Taylor Morrison to Build and Donate Homes to Support Patients at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

National homebuilder elevates charitable contributions as WM Phoenix Open Presenting Sponsor

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WM Phoenix Open Presenting Sponsor Taylor Morrison (NYSE: TMHC) announced today it is building and donating an initial six fully furnished homes to the Banner Health Foundation. Upon completion, the 16-home community located in Gilbert, Ariz., will support Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Home Away from Home program that provides housing assistance to patients who travel great distances for care at Banner MD Anderson.

“Treatment is complex and emotional, but through our donation, we treasure the opportunity to flex our strengths as a homebuilder to build places of sanctuary for patients and their loved ones while they navigate this challenging time in their lives,” said Taylor Morrison Chairman and CEO Sheryl Palmer. “For Taylor Morrison to play a role in offering some relief and enabling patients to focus on healing is such a gift.”

In addition to the range of emotions a cancer diagnosis brings, the cost of extended lodging during cancer treatment is beyond reach for many patients and their families. While many can afford a short hotel stay, few are prepared to pay for long-term lodging—especially those traveling far distances to receive care or whose treatment protocol requires weeks to months of daily therapy or close post-surgical monitoring. The Home Away from Home program provides financial assistance for lodging to patients and families required to stay near Banner MD Anderson.

Taylor Morrison’s donated homes will be located on a parcel of land adjacent to the Banner Gateway Medical Center campus, which is home to Banner MD Anderson. Taylor Morrison will begin phase one of its construction process by building six of the 16 homes in the summer 2023, with an estimated completion by summer 2024.  

Last year, thousands of patients traveled more than 30 miles each way for care at Banner MD Anderson, and 330 of those patients came from outside of Arizona. The new nearby housing will provide lodging for more than 60 patients each year, providing the assurance of a safe and comfortable home while receiving treatment. The homes will feature floor plans from Taylor Morrison’s newly introduced build-to-rent brand Yardly, specializing in cottage-style, for-rent homes. Floor plans will offer 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, laundry, and gathering room. Homes will also be pet-friendly, with private backyards and doggy doors.     

“We are deeply grateful to Taylor Morrison’s generosity because for many patients, having a place to stay without the financial burden is the difference between receiving care or not,” said Michael Herring, Chief Executive Officer at Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Hope and healing can be found in something as simple as a safe and comfortable bed and a good night’s rest. With all the concerns and feelings going through a patient’s mind, a home nearby provides such relief and one less thing to worry about.”

When Arizona’s leading provider of health care, Banner Health, joined forces with one of the nation’s top-ranked cancer centers, MD Anderson Cancer Center, in 2011, it changed the landscape for cancer patients and their families throughout Arizona and the Southwest. With its main campus in Gilbert, Ariz., Banner MD Anderson gives patients access to the same cutting-edge technology, multidisciplinary approach, and leading cancer care available in Houston, Texas. Experts adhere to the philosophy, process, and guidelines of MD Anderson’s clinical leadership, and provide a full range of multidisciplinary care options, including medical oncology, surgery and radiation.

With more than 1.5 million patient visits to the Gilbert campus and five extension clinics across the Valley, some 200 clinical trials underway, and an ever-growing team of specialists across disciplines, Banner MD Anderson is today poised to become Arizona’s leading clinical cancer research program and the vanguard of a revolution in cancer care.

Tax-deductible donations benefiting the Home Away from Home fund can be made online at give.bannerhealth.com/tm. From Feb. 6–12, 2023, at TPC Scottsdale, WM Phoenix Open attendees can also donate while visiting the Fairway House Presented by Taylor Morrison on the 12th hole. Each year, the tournament raises millions of dollars for Arizona charities, and Taylor Morrison looks forward to helping those charitable contributions grow.

