Homeowners are optimistic about the housing market in 2014, with 71 percent considering selling their homes this year, according to a new survey conducted by Charlotte-based lender Lending Tree. The nationwide poll of 609 current and prospective homeowners found that ...Read More »
Like nails out of its own coffin, the Charlotte region’s residential construction industry pulled nearly 9,500 building permits in 2013, rising from the ashes like a phoenix with a tool belt and hammering out its best year since the housing ...
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Come Jan. 10, it may become more difficult for homeowners to obtain a mortgage. That’s when a host of new rules come into effect. Most notable among the changes for borrowers will be the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rules that ...
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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte metropolitan area saw a 10 percent increase in construction employment in November over November 2012, by far the largest gain in the state, which lost jobs as a whole, based on the latest construction employment report ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The year ahead will be “good, not great” for the housing market, with an anticipated 5 percent growth in housing sales from 2013, according to forecast Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist Frank Nofthat delivered to an audience of real ...
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Apex is tops! That’s the conclusion from Movoto Real Estate. The town just southwest of Raleigh earned the distinction as the best city in North Carolina based on its cost of living, crime rate, level of education, median household income, ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – North Carolina’s economy continues to grow quickly, but in order to remain vibrant and keep moving forward, the business community must focus on fundamentals. That was the message from state Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker at the Commercial ...Read More »
RALEIGH - For years North Carolina has ranked as one of the top places for business. Forbes ranked the state fourth in September based on the cost of doing business here, the quality of its labor force and its regulatory ...
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CORNELIUS – An independent consultant’s report forecasts that the town of Cornelius would save resources and money and would grow in population more conservatively if the town adopts a proposed new land-use plan to replace the 17-year-old one now in ...Read More »