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Arizona Diamondbacks adding more ‘green’ to Chase Field

Mike Padgett -

May 7, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks and energy consultants plan to add more “green” to Chase Field than just its infield. The team is working with Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants in Phoenix to increase the energy efficiency of the 12-year-old sports arena. […]

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New Business Helps Protect Vacant Homes from Thieves and Squatters

Mike Padgett -

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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Positive Numbers Surfacing in Metro Phoenix Housing Data

Mike Padgett -

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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Agencies Seeing More Homeless Youths, Families in Metro Phoenix

Mike Padgett -

April 4, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The young homeless glance over their shoulders and see the ruins of their pasts. Ahead of them, if they cannot obtain assistance, these sidewalk souls may see their yesterdays reflected in their futures. They likely came from homes where domestic violence, mental illness or substance abuse erased dreams of […]

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Arizona’s housing industry, gloomy economics and $15K tax credits

Mike Padgett -

Feb. 11, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona’s housing industry is expected to hit bottom sometime in the second quarter, after which a gradual recovery is expected, according to an international economic and financial consulting group. The forecast was part of a recent economic webcast by IHS Global Insight. The analysis of the housing industry across […]

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Arizona Real Estate Highlights

Mike Padgett -

Dec. 16, 2008 Medical office building sold Grubb & Ellis/BRE Commercial has announced the $1.9 million sale of a medical office building in Scottsdale. The building at 9745 N. 90th Place was purchased by PG&J Properties LLC from Scottsdale Medical Building LLC. The buyer is a group of local doctors. They plan to relocate their […]

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Downtown Walkabout: City of Chandler

Mike Padgett -

(Writer’s note: Downtown Phoenix rules the school these days, with the headlines dominated by the new Metro light rail, the expanded Phoenix Convention center, the new 1,000-room Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Arizona State University’s expanded downtown campus and other new developments. But there is more to the Valley than Phoenix. Over the next few months, […]

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Signs of recovery showing in metro Phoenix housing market

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Despite the stormy economic times, and the gloomy reports from some uninformed quarters, “the housing market in metro Phoenix remains a glass well more than half full,” says R.L. Brown, publisher of The Phoenix Housing Market Letter. In an economy struggling “with some really serious problems as well as being challenged by low consumer confidence,” […]

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