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The Basics of Tax Lien Season


Sarah Richardson Founder and CEO, Tru Realty   Have you ever wondered if tax liens could be a good investment for you? The process of investing in tax liens can be financially beneficial but just as challenging for those who are new to the arena. In this article, we’ll break down the basics of tax… Read more

Market Update: Freddie Mac Predictions for Mortgage Rates in 2020 New Record for Number of People Employed November Sales Results

Investing, Market Update

Fletcher Wilcox V.P. Business Development & Real Estate Analyst, Grand Canyon Title Agency   November Sales Results for Maricopa County (Greater Phoenix)  November 2019 sales of single-family resales were 4,979 which was eight percent higher than the 4,615 sales in November 2018. While overall sales were up year-over-year, there were 343 less sales under $200,000… Read more

Tax Liens & Tax Lien Foreclosures


Jim Hogan Hogan School of Real Estate   In Arizona, if property taxes are not paid, the County Treasurer will sell the delinquent lien at public auction. People buy tax liens for two reasons: first, to obtain ownership of a property through foreclosing the lien; or second, to obtain a high rate of interest on… Read more

The Hard Truth About Succeeding in the Real Estate Business


Eden Sunshine Vice President, Realty Executives   As I wrapped up a recent business planning event for a group of real estate agents, I asked an important question. “By a show of hands” I queried, “having completed your 2020 Business Plan, who discovered the necessary activities to growing your business are new concepts and approaches… Read more

Leasing Rental Housing in Today’s Market

Property Management

Debra Hill-Fox   Let’s face it – Arizona is in a HOT rental market no matter what kind of property we manage. The past several years have been very good to owners, investors and property managers. Strong rental increases, aggressive rental rates and high occupancies. However, we need to be realistic and expect changes… Read more

Short-Term Rentals in Arizona

Property Management

David Allen Partner, Jaburg | Wilk Attorneys at Law   The growing popularity of homeowners renting out all or a part of their homes as “short-term rentals,” as an alternative to conventional hotels, cannot be denied. Several companies, including Airbnb and VRBO, exist to offer these types of “sharing economy” services to both the homeowner,… Read more

5 Things You Need To Know About Lease Management

Property Management

Sarah Richardson Founder and CEO, Tru Realty   It sounds simple enough. Place an ad, find a tenant to sign the lease and let the money come rolling in. Unfortunately, there’s quite a bit more to managing a lease than that. The easy part is getting tenants to sign a lease, the hard part comes… Read more

Market Update: Is Now A Good Time To Buy A Home? Purchase Price Sails to A New Height | October 2019 Sales Results

Market Update, Property Management

Fletcher Wilcox V.P. Business Development & Real Estate Analyst, Grand Canyon Title Agency   October 2019 Sales Results for Single Family Resales October 2019 sales of single-family resales in Maricopa County (Greater Phoenix) were 5,589. Sales this October were 353 or seven percent greater than October of 2018 when there were 5,236 sales. Sales in… Read more


Property Management

Terry Kass Real Estate Intelligent Marketing   Shane Tschida Real Estate Intelligent Marketing Operating a profitable rental property requires more than just well-run accounting practices. Successful owners understand that property managers and leasing agents must come together to confess their love of one thing; tenants. A property has limited value without quality residents, but pursuing… Read more

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 101 | How Great Relationships Take You Far in Management

Property Management

Ed Drummond Founder, Capstone Realty Professionals   Property management is not for everybody. I like to think I got into management on a dare and over time recognized that the shoe fit. It’s been 11 years since I put on that shoe. In that time, I’ve seen the ups and downs, but most importantly I’ve… Read more

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