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North Carolina Real Estate

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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MLS#: 1937052
MLS#: 1937052
414 Laura Wall Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC  27101-4343
Year Built: 1940
Service Plus Realty, Inc. Service Plus Realty, Inc.
$18,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1,390 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 1967905
MLS#: 1967905
104 Mustang Drive
Louisburg, NC  27549
Year Built: 1984
Royale Realty Royale Realty
$18,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
204 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 695094
MLS#: 695094
3808 Cameron
Greensboro, NC  27401
Year Built: 1928
Four Corners Realty Four Corners Realty
$18,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
933 SqFt
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 3032350
MLS#: 3032350
415 Washington Street N
Shelby, NC  28150
Year Built: 1920
Wilson Real Estate Wilson Real Estate
$18,200
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 1962741
MLS#: 1962741
817 N Beckford Drive
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1950
Tegarris Associates Realty Tegarris Associates Realty
$18,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
714 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 3031142
MLS#: 3031142
1420 Rhodes Rhyne Road
Lincolnton, NC  28092
Year Built: 1930
Char Realty Group Char Realty Group
$18,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 722258
MLS#: 722258
1403 Pershing
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1935, Basement
Conrad, Realtors Conrad, Realtors
$18,500
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,050 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 720056
MLS#: 720056
236 Lytle
Reidsville, NC  27320
Year Built: 1955
Kriegsman & Associates Rockingham Branch Kriegsman & Associates Rockingham Branch
$18,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
720 SqFt
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MLS#: 722046
MLS#: 722046
206 Henderson
Spencer, NC  28159
Year Built: 1920
KEARNS & ASSOCIATES INC KEARNS & ASSOCIATES INC
$18,500
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,468 SqFt
0.48 Acres
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MLS#: 718044
MLS#: 718044
912 S Benbow
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1925
RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO
$18,600
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,490 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 724588
MLS#: 724588
1003 Piedmont Street
Reidsville, NC  27320
Year Built: 1937
CENTURY 21 THE KNOWLES TEAM CENTURY 21 THE KNOWLES TEAM
$18,900
994 SqFt
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 595880
MLS#: 595880
3919 COLONY SQUARE
GREENSBORO, NC  27407
Year Built: 1969
Spradley Realty Spradley Realty
$18,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,080 SqFt
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MLS#: 1962746
MLS#: 1962746
815 N Beckford Drive
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1950
Tegarris Associates Realty Tegarris Associates Realty
$19,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
714 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1967023
MLS#: 1967023
724 John Street
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1950
Tegarris Associates Realty Tegarris Associates Realty
$19,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
917 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 3030237
MLS#: 3030237
174 Buckhead Road
Harmony, NC  28634
Year Built: 1984
Coldwell Banker United Coldwell Banker United
$19,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
0.75 Acres
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MLS#: 1980221
MLS#: 1980221
305 W Daniel Street
Wilson, NC  27893
Year Built: 1919
KB Investments & Realty, LLC KB Investments & Realty, LLC
$19,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,518 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 2207263
MLS#: 2207263
508 E Cemetery Street
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1900
Century 21 Towne and Country Century 21 Towne and Country
$19,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.30 Acres
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MLS#: 2184652
MLS#: 2184652
305 Osceola Street
Gastonia, NC  28054
Year Built: 1950
RAS Realty LLC RAS Realty LLC
$19,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.30 Acres
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MLS#: 1924629
MLS#: 1924629
345 Briarcliff Road
Rocky Mount, NC  27804
Year Built: 1946
Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc. Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc.
$19,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,680 SqFt
0.34 Acres
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MLS#: 725679
MLS#: 725679
508 Carroll Street
Reidsville, NC  27320
Year Built: 1950
CENTURY 21 THE KNOWLES TEAM CENTURY 21 THE KNOWLES TEAM
$19,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,092 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 725270
MLS#: 725270
1160 COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH ROAD
Madison, NC  27025
Year Built: 1995
PIEDMONT TRIAD FLEMING, REALTORS PIEDMONT TRIAD FLEMING, REALTORS
$19,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,768 SqFt
5.00 Acres
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MLS#: 695095
MLS#: 695095
820 Broad
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1950
Four Corners Realty Four Corners Realty
$19,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,084 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 695097
MLS#: 695097
4405 Summit
Greensboro, NC  27405
Year Built: 1923
Four Corners Realty Four Corners Realty
$19,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
756 SqFt
0.39 Acres
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MLS#: 1851860
MLS#: 1851860
256 W Andrews Avenue
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1955
Ed Reeves Ed Reeves
$19,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
552 SqFt
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 3034513
MLS#: 3034513
533 Bess Town Road
Bessemer City, NC  28016
Year Built: 1930
Providence Management & Invest Providence Management & Invest
$19,500
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 721296
MLS#: 721296
452 S Shore Drive
Lexington, NC  27292
Year Built: 1966, 2 Car Garage
Uwharrie Real Estate Uwharrie Real Estate
$19,500
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1,037 SqFt
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 2188007
MLS#: 2188007
206 Rowan Avenue
Spencer, NC  28159
Year Built: 1926
Apple House Realty Inc. Apple House Realty Inc.
