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                “Land-locked” by Orono and awkwardly straddling Hwy 12 as it meanders toward Maple Plain, Independence and Delano, Long Lake occupies roughly 0.83 square miles of land near the geographical center of Hennepin County. Home prices in Long Lake have hovered slightly above those of the entire Twin
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Have you ever questioned the value of networking? Unless you’re tracking personal connections, it can be difficult to gauge the level of impact it has on your business. I recently sat down with Amber Rose Bjerke, CEO of 3BOSSES and REALTOR® at Bayshore Realty. She’s a local business woman who has built an impressive network
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  Words from our Members – 2016 Jean Leake Emerging Markets Service Scholarship Recipient By Rebecca Simonton As the recipient of the 2016 Jean Leake Emerging Markets Service Scholarship, I have become aware of the influence of the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® and the collective voice of REALTORS® regarding housing policies that impact our
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            Originally and intuitively named “Central Park,” what’s now known as Loring Park was renamed in honor of Charles M. Loring, the “Father of Minneapolis Parks.” Loring Park was established in 1883 after the passage of the Park Act—which first created the Minneapolis Public Parks Board. The initial land purchase
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Pending home purchase activity exceeded year-ago levels for the 18th consecutive month. Buyers signed 6,809 new purchase agreements, a 9.9 percent gain compared to May 2015. Closed sales, however, rose 5.3 percent to 6,167—the highest May closed sales figure on record. In large part due to low inventory, would-be sellers are concerned about their ability
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              The name “Wayzata” is from a Lakota Sioux phrase meaning “North Shore”—a rather fitting name for the city that occupies a hearty share of Lake Minnetonka’s northeasternly shore. Wayzata is a water-oriented community with a 2010 population of 3,688. Newsweek included Wayzata High School on its list of
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