Archive for September 2011

Hot spots for crashes

September 26th, 2011 — 11:28pm

A new Arizona Department of Transportation study identified the most dangerous intersections and stretches of road for bicycles, based on figures for 2004-2008. Among the worst: Intersections • Scottsdale Road/Loop 202, Tempe, eight crashes during the 2004-2008 study period. • Arizona 87/Loop 202, Mesa, six. • Indian School Road/Arizona 51, Phoenix, six. • Northern Avenue, Bethany Home and Indian School roads/I-17 frontage road, Phoenix, six. • Priest Drive/Loop 202, six. • Baseline Road/I-10, Tempe, six. Roads • U.S. 40B between Arizona 89A to Elden Street, Flagstaff, 56 (11.2 per mile per year). • Arizona 89A between I-17 and U.S. 40B, Flagstaff, 33 (5.1). • Loop 101 frontage road between University Drive ... read more >>

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Stay Safe on Your Bike: Four tips to remember

September 26th, 2011 — 9:41pm

Arizona has the fifth highest bicycle fatality rate in the nation, with 25 deaths recorded in 2009. – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Leading factors in bicycle crashes involving injury or death: Half occurred when a car was turning right. Half occurred when a bike traveled counter to traffic. A third involved a bicycle on a sidewalk. Less than a quarter happened at night or at dusk. ADOT study, as reported in the Arizona Republic Sept. 17, 2011 It’s that time of year again. It might still hit 100 (or more) in the afternoon, but the mornings and evenings are cooling off, and ... read more >>

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Contemplating a Short Sale?

September 26th, 2011 — 8:25pm

With half of the homes in Arizona upside down in value, a common question from clients is whether they ought to walk away from their homes or consider a short sale.  My answer always begins with the classic lawyers’ response: “it depends.”  That response is not simply a lawyer’s stalling technique, but a reflection of the practical realities of the down real estate market. The decision to pursue a foreclosure or a short sale—or both—can be surprisingly complex.  When I meet with a client, we have a detailed discussion about the outstanding obligations with the home, such as first and second ... read more >>

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