Thinking of Relocating? Check out our relocation kit for help | Wilmington NC real estate

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RELOCATION KIT
Moving from one place to another can be a challenge. Read through our Relocation Kit for pointers on how to make a smooth transition and minimize stress as you do. Just click on the tabs below.You may also want to check out our other kits, identified below. Contact us to request assistance.

 

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Wilmington NC Does It Again | First in Country to use White Space Network | Wilmington NC real estate

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New Hanover County loves technology… The New Hanover County government is on the cutting edge of new technological advances by utilizing the TV White Space that was abandoned in 2008 with the national launch of digital TV.  Wilmington was the first test city for the use of the non analog device.  The FCC laid ground rules concerning the use of the White Space Spectrum and New Hanover County is the first to utilize the technology.  The first commercial installation of the White Space network was set up at Hugh McCrae park. Phase 2 will include other parks and gardens such as Vetarans Park and Airlie Gardens.  Wi Fi on caffeine will be available.

“Community leaders have been eager to keep the area in the race to develop new technologies and uses since the FCC chose the local television market as the first in the country to transition to digital TV.  New Hanover County and Wilmington are also noted in the FCC’s National Broadband plan as a model of the usability of the spectrum.

New Hanover County has provided network IP cameras, Wi-Fi routers, antennas and other hardware as well as technical installation of the new FCC approved radios.  New Hanover County, city of Wilmington and TVBS have been using white spaces for a number of business applications already, including water quality monitoring and security purposes.

Chaney says the county and city governments collaborated on a pilot project that provided Wi-Fi and video surveillance in the Creekwood housing development.  The county is also using white space to automate the collection of water quality data in environmentally sensitive areas that would have required trenching of wires.

In testing white space, Chaney says “We see ranges of up to 1.5 miles on a point-to-point application of the spectrum including signal propagation through vegetation and buildings.  Installing these newly approved radios and appropriate antennas could allow wireless service far beyond traditional boundaries.”
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Cost of Living in Wilmington NC Drops Below Average |Wilmington NC real estate

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The latest costs of living results have come out for Wilmington NC.  The 2nd quarter cost of living index dipped slightly below average according to the national ACCRA cost of living survey.  The results put Wilmington at 98.6, based on the national average index of 100.  The first quarter average was right at 100.0. 

The Cost of Living Index measure differences in costs of services and consumer goods for middle class standard of living.  314 urban areas in the US participated in the study.  The study is conducted over a 3 day period, covering 90,000 prices of 60 different items.   The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce posted the following chart detailing the scores compared to other Southern cities.

Click on chart for larger view.

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Wilmington NC Now on Google Street View

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Google Street View

Well, Wilmington NC has made the news again!  Google has added Wilmington NC  to their list of “Special Cities” for their new “Street view”.  Realistic  360*  views of streets  at eye level.  Last December the google truck was sited in our area, and one of the locals ran outside to take a picture of the truck with google logo and a camera perched on top, and sure enough he is in the google street view online. Read the rest of this entry

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Top Secrets to Being a Successful Realtor

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In this real estate market that we have today, we need to constantly remind ourselves of our strong work ethic and conduct.

Best strategy for Realtor success

1. Treat this Job as a real job.

2. Be persistent.

3. Don’t take no for an answer.

4. Stay focuses on our business.

5. Don’t get distracted by others.

6. Stay out of office politics.

7. Learn how to get things done quickly.

8. Be a decision maker.

9. Have the courage to admit your mistakes and move on.

10. Have some fun along the way. Read the rest of this entry

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