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Best of the Best Awards 2009: Real Estate Residential

Pulte Homes - Best of the Best 2009 presented by Ranking Arizona
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Real Estate Residential Honoree: Homebuilders: 12 developments or more Pulte Homes and the Communities of Del Webb Building on a reputation of quality home construction and commitment to superior customer satisfaction, Pulte Homes and the Communities of Del Webb provides customers a home buying, building and living experience second to none. With more than 90… Read More →

CEO Series: Keith Maio President and CEO National Bank of Arizona

Keith Maio President and CEO National Bank of Arizona

Keith Maio President and CEO National Bank of Arizona Assess the current state of the banking industry in Arizona. It looks pretty tough. The economic environment is difficult. What we deal with in Arizona is that we have a real estate-dominant economy, so many of the local banks are heavy in real estate lending. And… Read More →

As Commercial Real Estate Sector Prepares To Be Hit By Recession, Leaders Should Become Proactive

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The headlines today have focused on the bailout of the banking industry and the housing market’s severe contraction. Not a lot of attention has been paid to the commercial real estate sector. As with all business cycles, there is a flow-through to the various sectors. The fact that we have lost more than 1 million… Read More →

Homebuilders Refining Their Services

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In light of the economy’s condition, homebuilders are refining their services to meet the needs of their customers. The Valley’s housing market continues to ride real estate’s proverbial wave, sometimes enjoying the crest, and right now just trying to survive the trough. While the current down market isn’t good for homebuilders, it is providing homebuyers… Read More →

Real Estate Companies Are Seizing Opportunities During The Bust

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With dark clouds hanging over the country’s economy and property prices tumbling, many people consider the idea of buying real estate absurd. Yet Valley real estate experts contend right now is the best time to buy. Jeff Pavone, principal of Commercial Plus in Scottsdale, says smart, experienced commercial real estate investors only buy property when… Read More →

Housing Crash Hurts The Valley’s Luxury Home Market

Luxury Home - AZ Business Magazine November 2008

High-End Distress: The housing crash is now hurting the Valley’s luxury home market A meticulous five-bedroom, remodeled home sits nestled in one of Paradise Valley’s most beautiful neighborhoods. But the most remarkable thing about this home is not its one-acre lot, new flooring or up-to-date kitchen. It’s the “For Sale” sign that has graced the… Read More →

The Long View

The Long View 2008

By Melissa Bordow In real estate, as in love, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So when you ask major players in the Valley’s office-condominium market how attractive it is, you’ll get wildly divergent answers. On one hand, brokers, bankers and economists can tell you what the numbers say: Office-condo sales have lost… Read More →

As More People Lose Their Homes, Banks Are Left Holding The Keys


Acquiring real estate through foreclosures is not exactly the type of transaction banks relish. That’s especially true in a down market that is overloaded with raw land and homes — and a paucity of potential buyers. Estimates of the amount and value of acquired real estate through foreclosures are difficult, if not impossible, to come… Read More →

Cover Story – He Shoots


He Shoots… Will former Sun Dan Majerle score in real estate? Photography by Brian Fiske Dan Majerle’s left ring finger is broken. It’s wrapped in a small black cast, the result of some aggressive play in a pickup basketball league he plays in. Ironically, the same finger on his right hand was broken in a… Read More →