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Bargainers agree to 
raise size of FHA-
backed loans

WASHINGTON — Congressional bargainers have agreed to increase the size of mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration in a compromise being hailed by the housing industry but criticized by conservatives. Under the deal by House and Senate negotiators, the ...

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Why it’s so tough to form a regional HBA (access required)

In the Charlotte metro area, there are nine homebuilders associations. Many of them are suffering from lower membership numbers, a side effect of the housing market’s troubles. For some HBAs, memberships are down by more than 50 percent, which means ...

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Limited effect: FHA lowers loan caps, but Charlotte impact expected to be slight (access required)

This month, the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family home loan limits dropped in more than 600 counties across the U.S., including some in the Charlotte area. On its face, it sounds like more grim news for the housing industry: Lower loan ...

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Homebound: Many Charlotte-area 
owners are staying put in 
the downturn rather than downsizing (access required)

News stories, pundits and blog entries across the U.S. have recently trumpeted the return of the smaller home as consumers look for ways to cut expenses as the economy limps along. But the trend has skipped over the Charlotte area, ...

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Graham to speak to homebuilders (access required)

Chuck Graham, principal of Charlotte-based Newton Graham Consultants and past chairman of the National Association of Home Builders’ Sales and Marketing Council, will speak at the Lake Norman Home Builders Association’s monthly membership meeting Thursday. Graham will discuss the recession ...

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Rising material prices hammer Charlotte-area construction industry (access required)

In Charlotte, as in the rest of the country, the construction industry is feeling the pinch. The cost of building materials keeps rising. According to a March 16 Associated General Contractors of America report, material prices for all types of ...

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