Economists expect home prices to fall 0.7 percent in this year, according to a report Zillow released this week.Read More »
CRRA cracks down on illegal online postings of listings
For real estate agents in the Charlotte area looking to share listings online, the Carolina Multiple Listing Services has this advice: “Hold your Tweets.”
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Pitch Camp: CRRA ups focus on social media at 4th ‘un-conference’
The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association’s fourth annual Real Estate Bar Camp started like all the others, which is to say it didn’t start anything like most other real estate training sessions.
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Banking on light rail to UNC-Charlotte
If every step of the process goes as planned, the Lynx Blue Line extension to the UNC-Charlotte could operate as early as 2017. Five years might seem a long ways off, but some property owners and property managers already see dollar signs.
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Going south? Some worry about the suburban direction in which South End is headed
South End – Charlotte’s first designated transit-oriented district – is at a crossroads. Will it maintain its burgeoning urban environment, or will encroaching suburban development turn it into another bedroom community for uptown?
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Virtual realty: CRRA’s new president tries to bridge the digital divide
Jennifer Frontera’s pep talk for members of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association is a subtle hint at a year ahead that will likely be filled with struggle. She is preparing to ride “a tide of change” as president of an organization that has seen its membership decrease in the housing downturn and during a time when technology is changing the industry.
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Park-Woodlawn offers planning challenges
Armed with markers and strategies, residents stood over maps like generals preparing for war. And perhaps they planned a battle of sorts: one to reinvent their area into a shining example of smart growth and not watch it become “suburban hell.”Read More »
Listing laments: What makes homebuyers run screaming
The first time she and her husband toured it, Sharon George wasn't impressed with the house off Providence Road. It only took a few minutes for the unkempt home to turn her off. George said, “This is a shame, because this house really has potential.'” For George, who is no different than many homebuyers who encounter turnoffs when looking for a new home, there is more to house-hunting than just location.Read More »