Author: Lyle Plocher

Lyle Plocher

Lyle is the Designated Broker at Urban Connection Realty, specializing in "urban" Phoenix real estate, including the historic neighborhoods, lofts, condos and small creative use commercial buildings. Lyle has been in Arizona off and on since 1984, with the most recent stint starting in 2004, hanging out in and promoting Downtown Phoenix. Lyle can be reached at or at 602.373.3725.

Mid-Century Modern in FQ Story Historic District

November 23, 2009 | By

Here is an incredible mid-century modern home with a 4,600+-square-foot original floor plan including eight bedrooms and five baths.

How About Your Office in This 1920s Tudor Revival?

November 14, 2009 | By

Why buy a small, traditional office building, when you could operate your business from this 1920s Tudor Revival?

Creative Space Near Grand Avenue Art Scene

October 8, 2009 | By

Originally part of a 1920s neighborhood grocery store, this freestanding building, completely redeveloped in 2006, is now part of a small creative complex.

The Historic Neighborhoods of Phoenix

September 25, 2009 | By

The city of Phoenix has designated 35 different neighborhoods in Downtown and Central Phoenix as “historic neighborhoods.” In addition to living in a neighborhood where there are cool older homes, there are other advantages to living in a “historic district.”

Live in the Ashland Place Historic District

September 15, 2009 | By

Ashland Place is a very cool and quaint historic neighborhood near the Heard Museum. Your home would be just a few minutes’ walk to the light rail station at Encanto and Central.

Bowling is Coming to Downtown Phoenix

September 7, 2009 | By

A 12-lane bowling alley is coming to Downtown Phoenix in 2010 in what would seem to be an unlikely spot.

Adobe Home in North Garfield Historic District

August 27, 2009 | By

Great opportunity for a historical home enthusiast to own an adobe home in Downtown Phoenix.

Bank-Owned Condos at St. Croix Villas and PRD 845

August 18, 2009 | By

There is currently one unit at each the St. Croix Villas and PRD 845 that are owned by banks that are offering both great prices and low down payments. Each one of these units can be purchased with as little as 3% down.

Buying a Move-in-Ready Bank-Owned Home in Downtown Phoenix — How is That Possible?

August 10, 2009 | By

Some young professionals have discovered the secret. There is currently a mortgage loan program that will allow you to buy a fixer and obtain money to renovate the home and combine the two loans into one 30-year fixed-rate loan.

Historic Fixer on 2 1/2 lots in Garfield

August 4, 2009 | By

A property like this rarely becomes available. This is probably one of only ten truly individually significant historic buildings in the Garfield historic district. Built in 1913, an original, nearly 2100 sq ft, two story brick bungalow with formal living, formal dining, large kitchen with original cabinetry and a huge pantry and laundry room. Great sized bedrooms downstairs, four bedrooms, bath, and foyer landing upstairs. Terrific windows throughout and solid wood floors in much of the house.