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Hundreds of volunteers expected at Realtors Care Day

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A scene from Realtors Care Day 2011. (Charlotte Regional Realtor Association)

This Friday, April 20, is the annual Realtors Care Day in the Charlotte region, organized by the Housing Opportunity Foundation of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. More than 500 local real estate industry employees will spend the day working on home-repair projects that range from exterior home repairs to adaptive and safety modifications. Read the full story

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Experts offer insight on real estate market at Thu. lunch

Kate Gaither and Pat Riley

Kate Gaither and Pat Riley

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members and guests will get a peek at the future when Allen Tate Co. President & COO Pat Riley address a chamber lunch this Thursday about trends and expectations for the Charlotte regional residential real estate market in 2012. Joining Mr. Riley will be Kate Gaither, owner and broker for Newport Properties, who will focus on commercial real estate in the Lake Norman market. Read the full story

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HOAs: Havens or horrors?

Antiquity Cornelius

Like many newer developments, Antiquity Cornelius is governed by a homeowners association, as well as local laws. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)

By CHIP DAWSON
CorneliusNews.net

commentary bugJim Lane once faced foreclosure on his Huntersville town home, after a dispute with his homeowners association over a flower-bed full of pansies. Now he is on a mission to change North Carolina law and limit the powers of homeowners associations (HOAs).

Mr. Lane manages a website at NCHOAlaws.org for a group called the North Carolina Coalition for Homeowner Rights. The coalition is a loose-knit group representing thousands of homeowners in HOA communities across the state. Their objective: To change what they see as the excess powers of HOA boards and management companies. The website is filled with graphic stories of HOA power run amok. Read the full story

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Homeowners, HOA supporters square off at Raleigh hearing

Homeowners and supporters of homeowners associations (HOAs) from around the state went at it in Raleigh Monday at a public hearing called to gather input for possible changes in the state laws governing HOAs. Read the full story

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Legislative hearing takes a look at HOAs

The North Carolina House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeowners’ Associations plans a hearing Monday, Jan. 23, to hear the concerns of homeowners unhappy about the way their homeowners associations operate, make decisions and handle funds. The meeting is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third floor of the legislative building in Raleigh. Read the full story

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In the news: Trumps eyeing The Point golf club

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(The Point Lake and Golf Club photo)

Ownership of The Point Lake and Golf Club, on Brawley School Road in Mooresville, is about to change, and a big question mark is who might end up with the club. The Mecklenburg Times reported Thursday that Crescent Communities is scheduled to turn over ownership of the club to members by year’s end. But the Trump Organization – and Donald Trump – also are negotiating to buy it. And that has some members unhappy. Read the full story

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