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Forecast: Phx commercial real estate to improve slowly in 2015

The commercial real estate market in Phoenix will continue to improve slowly in 2015 with promising growth in residential rental housing, an Arizona State University real estate professor said.... Read more»

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Scary practices back to U.S. property market, bubbles overseas

Could a Chinese crash do the kind of damage that the U.S. property market’s bust did in 2008?... Read more»

Land fight nears end for Coconino homeowners

It took a wildfire, three Congresses and years of work, but some Coconino County residents may soon be able to make their properties whole again. The Senate has approved a bill correcting a 50-year-old surveying error that had put some private homes in the national forest.... Read more»

Goodyear, Gilbert among nation's fastest growing cities

The two Arizona towns were among the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. in the last year, according to new Census Bureau estimates. While Phoenix added the most people in the state, Gilbert and Goodyear grew at a faster pace, landing sixth and 12th in the nation.... Read more»

Adaptive reuse movement spares iconic buildings from wrecking ball

A new use for a property often involves tearing down what came before, but owners of dozens of Phoenix businesses are putting iconic buildings to new uses through what’s known as adaptive reuse.... Read more»

Some cool uses for drones instead of killing and spying

What about fighting forest fires instead of bombing wedding parties in Yemen?... Read more»

Obama's numbers, April update

Corporations and stockholders are still prospering under Barack Obama’s presidency, while the economy steadily adds more jobs and millions sign up for health insurance under Obamacare. Wages remain stagnant for those who have jobs, and there are still 3.7 million who have been jobless for six months or more. U.S. oil production is booming and dependence on oil imports is plunging, but the national debt has now almost exactly doubled under this president, and historically large deficits continue.... Read more»

Low-wage earners can't afford Arizona housing

Arizona is in the top 20 most expensive states for rental housing, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2014 Out of Reach report.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Doubling down on Az's dangerous development

One must give the Real Estate Industrial Complex credit for chutzpah. It will not go down with a whimper, but with a bang. And many fires. Or rather, Arizona. The elites behind the growth machine will be long gone, safely behind their gates and walls in more hospitable climes.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Report card on Pima County air quality

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik (D-Ward 6). Also, Tucson Realty & Trust President Hank Amos. Plus, Beth Gorman of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Bennett prepares for gubernatorial run

Economist Jim Rounds, developer Richard Studwell, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, and the chairman of the Pima County Democratic Party, Don Jorgensen.... Read more»

Brewer: No credit to Obama for housing-price increase

“Instead of trying to share credit for Arizona’s successes, President Obama should learn from our example. The nation would benefit from an administration that promotes, rather than stifles, business growth. Our recovery has been made possible in spite of the President’s policies – not because of them.”... Read more»

Obama: 'Make owning a home a symbol of responsibility'

The complete text of President Barack Obama’s 35-minute speech on housing, delivered Tuesday at Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee. “We’ve got to turn the page on this kind of bubble-and-bust mentality that helped to create this mess in the first place. We got to build a housing system that is durable and fair and rewards responsibility for generations to come.”... Read more»

Analysis

'American Dream' tied to immigration reform

President Barack Obama was in Arizona on Tuesday, again talking about “the American Dream.” It was a bit different this time, though, with the president making the direct connection between home ownership and immigration reform.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Some pushing to derail Az's Medicaid expansion

Former state Sen. Frank Antenori talked about his effort to derail Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. Also, Kathy Erchull, President of the Tucson Association of Realtors, and Dr. Mark Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Report: Drop in Colorado River flows could sink property values

A new report claims that property values could decline along with projected decreases in the level of the Colorado River, as demand on the river outpaces supply of water in it.... Read more»

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