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Halfway between Connecticut and Florida, North Carolina offers residents and visitors the best of all environments.  Thousands of people have moved to North Carolina to attend college or take a temporary assignment only to find themselves living here 30 years later.  The moderate climate allows warm weather outdoor activities year-round, while mountain regions offer skiing and other winter activities.  Golfers, for instance, never put their clubs away in the Piedmont or Coastal regions of North Carolina.  Tennis players wear shorts and cotton shirts year-round.

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Halfway between Connecticut and Florida, North Carolina offers residents and visitors the best of all environments.  Thousands of people have moved to North Carolina to attend college or take a temporary assignment only to find themselves living here 30 years later.  The moderate climate allows warm weather outdoor activities year-round, while mountain regions offer skiing and other winter activities.  Golfers, for instance, never put their clubs away in the Piedmont or Coastal regions of North Carolina.  Tennis players wear shorts and cotton shirts year-round.
 

Outer Banks North CarolinaPopulation

North Carolina's capital is Raleigh and its biggest city is Charlotte, known primarily as the banking capital of The South.  Bank of America is headquartered in Charlotte as is BB&T.  Wachovia was headquartered in Charlotte until purchased by Wells Fargo in 2008.  It still is a major employer in Charlotte. Charlotte is the second largest banking center in The United States.

Over the last decade, North Carolina has been the fourth fastest growing state in The United States.  Its population exceeds 9,000,000 residents.  The population has grown about 14% since 2000.

North Carolina is approximately 300 miles wide, with elevations ranging from sea level to 6,684 feet in the mountains.  The vast majority of residents are less than three hours from terrific beaches and mountains, allowing extremely diverse outdoor activities and climates for everyone.
 

Grandfather Mountain North CarolinaGeographic Regions

Most people think of North Carolina as having three major regions:  The Coastal Plain, The Piedmont and The Appalachian Mountains.  The Appalachian Mountain Range includes The Great Smokey Mountains, The Blue Ridge Mountains, The Great Balsam Mountains and The Black Mountains.  The eastern most part of the state includes the historic Outer Banks, which are a narrow band of barrier islands, best known as the area where the Wright Brothers first took flight.  The mountains and the beaches of North Carolina offer majestic scenery, while the central part of North Carolina is highly populated and industrialized.

Taxes

North Carolina has a progressive income tax ranging from 6% to 8.25%.  The base state sales tax is 4.25% and all counties charge at least an additional 2.5% on sales.  Property taxes in North Carolina are assessed by counties and cities.  The three areas of property tax in North Carolina include 1) real property, 2) motor vehicle, and 3) personal property.   With total taxes in North Carolina averaging 10.5% on individuals, North Carolina's state and local tax burden is ranked 23rd highest in the nation, putting its tax burden very much in the middle for all states nationally.
 

Chimney Rock North CarolinaCommerce 

While North Carolina has  not escaped the recession, the economies of many areas in this state have been far more stable that other areas across the country.  For instance, The Milken Institute recently ranked Durham, NC as the sixth "Best Performing Large Cities" in the United States, and Raleigh-Cary as the 10th best for 2009.  Major employers like IBM in Research Triangle Park, along with the stability offered by technology start-ups and colleges and universities attribute to a robust economy in the state.  Universities like The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Duke University in Durham and North Carolina State in Raleigh are major contributors to the economy here.  Elsewhere in North Carolina, Davidson College in Charlotte; Elon University and Wake Forest in The Triad; and a wide array of private and public colleges and universities are stable resources for the state.  The continued shift of population from the northern states has also helped maintain growth in North Carolina.
 

Spectator Sports

Know largely for its great ACC college sports rivalries for decades, North Carolina now boasts major professional teams in football, hockey and basketball.  The Carolina Panthers of the NFL and the Charlotte Bobcats are in Charlotte.  The Carolina Hurricanes, who won The Stanley Cup in 2007, reside in Raleigh. 

The University of North Carolina Tarheels and the Duke Blue Devils have each recently won two NCAA national championships.  North Carolina State last won the national championship in the early 1980's.  Competition among fans in North Carolina is intense in all sports, with basketball and football being the primary drivers.  Wake Forest has had great success in basketball and football recently, as has Appalachian State, which won national football championships in NCAA Division III.
 

Public Schools

The State of North Carolina provides 70 percent of public school funding, with most of the money designated for professional salaries.  The Education Lottery was implemented in 2007 and raises funds for public education.  The remainder of funding comes from the 100 counties in North Carolina.  In 2003, the state average expenditure per pupil was $6,284.
 

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse The Arts

Universities throughout the state of North Carolina provide great depth for The Arts.  The major metro areas of North Carolina each have significant professional theaters, with Raleigh having Memorial Auditorium seating 2,000 patrons, the brand new Durham Performing Arts Center seating approximately 2,400 and The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte.

North Carolina has nine major art museums located in the major cities, plus smaller galleries and museums in cities such as Asheville, Wilmington and Greenville.


