Metro Phoenix Called ‘Hottest’ U.S. Housing Market, But…

By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic Metro Phoenix is the “hottest” housing market in the U.S., according to a respected national real estate expert. But the new “hot” definition for housing is much different than during the boom when Valley prices climbed a crazy 50% in a year and new homes shot up at triple …

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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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Residents Oppose New North Scottsdale Development

By Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic Lauren Grey stands with her horse, Memo, and her neighbor, Diane Gray, on a vacant lot in north Scottsdale where luxury homes could be built. The 5.75-acre lot is off Jenan Drive, a sleepy one-lane street peppered with horse properties and homes on three-quarter-acre lots. Moments earlier, a coyote …

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