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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, is a place where stunning natural beauty meets rich historical significance. The iconic peak, jutting prominently from the Piedmont, has served as a landmark and a source of wonder for centuries. Whether you're a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a scenic escape, Pilot Mountain has something to offer.A Glimpse into the PastOur journey begins with the Saura people, the region's earliest inhabitants. They called Pilot Mountain "Jomeokee," meaning "Great Guide" or "Pilot." The mountain's distinctive shape served as a natural navigation aid, guiding them through trade routes.Later, European explorers and settlers benefited from Pilot Mountain's prominence. In 1751, Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson's father) were the first ...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAYHONORING ALL THE SOCKS NO LONGER WITH US TODAY It's Lost Sock Memorial Day! In the universe of crazy holidays and observances, this has to be one of the oddest ever!  Thank you, Linda Blumenthal for the reminder. For some reason this particular day has always "tickled me." And I don't even wear socks!  By the way, in case you didn't know, yesterday May 8th, was officially "no sock" day! The idea behind Lost Sock Memorial Day is to honor all those unmatched socks in one's sock drawer, although I could find no information on who thought up this holiday. There are those who never throw out any unmatched socks hoping the matching one shows up one day. If you're one of those people why not use today to sort out all your socks and just throw out the ones that don't have ...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Colfax, North Carolina, nestled in the Piedmont Triad region, offers a surprising amount for visitors. Whether you're a history buff or an outdoor enthusiast, Colfax has something to pique your interest. Let's delve into the town's rich past and explore the exciting activities that await!A Look Back: The History of ColfaxColfax boasts a history dating back to the 18th century. Originally known as Bunker Hill, the town was renamed in 1869 after Schuyler Colfax, the 17th Vice President of the United States. The town played a significant role in the Civil War, with the Battle of Bunker Hill fought nearby in 1865.For over a decade, Colfax hosted the beloved Colfax Persimmon Festival, celebrating the unique persimmon fruit. Though the festival concluded in 2021, its legacy lives on, remindin...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Late April and throughout May, the crop of North Carolina strawberries are ready to pick and enjoy. There are several farms in the Triad area - Greensboro and surrounding areas- where you can pick your own berries or simply buy them already picked fresh off the farm! Let's take a look at a local list of places to grab some fresh local produce, thanks to the list at WFMY.  Guilford County:Bernie's Berries 5421 Groometown Road, Greensboro Contact: 336-852-1594 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Frazier Marsh Farm 7040 Frazier Marsh Road, High Point Contact:  (336) 963-4850 Hours of Operation: Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Weekdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Freedom House Farm 6434 Highway 158, Summerfield Contact: 336-286-7622 Hours of Operation: See their Facebook page here....
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**UNDER CONTRACT!** 1218 Kerr Lake Dr, Leland NC! Beautiful new construction 3br/2.5bth waterfront home in Lake Forest Village, Leland NC! Lakeside water views from every room in the house! 3 more properties just like this one are STILL AVAILABLE - call us TODAY for more info - This Is The One! https://www.desireewhalen.com/lake-forest-village-leland-nc/
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Lewisville, North Carolina, offers a unique blend of historic charm and modern delights, perfect for a weekend getaway or a day trip. Let's delve into the town's rich past and discover the exciting things you can do while you're there!A Journey Through Lewisville's HistoryNestled in Forsyth County, Lewisville's story stretches back to the 18th century. The land was originally inhabited by Native Americans, and European settlers arrived in the 1750s. The town itself was officially established in 1779, named after General Morgan Lewis of the American Revolutionary War.Lewisville played a significant role in the early textile industry, and its proximity to Winston-Salem further fueled its growth. Today, the town boasts a blend of historic buildings and modern developments, offering a glimp...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD IN 6 DAYS!** Boat slip in Seapath Yacht Club, Wrightsville Beach, NC! Listed, marketed, and SOLD IN JUST 6 DAYS! Need help selling your boat slip here in southeastern NC? Call The Whalen Team TODAY- WE GET RESULTS! https://www.desireewhalen.com/seapath-yacht-club-wrightsville-beach-nc/
