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.

Advocacy Report – March 2023

In its continued effort to curb inflation, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate in February by a quarter-percentage point to 4.50% - 4.75%, its 8th rate hike since March of last year, when the interest rate was nearly zero.
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Let’s Talk About Housing Affordability

Housing affordability is a key issue in the State of Minnesota. Let's talk about why it is important and some solutions to address the issue.
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SPAAR members represent at Realtors® Day at the Capitol

SPAAR members joined Realtors® from throughout Minnesota at the 2023 Realtors® Day at the Capitol on February 13.
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Share MNR’s 2023 Session Priorities with Your MN Legislators

The 2023 Session began in early January and there are important issues being discussed that affect your industry and homeownership in Minnesota.
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New Inspection Requirement For City of St. Anthony

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the City of St. Anthony is expected to pass an additional I/I point of sale inspection requirement that will impact all home sales in the city moving forward.
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SPAAR 2023 Book Club: Fixer Upper: How To Repair America’s Broken Housing System

Practical ideas to provide affordable housing to more Americans. Much ink has been spilled in recent years talking about political divides and inequality in the United States. But these discussions too often miss one of the most important factors in the divisions among Americans: the fundamentally unequal nature of the nation’s housing systems.
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MNR Is Seeking Member Advocates for Its Key Contact Program

The Minnesota Realtors® lobbying team is looking for volunteers to be Key Contacts for the upcoming 2023 Legislative Session.
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2022 Market Wrap Up & 2023 Market Predictions

The Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors® (SPAAR) along with our local housing partners has access to the most up-to-date statistics and market analysis. We have compiled resources to help our members better understand the housing market of the last twelve months.
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The Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors® Alternative Housing Showcase

America is experiencing a housing crisis. Rents are rising while incomes are stagnant, and homeownership is becoming more and more exclusive.
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