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Introducing SPAAR’s 2022 Board of Directors: Meet Lou Thao

A teacher. A social worker. These were the careers Lou Thao wanted to pursue when she grew up.
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Cardinal Realty hosts ODSO on October 11

Cardinal Realtors® assembled 175 snackpacks that were donated to nonprofit Open Door Pantry.  The food shelf will distribute the snackpacks at its location in Eagan.  Each snack pack includes mac ‘n cheese, fruit cup, beef sticks and more.
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SPAAR’s Election Results: LOCAL CANDIDATES SUPPORTED BY SPAAR

SPAAR is excited to announce support for the following candidates in their bid for local elected office:
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Introducing SPAAR’s 2022 Board of Directors: Meet Jason Cassel

“Move your feet!” Thanks to the 1980s Tecmo Bowl video game, Jason Cassel dreamt of becoming an offensive coordinator coach designing football plays.
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New Members – November 2022

Welcome, November 2022 new members to the Realtor® family!
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Introducing SPAAR’s 2022 Board of Directors: Meet Brianne Lawrence

A mom and a boss. That’s what six-year-old Brianne Lawrence would say she wanted to be when she grew up, and she’s done it!
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SPAAR In The Media

Realtors group grants $100,000 to three local nonprofits for housing, plantings

The number of sales fell amid rising interest rates and ultra-tight supply. Prices jumped 7% from a year earlier. 
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Home market loosened very little last month in the Twin Cities

The number of sales fell amid rising interest rates and ultra-tight supply. Prices jumped 7% from a year earlier. 
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Realtors: July’s year-over-year home sales dropped 25 percent in St. Paul, but values still ride high

It wasn’t that long ago that Justin DuChemin could all but guarantee a rush of offers well above asking prices to home sellers looking to list properties, even old homes that could use a little TLC.
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Advocacy

Recording: Bill Fulton Author Discussion About Place And Prosperity

The Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) on Tuesday, November 15, from 6-7pm, will host Bill Fulton, urban planner and author, for a conversation about his most recent book, Place and Prosperity: How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate.
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SPAAR’s Election Results: LOCAL CANDIDATES SUPPORTED BY SPAAR

SPAAR is excited to announce support for the following candidates in their bid for local elected office:
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Saint Paul City Council Passes Rent Control Amendments

On November 3rd, 2021, Saint Paul voters narrowly approved a Rent Control policy widely considered the most restrictive in the country.
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Community

SPAAR Hero Karen Stang believes volunteerism is key to community success

Congratulations, Karen, on being named a SPAAR Hero and for your involvement and contributions to your community.
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Tom Bullington named SPAAR Hero for community involvement

Congratulations, Tom, on being named a SPAAR Hero and for your involvement and contributions to your community.
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TP Drive Drop-off Locations – ThanksGivingBack

Find a drop-off location to donate toilet paper to SPAAR’s #ThanksGivingBack TP Drive.
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Housing Market Press Releases

Higher rates continue to cool sales and freeze some out

The decline in buyer activity is largely a response to increased mortgage interest rates and many completing purchases in the last couple years. Meanwhile, home prices continue their ascent.
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Rates push sales down further as home prices continue to grow

Pending sales were down by over a quarter in September compared to last year. Sellers also accepted a smaller share of their asking price as their listings took longer to sell.
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Home price growth slows as market times rise and demand cools

Both sales and listing activity were down in August while home price growth has slowed to its lowest level in two years but remains positive. Sellers also accepted lower offers as market times rose.
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