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Amazon rejects Tucson’s gift of a 21-foot saguaro cactus

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Amazon has rejected a 21-foot saguaro cactus that a Tucson economic development group sent to the online giant in hopes of luring a second company headquarters to the city. Amazon tweeted Tuesday to the group, Sun Corridor Inc., that the company cannot accept gifts — “even really cool […]

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Which city in Arizona is the worst to live in?

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

KTAR There are 91 incorporated cities and towns in the entire state of Arizona, but only one has been named the worst in the state to live in: Tucson. That’s right, the city of Tucson was named the worst city in Arizona to live in, according to MSN.com. The southern Arizona city was ranked the worst […]

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The Mark at Tucson student housing land sale closes at Broadway & Park for $4.6 million

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Real Estate Daily News Landmark Properties, dba The Mark at Tucson, closed August 25th on its second student housing project site at 931-949 East Broadway Blvd. in Tucson for $4,631,375 ($41.49 PSF). Its first student housing in Tucson, The Retreat Tucson is at 22nd Street and Park Avenue with 189 units and 774 beds. This second project […]

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KB opens 95-home community in Tucson

Posted by   /  September 15, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

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Homes from 1,231 to 2,413 square feet will start in the mid $200,000s. Builder KB Home, Los Angeles (NYSE:KBH) on Thursday announced the grand opening of Montaretto Estates, its newest community in Tucson. Located in northwest Tucson and surrounded by the Catalina and Tortolita Mountains, Montaretto Estates represents the final opportunity to purchase a new home adjacent […]

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Two homebuilders buy 230 more Vail homesites for $6.7 million

Posted by   /  September 14, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

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KB Home buys at Rancho Del Lago and D.R. Horton at Vista Del Lago Norte Real Estate Daily News TUCSON, Arizona — KB Home Tucson, Inc. purchased 111 platted and engineered lots in Rancho del Lago from Vail Valley Joint Venture of Tucson (Bill Estes III, manager). The sale closed on September 5, 2017 with a […]

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Recent Tucson sale transactions reported

Posted by   /  September 11, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Real Estate Daily News Recent sale transactions for commercial land, and retail properties reported by CBRE, Chapman Lindsey and Realty Executives in Tucson: CFT NV Development LLC purchased 1.15 acres of land on the northeast corner of Sahuarita Road and Rancho Sahuarita. Jesse Peron and Pete Villaescusa of CBRE represented the buyer. Dave Hammack of […]

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Ground subsidence, that sinking feeling

Posted by   /  September 4, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star The ground is stabilizing under Tucson and Phoenix, but sinking faster than ever under many rural farming areas around the state. The phenomenon known as land subsidence is showing a two-way trend due to differences in the kinds of water supplies and water management used in varying regions, officials […]

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Phoenix, Tucson get middling scores in UN look at cities’ sustainability

Posted by   /  September 2, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Issac Windes | Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said in his State of the City address this year that Phoenix had been “recognized for our leadership on sustainability,” but a new study suggests it may have room to improve. The study by a U.N.-backed nonprofit called the Sustainable Development Solutions Network […]

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[OPINION] Building code deprives citizens of their rights

Posted by   /  August 25, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  1 Comment

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Roy Otterbein | The Republic This may be hard to believe, but a private citizen who wants to build his/her own house on his/her own property and wants it to be cooler than 75 degrees cannot legally do that in most of the densely […]

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Hobby Lobby opening two new Tucson stores and one in Nogales

Posted by   /  August 22, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Gabriela Rico | Arizona Daily Star Arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby is adding three more stores in Southern Arizona, including one at a highly anticipated south-side shopping center and another in Nogales. The crafting and home decor giant opened its first Tucson store in 2013 at Broadway and Craycroft Road, where Mervyn’s once […]

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