Developers will have flexibility in meeting Charlotte’s Urban Street Design Guidelines ordinances, a city transportation official told the City Council tonight. Mike Davis, manager of Charlotte Department of Transportation’s Development Services Division, presented some of the proposed changes made to the ...Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
Residential real estate closings dropped 14.8 percent in September compared with a year ago, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association said today. Closings dropped to 1,658 from 1,945, 2.7 percent lower than the 1,704 closings in August. The average sales price for September was ...
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Average mortgage rates dropped this week to lowest levels on record, according to Charlotte-based LendingTree. As of Tuesday, average home loan rates offered by LendingTree network lenders dropped week over week to 4.35 percent for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, 3.81 percent ...
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An investigation by the North Carolina attorney general into the foreclosure practices of 14 mortgage lenders does not stem from complaints from North Carolina consumers, according to a spokeswoman for the attorney general. On Wednesday, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced ...
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So far this year, Mecklenburg County residential foreclosure filings are down by 525 from the same period last year. In the first eight months of 2009 there were 8,285 filings in the county, down 7 percent from 7,760 filings this ...Read More »
Most people flip a light switch or turn on their TV without ever considering what happens to the byproducts created when coal is burned to generate power. But coal ash, one of the byproducts of burning coal, has become a ...Read More »
The saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” holds especially true for Charlotte businesswoman Linda Holden. Raised by Depression-era parents who didn’t believe in throwing anything away, Holden applies her parents’ principles to her construction and demolition business, The ...Read More »
In Charlotte, like in many other parts of the country, affordable housing tends to exist in certain areas, concentrated rather than spread out. It is by no means a new problem for the Queen City, and city officials, including Mayor ...Read More »
As Charlotte-area restaurant owners struggle to bring home the bacon in the current economy, some are adding entertainment as a way to bring in more customers. But by trying to rake in the dough, they might be breaking zoning laws ...Read More »
The crowd at the Sept. 13 meeting of the Charlotte City Council burst into applause. The speaker stepping down from the podium, like the six before him, had spoken in favor of an ordinance that requires that trees be saved ...Read More »