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Sunday, July 21, 2024   /   by Juan Grimaldo

Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese electrify sold-out Footprint Center in WNBA All-Star debuts

In a star-studded matchup between Team WNBA and Team USA, a pair of rookies consistently got the loudest cheers from a sellout crowd of 16,407 fans at Footprint Center.

Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark and Chicago Sky forward Angel Reese were prepared for their big moment Saturday night in the All-Star spotlight. After facing off against each other for the past few years at the college level, the rookies teamed up in a 117-109 win.

Clark scored four points on 2-for-9 shooting and went 0-for-7 from 3-point range in starting the game. Reese came off the bench to record a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Arike Ogunbowale paced Team WNBA with 34 points – all scored in the second half – and six assists

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Friday, July 19, 2024   /   by Juan Grimaldo

Why Mesa is poised for more growth after wrapping up a $5 billion year

Imagine having the clean-technology capability to remove two million tons of carbon dioxide from the skies – the equivalent of emissions from 435,000 gas-guzzling cars every year. Could such an innovation protect our planet and leave us all breathing a little easier?
We will find the answer to that question in Mesa, which just wrapped up a banner fiscal year of more than $5 billion worth of economic development. Over the past 12 months, more than 60 companies in the advanced manufacturing, semiconductor supply chain, transportation and warehousing sectors announced new and expanded projects in our city. Combined, they will create nearly 2,500 new jobs with average salaries of about $61,000.  
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Thursday, July 18, 2024   /   by Juan Grimaldo

Why Fixing Up Your House Can Help It Sell Faster

Why Fixing Up Your House Can Help It Sell Faster

 If you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know there are buyers who are ready and able to pay today’s high prices. But they want a home that’s move-in ready. A recent press release from Redfin explains:

“Buyers are still out there and they’re willing to pay today’s high prices, but only if the house is in really good shape. They don’t want to spend extra money on paint or new appliances.”

It makes sense when you think about it. They’re having to pay a lot of money for a house in today’s market. That means they may not be able to easily afford upgrades after they move in. So, if your home is outdated or needs some work, buyers might pass it by or offer a lower price than you were hoping for.

And there are a lot of homes that need upgrades right now. Millions are entering their prime remodel years, meaning they’re; ...

Thursday, July 18, 2024   /   by Juan Grimaldo

Dream Finders Homes enters Phoenix market with two giant land buys

A Florida homebuilder is making its Arizona debut, buying out the rest of Phase IV at Bella Vista Farms in San Tan Valley and taking another 37 acres in Goodyear.



A Florida homebuilder is making its Arizona debut with the purchase of nearly 300 lots on opposite ends of metro Phoenix.
Dream Finders Homes Inc. (NYSE: DFH) secured the last piece of Phase IV at Bella Vista Farms master-planned community in San Tan Valley and took another 36.57 acres at El Cidro in Goodyear.
The firm's land banker, Terra Firma Capital Corp., paid $20.4 million to Dallas-based Landsea Homes Corp. (Nasdaq: LSEA) for 160 lots west of the southwest corner of Cotton Lane and Elwood Street at El Cidro in Goodyear, according to Tempe-based real estate database Vizzda LLC.
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By Angela Gonzales – Senior Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal ...

Wednesday, July 17, 2024   /   by Juan Grimaldo

How To Determine if You’re Ready To Buy a Home

How To Determine if You’re Ready To Buy a Home

If you’re trying to decide if you’re ready to buy a home, there’s probably a lot on your mind. You’re thinking about your finances, today’s mortgage rates and home prices, the limited supply of homes for sale, and more. And, you’re juggling how all of those things will impact the choice you’ll make.
While housing market conditions are definitely a factor in your decision, your own personal situation and your finances matter too. As an article from NerdWallet says:
“Housing market trends give important context. But whether this is a good time to buy a house also depends on your financial situation, life goals and readiness to become a homeowner.”
Instead of trying to time the market, focus on what you can control. Here are a few questions that can give you clarity on whether you’re read. ...
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