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Cash and carry: Institutional investors aren’t the only ones paying cash for homes (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – While some would-be homebuyers struggle to obtain mortgages and find properties in their price range, others – more than half of all buyers in October – paid in cash. A recent report from RealtyTrac, the online real estate ...

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Cash home sales top 50 percent (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – More homebuyers paid with cash in October – and not just institutional investors, who bought a smaller share of the homes sold, while cash purchases overall topped 50 percent for the first time in 19 months. “We have ...

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Buying up the block (access required)

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We’ve known for a while that institutional investors – led by the behemoth Blackstone Group – are making big investments in the Charlotte housing market. Now we know the extent of their investment, and the extent to which they are ...

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HOAs squeezed when dues not paid (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – While the housing market continues to recover, many homeowners associations are still feeling the consequences of the recession. Foreclosures are down, though there were still 2,328 bank-owned homes in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord metro area in September, according to RealtyTrac, ...

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Investors still buying up single-family homes (access required)

The Charlotte metro area continues to be a hotbed of institutional investor homebuying, according to a report released Thursday by RealtyTrac. Among the 50 metro areas with populations of 1 million or more, Charlotte in September ranked 5th in the rate homes bought by institutional investors, at 17 percent. The only regions with a higher rate were Atlanta, Las Vegas, St. Louis and Jacksonville, Fla., which ranged from 23 percent to 29 percent. Close behind Charlotte were Memphis, Tenn., Richmond, Va., Dallas and San Antonio, Texas.

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Charlotte foreclosure rate drops nearly 43% in September from previous year (access required)

Charlotte’s foreclosure rate in September decreased by 42.70 percent from the same time last year, according to new data from real estate tracking company RealtyTrac. Nationally, foreclosure activity was down 27 percent year-over-year in September, but increased 2 percent from the previous month.

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