Abberly Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
Call: 833-779-8856 Email View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

Turkey Day Pop Quiz

Turkey Day Pop Quiz

Darren Kincaid - Monday, November 15, 2010

It’s about that time of the year again.  The winter holiday season is in full effect.  Turkey Day!!!  What is you favorite holiday dish?  Is it turkey and dressing.  Mmmm…  Thanksgiving with the family is always so special.

What if you had to pass a turkey test in order to eat turkey for Thanksgiving this year?  Do you think you would have a plate full of that delicious, mouth watering turkey that you anxiously anticipate every year around this time?  Well, let’s see.  Here is a Turkey Day Pop Quiz: Leave all of your answers in the comments section.

  • How many days does it take a turkey egg to hatch: 16, 28, 32 or 36?
  • A baby turkey is called a: poult, snood, wattle or a caruncle?
  • The flap of skin under the turkey’s chin is called a: poult, snood, wattle or a caruncle?

Check out our latest post for a splendid turkey holiday recipe - TURKEY ROASTING 101-
Find the answers here but try to answer them on your own before you click. Questions 8,11 & 13

Halloween Fun Games for the Apartment

Halloween Fun Games for the Apartment

Darren Kincaid - Friday, October 08, 2010


A great way to keep kids entertained and having fun is to play with pumpkins and carve jack-o-lanterns.  Halloween falls on a Saturday this year.  That can be a really good thing.  Children will be home in the apartment all day to preparing their costumes and getting ready for an evening of trick-or-treating.  The trouble with this is; what will they do in the mean time?  You know just as well as I do that children of all ages need something exciting that will keep their attention and occupy their time especially when they are anticipating a big evening filled with lots of candy.


We’ve got just the thing.  All day Halloween you and the whole family can use printable stencils of nickelodeon cartoon characters to carve out jack-o-lantern.

Nick Jr. Halloween Pumpkin Stencils are on the Nick Jr. website and you can print them out for free.  There are a bunch of other different October activities for you to play with and make games from as well.  So go on over to and get your Halloween fun games ready for action.


Favorite Reason to Rent An Apartment Home

Favorite Reason to Rent An Apartment Home

Darren Kincaid - Monday, September 27, 2010

The top 5 reasons that you should be thankful that you have chosen to rent an apartment home:

1. You have flexibility! If you owned a home and got your dream job in another state, it could take you months to sell your home and you may have to take a huge loss just to sell the home!

2.  You can go on trips every weekend and don’t have to worry about yardwork, cleaning out your attic, or repairing an ever-growing “to do list” of issues in your house.

3. You have more expendable income to invest, go on vacations, buy school supplies, etc.

4.  You don’t have to travel to or pay for a gym membership or community pool.

5.  We take care of you! If you have a service request, question, or a concern, our professionally trained team is there to make your life easier!

We truly appreciate that you have chosen to live at Auston Grove Apartments and look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Perfect day to camp out on the couch and watch football

Perfect day to camp out on the couch and watch football

Darren Kincaid - Friday, September 24, 2010

Tomorrow is setting up to be a perfect day to camp out on your couch here at Auston Grove and watch our local schools in some big college football games.

At noon, the Wolfpack (3-0) open their ACC conference schedule by taking on the defending conference champions in their home building. The Ramblin’ Wreck of Georgia Tech (actually a 1930 Ford Model A Sport coupe) will be on display as the Yellow Jackets (2-1, 1-0 in ACC) are coming off a win at Chapel Hill last week.

Three hours later, the Demon Deacons (2-1, 1-0) will attempt to get the taste of last week’s loss at Stanford from their mouth. Unfortunately they’ll be at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee to face Florida State (2-1). Well maybe it’s not that unfortunate. Wake has won their last two meetings in the Sunshine State, holding the home team to just 3 points over the two contests.

So if you haven’t already made plans to meet friends at Overtime Sports Pub, the Sports Page or the End Zone Café, then call up your friends and turn your living room into Gameday station for the afternoon at Auston Grove.

Learn How To Manage Your Finances With Social Media

Learn How To Manage Your Finances With Social Media

Darren Kincaid - Friday, September 17, 2010


Have you ever in your life said to yourself, “Today is not a good day to learn how to better manage my finances?”  I didn’t think so.  I just came across a website that will help us all to manage our finances better than we have before.  Ever heard of I was surprised when I saw that saving money could be so much fun.  Have a look at this video from SmartyPig.  Using social media and the internet to save and manage finances sounds like such a great idea.

The Air in Your Apartment Needs Your Help!

The Air in Your Apartment Needs Your Help!

