If Maricopa County was a State, Where Would It Rank in Net Population Increase?

By Fletcher Wilcox | Grand Canyon Title Agency On May 4, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2020 county population estimates. According to the data, Maricopa County had the largest population increase out of all counties in the United States — increasing by 86,820 for an average of 238 people per day. This was the …

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Short Supply of Homes Can Result in Risky Contract Concessions

If you missed our March 17 virtual Happy Hour (VHH), you missed news from Scottsdale Director of Transportation Mark Melnychenko and this Market Update from Fletcher Wilcox. Our next VHH is April 14, 2021; more info here and registration here. An extremely low supply of residential homes for sale, combined with an enormous oversupply of …

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How Top Real Estate Producers Plan to ‘Shake It Up’ in 2021

At the Scottsdale REALTORS® Virtual Happy Hour on January 20, members were treated to a record-setting market update from Fletcher Wilcox and strategies from two top producers. “Wow, has it been hot in Scottsdale!” said Wilcox. “Median Purchase Price: Maricopa County was up 14 percent year-over-year. Scottsdale was up 17 percent, outperformed the Valley.” SAAR …

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Influencer Marketing Forecast: January vs December 2020

Back in January of this year, Influencer Marketing moderator Fletcher Wilcox (The Wilcox Report) led a panel of local real estate experts that included Jim Daniel (RL Brown Housing Reports), Tina Tamboer (The Cromford Report) and Tom Ruff (The Information Market). Their focus was on local housing futures before COVID-19 hit. Here is how their …

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2021 Leaders Installed at Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) 2021 Leadership Team has officially been installed. President Louis McCall, President-Elect Sandy Lunsford, Vice President Chris Nace, Treasurer Peggy Neely and Immediate Past President Sindy Ready assumed their new roles on December 1. McCall was recently sworn in by his former broker Astria Wong, pinned as president by …

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Protection Against Property Fraud

Part One by Fletcher Wilcox, Grand Canyon Title Agency When a buyer is going to buy a property they want to know they have legitimate title to the property. This is where title insurance come in. The process for title insurance starts after an escrow officer receives a contract for a purchase transaction. The escrow …

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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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June Sales Thump May Sales

By Fletcher Wilcox | VP, Grand Canyon Title (July 2, 2020) Greater Phoenix Single Family Resales in June 2020 thumped May by 1,940 sales. June sales were the highest so far this year — beating the previous record set in March by 615 sales and falling only 91 sales behind June 2019 (6,827). Source: ARMLS …

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Different Ways to Notarize Documents in Arizona

Questions to Ask About Remote Online Notarizations by Fletcher Wilcox, Grand Canyon Title Agency VP The coronavirus storm will change the way certain businesses conduct their business. One industry that was in transition before the coronavirus arrived was the notary industry. On July 1, 2020, a law was to take effect for remote online notarization …

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