High-Tech Impact On Home Values – Part 1: Energy Efficiency

July 27, 2015

This is the first in a series of special reports. Depending on who you ask, opinions about high-tech home investments can vary greatly. If a homeowner sinks money into green technology like a tankless water heater, when can he expect to realize a return on his investment and how does that align with resale plans? […]

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REALTOR® Caucus 2015: Your Chance to Weigh-in on Issues

July 24, 2015

ARIZONA REALTORS® who wish to be heard on issues affecting the real estate industry are encouraged to attend the REALTOR® Caucus at the Tempe Mission Palms on September 3, 2015. This annual event marks the start of setting policy priorities before the next legislative session convenes in January. Caucus registration is free until August 21, […]

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AAR Announces 2015 Community Outreach Awards

July 20, 2015

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the Community Outreach Awards to recognize an Arizona REALTOR® and an Association for improving the world around them through community service. “One REALTOR® will be singled out for making an extraordinary impact through volunteer service,” said AAR CEO Michelle Lind, “and one Association will be honored […]

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The Up and Downside of Short Supply

July 20, 2015

Summer in Arizona can present challenges unique to our climate for REALTORS® – whether it’s escaping the heat on vacation or focusing on the kids being out for summer, this time of year there is a seasonal decline in residential inventory that continues to increase housing prices in Greater Phoenix. According to The Cromford Report, […]

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Arizona Market Improving for First-time Home Buyers

July 16, 2015

A recent Huffington Post article cited statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® that one-third of home purchases made in May 2015 were by first-time home buyers. The article went on to rank Arizona as the tenth best state for first-timers despite a moderate foreclosure rate and lack of many public assistance options. “Our foreclosure […]

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REALTOR.com® and Airbnb Seek to Redefine Rent-to-Own

July 15, 2015

In the June 24, 2015 edition of USA TODAY, Nancy Trejos reported a partnership between REALTOR.com® and Airbnb that encourages potential home buyers to “test drive” a neighborhood before investing. Rent-to-own is not a new concept, but shorter experiences in a variety of locations and sized homes is unique. “As an agent who has worked […]

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