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It is Better to Rent Than Buy

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 06, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCIt is easily the question most asked by anyone moving into their first home or downsizing into retirement. Should I buy or should I rent? For nearly a decade the answer has been buy. The crash in home prices, combined with record-low mortgage rates made buying and owning a home both cheaper than renting one and a better investment.

Now, the tide has turned.

Fast-rising home prices and higher mortgage rates have shifted the calculation to rent. The monthly costs of buying and owning a home that you occupy are up 14 percent over the past year, more than three times the annual increase in rent rates nationally. Rents are up just 4 percent. The number of local housing markets where it is cheaper to rent than buy is growing by the day.

Even setting aside big upfront expenses like a down payment, rising month-by-month costs are likely keeping many people from purchasing. Today only 41 percent of people live in a county where the median income family can afford to buy a home at the median list price, and affordability declined significantly over the past year.

Home prices fell dramatically following the financial crisis and the subprime mortgage crash. Millions of homes went into foreclosure and were sold off at bargain-basement prices. Home values finally bottomed out in 2012 and then began to take off. In the last three years, the gains accelerated dramatically, and now homes in most of the nation are worth more than they were at the inflated peak of the housing boom in 2006.

It's normal. Housing is an early cycle sector. Interest rates are low, incomes start to grow, so in an early cycle environment you can buy, but in a later cycle, interest rates go up, home prices go up, it's harder to buy.

The recent acceleration in home prices has been due to a supply imbalance in the market: too much demand and too little supply. That has shifted the equation back to rent, even though rents have increased a lot in the last few years.

According to July home and rent prices, buying a home was cheaper than renting in just 35 percent of the nation's counties. That is down sharply from 44 percent just one year ago.

And it's not just cheaper to rent, it may also now be a better investment. Renting and reinvesting the savings from renting, on average, will outperform owning and building home equity, in terms of wealth creation. That is the first time renting outperforms buying since 2010.

In 16 of the 23 major metropolitan markets covered in the research, renting is a better investment than buying.

So what does all this mean for the wealth of average Americans and the health of the housing market?

Since home ownership has historically been an important source of household wealth creation, it could be problematic if this trend continues for too long. Still, even in places where renting is currently more affordable, rising home prices provide wealth-building opportunity for home buyers.

Since home ownership has historically been an important source of household wealth creation, it could be problematic if this trend continues for too long.

As for home prices, the shift pulling demand away from buying and toward renting will likely cool overheated home prices. In fact, that is already happening. For the first time in several years, in July, the supply of homes for sale was not lower compared to the previous year. It was flat. In addition, while home prices are still rising, they are rising at a slower pace, meaning sellers are starting to see demand fall off a bit, as buyers hit an affordability wall.

Absent some major outlying disaster, home prices are highly unlikely to fall, at least not nationally.

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Apartments of Great Distinction in Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCAt HHHunt, we’re focused on improving the world and how people live. The HHHunt lifestyle is epitomized by our “How You Live” philosophy as our team members strive to create meaningful experiences and apartment communities of great distinction. It’s always rewarding to see our efforts recognized and we’re so proud of all of the praise that our team has received thus far.

We recognize the trust that so many have in our community to create the places they call home. Their feedback is especially important to us and we take it seriously. That’s why we had to share a recent note that highlights Abberly Pointe difference:

From a resident at our apartments in Beaufort, SC:

“I just renewed my lease and one of the many reasons I enjoy living here so much is that if there is ever a maintenance issue, I call and right away the problem is resolved. Brian on the Maintenance Staff makes sure everything is repaired or fixed right away so there is never any inconvenience. On Father’s Day morning, my A/C went out and within an hour of my phone call it was fixed. The staff here is always accommodating and attentive to any questions or concerns, and I just want it known that Brian is a true asset and a big reason why there was no question I’d be renewing my lease here. It’s great to know that I can always rely on his timely response to any maintenance issues.”

Thank you to all of the awesome residents and dedicated team members who work so hard to make Abberly Pointe a great place to call home. It’s how you live that matters!

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Beaufort is A Best Place to Live in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCHave you ever looked around your hometown and wondered if there was something better waiting for you out there? Are you planning on moving to South Carolina and wondered where are the best places to live? Are you looking for a city that has the best entertainment, the best schools, the best affordability, a good place to retire, or a low crime rate? If so, then Beaufort, SC may interest you. This town has it's own attributes that make it special and unique.

