Monday, September 7, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright school meets $1 million deadline

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture met its first million-dollar deadline Thursday to ensure its survival.

The school has until the end of this year to raise a second million or the master's of architecture program will be closed. In 1932, the famous architect began the apprenticeship program that would turn into an exclusive, international school of acclaim.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2015/08/31/frank-lloyd-wright-school-meets-million-deadline/32448035/

Uptown Plaza's 1st new tenant opens

Muse Apparel is the first new tenant to open at Uptown Plaza, which has been undergoing a massive renovation since mid-2014. Muse Apparel is the first new tenant to open at Uptown Plaza, which has been undergoing a massive renovation since mid-2014. The 10-year-old women's clothing boutique, previously at Seventh Street and Glendale Avenue, occupies a space next to AJ's Fine Foods.

Read more... http://phoenix.suntimes.com/phx-business/7/83/263285/uptown-plazas-1st-new-tenant-opens

Which Scottsdale luxury community is tops when it comes to home-value appreciation?

It's the question almost every Scottsdale homeowner and homebuyer wants the answer to: In which neighborhoods are homes appreciating the fastest? A recently released real estate report sought that answer, and found that DC Ranch experienced the greatest home-value appreciation of any of the eight luxury communities tracked. Silverleaf, a community within DC Ranch, was a close second.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2015/08/31/scottsdale-luxury-community-home-value-appreciation/71323794/

In Arizona, $15 hourly remains a distant dream for many

Long before he signed it into existence, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was an outspoken advocate of raising his city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Seattle's mayor helped broker a deal with small businesses to muscle a similar ordinance through there. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo swiftly and publicly endorsed the $15 wage floor across that state after one of his agencies recommended it this summer.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/jobs/2015/09/05/arizona-higher-hourly-minimum-wage-remains-distant-dream/71733862/

Phoenix ranks No. 8 among big cities for affordable homes

Metro Phoenix's calling card to new residents has long been its affordable home prices.

Valley home prices are steadily climbing, but the region's houses are still bargains compared to much of California, Seattle, Denver, Chicago and even Las Vegas.
Metro Phoenix is the eighth most affordable big U.S. city to buy a house now, according to a new ranking from a reputable financial research firm.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/real-estate/catherine-reagor/2015/09/03/phoenix-ranks-top-10-affordable-homes/71609686/

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