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Columbia professor believes in homeownership, but not mortgage interest deduction (access required)

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Homeownership is still the best vehicle for building wealth and providing a stable retirement. That was the takeaway from a presentation given by national housing economist and Columbia Business School finance professor Christopher Mayer on Jan. 23. Hosted by Charlotte’s ...

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Two Realtors reprimanded (access required)

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Sheila J. Hudson, a Concord Realtor and broker, has had her license revoked after being caught rifling through medications at a property she was visiting, according to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Hudson was one of two Charlotte-area Realtors ...

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D.R. Horton led the homebuilding pack in 2013 (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – A pair of production homebuilding corporations were joined by a fast-growing local residential construction company in leading a 2013 surge in Mecklenburg County building permits. After a neck-in-Meck race all year, Fort Worth, Texas-based D.R. Horton opened up ...

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Officials told that conservation subdivisions could reshape the future of fast-changing Huntersville (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The town’s Planning Board and Board of Commissioners spent an hour talking about the potential impact of the proposed adoption of a conservation subdivision-style zoning classification during a special joint session this week, ahead of separate meetings in ...

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Remodeling demand returns (access required)

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Home remodeling is back in a big way with business activity nearly at its peak pre-recessionary levels, according to a new national study of the industry. Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Study report calculated the fourth-quarter moving total of ...

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Nearly half of residential sales in December were cash only (access required)

Nearly half of residential sales in December were cash only <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Forty-six percent of all residential sales in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord area were all cash in December 2013, according to an analysis by RealtyTrac. The company includes single-family homes, condos and town homes in its residential sales counts. Charlotte Regional Realtor Association ...

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Success may pave way for more housing (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Many people left Tuesday’s City Council meeting carrying with them heavy adjectives. Some were disappointed, others were shocked and a few were incensed. The majority of those people were from south Charlotte, and their emotions were brought on ...

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Victorian in the Pink of condition (access required)

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For the first time in its history, a grand old lady has been listed on the multiple listing service. One of 27 Victorian single-family homes in the Fourth Ward, the Torrance House, also known as the Pink House because of ...

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