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Virginia is #7 on List of Best States for Business

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Abberly Waterstone, Stafford, VAAmericans want change. Many are tired of real personal incomes barely climbing each year and with the share of unemployed and underemployed workers still north of 10%.

But there are parts of the U.S. that are thriving thanks to strong workforces, low business costs and pro-business regulatory environments. With that in mind, Forbes embarked on its annual look at which states have the best business climates.

A few years back, Forbes ranked the Best States for Business using factors in 40 data points across six main areas: business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. Business costs, which include labor, energy and taxes, are weighted the most heavily. We added several new criteria this year, including the number of millennials as a percent of the population. We relied on 14 data sources.

Best States: #7 Virginia
Gross State Product: $464 billion
5-yr annual GSP growth: 0.8%

Virginia ranked among the top two every year from 2006 to 2013.

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Virginia is a Great State To Make A Living

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Abberly Waterstone, Stafford, VAThe states that landed on the positive end of this annual ranking of where you can make a great living did the following: Offer healthy wages, manageable taxes, a low cost of living, and safe working environments. No extra points were awarded for scenic beauty.

We tend to talk about the U.S. economy and the job market as if they’re all one thing, but it’s too big for that. There are sharp differences from one state to another.

To determine the best and worst states to make a living, personal finance site MoneyRates.com considered average wages, taxes, cost of living, unemployment rate, and incidents of workplace safety incidents (including illness, injuries, and deaths) for each state.

No. 4 Best State To Make A Living: Virginia

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Apartment Hunting in Stafford, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Abberly Waterstone, Stafford, VAAre you apartment hunting in Stafford, VA? If so, a one bedroom apartment in Stafford, VA may be something to consider. Our prime location on beautiful rolling terrain is tucked away and removed from congestion but only minutes from downtown Stafford. With ideal proximity and the benefit of easy access to VRE, Quantico, several government agencies, historic Fredericksburg and Washington, DC, residents can easily call Abberly Waterstone home.

Abberly Waterstone offer 1-bedroom apartments that range from 806 square feet to 1199 square feet. But that is not the only thing that sets us apart.

Each luxurious apartment offers:

  • BRAND NEW
  • One, Two, and Three Bedroom, Open Floor Plan Options
  • Private Entry Cottage Style Apartments*
  • Controlled Access Buildings with Interior Conditioned Corridors*
  • Nine and Ten Foot Ceilings
  • Granite Countertops
  • Mocha Wood Cabinets and Brushed Nickel Hardware
  • Black Appliances
  • Island Designed Kitchens*
  • Wood Plank Style Flooring in Kitchen and Baths
  • Oversized Garden Tubs
  • Valet Trash Removal
  • Oversized Closets
  • Expansive Windows to Capture Natural Light
  • Washer and Dryer in Every Apartment Home

Abberly Waterstone allows you a wonderful place to live, relax and make friends and we take care of the rest. This is a luxury apartment community that offers the best in apartment amenities, including:

  • Vibrant Clubhouse With 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs Throughout
  • Demo Kitchen for Socials
  • Lounge with Billiards, Foosball and Vintage Arcade Games
  • Invigorating Pool With Sun Deck
  • Outdoor Gathering Pavilion With, TV Viewing Area, Gas Fireplace, and Grilling Kitchen
  • Adrenaline Cardio and Strength Studio
  • Detached Garages Available
  • Technology Center
  • Car Care Center
  • Car Charging Stations
  • Dog Park
  • Walkable to Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
  • Great Access to I95
  • Only 4.3 Miles from Brooke Station VRE

Abberly Waterstone has apartments with floor plans that have what you need in order to call your apartment home. In addition to the community we offer, our location is premier. Stop your apartment search at Abberly Waterstone, contact us.


Virginia is One of America's Top States for Business - Stafford, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Abberly Waterstone, Stafford, VAWe score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the states themselves. States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. Then we separate those metrics into 10 broad categories, weighted based on how frequently each is used as a selling point in state economic development marketing materials. That way, our study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves.

