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Do you use the Map Search feature in Matrix? Do you have clients who want a home within a specific commute time to their job? Good news! We’ve got the perfect tool for you. Use INRIX Drive Time in map search to find homes that are within a specified commute time to a client’s job. You can even overlap the spouse’s desired commute! Buyers Find Commuting Costs Essential Among recent …

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Did you know that in 2017, the typical age of a buyer rose to 45 and the typical home seller was 55 years old? The National Association of Realtors® recently conducted its annual survey of recent home buyers and sellers provides insight into detailed information about their experiences with this important transaction. The infographic below highlights some characteristics of buyers and sellers in 2017. If you want to read the entire NAR Buyer …

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Have you worked with a client that is in the market for a greener, more sustainable home? You’re probably not alone if you answered “YES.” Over half of REALTORS® recently surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® and Sustainability report say consumers have an interest in sustainability as it pertains to real estate – homes that have features intended to conserve natural resources (for example: solar panels). NorthstarMLS Matrix has energy …

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In May, Minnesota Realtor John Smaby was named the First Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS® for 2017. He’ll be President-Elect for 2018 and President for 2019. Smaby is only the second Minnesotan to hold the position. His father, Philip, was the first. He was NAR’s president in 1976. John has 45 years of experience in the real estate industry, with many leadership positions (including our …

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NorthstarMLS congratulates Minnesota Realtor John Smaby on his election as First Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS® for 2017 (President-Elect for 2018 and President for 2019). John has 45 years of experience in the real estate industry, with many leadership positions (including our own NorthstarMLS Board of Directors). Voters made an excellent choice and we are excited for John and the leadership he will bring to …

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