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Strong Economy Keeps Housing Market Humming

Market Forecast

Lea Marquez Peterson Arizona Corporation Commissioner   You are probably asking what an Arizona Corporation Commissioner is doing in a real estate industry publication. I have found that the Commission has a poor history of effectively educating the public of what it is we actually do, so I don’t blame you. In reality, our agency… Read more

HOT APPRAISAL TOPICS FOR 2020

Appraisal, Market Forecast

Beth Sigg Northwest Real Estate Services   One of the hottest topics is the roll-out by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and AMC’s of hybrid appraisals and bifurcated products. These have been in discussion and development for years. Now appraisers are being asked to prepare these products. A bifurcated appraisal report is an appraisal product where… Read more

2020 Market: Phoenix Stays Strong

Market Forecast

Sarah Richardson Founder and CEO, Tru Realty   It’s hard to believe we’re already nearly through the year and looking to 2020. As a smart investor, it’s crucial to keep a pulse on the current trends and how they might impact the future. In 2019, The Valley continued on the path of growth and it… Read more

Market Update: Rents and Sale Prices Continue Upward Trajectory July Results for Sales and Listings

Market Forecast, Market Update

Fletcher Wilcox V.P. Business Development & Real Estate Analyst, Grand Canyon Title Agency   September Results for Previously Owned Single Family Homes  September 2019 sales were twelve percent higher than September 2018. New monthly listings in September 2019 were two percent lower than in September 2018. The median purchase price etched out a new high…. Read more

Water for 100 Years of Arizona Growth With Continued Conservation and Augmentation

Market Forecast

Mark Lewis VP Engineering, Water Resource Institute   Arizona has enough water for our growing population, because of our long-running conservation efforts. We just need to help farmers and businesses increase efficiency and gain more crop per drop, on the existing farms and businesses. AZ has grown by over 100% and we are using less… Read more

Arizona Real Estate Market – Back to the Top of the Heap

Market Forecast

Mark Stapp Professor of Real Estate, Arizona State University   In March 2006, this market was one of the best, the darling of the new homebuilding segment. But that month I remember well because the public builders started rapidly pulling back – that began the wild ride down. Well, 13 years later the Phoenix metro… Read more

Arizona Real Estate Market – Back to the Top of the Heap

Market Forecast

Mark Stapp Professor of Real Estate, Arizona State University   In March 2006, this market was one of the best, the darling of the new homebuilding segment. But that month I remember well because the public builders started rapidly pulling back – that began the wild ride down. Well, 13 years later the Phoenix metro… Read more

November 2019 – Letter From the School VP

Market Forecast, Publisher's Letter

Greg Muir Executive Vice President, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business    Dear Readers, Allow me to be one of the first to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! As we approach this holiday of giving, remember to take a moment and give thanks to all those who have positively impacted your life. It’s also… Read more

4 Keys to Being a Successful Real Estate Team Leader

Market Forecast

Eden Sunshine Vice President, Realty Executives     The number of real estate teams is continuing to grow. Approximately 26% of agents are part of a team. In my experience and observation, great teams are capturing a greater share of the business in some markets compared to individual agents. In good teams, I regularly see… Read more

March 2019 – Letter From the President

Publisher's Letter

Nate Hoelzen President, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business  Dear Readers, This month, we’re proud to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with our students, alumni, partners, associates, communities, and the state of Arizona. Since 1969, Arizona School of Real Estate & Business has been providing quality education for thousands of professionals in the real estate,… Read more

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