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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 (6274) 

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MLS#: 1971645
MLS#: 1971645
111 Spring Branch Road
Dunn, NC  28334
Year Built: 1939, 1 Car Garage
Elmore Realty, LLC Elmore Realty, LLC
$20,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,487 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 682366
MLS#: 682366
1205 Pearson
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1927
Price & Assoc., REALTORS - NC Hwy 8 Price & Assoc., REALTORS - NC Hwy 8
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
600 SqFt
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MLS#: 731978
MLS#: 731978
704 Burgin
Thomasville, NC  27360
Year Built: 1957, 1 Car Garage
RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO
$20,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,008 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 700666
MLS#: 700666
402 Whittington
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1923
People 1st Realty People 1st Realty
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
971 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 730478
MLS#: 730478
618 Apple Street
Burlington, NC  27217
Year Built: 1901
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
863 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 714265
MLS#: 714265
1606 Lincoln
Greensboro, NC  27401
Year Built: 1958, 1 Car Garage
Allen Real Estate Group, LLC Allen Real Estate Group, LLC
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,025 SqFt
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MLS#: 2181245
MLS#: 2181245
1205 Pearson None
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1927
Ed Price & Associates Inc Ed Price & Associates Inc
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 3023334
MLS#: 3023334
205 N Carpenter Street
Gastonia, NC  28054
Year Built: 1950
Allen Tate/Belmont Allen Tate/Belmont
$20,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 3053335
MLS#: 3053335
10736 Lee Road
Norwood, NC  28128
Year Built: 1963
Century 21 Russ Hollins,Realtors Century 21 Russ Hollins,Realtors
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.52 Acres
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MLS#: 721059
MLS#: 721059
1814 First
Winston Salem, NC  27101
Year Built: 1925
USRealty.com, LLP USRealty.com, LLP
$20,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,000 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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MLS#: 730901
MLS#: 730901
2804 Raleigh Avenue
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1959, Basement, 1 Car Garage
Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate
$20,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,250 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 720636
MLS#: 720636
3424 Carver School Road
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1952, Basement
RE/MAX Preferred Properties RE/MAX Preferred Properties
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,180 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 729931
MLS#: 729931
106 Oak Street
Mocksville, NC  27028
Year Built: 1950
The Swicegood Group, Inc. The Swicegood Group, Inc.
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
768 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 729937
MLS#: 729937
866 N Main Street
Mocksville, NC  27028
Year Built: 1950, 2 Car Garage
The Swicegood Group, Inc. The Swicegood Group, Inc.
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
810 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 729942
MLS#: 729942
342 S Salisbury Street
Mocksville, NC  27028
Year Built: 1920, 1 Car Garage
The Swicegood Group, Inc. The Swicegood Group, Inc.
$20,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,764 SqFt
0.31 Acres
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MLS#: 1984816
MLS#: 1984816
1540 Edwards Road
Henderson, NC  27537
Year Built: 1987
CENTURY 21 Country Knolls Realty, Inc. CENTURY 21 Country Knolls Realty, Inc.
$20,500
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,600 SqFt
0.99 Acres
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MLS#: 703465
MLS#: 703465
1836 Maryland
Eden, NC  27288
Year Built: 1946
ATKINSON REAL ESTATE ATKINSON REAL ESTATE
$20,500
1 Bed, 1 Bath
672 SqFt
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MLS#: 703637
MLS#: 703637
1818 Maryland
Eden, NC  27288
Year Built: 1952
ATKINSON REAL ESTATE ATKINSON REAL ESTATE
$20,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
729 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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MLS#: 3034497
MLS#: 3034497
108 Carol Court
Dallas, NC  28034
Year Built: 1978
Town Realty, LLC Town Realty, LLC
$21,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.37 Acres
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MLS#: 1953794
MLS#: 1953794
610 Crowell Street
Wilson, NC  27893
Year Built: 1930
Breedlove & Associates Breedlove & Associates
$21,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
800 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1962736
MLS#: 1962736
819 N Beckford Drive
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1960
Tegarris Associates Realty Tegarris Associates Realty
$21,000
4 Bed, 1 Bath
896 SqFt
0.31 Acres
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MLS#: 728772
MLS#: 728772
100 W 7th
Lexington, NC  27292
Year Built: 1925
360 Realty 360 Realty
$21,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
880 SqFt
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MLS#: 726690
MLS#: 726690
1007 Grant Street
High Point, NC  27262
Year Built: 1953
WESTCHESTER REALTY WESTCHESTER REALTY
$21,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
926 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 598280
MLS#: 598280
3919 Colony Square
Greensboro, NC  27407
Year Built: 1969
TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC. TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC.
