Tempe, AZ Real Estate News

By Tom Tokoph
(Urban Realty & Development)
    I saw this sign for the La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar Coming Summer 2007 and I couldn't help but think what a win this will be for the "Urbanites" who already live in Downtown Tempe Condos.  For those of us who have watched as additional restaurants that cater to the beer and wings crowd open up, this is hopefully a good sign of the new things to come.  Not that there is anything wrong with beer and wings restaurants, I like those too!  I just think we already have enough of them and not enough of these kinds of places.  La Bocca will be located on the first floor of the Brickyard on Mill development on Mill Avenue between 6th & 7th Streets.  Unlike the tenant who vacated the space, Marvo's, let's hope the market is big enough for this restaurant to survive!  So let's all go to...
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By Tom Tokoph
(Urban Realty & Development)
Town Lake towers moving fast  HAYDEN FERRY LAKESIDE OFFICE BUILDING #2 - LOBBY Lakeside 2 building opens, 3rd planned Betty Beard The Arizona Republic Mar. 21, 2007 12:00 AM Hundreds of people gathered at Tempe's newest high rise Thursday night to see firsthand how quickly things are happening alongside Tempe Town Lake. At the unveiling for the 12-story Hayden Ferry Lakeside Tower 2, Randy Levin, a vice president at SunCor Development Co., announced that the building is 70 percent leased and that the company filed plans this week with Tempe to begin construction of the third tower. Levin is vice president of design and urban infill development. He also said construction will begin in a month or two on Le Meridien at Tempe Town Lake, a 183-room, 14-story European style hotel that is sche...
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By Adam Tarr, PC -GRI, ABR, CDPE, RSPS, ePro - Designated Broker
(MavRealty)
Hello! Today, we spent hours in Tempe, visiting new condo projects and getting updates on existing ones.  Look for a LOT of new information on our New Tempe Condos, Townhomes and Lofts page in the next few days! Sotelo - Tempe - from the $200's If you are considering purchasing a condo - or any home - in Tempe, be sure to contact us FIRST!  We can represent you as a buyer AT NO COST TO YOU! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! Sharon Kotula, ABRAdam Tarr, e-PROYour Phoenix Area Real Estate SourceRE/MAX ExcaliburScottsdale, AZ480-483-3333 info@WeAreAZRealEstate.com www.WeAreAZRealEstate.com 
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By Tom Tokoph
(Urban Realty & Development)
US Airways office building set to land on Mill Avenue Tempe development manager says offices will be in nice contrast to sprouting condos  by Jonathan J. Cooper published on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 Bettina Hansen / THE STATE PRESS A one-block patch of prime Mill Avenue real estate will soon sprout into an eight-story office and retail building. US Airways, which owns the grassy land on the west side of Mill Avenue between Second and Third streets, submitted preliminary development plans Friday. The development, called Tempe Gateway, would house about 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail and about 235,000 square feet of top-of-the-line office space. It's right next to a planned light-rail stop. The 3 1/2 acre building site is a noticeable gap between Mill Avenue's shops and Tempe Tow...
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By Tom Tokoph
(Urban Realty & Development)
On the evening of March 1st, Mosaic Condominiums previewed their new development to a room full of enthusiastic, future city dwellers.  Here are the details on pricing as presented by the developer.  Obviously, since this is such a new development, all information may change and most certainly will vary. FLATS-             517 Sq Ft       --       1,183 Sq Ft Studios           High $300's                Low $400's1 Bed             High $400's                Mid $500's1 Bed/Den       Mid $400's                 Low $500's2 Bed             Mid $500's                 High $600's      TOWER-            706 Sq Ft       --      1,609 Sq Ft1 Bed              Mid $500's                Low $700's 1 Bed/Den        Mid $600's                High $700's2 Bed              High $600's               Hi...
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By Elena Thurston, Family Real Estate Specialist
(Keller Williams Legacy One)
A week ago Monday, I had a client call.  "I am thinking of buying my first condo/home in Tempe.  Maybe we can check things out."  I put together a list of the 5 most promising condos in Tempe, AZ under $240,000.  On Friday I called to set appointments and one was already gone.  Another condo had five, count them five, offers on it.  I added a few more to the list.  On Saturday, we found one she LOVED.  By Sunday morning, it had one offer on it.  We added ours by the evening and by Monday morning there was a third.  We lost our bid.  People can say what they want about the market slowing down and people losing money.  But I know things are heating up.  Of course, the Tempe condo market is one of the hottest in town.  But I really think it's just a matter of finding the right price point ...
