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March 4, 2019

Goodyear city manager says city’s future is ‘bright’

Goodyear City Manager Julie Arendall
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, West Valley View Managing Editor

Looking back at the year she’s spent as Goodyear city manager, Julie Arendall sees her most important achievement as something decidedly not political.

It’s meeting residents and collaborating with her staff.

“I just love my job, the mayor, the council, the leadership team and all of the staff,” Arendall said. “I try to get out to every possible event to meet our residents, to meet our developers and meet our business partners.”

Throughout these meet and greets, Arendall learned what most already know: “the future is incredibly bright for the city of Goodyear.” Read more

Posted in Market Updates
March 1, 2019

Goodyear Microsoft Technology Center

By Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic

The Goodyear City Council unanimously approved a development agreement that will allow Microsoft to begin construction on two buildings in a planned “five-building technology center.”

The tech giant owns 279 acres south of Interstate 10 near the Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

“We’re very excited and very proud,” Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord said after Monday’s vote. “This is a real big move for us.”

Lord told The Arizona Republic that she’s hopeful that Microsoft’s announcement will bring more tech companies to the suburb that has steadily expanded its industry in recent years.

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Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 16, 2019

Estrella by Newland Communities News Release

Estrella breaks ground on new 617-acre village In the Goodyear MPC

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (January 15, 2019) – Estrella by Newland Communities has broken ground on its newest village, a 617-acre development. Thoughtfully planned by renowned land planning and architectural firm Swaback Partners, the village will encompass neighborhoods designed to offer fresh architectural styles in a hillside setting, surrounded by parks, trails, and community amenities. Slated to open in in spring 2019, Lucero will be the first new area of the master-planned community to debut since 2007, when the village known as Montecito opened. Zoning for Lucero was initially approved in 2013 and Estrella’s steady growth over the past few years has paved the way for the expansion.  Read more....

Posted in Tips
Jan. 11, 2019

Travel Alert - Plan for closures of I-10 travel lanes and ramps in the West Valley this month

West Valley Freeway Road Closure

Posted in Tips
Sept. 11, 2018

Veterans can apply to receive Tolleson home - Meeker Real Estate Professionals

Veterans can apply to receive Tolleson home

Christopher Todd Communities will give a post-9/11 veteran "A New Lease on Life" by providing a rental home for one year free, followed by two years of reduced rent. The home will be located at Country Place on 99th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road in Tolleson.

Posted in Market Updates
Sept. 7, 2018

Microsoft acquires 272 acres in Goodyear Arizona - Meeker Real Estate Professionals

https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11036520/screen-shot-2018-09-05-at-13811-pm*750xx1252-704-59-0.pngMicrosoft acquires 272 acres in Goodyear - Phoenix Business Journal

Microsoft Corp. has bought 272 acres of land in Goodyear, west of Phoenix, for nearly $48 million. The Redmond, Washington, tech giant bought the land on the southwest corner of Maricopa County 85 and Lower Buckeye Road in the Airport Commerce Center.

Posted in Market Updates
Sept. 7, 2018

New home buyers will pay for Arizona's construction workers shortage - Meeker Real Estate Professionals

New home buyers will pay for Arizona's construction worker shortage

Metro Phoenix led the nation for losing the most construction jobs during the housing crash. Now, Valley builders are hiring. But Arizona has one of the biggest shortages of construction workers in the U.S. The shortage in workers could delay new metro Phoenix home sales, which are running at the highest level since the housing crash.

Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 22, 2018

Meeker Real Estate Professionals - Goodyear News

Goodyear to gain more housing in growth area - Rose Law Group Reporter

By Adrienne St. Clair for Arizona Builder's Exchange The Empire Group, LLC has submitted a request to the City of Goodyear for a zoning change to build a new high-density gated residential rental community in the heart of one of the city's growth areas.

Aug. 10, 2018

Mattamy Homes' land acquisitions span the West Valley | AZ Big Media

Mattamy Homes' land acquisitions span the West Valley | AZ Big Media

The start of summer proved to be a busy time for land closings within the Phoenix Metro area, as well as a strong second quarter finish for Mattamy Homes, the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America.

Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 7, 2018

What A Real Estate Agent Really Does -- And How To Find The Right One For You

What A Real Estate Agent Really Does -- And How To Find The Right One For You

Ask the average Joe what a real estate agent does, and you'll hear things like hosting open houses and showings, staging and advertising properties and having a "guy" for everything. These are all correct answers and helpful responsibilities, but it's like saying you go to a hospital because the reclining beds are comfortable.

Posted in Tips