What’s My Home Worth?

What’s My Home Worth?

  By Chris Prickett — Just because the “average price per square foot” in a given neighborhood is $150, that doesn’t mean your home is worth that. It could be worth more, or it might be much less. I’ve put together a “competitive market analysis” (CMA) for more than 3,000 properties over the years. I […]

By January 23, 2018 Read More →
Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda

Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda

Anthem Community Council Board of Directors, the primary governing body for the town, meets monthly. Council invites residents to attend its meetings.  The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Among the agenda items: Consider Approval of Site Layout for EPCOR Water Hauling Station [Story] Consider Approval of Tortas Chano Proposed Development Project Concept [Story] […]

By January 23, 2018 Read More →
Anthem: Testbed for ‘Connected Vehicle Technology’

Anthem: Testbed for ‘Connected Vehicle Technology’

By Robert Roy Britt — You might be surprised to learn that little ol’ Anthem, Arizona is a hotbed for connected vehicle technology. Specifically, the town is a testbed for a signaling system that can help vehicles communicate with traffic signals. As part of the system, little white boxes with antennas sit atop 11 traffic […]

By January 15, 2018 Read More →
EPCOR Seeks Wastewater Surcharge

EPCOR Seeks Wastewater Surcharge

By Robert Roy Britt — On the heels of EPCOR’s consolidation of Arizona wastewater districts, approved in June 2017, the utility is filing a System Improvement Benefits proposal, as expected. The SIB would tack on a monthly surcharge for wastewater service to all EPCOR customers, including east-side Anthem residents (west-side residents are served by the […]

By January 15, 2018 Read More →
New vs. Used Home: Which Should I Buy?

New vs. Used Home: Which Should I Buy?

By Chris Prickett — The new build craze is (once again) sweeping the area. There’s nothing like that new-house smell, I guess. A new home can be the right choice, or not, depending on way too many factors to sum up in the 300 words (or so) I’m allotted, so I’ll throw out the main […]

By January 15, 2018 Read More →
Community Center Construction Project to Start Soon

Community Center Construction Project to Start Soon

Construction is expected to begin next week on a project to remodel and enhance parts of the Anthem Community Center. Expect some noise and dust, but the center will remain open. The $841,000 project, under consideration for several years and approved in recent months by Anthem Community Council, will add a new weightlifting area to […]

By January 4, 2018 Read More →
The 2018 <i>Chris</i>tal Ball

The 2018 Christal Ball

By Chris Prickett —The year 2017 was eventful, to say the least, in local real estate. From the ashes of the 2008 bust, new developments have been rising all over the NoPho area. Resale is healthy, and we even have a new super-mega-colossal Fry’s. It seems like every patch of empty space along the I-17 corridor, […]

By January 4, 2018 Read More →
32 DVUSD Student Get Perfect State Test Scores

32 DVUSD Student Get Perfect State Test Scores

Within Deer Valley Unified School District, 32 students scored the highest possible score on two 2017 assessments, either the English Language Arts (ELA) and Math AzMERIT assessments or the ELA AzMERIT and AIMS Science tests, the district said in a statement Friday. The statement added: “These students represent the top one-tenth of one percent of Deer […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
My First Car: 2 Engines, 2 Loans, 4 Years of Trauma

My First Car: 2 Engines, 2 Loans, 4 Years of Trauma

By Chris Prickett —Car buying is not my strong suit. My love of shiny things, combined with lack of patience and an acutely tuned BS meter combine for a volatile concoction that has no business being anywhere near an automobile dealership. Or maybe it has to do with the trauma of my first experience. As a […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
Off-Road Enthusiasts Plan Christmas Light Parade in Anthem

Off-Road Enthusiasts Plan Christmas Light Parade in Anthem

Last year about this time, some 30 or 40 off-road vehicles (ORVs) sporting holiday decorations paraded around parts of Anthem Parkside in an informal Christmas parade. Few people knew it was happening, so few people saw them. This year, the still-informal event, slated for Sunday, Dec. 17, promises to be much bigger, and the organizer hopes all […]

By December 15, 2017 Read More →
Take a Moment… and Give a Moment

Take a Moment… and Give a Moment

By Chris Prickett — If you think about it, the holidays are really about moments. The best memories are never about the final tally of a year’s Yuletide haul, but more about special moments and memories shared with friends, family, and sometimes with people that just pop into your life for one brief but magical […]

By December 15, 2017 Read More →
Construction Causes Traffic Congestion at Boulder Creek High School

Construction Causes Traffic Congestion at Boulder Creek High School

By Robert Roy Britt — Lane closures on Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem caused traffic headaches for students at Boulder Creek High School Monday morning, leading the school’s principal to announce that students would not be docked for being late to the day’s first class. One student said he saw dozens of others arriving after […]

By December 5, 2017 Read More →
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