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The Difference Between Mediation & Arbitration

Legal Forum

 By David Allen   Many people use the terms “mediation” and “arbitration” interchangeably, mistakenly believing the two words have the same meaning. While the English language is curiously replete with examples of different words with the same meaning (e.g., car and automobile), the words mediation and arbitration are not synonymous. The confusion is possibly caused… Read more

What You Need to Know about the Economic Loss Rule (Part 1 of 2)

Laying Down the Law

By Christopher J. Charles, Esq. & David Degnan, Esq.   Whether you’re a real estate broker, contractor, lender, or attorney, most real estate professionals will encounter litigation at some point in their career. As a result, it’s important to understand what claims and damages are recoverable concerning real estate-related disputes. This article begins a two-part… Read more

I Only Have A Few Seconds – The Impact of Technology to Your Business

Technology/ Social Media

By Tricia Covert   It’s no surprise – we’re living in a mobile revolution. Take a look around at a restaurant, concert, park or basically anywhere; people are online all the time. A major shift has taken place in our society in the way we receive, accept and search for information – and in how… Read more

The Ten Truths of Selling Your Home That Agents Don’t Want to Say Because Sellers Don’t Want to Hear

Publisher's Letter

By P.R. “Randy” Cooney Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   Nearly three years ago we launched the SUCCESS INSTITUTE here at the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business. The Institute’s purpose is to assist real estate agents who are committed to increasing listings and sales. One of the sixteen courses the… Read more

When Early Claiming of Social Security Makes Sense

Special Interest

By Jeff Young   While much has been written and said to encourage people to consider claiming social security at Full Retirement Age (66-67) or even later, the question remains who should collect benefits as early as possible, age 62? There are four scenarios where collecting social security at age 62 may make the most… Read more

Court of Appeals Clarify’s Limitation on Tax Liens

The Legal Advisor

By Thomas A. Stoops   In the case of Pete Span v. Maricopa County Treasurer et al. in which we represented Mr. Span the Court of Appeals reversed a grant by the lower Court of summary judgment against the landowner Mr. Span holding that a tax lien purchased in 1995 did not expire in 2005…. Read more

Be A River, Not A Reservoir

General Real Estate

By Carol Perry   John C. Maxwell, an famous motivational leader with over 60 books in circulation says, “If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people.” And while it may seem like some people are just born with the ability to connect with others, the fact is anyone can learn… Read more

Sellers Not Required to Disclose the Presence of Neighboring Sex Offenders

Laying Down the Law

By Christopher J. Charles, Esq.   In some cultures, it’s customary to meet the neighbors before purchasing a home. In the recent case of Lerner v. DMB Realty, LLC, the plaintiffs wish they would have done just that. Unfortunately, they didn’t discover that their next-door neighbor was a class 1 sex offender until after they… Read more

“The Windows of Opportunity”

Publisher's Letter

By P.R. “Randy” Cooney Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   In last month’s edition of the Journal, I wrote a true story about a sale entitled the “Candy Dish Deal.” The story your about to read is a spin-off from the Candy Dish Deal. If you have not read last month’s article,… Read more

Saving Homeowners Money with Home Energy Audits & Home Performance Evaluations

Special Interest

By Daran R. Wastchak   Although “home energy audits” have been around since energy shortages and long lines at the gas station in the 1970’s, the past five to ten years have seen a renewed interest with the dawn of the “green” environmental movement. At the end of the day, regardless of the driver, homeowners… Read more

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