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The top stories of 2013 (access required)

2013 was a busy year for many in the Charlotte development industry, including readers of The Mecklenburg Times. Our most-read story this year was
about the second phase of the streetcar project missing out on federal funding. Construction on the first phase is seen here. Photo by Payton Guion

It seems like just weeks ago we were putting out our ’13 to watch in 2013’ series, previewing the area’s development for this outgoing year. But, alas, 2013 has come and gone, and 2014 is knocking on the door. But ...

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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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