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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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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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Friday, June 17, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Moving Day Tips For First-Time Homeowners

Contributed by Amy Craft
Even though experts say that the housing bubble is about to pop, the surge of first-time homeowners is not slowing down. As per Reuters’ update on the real estate market, almost 30% of all home sales in early 2022 were made by first-time homebuyers.
For many, this new milestone represents a fresh start rife with potential. However, before you can move into your hard-earned-dream home, there’s the important matter of moving in first. Since moving into a home isn't just about lugging in boxes, here’s how to do it right:

Hire movers with special services
Moving into your own home can be a lot more demanding than moving into a rental property because this usually means that you’re bringing more possessions.
As such, rather than taking on this responsibility solo, it’s a huge help to have professional movers onboard. Aside from helping you transport your items from point A to point B, an AskMoney guide to c ...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

7 Reasons Buyers Need a Real Estate Agent When Buying New Construction

Being a homeowner is about much more than the walls that are around you. An experienced real estate agent understands all aspects of purchasing a home, from finding the neighborhood that best fits your lifestyle, to the financial intricacies of negotiation and closing.
If you are a buyer considering new construction for your next home, working with a real estate agent will ensure that you have a professional who is looking out for your interests. Although it is easy to walk into a model home and work directly with a builder, buyers often find that it is both confusing and frustrating to navigate the process on their own.
Here are some of the advantages of working with a real estate agent when you are buying new construction:

1. No Additional Cost
Working with a buyer's agent does not cost a prospective homeowner any additional fees, and does not increase the price of a new construction home. Buyer's agents are paid at closing by the builder/developer. Most real estate agents hav ...

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