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7 Ways to Save on a Fix ‘n’ Flip

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Greg Muir VP | Arizona School of Real Estate & Business   Experienced “fix and flippers” know that from the beginning of a flip to the end, every dollar counts. There are projects, like the bathrooms and kitchen, that deserve more of the budget allotment because buyers will always pay more when they see those… Read more

Using Zillow and Facebook as an Appraisal Data Source… Really?

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Beth Sigg Northwest Real Estate Services   We knew it would happen. The day we reviewed an appraisal which listed data sources way beyond the usual “auditor or public records”, “MLS”, and “site” or “drive-by”! Now appraisers are quoting Zillow, Trulia, or other real estate websites as data sources for the subject property and/or the… Read more

Market Update: 2019 Ends with a Roar, New Residential Records Set In 2019

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Fletcher Wilcox V.P. Business Development & Real Estate Analyst, Grand Canyon Title Agency Record Year in 2019 for Dollar Sales Volume Dollar sales volume in 2019 for sales of single-family resales in Maricopa County (Greater Phoenix) was the highest ever for a single year. Dollar sales volume in 2 019 exceeded the previous record year… Read more

Tips from an Experienced Fix and Flipper

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Jennifer Wehner The Wehner Group, eXp Realty 2019 Real Estate Team of the Year   Flipping homes is what brought me from Southern California to Arizona in 2003. I used my life savings from waiting tables to purchase two homes to flip because both mortgages were less than what our rent was in Huntington Beach…. Read more

Red Flags and Tips for a Flip

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Sarah Richardson Founder and CEO, Tru Realty   When considering whether or not a particular property would be a good “fix-and-flip” investment, it’s easy to get distracted daydreaming about best-case scenarios and huge profits. Less experienced professionals may overlook major warning signs staring right at them, telling them it’s NOT a good investment. It’s a… Read more

February 2020 – Letter From the School VP

Find It, Fix It, Flip It, Publisher's Letter

Greg Muir Executive Vice President, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business    Dear Friends, Welcome to the second month of the new decade! Are you making positive progress toward the goals you’ve set for yourself? Take a moment this month to ensure you’re on the right track and heading down your path to success,… Read more

How to Ensure You Achieve Your Goals in 2020

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Eden Sunshine Vice President, Realty Executives   “Robert,” I emphatically pleaded, “Just because you have goals and clarified your vision and direction for your business doesn’t guarantee you will achieve them. You must proactively work every day on the activities necessary to achieve those goals. If you aren’t going to do that, then don’t waste… Read more


Investing, Laying Down the Law

Christopher J. Charles Attorney, Provident Law   Between September 2018 and February 2019, we saw a moderate gain in home inventory prior to home shopping season, following a solid 44 months of consecutive inventory decreases. Some speculated that this perhaps meant that the number of people choosing to list their homes had at last begun… Read more

A Listing Agent’s Right to Get Paid


David Allen Partner, Jaburg | Wilk Attorneys at Law   One of the great things about being a real estate agent is that when a transaction closes, the agent gets paid his or her commission regardless of how much time and effort expended by the agent in connection with the transaction. Commission is usually computed… Read more

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