Arizona REALTORS® Help Families of Fallen Yarnell Hill Fire Fighters

Posted on July 2, 2013 by

On behalf of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) and the Arizona REALTOR® Disaster Assistance Foundation (ARDAF), a donation will be made to the 100 Club of Arizona in the amount of $5,000 to help the families of these 19 fallen heroes.

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Consumer Assistance: Foreclosure

Posted on January 3, 2013 by

Here are some options and resources for a homeowner in default. Contact the Lender or a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency Although a common response to a problem making house payments is to ignore the lender, that is the worse course of action for a homeowner in default. The lender must be contacted as soon as […]

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Troubleshooting

Posted on December 10, 2012 by

Problem: When I try to log on to AARonline and click Submit, my login information disappears and the page just sits there, I reach an affiliate member page, or I know I am entering the correct email and password but it gives me an error. What do I do? Solution: There are several possibilities as […]

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Professional Standards Newsletter, September 2012

Posted on December 10, 2012 by

A CENTURY OF PRIDE AND PROFESSIONALISM – THE CODE OF ETHICS CENTENNIAL   The Code of Ethics is turning 100 in 2013!  Perhaps you already knew that, but did you know the privilege to invoke arbitration existed in the 1913 Code of Ethics and that privilege has remained in the Code for the last century?  […]

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AAR Updates – May 2012

Posted on November 29, 2012 by

Short Sale Decision Timelines Set by Fannie and Freddie Listing & Selling REOs Class Maternity Discrimination in Lending Is Illegal, Says HUD BPOR Course: The Agent’s Role in Property Valuation Doing the Right Thing: Compensation for Lease Agreement rCRMS: Claims & Remedies Master Educator Certification Now Available Short Sale Decision Timelines Set by Fannie and […]

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Duty to Investigate

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Peter Christensen

Prevent an Article 16 Violation by Making Sure a Prospect Isn’t Already Represented  For several years, I have had the opportunity to teach a class on the topic of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. As I go out to teach and talk with agents, I hear similar questions and see common misunderstandings […]

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10 Things REALTORS® Should Know About Septic Systems

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Kathryn Farrell-Poe

As long as people have lived in relatively concentrated populations, there has been a need for sanitary disposal of human wastes.  Over 3,000 years ago, Indus Valley residents had bathrooms with water-flushed latrines that emptied into pits similar to modern septic tanks. In the United States, early sanitation consisted of outhouses with earthen pits. Today, […]

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Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge

Posted on November 29, 2012 by

Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s 2012 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2011, shows investment-home sales surged an extraordinary 64.5 percent to 1.23 million last […]

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(Un-)Common Courtesy

Posted on November 29, 2012 by

From MLS Updates to Lockbox Etiquette, Courtesy Can Help You Make It to the Closing Table Put a few real estate agents together in a room, and they’ll tell war stories that will make you alternately laugh and cry. A recurring theme tends to emerge: In the last few years, the agents say, common courtesy […]

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May 2012 – Table of Contents

Posted on November 29, 2012 by

COVER STORY (Un-)Common Courtesy From MLS Updates to Lockbox Etiquette, Courtesy Can Help You Make It to the Closing Table FEATURES Helvetica Servicing, Inc. v. Pasquan Arizona’s Anti-Deficiency Law Continues to Evolve Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge Plus, Resort & Second-Home Markets (RSPS) Courses Scheduled in Bullhead, Lakeside & Phoenix 10 Things REALTORS® Should […]

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