In a sign that the housing crisis may well be behind us, more Americans say that real estate is the best option for long-term investments, ahead of both gold and stocks, according to a nationwide Gallup survey. Gallup’s Economy and ...Read More »
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Call it the HGTV effect. Home buyers have high expectations when it comes to a new home. You have to grab them in the first seven to 10 seconds or they move on.
Tagged with: Allen Tate Real Estate Cal Mitchener Charlotte Virtual Home Tours Cindy Barnes Cottingham Chalk Hayes International Association of Home STaging Professionals Janet Thoren Jennifer Manchester Mingle School of Real Estate North Carolina Real Estate Commission Peggy Peterson real estate Staging Suburban PropertiesRead More »
Retail follows rooftops. It’s the old real estate adage explaining how commercial development responds to residential development. So the recent growth in homebuilding and homebuying in the Charlotte market – which is expected to continue into 2014 – will likely be accompanied by increased commercial development over the next two years, even if developers are still cautious about the overall economy.
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Several real estate executives spoke about the condition of the city’s real estate market Tuesday morning from the stage in a glitzy ballroom at the uptown Hilton, which coincidentally is in one of the submarkets they were most excited about. The tone in the room was mostly positive, as would be expected from a corporate-sponsored event called “Third Annual State of the Market.”
Tagged with: Barry Fabyan Bisnow Bissell Bryan Howard Bryan Kane Childress Klein Properties Chris Thomas CohnReznik commercial development Cristi Lewis Federal Capital Partners Parkway Properties Peter Pappas real estate Third Annual State of the Market Tori KerrRead More »
It is a not exactly a fixer-upper, but not fully made over, either: a vinyl-sided bungalow – not large, not small – around 1,800 square feet. But it is in just the right spot – on the Dilworth side of Freedom Park – and went on the market at just the right time.Read More »
It’s the time of year to make predictions about the rest of the year. But when it came to speculating on what Charlotte-area’s real estate market will be like in 2012, The Meck Times’ newsroom denizens said they were still recovering from the holidays and unable to make an educated guess.Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I own two homes. In my will and my trust, I have assigned a beneficiary for each of the properties. However, I would like for the properties to cede to a nonprofit once the designated beneficiary dies, rather than the properties being successively willed to beneficiaries of their choosing. Is there any means to make this happen? – JerryRead More »
While America seeks to recover from economic devastation, the nation of Iraq is hard at work trying to recover from physical devastation after almost a decade of conflict in the Iraq War. One place that financial experts over there are looking for recovery is the housing market.Read More »
Lynn Burnett didn’t have the greatest year in 2011. As an agent for Charlotte-based real estate firm Allen Tate, Burnett said 2011 handed her one of the toughest markets she’s ever seen in her eight years working for the company. Still, it was a better year than 2010, she said, if only because more people were buying.Read More »