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Selling your first home in a buyers’ market? You can get the best possible price if you know how to negotiate.
A zoning adjustment hearing to discuss allowing a medical marijuana dispensary to go into a location at 48th Street and Warner Road was postponed due to an application error.
No one can deny the Great Recession left a permanent mark on our nation and its economy. But what effect did it have on the American Dream of home ownership? That’s the question we set out to answer by asking Phoenix-based Benchmark Research Technologies to survey nearly 1,700 Arizona new home shoppers about their attitudes surrounding home ownership in the post-recession era.
The company looking to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Ahwatukee Foothills has located a new site for a possible dispensary at 48th Street and Warner Road.
One arrived before Rudy Valee and the other a year before The Beatles, but together they made beautiful music in nurturing a piece of Ahwatukee that spanned the decades between the roaring ‘20s and this year’s cold winter rains.
Heartland Payment Systems
If you own a business, you may well follow a “do it now” philosophy — which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. Still, you also need to think about tomorrow — which means you’ll want to take action on your own retirement and business succession plans.
After attending a political meeting the other night, I’m convinced some people have forgotten what our great nation is all about. Have we forgotten “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?” Once upon a time, those God-given rights were the reality of life for this free nation.
Remember when bathtubs in the master bathroom were considered a luxury, sunken living rooms were hip, and small closets were standard?
Selling any home can be challenging, depending on the market. But if you have an old home and want to appeal to buyers in their 20s and early 30s, you may need to take some extra steps.
When speaking about business success it doesn’t come from one individual.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the state of the city is strong, but that the local economy needs to be the focus moving forward.
If you’re planning to get remarried, you have plenty of company: More than 40 percent of all U.S. weddings are second marriages for at least one of the participants, according to an estimate by the National Stepfamily Resource Center. Naturally, a second marriage will bring many changes to your life — not the least of which may be changes in your financial strategy and goals.
Almost everyone would agree: Moving is a hassle. In addition to selling your current home and finding a new one, you may need to deal with a new school for your kids, a new doctor, a new dentist — the list goes on and on.
Forty nonprofit representatives recently discussed tax law amendments and education on fraud and embezzlement, which targeted private organizations in 2012, according to a BeachFleischman PC shareholder.
Love is in the air this week, as Valentine’s Day rolls around again. During the course of your life, you’ve probably sent your share of flowers and candy. But if your valentine is also your spouse — and, in particular, your long-time spouse — you may want to go beyond roses and chocolates this year to give a gift that can help lead to financial security.
New tax laws create confusion and endless opportunities for business owners so from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday join guest speaker Pat Lang, JD, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CFS, FLMI, at the Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill at Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, to get the nuts and bolts of 2013 income tax, capital gains and estate tax rates, plus favorable exemptions. Find out retirement planning strategies and options available to small business owners and how you can take advantage of the new tax laws.
The Wall Street Journal recently announced Barnes and Nobles plans to close 20 stores a year over the next decade. Company spokesperson, Mary Ellen Keating, said Barnes and Nobles shoppers have no reason to fear in Ahwatukee.
Among the reasons you work hard all your life may be so you can leave something to your children, grandchildren or other family members. So, naturally, you’d like to make it as easy as possible for your heirs to take possession of those assets you want them to have. And that’s why you may want to consider establishing a Transfer on Death (TOD) agreement on certain accounts.
TrustBank announced its recent hire of Ahwatukee resident Greg Furseth as the chief fiduciary officer for Arizona.
Barro’s Pizza and Dr Pepper presented tuition checks of $1,000 to five winners of the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Contest that took place at the end of last year. The check presentation was at the Barro’s Ahwatukee location on Ray Road. The contest was open to all Barro’s customers. The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway awarded more than $1 million in tuition to students across the country during the 2012 college football season, and Dr Pepper teamed up with Barro’s Pizza to give away five $1,000 tuition prizes to students from the Phoenix area.
The city’s Neighborhood Services Department is partnering with the Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force to host a free foreclosure informational event from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the South Mountain Community Center, Century Room, 212 E. Alta Vista Road.
It’s tough to get a word in as longtime Ahwatukee Foothills residents flip through old photo books and compile memories of the early days of Ahwatukee.
Getting a family organized requires more than a few well-chosen New Year’s resolutions. Increasingly, homeowners are carving out a physical space — anything from a single kitchen cabinet to an entire spare room — that can function as a family information center and workstation.
It’s the story, not necessarily the stone or other bells and whistles, that gives jewelry shared between generations its high value.
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