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Self-Help helps others, not itself: Durham-based national nonprofit works quietly to revitalize Grier Heights

Donnetta Collier, project manager for Self-Help’s revitalization efforts in Grier Heights, sits on the front porch of a house on Orange Street that the
nonprofit developer rehabbed to the studs. It is for sale, but only to someone making less than 50 percent of the Charlotte area median income.
Photo by Tony Brown

CHARLOTTE – It takes a lot of self-help – lower-case – to revitalize a neighborhood like Grier Heights with affordable housing, and so far Self-Help – capitalized – has been there, quietly but most helpfully. The Center for Community Self-Help, ...

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Charlotte broker/Realtor honored with humanitarian award (access required)

Seifart

CHARLOTTE – Curt Seifart with Helen Adams Realty received the 2013 Humanitarian Award from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association’s Housing Opportunity Foundation at its annual meeting and awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Executive Park on Dec. 13. In recognition ...

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Apartment market nears equilibrium, future uncertain (access required)

Apartment Study photoWEB

CHARLOTTE – A study by Harvard University found that the country’s rental housing market was the main benefactor of the housing-bubble burst that sent the U.S. careening into the its worst recession since the Depression. But the study, titled “America’s ...

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A warehouse of homes (access required)

The placement and presentation of bathtubs, showers and windows differ in each of the nine master suites in PulteGroup’s warehouse of home layouts. Photo by Nell Redmond

Forget about poring over architectural drawings. In a 140,000-square-foot warehouse area off Carowinds Boulevard near the South Carolina border, prospective home buyers are getting the opportunity to actually walk through nine new home plans built by PulteGroup Inc. Complete with ...

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More conservation subdivisions could come in more towns (access required)

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MATTHEWS – Conservation subdivisions, in one form or another, have been around in some of the municipalities in Mecklenburg and nearby counties, and there are plenty of existing subdivisions and approved-but-waiting developments. But not everywhere, and not always in their ...

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The dollars and sense of density: Huntersville petitioners make the financial case for conservation subdivisions (access required)

Bonterra Builders’ Telfair development is a conservation-style subdivision with small,
clustered lots preserving natural areas around the lots. Courtesy of Bonterra Builders

HUNTERSVILLE – Single-family residential density vs. the price of land and its development. That’s the crux of one of the hottest residential real estate development debates in many of the municipalities just outside Charlotte, and it received one of its ...

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