Fall is here and the weather couldn’t be nicer. What a great time of the year to buy or sell real estate. Let’s look at the numbers. October numbers continue to be down for the Ahwatukee/Foothills market. According to the Arizona Regional MLS, October property sales in the 85044, 85045 and 85048 ZIP codes were 100 sales, down 15.3 percent from 118 in October of 2013 and 19.4 percent lower than the September sales of 124. October 2014 sales numbers were lower than October of 2013 and 2012. Year-to-date (YTD) sales of 1,207 are 15.7 percent behind last year’s YTD sales of 1,432.
Information from the United States Census Bureau indicated that Arizona’s estimated population for 2013 was 6,626,624 which is a 3.7 percent change from just three years ago in 2010. Private non-farm establishments in 2012 was 131,375. Total firms in 2007 was 491,529. Arizona State University student population in the city of Tempe alone is 38,735 undergraduate enrollment on a 630-acre campus. Having a healthy population of college students drive the apartment and rental housing and retail markets in those cities in the upward scale. ASU’s growing footprint in downtown Phoenix has helped draw more restaurants and bars as well as draw high technology companies in the area.
Mayor Greg Stanton is one of nine mayors who recently signed a letter to congressional leaders urging them to craft legislation to safeguard against the Supreme Court’s ruling that exempts certain companies from paying for insurance coverage of some contraception methods.
Light serves a profound function in our lives. Receive too much or too little of it and you’ll experience physical and emotional effects. I remember visiting Alaska in the summer and reading a book by sunlight at 2 in the morning. This was a pretty cool experience, but it made it quite difficult to sleep during my normal times. I also have many friends who live in Seattle and talk about the lack of sunlight they receive on a regular basis. It’s not uncommon for a person to choose where she lives based on the light available in that state. Light affects everything.
Light serves a profound function in our lives. Receive too much or too little of it and you’ll experience both physical and emotional effects. I remember visiting Alaska in the summer and reading a book by sunlight at two in the morning. This was a pretty cool experience but it made it quite difficult to sleep at my normal times. I also have many friends who live in Seattle and talk about the lack of sunlight they receive on a regular basis. It’s not uncommon for a person to choose where she lives based on the light available in that state. Light affects everything.
Seattle Sounders' Brad Evans, a Mountain Pointe gradaute, missed out on this year's World Cup. While disappointed his career is hardly over and has had other highlights during his time with the MLS like playing against former Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham.
Alyssa Michelle Ortiz and Alexandra Brielle Tso, both of Ahwatukee, made the Seattle Pacific University 2014 winter quarter dean’s list. Students on the dean’s list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher GPA.
Over the past few years Ahwatukee Foothills resident Danielle Thomas was struggling with money, with her faith in humanity and with her faith in God. It took the kindness of strangers to restore it all.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report an average of 30 million children and adolescence participate in sports annually. Of these players, the CDC estimates approximately 600,000 youths will go to the emergency room with dental related injuries involving children as young as 5 years old. In attempt to promote awareness of facial injury prevention, five organizations have sponsored April as being the National Facial Protection Month. These organizations’ 2014 message to the public is “to remind young athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and organized sports this spring.” The nation’s top five organizations leading this cause are the American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry.