Have you ever considered purchasing fine furniture and/or accessories from a consignment shop? I didn’t until recently, when I took a tour of the huge selection of consignment and thrift shops in the Valley. I was truly amazed at the selections, styles and most of all, the prices.
The weather is slowly getting cooler and more ghosts and pumpkins are starting to appear, but for several Ahwatukee Foothills families, the goblins and zombies have been on their minds for weeks already.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle deaths for children age 12 and under have dropped by approximately 43 percent over the last decade. Despite this positive news, the fact remains that car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children.
Friends for Life Animal Rescue will host and be the beneficiary of its annual Charity Yard Sale from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29, and from 8 to 10 a.m. March 30 at Friends for Life Animal Rescue, 143 W. Vaughn Ave., Gilbert.
The W.P. Carey School of Business’ February housing report reveals that new home sales are showing the largest percentage price increase in all three measures over the last year for the greater Phoenix area.
Spring is our busiest seasons in real estate. One of the top reasons is because parents often want to buy a new home and move after the kids are out of school and before they start the new school year. A question I hear often is, “How do I make this move easy on the kids?” Moving is stressful enough for adults, add in children who don’t understand the process, the reasons and all they know is it is going to be different, and it can make things a little more challenging. Here are some ways to relieve the stress, and dare I say, get them excited about the move.
No doubt you have heard of people who buy junk at the swap meet or garage sale and sell it for a fortune on eBay, Craigslist, Amazon or any other of a dozen or so online seller sites. Maybe you are thinking you are a pretty savvy shopper and you cruise the garage sales so why not make it big with some discarded relic of the past that will bring your financial future more in line with your expectations? Before you go out treasure hunting, there are a few things you need to know.
When Ahwatukee Foothills resident Tami Jackson started collecting furniture for families transitioning out of homelessness she imagined the small band of volunteers she was working with would be able to help one or two families each month. After one year Furniture Bank has helped 50 families and Jackson said the need is still great.
In the wake of the downturn that launched in 2008, it’s old news by now that the construction industry took a massive hit. Nearly half of those in the construction business were forced to find work elsewhere. Today, even as the housing market — and by default the contracting industry — rejuvenates, reports over the summer showed a weaker pool of skilled labor available to meet the spike in demand for new homes. But you wouldn’t know it by all the new homes that will be available in Ahwatukee!
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?