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Metro Phoenix is expected to add 1 million people by 2030. Where will they live?

Posted by   /  January 26, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Twitter Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic Metro Phoenix is expected to grow by 1 million people during the next decade. That will be like adding a city the size of San Jose, California, or Austin, Texas, to the Valley. The billion-dollar question is where all those new residents will live. Most of the available land is […]

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[GUEST COLUMN] A home-grown solution to the rising rents that are hurting renters in Arizona

Posted by   /  January 26, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Kareem Neal By Kareem Neal | Scottsdale Independent Cost of living affecting teachers, first responders and other middle-class renters By Kareem Neal | Scottsdale Independent I know what it is like for teachers who work hard for their students and schools but struggle to afford to live in the same communities they love. I have […]

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Shadow of 2018 hangs over housing proposal even as commission moves forward

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Flagstaff City Hall. / Angela Mabe By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Star Flagstaff voters are one step closer to seeing an affordable housing bond on the 2020 ballot. On Thursday, the city’s affordable housing commission voted unanimously to recommend the city council place a bond dedicated to lowering the cost of housing in Flagstaff […]

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Surprise hopes to be more of a park place

Posted by   /  January 26, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Growth brings need for recreation space throughout city By Jason Stone | Daily Independent Surprise’s growth over the last 20 years has transformed the city. But it’s also made it become a victim of its own success. Some cities grow fast and some outgrow themselves. That’s what’s happening with Surprise in terms of parks and recreation […]

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No shopping mall … but Goodyear moving closer to new city hall

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By Tom Scanlon | West Valley View When Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord first became a government representative, Goodyear residents were clamoring for a shopping mall. And Goodyear staff was plotting how to build a new city hall complex. That was 2005. A decade-and-a-half later: Still no Goodyear mall. And no new Goodyear City Hall. Lord […]

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Single-story rental community to Mesa

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City of Mesa/ AZBEX By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX New York-based, GTIS Partners is requesting a site plan review with the City of Mesa for the development of a new single-story, for rent community within the Cadence at Gateway Planned Community District. The project, dubbed Cadence Multifamily, will be located on approximately 17 acres of undeveloped property east […]

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Mayor Gallego discusses challenge of affordable housing in booming Phoenix

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Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, right, sits with Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser during a Jan. 23 session at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting, where Gallego later talked about the challenges of providing affordable housing in a fast-growing city like Phoenix. / Christopher Scragg / Cronkite News By Christopher Scragg | Cronkite News Phoenix Mayor […]

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And now, the ugliest house of the year.

Posted by   /  January 26, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Builder It was a 2,000 square-foot dump in Miami. It is now virtually a brand new home. Builder The Ugliest House of The Year 2019 winner is a three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,000-foot extreme makeover done by Rick Tobchi, an independently owned and operated HomeVestors / We Buy Ugly Houses franchisee and development agent with offices in Tampa and […]

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Valley single-family homebuilding permits surge in 2019; several hot spots emerge

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By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Homebuilders pulled 9% more single-family building permits in 2019 than they did during 2018, according to data released by the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona. In 2019, homebuilders pulled 24,476 single-family building permits. That was above the 22,437 permits they pulled in 2018, according to HBACA. Here is a breakdown showing […]

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Citizens band together pursuing November ballot for American Dream Act measure

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Phoenix resident Lynne Weaver is spearheading an effort to place a statewide ballot measure asking Arizona voters to allow homeowners 65 years old or better to be exempt from property tax levies. / Paradise Valley Independent Arizona seniors decry unfair nature of property tax levies By Terrance Thornton | Paradise Valley Independent Phoenix-area residents are banding […]

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