Last year was a historic one for Charlotte, thanks to its hosting of the Democratic National Convention, an event which put a national spotlight on the city. The event didn't just give the city more media attention. In a year when the construction industry was still in recovery mode, the DNC contributed to the city's commercial construction permit numbers as Time Warner Cable Arena and other venues had to be readied for the event. That resulted in a flurry of permit applications in early 2012, county officials say.
It’s not a buyer's market or a seller's market. It’s a builder’s market, and Mecklenburg County building-permit records prove it. Homebuilders started 250 new single-family homes in the county in January, up 52 percent from the 164 similar permits issued in the first month of 2012 — which was the strongest year for homebuilding in the county since 2008.
“We’ve had a good year,” Regent President Ken Anson said Wednesday. “Usually there are a few periodic slowdowns, but not this year.”
CHARLOTTE — Mattamy Homes plans to build four homes in its Hubbard Falls subdivision near the intersection of Harris Boulevard and Sugar Creek Road, according to permits Mecklenburg County issued this week. Three of the homes will cost about $165,000 apiece to build. Each will have 2,700 square feet of space. The fourth home will [...]
For the first six days of 2012, Mecklenburg County building permit activity was lagging the same period in 2011. The county had issued 154 permits by Friday morning, down from 158 in the same period last year. The value of the permits was down, too, to $19.7 million from $30.46 million. As of Friday, the [...]
Catawba County Building Services issued fewer permits in November than in October and the value of those permits dropped, as well.