The idea of buying a brand new home (or having one built) is attractive to a lot of people. After all, you don't have to worry about hidden problems, worn-out fixtures or the unexpected repairs that crop up in older homes -- or, so you think.
When you're an entrepreneur, the world is full of potential business partners. It's incredibly easy to get caught up in the energy and ideas that can start flowing when creative folks get together and start talking business.
As a landlord, few things are worse than a tenant that doesn’t pay rent. It can take an immediate bite out of your income, while also requiring you to pepper them with reminders about what they owe.
Freedom Debt Relief, which has a major office located in Tempe, has agreed to pay $20 million in restitution and a $5 million fine. The restitution will go to the consumers who were improperly charged fees for services they never received. The $5 million fine will go to the federal government. The agreement will allow the company to settle the lawsuit over its business and marketing practices without admitting guilt.
Like most of the rest of the nation, Arizona's real estate market suffered when the property bubble burst in 2008. Slightly more than a decade after the Great Recession, however, the real estate market in the state is thriving and expanding again. Investors in the construction business and property markets are taking note.