• Community Land Trusts Over Easy

    By guest blogger Shane Cook, ABR, CIPS, GRI, ePRO Scottsdale REALTOR® Jonathan Miller and I finally connected in person a short while ago. Our almost one-hour breakfast conversation was filled with a dizzying array of topics including where we have come from in business, how we serve our community, and what are some of our […]

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  • Promote and Protect Our Industry

    By Scottsdale REALTORS® 2019 President David Schmid Perhaps you’ve heard me say, “The REALTOR® marketing channel is fair, level, transparent and effective — for both the seller and buyer.” Our primary job is to promote and protect our industry and its reputation. Travel agents are “gone” because the price of an airline ticket was not, […]

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  • Don’t Expose Personal Data When You Sell

    Reprinted with permission from Texas REALTORS® If your smart home devices are staying with a property, be sure to remove any personal information on those devices. Here’s a two-step process you can use to remove your data. Reset the Device The manufacturer of each device has a factory reset that wipes any data on it […]

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  • Developer Turns Small Mixed-use Projects to Fill Shopping Center Void

    By Corina Vanek, Phoenix Business Journal (Jan 24, 2019) – Reprinted with permission As large-scale malls and shopping centers have been in decline in recent years, developers are turning to small-scale, mixed-use developments to fill a niche. “People still want the experience for retail, but we can’t do it on that scale,” said David Sellers, […]

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  • Mark-Taylor has $338M in Multifamily Construction Projects in the Works

    By Angela Gonzales, Phoenix Business Journal (Jan 27, 2019) – Reprinted with permission Mark-Taylor Cos. is working on several multifamily construction projects while it also turns its eye toward acquisitions this year. Chris Brozina, recently promoted to CEO, said the Scottsdale-based company has four luxury apartment projects under construction, with 1,628 units totaling $338 million […]

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  • Traffic Planning and Projected Growth in the Foothills District

    Traffic safety and flow remain a critical issue for City of Scottsdale planners, citizens, and public safety. Significant, on-going analysis and effort goes into projecting, planning, and implementing traffic/road improvement projects. Scottsdale continues to experience development changes and growth within its geographical boundaries and in adjacent jurisdictions, which underscores the importance of continual evaluation and […]

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  • Change in Tax Rate Effective February 1, 2019

    Effective February 1, 2019 the Scottsdale transaction privilege tax (TPT) rate will be 1.75% and the use-tax rate 1.55% (both up 0.10%). Tax returns for February, that are due in March, must reflect this change. Taxpayers will continue to submit their tax returns to the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) and everyone who has a TPT […]

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  • 2019 Parada del Sol | Donations and SAAR REALTOR® Volunteers Needed!

      The Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade Saturday, February 9, 2019 Parade starts at 10 am Old Town Scottsdale SAAR’s Community Outreach & Awareness Committee (COAC) will have a float in the parade and is looking for REALTOR® volunteers to march in the parade with us! Join us to decorate our float and walk in […]

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  • Government Shutdown a Negative on Market NAR SAAR

    NAR Update Report (1/10/19): Shutdown a Negative on Market

    NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says the partial shutdown of the federal government is hurting real estate markets, mainly because of the uncertainty it’s causing. In addition, some homebuyers are seeing a delay in their transaction, especially among those using mortgage financing backed by the federal Rural Housing Service. NAR Article: https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/01/09/the-federal-shutdown-is-costing-you-business

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  • BREAKING NEWS for SAAR Members: New Phishing Attempt

    Many National Association of REALTORS® members received a solicitation recently, purportedly from the REALTOR® Party, asking for donations to fund medical expenses for a young girl. This solicitation is not from the REALTOR® Party or the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR never solicits donations for personal or individual charities. If you receive this “Help Support […]

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