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What are Dark Sky Communities

What are Dark Sky Communities?

Arizona is widely known for its breathtaking desert landscapes.  Tourists come from all over the world to enjoy the beauty of the state’s many nature preserves and to take in the wonders of the Grand Canyon. However, Arizona is also home to another natural phenomenon, its night skies. For decades…
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What You Need to Know About Your Arizona Deed

What You Need to Know About Your Arizona Deed

When buying and selling Arizona property, you will encounter several legal documents.  Your deed is the instrument which legally transfers ownership of a property from one owner to the other.  However, there are different types of deeds used to convey property.  Here is what you need to know about your…
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Changes to Arizona Laws for Vacation and Short-term Rentals

Changes to Arizona Laws for Vacation and Short-term Rentals (HB 2672)

During the most recent legislative session, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that directly impacts Arizona vacation and short-term rental property owners.  With the passage of House Bill 2672, there are now specific limits on vacation home use as well as newly added requirements.  Here are some of the changes…
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The Right Ways to Protect Your Arizona Property from Flooding

The Right Ways to Protect Your Arizona Property from Flooding

The recent monsoon season’s storms brought heavy rain and flooding to the East Phoenix area. News footage showed dramatic water rescues of people stranded in their vehicles by rising floodwaters and of the damage to homes.  Now, many homeowners are looking into defensive measures for the future.  However, there are…
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Why You Should Keep an Eye on South Phoenix Real Estate

Why You Should Keep an Eye on South Phoenix Real Estate

It’s no secret to Phoenix-area residents that the city is growing and that finding housing has become increasingly challenging.  When faced with moving to the suburbs and enduring lengthy commutes to and from work, many Phoenicians have started looking to buy in unlikely places.  One area attracting a surprising amount…
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Getting a Variance for your Phoenix Property

Getting a Variance for your Phoenix Property

Phoenix has become one of the fastest growing and desirable places to live in the country. With its upward expansion and more residents arriving daily, it seems like available properties are being snatched up by homebuyers and investors as soon as they hit the market. However, some buyers may buy…
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What is a Short Sale and is it Right for Me

What is a Short Sale and is it Right for Me?

Sellers can be motivated to put their homes on the market for a variety of reasons.  It may be a retired person ready to downsize or someone having accepted a job in a new city.  However, an owner may be selling because he or she is having financial problems.  In…
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Loan Modifications Continue to Frustrate

I thought banks were supposed be more user-friendly when it comes to applying for a loan modification. There have been lawsuits against the big banks that have resulted in settlements and promises of fixing all of the problems consumers were having when applying for a loan modification. There have been…
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