Key Real Estate Industry Issues Queued Up for Congressional Lame-Duck Session

House and Senate leaders return to Washington this week with a focus on resolving appropriations and spending issues in time to avoid a looming government shutdown.

The resolution of those issues will be key in determining whether other legislation sought by the real estate industry makes it over the finish line before Congress adjourns for the year. Continue reading

Councilmembers Receive Update on Permitting and Inspection Review

At a meeting this week of City Council’s Transportation & Planning Committee, Assistant City Manager Ann Wall provided a brief update to council members regarding the ongoing city-county review of the building permitting and inspection process. The review is being conducted by the consulting firm Gartner & Associates, and preliminary findings are likely to be released later this week. Continue reading

Midterm Election Produces Big Wins For GOP in Washington & Raleigh, While Dems Retain Control in Mecklenburg County

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House Speaker Thom Tillis and his son Ryan celebrate his election to the U.S. Senate Tuesday night at the Omni Hotel in Uptown.

More than 2.7 million North Carolinians cast votes in the 2014 General Election — a new record for the Old North State. But aside from sending a new U.S. Senator to Washington, the election will change little in the political landscape, particularly where Mecklenburg County is concerned. Continue reading