RealEstateRama Laws & Taxes
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Sonia Hodgin and Hodgin & Co, LLC (“Defendants”). Defendants are accused of violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by charging struggling homeowners thousands of dollars for foreclosure assistance services and failing to provide those services.
U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a legal review of the Congressman’s legislation, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement, validating his previous assertions:
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision today in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona,is likely to affect sign rules and regulations in many communities across the country. The American Planning Association (APA) filed an amicus brief in support of the Town of Gilbert. APA is disappointed in the outcome; however, planners are ready to work with communities in implementing updated regulations in response to the ruling that continue to respond to the needs and interests of local residents
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema today voted in favor of H.R. 1105, legislation to repeal the estate tax and provide certainty for Arizona families and small businesses.
WASHINGTON - January 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., today introduced legislation to permanently authorize the Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILT) program, which is critical to rural counties that suffer losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal land within their jurisdictions. PILT was not included in the FY14 Omnibus Funding bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation, the Mountainaire Relief Bill (H.R. 862), introduced by U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (R-AZ) and Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), with a vote of 395-1. This legislation settles a federal land boundary dispute by correcting a decades-old surveying error that put part of some people's private property inside the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest
Considering the 50th state legislative session wrapped up late yesterday and state legislators are in the process of running for re-election come November, now...
"US Real Estate and Consumer Financing Demands Resolution of Corrupt Loan Modification Services: ...
New York, NY - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Vince Ferrante, Tucson resident, is a single dad, responsible father and employee, native of Innsbruck, Austria adopted as an infant with his identical twin brother. He’s pretty disillusioned as an American citizen trying to meet his responsibilities because, for one year, he’s been the victim of a financial fraud scheme initiated by Paragon Financial Solutions, LLC
Phoenix, AZ - September 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Phoenix property owners will soon receive this year's property tax assessments in the mail and the average Phoenix homeowner will pay a lower tax bill to the city. Phoenix's property tax rate is $1.82 per $100 of assessed value. This rate has not changed in 14 years.
Phoenix, AZ - June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The city of Phoenix is publishing a Truth in Taxation notice which is required by Arizona Revised Statutes. As the state law requires, the notice only addresses the primary portion of the city’s property tax levy. However, the city’s total property tax rate remains unchanged
Attorney General Holder, Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Announce New Funding Distribution for Enforcement...
WASHINGTON, DC - March 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representatives of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, including Attorney General Eric Holder, met in Phoenix today for the second of a series of Mortgage Fraud Summits. The task force, established by President Barack Obama in November 2009 to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes, is comprised of representatives from a broad range of federal agencies, regulatory authorities, inspectors general, and state and local law enforcement
December 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Learn about fair housing practices and laws at a free three-hour workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 15, at the Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., assembly room A. This workshop will offer ADRE-authorized fair housing REALTOR® re-licensing credit and is presented in partnership with the Southwest Fair Housing Council.
Legislation to Extend, Expand Homebuyer Tax Credit Headed to President's Desk WASHINGTON, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The House voted overwhelmingly today for a measure backed by U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell to extend the homebuyer tax credit beyond its current November 30 expiration date and broaden eligibility for the tax break. The measure passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 403-12 after passing the Senate 98-0. It now moves to the White House for the President's signature, which is expected this week.
WASHINGTON, DC - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Reps. Harry Mitchell and Ken Calvert (R-CA) are inviting their colleagues in the House to join them in support of the bipartisan Homebuyer Tax Credit Act, H.R. 1245, to extend and expand the Homebuyer Tax Credit.
Phoenix, AZ - August 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that he has filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order to stop the perpetrators of an alleged fraud that claimed a homeowner’s property qualified for a “property tax reduction review.” The official-looking advertisement appeared to be an attempt to scam homeowners who were looking to reduce their property tax bill.
WASHINGTON, DC - August 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit is working to help stabilize the housing market support is growing in Arizona and across the country for a proposal backed by U.S. Rep Harry Mitchell to extend the tax credit
Renews call for expansion as well as extension. WASHINGTON, DC - August 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep Harry Mitchell today welcomed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's call to extend the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit as a good first step and renewed his call to expand, as well as extend, the tax credit.
June 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Property taxes that keep streetlights lit around 27,000 homes and businesses will drop next year, after the City Council voted June 16 to roll back funds being held in reserve for the city’s 355 separate streetlight tax districts.
June 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The city’s share of local property tax bills, now about 11 percent, is expected to dip lower under a 2009-10 city budget and budget-related measures recently adopted by the City Council.
May 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Scottsdale this week is publishing a Truth in Taxation notice, as required by Arizona state law, which deals solely with the city’s primary property tax levy. The city’s “combined” (primary and secondary) property tax rate is expected to remain unchanged next year.
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