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 ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
Twenty-three U.S. housing markets qualify as “improving,” but Charlotte is not one of them, according to a report released last week. The second edition of the National Association of Home Builders/ First American Improving Markets Index is based on housing ...
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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, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »