Arizona Association of REALTORS® Releases 2014 Endorsements for Legislature

az-cap-building(Phoenix) The Arizona Association of REALTORS®, which represents more than 40,000 real estate professionals, today released its 2014 general election endorsements for the Arizona Senate, House of Representatives and statewide offices. The associationis pleased to endorse 30 Senate and 48 House candidates as well as statewide candidates including the governor’s office, secretary of state and attorney general’s office. [click to continue…]

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As an agent, can you explain what’s in the Preliminary Title Report Schedule A?  Schedule B – Section I? Schedule B – Section II?  Do you know what to look for in the title report review?  If you’re unsure, we invite you to join us for our upcoming webinar with Bill Risser from Chicago Title.  Bill will be taking us line-by-line for an in depth overview of the Preliminary Title Report.

We will be covering 5 reasons why every agent should read this important document:

  1. Look for errors in the details (names, loan amounts, sales price, typos, etc).
  2. It’s an agent’s responsibility to make sure the client is covered and protected.
  3. Confirm there’s no extraordinary in Schedule B – Section I (requirements must be met, things must happen).
  4. Careful consideration to Schedule B – Section II which includes exceptions to the policy & what is not covered nor insured.
  5. What’s in the deal & what’s the liability as outlined in Schedule A.

Register today for our one hour webinar on Wednesday, September 17th at 1pm.

Registration link –> https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/499771570

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Expanded Coverage For Market Reports Is Coming

September 16, 2014

Your initial response to AAR’s market reports has been encouraging. In fact, members from outside the Phoenix area have been requesting reports for their areas, too. That has been our goal all along and we are working with RPR (the REALTORS® Property Resource) to gain access to statewide statistics for preparing those reports. While that develops, we will continue to use ARMLS stats to publish reports for the areas ARMLS serves (Maricopa and western Pinal counties).

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zipForm® Tips – Using zipFormMLS-Connect®

September 11, 2014

Need to fill out your zipForm® forms quickly? Use zipFormMLS-Connect®! You can import data from any listing that has been listed on the MLS in the past, right onto your forms in zipForm®.

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Hope Now and Home Affordable Modification Programs Offer Solutions for the Troubled Homeowner

September 10, 2014

The data, which was first collected in 2007, indicates that 7.1 million homeowners have received permanent mortgage loan modifications between midyear 2007 and July 1, 2014. Of that figure, 5.7 million modifications were through proprietary programs and nearly 1.4 million were completed under HAMP.

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What Is the Federal Reserve and What Does It Do?

September 9, 2014

If you follow financial news, you’ve probably heard many references to “the Fed” along the lines of “the Fed did this or that,” or “market watchers are wondering what the Fed will do next.” So what exactly is the Fed and what does it do, anyway?

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