State of Housing Report: Prices Up Double Digits in Pandemic

By Susan Shackelford The big message in the 2021 State of Housing in Charlotte Report is home prices and rents have risen dramatically during COVID-19, exacerbating an affordability issue in the market. The average median price for a single-family, owner-occupied home jumped 16.3 percent from September 2020 to September 2021, said Dr. Xongqiang Chu, the […]

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Association, Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ+ Leaders Share Insights at Diversity Forum

by Susan Shackelford At the Charlotte Crown Third Annual Diversity Forum on April 14, Asian, Hispanic and LGBTQ+ leaders gathered to share insights and challenges. Karyn Lindsey was also on hand to spotlight diversity efforts of the Canopy Realtor®Association. Charlotte Crown is the local chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, perhaps best […]

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Fighting Sales Discrimination: Lessons from the Long Island Investigation

By Susan Shackleford The Canopy Realtor® Association’s Diversity Council tabbed Bill Dedman to speak at the latest Realtor® Hot Topic on April 1, kicking off National Fair Housing Month. What could a journalist, even a Pulitzer prize-winning one, have to say to Realtors®? Plenty. It was no April Fool’s joke. Dedman shared powerful, real-life examples […]

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Ten tips for using Coming Soon-No Show (CSNS) status correctly in a tight market

Debbie Wey VP MLS Administration Use these ten tips when listing property under Coming Soon-No Show (CSNS) status to ensure you are using the status correctly: 1. Publicly marketing a listing as “coming soon” requires that the listing be entered into MLS as Coming Soon-No Show (CSNS). The Clear Cooperation policy requires that within one […]

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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. […]

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Realtor.com®’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 realtor.com® 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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