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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 (6591) 

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MLS#: 718624
MLS#: 718624
309 Wrenn
Mount Airy, NC  27030
Year Built: 1951
Rogers Realty & Auction Co., Inc. Rogers Realty & Auction Co., Inc.
$0
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,500 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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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#: 720442
MLS#: 720442
1602 summit
Greensboro, NC  27045
Year Built: 1951, 2 Car Garage
North Star Realty North Star Realty
$1
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2,200 SqFt
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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#: 2213872
MLS#: 2213872
6513 Enochville Circle
Kannapolis, NC  28081
Year Built: 1986
Hines & Associates Realty LLC Hines & Associates Realty LLC
$1,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.45 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#: 1957089
MLS#: 1957089
815 Olivia Lane
Goldsboro, NC  27530
Year Built: 1900
Clickit Realty Clickit Realty
$7,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
800 SqFt
1.00 Acres
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MLS#: 719421
MLS#: 719421
303 E Fifth Ave Ext
Lexington, NC  27292
Year Built: 1922
Oak Leaf Properties of NC Oak Leaf Properties of NC
$7,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
806 SqFt
0.11 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#: 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#: 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#: 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#: 1975189
MLS#: 1975189
700 S Howell Street
Rocky Mount, NC  27803
Year Built: 1935
KB Investments & Realty, LLC KB Investments & Realty, LLC
$10,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,286 SqFt
0.23 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
$10,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 721184
MLS#: 721184
209 Irma
Lexington, NC  27292
Year Built: 1910
KEARNS & ASSOCIATES INC KEARNS & ASSOCIATES INC
$10,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
976 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1922832
MLS#: 1922832
916 Elm Street
Weldon, NC  27890
Year Built: 1955
US Condo Exchange LLC dba condo.com US Condo Exchange LLC dba condo.com
$10,500
4 Bed, 1 Bath
1,116 SqFt
0.15 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#: 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#: 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#: 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#: 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#: 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#: 704804
MLS#: 704804
1608 Twenty Fifth
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1915
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$11,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,100 SqFt
0.18 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#: 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#: 697623
MLS#: 697623
1101 Springview Drive
High Point, NC  27265
Year Built: 1938
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little Realty Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little Realty
$13,332
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,040 SqFt
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 722302
MLS#: 722302
419 Bridge
Eden, NC  27288
Year Built: 1932
PIEDMONT TRIAD FLEMING, REALTORS PIEDMONT TRIAD FLEMING, REALTORS
$13,900
5 Bed, 2 Bath
1,872 SqFt
0.21 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#: 692479
MLS#: 692479
1512 Ridgewood
Greensboro, NC  27405
Year Built: 1931
Bob Davis Realty, LLC Bob Davis Realty, LLC
$14,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
910 SqFt
0.25 Acres
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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#: 718413
MLS#: 718413
2964 Horton
Germanton, NC  27019
Year Built: 1960
Carolina Farms & Homes - King Carolina Farms & Homes - King
$14,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
750 SqFt
1.12 Acres
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MLS#: 721660
MLS#: 721660
805 Gray Avenue
Winston Salem, NC  27101
Year Built: 1939, 1 Car Garage
Ogburn Properties Ogburn Properties
$14,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
840 SqFt
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 3035003
MLS#: 3035003
319 Vanderford Street
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1920
Kirby Realty Company Kirby Realty Company
$14,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 3036477
MLS#: 3036477
311 Ellabe Street
Gastonia, NC  28056
Year Built: 1946
Coldwell Banker MECA Realty Coldwell Banker MECA Realty
$14,900
1 Bed, 1 Bath
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 3013147
MLS#: 3013147
4117 Black Bottom Drive
Mount Gilead, NC  27306
Year Built: 1971
Housepad LLC Housepad LLC
$14,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1.42 Acres
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MLS#: 1973382
MLS#: 1973382
332 Rowland Street
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1955
Triangle North Realty Triangle North Realty
$14,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,810 SqFt
0.43 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#: 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#: 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#: 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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Median Price:  $195K

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Under $100K 6,639
$100K-$199K 10,959
$200K-$299K 6,556
$300K-$399K 3,727
$400K-$699K 4,084
Luxury 1,987
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