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Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Recipients. Ken Colston and Lyndon Smith received the Jean Leake Emerging Markets Scholarship and Susan Jackson was awarded the Ann Brockhouse Future Leader Scholarship. Recipients will meet with Minnesota legislators, walk the halls of the Capitol while attending the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington
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The “MGIC/MAAR Home Payment Report” is a quarterly overview of typical monthly payments on homes recently sold in the Twin Cities’ 50 most active real estate markets. Agents can download the report and forward it to prospects or include it in their own marketing pieces. The report is produced through a partnership between MAAR and MGIC
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Comprehensive Planning Process Catches Increased Attention The city of Minneapolis is in the process of completing its ‘Minneapolis 2040’ draft Comprehensive Plan. The plan will shape how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings and how we use our streets. While comprehensive
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The big story of 2017 was threefold: the median sales price reached an all-time high; closed sales reached a 12-year high; and inventory levels reached a 15-year low. Sales nearly broke their all-time record, but fell just short of their all-time 2004 high. In February 2018, new listings posted a year-over-year decline for a fourth
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Excerpt: “The 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act represents an opportunity to remind ourselves not only of the importance of the law in shaping the real estate landscape today, but also to look back on what the situation was like before it was enacted, when the process of buying or renting a home was
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A REALTOR® at Exit Realty Metro, Pat Paulson was presented with the 2018 REALTOR® of the Year award by the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) in recognition of his commitment to the association, the real estate community and the community at large. This prestigious award is MAAR’s way of showing appreciation to members for
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