WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales hit a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes tumbled 4.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted ...Read More »
Three more people were sentenced Wednesday on federal racketeering charges that resulted from a massive mortgage-fraud investigation begun in the Charlotte area in 2007. According to an April 2013 indictment, they were among 26 charged in various conspiracies, including mortgage ...
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The share of homebuyers using low down-payment loans dropped last year to its lowest level in a decade. Some 25 percent of buyers with conventional or Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgages put less than 3 percent down when purchasing a home ...Read More »
The Charlotte metro area underwent a frenzy of foreclosure activity last month, posting large increases in scheduled auctions and bank repossessions. However, that doesn’t mean a wave of distressed properties hitting market will hamper home-price appreciation in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia region ...Read More »
Cash sales made up 36.1 percent of total home sales nationally in November, down from 38.8 percent in November 2013. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making November the 23rd consecutive month of declines, according to ...Read More »
Median sales prices for existing single-family homes in the Charlotte area increased at a faster clip between the fourth quarters of 2013 and 2014 than all but 12 of the 175 metro areas included in a report released Wednesday by ...Read More »
The number of homes with a mortgage in the Charlotte metro area facing foreclosure in December remained at 0.9 percent of all homes, the same as in November and down 0.7 percentage points from December 2013, according to real estate ...Read More »
Demand for homes in the Charlotte region continues to outpace inventory, creating a seller’s market for those seeking higher returns on their investments. Year-over-year sales in the Charlotte area rose 8.8 percent in January compared with January 2014, to 2,359 ...
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A Charlotte man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for his role in a Ponzi scheme that the U.S. Attorney’s Office says defrauded victims by inducing them to invest in fake real estate deals. John Reid ...Read More »
Desperate to sell empty lots in a foreclosed subdivision, a group of lenders turned to a marketing company that made big promises and had the references to back them up. But those references turned out to be fake and the ...Read More »