Position Papers

The St. Paul Area Association of REALTORS® has provided these papers, which are the official position of SPAAR as voted on by the board of directors.

Our Positions

Time of Sale Housing Inspection Ordinances

The St. Paul Area Association of REALTORS® has an interest in maintaining high quality housing stock and attracting new residents. We are committed to the best quality of living possible. However, the association does not believe that requiring code compliance at the point of sale will effectively assist a community in maintaining a health, high quality, and affordable housing market.

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Statement of Inclusivness

The St. Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) represents over 7,000 members with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. As such, SPAAR is and always will be inclusive.

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Rental Property Statement

REALTORS® understand that rental housing is a vital segment of the real estate and housing markets. A vast majority of people will rent housing at some point in their lives.

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Vacant Property Statement

The St. Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) is committed to the highest possible quality of life for all members of our community. As such, SPAAR believes in maintaining high-quality housing stock and attracting new residents.

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Green Policy Statement

Communities throughout the nation are seeking ways to commit to policies and programs that reduce environmental impacts and encourage sustainability. REALTORS® recognize the importance of encouraging the housing industry to move toward environmentally friendly principles.

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Housing Opportunity Policy

The greater Twin Cities metropolitan region, an area including thirteen counties in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin, is consistently rated in national studies as one of the best places to live and work in America.

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Regional Growth Policy

The greater Twin Cities metropolitan region, an area including thirteen counties in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin, is consistently rated in national studies as one of the best places to live and work in America.

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Transportation Policy

The greater Twin Cities metropolitan region, an area including thirteen counties in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin, is consistently rated in national studies as one of the best places to live and work in America.

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