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They’re behind the latest company upping 
the Charlotte area’s apartment inventory (access required)

After successful careers in the real estate industry, Stuart Proffitt and Wyatt Dixon found themselves at a crossroads. The economy was in the crapper, their once-lucrative jobs at big Charlotte firms were either in a state of flux or being ...

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Revaluation retaliation: In Cornelius, upset 
homeowners launch 
campaign to 
fight new 
values (access required)

There’s no shortage of property owners upset over Mecklenburg County’s latest revaluation. But one group of homeowners in the northern town of Cornelius might just be more vocal, and organized, than most. “I’ve never seen such anger and frustration in ...

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HARP plan not music to industry’s ears (access required)

The Obama administration rolled out revisions to a program last month designed to prevent some homeowners from going into foreclosure. But many question the Home Affordable Refinance Program’s effectiveness and say that it’s too narrow and limited to make an ...

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Business opportunities pile up 
for those who clean hoarder homes (access required)

Anne Steppe had never seen anything like it. As an employee at Simplicity Consultants in Charlotte, a company that helps people and businesses get organized and eliminate clutter, she had encountered plenty of messy homes and offices. But none of ...

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Developer discord: Salisbury’s LDO seen as costly and going too far (access required)

Salisbury’s City Council adopted an ordinance in October that will allow it to issue water and sewage extension permits locally instead of going through the state. Proud of that accomplishment, city officials declared that it would streamline the approval process ...

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Abersham deal was no walk in the park (access required)

The purchase of the collapsed Abersham subdivision site has got to be one of the most unusual and complicated real estate deals in Mecklenburg County history. And most of those involved in the sale agree that they’ve never seen anything ...

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