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A Utah landowner in Emigration Canyon envisions a zip line, sledding hill and gun ranges on his property. His neighbors hate the idea

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  By Taylor Stevens | The Salt Lake Tribune A small mountainside community in Emigration Canyon is fighting a commercial development proposal from one of its own neighbors that they worry would exacerbate traffic, environmental damage and fire danger near their homes. John Walsh, an attorney who owns more than 58 acres of land at […]

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New residential Type Coming to Avondale

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  By Adrienne St. Clair for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Virtua Encanto Townhomes, LLC has submitted a project proposal to the City of Avondale to build Encanto Townhomes at Palm Lane — a 116-unit townhome development at the SWC of Avondale and Encanto boulevards. The 8.5-acre (6.9 net acres) site once housed a farm house and accessory building but has been […]

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[COLUMN] California wildfires destroy homes and lives. Why do regulators encourage building in fire zones?

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  By Christian Britschgi | Reason Some 50 people have died in the fires currently raging in the Golden State, with 48 perishing as a result of the Camp Fire in the northern, mostly rural Butte County, which has also destroyed 7,600 homes. This makes it the deadliest and the most destructive fire in California history. In […]

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Top multifamily operators band together, plan massive investment in real estate tech

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  Launch venture capital fund with $108 million in the bank By Ben Lane | Housingwire Some of the multifamily industry’s largest operators are joining together to launch a massive push to invest in real estate technology. Five major multifamily real estate investment trusts, Aimco, Boardwalk, Essex Property Trust, MAA, and UDR, are partnering with private owners Starwood Capital Group, Cortland, and GID to […]

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CBRE: How autonomous vehicles will reshape office market by 2030

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  AZBigMedia By disrupting the way employees commute to work, autonomous vehicles are expected to fundamentally reshape the U.S. office market by 2030, according to a new report from CBRE. Most significantly, the primacy of commercial real estate’s traditional decision drivers—geographic location and access to talent—may decrease as the importance placed on the workplace experience and building […]

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NAU seeks ABOR approval for Fourth Street purchase

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  By Kaitlin Olson | Arizona Daily Sun Northern Arizona University will submit a plan to purchase a 120-acre parcel of land at 1301 S. Fourth St. to the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) for approval Thursday. If the plan is approved, NAU will purchase the land from its holding company, Northern Arizona Real Estate […]

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Adero Canyon land swap approved

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  Fountain Hills Times The Town Council has approved a series of requests allowing Toll Brothers Homes to continue its efforts in developing the Adero Canyon subdivision along the Scottsdale/Fountain Hills boundary. Toll Brothers made a request to allow some grading of home lots to encroach onto land that is within the Fountain Hills McDowell […]

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Glendale city manager shifts economic focus away from downtown

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Economic development to focus growth in other areas of city By Darrell Jackson | Glendale Star After two years of work trying to ensure the success of the downtown area with a major plan for changing the economic vision for the area, which included the possible elimination of the city’s major holiday events, City Manager […]

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Kitchen designers solve upper cabinet vs. window issue

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Remodeling When designing new kitchen layouts, many remodelers have to select either to install upper cabinets or add in windows for more natural light, but they may not have to choose any more. Houzz contributor Becky Harris identifies a “have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too” solution that suggests placing windows behind cabinets outfitted with glass. With this option, there is storage for […]

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Why the housing market is slumping despite a booming economy

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  Home prices are out of reach relative to incomes and mortgage rates. The big question for the economy is how the imbalance adjusts. By Neil Irwin | The New York Times  These should be happy times for the housing sector. The economy is booming, with more people working at higher pay, and with the sizable millennial […]

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