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Cash and carry: Institutional investors aren’t the only ones paying cash for homes (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – While some would-be homebuyers struggle to obtain mortgages and find properties in their price range, others – more than half of all buyers in October – paid in cash. A recent report from RealtyTrac, the online real estate ...

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City adds an extra hour to Weddington Road apartment meeting (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The City of Charlotte Planning Department ruled that the scheduling of a developer’s community meeting to be held Tuesday on a contentious affordable-apartments project met city guidelines, but the developer agreed to change the meeting’s hours anyway. A ...

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Planning Board OKs Matthews’ Unified Development Ordinance (access required)

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MATTHEWS – The Matthews Planning Board last week nitpicked for nearly two hours at the town’s proposed Unified Development Ordinance before board member Chris Melton made a suggestion. “We could still be here this time tomorrow if we wanted to ...

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Northern disclosures: Land-use actions pile up in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Planning Board last week granted Epcon Communities a continuation until Dec. 17 on a rezoning request to allow the developer more time to answer officials’ concerns about a proposed single-family subdivision restricted to adults 55 and ...

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Bright times for Bryton? Developers bet a behemoth will be born again (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – After languishing like a slumbering giant during the recession, one of the Charlotte region’s largest master-planned, mixed-use development projects has just awakened and looks ready to storm back from dormancy. Bryton – the $1 billion, 430-acre office-retail-residential development ...

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City: Studio developer must prove need for financial assistance (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – City officials last week got a little clarity on what a film studio developer has in mind for the redevelopment of the 80-acre site of the former Eastland Mall. In a presentation in front of the city’s Economic ...

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A capital idea: SEC changes may make it easier to crowdfund real estate (access required)

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Crowdfunding has been used to finance independent films, support aspiring novelists and musicians and launch small businesses. Now new rules under review by the Securities and Exchange Commission may shake up the real estate market by making it easier for ...

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Cash home sales top 50 percent (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – More homebuyers paid with cash in October – and not just institutional investors, who bought a smaller share of the homes sold, while cash purchases overall topped 50 percent for the first time in 19 months. “We have ...

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Zoning ordinance could define new Council’s legacy (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Just about every political leader – a certain Canadian mayor notwithstanding – works to be remembered for fixing issues for their constituents and leaving their jurisdiction a better place. Whether that’s solving the poverty problem, vanquishing corruption or ...

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