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NEWS ANALYSIS Under construction: Court’s decision provides no blueprint (access required)

NEWS ANALYSIS Under construction: Court’s decision provides no blueprint <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Under state law, every new house built and sold in N.C. comes with an implied warranty that the home is free from major structural defects when it was sold, but the builder can expressly warrant the house for more, and for longer, often up to 10 years. But a decision by an N.C. court comes with no warranty that it will ever be enforced ─ or even understandable ─ or for how long.

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Nancy Braun: Real Estate shape-shifter and high-tech savant (access required)

Nancy Braun: Real Estate shape-shifter and high-tech savant <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends consulting and communications company named five Charlotte area real estate agents and teams to their 2013 "Top 1,000" listings. The highest ranking went Nancy Braun, founder, owner and broker-in-charge of Charlotte-based Showcase Realty.

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Court decision appears to limit construction warranties (access required)

Homebuilders will likely not be affected by an N.C. Court of Appeals decision handed down this week that appears to limit all construction warranties to six years, even when the builder expressly provides a longer one, according to the top lawyer for the N.C. Home Builders Association.

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