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Pollack: Slow week for economic news

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ELLIOTT D. POLLACK  & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16th, 2017 The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week It was a slow week for economic news.  Consumer confidence increased.   Retail sales were satisfactory.  Mortgage rates crept up a little.  And, locally, the housing market continued to modestly […]

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Six in ten new homes are built in community associations

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The highest share was in the Mountain Division (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) By Ashok Chaluvadi | Eye on Housing According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), 59.8 percent of all homes started in 2016 were built within a community or homeowner’s association. The Census Bureau […]

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Phoenix real estate in September: Sales up slightly, inventory down 10% Year-over-year

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By Bill McBride | Calculated Risk This is a key housing market to follow since Phoenix saw a large bubble bust followed by strong investor buying. READ ON:

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Kindred cities: Affordable alternatives to your favorite pricey places

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See which Arizona city is kin to Miami By Lance Lambert | realtor.com America’s premier cities seem to have it all: Instagrammable park and city views, edgy bars, oodles of culture, a vibrant and weird street life, shops that sell cookie dough by the scoop. But all that awesomeness comes at a steep price. The […]

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Mohave County supervisors to consider 150-acre donation

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By Hubble Ray Smith The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will discuss and possibly accept an offer from Marvin and Inger Lustiger to donate 150 acres of land in Dolan Springs to be used for county and public purposes, contingent upon the property’s appraisal. The board may authorize the county administrator to prepare documents for […]

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P.B. Bell community honored with national design award

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AZRE P.B. Bell, a leader in multifamily housing and real estate development, management and acquisitions, was recently recognized for outstanding design at Escape, one of its Phoenix communities. The community, designed by Lawrence Lake Interiors, was honored with an American Society of Interior Design (ASID) award. Escape, located at 16th Street and Highland Avenue in […]

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Council hires Applied Economics as Kingman East interchange project consultants

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Daily Miner City Council voted (4-1) Friday to approve an agreement with Applied Economics to present a plan to request funding from Arizona Department of Transportation for the Interstate 11 East Kingman Connection Project. The city will make a presentation to ADOT and Gov. Doug Ducey in November requesting $20 million to fund the Kingman […]

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Trends in single-family flooring

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LinkedIn/Builder Some notable flooring trends from the past few years for new single-family homes include carpeting being relegated to bedrooms, tile replacing resilient flooring, and hardwood finish growing in popularity for main living areas. Ed Hudson, director of the Market Research Division at Home Innovation Research Labs, writes: READ ON:

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Local rules and affordable housing options

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A tide of young activists in metros that have gotten too expensive to develop will move the NIMBY needle, or move, period. By John McManus|  Builder Grabar offers a microcosmic view of American housing’s theme and variations here in an article, titled “San Francisco’s Civil War.” The Slate sub-headline reads, “YIMBYs! Socialists! The only thing […]

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Hearing on Barrister alley set for next Wednesday

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By Yasmine Kenney | Downtown Devil A hearing over a potential alley abandonment near the historic Barrister Building will be held at next Wednesday’s city council meeting. The Urban Phoenix Project is challenging a decision from September to abandon the alley for use as part of a Crescent Bay Holdings residential condominium development. Director and President of […]

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