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North Carolina Homes for Sale Under $100K (5710) 

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MLS#: 710971
MLS#: 710971
679 Gallimore
Denton, NC  27239
Year Built: 1960, 2 Car Garage
Phyllis Brown Realty Phyllis Brown Realty
$1
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,500 SqFt
31.00 Acres
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MLS#: 720351
MLS#: 720351
202 Mebane
Stoneville, NC  27048
Year Built: 1937
North Star Realty North Star Realty
$1
6 Bed, 1 Bath
1,946 SqFt
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MLS#: 723015
MLS#: 723015
1761 Angell
Madison, NC  27025
Year Built: 1986
North Star Realty North Star Realty
$1
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,076 SqFt
0.85 Acres
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MLS#: 710621
MLS#: 710621
120 Pond
Lexington, NC  27292
Year Built: 1917
CENTRAL CAROLINA REALTY & DEV. CENTRAL CAROLINA REALTY & DEV.
$3,645
2 Bed, 1 Bath
922 SqFt
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 1923735
MLS#: 1923735
105 Pima Lane
Louisburg, NC  27549
Year Built: 1985
Wieland Properties, Inc. Wieland Properties, Inc.
$6,500
1 Bed, 1 Bath
138 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 659748
MLS#: 659748
3703 Cameron
Greensboro, NC  27401
Year Built: 1938
The Real Estate Clinic, Inc. The Real Estate Clinic, Inc.
$6,500
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,050 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 3014471
MLS#: 3014471
1322 5th Street
Statesville, NC  28677
Year Built: 1925
Southern Homes of the Carolinas Southern Homes of the Carolinas
$8,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 721651
MLS#: 721651
920 Omaha
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1954
SUCCESS REALTY OF NC LLC SUCCESS REALTY OF NC LLC
$8,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,260 SqFt
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 713099
MLS#: 713099
713 Byerly
Lexington, NC  27292
Year Built: 1948
Oak Leaf Properties of NC Oak Leaf Properties of NC
$8,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,137 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 717473
MLS#: 717473
827 Barney
Winston Salem, NC  27107
Year Built: 1920
Ed Price & Associates - Thomasville Ed Price & Associates - Thomasville
$8,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
688 SqFt
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 714756
MLS#: 714756
1013 Manly
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1953
Live Oak Real Estate Live Oak Real Estate
$8,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
780 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 689197
MLS#: 689197
1601 Green
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1925, 1 Car Garage
Conrad, Realtors Conrad, Realtors
$8,500
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,064 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 716248
MLS#: 716248
309 Jackson
Reidsville, NC  27320
Year Built: 1929
ATKINSON REAL ESTATE ATKINSON REAL ESTATE
$8,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,912 SqFt
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MLS#: 721184
MLS#: 721184
209 Irma
Lexington, NC  27292
Year Built: 1910
KEARNS & ASSOCIATES INC KEARNS & ASSOCIATES INC
$9,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
976 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 3035003
MLS#: 3035003
319 Vanderford Street
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1920
Kirby Realty Company Kirby Realty Company
$9,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 1961590
MLS#: 1961590
2022 Rebecca Street
Roanoke Rapids, NC  27870
Year Built: 1940
Compass Real Estate Services Compass Real Estate Services
$9,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,368 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 2132700
MLS#: 2132700
1117 4th Street
Statesville, NC  28677
Year Built: 1930
Chris Johnson Realty Chris Johnson Realty
$9,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.38 Acres
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MLS#: 713375
MLS#: 713375
2042 Dyson Place
Mount Airy, NC  27030
Year Built: 1960, 1 Car Garage
RE/MAX Realty Consultants RE/MAX Realty Consultants
$9,900
4 Bed, 1 Bath
1,100 SqFt
1.30 Acres
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MLS#: 712091
MLS#: 712091
1424 Emerald St
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1927
Cooper Realty Cooper Realty
$10,500
1 Bed, 1 Bath
800 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 3032956
MLS#: 3032956
515 W Harrison Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1940
Century 21 Town & Country Realty Century 21 Town & Country Realty
$10,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 3043060
MLS#: 3043060
1128 W 4th Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1924
Showcase Realty LLC Showcase Realty LLC
$11,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 2101753
MLS#: 2101753
121 Palmer Street
Shelby, NC  28150
Year Built: 1930
Wilson Real Estate Wilson Real Estate
$11,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 720425
MLS#: 720425
310 Hill
Reidsville, NC  27320
Year Built: 1940
Kriegsman & Associates Rockingham Branch Kriegsman & Associates Rockingham Branch
$11,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
600 SqFt
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MLS#: 715667
MLS#: 715667
172 Williams Street
Mocksville, NC  27028
Year Built: 1950
CENTURY 21 TRIAD (Davie) CENTURY 21 TRIAD (Davie)
$11,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
768 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 1927348
MLS#: 1927348
2481 Woodruff Road
Rocky Mount, NC  27804
Year Built: 1927
Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc. Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc.
$11,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,150 SqFt
0.52 Acres