About Taylor Morrison

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison is one of the nation’s leading homebuilders and developers. We serve a wide array of consumers from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury and resort lifestyle homebuyers and renters under our family of brands—including Taylor Morrison, Esplanade, Darling Homes Collection by Taylor Morrison and Yardly. From 2016-2022, Taylor Morrison has been recognized as America’s Most Trusted® Builder by Lifestory Research. Our strong commitment to sustainability, our communities, and our team is highlighted in our latest Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report on our website. For more information about Taylor Morrison, please visit www.taylormorrison.com.

About Banner Health Foundation

Established in 2001, the Banner Health Foundation engages the community and stewards charitable gifts to advance Banner Health’s nonprofit mission of making health care easier so life can be better. Contributions are invested locally to support patient care programs and services operated by Banner’s many hospitals and health care facilities in Arizona and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.bannerhealthfoundation.org.

About Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center delivers cancer care to patients through the partnership of Banner Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner MD Anderson offers focused disease-specific expertise in the medical, radiation and surgical management of the cancer patient; an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to patient care; access to clinical trials and new investigative therapies; state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of all types of cancer; oncology expertise in supportive care services. For more information, visit www.BannerMDAnderson.com.

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Report: Apple ‘likely’ to source chips from TSMC in Arizona

A recent report said Apple plans to “begin sourcing chips for its devices from a plant under construction in Arizona, likely the Taiwan Semiconductor Manfuacturing Co. factory currently under construction in north Phoenix, Bloomberg News reported. 

TSMC “will offer advanced 4-nanometer chips when its new $12 billion plant in Arizona opens in 2024, an upgrade from its previous public statements, after US customers such as Apple Inc. pushed the company to do so,” the story said. 

Semiconductor shortages have affected industries from automakers to consumer electronic devices since the pandemic hit in March 2020.

“The Biden administration intends to bolster domestic manufacturing through the $50 billion in subsidies from the Chips and Science Act that the president signed into law in August,” the Bloomberg story said. “TSMC is likely to receive billions in subsidies.”

Next week, President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit north Phoenix and the TSMC site, the White House announced. 

Biden will attend a scheduled TSMC event Dec. 6 where attendees will get a firsthand look at construction progress and learn about updates on the project.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo were among those rumored to be in attendance. 

 TSMC and technology industry executives and other dignitaries connected to TSMC  Arizona are expected to attend. 

“TSMC has not published or shared any names of any confirmed guests or speakers — other than the president,” said Christine Dotts, a TSMC Arizona spokesperson.  “No, I cannot comment or confirm.” 

Construction on the first phase of the first TSMC building is ongoing.

The first building is expected to be complete next summer at the commerce park called Sonoran Oasis Science and Technology Park near Interstate 17 and Loop 303 in far northern Phoenix.

The site is part of a 3,500-acre technology park just up the road for Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, itself a hub for manufacturing that could see big gains as a result of the new plant.

Houston visits Phoenix following Booker’s 51-point game

By The Associated Press

Houston Rockets (5-16, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (15-6, first in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Friday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix plays the Houston Rockets after Devin Booker scored 51 points in the Phoenix Suns’ 132-113 victory against the Chicago Bulls.

The Suns have gone 12-3 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix is sixth in the Western Conference scoring 115.8 points while shooting 47.7% from the field.

The Rockets have gone 3-12 against Western Conference opponents. Houston ranks second in the Western Conference with 46.0 rebounds per game led by Alperen Sengun averaging 9.1.

The teams meet for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Oct. 31 the Suns won 124-109 led by 30 points from Booker, while Kevin Porter Jr. scored 26 points for the Rockets.

TOP PERFORMERS: Booker is scoring 29.0 points per game and averaging 5.3 rebounds for the Suns. Mikal Bridges is averaging 15.8 points and 5.0 rebounds over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Porter is averaging 19 points, 5.9 rebounds and six assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 21.6 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 42.8% over the past 10 games for Houston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 7-3, averaging 117.8 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points per game.

Rockets: 3-7, averaging 109.2 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.1 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Cameron Johnson: out (knee), Chris Paul: out (heel).

Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Scottsdale housing firm opens new luxury community

Mark-Taylor Residential, a Scottsdale multi-family housing management firm in Arizona and Nevada, announced the grand opening of Sanctuary on 51st, a new single-family luxury rental home community in Laveen, Ariz.

