SPAAR News

Be up on the latest SPAAR news, which will keep you in the know with the latest Association and real estate information.

SPAAR works to create better agents and better communities.

SPAAR reports on the latest in market data, industry news and community outreach.

For media inquiries contact Jennifer Kovacich, Communications Director at Office: (651) 287-3922 or Direct: (612) 801-0498.

 

The City of Shoreview Launches First-Time Homebuyer Programs

The City of Shoreview launched both Due on Sale and Amortizing Down Payment Assistance Programs for first time homebuyers.
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Twin Cities housing supply up for the first time in two years

According to new data from Minneapolis Area REALTORS® and the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, the Twin Cities metro area ended the month of May with 6,797 homes, 5.3 percent more homes than last May. This is the first year-over-year inventory increase since March of 2020.
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Member incentive for SPAAR’s C2EX endorsees

SPAAR is doing it again! Members who become C2EX endorsed on or before November 1, 2022, will have their names entered into a drawing.
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New Members – May 2022

Welcome, May 2022 new members to the Realtor® family!
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Real Estate Today: POV Of A New Agent

The newest episode of the Better & Better Podcast is out now!
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Emerging Leaders – NAR Annual Convention Scholarship

To identify (2) up-and-coming SPAAR members and further their interest in taking future leadership positions within the association by providing a $2,000 scholarship to attend the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Convention held in Orlando FL. November 11-13, 2022.
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New Members – April 2022

Welcome, April 2022 new members to the Realtor® family!
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SPAAR is adding On Demand style CE

At the end of 2021, SPAAR's annual survey included a few specific questions pertaining to where and how members complete their continuing education.  Her assumption was confirmed when the annual survey results tallied an overwhelming response in favor of SPAAR exploring a new direction of providing continuing education.
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Home prices hit $370,000 as rates push affordability to lowest level since 2004

According to new data from the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® and Minneapolis Area REALTORS®, the Twin Cities metro area saw rising prices, fast market times and strong offers—often over asking price—during April.
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