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  Is the Lack of Housing Inventory Taking the Spring Out of Your Market? It’s no secret that we’re experiencing an inventory shortage. Consumers and real estate professionals are feeling the frustration of a low housing supply after submitting multiple offers without success. This trend is not unique to the Minneapolis and St. Paul area,
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On Monday, March 28, 2016, the City of Brooklyn Center introduced an ordinance that would limit the number of rental licenses issued for single family homes throughout the city. The proposal would cap the number of available rental licenses to 30 percent of the single family homes per block in R1 and R2 zoning districts.
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Apps to simplify your next tax season There are many exciting parts of managing your own business, but tracking tax deductions may not be one of them. Each year, your accountant expects certain items to be documented and organized to some extent. Everyone has a different bookkeeping style, but if you’re struggling to keep track
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            Local trivia aficionados might appreciate learning that CARAG stands for Calhoun Area Residents Action Group. The CARAG neighborhood extends from W 31 St. down to W 36 St. between Hennepin and Lyndale. It’s bordered by Lowry Hill East to the north, the Lyndale Neighborhood to the east, East Harriet
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Buyer and Seller Activity Increase as Spring Market and Warm Weather Arrive February Pending sales rose 6.7 percent while new listings increased 3.0 percent. The all-too-familiar supply crunch continued as inventory levels fell 19.4 percent to 10,953 active properties. Prices continued their steady climb back towards 2006 levels. The median sales price gained a sustainable
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            Inver Grove Heights is a southeast metro city in Dakota County with a population of approximately 35,000. The city occupies a large swath of land between Eagan and the Mississippi. The above chart shows how single-family prices in Inver Grove tend to exceed single-family prices in the metro area
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