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Congratulations to the New Leadership

The Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® recently installed their new Leadership Team for 2013-2014.  The Minnesota Association of REALTORS® President Elect Rob Helm spoke to the membership on current state issues and installed the new leadership.
The purpose of the Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® is to protect the private property rights of the public.  The Association also provides education, networking, governmental affairs and lobbying efforts on behalf of their members.  The Association also provides the Multiple Listing Service and lockboxes.

The New Leadership Team: 

President Linda Steffen, C-21 Brainerd Realty in Baxter
President Elect:  T.J. Simon, Wolff and Simon Real Estate in Park Rapids
Secretary:  Laurie Moe, Coldwell Banker Cedar Point Realty in Walker
Treasurer:  Brad Wadsten, Edina Realty in Baxter
Director:  Jody Fischer, Keller Williams Realty Professionals in Baxter
Director:  Adam Kalenberg, Positive Realty in Brainerd
Director:  Kevin Merten, Bill Hansen Realty in Longville
Director:  Liz Timothy, Keller Williams Realty Professionals in Baxter
Affiliate Director:  Laurie Whitlow, PrimeLending in Little Falls
Past President:  Jim Fogarty, Lakes & Leisure Realty in Breezy Point
MNAR Director:  Rebecca Sellnow, RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty in Nisswa
MNAR Director:  Patrick Wiebusch, RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty in Nisswa
MNAR NAR Director:  Sheila Holley, Edina Realty in Baxter

At the event Rebecca Sellnow, RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty in Nisswa was recognized as the REALTOR® of the Year and Laurie Whitlow, PrimeLending in Little Falls, was recognized as the Affiliate of the Year.  Also recognized at the event as Citizen of the Year, was Linda (Lynn) McCarthy of Century 21 New Horizons Realty in Little Falls.   

Upcoming Lakes Area Town Hall Forums for Members and the Public

2013 LAKES AREA TOWN HALL FORUMS

GLAR members please register on our GLAR Education Page.

There will be 1.5 hours of Real Estate CE available for each forum.

Waterfront

Click on the links below to view and print flyers for the forums: 

Park Rapids Town Hall Forum-CANCELLED

Walker Town Hall Forum-CANCELLED

Baxter Town Hall Forum

Little Falls Town Hall Forum

Upcoming Event for GLAR Members:

GLAR 21st Annual Golf Classic

Golf Cart

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Legacy courses at Craguns

Putting contest at 10:30 -11:30 am
Shotgun Start at 12:00 noon

Click on the 2013 golf registration form to sign up to golf and/or sponsor a hole!

Email to office@greaterlakesrealtors.com  or fax to 218.829.8178

 

July 2013 Market Statistics for Aitkin County, MN

Aitkin County

Jul-12

Jul-13

8-11 to 7-12

8-12 to 7-13

New Listings

86

83

723

714

Pending Sales

23

43

233

307

Closed Sales

19

28

236

287

Days on Market Until Sale

214

224

218

250

Median Sales Price

$148,000

$157,450

$130,000

$155,500

Average Sales Price

$160,758

$167,588

$147,742

$168,644

Percent of Original Price Received

85.80%

88.00%

83.50%

86.40%

Inventory of Homes for Sale

464

481

385

396

Month’s Supply of Homes for Sale

23.90

18.80

20.30

17.50

Individual & Family: Health Reform 101

Are you confused about the new health reform?  Hearing rumor about costs? 

 Individuals who do not have health insurance through their employer, early retirees losing group insurance, as well as family and friends looking for health insurance, are invited to join us at a meeting to learn how health reform impacts their benefits.

Register Below:

August 29:  Health Reform 101; Initiative Foundation, 405 First Street SE, Little Falls, MN  56345

The Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS and Medica are hosting these informational meetings.

This event is for GLAR members and the public.

June 2013 Market Statistics for Hubbard County

Mille Lacs County

Jun-12

Jun-13

7-11 to 6-12

7-12 to 6-13

New Listings

55

78

651

609

Pending Sales

32

39

385

400

Closed Sales

32

30

377

393

Days on Market Until Sale

148

148

158

130

Median Sales Price

$92,000

$119,750

$90,500

$99,900

Average Sales Price

$109,731

$138,634

$105,152

$113,732

Percent of Original Price Received

92.70%

90.90%

89.00%

91.10%

Inventory of Homes for Sale

278

246

266

214

Month’s Supply of Homes for Sale

8.70

7.40

9.00

6.30

June 2013 Market Statistics for Cass County

Cass CountyJun-12Jun-137-11 to 6-127-12 to 6-13
New Listings11516512051138
Pending Sales5254557558
Closed Sales5359562548
Days on Market Until Sale234205192220
Median Sales Price$147,000$192,000$160,000$160,000
Average Sales Price$182,038$218,803$225,319$216,594
Percent of Original Price Received89.90%92.70%87.70%89.20%
Inventory of Homes for Sale786761750641
Month’s Supply of Homes for Sale16.9016.4015.8014.00

June 2013 Market Statistics for Crow Wing County

 

Crow Wing County

Jun-12

Jun-13

7-11 to 6-12

7-12 to 6-13

New Listings

228

228

2086

1972

Pending Sales

103

129

1207

1214

Closed Sales

146

140

1183

1179

Days on Market Until Sale

204

184

171

193

Median Sales Price

$172,000

$190,000

$146,500

$143,500

Average Sales Price

$213,181

$236,686

$189,900

$209,539

Percent of Original Price Received

90.70%

93.40%

88.30%

90.10%

Inventory of Homes for Sale

1258

1063

1185

988

Month’s Supply of Homes for Sale

12.50

10.50

13.10

9.80

 

Call for Action: Tax Reform Should Do No Harm

Click here to view and respond to the Call for Action.

Click here to view the NAR Issue Brief on Tax Reform.

 

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