Located at 7100 South 51 Ave, Sanctuary on 51st is nestled between the Sonoran Desert and Rogers Ranch neighborhood.

According to a press release, with numerous Phoenix-area hot spots nearby, including top schools, shopping and more, this community is conveniently commutable to employers across the Valley.

Residents will enjoy the luxury living experience of a private home, without the maintenance and commitment of ownership, the release continued.

Sanctuary on 51st takes the home rental experience to another level with detached one, two, or three-bedroom homes with fully fenced backyards or patios. The open-concept floor plans feature expansive 9-foot ceilings and large double-paned windows that frame the stunning views of the Sonoran Desert.

“Expanding our footprint to the quaint community of Laveen with these detached homes create a sophisticated luxury living experience,” said the managing director of multi-family investments of Mark-Taylor Jake Taylor in the release.  

“Our community has brand-new homes that offer the privacy and comfort that comes with having your own home, without the burden of ownership,” Taylor said.

Convenience is standard in each home, featuring upgraded energy-efficient appliances and a time-saving washer and dryer.

At the center of each home is an upscale kitchen equipped with stainless-steel appliances, an oversized undermount farm sink, quartz countertops, and a tiled backsplash.

Sanctuary on 51st features fully enabled smart homes and are equipped with high-end technology packages inclusive of smart door locks, thermostats and water leak sensors with remote capabilities.

Resort-inspired onsite amenities, surrounding desert views and modern interiors emulate a vacation-style living experience that is unmatched.

For information about Sanctuary on 51st, visit the website here.

3-band lineup to close out Glendale blues celebration

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Books & Blues will go out with a bang.

The series of performances by local blues legends draws to a close with a show featuring three bands at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 in downtown Glendale.

Tom Mein, Glenville Slim, and Geo Bowman & House Party will feature a mix of R&B standards and original material. A blues icon, Bowman “is at the center of the Phoenix blues community,” according to organizers. The show takes place at the E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre inside Murphy Park, at 5850 W. Glendale Ave.

Books & Blues has been presenting a series of local blues legends to not only perform live but to spread knowledge about the music genre.

The Phoenix-based Sugar Thieves, who blend soul with their brand of American roots music, kicked off the celebration earlier this month with a Glendale appearance at Heroes Regional Park Library, 6075 N. 83rd Ave. Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band, a five-piece blues band also calling the Valley home, continued the musical education with a performance at Glendale’s Foothills Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave. And the Lucius Parr Band, playing old school R&B mixed with blues and fronted by Lucius who moved to Phoenix in 1968, took a turn performing, this time at Glendale’s main library, 5959 W. Brown St. Lucius was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2021.

The event will close out with the finale concert featuring Tom Mein, Glenville Slim, and Geo Bowman & House Party on Dec. 11 in downtown Glendale.

These performances are funded by a City of Glendale Performing Arts Grant.




Books & Blues,

Sugar Thieves,

Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band,

Lucius Parr Band,

Tom Mein,

Glenville Slim,

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The $2.2M ‘Dialogue House’ in Phoenix Speaks to Its Serene Surroundings

A desert-modern domicile known as the “Dialogue House” has talked its way onto the market. The buzzy abode is asking for $2,195,000.

“Perched on an elevated hillside, this is one of the higher houses, so it has particularly great views,” says Scott Jarson of az architecture, listing agent for this modern mansion in Phoenix. Located at the base of Echo Mountain, the home features giant walls of glass with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain preserve.

The home was built in 2001 and designed by Wendell Burnette Architects, known for the luxury Utah resort Amangiri. It has three bedrooms and three baths.

“In the design sphere, it’s well-known,” Jarson says.

The home, which was featured in Dwell magazine, was last sold in 2010 for $406,559. The sellers are parting with the property due to a relocation.

Updated digs

Between 2012 and 2016, the home was renovated and restored. The interior and exterior walls were replastered, and the kitchen and bathrooms were updated with designer finishes.