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Beaufort is not one of the cheapest places to live in South Carolina, but it does try to make up for that fact by offering some of the highest salaries available. The city will charm you with it’s Southern beauty and will make you relax knowing that they have a low student to teacher ratio for a good start on the road to your child’s education. Plus, there are so many things going on in Beaufort that you will be entertained day after day.

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Beaufort is a "Best Places to Retire in the US"

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCWhere are the best places to retire in the U.S.? According to TopRetirements.com the absolute best cities and towns for older Americans have good weather, access to health care, low property taxes, and a certain “wow” factor. Throw in access to adult education, cultural activities, job opportunities for older Americans, low housing costs and income-tax rates, low crime rate, and good walkability and livability — and you get a list of both well-known and lesser-known cities and towns that retirees might fancy.

6. Beaufort, S.C.

Beaufort, a city of just 12,000, is described as a “big retirement destination,” especially for those who like charm, history and golf (you won’t be far from Hilton Head). This 304 acres of charming town in South Carolina’s Low Country has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Plus, Beaufort has a diverse economy — the University of South Carolina has a branch here. Another advantage: South Carolina is an income-tax-friendly state for retirees. Of course, there are some blemishes: if you fancy living in a big city, this might not be the place for you; it is a small town. (It was once named the “Best Small Southern Town” by Southern Living magazine.) People looking for urban excitement might find this golf- and boating-oriented area boring after a while.

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So Many Accolades for Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCBeaufort has gotten a lot of love over the past few years, but nothing like what was bestowed upon it in 2017. And we’re not talking about love from locals and visitors alike, but from the rest of the country. It turned out to be the year of accolades for Beaufort.

She’s been named the Best Small Town in the South earlier in the spring by Southern Living and then was named The Town to Visit in SC by U.S. News and World Report just a few months ago. A few years back, Beaufort voted ‘America’s Happiest Seaside Town’ in Coastal Living magazine poll. And, there have been lots more in between.

In 2017, Beaufort was recognized by major magazines including Southern Living and Country Living; newspapers including USA Today and U.S. News & World Report; as well as travel, information and lifestyle websites including MSN, TripAdvisor and Lifehack.

Several of our local businesses are also noticed around the country. We have a top 10 drive in movie theater, a top 100 outdoor restaurant, an inn added to the prestigious Southern Living Hotel Collection and another named top 10 bed & breakfast. We’re also home to the best beach community and one of the most charming streets in the south.

Here’s a list of kudos that Beaufort has received in 2017, the year of accolades.

When you’re done reading it, you won’t be able to help but to smile and be proud. This is your home.

The grand daddy of them all came in the spring of 2017 when Southern Living Magazine named Beaufort SC ‘Best Small Town in the South’

Travel website Thrillist names Beaufort ‘Best Small Town in South Carolina’ 2017 accolades beaufort

Beaufort named most adorable town in South Carolina by MSN Lifestyle

Beaufort named Cutest Town in South Carolina by women’s lifestyle magazine PureWow

Jetsetter named Beaufort on its list of the 9 cutest towns in America.

Beaufort was also named ‘The town to visit in SC’ by U.S. News and World Report

Our town was also placed on the list of Most Charming Southern Vacation Destinations by TripAdvisor

Lifehack.org told the world about Beaufort during the holidays by placing it on the ‘list of amazing places to go for a warm Christmas’.

Our lifestyle was touted when Beaufort was named the healthiest county in SC for seventh straight year 2017 accolades beaufort

In a twist, of sorts, Beaufort was also named the Drunkest Spot in South Carolina by USA Today.

Tidalholm was given the title of Most Famous Historic House in South Carolina by Country Living Magazine

USA Today also showed some of our downtown restaurants some love in an article that called Beaufort a ‘town that lives to eat’.

Also in 2017, the Pat Conroy Literary Center was (rightfully) named a National Literary Landmark and the Anchorage 1770 Inn was placed into the Southern Living Hotel Collection as one of the best inns in the entire country. (You’ve got to be something really special to make that list.)

Our local colleges puffed out their chests a bit this past year when the Technical College of the Lowcountry was named the Best Community College in South Carolina by BestColleges.com and the University of South Carolina Beaufort was recognized as the 5th fastest growing college in the U.S.

In a town s special as Beaufort, there’s so much to love and so much to be proud about.

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Beaufort, SC: The Prettiest Town in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCBeaufort can add another prize to its trophy cabinet: Architectural Digest named it the prettiest town in South Carolina.

