Monday
Nov172014

Water Damage Restoration in Phoenix

Having been in all different types of buildings over the years, we can honestly say we have seen the worst and the best buildings. Recently we worked closely with a large facility and water damage restoration contractor in Phoenix that was flooded from a fire sprinkler system. Platinum Disaster Relief is definetly on our list of recommended contractors for water, flood, fire, smoke, or mold remediation. Truley a professional firm to work with!

Saturday
Jul122014

County considers building code changes...

 

Courtesy photo Soil tests aim to prevent problems like cracked foundations.
Courtesy photo
Soil tests aim to prevent problems like cracked foundations.

Joanna Dodder Nellans
The Daily Courier


PRESCOTT, Arizona - The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors reviewed some of the home construction changes Wednesday that would come with updated building codes.

Most of the discussion centered on safety measures and soil testing. 

County staff and the county planning commission are not recommending a move from the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code to the 2009 or 2012 International Energy Conservation Code.

The draft new safety requirements in the newer 2012 International Building Codes include arc fault circuit interrupters, tamper resistant electrical outlet receptacles only if they're within reach of children, carbon monoxide alarms outside each sleeping room, and inspections for water heater replacements. 

The most expensive potential change that the board reviewed was the requirement for soil testing when inspectors believe the soils could be expansive. However, this item also would potentially save thousands of dollars for people who live in clay soil areas.

"We're seeing more and more problems," Yavapai County Chief Building Official Jack Judd told the supervisors during their Wednesday meeting in Prescott with their planning commission that recommended the changes.

He estimated a basic soils test would cost $200-$400 and if expansive soils were found, a more complete bore hole test costing $1,200-$1,000 would be required. The county has no soil maps.

The Yavapai County Contractors Association discussed the code changes with county officials on Thursday. Although members voiced support for the soils testing, some believed the basic test could cost more like $3,000-$4,000 since the county wants the soils tester to take the samples on site, YCCA Director Sandy Griffis said.

The code should define the basic soils test, she said.

Williamson Valley, the Coyote Springs and Prescott Ridge subdivisions north of Prescott Valley, Cordes Junction, and rural Sedona are examples of unincorporated areas with expansive soils, Rudd said.

Retired electrician Larry Meads told a personal horror story about buying a San Antonio home with a hairline crack in the garage floor. It cost him $12,000 to jack up the slab and he felt lucky that he caught the problem before interior walls were damaged.

"That's an easy choice" to conduct a soils test, he said.

Rudd said more than one excavator subcontractor has contacted the county with concerns about contractors ignoring expansive soils.

People who see 'free dirt' signs in places like Prescott Valley should be wary of what kind of soil they are getting, Rudd added.

More and more contractors are automatically installing post-tensioned slabs that protect against expansive soils, Prescott Chief Building Officer Randy Pluimer said.



Other changes



Yavapai County building officials are not recommending that the county require Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) throughout most of the home. Prescott and PV are not planning to require them, either. Right now they all require them only for circuits in bedrooms.

Meads said the AFCIs prevent electrical arcing that cause fires, while the more common GFCIs prevent electrocution. They cost only about $35-$45/unit and homes would need 5-15, experts estimated.

Some supervisors expressed support for the newer AFCI requirements.

Supervisor Chip Davis and others wondered how the county would enforce a code change to require inspections of all replacement water heaters.

"We're just asking people now to become law breakers," he said. "When I work on my house, I want as little government intervention as possible."

Others including Griffis voiced support, telling stories about how even national chains have improperly installed water heaters.

"It is a life safety item," Pluimer said.

The county would charge more than local cities for the inspection, $102.50 versus about $60, because inspectors have to drive much farther. But that cost made some planning commissioners concerned about the new requirement, Commissioner Larry Jacobs said.

 

Thursday
Jun192014

Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence

Do You Know the Four Areas of Inquiry?

Albert Einstein: 

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

 

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I am a big fan of Albert Einstein. He’s one of my intellectual heroes.  He could see and understand what others could barely imagine. His greatest gift, I believe, was his ability to find answers to questions others didn’t even know existed.

Real estate due diligence requires insight as well. To find the answers, you must  know the questions.

Of course, I’m no Albert Einstein but, then, real estate due diligence is not inter-galactic science.

The term itself is confusing.  “Due diligence” is used grammatically like it’s a thing or a process. “We need to complete our due diligence”; or “Let me review your due diligence”; or “due diligence is expensive”.   I admit, I use it the same way.

In fact, however, “due diligence” is a standard of conduct.  Due diligence refers to the degree of diligence we should exercise to investigate and analyze all important issues facing a particular transaction. That is to say, the degree of diligence that is “due” under the circumstances.

 This definition has two important components:

  1. a focus on “important issues”; and
  2. the degree of diligence appropriate under the circumstances of the particular transaction.

The art of the deal, so to speak, is in understanding what is “important” and what degree of investigation is due.

Failure to accurately identify these two threshold considerations will lead to one of two outcomes. The due diligence investigation will be either: (1) incomplete – and therefore ineffective to discover and resolve the important transaction risks it is intended to protect against; or (2) overly broad – in which case it will be more time-consuming and expensive than it needs to be.  Either way, its value is diminished.

 

Due diligence can be expensive. We need to avoid making it more expensive than necessary.

 

So, how do we make sure we get full value for our due diligence dollars?  By making sure we know the right questions to ask, and then answering them.

This requires two preliminary sets of questions:

           First:          What is the vision for this property? Why is it being acquired, and how will it be used?

           Second:     What is necessary to be known in order to confirm the vision can be fulfilled?

To be sure, we must know the first to answer the second. It is in answering the second that due diligence must be exercised.

For guidance, please review: “Due Diligence Checklists for Commercial Real Estate Transactions”.

For commercial real estate, there are four principal areas of concern:

  1.     Market Demand
  2.     Access
  3.     Use
  4.     Finances

Once the vision is clear, addressing these four areas of concern will determine whether that vision can be fulfilled. Within these four areas of concern we will find all the questions that need to be asked and answered to determine the feasibility of any commercial real estate transaction or project.  How straightforward is that?

So what do these areas of concern entail?  In simple terms, they can be summarized by a description of the inquiry they present.

1. Market Demand

Market demand asks this question: Is the proposed project needed or wanted by target consumers in the geographic area within which the property is located?

Market demand is the most fundamental of the four aspects of commercial real estate. If there is no market demand, the transaction or project should not go forward. If you are developing, financing or investing in a real estate project, make sure there is market demand for what is being offered. If you are a strategic user intending to occupy and use the property yourself, market demand may be satisfied by your own business needs. If you are investing on speculation, be sure you know the demand of your intended market.

Determining market demand seldom involves a legal question.  No attorney time is necessary. [See? I’m saving you money already.]

2.  Access

Access asks this question: Assuming adequate market demand to justify the proposed transaction or project, can target consumers seeking the goods or services to be offered at or from the property get to it with ease? This aspect includes evaluation of:

  • existing or proposed highways, streets, and drives that will serve the site;
  • availability of in-and-out curb cuts for consumers and for delivery trucks and vans;
  • vehicular traffic flow to, from, and within the project site;
  • volume and convenience of pedestrian traffic;
  • ability of the project to accommodate the needs of the disabled in a manner compliant with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C.       §12181, et seq.;
  • adequacy of available parking (which, for business reasons, may need to be greater than the minimum required for zoning);
  • availability of public transportation; and
  • all other factors that may affect the flow of consumers and users to and from the      site.

3.   Use

Use asks this question: Can the property be used as intended? This aspect includes an inquiry into:

  • applicable zoning and private land use controls;
  • availability of utilities;
  • internet/social-network connectivity and availability of telecommunications;
  • site topography;
  • quality of soil compaction to enable improvement using cost-effective methods of    construction;
  • evaluation of the environmental condition of the property to determine whether           environmental impediments exist that would prevent use of the property as intended absent remediation, institutional controls or environmental impact mitigation; and
  • all other factors that may prevent the site from being used as intended.

 4.  Finances

Finances asks these questions: (a) Can funds be obtained to acquire, construct, and operate the project? and (b) Will the investor receive an adequate return on investment to justify proceeding with the transaction or project?

To answer these questions we must know the cost of acquisition or development and the net operating income and capital recovery expected to be generated by the project.

