2019 Residential Real Estate Summit


2019 Residential Real Estate Summit
Friday, April 5, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, golden valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

8:00 AM Minnesota Spring Residential Housing Update
David Arbit
, Director of Research & Economics, MAAR
• Forces driving the Twin Cities residential market
• Includes a brief historical summary as well as a forecast
• Reading the tea-leaves: seller & buyer activity, inventory and prices, days on the market, ratio of sales to list price, absorption rates and affordability
• Addressing market segments: foreclosures/short sales, single family/condo, new construction/previously owned
• A deeper look at affordability, new construction and specific local markets

9:00 AM 2019 Home Builders Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: David Siegel,
Executive Director, BATC
Art Plante, President, John Arthur Homes
Michael P. Ramme, Director of Land Acquisition, Pulte Group
John Rask, Vice President Land,  M/I Homes of Minneapolis
• 2019 update: essentials of new home construction and design
• Tip on brokering more new homes in today’s buying environment
• Negotiating incentive packages with agents and home buyer
• Today’s top market techniques getting real results
• Addressing previously unfinished developments, is it wise to buy there?
• Looking at how Minnesota compares to the rest of the country

9:50 AM Break

10:05 AM Residential and Multifamily Financing Trends and Options
Moderator: Herb Tousley,
University of St. Thomas
Keena Maher, Branch Manager, Waterstone Mortgage
Bob Merrill, Senior Mortgage Banker, Bell Banks
Steve Furlong, Mortgage Specialist, Mortgages Unlimited
Brandon Peterson, Mortgage Banker, Lake Area Mortgage; a Division of Lake Area Bank
• Structuring loans to close under 2019 market parameters 
• Looking at today’s interest rates and how rates may evolve in the next 12 months
• Addressing current lender parameters and which lenders are the most active
• Evaluating among several mortgage alternatives in today’s market 
• Steps to take advantage of the competitive lending climate

11:00 AM Today’s Residential Real Estate Broker 
Moderator: Joe Grunnet,
Broker Owner, Downtown Resource Group
Matthew S. Baker, President, Coldwell Banker Burnet
Tracie Fogelson, ABR, GRI, Counselor Realty of Rochester
Randy Bacchus, Realtor, Bacchus Real Estate Professionals, Edina Realty
• Real estate brokers discuss how the market has changed and forecast coming trends
• Tips to dealing with broker stress, closing deals without all the pain
• Creating successful real estate brokerage teams
• How the ever-increasing availability of information to consumers is changing the home buyer and seller relationship

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

2019 Residential Real Estate Summit


  • When

  • Friday, April 5, 2019
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley Rd
    golden valley, Minnesota 55427

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