Archive for the 'Scottsdale' Category

Collector Corvettes, Custom Street Rods Rumble at ASU SkySong

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Jan. 18, 2010 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Enthusiasts of collector cars, including 1950s Corvettes and 1930s street rods, displayed their hobbies on wheels at ASU SkySong to promote the upcoming 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. Owners of about 75 of the classic cars turned out for the Jan. 16 display at SkySong at McDowell and […]

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Stories About Fishing, the Devil Sparked Boy’s Passion for Journalism

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Jan. 14, 2010 PHOENIX, Ariz. – I fell in love with writing several U.S. presidents ago when I was in grade school. My passion was unleashed by word pictures so powerful, they became mileposts reminding me where the adventure began. I remember reading an outdoor magazine’s story about a fishing guide on the Great Lakes. […]

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Denver-based Investors Buying Distressed Condos in Arizona, Other States

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Jan. 7, 2010 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Peter Wells is a glass-half-full kind of investor. That doesn’t mean he wears rose-colored glasses, only that his financial radar is tuned to spot opportunities others might overlook. And in today’s rocky economy, Wells sees attractive long-term residential real estate investments in Arizona. Wells is senior partner in Condo […]

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Former Charity ‘Grand Dame,’ at 93, Enjoying Her Return to Workforce

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Dec. 10, 2009 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – This year’s holiday season, for me, arrived in early December. The gift began taking shape a few days ago while listening to Ann Graham voice her optimism and hope. I asked to meet her when I learned that she had returned to work at a law firm to help […]

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New Arizona Company Completing High-Profile Commercial Developments

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Sept. 10, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former Opus West executives Jamie Godwin and Craig Zupancic have formed a commercial real estate consulting firm with a subsidiary offering a variety of contractor services. The consulting firm is The Richard Solomon Group, or RSG. Its services include process development, operational management, design and engineering management, and project […]

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Trading Million-Dollar Homes in Arizona’s Slow Real Estate Market

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July 17, 2009 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A unique service in one of Arizona’s luxury residential communities is adding a new option to the state’s on-its-knees real estate market. The service is centered on the trading of residences within Desert Mountain, the luxury gated golf community at the northernmost end of Scottsdale. Trading homes is a […]

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Challenging office and industrial markets in metro Phoenix predicted

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July 13, 2009 Press Release PHOENIX, Ariz. – The commercial real estate market in metro Phoenix has been impacted by reduced lending activity, rising unemployment and increased foreclosure rates, according to the second-quarter report from Colliers International. Following are the report’s highlights: Office Market • Overall vacancy is at 21.4 percent, up from 19.9 percent […]

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Mid-2009 Metro Phoenix Home Sales Update

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July 7, 2009 Guest column “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” Warren Buffett By Tom Ruff, The Information Market A year ago I was batting clean up for the housingdoom.com team. Today, I’m called a cheerleader for ARMLS, comments […]

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Apple Prepares to Open its Largest Arizona Store in Scottsdale

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June 9, 2009 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Apple computer fans might want to start their upcoming weekend early by stopping by the computer company’s first store in Scottsdale and largest in Arizona. The new store opens at 6 p.m. June 12 at Scottsdale Quarter, an innovative retail district at Scottsdale Road and Greenway-Hayden Loop. The new […]

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New Business Helps Protect Vacant Homes from Thieves and Squatters

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May 4, 2009 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It was a whisper that launched an Arizona couple’s unique business in one of the nation’s toughest real estate markets. John and Cyndee Bezik were seated in a Scottsdale church. His real estate business, like many others, was stalled, as was her interior design work. Cyndee leans over to John […]

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