Foreclosures continue to play a major role in the Phoenix-area housing market. Almost half of the existing-home transactions in the Valley last month -- 45 percent -- were foreclosures. That's according to the latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
The Phoenix-area housing market may level off this spring, and the prices of foreclosed-on homes in the Valley may have hit bottom already. That's according to the latest Arizona State University-Repeat Sales Index report from the W. P. Carey School of Business.
The Sustainability Consortium, along with leaders in the manufacturing and sales of consumer electronics, announced plans to establish a system, including social and environmental considerations, to help consumers identify "green" electronics. The Sustainability Consortium is co-administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas. W. P. Carey School of Business Professor Kevin Dooley is heavily involved in the effort.
In an effort to bring top-quality business education to more people in the Phoenix area, the nationally ranked W. P. Carey School of Business is expanding several of its popular degree programs to Arizona State University's West campus. The new programs will be showcased at an open house Feb. 3. Among them is the school's prestigious evening MBA program, ranked among the top 25 part-time MBA programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The recession and the recent holiday shopping crunch have brought further into focus the true importance of receiving good customer service. Americans are being more careful than ever about how and where they spend their money. A new report from the Center for Services Leadership at the W. P. Carey School of Business reveals advice from some of the top names in business on how to keep customers happy.
The Phoenix-area real estate market set a new record for foreclosures in 2009. According to the latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, about 41,000 single-family homes were foreclosed on last year, more than any other year on record. More than 35 percent of existing-home transactions in the market were foreclosures.
Although Phoenix-area home prices have been slowly moving up since April, the market remains unstable as we enter the new year. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows improvements in both the lower- and higher-priced ends of the Valley housing market, but no guarantees the boosts will continue.
Many Phoenix-area parents and students are about to get an impressive new choice when it comes to selecting a high school. Starting immediately after the holiday break, Marcos de Niza High School in the Tempe Union High School District will partner with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University to become the first business magnet high school in the Tempe area.
As you do your holiday shopping this year, you'll probably encounter plenty of "free sample" stands at the big warehouse stores and grocery stores. Common sense might tell you that eating a bunch of samples would make you feel full and disinterested in buying the products. However, surprising research proves the samples not only make you want the sampled products more, but they also make you want all kinds of other rewarding items - from spa visits to luxury trips.
As we near the end of the year, Phoenix-area home prices have started to go up, but another wave of foreclosures is likely to hit soon. That's according to the author of the latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.