Rental Occupancy Hits 40 Year High in Metro Phoenix

By Brent Ruffner | Phoenix Independent The Phoenix metro is at its highest occupancy percentage in more than 40 years, despite increasing rents around the region, according to a local housing research expert. Thomas Brophy, national research director at Colliers in Phoenix, said the current occupancy rate is 97.1% — the highest since that number …

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Semiconductor Company Will Trigger Growth in the North

By Brent Ruffner | Daily Independent Experts say the announcement of a Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing company coming to the Valley will trigger new growth in north Phoenix, spurring the region to become a new epicenter for high-wage jobs. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. announced plans last year it would build a new facility in north Phoenix, …

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REALTOR® Warning About Texted Offers to Buy Homes

By Brent Ruffner | Daily Independent Owning a home in the Valley often means getting a pesky, annoying text message from an unknown someone wanting to buy it. A top official from the Arizona Association of Realtors® has, too. “I receive them myself,” said Arizona Realtors® President-Elect Gary Nelson. While the practice may skirt a …

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