Land owned by the Arizona State University, like many other institutions of higher learning, enjoys an exemption from property taxes. That makes landing a spot to develop on university-owned property a prime deal for investors.
Even if you're the rightful owner of a piece of property, there are times when the government has the ability to take that property from you for some "greater good."
When you decide to become a landlord, what you do with your property isn't entirely all up to you -- there are laws that apply to your actions, including the Fair Housing Act.
"Location, location, location" has long been a mantra in business -- and that's perhaps especially true when you're talking about investing in real estate.
Could that great house deal in Phoenix or elsewhere in Arizona be hiding some ugly secrets?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tenants with disabilities have a right to have a service animal -- even if animals aren't normally permitted in the lease.
As a realtor, the last thing that you want to do end up being accused of discrimination.
Cities are generally eager to keep properties from becoming vacant eyesores. When that happens, it can negatively affect the property rates of the entire surrounding area.
If you've previously invested in residential real estate, you may want to try your hand at commercial property investment as well.
Mortgage fraud is a big business. Because mortgages often involve complex transactions with which the average property owner is unfamiliar, a dishonest realtor, broker or mortgage company can take advantage of sellers, buyers or those looking to refinance.