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AZ FIRPTA Glitch

May 13, 2016, 5:14 PM
[caption id="attachment_762" align="alignright" width="415"] Tax and golden key[/caption] Arizona FIRPTA “glitch” ... Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act). (1980) (Law change February 17, 2016) For years, in a class somewhere where “FIRPTA” is mentioned, I often made a joke --- saying, “Often, I awake during the night yelling, “FIRPTA!” (smile).  It had been a rare thing for many, many years that now a lot of foreign investors purchased real property in...
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Mothers

May 5, 2016, 5:21 PM
The young mother set her foot on the path of life. "Is this the long way?" she asked. And the guide said, "Yes and the way is hard. And you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the beginning." But the young mother was happy, and she could not believe that anything could be better than these years. So she played...
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2016 Greater Phoenix Metro Housing Market Forecast

Feb 23, 2016, 10:55 PM
by Todd Menard Housing sales in 2015 reached double digit levels (+10.1%) as we forecasted last December amidst certain stigmatizing factors such as low inventory levels and the resulting increase in home prices. This noted the first time unit sales has increased in the previous 5 years. Previous year’s growth was the sole result of double digit price increases as the market began to recover which caused an increase in dollar...
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