The Childress Klein Center for Real Estate at UNC Charlotte is launching a five-year research project, the State of Housing in Charlotte, to provide policymakers, real estate professionals and the general public a comprehensive, data-driven analysis of the housing markets in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The intent is for the report to become the cornerstone data source for housing policy analysis in the Charlotte region; it is expected to be unveiled at a State of Housing Summit during the first quarter of 2019.

 To date, more than 10 organizations and firms have pledged a total of more than $200,000 over five years to support this comprehensive report, including the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, the Piedmont Public Policy Institute, the National Association of Realtors, Center City Partners, True Homes Inc., Evergreen Strategies, Crosland Southeast, the Foundation for the Carolinas, the Charlotte Housing Authority and Moore & Van Allen.

 Richard Buttimer, director of the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate at UNC Charlotte, said, “The idea came to our center directly from the Charlotte real estate community, and we are now in a great position in the center with new faculty researchers to deliver this project.”

 The annual State of Housing in Charlotte report will provide a comprehensive overview of housing in Charlotte, including both owner-occupied housing and rental housing. Primary goals of this report will be to demonstrate what is currently happening in the Charlotte region and what has happened in the recent past and to become a common, impartial data source for all housing stakeholders. The report will provide data and analysis for the entire Charlotte metropolitan area, and it will include the adjoining counties because of their increasing integration with the housing market in Charlotte proper.

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Originally published Sept. 24, 2018.