Tucson, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
I was taking a trip to see a past client of mine down in Armory Park this last weekend, and had to stop the car on the way.  I'm not sure why I haven't seen this beauty before...I wonder what he will add to resale value one day.Interested in Armory Park, El Presidio, Iron Horse homes near downtown Tucson??  They are historic, unusual, full of character, and close to city center! You can follow the link to see homes for sale in downtown Tucson here.I'm not sure I can find you your very own lizard, but I'm sure together we can find something that speaks to you!! 
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
4 Bed Open House in North Ranch This WeekendUPDATED:  MONSOON MADNESS.  Open Sunday, 3-6 p.m. with newly reduced price!  Sunday, July 23, 2017   $305,900Address: 9860 N Spanish Head Trail, Tucson, AZ 85742 Directions: Overton/Shannon, North on Shannon, West on Cactus Canyon, South on Spanish Head to address  2565 square feet, 4 beds 3 baths, denNO POLY PIPES - great plumbing remodel! PRE-Inspected as well and seller is willing to share inspection with accepted offer! Total renovation, modern and inviting home--must see!You'll love the bright airy feel of this contemporary home in whites, greys, and blue tones. Tons of natural lighting, all hardscape floor, updated finishings make this a one-of-kind home.In addition, the versatile floor plan works great for multi-generational. There is a...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
I was curious about Arizona driving statistics as I just returned from another harrowing 60 minute round trip circuit. Road rage and impatience run rampant on our roads. I mean that collectively of course - on America's roads... Folks from LA find our one freeway and narrow main streets laid back!But as a regular and daily driver, the near-misses and close calls and dangerous drivers out there - well they bear paying attention to.In looking at statistics, I could only get 2015 numbers.(2015 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts for the State of Arizona prepared by ADOT, Published June 1, 2016)These numbers are up from previous years - but then again, so is our population.Adding additional facts, for Arizona - the most dangerous holiday seems to be Thanksgiving. Most crashes occur on Fridays, and mo...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Ina Road is Open - Traffic Alerts to Tucson and Marana AZAs a nod to the businesses struggling to keep up and running during the Ina Road Interchange Project taking place over the next two years, it's important for the public to realize that INA ROAD IS OPEN....the EXIT is closed.  Highway crews are busy building the road OVER the train tracks so that traffic will no longer be tied up when a train comes through.  The finish project will be similar to Prince and I-10, a little further south along the Interstate.You can still access Ina and all of the businesses that are clustered near the freeway, right along Ina.  You can get to Ina via Cortaro Roads, Orange Grove Roads, and a myriad of other back roads as well.To help residents and visitors traverse the area, it's easy to sign up for t...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Open House Weekend at Horse Property In NW TucsonYou know the feeling....tired of living in a subdivision, even more tired of HOA rules and restrictions. Yearning for a little space, freedom, the great outdoors, room to tinker...Consider this home the solution.Located at 3154 W Lobo Road, conveniently located just minutes from Tucson and Marana amenities near Shannon Road and Overton in NW Tucson. Marana School District services the area.Here's a link to MLS information for more details.Take a look at this list of features:1979 Ranch Home w/newer roof, wrapped facia, security lighting - north/south orientation Main home 1420 square feet, guest home adds 392 for over 1800 square feet of living space Property offers 3 full baths, 1/2 and 1/4 as well New Kitchen sink and faucet, New Dishwa...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Low Solar Lease - Almost Like Free Electricity in this 3 Bed HomeOffered by Long Realty, Cara Mancuso, REALTORI've written about this lovely home before, but had to re-post again today with such very exciting news!Imagine an air conditioning bill under $24 average a month in Tucson Arizona. You’d tell me I’m dreaming, right???Well, this opportunity awaits you in gorgeous Continental Reserve, Continental Ranch area of NW Tucson and Marana. http://goldengirls.longrealty.com/homes-for-sale/7882-N-Coltrane-Lane-Tucson-AZ-85743-195718554Imagine a solar lease for under $25 a month... combined with that average TEP bill, that's a monthly bill of under $50.  Homes this size can easily have $250+ air conditioning bills in the summer!Alongside of that, this home offers an impeccable interior with...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Stop and Smell the Blooms Along the Way I love taking walks in my new neighborhood.  As you might know, I've been writing about the master planned community of Gladden Farms for 9 years - and believe me, if you are thinking about buying or selling a home in that neighborhood -- I can help!But now my husband and I have moved into the West Foothills of Tucson and are really appreciating the open sky, desert landscaping, rolling hills, and on and on and on.It's a very nice break from a subdivision full of homes.Some like a close-knit neighborhood.  Some like space and privacy.  Some like a view, some just want the most fabulous interior.Whatever your buying needs (or for that matter, selling!) I am happy to show you our beautiful city of Tucson, which includes Marana, Oro Valley, and Vail....