Kitchen and living room


Home office or den


One of the bedrooms


One of the baths


One of the baths






The lot size is another selling point. At over a half-acre, it’s twice as large as others in the area, Jarson notes. And a resortlike swimming pool provides a serene and sleek escape. The gardens were also recently updated, making this feel even more like a retreat.

The central Phoenix neighborhood borders desirable Paradise Valley.

“Buyers to this area tend to be anchored to central Phoenix [for employment] but still want that feeling of being in the desert,” Jarson says.

While it’s certain the buyer will love modern design, it could easily be a family with young kids or a doctor, due to the nearby medical complexes.

“A lot of people are coming for the architect himself,” adds Jarson. Wendell Burnette Architects has other Phoenix homes in its portfolio, but this one “ends up being a more attainable price range for his designs.”

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AZ Big Media Single-family rental community Orchards on 12th sells for $19.4M

Northmarq’s Phoenix Investment Sales team of Trevor Koskovich, Jesse Hudson, Bill Hahn, and Ryan Boyle brokered the $19,433,137 (±$511,398/per unit) Orchards on 12th, a 38-home, new construction single-family rental community located at 1220 E. Baseline Road in Phoenix. Northmarq represented the seller, Scottsdale-based TruVista Holdings, LLC . The buyer, CPI/BYN Orchards SFR Owner, LLC, is an entity formed by Los Angeles-based The Carlyle Group and Banyan Residential from Washington D.C.

“TruVista Holdings delivered another exceptional single-family rental community with Orchards on 12th,” according to Koskovich. “It was an unparalleled opportunity for The Carlyle Group and Banyan Residential to expand their portfolio of single-family rental communities in the metro Phoenix market.”

READ ALSO: Here’s how build-to-rent housing is impacting Arizona real estate

Orchards on 12th is a luxury built, single-family rental community featuring one- and two-story homes with attached two-car garages. The three- and four-bedroom homes range in size from 1,589 to 2,235 square feet. The homes interiors feature 10-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and shaker cabinets, in-home washer and dryer and oak composite flooring. Each of the homes has a fenced-in backyard with artificial turf.

Completed in 2022, the 8.65-acre gated community is located in Phoenix’s South Mountain Village neighborhood. Orchards on 12th is centrally located to downtown Phoenix with easy access via Interstate 10 and the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway extension that was completed in December 2019. With a resident population of more than 131,000, South Mountain Village is home to local and national businesses, retailers and restaurants, as well as the 16,000-acre South Mountain Park and Preserve with more than 50 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.

According to Northmarq’s Single-Family Build-to-Rent Properties Special Report (November 2022) the single family build-to-rent market continues to gain momentum with developers forecast to deliver 64,000 homes that are built specifically for renters in 2022. With home mortgage rates doubling since the beginning of this year, transitioning to home ownership is proving more difficult, and renters who would prefer a single-family home over a traditional apartment community have driven the demand for single-family, build-to-rent communities throughout the U.S. This trend has been most pronounced in the South and West regions where populations and businesses are growing at the fastest rates.

Booker scores 44, Suns top Kings 122-117 for 5th straight


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Devin Booker had 44 points, eight rebounds and six steals, and the Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to five with a 122-117 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

Deandre Ayton added 17 points and 12 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season for Phoenix, which has won six of seven.

Booker closed out his second-highest point total of the season by knocking down a pair of free throws with 6.8 seconds left after Torrey Craig secured an offensive rebound. He scored 49 points in a loss to Utah earlier in the month.

Damion Lee scored 15 points off the bench, hitting three 3-pointers. Mikal Bridges finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. He hit a three-pointer with just over a minute left to stretch the lead to 10.

Malik Monk scored 30 points for the Kings, his fourth game over 20 points this season.

Domantas Sabonis finished with 17 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. The Kings have lost three straight after a seven-game win streak.

Kevin Huerter scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Huerter’s dunk with 35 seconds left cut the Suns’ lead to three.

