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Advocacy Updates – February 2024

Advocacy Updates go out monthly via the SPAAR Advocacy Report. If you’re not receiving the advocacy report and would like to, email spaar@spaar.com. 
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Year off to promising start with gains in listings and sales

According to new data from the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® and Minneapolis Area REALTORS®, which provide a joint housing report to local media each month, both buyer and seller activity rose in January. Sales rose from low levels as mortgage rates softened making sellers more confident about listing their homes.
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Member benefit: children and grandchildren of SPAAR members are eligible for student scholarships

The 2024 REALTORS® Charitable Foundation scholarship program is now accepting applications.
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Code of Ethics is due year-end 2024

The current Code of Ethics compliance period ends on December 31, 2024. As part of the membership requirements with NAR, every member is required to complete a Code of Ethics course every three years.
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Member benefit: children and grandchildren of SPAAR members are eligible for student scholarships

The 2024 REALTORS® Charitable Foundation scholarship program is now accepting applications.
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Education: Blitz Week – 2024

Call it a BLITZ!  Call it a RALLY!  Call it an EXTRAVAGANZA!  Whatever you call it, we’ve scheduled four days of Education at SPAAR to help you call it DONE!
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SPAAR In The Media

SPAAR in the News

Local news featured Amy Peterson, 2024 President of the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, sharing about the 2023 housing market.
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Homes for sale down in Twin Cities, up slightly statewide

Minneapolis Area Realtors and the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors also put out a report on the Twin Cities regional market. While new listings throughout the state were up, new listings in the Twin Cities declined 1.1% in October, although the report notes that this is the lowest decline since May 2022.
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Finance & Commerce article: Twin Cities home sales fall, home prices rise

Minneapolis and St. Paul Realtor groups said Monday that Twin Cities home prices rose in June, but sales activity — weighed down in part by rising interest rates and tight inventory — was slower compared to last year.
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Advocacy

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Advocacy Updates – February 2024

Advocacy Updates go out monthly via the SPAAR Advocacy Report. If you’re not receiving the advocacy report and would like to, email spaar@spaar.com. 
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Tracking Short Term Rental Regulations in SPAAR’s Territory

SPAAR has put together a resource, which lays out the current state of regulation on these properties in our territory.
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RPAC competition: the race is on

Minnesota Realtors® is holding a Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) competition among the local Associations throughout February to encourage more member participation in RPAC.
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Community

Member benefit: children and grandchildren of SPAAR members are eligible for student scholarships

The 2024 REALTORS® Charitable Foundation scholarship program is now accepting applications.
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SPAAR Hero welcomes nominations for the new year

SPAAR Hero was created to recognize a SPAAR member or member team for their community involvement and to shine a light on the many good things Realtors® are already doing in the community every day.
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You’re invited to attend “Way More Than CE” on January 8

The Women’s Council of Realtors® Twin Cities Metro event “Way More Than CE” promises to provide valuable insights to enhance your real estate career.
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Housing Market Press Releases

Year off to promising start with gains in listings and sales

According to new data from the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® and Minneapolis Area REALTORS®, which provide a joint housing report to local media each month, both buyer and seller activity rose in January. Sales rose from low levels as mortgage rates softened making sellers more confident about listing their homes.
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SPAAR in the News

Local news featured Amy Peterson, 2024 President of the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, sharing about the 2023 housing market.
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SPAAR takes part in sharing annual 2023 Twin Cities Housing Market report

In 2023, higher interest rates continued to weigh on market activity, yet prices are still up. 23-year high mortgage rates and rising prices increased monthly housing costs and slowed buyer activity.
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