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
1 story, 3 Bed SFR Avbl in Villa Milano Townhomes @ Rancho Sin VacasI've shared a blog posting about Villa Milano Townhomes @Rancho Sin Vacas, located in North Tucson, before, but am excited to bring new news about the community and new construction opportunities!Currently, we have 8 parcels available in this gorgous, scenic community with manned gate for security: 5 exterior lots with one story possibilities, and 3 interior, two story lots. Townhomes range from 1541 square feet all the way up to 2426 square feet.Now, I'd like to present to you the newly created Amalphi floor plan.  Imagine a combination of lots 11 and 12, unobstructed mountain views, three car garage, three bedrooms plus den.These are the lots that could be available to build your luxurious and scenic one story single ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Woke up this morning just before sunrise and had to grab my ipad.  I'm not a photographer, and it's not a quality camera, but you can see the beauty of Tucson is enticing.I moved here in June of 2000 and something about waking up to so many sunny days just makes me feel like I'm on permanent vacation.Are you tired of the weather and dreaming of warm nights and sun-filled days?  Is now the right time to make a move to the SWDesert of Arizona?  Let me help you with your homes for sale in Tucson search!The market here is hot, hot, hot.  Inventory is still low in many neighborhoods, which means buyers are flocking to the available homes.  This can result in multiple offers for homeowners.  Great for sellers, challenging for homebuyers.  How can you have success finding your Tucson home for ...
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By Jeff Armbruster, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist,MRP
(Realty Execs Tucson Elite)
Dec 2016,Inventory currently is under two months with homes priced at $275000 and under. Sellers are seeing multiple offers on homes that are priced right netting them more money at closing.Clean well kept homes are receiving offers over asking price with less concessions being asked for from buyers.We should see 1st quarter of 2017 even stronger for the Tucson market driving prices up another 1-2%The Armbruster TeamRealty Executives Tucson Elite
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By Jeff Armbruster, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist,MRP
(Realty Execs Tucson Elite)
Dec 2016,Is now a great time to buy a home? I think the answer is YES!With interest rates and home prices due to rise over the next 6-8 months there is no better time than NOW!Tucson has the Pathway 2 Purchase program that gives a 10% down payment up to $20,000 to buyers in select areas of the City limits (restrictions apply).What a great way to capture the biggest purchase of your life!So do not wait! buy now!The Armbruser TeamRealty ExecutivesTucson Elite 
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Villa Milano Homes at Rancho Sin Vacas in North Tucson FoothillsImagine the security of a manned, gated community, singular mountain views, twinkling city lights, luxurious privacy -- minutes from shopping, amenities, and business. You can find this in a build-to-suit semi-custom luxury townhomes located in the North Tucson Foothills.  Villa Milano Homes offer distinctive quality, with one-on-one meetings with the builders to help design the special features you want from a choice of multiple floor plans.Energy efficient - green features?  Available and standard.One story or two - available in sizes from 1541 to 2426 square feet.Patios, balconies, porches, awnings - available according to plan.Community pool nearly finished with attached private showers and covered ramada.Eight lots are...
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By Vince Divarco, DUCTZ Air Duct Cleaning of Tucson & Green Valley
(DUCTZ of Tucson)
Are you looking for a great way to give back to the community this holiday season? Join our friends at TownePlace Suites Tucson Williams Center in their Real Giving holiday blanket drive! All donations are accepted and each hand made blanket costs 11.38 to purchase and deliver to the local children's hospital. Want to find out more? Visit the TownePlace Suites Williams Center or call 520-747-0720 and ask for Gregg or Luis! A great way to give, just in time for the holidays!
