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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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Roll 
fall: Charlotte real estate trade groups’ memberships take hit in recession (access required)

In 2006, before the recession, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association had 8,152 members. Today, its membership is thinner by about 1,407, a decline that, no doubt, is a byproduct of the market’s downturn. It’s not as much of an exodus ...

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When Charlotte’s real estate market collapsed, some fled the business. Where are they now? (access required)

The decline of Charlotte’s housing market made some real estate agents look long and hard at the business. After studying their options, some hung up their blazers and got out of the game or opted not to sell homes full ...

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Real estate execs pump cash into next month’s Charlotte elections (access required)

Charlotte-based Spangler Construction used to be in the commercial construction business. These days it’s known as a real estate investment company. And in the upcoming Charlotte City Council and mayoral elections, Spangler’s known as the company whose employees have donated ...

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