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HOA Renter Laws, Part 2.

In Part I of this blog (https://tinyurl.com/yxud3rpj), I discussed the limited info an HOA can request from renters. But what if those renters are short term, VRBO types. Can HOAs regulate or ban them? State laws prohibits it unless its already in the CC&Rs. The CC&R provision I most often see that creates this type […]

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HOA Renter Laws, Part 1.

If your home is in an HOA and you rent, the association can ask for certain information about your tenants. It is limited to the name and contact information of all adults occupying an unit, the term of the lease, and the license plate numbers of the tenant vehicles. It can also charge up to […]

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Apartment Rent Growing Fastest in Arizona.

Arizona Big Media reports that apartment rent grew 5.8% in the first half of 2019, the fastest in the U.S. Figures from a Rent Café survey show that Arizona’s rent increase easily exceeded the national average of 3.2%. Back in April I tweeted about last year’s increase, which also lead the nation – so the […]

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4 Reasons to Buy a Phoenix Area Home Now.

1. The price is right. Although overall median prices have risen, most of that increase is at the low end, and not in higher priced areas such as Scottsdale or Paradise Valley. 2. It’s cheaper to buy than rent in the Phoenix metro area, and in nearly every other Valley of the Sun city too. […]

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Buying Still Cheaper than Renting

In 2011 I wrote about the advantage of buying a home over renting one.  It was based on a report of the greater Phoenix area prepared by local analyst Fletcher Wilcox of Grand Canyon Title in 2010. It analyzed whether it was cheaper to pay rent or pay a mortgage on a single family home, […]

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