SAAR holiday party update
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update: tax legislation
new holiday party date
canine clothing
last call for volunteers

support Scottsdale kids
continuing education
marketing partners
upcoming at SAAR


Senate-passed tax legislation bad news for homeowners


Early Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 51-49, passed legislation that would change the face of homeownership in this country for decades to come. The House passed its own version of tax reform Nov. 16.

A last-minute change to the Senate version would make up to $10,000 in property taxes deductible for the small number of homeowners who would still be itemizing. Previously, the Senate version had eliminated the property tax deduction entirely. The change aligns with the property tax cap set in the House bill. One difference between the two bills is that the Senate version retains the deductibility of mortgage interest payments on up to $1 million of indebtedness; the House version caps indebtedness at $500,000 (again, for the small minority still itemizing).

Now, members of the Senate and the House must meet to agree on a final bill. It's not too late to make your voice heard. Join us in telling your members of Congress that incentives for homeownership and the capital gains tax exclusion on the sale of a home MUST be protected. On Monday, Dec. 4, NAR will issue a new Call for Action.

If you haven't already signed up to receive CFAs on your phone, please text ACTION to 30644!

And visit for the latest developments on this fast-moving issue.


SAAR holiday party! New date … sort of

It’s the holidays and we all want to gather and celebrate, but since there are SO many places to be at the same time, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® has decided to shift our festivities to JANUARY!
On Thursday, January 18, we’ll open all the doors, fire up the barbeque and put on jeans and jerseys and celebrate FOOTBALL! By the time this event rolls around, the National Football League will be down to the final four teams who still have a shot at the Super Bowl. So, plan to bring your friendly rivalry and dress down for what’s sure to be a great evening of relaxing, networking, fun activities, drinks and traditional game-day, tailgating chow! More details to come soon!

Join us on …
Thursday, January, 18, 4 – 6 p.m.
… at …
SAAR / Venu8600 | 8600 E Anderson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

The Christmas gift that keeps on giving … canine clothing!
Pet owners surely will not forget to add their dogs to their holiday shopping list. And when you gift your hounds with the latest fashion in real estate wear, they’ll love wearing it and the pooch promos will bring you new business!
Go to the SAAR retail store and enter the word “wanna” in the search bar.


LAST CALL for volunteers
(deadline extended, Dec. 6)

Be sure to take advantage of the newly extended deadline for volunteering your expertise to a committee at the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®! Members now have until December 6 to submit requests.
Doubling support for deserving kids in need
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is a charitable organization that is near and dear to the hearts of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® and its members; and now it’s possible to contribute with additional generosity.
When making a contribution to this charitable organization, the amount is doubled because the Legacy Foundation will match any donation up to $400 for individuals or $800 for couples if made by December 31, 2017. And when you take advantage of a charitable tax credit, the cost for doubling up is nothing!
Don’t hesitate, there are only a few weeks left to double contributions to help deserving kids in the Scottsdale area. For more information or to CONTRIBUTE NOW to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, visit:


Upcoming Classes

REBAC Real Estate Investing: Representing Investors and Becoming One Yourself
BUILD WEALTH! Learn how to become a real estate investor yourself. Click the title above to register for the class on Tuesday, Dec. 5 (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
(Registration at 8 a.m.)
rCRMS Federal Legal Issues 
This class offers an interactive AND detailed look at federal issues that impact REALTORS®, including antitrust, RESPA and fair housing from an attorney and REALTOR® perspective. Click the title above to register for the class on Tuesday, Dec. 12 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) NOTE: Class registration will close on Dec. 7.
Actions Cause Reactions
Do you need a continuing education class to complete your license renewal by the end of the year? This class will satisfy NAR’s Biennial Ethics requirement. Click the title above to register for the class on Friday, Dec. 15 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.).


THIS WEEK AT SAAR (12/04 - 12/10)

(RMS stands for REALTOR® Marketing Sessions / Home Tours. Committee meetings are for committee members only)

NEXT WEEK AT SAAR (12/11 - 12/17)

(RMS stands for REALTOR® Marketing Sessions / Home Tours. Committee meetings are for committee members only)
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