REALTORS® to gather for 65th annual Parada del Sol parade

REALTORS® know all too well that “Pets need homes too!”; and that’s the theme of this year’s Parada del Sol REALTOR® float for the annual parade! Statistics show 68 percent of households own a pet and one-third of new homeowners buy a home to have better space or a yard for these pets, so this is the …

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RAPAC events give REALTORS® influence over change

It’s not unusual to hear about a RAPAC event that needs contributions from members. The real message is that the funds raised during events such as the upcoming Rockin’ 4 RAPAC (Oct. 4) go to support advocacy efforts on important issues, which impact homeownership and the real estate industry. The recent collaboration with Scottsdale City …

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Introducing SAAR’s "40 Under 40" recipients for 2017, photos, bios

SCOTTSDALE (May 19, 2017) – Last month, the Young Professionals Network at the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) rolled out the red carpet to honor 40 young professionals in the industry who have made great strides in the local real estate market and communities. The evening of celebration took place at the The Venue …

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REALTORS® go beyond selling homes, build communities, libraries

It’s no secret! REALTORS® do immeasurable work when bringing home buyers and sellers together. They’re involved in the deep details of paperwork, procedures, lifestyle matching and much more—and that’s just during selection and closing. But then what? The new residents move in, set up … and then what? Well many things! And that’s the point. …

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Arizona market to be promoted at MIPIM, the world’s property market conference

SCOTTSDALE (March 13, 2017) – MIPIM, the world’s leading global real estate market, business conference and networking event, will welcome the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) to its 2017 event in Cannes, France. SAAR will be part of the growing USA pavilion, hosted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the United States’ largest …

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New class approved for six general CE credits, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

No doubt that a high level of knowledge and competence is required for success at the top of the residential real estate market. Raise The Bar school at the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® has recently received official approval to advance six general continuing education credits for Arizona licensees and 12 credits toward the NAR …

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IREM / CCIM annual economic forecast proved enlightening to attendees

This past Friday (Jan. 20), senior staff from the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® had the opportunity to attend the 10th annual IREM/CCIM Economic Forecast event at the Arizona Biltmore. On a day when the Valley was inundated with remarkable, pristine automobiles being showcased at various luxury car shows/auctions–including the one at the Biltmore–many in the real estate industry found more …

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Desert Discovery Center Workshop Videos and Project Definition Report Available Online

[Reprinted from the City of Scottsdale] Thank you to everyone who attended the Nov. 30 Community Workshops. We had over 300 people participate and give their input. For those of you who are interested in learning more about the Desert Discovery Center Concept, but were unable to attend, we recorded the presentations given at the …

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Desert Discovery Center Community Workshop – November 30th

As part of SAAR’s ongoing support for community outreach, awareness and encouragement to provide productive input for the current feasibility study being conducted on the Desert Discovery Center; we encourage Scottsdale residents and our REALTOR® members to Register for one of the free Community Workshop sessions available on Wednesday, November 30th. Space for these sessions …

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Arizona economy, millennials & housing

Key Takeaways: – The national economy is good, but not great – Mortgage rates will eventually rise, but most likely very slowly – Homes nearing foreclosure in Arizona are virtually non-existent – Rising rents make owning cheaper than renting in 70% of the country, but access to credit is an issue On November 2, 2015, …

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