Phoenix http://knau.org en Economists: Be Wary of Strong Housing Market in Phoenix http://knau.org/post/economists-be-wary-strong-housing-market-phoenix <p>Homeowners happy with the current double-digit increases in values should be warned: There could be a bubble. And bubble can go 'pop.' Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:20:32 +0000 Howard Fischer 21345 at http://knau.org Economists: Be Wary of Strong Housing Market in Phoenix Forecast For Phoenix: Hotter And Hotter http://knau.org/post/forecast-phoenix-hotter-and-hotter <p>A place with one of the harshest climates in the Southwest &ndash;- Phoenix -- records more days over 100 degrees than any other major city in the country. But climate models predict <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_metropolitan_area"><u><font color="#0066cc">metro Phoenix</font></u></a>, with its population of four million, will get hotter.</p><p>Here in John Larsala&rsquo;s driveway, the view is bleak.</p><p>&ldquo;You see our tree is dead,&rdquo; Larsala said. &ldquo;All these trees are dying because I can&rsquo;t put water on it.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:29:29 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 18585 at http://knau.org Forecast For Phoenix: Hotter And Hotter Phoenix Housing Market Undeniably Up http://knau.org/post/phoenix-housing-market-undeniably <h2 class="title">Here&#39;s a turnaround worth noting: The housing market in Phoenix is emerging from a historic slumber. Foreclosures are down, and new home sales are re-energizing the market -- up 35 percent from a year ago.</h2><div class="content"><p>Let&#39;s get down to street level, shall we? How &#39;bout Ravenswood Drive near Gilbert&#39;s eastern edge.</p><p>Ken Peterson is a Vice President for Shea Homes. We&#39;re in a development called Spaces. And listen to this, air compressors and nail guns all around us.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 13623 at http://knau.org Phoenix Housing Market Undeniably Up Union: Progress Made in Phoenix Bus Strike Talks http://knau.org/post/union-progress-made-phoenix-bus-strike-talks <p>The president of the union representing striking&nbsp;Phoenix bus drivers says major progress has been made in negotiations with their employer.</p><p>Union president Bob Bean told The Associated Press that he is hoping a final deal can be reached Wednesday to end the strike that&nbsp;began Saturday.</p><p>If a deal is reached, about 640 drivers for Veolia Transportation Services could vote on the contract Thursday.</p><p>Bean says the two sides have yet to discuss the contract with&nbsp;310 striking Tempe drivers.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:20:41 +0000 Associated Press 10727 at http://knau.org Beyond Sprawl: The Southwest Zombie Problem http://knau.org/post/beyond-sprawl-southwest-zombie-problem <p><span class="dateline">PPHOENIX</span> &mdash; Homebuilders have long made a living expanding the edges of Southwestern cities. But look around these days and you&rsquo;ll find construction projects that have screeched to a halt.</p><p>Up to 1 million lots in Central Arizona were in some stage of approval for new homes when the market crashed, according to the <a href="http://sonoran.org/"><font color="#015190">Sonoran</font></a><font color="#015190"> Institute</font>.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 07:00:00 +0000 KUNM-FM: Peter O'Dowd 5309 at http://knau.org Beyond Sprawl: The Southwest Zombie Problem