Shift Coming in Metro Phoenix Housing Market

By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic Sellers’ grip on metro Phoenix’s housing market is starting to slip. The supply of Valley homes for sale has steadily been climbing for the past few months, giving buyers worn out by bidding wars and new monthly home price records a better chance to close on one. Drops in …

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REALTORS® Should Comply with Recent Mask Mandate

UPDATE: Face Coverings are Still Required in Scottsdale Regardless of where you live in the Maricopa County, the message is clear: You must wear a face covering (mask) in All Places of Public Accommodation. That includes essential real estate services. “This is not a matter of personal or political preference,” said Scottsdale REALTORS® 2020 President …

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Fountain Hills Voters Reject Controversial Apartments

By Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic UPDATED 5:45 p.m. MT May 21, 2020: Early election results on (May 19) show Fountain Hills voters handily rejecting two propositions that would have allowed the Daybreak project, a controversial apartment complex planned near one of the town’s busiest intersections, to move forward. The proposition to amend zoning and …

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Phoenix Home Price Gains Now Highest In the U.S.

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal It’s no secret builders can’t construct homes and apartment units fast enough to keep pace with demand in metro Phoenix. Now more homebuilders are flocking to a hybrid model — single-family rental products — in an attempt to quench the demand for new residences. The Valley currently has …

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SAAR Serves 3 of Top 10 Cities with Highest Escrow Prices

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal It’s no surprise the region’s highest-priced homes are in the East Valley, but a couple of cities in the West Valley are among those with the highest escrow closing prices. RL Brown, founder of HomeBuilders Marketing Inc., identified the top 10 metro Phoenix cities with the highest escrow …

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Sign Ordinance Update

Revised June 2019 UPDATE: SAAR is hearing complaints from residents and HOAs about agents who are not in compliance with open house sign ordinances. Cities are taking notice, and some are revisiting enforcement options such as sign permit fees and display restrictions; proactively policing ourselves will help prevent negative repercussions such as these. Open House …

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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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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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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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REALTORS® volunteer time to clean two islands at Fountain Lake

The morning of Saturday, November 8th, a group of real estate professionals gathered at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills to donate their time doing some much-needed cleaning and pruning. The group was coordinated by the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR), a Realtor® association serving Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, and other surrounding areas. Volunteers met by the famous fountain …

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