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Meck homebuilding on big upswing in 2013 (access required)

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It’s not a buyer's market or a seller's market. It’s a builder’s market, and Mecklenburg County building-permit records prove it. Homebuilders started 250 new single-family homes in the county in January, up 52 percent from the 164 similar permits issued in the first month of 2012 — which was the strongest year for homebuilding in the county since 2008.

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13 to Watch in ’13: Rick Judson, president of the National Association of Home Builders (access required)

Rick Judson

(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.

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