With the average age of our properties here in Ahwatukee at around 20 years there seems to be a shift in what is most important to buyers out here looking to purchase. Ten years ago interior upgrades like granite counter tops, newer fixtures and flooring were on top of most buyers list when searching for a home. Top of the radar these days are big-tickets items that have reached their life span like roofs and air condition units. Another non-cosmetic item high on the list is energy efficiency such as newer windows and solar equipment.
Though the calendar won’t announce the official arrival of summer for a few more weeks, the Arizona heat already is settling in. Blasting the A/C may sound like a great plan, but it’s not so great for your energy use — or your wallet. From the air conditioner to the washing machine, a few adjustments can make a huge difference on your home and the environment. The grass will always be greener on your side of the fence with a little inspiration from these energy-saving tips.
Vivint Solar, one of the largest providers of solar systems in the nation, is setting up two offices in the Valley — one in Phoenix to serve the West Valley, and one in Mesa for the East Valley, creating about 130 jobs total.
Barry Goldwater Jr., co-chair of an organization sponsored by rooftop solar leasing companies, decries a Department of Revenue interpretation of state laws that the leases are taxable and asks Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday to overrule her agency -- something she is unlikely to do. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
Calling it unfair — and fearing loss of business — the state's solar industry called on Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday to overrule a decision by her Department of Revenue that the rooftop panels they lease are taxable.
Barry Goldwater Jr., co-chair of an organization sponsored by rooftop solar leasing companies, decries a Department of Revenue interpretation of state laws that the leases are taxable and asks Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday to overrule her agency — something she is unlikely to do. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Urbanites nostalgic about childhood camping trips — or wanting to try tent camping for the first time — are often daunted by logistical challenges, like figuring out where to go and what to bring, and anxieties about diving headlong into the unfamiliar wilderness.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald