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The Dealmaker is a daily note of the day’s top real estate stories served just in time for lunch. Bon Appetit! Subscribe here to receive the Dealmaker to your inbox

2019 Housing Giants rankings.Pro Builder rolls out its 2019 revenue rankings for the top 245 home builders in the U.S. Who’s moved up, who’s dropped down from 2018? Check it out! http://bit.ly/2vNCoF4 

Single-family home construction trends in 2019. A “comprehensive” report on “what single-home buyers are looking for in their homes” — from style, size and floor plan to interior, exterior and special features — in FIXr.  (For the full 51-page report, be sure to click on the “View Report” button, which is hard to miss — it’s orange and says “View Report.”) http://bit.ly/2J7D6pv

Parties, prostitution, nudity: Arizona Senate goes after AirBnb and VRBO rentals. “Hosting a special event at a vacation rental home, something many Arizonans say is an increasing problem in their neighborhoods, could soon be barred statewide under a measure at the Capitol.” AZCentral. http://bit.ly/2VTJYge

Club West sold, but buyer is a mystery. “Former owner Wilson Gee confirmed he had closed an $850,000 sale of the site — less than five months after he put it on the market.” No word yet on who the buyer was, but AFN reports “[o]ne inquiry reportedly came from someone who was interested in putting houses on the course.” http://bit.ly/2H8WJve

Avondale approves new development impact fees. The West Valley suburb’s plan took the unique step of breaking out the fees into two sets: “Utility” and “Non-Utility.” What those two sets entail, along with the fees that go with them (did fees increase or decrease for SFR developments?) in this RLGR report from Mike Sunnucks. http://bit.ly/2DTueQ0

Peoria council members pay tribute to Leone. Carlo Leone stepped down as a Peoria City Councilman in April due to health reasons. In YourValley, fellow council members Michael Finn, Bridget Binsbacher, Jon Edwards and Vicki Hunt give thanks to Carlo Leone for his twenty years of city council service. http://bit.ly/2PUPoSG

Get to know new councilwoman Dunn. “What are the top three issues facing Peoria?” Former P&Z Commissioner Denette Dunn “looks to the future, as she will hold the council seat once held by Carlo Leone until a permanent replacement is decided by election later this year.”YourValley. http://bit.ly/2vUO5Kt

Maricopa invests in beautification of Heritage District. “Flor Brandow joined the city staff in January as its Neighborhood Program specialist. Her main job is to clean up Maricopa, and it’s already working.” InMaricopa. http://bit.ly/2VT3yZU

Goodyear recognized for emphasizing worker wellbeing. “Goodyear emphasizes what is considered the ‘whole employee’ — that means everything from financial and career wellbeing to social, physical, emotional and health-related needs.” And the efforts have paid off. The city has received a top accolade from Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. West Valley View. http://bit.ly/2WvXyn5

Cameron’s $5M + deals of the day –http://bit.ly/2H8wns0

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

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Legislature not drinking the Kool-Aid. “With a final squeeze, the state Senate on Monday gave final approval to legislation declaring lemonade the official state drink.” But Sen. Juan Mendez wasn’t sweet on the idea: “This is the most ridiculous standard to be used as an example of civic education.’’ Cap Media Services’ Howard Fischer has the story in AZ Daily Star — and it’s NON-PAYWALLED! (Unless you’ve run out of free looks.) http://bit.ly/2VnWsxf
Lawmaker to take bid to ban politics in classroom to ballot. “Unable to get even a hearing on his plan, Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, is now working with parents and some teachers to put a measure on the 2020 ballot to block educators from engaging in classroom political advocacy.” A  Cap Media Services/Howard Fischer report in AZ CapTimes. http://bit.ly/2PSUWNr
Brnovich gets help in legal challenge to California business tax. Just when you thought we were on a roll with NON-PAYWALL reports from Howard Fischer, it’s back to SUBSCRIBERS ONLY with this AZ Cap Times piece on how AG Mark Brnovich has lined up “some allies in his legal fight with California over that state’s efforts to tax Arizona businesses and individuals.” http://bit.ly/2HaqXhh
Who should control political purse strings in Arizona GOP, asks ‘The Wall Street Journal.’ Politicians and consultants are discussing whether they can bypass the Arizona Republican Party, given concerns about the ability of chairwoman Kelli Ward, a vocal Trump ally and frequent source of controversy, to court donors and register voters. http://bit.ly/2PQeB0o

Partnering with Lyft to serve more riders in Metro Phoenix [VIDEO].Waymo CEO John Krafcik shares a few “details” of the self-driving car company’s partnership with Lyft, in Medium. http://bit.ly/2DWNjAS

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