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By Tom Tokoph
(Urban Realty & Development)
There has been a lot of talk around town about the exciting new downtown tempe loft development known as "Mosaic".  This new loft, condominium development was able to secure the first truly "urban" grocery store in Arizona, "Whole Foods".  Located at Ash & University in downtown Tempe, one can only assume that many cities and developers made proposals to acquire the Whole Foods concept, but it is worth noting that downtown Tempe was chosen.  Thankfully for those of us who live, work & play in downtown Tempe, we will all enjoy a grocery store in walking distance of Mill Avenue in just a few short years!For anyone interested in this new development, I've been informed that there will be a grand opening party on March 1, 2007.  If you have any interest in being a part of this new developme...
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By Tom Tokoph
(Urban Realty & Development)
ORCHIDHOUSE LOFT FOR RENT  2 Bedroom, 1.5 bathroom loft for rent in the heart of Downtown Tempe.  This loft includes 11 foot ceilings, exposed ductwork and large, operable windows with great city views from the 5th floor.Offerred for rent at $1,995 / month.(Please contact us for more information, pictures or to schedule a viewing.) For more information on this loft or other Downtown Tempe Lofts, Condos and other real estate for sale or for rent, please contact:Tom TokophUrban Realty & Development602-549-9000Urban Realty specializes in the Downtown Tempe Lofts, Townhomes, & Condos market. Please give us a call so we can show you that "Life is in the heart of the city"! www.UrbanRealtyAZ.com
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By Tom Tokoph
(Urban Realty & Development)
Vegas developer eyes Mill Katie Nelson The Arizona Republic Feb. 10, 2007 12:00 AM Downtown Tempe is in flux. Construction has torn up streets. Building plans are coming in every month. High-rises are popping up where once there was nothing. And the city is experiencing growing pains as it evolves into Arizona's first true urban live-work community. Traffic is kept at an almost constant crawl around University Drive and Mill Avenue where water line construction is expected to last until the end of April. And at least one local restaurant blames its closing on surrounding private construction. "The area has changed so dramatically with all the new condo developments, we lost the direct access to our building as well as parking," said Cynthia Darlington, director of marketing for Islands ...
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By Tom Tokoph
(Urban Realty & Development)
For More Information on this Downtown Tempe Condo Contact your Downtown Tempe Realtor - Tom Tokoph w/ Urban Realty at 602-549-9000 or visit us on the web at www.TownLakeCondos.comUrban Realty & Development specializes in Downtown Tempe, Scottsdale & Phoenix urban living: Urban Realty provides full service real estate sales, consulting and brokerage services to those who, like us, are looking for their very own home in the modern world. Whether that "home" is a minimalist sanctuary in the penthouse suite, an industrial style office space with exposed ductwork and concrete floors, or a hip new retail shop on "Main Street", Urban Realty & Development is ready to show you that life is in the heart of the city! www.UrbanRealtyAZ.com
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By Tom Tokoph
(Urban Realty & Development)
For More Information Contact Tom Tokoph w/ Urban Realty at 602-549-9000 or www.OrchidhouseLofts.comUrban Realty & Development specializes in Downtown Tempe, Scottsdale & Phoenix urban living. Urban Realty & Development, provides full service real estate sales, consulting and brokerage services to those who, like us, are looking for their very own home in the modern world. Whether that "home" is a minimalist sanctuary in the penthouse suite, an industrial style office space with exposed ductwork and concrete floors, or a hip new retail shop on "Main Street", Urban Realty & Development is ready to show you that life is in the heart of the city!
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By Adam Tarr, PC -GRI, ABR, CDPE, RSPS, ePro - Designated Broker
(MavRealty)
Hello!If you are looking for something to do today, why not get out and enjoy our (slightly balmy) weather!  Downtown Tempe is hosting their annual "Fall Festival of the Arts" with more than 400 vendors, artists and booths.  There is also great food and entertainment for your enjoyment.  The Festival is centered around Mill Ave, but will include streets adjacent to Mill.  Sharon Kotula, ABRAdam Tarr, e-PRORE/MAX ExcaliburScottsdale, AZ
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By Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
  The home page for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce is: http://www.tempechamber.com/There are Quick Links on the left hand side of the web page to:Publications/Info Calendar of Events Info on Tempe Related Sites  ASU Career Services Click on Info on Temp and the drop down menu will give information on:Education Health Care Recreation Dining BusinessClick on Related Sites and the drop down menu will give information on:Local Weather Airport Convention and Visitors (takes you to the visitors web site) Grand CanyonAnother useful site is:http://www.visitphoenix.com/Click on the Visitor Info tab on the top menu bar, then click on Map to reach interactive maps to:Arizona Metro Phoenix Downtown Phoenix Civic PlazaClick on Request a Guide to select from 5 complimentary printed guides that can be ...
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