January, 17 2018
YPN Brews and News Tour
 
Explore the great communities that make up the Northwestern Suburbs with the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS Young Professionals Network at OMNI Brewing on January 25. Our All-Star Panel includes MAAR CEO Bill Wald, Mayor Mark Steffenson of Maple Grove, and Mayor Jeffrey Lunde of Brooklyn Park.
 
Space is limited so claim your spot today! 

Leadership Gala & Installation

Members,  join us in honoring 2018 President Kath Hammerseng and MAAR Leadership. 
This event is open to members, but space is limited!

Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

6:00 p.m. Cocktails + Food + Music
7:30 p.m. Program + Awards

We look forward to celebrating with you!
MARKET ACTIVITY
"As we embark upon the 2018 campaign, watch for upward movement in some of the same areas for wanted improvements in 2017. The number of homes available for sale continues to be a key factor in the dynamics of residential real estate. Simply put, it would be good to have more inventory available for purchase. Buying a home is a viable and exciting option for many consumers, and having more homes to choose from is one way to assure that the dream of homeownership is an affordable achievement " MORE
 
INFOSPARKS

LOCAL MARKET

MONTHLY INDICATORS

HOUSING SUPPLY

FORECLOSURE REPORT

THE SKINNY

ANNUAL REPORT

WEEKLY ACTIVITY
COMMUNITY UPDATE
The MAAR Diversity Committee was amongst 2300 Minnesotans who attended the annual General Mills Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast event held at the Minneapolis Armory. David Oyelowo, a British-Nigerian actor and producer was the guest speaker. The TPT televised event celebrated Dr. King's legacy of service and inspired us to carry out his bold dream today. Proceeds from the event benefits the Minneapolis Chapter of the UNCF, helping provide four-year college scholarships to deserving low-income students. 

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - MLK, Jr. 

Photo credit: Shawna Fraizer

Mayoral Inauguration

MAAR was proud to be invited to the inaugural event for Mayor Jacob Frey on Saturday, January 13. Among the leadership in attendance were:

Bill Wald, CEO Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® 
Eric Myers, Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® 
Shae Hanson & Blake Hanson, ReRoot Group of Keller Williams Realty Integrity Lakes
Kath Hammerseng, President of Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®  & Maureen Kennedy 
Cotty Lowry, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. & Laurie Jacobi
Todd Walker, Coldwell Banker Burnet, & Polly Walker 
Judy Shields, Coldwell Banker Burnet,  & Michael Shields 
Cari Linn, Coldwell Banker Burnet, & Dennis Linn 
Todd Urbanski, Fazendin REALTORS®, & Zina Urbanski
Heart of the Community Recipient

MAAR applauds REALTOR, Jacqueline Erikson of Bridge Realty & Founder of Hacienda La Paz Inc, whose mission to create peace through sustainability, leadership, and community. The organization works with horses to teach leadership and confidence to adults and children and convenes Peace forums and Peace Talks in the community. MAAR supports Jacque's efforts to promote peace while creating safe places for open dialogue in our community. Way to go, Jacque!


AREAA Installation Gala 

Come see MAAR Research & Economics Director, David Arbit speak at Asian Real Estate Association of America Twin Cities Installation Gala 

January 25, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


FREE tickets to the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show

Surprise your clients with tickets to the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show, February 16-18 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Pick up a bundle of up to 10 tickets at the MAAR office. Limited amount available.
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Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®  
5750 Lincoln Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55436 
952.933.9020 | info@mplsrealtor.com