Yearly Archives: 2009

Rise in foreclosure scams calls for national crackdown, says AG Cooper

Washington, DC - September 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Foreclosure rescue scams are pushing more struggling homeowners deeper into debt, and state and federal law enforcement must work together to stop them, Attorney General Roy Cooper told officials in Washington on Thursday.

Durham Hosts Foreclosure Prevention Workshop for Unemployed Residents and Small Business Owners Sept. 17

DURHAM, N.C. - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Durham residents and small business owners facing foreclosure or bankruptcy due to job loss and the current economic crisis can now seek specialized assistance to save their homes and their businesses thanks to a City of Durham-sponsored workshop next week.

Governor Signs Bill to Protect Consumers from Home Foreclosures

RALEIGH, NC - September 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Bev Perdue today signed Senate Bill 974, The Consumer Economic Protection Act Of 2009 (CEPA),which will help homeowners facing foreclosure, preserve communities, and protect consumers from unfair debt collectors.

Housing Experts to Hold Forum on RUCO Law

GREENSBORO, NC - September 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Did you know landlords and tenants can be fined under the new Rental Unit Certificate of Occupancy (RUCO) ordinance, which requires all residential rental property in Greensboro—occupied and vacant—to be inspected prior to leasing?

Hotel Indigo Opens Property in Durham, NC

ATLANTA, GA - August 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hotel Indigo today announced the opening of Hotel Indigo Durham-Research Triangle Park, the first of five properties planned for North Carolina. The 125-room new-build boutique hotel will be joined later this year by a 100-room property in Asheville; additional deals are signed in Charlotte, Wilmington and Winston-Salem.

$95 Million Awarded to North Carolina to Build Affordable Apartments

Raleigh, NC - August 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Treasury has awarded $95 million to North Carolina to jump-start stalled development of 36 affordable apartment projects in 26 counties. The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, which manages the federal housing tax credit program, will provide the funds to 36 rental developments that were awarded tax credits in 2007 and 2008 and applied for the assistance.

Circle at Concord Mills Certified as Audubon Signature Sanctuary

Charlotte, N.C. - August 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Crescent Resources Multifamily Development Group’s Circle at Concord Mills is the first multifamily community in the country to be certified by Audubon International as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary.

Durham Hosts Foreclosure Prevention Workshop Aug. 13

Workshop Will Provide One-on-One Counseling Sessions for Residents Facing Foreclosure or Bankruptcy; Pre-Registration Is Required

North Carolina Affordable Housing Conference — Raleigh, NC — November 3 and 4, 2009

Raleigh, NC - August 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The North Carolina Housing Coalition, the Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas, and the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency will offer the state’s most comprehensive housing conference this year — all focusing on the exemplary work of affordable housing and how that housing works for North Carolina’s families, communities, and economy. The conference will be November 3 and 4, 2009, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC.

Turner Awarded $120 Million Contract to Manage Construction of Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel Tower III...

This 500,000 sq. ft., 532-room addition will make Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel the largest hotel in the State of North Carolina. New York, N.Y. - July 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading general builder, has been awarded a $120 million contract to manage the construction of Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel Tower III in Cherokee, N.C. The completion of the tower is scheduled for December 2010

Secretary Donovan awards over $29 million in recovery act funding to prevent homelessness in...

GREENSBORO, NC - July 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $29,078,387 in grants to nine grantees in North Carolina to rapidly re-house families who fall into homelessness, or prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.

Gov. Perdue Announces North Carolina In Line to Receive $8.8 Million to Help Citizens...

Raleigh, NC - July 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that North Carolina is in line to receive $8.8 million in federal funds to help homeowners purchase energy-efficient appliances, from furnaces and room air conditioners to refrigerators and dishwashers.

Beazer Homes U.S.A., Inc. Reaches $50,000,000 Settlement of Mortgage and Accounting Fraud with United...

CHARLOTTE, NC - July 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A federal bill of information and a deferred prosecution agreement relating to Beazer Homes USA, Inc. were filed today in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The criminal charges and accompanying agreement relate to Beazer’s participation in a fraudulent scheme designed to increase Beazer Mortgage’s profit margin and sell Beazer homes, as well as an accounting fraud scheme designed to “smooth earnings.”

Duke Energy Tests Solar Panels And New Smart Grid Technology in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - June 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - An array of 213 solar panels will soon provide electricity to homes served by Duke Energy's McAlpine Creek substation in south Charlotte – all part of an effort to implement new smart grid technology.

Gov. Perdue Announces State Home Foreclosure Prevention Project Prevents More Than 1,000 Foreclosures in...

Raleigh, NC - June 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - Governor Bev Perdue and the N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks (“NCCOB”) today announced that the State Home Foreclosure Prevention Project (“NC Foreclosure Project”) has helped more than 1,000 North Carolina homeowners avoid foreclosure since the program’s inception in November 2008.


How One Agent Is Surviving In Today’s Market

Raleigh, NC - May 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For the 3rd consecutive year in a row Rupert Bryan has not only won all the top awards in the Coldwell Banker Falls Office, but he is also ranked as one of the Top Agents in the Triangle (#18 Triangle Business Journal Residential Realtor)


Public input opportunities for Project Grace proposal

New Hanover County will host two public meetings to share information about Project Grace and the redevelopment proposal that was submitted by Zimmer Development Company.