North Carolina ranked 10th in the nation last month for annual percentage gains in construction employment, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The sector added 11,900 jobs between June 2014 and June 2015 to reach 190,400 construction jobs ...Read More »
WILMINGTON – We were 34 miles from land with only black waves and stars in every direction. Atop the abandoned light house tower, wind stung our sunburned faces. The lights flickered, sharks prowled the water 85 feet below and Jim ...Read More »
With the economy rebounding, Charlotte’s housing market is no different from those in other major metros experiencing a drop off in all-cash and distressed sales. But that doesn’t mean institutional investors have lost interest—the Queen City is still one of ...Read More »
The Queen City’s housing market ranks in the top fifth of 300 U.S. cities for first-time purchasers, according to a recent survey by WalletHub. Charlotte came in 60th in the company’s comparison of housing affordability, living environment and real estate ...
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CHARLOTTE – The City Council unanimously approved several rezoning petitions Monday, paving the way for mixed-use projects in NoDa and other prime spots near uptown and further south. Council members granted deferrals on other requests, and listened to concerns from ...Read More »
The share of homes that were bought with cash in the Charlotte area fell 3.7 percentage points in April from April 2014, according to real estate information and analytics provider CoreLogic. Cash sales in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia area accounted for 28 ...
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The N.C. Senate has transformed a one-page House bill on gravel-transport regulation into 54 pages of omnibus provisions that would, among other things, raise the stakes for conservationists seeking to halt state transportation projects. House Bill 765 includes many proposals ...Read More »