Conover, NC Real Estate News

By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Foothills)
Rock Barn Real Estate Conover NC Rock Barn is one the most renowned and impressive golf communities in western North Carolina.  It is located just seconds off Interstate 40 in Conover, North Carolina, and is minutes from Hickory and offers fast, easy access to major metropolitan centers, international airports and scenic mountain villages. Enjoy relaxed hometown appeal while only being about an hour's drive from downtown Charlotte, Asheville, Boone, Blowing Rock and Winston-Salem.   Rock Barn consists of one thousand three hundred acres of open green space, woods, golf courses, sparkling lakes and fountains. Buyers can choose from a variety of, multi-faceted neighborhoods offering a variety of views and lot sizes and equipped with pristine, well-lit walkways and newly paved roads that l...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Foothills)
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR: The Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn Presented by Kia Motors, a PGA TOUR's Champions Tour golf tournament, returns to Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C., September 14-20, 2009. This weeklong event, which includes special events, attractions, and three days of fierce competition among golf's greatest legends, is ideal entertainment for fans of all ages.   Dates: September 14-20, 2009 Sanctioning Body: PGA TOUR's Champions Tour Field: 78 players Past Champions: Craig Stadler (2003); Doug Tewell (2004); Jay Haas (2005); Andy Bean (2006); R.W. Eaks (2007); RW Eaks (2008) Location: Rock Barn Golf & Spa, Conover, North Carolina Course: The Jones Course -18 holes, 7,046 yards, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Format: 54 holes, stroke play with no cut Pu...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Foothills)
Robert Trent Jones Course is an 18 hole, regulation golf course located at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa facility in Conover, NC.  The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., ASGCA and opened in 1998. Robert Trent Jones Jr. has designed more than 230 golf courses in over 40 countries over the last forty years. The Trent Jones golf courses have won countless awards and accolades, been ranked among the best layouts throughout the world, and hosted tournaments on most major golf tours.  Robert Trent Jones is known as the father of environmental golf course design. He seeks to respect and preserve the natural assets of the land. This course at Rock Barn was designed to fit the course to the site without disturbing the natural surroundings of the land.  The elevation changes and incredi...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Foothills)
Exquisite Executive Home for Sale Robert Trent Jones Golf Course - Rock Barn Golf and Spa Conover, North Carolina 28613 Five Bedrooms with Four and a Half Baths Golf Course Views $850,000 Exceptional quality craftsman style home with golf course views of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in prestigious Rock Barn.  This custom built Stan Whittington home was featured in the 2007 Catawba Valley Home Builders Parade of Homes.  As you enter the home you are greeted with the stately two-story foyer. The gleaming hardwood floors warmly welcome you into the formal dining room with beautiful moldings and a built in curio cabinet. The formal living room has coffered ceilings, a stacked stone fireplace with gas logs and a beautiful bay window that overlooks the backyard. A gourmet kitchen boasts...
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
    Copyright© 2009 Wordless Wednesday: Up, Up, and Away! by Roger A. Johnson
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Foothills)
GREAT VALUE - PRICED UNDER $400,000 OVER 250 FEET OF LAKE FRONTAGE on OVER 1 ACRE 6687 Dam Cove Road Conover, North Carolina 28613 MLS # 9544226  Click Here to View a Virtual Tour of the Lake Hickory Home for Sale Lakefront home on beautiful Lake Hickory is situated very close to the water with over 250 feet of lake frontage. The lot includes 2 boat docks. This home has lots of potential with some pretty amazing views and a flexible layout. Master bedroom has full bath attached and a large closet. Living room has a wonderful stone fireplace as well as a slate floor. The home has many rooms that can have multiple uses. There are many wonderful outside areas to sit and enjoy the peaceful serenity of the lake. Schools: Oxford Elementary, River Bend Middle School, Bunker Hill High School   ...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Foothills)
1942 Imperial Street Conover, NC 28613 $69,900 All brick three bedroom and one bath home in Conover. House sits on almost 1/2 acre lot. All remaining appliances are included in sale price. This home is priced to sell quickly and would make a great home for a first time buyer or rental property for an investor.   ><><><><><><><><>><>>>>><>><  For more information about the Conover area - visit my website at www.MikeKellyJr.com I am a REALTOR specializing in the Greater Hickory, NC Metro area. Included in that area is Hickory, Newton, Conover, Granite Falls, Mountain View, Hudson, Lenoir, Alexander County as well as Eastern Burke County. I am a member of the Catawba Valley MLS as well as the Charlotte MLS. I am very easy to get along with and I am very focused on my clients needs. I also ...
