The Dealmaker: 10/10/2016

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Getting ‘the look’ [and ‘the Seville’] – 2 property retail portfolio sells for $72.5M.  “The Scottsdale Seville Shopping Center sold for $34,000,000… [At the NEC of Scottsdale and Indian Bend, the] center is… across the street from the upcoming $2 Billion Ritz-Carlton Resort. The La Mirada Shopping Center, sold for $38,500,000… is… at the NEC of Pima and Pinnacle Peak…” Buyer/seller info for the Seville and La Mirada (which in Spanish means “The Look”), at AZRE.

Pollack: Phoenix, Tucson single-family resales doing well. U.S.: Employment & Unemployment, Credit, New Orders & Manufacturing Index, Auto Sales. AZ: The Cromford Report – Total Listings/Sales/Median Prices – Greater Phoenix/Tucson & Maricopa County. In this week’s edition of The Monday Morning Quarterback.

West Valley and Mesa freeway projects competing for funding. “State Route 30 [‘a $1.6 billion project’] would… divert… traffic from [I-10] for… 13 miles through Goodyear, Avondale and west Phoenix. State Route 24 [the $286 million Gateway Freeway] in Mesa would… eas[e]… the drive between the city and the San Tan Valley… where several master-planned housing communities are located.” AZCentral reports that “both [projects]] could…  happen [by 2025], but… one will get priority status to go first.”

BUBBLE RAP – Home prices heat up: Crisis and opportunity. CNBC’s Diana Olick talks “UBS’ recently released ‘Global Real Estate Bubble Index,’” reporting that a “majority of U.S. markets may not be in so-called bubble territory, but homeownership is becoming increasingly difficult” due to “a growing affordability crisis.’”  And the “opportunity”? The “rising home values are benefiting homeowners who… stay put” and take advantage of “tappable equity.”

Worried about housing? You’re not alone. “Rising mortgage rates, overheating home prices, nothing for sale, pre-election jitters — the list of reasons to lose confidence in the housing market is growing. In fact, the share of consumers who think now is a good time to buy a home fell 5 percentage points in… a monthly housing sentiment survey… by Fannie Mae.” CNBC’s Diana Olick looks at how the “‘decline in the HPSI… adds a note of caution to [Fannie Mae’s] moderately positive housing outlook…’”

HOME/SHOPPING – Dying suburbia malls become housing mecca.“Nearly 300 former malls [around the country] have — or are in the process of becoming — mixed-use developments, and 50 or so are adding in housing…” REALTORMag looks at how ““dead malls and… dead parking lots are the new cheap land.”

Cameron Carter’s $5M Deals of the Day

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Monsanto could get big tax break to locate in Tucson area. “Biotech seed giant Monsanto and Pima County are negotiating a possible incentive package that would substantially reduce the property tax burden of a planned… greenhouse in the Avra Valley [‘Twin Peaks Road just west of Marana’]…  Monsanto has offered to invest $100 million in the greenhouse and hire 30 to 60 people to work there.” However, the plan faces opposition — not only from “an environmental activist group” and a “tax research group” — but also from most of the folks who’ve left remarks in the comments section of this Arizona Daily Star report.

Special legislative session today on Proposed $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat stadium in Las Vegas. “After eight months of presentations, discussions, news conferences, lobbying, arm twisting, strategizing, cajoling and all sorts of arguing, the proposed… domed football stadium finally makes its way to the Nevada Legislature.” However, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, even “with all the supermajorities necessary to get the deal done, the stadium proposal isn’t a slam dunk.”

2/3 of Americans don’t think presidential campaign addresses most important concerns. Here at Dealmaker headquarters, we aren’t sure what’s more surprising about this poll (from AP/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research): That “[t]wo-thirds of Americans do not think the presidential campaign is adequately addressing… issues that matter most,” or that one-third of Americans DO think they’re being addressed!  Poll findings at Arizona Daily Independent.

‘Saturday Night Live’ grabs Donald Trump by the hot mic. USA TODAY: “[SNL] mercilessly mocked Donald Trump’s sexually aggressive comments caught by a hot mic in a 2005 tape and poked fun at the Republican nominee’s half-hearted apology…”  In a separate piece, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway (played by Kate McKinnon) tries to a take a scheduled “Day Off,” but finds it nearly impossible as she keeps having to make media appearances to do damage control for The Donald. We’ve got the links to both of these hilarious segments, so click it —>

Mesa Master-Planned Community Cadence at Gateway Launches With First Builder – Lennar Homes Read more

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Western Wealth Capital of Canada Buys Multifamily Property Near ASU for $17 Million Read more

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