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Kaino fills vacancy on Goodyear City Council

Goodyear City Council member Laura Kaino was sworn in to her position this month, replacing Joanne Osborne, who will be running for elected office at the state level.

Phoenix area has highest ‘equity-rich’ mortgage rate among Arizona’s largest MSAs

Among Arizona’s most populous urban centers, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale posted the highest percentage of properties with mortgages that have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity.

ATHENA Award recipients address Chamber luncheon

PHOENIX — Local business leaders and former Greater Phoenix Chamber ATHENA Award recipients Michelle Just and Mi-Ai Parrish spoke on leadership, mentoring and community service at a recent Professional Women's Alliance luncheon hosted by the Chamber.

Tucson area has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate among Arizona’s largest MSAs

Among Arizona’s most populous urban centers, the Tucson Metropolitan Statistical Area posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 32 percent of mortgages in Yavapai County considered ‘equity-rich’

Among Arizona counties, Yavapai, La Paz and Gila had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 15 percent of mortgages in 2 Arizona counties considered ‘underwater’

Among Arizona counties, Cochise and Apache had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks Arizona No. 4

Arizona ranked fourth among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

Valley executives to speak at Chamber's Premier Leader Series event

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will host three new Valley executive who will share their thoughts and visions for the local communities at its upcoming Premier Leader Series event.

Analysis: 22.6 percent of Arizona property owners are ‘equity rich’

In Arizona, owners of more than 337,000 properties with mortgages have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 7.8 percent of Arizona property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In Arizona, owners of 116,314 properties with mortgages owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Avondale names Montoya city manager

He is currently the city manager of Watsonville, California, and will occupy the said position vacated by former city manager David Fitzhugh after his recent retirement.

Fowler, Northwest Landscaping receive Branding Iron awards

Marana Mayor Ed Honea recently presented the town's Branding Iron awards to Dr. Monica Fowler and to Northwest Landscaping during the 2018 Marana State of the Town Luncheon.

Sanchez receives Marana's Youth Legacy Award

The alumna of Marana High School is described as an advocate for public safety.

Analysis: Navajo, Cochise, Maricopa counties have the highest foreclosure rates for first quarter

One in 417 properties in Navajo County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in Arizona, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

John Officer named to Marana Town Council

Marana Town Council recently appointed John Officer as a new councilman to fill a position left vacant due to the passing of Carol McGorray.

Analysis: Arizona has the 15th highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 663 properties in Arizona started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Pima, Yuma and Cochise counties have highest property tax rates in Arizona

With an effective property tax rate of 1.04 percent, Pima County has the highest tax rate among Arizona counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

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