Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Aug. 19-21
Aug 21, 2022, 6:00 PM
PHOENIX — The once-sizzling metro Phoenix housing market is cooling off, which is good news for shoppers but nothing for homeowners to worry about, Desert Ridge Marketplace is opening its doors to five new tenants this fall, and scattered storms hit parts of the West and East Valley overnight, while light chances for more thunderstorms increase Sunday evening.
Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.
Here’s what July drop in Phoenix home prices means for buyers, homeowners
The once-sizzling metro Phoenix housing market is cooling off, which is good news for shoppers but nothing for homeowners to worry about, according to a real estate expert.
Zillow released a report Thursday showing the typical home value in metro Phoenix falling 2.8% from June to July, putting the average price at $470,800.
Nicole Bachaud, a senior economist for Zillow, told KTAR News 92.3 FM the change represented a decline of about $1,400.
Desert Ridge Marketplace to add 5 new tenants this fall
Desert Ridge Marketplace is opening its doors to five new tenants this fall, offering food, coffee, shopping and more.
Nordstrom Rack, Dakota London, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, Cartel Roasting Co. and Spitz Mediterranean will be the five new tenants that total the over 50,000 square feet and 98%-leased shopping center, according to a release.
Rain hits parts of the Valley overnight, light chances for thunderstorms Sunday
Scattered storms hit parts of the West and East Valley overnight, while light chances for more thunderstorms increase Sunday evening.
A rain gauge next to Luke Air Force Base recorded the most rain, with just over three-quarters of an inch, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County.
In Litchfield Park, one gauge recorded more than half an inch.
Man faces charges after confronting skateboarder with gun in Gilbert
A man faces aggravated assault charges after he was seen pointing a gun at skateboarders in a Gilbert church parking lot, police said Friday.
Bernardo Aillon, 68, also faces a charge for possession of a firearm on school grounds, the Gilbert Police Department said in a press release.
The incident happened Sunday in the Compassion Church parking lots near Guadalupe and Lindsay roads.
Trooper hospitalized after head-on collision to stop wrong-way driver in Tempe
An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was hospitalized Sunday morning after colliding with a wrong-way driver in Tempe, bringing it to a stop, authorities said.
The trooper received injuries that weren’t life-threatening after it hit a red Cadillac sedan, DPS said in a press release.
The sedan was heading southbound on northbound Loop 101 between Guadalupe and Baseline roads.
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