• 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 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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  • Announcing the 40 Under 40 selections for 2018

    This week 40 young professional who are members of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® learned they are among an honorable selection of individuals. The SAAR Young Professionals Network committee notified it’s 40 Under 40 Award winners and is officially announcing them today! Congratulations to the following young professionals* who will be celebrated at a […]

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  • 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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  • Doubling support for deserving kids in need

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is a charitable organization that is near and dear to the hearts of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® and its members; and now it’s possible to contribute with additional generosity. When making a contribution to this charitable organization, the amount is doubled because the Legacy Foundation will match any donation up […]

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  • Call for Volunteers ****DEADLINE EXTENDED****

    ‘How do I get more involved with the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS(R)?’ is what staff commonly hear from members. It as simple as taking the opportunity to serve on a SAAR committee or advisory board! It goes without saying that committee volunteers are better informed, better networked and better prepared to act on trends […]

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  • Market Data Report – October

    Do you need another reason to urge Congress to pass meaningful tax reform and protect homeownership? The average list price in Maricopa County is up 28.1 percent at $549K above the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) threshold. Take a look at the latest local market data for detailed information about home values and sales in the County. […]

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  • SAAR adopts position statement on Desert EDGE project

    After careful consideration, which included precise analysis, in-depth research and review, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the Government Affairs Committee, adopted the following position regarding Scottsdale’s Desert EDGE project (formerly known as Desert Discovery Center project). This statement is based upon SAAR’s policy platform. POSITION STATEMENT BRIEFING After […]

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  • New temporary sign ordinance approved, a REALTOR® win!

    By:  Suzanne Brown, Director of Community & Government Affairs   On May 23, 2017, the Scottsdale City Council, in a 7-0 vote, approved the new REALTOR® supported text amendment for the Temporary Signs portion of the city’s sign ordinance. The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) has been working diligently with city staff and the […]

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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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    Scottsdale sign ordinance, phase 2  (We’re not done yet!)

    By:  Suzanne Brown, Director of Community & Government Affairs Recently, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) brought to everyone’s attention, via a timely “Call For Action,” the critical issues going on with proposed text amendments to the City of Scottsdale’s current sign ordinance. Since that time, SAAR has worked diligently with city officials and staff […]

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  • April is Fair Housing month

    Equal opportunity in housing means communities are open, welcoming and free from any kind of discrimination and the National Association of REALTORS® is a firm supporter of these rights. April is the month dedicated to recommitting to the goal set forth by the passing of the 1968 Fair Housing Act following the assassination of Dr. […]

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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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  • Announcing the 2017 40 Under 40 selections

    This week 40 young members of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® learned they are among an honorable selection of individuals. The SAAR Young Professionals Network committee notified it’s 40 Under 40 Award winners and is officially announcing them today! Congratulations to the following young professionals* who will be honored at a celebratory event on […]

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  • UPDATE: City sign ordinance pulled from Tuesday’s council meeting agenda.

    YOUR VOICE HAS BEEN HEARD! Due to an overwhelming response from Scottsdale’s REALTOR® community, the efforts of SAAR’s Government Affairs Committee and collaborations with REALTOR® champion council members, agenda items 16 and 17 regarding sign ordinance text amendments have been pulled from the agenda for this Tuesday’s council meeting (3/21/17). The proposed modifications to the […]

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  • URGENT! Proposed new Scottsdale sign ordinance detrimental to local real estate

    [Please see the updated message from SAAR published March 20, 2017] The Scottsdale City Council is being presented with a new proposed text amendment to its existing sign ordinance this coming Tuesday, March 21, at the city council meeting.  The new proposed amendments however are practically a complete rewrite of the whole ordinance. It is […]

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  • Scottsdale ranks 4th best cities for millennials

    Gogobot, a popular travel app that helps users “discover amazing places” recently released its ranking of “The 10 Best Mid-Sized American Cities for Millennials” by looking at how Millennials (those born in 1982 or later) reviewed restaurants and attractions in each city. Scottsdale placed number 4 on the list, behind Boulder, Colorado, but ahead of […]

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  • Free event at Scottsdale library offers real estate information

    On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® put on a free event at Scottsdale Public Library’s Mustang branch. The event featured a panel of real estate professionals, including a real estate agent, a lender, and a title representatives. Over a dozen Scottsdale residents were in attendance to learn about the home […]

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  • REALTORS® promote homeownership in Parada del Sol parade

    On Saturday, February 12, 2016, a group of members from the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® participated in the 63rd annual Parada del Sol Parade. By walking in the parade, the 8400 real estate professionals of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, and their Chairman of the Board, Debbie Shields, reminded the community that “Homeownership […]

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  • Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale Operating Agreement and Feasibility Study Approved

    Thanks to our over 100 members who responded to our Call for Action regarding the Desert Discovery Center, the Scottsdale City Council voted 6-1 on January 11th to approve Resolution No 10261 as amended. The meeting on the evening of January 11th, was long, heavily debated and host to a packed house. Speakers ranged from […]

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  • Fountain Hills’ A-Frame and Banner Sign Ordinance given 3-year extension

    On December 17, 2015, the Fountain Hills City Council voted 6-0 in approval of granting a 3 year extension to their A-Frame and Banner Sign Ordinance.  This is great news for local businesses and REALTORS® who utilize A-Frame signs!  Previously, the sign ordinance was up for an annual review and only granted a one-year extension.  Based […]

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  • Local Realtors® present check for new Scottsdale Public Library micro-libraries

      SCOTTSDALE, AZ (November 19, 2015) The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) presented a check to the Scottsdale Public Library, totaling $1000, to be used to create ‘micro-libraries’ around the city. Accepting the check on behalf of the library were Robbin Gaebler, Senior Library Manager; Brandon Chapman, Library Volunteer Supervisor; and Laura Couty, Library […]

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  • REALTORS® donate $3000 to Fountain Hills schools

    On Friday, September 18, a group of Realtors® presented checks of $1,000 each to McDowell Mountain Elementary School, Fountain Hills Middle School, and Fountain Hills High School. The checks were presented by Sue Barnes, Realtor® and Chairman of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR). Sue was joined by Diana Rickenbaugh, Director the Fountain Hills […]

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