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Mariposa Trail is a lovely community of one and two story homes, located between River and Orange Grove Roads off Shannon in NW Tucson.Currently, there are only two available homes for sale in this pride-of-ownership community so close to stores, shopping, offices and I-10.  (September 2016)New construction is just about complete in the newer section of Mariposa Trail, but the resale houses consists of homes built after 2005. KB Homes was the builder, and AF Sterling took over in the new construction section.Resale Homes sell quickly in Mariposa Trails - the four that sold in the past 90 days sold between 6 and 14 days. If you are a seller and thinking of putting your home on the market - keep in mind that well-priced homes in good condition will go fast! If you are a buyer, it is my re...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Here is another fun blog post.This flight was filmed back in April while the family visited grandparents over Spring Break. Earlier in the day we visited Kartchner Caverns and we decided to stop at the San Xavier Mission on the way home. We lucked out, probably since the mission was almost closed, that nobody was round for the flight, except us of course.So join me on this wonderful and short flight and thanks for watching.
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
I originally wrote this on 9/11/2012. It is STILL very appropriate now, maybe even more so, with all that is going on in the world today.A man named Rick Rescorla tried to tell people about such an impending attack after the truck bombing of the WTC. Long before 9/11 ever happened. He and some associates even volunteered to go to the Middle East and hunt down and kill OBL.There was a documentary shown first on the History Channel called "The Man Who Predicted 9/11". You can Google that phrase and pull up a You Tube viewing of the show. Rescorla was a true hero on 9/11, saving thousands of Morgan Stanley associates. Rick died in the collapse of the South tower on his way back up, to try to get more of his people out. TODAY I REMEMBER RICK RESCORLA as well as all the other people who lost...
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
'What is Aleppo?' Try and be really honest with yourself.  Until today, when Libertarian Presidential  candidate Gary Johnson really stepped in it on national TV, how many of us had really heard of Aleppo?To be fair, I watch events all over the world, so I personally know a lot about this once large city in Syria.A decade ago Aleppo was a bustling economic hub boasting more than 2 million residents. Its robust history and ancient architecture drew many tourists. After four years of hellish battle, it was estimated last month that the city was home to roughly one-tenth of that number, between 200,000 and 300,000.The media is picking on Gary Johnson. Maybe they should? You be the judge about that.Here is a link to a CNN story about Aleppo, and what goes on in Syria.http://www.cnn.com/2016...
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
Why Apple killed the headphone jack?It would appear that Apple will eliminate the traditional 3.5mm analog headphone jack on all of its new devices in favor of the Lightning connector or its new proprietary wireless technology.There are many reasons Apple has given for this move. After reading many paragraphs, I read between the lines.MONEY! MORE MONEY!!Whether you end up using Lightning headphones or the wireless earbuds, they’re both going to be more expensive than traditional headphones, which plays right into Apple’s "premium products" strategy.Sorry, I just had to voice my opinion, unsolicited as it was!If I can ever provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate and surrounding areas, the housing market, or otherwise assist you, friends or family in a home search, please con...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Little details can make a big difference in how the public perceives your home.  When putting your home up for sale, there's a fine balance between appealing to the mass buyer and helping your home to stand out.This is one of several "same-color" stamps that embellished the cement floors of a recent open house I held open here in NW Tucson.This helps solidify the "ranch" theme of this Santa Fe Home.The chillies are repeated in the wood beam entryways into the great room.Although a cozy powder room, this sink and tile detailing help to make it singular.Even the light switches are lizard friendly.  :)How about a little sunshine in your shower?What do you think?  Do you believe buyers will remember this home while searching for Ranch Homes for Sale in NW Tucson and Marana?This lovely home ...
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
 DeGrazia’s Navajo CollectionDeGrazia Gallery In The SunScenes of daily life on the Navajo Reservation are featured in DeGrazia’s Navajo Collection. Seventeen oil paintings dating from 1960 to 1966, depict the Navajo people at work, at play, on the trail, and at tribal gatherings. The collection is currently on display at the Gallery in the Sun, through January 25th, 2017.Arizona’s native son, world famous artist Ted DeGrazia, has a wonderful exhibit of scenes of daily life on the Navajo Reservation.  Starts September 2nd and runs through January 25th, 2017. Check it out.    6300 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85718   1 mile north of Swan and Sunrise.   Cost: $8   Ph: 1-520-299-9191   cs@degrazia.org   Visit event website   If I can ever provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate an...
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