August Archives

Creative Ways to Celebrate Family Fun Month


You may not know it, but August is Family Fun Month. Lee Knowlton, CEO of Pump It Up, the nation’s leading children’s entertainment venues specializing in imaginative play, offers some tips for things you can do at home to engage in fun, active play with your family. 1. Get creative in the kitchen. Setting aside… Read More →

Cassidy Turley Completes 69,471 SF Lease for 1st United Door Technologies

by in In The Spotlight | Newsmakers

Cassidy Turley announced it completed a lease for 69,471 square feet for 1st United Door Technologies, LLC at Geneva Industrial, 1016 W. Geneva Drive in Tempe. Senior Vice President Bruce Calfee and Vice President Josh Wyss, of Cassidy Turley’s Industrial Group, represented the Tenant while Executive Vice Presidents Steve Sayre and Pat Harlan represented the… Read More →

Phoenix home prices jump 18.8% in year


Home prices rose in August in nearly all U.S. cities, and many of the markets hit hardest during the crisis are starting to show sustained gains. The increases are the latest evidence of a steady housing recovery. The Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index reported Tuesday that national home prices increased 2 percent in August compared… Read More →

Unemployment falls in nearly 90% of U.S. cities


Unemployment rates fell in August in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. metro areas, mainly because more people gave up looking for work. The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped in 329 large cities, the most in four months. Rates rose in 24 cities and were unchanged in 19. In the Metro Phoenix… Read More →

Phoenix-area Home Prices, Supply Slowly Inching Up


Both Phoenix-area home prices and the number of homes available for sale are slowly inching up. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the numbers for Maricopa and Pinal Counties, as of August: > The median single-family home price went up from $149,000 in July to… Read More →

Housing Indicators Show Sustained Progress in Home Prices

by in Business News | Economy | Real Estate

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the August edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data continues to show signs that the housing market is strengthening – as home price improvements in the first half… Read More →

Arizona’s Unemployment Rate Drops in October 2010

Arizona's Unemployment Rate Drops in October 2010
by in Economy | Featured

The state’s unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percent to 9.5 percent in October, as the economy added 27,400 jobs. This is the largest October job gain since 2004. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) reports today that the private sector generated 93 percent of those jobs, or 25,600.  Year-over-year, total non-farm employment was up 1.1… Read More →

Jobs Grow Modestly; State’s Unemployment Rate Is Unchanged

by in Economy | Featured

The state added 16,000 jobs in September, mostly due to the start of the new school year. Despite the modest gains, the Arizona Department of Commerce reported today that the state’s unemployment rate remains at 9.7 percent Sept. 2010 Aug. 2010 Sept. 2009 United States 9.6% 9.6% 9.8% Arizona 9.7% 9.7% 9.4% Year-over-year, total non-farm… Read More →

Falling Prices, More Foreclosures Plague The Valley’s Housing Market

by in Economy | Featured | Real Estate

The housing market in the Phoenix metro area continues to tread through troubled waters. According to a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, the median price for an existing home in the Valley fell for the third straight month. Making matters worse, foreclosures continue to weigh down… Read More →