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Housing Starts Reach Six-Year Highs

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Housing starts for single-family homes surged to the highest level in more than six-and-a-half years, a promising sign at the end of 2014, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Measuring Sentiment:Homebuilders Remain Cautiously Confident “The last piece of the economic puzzle is starting to come together now as housing construction is coming back. The housing market… Read more

Phoenix named hot housing market to watch in 2015

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Metro Phoenix is one of the U.S.’s “10 hottest housing markets to watch in 2015,” according to a new Realtor.com report. The real estate website’s chief economist, Jonathan Smoke, said Phoenix’s potential for income growth and new-home construction landed it on the list. “Phoenix consistently hammers home market growth through new construction. The sprawling desert… Read more

FAA clears first real estate agent to use drone for property shoots

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Realtor must have private pilot certificate and observer for each flight The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized a real estate agent to capture photography of listings with a drone for the first time, offering a glimmer of hope to those seeking to use drones to market properties without facing potential penalties from the regulatory agency. The exemption… Read more

The 10 Best Cities to Raise Children

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What made us happy as children? Well depending on who you are it could be a vast number of things; simply reading our favorite book, playing a sport with our friends, watching Hey Arnold!, or even playing catch with your Dad. There are many things about the city in which we grew up that played… Read more

Phoenix Listed #3 in America’s Fastest Growing Cities 2014

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When New York-based research firm Ipreo was looking to expand into a new office, the company searched nation-wide for the perfect location. “The primary goal was access to talent,” says O’Hara Macken, an EVP and managing director, “and the [Research] Triangle was our top choice in the U.S.” Ipreo, which provides data, software, and intelligence… Read more

Phoenix Listed In Top 10 Cities People Are Moving To

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Phoenix was one of the hardest hit cities in the nation when the housing bubble burst. But now it’s turning around and sun-seeking home buyers are scooping up homes at bargain basement prices. Among the top employers in the area are Wal-Mart, Intel and several major banks, including Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of… Read more

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