CHRISTMAS DECORATING PARTY

Thank you to all of our Moore Station Village residents who helped decorate our Village Center this past week! You all did a wonderful job! We spent the night with lots of decorating, light bites, many laughs, and much Christmas cheer.  Our Moore Station Village Center is now ready for the Christmas season.  We hope that each and everyone of you have a  very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

LET’S TRIM THE TREE AT MSV

The holidays are just around the corner! Please join us for a Christmas Decorating Party as we get our Moore Station Village community ready for Christmas. We will be decorating the Moore Station Village Center’s Christmas tree and enjoying a night of fun and fellowship.  The decorating will begin at 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 27th.  We hope to see all of our Moore Station Village neighbors there!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

To all who have served in our nation’s armed forces,  we give our heartfelt thanks and gratitude.  Without your bravery, selflessness, and dedication, this country would not be what it is today.  God Bless America!!!

MOORE STATION VILLAGE TO BE FEATURE ON “WHY DUBLIN” VIDEO SERIES

This week, we had the pleasure of hosting Visit Dublin, GA for a tour of Moore Station Village while filming their new video series, “Why Dublin”.  Other spots around town to be featured are Stubbs Park, and the newly renovated shops and living spaces in downtown Dublin.  Be on the lookout for our community as the “Why Dublin” series is aired!

Why Moore Station Village?  MSV is the only community in Dublin and Laurens county to offer such a wide range of benefits to its members.   From the beautiful Craftsman style homes to the Village Center equipped with a pool and fitness center, we have everything you need!

If you would like more information about our community, please contact Jennifer Wilson at 478-484-5433 or by email at jwilson@currycompanies.com.

DUBLIN/LAURENS COUNTY NOVEMBER EVENT SCHEDULE

Don’t look now, but the holiday season is rapidly approaching!  Here are some local events going on during the month of November.  Come enjoy with family and friends!

6th & 7th- Dublin Service League Antique Fair
9th & 10th- Paint the Town With Art & Sound
10th- Veterans Day Parade
14th-29th- Festival of Trees at OFTC Dubose Porter Center
22nd- Thanksgiving
23rd- Black Friday
24th (Every Saturday through December 15th)- Dublin Christkindle Market
39th- Holly Jolly Holiday Party
30th- Downtown Jingle & Mingle
December 1st- Christmas Parade

COMMUNITY EVENT SCHEDULE — OCTOBER

The weather is starting to cool off, and outside activities are plentiful in and around Dublin during the month of October.  Here are just a few events to put on your monthly calendar that all can enjoy!

4th-14th– Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA

5th- 1st Friday featuring “Hocus Pocus” at Market on Madison

8th- Columbus Day

13th- Pumpkin Patch at Market on Madison 10am-6pm

16th-20th- Dublin Fall Fair 6pm-10pm @ Civ tan Fair Grounds

20th- Monster Dash Run

20th- Movie on the Lawn featuring “COCO” by Fairview Park Hospital

27th- Howl-a-ween Dog Costume Contest Downtown Dublin

31st- Halloween

FALL IS ALMOST HERE!!!

 To help get you in the mood for Fall, here are some activities at Moore Station Village for you and your loved ones to enjoy!

Enjoy a morning jog around the manicured walking trails

Catch dinner in one of the stocked fishing ponds

Plant a new batch of seasonal crops in the community garden

Have dinner al fresco with friends at the Village Center grilling station

Sharpen your short game golfing skills on the putting green

Watch the kids and grandkids play in the tot-lot

On cooler evenings, use the fire pit and enjoy telling stories around the fire

Tailgate and watch the big game with all your friends on the TVs in the Village Center

Sit back, relax and enjoy the changing of the leaves without having to worry about lawn maintenance

Call Christi Caneega @ 478-272-2335 to inquire further!

Are You Ready for Some Football!!!

Football is back!  Full 2018 schedules for our four area high schools, Dublin, East Laurens, Trinity Christian, and West Laurens, are attached. Be sure to come out on Friday nights and show support for these students, coaches and volunteers. Good luck to all during your quest to bring a state championship home to Dublin/Laurens County!

Looking for an Activity this Saturday?

Don’t forget to visit the Farmers Market Downtown on Saturday morning.  The market is always a great place to get together and enjoy a nice morning out with friends and family of all ages.  Also, this is a wonderful opportunity to support vendors located throughout middle Georgia. It is always a treat to see what new and exciting items arrive as the season’s change, so do yourself a favor and join the crowd at the Market this Saturday!

The Pros and Cons of Renting and Home Ownership

When searching for a place to call home, one of the most important decisions is whether to rent or to put down roots and purchase a home.  This article aims to point out some key differences between the two and to provide insight on which option might be right for you.  Key considerations that may influence your home search process include recurring expenses, access to amenities, and whether you prefer living in a community atmosphere or in a single-family home.

For most, the largest portion of the household budget is spent on either the mortgage or the monthly rental payment.  So, it follows that expenses will be a big factor in deciding between leasing or home ownership.  Specifically, how taxes and insurance, and maintenance of a purchased home differs to the relative flexibility of a leased property.

A stark difference in cost when comparing leasing to ownership is the amount you pay in taxes and property insurance.  Traditionally, property taxes and insurance are paid by the owner of the property. In this instance renters are spared this expense except for being required to provide renter’s insurance for the personal property in their unit.  Another important distinction involves maintenance requirements.  Since tenants do not have ownership of a unit, the owner has certain responsibilities to keep the property in repair.  The landlord, or property manager, oversees most major maintenance expenses including roof repairs, structural problems, and preventative maintenance, whereas homeowners are responsible for these costs themselves.  Since most residential leases are one-year terms, those who need flexibility may prefer this option to the alternative.  One of the major benefits of ownership is that it allows you to build equity in your home with each payment made and reduce the amount owed, until the property is owned free and clear.

Available amenities are another factor to consider while making the decision to rent or purchase a home.  Pools, fitness centers, media rooms, and resident clubhouses are oftentimes what makes living in apartment communities desirable.  Because the costs associated with using the amenities are included in rent, residents can enjoy the luxury of having these amenities at their fingertips without the added stress of upkeep.  On the other hand, homeowners can enjoy their amenities such as a pool or back-yard privately rather than having to share with neighbors.  While they can enjoy this privacy, they are also responsible for the routine maintenance associated with these features. Homeowners are also able to use the amenities without any rules or restrictions often enforced by an apartment community.

                Finally, you may want to consider the amount of freedom allowed to make changes to your living space while deciding whether to rent or buy.  Many landlords are very strict when it comes to renters making significant structural changes, renovations, or décor changes to the property.  Bound by the terms of the lease, tenants are often unable to make changes as they would like while in their rental home.  Homeowners, however, legally own their home and can decorate, renovate, and make changes at their desire. To some, the freedom to express themselves is a very important part of transforming a living space into a home.

There are many factors that play into making housing decisions.  It is recommended that you consult with a REALTOR® when deciding which option is best for your current situation.  Happy house hunting!