The sentencings of six men for their part in a massive federal contract fraud; development in Charlotte-area hotspots; and real estate brokers in trouble dominated the most-read stories on mecktimes.com in 2015. Two stories related to the convictions and sentences ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people signed contracts to purchase homes in November, as the real estate market appears to have cooled after sales gains for much of 2015. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steady job growth, low mortgage rates and tight inventories helped fuel rising U.S. home prices in October, including in Charlotte, where home prices were up 4.7 percent year over year, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city ...Read More »
The Charlotte metro is doing a better job than many U.S. cities in meeting pent-up demand for new housing, according to a recent article at Forbes.com. In fact, the Queen City area came in fourth among 53 metropolitan statistical areas ...Read More »
Homebuilders say a proposed amendment to the Huntersville zoning ordinance doesn’t go far enough to comply with a new state law that prohibits governments from placing purely aesthetic design requirements on single-family homes and duplexes. Huntersville is amending its ordinance ...
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Although apartments were the name of the game for many residents in 2015, there were still some traditional – and in some cases ostentatious – single-family homes being built around Mecklenburg County. The top 50 single-family residential construction permits for ...Read More »
Gov. Pat McCrory has signed an executive order that seeks to crack down on companies that improperly classify their employees as independent contractors. The order establishes an employee classification section within the North Carolina Industrial Commission to streamline information sharing ...Read More »