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Marki Lemons Ryhal to host NAR podcast: ‘Drive With NAR’

Chicago real estate legend Marki Lemons Ryhal has been named the new host of the National Association of REALTORS®’ monthly podcast, “Drive with NAR.” The first episode debuts Feb. 6.

Court sides with National Association of Realtors, halts antitrust investigation 

The Department of Justice must close its reopened antitrust investigation into the National Association of Realtors, a federal judge ruled this week.

Phoenix’s downtown living experience rated top 10 in the country

Phoenix was rated No. 10 overall and cited for its access to theaters and fitness centers and apartment availability. 

NAR tips to comply with the Fair Housing Act

Potential buyers want real information about the communities they’re shopping in. And while agents may feel like experts, their answers must always comply with fair housing laws. To help, the National Association of REALTORS® released some advice.

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. cuts workforce, ends iBuyer operation

The firm’s subsidiaries include Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Corcoran Group and Sotheby’s International.

‘Greenest States to Move to in 2023’ study praises Arizona for solar power efforts

Arizona is a top five state for solar power usage, according to the new Greenest States to Move to in 2023 report. 

Tempe, Tucson ranked the best cities in Arizona for creatives

Tempe ranked No. 79 overall and Tucson was No. 88. Both led the state with eight museums apiece. 

Phoenix ranks among best cities in the world

Phoenix came in at No. 88 in this year’s 2023 World’s Best Cities Report, a comprehensive annual study by Resonance Consultancy.

Paradise Valley ZIP code 85253 named one of the priciest in the nation for real estate

From January through October of this year, the Maricopa County ZIP code had a median home sale price of $2.9 million. 

Scottsdale, Chandler ranked among top cities for families with children

The 100 most populous cities in the U.S. were ranked in several categories, including affordability, schools, safety, recreation opportunities and other socio-economic factors. 

Phoenix named one of the cities with the best real estate prospects in 2023

The 44th edition of the in-depth forecast report examined 80 cities to determine trends in the real estate industry for 2023.

Tempe named second-best place to live in the U.S.

Communities on the list were ranked based on economic opportunities, quality of life, diversity and where the best futures lie.

Phoenix housing cooling faster than markets in most other major cities

The markets cooling fastest are many of the same places that saw the biggest spikes in home prices during the last three years. 

National home prices see first monthly drop since January 2019, S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index shows

The price index dropped in Phoenix, too, declining 0.12% from June to July. Year over year, the Phoenix home price index is up 13.51%.

New-home sales post unexpected rebound in August 

Sales of new homes in the U.S. jumped 28.8% between July and August, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

Phoenix stands out as one of best markets for real estate investment over the last 10 years

The median single-family home price in the Phoenix metro area in 2011 was $115,500. Ten years later, it was $415,400, nearly a 260% increase.

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