Recent Posts: Arizona and Its Amenities

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Baby Boomers Love Arizona.

Arizona ranked second behind Florida for drawing the most people over 60, according to personal finance firm Smartasset. It analyzed the latest Census data from 2015 and found Arizona grew by 27,576 retirees. It also attributed the state’s low property taxes to the trend. Mesa topped the list for U.S. cities with the most new […]

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Look Out Silicon Valley, Phoenix is Coming.

The Phoenix metro area ranks third on the list of the 20 fastest-growing tech markets based on year-over-year data. ZipRecruiter’s analysis of its database of more than 8 million active jobs found that Phoenix is one of the best examples of how the tech industry is no longer solely located on the coast.

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Foreign Trade Zones in Az

Did you know that Arizona has ten (7 are active) EB-5 Regional Centers? It puts foreigners on the path to citizenship in exchange for significant contributions to the U.S. economy. Its an ideal way for high net worth global immigrants to get a green card and contribute to our economic welfare. For details on the […]

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Where are the Highest Natural Disaster Risks?

RealtyTrac’s 2016 U.S. Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report rates counties for risks of natural hazards, such as hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, earthquakes, or floods. The 3 states whose counties had the highest risk index (high and very high) were California Florida, and Oklahoma. In those 3 states the largest counties that have the most properties at […]

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Avoid High Cost States.

Like higher costs, fees and taxes? If not, come to Arizona. Arizona doesn’t impose costs on snowbirds upon sale of a home the way Florida does. Full time Florida resident property tax bills can’t rise more than 3% annually, while snowbird taxes can go up to 10%. Plus every year, non-residents of Florida have to […]

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#Travel&Leisure says #Phoenix has the best #pizza in the U.S., with the list of favorites including #Spinato’s and #Oregano’s

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We’re Number 1.

#Chandler, Arizona is the hottest new city for automobile #innovation says Fortune magazine. Local Motors, Chandler, Arizona.

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Pending Sales Drop.

In the Western U.S. in last 2 months of 2016, the National Association of Realtors’ home sales index fell to its lowest level since the start of the year. But in the metro Phoenix area, sales were up 3.4% and inventory decreased 1.6% in December over November. So as usual we outperformed the rest of […]

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Need a job? Move to Scottsdale!

The best city in the U.S. to get a job is Scottsdale, Arizona. Chandler and Tempe, two other metro Phoenix cities, were also in the top 10, coming in 7th and 9th, respectively. Scottsdale’s job-market strength – including job opportunities, median annual income, and employment growth, is what made it number 1.

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High Cost States Lose to Arizona.

More home owners are leaving some of the fastest appreciating housing markets, like California and Colorado, while more are staying in more affordable markets like Arizona. A new study by CoreLogic shows that 2.5 home sellers fled California for every out-of-state home buyer coming into the state between 2000 and 2015. However, in Arizona, more […]

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Phoenix Will Swallow the World!

A study has found that the majority of Earth’s landmass will be Phoenix suburbs by 2050. According to the Onion, researchers at Syracuse University have predicted that in 35 years from now, the suburban area surrounding metro Phoenix will have expanded to occupy nearly 70% of all land on Earth. Spreading like an enormous nuclear-mutated […]

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Do You Have That Sinking Feeling?

According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Florida has more sinkholes than any other state. The Florida Geological Survey noted that, “[s]ince the entire state is underlain by carbonate rocks, sinkholes could theoretically form anywhere.” To illustrate the problem, there were 4,500 number of sinkhole insurance claims in Florida in 2011, with total losses […]

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Low Hazard Risk County Home Sales Increasing Twice as Fast.

In a study, 3,000 U.S. counties were indexed based on risk of six natural hazards – such as earthquakes, floods, hail, and hurricane storm surge. The research showed that median home prices in the first 6 months of 2016 are up 9.5% from the same time period 10 years ago in the counties with the […]

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Best Cities for First Timers.

The metro Phoenix, Arizona cities of #Gilbert (4th), #Chandler (10th), and #Peoria (at 13th) are ranked among the best medium sized U.S. cities for first time #homebuyers according to the NAR.  #Arizona as a state ranks 10th in the nation.

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Phoenix ties San Francisco for best high-tech job growth.

Phoenix tied San Francisco for the best high-tech job growth among major North American markets over the past two years, according to a new report from CBRE. The report shows the Phoenix added 12,662 new high-tech jobs from 2012 to 2014. That is a 42.7% increase for the Valley’s tech sector, tying San Francisco for […]

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