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While June 2017 marked an all-time home sales record for the Twin Cities, closed sales retreated slightly in July compared to 2016. A slow-down in sellers listing their homes was a contributing factor, as was low inventory. New listings decreased 3.9 percent from last year to 7,227, and the number of homes for sale decreased
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Given the fact that the school year is about a month away (yikes) and we’ve already had our first preview of fall weather, it feels like a good time to talk about seasonality. First of all, whatever you do, don’t use the term “seasonably adjusted.” Second of all, don’t make matters worse by talking about
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Last week’s RealGiver event raised over $10,000 for the MAAR Foundation, thanks to you, our charitable MAAR members! Highlights of the event included: Impactful stories from Foundation grant recipients, a surprise waterslide fundraising challenge by President Cotty Lowry and music by Past President Emily Green and her jazz ensemble. Recipients of Minnesota Assistance Council for
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Despite the decelerating gains in buyer activity, June 2017 was a new record high for home sales in the Twin Cities. Compared to last June, closed sales in the metro rose 2.2 percent to reach a new high of 7,430 units. Meanwhile, pending sales only showed a 0.2 percent gain and new listings fell 0.5
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For those in the LGBTQ community, the month of June is traditionally a time for reflection and celebration of the progress made–from the days of the Stonewall Riots to the legalization of gay marriage–there is a lot to be thankful for. Progress is happening with cities around the world hosting festivals drawing millions from all
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Have you ever been asked “How do taxes compare between Minneapolis and Edina?” Odds are if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve been asked that. And if not, you could be next! To help answer that question, we’ve created a table that compares the median sales prices in both cities along with the median
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Filed Under: Market Research ,Policy ,Research ,Stats