In the last 10 years, the number of Mecklenburg County families struggling to find a decent, safe and affordable place to call home has doubled while the number of such units available to house them has barely budged. A new ...Read More »
Government and Politics
RALEIGH – The next set of state commercial building codes, which was to be released in 2015, now will not be issued until 2018. The N.C. Building Code Council on Tuesday voted 9-6 to double, from three to six, the ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The $300 million plan to bring a movie studio complex to Eastland Mall, two years in the making, is hanging on by the tiniest string of the thinnest thread after last week’s meeting of the City Council Economic ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The city’s Economic Development and Global Competitiveness Committee will meet Thursday to hear an updated presentation from Studio Charlotte Development on the company’s plans for the former Eastland Mall site. On Oct. 1, the city entered into a ...Read More »
Insurers want to increase homeowners’ premiums an average of 25 percent across North Carolina. They say the rate increase is needed to cover all the claims insurance companies have paid out over the last couple of years, an amount that ...
Tagged with: Charlotte Regional Realtor Association Corey Illingworth homeowners insurance insurance commissioner Joe Rempson Kerry Hall N.C. Department of Insurance N.C. rate bureau Pegram Insurance Agency Sean Hertel Sue Taylor Wayne GoodwinRead More »
CHARLOTTE – For the past several years, the city turned a blind eye to some restaurants that operate illegally. But it now has plans to bring them into compliance, and will hold a community meeting March 4 in order to ...Read More »
HUNTERSVILLE – The effort to bring clustered residential subdivision provisions to the town zoning ordinance took another step in a long journey this week when the town planning staff unveiled its density recommendations. But one Huntersville resident at the Feb. ...Read More »
Wall Street is at it again, slicing and dicing securities, hoping to sell pieces of the pie to investors hungry for better returns. But instead of offering investors bonds backed by mortgages, private equity firms are looking at new financial ...
Tagged with: American Homes 4 Rent blackstone group Center for American Progress House Financial Services Committee invitation homes Jeb Hensarling Mark Takano Norbert Michel Patrick McHenry RealtyTrac REO-to-rental Robert Pittenger Sarah Edelman single-family rental securities Tricon Capital GroupRead More »
Some homeowners who got a lifeline from the federal government through a loan modification program are about to get a rude awakening as interest rates on the loans – and the payments – start to rise this year. Most payments ...
Tagged with: Al Ripley Center for Responsible Lending Center of Community Capital Louise Mack Paul LEonard Prosperity Unlimited U.S. Treasury Department's Home Affordable Modification Program University of North Carolina at Chapel HillRead More »
The Construction Industry Safety Coalition last week issued a stern denouncement of a rule proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration aimed to reduce silica exposure. According to the OSHA website, the proposed crystalline silica rule would impact as ...Read More »