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A steep ascent: Residential permits climbing back from recessionary low (access required)

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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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The wait for Gateway (access required)

Extensive planning for Gateway Station could being in 2015, but much remains for the NCDOT to do before the next steps can be taken. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE – It has been more than a year since Houston-based Hines was named by the N.C. Department of Transportation as the developer for the ambitious Gateway Station project in Uptown. Gateway Station, a $211 million project that’s planned for ...

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Middle class morass (access required)

House on a stack of U.S. dollars, real estate concept - 3d render

While the Charlotte real estate market remains affordable relative to many other U.S. markets, there is growing evidence that many middle class, professional families cannot afford to buy a home.

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