The town’s moss-blanketed live oaks, centuries-old homes, and Waterfront Park seemed to charm the magazine, which chose the prettiest town in every state.

Architectural Digest described Beaufort as having “historical buildings and walking tours documenting its 500 years of history.”

The town, which was founded in 1711, was named No. 6 on Southern Living Magazine’s list of ‘The South’s Best Small Towns’ in March. It was also listed as No. 16 on Southern Living’s ‘The South’s Friendliest Small Towns’ list.

Last year, TripAdviser named the town among the “most charming Southern vacations you need to experience.”

Beaufort’s architecture has caught the attention of tourists and South Carolina’s natives alike.

Recently, the historic Robert Smalls house was voted the most extraordinary historic home on sale in the world by HGTV viewers as part of the channel’s Ultimate House Hunt contest.

In June, Reader’s Digest called the Rhett House the most charming bed and breakfast in South Carolina.

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Small Town, Big Fun, Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCFinding a captivating small town is easier said than done. Fortunately, America is home to a plethora of villages and towns certain to become the unexpected highlight of your summer getaway. Are you looking for America's Most Captivating Small Towns? Here's where to start.

Beaufort, South Carolina

You're guaranteed to find historic charm in Beaufort, South Carolina, beginning with the Federal-style John Mark Verdier House, which dates back to 1795. Visitors will also be pleased with Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. For arts, crafts, music and more entertainment, enjoy the Beaufort Water Festival July 13-22, 2018.

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Beaufort Water Festival: Here's What You Need to Know

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCSummertime is here, and it won't be long until the annual quintessentially Lowcountry celebration in downtown Beaufort begins: The Beaufort Water Festival.

The 63rd Beaufort Water Festival starts July 13 and continues through July 22., but some events are already getting started.If you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC, here is everything you need to know!

The main event starts with fireworks and Parris Island Marine Band for opening ceremonies July 13. All of the traditional Water Festival events return, plus a free Hometown Tuesday event instituted in 2017 after Hurricane Matthew.

Outside food, drinks and coolers aren’t allowed in the park during the Water Festival. And leave strollers at home during the Concert in the Park. Because of the large crowd, the strollers are a safety risk and get in the way of those moving around.

Blankets and chairs are a smart idea. To ensure a good seat, get in and set up near the stage early. The park is closed for an hour before the gates open, so set up before the gates close or soon after they open for the best seats.

Here are some other important things to know as the Water Festival approaches, including parking and ticket information and a full schedule.

Getting there
Most events are held at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown off of Bay Street.

Parking is available at metered spots throughout downtown, including lots at the marina, Beaufort County Library and 500 Carteret St. Meter hours are from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

A free shuttle from the Beaufort County Government complex on Ribaut Road is available for several events, including opening ceremonies and the headlining Concert in the Park.

Those who don't want to brave the parking crunch have a new option. The city's new day dock opened in May and offers boaters a free place to tie up near the east end of Waterfront Park.

Tickets

Tickets for the nightly events are sold at the gate but also available online at www.bftwaterfestival.com for pickup at will call outside the main gate starting an hour before the event. Organizers encourage people to buy tickets in advance for the Concert in the Park, guaranteeing admission if the park is otherwise at capacity.

Children 5 and younger are free.

Blessing The Fleet is one Beaufort Water Fest tradition that has changed a lot over the years

When the Beaufort Water Festival's Blessing The Fleet event started 62 years ago it was primarily to bless the shrimp boats and to introduce the new commodore. Many local shrimp boats participated.

2018 Beaufort Water Festival schedule

*Events in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park unless otherwise noted.

July 13

Noon-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
7 p.m.: Opening ceremony. Fireworks and performance by Parris Island Marine Band. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 p.m.. Free shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center.

July 14

8 a.m.- noon: Raft Race
9 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
9 a.m.: Bocce tournament, badminton tournament.
10 a.m.-noon: Children’s toad fishing tournament and sponsor’s expo. Tournament free and open to children 12 and under. Bring own fishing equipment. Bait is provided.
Noon- 4 p.m.: Free shrimp boat tours.
1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.: Ski show
8 p.m.: Concert in the park, featuring Granger Smith, John King and Walker County. Tickets are $30 and gates open at 7 p.m. No strollers, coolers or outside food and drink. Children 5 and under are free, and a free shuttle is available from Beaufort County Government Center.

