Town Council of Cave Creek Revises Sign Ordinance

On January 21, the Town Council of Cave Creek adopted Ordinance O2019-02, a revision of its Zoning and Chapter 9 Signage Ordinances that went into effect on February 20, 2020.1 The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) Government Affairs Committee closely monitored and weighed in on proposed ordinance revisions by: Communicating with REALTOR® Champions on …

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2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings

As we approach the 2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. (May 15-20); we are preparing for all of the issues of critical importance to be discussed with our Members of Congress. Several issues have emerged which if enacted through legislation, will be highly disruptive to real estate markets across the nation. Among the most prominent issues …

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Panama Papers shed light on money laundering in U.S. luxury home market

In February, we briefed you on the concerns of “terrorism financing” and money laundering the luxury home market. Now, with the outing of 11 million internal documents – dubbed the “Panama Papers” – the issue is back in the spotlight and has a little more data to back up the claims that $1 million+ cash deals …

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