Archive for the ‘arizona real estate’ Category

Co-Housing, Part Two – Matters of ‘Turf’

Conventional, permanent, single-family housing presumes the fact of defined space. The Postal Service needs a street number to deliver the occupant’s mail. The County Assessor needs a parcel number so that it values, then computes and bills, your property taxes. Fire and police responders require an address in case of a call for help. But […]

PFTA: AN ALARM, NOT A SOUND, FOR RESIDENTIAL VULTURE INVESTORS TO HEED

So, I hear you’re scooping up all the cheap residences around the Valley and planning to toss the tenants who look like “questionable” renters, based on the condition they’re keeping the property in, right? Oops. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (PTFA), part of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 […]

EQUITY TRUMPS PERFIDITY- AGENT’S SHENANIGANS DEFEAT SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OF REALTY CONTRACT

The long history of Queiroz v. Harvey (a case tried in Maricopa County in 2005, not related to my co-blogger) mercifully came to a satisfying end a couple of months ago. The Court of Appeals had issued a disturbing opinion in May of 2008, in which it held that since the Buyer had cured a […]

Request For Notice?

I went to a Real Estate continuing education class recently. This particular class was at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business, and one of the presenters was Bill Gray, who used to own the school. I can always be sure that if he is around, I’m very likely to learn something interesting. This […]

Unwavering Tenants—Secure in their Places

Recently I’ve noticed an imbalance in the “landlord-tenant” mix of my posts; it seems like I’m biased toward the landlord’s issues and concerns in leasing disputes. To redress the inequity, this post is for you tenants. One of the critical portions of reviewing a commercial lease is the need to be careful about what a […]

Commercial Landlord Foxtrot

This is a time for calm. The Foxtrot, in ballroom parlance, is a “smooth” dance, noted for its elegance and artistry. Here are some reflections on how thoughtful landlords might think and proceed gracefully, navigating shoals littered with face-planted brothers and sisters. One: We’re all in this together. There are no tactics that will guaranty […]