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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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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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