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Cost of new home includes almost 13% in fees, taxes

April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Impact fees and surcharges make up 12.8% of the sales price of a new home in the Tucson region, according to data compiled by the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association. The average total of impact fees and surcharges for a 2,100 square foot home was $27,587 last year. As of February, the median price for a new home was $214,364, according to John Strobeck, of Bright Future Business Consultants.

Arizona to Receive $28 Million for Airports Under Economic Recovery Act

Washington, D.C. - March 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva announces that the State of Arizona will receive over $28 million for Arizona airports by way of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan (ARRA).

NAHB, Arizona Home Builders File Suit Over Santa Cruz Decision

March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The nation’s home builders are challenging a Dec. 8 federal regulatory ruling that an Arizona riverbed fed by sewers and storm runoff is a “traditional navigable water” – a decision with far-reaching implications for home buyers and property owners for miles around.

Arizona Builders Use Wind Power to Print Magazine

March 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — SAHBA Builder Magazine, working in partnership with Arizona Lithographers, has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a “green” publication.

Phoenix’s Pro Properties fails to comply with lead disclosure laws / Property management company...

SAN FRANCISCO - March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Pro Properties, Inc., one of Phoenix’s largest property management companies, was fined $7,500 for violating federal lead-based paint disclosure requirements at numerous apartment buildings in the Phoenix area.

SAHBA magazine goes ‘green’

March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association's quarterly "Builder Magazine" is now a certified "green" publication. The magazine is being published using energy offsets. The wind-power offset is equal to reducing air emissions by about 1,157 pounds, SAHBA said

SAHBA’s home, garden show set for Oct 10-12

The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association's 37th annual Fall Home & Garden Show kicks off Friday, Oct. 10, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave., and continues through Sunday, Oct. 12.

3 home builders here make ‘top 3’ green list

Three homebuilders in the Tucson region have grabbed top honors for environmentally friendly "sustainable building design and construction" from Calvert, a diversified investment management firm that touts "sustainable and responsible investing."

Governor and Legislature Agree on FY 2008 Budget

On April 17, the Arizona Legislature passed an amended FY 2008 budget, which Governor Napolitano then signed. The Department of Housing has been tapped for significant financial adjustments totaling $13.3 million in budget sweeps to three of our agency funds for the current fiscal year. While these sweeps pose significant cuts to an agency of this size, ADOH had planned for this inevitability and existing projects and programs should not be affected by the FY2008 sweeps.

HUD Awards $8.9 Million to Revitalize A.L. KROHN Homes Public Housing Development in Phoenix

PHOENIX – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson today awarded the City of Phoenix Housing Department nearly $8.9 million to support the redevelopment of A.L. Krohn Homes public housing complex into an attractive mixed-income community

Arizona Resort Homes and Home Sites for Auction with $1 Minimum Bids

NEWPORT BEACH, CA– Freedom Realty Exchange (FRE.com), a real estate auction marketing website and part of the LFC Group of Companies, has just announced the launch of an online auction campaign to sell seven new homes and two residential lots in Bullhead City, Arizona, with minimum bids starting at only $1.

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.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT AS BLM EVALUATES PUBLIC LAND LEASE TO PINAL...

The Bureau of Land Management, Lower Sonoran Field Office, is processing a request from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to lease approximately 498 acres of public lands for a regional park in Gold Canyon, Ariz. The application has been made under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, which allows municipalities the ability to lease federally-managed public lands for public purposes