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Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Economic Development

Commercial Corner, General Real Estate

Quannah Dallas Economic Development Department Manager, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community   By any measure, 2016 will be outstanding for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Years ago its elected Council limited commercial development to the community’s borders to preserve, for its members and visitors, the open landscape and views of Red Mountain. That plan has… Read more

Land Market in Maricopa and Pinal Counties

Commercial Corner, General Real Estate

Nate Nathan President & Designated Broker, Nathan & Associates, Inc.   In the second quarter of 2016, Maricopa and Pinal counties are experiencing a growth spurt which is gaining momentum each day. When the federal government shut down and FHA dropped their maximum lending rate taking approximately 20 percent of home buyers out of the market… Read more

What Makes a Practitioner a Professional?

General Real Estate

Judy Lowe Commissioner, Arizona Department of Real Estate   As I do my Arizona Department of Real Estate Outreach around Arizona, I hear from real estate practitioners and consumers who believe that some real estate licensees do not meet minimum standards of professional and ethical practice, do not possess the real estate knowledge necessary to… Read more

Starting a Career in Commercial

Commercial Corner, General Real Estate

Bob Mulhern Managing Director, Colliers International NAIOP Board Member   I am regularly contacted by people who want to know how to enter the commercial real estate market as a broker. In a specialized industry like commercial real estate, it is natural to assume that industry experience is required. Although this was true at one… Read more

Market Summary Cromford Report

General Real Estate, Market Update

Michael Orr Arizona Journal Columnist Owner, Cromford® Report Director, W.P. Carey School of Business   2016 started off in a much better position than in January 2015. Almost every indicator showed us that we have a stronger market than 12 months ago. Supply remains tight at the entry level but is abundant at the higher… Read more

Arizona Economic Overview

General Real Estate, Market Update

Sandra Watson President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority   Arizona celebrated many accomplishments over the past year, and as we move into 2016 our state’s economic outlook is positive. During fiscal year 2015, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) successfully closed 120 projects representing 18,314 projected jobs with average wages of approximately $51,809 and $1.51 billion in… Read more

HOLD: A Real Estate Proven Strategy

General Real Estate, Industry News

Steve Chader Author of a #1 National Best Seller HOLD   As President Franklin Roosevelt once declared: “Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” With an emphasis… Read more

REITs and Wealth Building

General Real Estate, Market Update

Paul Ohanian Founder and CEO, Scottsdale Wealth Planning, Inc.   In previous issues of the Journal, I’ve discussed the basics of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) and their role in providing asset diversification and lessening general stock market exposure in a portfolio. In this issue, I would like to explore REITs as a tool for… Read more

Budget for Real Estate Wealth Building

General Real Estate

Pamela Barker President, Genesis Strategic Planning, Inc   Wealth building through real estate continues to bring results for those who choose to participate. Studies show that home equity is a large contributor to retirement options. That is to say, homeownership is an important step for wealth; yet studies also indicate American youth are not taking advantage… Read more

Home Buying Assistance Program

General Real Estate, Lending

Currently, there are many people across Arizona with steady jobs and good credit, but can’t afford a down payment on a new home. A new program called Home Plus operated by the Arizona Housing Finance Authority (AzHFA), is designed specifically to help people that fit into this category to become homeowners. This new program was… Read more

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