If you’re looking for an affordable place to live, consider the North Carolina foothills, where cheap mortgages are more common than in many parts of the state.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With inflation having a major impact on Americans’ ability to make ends meet these days, it might seem like it’s getting difficult to make a living anywhere.
But if you’re looking for an affordable place to live in the Carolinas, look no further than the foothills of North Carolina. Multiple communities in western North Carolina were recently ranked among the 10 most affordable places in the Tar Heel State by SmartAsset.
Sawmills, a community in southern Caldwell County just north of Rhodhiss Lake, was named the most affordable place to live in all of North Carolina. Researchers gave Sawills high marks for its affordable mortgage rates and homeowner’s insurance costs. The average annual mortgage payment in Sawmills is $6,224, and the town also has the lowest average …