Hickory Area Happenings!

Easy-to-afford solutions for your tools, sporting and seasonal gear (so you'll have room for your car, too)

If you've got a garage, most likely you've got waaayyyy more than cars in there. It's the catch-all place to keep stuff (mostly) out of sight and out of mind.

Put order to the chaos...Read more

Posted in:DIY
Posted by Shane Greene on July 23rd, 2019 2:10 PM

This past weekend my family and I decided to head to opening day at Suncrest Waterpark in Taylorsville, the kids had a blast! The water is cool and refreshing making it a great place to beat the heat. Kids of all ages will enjoy swimming and the waterslides.  They are located on All Healing Springs Rd, Taylorsville. The cost is $9 per adult, $6 kids 2-11, 1 and under are free. Check out their website

Posted in:Hickory
Posted by Shane Greene on July 16th, 2019 3:52 PM


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Posted by Shane Greene on July 9th, 2019 1:22 PM

From finding an inspector to dealing with surprises — this is your guide to getting a house checked out.


The first thing you need to know about home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels.Read More

Posted in:buyers
Posted by Shane Greene on June 20th, 2019 1:50 PM

A 12-year-old girl has come up with an ingenious little toy to ease the anxieties of young hospital patients just like her.

Ella Casano was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura when she was just 7 years old.

The disease means that Ella’s...Read More

Posted in:General
Posted by Shane Greene on June 18th, 2019 1:54 PM

Use humidity, a car product, and more wow ideas to save cleaning time.

When cleaning your home, why not do it in such a way that'll keep your home cleaner with less effort?

Here are 7 ways to keep your spring-clean fresh all year long:Read more

Posted by Shane Greene on June 17th, 2019 12:35 PM

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales comparison.

  1. Location: Homes in the sameRead more

Posted in:sellers
Posted by Shane Greene on June 14th, 2019 1:51 PM

The rules for achieving a decent credit score haven’t changed much since credit scoring was invented: Pay all your bills on time, don’t use too much of your available credit and build a long history of responsible behavior. 

But credit novices and those looking to rebuild after missteps...Read more

Posted in:Finance
Posted by Shane Greene on June 11th, 2019 12:37 PM

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¤610,000.00
222 NW 32nd Avenue

 Hickory, NC 28601



Beds: 4Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 3Sq. Ft.: 4802
Garage: 0Built: 2009
 


Exquisite design in this Italian inspired masterpiece! Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Shane Greene
Faith Parker Properties
828-612-2757
FaithParkerProperties.com



 
  Visit this listing here
Posted in:Home for Sale
Posted by Shane Greene on June 4th, 2019 11:17 PM

This landmark legislation passed 50 years ago — learn your rights and how to defend them.


If you’ve searched for a new place to live recently, you’ve likely seen the Equal Housing Opportunity logo (an equal sign inside a house) on a landlord’s, real estate agent’s or lender’s paperwork.

But the Fair Housing Act is more than just a logo. It’s a federal law designed to protect renters and buyers from discrimination.

Here are some key points to know about the Fair Housing Act when you’re searching for a place to live.Read more

Posted in:buyers
Posted by Shane Greene on June 4th, 2019 1:35 PM

This year’s plunge in mortgage rates is giving Americans an incentive to upgrade to pricier houses.

Take loan officer Clint Gerke’s client in Salem, Oregon. The single mother is just fine with her current home. But she’s selling anyway so she can look for something better. Her motivation?Read more

Posted in:Finance
Posted by Shane Greene on June 3rd, 2019 2:33 PM

Mortgage rates continue to decline while lowering borrowing costs for home buyers this spring. 

“Mortgage rates fell for the fourth consecutive week and continued the medium-term trend of lower rates since late 2018,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The drop in mortgage rates is causing purchase demand to rise, and the mix of demand is skewing to the higher end as more affluent consumers are typically more responsive to declines in rates.”

Read more...

