I streamed the first State of the State address given by Gov. Doug Ducey. In general, it was a very vanilla kick off to the new session. Rhetoric on taxes, education and administrative agenda; all intended to guide the Legislature on where to focus their bill-making powers.
Working in real estate I have worked with many clients who have traditions when it comes to buying or selling their home. One of the most fascinating is the art of feng shui. I really didn’t know much about it other than a few clients have chosen, or not chosen, a property based on certain floor plans.
Families make dozens of decisions every day. Some are as simple as choosing what to eat for dinner or where to go on vacation, but other decisions have a greater impact on the success of their children.
On Dec. 17 the students of Phoenix Job Corps provided Christmas gifts to the student’s children so they could share the magic of the holidays. The Phoenix Job Corps Center serves more than 350 students between the ages of 16 and 24 years.
He admits the plan is a political longshot. But Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, hopes to convince colleagues to approve legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults, if for no other reason than the alternative is having voters adopt their own plan.
Starting next year, the government will offer some seniors enrolled in private Medicare Advantage insurance an opportunity to leave those plans if they lose their doctors or other health care providers.
These are confusing days for investors. For example, on the one hand, we hear about how anemic this economic recovery has been. But on the other hand, the major stock market indices — usually pretty good indicators of how the economy is doing — have hit record highs this year. Who can blame investors for scratching their heads?
According to the November 2014 monthly report from Arizona State’s W.P. Carey School of Business, our Phoenix housing market is unlikely to see a significant boost until next year. Here are some of the highlights from the report.