According to recently released rankings of projected top homebuilding markets for next year by the national housing research firm Metrostudy, metro Phoenix is ranked No. 10. Metro Phoenix is also ranked No. 9 on Metrostudy’s list of areas that will see the biggest gains in home sales during 2015.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) needs to undertake a massive change to its Right of Way Group. I sent my first letter on Sept. 2 to Gov. Jan Brewer and it outlined the current and embedded issues — complete with hard data, some from eight years ago.
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.
Arizona State University. Mill Avenue. Arizona Mills and Tempe Marketplace. These are some of the places and institutions most associated with Tempe today. While ASU and Mill Avenue both have deep roots in our town’s history, there is much more history to this desert city than we see at first glance.
Would you pay $7 for a gallon of regular gas in the Ahwatukee Foothills area? The answer is a solid NO — not when it can be bought at most filling stations for around $3.50 a gallon — no one would pay double for the same product.
Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation generated by the Save the Lakes group related to the closed Ahwatukee Lakes golf course. It is time to set the record straight on what currently appears to be the sole solution on a sustainable use for the second life of the former Lakes golf course:
Their properties exceed design standards for their area, according to Mesa’s Extraordinary Properties Campaign. The property owners received a thank you letter, certificate and an Extraordinary Properties sign to display in yards for three months. A new group of winners is chosen each quarter. Nominations can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why has the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) ended the communications road on questions raised about how monies were spent on vacant lot acquisitions in the Calabera subdivision for the proposed South Mountain Freeway Loop 202?
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
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.
The Oasis at The Foothills is a small subdivision that sits along the Foothills Golf Course, north of Liberty Ln on S 15th St. The community consists of over 100 homes on five streets. Under the blinking lights of South Mountain, Oasis homes sport a variety colors and are garnished with diverse plant life. Located down the street from Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, residents live within the Kyrene School District as well as the Tempe Union High School District in the Desert Vista High School area. Although it is in The Foothills, this quiet neighborhood has a feeling of seclusion due to it's golf course surroundings.
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!
The Foothills Homeowners Association is offering an award for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects who damaged several cement tables and chairs in the community over fall break.
In August, the most expensive residential home in Ahwatukee sold for $1.9 million. The unique, custom built 6,000-square-foot home located in the Sanctuary subdivision sold at $317 per square foot and was quickly off the market in 13 days.
When he was young, he rose before dawn to tackle chores on the farm. As the years wore on and he no longer had to do so much of the physical labor himself, he still started his day at 4 in the morning, getting farm business out of the way by 6 so he could get on with other important matters, like serving the school board, Rotary Club and Methodist Church.
A trial has been set for a judge to decide if The Pointe South Mountain Homeowners Association is using the correct funds to maintain the correct areas of the neighborhood, or if funds paid by one group of homeowners is subsidizing improvements to the whole community.