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2016 

For consumers of retirement age, scheduled distributions from a retirement account can be used as long-term, stable income and provide a method to insure that the consumer’s debt ratio is acceptable for loan approval. For most loan programs, the consumer must be at least 59.5 years of age and hav...
05/20/2016
Some real estate agents will call expired, cancelled, or "old" listings.  Agents before you make another unsolicated phone call to consumers make sure to verify the number you’re calling is not registered on the National Do Not Call Registry.  Here are some FAQ’s from the Federal Trade Commission...
05/17/2016
Thinking about buying a home?  First thing any potential buyer shouhld do is speak with a local lender, get pre-approved.   Next step?  Find a local Realtor and start a relationship today. This is a new down payment assistance program coming this summer for City of Tucson and South Tucson propert...
05/16/2016
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona – The 47th Fighter Squadron, stationed here, will host 15 A-10 teams from around the world for the 9th biennial bombing, missile, and tactical gunnery competition known as Hawgsmoke June 1-3. The competition focuses on tactics the A-10s can apply during comba...
05/16/2016
 DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona  Units from across the country will be visiting Davis-Monthan through the month of May.  This is normal for Tucson at the DM base, operation snow bird includes many units both in the states and international taking advantage of the fair Tucson spring weather...
05/16/2016
As the owner of a historic home with a "flat", built up reflective roof I understand that they need maintenance.  Ignore your roof, and sooner or later you will pay for it.   Consider having a roofing company inspect once a year, stay on top of it and your roof will take care of you. The most com...
05/10/2016
 Mortgage bond prices finished the week slightly higher which pushed rates lower.  Rates seesawed back and forth throughout the week within a relatively narrow range.  The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), an indication of the health of the manufacturing sector, printed at 50.8, weaker than ...
05/10/2016
In a 2 to 1 decision a three judge panel ruled that Tucson’s election system was unconstitutional because it violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution known as the Equal Protection Clause. The City of Tucson appealed that ruling and has recently prevailed in asking for a full panel of ...
05/05/2016
 There is a special election being held on May 17th statewide. One of the questions on the ballot is Proposition 123. Proposition 123 is a change in the distribution of funds from the State of Arizona Land Trust to public education in our state. The Arizona Association of REALTORS® has taken no f...
05/05/2016
Authorized user accounts have been a traditional method for young consumers to build a credit history and a credit score.  The consumer is added to an existing account as an authorized user but normally is not the individual making the payments on that account. Mortgage lending now requires that ...
05/05/2016
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