HOA May Restrict Signs In Common Areas

Posted on June 4, 2014 by

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The Five Ws of RAPAC

Posted on June 3, 2014 by

“RAPAC” may be a term you’re already familiar with and understand its value to our industry. It may be a term you’ve heard mentioned at various REALTOR®-related events, but aren’t too familiar with. Or, it may be that the word RAPAC incites complete and utter bewilderment for you. If you fall into the latter category, […]

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Readying for Retirement

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Bethany Brannan

When it comes to retirement, real estate professionals have it easy in some regards and harder in others. On the one hand, agents and brokers have the luxury of scaling back their business a little bit at a time. That’s what Tom Fannin did. Fannin started his Arizona real estate career in 1958 “before air […]

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What’s the Buzz with Airport Noise?

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Nikki Salgat

By Nikki J. Salgat, Esq., Associate Counsel for the Arizona Association of REALTORS® Airport noise can be a nuisance. More importantly, if a property is located within a high noise contour or accident potential zone, it may affect the owner’s ability to utilize the property as intended. Disclosure of airport noise Arizona law mandates that […]

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Flood Hazard Area Information Available

Posted on May 1, 2014 by

Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Heavy monsoon storms, which are common in Arizona, can produce flash flooding in rivers, washes and other areas where rainwater flows.  They can occur with little or no warning and reach full peak in only a few minutes. The City of Phoenix can help […]

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President Obama Signs Flood Insurance Bill Into Law

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Bethany Brannan

On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act” into law. This law repeals FEMA’s authority to increase premium rates at time of sale or new flood map, and refunds the excessive premium to those who bought a property before FEMA warned them of the rate increase. The bill limits premium […]

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RAPAC Major Investors Spend One-On-One Time with Legislators

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Bethany Brannan

Recently, AAR members attended several events where they had one-on-one time with legislators. On Monday, March 17, RAPAC Major Investors and members of the associations Legislative Committees spent an intimate evening at the Phoenix Art Museum with members of the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives. Legislators in attendance included Senators Andrea Dalessandro and Barbara […]

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Registration for the AAR Spring Convention Ends April 10

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Bethany Brannan

There’s only a few more days left to register for the AAR Spring Convention. This year’s event will take place in the cool pines of Prescott, Ariz., April 15 -18, 2014. Full-convention passes are $179 and one-day passes are $79. This year’s line-up includes: Eight C/E classes ranging from Fair Housing to Contract Law, Disclosure […]

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REALTORS® “Ring” in $200,000 for Charity

Posted on April 2, 2014 by

Editor’s Note: In 2014, AAR will be featuring Arizona REALTORS® who rock – specifically when it comes to serving their community! These REALTORS® have thrown caution and selfishness to the wind – and their communities are better because of it. Do you know a REALTOR® that rocks? Let us know. Send us an email at […]

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Dynamics in Housing Demand: A Look at Gen X and Gen Y Buyers

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Ron LaMee

Slow demand continues to keep Maricopa County real estate in a buyer’s market, with the Cromford Market Index holding around 84. Stories of lower-than-normal demand are coming in from other parts of the state as well. This month, we look for clues about reasons for low demand in NAR’s 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational […]

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