Every two years, the city of Charlotte has the University of North Carolina at Charlotte put together a “Quality of Life Report” that details economic trends in 173 different neighborhood statistical areas. For the $75,000 the city spends on the ...Read More »
According to the Out of Reach 2010 report from Washington, D.C.-based National Low Income Housing Coalition, more than 40 percent of renters in Charlotte cannot afford the fair-market rate for a two-bedroom rental unit. The report says a Charlotte renter ...
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With so much talk about subprime mortgages, a housing bust and foreclosures, it might be hard to believe that home values have increased since the last time Mecklenburg County had a tax revaluation. Believe it, said Chuck Hicks, revaluation manager ...Read More »
Developers will have flexibility in meeting Charlotte’s Urban Street Design Guidelines ordinances, a city transportation official told the City Council tonight. Mike Davis, manager of Charlotte Department of Transportation’s Development Services Division, presented some of the proposed changes made to the ...Read More »
Residential real estate closings dropped 14.8 percent in September compared with a year ago, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association said today. Closings dropped to 1,658 from 1,945, 2.7 percent lower than the 1,704 closings in August. The average sales price for September was ...
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Average mortgage rates dropped this week to lowest levels on record, according to Charlotte-based LendingTree. As of Tuesday, average home loan rates offered by LendingTree network lenders dropped week over week to 4.35 percent for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, 3.81 percent ...
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An investigation by the North Carolina attorney general into the foreclosure practices of 14 mortgage lenders does not stem from complaints from North Carolina consumers, according to a spokeswoman for the attorney general. On Wednesday, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced ...Read More »
So far this year, Mecklenburg County residential foreclosure filings are down by 525 from the same period last year. In the first eight months of 2009 there were 8,285 filings in the county, down 7 percent from 7,760 filings this ...Read More »
Most people flip a light switch or turn on their TV without ever considering what happens to the byproducts created when coal is burned to generate power. But coal ash, one of the byproducts of burning coal, has become a ...Read More »
The saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” holds especially true for Charlotte businesswoman Linda Holden. Raised by Depression-era parents who didn’t believe in throwing anything away, Holden applies her parents’ principles to her construction and demolition business, The ...Read More »