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Listing laments: What makes homebuyers run screaming (access required)

Listing laments: What makes homebuyers run screaming <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

The first time she and her husband toured it, Sharon George wasn't impressed with the house off Providence Road. It only took a few minutes for the unkempt home to turn her off. George said, “This is a shame, because this house really has potential.'” For George, who is no different than many homebuyers who encounter turnoffs when looking for a new home, there is more to house-hunting than just location.

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Apartment plans draw backlash (access required)

To University Investments Group, the site at University City Boulevard and Mallard Creek Road would be a good place to build 250 apartments for college students. But to some nearby businesspeople, it’s a harebrained idea when, they say, there aren’t enough grocery stores and pharmacies nearby to service the people who would live in the apartments. Plus, critics say, the proposed 90-foot-tall tower would not fit in with the area.

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Proffitt Dixon hopes the Blue Line puts its $26M apartment project on path to success (access required)

The site where Proffitt Dixon Partners is developing a $26.2 million luxury apartment community sits near the Lynx Blue Line light-rail route, and the company is taking advantage of that. Plans for the Fountains at New Bern Station include a light-rail lobby that will be built about 50 feet from the New Bern Blue Line station.

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Striking out (access required)

Striking out <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Construction hasn’t even begun on the proposed 25-field, $20 million America’s Park. No one has even announced an exact date on which construction will begin, and the project’s expected completion has already been pushed back at least once. Indeed, America’s Park has been besieged by curveball after curveball.

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