phoenix: Teachers Inspire: Robotics Club is Cool in Phoenix Arizona School - 08/09/10 12:07 AM
 

Carl Hayden Community High School Robotics Club is located in Phoenix Arizona. It has been a low-performing school for years and is not expected to change.
But there are bright spots for students to grab on to.
Faridodin Lajvard: the name is hard to pronounced, but the teacher is inspiring. His students just call him 'Coach Fredi' or Ledge.
Back in August of 2009 there was some discussion and talk about robotics and what it can do. The passion is robotics. And the teacher and students share it. This is a way to expand his passion about a field … (2 comments)

phoenix: Q2 LightRailConnect.com Market Report: Phoenix Metro Land - 08/04/10 02:20 PM
Q2 2010 Light Rail Market ReportMetro Phoenix (Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa)
Scope: This report comprises real estate activity within a quarter-mile of each light rail station. This is also known as ‘Transit Oriented Development' or TOD.
The light rail corridor is comprised of 28 Stations and extends 20 miles in length. Service began in December 2008 at a cost of approx. $1.4 Billion. There are currently two extensions planned, both approximately 3 miles in length that will extend the length of the line in each direction. The first project is in Phoenix at the North end, and the second in Mesa extending … (2 comments)

phoenix: LightRailConnect.com Q2 Retail Market Report - 07/29/10 08:36 PM

The Retail MarketQ2 2010 ReportLight Rail CorridorPhoenix-Tempe-Mesa
The Light Rail Corridor retail market vacancy rate in the second quarter of 2010 decreased to 12.8% from 13.1% in the first quarter of 2010.  This is up from the year end 2009 vacancy rate of 10.9%.  The highest vacancy rate was reported in the Mesa submarket at 23.2%.  The Metro Phoenix Area retail vacancy rate decreased slightly to 11.2% in the second quarter 2010, down from 11.5% in the first quarter. 

Absorption for the Light Rail Corridor was positive 10,675 square feet in the second quarter, compared to a negative (23,624) … (0 comments)

phoenix: LightRailConnect.com Q2 Market Report: Office Market - 07/29/10 08:14 PM

The Office Market(Submarkets: Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa)Published Quarterly
The Light Rail Corridor Office market vacancy increased to 19.4% in the second quarter of 2010.  That compares to 19.1% for the previous quarter's vacancy rate.  Vacancy rates in the Light Rail Corridor have been on a steady increase since 2005 when the market experienced a drop.  Before then, the vacancy rate had decreased to 17% for 2004.  The highest vacancy rates for all Light Rail Corridor submarkets can be found in Tempe (23.4%).  The lowest of the submarkets is Mesa (which does not represent much office space), which was still high … (0 comments)

phoenix: Freddie Mac in Phoenix: Auction Day Nears - 07/28/10 08:04 AM

Welcome Freddie Mac to the Arizona Convention Center on August 7th.
The mortgage giant has a list of 135 homes that will be auctioned off. The catch is that you have to be an owner occupant. Not much of a catch. Just don't be one of those rich, mean investor types...
And, if you qualify, you can get 3% of your closing costs paid for. The real estate sales unit of Freddie Mac is named 'Home Steps', and is in charge of the event. Apparently there are about a third of the homes on the list that are set aside … (0 comments)

phoenix: You Can Run, But You Can't Hide (from the Long Arm of the Law) - 07/12/10 02:46 AM
Well, here we are again.
Add another dozen or so Phoenix real estate agents, loan officers and escrow officers who have been indicted by the US Attorney's office.
Conspiracy, bank and wire fraud, false statements, and for good measure: money laundering.

Companies involved were sometimes just the place the people worked at and committed the scams, and some companies were probably set up just for that purpose. We will stay tuned to the events as they play out.
Overstate borrowers income, assets and credit scores, false escrows created to reflect downpayments never made, overstated real estate appraisals, straw buyers, kickbacks.
The … (5 comments)

phoenix: Phoenix Commercial Brokerage: New Player in Town - 07/12/10 02:27 AM

NEW KID IN TOWN (EAGLES)
Watch out Phoenix Commercial real estate. A new guy is in town.
His name is Jones Lange LaSalle out of Chicago. And apparently, he has deep pockets. They say he is one ornery hombre, and a force to be dealt with. 
The company has been a full-service firm around many parts of the world for some years, and now has sights and an address in the Phoenix market. Seems as though the increase of very large institutions that own massive amounts of commercial real estate makes it important to offer full services that clients demand.
The commercial … (0 comments)

phoenix: Phoenix Light Rail: Cool Map with Extensions - 07/12/10 01:29 AM
 
Cool Map of Light Rail line and Extensions
Ok, so when I see a cool feature that has some intelligence behind it, I have to share it.
The Phoenix Metro Light Rail line started with a 20-mile set of tracks in December 2008. Probably the newest in the country. And it cost an average $70 million a mile to build and install.
More than the tracks and cars alone, they had to move those darn utilities away from the middle of the street!! You don't want to be down under there working on a leaky sewer pipe while a $25 million train is rumbling … (0 comments)

