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CURRENT FOCUS - Website, graphic design, & digital media/marketing information of interest to real estate professionals, as well as local news and events for the NC foothills. Real Estate and other information for the North Carolina Foothills, High Country, and Hickory Metro Area. Focusing on Lenoir, Granite Falls, & northern Caldwell County, as well as eastern Burke County, NC.



One question I ask potential home sellers in Lenoir, Morganton, and Hickory, NC is if I can be honest with them during the listing presentation. This is a nicer way of saying "do you want me to tell you the truth, or just what I think you want to hear?".   There are some people who have homes on ...
With catastrophic flooding along the Mississippi River, a few homeowners have taken things into their own hands and build some amazing levees to protect their homes, farms, and businesses. I wish I could share the images here, but they are copyrighted, so I will direct you to the Daily Mail artic...
While the well-publicized First Time Homebuyer's Tax Credit of 2010 has long expired, many home buyers in North Carolina are still eligible for a tax credit of up to $2,000 per year. This is possible because of the Mortgage Credit Certificate, a program offered through the North Carolina Housing ...
(This is a continuation of "Why Should I Care About Building Permits?", so please read that first if you have found your way here through another link.)   Building permit requirements vary by state and even by city and county, so please keep in mind that this post is geared toward homeowners in N...
It is surprising how many homes in the Lenoir, Morganton, and Hickory area have had electrical and plumbing work done, and whole rooms added, without a building permit. In fact, there is one home which has been sitting abandoned, uninhabitable, and unable to be sold as a residence for decades, o...

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