We must determine whether costly environmental remediation or institutional controls will be required; the amount of applicable user fees; environmental impact mitigation costs, if any; real estate taxes; special assessments; tenant allowance or build-out requirements; and all other factors having an economic impact.

Although finances are primarily a business concern, certain aspects of project finance do fall within the realm of legal due diligence. Thus the reference to one-half of the Finances concern being within the realm of attorney conducted due diligence.

Documentation of equity investments and project loans, as well as hybrids such as mezzanine financing, demand the attention of legal counsel.

If the property is leased, an evaluation of the amount, velocity and durability of the revenue stream and any financial commitments of the owner/landlord are often considered by counsel.

Certainly, if public money is sought to reduce the net cost of development, legal counsel is required.

Other Due Diligence Concerns

The four areas of concern described above pertain to the “real estate” aspects of the transaction.  If you are dealing with commercial real estate, your due diligence must focus on these issues.

Every capital transaction has other due diligence concerns as well.  These other concerns are beyond the scope of this post, but may include issues pertaining to entity structure, authority of the parties, income and capital gains taxation and tax deferments, securities, and the overall structure of the transaction, to name just a few.

Commercial real estate due diligence is not rocket science but . . .

                                                . . . it certainly helps if you know what you’re looking for.

Thanks for listening!                                                                          

Kymn

Saturday
Apr192014

Springtime is home-purchasing season in Arizona

At this point most individuals know you require a home inspection before you purchase a home. On the off chance that you don't, let me provide for you an update: You can wind up purchasing a container of worms that will take you countless dollars to alter. 
As a purchaser, getting a home inspection is shrewd, given that paint can conceal an universe of inconvenience. In the event that your inspector discovers issues, it can help renegotiate the asking cost. 
Be that as it may home inspections don't simply help homebuyers. They can work further bolstering your good fortune when you're offering, as well. 
Anybody offering a house will experience a home inspection — you can't dodge it. However getting one preceding posting your property puts you on the ball. 
You will take in of any issues or fixes before purchasers discover them. You can't essentially trust they don't take in of them; there's a great chance they will, and that may mean your home will stay available longer. 
Furthermore get primed for some overwhelming renegotiation. At the point when purchasers discover issues, they won't be cheerful, and they will demonstrate to it by cutting the offer cost — in a few cases, by a considerable amount. 
Settling any issues ahead of time helps build the property's estimation, diminish the time its available and stay away from renegotiation. 
Some Phoenix home inspectors will provide for you a color hard duplicate and CD of the inspection report however becoming obsolete due to technology. On the off chance that you put these on the foot stool when individuals are taking a gander at your house, a dependable homebuyer will like it. 
You can likewise reference the inspection report in postings, characteristic sheets and on the web, to help accelerate a deal. 
Today, individuals need to get to the extent that as they can on their telephones, when its helpful for them, such as throughout their lunch breaks etc. In the event that you have an inspection report with photographs in addition to some excellence shots of your house, you can accelerate the offering methodology. 
Anyway the key here is discovering the comfortable, whether you're purchasing or offering. You would prefer not to depend just on the home inspectors your land executor prescribes. 
Land executors need to make a deal — its their occupation. In any case their requisition is dependent upon the last offering cost of the house, so its not impossible they need to keep it higher. This is fine, yet its not in the event that its carried out by concealing issues. 
When you're purchasing a house, a deceitful land operator may propose a home inspector who will probably not "get" all the issues, so hopefully the deal will experience rapidly. A corrupt home inspector may do it on the grounds that they need to continue getting referrals from the operator. 
In case you're offering, this executor may not need your home's issues gotten — once more, to keep the offering cost up. They may have your best enthusiasm toward brain, yet the methodology is off. You could wind up confronting renegotiations or not offering. 
Find the issues, get them altered, include the expense of the repairs to the offering cost, and surely accelerate the deal. Everyone wins — you as the dealer, the land executor and the purchaser, on the grounds that they will be getting a more legitimate appraisal of the house and its value. 
When you rundown your house, offer the inspection report, photographs, all the work that was put into it, and if a potential purchaser is not kidding, you can even include the foreman's contact data and reveal to them any licenses for work finished. 

Springtime is home-purchasing season in Arizona. At this point most individuals know you require a home inspection before you purchase a home. On the off chance that you don't, let me provide for you an update: You can wind up purchasing a container of worms that will take you countless dollars to alter. 
As a purchaser, getting a home inspection is shrewd, given that paint can conceal an universe of inconvenience. In the event that your inspector discovers issues, it can help renegotiate the asking cost. 
Be that as it may home inspections don't simply help homebuyers. They can work further bolstering your good fortune when you're offering, as well. 
Anybody offering a house will experience a home inspection — you can't dodge it. However getting one preceding posting your property puts you on the ball. 
You will take in of any issues or fixes before purchasers discover them. You can't essentially trust they don't take in of them; there's a great chance they will, and that may mean your home will stay available longer. 
Furthermore get primed for some overwhelming renegotiation. At the point when purchasers discover issues, they won't be cheerful, and they will demonstrate to it by cutting the offer cost — in a few cases, by a considerable amount. 
Settling any issues ahead of time helps build the property's estimation, diminish the time its available and stay away from renegotiation. 
Some Phoenix home inspectors will provide for you a color hard duplicate and CD of the inspection report however becoming obsolete due to technology. On the off chance that you put these on the foot stool when individuals are taking a gander at your house, a dependable homebuyer will like it. 
You can likewise reference the inspection report in postings, characteristic sheets and on the web, to help accelerate a deal. 
Today, individuals need to get to the extent that as they can on their telephones, when its helpful for them, such as throughout their lunch breaks etc. In the event that you have an inspection report with photographs in addition to some excellence shots of your house, you can accelerate the offering methodology. 
Anyway the key here is discovering the comfortable, whether you're purchasing or offering. You would prefer not to depend just on the home inspectors your land executor prescribes. 
Land executors need to make a deal — its their occupation. In any case their requisition is dependent upon the last offering cost of the house, so its not impossible they need to keep it higher. This is fine, yet its not in the event that its carried out by concealing issues. 
When you're purchasing a house, a deceitful land operator may propose a home inspector who will probably not "get" all the issues, so hopefully the deal will experience rapidly. A corrupt home inspector may do it on the grounds that they need to continue getting referrals from the operator. 
In case you're offering, this executor may not need your home's issues gotten — once more, to keep the offering cost up. They may have your best enthusiasm toward brain, yet the methodology is off. You could wind up confronting renegotiations or not offering. 
Find the issues, get them altered, include the expense of the repairs to the offering cost, and surely accelerate the deal. Everyone wins — you as the dealer, the land executor and the purchaser, on the grounds that they will be getting a more legitimate appraisal of the house and its value. 
When you rundown your house, offer the inspection report, photographs, all the work that was put into it, and if a potential purchaser is not kidding, you can even include the foreman's contact data and reveal to them any licenses for work finished. 

Thursday
Mar062014

Aerial Unmanned Drone Building and Property Inspections in Arizona...

We were the first company to utilize aerial remote video drone building inspections in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Almost every building inspection we perform will have an aerial flight completed, this helps the property owner achieve up to date pictography and video to make fast accurate decisions and planning. Now that Trappy has won his case with the FAA this unlocks the gates for a flood of amatuer aerial remote drone operators in the country. Be sure you choose a firm that is not only licensed as a building inspector however is also insured, the last thing we want is for an umanned ship to fall from the sky and/or harm/injur property or people.

(Flight over large Home Owners Association identifying drainage and erosion issues)

Check out some of our flights on You Tube here:

We utilize DJI equipment, they are the leaders in multi rotor unmanned flight. We have the experience, know how, and several operators to scan your property, buildings, associations, and whatever else you need filmed or photographed.

Our Equipment:

DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter with 2D gimbal, Go Pro Hero 3, FPV 5.8mhz Video Downlinks to several monitors, distance achieved = 2 miles. This machine will accomplish the majority of property and building inspection needs.

DJI EVOS800 six blade copter with Gimbal, Canon or Sony Camera of your choice, FPV 5.8 mhz Video Downlinks to multi monitors, distance achieved = 3/4 mile. This is our "Flagship" machine-heavy lifter with more stability, also used for real estate video and photography in Arizona.

 

Check out some of our flights on You Tube here:

 

Tuesday
Feb112014

Arizona Building Inspection News...

