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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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A 40-foot setback for embattled ‘enterprise center’ (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The protestors who live in the partly dilapidated neighborhood that a church-affiliated group wants to help showed up at a Board of Commissioners meeting Monday to say they don’t want the kind of help the nonprofit group wants ...

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Neighbors protest proposed affordable apartments (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – More than 100 people crowded into a church office building to question officials about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership’s plan to rezone a 7-acre parcel from a child care facility to an apartment complex for low-income housing, a proposal ...

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More conservation subdivisions could come in more towns (access required)

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MATTHEWS – Conservation subdivisions, in one form or another, have been around in some of the municipalities in Mecklenburg and nearby counties, and there are plenty of existing subdivisions and approved-but-waiting developments. But not everywhere, and not always in their ...

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The dollars and sense of density: Huntersville petitioners make the financial case for conservation subdivisions (access required)

The dollars and sense of density: Huntersville petitioners make the financial case for conservation subdivisions <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

HUNTERSVILLE – Single-family residential density vs. the price of land and its development. That’s the crux of one of the hottest residential real estate development debates in many of the municipalities just outside Charlotte, and it received one of its ...

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

Cash and carry: Institutional investors aren’t the only ones paying cash for homes <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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

Northern disclosures: Land-use actions pile up in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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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