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Considering Moving to Fredericksburg, VA?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Abberly at Southpoint, Fredericksburg, VAFredericksburg is located on the Interstate 95 corridor midway between Richmond and Washington, D.C. The city is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Area.

You'll never run out of things to do. History and many other adventures await you. From battlefields and museums to water fun, hiking trails and children's activities. Historic Downtown Fredericksburg features numerous specialty, retail, craft and antique shops in restored 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Outstanding cultural and entertainment events are presented by Mary Washington College as well as the Fredericksburg Theater Company. Ferry Farm, the boyhood home of George Washington, is also in Fredericksburg.

The city operates several parks, including a 211-acre recreation area on both sides of the Rappahannock River. Four Civil War battlefields are maintained by the National Park Service, too. With acres of sprawing natural areas, you can do it all from hiking to waterskiing.

If you are considering moving to the area, Fredericksburg has it all. For more information on apartments in Fredericksburg, VA contact Abberly at Southpoint.


Best Places To Raise A Family In Virginia 2018

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Abberly at Southpoint, Fredericksburg, VAIf you’re like the rest of us, you’re looking for the perfect place for your family. But you have a strict criteria; the city has to be safe, affordable, and stimulating. Basically, the place you move – or even visit – has to be outright perfect.

Is that attainable? Perhaps not, but we’ll get you as close as we can.


According to the United States Census, the number of American families who move is trending downwards. Why is that? Perhaps it has to do with the ‘safety net’ factor: We get comfortable where we live, and we’re afraid to try a new move. What if the schools are bad? What if it’s dangerous?

Well, we can pretty much guarantee that if you choose the cities we’re mentioning below, you won’t lose any sleep whatsoever. So, where are the best cities for families in Virginia? We’ve got the answers here.

These are the best cities to raise a family in the Old Dominion:

  1. Williamsburg
  2. Leesburg
  3. Martinsville
  4. Culpeper
  5. Falls Church
  6. Vienna
  7. Fredericksburg
  8. Alexandria
  9. Winchester
  10. Manassas Park

If you’re thinking of making a move to Virginia, and want a family-friendly place, we’ve got you covered. And if you already have kids, we’re surprised you made it this far into the article and hope your little ones give you a couple of more minutes of free time.

For more information on apartments in Fredericksburg, VA contact Abberly at Southpoint.


Virginia: A Best State to Live in 2018

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 05, 2018

Abberly at Southpoint, Fredericksburg, VADo you live in one of the best states in America?

You might think people across the nation like to think they live in the best place in the country. After all, you wouldn’t spend your lives somewhere that you truly didn’t love. Right? Not always. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center study not too long ago determined that almost half of Americans would rather live somewhere else than they do now.

Well, if you’re in one of the states we’re about to highlight, odds are you don’t want to go anywhere.

The purpose of this study is to use science to determine which of our great American states are the absolute best. While unbiased, this research does take into account factors that almost all Americans would agree are desirable. Therefore, while you may have strong opinions either way, you can’t argue against the methodology.

Turns out New Hampshire is the best state to live in the country. The worst? You might not be too surprised that New Mexico takes the cake.

Virginia is #5 on this List of the 10 Best States to Live in America for 2018.

For more information on apartments in Fredericksburg, VA, contact Abberly at Southpoint.


The Fourth Festival in Fredericksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 28, 2018

Abberly at Southpoint, Fredericksburg, VAIf you live in an apartment in Fredericksburg, VA head to the Heritage Festival on the Fourth of July beginning at 7:30am. Make a day of it! The program of events follows:

7:45am: Heritage Festival Five-Mile Run

6:30am: Registration at the Visitor Center
Prizes awarded for best costume!

9:30am: Heritage Day Parade
Downtown– Lafayette VRE lot to Caroline Street to George Street to Princess Anne Street to Lafayette Blvd.
Prizes for best costume & most creative bicycle

10:00am– 4:00 pm: Festival of the Streets
Craft Show with many great artists along Sophia Street!

Classic Car Display

Children’s Activities: face painting, moon bounce, photo booth, gyroscope ride and Misfit Acres Petting Zoo


12:00pm: Presentation of the Colors- AMERICAN LEGION
Welcome– Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor

10:00 am- 5:00 pm: Fourth of July at Ferry Farm
$1.00 admission

Catch the bus or trolley from downtown or from the Eagles Lodge on Cool Springs Road. Ferry Farm parking is handicapped only. Tours of the Washington house, archaeology, music, games, crafts, family activities, re-enactors, and history theater.

12:00pm: Performance by ENDURING FREEDOM HONOR TEAM

1:00pm: Flag Retirement Ceremony

In the Evening:

4:30pm: John Lee Pratt
Memorial Park Opens for the July 4th Spectacular

4:30 pm - 8:30 pm:
Children’s activities, backyard games and face painting, Food Vendor trucks on site



9:30 pm: FIREWORKS


Moving to Fredericksburg, VA? Good Choice!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 21, 2018

Abberly at Southpoint, Fredericksburg, VASo you’re moving to the Fredericksburg area? Well, get excited because Fredericksburg has a diverse set of neighborhoods that can accommodate just about any pace – and stage – of life. Regardless of what your interests are, you’re in for a fun-filled next chapter of your life! One of the more stressful parts of moving to a new city can be finding the right place to live.

