Latest residential projects in Charlotte

The Charlotte area saw plans progress on a plethora of new residential projects to begin the new year.

Charlotte’s hot housing market keeps momentum through 2020



In University City, for example, a co-living apartment community is now underway. Other upcoming projects in that area of Charlotte include up to 712 apartments on University City Boulevard, a mixed-use development with as many as 300 apartments and 132 townhouses on Prosperity Church Road, up to 157 duplex, triplex and single-family units at IBM Drive and Neal Road, and 63 residential units on Galloway Road — all four of which were approved by Charlotte City Council in January. A rezoning petition to convert two buildings at the TownePlace Suites Charlotte University Research Park property into housing was also filed last month with the city.


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Elsewhere in Charlotte, yet another new apartment project is planned in South End, new apartments will break ground later this year in phase two of Camp North End and work is finishing up on a luxury apartment community just west of uptown.

And several additional residential projects in the greater Charlotte region,

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Top 100 real estate projects in Mumbai witnessed sales worth Rs 25,000 crore in CY 2020: Report

a large body of water with a city in the background: Top 100 real estate projects in Mumbai witnessed sales worth Rs 25,000 crore in CY 2020: Report

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Top 100 real estate projects in Mumbai witnessed sales worth Rs 25,000 crore in CY 2020: Report

As many as 100 real estate projects in Mumbai contributed to over Rs 25,000 crore in property sales in Mumbai (MMR) for the calendar year 2020. Majority of the top projects are from Lower Parel, Worli, with sales of more than Rs 9,000 crore, a report by has said.

Some of the top projects in Worli, according to the report were, Raheja Artesia, Indiabulls Blu, One Avighna Park, Lodha World Towers, Piramal Mahalaxmi, Oberoi 360 West, Lodha The Park, among others, the report said, adding over 1,200 units were registered in the area.

Projects in Thane contributed to close to Rs 4,000 crore in sales with almost 4,000 units registered. Top-selling projects in the area were One Hiranandani Park, Lodha Amara, Lodha Crown, Courtyard, the report said.

“The Lower Parel/Worli area was going through a slowdown pre-covid because of the low demand, but the pandemic has actually given a big boost to the market. This is mainly because of higher interest in larger and luxury homes because of the pandemic and the reduction in stamp duty by the Maharashtra

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How to Hire Your Favorite HGTV Star for Interior Design Projects

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It’s safe to say that over the course of many hours spent watching HGTV shows, we’ve all probably shared the same thought: “I wish ______ could design my home!” As it turns out, they probably can! Before they’re given a program on the TV network and beamed into your house via the silver screen, many HGTV stars start out as regular small business owners, offering their design services to everyday clients. And even after they’ve found TV fame, many continue to work on private projects away from the cameras.

Curious how to book an HGTV design personality for your own project? Here are three options that vary in budget and scale, depending on your needs.

If You Want to Commission a Full Project

We’ll come right out and say it—if you’re looking to hire an HGTV designer to do a big project for you, it won’t be cheap. You’re paying not only for the designer’s services, but also for their high-value brand. But say you do have a big budget, where do you begin? It’s really as simple as googling the designer’s studio, finding a contact email or phone number, and asking if they’re taking new clients.

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OriginClear Agrees to Acquire First Real Estate Asset to Finance Water Projects


OriginClear Inc. (OTCQB: OCLN ), The Water Company for the New Economy™, today announced that it has agreed to acquire its first real estate asset to finance water projects. Ivan Anz, OriginClear advisor and founder of strategic partner Philanthroinvestors® Inc., has agreed to personally invest certain real estate assets through an asset purchase agreement.

Anz will exchange a collection of properties which he has valued at $630,000, in return for a package of stock and warrants, with a future option to invest in a fund which the Company is planning for the development of pre-funded commercial water equipment projects.

“Philanthroinvestors has achieved a ranking of #83 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list with its real estate venture,” said Anz. “Now that we are a partner and advisor to OriginClear, we are interested in helping it achieve a similar success in Water.”

The next steps will be to finalize valuation, complete the closing process and get the final approval of the Board of Directors. The Company cautions there is no guarantee this acquisition will be completed or that the eventual fund for the development of water projects will be funded.

About OriginClear, Inc. OTCQB:

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From industry status to 100{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} FDI in completed residential projects, here’s what real estate wants

a large building: Developers are also looking for more fund for the sector under SWAMIH so that stalled projects could be completed on a priority basis.

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Developers are also looking for more fund for the sector under SWAMIH so that stalled projects could be completed on a priority basis.

Indian Union Budget 2021-22: With the Union Budget 2021 round the corner, there are expectations galore that the government will do its best to help revive the sectors and industries which have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. No wonder, real estate is also betting big on this year’s budget for revival of fortunes.

According to industry experts, apart from making necessary interventions through fiscal support, liquidity infusion as well as reform-driven investments in the initial leg of relief measures, both the government and the RBI have in recent months rolled out other critical measures like loan moratorium, one-time restructuring of corporate and personal loans, among others to help the sector.

“These measures and concessions have definitely helped in enhancing consumer sentiment, thus boosting consumption, resulting in increased traction in the real estate sector. However, while we have seen a continuance of recovery in the fourth quarter which started in Q3 2020, the actual market transaction volumes continue to be lower compared to the pre-Covid levels,” says Ramesh Nair, CEO

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Home Improvement Projects Grow in Popularity

The pandemic transformed the way we live, work and spend money. If you have purchased interior paint for your home, new flooring or worked with a remodeler recently, you’re not alone. Home owners have shifted their spending from entertainment and travel to home improvement projects, according to HomeAdvisor’s latest “State of Home Spending” survey.


