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

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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)

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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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Whale of house beached on Lake Norman (access required)

This property, on Tinker Place in Cornelius, is the site of a grand new home being built on Lake Norman. Photo courtesy Carlyle Properties

CORNELIUS – An $856,454 Mecklenburg County building permit for the construction of a new house on Lake Norman is now the year’s most valuable single-family residential permit. The permit, for a three-story, 24-room home at 16700 Tinker Place on the ...

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Northern disclosures: Land-use actions pile up in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson (access required)

Epcon Communities wants to develop an age-restricted subdivision of condominium-style detached homes similar to these – built close together with courtyards between each house – in Huntersville. Rendering courtesy of Epcon Communities

HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Planning Board last week granted Epcon Communities a continuation until Dec. 17 on a rezoning request to allow the developer more time to answer officials’ concerns about a proposed single-family subdivision restricted to adults 55 and ...

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Bright times for Bryton? Developers bet a behemoth will be born again (access required)

The partially developed Bryton site, massive for a master-planned, mixed-used development, is adjacent to the Interstate 485-Old Statesville Road interchange, where the highway now ends. Although the extension of I-485, the last leg of the beltway to be completed, is projected to be two years off, expectations have already jumpstarted development in northeast Charlotte. Aerial view courtesy of American Asset Corp.

HUNTERSVILLE — After languishing like a slumbering giant during the recession, one of the Charlotte region’s largest master-planned, mixed-use development projects has just awakened and looks ready to storm back from dormancy. Bryton – the $1 billion, 430-acre office-retail-residential development ...

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