Unlicensed Arizona contractor James Servellon, who went on the run after he was indicted on theft and fraud charges in 2015, has been sentenced to 3.75 years in prison and four years of probation. Servellon was on the Arizona Registrar of Contractors’ “Most Wanted” list. He was convicted of scamming several Valley families by offering to do home remodeling projects for upfront payments and then abandoning the jobs, according to the Arizona Attorney General's Office.
Thanks to a little boost from mortgage lenders this month, 2018 could be the year all those Street Scout and Zillow couch surfers finally pull the trigger on their dream home. Rising metro Phoenix home prices are making it harder for many buyers. But this month, government mortgage backers began offering a little extra help. The Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have raised the loan limits for mortgages.
Metro Phoenix’s growth has been defined and refined over the past 20 years by the big planned developments DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Verrado in Buckeye and Eastmark in Mesa. The projects, on the edges of the Valley when they started, have grown into popular communities where schools, shops, and jobs arrived before many of the early residents.Big chunks of land in the developments have been preserved for open space, meaning fewer home sales but more parks and trails for residents.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".