CHARLOTTE — D.R. Horton is the busiest homebuilder in Mecklenburg County so far this year, with 22 building permits worth nearly $2.9 million awarded by the county for detached, single-family homes. Fourteen of those permits, or nearly two-thirds, are for homes in the new, mixed-use Vineyards on Lake Wylie subdivision off Old Dowd Road just [...]
Charlotte-based Eastwood Homes plans to build four homes in Rapids at Belmeade, an affordable-housing subdivision in unincorporated western Mecklenburg County. On Thursday, Mecklenburg County awarded Eastwood — which also builds in Raleigh and the Triad in North Carolina and Greenville and Charleston in South Carolina — four county building permits for single-family detached homes on Berry [...]
Some Charlotte-area construction companies say that the uptick in business is coinciding with increased costs to build. Materials prices and costs from subcontractors, who are busier, have been rising, they say.