Electronic signatures are now being accepted on an increasing number of homebuying and financing documents, including Federal Housing Administration loans. In its ongoing bid to modernize its processes, the FHA has granted expanded authority to lenders to accept e-signatures on ...Read More »
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Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...
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Many housing markets nationwide have returned to normal levels of activity. Markets in 56 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in January, according to the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending rose in November at the strongest pace in more than four years, driven by solid gains in home construction and commercial projects. The Commerce Department said construction spending increased 1 percent in November to a ...Read More »
Strong increases in both single-family and multifamily starts raised our nationwide housing production 22.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million in November, according to figures released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the ...
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While the Charlotte real estate market remains affordable relative to many other U.S. markets, there is growing evidence that many middle class, professional families cannot afford to buy a home.
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Rising sales prices and interest rates for mortgages made the purchase of a single-family home more expensive in August 2013, according to new research from the National Association of Realtors.Read More »
A total of 291 metropolitan areas across the country – including Charlotte – now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September, released Tuesday.Read More »
(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 »
Rick Judson is no longer simply principal manager of Evergreen Group. Starting in January, he'll also be the president of the D.C.-based National Association of Home Builders, the first builder from Charlotte to occupy the office and only the third from North Carolina.Read More »