Some neighborhoods in the Charlotte residential market are primed for a make-over, according to an assessment given by an economist at Hanley Wood, a firm specializing in residential, commercial and construction data analysis. Jon Smoke told 160 industry professionals at ...Read More »
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Charlotte-area home prices appreciated 7.8 percent from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of 2013, according to an analysis of single-family homes sales by CoreLogic, using data calculated by Case-Shiller. Despite the gains in home prices made ...Read More »
The owner and broker-in-charge of two North Carolina real estate firms that specialized in appraising, listing and marketing bank-owned properties for a number of mortgage lenders has landed in hot water with the N.C. Real Estate Commission. Jason Cox, who ...Read More »
California may be in a drought emergency and facing its lowest amount of rainfall in 119 years, but that doesn’t mean a brown lawn is permissible in one California community. A homeowners association in the San Francisco Bay area is ...Read More »
Surely, there are better ways to attract eyeballs to your real estate listing. Pennsylvania homeowners Greg and Sandi Leeson recently put their 113-year-old Victorian home in Dunmore up for sale for $144,000. Rather than play up the home’s Old World ...Read More »
The National Association of Realtors appears to be giving U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan a helping hand in her re-election bid by mailing out fliers to select Charlotte neighborhoods. The association has sent out at least four glossy fliers thanking the ...
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The percentage of mortgaged Charlotte-area homes that were in the foreclosure process dropped by about 44 percent from December 2012 to December 2013. The foreclosure inventory at year’s end was 1.5 percent of all homes with a mortgage, down from ...Read More »
A third of the nation’s U.S. senators have sent a letter to Mel Watt, the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and a former U.S. congressman from Charlotte, asking him to use funds from Fannie Mae and Freddie ...
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On a frigid Jan. 24, 38 hearty volunteers from Wells Fargo Community Relations and Outreach volunteered a day of service with nonprofit Rebuilding Together. As part of a team exercise, the volunteers traveled from as far as San Antonio and ...Read More »
Talk about getting to the bottom of the matter. A condo association in Florida didn’t want its property to go to the dogs after it decided to eliminate its dog-waste removal service in order to save some dough, so the ...Read More »