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By now, you’ve probably heard that Arizona, like other recovering states, is in short supply of new homes. While it’s true that inventory remains tight as builders push to keep up with rising consumer demand, plenty of options exist in the marketplace for people looking to purchase a new vs. a resale home.
According to a recent survey by financial services firm Edward Jones, some Americans are planning to hold on to their wallets this holiday season.
This year, like every year since 1996, thousands of lights will sparkle down Chandler Boulevard in Ahwatukee Foothills and the entire community will be welcome to attend a festival to kick off the holiday season, but there has been several times over the years when the future of the Festival of Lights wasn’t so certain.
According to a recent survey by financial services firm Edward Jones, some Americans are planning to hold on to their wallets this holiday season. In fact, 37 percent say they plan to spend less on holiday shopping in 2013 than they spent in 2012, contrary to what Edward Jones’ retail analyst is anticipating: holiday sales to increase by about 2.8 percent.
St. John Bosco Catholic School will host a clothing drive for parents interested in buying used uniforms today, Nov. 20, from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 21, from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.
An inexpensive grooming for your dog can mean a better life for a homeless boxer at the Fourth Annual Boxer Luv Rescue dog wash this Sunday, Nov. 3, at Malinda’s Pampered Pets in Ahwatukee.
After plenty of haggling, and a fair amount of political theater, Congress reached a last-minute agreement to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown. Most people would agree that a fully functioning government that can pay its bills on time is a positive thing — and it’s certainly good news for investors, because a default on the part of the U.S. government could have had serious repercussions in the financial markets. But what’s next?
A recent change in federal housing guidelines could set the stage for up to 2.5 million formerly foreclosed homeowners and short salers to re-enter the housing market sooner rather than later.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre fans, you can finally put the question to rest: No, the Broadway Palm is not coming back.
A stretch of westbound Interstate 10 between Sky Harbor Airport and the Deck Park Tunnel in Phoenix will be closed Friday night for maintenance work inside the tunnel, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:
The July numbers continue to show improvement in ZIP codes 85044, 85045 and 85048. July property sales totaled 169, down 3 percent from last month but up 16.6 percent over July of 2012. The median sales price in July was $291,000, up 16.4 percent over the prior year. Currently the medium list price is $345,000, which is down 1 percent over last month and up 30 percent over prior year same month (PYM). July 2013’s average sales price was $320,350, up 2.7 percent over last month and up 23.1 percent over PYM. July 2013 sales were at their highest level compared to July of 2012 and 2011. More properties are closing escrow and July’s YTD sales of 1,079 are 12 percent ahead of last year’s year-to-date of 963 sales.
For many authors, if asked where they found their passion for writing they would say it has been instilled into them at a young age.
In the past month, there were only 162 new homes up for sale in Ahwatukee. Compared to 180 homes that came on the market in July of 2012, that is a 10 percent reduction in the number for homes priced up to $599,999.
Ahwatukee resident and local artist Brenda Edwards will have her artwork featured at Ahwatukee’s My Wine Cellar, Aug. 3 through November.
A new report shows that some gas pumps around the state may be sucking money unfairly — and illegally — out of your wallet.
Ahwatukee natives Dan Mermelstein and Rob Rohn over the years have created a commodity of themselves by being owners of their own business Vivid Racing, based out of Gilbert.
Forget the recession. And never mind SB 1070.
The number of homes sold in Ahwatukee this past month of June was slightly less than the previous month. We also saw about 18 percent less than the number of homes sold in June last year (2012).
The news continues to be good with our market trending upward. Combining the three area ZIP codes of 85044, 85045 and 85048, June property sales totaled 174, down 13 percent from last month but up 30 percent over June of 2012. The Median Sales Price in June was $263,900, up 9 percent over the prior year. Currently, the medium list price is $349,900, which is up 4 percent over last month and 31 percent over prior year same month (PYM). June 2013’s average sales price was $311,835, even with last month and up 14 percent over PYM. June 2013 sales were at their highest level compared to June of 2012 and 2011. June YTD sales of 910 are 11.2 percent ahead of last year’s year-to-date of 818 sales.
In five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it’s been struggling mightily to cover its costs.
Low mortgage rates have made buying a home more affordable and turned rentals into an attractive option for investors.
In his May 31 AFN letter “Kennedy, please stop spreading gun lobby myths,” Brian Brinkley once again demonstrates his knowledge of the gun control issue.
A report issued by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University indicates the recent upswing in home prices has come at a steady, sustainable pace, meaning homeowners should not expect another bubble to burst.
Ahwatukee is seeing an increase in real estate activity compared to the same time last year.