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HUD leader touts 
home stabilization efforts

PHOENIX — The Obama administration’s top housing official touted the government’s efforts to stabilize neighborhoods hard hit by foreclosures during a visit to a Phoenix neighborhood Thursday. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan visited two homes bought out ...

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Commercial brokers laud new lien law (access required)

Commercial real estate brokers who took a haircut on commissions used to have the courts as the only option to get the money they were owed. But in June, North Carolina became the 29th state to enact a commercial broker ...

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Appraisal anguish (access required)

Realtor Thomas Harte had a contract on a 1920s-era home in Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood. The five-bedroom, four-bath, fully renovated house at 425 Clement Ave. was listed at $790,000. With a tax value of $1.23 million, Harte thought the home would ...

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Workers’ compensation 
lead to complications for Mecklenburg County code officials (access required)

In June, a new state law went into effect to stop unlicensed contractors from skirting the system. The goal is to crack down on contractors who solicit a property owner to apply for a permit for work they will do ...

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Continental Tire headquarters building sold

Charlotte-based Forsite Development said it has sold its Continental Tire headquarters building at MacMillan Park, although it is not disclosing the purchase price. Last week, Forsite said it sold the 74,844-square-foot Class A office building to I A Fort Mill, ...

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Legal aid available for nonunion Democratic National Convention workers (access required)

With all of the controversy over union labor and the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a group is offering free legal aid for nonunion workers who are forced from jobs during the convention next fall. The Springfield, Va.-based National Right to ...

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