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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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While many–though not all–cities around the metro have seen all-time high median sales prices, the first and second-ring suburbs near Minneapolis and major job centers stand out. Check out the median home price for these Minneapolis suburbs. But when we account for the fact that bigger homes are selling (both from new construction and finishing
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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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