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Exurbs poised to take off in coming years

Posted by   /  April 20, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By James Allen | realor.com A lot of savvy economists, demographers and poll takers were stunned by the recent presidential election and the voting power of rural and suburban Americans. Threatened by globalization and technology, which have decimated millions of industrial jobs, residents in hard-hit regions made the revival of working-class jobs, especially in manufacturing, […]

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Moving to Maricopa County, 222 people at a time

Posted by   /  April 20, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Kennedy Scott | Cronkite News BUCKEYE – Tammy Navarre and her husband were two of the 222 people who moved to Maricopa County every day of 2016, making it the fastest growing county in the nation. “We got into an RV and planned on traveling on to states for about two years and stumbled […]

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The Internet isn’t killing shopping malls—other malls are

Posted by   /  April 18, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Esther Fung | The Wall Street Journal Internet retailing is eating into mall revenue, but competition from newer shopping centers was the most common cause of death for malls over the past decade, according to a study of 72 such properties. While the situations were different, the dead malls generally struggled to compete with […]

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Pollack: Congress–‘2018 was supposed to be a different story’

Posted by   /  April 17, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

The Source for Information and Analysis on the Arizona Economy and Real Estate ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17th, 2017   The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week Last Week’s data support two trains of thought that have been circulating over the […]

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Pinal transportation tax needs to be passed, says real estate expert

Posted by   /  April 17, 2017  /  Economy, Education, Featured News, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

  Education, labor force also a key to growth, panel told By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Transportation development is a necessity for Pinal County, Jim Belfiore, president of Belfiore Real Estate Consulting told Friday’s Pinal Partnership panel. Belfiore was joined on the panel by Bill Honsaker, managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle […]

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Culture, economics drive many to fight for power plant’s future

Posted by   /  April 16, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun Victor Mannie has worked for Navajo Generating Station’s operator, Salt River Project, for 36 years. Working at the power plant was his first job out of high school and now Mannie is traveling to chapters across the Navajo Nation to inform tribal members about the likelihood that the […]

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Report: Phoenix metro area hit hard by extreme poverty

Posted by   /  April 16, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

KTAR Although the United States is years past the recession that hit the country hard and both jobs and incomes are on the rise, there is still extreme poverty around the nation. According to MSN, the Phoenix metro area has been hit second-hardest out of the whole country by extreme poverty. MSN reports that, “In […]

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Immigrants’ housing purchasing significant economic assets for metropolitan regions

Posted by   /  April 12, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

REALTORMag Foreign-born residents will have a “significant impact” on the housing market according to “Housing in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand,” released by the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. The report also notes that if the current levels aren’t sustained, the industry could suffer. One sales coach asks: What can we learn from […]

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How transportation investment helped the East Valley flourish

Posted by   /  April 12, 2017  /  Economy, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Bayne Froney | AZRE In the past, Valley residents would drive their own personal vehicles on the very limited number of freeways available to them. Now, anyone can get anywhere quickly with the enhancements of freeways, bus systems, on-demand services, the light rail and much more. The evolution of transportation in the PHX East […]

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10 projects, 2 education options, 900 jobs coming to Glendale, other West Valley cities

Posted by   /  April 10, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Laura Gómez | The Republic West Valley mayors recently wrapped up the season for State of the City speeches. It was a time for city leaders to rave about their communities, share their visions for the future and, typical of the fast-growing West Valley, highlight major developments that will bring jobs and investment to […]

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