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New Construction: Appraisers Involvement in The Process

Appraisal, New Homes

Beth Sigg Northwest Real Estate Services   Appraisers are involved in the new construction process, at the front-end, when financing is involved. By virtue of a loan needed for funding the construction, appraisers receive blueprints, contracts, and specifications on which to build the appraisal. From there, the cost approach provides a reliable and relevant approach… Read more

Market Update: Plenty of Opportunity in 2019 for Sales

Market Update

Fletcher Wilcox Grand Canyon Title Agency   Last month’s report showed that in Maricopa County (Greater Phoenix) year-over-year an increase in purchase prices, an increase in the number people employed, which means more potential homebuyers, while at the same time a decrease in the number of sales. This trend started in August 2018 and continues…. Read more

Is a Newly Constructed Home the Right Move for You?

New Homes

Sarah Kirsch Richardson Tru Realty   If you’re on the hunt for a new place to call home-sweet-home, you may be considering building a new home vs. purchasing a pre-owned home. You’re not alone! According to, 41% of Americans either somewhat or strongly prefer a newly-built home over an existing one. There is certainly… Read more

To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate

General Real Estate, Legal

David Allen Partner, Jaburg|Wilk Attorneys at Law   Many real estate contracts include an “arbitration provision,” whereby the parties to the contract agree that they will resolve any disputes which may arise between them through arbitration, and not through the judicial system. When deciding whether to agree to such a provision, a party should consider… Read more


Laying Down the Law

Christopher J. Charles, Esq. Provident Law   Phillip A. Overcash, Esq. Provident Law The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, A.R.S. § 33–1301 et seq., (the “Act”), provides a comprehensive framework regulating the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under a lease for residential properties. Arizona courts have interpreted the Act to provide broad… Read more

How Real Estate Agents can Better Assist Military Home Buyers

New Homes

Lauren Schneider REALTOR®/Owner Military Home Search   It’s important for real estate professionals to consider all the needs of their clients. When clients are members of the military, there are many factors to consider throughout the home purchasing process that might not be as important (or relevant) to a civilian buyer. With special potential financing… Read more

Building Your Team


Chris Bianco Weichert Realtors   For many new investors the whole concept of real estate investments can be intimidating, even for the most basic business plan. Building a team of good quality players will give you confidence throughout the investment process. Here is a simplified roster of the 4 team members that will make your… Read more

Purchase Price, Affordability, Sales & New Listings, Jobs Update

Market Update

Fletcher Wilcox Grand Canyon Title Agency   Median Purchase Price Continues Ascent The median purchase of a previously owned single-family home in Maricopa County (Greater Phoenix) continued its rise in February. It was $293,000 this past February which was $3,000 or one percent higher than in January, and $17,000 or six percent higher than February… Read more

Build Your Best Team


Sarah Kirsch Richardson Tru Realty   Working as a team in real estate can be highly profitable and a rewarding experience as you help others grow professionally. If you’re at your best working independently, a team environment may not be the right move for you. But if you’re a people-person driven by a desire to… Read more

Will A Team Work In Appraisal?

Appraisal, TEAMS

Beth Sigg Northwest Real Estate Services   The typical appraisal model in business is the lone wolf working in a home office. Or an appraisal company employee working in a busy office but turning out appraisal reports alone. Will the team model work in the appraisal world? Below are a few reasons why teams in… Read more

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