Realty World - Paielli Realty, Inc.
Spring 2013

A Message from Greg Paielli

Dear Client, Customer, & Friends

Hello and welcome to our Spring newsletter. It is hard to believe that we are already to March and spring has sprung! During the last quarter we have been busy expanding our property management services throughout the valley and have added a new office to the Tucson area. We have also added Lynne Jordan to the team, and she will be managing the property management and residential sales for the Tucson area. We are very pleased to have Lynne's positive attitude and knowledgeable experience!

As you know, this time of year starts the beginning of the increasing dry heat we've all grown to know and sometimes love about Arizona. We have already begun property inspections and are paying special attention to the air conditioning systems so you will have cold air when the summer heat hits! Tenants don't forget to change your A/C filters consistently to help keep your air both clean and cold and keep your air conditioners running smoothly. It's recommended to change your air filter every 30-60 days respectively.

Since the last newsletter we have noticed the U.S. housing market and home prices slowly start returning to their normal rates. There has also been a surge of rental properties and rental price increases. We are all looking forward to a more stabilized housing market and are optimistic for the upcoming positive changes.

As always, thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter and visiting our site. Your business is invaluable and your referrals are always highly appreciated. Should you need assistance regarding your property management needs, short selling your home, purchasing a new home, or any general questions, please feel free to contact me. We are here to serve you!

I would like to thank you for taking the time out to read our newsletter and visiting our site. If we can be of some assistance to you in the short sale of your home, purchasing a new home or any general questions please feel free to contact me. We are here to serve you.

Thank You,

Greg Paielli

Take The Fair Housing Quiz

April is considered National Fair Housing Month. Different organizations hold a variety of events; articles and seminars increase to raise the awareness of Fair Housing and what it really means. Nowhere is there more emphasis on this than in the Real Estate/Property Management industry. Complying with Fair Housing is of highest priority to the business of owning and renting property.

Fair Housing is a simple concept, "don't discriminate" but following it is not always an easy task. The Federal Fair Housing Act and its many subsequent acts, in both the Federal and state courts, have been the result of many lawsuits involving the interpretation of these laws. Judgments have resulted in penalties in the millions against those that do not comply with Fair Housing. Discrimination is a serious problem.

As your property management company, we know that we must understand and follow Fair Housing to the letter to protect our clients and their investments. Additionally, it is important to us to keep you apprised of Fair Housing. Therefore, we have provided you with the following quiz on of this important issue so you can see how well-versed you are in this area.

Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE?

  1. The purpose of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act is to ensure that everyone has equal access to housing regardless of their race, national origin, religion, sex, color, disability, familial status. View Answer
    True, this is the basic Fair Housing Act of 1968.

  2. The Civil Rights Act of 1968 is commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. View Answer
    True, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 is referred to as the Fair Housing Act.

  3. HUD is the department of Human Resources and Urban Development. View Answer
    False, HUD is the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  4. The American Disabilities Act was enacted in 1968. View Answer
    False, the American Disabilities Act was enacted in 1988.

  5. Property Owners can discriminate against service animals. View Answer
    False, property owners cannot discriminate against service animals.

  6. Property Owners can charge an additional deposit for service animals. View Answer
    False, property owners cannot charge an additional deposit for service animals.

  7. It is acceptable to use advertising with phrases such as executive home, no kids, and only singles.
    View Answer
    False, these are considered discrimination in advertising and violate Fair Housing.

  8. Housing providers must provide equal opportunities to all prospective buyers or renters, whether or not they speak English or are United States citizens. View Answer
    True, you must provide equal opportunities to buyers or renters, even if they are not citizens or speak English.

  9. President John F. Kennedy signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. View Answer
    False, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 or what is commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act.

  10. Sex was added as a protected class six years later in 1974. Protection from gender discrimination includes any form of sexual harassment and, as proven by recent court cases and legislation, victims of domestic violence are also afforded protections. View Answer
    Yes, sex was added as a protected class in 1974.

  11. Discrimination in renting is now considered a practice of the past. View Answer
    False, the fight to provide Fair Housing and avoid discrimination is still an ongoing issue.

  12. Despite the protection afforded those with disabilities, it is legal for a housing provider to offer an accessible unit to those without disabilities as well as those with disabilities. View Answer
    True, a housing provider does not have to reserve an accessible unit for only those with disabilities as long as there is no discrimination involved for any party.

Serving You

Greg Paielli
(602) 993-1768 Ext. 102

Luisa Ortega
(602) 993-1768 Ext. 107

Toll Free: 1-800-308-6291


Our Associations

Phoenix Office
15650 N. Black Canyon Hwy
Suite B-115
Phoenix, AZ 85053

Tucson Office
333 N Wilmot Road
Suite #340<
Tucson, AZ 85711

Las Vegas Office
6525 W Warm Springs Road
Suite #100
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 56995
Phoenix, AZ 85079-6995

The material provided in this newsletter is for informational and educational purposes only. It is NOT legal advice.
Although we believe this material is accurate, we cannot guarantee that it is 100% without errors.

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