Advocacy News

SPAAR advocates for you and your business.

Our Government Affairs team works to make sure both REALTORS® and homeowners are represented in government.

In addition, the Government Affairs Committee works to expand the Association’s sphere of influence in local, regional, state and national public policy areas focusing on issues affecting communities throughout the Association’s jurisdiction.

Recording: Bill Fulton Author Discussion About Place And Prosperity

The Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) on Tuesday, November 15, from 6-7pm, will host Bill Fulton, urban planner and author, for a conversation about his most recent book, Place and Prosperity: How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate.
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SPAAR’s Election Results: LOCAL CANDIDATES SUPPORTED BY SPAAR

SPAAR is excited to announce support for the following candidates in their bid for local elected office:
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Saint Paul City Council Passes Rent Control Amendments

On November 3rd, 2021, Saint Paul voters narrowly approved a Rent Control policy widely considered the most restrictive in the country.
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Place and Prosperity: How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate

In (this book), urban planning expert William Fulton takes an engaging look at the process by which decisions about places are made, how cities are engines of prosperity, and how place and prosperity are deeply intertwined.
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Be a part of SPAAR’s candidate endorsement process

SPAAR members choose candidates based on their support of real estate and the housing industry. Endorsement of a candidate may include financial support for campaigns or permission to include SPAAR’s support in campaign materials. 
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Alternative Housing Showcase

The United States is experiencing a major housing shortage. According to the National Association of Realtors®, the U.S. has an under-building gap of 6 million units. In Minnesota, that number is nearly 300,000.
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Voting resources available to help ‘Get out the Vote’ in November

SPAAR's Government Affairs team launched 2022 voting guide with resources to help you.
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Rent Control Open Forum

SPAAR members are invited to attend an open forum with Special Guest Professor Kenneth Ahern, hosted by the Minneapolis Area Realtors®, on June 15th at 1p.m.
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Shane Phillips, Author of ‘The Affordable City’ – May 10, 2022 Presentation

Watch the recording from Shane Phillips, author of 'The Affordable City', presentation to SPAAR on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
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