Residential Real Estate Archives

New home starts up 60% from last year in Phoenix

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Metrostudy’s 1Q16 survey of the Phoenix housing market shows annual home starts, attached and detached, in the Phoenix area numbered 16,687 over the past four quarters ending 1Q16, a 60% increase YoY and up 13% from 4Q15. Quarterly starts in 1Q16 numbered 3,928 units, up 47%% from 1Q15. Annual closings numbered 12,651, up 20% YoY,… Read More →

82 homesites purchased in Gilbert

Gilbert

Maracay Homes, a wholly owned company of the TRI Pointe Group (NYSE:TPH), has closed on 82 homesites at Adora Trails, an amenity-rich master planned community near the San Tan Mountains in Gilbert, Arizona. Located near the southeast corner of Riggs Road and Val Vista Drive, Maracay’s parcel at Adora Trails will be developed into a new, single-family… Read More →

Thomas Title & Escrow announces national launch

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It’s all about growth at Thomas Title & Escrow’s Scottsdale office where Kevin Kinerk has been promoted to President of the Arizona market. Mr. Kinerk now assumes responsibility for day-to-day management along with developing and maintaining client relationships. “Kevin has the requisite executive experience to lead our Arizona operations to sustained growth. He’s been deeply… Read More →

Two Biltmore Estates debuts final phase of plan

Two Biltmore Estates

Two Biltmore Estates has unveiled the final phase of its 38 home luxury collection nestled within the iconic Arizona Biltmore neighborhood. Developed by renowned Arizona Biltmore builder Geneva Holdings, the final few homes in Two Biltmore Estates are exceeding record sales for the tony community, averaging over $1.8 million each. “Homes in the Arizona Biltmore maintain and… Read More →

Shea Homes partners with Arizona Cardinals

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Shea Homes Arizona announced that it has signed on for the 2016-17 season by the Arizona Cardinals. This will be the second consecutive season the homebuilder is taking on the role of Proud Partner of the Arizona Cardinals. “The fit between Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals is truly a perfect match,” said Ken Peterson, vice… Read More →

Luxury residential and lifestyle company launches

Luxury residential

The True Life Companies, a Scottsdale-based strategic real estate investment and community development firm, has launched Symmetry, a residential and lifestyle company that is committed to offering premium, resort-influenced amenities and first class hospitality. The new company embraces a core philosophy of meaningful balance and aims to create, build and serve luxury communities where an… Read More →

Upcoming Phoenix community built with Millennials in mind

Phoenix community

Encanto Living owned by Justin Johnson, is beginning construction on its new Moon Valley-area single-family community. The 29-home infill development, called Encanto Moon Valley, is one of the first in the area since the economic recovery and one of three such planned communities where the homes are being designed with a historic feel, amenities and… Read More →

The rise of the home-owning tourist

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It’s no secret that Arizona is the place to be in the wintertime. The warm, sunny days coupled with a variety of events around the Valley often entice tourists to call Arizona their home for part of the year. As one of the top “snowbird” states in the nation, when should tourists consider transitioning from… Read More →

HomeSmart hits milestone, exceeds 10,000 agents

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HomeSmart International recently announced the company has exceeded the 10,000 agent mark in its United States-based franchises. The milestone comes off of several consecutive years of positive growth trends since the company first began franchising in 2009. Additionally, 77 percent of the franchises under the HomeSmart brand posted net positive agent growth numbers for 2015.… Read More →

HomeSmart promotes Ashley Bowers to president

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HomeSmart International announced Ashley Bowers has been promoted to the position of president for the international franchising company. Bowers, who joined HomeSmart International in 2013 as chief operating officer (COO), has been instrumental in spearheading the company’s recent growth initiatives and is also credited with attracting top real estate industry talent to the HomeSmart International… Read More →

Realtor.com says Gilbert is biggest boom town

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Realtor.com® today released its list of America’s Top ‘Boom Towns’. Led by Gilbert, Ariz. (85297); Los Angeles (90012), and Dallas (75201), these neighborhoods are striking it rich when it comes to new home construction, job creation and an increasing number of households – the gold mine for housing market growth. “The strength of the residential… Read More →

Tips for installing rooftop solar

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With an average of 299 sunny days per year, it’s no wonder Arizona is experiencing one of the largest increases in solar installations in the nation.  The abundance of sunshine is wonderful for creating clean, renewable solar energy, but Arizona’s weather isn’t always ideal for our roofs. Weather factors can greatly affect your solar panel… Read More →

Down payment assistance for Valley home buyers

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), NeighborWorks America and its network member Trellis, announced the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program has millions of dollars in down payment assistance grants still available for eligible Maricopa County homebuyers. “We are ready to help families qualify for the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program down payment assistance grants,” said Patricia Garcia… Read More →

Fulton Homes opens newest East Valley community

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Fulton Homes has announced the opening of its newest East Valley community, Warner Groves at Morrison Ranch. Located in Gilbert just off the 202 near the intersection of East Warner Road and South Higley Road, Morrison Ranch consist of 103 lots and features six new Fulton Homes floor plans ranging in size from 1600 square… Read More →