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National Association of Realtors wants lenders to loosen up (access required)

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As the housing market continues to recover, tough mortgage requirements are preventing some buyers from entering the market, according to a new survey by the National Association of Realtors. In its annual profile of homebuyers and sellers, the association found ...

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Huntersville delays two development decisions in rancorous meeting (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – Growth and aging. The town of Huntersville – the fastest-growing municipality in the state, and one of the fastest in the country – is grappling with both as it plans for its future. Although nothing was decided on ...

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Consultant: New Cornelius land-use plan saves money, regulates growth (access required)

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CORNELIUS – An independent consultant’s report forecasts that the town of Cornelius would save resources and money and would grow in population more conservatively if the town adopts a proposed new land-use plan to replace the 17-year-old one now in ...

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Cornelius board goes back and forth on subdivision (access required)

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CORNELIUS – The town of Cornelius Planning Board on Wednesday took three very confusing votes on the long-embattled Barnhardt single-family subdivision plan. First the appointed Planning Board on Wednesday night voted to recommend that the town’s elected Board of Commissioners ...

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Coming Monday: Epcon Communities vs. Huntersville (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville town planning staff report released Wednesday on a proposed single-family senior-living subdivision pretty much says: “No way.” Repeatedly. For eight pages. The block lengths don’t work with the lot sizes, the front-loading garages are not recessed ...

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Not your mother’s in-law suite (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Ron Harmon was looking for something special in his next home, the ability to accommodate his elderly mother-in-law and his autistic daughter independently yet safely under one roof. The 64-year-old director of purchasing for the city of Bradenton, ...

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Elizabeth Heights program receives Wells Fargo grant (access required)

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GRIER HEIGHTS – Wells Fargo & Co. on Monday gave $100,000 to a Charlotte nonprofit to help revitalize this historically black neighborhood near where East 7th Street becomes Monroe Road. CrossRoads Corp. for Affordable Housing and Community Development is one ...

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HOAs squeezed when dues not paid (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – While the housing market continues to recover, many homeowners associations are still feeling the consequences of the recession. Foreclosures are down, though there were still 2,328 bank-owned homes in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord metro area in September, according to RealtyTrac, ...

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