Recent Changes to Arizona Anti-Deficiency Law

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Richard Mack

Construction Loans and the “Utilization” Requirement of A.R.S. § 33-814(G) Arizona’s anti-deficiency statute applicable to the non-judicial foreclosure, or trustee’s sale, of deeds of trust contains the following elements: (1) the property must be 2.5 acres or less; and (2) it must be “limited to and utilized for” a single-family or duplex residential dwelling. See A.R.S. § […]

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How Well Do You Know Today’s Home Buyer?

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Action Items for Your Business Based on NAR’s 2011 Home Buyer & Seller Profile Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® publishes results from its comprehensive survey of home buyers and sellers across the country. The report provides a compelling picture of real estate clients today. It also delivers interesting insights into how responses have changed over […]

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New Short Sale Agreement Notice and Other Revised AAR Forms

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Michelle Lind

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February 2012 – Table of Contents

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COVER STORY New Short Sale Agreement Notice and Other Revised AAR Forms FEATURES How Well Do You Know Today’s Home Buyer? Action Items for Your Business Based on NAR’s 2011 Home Buyer & Seller Profile Recent Changes to Arizona Anti-Deficiency Law Construction Loans and the “Utilization” Requirement of A.R.S. § 33-814(G) It’s No Fun Getting […]

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AAR Updates

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Second Edition of Michelle Lind’s Book Now Available Election Notice – 2013 AAR Line Officers Election Notice – Regional Vice Presidents – Regions 2 & 4 BPOR Course: The Agent’s Role in Property Valuation rCRMS: Short Sales, REOs & Foreclosures Evolved Market… Evolved e-PRO® rCRMS: Leasing Essentials – SEVRAR & Tucson Property Management Bootcamp in […]

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5 Critical Steps for Your Business Plan

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It’s Simple & Important to Your Success; Here’s How to Get Started Today Plan your work, and work your plan. Both of these are necessary for a successful real estate career. Yet most practitioners suffer because they don’t have a plan, never finished their plan or don’t know how to implement their plan. As a […]

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Making the Most of Email and Microsoft Outlook

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Mark Porter

Take Advantage of Resources at Your Disposal & Maximize Marketing Dollars There are so many tools promoted to us as REALTORS® every day, and it can be tough deciding where to invest your money and get the most bang for your buck. I really like Microsoft Outlook. When used effectively, it can be an all-in-one […]

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Mediation Gives You a Say

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Crafting Win-Win Solutions for Real Estate Disputes Negotiation is part of the job description for real estate agents, who are often proud of their ability to strike a deal. Consequently, when an issue in a transaction develops into a full-fledged dispute, REALTORS® are often reluctant to turn to a third party for help. If I […]

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Arizona’s Five Regions Take Stock of 2012

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Short Sales Aplenty but Also “Glimmers of Hope” in the New Year AAR asked the association’s five regional vice presidents to report on the state of their market areas going into 2012. The regions are beginning to see distinct signs of promise, but distressed properties are expected to continue to play a large role. REGION […]

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Frustrated by Appraisals? Here Are Four Things You Can Do

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Understand the Challenges, Demand Appraiser Competence, Combat Bad Appraisals & Report Bad Actors While announcing the October 2011 existing home sales numbers, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explained that contract failures continue to hamper a housing recovery. One of the biggest causes for failure in today’s market, he noted, are appraisals coming in below the […]

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