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Economic impact of a typical home sale in NC

North Carolina
The real estate industry accounted for $90.5 billion or 15.4% of the gross state product in 2019. The total economic impact, per home sold, was $75,312. This is according to economic ...
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Home sales slow during month of stay-at-home rules

Regional home sales declined in April, as both buyers and sellers coped with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. REALTORS® remained at work throughout the month albeit under extraordinary conditions, according to the ...
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Guidance for Fair Housing Compliance during COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, REALTORS® continue to play an important role in assisting people to find homes. On March 4, NAR published Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS®, which is continually updated ...
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Update on Phase One opening in Watauga County

Clarity was offered Wednesday for Watauga County businesses and residents as both North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and the Watauga County Board of Commissioners took steps to define how Phase One ...
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Protect your investment in your home

The impact of COVID-19 was swift and unexpected, leaving many people in a financial emergency. If you are a homeowner who is struggling or unable to meet your loan obligations, work ...
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Clear Cooperation is coming May 1

Clear Cooperation is a new National Association of Realtors® (NAR) policy that will affect every MLS participant and subscriber. This mandatory policy requires entry of a listing in the MLS within ...
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HCAR hires new association executive

After a year-long search, the High Country Association of REALTORS® has selected a new association executive to help manage the organization supporting real estate professionals in the four-county area. Duncan Martin ...
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March real estate sales remained strong during pandemic

In March, REALTORS® sold 176 homes worth $51.98 million, according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service (MLS). It records all transactions by REALTORS® operating in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga ...
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REALTOR® activity remains ‘essential service’ in NC

The High Country Association of REALTORS® and its members continue to operate - at restricted levels - during the COVID-19 pandemic. As they work, REALTORS® are taking proactive steps to ensure ...
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Real estate activity up 20 percent from last year

Realtor home sales were up 20 percent through the first two months of 2020, according to the latest real estate report from the High Country Association of Realtors. Sales remain strong ...
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