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Cool Pools

More than half of all new condo and townhome communities in the Valley offer a lap-sized pool, while a significant percentage offers a smaller, but often just as stunning, play pool. Ordinary-looking pools aren’t enough for today’s condo and townhome buyers, suggests David Hovey, Jr., president of Optima Inc., the...
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Cool Pools

More than half of all new condo and townhome communities in the Valley offer a lap-sized pool, while a significant percentage offers a smaller, but often just as stunning, play pool. Ordinary-looking pools aren’t enough for today’s condo and townhome buyers, suggests David Hovey, Jr., president of Optima Inc., the...
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26th Annual AMA Gala Honors More Than 650 Nominees

The 2018 Annual AMA/Cox Communications Tribute Awards Gala was an evening of firsts: the first time there were more than 650 nominees, the first time a female won the Award for Maintenance Supervisor of the year, and the first time the finalists came from over 30 different management companies. The...
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Here’s who won Arizona Multihousing Association Tributes Awards

Each year, the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) brings apartment industry leaders together for one night at its annual AMA / Cox Communication Tribute Award Gala to celebrate the successes of the teams, individuals, volunteers and communities that are the best in the apartment industry. On the night of Friday, May...
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Urbs, burbs or ‘surbs’?

Most folks think that there are generally only two kinds of neighborhoods where condo and townhome communities are located: urban and suburban. Actually, there’s a third possibility: what’s known as “surban,” which combines the best of a major city and its adjacent ‘burbs. Surban – a trendy new blend “This new...
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New metro Phoenix condo sales soar, will prices keep climbing?

Developers built thousands of metro Phoenix condominiums over the past few years. No one was sure how quickly they would sell. But buyers did come. New condo sales soared 57 percent last year, according to The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com Street Scout Home Values report. Buyers opted not only for new condos but...
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Celebrating Top Performers With 2018 Tribute Awards

The interviews for Tribute Awards moved very quickly during the months of January and February. Finalists had the opportunity to share their stories with colleagues after their judging panels in a taped video with the AMA team to highlight their work and Tributes experience. These videos are available online. For weeks, the...
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Here’s who won 2018 RED Awards as the best in CRE

An energetic crowd packed Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort on Thursday as AZRE magazine held its annual Real Estate & Development (RED) Awards. The RED Awards highlight impressive projects completed in the last year, as well as the companies and people that make each project possible. “This year, we received more...
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New Airpark Properties at a Glance

The high-rise condominium tower has already sold more than 80 percent of its residences, with owners beginning to move in next month. Built in part as a pilot program for Phoenix's International Green Construction Code promoting safe and sustainable construction, the condos feature the distinctive "vertical landscaping" system also found...
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Living in the Airpark

The last time we talked with Mary Cooper, for Scottsdale Airpark News' March 2017 "Living in the Airpark" issue, she and her husband John had just recently purchased their 4,000-square-foot unit on the 11th Floor of the new 12-story Optima Kierland condominium tower. This April, the couple finally moves in. During...
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Elevate Your Elegance

There is wholehearted enthusiasm in her voice as Evelyn Arroyo speaks of moving into her new home at Optima Kierland, the soaring 12-story tower at 7120 East Kierland, in north Scottsdale, which has just begun welcoming its new residents. Phase 1 includes the condominium tower as well as the already...
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