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Dismissal of Duke-Crescent lawsuit ends one chapter of Charlotte’s economic history (access required)

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A murky, internecine lawsuit over $1.2 billion involving two formerly synonymous giants of economic development in Charlotte has ended in what appears to be an equally shadowy draw. But the documents filed Tuesday in a Texas court dismissing a 2010 ...

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Mortgage changes debut (access required)

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Come Jan. 10, it may become more difficult for homeowners to obtain a mortgage. That’s when a host of new rules come into effect. Most notable among the changes for borrowers will be the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rules that ...

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Three real estate firms censured by NC Real Estate Commission (access required)

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The North Carolina Real Estate Commission has been busy over this holiday season, issuing three disciplinary actions. Greenpoint of the Carolinas, a property management and general brokerage services firm on Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte, was stripped of its license and ...

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Statute of repose on trial (access required)

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RALEIGH – Willful and wanton negligence will be considered in an N.C. Supreme Court appeal that could affect the pocketbooks of homebuilders, construction product manufacturers and homebuyers – and the warranties that bind them. When lawyers in Christie v. Hartley ...

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North Carolina homeowners eligible for mortgage assistance under settlement (access required)

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RALEIGH – Some North Carolina homeowners will receive a share of a $2. 1 billion national settlement brought against subprime mortgage loan servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., Attorney General Roy Cooper announced recently. An estimated $26 million in funds will help ...

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Market forces out workers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Julie Porter has spoken to teachers and nurses’ aides who live as far away as Gastonia and Stanly and commute to south Charlotte daily. Porter, the president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, said they can’t afford housing near ...

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Charlotte residential architects rebound (access required)

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Residential architects in Charlotte and across the country are seeing strong business growth, with increased billings and inquiries for new projects. Nationally, firms are now averaging project backlogs of 4.5 months, not yet at their recent high of 5.3 months ...

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Four builders, three nonprofits, two veterans and a widow (access required)

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A handful of homebuilding and development companies and a trio of nonprofits are pitching in to build and rehab homes in two Charlotte area suburbs for a soldier wounded in the Afghanistan War veteran and the octogenarian widow of World ...

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Historic Rock Hill house faces uncertain future (access required)

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The pressures of commercial development around Rock Hill’s efforts to revitalize its urban core may force the city to demolish a historic building on Main Street. On Dec. 12, Rock Hill’s board of historic review voted to remove the historic ...

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