Mother fights for regulation of Arizona trampoline courts

Cronkite News  - ‎13 hours ago‎
Trampoline park operators would have to arrange inspections at least once a year by insurers or by municipal or county inspectors. • Operators would have to maintain records of serious injuries over the past two years. • Municipalities and counties ...

Dumb Investment Of The Week: For-Profit Prison Industry [The Geo Group, Inc ...

Seeking Alpha  - ‎8 hours ago‎
The purchase audits and inspections by the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee and Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction have detailed poor living conditions and rising rates of criminal and violent activity at the prison.

For-Profit Prison Industry - Dumb Investment Of The Week

ValueWalk  - ‎18 hours ago‎
The purchase audits and inspections by the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee and Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction have detailed poor living conditions and rising rates of criminal and violent activity at the prison.

Action Services Group Selected by Hastings Entertainment for Interior Lighting ...

PR Web (press release)  - ‎55 minutes ago‎
The multi-year lighting maintenance program covers scheduled bi-monthly interior lighting inspection and service to the designated locations as well as on-demand exterior lighting maintenance for selected store locations.

Bill's Daily Newscast: Mild Temperatures Ahead

Prescott eNews  - ‎12 hours ago‎
Dewey-Humboldt building safety inspections could be performed in-house. Town Manager ... In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be sent to Hospice Family Care, 100 East Sheldon Street, Suite 100, Prescott, Arizona 86301.

Engineer builds airplane guesthouse

Belleville News Democrat  - ‎Feb 9, 2014‎
... a 747 jumbo jet. ARIZONA DAILY STAR, MIKE CHRISTY - AP Photo. Airplane Guesthouse ... Tsukii said he had a tougher time with the building inspectors from Oro Valley, whose rules and regulations did not anticipate his vision. He said an inspector ...

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health Consultation ...

The International News Magazine  - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) has awarded Schmacher European, in Phoenix, with its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award in recognition of their exemplary safety and health management ...

Or Chat Now

Arizona Republic  - ‎Feb 7, 2014‎
Prisoners from the Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis in Buckeye will do some work at the farm. Hickman said he isn't sure how many prisoners will work in Tonopah because they work with baby ... Based on a preliminary review, none of the proposed ...

Public notice

TucsonSentinel.com  - ‎Feb 8, 2014‎
The U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is looking for qualified individuals or organizations with an interest in acquiring a World War II service club through a no-cost lease or sale, to include rehabilitation or removal.

Rumor: Apple could produce 100-200M sapphire iPhone displays with new ...

Apple Insider  - ‎Feb 6, 2014‎
"Automating the sapphire material inspection process will deliver more repeatable and consistent results that drive greater throughput," Gutierrez said.

Tempe, Chandler offer old-home remodeling incentives

Arizona Republic  - ‎Feb 5, 2014‎
When the work is completed and passes a city inspection, residents can submit their application for a rebate of certain plan-check and building-permit fees. Tempe Development Director David Nakagawara said the extent of the rebates depends in part on ...

Eric Holder holds on, sailing toward top-cop longevity

Washington Post  - ‎Feb 6, 2014‎
The usual mailing, except that several hundred e-mails went to Government Accountability Office employees, who, under federal law (the Hatch Act), “may not engage in political activity .

Ga. concert hall to be inspected after evacuation

AZFamily  - ‎Feb 8, 2014‎
A fire marshal evacuated the building shortly before 10:30 p.m.. Concert goer Boyd Gossett tells WSB-TV that fans could feel something give inside the concert hall.

1922: Flagstaff to Sedona Road, February 3.

Verde Independent  - ‎Feb 4, 2014‎
They were taken on an inspection tour over the Sedona highway. They were given assurance of ... "Mines are reopening over the state, and a general resumption of building operations all over the country will keep our big lumber mills busy. We need not ...

EnviroFry Explains How To Protect Against Fraudulent Mold Testing by ...

PR-BG.com (прессъобщения) (press release)  - ‎21 hours ago‎
"Dishonest mold inspectors have many ways to distort mold test results, such as submitting to the mold analysis laboratory surface mold samples and air mold samples from a low-mold environment that is actually another home or building, instead of from ...

Gloucester Goings On

Gloucester Daily Times  - ‎Feb 7, 2014‎
The Az One Trio will perform during the Gloucester Unitarian Universlist Church's Sunday service on Feb. 9, 10 a.m., as part of its Black History ... The Cape Ann Referral Group, a membership of local business networking and referrals, meets every ...

Situation centre for transport control opens in Kazakhstan

Trend.az  - ‎Feb 4, 2014‎
A situation centre for transport control has been opened in Kazakhstan, the press service of the Kazakh Transport and Communications Ministry said on Feb. 3. The ministry said the centre is monitoring the automated weighing systems, mobile and ...

Pearson steps up as Williams fire chief

Williams Grand Canyon News  - ‎Feb 4, 2014‎
As fire chief, Pearson is responsible for being in command at fire scenes, monitoring day-to-day operations of the department, planning for its future needs and working with other city departments to approve building plans and help with fire inspections.

EnviroFry Stops Fraudulent Mold Testing by Insurance Companies, Sellers ...

PR-BG.com (прессъобщения) (press release)  - ‎Feb 9, 2014‎
“Dishonest mold inspectors have many ways to distort mold test results, such as submitting to the mold analysis laboratory surface mold samples and air mold samples from a low-mold environment that is actually another home or building, instead of from ...

Ottawa pushes building inspections, plans building commission

MyWebTimes.com  - ‎Feb 9, 2014‎
There were two problems, said Ottawa Building Official Mike Sutfin. First, was an ungrounded equipment installation. Second was that neither the contractor or pool owner had called for aninspection - something that might have corrected the first.

Amherst building inspection fee realignment will save owners money

MassLive.com  - ‎Feb 6, 2014‎
AMHERST - While some inspection fees will rise beginning July 1, many business owners will pay less following changes proposed by the building commissioner and approved by selectmen. Robert A. Morra said currently building owners have to apply for ...

San Juan County building inspectors stand by certifying Microtel in Aztec as safe

Farmington Daily Times  - ‎Feb 8, 2014‎
San Juan County Building Official Kenneth Douglas, left, and Community Development Administrator Larry Hathaway on Friday look over building plans for the Microtel Inn & Suites while discussing the project at the Fire Inspection Building on South ...

Supervisors committee takes on enforcement of building codes

San Francisco Examiner
Feb 4, 2014
Written by
Mike Billings
Rosemary Bosque, chief housing inspector for the city Department of Building Inspection, said one problem has been a lack of adequate resources for the department, which has one inspector for every 11,000 residential units in The City.

Done deal: Marco Island couple settles lawsuit with city over building inspections

Naples Daily News  - ‎Feb 6, 2014‎
MARCO ISLAND - Tim and Regina Dayton and the City of Marco Island are both happy to see a mutually satisfactory conclusion to their long-standing dispute over the city buildingdepartment's inspection of the couple's home as it was being constructed.

Apple 'Spaceship' building inspector will earn $9.43M

Silicon Valley Business Journal  - ‎Jan 22, 2014‎
The company was awarded a contract for $9.43 million to inspect the overall construction work for the main office building and parking structure. A separate contract will be awarded for the rest of the buildings at a future date, according to a city ...

Building inspection idea pitched to commissioners

North Platte Telegraph  - ‎Jan 28, 2014‎
Building inspections could soon be a possibility throughout Lincoln County. The idea was pitched to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Monday.

Building inspection 'legalities' surface with Yeager memo

Oak Ridger  - ‎Jan 29, 2014‎
Anderson County's building commissioner reportedly isn't certified to inspect properties, but allegedly inspected and OK'd at least five properties between October and December 2013 - actions which County Law Director Jay Yeager said are Class B ...

Eatonville Hometown Suites Residents Face Eviction Pending Building Inspection

WMFE  - ‎Jan 31, 2014‎
January 31, 2014 | Orlando, WMFE - Dozens of residents at an Eatonville motel may face eviction pending a report from inspectors about the safety of the building. A Hometown Suites resident holds papers he was given earlier this week with details about ...

Alvin Brown picks building inspection chief he dumped once before

Sunshine State News  - ‎Jan 28, 2014‎
Mayor Alvin Brown has picked Tom Goldsbury to run Jacksonville's Building Inspection Division - the same job he removed Goldsbury from two years ago.

