Not only in Downtown Phoenix, but throughout Maricopa County, the sale of foreclosed homes increased dramatically in March. The number of residential homes sold in March of 2009, was the greatest number sold since October 2005. According to statistics compiled and reported by Fletcher Wilcox, V.P. with Grand Canyon Title Agency, there were 6,893 closings in March and 68% of those homes were “lender owned” homes. Another interesting statistic was that 38% of the homes sold for under $100,000. The inventory of available homes in the under $100,000 price range is down to about a 3 month supply. These stats are indicating that the market is in recovery at the bottom of the home sale price range, according to Fletcher’s report.
The city of Phoenix, Arizona State University and community members will formally celebrate the grand opening of downtown’s newest park site, Downtown Civic Space Park, at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16. The official dedication event will be part of a full day of informal activities from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to introduce the park to the public. The park also will host live music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 as part of Third Friday activities in and around downtown.
If you have a library card with any public library in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale, Tempe or Chandler, you just won free admission to a number of downtown area museums. All you have to do is stroll in to your local branch, and say, “I’ll take a Culture Pass, please,” and you’ve scored free admission… Read more
After a few delays, Janet Echelman’s “Her Secret is Patience” is being installed for the Civic Space Park grand opening on April 16.
Bring a friend to a Yoga Fusion class this week at SuTRA Midtown Yoga for a buy one, get one free deal.
One guest will pay the regular class price of $15 and the second guest will get in free.
Yoga Fusion is a combination of yoga with alternative forms of movement including various dance styles and martial arts. It aims to give participants a workout and a way to release their stress in a new, entertaining way. Yoga Fusion does not require a background in either yoga, dance or martial arts.
The number of reported crimes in downtown Phoenix has plummeted more than 50 percent since 1999, and it dropped nearly 10 percent from 2007 to 2008, police statistics show.
The drop is the result of old-fashioned police work, a national decrease in crime and a downtown building spree that has transformed the neighborhood, police and other experts say.
Come celebrate national record store day at Stinkweeds (10 W. Camelback Rd.) next Saturday, April 18. Designated as a day to support your trusty independent record store, Stinkweeds is going all out, even releasing its own exclusive album, Phoenix: We Love It, full of great local bands (Go Big Casino, Sam Means from the Format,… Read more
The Midtown Museum District continues to do a lot of really great things for their area. From its relatively small beginnings, Margaret and Julia have grown this organization into something to truly be reckoned with. Along with some good help and a lot of grit, determination and shoe leather they are doing what communities all over town should consider.