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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.

April Advocacy Report

Here is your advocacy update for the month of March! The Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors® Advocacy Report goes out each month and is your one-stop-shop for everything related to Government Affairs throughout SPAAR's jurisdiction.
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SPAAR shares key findings from its housing poll report

The Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors® (SPAAR) conducted a poll of nearly 2,000 voters in Ramsey, Anoka, and Washington Counties in 2023 seeking their views on rent control, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), short-term rentals, the affordability and availability of housing in Minnesota, and more. The purpose of conducting this poll was to gauge voter attitudes on issues important to SPAAR’s advocacy efforts.
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First-Time Homeownership Loan Program: a change in Woodbury

First-Time Homeownership Loan Program.
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SPAAR’s March Advocacy Report

Here is your advocacy update for the month of March! The Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors® Advocacy Report goes out each month and is your one-stop-shop for everything related to Government Affairs throughout SPAAR's jurisdiction.
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Advocacy Updates – March 2024

Advocacy Updates go out monthly via the SPAAR Advocacy Report. If you're not receiving the advocacy report and would like to, email spaar@spaar.com. 
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And the honor goes to SPAAR!

Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® was recently named as one of the three winning local associations in Minnesota for having the largest percentage increase in REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) investors in February, as part of a Minnesota Realtors® competition.
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Virtual event with author on April 4 to discuss housing affordability and more

SPAAR’s Housing book club is currently reading "Homesick: Why Housing is Unaffordable and How We Can Change It" by Brendan O’Brien.
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SPAAR members took part in Minnesota Realtors® Day at the Capitol 2024

Featuring NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun and political strategist, Todd Rapp.
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Minnesota Realtors® Launch Call To Action Regarding Housing Affordability In Minnesota

Increasing the supply and affordability of housing has emerged as a top-tier issue at the Minnesota State Capitol.
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