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Wilken teams with Engel & Völkers

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March 27, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

Engel & Völkers announced the opening of its first Scottsdale shop and entrance into the Arizona real estate market, breaking new ground as the luxury brand continues to expand throughout the U.S. and around the world. Sandra Wilken, of Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties, has become the first Engel & Völkers license partner  in Arizona, converting… Read More →

Tiffany & Bosco Adds Zoning and Land Use Group

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March 27, 2013 by in Business News | Legal | Real Estate

The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. announced that zoning attorney William E. Lally, and AICP certified land use planners Kurt A. Jones and Benjamin J. Patton have joined the firm.  Tiffany & Bosco’s Land Use and Zoning practice is dedicated to working closely with builders, developers, brokers, banks and design consultants; focused in the… Read More →

Tiffany & Bosco Adds Zoning and Land Use Group

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March 27, 2013 by in Business News | Legal | Real Estate

The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. announced that zoning attorney William E. Lally, and AICP certified land use planners Kurt A. Jones and Benjamin J. Patton have joined the firm.  Tiffany & Bosco’s Land Use and Zoning practice is dedicated to working closely with builders, developers, brokers, banks and design consultants; focused in the… Read More →

Great American Title Pledges Support of HFCF

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March 26, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

Great American Title Agency announced its commitment in support of the Homeowners Financial Care Fund (HFCF) for 2013 as a Founding Partner. Great American joins with Homeowners Financial Group’s Bill Rogers, Chief Executive Officer and President Pat Lamb, along with other HFCF supporters in a combined effort to care for families throughout the community as… Read More →

How to Survive the Phoenix-area Housing Market

Phoenix-Area Housing Market

The Phoenix-area housing market is especially difficult for home buyers to navigate right now. They face rising prices, competition from investors and other bidders, and a short supply of available homes for sale. That’s why The Arizona Republic and the ASU Real Estate Council at the W. P. Carey School of Business are hosting a… Read More →

Fulton Homes increases building

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March 22, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

The first day of spring brought news for homebuilders that in cities across the nation potential home buyers suddenly find themselves with a low inventory of available homes to choose from. On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that many homebuilders are scrambling to find construction workers and obtain permits to keep up with the… Read More →

Arizona foreclosure rate tumbles

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The number of Arizona homeowners losing their home to repossession or who are in some stage of the foreclosure process keeps on dropping. New data released by foreclosure tracking form RealtyTrac shows nearly 4,000 homes were either taken by lenders or received notices of foreclosure last month. That’s a 29 percent drop from January and… Read More →

Getting to know ‘Green Mortgages’

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March 13, 2013 by in Featured | Green | Real Estate

The Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a relatively new home financing option that nearly every home buyer can take advantage of. Thousands of home buyers across the U.S. are recognizing the benefits that this new mortgage option provides. Recognizing the obvious benefits of having an energy efficient home, more and more home buyers are utilizing… Read More →

Getting to know 'Green Mortgages'

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March 13, 2013 by in Featured | Green | Real Estate

The Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a relatively new home financing option that nearly every home buyer can take advantage of. Thousands of home buyers across the U.S. are recognizing the benefits that this new mortgage option provides. Recognizing the obvious benefits of having an energy efficient home, more and more home buyers are utilizing… Read More →

Bankers: Don’t try to time the market

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March 12, 2013 by in Banking | Featured | Real Estate

Timing is everything. But when it comes to buying a house, Valley banking leaders says it’s best not to rely too much on timing. “Potential buyers who are still on the sidelines waiting for housing prices to decline further may see themselves priced out of the market if interest rates rise,” says Carl Streicher, regional… Read More →

Bankers: Don't try to time the market

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March 12, 2013 by in Banking | Featured | Real Estate

Timing is everything. But when it comes to buying a house, Valley banking leaders says it’s best not to rely too much on timing. “Potential buyers who are still on the sidelines waiting for housing prices to decline further may see themselves priced out of the market if interest rates rise,” says Carl Streicher, regional… Read More →

Phoenix Area Ready for Even Higher Home Prices

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Even though the median Phoenix-area home price shot up by more than a third last year, we can expect area prices to keep soaring in 2013. That’s according to a new housing report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, which offers the latest numbers for Maricopa and Pinal counties,… Read More →

