"The impact is huge. There's goes homebuilding in the county. We reallly don't need another bump in the road," Alan Banks, owner of Charlotte-based semi-custom homebuilding company Evans Coghill Homes, said.Read More »
Jennifer Frontera’s pep talk for members of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association is a subtle hint at a year ahead that will likely be filled with struggle. She is preparing to ride “a tide of change” as president of an organization that has seen its membership decrease in the housing downturn and during a time when technology is changing the industry.Read More »
Armed with markers and strategies, residents stood over maps like generals preparing for war. And perhaps they planned a battle of sorts: one to reinvent their area into a shining example of smart growth and not watch it become “suburban hell.”Read More »
Construction of single-family homes cooled off slightly in January after surging in the final month last year. But a rise in permits suggests builders are growing more confident that more buyers are ready to come off the sidelines.Read More »
Construction, mining and logging employment in the Charlotte metropolitan area was down 40 percent in December from its previous December peak in 2006, the Associated General Contractors of America said this week. The area, which includes Gastonia and Rock Hill, ...
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The housing market recovery hasn't taken off yet, but a rally in its stocks sure has. The Standard & Poor's homebuilders index is up 60 percent since October. Given that stock prices tend to anticipate business trends, does that mean a housing market rebound is imminent during the spring home-selling season?
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The middle-class dream of four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage can manifest itself in thousands of distinct – and copyright-protected – floor plans. So, when a Tennessee builder built more than 75 houses based on plans created by a nationally known home design company, the company sued for copyright infringement and won $1.4 million.
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