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Bargainers agree to 
raise size of FHA-
backed loans

WASHINGTON — Congressional bargainers have agreed to increase the size of mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration in a compromise being hailed by the housing industry but criticized by conservatives. Under the deal by House and Senate negotiators, the ...

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Revaluation retaliation: In Cornelius, upset 
homeowners launch 
campaign to 
fight new 
values (access required)

There’s no shortage of property owners upset over Mecklenburg County’s latest revaluation. But one group of homeowners in the northern town of Cornelius might just be more vocal, and organized, than most. “I’ve never seen such anger and frustration in ...

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Charlotte groups win federal housing funds (access required)

Two groups in Charlotte have won federal funding to build affordable housing for low-income people with disabilities. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it had awarded $20.3 million to fund housing for low-income seniors and ...

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Charlotte City Council to take up natural area requirement again (access required)

The Charlotte City Council is expected to revisit a divisive proposal that would eliminate the natural area from the city’s Post Construction Controls Ordinance during its meeting Nov. 28. The proposal would do away what city staffers say is a ...

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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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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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