$19,777
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1971956
MLS#: 1971956
132 Carolina Avenue
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1950
Triangle North Realty Triangle North Realty
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,242 SqFt
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 3002544
MLS#: 3002544
187 Jay Stafford Lane
Taylorsville, NC  28681
Year Built: 1960
Elite Properties, Inc. Elite Properties, Inc.
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1968615
MLS#: 1968615
619 Old Epsom Road
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1955
C-21 Hancock Properties C-21 Hancock Properties
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,032 SqFt
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 3027962
MLS#: 3027962
5027 Suncrest Farms Lane
Crouse, NC  28033
Year Built: 1999
Patricia Beth Couch Patricia Beth Couch
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1.00 Acres
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MLS#: 3037218
MLS#: 3037218
903 Washington Lane
Kannapolis, NC  28083
Year Built: 1930
Craven & Company Realtors Craven & Company Realtors
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 3048156
MLS#: 3048156
1158 Park Circle
Lincolnton, NC  28092
Year Built: 1998
Carolinas Full Service Realty Carolinas Full Service Realty
$19,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
0.45 Acres
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MLS#: 3000657
MLS#: 3000657
312 S Long Street
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1913
RE/MAX Leading Edge RE/MAX Leading Edge
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 3045283
MLS#: 3045283
521 North Drive
Cherryville, NC  28021
Year Built: 1940
Wilson Real Estate Wilson Real Estate
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 3004444
MLS#: 3004444
1017 Ridge Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1944
Prudential Carolinas Realty Prudential Carolinas Realty
$19,900
4 Bed, 1 Bath
1.00 Acres
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MLS#: 3046234
MLS#: 3046234
138 Cloudman Street
Charlotte, NC  28208
Year Built: 1910
Janus Real Estate LLC Janus Real Estate LLC
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 3042454
MLS#: 3042454
1101 Wood Street
Albemarle, NC  28001
Year Built: 1920
Century 21 Russ Hollins,Realtors Century 21 Russ Hollins,Realtors
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.36 Acres
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MLS#: 3038487
MLS#: 3038487
308 Willow Street
Lenoir, NC  28645
Year Built: 1926
Weichert, Realtors-Team Metro Weichert, Realtors-Team Metro
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.26 Acres
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MLS#: 722390
MLS#: 722390
7835 Nc Highway 49
Denton, NC  27239
Year Built: 1997
KEARNS & ASSOCIATES INC KEARNS & ASSOCIATES INC
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,064 SqFt
2.07 Acres
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MLS#: 721167
MLS#: 721167
.654 Wesley Dr
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1924

$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
945 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 726670
MLS#: 726670
11780 Pankey Town
Laurinburg, NC  28352
Year Built: 1994
DC Realty DC Realty
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,146 SqFt
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 646529
MLS#: 646529
208 Vail Ave
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1923, 2 Car Garage
Craven-Johnson-Pollock, Inc. Craven-Johnson-Pollock, Inc.
$19,900
8 Bed, 2 Bath
1,800 SqFt
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MLS#: 592164
MLS#: 592164
3915 Colony Square
Greensboro, NC  27407
Year Built: 1969
Total Real Estate Solutions, Inc. Total Real Estate Solutions, Inc.
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,080 SqFt
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MLS#: 711127
MLS#: 711127
1229 Martin Luther King Jr Rd
Walnut Cove, NC  27052
Year Built: 1973, 1 Car Garage
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,089 SqFt
0.34 Acres
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MLS#: 712601
MLS#: 712601
284 R L Norris Rd
Linwood, NC  27299
Year Built: 1993
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$19,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,040 SqFt
2.30 Acres
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MLS#: 725685
MLS#: 725685
2010 Row St
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1960
USRealty.com, LLP USRealty.com, LLP
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
800 SqFt
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 719604
MLS#: 719604
666 Glenbrook Dr
Winston Salem, NC  27101
Year Built: 1968, 1 Car Garage
Cooper Realty Cooper Realty
$19,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,850 SqFt
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 663906
MLS#: 663906
828 Graham
Winston Salem, NC  27101
Year Built: 1920
Clay's Castles Real Estate Clay's Castles Real Estate
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
943 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 2160149
MLS#: 2160149
152 Marina Drive
Badin Lake, NC  28127
Year Built: 1983
Badin Lake Realty Badin Lake Realty
$20,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
0.07 Acres
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