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Old 08-03-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Thanx, Amploud. I think you have analyzed it correctly. And the things you pointed out are exactly why I find these assumptions flawed as they don't give an accurate picture of an "abandonment" rate.
Totally agree.

Unfortunately, I find this type of shoddy research to be prevalent in all areas of journalism these days, not just "top ten" lists. Too much sensationalism, bias, and laziness finds its way into the "news." Too many "writers" out there trying to "copy and paste" their way through a career.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Totally agree.

Unfortunately, I find this type of shoddy research to be prevalent in all areas of journalism these days, not just "top ten" lists. Too much sensationalism, bias, and laziness finds its way into the "news." Too many "writers" out there trying to "copy and paste" their way through a career.
AMEN . . . and AMEN again!!!!
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Great time to by a house in Charlotte.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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After reading the article, it is clear the rankings are established by comparing a composite "overall vacancy rate" comprised of "rental vacancy" rates and "home vacancy" rates for each area.

The author intends "vacant" to mean "empty." In other words: empty rental property/apartments or empty homes. I assume many of the empty homes are for sale and the owners have moved.

As for the use of "abandoned," I think the author is drawing the conclusion that higher vacancy rates indicate people are leaving the metro area. While this is probably mostly true, it could also mean that some residents moved into brand new homes in the same area and simply haven't sold their previous home yet. It might also indicate many new construction homes have not yet sold.
I doubt the Charloote metro area is declining much or at all in population. I would attribute the high vacancy to the (continued) residential overbuilding. It certainly has slowed but there is still quite a bit going on for a down economy.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Totally agree.

Unfortunately, I find this type of shoddy research to be prevalent in all areas of journalism these days, not just "top ten" lists. Too much sensationalism, bias, and laziness finds its way into the "news." Too many "writers" out there trying to "copy and paste" their way through a career.
I've heard pretty much those exact words before on this forum months ago.....



I wish there were more people on here who felt this way when Charlotte made all those "Positive" top ten lists back in the day.....
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