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Rentals 
on the radar (access required)

In the past year since Charlotte’s rental ordinance took effect, 643 properties have surpassed the city’s threshold for crime. That means, in theory, that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officials should have met with the owners of 643 properties, of which 553 ...

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Attorney General Roy Cooper investigates squatter scam

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has obtained a court order to stop a group of six people and some trusts from filing fraudulent deeds on foreclosed homes for sale in Raleigh, Wake Forest and Apex. The alleged scam is ...

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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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Developers still suing over failed oceanfront project (access required)

It was 2006, at the peak of the real estate bubble, and a group of investors were planning to build a large mixed-use oceanfront development on the North Carolina coast, featuring 11 buildings, 278 condominiums and 60,000 square feet of ...

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Officials struggle to wash hands 
of dirty deeds (access required)

When someone files a deed for a property they don’t actually own with the office of Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds David Granberry, there’s nothing Granberry can do to stop it. Granberry could know the deed is not legit, that ...

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