A new national report issued by the U.S. Commerce Department found that in July new housing starts increased significantly to an eight-month high, after two months of disappointing results. But do the numbers reflect a sustained rebound or a momentary ...Read More »
RALEIGH – The tax credit that helped people rescue historic businesses, homes, neighborhoods and cotton mills in 90 of North Carolina’s 100 counties faces likely extinction as legislators have refused to renew the benefit. The credits likely will end Jan. ...
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A new national survey of home builders reports a growing resurgence in renewable energy features in homes, a trend that is being seen in both single-family and multifamily construction. According to the findings by McGraw Hill Construction team and surveys ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – After additional monetary penalties were added if Levine Properties does not live up to its part of the bargain, the City Council on Monday OK’d changes to a public-private development agreement for a long-delayed revitalization effort in Uptown’s ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Despite higher numbers across the board in the second quarter – in new home starts, closings and prices – don’t yet bet the house on a sustained residential construction recovery. New-home permits are down, inventory is low, desirable ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement agency does a good job reviewing building plans, issuing building permits and inspecting construction projects. But it also doesn’t. Two sets of customer feedback – from contractors, developers, architects, engineers and others who ...Read More »
Limited lots within the Interstate 485 beltway are putting on pressure on builders to creatively meet the demands of consumers who prefer urban living. In some cases, that means tearing down existing buildings, and reconfiguring lots to accommodate more ...Read More »