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Building permits and new home starts increase in July (access required)

Building permits and new home starts increase in July <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

A new national report issued by the U.S. Commerce Department found that in July new housing starts increased significantly to an eight-month high, after two months of disappointing results. But do the numbers reflect a sustained rebound or a momentary ...

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Mixed market message: Q2 reports show good news, bad news for new-home construction (access required)

Mixed market message: Q2 reports show good news, bad news for new-home construction <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Despite higher numbers across the board in the second quarter – in new home starts, closings and prices – don’t yet bet the house on a sustained residential construction recovery. New-home permits are down, inventory is low, desirable ...

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Commission experiences communication problems while seeking solutions to communication gaps (access required)

Commission experiences communication problems while seeking solutions to communication gaps <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Communication, and the lack thereof, was again on Tuesday the subject of a meeting between construction and development industry representatives and the Mecklenburg County agency that polices them. This week’s forum was the monthly meeting at the Hal ...

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Raising roofs: Home construction permit activity stays strong in first quarter (access required)

Raising roofs: Home construction permit activity stays strong in first quarter <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Building permits issued during the first quarter for single-family home construction in the Charlotte market rose by 11 percent over the same period last year, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. That, according to a Charlotte ...

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Committee airs Code Enforcement grievances (access required)

Committee airs Code Enforcement grievances <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – It took 180 minutes to communicate this, but the biggest problems between Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement and the building industry professionals who deal with it all boiled down to one thing: Communication. That was the bottom-line result of ...

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