Arizona Ranks Average for Home Buying

In a Bankrate lineup of the easiest and hardest states to become a first-time homeowner, Arizona came in in the middle of the pack, ranking in at no.24 out of 50. The study scored states on the basis of housing affordability, the job market for young adults, housing market tightness, credit availability and homeownership among people 35-and-under. Arizona Real Estate For millennials in Arizona in the market for their first home, they can rest assured that the housing market in the state is … Read More

Tough Property Seizure Law Makes it Through Arizona Senate

The state Senate has passed a bill that would make it tougher for prosecutors and police to seize property. The new measure would require prosecutors to prove that the items they want to take as evidence were involved in the crime with “clear and convincing evidence.” This will provide a higher standard of proof before police can seize property than is currently in place. Arizona HB 2477 HB 2477 was passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee. It will now move … Read More

Good News Real Estate Lawyers: Phoenix is One of the Fastest Growing Cities

The Phoenix metropolitan area is growing at a rate of 1,000 people each week, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is great news for real estate lawyers and the entire real estate industry as thousands of people are currently looking for a place to live. Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S. The American City Business Journals calculated the growth rates of major metropolitan cities from 2010 – 2016, putting Phoenix at number 8. The Valley’s population rose from 4.19 million … Read More

Digital Privacy: Is Your TV Watching You?

Televisions: they’re in every household in the multiples. They’re a source of entertainment and enjoyment. For a majority of Americans, the things we consume on our televisions make us laugh, make us cry, and make us happy. But is your TV watching you as well? The television manufacturer VIZIO Inc. has recently become under fire for privacy violations that could mean that they are. In 2014 VIZIO began manufacturing what are now called “smart TVs” that connect to the internet and … Read More

Understand Auto Renewals To Stay Out of Trouble

Consumers opt into free trials all the time. They are essential in trying a product before having to commit to it. But sometimes what the consumer doesn’t realize is that they actually opted into an auto-renewal. Auto-renewals are those pesky trials that roll into a paid subscription without any action taken by the customer. While they are great for business, these efforts need to be carefully scrutinized to ensure they comply with state and federal regulations. Inability to comply with … Read More