MINT HILL – On the Level begs to differ. Bill Saint, president of Classica Homes, which in three years of existence has become one of Charlotte’s busiest luxury homebuilders, always turned us down. “I’m not interesting enough to interview,” Saint ...Read More »
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Like nails out of its own coffin, the Charlotte region’s residential construction industry pulled nearly 9,500 building permits in 2013, rising from the ashes like a phoenix with a tool belt and hammering out its best year since the housing ...
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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.
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(Part seven in a 13-part series) The homebuilding industry will be watching Rick Judson this year because Judson will spend the year watching over the homebuilding industry. Judson, 63, is the 2013 president of the National Home Builders Association, a nonprofit lobbying and advocacy organization with a $70 million annual budget and 150,000 members from throughout the residential construction and related industries.Read 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 »
“She came to the realization that our membership used to be baby boomers, but now they are increasingly Gen Xers, they relate and communicate differently," said incoming HBA President Alan Banks. "She’s going to be not more of the same.”Read More »
The uptick in homebuilding activity comes as some homebuilders say Mecklenburg County’s code enforcement department is taking longer than builders would like to inspect projects and approve plans. Builders say the waits are costing them money.Read More »
The city of Charlotte, which had been working on a set of design standards for homebuilders, put those plans on the backburner while waiting to see what would happen with SB 731. With the bill going nowhere in the recently ended session, city officials aren’t wasting any time.Read More »