolina Gamecocks fan and lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish, Darius Rucker, at some of the games!

There is always something to do in Columbia. The metropolitan area features dozens of museums, parks, performance venues, collegiate sports, and tons of shopping. The Five Points neighborhood is a favorite spot and showcases many locally owned businesses including home furnishings, clothing, and eclectic artwork. What draws people to the city is the climate with warm summers and mild winters. The average temperature in November is in the low 70s!

It’s no surprise why residents at our apartments in West Columbia, SC love living here. Residents enjoy the beautiful scenery, amazing universities, and many outstanding attractions that are nearby. Columbia boasts many outdoor activities, a great dining scene, top-rated school systems, shopping, and more.

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Apartments in West Columbia with Stunning Amenities

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCThe Abberly Village Apartment Homes located in West Columbia, South Carolina are known for a number of things: unparalleled customer service, spacious homes, stunning amenities, friendly neighbors, and an ideal location.

The incredible and dedicated team at our apartments in West Columbia, SC truly understand and fulfill the vision of improving the world and how people live. At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and Abberly Village is a shining example of this philosophy in action. The apartment homes and amenities make this community an incredible place to call home, but even more important is the courteous and responsive team who goes above and beyond for our residents. How You Live is about the big things and the small things; Abberly Village has it all!

Residents of the apartment community enjoy coming home to spacious apartments with 9-foot ceilings and gourmet kitchens. Featuring 15 floor plans from one-bedroom to three-bedrooms, there is an apartment that will be perfect for anyone. Centrally located, Abberly Village is close to Lexington Medical Center and I-26. It’s just minutes to downtown Columbia, Lake Murray, and great shopping and dining. This convenient location means that residents can spend more time at home with friends, family, and neighbors!

Abberly Village also has a spectacular set of amenities. You can relax by the invigorating zero entry pool or meet friends in the gorgeous clubhouse with Internet Cafe and Game Room. The community’s cutting-edge Fitness Center and Wellness Room allow residents to maintain their healthy and active lifestyles.

Finally, we wanted to share feedback directly from residents. Among our recent reviews, residents praised this community and our team members: “Thank you for the fast and excellent service!”; “Such a fantastic experience! Definitely will be recommending!”; and “Such a great experience! Thanks for all that you did to make our transition an easy one!” For a lifestyle of luxury, comfort, and convenience in Columbia, Abberly Village is the place! We invite you to schedule a tour to visit Abberly Village today and discover for yourself what makes it truly unique

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Why We Love Columbia, SC!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCThe Abberly Village Apartment Homes located in West Columbia, South Carolina are known for a number of things: unparalleled customer service, spacious homes, stunning amenities, friendly neighbors, and an ideal location. With a reputation like this, it’s no surprise that the apartment community has been a finalist for the Free Times’ “Best of Columbia” readers’ poll! 

There is an incredible and dedicated team at Abberly Village! Team members truly understand and fulfill the vision of improving the world and how people live. At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and Abberly Village is a shining example of this philosophy in action. The apartment homes and amenities make this community an incredible place to call home, but even more important is the courteous and responsive team who goes above and beyond for our residents. How You Live is about the big things and the small things; Abberly Village has it all!

Residents of the apartment community enjoy coming home to spacious apartments with 9-foot ceilings and gourmet kitchens. Featuring 15 floor plans from one-bedroom to three-bedrooms, there is an apartment that will be perfect for anyone. Centrally located, Abberly Village is close to Lexington Medical Center and I-26. It’s just minutes to downtown Columbia, Lake Murray, and great shopping and dining. This convenient location means that residents can spend more time at home with friends, family, and neighbors!

Abberly Village also has a spectacular set of amenities. You can relax by the invigorating zero entry pool or meet friends in the gorgeous clubhouse with Internet Cafe and Game Room. The community’s cutting-edge Fitness Center and Wellness Room allow residents to maintain their healthy and active lifestyles.

Finally, among recent reviews, residents praised this community and team members: “Thank you for the fast and excellent service!”; “Such a fantastic experience! Definitely will be recommending!”; and “Such a great experience! Thanks for all that you did to make our transition an easy one!” For a lifestyle of luxury, comfort, and convenience in Columbia, Abberly Village is the place! We invite you to schedule a tour to visit our apartment in West Columbia, SC.

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Columbia, SC is 2nd Most Popular City for Millennials

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCWhen making comparisons between Columbia and Seattle, it's hard to find a lot the cities have in common.

But, according to a study by financial website SmartAsset, both cities were huge attractors of millennials last year.

Using Census data, SmartAsset determined Columbia gained the second most millennials in 2017, coming in second only to the popular Washington city.

Last year, Columbia's millennial population grew by about 6,900 residents. A total of about 13,300 millennials moved into the city, while only 6,400 left.

Many of the cities new residents came from out of town.

Overall, South Carolina wasn't a terribly popular destination for millennials, not cracking the top 10 states. North Carolina ranked 7th, with a net growth of 9,647 millennials.

Here's the rankings for the top cities millennials moved to in 2017:

  1. Seattle
  2. Columbia
  3. Sacramento
  4. Minneapolis
  5. Jacksonville, FL
  6. Newport News, VA
  7. San Jose, CA
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Norfolk, VA
  10. Virginia Beach, VA

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West Columbia, SC is a Great Place for Millennial Job Seekers

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCAlthough the Great Recession hit South Carolina harder than most places, recent economic indicators show the state is making some headway, if slowly. While the unemployment rate hasn’t budged much in the past year, millennials here are primed to find jobs.

Young adults, or millennials, in South Carolina are attracted to the laid-back Southern lifestyle, coastal towns, thriving cities and lower rents throughout the state.

Some of the most successful businesses in the Palmetto State are in sectors such as aerospace, alternative energy, automotive manufacturing, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, distribution, food processing, forestry and wood products, plastics and chemicals as well as recreation, according to the state Department of Commerce. The Charleston metropolitan area, in particular, is seeing a rise in its millennial population as the tech industry moves in.

NerdWallet crunched the numbers for 66 cities and towns in South Carolina to determine the best places for millennial job seekers.

Key takeaway

They are jetsetters — or live near airports. South Carolina millennials can get away at a moment’s notice thanks to their proximity to the state’s airports. Five of the places on our list have airports within city limits including Aiken Municipal Airport, Berkeley County Airport, Charleston International Airport, Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Best places for millennial job seekers in South Carolina

12. West Columbia

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2018’s Best Places to Start a Career: Columbia, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCDeciding where to lay the foundation for a long and prosperous career can be a tall order, especially for recent graduates entering the job market for the first time. After all, there are many factors — job-market saturation, housing affordability and commuter-friendliness, for instance — to consider about each prospective area. The market is ripe for new graduates, though, with an unemployment rate of only 4.1 percent as of March 2018. And employers plan to hire 4 percent more graduates from the Class of 2018 than they did from the Class of 2017.

Starting a career doesn’t need to be that difficult or intimidating. WalletHub compared the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities to help recent college graduates find the best cradles for their budding careers. We examined each city based on 27 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity. A complete breakdown of our findings, a detailed methodology and expert career advice can be found below.

#7 Columbia, SC

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Abberly Village Apartment Homes

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