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The Dealmaker: 2/19/2019

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Dealmaker  /  No Comments

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       Eloy loses bid to delay land purchase for north-south freeway. (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Saint Holdings.) “Pinal County Board of Supervisors was asked to approve a purchase of land […]

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Fired Wal-Mart worker wins case under Arizona Medical Marijuana Act; ‘an important decision’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis 

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

  By David B. Weisenfeld | XpertHR A federal judge has ruled that a fired Walmart employee who had a state medical marijuana card has a valid discrimination claim under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). The company had suspended the employee without pay and then terminated her after a post-accident drug screen came back positive. The AMMA provides that an […]

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Chandler apartment rent hike among top 10 in nation

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Paul Maryniak | East Valley Tribune  The average apartment rent increase in Chandler last year ranked the seventh highest in the nation among the country’s top 100 markets, a new study says. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment increased 12.7 percent to an average $1,157 while the national average increase was 4.2 percent and […]

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Tortosa resident’s complaints to HOA met with cease-and-desist letter

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Kevin Reagan | Maricopa Monitor After suggesting his neighborhood improve its lighting and sidewalks, a Maricopa man claims the response he got was a cease-and-desist letter from an attorney. Jim Kahlstorf said he wasn’t surprised lawyers representing the Tortosa Homeowners Association sent him a letter this month asking him to stop submitting complaints […]

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Bill would make it easier for Arizonans to get out of future timeshare contract

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services State lawmakers are weighing whether it shouldn’t have to be necessary for someone to die to get out of a timeshare contract. Legislation approved Monday by the House Committee on Regulatory Affairs would give people who sign timeshare contracts 14 days to have second thoughts. That’s twice as […]

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Chandler Council OKs $500 million bond for Intel

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Jason Stone | East Valley Tribune Intel wants to keep the good times rolling in Chandler. The City Council is doing its part to help out. The city last week approved the issuance of Industrial Development Revenue bonds with the computer giant that will give the company access to half a billion dollars […]

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Casa Grande preparing for Lucid’s high-dollar Arizona car factory

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

A long-delayed car factory in Casa Grande is expected to break ground within months. By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Electric-car startup Lucid Motors plans to break ground within months on a massive Casa Grande factory expected to produce its first car before the end of 2020, a company official said Friday. The ambitious plans for a […]

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$7,100 rent for a Phoenix condo. It must be spring training time

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Catherine Reagor |  Arizona Republic Anyone still trying to rent a home near a ballpark for spring training could strike out. Spring training is boon for metro Phoenix’s short-term rental market. Almost 26,000 homes, apartments, condominiums, RVs and bedrooms in the Valley are on Airbnb. But only about 100 of those places are still available for the almost […]

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[GUEST COLUMN] Pace: Rare 3-3 council split over five-plex proposal on Camelback Mountain

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Julie Pace | Paradise Valley Independent Working late in to Valentine’s Day evening, when love was in the air, exposed a very divided Paradise Valley Town Council on an issue that implicates the core values of our Town. Three members of the Paradise Valley Town Council expressed support for commercial zoning of a five-plex on […]

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Global CEO talks about water cutbacks in Drought Contingency Plan

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Jim Headley | InMaricopa “It’s a little complicated. It’s a little chaotic right now, but it’s not a crisis.” Ron Fleming, Global Water Resources president and CEO, addressed the members of the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA) about the state’s Drought Contingency Plan on Wednesday. Fleming told the MEDA membership, “It’s just complicated, and there’s a lot […]

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