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Programs important to real estate will be affected in the event of a partial federal government shutdown at midnight tonight if lawmakers fail to pass short-term budget legislation.   NAR is in regular communication with congressional leaders and the White House and is working with other organizations to ensure lawmakers are aware of the importance of
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For the first time since April 2015, there were more homes listed for sale in the Twin Cities metro than the same month the year prior. After years of strong buyer activity and weak seller activity, the tides seem to finally be shifting. Seller activity has been accelerating since the middle of this year. Meanwhile,
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On Tuesday, December 18 the Plymouth City Council met and considered adding “occurrence restrictions” on short-term rentals within the city limits. The proposed ordinance would have allowed only one occurrence of a short-term rental in a 30-day consecutive period, effectively limiting the frequency of short-term rentals. Minneapolis Area REALTORS® submitted a formal letter and testified
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Position Announcement The Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAR), is currently conducting a search for an exceptional executive to lead the Association in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Association is seeking an intuitive and visionary leader with a mindset for new possibilities and the willingness and capability to forge a new path.
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Minneapolis Area REALTORS® shines a light on a few of our members who have dedicated their time, talents and energy to serve in a volunteer leadership capacity in our communities. These REALTORS® are change agents. They recognized a critical need in our community and took action to address those needs. Some of these members have
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As sentiments regarding the direction of housing markets have changed, it’s worth remembering two key facts. First, all housing is local—what’s happening in San Francisco, Seattle and Denver is not reflective of the Minneapolis-St. Paul market. Second, the housing market faces fewer risks than in the mid-2000s. After years of strong buyer activity and weak
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