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Old 04-13-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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We are moving from Idaho so cold is nothing new If anything I am more afraid of the mosquitoes!
COLD, WINDS OFF OF OCEAN WATER are killers for arthritis. Believe me!
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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As mentioned earlier. The wind/hail insurance is a ripoff. Other than that its not too bad of an area as I moved here 4 years ago
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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Thanks everyone-- you have all given us a lot to consider. I'm afraid you haven't done much to dissuade us though! We are moving to the area regardless, the debate is just how close to the beach. I can't wait for this new adventure and I'm sure we'll have more questions!
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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Everything has pretty much been covered except crowds and traffic. If you're thinking ocean views then you will have lots of people and traffic to deal with especially March (spring breakers) through September, with peak time in June and July when every inland family with the means will head to the beaches for vacations. Unless you're talking about spending big money for more private areas like along the ICWW or Figure Eight.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I guess you have to determine what suits your fancy. Is it Core Banks type of experience?


Or is it more along the lines of Ocean City, MD


Either way is fine. But you can't have both at the same time.
The picture of Ocean City must have been taken in the winter, you can actually see the beach!

It is all relative. Ocean City packs 300,000 people during a summer week onto 10 miles of beach. North Carolina beaches don't begin to approach that, and the totally unbearable traffic, rudeness, etc.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:00 AM
 
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Here's a classic story about a friend of mine who made some big bucks in the stock market in the 80's and bought a beach house in Amagansett, L.I.

After owning the home for a few years he wasn't happy with the slow encroachment of the ocean which was slowly eroding the beach in front of the house. He decided to have the house moved back closer to the road to give him some breathing room, so he called a local house mover to get an estimate on the move. A few days went by and finally the mover showed up, an older pipe smoking gentleman in a beat up pickup truck. My friend told him what he intended to do and told him to look over the house and get back to him in few days.

The house mover surprised him with an immediate quote of $25k, how could you even mention a price without even going through the fixtures/foundation of the house? was my friends response. After a couple of puffs from his pipe the mover said "Son, I moved this very same house 22 years ago"

Ron W.
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