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  Words from our Members – 2016 Jean Leake Emerging Markets Service Scholarship Recipient By Rebecca Simonton As the recipient of the 2016 Jean Leake Emerging Markets Service Scholarship, I have become aware of the influence of the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® and the collective voice of REALTORS® regarding housing policies that impact our
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            Originally and intuitively named “Central Park,” what’s now known as Loring Park was renamed in honor of Charles M. Loring, the “Father of Minneapolis Parks.” Loring Park was established in 1883 after the passage of the Park Act—which first created the Minneapolis Public Parks Board. The initial land purchase
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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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