Unemployment, Credit Changes May Impact Valley Housing Market

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal As the Phoenix housing market begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, another type of infection could hurt long-term demand. “We need to watch how the credit infection infects the housing market today,” Jim Belfiore, founder of Belfiore Real Estate Consulting in Phoenix, told homebuilders in a recent …

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Unemployment Benefits for Independent Contractors & Sole Proprietors in Arizona

By SAAR Director of Govt. Affairs Suzanne Brown Updated May 27, 2020 As of the week of May 12, 2020, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) launched a whole new online application and follow-up reporting system for those individuals eligible for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, which includes Independent Contractors & Sole …

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