Two former building inspectors sentenced to prison

ABC NEWS 4  - ‎Jan 24, 2014‎
BEAUFORT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Two former Beaufort County building code inspectors were sentenced to prison on Thursday after they accepted bribes in 2012.

Building Engines, Inc. Releases Hazardous Conditions Inspection Template

Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)  - ‎Feb 7, 2014‎
Building Engines, a provider of comprehensive web and mobile property management platform for the commercial real estate industry, has released a free Hazardous Materials and ConditionsInspection Template. The template is an add on to the company's ...

Site inspection of high-rise buildings hits roadblock

Times of India
7 hours ago
Written by
Sreedevi chitharanjan
KOZHIKODE: The site inspection of the vigilance wing attached to the local self-government department (LSGD) in the city corporation limits is stuck midway, thanks to delay on the part of the civic body in handing over the files on high-rise buildings.

High-Profile Projects Before Village Building Inspector

Philipstown.info  - ‎Jan 26, 2014‎
When it comes to hats, Bill Bujarski wears several. A member of the Cold Spring Police Department since 1998, he has also served as the village building inspector since late 2009. Until the end of 2013 he was building inspector for the Town of Putnam ...

Volusia, Flagler cities struggle to balance services with taxes

Daytona Beach News-Journal  - ‎1 hour ago‎
While the number of inspections lagged during the recession, recent demand for inspections and building permits has soared as new construction and home sales pick up.

Edmonton building permit and inspection services looking for solutions

Edmonton Sun  - ‎Feb 6, 2014‎
Edmonton's building permit and inspection services presented an internal audit at the committee's meeting, outlining the past decade's successes and failures, before facing tough questions about what the future holds.

Building inspectors to assess West Seneca flood damage

Buffalo News  - ‎Jan 13, 2014‎
Building inspectors will go door-to-door in West Seneca this week to assess damage in neighborhoods that were inundated by the ice and floodwaters of Buffalo Creek.

Mayor proposes ordinance that would regulate vacant properties

The Recorder  - ‎11 hours ago‎
Devlin said he believes the town needs an ordinance, but is concerned about how and by whom it will be enforced. According to the ordinance, the building inspector would be the enforcer, but Devlin is concerned that the building inspector will have to ...

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Mondaq News Alerts (registration)  - ‎Feb 4, 2014‎
The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 ("the Regulations") were published by the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government ("the Minister") on the 15th January, 2014, and ...

Do I need a building permit?

Black Hills Pioneer  - ‎Jan 25, 2014‎
DEADWOOD - In an effort to step up building regulations in the county, effective Feb. 3 Lawrence County will require contractor licensing, building inspections on all construction and occupancy permits on residential and commercial construction.
Wednesday
Oct302013

Things to Do Arizona In November!

Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Open House
Learn about wildlife rehabilitation and the native animals that benefit from the center’s care. See a bald eagle, bobcat, ringtail, hawks, snakes, and more. Live wildlife education programs, self-guided tours, boating law and safety information. Free. North Phoenix.
November 23-24, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

http://www.azgfd.gov/i_e/ee/documents/open_house_2012.pdf

 

 

Ahwatukee Car and Motorcycle Show
Vehicles of all different makes, models and years. A judged event with trophies being awarded in various classes. Live entertainment. Food and spirits available. Raises money, food and toys for various organizations. Registration and fee to show your car or have a booth. Admission to attend is non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys. Ahwatukee Community Swim & Tennis Center.
November 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

http://www.ahwatukeehoa.com/picture/421car_show_application_2013.pdf

 

 

 

American Heritage Festival
A fun and educational family-friendly trip through American history with reenactments, demonstrations, and historical characters. Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek.
November 23, 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

http://www.americanheritagefestival.com/

 

 

Arizona Aircraft Expo and Ownership Conference
See the latest and newest technologically advanced models of general aviation aircraft. Designed for people who are interested in acquisition and ownership of an aircraft, as well as related topics like insurance, financing, and tax implications. Scottsdale.
November 8 & 99 a.m. - 4 p.m.

http://www.azaircraftexpo.com/

 

 

Arizona Antique Market
A wide variety of antiques including: primitives, ephemera, eclectic, glassware, pottery, collectibles, toys, advertising, military items, coins, early American linens, fine selections of vintage costume jewelry and fine estate jewelry. Scottsdale.
November 22 - 24, times vary

http://www.azantiqueshow.com/

 

 

Arizona Asian Festival
A free festival featuring ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, and entertainment such as martial arts demonstrations, cultural dances and music from nearly a dozen Asian countries. Mesa Arts Center.
November 8 - 10, times vary

http://aaaa-az.org/

 

 

Arizona Classic Jazz Festival
Jazz, and lots of it! San Marcos Golf Resort in Downtown Chandler.
November 7 - 10, times vary

http://www.azclassicjazz.org/

 

 

Arizona Deaf Festival
Deaf-related exhibits, performances by Deaf groups and individuals, educational seminars on hearing loss, and a Kids Corner. Arizona Deaf Festival is an opportunity for the Deaf to celebrate and for the hearing to learn about the Deaf world. Free admission. Phoenix.
November 2, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

http://www.azdeafestival.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona International Auto Show
Hundreds of the newest cars, trucks, minivans and sport utility vehicles. Entertainment and celebrity appearances. Phoenix Convention Center.
November 28 - December 1, times vary

http://www.motortrendautoshows.com/phoenix

 

 

Arizona State Fair 
Rides, food, competitions, concerts, exhibits -- two weeks of fun. Held at the Fairgrounds in Central Phoenix
November 1 - 3 (except Mondays and Tuesdays)

https://azstatefair.com/

 

Arizona Wine Growers Festival at the Farm 
The state's top wine makers showcase their finest wines at an interactive event where guests learn about Arizona wine production, walk through exhibits of the state's grape growing regions, and taste dozens of wines.  The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix.
November 15, 6 - 8 p.m. & 16, 1 - 5 p.m.

http://www.azwinefestivalatthefarm.com/about.html

 

Artisan Market Thursdays 
Artists, crafters and jewelers exhibit and sell items in a family-friendly, festive environment.  Marshall Way Bridge, Downtown Scottsdale. Free admission. 
Every Thursday in November, 5 - 10 p.m.

http://www.artisanmarketsaz.com/

 

ArtFest of Scottsdale
Fine art, live music, international foods, and an interactive family area featuring hands-on art activities and creative challenges for children. Over 200 select contemporary artists and craftspeople from across the nation will show and sell one-of-a-kind artwork. Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza. Free admission.
November 23 & 2410 a.m. - 5 p.m.

http://www.888artfest.com/art-shows/arizona/artfest-of-scottsdale-2013

 

 

Artists of the Superstitions Annual Studio Tour
Meet with local artists and view their artistic talents in studio settings, all located in either Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. This is a free, self-guided tour. You may purchase art directly from the artist.
November 2 & 39 a.m. - 4 p.m.

http://www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival
Indie, vintage, modern, industrial and salvaged goods. “Bring a truck. You’re gonna need it.” Music, dancers, gourmet food trucks. Cave Creek.
November 15 - 17, times vary

http://www.thebigheap.com/

 

 

Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying a presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470.
November 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

http://riosalado.audubon.org/birds-n-beer

 

 

Bluegrass Festival
Three days of bluegrass bands on stage, along with competitive contests for awards and cash. Arts/crafts & food booths, kids zone, special Saturday night concert.  Wickenburg.
November 8 - 10, times vary

http://business.wickenburgchamber.com/events/details/33rd-annual-bluegrass-festival-a-sesquicentennial-event-1754

 

 

Carefree Fine Arts and Wine Festival
Arts, crafts, entertainment, and wine. Over 160 artists will have displays. This is one of Arizona's largest wine tasting events, featuring wines from Arizona, California, Australia, Germany, Austria, France and Italy. Sponsored by Thunderbird Artists.  Downtown Carefree.
November 1 - 3, gates open at 10 a.m.

http://www.thunderbirdartists.com/events/2013/11/1/20th-annual-carefree-fine-art-wine-festival

 

 

