INDIAN LAND – George I of England, a group of lost map surveyors, some Native Americans who got in the way, and Scots-Irish immigrants from Pennsylvania obsessed with the Wars of the Roses. They all played a part in the ...Read More »
A panhandle apart: The needs of northern Lancaster County’s bedroom community differ from the rural rest
INDIAN LAND – Two homeowners in the state-line straddling Bridgehampton subdivision dialed 911 to report a prowler. Sirens wailing, five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department cars converged on the home of one of the callers within minutes. A quarter of an hour ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Eric Renninger left N.C. just in time to miss both our recent bouts with winter weather. Renninger, the recently named region developer for Honest-1 Auto Care in Charlotte and the surrounding area, has been out west at the ...Read More »
Despite solid gains in home sale prices, Charlotte remains an affordable market for homebuyers, new data released by the National Association of Realtors show. For the fourth quarter of 2013, the median sale price of existing single-family homes in Charlotte ...Read More »
Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...
Tagged with: Civic By Design cluster conservation subdivisions Dawn Blobaum Doug Boone Greener PRospects higher density development Jack Simoneau National Association of Home Builders new urban Randall Arendt residential development Stratford Hall Tom LowRead More »
CHARLOTTE – In the latest round of rezoning petitions submitted to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, just about the entire menu of living quarters have been proposed. Developers are looking to add apartments, single-family homes, a community for senior citizens and ...
Tagged with: Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina apartment project Charlotte city council Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department Golden Triangle #2 Kyle Short Lat Purser & Associates Levine Properties Metropolitan rezoning The Drakeford Group Wilkison PartnersRead More »
Two mortgage brokers are being sued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for making fraudulent statements in order to obtain loans used in speculative real estate deals in Charlotte during the heady days before the housing crash. Joshua Hankins of Charlotte ...Read More »
While new listings were up from January 2013, sales of homes in the Charlotte area were flat in January 2014, data from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services show. Sales rose 0.4 percent year-over-year, with 2,169 properties sold last month compared ...Read More »
Friction between homeowners associations and the residents they govern is a real issue for Charlotte residents. About 120 residents turned out on Feb. 6 at Davidson Day School for “Your HOA and You: Who Rules the Neighborhood?” – a panel ...
Tagged with: Bob Brethen Davidson Day School foreclose Greg Collard Homeowners Association Horack Talley Michael Hunter N.C. legislature Rep. Rodney Moore Stephens Grove HOA WFAE-FM Your HOA and You: Who Rules the NeighborhoodRead More »
CHARLOTTE – On paper, The EpiCentre looks like an ideal development. Well positioned, at a transit stop, a mix of uses and walkable. The 305,147-square-foot nightlife hub in Uptown, on the 3.17-acre city block bound by College, Fourth and Trade ...Read More »