500 Seniors Must Leave Mobile Home Park Near Scottsdale

By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic A street near the entrance of Shadow Mountain Village Mobile Home Park. – Joseph Cooke/The Republic More than 500 seniors who live in a mobile home park near Scottsdale on the Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community will have to find a new place to live when the park shuts …

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Shift Coming in Metro Phoenix Housing Market

By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic Sellers’ grip on metro Phoenix’s housing market is starting to slip. The supply of Valley homes for sale has steadily been climbing for the past few months, giving buyers worn out by bidding wars and new monthly home price records a better chance to close on one. Drops in …

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Arizona Landlords Got Grants, Filed Eviction Notices Anyway

By Jessica Boehm, Catherine Reagor & Ralph Chapoco | Arizona Republic Arizona landlords who received money from a state program that aimed to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic filed nearly 2,500 eviction notices during the pandemic, an Arizona Republic investigation found. Gov. Doug Ducey’s office launched the Arizona Rental Property Owner Preservation Fund in …

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No Crash Predicted For Metro Phoenix Housing Market

By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic The Phoenix area’s housing market is showing no signs of crashing despite job losses and other economic hits because of COVID-19. The region’s home sales typically dip during the summer, as fewer buyers opt to brave triple-digit temperatures to check out and commit to houses. Now, with masks and …

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Thousands of Arizonans Could Become Homeless Soon

By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic Thousands of Arizonans struggling to pay rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic could lose their homes this summer when Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order delaying evictions expires, government data suggests. Renters who were sick with the virus, lost jobs or had to stop working because schools were closed have …

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Rents Finally Dip in Scottsdale

By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic Metro Phoenix rents have finally stopped rapidly increasing and are even dipping in some areas. Scottsdale posted the second biggest decrease in the U.S. for the median rent on a one-bedroom apartment this month. Other Valley cites including Chandler, Tempe and Phoenix saw rents drop, too. This month’s dips …

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Influencer Marketing: 2020 Forecast Highlights

In the first of a series of Influencer Marketing sessions*, Fletcher Wilcox (The Wilcox Report) moderated local real estate experts Jim Daniel (RL Brown Housing Reports), Tina Tamboer (The Cromford Report), Catherine Reagor (StreetScout) and Tom Ruff (The Information Market) for a two-hour panel about local housing futures. Here are some 2020 predictions: Wilcox Inventory …

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New Home Sales Climb as Investors Pay Cash

By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic New homes in metro Phoenix are selling at the briskest pace since the 2006 housing boom, but some of the buyers may not be as welcome in your neighborhood. Investors are back in the Valley’s new-home market. During the last boom, speculating investors snapped up a record number of …

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Rising Housing Costs Are a Problem In Arizona

By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic Metro Phoenix home prices hit a new record this year. Valley rents are climbing to new records almost every month. Incomes aren’t keeping pace, and more people are getting squeezed out of homes as evictions set records too. The number of people living without shelter in the Phoenix area …

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