Policy Updates

Nov. 19, 2020

Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA)

In the first quarter of 2020, the Minneapolis City Council issued a request for proposals for policy guidelines on TOPA. Currently, considerations are being made to determine whether or not TOPA should be implemented in Minneapolis.

What is TOPA?

The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act is also referred to as ...

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Nov. 5, 2020

Where Candidates Stand on Housing

The current election in the United States has been very cutthroat and brought a lot of issues into the light for further examination by the American people. One issue we haven’t heard come up a lot in conversation is each candidate’s plans for the housing industry. From conquering homelessness to ...

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May 15, 2020

Real Estate Legislative Meetings

This week, the real estate legislative meetings occurred where those involved in the housing industry have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and other leaders for an update on the areas more pressing to the housing market. Typically, these occur in Washington D.C. and we would travel ...

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March 12, 2020

The New Clear Cooperation Policy.

Last November, the National Associations of the Realtors Board approved Regulation 8.0, also known as the Clear Cooperation Policy (91 percent of its 800 members voted in favor). As a response, several changes have been made to the NorthstarMLS strategy, effective from 1 March 2020. NorthstarMLS is the local ...

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