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    How Opendoor is changing the game in real estate – Charlotte Business Journal

    When real estate company Opendoor set foot in the Charlotte market almost two months ago, it brought with it a new, technology-driven transaction experience. Opendoor’s latest offering involves the all-day open house, which allows potential buyers to view a home on their own schedule between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Buyers can sign up on the Opendoor app, and when they are ready to enter a home, the app syncs with a GPS location and sends a code to unlock the door. Potential buyers must be registered and verify their identity for added safety purposes. Opendoor also invests in security systems to monitor any activity at the…

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    Fallen Vets honored in Charlotte

    A ceremony in Charlotte Monday morning honored the 19 thousand young men killed in the Battle of the Bulge. The Genesee Valley Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge gathered at Ontario Beach Park. The surviving veterans of the battle that took place 73 years ago are in their 90’s today. In addition to honoring those lost at the Battle of the Bulge, the ceremony also honored all those lost since the battle. Fallen Vets Honored In Charlotte Source Article

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    Charlotte’s last big apartment boom was in 1972. Here’s what it looked like. | Charlotte Observer

    In South End and uptown, developers are building thousands of new apartments. But today’s apartment boom is arguably muted compared with the early 1970s, when developers transformed east Charlotte with new complexes like the Aztec Apartments on Eastway Drive, Villa East near Independence Boulevard and the Woodhaven Apartments on McAlway Road. In 1972, developers finished 4,569 apartments in 24 new complexes in a city that had 250,000 people. In the recent boom, 8,500 apartments may be finished this year. That’s in a city of 850,000 people. Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce.…

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    Stalled apartments in a huge Blue Line development are getting new life, fresh design | Charlotte Observer

    A plan to build hundreds of apartments wrapped around a parking garage in uptown Charlotte has restarted with a new design on a prominent site adjacent to the Blue Line extension. The project, by Levine Properties, was delayed after the developer decided to redesign the building last year, adding more floors and apartments. First announced in 2015, it was planned to be a wood-framed apartment, five floors tall with 254 units. The building will now total 11 floors of steel and concrete, completely wrapping the parking garage, with 428 apartments. The amount of ground floor retail space, initially planned at 900 square feet, will now total 4,200 square feet, leaving…

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    Princess Charlotte Will Make History When Her New Royal Sibling Arrives

    Princess Charlotte‘s position for the crown won’t be affected by the arrival of her potential little brother. For the first time in history, a female royal’s spot in line to the throne won’t be bumped by the arrival of a male. Thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, birth order determines who will become the next king or queen of the U.K., regardless of gender. Had it not been in place, Charlotte, 2, would have lost her spot if Kate Middleton gave birth to a boy. The legislation was first passed while Princess Kate was pregnant with Charlotte’s brother Prince George, now 4. It affects all royals born…

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    Uptown Charlotte Blocks To Get Complete Makeover With Mixed-Use Project That Includes New Library

    North Tryon between Sixth and Eighth streets is going to be completely transformed with a project called Seventh & Tryon, and Atlanta-based DaVinci Development Collaborative released a request for qualifications Wednesday. A mixed-use public-private partnership has been proposed for 6.8 acres in Uptown as part of the North Tryon Vision Plan. Stakeholders are Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Mecklenburg County, the city of Charlotte, Bank of America and the Charlotte Housing Authority. A new library will be built as an anchor for the site. The plan also includes creative office spaces, residential space that will include senior housing, market-rate and diverse price-point housing, refurbishing historic Hall House into a boutique hotel, street-level…

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    Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

    Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the “Company”) (ARI) today announced the Company has priced an underwritten public offering of 13,500,000 shares of common stock for total estimated gross proceeds of approximately $243.0 million. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,025,000 shares of common stock. The offering is expected to close on March 16, 2018, and is subject to customary closing conditions. ARI intends to use all or a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to acquire or originate the Company’s target assets, which include commercial first mortgage loans, subordinate financings and other commercial…

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    Beaming Charlotte Dawson puts on a leggy display in scarlet PVC trousers as she opens new carvery in Lancashire

    She regularly slips her curvaceous physique into a number of glamorous ensembles. So it’s no surprise Charlotte Dawson arrived in style to open the new Toby Carvery restaurant in her hometown of St Annes on Sea on Saturday afternoon. The Ex On The Beach star, 23, put on a chic display in a pair of fiery red vinyl bottoms before donning full chef attire while serving food to excited guests. Svelte pins: Charlotte Dawson arrived in style to open the new Toby Carvery restaurant in her hometown of St Annes on Sea on Saturday afternoon The television personality mixed glamour with comfort as she paired her form-fitting trousers with an…

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    Beach girl! Charlotte McKinney sips on coconut as she steps out in sunny Malibu in jean shorts and flannel top

    She was enjoying a day out in Malibu with pals. And Charlotte McKinney looked every inch the beach girl as she sipped on her coconut drink while catching up with friends on Monday. The model, 24, showcased her toned legs in a pair of frayed jean shorts as she wrapped up in a red flannel shirt, wide straw hat, and sunglasses. Soaking up the sun! Charlotte McKinney looked every inch the beach girl as she sipped on her coconut drink while catching up with friends in Malibu on Monday She wore her blonde locks down and hardly a stitch of makeup on her stunning complexion. The low-key and summery look…

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    ‘She’s so sorry for the way she left’: I’m A Celebrity psychic Jackie Gillies discusses Charlotte Dawson’s suicide with ‘best friend’ Simone Holtznagel

    She was left devastated when her Australia’s Next Top Model mentor Charlotte Dawson committed suicide in 2014 aged just 47. And Simone Holtznagel became emotional once again when I’m A Celebrity psychic Jackie Gillies discussed the tragedy on Sunday night. The 37-year-old claimed Charlotte wanted to tell Simone she was ‘so sorry for the way she left’, during an emotional reading. ‘She’s so sorry for the way she left’: I’m A Celebrity psychic Jackie Gillies discussed Charlotte Dawson’s suicide with the model mentor’s tearful ‘best friend’ Simone Holtznagel on Sunday’s I’m A Celebrity ‘She wrote a journal and in this journal, you are in it,’ Jackie told Simone. ‘She is…