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD IN 2 DAYS!** Beautiful 3br/2.5bth home w/big back yard in Northern Lights, Leland NC! Listed, marketed, and SOLD IN JUST 2 DAYS! Need help selling your property here in southeast NC? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS! https://www.desireewhalen.com/northern-lights-leland-nc/
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Nestled in Alamance County, North Carolina, lies the charming town of Elon. While its name might conjure up images of the famed electric car company, Elon boasts a rich history and vibrant present waiting to be discovered. So, buckle up for a journey that blends the academic spirit with small-town delights.From Humble Beginnings to University Town:Elon's story starts in the late 19th century, when a local Christian assembly envisioned a place of higher learning. In 1889, they relocated an existing school, aptly naming it "Elon College" after the Hebrew word for "oak," reflecting the area's natural beauty. This single brick building soon blossomed into the esteemed Elon University, shaping the town's identity.Beyond the Campus Gates:Elon offers more than just academic excellence. Its qua...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
As Charlotte experiences growth, there’s a shift towards environmental consciousness among its residents. This presents an opportune moment for homeowners to engage in initiatives that promote sustainability. Our intention is to help homeowners in implementing eco-friendly practices. Small changes such as reducing energy consumption and water usage can help.  Implement these changes to enhance your home’s environmental footprint!  What are the Popular Eco-Friendly Home Features in Charlotte, NC? Homeowners in Charlotte are incorporating eco-friendly features into their homes. Here are some popular ones:  1. Energy Star Appliances Charlotte homeowners have favored Energy Star appliances due to their energy-saving capabilities. These appliances, from refrigerators to washing machines, off...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Getting a HUD home in Charlotte, NC, is an opportunity for buyers looking for good deals. To get one of these homes, you need to be good at talking about the price and negotiating.  We’ll help you learn these skills to make more substantial offers.  Is It Possible to Negotiate the HUD Home Price in Charlotte, NC?  Negotiating the price of a HUD home in Charlotte, even when it’s listed at a fixed price, is possible by bidding smart. Here’s what you can do:   When a HUD home has a predetermined price, your bidding options vary. You can match the listed price, offer more, or less. However, avoid undervaluing the property, as HUD may dismiss such offers.  Submitting a bid higher than the listed price can grab HUD’s attention. This increases the possibility of HUD considering your offer, amo...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Enhancing your Charlotte home's value doesn’t always demand major investments or renovations. Even minor adjustments can make it more attractive to prospective buyers.  This guide helps you elevate your home’s market appeal. It highlights methods to make your home nicer without straining your budget. It tells you exactly how to make your home stand out in Charlotte’s real estate market.  How Can I Add Value To My Charlotte, NC, Home On A Budget? 1. Decluttering Decluttering means reorganizing and tidying your home to enhance its appearance and functionality. Having too much stuff can make rooms look messy and small. But when you get rid of things you don’t need, it makes your home feel bigger and more organized.Focus on decluttering key areas like the kitchen, bathrooms, and main rooms....
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mount Airy, North Carolina, offers a unique blend of history, charm, and a dash of Hollywood magic. Steeped in rich heritage, the city boasts a vibrant past and a friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.A Glimpse into Mount Airy's PastLong before becoming a tourist destination, Mount Airy's story began with the indigenous Cheraw people. In the 1750s, European settlers, primarily English, Scotch-Irish, and Germans, arrived and laid the foundation for the community we know today. The town's location along a stagecoach route connecting Winston-Salem and Galax made it a vital stop for travelers.Mount Airy's true boom came in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The discovery of abundant granite deposits led to the es...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Wilkesboro, NC offers a unique blend of rich history, outdoor adventure, Southern charm, and a legendary dose of motorsports history. Whether you're a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a charming escape, North Wilkesboro has something for everyone.A Journey Through TimeNorth Wilkesboro's past comes alive as you stroll down the historic streets of its downtown area. The Wilkes Heritage Museum is a treasure trove of local history, showcasing artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of the region's indigenous people, early settlers, and industrial boom. Take a moment to admire the Doc Watson Mural, a vibrant tribute to the legendary folk musician who called Wilkesboro home.Outdoor Adventures AwaitIf you crav...
