Residential Real Estate Archives

Phoenix housing has strongest quarter in a decade

Reviving the Construction Industry

Metrostudy has released the results of their 2Q17 survey of the Phoenix housing market, and it shows the strongest quarter for homebuilding in a decade. Some of Regional Director Ryan Brault’s findings include: Builders started 16,663 homes between the end of 2Q16 and 2Q17, of which 4,632 started in the second quarter. That was the highest… Read More →

120 Arizona companies make Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing firms


Arizona is home to many innovative companies that are driving the state’s economy. A total of 120 Arizona companies made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private firms in America for 2017. From Carvana (No. 34), which is changing the way we buy cars, to AAW Enterprises (No. 4,877), an online retailer, Arizona companies are… Read More →

Clayton Nash Real Estate acquires Uptown Realty

Arizona-based Clayton Nash Real Estate has made yet another power move as the company continues to expand and disrupt the traditional residential real estate brokerage model. The company’s latest Arizona expansion initiative includes the absorption of well-known independent brokerage Uptown Realty. The agreement includes the transfer of the Uptown Realty agents as well as its… Read More →

Housing crisis could result in more tenant-landlord disputes

Francesca Sutton was excited to move out of her apartment and into her first rental home. She didn’t expect the scorpions — or to be involved in an increasing number of tenant-landlord disputes. “The first night that we moved in, my son noticed a scorpion in his bedroom, so he called me when I got… Read More →

SAMM Awards will celebrate Valley’s homebuilding industry

Noting this season as the busiest summer many in the Valley of the Sun real estate market have ever seen, following an impressive first half of 2017, the local homebuilding industry is celebrating with the SAMM Awards, 4 – 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley.… Read More →

Berkshire Hathaway sells most expensive home in Sedona

Dale and Bendy Sobol, real estate sales executives with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, have completed the most expensive home sale in Sedona in the past 10 years. The team sold 140 Hidden Meadow Drive in Sedona’s exclusive Seven Canyons neighborhood for $5 million.  Designed by architect Robert Morris and built by Phil Morris, this… Read More →

Surpass Senior Living expands in Valley with Mesa location

 Surpass Senior Living, a senior living community operator and management company, recently announced the addition of Amy Geissler as executive director of its third Arizona community, Mariposa Point of Mesa, which will open in October.   Surpass Senior Living recently announced it is investing $115 million in the Phoenix senior housing market. Two of the five locations are… Read More →

Study of Northwest Valley homes shows skyrocketing appreciation

A recent study conducted by My Home Group’s Peoria-based Laughton Team, led by George and Jennifer Laughton, found that 13 neighborhoods in the Northwest Valley appreciated from 36.6% to 94.4% in just over five years, with the Dos Rios community nearly doubling in value. “This study was not only a great example of how the… Read More → Chandler among 10 best for affordability, schools

Back To School, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., today released its ranking of the 10 most affordable housing markets with top elementary schools. Led by Aurora, Illinois. (60503), located outside Chicago, the list also includes towns from all over the U.S., from Royersford, Pennsylvania., to Chandler, Arizona.… Read More →

Christopher Todd Communities creates A New Lease on Life


Christopher Todd Communities, a new innovative multi-family community developer in the Phoenix metropolitan area, has created a 501(c)3 a non-profit called A New Lease on Life™ to give those in need a hand up.  The first community outreach involves a partnership with The Veterans Directory.  One veteran will receive three-year rent-assistance at each of the… Read More →

Homeowners Financial Group triples size of HQ for new hires

Homeowners Financial Group (HFG), a Scottsdale-based mortgage company founded in 2004, has announced openings in six states and the expansion of its corporate headquarters to make way for new “Homies.”  Homeowners Financial Group has 35 offices in 13 states and is licensed to do business in 23 states. Last year, HFG funded $1.51 billion of… Read More →

Estrella by Newland Communities sells 5,000th home

Offering residents a desert oasis rich with amenities and quality homes, the West Valley community of Estrella recently closed on its 5,000th home. Currently, eight new home builders offer potential residents a wide variety of floor plans to suit any lifestyle. Located approximately 17 miles west from Phoenix, Estrella is known for its natural desert… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Clayton Nash Real Estate expands into Texas

Arizona-based real estate brokerage Clayton Nash Real Estate expands to Texas with a new office in Houston. Clayton Nash Real Estate is a new technology-focused real estate firm offering agents anunprecedented marketing program that includes time saving programs for agents, cutting edge lead generation and sales technology with ongoing sales training and support that puts… Read More →

New data shows Millennials are buying more houses

Varo Money, Inc., a digital banking app for ambitious Millennials who are hands-off with their money, today announced the release of its deep dive survey on how “hands-off millennials” manage their finances without making detailed budgets or categorizing expenses. Varo surveyed 287 hands-off, creditworthy millennials about their financial hopes and fears, their day-to-day financial routines,… Read More →