The REBIC Mecklenburg County General Election Guide is Now Available!

Voter Guide 2017 General - Meck County

Realtors®, Home Builders Oppose GOP Tax Plan as an Attack on Homeownership

img_0100Both the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced their opposition to the Republican tax reform legislation unveiled in the House last week.

NAR said the bill is a direct threat to consumers, to homeowners and to the housing industry.  Not only will millions of homeowners not benefit from the proposal, many will get a tax increase. Additionally, homeowners could lose substantial equity from the more than 10% drop in home values likely to result if the bill is enacted. Continue reading

Cornelius Housing Task Force Briefs Town Board

Last week members of the Cornelius Housing Task Force provided a briefing to Cornelius Town Commissioners and made several recommendations.  The task force had been meeting monthly since earlier in the year and suggested to board members that they commission a housing needs assessment study to understand housing needs and to better plan for future redevelopment that is likely to occur mainly on the east side of town.

During the course of its work, the task force held numerous discussions about the following topics:

  • East Side urgency relative to development changes that are occuring
  • Cornelius neighborhoods of concern (e.g., Olde Mill Village, Smithville)
  • Types of housing relative to the types of need
    • Market Rate vs. Affordable
    • Owner-occupied vs. Rental
    • Single-family vs. Multi-family
  • Gaps in needed housing types (i.e., not enough housing inventory for Very Low to Moderate Incomes)
  • Much of Cornelius workforce resides outside of Cornelius.

The Town Board will likely discuss how and if to fund a housing needs assessment study at a future meeting.  You can view the presentation in its entirety here.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Again Proposing Cap on Fee Credits

Last Thursday during its monthly meeting, the Storm Water Advisory Committee (SWAC) received a briefing  from Daryl Hammock, Assistant Manager of the City’s Storm Water Services Division (SWSD) regarding the department’s proposal to cap fee credits.  Currently, landowners who install storm water control devices on their properties receive a discount on their storm water fees in the form of a credit, and in some cases those credits equal 100% of the fee.

SWSD staff are proposing a cap of 72%, which would allow the city and county to capture more funding and allow the Division to complete more flood control projects.   At this point there does not appear to be an implementation timeline, either on the City or County side.  We will continue to monitor the situation as the proposal moves forward.  Here’s a copy of the presentation.

Early Voting Now Underway for November 7th General Election


Voter Guide

Early Voting is now underway for the Mecklenburg County General Election on November 7th. Vote Uptown through Oct. 27, or at 18 different sites across the county the week of Oct. 30. Click HERE for Early Voting dates, times and locations.

CLICK HERE to see which races will be listed on YOUR ballot.

And before you head to the polls, download and review our REBIC Election Guide to see which candidates support the priorities of the real estate industry. Then forward this e-mail along to at least FIVE friends and colleagues to help BUILD THE VOTE!

CATS Seeking Feedback on North Transit Corridor


The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking public feedback regarding values and transit preferences in the North Corridor.  Attend one of the public meetings below to learn about the current Red Line alignment and to provide feedback.

Visit the CATS Red Line Webpage for more information.

Red Line North Corridor Study

(Source:  Town of Huntersville)


Huntersville to Seek Input on the Clarke Creek Small Area Plan

Huntersville Planning

Clarke Creek Small Area Plan

The Town of Huntersville, Bayard Group, and Bowman Development are holding a charrette to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to offer input in the development of the Clarke Creek Small Area Plan.  Through the charrette process, participants will have an opportunity to collaborate in creating a vision for the Clarke Creek Area.  For more information visit the Clarke Creek Small Area Plan Webpage.

Charrette Schedule

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10:00am – 5:00pm

Open to the Public

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Pin Up Session (Presentation)

with Nate Bowman

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10:00am – 8:00pm

Open to the Public

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Question and Answer Session

with Design Team

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Pin Up Session (Presentation)

with Nate Bowman

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10:00am – 8:00pm

Open to the Public

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Pin Up Session (Presentation)

with Nate Bowman

(Source:  Town of Huntersville)