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*Please note that these posts are written from -+-my knowledge gained as a title processor in the state of Maine. Different states have different rules regarding who can and cannot perform a title search, issue title insurance and perform a real estate closing.  Some states require that an attorney be on staff at a title company and perform the title abstracts, others, like the state of Maine allow outsourcing to abstractors who are not attorneys* In this installment of my series we're going to leave the preliminary work behind and get into the real core of what the title company (or title attorney's office) does and why it is so important in the purchase of property. We've gotten to the point where the completed title abstract returns to the office and what happens to it from there. Bu...
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
The Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA, located in Conover, NC, needs your votes to help promote the rebuilding of it's baseball field. The Conover YMCA's field has been selected as 1 of the 100 finalists in a contest by Kellogg's Food, who has vowed to rebuild 30 of the 100 fields. The 30 who get the makeover will be based on the number of votes received and a panel of judges. The Conover YMCA's field hasn't had a thing done to it in 40 years since it was first built.  It has no bleachers, no dug-outs, no pitcher's mound, and no bases, which is a pretty major thing for a baseball field! So please, take some time and make a vote for the Conover Y's field.  Just go to www.frostedflakes.com, click on "Vote Now," type in "Conover" in the city search box, click on the Shuford field and click on "Vo...
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
I've been a bit slack in my blogging duties this past week, so I'm writing this in the hopes that you, and I, don't get slack in observing this day. Yes, Memorial Day is a time for the backyard bar-b-q and family get together's and I hope everyone fully enjoys their time together.  But please, take a moment to reflect on the true purpose of the day; honoring our fallen heroes who gave their lives in service to this great country of ours. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan.  It was first observed on May 30th that same year, and it's original intent was to honor the dead of the Civil War on both sides by strewing their graves with flowers.  It wasn't until after World War I that the day came to honor ALL men...
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
A Painting by 11 year old Conover, NC resident Megan Johnson                             Mary and Baby Jesus  
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
I'd like to think that the rise of the Internet and the World Wide Web has helped our society grow.  True, it may not make us smarter, but with the amount of data and knowledge available to a user with just a few clicks of the mouse or a few keystrokes should at least make as more informed, right? And I think it does, or at least did, for the most part, until the advent of streaming media.  Add to that the fact that most people that have Internet access now also have some form of high speed service, making getting that media much easier, and you get the dumber side of the Internet. Just a few minutes on YouTube.com and you'll truly appreciate how dumb some people can be.  And for the most part it's in fun (or at least attempting to be so), and the truth is that a lot of it is teens and ...
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
I was reading through my feeds on my news reader and came across this post about the new Conflicker by Christopher Null, and wanted to share getting the news out on this threat. Here's the short and sweet of it:  The newest worm threat is called Conflicker C and it's the third variant of the Conflicker worm, and according to the news, it will 'attack' on April 1st.  The main purpose of a worm is to create a "zombie" machine out of the infected computer which the author of the worm would then be able to control. The Conflicker worm is tough because it uses a large number of URLs to communicate back to the author, making it very hard to track.  The first Conflicker used 250 URL.  The newest worm, an estimated 50,000 URLs! On April 1, all infected computers will come under the control of t...
