North Carolina revokes Airbnb broker’s real estate license

State regulators say a well-known entrepreneur in western North Carolina has had his real estate license stripped for keeping at least tens of thousands of dollars owed to Airbnb owners whose properties he managed. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the North Carolina Real Estate Commission permanently revoked Shawn Johnson’s broker license last month after he acknowledged Read More

Interest level soars as Columbia City Council receives dozens of applications for CHA board

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Columbia City Council will have a large pool of applicants to pick from when it decides who to appoint to the Columbia Housing Authority Board next Tuesday. The vote will happen at the council’s regularly scheduled meeting. City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine said council plans to appoint three new commissioners to Read More

Proposed SC bill would allow cities to dissolve housing authority boards during emergencies

ALLEN-BENEDICT-COURT The bill would allow local governments to take over housing authorities after ‘hazardous conditions’ or deaths COLUMBIA, S.C. — WLTX is taking a Deep Dive into a state bill proposal that would allow local governments to take over housing authorities in emergency situations, such as the one at Allen Benedict Court. “It is hard Read More

Campus First and CF Real Estate Services Acquires 486 Bed Property at University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)

COLUMBIA, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Campus First Student Living and CF Real Estate Services LLC, in joint venture with a large private commingled fund, have acquired the Club at Carolina Stadium located less than 1 mile from the main campus of University of South Carolina. Campus First will be overseeing the management of this 486-bed property as well Read More

Columbia Housing Authority won’t receive $30 million HUD grant to fix Allen Benedict Court apartments, mayor says

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says the Columbia Housing Authority will not be receiving a Housing and Urban Development grant they applied for that could have helped fix the issues that led to a deadly gas leak that forced more than 400 residents from their homes. "⁦@colahousingauth⁩ will not receive the ⁦@HUDgov⁩ Read More