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Tuesday, November 29, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

December 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | Dining in the Holiday Spirit | Elegant Coastal Interiors | What's Up at KBT

Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.

"I believe, I believe, it's silly, but I believe."
- Miracle of 34th Street

What's Up | our favorite restaurants for holiday dining
If you have out-of-town guests during the holidays - or just want to treat yourselves to a special night out - the team at KBT have some excellent suggestions for holiday dining that treat both the palate and the eyes. Feast on the holiday decorations at our favorite spots this year.
We take out of town guests to the Boundary House in Calabash. Their salad with hot bacon dressing and sweet buttered croissants are amazing. There's something for everyone there, from prime rib to seafood. The wood walls with wooden boats in the ceiling and Christmas decor is beautiful. Bonus... right next door is Callahans of Calabash which includes a Christmas shop. The Christmas shop has lots of decorated trees of different themes. - Carey McClure, Broker/Realtor®  &nb ...

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Monday, November 28, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

4 Tips for Moving from a Big City to a Small Town

contributed by Seth Murphy

Moving to a small town from a big city can seem appealing for various reasons. To be honest, who wouldn’t want cheaper costs of living, affordable housing, and greater personal space right? Making such a big move is never easy, but, following the steps in this article will help you find the town that best suits your personal and professional needs.

Learn About the Cost of Living
The only way to make an accurate budget is to learn about the cost of living in your new town. While you can expect groceries to be lower priced and housing to be affordable, each town is different and should be evaluated individually. As reported by Capital One, prominent expenses to include are the cost of groceries, healthcare, transportation, and housing.
If you’ve secured a job before the move, start comparing your salary with the total expenses to calculate the best cost-effective options. Living in a low-cost town will also increase your total disposable ...

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  house hunting, real estate agent, tips for buyers

Friday, November 18, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Your Home in North Carolina: elegant coastal decor

Decorating your home in North Carolina, and prefer an elegant feel to a casual beach-y vibe? Coastal elegance is not an oxymoron. With a little refinement of traditional coastal elements, you can create a home that is both comfortable and inviting with these elegant coastal decor tips.

Add Elegance into your Coastal Decor
Coastal decor capitalizes on the use of the organic colors and textures of nature. Blues, sea foam greens, ivory, and beige should be your go-to colors for an elegant coastal interior. Implement this color palette in light woods, baskets, natural fiber rugs, and woven shades, while opting for textures that are more finely finished than rustic in feel.
You can create an elegant coastal decorating aesthetic by simplifying and adding drama to traditional elegant decorating elements. Instead of a crystal chandelier, choose an elegant classic shape that is created with delicate seashells. Add touches of gold or silver in your centerpieces and decorative accessories. ...

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  home design, coastal home decor

Monday, October 31, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

November 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | Season of Thanks | Save Money When Moving | What's Up at KBT

Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

What's Up | where to give back this Thanksgiving season
During this season of being thankful for what we have, everyone at KBT is also appreciative of the many opportunities we have to give back to our community. Here are some nonprofit organizations where we spend our time, and some wonderful options for you to consider volunteering your time, too.
Foster a service dog in training for the weekend or offer your business for a training outing. Canines for Service is a Wilmington-based organization that trains and provides service dogs to veterans with service-connected mobility challenges, PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other needs. Canines can always use dog walkers, event volunteers, and, of course, donations. Call Kinsey to inquire about helping out at 910.360.9166. - Kirk Pugh, Broker/Rea ...

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  around the azalea coast, news and events

Wednesday, October 19, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Realistic Ways to Save Money When You Move

contributed by Seth Murphy

Moving is expensive. There's no way around it. But just because your bank account takes a hit when you move doesn't mean that you have to continue bleeding money once you're settled into your new home. In fact, there are plenty of ways to save money after you've moved - both as a homeowner and business owner. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Get Organized
One of the best ways to save money after a move is to get organized. When you know where everything is, you won't waste time and money buying things that you already have. So, take some time to unpack all of your boxes and put everything in its rightful place. You'll be glad you did!
Here are a few tips for unpacking and organizing your new home:

Create a system for unpacking. Some people like to unpack by room, while others prefer to unpack by category (clothes, dishes, etc.). Find what works best for you and stick to it.

Don't forget the little things. It's easy to focus on the bi ...

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  house hunting, tips for buyers, homeowners

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