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VaultWare Launches First Consumer Mobile Messaging Service for Apartment Availability Alerts(TM)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty DataTrust, the makers of VaultWare, announced today that it has launched Apartment Availability Alerts for consumers who opt in to the free service. For the first time, consumers searching for apartments online can sign up to receive Availability Alerts directly to their mobile phone through text messaging or via email.

Realty DataTrust Announces Spring 2008 User Meeting

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty DataTrust, the makers of the industry's premiere online leasing tool VaultWare, announced today that it will hold its user meeting April 23, 2008, preceding the Apartment Internet Marketing (AIM) Conference to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Macerich Debuts SanTan Village

PHOENIX, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The centerpiece of a flourishing retail corridor emerged today with the official Grand Opening of SanTan Village -- a new super-regional shopping center at the core of a 500-acre, mixed-use development.

Mortgage crisis gives new life to once-handy FHA loans

On the national level, slow real estate sales and sinking prices are prompting some comparisons to the Great Depression.

Little wonder, then, that a home-buying program from the New Deal is beginning to make a comeback.

Apartment Internet Marketing Conference Acquired by Joshua Tree Internet Media

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty DataTrust, the makers of VaultWare, announced today that the Apartment Internet Marketing (AIM) Conference has been sold to Steve Lefkovits' Joshua Tree Internet Media firm. The AIM Conference, which will be held next spring, is the only industry educational conference that focuses exclusively on the intersection of marketing strategies and Internet-powered leasing tools.

Sedona Vacation Rental Association Responds to Mayor's Attack on Visitors to National Red Rock...

SEDONA, Ariz., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A national association of homeowners in the Sedona area is responding to mis-categorizations of Sedona commerce as non-tourist in nature and to its Mayor's refusal to modify outdated ordinances prohibiting tourists from visiting less than a month in a Sedona vacation home -- a promulgated prohibition of short-term or weekly vacation rentals.

Cole Companies Expands Staff to Meet and Drive Record Growth in Business

PHOENIX, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year mired by a dismal credit market and a less than favorable REIT market, one real estate veteran is finding ways to sustain significant growth.

The Shidler Group Signs Three Leases in US Bank Center Agreements Bring Occupancy to...

The Shidler Group purchased the 31-story, 371,727-square-foot US Bank Center at 101 North First Avenue in downtown Phoenix in May 2006. At the time of purchase, the building was 76% occupied and subsequent leasing activity, including the new leases, has brought occupancy to 87%.

Real estate ills expected to spread to offices

Fallout from the implosion of the residential-housing market will dampen what has been a white-hot commercial real-estate market, Valley economist Elliott Pollack told a group of commercial brokers and developers Thursday.

Money Now USA Now Adding Sub-prime Personal Loans to Help Borrowers Catch Up on...

SCOTTSDALE , Ariz., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MoneyNowUSA.com, a Scottsdale , AZ-based online loan service, has just added sub-prime personal loans enabling borrowers to get caught up on mortgage payments. This new sub-prime loan product will allow borrowers to take out an unsecured loan for up to $15,000 . Flexible underwriting allows consumers with bad credit to get cash even if they are currently behind on their housing payments. Homeowners can take out a loan even with a credit score as low as 530 (pre-qualifying over 91% of homeowners)

Real estate ills expected to spread to offices

Fallout from the implosion of the residential-housing market will dampen what has been a white-hot commercial real-estate market, Valley economist Elliott Pollack told a group of commercial brokers and developers Thursday.

Nouveau Riche University to Build Campus In Phoenix

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Nouveau Riche University (NRU), the only tuition-based real estate investment education company in the country, recently purchased 23.6 acres at the junction of I-17 and the Loop 101 in order to build its first "brick and mortar" campus. Plans are underway to build a 140,000 square-foot campus complete with administrative buildings, cafeteria and dormitories, to become the permanent home of this one-of-a-kind university.

Renting out a home can earn tax breaks

If you're having trouble selling your home in the current housing slump, it might make more sense to lease it instead. Doing so could turn your property into a rent machine and open up extra tax breaks. Plus, it would buy time until market conditions improve.

ADEQ Director Owens Announces New Initiative to Help Arizona Schools Clean Up and Prevent...

PHOENIX – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ has launched an innovative initiative to help schools across Arizona clean up contamination from leaking underground storage tanks (USTs) on school property and prevent future leaks from USTs.

Cole Companies Partners With Niche Residential to Acquire a Luxury Townhome Community in Cave...

PHOENIX , Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cole Companies and Niche Residential, both based in Phoenix , announced today a joint venture under the entity name VSH Cave Creek, LLC to acquire The Village at Surrey Hills, a 45-unit luxury hillside townhome community currently being developed in Cave Creek, Arizona.

Real estate slump? None exists for Tucson homes above $1M

Much of Tucson's residential real estate market might be in the doldrums — but the view from the top looks just fine, according to local industry observers. While overall home sales are down from 2006, luxury homes priced at $1 million or more are selling well this year, says a monthly report by housing market consultant John Strobeck.

Property tax brouhaha is percolating

There's a concerted effort under way to brew up another property tax revolt in Arizona. The state felt the aftershocks of California's Proposition 13 in 1978. A similar cap on property values and taxation began to circulate in Arizona.

Tips for sealing the deal on troubled real estate

Termites, proximity to landfills, criminal activity and even the possibility of ghosts can spell doom for a real-estate sale. Those problems present their share of hazards for real-estate agents as well, said Craig Runyon, an instructor at the Brodsky School of Real Estate.

Commerce park in works for Safford

The city of Safford could see the beginning construction of one of the largest commerce parks ever built in the Gila Valley during the second quarter of 2008. Situated on 28 acres that is now in escrow, the park will include two, two-story institutional buildings with underground parking, five office complexes, a restaurant, daycare facility and a bank.

Group seeks ballot measure to limit property taxes

Property owners would see tax breaks while Arizona cities, school districts and other taxing entities would face limits on the amount of money they raised if a ballot measure filed Tuesday won voter approval next year.

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Governor Ducey Appoints New Director of the Arizona Department of Housing

Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Carol L. Ditmore as director of the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH). Ditmore has served as the interim director of ADOH since May 2017, a position to which she was elevated after former director Michael Trailor’s appointment as the new director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security