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Real estate agents don’t have to follow federal rule affecting short sales (access required)

When the Federal Trade Commission created the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services rules in December, it caused a stink in the real estate community. MARS was formed in response to mortgage scams, specifically those involving loan modifications. Real estate agents, in ...

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Adkins Land, Waterfront Group sue to recoup advertising dollars spent on failed projects (access required)

Two Charlotte-area companies are suing two other companies after a plan to develop several residential projects turned sour. The lawsuit is asking for nearly $100,000 in damages, as the plaintiffs claim their would-be partners failed to live up to their ...

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Autobell says carwash would make SouthPark shine, but not everyone thinks so (access required)

In 1969, with the first location on South Boulevard, Charles Howard founded Charlotte-based carwash company Autobell. The company, which has 62 locations, boasts on its website that it has never closed an Autobell. The Howard family has been itching to ...

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Charlotte-area real estate agents say customized 
urls are helping sales (access required)

In an effort to keep potential buyers from tuning out, some Charlotte-area real estate agents are encouraging them to log on — to custom street-address-based websites for individual listings. The basic marketing plan goes like this: Reserve a .com or ...

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Catawba County won’t rezone landfill

About 47 acres of Catawba County’s landfill will no longer be rezoned to allow for industrial development. With concerned citizens objecting to the move during a July public hearing, the landfill will be excluded from a rezoning request. Planning board members ...

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Lincoln County rezones 250 acres

At their Monday meeting, Lincoln County commissioners OK’d the rezoning of 250 acres from a conditional use planned residential district, or CUPR, to a more standard residential single-family district, or RSF. The property is on the south side of Webbs ...

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