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Right around the time when second-hand shops receive an influx of donated exercise equipment, we get our first glimpse of the year at our local housing market. Overall, it was a healthy and balanced start to the new year. New listings rose 3.1 percent to 4,304—the second strongest gain in nearly a year. Pending sales
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 Get to Know 2017 President, Cotty Lowry   Cotty was recently inducted as the 2017 MAAR President. He is ready to represent the real estate community and govern the association as President. Here is your chance to get to know Cotty.    What are some of your goals as President? The MAAR mission statement is to provide resources and
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The big story of 2016 was twofold: the median sales price reached an all-time high; while closed sales reached an 11-year high. Closed sales nearly broke their all-time record, but fell 0.3 percent short of their all-time 2004 high. Seller activity declined 1.1 percent. Near-record sales activity combined with flat-to-weaker seller activity created a supply
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As Twin Citizens hunker down for winter, home buyers haven’t requested any time off this holiday season. Pending home sales rose 9.0 percent compared to last November and are at their highest level for any November since 2004. Closed sales likely reflect a sense of haste, as buyers closed on a whopping 25.2 percent more
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  All REALTORS® are encouraged to be informed of the Inflow & Infiltration Point-of-Sale Inspection ordinance from 2016 that was passed in the city of West St. Paul. It is due to be implemented in January 1, 2017. About the Ordinance The Inflow & Infiltration Point-of-Sale Inspection requires that all single-family homes will need a
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            The Southwest Journal recently reported about rent increases in several Lyndale Neighborhood multi-family buildings. That strikes us as a good time to take the pulse of the owner-occupied or homeownership market. Lyndale neighborhood prices have risen, as have those in Powderhorn and the entire city. Lyndale prices are hovering
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