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.
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 slump. Instead, companies like Higgins’ are enjoying an uptick in apartment renovation work, a welcome [...]
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 what started the eviction process, he says Carolina United Realty, the 4108 Park Road-based property [...]
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 Finance Agency sent out a request for information asking the nation to submit ideas on [...]
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 were single-family homes. Not all of those meetings took place, though. Instead, CMPD has met [...]
When Mecklenburg County’s assessor’s office releases its 2011 revaluation of commercial properties in March, apartment owners may be surprised at how little their properties have increased in value since the last revaluation in 2003. Chuck Hicks, the county’s revaluation manager, said that although his office is still collecting data, he’s already noticed that there doesn’t [...]