Certified Local Fall Festival
A family-friendly street festival featuring members of Local First Arizona. Local restaurants and vendors on hand with entertainment provided by Arizona musicians, bands and performers. Beer & Wine Garden, raffle and silent auction to raise funds for Local First, plus activities for young kids. Free admission, tickets sold for food samples. Downtown Phoenix.
November 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

http://www.localfirstaz.com/fall-festival/

 

 

Chandler Center for the Arts Free Concert Series 
Family-friendly, free admission. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Foyer doors will open one hour prior to show-time. Chandler Center for the Arts
November 10, 3 p.m.

http://chandlercenter.org/performances/chand-symph.html

Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
Authentic, old fashioned chuck wagon teams compete. The family friendly event will also feature live musical entertainment, Western history and cooking demonstrations. Admission, parking and many activities are free. Charge for the hay and horse rides and food and beverages. Tumbleweed Park.
November 8 - 10, times vary

http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=289

 

 

Chiles and Chocolate Festival
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix. Chili and chocolate products from local vendors, unique Southwest gifts, cooking demonstrations, and live music. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.
November 15 - 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

http://www.dbg.org/events-exhibitions/chiles-chocolate

 

 

Civic Space Fridays in the Park
Visual arts, performances on the outdoor stage, spoken word, movies in the A.E. England Building, and ArtLink gallery openings. Food trucks. Starts at 5 p.m.Free admission. Civic Space Park, 424 N Central, Phoenix.
November 1 & 155 - 10 p.m.

http://phoenix.gov/parks/civicprk.html

 

 

Community Cinema 
Free movie and post-show discussion, presented by City of Mesa Office of Diversity, City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board, Mesa Arts Center, ITVS Community Cinema and Eight Arizona PBS. Dobson Lecture Hall at Mesa Arts Center. Free. 
November 21, 6 p.m.

http://www.mesaaz.gov/diversity/cinemaseries.aspx

 

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
The shows offer hundreds of tables of interest to both the once a year hunter and the avid collector. 

November 2 - 3, University of Phoenix Stadium

November 9 - 10, Centennial Hall, Mesa

http://www.crossroadsgunshows.com/index.php

 

 

Day of the Cowboy
Music, games, gunfighters, rides, entertainment, fireworks, and community picnic. Wear your western attire. Free admission with canned food donation,November 2. Charity Golf Tournament, November 3Gold Canyon.
November 2 & 3, times and events vary

http://www.dayofthecowboy.co/events.html

 

 

Day of The Dead
Day of the Dead exhibitions, festivals, parties, and celebrations in the Phoenix area.
Various dates and events in November

http://phoenix.about.com/od/events/a/dayofthedead.htm

 

 

Discover India Festival
Festival Highlights include cultural show, parade, food fair, Clothing and Jewelry Bazaar, cooking and cultural demos, and children's fair. Free admission. Scottsdale Civic Center Library.
November 10, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

http://www.iaphx.org/

 

 

Discovery Zone
Children ages 10 and older can enjoy some fun and creativity as they use different types of materials to create their unique art projects. Free. Red Mountain Library, Mesa.
Third Wednesday of each month, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

http://www.mesalibrary.org/

 

 

Downtown Chandler Art Walk 
Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler every 3rd Friday of the month. Free. 

November 15, 6 - 10 p.m.

http://downtownchandler.org/downtown-chandler-art-walk/

 

Earth and Space Exploration Day
Special science-related activities for students age 5 and up, teachers, and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space alongside real scientists. This free family event provides hands-on educational activities related to current research, as well as public lectures, a visit from an astronaut and a guided field trip to Tempe Butte. Arizona State University, Tempe.
November 2, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

http://sese.asu.edu/earth-and-space-exploration-day

 

 

Eight’s Great GrillFest
A foodie exploration, with a focus on grilling. Patrons will see cooking-in-action and meet chefs who share tips and techniques. Ticket includes all food and drink samples. Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, Peoria.
November 3, 12 - 4 p.m.

http://www.azpbs.org/grillfest/

 

 

 

 

Fall Concerts in the Park 
At Gilbert's Freestone Park Amphitheater, located by the lake in Freestone Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free admission. Food and beverages are available to purchase. 
November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

http://www.gilbertaz.gov/concerts/default.cfm#.UjC3V8YWKJY

 

 

Fall for the Arts ArtWalk
Part of Scottsdale’s Fall for the Arts weekend. Live entertainment, food sampling and more along Main Street, Marshall Way and throughout downtown Scottsdale. More than 100 galleries will participate. Downtown Scottsdale.
November 7, 7 - 9 p.m.

http://scottsdalegalleries.com/fall-for-the-arts-artwalk/

 

 

Festival of the Superstitions
Carnival, musical entertainment, food vendors, car show, merchandise vendors, business booths, and children’s activities. Apache Junction.
November 9 & 10, times vary

http://www.festivalofthesuperstitions.com/

 

 

First Friday 
Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour art galleries, venues, and related spaces.
November 1, 6 - 10 p.m.

Information: http://artlinkphoenix.com/first-fridays/; Map for trolley tour: http://artlinkphoenix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/FFMap-June-2013-FINAL.jpg

 


Ford Ironman Triathlon and Expo
Arizona's Ironman triathlon features a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a complete marathon (26.2 miles) on the last day. Many vantage points for spectators to view the races. The sports expo takes place on the first three days. Tempe.
November 14 - 18, For registration information, times, and maps visit:

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/arizona.aspx#axzz2i0aFC49Z

 

 

Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts
Arts, crafts, food, music, and entertainment. Fountain Hills Park.
November 8 - 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

http://www.fountainhillschamber.com/festival-of-arts.asp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Night Franks 
Live entertainment, wagon rides, horseshoes and corn hole. A full cash bar is available. Wiener roast hot dogs, brats, and S’Mores. Free admission, charge for food and beverages. 
Every Friday between Labor Day and Memorial Day, 5 - 9 p.m.

http://www.fortmcdowelladventures.com/create-your-adventure/friday-night-franks/

 

 

Friday Night Unwind
The Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix opens on the first Friday of the month for themed entertainment, lectures and workshops. Food and beverage available for purchase.  
November 1, 5 - 9 p.m.

http://mim.org/events/friday-night-unwind-2/

 

 

Gilbert Art Walk 
Local artists set up booths to display their work. Community booths and children's activities. Free admission. Downtown Gilbert
November 2 & 169 a.m. - 1 p.m.

http://www.gilbertartwalk.com/

 

 

Gilbert Days
A celebration of Gilbert’s rich western heritage. Rodeo, food, entertainment, and more family-friendly activities. Gilbert.
November 15 - 23, times and events vary

http://gilbertdays.org/

 

 

Glendale's Live at the Library
Musical entertainment at the Main Library. Concerts are free.

November 7, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

http://host4.evanced.info/glendaleaz/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

 

 

Good Guys Southwest Nationals
More than 2,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Trick Trucks and Muscle Cars; Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits; Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral; Model & Pedal Car Show; Hot Rod Cruise. WestWorld, Scottsdale.
November 15 - 17, For more information, visit:

https://www.good-guys.com/swn#swngeneral

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Bridal Expo
Displays for the wedding, honeymoon and home. Brides and grooms can meet potential wedding providers. Bridal fashion show, live music and DJ, and honeymoon show. Prizes. Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix.
November 10, Doors open at noon

http://www.greatbridalexpo.com/bridal-shows/Phoenix-AZ-11-10-2013.aspx

 

 

Harvest Festival
Enchanted Island’s Harvest Festival is an event for kids 2-10 years of age and their families. Games and activities, pony rides, a petting zoo, barrel wagon, hay rides, bounces, and a rock wall.  Enchanted Island Amusement Park, Phoenix.
November 23 & 2411 a.m. - 6 p.m.

http://www.enchantedisland.com/specialevents.php

 

 

Heard Museum Spanish Market
More than 70 of the Southwest's best Hispanic artists will show and sell their work at the annual Heard Museum Spanish Market. Artwork includes an array of santos, furniture, jewelry, tilework, glitter art, tinwork, paintings, carvings, pottery and more. Admission is free. Does not include museum admission. 
Heard Museum, Phoenix.
November 9 & 1010 a.m. - 5 p.m.

http://www.heard.org/spanishmarket/

 

 

KMLE Country Thunder Launch Fest
A country music celebration that officially unveils the 2014 Country Thunder lineup. Exclusive video greetings from the stars of the Country Thunder 2014 roster. Live performances. Food Trucks village. Finalists of KMLE Country Battle of the Bands. Tempe Center for the Arts.
November 30, 3 - 10 p.m.