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MLS#: 722277
MLS#: 722277
907 Newlin
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1955
Conrad, Realtors Conrad, Realtors
$11,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
635 SqFt
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 599213
MLS#: 599213
310 Meadow View
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1974
RE/MAX Preferred Properties RE/MAX Preferred Properties
$11,900
300 SqFt
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MLS#: 2186542
MLS#: 2186542
921 4th Street
Statesville, NC  28677
Year Built: 1920
Chris Johnson Realty Chris Johnson Realty
$11,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.26 Acres
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MLS#: 2186550
MLS#: 2186550
1012 4th Street
Statesville, NC  28677
Year Built: 1940
Chris Johnson Realty Chris Johnson Realty
$11,900
4 Bed, 1 Bath
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 3029184
MLS#: 3029184
812 S Jackson Street
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1900
Carolina Couture Realty Carolina Couture Realty
$12,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 3039868
MLS#: 3039868
157 BILLOW Street
Wadesboro, NC  28170
Year Built: 1968
Plank Road Realty Plank Road Realty
$12,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.45 Acres
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MLS#: 722097
MLS#: 722097
291 Houston
Mocksville, NC  27028
Year Built: 1940
Total Real Estate, LLC Total Real Estate, LLC
$12,000
0.43 Acres
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MLS#: 696557
MLS#: 696557
218 Brookwood Ave
Rockingham, NC  28379
Year Built: 1960
USRealty.com, LLP USRealty.com, LLP
$13,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
2,444 SqFt
0.50 Acres
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MLS#: 2186552
MLS#: 2186552
1016 4th Street
Statesville, NC  28677
Year Built: 1959
Chris Johnson Realty Chris Johnson Realty
$13,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 720676
MLS#: 720676
30 Circle
Reidsville, NC  27320
Year Built: 1921
Kriegsman & Associates Rockingham Branch Kriegsman & Associates Rockingham Branch
$14,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
672 SqFt
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MLS#: 710861
MLS#: 710861
1695 Ashley School Road
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1964
Cooper Realty Cooper Realty
$14,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
750 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 1971468
MLS#: 1971468
183 Davie Drive
Mocksville, NC  27014
Year Built: 1903
Compass Real Estate Services Compass Real Estate Services
$14,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,148 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 3013147
MLS#: 3013147
4117 Black Bottom Drive
Mount Gilead, NC  27306
Year Built: 1971
USRealty.com, LLP USRealty.com, LLP
$14,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1.42 Acres
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MLS#: 3020413
MLS#: 3020413
502 Arlington Circle
Lenoir, NC  28645
Year Built: 1955, Basement
Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell
$14,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.37 Acres
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MLS#: 722408
MLS#: 722408
2643 William Allen
Burlington, NC  27217
Year Built: 1969
COMPASS REAL ESTATE SERVICES, LLC COMPASS REAL ESTATE SERVICES, LLC
$14,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
696 SqFt
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 723091
MLS#: 723091
183 S Davie Dr
Mocksville, NC  27028
Year Built: 1903
COMPASS REAL ESTATE SERVICES, LLC COMPASS REAL ESTATE SERVICES, LLC
$14,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,148 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 702187
MLS#: 702187
105 Sunset Drive
Boonville, NC  27011
Year Built: 1963, 1 Car Garage
Swift Real Estate Specialists, Inc Swift Real Estate Specialists, Inc
$14,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,128 SqFt
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 718732
MLS#: 718732
5248 Pineview
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1941
Maria Garcia, Broker Maria Garcia, Broker
$14,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,021 SqFt
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 2171034
MLS#: 2171034
207 Mitchell Street
East Spencer, NC  28144
Year Built: 1888
RE/MAX Metro Realty RE/MAX Metro Realty
$15,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1971431
MLS#: 1971431
413 Clark Street
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1950
C-21 Hancock Properties C-21 Hancock Properties
$15,000
1,168 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 3009805
MLS#: 3009805
119 Mitchell Street
East Spencer, NC  28144
Year Built: 1910
William R. Kennedy Realty, Inc William R. Kennedy Realty, Inc
$15,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 2052342
MLS#: 2052342
12 Casons Old Field Road
Morven, NC  28119
Year Built: 1982
Anderson Real Estate Anderson Real Estate
$15,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 3042476
MLS#: 3042476
1933 Guy Street
Statesville, NC  28677
Year Built: 1947
Coldwell Banker United Coldwell Banker United
$15,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.32 Acres
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MLS#: 1851863
MLS#: 1851863
522 N Chestnut Street
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1890
Ed Reeves Ed Reeves
$15,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,890 SqFt
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 722135
MLS#: 722135
743 Bryant St
Eden, NC  27288
Year Built: 1937
TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC. TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC.
$15,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,316 SqFt
1.29 Acres
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