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It pays to Occupy (access required)

Who says nothing much has come of the Occupy movement? In Raleigh, property owner Rob Baumgart is making a little side money from the movement up there. According to news reports, protestors in Raleigh are renting a tent village at Baumgart’s undeveloped ...

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Mega-minded (access required)

There’s something new going on in economic development. If you’re thinking about the warring between states to lure companies using more and more lucrative incentives, you could be right. No, we’re talking about a term we learned this week from the ...

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The life aquatic (access required)

Oceanfront condos are so passé these days. The modern high roller owns a unit that’s actually on the water. For that, there’s Residential Ocean Liners Inc., which claims to be the world’s only residential ocean liner builder. We could not ...

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Cold comfort (access required)

Re/Max’s monthly housing report, released this month, shows a 9 percent increase in home sales nationwide in October compared with October 2010. October also was the fourth consecutive month to show a year-over-year sales increase. But don’t uncork the champagne ...

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Appraise-hell (access required)

This month, The Mecklenburg Times ran a story on the complaints some have about low appraisals of residential real estate. Quoted in the story: Anthony Moore and Matthew Connolly, owners of Charlotte-based real estate company Pike Properties, which renovates homes. ...

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