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.

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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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 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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