Understanding VA Loans

Posted on November 6, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

Since 1944, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been assisting veterans in the pursuit of homeownership under the original GI bill. However, some real estate agents shy away from clients who are using VA Loans. AAR interviewed both sides of the transaction, lenders and REALTORS®, to find out what the key to [...]

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The Value of REALTOR® Education

Posted on November 6, 2013 by

REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month is recognized annually in the month of November. The National Association of REALTORS® encourages members to increase their professionalism, marketability, and proficiency through the pursuit of an officially-endorsed NAR designation or certification. If you’re not swayed merely by the new knowledge you’ll gain by earning a designation, you’ll also be happy [...]

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Do You Speak House?

Posted on November 5, 2013 by

All homes talk. Sometimes it just takes a trained ear to hear what they’re saying. In 2014, the Arizona Association of REALTORS® will introduce a one-day course in the recently-revamped GRI designation that will teach both new and seasoned REALTORS® how to understand that property condition, warranted items, inspection reports and more can speak volumes [...]

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A Seller Will Likely Be Relieved Of His Mistaken Acceptance Of An Offer

Posted on October 3, 2013 by

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Some Things Can’t Be Googled

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

Previewing the newest GRI course for AAR members   In August, AAR gave our members a brief look at the changes taking place in 2014 with regards to the GRI designation. This month, we’re giving you a sneak peek into one of the new courses you’ll find in the 2014 GRI course catalog. To see [...]

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Prospecting? Avoid These Danger Zones

Posted on October 3, 2013 by

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. When it comes to obtaining new clients, [...]

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Buyer May Cancel Based On Failed Loan Contingency During The Cure Period

Posted on October 3, 2013 by

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Seller Is Obligated To Provide Insurance Claims History Even Though It May Reference A Death In The Home

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2013 AAR REALTOR® Caucus – Re-Cap

Posted on October 2, 2013 by

At the 2013 REALTOR ® Caucus, Vice President of Government Affairs Nicole LaSlavic detailed the challenges and opportunities that lay before us in the coming year. Guest speakers this year were Michael Orr, director of the Real Estate Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and publisher of the Cromford [...]

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Industry Partners Conference 2013 – Re-Cap

Posted on October 2, 2013 by

For any REALTOR® that’s been frustrated by a transaction that takes on a life of their own, there’s a mortgage lender and escrow agent who feels the same way. At this year’s annual Industry Partners Conference, more than 300 REALTORS®, mortgage lenders and escrow agents came together to spend the day dissecting possibly the most [...]

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