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Developers confident about Charlotte’s apartment market (access required)


Local developers were bullish on the future of Charlotte’s apartment market at Bisnow’s Tuesday morning panel discussion on multifamily communities in Charlotte. Dubbed “New Development and Rezoning for the Future: Charlotte’s Multifamily Boom,” the breakfast at The Westin had more ...

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Apartment developers: Renting growing as ownership declines (access required)

John Porter, Charter Properties. Mecklenburg Times file photo.

Whether it’s Class A apartments, value-added properties or workforce housing, the Queen City’s apartment market is expected to remain strong in the foreseeable future. Five apartment industry leaders said so on a panel Tuesday morning at Bisnow’s third annual Multifamily Summit held in a ballroom at the Omni Hotel in uptown Charlotte.

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Building a bubble? Developers plan to add thousands of apartments to the metro area, which has some wondering about overbuilding (access required)

It’s a lot of apartments. There are 7,000 units planned for the Charlotte area, mostly for the area north of the city. More than 1,000 units are under construction, and it’s no wonder why developers are salivating over apartments: Now’s a good time to be in the rental business, thanks to tougher lending practices that make it harder for people to buy homes and a major dip in confidence in owning brought about by the housing market’s collapse.

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Revaluation manager: Apartment values might increase only slightly (access required)

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, ...

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