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By Ellen Peric
(Carolina Farms & Homes)
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  After last year, this is shocking! Every day 60 degrees and big beautiful blue skies like this?  Well, it certainly makes listing this 165 acre farm a treat.... I walked the whole thing on Friday doing my Visual Tour... I had to take off my fleece jacket.  We rarely get listings for this much land in our area - and this is unique because about 95 acres of it is cleared, fenced pasture!  I love my job.            
By Ellen Peric
(Carolina Farms & Homes)
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Great snapshot / or in-depth look at the local markets:     http://ellenperic.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/  
By Ellen Peric
(Carolina Farms & Homes)
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Pilot Mountain is a part of the Sauratown Mountains, an ancient range named after the Saura Indians. Its knob, called Big Pinnacle, is part of a monadnock (an isolated mountain or hill formed by erosion). The knob is made of hard quartzite and the mountain around it is weathering away faster than the knob. Geologists believe the Sauratown Mountains were once part of the shores of an ancient ocean. Beach sands were made up of almost pure quartz grains. Through a series of continental collisions begininning over 460 million years ago, heat and pressure changed the sand into hard rock. Thin layers of quartzite, inclined at different angles, can be seen today at the base of the knob. Other metamorphic rock, including mica schist, can be found on Pilot Mountain. Some of the rock is so old t...
By Ellen Peric
(Carolina Farms & Homes)
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Yes, i have to say i do remember when mules pulled sleds through the tobacco fields.... even when we had tractors, mules were still used when it was too wet to put a tractor in the fields...they seemed so huge when i was small!
By Ellen Peric
(Carolina Farms & Homes)
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This is such an amazing picture!  it looks like it was taken out west, but actually i took the pic in Lowgap, NC.  The sky was a great backdrop - i had to stop the car and climb up a hill and lean over a barbed wire fence - but the horses were very curious so I had no problem keeping their attention... This is the best part of my job - just seeing new things every day!
By Ellen Peric
(Carolina Farms & Homes)
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By Lou Jewell ALC, ALC
(United Country Real Estate - Sutton Properties)
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      Prospects Flourish for Land Brokers Chicago, IL, April 26, 2009:  The motto of the National Association of REALTORS is "Under all is the Land." It's a simple sentence that expresses just how central land brokerage is to the entire real estate industry.           Real estate has had it rough lately. Record foreclosures, falling home prices, stalling commercial sales, and financial gridlock seem to the perennial front page headline. But amid all of the bad real estate news, most types of land have held their value and continued to produce income for their owners.           "Land-especially income-producing farmland-is a more conservative investment than most other types of commercial/investment real estate, which means it's also less volatile," says Randy Hertz, ALC, owner of Hertz...
By Lou Jewell ALC, ALC
(United Country Real Estate - Sutton Properties)
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    Own a Piece of America Chicago, IL, February 29, 2009:  Whether you're buying that perfect site for your future retirement home or investing in crop or timberland for a stable financial return, land offers a great place to keep your money safe and watch your investment grow.           And buying land is easier than you think-with the help of an Accredited Land Consultant of the REALTORS Land Institute.           The wide range of options under the "land" umbrella makes land an accessible purchase for almost every potential investor. Recreational timberland offers a good choice for long-hold investors since it combines periodic income from timber cutting with appreciation and the opportunity for personal enjoyment, says Benton Gibson, ALC, president of United Country Gibson Realty, ...
By Jeanna Snider
(United Country Spring Valley Realty)
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Our area is quickly becoming a major producer of fine wines. Chardonnay grapes among others grow wonderfully in our soil. The Yadkin Valley is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We have long range views from almost every angle. The local vineyards get lots of visitors on their own but having the added picturesque mountain views keep people coming back to our area for wine tours. Once you visit it is not hard to see why so many others have relocated here. Friendly people, quaint towns, mountain views and a lot of history. These are just a couple of reasons I love where I live.  I wanted to take a moment to share some information on our wonderful part of the world. I know there are not a lot of people that are familiar with my region of NC.  

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