Monday, April 13, 2020
March Housing Strong Despite Arrival of Pandemic
Even with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and a month capped by Governor Walz's "Stay at Home" Order, sales of residential real estate were up across the state in March. New listings increased +13.6% over a year ago, and closed sales went up by +10%
Governor Extends Minnesota's "Stay at Home" Order Until May 4
Real estate transactions were again considered "critical sector" work in the new extended order.
Q: Are photographers contracted by licensed real estate professionals deemed essential under the executive order?
A: Following additional discussions between MN Realtors® and the Department of Commerce, Minnesota Realtors® can confirm that, according to the Department of Commerce, photographers contracted by licensed real estate professionals are considered "critical sector" workers under the extended "Stay at Home" order.