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What’s New with Real Estate Education

John Hondros Chairman, Hondros Education Group/Arizona School of Real Estate & Business   The year 2017 has been very active and it’s hard to believe that we are now in the final months of it. The real estate market throughout the country has been keeping all of us busy, which is great for our industry… Read more

SRPMIC Economic Development

Quannah Davis Economic Development Dept. Mgr., Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community     In 2016 and 2017, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community continued its track record of successful economic development projects.  Years ago, its elected Council limited commercial development to the Community’s borders to preserve, for its members and visitors, the open landscape and… Read more

Commercial Investors

George Bliss & Joan Krueger Principal & Director, Bliss Realty & Investment     Real estate investing is an old and cherished method of moving real estate.  Investors exist in both the residential and commercial real estate arenas.  But, at least in the commercial world, the investment scenario, while it may look different than before… Read more

Greater Phoenix Commercial Market 2017

Bob Mulhern Senior Managing Director, Colliers International   The Greater Phoenix commercial real estate market has continued to strengthen in 2017, although the pace of improvement has generally slowed. The office and industrial markets are showing the strongest gains with retail lagging behind. The greatest source of demand for commercial real estate is job growth,… Read more

Market Summary

Michael Orr Founder & Owner, The Cromford Report   The Greater Phoenix housing market continues strong and healthy and continues to heavily favor sellers over buyers. The supply shortage we have experienced for several years continues unabated but there are some changes in the segments of the market that are most affected. At the low… Read more

The Green Building Movement in Arizona

Patti Mason USGBC Mountain West Regional Director, U.S. Green Building Council   The green building industry has come a long way – both here in Arizona and throughout the world – since the launch of LEED less than 20 years ago. LEED has quickly become the world’s most widely used green building rating system and… Read more

Arizona: The Connected Place

Steve Zylstra CEO, Arizona Technology Council Arizona has become a hotspot for the Internet of Things (IoT), the interconnection of computers and devices embedded in everyday objects that send and receive data. This is readily apparent as the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has stepped up as a major advocate by launching The Connected Place,… Read more

Deciphering Adverse Possession

Christopher J. Charles, Esq. and Philip A. Overcash, Esq. Attorneys, Provident Law Legal disputes over property can take various forms. In most cases in which such disputes arise, especially with a neighbor, the owner may be fully aware of a dispute and can take action to resolve the problem before the owner’s property rights are… Read more

Market Summary

Michael Orr Founder & Owner, The Cromford® Report This chart shows that we have substantially fewer active listings than last year and fewer than at the start of 2017. The annual sales rate has been increasing over the last two years, though the rate of increase has started to slow over the last couple of… Read more

Arizona’s Mortgage Industry

Mark Murphy Licensing Manager, Arizona Department of Financial Institutions (AZDFI) The Mortgage Lending Division of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions (AZDFI) currently regulates 397 Mortgage Brokers, 69 Commercial Mortgage Brokers, 460 Mortgage Bankers, 21 Commercial Mortgage Bankers and 16,284 Mortgage Loan Originators (MLOs) who hold an Arizona license. In the last two years, new… Read more

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