Our study is not an opinion survey. We rely on tangible numbers to gauge each state's performance, scoring all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, using publicly available data.

Here are our categories and this year's weightings.

Workforce - We rate states based on the education level of their workforce, the numbers of available employees, and the states' demonstrated abilities to retain college-educated workers. We measure workforce productivity based on each state's economic output per job. We look at the relative success of each state's worker training programs in placing their participants in jobs. We also consider union membership and the states' right-to-work laws.

Cost of Doing Business - We look at the competitiveness of each state's tax climate, as well as state-sponsored incentives that can lower the cost of doing business. Utility costs can add up to a huge expense for business, and they vary widely by state. We also consider the cost of wages, as well as rental costs for office and industrial space.

Infrastructure - We measure the vitality of each state's transportation system by the value of goods shipped by air, waterways, roads and rail. We look at the availability of air travel in each state, the quality of the roads and bridges, and the time it takes to commute to work.

Economy - We look at economic growth, job creation, consumer spending, and the health of the residential real estate market. We measure each state's fiscal health by looking at its credit ratings and outlook, as well as its overall budget picture. We also consider the number of major corporations headquartered in each state.

Quality of Life - We score the states on livability, including several factors, such as the crime rate; inclusiveness, such as antidiscrimination protections; the quality of health care; the level of health insurance coverage and the overall health of the population. We evaluate local attractions, parks and recreation, as well as environmental quality.

Technology & Innovation - We evaluate the states on their support for innovation, the number of patents issued to their residents and the record of high-tech business formation. We also consider federal health, science and agricultural research grants to the states.

Education - Higher-education institutions offer companies a source to recruit new talent, as well as a partner in research and development. We consider the number of higher-education institutions in each state, as well as long-term funding trends for higher education. We look at several measures of K–12 education, including test scores, class size and spending. We also look digital and lifelong learning opportunities in each state.

Business Friendliness - But we grade the states on the freedom their legal and regulatory frameworks provide for business.

Cost of Living- The cost of living helps drive the cost of doing business. From housing to food and energy, wages go further when the cost of living is low.

Access to Capital - We look at venture capital investments by state, as well as small-business lending on a relative basis.

Virginia is #13 on the list of America's Top States for Business.

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Virginia is on the List of Most Successful States - Stafford, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Abbelry Waterston, Stafford, VAZippia did a breakdown of what the most successful states might be. Might they be states containing the most successful cities? Are these states doing something better than yours is? And is good ice cream a key to their success?

The answers? No, Probably, and most definitely. But we’ll get to methodology in a moment (ice cream was not one of our criteria…) First, here are the 10 most successful states:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. North Dakota
  5. Hawaii
  6. Wyoming
  7. Alaska
  8. Virginia
  9. Utah
  10. Massachusetts

Virginia:

Of all the states we looked at (which would be… all of them…) Virginia had the eighth highest median income. Residents here were also the ninth least impoverished, overall, and the 14th least likely to be unemployed. Congrats, Old Dominion!

How We Determined the Most Successful States in America

The first thing that comes to most capitalist minds in terms of success is—money. After all, rich people must be successful, right?

Meh. Maybe. But we think there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how wealthy a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. And finally, if more people are employed, the brighter (and more successful) that place’s future looks.

After we collected the data for all 50 states, we ranked each from 1 to 50 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the most successful.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Success Score” with the state having the lowest overall Success Score crowned the “Most Successful State in America.”

As you saw, Virginia came in number 8. For information on apartments in Stafford, VA contact Abberly Waterstone.

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Virginia: One of the Best States for Retirement - Stafford, VA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Abberly Waterstone, Stafford, VAMany of us long for a retirement that will feel like going on a permanent vacation. But before we buy that beach bungalow, box up our stuff and break out the Costco-sized wine spritzers, a reality check may be in order.

Bankrate’s latest ranking of the best and worst states to retire finds the fun-in-the-sun places often associated with retirement may have drawbacks as we face aging issues and our savings dwindle. Retiree meccas like Florida and Arizona don’t come close to cracking our top 10.

