Yearly Archives: 2013

Phoenix Building Supply Non-Profit Wins U.S. EPA Annual Award

SAN FRANCISCO - December 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Region today announced that Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies has won a 2013 environmental award for its creative re-use of building materials. The award was presented at one of the company’s thrift stores in Phoenix, Ariz. The regional environmental awards acknowledge significant contributions made in the past year to protect the environment and support communities

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. Ranked #1 Provided of Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments...

Torrance, CA - December 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner), a national engineering, environmental and energy consulting firm with offices in Phoenix, has been rated the number one service provider of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in Arizona and nationally for the third-quarter of 2013 by Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR) ScoreKeeper – the nationwide market monitor for the environmental due diligence industry.

Senate panel passes Kirkpatrick-Gosar bill to help Coconino County property owners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed HR 862, legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., to correct a 40-year-old land-survey error that placed private properties inside the boundaries of U.S. Forest Service property. The legislation can now be scheduled for a vote by the full Senate.

Lee & Associates Arizona Promotes Industrial Broker McDougall To Principal

PHOENIX, AZ - November 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates Arizona is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt McDougall to Principal. Matt joined Lee as an Associate nearly three years ago and has garnered the respect of his peers as well as having achieved several sales benchmarks to achieve his promotion.

Owner/User Offi ce Building Sells for $2.15M in Old Town Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - November 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A 7,707 SF offi ce building located at 7000 E. 1st Ave. in Old Town Scottsdale was recently sold for $2,150,000. Price per square foot was calculated at $278.97.

Attorney General Tom Horne Obtains $470,000 Judgment In Consumer Fraud Case

Phoenix, AZ - November 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Tom Horne is announcing the settlement of a consumer fraud case against Stan Nii-Addo Allotey, Jr., owner of Mortgage Relief Group, d.b.a. Mortgage Assistance Group, for engaging in deceptive loan modification services. Mr. Allotey and his company are now barred from conducting any foreclosure consulting business and engaging in telephone solicitation sales.

Scottsdale, Arizona Silverleaf and DC Ranch Luxury Foreclosures For Sale

Scottsdale, AZ - October 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Scottsdale, Arizona Coldwell Banker Luxury Real Estate has no problem offering 30% below asking price for people considering buying real estate here in Arizona. This is your hard earned money at stake. When making the biggest investment of your life, you need aggressive representation. Every single day Realtors offer 3% to 7% below asking price. This is, simply states, not representing your best interests. If we see properties listed at 4 million dollars, rest assured we will make an initial offer at 2.8 million

Scottsdale, Arizona Estancia Foreclosures, Short Sales, and Bank Owned Homes For Sale

Scottsdale, AZ - October 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- I have no problem offering 35% below asking price for my buyers in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you want the best price possible for your new Luxury Home here in Arizona, being aggressive is absolutely imperative when writing up an offer to purchase. This is your hard earned money at stake. When making one of the biggest investments of your life, I urge my readers to take a long hard look at your Realtor. Please feel free to visit the website associated with this article. You will find that representing your best interests is our priority

Will Barnard Joins Lee & Associates’ Braun Apartment Group

PHOENIX, AZ - October 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates Arizona is pleased to announce the hiring of Will Barnard to the company. He will be reporting to Todd Braun, Principal and head of the Braun Apartment Group and will focus on apartment and land sales in the Phoenix area

Grijalva Congratulates Southern Arizona Recipients of Infrastructure, Health, Social Service Grants, Highlights Application Deadlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva congratulated several Southern Arizona recipients of recent grants and federal awards that will improve the lives of local constituents and highlighted upcoming grant application deadlines. Details are below

Arizona homes made available with online search feature supported on IDX enabled website

EUGENE, OR - September 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- iPhone enabled property search is now available on the website of Shauna Hooker, thanks to the application IDX, Inc. has enabled on her page. The innovative IDX technology extracts raw listing data from the Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS) database and places it on the search page Hooker hosts. Here, home seekers can quickly and easily scan the ARMLS listings to find the perfect home for their budget, needs and location preferences. Never before has such a dynamic online property search been so accessible and simple

Attorney General Tom Horne Sues Mortgage Services Company Targeting Spanish Speaking Victims

Phoenix, AZ - September 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Phoenix-based Making All Homes Affordable, LLC (MAHA), its owner and manager, Albert Figueroa, and one of its salespersons, Steve Villanueva.

Occidental Signs Multi-Year Lease, Relocates, Expands to Canyon Village

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - September 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Occidental Fire & Casualty has signed a 7-year lease for 18,100 SF at Canyon Village, Building B, 18867 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy. in Scottsdale. The new lease offers IAT an upgraded facility opportunity to grow compared with their previous space.


Washington, D.C. ­- September 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today sent a letter to Thomas S. Winkowski, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, seeking information on the recently completed $12.8 million housing complex for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in Ajo, Arizona. Each of the 21 housing units cost the American taxpayer roughly $605,000 – a staggering amount when compared to the unit cost of $100,000 for similar area housing


TUCSON - August 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has asked the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it paid $15 million to build 21 houses and buy 20 mobile homes in Ajo for Border Patrol and Customs officers – in a community where comparable homes cost far less.

Rep. Grijalva Joins Comite de Bien Estar in San Luis to Celebrate $1.3 Million...

San Luis, AZ - August 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today announced a $1,361,760 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to the non-profit social assistance group Comite de Bien Estar to identify, screen and prepare candidates for USDA’s Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. Under the program, families provide a substantial portion of the labor involved in building their own homes, reducing the purchase cost putting affordable housing within reach for low-income families

NCRC Statement on President Obama’s Arizona Housing Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) --Today, in reaction to President Obama's speech on housing in Arizona, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement

Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Results of First Compliance Report from the National Mortgage...

Phoenix, AZ - August 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- This summer, the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight released its first report detailing results of their findings around the five largest servicers’ compliance with servicing standards established by the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS). Attorney General Tom Horne is today releasing some of the highlights gathered from the report, specific to Arizona. This report demonstrates the first public step in a monitoring process that will continue for the next several years, providing the public with a new and transparent look into how banks are treating homeowners.

Mid-Year 2013 Phoenix Industrial Leasing Slows as Investment Sales Rise

PHOENIX, AZ - July 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Over the past three years, the Phoenix industrial market has confi dently climbed its way back to recovery and historical norms in spite of hitting a bump or two. The march has been impressive as the economy began to add jobs favoring industrial users. As larger product became scarce, build-to-suit and then speculative projects took shape. Quarter after quarter, the industrial sector posted gains in most measurements. This quarter, however, leasing activity has hit its lowest level since Q1 2009 and rental rates have remained fl at for over a year

BH Propertices Acquires Vista Ventana for $10.2 Million

Torrance, CA - July 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- BH Properties LLC, a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate investment firm that has a penchant for working through difficult transactions, time-sensitive closing factors and an expertise in repositioning real estate, has acquired Vista Ventana, a 275-unit multifamily property at 3221 W. El Camino Drive


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