Abberly Southpoint is a new and vibrant community in the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania area. With a perfect blend of thoughtfully designed floor plans, outstanding features, and a desirable location, residents are sure to experience life through a new point of view. This central location between Washington DC and Richmond Virginia just off Interstate 95 and Jefferson Davis Highway, is convenient to Spotsylvania, the Spotsylvania VRE Station, Quantico, and Dahlgren.


Fredericksburg and its surrounding counties are some of Virginia’s most historic and charming areas – and that’s saying something! This draws millennials who might work in D.C. or Northern Virginia, but don’t mind a long commute in exchange for the extra local character. Amid the Civil War battlegrounds, museums and antique shops are a slew of amazing restaurants, breweries and outdoor activities that can cater to nearly every young person’s interests.

For more information on apartments in Fredericksburg, VA contact Abberly Southpoint.


It Costs More to Own a Home than Rent One in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Abberly at Southpoint, Fredericksburg, VAOwning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't get from renting, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions, and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, the study found that it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg. However, in extremely expensive or competitive markets renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities.

This comparison doesn't include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages.

Key takeaways

Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost of monthly rent.

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting.

In Virginia it costs 48% more to own vs. rent each month!

For more information on apartments in Fredericksburg, VA, contact Abberly Southpoint.


A Vibrant Apartment Community in Fredericksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 07, 2018

Abberly Southpoint is a new and vibrant community that offers a fresh perspective on apartment living in the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania area. With a perfect blend of thoughtfully designed floor plans, outstanding features, and a desirable location, residents are sure to experience life through a new point of view.

This central location between Washington DC and Richmond Virginia just off Interstate 95 and Jefferson Davis Highway, in Fredericksburg, VA, is just minutes from Spotsylvania, 6 miles from the Spotsylvania VRE Station, 28 miles south of Quantico, and 35 miles from Dahlgren. After a long week, residents can relax with life’s necessities close by at the Southpoint Shoppes or Cosner’s Corner, or absorb the local charm of the area by dining local, playing outdoors, or visiting Historic Downtown Fredericksburg. All of this, plus a customer service promise backed by the HHHunt brand.

For more information on apartments in Fredericksburg, VA contact Abberly Southpoint.


High Earners Are Moving Toward Renting

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Abberly at Southpoint, Fredericksburg, VAThe fastest growing group of renters may surprise you.

So you think you have the average American renter all figured out—that they're a group of young, unsettled, commitment-phobic 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.

For more information on apartments in Fredericksburg, VA contact Abberly Southpoint.


Apartment Decorating Tips

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 24, 2018

Abberly at Southpoint, Fredericksburg, VAAre you looking to reinvigorate your apartment in Fredericksburg, VA for the sunnier and warmer weather? Or maybe you just want to change it up a bit. Below are a few ideas, and you don't even have to overspend.

Repaint old furniture: Instead of throwing away old wood furniture, paint it. Even different but stylish dining chairs look great when you paint them the same color.

Add plants: Indoor plants require care to stay beautiful but they make great décor on a budget. If you don’t have a green thumb, there are plants that don’t take too much effort. Talk to the sales person about the plants before you buy them.

Use photos for art: If you have an eye for photography, or just some great photos, print and frame some yourself. Hang them a few inches apart to create the illusion of large, expensive artwork.

Use a mirror: An oversized mirror reflects light into the room, which makes it look larger. Or use several smaller mirrors together.

Change your curtains: This is a great way to dress up a space.

Add lighting: Add soft lighting with table and standing lamps.

Throw in some pillows: Liven up your furniture with a few throw pillows. Pillows are easy to rotate for all seasons.

You don’t need a lot of money in order to give your apartment a seasonal, a personalized look. Be creative.


Finding Pet-Friendly Apartments in Fredericksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 18, 2018

Abberly at Southpoint, Fredericksburg, VAIf you have a four-legged friend, you may be looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Fredericksburg, VA. Sometimes when you have a pet, it makes the apartment search a bit tougher than normal.

Here are some tips on how you can find the perfect home to rent for both you and your pet.

Look specifically for pet-friendly communities

It seems obvious, but apartment hunters would save themselves from a lot of heartache if they concentrated on finding pet-friendly apartments from the outset. What you don’t want is to find an apartment you love, only to be crushed when you discover you can’t bring your pet along.

Always start a conversation

You can talk to the property manager or landlord. The number one factor that leads landlords to ban pets is fear of damage to the unit. A little assurance goes a long way.

Create a pet résumé

It may seem silly, but a ‘pet résumé’ is a great tool to show landlords that you take their concerns seriously and also answers any questions they have about your pet. Include a photo of your pet, along with its name, weight and any medical information - for example, is it spayed or neutered? Is your cat declawed? In addition to being a convenient page for property managers to reference, it also reassures the landlord you are taking this seriously.

Follow the rules

Whatever you do, don’t even think of sneaking your pet into a building where pets are forbidden. You will be breaking a contract. A lease is a legal document and not following it could lead to being fined or losing your security deposit — or even being evicted.

For more information on pet friendly apartments in Fredericksburg, VA contact Abberly Southpoint Apartments.



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