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Homeownership in Retirement can be Risky

Homeownership in Retirement can be Risky

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Auston Chase Apartments, Ridgeland, SCDespite the benefits of homeownership, there's one huge drawback to owning property in retirement, and it's committing yourself to a variable expense while living on a fixed income. Even if your mortgage itself is paid off by the time you enter retirement, you'll still have property taxes to contend with. And those have a tendency to rise over time, even during periods when home values don't follow suit.

There's also maintenance and repairs to think about, and that's where a lot of retirees who own homes get into trouble. The average homeowner spends 1% to 4% of his or her home's value on standard annual upkeep. Now being a retiree doesn't automatically mean you'll own an aging home. But if yours is on the older side, you should plan on hitting the top end of that range, which could really eat into your limited budget.

Furthermore, while that 1% to 4% range applies to regular maintenance, it doesn't include major repairs that could spring up on you without notice. I'm talking about things like your heating system going kaput or a pipe bursting in your basement -- expenses that could really hurt you financially when your income doesn't allow for too many surprises.

And there lies the danger of owning a home in retirement: You just don't know what to expect. And while renting certainly isn't without risk -- you could see your rent go up from year to year or find yourself suddenly on the hunt for a new home when your landlord unexpectedly decides to sell -- when you rent, you lock yourself into a fixed cost for the duration of your lease. Sign a series of long-term, affordable leases, and you eliminate much of the worry that comes with owning.

Ultimately, the decision to own a home during retirement boils down to how much risk you're willing to take on. If you love your home, adore your neighborhood, and don't want to deal with the hassle and uncertainly of renting, then by all means, stay in your home. Just make sure you have a decent chunk of savings -- both emergency and otherwise -- to protect yourself from the various unknowns involved.

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You Will Fall in Love with Bluffton, SC

You Will Fall in Love with Bluffton, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Abberly Chase, Ridgeland, SCThis Lowcountry gem is a stone's throw from Hilton Head and less than an hour from Savannah.

Since 2000, Bluffton’s population has grown from just under 3,000 to just over 15,000. What’s up in this moss-draped village on the beautiful May River? Locals will tell you it’s the appeal of the “Bluffton State of Mind.”

It’s a young and vibrant community (average age is 34), and people are attracted by the culture, arts vibe, proximity to beaches, and small-town way of life coupled with fabulous restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities, and other amenities usually not found in a town this size.

In some ways, Bluffton is to South Carolina what Austin is to Texas: “a little funky and quirky, laid-back, and dedicated to staying that way.” Locals tool around the historic district in golf carts, rather than SUVs.

Iconic Church on the River

At the end of Calhoun Street, on a bluff overlooking the May River, sits one of the most beautiful churches in the South. Church of the Cross has been a congregation since the 1700s. Its historic wooden Gothic home with shutters and palmetto-shaped detailing was built in 1854. Inside, the sanctuary glows with delicate pink, from the plaster walls and rose-colored windowpanes, which were imported from England.

Boutique Shopping

Stroll Calhoun Street and The Promenade for eclectic shops and galleries.

Bluffton General Store is the newest charming hot spot for fresh cut flowers daily, gifts, one-of-a kind original art, and home décor. Jacob Preston Pottery is a fixture downtown and well-known as Bluffton’s Tallest Potter. He still leaves the door unlocked and works on the honor system when he heads out of town. In 20+ years of doing so, he has never had a single item taken.

Snoozing

The bucket-list stop for lodging would be the Montage Palmetto Bluff. With the recent addition of their new inn modeled after the home that formerly sat on the property, it’ a magical place, complete with gas street lights.

Dining

Among dining picks are The Cottage for decadent desserts plus “tomato pie to die for and salads the size of a football field”; Ted Huffman’s Bluffton BBQ; the upscale Bluffton Room with its rooftop bar and open air bar that ties into The Promenade shopping area; and The Dispensary for live music and “the best burgers in town.”

The Bluffton Oyster Factory—fourth-generation owned—is the only one still operating in South Carolina. Part of a newly renovated Oyster Factory Park, the facility harvests May River oysters known for their sweetness. Bluffton hosts town-wide oyster roasts in the fall.

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Beaufort Water Festival Is Here: What You Need to Know

Beaufort Water Festival Is Here: What You Need to Know

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 12, 2018

Abberly Chase, Ridgeland, 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 Ridgeland, 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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Reasons Why South Carolina Is The BEST State

Reasons Why South Carolina Is The BEST State

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 05, 2018

Abberly Chase, Ridgeland, SC Home is where the heart is. Whether you’re currently living in South Carolina or have lived here in the past, there’s no doubt your heart is in the Palmetto State. That’s because South Carolina is the best place to live in America.

What is it they say? “You can take yourself out of South Carolina, but you can never take South Carolina out of you.” Here are 16 reasons why South Carolina is the best state.

1. We definitely have some gorgeous mountains...
and the views to match!

2. More than 20 of the most amazing beaches you've ever seen...
all within hours, or even minutes, from your front door.

3. With 47 South Carolina State Parks...
you can pick a new one to explore every weekend!

4. Everyone is dedicated to historic preservation.

5. The people in South Carolina are the heart and soul of this great state...
and that truly makes South Carolina the BEST place to live.

6. Great patio dining spots...
make the arrival of Spring even sweeter.

7. South Carolina has some of the BEST Main Streets in the country!

8. And waterfront dining all over the state with great views...
makes South Carolina a great place to live or visit.

9. We have the BEST sunrises...

10. and best sunsets in the world!

11. South Carolina is full of secret spots in nature where you can just relax.

12. There are countless places in the Palmetto State that will bring out the explorer in anyone.

13. South Carolina is home to the BEST restaurants.

14. And amazing camping spots for the whole family.

15. SC has lots of gorgeous lakes for loads of fun this summer.

16. And a beautiful scenic drive is never too far away.

What do you think?

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Abberly Chase Apartment Homes

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