A family from Suriname was the first of a string of guests to arrive at Steve Chase's million-dollar South Florida home expecting a vacation — only, Chase didn't invite any of them.
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Foreclosures continued to be a dominant theme in the Charlotte real estate market in 2011. Although Irvine, Calif.-based real estate data tracking firm RealtyTrac has recorded fewer foreclosures in November than October, the final data on the number of homes foreclosed in Mecklenburg County in 2011 hasn’t been compiled yet.Read More »
The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes rose last month. But the National Association of Realtors says it overstated more than 3 million sales during and after the Great Recession, showing the housing market was weaker than previously thought.Read More »
Lynn Burnett didn’t have the greatest year in 2011. As an agent for Charlotte-based real estate firm Allen Tate, Burnett said 2011 handed her one of the toughest markets she’s ever seen in her eight years working for the company. Still, it was a better year than 2010, she said, if only because more people were buying.Read More »
A new year offers a blank slate, an opportunity for a fresh vision and a time to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of the previous year. As we head into 2012, The Mecklenburg Times wants to know what our real estate industry readers have to say about 2011 and what you expect from the new year.Read More »