Sales of existing homes in January fell to their lowest level in 18 months, according to the National Association of Realtors’ data, declining 5.1 percent since December. The report found that sales of all existing homes including single-family residences, condos, ...Read More »
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After a cold and dreary winter, the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show is back in the Queen City with its inspirations, aspirations and possibilities. This year’s show – themed “Better Living: Home. Garden. Life.” – combines comfort with sustainability, ...
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The burden of student loans is taking its toll on a generation who cannot afford to buy or, in some cases, even rent their own homes. And experts are warning that the failure of millenials to achieve the American Dream ...
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Wall Street is at it again, slicing and dicing securities, hoping to sell pieces of the pie to investors hungry for better returns. But instead of offering investors bonds backed by mortgages, private equity firms are looking at new financial ...
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Kelly Ellis has rejoined Allen Tate Realtors SouthPark office. Ellis joins the SouthPark office’s staff of 95 licensed Realtors. Previously, Ellis was at Allen Tate for seven years before taking some time off to be a stay-at-home mom. She has ...Read More »
In an effort to protect Charlotteans from slips and falls, Mayor Patrick Cannon and the city last week issued a challenge called “Shovel Charlotte,” urging citizens to shovel their sidewalks following the big storm that paralyzed the city for a ...Read More »
Pam Boileau has joined Ivester Jackson/Christie’s International as a residential broker and Realtor in the Lake Norman and Charlotte areas. Boileau formerly owned The Marketing Consortium for more than 27 years, and worked in branding programs, public relations outreach and ...Read More »
Some homeowners who got a lifeline from the federal government through a loan modification program are about to get a rude awakening as interest rates on the loans – and the payments – start to rise this year. Most payments ...
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A Mortgage Bankers Association report shows that credit availability improved in January despite new mortgage qualification rules that took effect in the middle of the month. The trade group’s Mortgage Credit Availability Index increased 1.85 percent from 110.9 in December ...Read More »