phoenix: Phoenix Light Rail: Construction Marches On - 07/12/10 01:12 AM
 
So if Phoenix is broke and laying off employees, why are they spending millions?
Just when we heard for months and months how low the Phoenix city coffers are, there is still plenty of money to buy up and demolish homes, prepare utility relocation, all to prepare 19th Ave for the 3-mile light rail extension. The work will be completed between ButlerDrive and Townley Avenue.
The project is supposed to last 6 months, and will prepare the frontage roads for ongoing construction work.
And in August, you will begin to see the installation of a Phoenix Arts Commission-funded gabion wall. It is scheduled in … (5 comments)

phoenix: Zip Code 85345: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 09:22 PM
 

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ZIP code 85345 comprises a 13 square mile area of South and Central Peoria. It mainly lies between Northern Avenue in the south and Cactus Road in the north. The western boundary runs mainly along 96th Avenue and the Agua Fria River, while the eastern boundary runs along 67th … (0 comments)

phoenix: Zip Code 85254: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 02:58 PM
 

Zip Code 85254: Market Snapshot in Phoenix ArizonaSingle Family Homes June 2010
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ZIP code 85254 comprises a large area of northeast Phoenix and a small part of northwest Scottsdale stretching from Shea Boulevard in the south to the Central Arizona Project canal in the north. The western boundary is Tatum Boulevard and the eastern boundary is Scottsdale Road.
ZIP code 85254 … (1 comments)

phoenix: Zip Code 85054: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 03:06 AM

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ZIP code 85054 comprises a 15 square mile area of Northeast Phoenix, often referred to as Desert Ridge. It lies between the Central Arizona Project Canal in the south and Jomax Road in the north. The western boundary runs along Tatum Boulevard and 56th Street and the eastern boundary runs … (0 comments)

phoenix: Zip Code 85053: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 03:00 AM
 

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ZIP code 85053 comprises a 5 square mile area of Northwest Phoenix. It lies between Thunderbird Road in the south and Union Hills Drive in the north. The western boundary runs along 43rd and 35th Avenues and the eastern boundary runs along Highway 17.
It includes Conocido Park, Brandywine, … (0 comments)

phoenix: Zip Code 85051: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 02:53 AM
 

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ZIP code 85051 comprises a 6 square mile area of Northwest Phoenix. It lies between Glendale Avenue in the south and Peoria Avenue in the north. The western boundary runs along 43rd Avenue and the eastern boundary runs along Highway 17.  It includes Mariposa Park, Hoshoni Park, Palmaritas, Cortez … (0 comments)

phoenix: Zip Code 85050: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 02:48 AM
 

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ZIP code 85050 comprises an area of northeast Phoenix stretching from Union Hills Drive in the south to the Jomax Road in the north. The western boundary runs along Cave Creek Road and the eastern boundary runs along Tatum Boulevard.
ZIP Code 85050 includes Tatum Highlands, Coyote Basin Park, … (0 comments)

phoenix: Zip Code 85048: Market Snapshot in Awatukee Arizona - 07/09/10 02:40 AM
 

 
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ZIP code 85048 comprises an area of central and southern Ahwatukee (within the city of Phoenix) stretching from Pecos Road in the south to include the South Mountain Preserve in the north. The boundaries are somewhat complex, but the western boundary runs close to 17th Avenue and the … (0 comments)

phoenix: Zip Code 85043: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 02:14 AM
 

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ZIP code 85043 comprises an area of Southwest Phoenix about 5 miles square. Almost all of it lies between the Salt River in the south and McDowell Road in the north. The western boundary runs mainly along 83rd Avenue and the eastern boundary runs mainly along 43rd Avenue. It … (0 comments)

phoenix: Zip Code 85042: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 02:08 AM
 

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ZIP code 85042 comprises an area of southeast Phoenix stretching from South Mountain Park in the south to Southern Avenue in the north. The western boundary runs along Central Avenue and the eastern boundary runs along 48th Street.
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phoenix: Zip Code 85040: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 01:56 AM
 

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ZIP code 85040 comprises a 10 square mile area of South Phoenix. It lies between Southern Avenue in the south and University Drive and the Salt River in the north. The western boundary runs along Central Avenue and the eastern boundary runs along 48th Street.
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phoenix: Zip Code 85037: Market Snapshot in Phoenix Arizona - 07/09/10 01:51 AM
 

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ZIP code 85037 comprises an 8 square mile area of far west Phoenix, between Glendale and Avondale, with Tolleson to the South. It lies between McDowell Road in the south and Camelback Road in the north. The western boundary is the Agua Fria river and the eastern boundary is … (0 comments)

 
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