Fighting Discrimination: NAR Strengthens Code of Ethics, Fair Housing Resources

By Susan Shackelford Titled “What You Say Can Be Held Against You,” a recent Broker-in-Charge Briefing spotlighted NAR’s recent bolstering of the Code of Ethics as well as its fair housing program to combat discrimination. The briefing also focused on how to avoid fair housing issues with MLS listings. Presented by Canopy Realtor® Association and […]

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Call to Action: Canopy President David Kennedy urges Realtors® to lead

When David Kennedy was installed as 2021 Canopy Realtor® Association president on January 27, he wasted no time challenging his fellow Realtors® to lead on housing and other community issues. Harkening to the Association’s centennial being celebrated in 2021, Kennedy urged attendees at the online installation to first turn inward and then to take action. […]

Read More®’s Ratiu sees ‘vibrant’ Charlotte; addresses inventory, affordability challenges

By Susan Shackleford In a lively dialogue with 2021 Canopy Association President David Kennedy, George Ratiu sketched a largely positive picture of the Charlotte region’s residential housing market. “Charlotte has a vibrant economy and is well diversified,” said Ratiu, a senior economist at® and the keynote speaker at the Association’s 2021 Installation and Economic […]

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How Will Charlotte Grow?

City panelists address 2040 plan, development regulations, tree canopy By Susan Shackleford   When Canopy Realtor® Association President David Kennedy opened the latest Realtor® Hot Topic on Jan. 22, he noted: “Despite a turbulent and unprecedented year in 2020, people are still flocking to the Queen City of Charlotte.” That fact about regional growth set […]

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Panelists express housing views

Dr. Tiffany Manuel kept the dialogue going after her talk by moderating a lively panel with three Charlotte-based housing leaders. They were Mark Boyce, founding partner of True Homes; Jada Grandy-Mock, director of regional community and economic development for Fifth Third Bank; and Willie Ratchford, executive director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Department. Mark Boyce […]

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‘This is the moment’: Dr. Tiffany Manuel challenges Realtors® to become ‘adaptive’ housing leaders

By Susan Shackelford Speaking to Canopy Realtor® Association members via Zoom on Nov. 19, 2020, Dr. Tiffany Manuel made a rousing case for why Realtors® are specially qualified to lead on affordable housing in their communities. “This is the moment you’ve been called off the bench as Realtors® to serve a larger role, not just […]

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Two scholarships awarded to 2020 Haywood County High School graduates

Walker Beasley, a graduate of Pisgah High School, and Joseph Smart, a graduate of Tuscola High School, have each been awarded a $750 scholarship from Canopy Housing Foundation, the charitable arm of Canopy Realtor® Association Western Region located in Haywood County. Scholarship applications were reviewed by a panel of Realtors® in Haywood County. The selection […]

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