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 »
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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 ...
Tagged with: affordable housing for low-income families Barbara Boxer Capital Magnet Fund Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency Freddie Mac Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Mel Watt NAtional Housing Trust FundRead More »
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 »
Homeowners are optimistic about the housing market in 2014, with 71 percent considering selling their homes this year, according to a new survey conducted by Charlotte-based lender Lending Tree. The nationwide poll of 609 current and prospective homeowners found that ...Read More »
Homeownership is still the best vehicle for building wealth and providing a stable retirement. That was the takeaway from a presentation given by national housing economist and Columbia Business School finance professor Christopher Mayer on Jan. 23. Hosted by Charlotte’s ...Read More »
While 2013 may have been a gangbusters year for the national housing market, December figures just released by the National Association of Realtors show sales growth petering out by year’s end. For all of 2013, the number of existing homes ...Read More »
Sheila J. Hudson, a Concord Realtor and broker, has had her license revoked after being caught rifling through medications at a property she was visiting, according to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Hudson was one of two Charlotte-area Realtors ...
Tagged with: Asset Property Management Charlene Moody Concord Janet Thoren John Hruska license suspension N.C. Secretary of State Department North Carolina Real Estate Commission Realtor Ryan Cieslak Sheila J. Hudson Sky Mikesell Southern MEtro Real EstateRead More »
Home remodeling is back in a big way with business activity nearly at its peak pre-recessionary levels, according to a new national study of the industry. Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Study report calculated the fourth-quarter moving total of ...
Tagged with: DeRhodes Construction Eddie DeRhodes Eric Belsky Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Study John Morgan Kermit Baker National Association of the Remodeling Industry remodeling Urban Building GroupRead More »
Forty-six percent of all residential sales in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord area were all cash in December 2013, according to an analysis by RealtyTrac. The company includes single-family homes, condos and town homes in its residential sales counts. Charlotte Regional Realtor Association ...
Tagged with: Charlotte Regional REaltor Association President Joe Rempson Daren Blomquist December 2013 foreclosures Keller Williams NAdine Deason Nancy Braun RealtyTrac Short sales Showcase Realty single-family residential sales Team NAdineRead More »