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The Dealmaker: 7/21/2017

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The Dealmaker is a daily note of the day’s top real estate stories served just in time for lunch. Bon Appetit! Subscribe here to receive the Dealmaker to your inbox       Neighbors furious after rehab group home opens next door; Jordan Rose, founder and president Rose Law Group, interviewed by CBS 5(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents […]

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[VIDEO] Tillerson to shut cyber office in state department reorganization; Rose Law Group litigation attorney Lauren Reynolds, who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, says ‘international cooperation’ vital

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By Nick Wadhams and Nafeesa Syeed | Bloomberg Cyber coordinator helped negotiate 2015 pact with China Office will be merged into bureau handling economic affairs Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is shutting down an office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries, according to two people familiar with the plan, in a move that critics […]

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Sonnen signs a deal to put storage in new Arizona housing developments

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Energy storage doesn’t look as expensive when it’s part of your mortgage. by Julian Spector  | Greentech Media Sonnen has signed a contract with an Arizona homebuilder to install its energy storage systems along with rooftop solar on each residence in forthcoming developments. This has long been a goal for the company, which aims to create […]

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Construction company builds second chances for former inmates

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By Laura Gómez | The Republic Troy Barbush says teaching elementary school children and adults with felony convictions is the same. Barbush, a former teacher in the Deer Valley Unified School District, now runs a training program that teaches adults recently released from state prison how to wire a house for electric. He works at Avondale-based residential electrical installation […]

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Rules that make it hard to build

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By John McManus | Builder Two factors contribute most to a bigger and bigger wedge between household wages and housing costs. One is local, regional, and national regulation burdens. The other is the lash of counter-productive building, outmoded processes–rigidly hardwired practices, in place due to entrenched interests, laws that date back to the dark ages […]

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I-11 study progressing as planned

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By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE — Results from public hearings held in May regarding a possible future route for Interstate 11 will be available in the next few weeks, officials said. Laura Douglas, community relations project manager with the Arizona Department of Transportation, said: “The I-11 study team is currently working […]

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Wing Mountain ends snowplay operations?

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By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun The concessionaire for Wing Mountain, the popular snowplay area northwest of Flagstaff, has decided to discontinue its operations there, leaving the area short one major recreation opportunity this coming winter. The Forest Service announced Wednesday that Recreation Resource Management had requested a cancellation of its special use permit and removed […]

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McDonald’s has a new design, and it will debut in Phoenix

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By Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal  McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is getting a new look, and Valley residents will be the first to see it. The massive fast-food chain is unveiling a new interior design, the first of which will appear at the Arcadia location at 3155 E. Indian School Road off 32nd Street and Indian School […]

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Technology forges the road for Scottsdale traffic as population growth appears imminent

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By Melissa Fittro | Scottsdale Independent Behind the hustle and bustle of Scottsdale’s 311 traffic signals are fewer than 20 people making sure drivers see those green, yellow and red lights. The Traffic Management Center, 9191 E. San Salvador Drive, can shift its focus on any area of Scottsdale at a moment’s notice and the […]

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East Valley Dairy Queen king sees no future in malls

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By Jessica Suriano | East Valley Tribune Steve Cowgur says the handwriting is on the wall, so he’s moving his Dairy Queen stores out of the mall. The 65-year Mesa resident and Dairy Queen franchisee has bought new standalone restaurants in Chandler because he said the food-service industry is shifting away from shopping malls. “The […]

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