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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

Wednesday, October 5, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

KBT Realty Group: TEAM

Becky Brown, Co-founder, Broker/Realtor®
Hi, I'm Becky Brown with KBT Realty. I'm actually the "B" of KBT. The most important thing to me about being on a team is the leverage and the support. We have marketing, we have lead generation, we have a full time photographer and videographer on staff. I'm a firm believer that team actually means "together everyone achieves more."
Mary Ellen Slugg, Director of Operations
The resources and benefits our team provides, not just to our Realtors, but to our in office professionals, is invaluable. I challenge you to find another real estate group that's as dedicated as our team.
Fred Teachey, Broker/Realtor®
Our listing coordinator, transaction coordinators, marketing, photography, inside sales... it is all first class.
Anne Rose, Director of Marketing
The thing that I find the most fulfilling about working on a real estate team is the opportunity to interact with people who have such a wide variety of professional backgroun ...

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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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Friday, September 9, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Meet Charles Swain, Broker/Realtor® with KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams INNOVATE

Meet Charles Swain, Broker/Realtor® with KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams INNOVATE. Charles grew up in Wilmington North Carolina, and is one of the original team members on with KBT Realty.
This is where I grew up, out here, fishing, boating, clamming, crabbing, just about anything you can think of on the creek.
Hi. I'm Charles Swain from KBT Realty Group with Keller Williams Innovate. Just to tell you a little bit about myself, I've been in Wilmington for over 50 years. Moved to Wilmington when I was three years old, from Southport, which is only like 40-45 minutes from here. Grew up in the Ogden area, which is the north side of Wilmington - some would consider that - and just grew up with the creek in our backyard. Just anything that involves the seafood life and the coastal life, and just great memories of growing up as a kid and a teenager doing all that stuff and boating all the time with friends. And if we weren't here, we were at the beaches, Wrightsville Beach, Carol ...

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  real estate broker, real estate agent, meet the broker

Thursday, July 14, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Meet the Broker: Joanna Prinz, KBT Realty Group

Joanna Prinz, with KBT Realty Group in Wilmington, works with buyers and sellers in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and the neighboring coastal towns.
Meet Joanna:
Hi. My name is Joanna Prinz. I am an agent with KBT Realty. We're based in Wilmington, but my area is the Jacksonville, North Carolina area, which is north of Wilmington.
I grew up originally in Arizona, and it's a long story, but I came from Arizona and I lived in the mountains, and then my husband's job brought us to the coast, to Wilmington first and now Jacksonville. I have been in real estate for about three years, always interested in buying and selling homes.
I lived in Wilmington for ten years, and now I am here. I really enjoy the community. It has lots of things for families, children especially. As a family, we love going to the beach and going to the different parks. There's a wonderful park a little north of us that is called Hammock Beach Park, which you can go up. There's lots of hiking trails. You can ...

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