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 »
Government and Politics
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 »
INDIAN LAND – George I of England, a group of lost map surveyors, some Native Americans who got in the way, and Scots-Irish immigrants from Pennsylvania obsessed with the Wars of the Roses. They all played a part in the ...Read More »
A panhandle apart: The needs of northern Lancaster County’s bedroom community differ from the rural rest
INDIAN LAND – Two homeowners in the state-line straddling Bridgehampton subdivision dialed 911 to report a prowler. Sirens wailing, five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department cars converged on the home of one of the callers within minutes. A quarter of an hour ...Read More »
Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...
Tagged with: Civic By Design cluster conservation subdivisions Dawn Blobaum Doug Boone Greener PRospects higher density development Jack Simoneau National Association of Home Builders new urban Randall Arendt residential development Stratford Hall Tom LowRead More »