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.

Community Land Trusts receive increased attention; learn more at brokers open on November 21

Community Land Trusts—CLTs---are receiving increased attention as a creative way to address increased housing prices.
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St. Paul candidate decisions announced

SPAAR’s endorsed candidates did in Saint Paul.
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Get out to vote tomorrow, November 7!

Believe it or not, there is another election right around the corner.
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Community welcome to Rice Creek Commons open house

Ramsey County community members are invited to attend an open house on November 1
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SPAAR announces its 2023 endorsed candidates

Earlier this fall, some SPAAR members, as well as staff members, held candidate interviews.
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SPAAR’s fall book club pick is Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America!

SPAAR’s Fall Book Club is fast approaching! Beginning on Thursday, October 5, at 8am via Zoom, and every Thursday through October, interested SPAAR members will be meeting virtually to discuss Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America.
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SPAAR seeks candidate endorsement volunteers

SPAAR has begun its 2023 candidate endorsement process and the advocacy team is looking for volunteers for candidate interviews.
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SPAAR’s first-ever Nonprofit Fair to take place on September 27

Join SPAAR for its first-ever Nonprofit Fair and special event to meet and connect with local housing-related nonprofits.
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NAR announces new Call for Action; seeking comments through July 31

On July 11, NAR announced a Call for Action (CFA) regarding the impact of tenant protections on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac backed multi-family properties.
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