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, September 16, 2010


You can decorate your apartment while helping the natural air flow.  One of the best ways to purify the air in your apartment is by adding potted plants.  Not only will they help your apartment stay fresh but the look great.  small plants like Boston ferns, English ivy or Peace lilies will look great in your living room on the coffee table or on the windowsills.


The more plants you have in your apartment the merrier.  You might not want to turn your apartment into a rain forest but with up to fifteen plants you can absorb most airborne toxins that rest in the air of an average apartment.  Within a full 24hours most of the both formaldehyde and ammonia can be out of your personal space.  For more Eco-Friendly Decorating Tips visit

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Labor Day Weekend: Three Whole Days?

Labor Day Weekend: Three Whole Days?

Darren Kincaid - Friday, September 03, 2010
Joe Cool Attracts All the Ladies

Labor Day Weekend

This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for for months… Three Days?  Woo!  We can hardly contain ourselves over here. Auston grove Apartments might just lift up two inches as high as we are jumping. Laugh out loud!  The Local Raleigh Weather Forecast is positive.


The pets are sleep after a nice long walk, the children are out for a play date, gas tank full and I don’t have any place to go.  Another Lol moment.  No worries.  How about Free?  You could do that, right?  Have a look at these free attractions – Free things to do in Raleigh.  Enjoy your self Auston Grove Residents.


Becoming Your Own Boss – Are You Cut Out to be an Entrepreneur?

Becoming Your Own Boss – Are You Cut Out to be an Entrepreneur?

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thinking about starting a business in Raleigh?

This is the greatest time in Raleigh to become an entrepreneur than ever before.  It doesn’t matter your age, sex, race or background.

Being older or younger does not qualify nor disqualify you from being an entrepreneur and owning your own business.  If you can find the inspiration then you can create what you desire.

You can use the website to gather different career paths ideas or entrepreneurial ventures and see what you like.


The question to ask isn’t what can I do or how can I get started?  But how can I get inspired?  Inspiration will land you in the right place and give you the motivation that you need to get going.

Do you know if you are cut out to be an entrepreneur?  Put yourself in the place to be.  See if you could job shadow someone who is doing what you want to be doing.  Or even do an informational interview and ask someone questions that is in the industry that you are interested being in.


It will take lots of time to start and run your own business.  Are you up for the long weekends working or in your apartment burning the midnight oil?

Do your research before stepping out into a business commitment. has tons of information on this subject.  Watch this video with Maggie Mistal about how to start a business that works for you.

FYI: You Can Rent An Apartment Home

FYI: You Can Rent An Apartment Home

Darren Kincaid - Friday, August 20, 2010


As a resident of Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh you have made the choice to rent at our community and enjoy the many benefits and perks of renting an apartment home from HHHunt.  Although you truly enjoy the convenience, service, freedom, and flexibility that comes from renting an apartment home at (property name), some of you still feel pressured to buy a home.  This pressure can come from other family members, realtors, friends, and the media but there are so many smart reasons to continue to rent your home.  Have a look at what Associated Content has to say about Renting an Apartment Home Forever.

Your Home, Your Choice

How do you feel about this?  Do you have a burning desire to own a home?  Are you perfectly satisfied with renting an apartment?  Tell us about it in the comment box.

Jennifer Moran ~ HHHunt

30 Years on a Mortgage!? Apartment Living.

30 Years on a Mortgage!? Apartment Living.

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Most of the time, banks and sales agents do not always give you the whole story when taking out a mortgage on a home. The amount of interest that you pay to the bank is pretty eye opening.  For instance, on a 30-year mortgage of $200,000 at 5.5% interest, your monthly payment would be $1135.58.  What this does not include is the monthly cost for property taxes, insurance, and maintenance which can easily cost an additional $200 – $300 per month depending on the value of your home.

Also, most individuals who purchase a home are not always well informed about the amount of principal that is being paid with their monthly mortgage payment.  In this particular example, this person would pay $68,122 over the course of 5 years in mortgage payments but only $15,367 of this would be applied to the principal!!  The other $52,755 goes entirely to INTEREST!   The other $12,000 to $18,000 in real estate taxes, insurance, and maintenance is on top of the $52,755 over a 5 year period.

Although you do build equity when you buy a home, the first several years of a mortgage involve paying much more towards interest than towards the principal.  See for yourself.  Check out mortgage payment calculator.  You can input different scenarios and view your own amortization schedule.  Just remember, this will not include taxes, insurance, maintenance costs (usually 1% of the value of the house per year), HOA fees, decorating fees, higher utility costs, etc.

Jennifer S. Moran

Abberly Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

Call: 833-779-8856
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P