sales price: $535,000
year built: 1960 2726 sq. ft
Annual Property Taxes: $3,994
sales price: $790,000
year built: 2001
2540 Sq. ft.
Wilmington, NC-Brunswick Forest—
Year Built: 2011 Sq. Ft.: 1761
Estimated taxes: $1,712
Aiken SC -
The Villages at Woodside Plantation
sales price: $289,000
year built: 2011
Sq. ft: 2224
Annual Property Taxes: $1,851
($1,531 if over age 65 due to homestead exemption)
What’s Stopping You?
It’s tough to sell for less than you think your assets are worth; but if you imagine your
net gain from getting your money now, you’ll find that there’s really nothing stopping you.
It’s all a matter of perspective—you can wait until the market corrects, but you might be
waiting a long time. Analysts predict a trickling increase over the next few years, but no one
is expecting a housing boom in the near future.
You have the power to choose. You can get stuck on the “what should be,” ignoring reality and creating frustration; or, you can accept the reality and decide to let go and live your
life with all of the peace of mind and tranquility that you’ve been working toward for so
many years. Stop lamenting the past or crossing your fingers for the future; start living the
present and enjoy the pleasures that life has to offer, right now.
Now Is The Time.
The longer you hold onto your home, the less equity you have to retire, and the longer
you need to work to make up the difference. It’s a simple equation. While you continue to
work, you continue to pay high taxes on your home, eating up any potential appreciation
you could make waiting for increasing prices.
People retire at different ages for various reasons, but the common factor is increased
quality of life. Selling your home could create a windfall to enjoy travel, culture, family and
many other facets of life that are often pushed on the back burner while you work.