Archive for the 'Avondale' Category

Arizona Politics Trumps Economics; Students, Needy Families To Suffer

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March 21, 2010 EDITORIAL Are Arizona’s leaders, struggling with an overpowering deficit, downsizing state programs too far? Last week, Gov. Jan Brewer signed the state’s fiscal 2011 budget of $8.9 billion, which is a reduction of  $1.1 billion. Budget supporters called the new budget a streamlining of state government. Critics say it is hardhearted, with […]

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Yuma, Flagstaff Join Arizona’s ‘Sun Corridor’ Economic Growth Program

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PRESS RELEASE Sept. 17, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. –The Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp. and the city of Flagstaff have joined Phoenix and Tucson in bringing jobs to Arizona’s Sun Corridor, a move that aligns the state’s key metro markets under a common goal. The addition of the two groups strengthens the effort to recruit high-wage […]

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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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SmithGroup Tapped to Design $10M Sports Center for City of Avondale

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June 22, 2009 AVONDALE, Ariz. – SmithGroup’s team of architects and designers in Phoenix has been selected by the city of Avondale to design a $10 million indoor sports recreation center that will be managed by a private company. The 83,000-square-foot facility will be constructed at Van Buren Street and Avondale Boulevard, starting late this […]

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Positive Numbers Surfacing in Metro Phoenix Housing Data

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April 6, 2009 Guest column by Mike Orr, real estate analyst and founder, The Cromford Report PHOENIX, Ariz. – March 2009 was exceptional in many ways, almost all of them positive, which may seem surprising to some given the general housing gloom reported around the country. Those who have been reading these notes for the […]

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Arizona Real Estate Highlights

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New funding for Tempe condo towers The developer of Tempe’s tallest building has signed an agreement with a lender that in June filed its Chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The agreement signed by Avenue Communities LLC, developer of the luxury high rise Centerpoint Condominiums, and Mortgages Ltd. includes a financing package totaling $75 […]

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