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The calendar reads January 2015, and that can mean only one thing: it’s prime-time predictions season. Everyone, it seems, is clamoring to know what the future holds for the national housing market. It’s easy to understand why.
With a focus on sustaining a quality community, the Tucson Association of REALTORS® views its title sponsorship of the 25th Annual Tucson Association of REALTORS® Shootout – presented by the Fort Lowell Soccer Club -- as a dynamic way to advance the region’s economy.
An Aug. 18 Board of Supervisors decision means the majority of homeowners in Pima County will see an increase in their property taxes in the new fiscal year.
The Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (TRCF) has awarded $5,000 to four local non-profit organizations as part of its quarterly distribution program.
The Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (TRCF) raised over $4,000 at its special event to launch the Annual School Supplies Drive in partnership with Tucson Values Teachers (TVT). Since TVT can leverage cash donations at 2-to-1, “our approach this year was to focus on collecting money instead of actual school supplies,” said TRCF Executive Director Philip Tedesco, who also serves as CEO of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR).
Oro Valley resident Mark Finchem, was a public safety officer for more than 20 years and is now working as a realtors. This is the first time Finchem is running for an elected office. He has been appointed to Tucson Association of Realtor, the Government Affairs Committee and Pima County Small Business Commission. He is running because he wants limited government where his children can have individual freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future. Those are the top three priorities of Finchem’s if elected into office.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.1 billion budget that includes a 17 percent hike of the primary property tax rate for county residents.
As you know, the term ‘elect’, means: to choose someone to represent you by voting. In other words, elected officials should represent the people and listen to the needs of their constituents in their role as legislators. Sadly, this does not seem to happen here in Pima County. On Tuesday, June 17th, the Board of Supervisors, myself included, listened to over 2 hours of comments from the public, urging the Board not to raise property taxes or proceed with using taxpayer funds to purchase an almost $9 million parcel of land for soccer fields.
Computer technology has changed the way consumers shop for everything from shoes to homes. Thanks to easy access to online data, 90 percent of homebuyers surveyed by the National Association of Realtors in 2012 said the Internet was their top information source when searching for a home (compared to just 27 percent who said they typically turned to newspaper ads first). Further, 62 percent of buyers who participated in the NAR poll reported that virtual tours propelled them to follow up with a personal visit to the homes they viewed online.
Almost every person comes to a point in their life where they take the bold and courageous step to buy their first home. Having knowledgeable people who look out for your interests more than their own is something realtors Jay Lotoski and wife Hilary Backlund, of Long Realty Company, make their first priority.
If you’ve been considering making a move, how do you know when it’s the right time to sell your home? It’s an age-old question and one that seems to be at the forefront of many people’s minds these days as home prices continue to climb and the market regains strength.
My name is Adam Kwasman, and I am running for State Representative in LD-11 to put Arizona on the long-term path to prosperity. I was born and raised right here, in town, and I have the knowledge and the experience to bring economic growth, safe streets and great schools to our region. I hold a masters degree in economics, and I work as an economic consultant. The best way to create good paying jobs for Arizona’s families is to foster a business-friendly environment that attracts world-class industries and encourages local companies to increase their investment in our beautiful state. We can only accomplish this if we vote for candidates who believe in our community and our personal freedoms, not bigger and bigger government. We must have a competitive and jobs-friendly tax and regulatory structure, and we must have State Representatives who will stand up for Arizona against an intrusive federal government. Washington, DC has exceeded its authority under the constitution and exerts undue control over our daily lives. My first act in the State House will be to shield us against ObamaCare’s disastrous dictates on Arizona.
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August’s “Helping Hand” nomination goes to animal-lover and Marana resident Sandy Northcutt.
Stuart McDaniel, candidate for Pima County Board of Supervisors District 1, has been endorsed by the Tucson Association of Realtors (TAR), the largest trade association in Southern Arizona.
Homeless teenagers. Imagine your formative high school years being spent on the street. Are these lives being thrown away before they’ve even had a chance to chart their own course?
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