Area home sales fell 25 percent in Jan. vs. Dec.

Residential home closings increased slightly in January from a year earlier, but fell 25 percent from December, according to the latest statistics from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. Read the full story

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Hearing: What should an industrial park look like here?

Davidson’s Town Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on proposed planning ordinance amendments that would clear the way for a different kind of development on the former site of Davidson East. The project off N.C. 73 east of town was approved but never built. Supporters say the changes could make the site more attractive to developers of an office or industrial park – or an “employment campus,” in the words of Davidson planners.

The question, Davidson officials say, is what should a “Davidson-style” industrial park look like?

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Charlotte Regional Realtors install officers for 2011

Laurie Knudsen

Laurie Knudsen

SOURCE: Charlotte Regional Realtor Association
Charlotte Regional Realtor Association and the Carolina Multiple Listing Services Inc. recent installed a new executive committee for 2011. The new executive committee includes president Laurie Knudsen, of Helen Adams Realty. Other members are Jennifer Frontera, president-elect, Wanda Smith & Associates; Lyn Kessie, past president, Allen Tate Co.; Joe Rempson, secretary, T.R. Lawing Realty Inc.; and Eric Locher, treasurer, Cottingham Chalk Hayes. Read the full story

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Feb. 8 hearing airs rules changes for Davidson East

Proposal also on Monday’s planning board agenda

Map shows the site's location. Click to enlarge. (SOURCE: Davidson planning department)

Map shows the site's location. Click to enlarge. (SOURCE: Davidson planning department)

The Davidson Town Board will hold a public hearing on Feb. 8 on proposed changes in the planning ordinance that would alter what’s allowed on the former site of Davidson East, a development off N.C. 73 that was approved but never built. Town officials say the rezoning would help “align” the site with the town’s goal of boosting commercial development and expanding the town’s tax base.

The issue also will come up in a presentation at the Davidson Planning Board meeting Monday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. Read the full story

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A softer look for dated family room – no orange

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Clients wanted a change from orange.

The clients wanted a change from orange ...

Orange, a mix of red and yellow, is a strong color especially in its deeper tones. Of all the colors it is perceived as the hottest. It makes us think of radiant energy and heat, fall and pumpkins, and stark contemporary settings. A room with too much orange can be overpowering so it needs to be used in small doses and in select places.

My clients’ family room had been decorated with a strong orange fabric on the window treatments. They had lived with it for some time and were ready to eliminate the orange entirely and soften the look. Read the full story

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Lake Norman Realty reviews 2010, honors associates

Lake Norman Realty award winners 2010

Lake Norman Realty 2010 Award recipients, from left to right, front row: Ann Scott, Julie Jones, Crystal Lomax, Denise Richards, Nancy Hucks, Debbie Monroe, Amber Garchar, Greer Stamey, Dawn Hollar, Jane Getsinger, Asa Klemack. Left to right, back row: Celeste Colcord, Shelia Massey, Noel Clark, Jo Zarnoch, Abigail Jennings, Mary Lou Haraburd, Charleen Newsome, Sally Parker, Joanne Triplett, and Asa Klemack.

Lake Norman Realty has added 38 associates over the past year, both via recruiting and acquisitions. That was among the headlines in the annual report delivered by President Abigail Jennings at the company’s annual meeting Jan. 19 at River Run Country Club. The company also presented awards to 33 associates. Read the full story

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