The Kannapolis home had been on the market about eight months. The seller, Fred Waite, had lowered the price in September from $1.8 million to $1.5 million. But, still, not so much as a nibble, said the listing agent, Heidi ...Read More »
It was August, and Crest Properties had just bought a 3,100-square-foot house at 1614 Meadowlark Landing Drive in the Lawing Pond neighborhood in Charlotte. The subsidiary of Indianapolis-based Timberstone Homes had planned to renovate, and then sell, the 4-year-old home. ...Read More »
Armed Agents: Concerned for their safety, real estate professionals take self-defense classes, apply to carry guns
Lisa Ludlow Archer was a new real estate agent working phone duty about six years ago when she got a phone call that just didn’t feel right. “When you get that feeling, you should usually listen to it,” said Archer, ...Read More »
To Jonathan Osman, the paperwork just didn’t seem right. Osman, a real estate agent for Keller Williams Realty in SouthPark, had been asked by another agent to help her out by looking over some documents related to an upcoming short ...Read More »
This month, 61-year-old John Lee was out in the cold — or, rather, the August heat — when he was evicted from his south Charlotte rental home near the airport. Although he was behind on rent for June, which is ...
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Since the Carolinas Multiple Listing Service changed its method of describing square footage, Re/Max Metro Realty broker-in-charge Eric Strom says it hasn’t created the headaches some agents predicted. Beginning in 2008, CMLS’ system has reported the square footage of homes ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
On June 1, a real estate agent was showing a house to a couple in the Union County town of Weddington. While the couple checked out the basement of the house in the 1000 block of Antioch Woods Lane, two ...Read More »
This year, a “due diligence” requirement went into effect for North Carolina home purchases. Before the change was rolled out, real estate agents didn’t know what to expect, and they were filled with questions. To be sure, there continues to ...
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