Hot and Trotting: Why the Charlotte Market is Doing Well, Tips for 2016

By Maren Brisson-Kuester Economists see Charlotte’s 2016 real estate market as one of the hottest in the nation, both overall and among millennial and Generation X buyers. The number one reason: Jobs. According to NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun, our metro economy generated jobs at a faster rate than the nation based on November 2014 […]

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Staff Steps Up & Membership, HOF, RPAC on Rise

By Anne Marie DeCatsye I’m excited about our momentum at the Association. Our membership numbers took big jumps in 2015, as did our Housing Opportunity Foundation (Foundation) grants and our members’ Realtor® Political Action Committee (RPAC) fundraising. We also had a highly successful ad campaign, “Realtors® Make It Right,” a campaign illustrating Realtor® value that […]

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Standing strong in 2016

  By Maren Brisson-Kuester 2016 Association/CarolinaMLS President   At the start of the new year, there is a consistent theme in this busy time: As real estate continues to change, the Association and CarolinaMLS are committed to providing education, advocacy and technological tools to keep you and your fellow Realtors® relevant. Many members worry about Zillow […]

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MLSs Are More Than Just Cooperation and Compensation – They Ensure the Best Listing Data

  By Anne Marie DeCatsye Association/CarolinaMLS CEO   Amid the swirl of national projects focusing on listing data — Project Upstream, Advanced Multi-list Platform (AMP) and Broker Public Portal (Broker Portal) — an important reality deserves attention as we sort out the best way forward. CarolinaMLS and other MLSs across the nation are about more […]

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Call For Action: Stop the Housing Tax for Transportation

October 22 the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will begin consideration on the surface transportation reauthorization legislation, and the deadline to reauthorize transportation funding is October 30.  One proposal would use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s credit risk guarantee fees (g-fees) to fund transportation programs.  Realtors® need to take action now to prevent […]

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