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Big Events Bring Big Buyers to the Valley

Event season is upon us! Not only is this a fun time of year, but these big events bring big buyers to the Valley. Tourism is Arizona’s #1 export, adding $22.7 billion to our economy in 2017. Tourists don’t limit their spending to hotels and restaurants. Many fall in love with...

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Local Bakeries For Worldly Holiday Treats

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. Tired of the same old holiday cookies? If you’re seeking new flavors this holiday season, these locally owned bakeries offer treats...

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Bashas: A Piece of Phoenix History

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. The name Bashas’ has been synonymous with the Phoenix area now for more than 80 years. The name graces streets...

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Deep-Frying a Turkey?

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the biggest house fire day of the year? Help protect your clients biggest assets by passing-on these safety tips on the right way to deep-fry your bird: Always deep fry turkeys outside and away from your home Never put the bird in frozen...

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What You Should Know About the South Phoenix Light-Rail Project

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. Updated on 12/5. Its been 6 years now since we first began the South Phoenix light rail conversation. The 5.5...

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Arizona Ghost Towns

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. Travel any direction in Arizona and you’ll find an empty, abandoned town. Some are intact, some are nothing but rubble but...

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Moving to a New Brokerage?

There are several steps to follow when you decide to change brokerages but you might be surprised to learn that ARMLS is not involved in this process. We’ve outlined the basic steps you need to make the switch. Step 1. ADRE has an online system to initiate a change/new...

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What Do You Know About Phoenix’s Warehouse District?

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. Originally Phoenix’s Chinatown from the 1870s to the 1940s, the Warehouse District spans between Seventh St. to Seventh Ave. and north to...

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White Castle Slides into Scottsdale

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. No, it’s not a mirage in the desert. The little hamburgers affectionately dubbed “sliders” will soon be coming to Scottsdale!...

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How the Amazon Key Could Change Real Estate

The verdict is still out on the Amazon Key. What is the Amazon Key? The Amazon Key is a system that takes the place of a traditional lock and key. The homeowner installs a smart deadbolt and camera that link to the Amazon Key app. The user can then grant access...

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Going Local: Salad and Go

Healthy eating from a drive-thru? Is that even possible? This month we’re featuring the antithesis of our recent Filiberto’s local spotlight, Salad and Go. Local school teacher Roushan and her husband Tony wondered the same thing. While enjoying a Caesar salad at a five-star restaurant, they wondered why a salad that good cost...

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The Historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel Sells

The Arizona Biltmore Hotel is a historic Phoenix landmark that opened its doors in 1929. Just recently the building changed hands and was purchased by Blackstone. Blackstone is the largest private real estate equity firm in the world. Some other properties owned by Blackstone include the JW Marriott Desert...

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No End in Sight for Phoenix Population Growth

If you’re a real estate agent in Phoenix, population growth is a good problem to have. According to the US Census Bureau, Phoenix was the second fastest growing “large city” in the country in 2017, after San Antonio, TX. With that said, Maricopa county was THE fastest growing county last year,...

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What Every Homeowner Needs to Know about Mineral Rights

When you purchase a home, you typically own the house and the land underneath it. But buyer beware. Hidden in the sea of paperwork you sign at closing could be a disclosure stating the home builder or developer will maintain the mineral rights located in the earth underneath your property. This means that if...

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Heard of Uptown Chandler?

You’ve probably heard of Chandler, but have you heard of Uptown Chandler? Located in the rapidly growing east Valley, uptown is fast becoming a hot spot due to its affordable homes, great schools and hip lifestyle options. Uptown was designated by the City of Chandler in 2017 and runs on...

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What You and Your Clients Should Know During Natural Disasters

From coast to coast, America has seen her share of devastation over the last year due to natural disasters. And Arizona, with our flash floods, wild fires and dust storms, is no different. According to Kiplinger.com, Arizona faced 3.5 billion dollars in property damage do to natural disasters between 2006 and...

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Airport Noise Disclosure Requirements for Luke Air Force Base

Did you know that Arizona has strict disclosure requirements for properties that are subject to airport noise? While airport noise can be a nuisance and an inconvenience, it can also affect an owner’s enjoyment and use of a property. Arizona law requires sellers to disclose when a property is located within “territory...

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Have you heard of Interstate 11?

Heard about Interstate 11? Well it could be coming right through your backyard. The new highway will link Canada and Mexico through the states of Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Although part of the highway is already underway up north, studies to determine the environmental impact of the road will...

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Pesky Winter Visitors- Scorpions

Our mild winters bring more than just snowbirds and out-of-town guests. You may be unknowingly playing host to some creepy and crawly unwanted visitors, particularly scorpions. When temperatures drop at night, scorpions are known to seek warmth in your home. And since they can go long stretches without eating, they can...

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October STAT 2017

We’re now entering the holiday season, which means over the next four months our monthly sales volume will drop to the lowest numbers of the year. Historically, our lowest sales volume occurs in November, January and February. We should see an uptick in December as year-end tax strategies come...

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