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House Flipping – What To Look For

Find It, Fix It, Flip It

Suzanne Fuqua eXp   Fixing and flipping homes seems like a simple way to make a large profit. However, it isn’t as easy as it looks, and it can still be a gamble to earn those high profits. The key is having great partnerships with contractors and suppliers that you trust and do great work… Read more

What is Knowledge?

Find It, Fix It, Flip It, Legal

David Allen Partner, Jaburg|Wilk Attorneys at Law   If you ask somebody whether they “know” something, they will readily tell you either “yes” or “no.” There is no doubt while watching Jeopardy – either you know or you do not know the answer (or actually, the question). A person is said to have actual “knowledge”… Read more

Protecting Your Flipping Fortune

Find It, Fix It, Flip It, Legal

Kristin E. Rosan Partner, Madison & Rosan, LLP Attorneys at Law   Once you’ve made your fortune flipping, make sure you keep it. One of the greatest areas of liability for flippers are undisclosed defects with a property you’ve repaired and flipped. Although disclosure requirements vary from state to state, laws routinely protect buyers that… Read more

Appraisers can be Your Flipping Advisor

Appraisal, Find It, Fix It, Flip It

Beth Sigg Northwest Real Estate Services   With the advent of HGTV and a plethora of “Fix It and Flip It” shows, there are misconceptions galore regarding how to flip properties, and what it entails. These shows feature a complete remodeling in a week or two, including the inevitable drama of an unexpected foundation problem… Read more

7 Property Flipping Secrets to Success

Find It, Fix It, Flip It

Sarah Kirsch Richardson Tru Realty   Many first-time property flippers have big dreams based in well-produced television shows that highlight the glitz and glamor of this growing DIY industry. It seems simple enough. Buy low, renovate and repair, sell high. But too often, newbies “get into the biz’ without sufficient knowledge of what to expect… Read more

The New Market Shift

General Real Estate

Jeff Sibbach Sibbach Team – eXp Realty   If you’re a real estate agent seasoned in the industry and your phone hasn’t been ringing as much as it used to, you’re not alone. Similarly, a past client or friend says they decided to buy a new home and they’ve already visited the subdivision, identified the… Read more

March 2019 – Letter From the President

Publisher's Letter

Nate Hoelzen President, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business    Dear Friends,   It’s hard to believe that Spring is already here! I hope it’s been a successful first quarter for all of you. Here at Arizona School of Real Estate and Business, we’re continuing to celebrate 50 years of providing quality education and… Read more


Laying Down the Law

Christopher J. Charles, Esq. Provident Law   Samuel J. Doncaster, IV, Esq. Provident Law One of the greatest misconceptions of Arizona law is that usury is no longer a viable cause of action. In the 1980s, Arizona amended the usury laws to remove the interest rate ceiling. As a result, today’s usury laws essentially authorize… Read more

Be Known for Who You are Before What You Do

Technology/ Social Media

Suzanne Fuqua eXp   There is so much information available for social media marketing. Figuring out where to begin could be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. When becoming a licensed real estate agent or starting a business, your contact information becomes public information. Numerous businesses will reach out claiming they can… Read more

Craigslist Rental Scams

Technology/ Social Media

Chris Bianco Weichert Realtors   It used to be that people would look in the local newspaper to find an apartment or home to rent. Now, the place to go for rentals is the internet and one of the most popular sites is Craigslist. Craigslist is also a preferred place for “scammers and thieves” who… Read more

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