Real Estate

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Suburban apartments are popping up

11030 David Taylor Drive is currently an undeveloped field off West Mallard Creek Church Road but is one of several locations where developers are planning big new, suburban apartment complexes. Even as attention focuses on the high profile sites

Business

Statesville Avenue developments

Development construction continued on a stretch of Statesville Ave. north of uptown Charlotte. Brightwalk Metro and Hercules Industrial Park are two of the development engines driving the growth.

Real Estate

Energy improvements easier with new mortgage

Want to put solar panels on your roof – owning them outright rather than having to lease from some third-party company? There’s a new home mortgage program that’s just hit the market and could help make that happen. And since it’s long-term mortgage money, the interest rates are similar to those on a regular home loan – currently in the mid to upper 3 percent range if you’ve got good credit.



Affordable apartments are disappearing, and people on fixed incomes are feeling it.

That's the predicament Richard Simmons, 71, finds himself in. He wonders how much longer he can afford his apartment on a fixed income when his rates have gone up about 40% in five years.
John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com