Sunday, December 24, 2017

Housing Choice Voucher program fails to open doors for many renters

Marcella Landson set aside her Section 8 voucher and stared at the shaded map of Tempe, searching for the right neighborhood. They all seemed the same. She had come to find a home, but couldn't even figure out where to look. 

Read more... https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-best-reads/2017/12/14/locked-out-section-8-housing-vouchers-fail-open-doors-low-income-renters/911767001/

Single-story, unattached apartments offer house-like amenities

Metro Phoenix's apartment building boom has a different look in the suburbs. You might have driven by one of the new rental complexes and thought it was a new home subdivision.

Read more... https://www.azcentral.com/story/money/real-estate/catherine-reagor/2017/12/24/tiny-apartment-complexes-new-metro-phoenix-sparks-rental-trend/961893001/

Construction claws back from recession, 'new normal' still unclear

WASHINGTON – It was what one expert called "the mother of all booms."

Just over a decade ago, Arizona's construction industry was leading the country in residential and commercial building. People were waiting up to a year for a house, even as builders were throwing new homes up on spec for the residents who were flocking to the state.


Read more... https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2017/12/18/construction-claws-back-from-recession-new-normal-still-unclear/

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Millennials Want to Own Homes Too, If U.S. Economy Would Consent

Kelsey Marshall and her boyfriend Chris Eidam, both 27 years old, call the home-buying process "terrifying." But they're clear about one thing: It beats the heck out of renting.

Read more... https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-11-27/millennials-want-to-own-homes-too-if-the-economy-would-let-them

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