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Four builders, three nonprofits, two veterans and a widow (access required)

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A handful of homebuilding and development companies and a trio of nonprofits are pitching in to build and rehab homes in two Charlotte area suburbs for a soldier wounded in the Afghanistan War veteran and the octogenarian widow of World ...

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Historic Rock Hill house faces uncertain future (access required)

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The pressures of commercial development around Rock Hill’s efforts to revitalize its urban core may force the city to demolish a historic building on Main Street. On Dec. 12, Rock Hill’s board of historic review voted to remove the historic ...

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Self-Help helps others, not itself: Durham-based national nonprofit works quietly to revitalize Grier Heights

Self-Help helps others, not itself: Durham-based national nonprofit works quietly to revitalize Grier Heights

CHARLOTTE – It takes a lot of self-help – lower-case – to revitalize a neighborhood like Grier Heights with affordable housing, and so far Self-Help – capitalized – has been there, quietly but most helpfully. The Center for Community Self-Help, ...

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Charlotte broker/Realtor honored with humanitarian award (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Curt Seifart with Helen Adams Realty received the 2013 Humanitarian Award from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association’s Housing Opportunity Foundation at its annual meeting and awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Executive Park on Dec. 13. In recognition ...

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Apartment market nears equilibrium, future uncertain (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – A study by Harvard University found that the country’s rental housing market was the main benefactor of the housing-bubble burst that sent the U.S. careening into the its worst recession since the Depression. But the study, titled “America’s ...

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Confusion and congestion snarl north Charlotte community (access required)

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North Charlotte’s growing pains were apparent at a community meeting on Dec. 12 at Oehler’s Mallard Creek BBQ Barn, where city and state transportation and planning officials were on hand to answer residents’ questions about roadwork and other development in ...

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Charlotte real estate group honors planning director Campbell (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – From humble beginnings to rising to the top leadership of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, Debra Campbell never forgets her past. The Tennessee native grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., in a four-room house she shared with four siblings and ...

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Observer’s purchase in University area could open up prime Uptown space (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – More than 9 acres tax-valued at $45.3 million on Uptown’s South Tryon Street corridor, the past decade’s busiest development hotspot in the central business district, could be on the market as early as next year. The Charlotte Observer ...

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2014 housing market looks ‘good’, but lending may tighten (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The year ahead will be “good, not great” for the housing market, with an anticipated 5 percent growth in housing sales from 2013, according to forecast Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist Frank Nofthat delivered to an audience of real ...

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