SPAAR In The News

SPAAR and its members are featured in multiple articles throughout the year. All articles were originally published by local media outlets, who are attributed.

Realtors group grants $100,000 to three local nonprofits for housing, plantings

The number of sales fell amid rising interest rates and ultra-tight supply. Prices jumped 7% from a year earlier. 
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Home market loosened very little last month in the Twin Cities

The number of sales fell amid rising interest rates and ultra-tight supply. Prices jumped 7% from a year earlier. 
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Realtors: July’s year-over-year home sales dropped 25 percent in St. Paul, but values still ride high

It wasn’t that long ago that Justin DuChemin could all but guarantee a rush of offers well above asking prices to home sellers looking to list properties, even old homes that could use a little TLC.
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Twin Cities’ housing affordability reaches worst level in 18 years

But with interest rates on the rise, housing affordability is at its worst level since at least 2004, according to a monthly report from Minneapolis Area Realtors/Saint Paul Area Realtors Association.
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Two months into the year, sellers remain in control of Twin Cities housing market

A shortage of listings in February caused a decline in sales but an increase in prices. 
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St. Paul’s rent control vote caused lag in housing sales prices, study says

Economists estimate that if voters had not passed an ordinance, residential property values would be 6-7% higher.  
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Why home prices in the Twin Cities keep going up

The rise in housing prices is nothing new, though prices weren’t rising quite this steeply until the pandemic hit.
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St. Paul Realtors® boost community projects through charitable foundation

Edina Realty agent Man Huynh is president of the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors charitable foundation, which has issued $100,000 in grants annually toward community projects. Huynh, of Highland Park, served as president of the association in 2018. (Courtesy of Man Huynh)
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