Meritage Homes earns Energy Star Honor

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Meritage Homes earns Energy Star Honor Meritage Homes has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award. The award recognizes ongoing leadership across the Energy Star program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. An innovator in production… Read More →

Pollack donates $1 million to Goodwill

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Austin Powers said it. Michael Pollack is doing it. One million dollars. When Pollack says he wants to put Arizonans back to work he is literally putting his money where his mouth is.  Once again this week one of the Valley’s most generous entrepreneurs has reached into his pocketbook donating $100,000 to Goodwill of Central Arizona.… Read More →

1/3 of Arizona’s home sales are foreclosure-related

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A new report shows 34 percent of all home sales in Arizona last year involved houses in some stage of the foreclosure process. The data released Thursday by foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac shows that’s actually a 26 percent dip from the previous year. Nearly 65,000 homes sold while in some stage of foreclosure last year.… Read More →

1/3 of Arizona's home sales are foreclosure-related

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A new report shows 34 percent of all home sales in Arizona last year involved houses in some stage of the foreclosure process. The data released Thursday by foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac shows that’s actually a 26 percent dip from the previous year. Nearly 65,000 homes sold while in some stage of foreclosure last year.… Read More →

BASIS Selects Eastmark for Its Next East Valley School

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February 26, 2013 by in Business News | Education | Real Estate

The nationally renowned charter school BASIS has selected Eastmark for its next East Valley campus. Construction on BASIS Mesa at Eastmark commences in March 2013.  The new school is set to open fall 2013. “BASIS is our first 5-12 educational partner and a perfect fit for this community.  Eastmark’s central location in the East Valley… Read More →

Scottsdale Builder Wins 4th straight Eliant Award

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February 22, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

Eliant recently announced Rosewood Homes as winner of the 2013 “Homebuyers’ Choice Award” for providing the “Best Overall Purchase and Ownership Experience” in North America. Rosewood was also recognized again for having the highest “First Year Quality” rating. This is the first time a homebuilder has been honored in four consecutive years and Rosewood Homes… Read More →

Phoenix Housing Report: 2012 Numbers and Look Ahead at 2013

Phoenix-Area Housing Market

Though home prices continue rising, things are still far from perfect in the Phoenix-area housing market. A new year-end report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides a 2012 summary of the numbers for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as well as some insight on what’s ahead: * The median… Read More →

Scottsdale Realtors hand out awards

Business Awards: Are They Worth The Effort Of Applying?
February 2, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR) announced their Annual Award recipients at their January 31st Membership Breakfast “Template for Arizona’s Future” which featured a panel of distinguished state leaders including Wellington “Duke “ Reiter, Sr. VP, ASU Foundation, Grady Gammage, Sr. Fellow, ASU Morrison Institute, Marisa Walker, Sr. VP Arizona Commerce Authority and Michael Ryan,… Read More →

Super Bowl Open House at Kurt Warner's Estate

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February 1, 2013 by in Business News | Events | Real Estate

With Super Bowl XLVII just days away, Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce that former National Football League quarterback Kurt Warner, a Super Bowl record holder and sports broadcaster whose career is regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history, will sell his gated residence without reserve on February 27th during a live… Read More →

Super Bowl Open House at Kurt Warner’s Estate

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February 1, 2013 by in Business News | Events | Real Estate

With Super Bowl XLVII just days away, Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce that former National Football League quarterback Kurt Warner, a Super Bowl record holder and sports broadcaster whose career is regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history, will sell his gated residence without reserve on February 27th during a live… Read More →

JDRF Builds Creative Fundraising Campaign

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January 31, 2013 by in Featured | Real Estate

With the economy in a constant state of flux, JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation) has come up with an innovative way to raise money for their cause. BedBrock Developers  and its Owner, Richard Brock has offered to donate at least $250,000 from the sale of a $3,350,000 home to be built in Paradise Valley, AZ.… Read More →

HomeSmart hiring 120 agents a month

Arizona Multihousing Association Career and Job Fair
January 30, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

In today’s real estate market, HomeSmart International stands out. HomeSmart is one of the top ten brokerage company’s in the country, and it is based right here in Phoenix. The real estate market is tough, and while most jobs can be scarce, HomeSmart sheds an optimistic light, having hired 40 new agents last month. The… Read More →