Posted in:Finance
Posted by Shane Greene on May 28th, 2019 1:30 PM

Many Americans are moving because they want more space, according to a new survey of 1,000 consumers from Porch.com, a home remodeling website. Read More

Posted in:General
Posted by Shane Greene on May 24th, 2019 1:17 PM

A young woman who was born colorblind now sees in color for the first time — at age 22 — thanks to generous classmates who raised money to buy her a special pair of glasses.


Savannah Allen had enrolled at UC Blue Ash College to follow her dream of becoming a pediatric dental hygienist, but she quickly realized something she hadn’t considered before: Read more


Posted by Shane Greene on May 17th, 2019 2:12 PM

                         2019  Calendar Events
          *Local Music Sponsored by The City of Hickory*

     
APRIL
Saturday 20 - OPENING DAY ~ music – Kevin Lee Smith / Community Booth ~ City of Hickory/ Community Booth ~ MOMS Club with children's activities
Wednesday 24 -
Saturday 27 - music ~ Cory Kinal

MAY
Wednesday 1 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Saturday 4 - Community Booth ~ City of Hickory and Hickory Harvest
Wednesday 8 - music ~ Sherrill Keever
Saturday 11 - music ~ Kitty G. & M. OD. / Community Booth ~ Master Gardners
Wednesday 15 -
Saturday 18 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Wednesday 22 - Community Booth ~ Children's Resource Center
Saturday 25 - Community Booth ~ Artistic & Educational Outreach for ballet
Wednesday 29 -

JUNE
Saturday 1 - Community Booth ~ City of Hickory
Wednesday 5 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Saturday 8 - music ~ Sherrill Keever / Community Booth ~ Master Gardners
Wednesday 12 –
Saturday 15 - LAVENDER FESTIVAL - music - Bob Sinclair & the Big Deals / Community Booth ~ City of Hickory
Wednesday 19 - music ~ Sherrill Keever
Saturday 22 – music ~ STEEL DRUMS - Rick Cline's Piedmont Percussion Program 10 am - 11 am
Wednesday 26 - music ~ Roger Miller
Saturday 29 -

JULY
Wednesday 3 – HAPPY JULY 4TH / music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Saturday 6 - Community Booth ~ City of Hickory
Wednesday 10 -
Saturday 13 -
Wednesday 17 -
Saturday 20 – music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Wednesday 24 -
Saturday 27 - music ~ Roger Miller
Wednesday 31 -

AUGUST
Saturday 3 - Community Booth ~ City of Hickory
Wednesday 7 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Saturday 10 - music ~ Roger Miller
Wednesday 14 -
Saturday 17 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith / Community Booth ~ Artistic & Educational Outreach for ballet
Wednesday 21 -
Saturday 24 -
Wednesday 28 -
Saturday 31 - music ~ Cory Kinal

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday 4 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Saturday 7 - Community Booth ~ City of Hickory
Wednesday 11 - music ~ Sherrill Keever
Saturday 14 - music ~ Kitty G. & M. OD.
Wednesday 18 -
Saturday 21 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Wednesday 25 -
Saturday 28 - music ~ Sherrill Keever

OCTOBER
Wednesday 2 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Saturday 5 - Community Booth ~ City of Hickory
Wednesday 9 –
SATURDAY 12 – CLOSED for Oktoberfest
Wednesday 16 - music ~ Sherrill Keever
Saturday 19 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith
Wednesday 23 -
Saturday 26 -
Wednesday 30 -

NOVEMBER
CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS ~ SEASONAL HOURS / SATURDAYS ONLY 10 AM – 2 PM
Saturday 2 – HICKORY HARVEST FEST - music ~ Bob Sinclair & the Big Deals / Community Booth ~ City of Hickory
Saturday 9 - music ~ Cory Kinal
Saturday 16 -
Saturday 23 –
Saturday 30 - music ~ Kevin Lee Smith plays MERRY HOLIDAY tunes!

Posted by Shane Greene on May 8th, 2019 4:14 PM

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