Intel To Build Worlds’Most Advanced Semi-Conductor Plant in Chandler Arizona

Intel announced yesterday during a trip to the White House that it will be building the world’s largest and most advanced semiconductor plant right here in Chandler, Arizona.  The plant is expected to take 3-4 years to complete and will employ upwards of 3,000 people.

Alex Popovic wrote about it over on his blog.  This is great news for Arizona businesses, new job creation, and the Arizona workforce.  Arizona Governor Doug Ducey posted the video below praising Intel’s decision.

This will bring families who will be looking for new homes and cause the real estate market to boom even more.  Home sales should increase dramatically, now that Dodd-Frank rules are being relaxed and tech companies are seeing the value in moving to Arizona.

We are excited at Semper Find My Home about this opportunity.

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Three Phoenix Cities Make top 10 List For Jobs in 2017. Scottsdale #1

Once again three Arizona cities have made it as the 10 best cities in 2017 for jobs. Tempe made #9 on the list, while Chandler came it at #7 and our very own Scottsdale topped the list at #1 from all cities across the US

semper-find-my-home-top-employment-cites-2017The list was compiled by WalletHub and compared 150 of the most populated US cities and utilized 23 key indicators of job-market strength. They used a variety of sources to compile their date, US Census Bureau, FBI, US Department of HUD, Council for Community and Economic Research and the Center for Neighborhood Technology to name a few.

Metrics used for job opportunities were Employment Growth and Employment Outlook compared to the Unemployment Rate. At Semper Find My Home we’ve been seeing an uptick in home purchases and consumer confidence in the housing market seems to be returning.

These three great cities have been hot for home sales as have a lot of other across the Phoenix Valley. While interest rates have increased there are still awesome deals to be had and a ton of programs from lenders.

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Top Real Estate Markets of 2017 Named By Realtor.com, Phoenix is #1

According to Realtor.com, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, Arizona ranked #1 as the top real estate markets for 2017. Overall they’ve predicted a slight slowdown for the US real estate market as a whole this year, however, the hottest markets are located out west.

Of the top 10 markets all benefited from strong growth dynamics such as population, jobs, and households. All generally had low unemployment and this bolstered consumer confidence.

Of the top 25 metro markets, 11 were located in the western US and the top 10 are forecasted to see average price gains of 5.8% and sales growth of 6.3%, these numbers exceed national growth expectations of 3.9% and 1.9% respectively.

R3_10402_HUD_IGRealtor.com went on to say, “the top 10 metro markets have different buying patterns and price levels, Smoke notes. Millennials are more of a buying force in Boston and Los Angeles, while retiring boomers make their presence felt in Phoenix; Jacksonville and Orlando, FL; Raleigh, NC; Tucson; and Portland, OR. Veterans, meanwhile, come out in force in Jacksonville and Tucson.”

At Semper Find My Home, we’ve seen a large and steady increase of veterans utilizing their VA benefits to purchase homes, particularly in and around Luke AFB because of the F-35 program bringing so many jobs there and because so many veterans are getting out of the service and moving to where homes are more affordable. Not to mention in surrounding cities like Mesa, Chandler, Buckeye, Gilbert, Tempe, Glendale and Litchfield Park to name a few.

If you have any questions regarding buying, selling or renting in and around Phoenix and are a veteran or first responder give us a call we’d love to help you.

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