#6. Virginia

Many do want to retire somewhere else - It’s no myth that many people dream of moving in retirement. A new Bankrate survey shows that 47% of Americans would consider relocating when they retire. Higher-earning households and younger people are more likely to say so than everyone else.

According to our poll, Americans’ priorities for a retirement haven suggest they’re giving a lot of thought to practical considerations like cost of living and health care.

How we rate the states

To rank the states according to what people say they want in retirement, we pull together data on these eight criteria:

  • Cost of living
  • Healthcare quality
  • Crime
  • Cultural vitality
  • Weather
  • Taxes
  • Senior citizens’ overall well-being
  • The prevalence of other seniors

Two of our categories are new: cultural vitality (whether residents can find fun stuff to do) and the prevalence of other seniors (whether it would be easy to find other retirees to hang out with).

We weight the factors based on the importance they were given in our survey.

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Virginia is One of the Best States To Retire – Stafford, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Abberly Waterstone, Stafford, VAMany of us long for a retirement that will feel like going on a permanent vacation. But before we buy that beach bungalow, box up our stuff and break out the Costco-sized wine spritzers, a reality check may be in order.

Bankrate’s latest ranking of the best and worst states to retire finds the fun-in-the-sun places often associated with retirement may have drawbacks as we face aging issues and our savings dwindle. Retiree meccas like Florida and Arizona don’t come close to cracking our top 10.

#6. Virginia

Many do want to retire somewhere else - It’s no myth that many people dream of moving in retirement. A new Bankrate survey shows that 47% of Americans would consider relocating when they retire. Higher-earning households and younger people are more likely to say so than everyone else.

According to our poll, Americans’ priorities for a retirement haven suggest they’re giving a lot of thought to practical considerations like cost of living and health care.

How we rate the states

To rank the states according to what people say they want in retirement, we pull together data on these eight criteria:

  • Cost of living
  • Healthcare quality
  • Crime
  • Cultural vitality
  • Weather
  • Taxes
  • Senior citizens’ overall well-being
  • The prevalence of other seniors

Two of our categories are new: cultural vitality (whether residents can find fun stuff to do) and the prevalence of other seniors (whether it would be easy to find other retirees to hang out with).

We weight the factors based on the importance they were given in our survey.

For more information on apartments in Stafford, VA, contact Abberly Waterstone.

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Stafford, VA, Because Virginia is One of the Cheapest States to Live!

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Abberly Waterhouse, Fredericksburg, VACNBC scored all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the states themselves. States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. Then we separate those metrics into 10 broad categories, weighted based on how frequently each is used as a selling point in state economic development marketing materials. That way, our study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves.

Cost of living is one of the key categories of competitiveness, worth a possible 75 points toward a state's overall Top States score.

This year some states were tied. But Virginia ranked high on the list.

#13 Virginia

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It is Cheaper to Rent Than Own in Every State - Stafford, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 24, 2017

Abberly Waterstone, 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, according to a new NerdWallet analysis.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can’t get from renting. The equity you build can be leveraged for loans that can be used to improve the home and boost its value or be used in financial emergencies.

While renting can’t offer those financial benefits, 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 — but 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, but is lower for FHA or VA loans.

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 to rent each month.
  • The smallest difference is still a third more to own.
  • In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting.

State: Virginia
Homeownership Premium: 48%
Median Monthly Cost to Own: $1692
Median Monthly Cost to Rent: $1144
Difference: $548

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Welcome to Abberly Waterstone Apartment Homes

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Abberly Waterstone is a new and vibrant community that offers a fresh perspective on apartment living in Stafford, VA. With a perfect blend of thoughtfully designed floor plans, outstanding features, and a desirable location, residents are sure to experience all the elements of better living. Abberly Waterstone offers a prime location that is tucked away but only minutes from shopping, dining, and all that the surrounding area has to offer. Residents will enjoy quick access to the Brook Station VRE, Quantico, and points of interest throughout the Greater Washington DC area via Jefferson Davis Hwy (US 1) and Interstate 95.



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