Saturday, February 7, 2015

Metro Phoenix homebuilding still years from recovery

The long-awaited recovery of metro Phoenix's homebuilding market is still a few years away, according to leading housing research firm RL Brown Reports.

A new forecast calls for 11,000 houses to be built across the Valley in 2015, up slightly from the 10,840 constructed in the area last year. And the report's publishers, RL Brown and Greg Burger, call that a "moderately optimistic" forecast.


Danny's Family Car Wash is now Jacksons

Danny's Family Car Wash, a family-owned Arizona business since 1984, is operating under new ownership.

Jacksons Food Stores recently purchased the chain and its assets, including 13 car washes, 11 convenience stores and other car-care facilities. "We are proud and excited to be part of your community," Jacksons announced on


New apartments means boon for Scottsdale

Residents aren't the only ones benefiting from a surge of new apartments in Scottsdale.

The city brought in nearly $2 million more than expected from building permits during the first part of the current fiscal year, largely thanks to a boom in apartment development.
Scottsdale's coffers grew by about $6.5 million from July through November, a result of revenues from building permits, which are required for new construction.


Containers on Grand Apartments to Open in Phoenix March 2015

Grand Avenue is about to get even more livable, thanks to a future complex of apartment-converted shipping containers aptly called Containers on Grand.

The container-based housing, located at Grand and 12th avenues, is expect to open in March of 2015. While developers have only secured permits for eight units, they would like to ultimately push that number to 20 by utilizing an adjacent lot.


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