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What you need to know about FIRPTA

2019-03-05T23:44:14+00:00March 19th, 2013|Investing, Market Changes, Tax Law|

Most investors in the valley like to use what we call a muted contract. A muted contract is just the basics; buyer, seller, who will pay the fees and the closing date. When using a muted contract, in most cases, you remove all the contingencies that are in the standard AAR (Arizona Association of Realtors) contract.  [...]

What deed is best for your situation?

2019-03-05T23:44:16+00:00August 4th, 2012|Investing, Title|

For the newsletter this month, I would like to focus on the options available for transferring ownership in your transaction.  There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what deeds to use and when.  We have had many AZREIA members come to us over the years who have taken classes or seminars held by [...]

What’s the Buzz?

2019-03-05T23:44:17+00:00July 4th, 2012|Commerical, Investing, Strategy, Title|

The word on the street is Commercial, Commercial, Commercial.  There is so much opportunity right now and this old pony has a new trick.  Commercial is seeing something that has not happened in the valley for many years........distress.  Last year was one of the hardest for commercial real estate and there are many bank owned [...]

Agreements For Sale

2019-03-05T23:44:18+00:00April 19th, 2012|Escrow, Investing, Title|

Now that the market is changing yet again, it may be a good time to think about alternative financing for your end buyers as a way for you to make a small return on your investment.  The agreement for sale has been around for many, many years and is coming back "in style". This is [...]