When Fair Housing Comes Home: Long Island Divided Investigation

If you were among those agents who attended the Scottsdale REALTORS® 2022 Fair Housing Symposium in February, you witnessed some incredible content — included an eye-opening presentation by Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) CEO Tessa Hultz. After five-and-a-half years as CEO at the Raleigh Regional Association, Hultz joined LIBOR in February of 2019. On …

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Applications Now Open for 2022 Forty Under 40 Awards

Since 2015, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® has recognized outstanding members with its Forty Under 40 Awards. Nominations are not required, but eligible members must complete and submit an Individual or Team application by 5 p.m. on April 1, 2022. Winners will be honored at our live awards presentation on May 13, 2022. INDIVIDUAL …

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Fair Housing is About More Than Keeping Your REALTOR® License

Why should Fair Housing matter to you? There are many reasons, here are just three: It’s the law. In 1968, the Fair Housing Act was signed into law and protects homebuyers and renters from discrimination in buying or renting a home a obtaining a mortgage. It also enables anyone whose housing rights were violated to …

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2021 Applications Being Accepted for 40 Under 40 Awards

Since 2015, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) has recognized outstanding members with its 40 Under 40 Awards. Nominations are not required, but eligible members must complete and submit an individual or team application by 5 p.m. on April 16, 2021. Winners will be honored at a live awards presentation on July 16. Individual …

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67th Annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol Canceled

Scottsdale Independent The organizers of the Scottsdale Parada del Sol have announced the 2021 parade and Trail’s End Festival have been canceled. “After careful consideration the 2021 Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival has been postponed,” said Parada del Sol Parade Chairman Jose Leon. The Parada board has been monitoring the COVID-19 …

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Challenges Facing Local Leadership ‘Heroes’ During a Pandemic

On August 28, Scottsdale REALTORS® 2020 President Sindy Ready, Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell, Experience Scottsdale CEO Rachel Sacco and Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Mark Stanton spoke virtually to SAAR Leadership Academy graduates about “Leadership Heroes During a Pandemic”. Below are some highlights. Q: What unique challenges did COVID-19 present and how did …

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Maricopa County Nearly Doubles Existing-Home Sales in U.S.

Sometimes headlines like “Existing-Home Sales Climb Record 20.7% in June” make Fletcher Wilcox laugh. This was one of those times. Existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June, following three consecutive months of sales declines, the National Association of REALTORS® reported. Wilcox, a VP at Grand Canyon Title Agency, recently moderated his third Influencer …

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Arizona Employment Numbers Are Rebounding. Are You Ready?

By Fletcher Wilcox | VP, Grand Canyon Title On July 16, the Arizona Commerce Authority released its June 2020 employment numbers for Maricopa County. The report showed that after an avalanche of losses, jobs are starting to rebound. Between February and April, the number of people employed in Maricopa County dropped by 207,000. This drove …

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2020 Virtual Town Hall slides courtesy of Dr. Lawrence Yun

On June 25, Scottsdale REALTORS® hosted a Virtual Town Hall that included National Association of REALTORS® 2020 President Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. Below are some slide highlights and commentary (video presentation here). Blue: All-time low Mortgage Rates, averaging 3.1% | Orange: 10-Year Treasury Borrowing Rate Yun: “Both are moving very similarly, but the last data …

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Virtual Town Hall Highlights from June 25, 2020

On June 25, Scottsdale REALTORS® hosted a Virtual Town Hall with National Association of REALTORS® 2020 President Vince Malta, Chief Economist Lawrence Yun and Arizona REALTORS® Government Affairs Director Matt Contorelli. Below are some highlights. Malta: “REALTORS® are active participants in promoting Equality, Inclusion and Acceptance. Consider the story of the Scottsdale Area Association of …

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