Paradise Valley Amends Short-Term Rental Ordinance

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent The Town of Paradise Valley has amended its short-term rental ordinances to better align with state law following an Arizona Attorney General’s Investigation earlier this year. The changes mostly decrease specific language that was very detailed — such as requirements for property owners to meet renters in person and …

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Homebuyers Maximize Buying Power in Fringe Areas of Valley

By Brent Ruffner | Daily Independent How far away from the metro area are homebuyers willing to go to get a deal on a house? One Valley expert says homebuyers might have to look at fringe areas or create a larger household to afford elevated home prices these days. Buckeye, Casa Grande and San Tan …

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Parts of Paradise Valley’s STR Ordinance Violate State Law

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent An Arizona Attorney General’s Office investigation has found parts of Paradise Valley’s short-term rental ordinance violate state law. In a March 30, written report Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says “most of” Paradise Valley’s ordinance does not violate state law — however, specific provisions run afoul. The investigation stems …

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New Ruling Could Thwart HOA Rules on Short-Term Rentals

By Brent Ruffner | Daily Independent A new Arizona Supreme Court opinion could limit homeowners association restrictions on such things as short-term rentals in different areas, according to some local legal experts. The opinion, filed March 22, was issued by Superior Court Judge Janet C. Bostick of Pima County, who wrote that the tools used …

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Paradise Valley Responds to Short-Term Rental Rules Investigation

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent The Town of Paradise Valley has responded to an Arizona Attorney General’s investigation into its short-term rental rules. On March 18, Town Attorney Andrew McGuire issued a response to Attorney General Mark Bronvich and the deputy solicitor, where he steadfastly argues the town has not violated state law. On …

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Report: Short-Term Rentals a Boon to Arizona’s Economy

By Brent Ruffner | Daily Independent A new report shows short-term rentals are a boon to the Arizona economy despite some who say short vacation stays can lead to trouble with parties that get out of hand. The report, from Tempe-based Rounds Consulting Group, stated the short-term rental industry supported about 75,500 jobs in 2021 …

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Paradise Valley to Propose Strict Short-Term Rental Regulations

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent If a vacation rental home you tried to book asked for background checks for you and all your guests, would you move forward with booking the property for the weekend? This new rule, which officials say is to ensure sex offenders don’t rent short-term rental properties, and other potential …

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5-Story Apartment Complex Planned Near Kierland Commons

By Mark Carlisle | Daily Independent A 261-unit, five-story apartment building is planned near Kierland Commons. The proposed project, called Davis Kierland, is slated for a 4.2-acre property southwest of 71st Street and Marilyn Road. It is mainly surrounded by offices and is a block south of Phoenix’s Kierland Commons shopping center. Opposite Scottsdale Road, …

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Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Implied Homebuyer Warranties

By Howard Fischer | Daily Independent Home builders can’t escape their legal responsibility to create “habitable” houses by instead giving buyers a different kind of warranty, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. In a new ruling, the judges acknowledged Tina Zambrano signed an agreement with Scott Homes Development Co. that provided for a “limited …

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Local Experts Says Eviction Crisis Less Likely to Impact Arizona

By Matt Roy | Daily Independent As federal protections for renters distressed by the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis are set to expire at the end of the month, officials and experts wonder what impact a long-dreaded eviction spike may have in Arizona. The eviction moratorium enacted by Gov. Doug Ducey last March expired at …

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