Since 1997, Our Members have dedicated countless hours in organizing our annual golf tournament. All proceeds are given back to noble causes throughout our community and our Youth Scholarship Program.
Come join us on Saturday, April 20, 2013 and enjoy a spring day playing golf! Our golf tournament will be held at the historic Kino Springs Golf Course. A great escape, Kino Springs is a 6500 yard Par 71 course designed by Red Lawrence. You’ll find waving grasslands studded with mesquite and oaks under a vast blue sky and cottonwoods along the Santa Cruz River.
The event includes a 2-person scramble, greens fee, golf cart, golf range, goodies bag, raffle drawing, All American buffet lunch and awards ceremony.
Register at golf.sccazrealtor.com & receive a 1-year subscription to Golf Digest! Click on SCCBR 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to fill out registration form and drop of at the board office, or mail to: SCCBR, PO Box 4875, Rio Rico, AZ 85648.
If you would like to be considered as one of our recipients just fill out the Request Form below and SCCBR will contact you if your organization is awarded!
Liberty Water has submitted an application to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) for a water and sewer rate increase. The public hearing will be held on March 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at 400 West Congress, Room 222, Tucson, AZ. Comments may be sent to the ACC regarding the Liberty Water rate increase request on the LibertyWaterPublicCommentForm The docket number for this rate case is WS-02676A-12-0196.
Anyone interested in following the rate case can go to the ACC website, under the eDocket link at the bottom of the page, enter the docket number for this case in the search by number box and all the information related to this case will be available for review.
These forms have been redesigned to provide additional information when inquiring about a specific parcel of land.
As always, the form will provide informaiton on the:
- Special Flood Hazard Area affecting the property
- NFIP Community #
- FIRM Map Panel #
- Date of the FIRM Panel
- LOMR/LOMA Date
- Is the main structure in a high hazard Special Flood Hazard Area?
- Is the property in a Locally Regulatory Floodplain?
- Is the property affected by a Floodway, as mapped on the FIRM?
Additional information on the form includes:
- Estimated Base Flood Elevation
- Estimated Regulatory Flood Elevation
- Is the property affected by an Erosion Hazard Setback Area.
In addition, the inquirer can request a copy of the map for the property by checking off the Map Requested Box on the form.
To obtain new flood hazard forms county and municipality requests go to: http://www.co.santa-cruz.az.us/public_works/flood/flood-maps.html
To email the completed flood hazard request form for county or municipality:
If you need flood hazard information that same day, please go to the SCC Complex for immediate assistance.
Visit The Santa Cruz County Flood Control District 1 at their new Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SCCFCD to get the latest updates on flood control notices
With the Monsoon Season in full swing, The Santa Cruz County Board of REALTORS is hosting an open Facebook forum with John Hays of the Santa Cruz County Flood Control Department. The purpose is to encourage the community to have an open dialog with Mr. Hays with any flood control issues and/or concerns. The organizations have been working together in the past few months to help reduce the cost of flood insurance by implementing new procedures for REALTORS and by creating new disclosures for the public. Login to Facebook and join us at Facebook.com/SCCBRnews on Saturday, July 14th at 10:00am.
In addition, the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 was passed late last week as part of a transportation funding bill and has been signed into law by the president. The legislation extends NFIP authority through September 30, 2017.
According to NAR, Realtors® have been advocating a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP for years. The 5-year reauthorization will end the uncertainty of NFIP stopgap extensions and shutdowns and will help bring stability to real estate markets.”
NAR has long supported the NFIP, which protects property owners in more than 21,000 communities where flood insurance is required for mortgages. More than 5.6 million property owners rely on the program against flood-related disasters, which claimed more lives and property than any other natural disaster in the U.S. over the past century. In fact, floods are the most common natural disaster in the country; since 1990 floods have been declared in every state, along rivers and anywhere rain falls or snow melts.