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By Carla Freund, NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Best place to invest in Wake CountyWendell, NCWendell FallsLet's talk about where you can still find Real Estate in Wake County for potential growth. But first... let's talk about a place people say they wish they had bought into back in the day.Cary NC - We moved to this growing little town in 1997 and bought our house in 1998. It was a small town then and there were still strawberry patches, tobacco fields and farms just outside the neighborhood. When I told people where I lived they thought it was in the boondocks. Fast forward 25 years later and now when I tell people where I live they say "wow, you're lucky you bought when you did". And they're right!So where is it that you can still buy something in Wake County knowing it is going to grow? Wendell is about 15-20 minutes outside of...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
In Charlotte, selling homes on a short sale can get tricky. If you struggle to handle all the negotiations and paperwork, you’re not alone–many people feel the same way.  Let’s see how collaborating with a short sale expert in Charlotte can make things easier.  What is the Role of a Short Sale Expert in Charlotte, NC?  Short sale experts in Charlotte, NC, perform a range of tasks to help people sell their homes:  1. Guiding Complex SalesWe guide our clients through selling houses at reasonable prices. 2. Local Market InsightWe have knowledge of Charlotte’s real estate landscape. We know how much houses are worth and what people like when selling or buying houses in Charlotte. 3. Make Selling EasierWe make selling a house easier and faster. We help with papers and negotiate with banks to...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**PRICE IMPROVEMENT!** 1213 Kerr Lake Dr - AVAILABLE NOW! 3br/3bth WATERFRONT home! WATERFRONT VIEWS from every room! Cul de sac location! New construction/home warranty! Quality built by luxury home builder Lewis Coastal Homes, numerous interior refinements and upgrades - all just 15 mins from Downtown Wilmington! Call us TODAY for a showing - This Is The One! https://www.desireewhalen.com/property/100407929/
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Thomasville, North Carolina, is a charming southern town brimming with history and hospitality. Nicknamed "Chair City" for its rich furniture heritage, Thomasville offers a unique blend of things to see, do, and experience. Whether you're a history buff or a fun-seeker, T-Ville has something for everyone.A Step Back in Time: Thomasville's Historical Gems The Big Chair: You can't miss this iconic landmark! This 30-foot-tall replica of a Duncan Phyfe armchair is a tribute to Thomasville's furniture industry and a must-see for any visitor. Thomasville Historic District: Take a stroll down tree-lined streets lined with beautiful Victorian homes and historic buildings. Many of these structures house antique shops, art galleries, and local restaurants, offering a glimpse into Thomasville's pa...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Lexington, North Carolina is a charming town steeped in history and, more importantly, legendary barbecue. Whether you're a history buff or a dedicated foodie, Lexington has something to offer. In this blog, we'll explore the rich past of this North Carolina gem, delve into the delicious world of Lexington-style barbecue, and highlight some of the fun activities you can enjoy, especially during the Lexington Barbecue Festival.A Look Back: Lexington's HistoryLexington boasts a history dating back to the 18th century. Originally known as "đầm (dahm)" – a Native American term for "deer lick" – the town was a popular gathering place for the Catawba tribe. European settlers arrived in the mid-1700s and renamed the town after the famous Battle of Lexington in 1775.The town played a significan...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Nestled in Forsyth County, North Carolina, Kernersville offers a delightful blend of southern hospitality, rich history, and vibrant charm. Whether you're a history buff seeking a glimpse into the past or a leisure traveler looking for a relaxing escape, Kernersville has something for everyone.A Journey Through Time: Kernersville's HistoryKernersville's story begins in the early 1800s with Ferdinand Kern, a German immigrant who established a flour mill along the banks of the Yadkin River, between Greensboro and Winston Salem. This mill became the cornerstone of the community, attracting residents and laying the foundation for the town's growth.As you explore Kernersville's historic district, you'll be transported back in time. Stroll down brick-lined streets lined with beautifully prese...
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