CFPB Pilots eClosings with Consumers

August 14, 2015

American Banker recently shared news that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ramped up its push for the mortgage industry to switch to an electronic closing process after results from a pilot program. The CFPB’s four-month pilot study showed that consumers who used eClosings had a 7 percent higher rate of positive feedback about […]

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High-Tech Impact on Home Values – Part 2: Solar Panels

August 13, 2015

A recent article on azcentral.com, Solar can raise home values – if you own the system, caught the eye of Melisa Camp, REALTOR®, GREEN with HomeSmart Elite Group in Phoenix. According to the story, Solar panels owned by a home seller add 4 to 6 percent to the value of a home sale, often less […]

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2015 Industry Partners Conference Preview

August 7, 2015

Submitted by Fletcher Wilcox, 2015 Industry Partners Conference Chair On September 16 at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, REALTORS®, mortgage lenders and escrow agents will join forces during the 2015 Industry Partners Conference (IPC). The IPC is a partnership between the Arizona REALTORS®, Arizona Mortgage Lenders and Arizona State Escrow associations that meet and share […]

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ADRE Rules Review Process

August 6, 2015

Submitted by Nicole LaSlavic, VP Government Affairs, Arizona Association of REALTORS® The first action taken by new Governor Doug Ducey this past January was to issue Executive Order 2015-01, continuing a moratorium on rule-making that established additional review criteria for state agencies including the Arizona Real Estate Department (ADRE). Per the Order, each agency was […]

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How REALTORS® Protect Arizona Property Rights

August 3, 2015

Arizona REALTORS®’ legislative efforts not only maintain a stable environment for statewide real estate transactions, our efforts are targeted at preserving private property rights for all Arizonans. A $20.2 million savings for homeowners Each year the state rebates up to $600 to individual homeowners to offset their property taxes. When this rebate was threatened, Arizona […]

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