The Skinny Blog


 

  Congratulations to Minneapolis REALTOR®, John Smaby on his election as First Vice–President of the National Association of REALTORS® for 2017 (President-Elect for 2018 and President for 2019). John has 45 years of experience in the real estate industry, with extensive leadership experience on the local, state and national level. It’s an honor to have John represent our real
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April Sellers Bring Full Price Offers New Listings showed a second year-over-year decline in 2016 while pending purchase activity rose for the 17th straight month. Buyers signed 6,373 new purchase agreements, a small but important 1.6 percent gain compared to a record-setting April 2015. Due to the well-known supply shortages in our market, would-be sellers
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            Even lifetime residents may not be aware that there are actually six official neighborhoods in downtown Minneapolis. They include North Loop, Downtown West, Downtown East, Elliot Park, Loring Park and Stevens Square/Loring Heights. For a good visual, try this. Recently, in the face of all the new development happening
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It was recently brought to our attention that one of our members had a listing scraped and used as a rental scam. This is not the first case we have seen and it may not be the last. The National Association of REALTORS® and Federal Trade Commission offers some resources on how to prevent these scams and
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The National Association of REALTORS® is celebrating the REALTOR® Trademark Centennial. We’re proud to share that the term REALTOR® was coined here at your association by a local real estate professional. At the time, we were called the Minneapolis Real Estate Board. In this article, published by NAR, you’ll hear the story behind the term that made an impact on our industry.
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                          We don’t often talk about the national housing market, because, well, that isn’t really a thing. You read that right. There is no national housing market! The same way there is no national weather forecast. You don’t grab an umbrella in Miami
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