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Homebound: Many Charlotte-area 
owners are staying put in 
the downturn rather than downsizing (access required)

News stories, pundits and blog entries across the U.S. have recently trumpeted the return of the smaller home as consumers look for ways to cut expenses as the economy limps along. But the trend has skipped over the Charlotte area, ...

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Charlotte homebuilders pick up where others left off (access required)

They’re victims of the recession: unfinished communities scattered across the Charlotte area. But for homebuilders like Lennar Corp., they’re an opportunity. Just ask Jon Hardy. Hardy, president of the Miami-based company’s Charlotte division, said that this year Lennar has built ...

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Missed Manors: A high-end home is hard 
to find, Charlotte builders 
say as they try to replenish depleted inventory (access required)

Rumors are swirling that the luxury home market in Charlotte is nearing extinction, that it’s barely a whisper of what it once was. But Charlotte homebuilder Alan Simonini says all the talk about the demise of Charlotte’ luxury home market ...

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Graham to speak to homebuilders (access required)

Chuck Graham, principal of Charlotte-based Newton Graham Consultants and past chairman of the National Association of Home Builders’ Sales and Marketing Council, will speak at the Lake Norman Home Builders Association’s monthly membership meeting Thursday. Graham will discuss the recession ...

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Charlotte BBB says scams are targeting the unemployed (access required)

Jerome Janet thought he had found a way off the employment/unemployment merry-go-round. He came across an ad in a newspaper for a Charlotte-based company called World Wide Consulting Services for what he said looked like paid training for a sales ...

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