Without the NFIP, families and business owners across the U.S. would go without essential flood protection, since the private market cannot guarantee the availability or affordability of flood insurance. The NFIP also saves taxpayers money, since it serves as an alternative to expensive federally funded disaster relief for flood victims.
For some time now, Congress has been approving short-term extensions of the NFIP authority to issue flood insurance policies. Since September 2008 there have been more than 17 extensions, and authority has been allowed to expire two times, delaying or cancelling 1,300 real estate transactions each day of the lapse, according to NAR research. During the June 2010 lapse, NAR survey data estimates that more than 40,000 home sales were delayed or cancelled, which undermined home buyer and investor confidence.
Visit: NAR News Releases for more details.
The REALTOR® ACTION CENTER posses the question; If not you, then who? As REALTORS® we must be politically active. If not, who will take on the responsibility of protecting the values and rights we hold dear?
Be assured that someone will—someone who may not value wise business planning and could threaten property owners and their rights.
If REALTORS® do not speak out, get INVOLVED and help shape the discussion, someone else will. No one knows a community better than a REALTOR®. REALTORS® know the lay of the land, the families, the best schools, the neighborhoods and the leaders of any given area. REALTORS® work in every city, county and community in the nation. REALTORS® are on the front line as defenders of real estate issues.
RPAC is the voice of REALTORS® on Capitol Hill. Since 1969 RPAC has been promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. During the last federal election cycle alone, RPAC contributed over $12 million to pro-REALTOR® candidates to Congress, making it the number one trade association political action committee in the nation. Why has RPAC been successful? Because RPAC is not a charity. RPAC is a business.
According to OPEN SECRETS, The National Association of REALTORS® is ranked 4th on the list for Top All-Time Donors (1989-2012) and contributes between 40% and 59% to both parties. In the past 20+ years, NAR has contributed $43,720,142 towards lobbying efforts.
In Arizona’s political scene, REALTORS® have long understood the importance of providing financial support for RAPAC – the REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee. Because RAPAC receives such robust support from its members, it qualifies as an Arizona “Super PAC,” which allows RAPAC trustees to award financial support to candidates at a higher spending limit. RAPAC is currently one of 22 such higher participation PACs in the state.
At our local level, our Legislative Committee keeps our membership informed on local government issues. They actively represent our Association every week at our County Supervisors meetings. The committee monitors and protects public issues and helps maintain contact and opens the door for interaction and communication with our local city and county elected officials to help shape public policy that will best protect Private Property Rights.
SCCBR has recently revised our web site’s GOVERNMENT AFFAIR section. The Association is committed to being the voice in real state for Santa Cruz County. We will continue the rally to protect the AMERICAN DREAM by helping our membership and community stay informed and get involved!
Visit the Government Affairs section by clicking on the following topics:
- Realtors® Party; Vote, Act, and Invest
- Realtors® of Arizona Political Action Committee
- Capital Insider By Arizona Association of Realtors®
- Realtors® Political Action Committee
- All Advocacy Issues by NAR
- Local, State, and Federal Legislators
- State and Federal Legislative Trackers
- Political Polls and Electoral Vote Trackers
- Information on Registering to Vote
- Political News From Both Sides of the Isle
AAR’s newest member benefit is here! eSign is the new electronic signature benefit system, powered by GoPaperless. This member benefit is now available at no extra cost to our members. Forms in the zipForm® AAR library are pre-mapped when imported into eSign using the eSign Printer Driver. The printer driver, along with a companion instruction sheet, can be downloaded to your computer using the following links:
How to begin using eSign
Access your eSign account directly by visiting http://aar.esignonline.net. To login to your eSign Gopaperless® dashboard, enter your Username (your email address) and your Password. (First-time users will enter their NRDS# as the password. You will then be prompted to create a new password.)
eSign Printer Driver
Printer Driver Installation Instructions (PDF)
Printer Driver Download (updated)
A Mac version will be available by the end of May.Read the instructions (PDF) for using the eSign program without using the printer driver.