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.

50’s Ranch near Light Rail in great Uptown location

July 26, 2009 | By

Walk to the 7th Ave Light Rail Station from this large single story home on a spacious corner lot. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths with separate entry for what could be home/office. Situated on a lushly landscaped lot with privacy in both front and back yards. Also, walking or bicycling distance to all of the new restaurants & other retail, opening near Central & Camelback including Postino’s, Lola’s, Haus Modern Living and on and on.

Live in Arizona’s tallest residential building

July 20, 2009 | By

Does high-rise living interest you, but you thought you couldn’t afford the mortgage plus HOA? If you’re interested in renting in Downtown Phoenix, there are actually a limited number of condos for rent at 44 Monroe, our tallest residential tower. Amenities include indoor/outdoor pool, spa cantilevering into the skyline, state of the art fitness center & conference room. Enjoy the community entertainment lounge, play pool, watch the game, enjoy wine & food in a relaxing intimate setting or step outdoors on the terrace and enjoy the views and fresh air.

Huge 2 story Bungalow in East Evergreen Historic District

July 16, 2009 | By

This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone who wants to live and work in Downtown Phoenix, all under the same roof or for a full blown Professional Office ie. Attorney, Lobbyist, Architect or ? You’re talking a renovated property here with hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, 8 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A few of the bedrooms would serve as great conference rooms. Property is zoned R-5 and is within walking distance to Safeway, Starbucks & others to the North, Roosevelt Row to the South, Downtown Phoenix Public Library & Light Rail to the West.

Live-work modern condo at PRD 845

July 13, 2009 | By

This 1800 + three level, loft like unit has great live-work potential with ground floor space that features concrete floors, powder room and separate entry. Large great room and slick modern kitchen on 2nd level, master bedroom on the 3rd level. Great mountain and city views from great room, master and balconies. Private attached garage. Intimate 12 unit condo community with green features, built in 2007. Walk to Cibo’s, Margaret T Hance Park, Japanese Friendship Garden, Dodge Theatre and Grand Ave galleries, bars and cafes.

Prime commercial lot in Coronado Historic District

July 10, 2009 | By

Join other cool, successful businesses in the Coronado Historic District, building your dream facility on this commercially zoned lot just a few doors down from the Tuck Shop. Great place for an Architect’s office or live/work professional or neighborhood commercial retail operation.

Artsy warehouse for sale near Grand Ave

July 7, 2009 | By

Great opportunity for an entrepeneur who wants to be in the middle of the Grand Ave arts scene. This 3200 sq ft warehouse, built in 1947 is currently being used as an art space but you’re certainly not limited to that. The building features high ceilings and wooden trusses, 3/4 bath and a kitchenette. The property is on a 6600 + sq ft lot with C-3 Zoning.

Buy this Red Brick Beauty with as little as 1% down

July 3, 2009 | By

Buy this very cool, 3 bedroom home in the Campus Vista Historic District for as little as 1% down, depending on your Credit Score. This home sits on an irrigated lot with lush foliage – trees, shrubs, flowers, and a pond. Built in 1948, this executive red brick ranch features large formal dining and living rooms, large windows, and polished concrete floors.

Jackson Street Entertainment District moving forward

July 3, 2009 | By

The City Council on Wednesday, unanimously approved the PUD (Planned Unit Development) Application of the Jackson Street Entertainment District developers, paving the way for them to move forward with their project. Although I was not there personally and I have not been able to find any reports of this event in the media, I’m told by at least 2 reliable sources that it happened.

The Jackson Street Entertainment District covers an L-shaped group of properties in the city’s warehouse district — on Jackson from First to Fourth Streets and between Third and Fourth Streets from Jackson to Lincoln Streets. The Plan calls for a walkable District that would include an outdoor market and cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and up to as many as 1000 residential units at completion. Although the Project could take 5 to 7 years to complete, some businesses could open as early as next year, according to Larry Lazarus, Attorney for the Developer.

Bank Owned Homes in Coronado under $100,000

June 18, 2009 | By

If you have always wanted to live in the Coronado Historic District, now is definitely a prime time to make your dream come true. Buy one of the half dozen Bank owned fixers currently on the market in Coronado and rehab it so you can actually live in it with a Purchase/Renovation Loan. Pull the whole deal off with only 3.5% down.

Craftsman Bungalow in Roosevelt in low 300’s

June 16, 2009 | By

A few years ago, the possibility of buying a home in the Roosevelt Historic District in the low 300’s was totally unimaginable. Fast forward to today’s real estate market and experience the new market reality. This Bungalow, built in 1912 and just steps from the light rail station at Central & McDowell is on the market for $329,000. Due to the recently increased FHA loan limits, this home would qualify for FHA financing with as little as 3.5% down.