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Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced townhome models available to view

Frank Lloyd Wright

Model units for North Central Phoenix townhomes influenced by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright are now available to be viewed. The Mason is a 33-unit townhome community located near 16th Street and Bethany Home Road by developers Liv URBN, a joint venture between Baron Properties and Denver-based Haselden Construction.   Photos courtesy of Liv… Read More →

HomeSmart International expands in northern California

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HomeSmart International added a new franchisee to align with the fast-growing franchise brand. HomeSmart Bay Area, which is owned by Michael Young, recently just joined the ranks of other top brokers in the real estate industry who call HomeSmart their brand of choice. Young’s first HomeSmart office is located in the high value real estate market… Read More →

Shea Homes says Phoenix housing market continues recovery


For a second consecutive quarter, sales are up for Shea Homes Arizona. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2016  beat 2015 Q4 sales by 22 percent. This gain followed a 12 percent increase in Q3 compared to 2015. “The Phoenix housing market is showing clear signs of recovery,” said Ken Peterson, VP of Sales and Marketing for… Read More →

Pioneer Title Agency opens first branch in Surprise


Pioneer Title Agency announced it has opened its newest branch, which is located at 14239 W. Bell Rd. in Surprise, and will focus on serving the organization’s Surprise customers and business members. Karrie Montana, who just joined Pioneer in July but has more than 24 years of experience in the title and real estate industries,… Read More →

HomeSmart International grows in Northern Arizona


A new franchise joined HomeSmart International in northeastern Arizona as HomeSmart Professionals in Lakeside, Ariz. The franchise is owned by John Bobo and Felice Katz-Bobo. The company recently joined HomeSmart, and has one HomeSmart office with 26 real estate agents. Together, the brokerage couple has more than eight years of real estate experience. Their brokerage… Read More →

Maracay Homes purchases 93 lots in Goodyear


Maracay Homes, a wholly owned company of the TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH), closed on a $3.8 million purchase of 93 homesites for courtyard cluster single-family detached homes in Goodyears. The homes are in the Rio Paseo Cottages community on West Encanto Boulevard, north of Interstate 10, in Goodyear, Ariz. Maracay Homes closed on 9.4… Read More →

Maracay Homes closes on 9.4 acres near South Mountain

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Home developer, Maracay Homes, closed on 9.4 acres of land near the South Mountain Baseline Road corridor in Phoenix for $1.65 million. The property purchase will be combined with a second property Maracay is expecting to close on at the beginning of next year. The recently purchased property and the second property will total 23.5… Read More →

Interest rate speculation motivates home buyers

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With the presidential election over, perspective new home buyers are hearing more speculation about interest rates being raised before President-elect Trump takes office in January. While there is no across-the-board agreement on whether there will be an increase, experts who study the housing market and interest rates are leaning toward an eventual uptick in rates.… Read More →

‘Property Wars’ star merges his firm with Realty Executives Phoenix

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Valley-based Realty Executives Phoenix is expanding once again with a  merger with one of the Valley’s biggest names in real estate. RedBrick Realty, which was founded by “Property Wars” star Doug Hopkins, has merged with Realty Executives to join one of the largest real estate brokerages in Arizona. RedBrick Realty will rebrand as Realty Executives… Read More →

Pioneer Title Agency opening Buckeye location

Pioneer Title Agency

For more than 30 years, Pioneer Title Agency Inc. has provided its services and information in the real estate industry, such as title insurance background checks, escrow services, homeowner’s policies and trustee sale guarantees. The company currently employs more than 400 employees across 35 cities in 14 counties of Arizona, and has opened up a… Read More →

Will Trump’s policies impact Arizona’s housing market?

Phoenix area real estate has been experiencing an undersupplied market for the past two years, but promises made by president-elect Donald Trump could change this fact. During Donald Trump’s campaign, he promised a mass deportation of all illegal immigrants, which could have an impact on housing markets across the country, especially Arizona. According to the… Read More →

Residential brokers utilize holidays to regroup

Real estate agents are going into overtime to get as much accomplished before the market cools down for the winter, despite an improving market. The holiday season also provides a bit of time to prepare for the upcoming year. Real estate agents use this time to come up with new marketing plans, establish new connections, and catch… Read More →

HomeSmart expands partnership with Zillow Group


HomeSmart, the largest real estate franchising company in Arizona, has expanded its partnership with Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of real estate and home-related brands on mobile and web. HomeSmart has 11,000 agents through 17 states and 98 offices. Through this expanded agreement, HomeSmart’s listings on Zillow and Trulia have guaranteed listing agent exposure… Read More →

Ed Robson donates $8 million to hockey arena project

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Ed Robson, founder and chairman of Robson Resort Communities in Arizona and Texas, has donated $8 million to his alma mater, Colorado College. The money will go toward a modern on-campus practice facility for the college’s hockey team. Robson played hockey while a student at Colorado College in the 1950s. The Edward J. Robson Arena… Read More →