$21,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,080 SqFt
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MLS#: 699585
MLS#: 699585
208 Underhill Street
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1935
Price & Assoc., REALTORS Price & Assoc., REALTORS
$21,500
3 Bed, 1 Bath
900 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 3059849
MLS#: 3059849
310 Norment Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1950
Keller Williams Ballantyne Area Keller Williams Ballantyne Area
$21,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 730060
MLS#: 730060
2734 Ludwig
Winston Salem, NC  27107
Year Built: 1945
Cooper Realty Cooper Realty
$21,800
3 Bed, 1 Bath
900 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 2195972
MLS#: 2195972
301 11th Street
Spencer, NC  28159
Year Built: 1954, Basement, 1 Car Garage
Home Realty and Mortgage LLC Home Realty and Mortgage LLC
$21,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.67 Acres
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MLS#: 3010300
MLS#: 3010300
705 Nc 161 Hwy Highway
Bessemer City, NC  28016
Year Built: 1991
L&E Properties L&E Properties
$21,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 728732
MLS#: 728732
102 W 7th
Lexington, NC  27292
Year Built: 1925
360 Realty 360 Realty
$21,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
880 SqFt
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MLS#: 726483
MLS#: 726483
1708 Vance Street
Reidsville, NC  27320
Year Built: 1927
Blue Sky Realty, Inc. Blue Sky Realty, Inc.
$21,900
1 Bed, 1 Bath
471 SqFt
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MLS#: 731644
MLS#: 731644
2316 Greenway Ave.
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1928, 1 Car Garage
Realty Executives W/S Realty Executives W/S
$21,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,256 SqFt
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 731585
MLS#: 731585
3843 Teague Farm Rd.
Seagrove, NC  27341
Year Built: 1997
The Real Estate Shoppe The Real Estate Shoppe
$22,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath
2,052 SqFt
10.00 Acres
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MLS#: 727472
MLS#: 727472
1412 Verdun
Winston Salem, NC  27107
Year Built: 1952
RE/MAX Realty Consultants RE/MAX Realty Consultants
$22,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
896 SqFt
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 728957
MLS#: 728957
115 Pine
Jonesville, NC  28642
Year Built: 1951, Basement
Homestead Realty Homestead Realty
$22,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
728 SqFt
0.45 Acres
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MLS#: 718487
MLS#: 718487
1600 Harrison Ave
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1941
Cooper Realty Cooper Realty
$22,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,600 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 731237
MLS#: 731237
122 Kearns Street
Jamestown, NC  27282
Year Built: 1970
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$22,260
2 Bed, 1 Bath
688 SqFt
0.38 Acres
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MLS#: 1900099
MLS#: 1900099
111 S Elizabeth Street
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1959
Tegarris Associates Realty Tegarris Associates Realty
$22,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
810 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1977822
MLS#: 1977822
165 Eagle Drive
Louisburg, NC  27549
Year Built: 1998
Pineridge Realty & Development Pineridge Realty & Development
$22,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
240 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 3038813
MLS#: 3038813
705 Pleasant Avenue
Kannapolis, NC  28081
Year Built: 1971
Century 21 At The University Century 21 At The University
$22,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.85 Acres
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MLS#: 730463
MLS#: 730463
1901 Longview Drive
Winston Salem, NC  27107
Year Built: 1937
Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate
$22,500
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,624 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 718783
MLS#: 718783
6398 N NC Highway 87
Gibsonville, NC  27249
Year Built: 1981
Clickit Realty Clickit Realty
$22,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,100 SqFt
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 711086
MLS#: 711086
1403 Twenty First St
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1920
Allen Tate, REALTORS Allen Tate, REALTORS
$23,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,395 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 732117
MLS#: 732117
2821 Patterson Avenue
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1924, 2 Car Garage
Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate
$23,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,250 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 3040300
MLS#: 3040300
332 Marshall Avenue
Rockingham, NC  28379
Year Built: 1950
Showcase Realty LLC Showcase Realty LLC
$23,100
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 3062031
MLS#: 3062031
2704 Crawford Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1930
SRP Realty and Management SRP Realty and Management
$23,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.37 Acres
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MLS#: 3050370
MLS#: 3050370
512 E Peachtree Street
Dallas, NC  28034
Year Built: 1965
L&E Properties L&E Properties
$23,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 3045707
MLS#: 3045707
511 Norment Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1930
Buddy Harper Team Realty Buddy Harper Team Realty
$23,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.26 Acres
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MLS#: 703494
MLS#: 703494
229 Carter
Reidsville, NC  27320
Year Built: 1936
ATKINSON REAL ESTATE ATKINSON REAL ESTATE
$23,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
984 SqFt
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 598683
MLS#: 598683
2820 Pelham
Winston Salem, NC  27106
Year Built: 1967

$23,900
2 Bed
960 SqFt
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Under $100K 6,306
$100K-$199K 9,361
$200K-$299K 5,619
$300K-$399K 3,189
$400K-$699K 3,497
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