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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Arizonans Dined Out Most in May

Related story (subscriber content): Do Arizonans Go Out to Eat More Than Anywhere Else in the Country? While Phoenix and Scottsdale saw more people in restaurants in May, [the first two days in June] the cities saw those numbers dip. Similar dips were seen across the country and coincided with nationwide protests and state and …

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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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Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) |  CALL FOR ACTION

(Phoenix, Arizona – Monsoon season flooding in a housing community) The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on July 31, 2018, which will deny necessary insurance coverage to over 5 million homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.  Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP. TAKE ACTION …

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Market Data Report – May 2018

Are local real estate sales and listings stacking up against the nation’s latest forecasts? Are Scottsdale home sales trending above U.S. statistics? Take a look at the latest market data for Maricopa County, as well as the residential real estate market in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. This report is generated and shared monthly by the Scottsdale …

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APPLY for Leadership Academy 2018 – Class XXII

The perfect opportunity for your leadership path! From the first day you walk into the first Leadership Academy session, you begin to enhance your leadership skills. You then shortly become part of an exclusive network of peers and experience new inspirational friendships, which last a lifetime! That picture is just the broad view of why …

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Nominations Open for 2018 Leadership Academy

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® continues its highly-respected tradition of helping future community leaders hone their skills through the SAAR Leadership Academy. Soon Class XXII will be selected and asked to complete modules, which are carefully designed to add value to the current and future career paths of each class member. It’s an opportunity …

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Market Data Report – April 2018

Are local real estate sales and listings stacking up against the nation’s latest forecasts? Are Scottsdale home sales trending above U.S. statistics? Take a look at the latest market data for Maricopa County, as well as the residential real estate market in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. This report is generated and shared monthly by the Scottsdale …

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