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, ...Read More »
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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Contractors found the prices of key construction materials cheaper in August, but annual materials cost increases still are outstripping building prices over the past year, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. Diesel fuel costs were down 6.2 percent ...
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Missed Manors: A high-end home is hard to find, Charlotte builders say as they try to replenish depleted inventory
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 ...Read More »
Apartments.com and careerrookie.com have revealed their fourth annual Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates list. And Charlotte isn’t on it. To make matters worse, perennial Charlotte rival Atlanta was No. 9 on the list, with an average monthly ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
In response a story about Charlotte’s unemployment rate climbing to 11.2 percent in May, reader Tom Brasse had this to say: “The rise isn’t due to any layoffs from the City. I wonder if we will see any sort of concern or ...Read More »
The Charlotte-area unemployment rate rose in June to 11.2 percent from 10.4 percent in May, according to preliminary statistics released today from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. Charlotte was not alone; unemployment rates increased in 91 of the ...
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Charlotte’s next big competitor for skilled workers might be coming from deep in the heart of Texas. When it comes to cities economic developers here are paying attention to, Austin, more than 1,100 miles away, is on the list as ...
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