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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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WORDS FROM OUR MEMBERS─2016 ANN BROCKHOUSE FUTURE LEADER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT By Thang M.C. Holt It was an honor to be awarded the Ann Brockhouse Leader Scholarship out of a pool of inspiring professionals who work diligently to raise the real estate industry standard. MAAR provides three scholarship recipients the opportunity to attend the National Association
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The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2013–14 CRT REALTOR® Technology Survey Report states that 77% of REALTORS® use Facebook for real estate business purposes, the highest of the major social networks.  Taking that into consideration, we found some tips on how to be most effective on social media including this informative article and the NAR Field Guide to Facebook and Twitter. 16 Ways
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  Congratulations to Minneapolis REALTOR®, John Smaby on his election as First Vice–President of the National Association of REALTORS® for 2017 (President-Elect for 2018 and President for 2019). John has 45 years of experience in the real estate industry, with extensive leadership experience on the local, state and national level. It’s an honor to have John represent our real
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April Sellers Bring Full Price Offers New Listings showed a second year-over-year decline in 2016 while pending purchase activity rose for the 17th straight month. Buyers signed 6,373 new purchase agreements, a small but important 1.6 percent gain compared to a record-setting April 2015. Due to the well-known supply shortages in our market, would-be sellers
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