The Dealmaker: 9/5/2018

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KB Home opens Maricopa community. • 84 one-story ranch homes • Five floor plans • Between Smith Enke & Honeycutt Road • More on KB’s new “Homestead” neighborhood — home features, community amenities, layout and pricing — in Builder.

New home buyers will pay for Arizona’s construction worker shortage.“Arizona has one of the biggest shortages of construction workers in the U.S.”AZCentral real estate reporter Catherine Reagor looks at the impact of this shortage — not only will it cause new home prices to increase, but also construction time. Featuring housing stats courtesy of real estate consultant Jim Belfiore.

Preventing the next housing crisis. “Mistakes were made in the past that led up to the previous housing crisis. See what a recent report says about what we could learn from the past to improve the future of housing.” In DSNews.

How SkyBridge Arizona will affect businesses and residents. Projections show SkyBridge creating tens of thousands of jobs and generating hundreds of millions per year in revenue as it streamlines “air cargo transport” between the U.S. and Mexico. However, NAFTA negotiations have some “questioning what the future holds for trade between the countries.” AzBigMedia.  

Coates: Pinal farmer and optimist plans a future without CAP water. PinalCentral contributing columnist Bill Coates speaks with farmer and Maricopa’s very “first elected mayor,” Kelly Anderson. As an eternal optimist, Anderson talks about the planning (and hoping) he and other local growers are doing as they face the possibility of drastic cuts in CAP water.

ASU Thunderbird’s relocation expected to bring more culture to downtown. “Developers and Arizona State University officials reassured attendees that the future Thunderbird School of Global Management building would maintain the school’s spirit, embrace multiculturalism and be a welcoming area for everyone downtown at the latest community meeting.” Downtown Devil.

Queen Creek: Mansel Carter park opening. The new 48-acre park, located at Appleby & 196th St., features “ball fields, multi-purpose fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts” and “connectivity to the Town’s multi-use trail system.” It also boasts the Town’s very “first fishing lake.” More about the park, plus highlights from the ribbon-cutting ceremony, in Queen Creek Independent

Gilbert among 10 best places to raise a family. “WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 46 key metrics that consider essential family dynamics, such as the cost of housing, the quality of local school and health-care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation.” Gilbert finished STRONG! Scottsdale, Chandler, and Peoria also impressed.

Arizona Supreme Court hears Hopi Tribe’s case against snowmaking. “In February, the Arizona Court of Appeals revived the question of whether Snowbowl’s snowmaking with reclaimed wastewater causes ‘special injury’ to Hopi religious and cultural sites.” Yesterday, the Arizona Supreme Court heard opening arguments in the case. The recap in Arizona Daily Sun​

Pollack: Merry Christmas!Too early? Not for the Monday Morning Quarterback, who gives us this festive economic forecast: “Overall, the picture suggests a positive holiday season will soon be upon us. Ho! Ho! Ho!” Other gifts from MMQ include data for these ‘Snapshots’—>  U.S.: Consumer Confidence • Income & Savings • GDP • Home Prices • Home Sales. AZ: Home Prices – Greater Phoenix • TPT Collections for Retail, Restaurant/Bar & Hotel/Motel – Maricopa, Pima & Pinal Counties.

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10th Annual AZ DealMakers – January 11, 2019. Don’t miss out on the BIGGEST homebuilding industry event for real estate forecasting and analysis, featuring the best speakers in the industry and a mixer with the finest in AZ Real Estate! Includes an Overview on Housing provided by Jim Belfiore, President of Belfiore Real Estate Consulting. For the full list of ten keynote speakers & panelists plus registration info for the event titled Arizona Housing: Growth, Its Costs, Challenges & Opportunities, tap on! 



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As a supplement to the Dealmaker, we thought you might enjoy these articles!

The transition from John McCain to Jon Kyl. • “Can Kyl vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court?” • “Does Kyl’s 18-year tenure in the Senate affect his seniority now?” • “Does Kyl move into McCain’s office in the Russell Senate Office Building?” • The answers to these and other “pressing questions” in AZCentral.

Flake wants nominee’s position on separation of powers; Arizona cancer patient opposes Kavanaugh for Supreme Court. Sen. Jeff Flake and Sedona resident and cancer survivor Jeff Jeans. These “two Jeffs represented different sides of the debate as the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first of several days of what are expected to be contentious hearings” on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Cronkite News.

Arizona Corporation Commission race: Kennedy, Sears, Olson, Glassman advance to November. “Democrats Sandra Kennedy and Kiana Maria Sears and Republicans Justin Olson and Rodney Glassman won their primary races for the Corporation Commission, according to unofficial results and concessions from opponents.” AZCentral.


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September 2018