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HomeAdvisor conducts a survey every year of homeowners across the U.S. who have completed projects within the last 12 months. The survey revealed that homeowners spent an average of $13,138 on home-improvement projects in 2020, compared to $9,081 in 2019. Rising costs for material and labor are contributing factors to the increase in spending. Increased home buying is also a factor, primarily driven by millennials, the oldest of whom are now at or close to the median age of first-time home buyers, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Home maintenance projects, such as cleaning and landscaping, saw the biggest year-over-year increase, rising from $1,105 in 2019 to $3,192 in 2020. Contributing factors include people using their homes more, resulting in more wear and tear, and spending more time at home, making problems more noticeable.

Home improvement and home emergency spending rose $745

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Four Home Improvement Projects You Should Definitely Leave to the Pros

By Roberta Pescow

Four Home Improvement Projects You Should Definitely Leave to the Pros

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Four Home Improvement Projects You Should Definitely Leave to the Pros

A do-it-yourself approach for home improvement projects may reduce your initial costs — but for certain jobs, the risks far outweigh any potential savings. If any of these projects are on your to-do list, call in the pros unless you’ve got plenty of related experience.

1. Roof Replacement

Roofing is extremely hard and dangerous work. Any upfront savings you might get with a DIY roof replacement could easily be eclipsed by the costs of making expensive mistakes or causing dangerous accidents. Aside from having the skills and tools needed to do a decent job, you’ll also need to climb ladders, lift heavy materials and navigate a steeply pitched surface high above the ground. Risks include:

  • Severe injury or death: Roofers face among the highest risks of work-related injuries and fatalities of any profession, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and that’s for trained professionals. In addition to possible slips and falls from significant heights, there’s also risk of burns from hot bitumen (a petroleum-based roofing material) and electric shock from accidentally touching power lines.
  • Warranty issues: Manufacturer warranties for roofing materials may
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Assessment on home gardening program as a response to COVID-19 in SLM project’s pilot townships, January 2021 – Myanmar

About the assessment

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working closely with Department of Planning of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) in order to implement the Section 2.1.7 of the COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) by supporting farmers, small agricultural processors, seed farmers and agriculture businesses.

In order to support the CERP implementation plan, the project, in collaboration with respective Department of Agriculture (DoA) office in pilot Townships, distributed five types of vegetable seeds in Delta (i.e. watercress, eggplant, long bean, okra, roselle) and five type of vegetables in CDZ (i.e. eggplant, long bean, okra, roselle, cucumber), watering can and pamphlets on home gardening to rural farmers in five pilot townships starting from June 2020. The goals of the home gardening programme were to improve food access, nutrition and food security of rural farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


❖ 240 farmers harvested a total of 10 389 Kilograms of vegetables and generated 4 641 600 Kyats as income over June – December 2020 period.
❖ Water accessibility, diseases/insects/pests and effects of climate change including flood and drought were described as main challenges.
❖ Household consumption of fresh vegetables and income generation by

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How to Know When DIY Won’t Cut It for Your Home Improvement Projects

We all know it’s tempting to save money when it comes to home improvement. And there is certainly a great sense of pride that comes with tackling a project on your own. (With the exception of plumbing and electricity — seriously, kids, don’t try either of those at home.)

While it’s true that certain home renovation projects are billed as DIY-friendly, it doesn’t mean you are DIY-friendly. There are many “simple” projects that have turned out to be anything but. And before you know it, the money you thought you were saving gets spent on calling in a professional to fix your mistakes.

Do you have what it takes to DIY?

Before you dive into any home improvement project as a property investor, you should at least consider these three factors:

  • Tools: Ask any contractor: You need the right tool for the job. But you don’t have to blow your budget on buying them all. Thanks to places like Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) that offer tool and equipment rentals, you can take on more DIY projects even if your own toolbox is limited.
  • Skills: Let’s say you’ve got the tools. Do you know how to use
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More than 25{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} of Surveyed Homeowners Plan to Finance Home Improvement Projects by Borrowing from Contractor

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —, a leader in the home improvement and home services industry, recently surveyed more than 3,100 homeowners about how they plan to pay for their upcoming roofing, siding, window, HVAC and solar projects. Survey responses include the following highlights:

Expected financing for home renovations
While most respondents plan to pay for home improvements in cash, loans and credit cards will be used by nearly as many people.

  • Cash/Check: 41.66{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • Financing/Loan: 29.63{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • Other: 15.37{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • Credit Card: 13.34{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}

Loan option preferences
For respondents who indicated they would pursue financing/getting a loan, over 25{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} hope to obtain financing through their contractor.

  • A loan through my contractor: 25.33{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • Personal loan: 13.09{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • Home Equity Loan: 7.39{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • Home equity line of credit (HELOC): 6.30{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • FHA or VA Loan: 4.24{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}

Finance research timing
Those planning to finance were asked about when they will begin researching their financing options.

  • After meeting with contractors/after learning more about project cost: 33.48{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • After choosing a contractor for my project: 18.55{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • Before meeting with contractors/I already started researching: 13.27{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}

“It’s paramount to compare three to four contractor quotes ahead of your project, to find the best contractor, price and financing options,” advises

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