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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2008 9:29 pm | Updated: 11:53 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A limited number of homes are up for sale today in a new master-planned community taking shape in northeast Mesa. Valley-based Blandford Homes, which built Mesa's Las Sendas neighborhood, plans to develop 1,200 homes on 717 acres near McKellips and Hawes roads.

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Called Mountain Bridge, the resort-style development will include four neighborhoods and 300 acres of open space with trails and parks. Homes will range in size from 1,483 square feet to 5,300 square feet.

Today's grand opening will feature one-time special pricing for buyers with prices ranging from $239,950 to $790,950. No sales will be allowed to investors.

LUXIAN SCOTTSDALE

The developer of a new luxury home project is partnering with a nearby resort and spa to allow residents access to its fitness center, restaurants and other features.

Being built by Phoenix-based firms Esterra Development and HL Design Build, Luxian Scottsdale will include three $6 million estate homes along Camelback Road near the Phoenician Golf Course.

The developers are offering fractional ownership in the gated 6,000-square-foot homes, starting from $1.75 million. Buyers can select two four-week slots during the winter or a summer package.

Residents will have access to the nearby Sanctuary Resort & Spa.

REAL ESTATE INVESTING

A expo being held today and Sunday will offer new investing techniques and strategies for first-time and experienced investors.

The fourth annual Real Estate Investing Conference & Expo will include talks on rental property ownership, beginning real estate investing, industry forecasts and updates, and specialized sessions.

Put on by the Arizona Real Estate Investors Association, the two-day event costs $229 for nonmembers and $189 for members who register in advance. The expo is being held at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St. Visit www.azreia.org.

SCOTTSDALE AIRPARK

Scottsdale is inviting business people, residents and community members to help guide the future growth of the Scottsdale Airpark area - Arizona's third-largest employment center.

The 2,370-acre area has an estimated 2,400 businesses and more than 46,000 employees. It is projected to become the largest employment center by 2010.

The city will hold three forums about the area's future for property owners and businesses on Wednesday at Alltel Ice Den, 9375 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale.

A community workshop will be held Thursday at Zuni Elementary School, 9181 E. Redfield Road, Scottsdale.

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