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Charlotte real estate group honors planning director Campbell (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – From humble beginnings to rising to the top leadership of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, Debra Campbell never forgets her past. The Tennessee native grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., in a four-room house she shared with four siblings and ...

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A warehouse of homes (access required)

The placement and presentation of bathtubs, showers and windows differ in each of the nine master suites in PulteGroup’s warehouse of home layouts. Photo by Nell Redmond

Forget about poring over architectural drawings. In a 140,000-square-foot warehouse area off Carowinds Boulevard near the South Carolina border, prospective home buyers are getting the opportunity to actually walk through nine new home plans built by PulteGroup Inc. Complete with ...

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Pippin receives awards for home design (access required)

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Lake Norman’s Jenny Pippin has been recognized for her design work by the North Carolina Society of the American Institute of Building Design, receiving multiple awards. Pippin, owner of Pippin Home Designs,  was awarded a Best-in-Show prize for her design ...

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Advertised appliances were indeed a steal (access required)

If you’re going to steal appliances from vacant homes, perhaps you shouldn’t fence the loot on Craigslist. But that’s just what one Charlotte area Realtor did according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Sember Lynn Smathers, formerly of Shelby, was ...

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