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By LAUREN REICHERT The Metro dining scene is hot. Hot like the middle of summer in, well, Phoenix. And recent restaurant openings across town turn the heat up even higher, like this Van Buren spot that specializes in wood-fired sandwiches or the East Valley joint that slings spicy grab-and-go burritos. We’ll keep this list up to date with the tastiest […]

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And we tried the new beverage — here’s how it tastes. By Dave Quinn Starbucks is doing something it hasn’t done in 16 years: introducing a new pumpkin coffee beverage to its menu. The popular chain is launching a brand new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, the cool, fall-flavored drink hitting stores starting Tuesday, Aug. 27. It’ll join […]

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NEW TIMES STAFF | JULY 27, 2019 | 2:17PM Drive down Scottsdale Road and you’ll come within reach of many of the restaurants that have helped put the Valley’s dining scene on the map. Old Town Scottsdale is, of course, a destination for both tourists and local food lovers, but look just beyond the confines of that crowded dining […]

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Some Highlights: Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and confident decisions when buying or selling a home. Mortgage rates remaining near historic lows and houses selling in an average of only 29 days are just two key elements driving the strength […]

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With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope home prices will drop over the next few years. However, the experts disagree with this perspective. Here is a table showing the […]

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In a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes, “The largest group of millennials by birth year will turn 30 in 2020, which puts them entering their prime homebuying years”. The article continues to describe how millennials have more buying-power than the generations that preceded them, making […]

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So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you’ve been asked what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, […]

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Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020. Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for 2019, as well as for 2020.As we can see, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe homes sales will increase steadily over the next year. If you’re a homeowner who has considered […]

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