After reading the Q-and-A with Debe Maxwell in your June 5 issue, I felt inclined to respond. I represent many, many homeowners in their short sales. Yes, they are time-intensive and rather a pain, but it’s something I do to help stem the tide of foreclosures and help people in financial distress. Their banks might be difficult to deal with, but they deserve help just like any “regular” homeowner with equity.
Re “Mooresville broker hopes to run NY Times,” April 13, and On the Level with Nicholas Peters, April 24 In two recent articles, you made a point of reporting that two people in the real estate business did not have a college degree. One was an article about a commercial real estate broker who had [...]
Benoit College reminds us that most members of the class of 2012 were born in 1990 into a world where computers and rapid communications were already commonplace. How have the changes in their world affected our world?
With the residential real estate industry shell-shocked from years of a moribund market, its spokespeople can be forgiven for taking a cautious attitude toward last week’s announcement of a $25 billion settlement with five of the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over flawed and fraudulent foreclosure practices.
A big takings case reported by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly has all the ingredients to pit property-rights advocates against an arrogant government agency willing to send certain property owners into decades of limbo for its own convenience.
In 2005 and 2006, companies were expanding left and right in Charlotte. Building permits were skyrocketing, and if you were in the construction industry, times were good. Really good.
My 4-year-old son is sort of obsessed with David Bowie. When he was 3, he wanted, for Halloween, to wear the pirate costume that Bowie dons in the video for “Rebel Rebel.” Much to my wife’s relief, my son settled for a Jack Skellington (as in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” movie) costume versus a glam [...]
If we always do what we’ve always done, we’ll always get what we’ve always gotten. Versions of this adage have been around for generations, and I am as much a creature of habit as anyone, but in this season of new beginnings, is it time to look into the mirror of today’s “new normal” and [...]
At first, it was known as the Charlotte Region Commercial Property Exchange. A mouthful of a name, it became shortened to CRCPE, still a beast among acronyms. So everyone just started calling it CPE. But to the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors, which owns CPE — a database of commercial properties for sale in [...]
The dollars signs are already in property owners’ eyes, even though the Democratic National Convention isn’t until September. That a lot of convention-goers will be in need of a place to crash near Time Warner Cable Arena has some Uptown residents, in particular, hoping to cash in. A little Googling this week brought me to [...]