The Midwest’s Hot Housing Market

The Midwest is experiencing major changes in the Real Estate Market. Prices are rising and days on the market are falling. Millennials are entering their peak homeownership years, favoring urban properties close to their workplace with amenities and activities for their off hours.

Money-minded millennials and others looking to cut commutes and take advantage of the region’s relatively affordable real estate are moving into parts of Chicago, Columbus, St. Louis, and other Midwestern cities. People are interested in homes where it is easy to get to and from work but also have much to offer when they are not at work.

Median sale prices are on the rise in many up-and-coming urban areas. Experts expect millennials to keep moving in, especially considering the Midwest still offers bargain buys when compared with the East and West coasts. Much of the growth in local neighborhoods is due to the ever-growing number of developments with restaurants, shops, and leisure spaces, making the choice to move into these areas an easy one!



Minnesota Real Estate Continuing Education

How do I renew my Minnesota real estate license?

It is the Primary Broker’s responsibility to renew all of the licenses that are due for the renewal: Electronic renewal application, renewal documents, and payments must be received by the MN Department of Commerce before 4:30 PM Central Time on June 30th of the applicable renewal year. The mass renewal can be done online at

What is the fee for renewing my Minnesota real estate license?

$60 | Salesperson
$120 | Broker or Limited Broker

What are the Minnesota Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements?

Salespersons and Brokers in Minnesota are required to complete 15 hours of continuing education each year, for a total of 30 hours each licensing cycle. Included in that 15 hours per year, each licensee must complete the current year 3.75-hour required module.

Do you report my continuing education to Minnesota Department of Commerce?

Yes. We will report your continuing education to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Courses are usually submitted three times per week and can take 24-48 hours to be reflected in your online profile.

How long do I have to complete my courses after I purchase them?

Individual courses are available for six months from the date of purchase. The purchase of a package will give you access to the coursework for the full length of your licensing cycle (2 years).

Where can I find Minnesota real estate continuing education?

Real Estate Training Institute offers Minnesota approved online continuing education courses available in video or full narration. These courses are available 24/7 from any internet capable device so you can complete your continuing education on your own time.