NAR’s chief economist: Charlotte is “a very good market”

By Susan Shackleford When Dr. Lawrence Yun spoke at the Association’s recent Installation Luncheon, he opened with a question for the approximately 375 Realtors® in the Crowne Plaza banquet room: “How many of you lived in Charlotte in the 1970s?” About a third raised their hands. The relatively low number foreshadowed a theme that NAR’s […]

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“Being in the Room”

By John Kindbom, 2020 Association/Canopy MLS President “Being in the Room” is the 2020 theme at Canopy Realtor® Association and Canopy MLS. Approximately 375 of you heard about this at our Installation Luncheon on Jan. 10 at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte. It was a great event. We installed our 2020 officers and board members for […]

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Fast Facts on CMS

175 schools: 94 elementary schools, 46 middle schools, 32 high schools, 3 alternative schools 148,299 students: from 183 countries, 197 languages and dialects. Racial breakdown: 38.1% African American, 28% White, 24.1% Hispanic 6.6% Asian, 2.5% Multiracial, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander 19,163 employees 85.4% graduation rate district wide 3,472 scholarships (2018-19 school year) $151.4 […]

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CMS Resources for Realtors®

CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston, speaking at the Dec. 10 Hot Topic and in a separate interview, noted resources Realtors® and their clients can turn to for information on CMS. He recommended the following options: CMS Website wearecms.com Ombudsmen’s Office 980-343-0055 ombudsman@cms.k12.nc.us Jerri Haigler Ombudsman Resolution Specialist Focus: Center City 2, Northwest and Southwest Learning communities […]

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Canopy Housing Foundation: “Helping people find their way home”

By Brenda Hayden, 2019 Association/Canopy MLS President At our “Opening Hearts, Opening Doors” grants luncheon, featured speaker Kathy Izard said this about our Canopy Housing Opportunity Foundation: “I love how this foundation is helping people find their way home.” I do, too. The comment from Kathy means a lot. She played a big role in […]

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Business Alliance CEO: “New organization, new day”

By Susan Shackleford Janet LaBar, president and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, stopped by the Association’s new headquarters recently to share the Alliance’s view of economic development, including diversity and inclusion. LaBar, who came to Charlotte in late April from a similar economic development organization in Portland, Ore., is the first CEO of […]

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