Millennials Still Top of Mind for Homebuilders and Why a top CEO calls B.S. on One Trend

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Millennials continue to both challenge and offer promise to home builders and the housing industry. That was one of the major themes during the 11th AZ Dealmakers forum hosted Thursday by Belfiore Real Estate Consulting and sponsored by Rose Law Group. Jim Belfiore, president of Belfiore Real Estate Consulting, said the regional housing market ended 2019 …

Senate Republican plans bill to alter Opportunity Zones. Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many O-Zone investments, comments

Bloomberg Tax Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is considering a bill that would let state and local governments amend the census tracts they chose for the opportunity zone tax breaks. Officials would be able to change a small percentage of the tracts, Scott said Wednesday at the United States Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington. The measure would be the latest …

William Lyon Homes debuts first Avondale project, plans 662 homes

A California homebuilder is targeting a West Valley city with plans to build 662 entry-level and move-up homes. / William Lyon Homes / Phoenix Business Journal Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents William Lyon Homes By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal William Lyon Homes will begin its first Avondale subdivision after the Newport Beach, California-based homebuilder closed earlier this month on 137 acres …

Gilbert HOA may fine residents over social media posts; HOAs have ‘broad power,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and litigator, Logan Elia

By Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic A Gilbert homeowners association is threatening to fine residents as much as $250 per day over comments posted on social media. Several residents of Val Vista Lakes received letters from the HOA’s attorney on Jan. 10. The letter asked Ashley Nardecchia, the administrator of a community Facebook page, to delete any “disparaging, speculative, or …

Ethics charges fly in referendum drive

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress New campaign finance reports reveal that both sides in the Southbridge Two referendum fight shelled out large sums of money to spread their messages during the signature drive in December.  Now, both sides are questioning each other’s ethical behavior in getting those sigantures. Campaign finance reports filed …

Records reveal compensation behind Scottsdale Southbridge referendum movement

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent The group responsible for gathering around 17,000 signatures in December, reportedly operating with a throng of volunteers to accomplish such a feat, paid a professional signature gatherer nearly $60,000, new campaign finance documents show. In addition, City Councilman Guy Phillips’ wife, Cora, was also paid to gather signatures. …

Tour the Talking Stick Resort Arena of the future

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the Phoenix Suns By Jeremy Cluff | Arizona Republic You can now get a better feel for how Talking Stick Resort Arena will look after renovations are complete. The Phoenix Suns released a flythrough video showcasing the new looks for the arena on Wednesday. The video highlights improvements throughout the arena, including an expanded main concourse and North …

Entrepreneur: Women-led Valley group digs into land investments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents SLM Land Holdings By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal What started as a part-time venture for Anita Verma-Lallian, Eileen Jain Sahai and Smita Patil Mehta grew in less than a year into a Valley land investment company that has raised more than $4 million from some 50 investors. The women started SLM Land Holdings in May …

Southbridge developer won’t wait for vote

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress Petitioners seeking to put the Southbridge Two development before voters turned in over 17,000 signatures in support of their referendum, well above the nearly 12,000 required by law. The process is far from over, though, as the signatures must now undergo a rigorous vetting process to confirm …