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A 2016 Update: Maricopa County Treasurer

Editoral, Market Update, Special Interest

Tricia Covert Editor, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   A new year is here which means preparation for the annual tax lien auction scheduled for February 10, 2016 is underway. The auction expects an average of 1,200 people looking to invest in tax lien parcels as a result of delinquent payments from Arizona property… Read more

Is It Important to Understand Tax Liens?

Market Update, Special Interest

Barry Becker Tax Attorney   As we are all aware, virtually all property in the State of Arizona not owned by a government entity or charity is subject to a property tax. Interestingly, many people fail to pay their property taxes on a timely basis. When those taxes are not paid, the County sells the… Read more

What’s Happening with your Identity?

Local, Special Interest

Robb Arthur Global Investigations & Security   Most of us have read recent articles about the vast amount of personal information being gathered by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and other spy agencies without our consent or knowledge. However, few people realize the extent of the information compiled with our consent. Recently, many questions… Read more

Authenticity: The Hidden Brand Advantage

Market Update, Special Interest

Emily Soccorsy Founder/Brand Strategist, EmJoy, Inc.   In the 21st century, the single most important quality of every brand large and small is its authenticity. Why? The purpose of branding is to attract clients and partnerships who believe what you believe, and who understand that your brand is a monument to what you believe. You can… Read more

The Best Hire for a Real Estate Career

Special Interest

P.R. Randy Cooney Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   A few years ago, I had the opportunity to poll a large number of real estate brokers asking them this: “In your opinion, which occupations could naturally transition into a real estate career with great success?” The brokers provided a variety of answers;… Read more

The Most Telling Tie

Special Interest

P. R. Randy Cooney Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   This past October, the Arizona School of Real & Business decided to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by asking students and staff to wear something pink on the last two Fridays of the month. As I was deciding what to wear, I… Read more

Economic Update

Market Update, Special Interest

Sandra Watson President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority   Millions of people love Arizona and choose to live here. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) wants to know why. To discover what is genuine, meaningful and different about Arizona, the ACA has launched a statewide branding and promotion project called Promote AZ under Governor Doug Ducey’s leadership…. Read more

The New Urban Luxury Home

Market Update, Special Interest

Keith Miskin Founder, Cambridge Properties   It’s no secret the market is back in the Valley. When you look around there is construction in the works – everywhere. For the first time in years, tower cranes are in place to build some of the most luxurious, unique and not to mention tall residential buildings this… Read more

International Luxury Home Buyers

Market Update, Special Interest

Sandra L. Wilken Designated Broker, Engel & Volkers Scottsdale   There is not a simple answer to the question of how different the home buying process is when dealing with International Buyers. Generally, the basic foundation of how to handle a home buyer is the same: it is critical to understand their overall needs, define… Read more

HOA: Friend or Foe?

Special Interest

Written by: Denise Holliday, Esq. Attorney, Hull, Holliday & Holliday PLC   When people first move into a neighborhood with a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”), they will likely read the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (“CCR’s) from beginning to end in order to understand how to be good neighbors to their community.  They don’t see the HOA as… Read more

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