CHARLOTTE – One of Habitat for Humanity International’s biggest chapters is losing its president after only two years. Frank Spencer, a retired banker, commercial real estate broker and investor, was named president of Charlotte Habitat in 2012. Under Spencer’s leadership, ...Read More »
Residential Real Estate
Sales of existing homes in January fell to their lowest level in 18 months, according to the National Association of Realtors’ data, declining 5.1 percent since December. The report found that sales of all existing homes including single-family residences, condos, ...Read More »
After a cold and dreary winter, the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show is back in the Queen City with its inspirations, aspirations and possibilities. This year’s show – themed “Better Living: Home. Garden. Life.” – combines comfort with sustainability, ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes plummeted in January to the worst pace in 18 months. Cold weather, limited supplies of homes on the market and higher buying costs held back purchases. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that ...Read More »
The burden of student loans is taking its toll on a generation who cannot afford to buy or, in some cases, even rent their own homes. And experts are warning that the failure of millenials to achieve the American Dream ...
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HUNTERSVILLE – The effort to bring clustered residential subdivision provisions to the town zoning ordinance took another step in a long journey this week when the town planning staff unveiled its density recommendations. But one Huntersville resident at the Feb. ...Read More »
Wall Street is at it again, slicing and dicing securities, hoping to sell pieces of the pie to investors hungry for better returns. But instead of offering investors bonds backed by mortgages, private equity firms are looking at new financial ...
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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 »
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 ...
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