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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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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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Tuesday, October 4, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Hispanic Heritage Month: Homeownership for Latinos

Hola, "good morning." Probablemente debería decir buenos días. Porque estoy hablando del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, es del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre y sólo quería para tocar algunas estadísticas que había aprendido recientemente. También quería hablar de algunos de los estigmas asociados y desacreditó algunos de los mitos que he escuchado recientemente.

Así que voy a empezar con algunas estadísticas de N-A-H-R-E-T, que significa "National Asociación de Profesionales Inmobiliarios Hispanos. Y dicen que la tasa de propiedad de vivienda de las latinas ha subido al 48,4% en 2021 y que surgió del 47,5% en 2019. Y de 2019 a 2021 habrá serán 657.000 nuevos propietarios de viviendas que son hispanos.
Pero a pesar del aumento de las cifras y de la prevalencia de los hispanos y la propiedad de nuevas viviendas, los latinos son definitivamente desproporcionadamente afectados ...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Where We Sell: Supply, North Carolina

Hey, I'm Carey McClure with KBT Realty. I'm here on Sea Aire Canal to talk to you a little bit about some neighborhoods in Supply, North Carolina.
This is one of the neighborhoods here. Even though it's just off of Holden Beach, and located on the Intracoastal Waterway, it's still considered to be a Supply address. There's quite a few homes in this neighborhood. Most have their own piers, docks, bulkheads, and direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Search for homes in Supply North Carolina

Right up the street we have Caison's Creek, which is more of a natural neighborhood, even though they do have their own dock access, with more peers being built as we speak.
Another one of the neighborhoods here in Supply is called Oyster Harbor. It is definitely a natural looking neighborhood with trees, but it also has access to the Intracoastal Waterway, pickleball, their own pool, and lots of other amenities with it as well.
Another neighborhood in Supply that's somewhat like Oy ...

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Friday, August 5, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Buying Waterfront and Coastal Real Estate

Waterfront real estate is considered to be any property with frontage on a body of water. Beachfront property is located on or adjacent to a beach, which may be on an ocean or lake. Beachfront real estate is always waterfront; waterfront property, on the other hand, may have a beach, but it can also be property that fronts a rocky coast, a canal, a river or other body of water.
Waterfront property, especially luxury waterfront homes, usually offer great views and access to boating and water recreation. Many people dream of living on the water, and that is often a huge motivator in home purchases in a coastal area.

With an abundance of water recreation, southeastern coastal North Carolina offers activities for everyone. Whether you live for sand between your toes at the beach and the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean, or a walk along the Cape Fear Riverwalk is your preference, Wilmington and the surrounding cities and beach towns offer an abundance of waterfront living op ...

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