On September 4, 2009, Governor Brewer signed House Bill 2008, which repeals Senate Bill 1271 and its changes to the Arizona anti-deficiency statute. The real estate community's efforts were successful; and the recent changes to the law sought out by the lending industry, signed by Governor Brewer on July 1, 2009, and scheduled to go into effect on September 30, 2009, have been repealed.

As a result of this repeal, property owners (including owners of second homes and investment properties) in the state of Arizona owning qualified real estate (residential property on two and one-half acres or less and utilized for either a single one-family or single two-family dwelling) will continue to receive the protections afforded by Arizona's anti-deficiency statute.

To view the original client alert, or to recap on the details of SB 1271, visit our website. If you have any questions or concerns about this change in Arizona's foreclosure law, contact Brian N. Spector.