• 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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    2018 Post-Election Results & Analysis

    2018 Post-Election Results & Analysis  (November 19, 2018)  Suzanne Brown, Director of Community & Government Affairs The 2018 Mid-term Elections have been one of the most contentious for Arizona to-date; from the heated congressional Senate race to a landmark ballot measure — Proposition 126 — being passed into law.  As in all elections, there are […]

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  • SAAR call for volunteers az

    Annual Call for Volunteers

    Plug into a Committee and help Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® implement our Strategic Plan! Do something for your business … and yourself! Why you may ask, would you ever want to join a committee? You’ve got enough going on as it is, right? Here’s why… Research shows that the people who work on association […]

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  • SAAR Ballot Positions

    2018 GENERAL ELECTIONS | SAAR SUPPORTED BALLOT POSITIONS & CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS

    SAAR Ballot Positions: ( October 15, 2018 )   Suzanne Brown – Director of Community & Government Affairs, Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) The 2018 General Elections are in full swing right now, and early ballots, which were mailed out this past Monday, Oct. 8th, should have arrived in citizen’s mailboxes by now.  Voters have […]

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    WHY AREN’T REQUIRED CE CREDITS ENOUGH?

    WHY AREN’T REQUIRED CE CREDITS ENOUGH? Twenty-four hours of continuing education that is required by the Arizona Department of Real Estate is never going to be a career changing experience. You may pick up a few tidbits of information here and there that spark new ideas or thoughts – but is it a class that […]

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  • 2018 SAAR candidate endorsements

    2018 SAAR Candidate Endorsements

    Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® Endorses Candidates in the 2018 Primary & General Elections | Scottsdale – Fountain Hills – Cave Creek – Carefree Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR), through the REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC), today announced the endorsement of several City Council candidates. “In support of its […]

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  • Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) |  CALL FOR ACTION

    (Phoenix, Arizona – Monsoon season flooding in a housing community) The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on July 31, 2018, which will deny necessary insurance coverage to over 5 million homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.  Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP. TAKE ACTION […]

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