Daily News from the desk of Nicholas L Miner, CCIM – July 17, 2009

Here are the news stories you might find interesting today:

Surprise population nears 100,000

Waveyard to seek deadline extension

6 new restaurants join CityScape project

Barneys to roll the dice at Fashion Square

Start-up green businesses bud in Mesa

Metro Phoenix Residential Real Estate to Recover Before Commercial

July 15, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. - Hints of a rebound in metro Phoenix's residential market, multiple bids on lower-end homes, and a delayed return in the commercial market are some of the latest opinions of Kurt Rosene, senior vice president of national development at The Alter Group, a national developer based in Chicago. Rosene recently took time [...]

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Arizona has second-highest foreclosure rate

One in every 30 homes across Arizona received at least one foreclosure filing during the first half of the year, and there's more on the way as a substantial number of distressed homeowners run out of options, according to the latest foreclosure market report from RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosure properties.

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State's jobless rate gains half a point

Arizona's unemployment rate shot up another half a point in June, with further job losses still to come.

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Q.C. considers raising development fees

Developers could pay higher development fees to help pay for an estimated $46 million worth of improvements Queen Creek is expecting to make over the next 10 years to accommodate growth.

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Chandler firm now at Gilbert's Rome Towers

A Chandler software consulting services firm took a big bite out of the empty space of Gilbert's Rome Towers. Unicon, which caters primarily to the education sector, leased 10,000 square feet on the east side of the building's fourth floor, making it the seventh occupant in Gilbert's tallest building.

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D-backs, Rockies head to Indian land

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies are moving their spring training to the Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Reservation.

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Phoenix Children's Hospital opens northwest Phoenix center

Phoenix Children's Hospital has opened a $3.3 million specialty and urgent care center in northwest Phoenix.

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Slide show: CityScape marks milestone

RED Development announced nine new tenants and confirmed that AJ's Fine Foods still is planned as part of Phase I of CityScape at Thursday's topping out ceremony in downtown Phoenix.

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Interest from land investors gains traction

"Now that we know the world is not coming to an end, let's do some business."

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Apartment Vacancy Rate Hits Two-Decade Record

The nation's apartment vacancy rate has reached a 22-year high, according to New York-based research firm Reis

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