http://events.kmle108.cbslocal.com/tempe/events/kmle-country-thunder-launch-fest-/E0-001-062004102-4

 

 

Litchfield Park Arts in the Park 
Free outdoor concert at the Wigwam Resort on the Front Lawn.
November 10, 3 - 5 p.m.

http://az-litchfieldpark.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=106

 


Litchfield Park Festival of Arts
Fine arts & crafts, live musical performances, festival fare and wine tasting. Located in the heart of the historic Wigwam Resort, this unique outdoor festival features an Artisan's Village filled with over 250 Fine Arts and Crafts booths. Artist demonstrations, International food court. Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park.
November 2 & 39 a.m. - 5 p.m.

http://www.vermillionpromotions.com/festivals/43rd-LPFA.php

 

 

Live at the Quarter 
Free weekly evening concert series at the Scottsdale Quarter
Saturdays in November, 5 - 7 p.m.

http://www.scottsdalequarter.com/event/fall-concert-series/2145403699

 

 

Live Music at the Union

Come enjoy live music from various local artists and DJs on the Union patio every weekend! The Union patio is located on the east side of Biltmore Fashion Park near Stingray Sushi.

Every ThursdayFriday, and Sunday; Times vary

http://www.visitphoenix.com/events/eventresults/eventdetails/index.aspx?eventSourceId=21615

 

 

Lunch Time Pop-up Park at Arizona Center

Want to enjoy the Phoenix weather but can't fit a Frisbee into your briefcase or backpack? Head over to the Arizona Center where the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors are hosting a lunch time "Pop Up Park". Come join the lunch-time fun!

November 7, 14, 21, & 28; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

http://www.visitphoenix.com/events/eventresults/eventdetails/index.aspx?eventSourceId=22092

 

 

MACFest 
MACFest (Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival) is a free family-friendly event featuring artist creations, music and entertainment. Downtown Mesa on North Macdonald, from Main St. to Pepper Pl. 
November 2 & 1610 a.m. - 4 p.m.

http://www.macfestmesa.com/

 

 

Mesa Block Party

Live music, entertainment, art walk, prizes. Each month has a theme. Family friendly. Free admission. Dogs welcome. Mesa.

Second Friday of the month

http://www.2ndfridaynightout.com/

 

 

Monarch Butterfly Exhibit / Mariposa Monarca
This engaging exhibit features the life cycle and migration patterns of the monarch butterfly and the environmental threats and conservation efforts that surround it.  Marshall Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix. 
September 30 - November 24, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily

http://www.dbg.org/events-exhibitions/mariposa-monarca-monarch-butterfly-exhibit

 

 

Motorcycles on Main 
The streets of downtown Mesa are closed to all but bikers and people who love motorcycles. Music, food, beer garden. Free admission. 

First Friday of the month, 6 - 10 p.m.

http://www.downtownmesa.com/motorcycles-on-main/

 

Movies at the Museum 
Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion. Free with paid museum admission. First come, first seated. Phoenix Art Museum. 

Various dates in November.

http://www.phxart.org/events/film

 

 

Native Now Festival
Music, art, culture, food, traditions, and innovations of Arizona’s American Indians. Art demonstrations and sale, arts and crafts for kids, petroglyph scavenger hunts, and guided hikes. Free admission. Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Phoenix.
November 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

http://dvrac.asu.edu/exhibits-events/events

 

 

Orme Dam Victory Days
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation hosts a celebration with a Pow Wow, rodeo and other outdoor activities. Yavapai song and dance, sporting events, concerts and a carnival.
November 15 - 17; Location, times, and events vary

http://fmyn.org/communityevents/events/events.htm

 

 

Out and About in Avondale 
A monthly community event in Avondale. Activities vary each month and may include block parties, concerts, movies, and seasonal holiday-themed events. 
November 11, 5 - 8 p.m.

http://www.avondale.org/index.aspx?NID=135

 

 

Phoenix Boys Choir Thursday Concert 
The world-renowned Tour Choir will perform new works, sneak peeks at special repertoire and audience favorites. Tickets sold at the gate, $10 each and free for kids 12 and under. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, Phoenix. 
November 21, 5:30 p.m.

http://www.boyschoir.org/index.taf?mnid=concertseason&smid=1274714997

 

 

 

 

Phoenix Tequila Fest
Sample tequilas, visit booths teaching everything from how agave is grown to how tequila is distilled, and watch the valley's top bartenders compete; all while enjoying live entertainment. US Airways Center, Phoenix.
November 23 & 24, 12 - 5 p.m.

http://www.phoenixtequilafest.com/

Friday
Aug302013

Things to do in September 2013 Arizona!!!!!

Not at all Inspection retarded events to do in Arizona for September....

9/11 Memorial Events 
Observances around Phoenix to honor the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001. 
     Visit the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza - http://www.wesleybolinplaza.com/

     Take a trip to Tucson and participate in the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb-      http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1236036

     Visit Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts as the City of Scottsdale     Commemorates 9/11.  September 9 - 13http://phoenix.about.com/od/events/a/sept11_3.htm

 

 

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball 
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional Baseball at Chase Field

Various Dates in September

http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=ari


Arizona Cardinals Football 
The Arizona Cardinals play professional football at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona 
Various Dates in September

http://www.azcardinals.com/gameday/season-schedule.html

 

 

Sun Devil Football
Arizona State University's football team competes for PAC-12 glory at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. 

Various Dates in September

http://www.thesundevils.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=30300&SPID=126713&SPSID=749627

 

Phoenix Coyotes Hockey

The Phoenix Coyotes play professional hockey at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ.

Various Dates in September

http://coyotes.nhl.com/

 

 

Phoenix Mercury WNBA Basketball 
The women of the Phoenix Mercury play professional basketball at the US Airways Center.  
Various Dates in September

http://www.wnba.com/mercury/schedule/

 

 

Arizona Restaurant Week 
About 40 fine dining establishments in the Greater Phoenix area offer a three course meal prix-fixe.  
September 21 - 29

http://www.arizonarestaurantweek.com/

 

Ballet Under the Stars
Free performances at various parks in the Greater Phoenix area. 

September 19 - 28

http://balletaz.org/community-outreach/ballet-under-the-stars/

 

Birds 'n' Beer 
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470

September 19, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

http://azscitechfest.asu.edu/events/audubon-arizonas-birds-n-beer

 

Brazilian Day Arizona Festival 
The largest celebration of Brazilian art and culture in Arizona, bringing together Arizona's Brazilian community in honor of Brazilian Independence Day to share a rich and diverse cultural and artistic heritage. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.  September 7, 1 - 6 p.m. Admission $12.

http://www.braziliandayarizona.com/

 

Celebrate 75: It's a Garden Party

Explore and celebrate the mission of the Garden with activities for all ages; includes a complimentary admission to the Marshall Butterfly Exhibit. Experience behind-the-scenes tours of our volunteer and education programs, herbarium, conservation greenhouse and much more!

September 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

http://www.dbg.org/events-exhibitions/celebrate-75-it-s-a-garden-party

 

 

Constitution Fair 
A fireworks celebration and musical performance in honor in our great nation. Local Phoenix musicians will also perform. Games, activities and carnival food. The event is the finale to Constitution Week, in celebration of the United States and its founding documents. Gilbert.  
September 21, 6 - 9 p.m.

http://www.constitutionweekusa.com/

 

 

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
The shows offer hundreds of tables of interest to both the once a year hunter and the avid collector.  
September 7 - 8 Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix

September 14 - 15 Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson

September 28 - 29 Centennial Hall, Mesa

http://www.crossroadsgunshows.com/index.php

 

 

Doggie Dive In 
For a small charge you can bring your doggie to the aquatic center where she can play and splash and swim. Separate area for small dogs. Proof of shots required. Casa Grande.  
September 14, 2 - 4 p.m.

http://www.casagrandechamber.org/ww2g/events.php

 

 

Downtown Chandler Art Walk 
Visit more than 70 artisans set-up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler every 3rd Friday of the month. Free. 

