Size Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to REALTOR® Safety

April 4, 2016

During the presentation “Professional, Profitable and Protected” at the 2016 Spring Convention, Tucson Association of REALTORS® 2016 President Eric Gibbs, Sr. shared some safety concerns that you might not expect to hear from a six-foot-four, ex-Navy man. Eric Gibbs describes a property showing that could have gone wrongas co-presenter and 2016 President-Elect Paula Monthofer looks on. […]

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Technology: When is Enough Enough?

April 4, 2016

How much technology do you need to succeed in real estate? In the early 1990s, Toshiba laptops had been around for a while, but PowerBooks® and ThinkPads® had just arrived on the scene.  At one of the early Inman Connect conferences, I heard a speaker boldly state “If you aren’t using a laptop to do […]

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Consumer Trends: Arizona Edition

April 3, 2016

REALTOR.com® Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke kicked off the Arizona REALTORS® 2016 Spring Convention in Prescott with some great news. “Arizona’s mortgage rates are some of the best in the country,” Smoke was almost shouting. “You’ve got about four-percent more buying power right now than you did in the month of December. So, it’s a fantastic […]

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Effect of Student Debt on Access to Homeownership

March 28, 2016

Daniel Ringo, an economist at the Real Estate Finance Section of the Federal Reserve Board, recently reported during a National Association of REALTOR® (NAR) University Speaker Series that, “Student loan debt might provide access to higher education, possibly increasing likelihood of homeownership [but] Student loan debt can have an economically meaningful effect on homeownership of […]

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Title Insurance Under TRID

March 24, 2016

Submitted by guest blogger Chris Hyman, public relations chair, Land Title Association of Arizona There has been a great deal of discussion within the real estate community about provisions in the new consumer finance laws regarding the optional purchase of owner’s title insurance in the closing of a transaction. Pursuant to the Arizona Association of […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs: Arizona REALTORS® to Celebrate Tell A Story Day

March 23, 2016

At the 2015 Leadership Summit, National Association of REALTORS® 2016 President Tom Salomone announced a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). “For more than 150 years, millions of kids have called the Boys & Girls Clubs their home away from home,” Salomone said. “I encourage all of our associations and members to […]

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