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News

4 Places To Get Ice Cream On National Ice Cream Day

Here are some of our favorite places to get ice cream on this wonderful day.
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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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Take The Fair Housing Challenge And Qualify For A Drawing

NAR President Charlie Oppler challenged NAR’s leaders back in February to complete the Fair Housing Challenge by participating in Fairhaven Fair Housing Simulation, watching Bias Override, NAR’s Implicit Bias Training, and completing At Home With Diversity (AHWD).
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Advocacy

Advocacy Report – June 2021

The property tax is a policy staple in the United States, you’re either a child or you have been living under a rock if you are unfamiliar with the general idea of what a property tax is. That is not true, however, of a tax that economists widely agree is the best, most efficient tax there is, the Land Value Tax.
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Advocacy Report – May 2021

On April 11, 1968 the Fair Housing Act was signed into law. This was the final major legislative achievement of the Civil Rights Era. SPAAR commemorates this historic achievement each year by celebrating “Fair Housing Month” in April.
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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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Community

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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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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Housing Market Press Releases

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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Supply Rebounds from 2020 Levels While Demand Continues to Rise

Market times fastest in 14 years amid record home prices in the Twin Cities
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