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News

SPAAR response to Star Tribune article: St. Paul Realtor group withdraws as a partner in project to expose racist covenants. Published May 3, 2021.

St. Paul Realtor group withdraws as a partner in project to expose racist covenants. Published May 3, 2021.
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FHFA Announces Extension of COVID-Related Loan Flexibilities

Flexibilities to retire at the end of May due to low usage.
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Coloring Content Winners – Fair Housing Month

Everyone Is Welcome In My Neighborhood!
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Advocacy

S.A.F.E. Tenant Protections Lawsuit Update

A group of landlords recently filed suit against the City of Saint Paul to stop implementation of the S.A.F.E. Tenant Protections ordinance that was passed in July 2020 and became effective March 1, 2021.
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Advocacy Report – April 2021

There is an effort to implement Rent Control in the City of Saint Paul.
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SPAAR Presents Fair Housing To The Saint Paul City Council

Realtors® Patrick Ruble and Brian Wagner presented the Fair Housing Month Proclamation to the Saint Paul City Council at the council meeting on April 14.
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Community

The Muske Community Support Foundation Named SPAAR Hero For February 2021

Originally referred to as “Beyond Excellence”, this volunteer program was developed when Realtors® out of the ERA Muske Real Estate Brokerage were looking for ways to give back to their community.
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2021 Fair Housing Coloring Contest

Rules, Prizes, and Additional Information
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The Importance of Fair Housing

Fair housing extends beyond just April.
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Housing Market Press Releases

Housing Market Press Releases – March 21

While new signed purchase agreements were also the strongest since 2005, they were down 0.1 percent from last year, suggesting low supply could be constraining sales.
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Housing Market Press Releases – February 21

Sales up, price growth strong, market times fast, but new listings down and supply levels very low
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Despite the headwinds, 2020 was a record-breaking year for housing

“Predictably, the result of record sales combined with ultra-low inventory meant rising prices and sellers accepting stronger offers in less time,” according to Tracy Baglio, President of SPAAR.
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