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 ...Read More »
The average U.S. rate for the benchmark 30-year home mortgage climbed over the 4.5 percent mark this month for the first time in more than two years.
Tagged with: 30-year home mortgage rate Alan Banks Evans Coghill Homes Grubb Properties Home Builders Association of Charlotte Karla Knotts Keller Williams Pearson Land Corp. Todd Williams Tom Pearson Virginia PopovichRead More »
“New-home sales are way up, so much so that we’re selling off our inventories, which are still historically below accepted equilibrium levels,” said Alan Banks, president of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte.Read More »
“The builders will have to be financially qualified with effective business models and financial discipline," said Bill Bickett, who is spearheading the creation of the Charlotte-based division of the bank. "But smaller builders have had more problems getting financing. We’ll be looking at loans from $2 million to $6 million. That’ll be our sweet spot.”Read More »
Alan Banks looks back at 2006 fondly. A principal at Evans Coghill Homes in Charlotte, Banks said the company’s business has been nearly cut in half since a peak in 2006, when it built about 25 homes. This year, ECH ...Read More »