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10,000 Baby Boomers Retiring Every Day

Market Update, Special Interest

Written By: Karrin Taylor Chair of Federal Affairs DMB Associates, Executive Vice President   There’s a large wave of Boomers reaching retirement age every day in America. Most Boomers continue to work, at least part-time, and many report wanting a robust life of purpose in retirement. What does this mean for housing and development in Arizona?… Read more

A Couple Tidbits to Sell Listings

Special Interest

By Those Callaways Joseph & JoAnn Callaway Make the Home Famous When you put your listing on MLS, it is time to tell the world how wonderful your listing is.  Prepare every home, stage every home, clean every home and even wash the windows. Even a sad home suffering deferred maintenance and offered “as is”… Read more

Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association

Special Interest

By Nikki Krukovsky   Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association (AMLA) was founded in 1958 and was established for its members, by its members. The main reason the association was formed decades ago was for industry professionals to network and share best practices.  AMLA is a nonprofit association for those in the mortgage lending industry – with… Read more

Promoting Arizona Business Growth – Key Drivers: Innovation and Talent

Special Interest

By Sandra Watson   Spearheading Arizona’s economic development efforts, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) promotes statewide assets and competitive advantages to businesses in the global marketplace. We engage company decision makers, in Arizona and around the world to advance their corporate success. The ACA works to recruit innovative out-of-state companies to establish new operations in… Read more

What Can a Real Estate Assistant Do?

Special Interest

By Storme Hall   I have had the good fortune at various times in my real estate career to experience having a real estate assistant by my side and I can tell you that the work they do can be invaluable. Trained real estate assistants, licensed or unlicensed can do some tasks that keep you… Read more

7 People to Know For Flipping Properties

Special Interest

Written by Doug Hopkins   Flipping properties is not for the Lone Ranger- not by a long shot.  It’s necessary to form a team that will be ready to “pitch in” within a few hours’ notice.  Why?  Because time is money.  Successful “flippers” don’t spend months or even weeks renovating.  A “flip” must be returned… Read more


Special Interest

By William Gibney, Esq. If you drive a car, own real estate, own a business, have a spouse or business partner, or engage in high-risk activities, there’s a decent chance you will be sued. You could cause an automobile accident. A delivery man could slip and fall on your front porch. You could go through… Read more

Mortgage State of Affairs

Special Interest

Written By: Ross Jameson Mortgage Industry Consultant   After 35 years in the mortgage industry, I’ve come to expect changes every year. The most dramatic changes I’ve seen have been in the past few years. The start of the mortgage makeover in 2008 created new standards that are now common practice. The Secure and Fair Enforcement Act (SAFE) signed into… Read more

Foreign Owners Selling U.S. Real Estate – Withholding Tax Provisions You Need to Know

Special Interest

By Douglas Kingston   Sales of U.S. real estate owned by foreigners creates special tax considerations. U.S. or foreign buyers who purchase from foreign sellers should take note of tax documents that are applicable for these types of real estate transactions. Among the documents relevant to virtually every U.S. real estate transaction is a certification… Read more

Insights to Home Inspection

Special Interest

By Sharon Wolf-Furman & Paul Furman   With the new year underway, we continue to see many positive changes in our real estate industry. These positive changes also hold true in the home and termite inspection field. Occurances that took place in 2014, has set some standards as we navigate through 2015. With the foreclosure… Read more

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