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The month of August saw a 5.2 percent decrease in the number of closed sales compared with July 2014. Approximately 5,800 residential properties sold in Maricopa County. Sellers may be interested to know the follow statistics before pricing and listing their homes.
Good news for the market: even though inventory continues to grow, there is evidence that the buyers are returning to the market. According to the Arizona Regional MLS, August property sales in the 85044, 85045 and 85048 ZIP codes were 116 sales, down 6.5 percent from 124 in August of 2013 and 15.3 percent lower than the July sales of 137. August 2014 sales numbers were lower than August of 2013 and 2012. Year-to-date (YTD) sales of 983 are 17.9 percent behind last year’s YTD sales of 1198.
Center Pointe Dance has changed ownership several times over the years, but the new owner is bringing a fresh perspective while keeping it all in the family.
Sometimes newspaper opinion generates the cream of community-thinking, which, in truth, is what it’s supposed to do. And, another plus: Readers’ constructive input drown out the belly-aching from tweeter-types.
There are 49 new homes proposed for a subdivision at the western end of Ahwatukee Foothills, but if the South Mountain Freeway is built as currently proposed, all of those lots will need to be purchased by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Sometimes newspaper opinion generates the cream of community-thinking, which, in truth, is what it’s supposed to do. And, another plus: Readers’ constructive input drowns out the belly-aching from tweeter-types.
Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School recently celebrated International Literacy Day by hosting a book drive, which gather more than 650 books that were donated to a school in need.
Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.”
Old Crow Medicine Show
It was 13 years ago Thursday when terrorists attacked the United States after gaining control of four commercial airplanes. Two planes struck and took down the World Trade Center in New York; the third damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Passengers of that flight, United 93, fought the terrorists in an attempt to regain control of the plane.
The city of Phoenix 9/11 Memorial Ceremony was a reminder that even though 13 years have passed since the attacks, many still relive the event on this day.
I was in the hardware store when I first heard the news, though I did not know what I was hearing. As the cashier tallied my purchase, I overheard a reporter on the store’s radio make the peculiar announcement that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. At the time, I thought of it as little more than a curiosity. How wrong I was.
It was, by my reckoning, a perfect day to sail. The thunderstorms of the night before had given way to a half-blue sky populated by enormous, billowing clouds and a stiff, northerly breeze that would facilitate sailing close-hauled the full length of the “chute.” The chute was a straight line down the middle of the lake where the wind was usually steady, unencumbered by trees and houses along the shoreline.
Utopia is a crazy concept so, of course, it has become a reality show.
In the opinion pages of the Aug. 29 Arizona Republic, readers were told for the second time in August about the growing gang problems in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, problems that have spread beyond Salt River and into the East Valley and beyond. Gangs have long been a problem there and continue to grow in boldness. Last May gangsters murdered a Salt River police officer across the street from an upscale Scottsdale neighborhood. Attacks on police and community members are all too common.
When Cole Tucker encountered a slump before, it weighed on him, but so did the math test or who he was going to ask to prom, so it wasn’t a solitary thought bouncing around his head.
The Buddha said, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Well, ready or not kids, your teachers are showing up in classrooms everywhere. It’s time to crack open the books, slip the surly bonds of summer, and head back to school.
On Aug. 8, I read an article written by Dan Tamblo, a good writer. I have also read a few other articles about The Lakes and the proposed residential housing project in this paper. I agree with those homeowners (51 percent or more, I hope) who do not support further residential development at The Lakes Golf Course.
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It took two days of filming and two years of editing, but the first Dogological training videos are now available to the public.
When Gina Lombardi, owner of the Sail Inn in Tempe, got word that the property housing her longtime bar and music venue was sold to developers, she figured that was the end of her career in the music business. She had no idea at the time that the perfect new space for live music was just down the road from her home in Ahwatukee Foothills.
My youngest son started middle school this year. On the first day of classes, climbing on the bus with all his No. 2 pencils and three-ring binders, he also carried with them enough anxiety to fill a mama’s boy’s backpack. It wasn’t just the reality of a new school that put them on edge; it was middle school, and that is scary enough all on its own.
After 10 years in business CK’s Tavern and Grill has a new look that they’re showing off during a grand re-opening on Saturday, Sept. 6.