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August 2018 – Letter From the Publisher

Publisher's Letter

Nate Hoelzen President, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business  Dear Readers, This month, we reflect on the intrinsic value of change. For many, “change” is a word that brings feelings of anxiety or fear. These folks believe change will bring something negative to their lives, so they avoid it at all costs. But if… Read more

LAYING DOWN THE LAW – Who Gets the House? How the Courts Divide Real Property Between Co-Owners in Partition Actions

Laying Down the Law

Christopher J. Charles, Esq.   Bryan Eastin, Esq. Joint ownership of real estate provides many benefits, including increased buying opportunity, shared expenses, avoidance of probate, and shared risk/liability. Co-ownership also provides opportunities for disagreement. For example, co-owners might not agree on when to sell or how the proceeds should be apportioned. When an impasse like… Read more

Covenants and Conditions in Contracts

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David Allen Partner, Jaburg|Wilk Attorneys at Law   Both real estate professionals and laypersons oftentimes are confused by the differences between covenants and conditions. In its simplest terms, a “covenant” is an agreement to do or to not do something. Covenants are unconditional promises found in contracts, and the failure of a party who makes… Read more

Market Update: Comparison of a Mortgage Payment to a Rental Payment

Market Update

Fletcher Wilcox V.P. Business Development & Real Estate Analyst, Grand Canyon Title Agency, Inc.   HOW BIG IS THE SINGLE-FAMILY HOME MARKET IN MARICOPA COUNTY? There are 1,043,000 single-family properties in Maricopa County. Single-family properties are by far the most popular residential product to own. Over 80 percent of sales this year on the Arizona… Read more

A Blockchain Future? Cryptocurrencies Gaining Traction in Real Estate Industry

Technology/ Social Media

Liz Dominguez Associate Content Editor RISMedia, Inc., Real Estate Magazine   Bitcoin started out as blockchain technology with an innovative ideology for a more secure monetary future, and it’s now taking hold in the real estate world. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, although not yet mainstream, show promise in an industry that typically prioritizes buyers who… Read more

The Drone Zone: What Good Real Estate Photography Looks Like Now

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Nate Hoelzen President, Arizona School of Real Estate & Businsess (ASREB)   Drones are one of the hottest topics in real estate today. That’s because unmanned aircraft systems offer an incredible opportunity to present a property as unique and desirable with dramatic, sweeping aerial videography and tours of the surrounding community. And, in an increasingly… Read more

Ready to Hire a Drone Pro? Here’s Your Checklist

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Jeremy Spann Owner, Home Drone Films   You worked hard to become a professional real estate agent. You made a name for yourself. You hustled. You built your business. Now you’ve got some great listings, and you deserve photos that work just as hard as you do. Photography is all-important in today’s real estate market…. Read more

Capturing Today’s Mobile Consumer – Leveraging lifestyle or cultivating addiction?

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John Lim Founder & CEO, linknexus   There has been a raging debate about mobile consumers and whether or not they are addicted to their phones. This isn’t surprising, since our reliance on mobile technology has happened with unprecedented suddenness. Since the introduction of the smartphone 10 years ago, more than a third of global… Read more

How Mobile Tech Is Changing Real Estate Forever

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Tricia Stamper Director of Technology Products, Florida Realtors®   It wasn’t too long ago that mobile technology for real estate agents was a “nice-to-have” technology. Visionary agents and teams rolled out their own mobile apps. They converted their websites to a mobile responsive design. The smartest ones set up mobile-centric lead generation systems that took… Read more

Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate

Technology/ Social Media

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is a machine’s ability to solve problems by learning over time, similar to the way a brain processes information when making a decision. The term was coined in 1956 by John McCarthy, who also quipped, “As soon as it works, no one calls it AI anymore.” That has already started to… Read more

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