Housing

A home sold in Phoenix
The Valley’s housing market continues to be one of the hottest in the country, as the median price has reached levels the area hasn’t seen before. And an increasing number of real estate transactions are happening in connection with ibuying through companies like Zillow, Opendoor and Offerpad.
Oct. 19, 2021
DES Office
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a program to offer $36 million of assistance to help households pay utility bills. The program is aimed at helping low income households and those who hold debt due to utilities.
Oct. 18, 2021
for sale sign
Foreclosures in Arizona are dropping. New numbers out last week rank Arizona 34th nationwide in foreclosure filings, and the state appears to be leveling out. Lenders started the foreclosure process on more homeowners nationwide in the third quarter, after the foreclosure moratorium was lifted.
Oct. 15, 2021
A home for rent in Phoenix
The U.S. Labor Department on Wednesday reported that consumer prices rose 5.4% for the year ended September, and inflation is at its highest level in more than a decade. The rent is also rising, and in Arizona, it is rising faster than anywhere else.
Oct. 13, 2021
Superstition Mountains
The Apache Junction City Council approved plans for a master-planned community on land that was auctioned by Arizona State Land Department. It could increase the city’s population by 25,000 within 10 years
More Arizona business news
Oct. 11, 2021
eviction notice
Since the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s moratorium on evictions in late August, evictions are up significantly in Maricopa County. Evictions increased by more than 4,000 from August to September. That represents a 42% jump following the ruling.
More Arizona housing news
Oct. 9, 2021
key in a door
The city of Chandler is taking applications for its public housing waitlist. Demand for the units is so high, the city has not opened the waitlist for three years.
Oct. 7, 2021
rent home airbnb
Mesa homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages may find relief through a foreclosure prevention program.
Oct. 4, 2021
Flagstaff City Hall
Flagstaff planners know there is an affordable housing crisis in the state and their own community. The city’s Housing Section is asking for public input on its draft 10-year housing plan that seeks comment on how to increase the amount of affordable inventory and housing subsidies over the next decade.
Oct. 3, 2021
The U.S. Senate $1 trillion infrastructure bill is focused on roads, bridges and other traditional builds. It does not include the additional funding that Dora Vasquez, executive director of the Arizona Alliance of for Retired Americans, says Arizona needs and is included in the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better package.
Sep. 28, 2021
Phoenix is trying to hire more people to keep up with demand for utility and rent relief.
Sep. 23, 2021
John Giles
The Biden administration’s has launched the House America initiative, which is focused on having local areas direct federal funds toward affordable housing and helping people experiencing homelessness. Mesa is one of the cities that has moved enthusiastically in support of the concept.
Sep. 23, 2021
Roadway Inn Tempe
This week, two Arizona hotels, one in Tempe and one in Flagstaff, were sold to create affordable and transitional housing for vulnerable communities. NewGen Advisory is the company facilitating those purchases, one by the city of Tempe and one by Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona.
More Arizona Housing Stories
Sep. 18, 2021
A home sold in Phoenix
It’s a tough market for homebuyers across the country right now, but especially hard in metro Phoenix. "Buyer love letters" have become a common practice in the home buying process. But those letters and photos can present a potential risk for discrimination.
More Arizona Business News
Sep. 17, 2021
A for-rent sign at a home
Maricopa County said this week that it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay nonprofit Community Legal Services for 12 attorneys and six paralegals to help renters in the Phoenix metro area.
More Arizona Housing Stories
Sep. 17, 2021
Heather van Blokland
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 3.5. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Sep. 17, 2021
corn  in field
It is getting more expensive to buy land in Arizona — but it is also getting more expensive to own land. A rising state population along with increased development is dwindling farm acreage and driving up its cost.
Sep. 14, 2021
A home for rent in Phoenix
State lawmakers in 2016 essentially took away the power of cities to regulate the short-term rental industry. And while they’ve won back some of those powers since, city officials say it’s still not enough. Compare that to California, where cities are free to set their own rules on short-term rentals.
Sep. 14, 2021
eviction notice
Since the Supreme Court ended Biden’s eviction moratorium in August, pets are more at risk of being abandoned.
Sep. 10, 2021
help wanted sign
Many Arizonans are left without a financial buffer as unemployment benefits expired this week. But business owners have been anxiously anticipating the end date, hoping the deadline will drive people back to work. The expiration could not come fast enough for some business owners.
Sep. 9, 2021

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