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14
Apr

Commercial Leases, Rents and Evictions in the Days of COVID-19

Commercial leases, rents and evictions in the days of COVID-19 are certainly a hot topic among North Carolina businesses. COVID-19 has placed many services and industries at a standstill. Even the brightest economic minds cannot currently predict what the aftermath of this will bring. Social distancing requirements affect not just commercial tenants struggling to pay rent, but also commercial landlords

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31
Mar

Why Lenders Are Not Rushing to Foreclose or Repossess

COVID-19 has a lot of small business owners and homeowners worried about foreclosure and repossession. In fact, failing to make payments on your mortgage or other secured loan may mean the bank will look to the collateral to cover the debt. However, that is not inevitable even if you do fall behind on your payments. The truth of the matter

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23
Mar

Three Ways to Protect Your Business as Your Employees Work from Home

In the days of COVID-19 and social distancing, many businesses have allowed their employees to work from home. This is a great way to keep your business going while protecting yourself, your employees and the community. However, if work-from-home is a new concept for your business, it can also be a significant danger to the sensitive information you hold. Each

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11
Feb

Three Ways to Stop Your Corporate Customers from Defaulting on Invoices

Entrepreneur.com estimates that the average small business has $84,000 in unpaid invoices.[1] That is a lot of money that US small businesses are not taking in. Fortunately, if your customers are other businesses, there are a few things you can do at the onset of a deal to increase your chances of getting paid. Add provisions to the contract that call

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3
Jan

Your New Construction Has A Deadline

Actually, your new construction has at least two deadlines: the statute of limitations and the statute of repose. With some exceptions, you cannot file a lawsuit against your builder or contractor for issues that were apparent at the time that you accepted the home or renovation. But what about defects that turn up after the fact? As soon as you

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18
Nov

THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF WHEN BUYING “BETTER THAN NEW CONSTRUCTION”

Real estate advertisements often use the phrase “better than new” to lure buyers to purchase homes that have been built in the last few years. While this may be a great opportunity to move into a contemporary home without the headaches of dealing with construction, this does not mean that you should let your guard down. Homes of any age

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25
Oct

YES, YOU DO NEED TO READ THE CONTRACT WITH YOUR BUILDER!

Generally, when shopping for a newly built home you drive from neighborhood to neighborhood looking at perfectly manicured model homes. At each model you are met by an eager sales agent who tries to answer all your questions to your satisfaction and turn you from a shopper to a buyer. Once you feel like you have found your perfect home

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