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Commercial Real Estate & Business News – September 25, 2017

Commercial real estate price growth in large markets is expected to flatten over the next year, but strong leasing demand and investor appetite in smaller markets should keep the sector on solid ground, according to the latest National Association of Realtors quarterly commercial real estate forecast…»

Mortgage bond fund managers known as real estate investment trusts have been raising cash at their fastest pace since 2013, giving them enough new capacity to buy more than $30 billion of the securities, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. And banks have added almost $100 billion of mortgage bonds to their books this year, Fed data show, and their demand doesn’t seem to be waning…»

West Valley government and business leaders are developing shopping, entertainment and job hubs in a continued effort to keep residents from being siphoned to other areas in the Valley. Storefronts with medical centers in Goodyear, restaurants along Bell Road, and factories placed by once-empty fields along the Loop 303 and Thomas Road are among projects on the books…»

Redfin ranks the top 15 college markets in the United States and Tucson and University of Arizona ranks number one!…»

Arizona landed four cities in the top 50 in the U.S. for areas that are the most fun, but it wasn’t a Valley city that was the best in the state.   Tucson was determined to be the most fun city on the list in Arizona, coming in at No. 26, according a report from Wallethub.  Also making the top 50 on the list were Scottsdale at No. 31, Tempe at No. 38 and Phoenix at No. 47…»