Buying a Home May not be for You

Posted: September 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

They Say that this is a great time to buy a home. Unless you don’t want to buy one.

Luxury apartment homes are social networks and great communities, with high-end apartment amenities, in great locations that many cannot afford in homes they own.

Abberly Crest luxury apartments in Lexington Park that offer amenities to lure young Marylanders who are not interested in or not ready to invest in a home.

With resident socials, pools, state-of-the-art fitness centers, billiards, and parking, many can’t get that when thinking about buying a home.

With no condo fees, no service fees, and no neighborhood allowances, apartments in Lexington Park, MD owned by HHHunt are a perfect choice for those who would prefer to live luxuriously, and have fun in their down time in a community that is worth every cent.

Many renters appreciate that rent is stable and there are no fees that sometimes creep up on homeowners.

Now, luxury rentals that offer a wide range of services have caught the attention of some locals who would rather live an effortless lifestyle than own a home, which they no longer see as a profitable asset, even though home prices are low and supply is high.

"I think for a period of time, young people thought of housing as an investment but so many people got burned on it being an investment so they're thinking about shelter. They're thinking, 'What do I want for shelter?'" said Susanne Cannon, chairwoman of DePaul's department of real estate.

A core demographic for renters now is the affluent, young professional. A lot of people are a somewhat disillusioned with the prospect of owning a home and don't see it as the surefire investment it once was. Many don’t see it as attractive to be tied down to a home for a few years.

For information in renting in Lexington Park, MD, contact Abberly Crest Apartments.

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Enjoy Football with Friends in the Clubhouse

Posted: September 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

At Abberly Crest we have created a relaxing and luxurious community. There are plenty of apartment amenities for our residents to enjoy.

Our clubhouse is where you can meet your neighbors, challenge friends to a game on the Wii or a lively game of billiards. Football season is upon us, enjoy it on the large screen TV’s. In fact, the Ravens have a big game this coming Sunday with rivals, the New England Patriots. Is there any place better to watch that game than in the clubhouse with friends at your apartment in Lexington Park, MD?

With all the teams in the AFC tied at 1-1 this is a big game for Ed Reed and the Ravens. Reed has been selected for the Pro Bowl 8 times and is a longtime leader of one of the league’s most dominant defenses.

Before the game you can work out in our cutting edge fitness center in order to burn calories before your partake in “game munchies”. Our fitness center has everything you will ever need to get in shape and stay healthy: ellipticals, treadmills, stationary bikes, weight machines, and free-weights. You can watch TV on the flat screens, check your form in the huge mirror, and get in- and stay in the best shape while having fun.

These apartment amenities are here for our residents. Enjoy the zero entry pool, outdoor grilling and entertainment area. These are here for you, our residents! Go Ravens!


Rent or Own?

Posted: September 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

Considering all of the volatility in the housing market in recent years, does it really make sense to own a home? Or is it better to rent an apartment in Lexington Park, MD?

It used to be that the American dream included owning a home. Now the pendulum seems to have swung dramatically in the other direction. Since the housing bubble burst, some are beginning to rethink the conventional wisdom that owning a home is a good investment, even though declines in home prices have made purchasing and owning one somewhat more affordable.

Home prices and interest rates are only one consideration, as many found out during the housing market bust. Home ownership is great if are going to settle in the same place for around 10 years and can continue to afford the payments. Unfortunately, these circumstances can be unpredictable.

When deciding to buy or rent a home, financial considerations are important, but lifestyle issues should also be taken into account.

Be sure to consider everything when it comes to homeownership; benefits should be tempered by other considerations. Taking on a mortgage obligates you to live up to the terms of the loan for years, and homes typically require a significant investment in maintenance and occasional improvements. And as far as an investment, there's no guarantee you will be able to sell your property for more than what you paid for it.

Renting is a realistic starting point for most. As your savings grow and your credit score rises, you might be in a position to qualify for a mortgage and make the leap to home ownership. But choosing the right time to buy is important -- you need to feel secure that your sources of income will be there for the long run.

Lifestyle considerations. Personal traits and current life circumstances are other considerations as you assess whether to buy or rent.

Homeowners should be up to the task of maintaining their own property; from lawn work to minor home repairs. It also means being able to pay for professionals to do occasional work, including plumbers, electricians and carpenters. Renters enjoy a more maintenance-free lifestyle.

Another issue is the need for mobility. Those who are quite certain they can count on their job being in the same area can feel more comfortable making the jump to home ownership, provided they can afford it. Those who expect to be on the move for a job change or educational opportunities in the next three to five years might appreciate the relative mobility they have as a renter.

What's right for you?

There is no "one-size-fits-all" answer to the question of whether you should own or rent your home. A good starting point is to honestly answer questions such as:

Are you comfortable with your current life circumstances and income stability?

Are you disciplined in managing your expenses and paying off debts on a timely basis?

Are you fairly confident you won't be required to move to another city or area in the next five years for personal, work or education purposes?

Interested in renting in Lexington Park, MD? Contact Abberly Crest Apartment Homes.

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One of The Best Historic Restaurants in America

Posted: September 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

If you live in an apartment in Lexington Park, MD and you are taking  a drive to DC, The Old Ebbitt Grill has been attracting presidents and beltway movers and shakers since its opening in 1856. Recently awarded one of The 10 Best Historic Restaurants in America, it is worth a visit. Eating well doesn't always mean hitting up the newest, hottest and trendiest locales.

Those who want a side of history with their dinners  should seek out some of America's wonderful, still-thriving historic restaurants.

Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, D.C.

Washington icon the Old Ebbitt Grill has been attracting the likes of presidents and beltway movers and shakers since its opening in 1856. It is the city's oldest bar and restaurant, and though it has relocated twice -- most recently to 15th Street two blocks from the White House in 1983 -- many of the original spot's artifacts, including taxidermy and gas lamps, made the move.

Like many of the country's oldest restaurants, Old Ebbitt serves a take on saloon fare -- meatloaf, chops, burgers -- but the chefs here also rotate in specials based on local ingredients and seasonality. The very famous Oyster Bar should not be missed.

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A Peachy Labor Day Recipe

Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

One of the best things about living in an apartment in Lexington Park, MD is that you don't have to go anywhere on Holiday Weekends to be doing something special. Southern Maryland is a destination all in itself.

After a stroll down the North Beach or Chesapeake Beach or Solomons Island Boardwalks head back to your apartment pool and grill area and serve up some of your own Labor Day weekend fun. Here is a great recipe that we love at Abberly Crest. Give it a try!

Grilled Peach BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, divided
  • 2 peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 24 chicken wings, separated at the joint and tips discarded
  • 1 cup peach jam, such as Smuckers
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot, or to taste
  • Scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced, for topping
Directions

In a food processor, combine the barbecue sauce and half of the garlic. Add the peaches and process until finely chopped; season with about 1-1/2 teaspoons salt and about 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Reserve 1/2 cup for basting.

In a resealable plastic bag, toss together the chicken wings and remaining peach barbecue sauce; refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the peach jam, vinegar, remaining garlic, hot sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes; let cool.

Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken wings, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally.

Brush with sauce. Grill or broil, uncovered, 8-10 minutes longer or until juices run clear, basting and turning several times. Top with scallions and serve with peach jam dipping sauce.  

Recipe and Image from Taste of Home