Did you pick the right city? This may come as a surprise … in the metro-Phoenix area, it doesn’t matter much where you live … the property tax will be about the same for your home no matter where it’s located. Included here is the important part of a property tax report published by the … Continued
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Question: Where does central Arizona get its water? Answer: Out of the ground … from the Salt River … from the CAP Question: What’s the CAP? Why should you care? Answer: You should care because … it’s the prime reason your tap will not run dry, at least for a while, even if you don’t … Continued
Tortilla Flat is, literally, a “wide spot in the road”, yet it’s been on every AZ map I’ve seen for 60 years. Originally it was a “change station”. Mules pulling construction materials up the road to build Roosevelt dam were switched for a fresh team. Now it’s a general store and a saloon, i.e., a … Continued
P.R. “Randy” Cooney taught some of our first real estate classes nearly twenty years ago, and he’s still teaching such classes. He published an article in the Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business last month that I found rather inspiring. It’s about Olympics contestants. Randy included several quotes by Olympic winners, including this one that I thought most … Continued
The answer … FYI … a 2006 congressional mandate that the Postal Service prefund future retiree health benefits … for the next 75 years — and pay for it all within a decade The full article … Whats really behind the Postal Service crisis.
Since this is a real estate blog, I’ll take care of the real estate part first. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (yeah, just “Galleria” for me, too) in Milan Italy, was the first “mall” – initial construction was completed about 1881. Four stories tall, totally enclosed under a glass roof, four open-ended wings … in terms … Continued
Does brain activity cause you sleeping problems? Are you slow getting tasks underway in the morning? Do important issues frequently get overlooked? Well, these and other such stresses happen to me and I believe I’ve found a cure. First, it seems to me that brain “clutter” is the root problem, which is unavoidable in modern-day … Continued