Code Talk: Fair Housing

Posted on April 1, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

Editor’s Note: The Code of Ethics turns 100 in 2013. AAR will be celebrating the code with monthly articles published under the caption, Code Talk, in the Arizona REALTOR® Magazine, discussing the various ways the code governs professional conduct and interaction with the consumer in every day transactions.  April 2013 marks the 45th anniversary of […]

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Make Your Voice Heard: REALTOR® Day at the Capitol is January 15, 2013

Posted on December 1, 2012 by

Politics, for most of us is a word that conjures up many feelings. We may agree or disagree with certain issues. We wonder how this bill affects me and what are the benefits or disadvantages of a specific candidate. Most recently, we might have wondered how many political mail pieces will I receive or how […]

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Sneak Peek: Changes to AAROnline.com

Posted on December 1, 2012 by

For the Arizona Association of REALTORS®, your success is our priority. In 2013, AAR will be launching our newly re-designed website. The new AAROnline features a cleaner look, easier navigation and more robust search functionality. Here, you’ll be able to easily find information on how to: manage your risk, be heard at the Capitol, do […]

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Wastewater Systems Warrior: Lowell Fagen

Posted on December 1, 2012 by

Lowell Fagen, REALTOR® associate with Red Arrow Real Estate in Prescott, Arizona, was recently honored by the Arizona County Directors of Environmental Health Services Association (ACDEHSA) in a special ceremony on October 23. Fagen was recognized for his many years of cooperative work with both county and state regulators and other on-site industry professionals, concerning […]

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President’s Message: Exceed Expectations in 2013

Posted on December 1, 2012 by

With the elections behind us, we can finally focus our attention on the coming year. The housing market is recovering in Arizona, “normal” sales are coming back, and distressed property sales now constitute for less than half of all closed sales. We’re seeing new life once again in the real estate market, and our future […]

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The New Residential Lease Owner’s Property Disclosure Statement

Posted on December 1, 2012 by

When AAR created the new Residential Lease Owner’s Property Disclosure Statement, many property managers raised concerns about how their owner clients would respond to any requirement to fill out this document. Each broker needs to consider use of the new form and institute a consistent policy in their office to avoid fair housing concerns. A […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About the 3.8 Percent Tax

Posted on November 9, 2012 by

Learn the most important takeaways for REALTORS® when it comes to the 3.8 percent tax that’s part of health care reform: 1. If you add up all of your income from every possible source, and that total is less than $200,000 ($250,000 on a joint tax return), you will not be subject to this tax. 2. The […]

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This Veterans Day, VA Loans Are More Important Than Ever

Posted on November 9, 2012 by

Despite the recent economic freefall, homeownership remains a cornerstone of American society. Nearly 70 percent of U.S. citizens own a home, which most see as a path toward wealth creation and financial stability. Rates for homeownership among veterans are even higher, right around 82 percent, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The last few years […]

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Code Talk

Posted on November 9, 2012 by

In November, NAR will be kicking off the centennial celebration of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) Code of Ethics. Throughout 2013, AAR will be celebrating the Code with monthly articles published under the headline, Code Talk, in the Arizona REALTOR® magazine. These articles will showcase the various ways the Code governs professional conduct and […]

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Vision & Service Award Winners Announced

Posted on November 9, 2012 by

Each year, AAR honors two members who have been recognized for their service to our association and their commitment to our industry. Arizona REALTOR® Magazine — November 2012 2012 Vision Award The Vision Award honors the Arizona REALTOR® who exemplifies the association’s vision to be the “best prepared real estate practitioner with the highest standards.” […]

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