Archive for the 'Surprise' Category

Arizona Politics Trumps Economics; Students, Needy Families To Suffer

Mike Padgett -

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 […]

Read More..>>

Arizona’s Transportation Future Spotlighted in New Arizona Town Hall Report

Mike Padgett -

Aug. 20, 2009 Arizona Town Hall officials are going on the road to share with state residents their newest report, “From Here to There: Transportation Opportunities for Arizona.” For six weeks, starting late this month, Arizonans will have the opportunity to discuss the report during presentations at 13 morning, noon or evening events across the […]

Read More..>>

Mid-2009 Metro Phoenix Home Sales Update

Mike Padgett -

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 […]

Read More..>>

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 […]

Read More..>>

Arizona’s housing crisis to be spotlighted in statewide public forums

Mike Padgett -

Jan. 10, 2009 Arizonans’ thoughts and opinions about the state’s housing crisis will be welcome during a series of public meetings across the state over the next three months. Arizona Town Hall is hosting nine community outreach programs in metro Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Kingman, Sierra Vista and Douglas. The discussions will focus on the recommendations […]

Read More..>>

Arizona Real Estate Highlights

Mike Padgett -

Seattle luxury homebuilder opening in Arizona A luxury builder active in Washington state for more than 40 years is offering seven new homes in Carefree, an upscale suburb of Phoenix. Seattle-based Chaffey Homes opened its sales office Oct. 30 in its Casa Serena model, which has 4,264 square feet of livable space. The Tranquil Trail […]

Read More..>>

Scottsdale builder offering Segway PT with new homes

Mike Padgett -

Free wheels are included with the purchase of a Taylor Morrison home in Arizona over the next six weeks. The Scottsdale builder, with about 40 developments in metro Phoenix, is offering a free Segway Personal Transporter (PT) Model i2 to buyers of its new homes between Oct. 17 and Nov. 30. Customers can test drive […]

Read More..>>