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
With the state of the economy and most real estate markets, short sales seem to be the topic at large.  Here at the Rain, I've seen several posts come up about them.  Some some agents get them, some don't.  Some think that they are good potential deals, others try their best to avoid them!  One thing's for certain, a lot of people, agents and consumers alike, still have a lot of questions about them. States have different laws concerning real estate.  If you're a seller that is in a short sale position, it's very important that you get with a knowledge, professional REALTOR® in your area today.  For agents, your Multiple Listing Service may have specific guidelines for listing and maintaining short sales, so if you've got one as a listing, find out what your MLS rules are for them. What...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Foothills)
  PRICE CHANGE TO $429,900 250 feet of lakefrontage and 1.28 acres   Lakefront home on beautiful Lake Hickory is situated very close to the water with over 250 feet of lake frontage. The lot includes 2 boat docks. This home has lots of potential with some pretty amazing views and a flexible layout. Master bedroom has full bath attached and a large closet. Living room has a wonderful stone fireplace as well as a slate floor. The home has many rooms that can have multiple uses. There are many wonderful outside areas to sit and enjoy the peaceful serentity of the lake.   View Larger Map
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
Everyone knows that you use a hammer to drive nails.  And even if you're like me and hit your thumb more than the nail, the hammer gets the job done.  Have you ever tried using something besides a hammer to drive a nail?  I have.  I've hammered with a rock before, as well as a good solid boot heel.  In desperation once, I even tried using my hand (the Karate Kid, I'm not!).  None worked as well as a hammer, and if you've got access to a hammer, you'd use it over anything else. So, if you'd use a hammer to drive to a nail, why would you not use a REALTOR® to help you in your home selling or buying process?  A nail going into a board isn't nearly has important a deal as buying or selling a home, yet I see it all the time, people insist on going it alone on the process.  That's the equival...
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
This should make anyone smile, regardless of how messed up your house was when you got back!   Copyright 2009
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
As an agent, have you heard that one recently?  Are you a buyer that is currently saying this or something similar?  If so, I ask you, WHY?  What are you waiting for, exactly?  If you're trying to 'time' the drops in interest rates, it's like playing Russian roulette with your payments.  Don't do that!  Focus on what and where you want to buy, getting a good price for it, and buy NOW!  There are many reasons not to wait on lower interest rates in order to buy your home.  If you're reading the news, you'll know that the terms of lending are changing on almost a daily basis.  Not by much and not anything major, but if you're in a category that is 'on the fence' of getting cropped off for that BEST RATE plan, or worse, of lending at all, rating on a lower rate is only hurting your attempt ...
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
Sure, Conover, NC offers alot for someone looking for an area that offers alot, is close to everything else and has some of the best neighbors around.  Now, you can also add that it may just be the luckiest place to live, too. There have recently been three big wins in the NC Lottery associated with the Conover, NC area.  Two were for $10,000 each and one, worth $100,000, was purchased at a Conover store. On Jan. 19, Rebecca Carrier of Taylorsville, purchased a $5 Mega Bucks ticket from a local Conover, NC store that turned out to be a $100,000 winner. Paul Curtis of Conover won $10,000 in the Jan. 17 Powerball, and Vickie Johnson of Conover who won $10,000 in the $200,000 Jackpot. For more details, you can read the full newspaper article by the Hickory Daily Record.   If you're ready t...
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By Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
(Hickory Real Estate Group)
Vanguard Furniture Co. received an important order from a very special customer this week, President-Elect Barack Obama.  This is a customized piece (as are all of Vanguard's work) selected by the future President and his wife, Michelle.  The sofa (actually a settee) for the Obama's daughters and at this writing, should be setting in the White House, ready for use. Be Proud of our Furniture Heritage. Vanguard Furniture Co. is a manufacturer of upholstered furniture and casegoods.  They have five plants around the Hickory NC (Catawba County) area and employ around 450 people.  Vanguard will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary in 2009.  You can visit Vanguard on the web at www.vanguardfurniture.com.  
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