News to You By Doug Brown

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Infill developer bringing $40M hipster-focused condo project to Central Avenue
Deco Communities is starting sales and will soon break ground on a new $40 million residential project in midtown Phoenix.  The company has developed and redeveloped infill condominiums and apartments in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Las Vegas.  The Edison Midtown condos are being built at Central Avenue and Monterrey Way.  Sales for the 110-unit project will begin next month. Prices start at $239,900.
Read article - Phoenix Business Journal


5 Popular Trends in New-Home Construction
This article highlights trends in new construction including:
1. Garages: The garage door is getting more enhancements, including windows, insulated doors, and doors made of composite or plastic materials. 
2. Flooring: 83% of all new-home bedroom installations having carpeting. However, only about 40% of living rooms now have carpet. 
3. Countertops: For kitchen countertops, granite continues to reign at 64% of new-home installations.
4. Appliances: Cooktops and wall oven combinations are gaining in popularity.
5. Kitchen sinks: More buyers are paying attention to their kitchen sink, with the single basin kitchen sink making a comeback, growing from 5% to 20% of all new single-family homes in the past decade. 
Read article - Realtor Magazine


Additional articles that you

might find of interest:


Downtown Phoenix, Roosevelt Row replace Scottsdale as most expensive rental markets
Read article - Phoenix Business Journal


ViaWest buys Class A Biltmore office park for $163M
Read article - Phoenix Business Journal


ASU not pressing opposition to Tempe high-rises
Read article - Phoenix Business Journal


ADOT starting property demolition to clear route for Loop 202 extension 
Read article - Phoenix Business Journal

What Makes A Home a Good Buy?
Read article - Realty Times

From The Abnormal To The Paranormal: Dealing With An Unusual Home
Read article - Realty Times