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Dec
07
Arizona’s Economy is Booming

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To put it simply the Greater Phoenix area is doing very well economically. Job growth alone is expected to outpace the nation over the next several years, mostly in the metropolitan Phoenix area. The state’s population is also expected to grow by about 1 million residents within several years.

Here a look into Arizona’s Economic Forecast:

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Sep
19
Arizona Trees

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Why do trees fall and/or uproot during monsoons? Are there signs you should look for? What can you do differently?

The Palo Verde tree, one of the most commonly planted trees in residential areas is native to Arizona. So why are they uprooting during monsoons? Jessie Byrd with the Native Plant Nursery in Pima County says it’s mostly due to overwatering. Since Palo Verde trees are native to Arizona they are not meant to be watered as frequently as most people do. This makes the trees grow a lot faster, making the wood really weak.

Some other warning signs to look for that can help you catch damage before it happens.

  1. Hole in the trunk

  2. Cracks and/or missing bark

  3. Falling or dead branches

  4. Trunk is leaning

  5. The leaves fall inside out

  6. Branches grow in a tight V shape

If you are unsure if the tree has any of these signs, you should consult a qualified tree expert. Professionals can help you avoid preventable property damage from your trees.


Aug
16
Jul
06
Low Maintenance Landscape

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In Arizona it’s important to have the right landscaping due the extreme climate and frequent droughts. Here are some common low maintenance Arizona plants to think about next time you are landscaping.

Trees:

  • Palo Verde

  • Mesquite

  • Arizona Ash

  • Willow Acacia

Shrubs:

  • Arizona Rosewood

  • Brittlebush

  • Black Dalea

  • Flame Honeysuckle

  • Langman’s Sage

Perennials:

  • Blackfoot Daisy

  • Hummingbird Trumpet

  • Mexican Hat

Cacti/Succulents:

  • Blue Myrtle Cactus

  • Blue Yucca

  • Golden Barrel

  • Desert Spoon


Jun
20
2018 Arizona Rental Market: Invest Now

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Arizona currently has the 22nd highest rent in the country out of 56 states and territories. In Maricopa County alone, with an estimated population of 3,817,117, the average 3 bedroom home rents for $1474. In Pima County, with an estimate population of 980,263, the average 3 bedroom home rents for $1242.

There is a high demand for 2018. This is due to two factors that will greatly impact Phoenix real estate: job and population growth. Phoenix real estate will benefit from the city’s growing economy. In 2017, Phoenix real estate investing was given a boost because of the additional 51,000 jobs added during the year. As of October 2017, Phoenix had an unemployment rate of 4.5%, the lowest the city has seen since 2007.

Phoenix has gone through a 140% increase in the number of companies that moved their location to the city, meaning good things for the Phoenix housing market.

Phoenix investment properties will be affordable, compared to the national index for housing affordability. According to the Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, the national index is 58.3% for a median income of $68,000. For the Phoenix real estate market, the index is 65.8%. In comparison to other states, Phoenix investment properties will be pretty affordable for real estate investors and homebuyers.

Single family homes used as rental properties are also a good option for investing in Phoenix real estate. Real estate investors should even consider turning single family rental properties into dual occupancy rental properties to get more rental income.

Are you ready to join Arizona investors and build your wealth with real estate?

https://www.rentdata.org/states/arizona/2018
https://www.mashvisor.com/blog/phoenix-real-estate-2018/

May
29
AZ Creepy Crawlies

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In Arizona, you’ve either already come across these creepy crawlies, or you will!

Scorpions: Scorpions are one of the most dangerous household pests in Arizona. Their stings are painful and dangerous and they can be difficult to spot because of their translucent bodies. While most scorpions have a sting no worse than a bee, bark scorpions have highly toxic venom that requires immediate medical attention. If you have lots of shade around your yard or citrus trees in the vicinity, you need to be very careful about keeping an eye out for bark scorpions.
Ants: Ants exist nearly everywhere, but sometimes they can be dangerous! Fire ants are one of the most common household pests in Arizona. They come in massive colonies and can deliver several painful bites at a time, so you definitely don’t want them around your home, particularly if you have small children or pets! Carpenter ants can also wreak havoc on your home. This species tunnels through damp wood to build their nests, causing major damage to your home. You tend to find them in bathrooms and kitchens. If you spot them, it’s definitely time to call a professional.
Cockroaches: Pests LOVE summertime in Arizona, and will quickly invade your home if you are not careful. Since sewers and storm drains are typically their breeding ground of choice, when it rains, they look for shelter. They do not need much room to squeeze inside an area only about 1/16th of an inch (about the width of a credit card.) Cockroaches will avoid homes that have been treated for pests; but those that have not, are prime targets. Once they are inside, they will munch down on any and everything.
Termites: Termites cause billions of dollars in damages every year in the United States. They are a nationwide problem, and Arizona is no exception. In fact, Arizona sits on top of one of the most active subterranean termite belts in the US. Massive colonies of these bugs exist underground, and they can cause major damage that isn’t immediately visible.
Spiders: Arizona is home to numerous spider species, most of them large and all of them creepy! Most spiders are harmless and though their bites can be painful, they won’t cause lasting damage. The main spiders to steer clear of are tarantulas, black widows and brown recluse spiders. While tarantulas are rarely ever found in homes, black widows and brown recluse spiders do often enter homes and their bite requires immediate medical attention.
Bees/Wasps: Bees and wasps are a common occurrence in Arizona, particularly during the summer months. They can come in very large colonies or smaller occurrences, and often use homes and or surrounding trees/bushes to build their nests.
The best way to stay ahead of these pests and keep them under control is to have regular pest control service, or at the very least do regular sprays yourself.
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https://be-pest-free.com/8-most-common-pests-in-arizona/
https://be-pest-free.com/8-most-common-pests-in-arizona/
https://www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/features/features/9006-top-4-most-common-household-pests-in-phoenix-and-how-to-rid-your-home-of-them.html

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