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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Commercial Mentorship key to rising in Valley real estate sector

By Corina Vanek, Phoenix Business Journal (Jan 24, 2019) – Reprinted with permission From left standing, Jeff Conrad, Jerry Marrell and Craig Coppola. Seated from left, Grant Kingdon and Stirling Pascal.JIM POULIN | PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL For young people starting out in commercial real estate, mentorships can provide valuable connections and lessons for building a …

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2019 Earth Friendly by Design Expo

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 6, 2019) The 2019 Scottsdale Homebuilders Expo will be held at Venue8600, 8600 E. Anderson Drive, on April 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. “Our fourth annual Expo is themed ‘Earth Friendly by Design’ given its focus on sustainable business practices and products,” said Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) CEO Rebecca …

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Community Land Trusts Over Easy

By guest blogger Shane Cook, ABR, CIPS, GRI, ePRO Scottsdale REALTOR® Jonathan Miller and I finally connected in person a short while ago. Our almost one-hour breakfast conversation was filled with a dizzying array of topics including where we have come from in business, how we serve our community, and what are some of our …

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Promote and Protect Our Industry

By Scottsdale REALTORS® 2019 President David Schmid Perhaps you’ve heard me say, “The REALTOR® marketing channel is fair, level, transparent and effective — for both the seller and buyer.” Our primary job is to promote and protect our industry and its reputation. Travel agents are “gone” because the price of an airline ticket was not, …

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Don’t Expose Personal Data When You Sell

Reprinted with permission from Texas REALTORS® If your smart home devices are staying with a property, be sure to remove any personal information on those devices. Here’s a two-step process you can use to remove your data. Reset the Device The manufacturer of each device has a factory reset that wipes any data on it …

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Developer Turns Small Mixed-use Projects to Fill Shopping Center Void

By Corina Vanek, Phoenix Business Journal (Jan 24, 2019) – Reprinted with permission As large-scale malls and shopping centers have been in decline in recent years, developers are turning to small-scale, mixed-use developments to fill a niche. “People still want the experience for retail, but we can’t do it on that scale,” said David Sellers, …

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Mark-Taylor has $338M in Multifamily Construction Projects in the Works

By Angela Gonzales, Phoenix Business Journal (Jan 27, 2019) – Reprinted with permission Mark-Taylor Cos. is working on several multifamily construction projects while it also turns its eye toward acquisitions this year. Chris Brozina, recently promoted to CEO, said the Scottsdale-based company has four luxury apartment projects under construction, with 1,628 units totaling $338 million …

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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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