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Tuesday, February 9, 2021   /   by Adam Donaldson

Phoenix leads nation with biggest net inflow in 2020

Article originally posted on azbigmedia.com on February 8th, 2021
"People aren’t moving to places with more homes available to buy; they’re moving to places with more affordable homes to buy."
The uptick in migration is exacerbating the severe shortage of homes for sale in 2021. In December, supply was down a record 34% year over year nationwide.
The inventory crunch in popular destinations could intensify over the next few years as remote workers continue to relocate and buy homes. If developers, zoning boards and local governments prioritize building homes in the affordable areas people are moving into as opposed to coastal cities, that would help combat the housing shortage.
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Monday, February 1, 2021   /   by Adam Donaldson

New Tucson drop-off childcare center offers short breaks for parents

Article originally posted on thisistucson.com on January 28th, 2021
Timeless Play, a new center opening in mid-March, is the latest offering from Tucson nanny agency Trusting Connections. The agency has primarily focused on in-home, business, and event care services since its launch in 2011, but having a drop-off care center is an idea that's been in the works for some time. Timeless Play will offer drop-in care for up to four hours.
The center located at 4425 N. Campbell Ave. is geared toward children ages 1 to 12 and reservations can be made for up to four hours of care. The center's staff to kid ratio will be kept small at 1:4, with a maximum of 16 kids per hour allowing nannies to constantly interact with the kids rather than passively observing, Prather says. 
Prather says Timeless Play will follow the most current COVID-19 safety and cleaning protocols including face mask guidance, frequent cleaning, and hand washing. Kids will also be required to remo ...

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Monday, February 1, 2021   /   by Adam Donaldson

Toast 101 is now open for breakfast & lunch at Speedway and Swan

Article originally posted on tucsonfoodie.com on February 1st, 2021
Toast 101 is a concept brought to life by co-owners Amanda Kim and Kalvin Jarvis. Jarvis recently competed on the reality television show The Voice, but now the pair is excited to have their French toast, bubble waffles, coffee, and other brunch items take center stage.
The restaurant’s hours are 7 a.m – 3 p.m. daily and they’ve also got a private dining room for those who’d like to host a small get together with family and friends or even business meetings.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021   /   by Adam Donaldson

Pima County tops in attracting talent to area

Article originally posted on realestatedaily-news.com on January 27th, 2021
Pima County, Arizona – Pima County made the biggest gains in the country in attracting talent to the region, according to a recent analysis from Emsi, an international labor market data company.

By using data on population and migration, growth of jobs and skilled workers, regional competitiveness, and education attainment, the company created an index that ranked large (100,000+ population), small (5,000-99,999), and micro counties (less than 5,000).
Among those large counties, Pima County made the biggest gains in talent attraction, jumping from 546 to 91. That jump of 455 spots comes on the heels of a steady rise since 2016, culminating in Pima County’s leap last year when it climbed 269 spots.
“Tucson has transformed itself from a college town to a robust business center with a strong talent pool,” Snell said. “Notable companies like Raytheon, Caterpillar, Amazok ...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021   /   by Adam Donaldson

Tucson's 2020 housing market is the best the city has seen in 13 years!

Article originally posted on tucson.com on January 25th, 2021
The 2020 housing market was the best the Old Pueblo has seen in more than a decade. With interest rates at historic lows and homes taking on new meaning becoming offices and classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic 4,336 new home permits were issued for the year. That was a 17.28% increase over 2019, according to the Tucson-Southern Arizona Housing Market Letter year-end report.

“The demand swing happened quickly in 2020 and the market is still working to respond to it”. The top five builders in the Tucson market in 2020, and the number of permits they pulled were:

DR Horton: 787
Meritage Homes: 663
Richmond American: 462
Lennar Homes: 362
Robson Communities: 357

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