• ADRE Commissioner Addresses Out-of-State Reciprocity

    Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) Commissioner Judy Lowe was special guest speaker at the Scottsdale Luxury Home Tour at the Ancala Country Club on April 18. During her presentation, Lowe shared anecdotes about “What’s Making the Phone Ring at the ADRE?” — including the recent passage of HB2569. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed that […]

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  • Papago Plaza Redevelopment to Begin This Summer

    By Corina Vanek, Phoenix Business Journal (Apr 9, 2019) – Reprinted with permission After receiving approval from the Scottsdale City Council to raze and redevelop the vacant Papago Plaza, to be known as Papago Marketplace, developers are headed back to the design review board after adjusting plans to reflect feedback from neighbors. Most changes have […]

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  • Housing vs The Stock Market

    Partial transcription of The Indicator From Planet Money reprinted with permission Originally aired March 28, 2019 STACEY VANEK SMITH: Our next question comes from listener Rachel and her husband. RACHEL: We were hoping you could help us get to the bottom of a debate we’ve been having. Long term, is it better to invest in […]

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  • Two SAAR Members Recognized for C2EX Participation

    In case you missed the launch of NAR’s Commitment to Excellence program (C2EX), we have an update from the 2019 Association Executives Institute in Austin — more than 17,800 members have already registered on the C2EX platform! REALTORS® defined professionalism in this industry more than 100 years ago when they created the Code of Ethics. […]

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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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  • Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® supports Fountain Hills primary property tax ballot measure

    FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (April 27, 2018) – The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) today released a position statement in support of the Fountain Hills primary property tax ballot measure, which will provide much-needed lasting financial stability and support for the future viability of Fountain Hills. In a 7-0 vote, the town council of Fountain Hills voted […]

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  • SAAR recognizes leading young agents with annual 40 Under 40 awards for 2018

    SAAR recognizes leading young agents with annual 40 Under 40 awards for 2018 The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® recognize 40 members chosen to receive achievement awards from SAAR and Young Professionals Network.   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 26, 2018) – The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® named 40 of its youngest members to be recognized […]

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  • SAAR assists Scottsdale Police with access to gated communities, lockbox donations

    Recently, the Scottsdale Police Department faced challenges with accessing the new larger developments being built in downtown Scottsdale. Some communities have gated access, which require a fob to enter the pedestrian gate as well as the garage. The Scottsdale PD didn’t have a way to keep the fob on site in the event of a service call (emergent […]

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  • NEW! 2018 Board of Directors installation in Scottsdale real estate industry

    The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® presents elected leaders for 2018 on behalf of Arizona real estate. SCOTTSDALE (January 3, 2018) – November of 2017 included the official installation of the 2018 Board of Directors for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR). An organization steeped in the abiding practice of real estate since 1963, this premier […]

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