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Construction and Real Estate

Name Game (access required)

The Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors knew they had a great product with the online listings of the Charlotte Property Exchange. But what they didn’t have was a great name. So they changed it this month. Gone is the Charlotte Property Exchange – or CPE – to be replaced by Site Index.

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Agents of Change (access required)

People buy all kinds of things on the Internet. Cars, TVs, computers, clothes and even groceries get sold at various online retailers. But if you’re thinking of buying your house solely on the web, several Charlotte-area Realtors say – not so fast.

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On the level: Reggie Daniel (access required)

Charlotte native Reggie Daniel took a circuitous career route before ending up in foodservice consulting and facility design. He played keyboards in a Charlotte rock ‘n’ roll band in the 1960s, restored classic cars, was an aspiring political cartoonist and studied graphic design -- all before launching Charlotte-based Daniel Design Inc. in 1985.

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Appraisers hope for the end of bank-owned AMCs (access required)

In 2009, about two years after the real estate market started its collapse, a new federal law took effect. The federal Home Valuation Code of Conduct was created to reduce conflicts of interest in the process of appraising homes. Real estate agents and brokers were no longer allowed to order appraisals. Lenders were now in control of doing that, and demand for appraisal-management companies shot up.

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