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Feds sue 
mortgage broker, 
alleging 
lending fraud

NEW YORK — The federal government sued one of the nation’s largest privately held mortgage brokers this month, saying its decade-long fraudulent lending practices cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars and forced thousands of American homeowners to lose ...

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HARP plan not music to industry’s ears (access required)

The Obama administration rolled out revisions to a program last month designed to prevent some homeowners from going into foreclosure. But many question the Home Affordable Refinance Program’s effectiveness and say that it’s too narrow and limited to make an ...

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Rezoning complicates Jack’s Across the Tracks project (access required)

When Rob Nixon and business partner Andy Wilson bought a rundown former church at 1212 Pecan Ave. in Charlotte in March 2007 for $650,000 from Russ-Mar Properties, Nixon said he felt like Christopher Columbus. “I had my flag in the ...

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Char-Meck area plans, zoning amendments up for discussion (access required)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission will hold public meetings in November for area plans and zoning text amendments that are being developed and nearing City Council vote. A citizens advisory group will meet 6 p.m. Thursday in ...

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Developer discord: Salisbury’s LDO seen as costly and going too far (access required)

Salisbury’s City Council adopted an ordinance in October that will allow it to issue water and sewage extension permits locally instead of going through the state. Proud of that accomplishment, city officials declared that it would streamline the approval process ...

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