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News

New Members – September 2021

Welcome, September 2021 new members to the Realtor® family!
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Awards! Awards! Awards! Annual Award Nominations Now Open!

Nomination submissions are now being sought for SPAAR awards that will be announced in January. Be sure to nominate someone you feel is deserving by Monday, November 15.
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Safety First Year-Round

National REALTOR® Safety Month in September brings more awareness to the importance of safety even though Realtors® and other professionals in the industry focus on safety every day all year.
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Advocacy

Housing Affordability Task Force Strategies Statement

The Task Force feels this is an urgent issue that is taking a real toll on individuals and families alike. Homelessness is on the rise, rents are increasingly unaffordable, and the cost of entry into homeownership is too high.
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Advocacy Report – September 2021

The Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors® (SPAAR) is helping to enhance the Rice and Larpenteur Neighborhood with the creation of a community parklet.
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RiversEdge Development

The proposed $788 million development with four new towers will transform how downtown residents, workers and visitors connect with the Mississippi River. Proposed private development could yield more than $15 million in new property tax revenue per year.
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Community

FOOD TRUCK FUNDRAISER & A SAFETY FAIR

Lunch on Wheels and SPAAR Safety Day on September 9th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Connie Bossard Named SPAAR Hero

SPAAR is pleased to announce Connie Bossard as a 2021 SPAAR Hero. Connie is committed to volunteer work with the White Bear Rotary and many events in the area.
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We Care Collection Drive for Our Armed Forces

May 1 Through July 31, 2021 / Through July 31, 2021 – We Care Boxes are care packages sent by Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. to military personnel from this area who are deployed out of the country.
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Housing Market Press Releases

Twin Cities Housing Market Returning to Historic Trends

According to new data from the Minneapolis Area REALTORS® and the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, buyer activity in the month of July more closely resembled a typical, pre-pandemic summer than the frenzied buying spree seen over the last year or so. Demand as measured by pending sales was down 11.2 percent from July 2020 but was flat compared to July 2019.’
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Twin Cities Median Sales Price Hit Milestone $350,000

Buyers faltered for the first time in twelve straight months of increased demand.
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Demand For Homes Continues To Increase, Tightening Market Inventory

According to new data from the Minneapolis Area REALTORS® and the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, buyer activity in May was up 15.7 percent compared to last year, a twelfth-straight increase in month-over-month pending sales. Demand from buyers in the Twin Cities metro continues to out-pace the supply of new listings into the market.
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