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Don’t Be the Next Blockbuster

Broker Summit, Journal Industry Award Recipient

Jacob Chapman Desert North Realty 2019 Designated Broker of the Year   There are many trends in our industry that we talk about daily. For example, the effect of low inventory and how it is driving appreciation, the influx of new people moving to our state, or how technology plays such a huge role in… Read more

Equitable Mortgages

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David Allen Partner, Jaburg | Wilk Attorneys at Law   Most anybody who works in real estate knows what a mortgage is. Simply stated, a mortgage is a lien against property given by the property owner to a lender and the secure repayment of a loan made by the lender to the property owner. Clearly,… Read more

March 2020 – Letter From the School VP

Broker Summit, Publisher's Letter

Greg Muir Executive Vice President, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business    Dear Friends, I hope you all experience the luck of the Irish this month as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. If it hasn’t crossed your mind already, remember that holidays throughout the year are a great opportunity to boost… Read more

Squirrels and the Guessing Game are Killing Your Growth and Success

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Eden Sunshine Vice President, Realty Executives   One of my favorite characters from the movie “Up” was Doug the Dog. Doug had a very special collar that enabled him to speak to humans. He was enthusiastic, loyal, and easily distracted. He would often lose focus when he heard or saw a squirrel. Mid-sentence he would… Read more


Find It, Fix It, Flip It, Laying Down the Law

Christopher J. Charles Attorney, Provident Law   In today’s litigious culture, you would think it’s enough for property owners to worry just about risks arising from their own conduct – for example, slip and fall cases, environmental hazards, trespass issues, etc. Do owners really need to worry also about lawsuits because of their tenant’s conduct?… Read more

7 Ways to Save on a Fix ‘n’ Flip

Find It, Fix It, Flip It

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?

Appraisal, Find It, Fix It, Flip It

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

Find It, Fix It, Flip It, Market Update

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

Find It, Fix It, Flip It, Journal Industry Award Recipient

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

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