July 15

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
9 a.m.- 1 p.m. River rally.
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.: Children’s day. Games, activities, shows, bounce houses and prizes. Free admission.
Noon-4 p.m.: Shrimp boat tours.
6 p.m.-9 p.m.: Teen dance. Ages 13-17, ID required. Tickets are $10.

July 16

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
8 p.m.: Motown Monday. Admission is $15, gates open at 7 p.m. Free shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center. Children 5 and under are free.

July 17

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
8 p.m.: Hometown Tuesday. Entertainment by Steel Rail Express. Free admission. Gates open at 7 p.m.

July 18

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
7 p.m.: Talent show. Admission is $10 or free with an official 2017 62nd Annual Water Festival T-shirt. Gates open at 6 p.m. Children 5 and under are free.

July 19

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
6 p.m.: Lowcountry Supper. Cost is $15. Food served from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Entertainment by 20 Ride and Andrew Beam. Children 5 and under are free.

July 20

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
5 p.m.: Bed race. $25 entry per team. 4:30pm check-in. Same-day registration based on space.
8 p.m.: River Dance. $15 admission. Gates open at 7 p.m. Must be 18 or older. Free shuttle from Beaufort County Government Center.

July 21

9 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
10 a.m.-noon: Water Festival Grand Parade. Downtown Beaufort.
Noon-4 p.m.: Nonprofit Expo.
1 p.m.-4 p.m.: ‚ÄčAir show. Free admission. Stunt planes, U.S. Coast Guard demo.
8 p.m.: Commodore’s Ball. Cost is $10, gates open at 7 p.m. Children 5 and under are free.

July 22

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
Noon- 2 p.m.: Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats

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How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 02, 2018
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If you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC you may still be considering how to celebrate America's Birthday. Below are some ideas.

63rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival!

July 13-22, 2018: 63rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival! A ten day event which includes music, food, crafts and art, the blessing of the fleet, and many special events. 12 noon-12 p.m. No coolers or professional photography permitted during nightly events.

July 4:

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks at the Sands of Port Royal. Event begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks around 9 p.m. Hosted by the town of Port Royal and Historic Port Royal Foundation, the Independence Day celebration will include food booths, refreshments, vendors, entertainment, face painting, a water slide, bounce houses and more. portroyal.org.

July 4:

Independence Day at Parris Island, MCRD Parris Island! Gates open at 5 p.m. Parris Island Band performs at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks start at approximately 9:20 p.m. Free and open to the public, this family-friendly event will feature a kid’s fun zone, The Parris Island Band performing patriotic music, and an incredible fireworks celebration. Food and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) as well as patriotic glow sticks, bracelets and headbands will be available for purchase.

July 4:

Salute from the Shore! Every year on July 4, hundreds of thousands of people gather on the beaches of South Carolina in patriotic attire to wave the red, white and blue and to demonstrate their gratitude to America’s finest for their bravery and commitment. The focal point of the Salute from the Shore has traditionally been highlighted with a flyover of military aircraft. The flyover will start at 1 p.m. in Myrtle Beach. For a full schedule of flyover times in the Beaufort area, visit salutefromtheshore.org/2017-flyover-schedule. Participants on the beaches are strongly urged to organize patriotic displays in groups, big and small, and to share their tributes online for armed forces around the world to see. Salute from the Shore encourages participants to share their stories about why they love America and those that protect it by posting their own video and images of the event on social networks to be seen by American Armed Forces deployed throughout the world.

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Why Beaufort, SC? Here's Why

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Are you considering relocating to Beaufort, SC? It's a great idea, and here are just a few reasons why.

  • Voted Happiest Seaside Town - Coastal Living
  • Voted South's Best Small Town - Southern Living
  • Voted as one of 52 Places to Go in 2016 – New York Times
  • Voted one of the 9 Best Places to Retire in America – Business Advice Source
  • Voted one of SC’s Most Charming Towns – Vogue
  • Voted as one of 50 Best Small Towns in America – Newsmax
  • Voted as one of 50 Most Beautiful Towns in America – Country Living
  • 10 Best Small Towns with Big Adventure – USA Today
  • The 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Small Towns in America
  • Warm Weather Destination in the Winter – The Today Show

...and this isn't even all of the awards and accolades Beaufort has received.

But, you have to see it to believe it. Watch the video below to find out what really makes Beaufort so spectacular.

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