The Classifieds Section is Finally Ready to Go

It has been almost a year in the making and there were times when I thought it would NEVER happen but we are finally ready to offer free advertising on WeKnowUrban.com!!! Our “Classifieds” section allows owners and agents of high rise and loft condo properties to advertise those properties on our web site. You write…

Stop the Train…noise

Owners and renters at Summit at Copper Square have been dealing with the sometimes nostalgic but at times jolting sound of train horns at 3:00am right outside their bedroom windows now for about six months. Owners have complained that the builder of Summit at Copper Square did not adequately disclose the condition and have threatened…

LAST CHANCE

Tomorrow is the Downtown Scottsdale high rise and loft tour so NOW is your last chance to register to join us for this great three hour happening. We board a bus at 10am and tour some of the top high rise and loft communities in Old Town Scottsdale such as Third Avenue Lofts, Main Street…

Tour Lofts and High Rise Condos in Scottsdale’s Downtown

Main Street Plaza, 4020 Lofts, Artesia, and Third Avenue Lofts in downtown Scottsdale will be the subject of the next WeKnowUrban.com High Rise and Loft Condo Tour. Join us as we discuss, debate, and tour these and other great urban style buildings. The tour usually lasts a little over three hours and costs only $7.50…

Downtown Scottsdale Condo Tour

Join WeKnowUrban for our next high rise and loft condo tour on June 14th. The subject of the tour will be downtown Scottsdale and is currently scheduled to cover Main Street Plaza, Third Avenue Lofts, 4020 Lofts and Artesia. To learn more or to register visit our tour page.

Successful and Fun Tour of Biltmore and Camelback Corridor

I was a bit worried and frustrated since the attendance of our last condo tour (May 10th) only had about 18 attendees. Afterall, previous tours had garnered as many as 48 attendees. I wondered if I did a poor job of getting the message out, if it was because the tour was scheduled on mother’s…

The Quarter is Selling for About Half

For those of you who love the Quarter at Westgate City Center over by the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale there may be a great buying opportunity coming up. So good that you might save about two quarters on every dollar at the Quarter Trammel Crow is auctioning off 32 two bedroom brand new…

Westcor wins prime North Scottsdale land for Palisene project

The Arizona-based Westcor, a powerhouse in retail development, bought a 112-acre parcel near the corner of Scottsdale Road and the Loop 101 Freeway in North Scottsdale last week. Known for developing some of the best shopping destinations in Arizona; Scottsdale Fashion Square, Biltmore Fashion Park and Chandler Fashion Center, Westcor won the bid of $32…

High Rise Landlords Beware

I had an extremely frustrating experience this past weekend and today. I called and left messages for two different “property management” real estate agents this past Saturday to make arrangements to show the high rise condominiums that they had listed for rent. Neither one of them called me back until Monday! Now, I know the…

May 10, High Rise and Loft Condo Tour

Join us Saturday, May 10th, at 10:00 as we join forty urban enthusiasts as we tour high rise and loft condominiums in and around the Camelback Corridor and Biltmore areas of Phoenix. Our monthly tours cover specific urban communities, general market conditions, and our opinions of where the market will be in the next six…

Scottsdale Impatient With Main Street Plaza

The City of Scottsdale is frustrated and “cutting ties” with Alan Ferris, the developer of Main Street Plaza, a high end condo and loft community in downtown Scottsdale. Back in March 2002, Scottsdale agreed to sell Farris land in and around Main Street and Goldwater Boulevard so that he could help to revitalize the area…

CityNorth Sales Gallery is Top Notch

Recently, the 10,000 square foot sales gallery opened at the CityNorth development in North Phoenix. Located adjacent to the Loop 101, on Deer Valley Road just west of 56th St. is a must see office that will serve curious buyers and prospective investors for the next several years. The status quo for sales galleries today…

MEZZO in May

The update for MEZZO, the ten loft style condo community under construction on 12th Street just north of Osborn in midtown Phoenix, is that it should be completed in late May. WeKnowUrban hopes to run a tour through the condominiums in June. Stay tuned.

Green Residential Trend Continues with Aura at Camelback

Another green community has hit the Arizona Market, and it is targeted for the greater Camelback Corridor. Located on the Northeast corner of Campbell and 28th St., Aura is nestled in a cozy residential environment while within close proximity to some of the best amenities the valley has to offer. To compliment this affluent region…

Campus Edge in Tempe Increases Number of Units and Height At Last Minute

Campus Edge is almost complete with the municipality process and is en route to be even higher and denser than before. Previously, they had proposed 100 residential units, a building height of 96 feet and 369 parking spaces. With this amendment to their custom Planned Area Development Overlay (PAD), they increased to 132 units, 117…

Live the High Life in North Scottsdale

Phase II of the Plaza Lofts at Kierland is ready to open and will be the tallest residential building in North Scottsdale. Set to open within a month, the Plaza Lofts offer some of the best floorplans, amenities, upgrades, and best of all…views. Not only do you get to live in urban luxury, you get…

Artesia in Scottsdale Under Construction

Artestia is another Starpointe Community located just north of Indian Bend Road on the east side of Scottsdale Road. This mixed use, in-fill development on 44 acres will include 480 residences comprised of 314condominiums (flats), 52 townhomes (2 and 3 story), 90 brownstones (3 story), 15 penthouses (flats) and 9 live/work buildings AND 22,000 square…

MEZZO Lofts, A New In-fill Loft Condo Project for Phoenix

Right around the corner from Crystal Point High Rise is a new infill loft project under construction called MEZZO. MEZZO is another Will Bruder designed community that so far looks pretty cool. It’s ten, three story condominiums, with 1525 square feet, 2 bedrooms, a den, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2 car garage each inside a…

High Rise Living Meets High Class Amenities

New mixed-use developments planned or under construction all over the valley are including some world-class amenities for their urban dwellers to enjoy. Mosaic, a 23-story tower, which began construction recently in downtown Tempe, plans to have a flagship Whole Foods Grocery store on the bottom level. Centerpoint, also rising over downtown Tempe will house a…

Construction Begins on Mitchell Lofts in Phoenix

I received an e-mail today from Tammy Unrein, Project Manager and Sales Rep for Mitchell Lofts, 918 E. Mitchell, you know, the new builds going up just north of Artisan Osborn Lofts. Anyway, I’m posting it here because she wanted to let us know about the project. I wish she had included prices, number of…

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