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The 61st Beaufort Water Festival: What to Know - Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

There are just a few days left to experience the fun of the 61st Beaufort Water Festival Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The 10-day festival is a community tradition celebrating the best of Beaufort culture with food, family fun, water sports and live entertainment every day. if you haven't been yet, get there this week! Here are some essential things to know about the festival:

What’s different

  • The air show will go on. There will be a moment of silence to honor Connell.
  • After a three-year run at the Beaufort Waterfest, Dragonboat Beaufort will not be a part of the festival this year.
  • The water ski show is not on the schedule this year.

Who’s playing

Country music duo LOCASH, known for their single “I Love this Life,” will be headlining the 61st Beaufort Water Festival’s main concert event. Canaan Smith, an up-and-coming musician whose single “Love You Like that” topped country charts last summer, will be opening for LOCASH.

Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Where to park and street closures

  • The festival provides a free shuttle service on Fridays and Saturdays from the Beaufort County Government Center to the Waterfront Park.
  • Parking lots behind Wells Fargo and BB&T banks downtown have parking for $10.
  • The First Citizens Bank parking lot on the corner of Bay and Charles streets serves as a handicap parking spot after business hours during the week and all day on the weekends.
  • Pay attention to parking signs to avoid getting towed. There is precedence for cars to be towed for illegal parking during the festival.
  • Street closures: Bay Street will be closed from Harrington to Charles streets for the bed race from 5 to 6 p.m. July 22. Boundary, Carteret and Bay streets will be closed from 10 a.m. to noon July 23 for the parade.

What to bring/what to leave

For the concert, you can bring lawn chairs and blankets and set them up in advance. The park will be closed for an hour before gates open for the show, according to the Beaufort Water Festival’s website. You can’t bring drinks, food, coolers or strollers into the park. You can purchase food and drinks at the facility, but you can’t leave with alcoholic drinks.

There is night and day for everyone, depending on what kind of music you like or if you have kids.

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Smart Reasons Baby Boomers Should Rent – Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sometimes it makes sense to sell the family homestead and rent.

You may have long pictured homeownership as a cornerstone of your retirement. But baby boomers are increasingly renting instead. From 2005 to 2015, the number of renters ages 60 to 64 nearly doubled.

Though the longer you live in a home the more likely it is that buying beats renting—if it is paid off, taxes and upkeep are probably lower than the rent you’d pay—there are times when renting is the way to go.

You’re restless

Want to buy a home in your favorite vacation spot? The idyllic weeks you’ve spent there may not give you a realistic sense of what life is like year-round. For example, 70°F winters might not be worth humid 90°F summers.

Trying out your new town by renting will save you money and headaches. Real estate can have huge transaction costs, like the typical 5% brokerage fee. You don’t want to pay it twice.

You want the extra cash

Selling the family home and investing some (or all) of the proceeds can help pad your savings—and provide peace of mind.

Yes, you could tap home equity via a reverse mortgage. But selling would supply more upfront cash. A 65-year-old with a $300,000 mortgage-free home could net $275,000 from a sale; a reverse mortgage would free up only $150,000. You’d have to tap some of your proceeds to rent a new place, but the extra long-term cost of renting might be worth the comfort of more cash on hand.

You want convenience

Sick of raking leaves? Don’t want to deal with peeling paint? Renting lets you off-load such chores. It’s not your problem anymore. A rental in a multiunit building can also include amenities you’ll value more as you age, such as an elevator and a doorman.

Rental property developers have started catering to older customers. The result: buildings that include a greater number of larger two- and three-bedroom units, as well as aging-friendly perks like door-to-door package delivery and trash pickup.

For more information on apartments in Beaufort, SC, contact Ashton Pointe.

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Avoid Headaches When Apartment Hunting in Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Let’s be honest, moving is daunting. Finding a rental that is the right fit for your budget, lifestyle and commute can be incredibly time-consuming and stressful.

Here are some ways you can streamline the search process and find your ideal home:

Avoid summer moves: While work and life changes will probably dictate when you move, if you can avoid moving during the summer months, you’ll be doing yourself a big favor. Summer is considered peak renters season and can be a difficult time to find new accommodation as the market is saturated with renters and available units move quickly.

If you do need to move during the summer, be sure to start doing your research early. The sooner you start scoping out the market, the better chance you’ll have at grabbing the perfect place and a great deal.

Consider public transportation and parking: When researching neighborhoods, be sure to look into transportation options. Do you need public transportation to commute to work? If so, look into not only how far away a station is, but what area you’ll need to walk through to get to it. A property could be four blocks from a station on Google Maps, but that may involve crossing a major highway.

If you have a car, consider what parking zone the property is in. Is the property close to restaurants and bars, or parks and running trails? Which is more important to you? Is there a grocery store within walking distance? All of these questions will help you narrow down your ideal location.

Find out about apartment amenities: Every building offers varied amenities, so be sure to dig deep and see what’s available. Is it important to you that your new home has a gym, pool, lounge, roof deck, 24-hour concierge? Does the building allow pets? These little details add up and become vitally important when deciding on the right property for your lifestyle.

What to ask yourself: When contemplating your housing budget, always ask yourself these three questions: What do you expect to pay on average? What is the max rent you’re willing to pay for the perfect place? What can you honestly afford comfortably?

Be honest with these questions as the answers will better help you set realistic expectations.

Don’t settle for the first offer: Once you find a property that fits your needs and budget, don’t be afraid to negotiate. Most of the time, there is some wiggle room when it comes to lease negotiations. Negotiate within reason and remember, the worst thing that can happen is that the answer is “no.”

Be cautious of deals that sound too good to be true — they likely are — but enjoy the process.

At the end of the day, you want to find a place that feels like home and supports your lifestyle. Do your research, be diligent, and you’ll find your ideal home. For more information on apartments in Beaufort, SC contact Ashton Pointe.

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Reduce Housing Costs When You Retire - Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Housing is likely to be your biggest retirement expense. But there are a variety of ways to pay less for housing in retirement. Here are a couple of ideas of what you can do to bring down your housing costs after you retire.

Downsize. Once your children grow up, you no longer need multiple bedrooms or an expansive yard. And you may not want to take care of a large property that only one or two people use. Downsizing to an apartment in Beaufort, SC can add money to your nest egg and free up the time you would have spent mowing a large lawn and cleaning several stories of rooms. Downsizing could add money to your nest egg, even if you spend $50,000 on selling and moving costs and home improvements. After their kids move out, many retirees downsize their home, and then they put the surplus into an investment account so that it can start growing. This reduces their monthly living expenses, their utilities, their property taxes, and they’re really at a point in their life when they don’t want to maintain a larger home. You may also be able to generate some extra cash by selling off the furniture and appliances from your former home.

Relocate. Retirees don’t need to live in expensive cities that are close to their jobs or in high-cost suburbs with good school districts. You are finally free to live anywhere in the world that has the entertainment options and amenities you desire. You might choose to live near the beach or in a place where you can play golf every day, or you could relocate to a sleepy college town with a low cost of living. If you move to a place where housing costs significantly less than where you live now, you can use the extra cash to help pay for your retirement expenses.

Become a renter. Homeownership can be expensive and a lot of work, especially if you live in an older home in constant need of repairs. Becoming a renter in retirement frees up the equity in your home to use for living expenses, might allow you to relocate closer to the city center where you could walk to shops and local attractions and makes someone else responsible for the major upkeep of the property. To sell your home and then rent gives you a nice cash infusion.

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Ashton Pointe Apartment Homes

100 Ashton Pointe Boulevard, Beaufort, SC 29906

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