Yearly Archives: 2007

Cole Acquires Six New Properties in November

PHOENIX, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Cole Companies (Cole) continued its strong acquisition pace during the month of November, acquiring six new properties, totaling 147,699 square feet for a purchase price of $76.8 million

7 signs to Valley’s housing market recovery

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Freedom Realty Exchange Delivers another Successful Auction Campaign of Homes in Bullhead City, Arizona

NEWPORT BEACH, CA –– Freedom Realty Exchange (, a real estate auction website and part of the LFC Group of Companies, sells more resort-style homes in the gated communities of Laughlin Ranch and Talon Pointe in Bullhead City, Arizona.

Over 200 Foreclosed Phoenix Homes Totaling $54 Million Head to Auction Block

PHOENIX, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Foreclosures continue to swell in Arizona, flooding the market with excess inventory, earning the state an unwanted spot in the nation's top ten list for foreclosures. According to Realtytrac(R), Arizona ranked eighth in the nation among states with the highest foreclosure filings, reporting 6,339 filings in October 2007.

Solstice Adds Ski-In, Ski-Out Chalet in the Swiss Alps to its Luxury Collection

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Solstice, the ultra-luxury leader in the $2 billion destination club industry, is adding to its expanding portfolio of luxury homes in the top 25 global elite travel destinations with a ski-in, ski-out chalet located in Verbier, Switzerland -- one of the world's premier ski destinations

Data: U.S. Rep. Giffords Can Act to Save 1,073 Homes in Congressional District From...

Estimate of Number of Homeowners Who Could Save Home Based on Publicly Available Data from Center for Responsible Lending; Rep. Giffords Urged to Support Pending Bills to Eliminate Unfairness in Mortgage Foreclosure Process

Rep. Grijalva Applauds Passage of Transportation/HUD funding bill

Washington, D.C., Rep. Raul M. Grijalva voted in support of H.R. 3074, the FY 2008 Transportation HUD Appropriations Conference Report.

Top-tier space left behind by Magnus

Mortgage market troubles give local tenants leverage. Among the relics left behind by failed mortgage lender First Magnus Financial Corp. is plenty of prime office space.

August Fire Burning in Prescott National Forest

As containment progresses on the August Fire continued through the day, some of the assigned resources were detailed to assist with initial attack on a new start, the November Fire. Two air tankers and 2 helicopters were able to get a wet line around the perimeter of the November Fire and stop the spread as a fire crew and 2 engines were diverted to begin the suppression efforts.

Nalu Kai Homesites on Sale Beginning November 5 At Hokuli’a

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lyle Anderson Company, Inc. has announced that on November 5, a limited number of Nalu Kai Homesites will be available for sale to the public at Hokuli'a, which is being developed by 1250 Oceanside Partners, the latest Lyle Anderson Company community on the Island of Hawai'i.

Arizona State Parks

On Saturday, November 3rd, Alamo Lake State Park will host "A Night under the Stars" to celebrate State Parks' 50th Anniversary.

Arizona Association of REALTORS(R) Contributes $50,000 to Aid Victims of California Fires

PHOENIX, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Association of REALTORS(R) has joined other National Association of REALTORS(R) organizations in contributing much-needed aid to the victims of recent California fires. The Arizona association is sending $50,000 in aid to the REALTORS(R) Relief Foundation.

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%.


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