Lately, quite a stink has been raised in Matthews about a biomedical waste incinerator that residents say is causing noxious odors, raising cancer rates and lowering home values. Worries about the Matthews incinerator have caused some who live near the ...Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
There were 821 foreclosure filings in Mecklenburg County in November, the fewest number of foreclosure filings recorded in one month since January when there were 802 filings recorded, according to the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts. That figure ...Read More »
Sales of foreclosure homes in the Charlotte metro area fell nearly 33 percent in the third quarter of 2010 from the same quarter last year, Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac said Thursday. Foreclosure homes accounted for 16.7 percent of all homes sold ...Read More »
The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency announced Wednesday that a new state foreclosure-prevention fund is available through participating U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-approved counseling agencies. Financed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund, the program ...
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A tax deduction for mortgage interest paid by homeowners might be cut from the tax code if a proposal by the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is adopted. Since 1913, there has been a mortgage-interest deduction for ...Read More »
Charlotte home prices fell 3.7 percent in September from a year ago, according to Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home price index. Nationally, home prices are down 1.5 percent over the same period. From August to September, Charlotte home prices dropped ...Read More »
Mooresville-based home-improvement company Lowe’s Cos. Inc. reaffirmed Tuesday its fiscal 2010 earnings projections. During the company’s annual conference in Mooresville, it stuck with the fiscal 2010 forecast it issued Nov. 15. For fiscal 2010, which will end Jan. 28, the ...Read More »
A road that would bypass the congested U.S. Highway 74 eastbound to Monroe sounds like it would mean smooth sailing for motorists. The project will cost between $750 million and $825 million to build and include 20 miles of toll ...
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Mecklenburg County has awarded more construction permits for residential and commercial construction, including rehabilitation projects, in November than in the same month last year. As of Saturday, the county had issued 918 permits for projects with a total value of ...Read More »
Charlotte-based LendingTree said average mortgage rates fell this week. Average rates offered by LendingTree network lenders declined to 4.55 percent for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, 3.95 percent for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages and 3.47 percent for 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages. On Nov. 23, ...Read More »