September 20, 6 - 10 p.m.

http://downtownchandler.org/downtown-chandler-art-walk/

 

Dragonfly & Butterfly Bash 
A family-friendly event celebrating dragonflies, damselflies and Monarch butterflies. Guided nature walks and presentations. Children’s activities. Free. Environmental Education Center, Chandler. 

September 28, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

https://www.chandleraz.gov/content/environmental_nature_programs.pdf

 

Fiesta Septiembre 
Mariachi groups, folklorico dancers, salsa and margarita contests, outdoor mercado, food and beverage cantina, historic photo exhibits. Wickenburg. 

September 7, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

http://www.ci.wickenburg.az.us/CurrentEvents.aspx?EID=1880

 

First Friday 
Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour art galleries, venues, and related spaces.
September 6, 6 - 10 p.m.

Information: http://artlinkphoenix.com/; Map for trolley tour: http://artlinkphoenix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/FFMap-June-2013-FINAL.jpg

 

Free Art Friday 
Preschoolers and their parents participate in activities involving art and/or music. The theme varies from month to month. No registration required. Free. Edna Vihel Center, Tempe. 
September 20, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=2364

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Night Franks 
Live entertainment, wagon rides, and horseshoes. A full cash bar is available. Wiener roast hot dogs, brats, and S’Mores. Free admission, charge for food and beverages. 
Every Friday between Labor Day and Memorial Day, 5 - 9 p.m.

http://www.fortmcdowelladventures.com/create-your-adventure/friday-night-franks/

 

 

Halloween Events

There are a variety of Halloween-related events in and around Phoenix.  For information on specific events, visit:http://phoenix.about.com/od/halloween/tp/Halloween.htm

 

 

Live Music at the Union

Come enjoy live music from various local artists and DJs on the Union patio every weekend! The Union patio is located on the east side of Biltmore Fashion Park near Stingray Sushi.

Every ThursdayFriday, and Sunday; Times vary

http://www.visitphoenix.com/events/event-results/event-details/index.aspx?eventSourceId=21615

 

 

Lunch Time Pop-up Park at Arizona Center

Want to enjoy the Phoenix weather but can't fit a Frisbee into your briefcase or backpack? Head over to the Arizona Center where the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors are hosting a lunch time "Pop-Up Park". Come join the lunch-time fun!

September 5, 12, 19, & 26; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

 

Maricopa County Home and Garden Show
Hundreds of exhibitors. Seminars, demonstrations, and displays at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.  
September 27, 28, & 29

http://www.maricopacountyhomeshows.com/

 

Monarch Butterfly Exhibit / Mariposa Monarca
This engaging exhibit features the life cycle and migration patterns of the monarch butterfly and the environmental threats and conservation efforts that surround it.  Marshall Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix. Watch a video about Desert Botanical Garden.  
September 30 - November 24, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily

http://www.dbg.org/events-exhibitions/mariposa-monarca-monarch-butterfly-exhibit

 

 

Motorcycles on Main 
The streets of downtown Mesa are closed to all but bikers and people who love motorcycles. Music, food, beer garden. Free admission. 

First Friday of the month, 6 - 10 p.m.

http://www.downtownmesa.com/motorcycles-on-main/

 

Movie in the Park 
Free admission. Fountain Park in Fountain Hills. 

September 21, 7 - 9 p.m.

http://www.fh.az.gov/movie-in-the-park-2013-09-21.aspx

Movie in the Park

Usery Mountain Regional Park, Nature Center. Entrance fee: $6.

September 6, 7 p.m.

http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery/EventsDetailPublishers.aspx?EventID=20177

 

 

Movies at the Museum 
Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on exhibit in the Museum, usually followed by discussion. Free with paid museum admission. First come, first seated. Phoenix Art Museum. 

Various dates in September.

http://www.phxart.org/events/film

 

Movie Night at the Ballpark 
Park concessions will be open. No alcohol, glass containers or chairs may be brought into the event. Factory sealed, pre-packaged single serving snack items permitted. One factory sealed plastic water bottle not more than 1-liter in size per person. Admission: Free. Goodyear Ballpark.  
September 6, 7 p.m.

http://www.goodyearbp.com/Index.aspx?NID=139

 

 

Music in the Garden

Enjoy music by Scott Jeffers and Traveler at the Desert Botanical Garden. Don’t miss this captivating performance featuring new material inspired by Scott’s summer travels.

September 27, 7 - 9 p.m. Tickets $22

http://www.dbg.org/shop/events-exhibitions/traveler-9-27-13

 

Nathan Tempe Triathlon 
Two different races in downtown Tempe, with the swim at Tempe Town Lake.  
September 22

http://www.redrockco.com/events/event-details.cfm?id=0539D478-0604-DC41-7F3EB6B4D1709F91

 

 

Out and About in Avondale 
A monthly community event in Avondale. Activities vary each month and may include block parties, concerts, movies, and seasonal holiday-themed events. 
September 27, 6 - 9 p.m.

http://www.avondale.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=5806&month=9&year=2013&day=27&calType=0

 

 

Phoenix Boys Choir Thursday Concert 
The world-renowned Tour Choir will perform new works, sneak peeks at special repertoire and audience favorites. Tickets sold at the gate, $10 each and free for kids 12 and under. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, Phoenix. 
September 19, 5:30 p.m.

http://www.boyschoir.org/index.taf?mnid=concertseason&smid=1274714997

 

 

Pops Concert

The Chandler Symphony Orchestra provides quality symphonic and orchestral music performed by a wide range of volunteer musicians.  Admission: free.

September 6, 7:30 p.m.

http://www.chandlersymphony.net/POPS-Concert.html

 

 

ReMix , ReMaster

Mesa Arts Museum will kick off its Fall Season with this street festival event held in the Mesa Arts Center.  Performances and demonstrations for the entire family.  Free admission.

http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/events/free-events/ReMix

 

Scottsdale ArtWalk
Every Thursday evening the Scottsdale Art District invites you to spend a casual evening walking downtown and enjoying fine art. Free. 
Every Thursday evening, 7 - 9 p.m.

http://scottsdalegalleries.com/about/scottsdale-artwalk/

 

Smithsonian Museum Day 
See which Arizona museums offer free admission on this annual recognition of affiliates of the Smithsonian Institution. 
September 28

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

 

Teddy Bear Day 
Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day with make-and-take arts and crafts, treats and deals in Historic Downtown Glendale. Begin at the Glendale Visitor Center. The Visitor Center will be accepting new and gently hugged teddy bears for donation. Downtown Glendale. 
September 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=azdwYzVvMGtnOXZodDQ5Nmc4dmxydWgwY2sgd2VibWFzdGVyQGdsZW5kYWxlYXouY29t&ctz=America/Phoenix

 

Tukee Fest Rockin' in the Park 
Bring your blanket, chairs, family and neighbors for food, music, rides. Ahwatukee. 
September 28, 6 - 10 p.m. http://www.ahwatukeehoa.com/item_list.asp?subcat=171&subtitle=4th+Annual+Tukee+Fest+Rockin'+in+the+Park

 

Walk-In Wednesdays 
Local musicians perform at a free open mic night held at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Downtown Tempe. http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=725
Wednesdays in September, 5 - 10 p.m.

 

Westgate Bike Night 
Thousands of bikes line Coyotes Boulevard. Videos on large screen. Family friendly. Restaurant specials. Westgate Entertainment District (formerly known as Westgate City Center), Glendale. No bike required to enjoy the event.
Thursdays, September 12 - November 145 - 9 p.m.

http://www.westgateaz.com/bikenight/

 

 

Yarnell/Peeples Valley Benefit

Theater Works, at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, will offer a special benefit performance of BIG, the Musical to benefit the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group.

September 7, 7:30 p.m.

www.theaterworks.org

 

Wednesday
May012013

Things To Do This Month in May 2013 Arizona!

