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National Association Of Realtors Industry Update

General Real Estate, Industry News

Written by: Jim Sexton President, Arizona Association of Realtors®   In May 2015, a Legislative Conference & Expo was held in Washington, DC to address important topics for the industry. Interesting highlights and recommended actions are listed below with more details for each topic on the website realtors.org: RISK MANAGEMENT Highlight: Independent Contractor Update Highlight: Unmanned Aerial… Read more

April 2015 Changes: Flood Insurance

General Real Estate, Industry News

Written by: Edie Lohmann NFIP Insurance Specialist at FEMA Region IX   The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) implemented congressionally mandated reforms required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA) that repeal and modify the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters). The new law slows some flood insurance rate… Read more

Why A Team?

General Real Estate

Written by Mark Greene Mortgage Loan Originator   A team can leverage the collective time and experience of its members, to more effectively deliver a full suite of services for buyers and sellers.  “When you go to the doctor, someone takes your vital signs, someone else may do the ‘why are you here?’ interview and… Read more

Best Practices When Listing a Home

General Real Estate

Written By: Judy Houston     The promotion of a residential listing has seen many changes and variations in the last decade. Now, there are numerous ways to do it and there really isn’t a single mass-market venue out there anymore. Some best practices that will give a listing agent the most exposure includes a… Read more

Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) Part II

General Real Estate

By Paul Ohanian   In last month’s Journal, I touched on the basics of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) as a liquid and flexible alternative to directly holding real property in today’s market. In this issue, I would like to share an actual case study of REITs-driven solutions to give you a clearer perspective of its… Read more

Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”)

General Real Estate

By Paul Ohanian   I have been designing financial portfolios for a wide range of clients for 25 years and come across many types of investment strategies. I often look to real estate investments to provide asset diversification, lessen general stock market exposure and, where appropriate, generate income. While my clients, and truly Arizonians at… Read more

10 “Life Building” Truths

General Real Estate

By Jane Andersen   In the June Publication of this Journal, I read a terrific article by Randy Cooney titled Ten Truths of Selling Your Home.  His article focused on truths that agents don’t want to say because sellers don’t want to hear. I really appreciated Randy’s article which motivated me to write one as… Read more

Many Agents Have No Idea

General Real Estate

By Barry Lehane Please Note: Barry Lehane, the author of this article, unfortunately passed away a few weeks ago. Barry was one of our industry’s educational icons. Twelve months ago he prepared this article in preparation for the seminar “Write It Right or Lose the Write“. We are having this seminar again this Friday, August 1st at… Read more

Condominium Sales – What Buyers and Listing Agents Must Know to Be Successful

General Real Estate

By Victor Butschek   Condominium sales have become very prominent over the years in the Phoenix area, but they present a set of circumstances that are unique. Are you “up” on the current requirements? Basic Facts A condominium, by definition, gives ownership of the interior space of the dwelling….described as “from paint to paint.” If… Read more

How Do We Fix Our Broken System for Low Income People?

General Real Estate

 By Flynann Janisse   As the rental market continues to find its post-recession footing, it’s clear that many of the issues that existed in affordable markets prior to 2008 are still present today. Often times while speaking at industry forums, I highlight that the system in place for keeping low-income individuals and families in homes… Read more

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