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Commercial brokers laud new lien law (access required)

Commercial real estate brokers who took a haircut on commissions used to have the courts as the only option to get the money they were owed. But in June, North Carolina became the 29th state to enact a commercial broker ...

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Through the mill: Rehabs haven’t been 
easy in the Great Recession (access required)

The former Premiere Manufacturing Knitting Co. plant in Morganton has a new lease on life, since it’s now home to City Hall and residential and commercial properties. About 10 years ago, the 100,000-square-foot Burke County building was a decaying hulk ...

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Charlotte City Council candidates differ on government’s role in real estate, development (access required)

Editor’s note: Some City Council candidates did not respond to requests to be interviewed. Claire Fallon, at-large (D) I think they should look at relevancy and enhancement to Charlotte. If people can sell their homes elsewhere, we’re going to get such ...

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Inspectors’ 
workloads are threat to Charlotte-area commercial property 
insurance premiums (access required)

Some Charlotte-area building inspection departments are understaffed and overworked, and that could mean higher insurance premiums for commercial property owners, The Mecklenburg Times has learned. Inspection departments in Mecklenburg, Catawba, Lincoln and Union counties are asking their inspectors to handle ...

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Idle interest: Vacant Conover warehouses and factories draw tenants (access required)

Driving down Main Street in Conover, visitors are likely to see a scene both familiar and heartbreaking for many rural North Carolina cities: shuttered shops and crumbling factories, ghosts of a more prosperous time. But in a few of the ...

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