 

Westgate Bike Night 
Hundreds of bikes line Coyotes Boulevard. Entertainment, deals and discounts from Westgate merchants. All riders are welcome. You don’t have to have a bike to attend. Free admission. Westgate City Center, Glendale. 

http://www.westgatecitycenter.com/bikenight/
Thursdays Now thru June 27th 2013

 

 

Friday Night Franks 
A unique outdoor cookout experience in the Sonoran desert. Live entertainment, Native American storytelling, horseshoes, wagon rides, and an old fashioned wiener roast. Free admission, charge for food and beverages. Fort McDowell Adventures. http://www.fortmcdowelladventures.com/create-your-adventure/friday-night-franks/
Every Friday night in May until Memorial Day 2013

 

 

Spring Butterfly Exhibit 
Visitors to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion can expect to see hundreds of butterflies housed in a spacious 36-by-80-foot flight enclosed garden that recreates a habitat that is most appealing to butterflies. Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. 

http://www.dbg.org/events-exhibitions/spring-butterfly-exhibit
Now – May 12th 2013

 

 

Farmers Markets 
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, breads, jams, cheeses, juices, local specialty foods and crafts. Several locations throughout the Valley. 
All throughout May 2013

 

 

Arizona Survivalist Show 
A fundraiser for the Commemorative Air Force Museum, which houses many WWII vintage aircraft fighters, bombers, and trainers. Local Arizona vendors that cater to the Survivalist / Prepper community. Mini-seminars. https://arizonasurvivalistshow.com/
April 26th – 28th 2013

 

 

ArtBridge Thursdays 
Artists, crafters and jewelers exhibit and sell items in a family-friendly, festive environment.SouthBridge, Downtown Scottsdale. Free admission. http://www.artisanmarketsaz.com/ 
Every Thursday in May 2013

 

 

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball 
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional Baseball at Chase Field. Video: Chase Field Tourhttp://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=ari
All throughout May 2013

 

 

First Friday 
Visit more than 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Free. 

http://artlinkphoenix.com/ 
May 3rd 2013

 

 

Arizona Tattoo Expo 
Tattoos, piercings, contests, vendors. Mesa Convention Center

http://www.aztattooexpo.com/ 
May 3rd – 5th 2013

 

Motorcycles on Main 
The streets of downtown Mesa are closed to all but bikers and people who love motorcycles. Music, food, beer garden. Free admission. 

http://www.downtownmesa.com/index.php/mom
Friday May 3rd 2013

 

 

KUPD UFiesta 
Rock and roll all day. Quail Run Park, Mesa. 

http://98kupd.com/events/ufiesta
May 4th 2013

 

 

Centerline Artwerks | First Saturdays 
Features live performing artists, local painters, sculptors, dancers and musicians. Just east of Murphy Park at 58th Avenue north of Glendale Avenue, event goers will have the opportunity to watch artists at work as well as tour the historic area. Free to attend. 

http://artwerkslateral58.org/
May 4th 2013

 

 

Blues, Bruise and BBQs 
Blues bands, body-painting competition, beer gardens, entertainment. Goodyear. 

http://www.bluesbruiseandbbqs.com/
May 5th 2013

 

 

Target 3 for Free Performance Series 
Target and Mesa Arts Center sponsor free concerts on the first Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. Courtyard. Bring a snack and enjoy live music in a great setting. 

http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/events/free-events/SundayOutdoorConcerts
May 5th 2013

 

 

2nd Friday Night Out 
Art, dining, shopping, activities, entertainment, and fun. Main between Center and Country Club in Mesa. The information booth located on Main and Macdonald has a map of the evening's activities and locations. Bring your kids. Bring your dog. Free. 

http://2ndfridaynightout.com/

May 10th 2013

 

 

Neon Splash Dash 
Combines a 3-mile Fun Run/Walk with an After Glow Party, with performers and entertainment. Runners will dance to the pumped up music as they cross through different colored Glow Spray Zones. In each Zone, you will be sprayed with Glow Water while being illuminated with high intensity U.V. black lights. , Scottsdale. \

http://www.neonsplashdash.com/locations/scottsdale-az-2013/
May 11th 2013

 

 

Downtown Chandler Art Walk 
Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler. Free. http://chandlerartwalk.com/
May 17th 2013

 

 

The Ameri”CAN” Canned Craft Beer Festival 
Celebrating the craft beer movement. Award Ceremony, live entertainment, food, VIP, beer science garden, beer Olympics and over 40 local and national breweries celebrating the canned craft beer revolution. Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater

http://cannedcraftbeerfest.com/index.html 
May 18th 2013



 

Hot Summer Nights Concert Series 
Hear live bands on High Street at CityCenter of CityNorth. Concerts are free. Restaurant specials, other activities (charges may apply). 

http://www.citycenterofcitynorth.com/
May 11th, 18th, and 25th 2013

 

 

Queen Creek Peach Festival 
Enjoy peach picking, recipes, sampling, and entertainment at Schnepf Farms

http://www.schnepffarms.com/event/peach-festival/
May 18th – May 27th 2013

 

 

Mother's Day Events 
Each year there are a variety of events, activities and dining specials to celebrate that special Mom in your life. 

  • ·         Ballet Presents Topia  at Desert Botanical Garden
  • ·         Big Surf – Bring 5 non-perishable food items and Mom gets in free; others receive 50% off!
  • ·         Take Mom to the Diamondbacks Game
  • ·         Tea at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix
  • ·        Mothers Day Tea at the Hackett House

Throughout May 2013

 

Memorial Day Observances and Events 
There are community events, concerts, and observances on Memorial Day weekend. 
Please see some of the links below to view various Memorial Day events.

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Phoenix Comicon 
Presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, downtown Phoenix. 

http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/
May 23rd – May 26th 2013

 

Get Back: A Tribute to The Beatles

Back by popular demand! The Paradise Valley Community College faculty ensemble brings Beatles Mania and another authentic performance back to the Garden once again! http://www.dbg.org/shop/events-exhibitions/get-back-a-musical-tribute-to-the-beatles-5-31-13

May 31st 2013

 

 

Phoenix Bridal Show 
Vendors for products and services for all your wedding needs. Downtown Phoenix. 

http://arizonabridalshow.com/
June 9th 2013

 

Friday
Apr262013

HOA’s have a duty to inspect? Yes, annually!

That’s right…

      • Most CC&R’s require associations to conduct an annual, detailed, un-biased inspection of the  common areas, by an independent firm.

      • Many of Arizona’s reputable law firms recommend annual inspections as a “best practice” of HOA’s.

What’s the annual community inspection for?

      • Helps the Board plan budgeting of deferred maintenance items and repairs.

      • Shields the HOA and Board from potential claims for failure to comply with CC&R’s.

      • Protects the HOA and Board from affirmative defenses if a construction defect claim is brought.

This isn’t as costly as it sounds…

      • Target Building Inspections can perform this service for $900 on most communities.

      • Timing is quick with reporting delivered usually within a few days.

 Typical example of a CC&R’s  “Duty to Inspect” …

 8.2 Duty To Inspect.

Following expiration of the Period of Declarant Control, it shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to appoint an unbiased and independent professional to inspect the Arizona Community at least once annually for the purpose of determining the overall condition of the Community exteriors. The scope of the inspection shall include the Common Area and structural Common Area including, but not limited to, the exterior of all buildings and structures, roofs, walkways, irrigation, landscaping, drainage, and recreation facilities. Structural components of any building or structure, foundations and soils shall be inspected if the inspection otherwise required hereby would place a reasonable person on notice of any defect or need to maintain, repair or refurbish such item. The Board of Directors may inspect the interior of any Unit if required to do so in order to fulfill its obligations pursuant to this Article. The purpose of the inspection shall be to determine the condition of the Community including, but not limited to, the state and adequacy of maintenance, the need for· additional maintenance, and the need for any refurbishment, replacement or repair. The Board of Directors may employ such experts and consultants as are deemed necessary to perform the inspection set forth in this Article and to report and recommend to the Board of Directors any correction or remedial action necessary. The Board of Directors shall prepare an annual report of the inspection of the Community required by this Article. The report shall be furnished to Owners within the time set forth for furnishing Owners with the Association Budget. The report shall include at least the following:

        (A) A description of the condition of the Community, including matters inspected, and the status maintenance, repair and need for replacements of all such matters;

        (B) A description of all maintenance repair and replacement planned for the ensuing fiscal year and included in the Association Budget;

        (C) If any maintenance, repair or replacement is to be deferred, the reason for such deferral;

        (D) A summary of all reports of inspections performed by any expert or consultant employed by the Board of Directors to perform inspections;

        (E) A report of compliance with the maintenance, replacement and repair needs set forth in the report for the immediately preceding years; and

        (F) Such other matters, as the Board of Directors deems appropriate.

 

We have performed hundreds of Annual Duty Inspections in Arizona. If you have any questions feel free to contact us any time…