Keegan Murray scored 11 points. The rookie from Iowa had scored in single digits in the Kings’ last three games.

The first half featured 16 ties and eight lead changes. Phoenix opened the second half on a 14-2 run after trailing by one.


Suns: G Chris Paul missed his 10th consecutive game with right heel soreness. … Booker was given a technical foul with 3:41 left in the first quarter.

Kings: F Trey Lyles was ruled out due to a non-COVID illness… Sabonis recorded his 12th double-double of the season, which is the second-most in the NBA. … The Kings have scored over 100 points in every game this season.


Suns: Host Chicago on Wednesday.

Kings: Host Indiana on Wednesday.

Ranch Realty Handles Rentals in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gainey Ranch, McCormick Ranch, and the Surrounding Areas

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Scottsdale, AZ — (ReleaseWire) — 11/25/2022 — Ranch Realty, a top-level real estate company that has over 50 years of experience, can help individuals, families, or anyone else find the right rentals in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gainey Ranch, 85258, 85260, McCormick Ranch, and the surrounding areas. Not only do they have hundreds of potential rentals that renters may be interested in, but they have been helping people for more than 40 years.

Many people want to make homeownership happen for themselves, but sometimes they ignore the positives that come along with renting. People know when the right time is to buy, and until then they can enjoy things such as flexibility when renting. Because rental leases often only run for a year, and sometimes less, renters are able to move around, which can be especially helpful if they are offered a great job far away necessitating a move.

Do people know that when someone owns a home, they need to maintain that home as well? Doing all of those tasks on a home takes time, and they may not particularly enjoy doing those things. They also don’t want to pay someone else to do them, but what else will they do? When someone rents, they usually don’t have to deal with these maintenance issues, leaving them with a lot more free time.

There are also circumstances where renters are able to rent a place to live for less than what they would pay in a mortgage. In these cases, it makes much more sense to rent until things reset or until they find another area to move to where mortgages are not as expensive as rent. Either way, renters can save the difference for a rainy day or to put towards the home they will eventually purchase.

Clients might be someone that owns a rental and would rather not have to deal with the various tasks required to keep it rented and maintained. Working with the team at Ranch Realty, they can help take that off property owners’ hands and provide an easy way to be a landlord for rentals. They have decades of experience and are trusted in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gainey Ranch, 85258, 85260, McCormick Ranch, and the surrounding areas.

No matter where people will ultimately end up, the team from Ranch Realty can help make sure that renters find a place for rent while they learn where they want to live for the long term. Put their years of experience to work in finding the right rentals.

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Ranch Realty is a full-service, family-owned residential real estate & property management company doing business in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1974. Homes, condos & townhouses for sale & for rent, furnished & unfurnished rental properties, luxury vacation rentals, long & short-term leases. To learn more, visit their website at www.ranchrealty.com.

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Utah faces Phoenix, seeks to stop 3-game slide

By The Associated Press

Utah Jazz (12-9, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (12-6, first in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Suns -7; over/under is 230

BOTTOM LINE: Utah heads into the matchup against Phoenix as losers of three games in a row.

The Suns are 10-3 in Western Conference games. Phoenix is 1-4 in one-possession games.

The Jazz are 11-5 against Western Conference opponents. Utah has a 4-2 record in games decided by 10 points or more.

The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Nov. 19 the Jazz won 134-133 led by 38 points from Lauri Markkanen, while Devin Booker scored 49 points for the Suns.

TOP PERFORMERS: Deandre Ayton is averaging 15.4 points and 8.8 rebounds for the Suns. Booker is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Markkanen is averaging 20.9 points and eight rebounds for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 19.8 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 6-4, averaging 113.0 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.1 points per game.

Jazz: 4-6, averaging 118.5 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.0 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Cameron Johnson: out (knee), Chris Paul: out (heel), Landry Shamet: out (concussion).

Jazz: Mike Conley: out (knee), Leandro Bolmaro: out (concussion), Johnny Juzang: out (wrist), Rudy Gay: out (finger).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.