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The “MGIC/MAAR Home Payment Report” is a quarterly overview of typical monthly payments on homes recently sold in the Twin Cities’ 50 most active real estate markets. Agents can download the report and forward it to prospects or include it in their own marketing pieces. The report is produced through a partnership between MAAR and
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Since home prices for the Twin Cities metro have fully recovered and then some, it’s tempting (and even somewhat logical) to assume that monthly mortgage payments are also at all-time highs. That assumption would be entirely inaccurate. But it makes so much sense! If the median home price is at an all-time high, the monthly
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Keep your membership alive and pay your MLS fees on time! 4th Quarter MLS Fees are due by September 30. All you have to do is login to the online portal and submit your $119 payment. We’ve made it easy for you through the “How to Pay your Quarterly MLS Fee” video. If you don’t,
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Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 18, 2017) – The Twin Cities housing market continues to show signs of high demand and short supply. While June 2017 marked an all-time home sales record for the Twin Cities, closed sales showed a year-over-year decline for the second consecutive month. The number of sellers listing their homes increased slightly, but
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The Equifax Breach As you have likely heard, last week a serious breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency was made public, that exposed names, social security numbers, birthdates, debt, court judgments, etc… of over 140 million Americans.  This leak is much more serious than most other publicly known breaches because of the nature of
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The kids are back in school and the holidays are just around the corner! What a great time to check out the education and professional development offerings we have at MAAR. Here’s the Fall lineup: NEW! Mortgage 101 Tuesday, September 19 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) | 3.00 CE Hours  This course has been approved
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