Professional, eloquent, caring and active. This was the impression Ken Szymanski gave off during his interview with The Meck Times recently. Szymanski has been the executive director at the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association for 28 years, and it’s obvious that ...Read More »
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A new national survey of home builders reports a growing resurgence in renewable energy features in homes, a trend that is being seen in both single-family and multifamily construction. According to the findings by McGraw Hill Construction team and surveys ...
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Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement, the government agency that reviews construction plans and inspects projects, has itself come under the review and inspection of Dena Diorio, county manager. The Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition, the Charlotte-based lobbying organization, implied it ...
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CHARLOTTE – A study by Harvard University found that the country’s rental housing market was the main benefactor of the housing-bubble burst that sent the U.S. careening into the its worst recession since the Depression. But the study, titled “America’s ...
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Rental property owners in Pineville will not be required to provide their contact information to the town. Ed Humphries, Pineville’s interim administrator, said that the town council decided to scrap the requirement during its meeting Sept. 10 and that the proposal will not come back.Read More »
Last week, in a 4-0 vote, the council’s public safety committee gave its support to the proposal, which calls for rental property owners to give the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department their contact information, including business and home addresses and phone numbers.
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Kevin Higgins is a busy guy. Higgins, a Charlotte contractor and owner of THS National, and his employees have been working hard all spring and summer. But they aren’t building homes; not many contractors are, thanks to the housing market ...Read More »
This month, 61-year-old John Lee was out in the cold — or, rather, the August heat — when he was evicted from his south Charlotte rental home near the airport. Although he was behind on rent for June, which is ...
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With a glut of distressed properties slowing down the U.S. real estate market, Washington bureaucrats are considering renting out hundreds of thousands of foreclosed, government-owned homes as a last-ditch effort to help the market. On Aug. 10, the Federal Housing ...
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In the past year since Charlotte’s rental ordinance took effect, 643 properties have surpassed the city’s threshold for crime. That means, in theory, that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officials should have met with the owners of 643 properties, of which 553 ...Read More »