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13 to watch in ’13: REBIC and Raleigh (access required)

PADILLA: The Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition is concerned the General Assembly might pass bills this year that could hurt the real estate industry.

You’re either fer it, or you’re agin it, as they say in the mountains of western North Carolina, and that’s true of possible legislation that REBIC will either back or oppose this year on the other end of the state in Raleigh, where the state legislature is in session.

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Analyst: Harris Teeter likely won’t sell to competitor (access required)

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Matthews-based grocery chain Harris Teeter likely won't be bought by a competitor nor is it likely that, if it's bought, its stores will then be sold off one by one, a Charlotte-based retail industry analyst says. Andy Misiaveg, partner at the Charlotte office of the Atlanta-based The Shopping Center Group, said he doesn't expect many grocery chains to be interested in buying Harris Teeter because they probably wouldn't be able to afford to.

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Meck homebuilding on big upswing in 2013 (access required)

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It’s not a buyer's market or a seller's market. It’s a builder’s market, and Mecklenburg County building-permit records prove it. Homebuilders started 250 new single-family homes in the county in January, up 52 percent from the 164 similar permits issued in the first month of 2012 — which was the strongest year for homebuilding in the county since 2008.

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13 to Watch in ’13: Rick Judson, president of the National Association of Home Builders (access required)

Rick Judson

(Part seven in a 13-part series) The homebuilding industry will be watching Rick Judson this year because Judson will spend the year watching over the homebuilding industry. Judson, 63, is the 2013 president of the National Home Builders Association, a nonprofit lobbying and advocacy organization with a $70 million annual budget and 150,000 members from throughout the residential construction and related industries.

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