Prepossession and Post Possession Risks

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Nikki Salgat

Prepossession and Post Possession agreements carry inherent risks and raise a variety of issues. However, there are times that a buyer would like to move into the property before close of escrow (prepossession) or the seller would like to stay in the property following close of escrow (post possession). For instance, the buyer’s lease may […]

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Best Practice Use of the HOA Addendum

Posted on January 16, 2015 by Nikki Salgat

The newly revised H.O.A. Condominium / Planned Community Addendum (HOA Addendum) is scheduled for release on Monday, February 2, 2015. With the revision comes a change in the way the HOA Addendum is used. Accordingly, this article is intended to educate REALTORS® on best practices in using the new HOA Addendum. Before discussing the use […]

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H.O.A. Condominium / Planned Community Addendum – Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on January 16, 2015 by

As of February 2, 2015, the Risk Management Committee released an updated H.O.A. Condominium / Planned Community Addendum. For more information on the form see our introduction here , best practices here or our webinar on the revised addendum here. Q: Why did the Risk Management Committee believe it necessary to revise the H.O.A. Condominium […]

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Marketing Services Agreements: What Agents Need to Know

Posted on January 15, 2015 by Scott Drucker

August 2015 Update In light of increased scrutiny, Wells Fargo and Prospect Mortgage each announced plans on July 30 to phase out their existing MSAs and refrain from entering into such agreements in the future. Prospect expects its phase out to be complete by September 30, while Wells Fargo’s wind down is expected to take […]

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To Rent or Not to Rent

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Nikki Salgat

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Avoid a RESPA Violation With Your Marketing Services Agreement

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Nikki Salgat

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Reminder: EPA rule requires certified renovators

Posted on November 19, 2014 by

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Broker Survey of Common Claims Issues

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Planning to practice real estate in 2015?

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Scott Drucker

Among the many issues that the 2015 AAR Risk Management Committee will address are changes to the closing process that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will implement on October 3, 2015. Under the guidance of 2015 Risk Management Committee Chair, Martha Appel, AAR will join with the National Association of REALTORS® and title companies across […]

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Real Estate Advertising Rules & Guidance

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Judy Lowe

By Commissioner Judy Lowe, Arizona Department of Real Estate K. Michelle Lind, Esq., Arizona REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer The Advertising of Real Property is Regulated by Law: Arizona real estate law defines “advertising” as: the attempt by publication, dissemination, exhibition, solicitation or circulation, oral or written, or for broadcast on radio or television to induce […]

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