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Welcome to the Tucson Real Estate Blog! Tucson is a vibrant and exciting place to live. There are many events and activities going on every day along with outstanding places to visit. These great things to do in Tucson along with related news about the Tucson Real Estate market are the focus of this blog.
A 203K Mortgage May Be Right For You!
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 13, 2017
Home buyers looking for a “fixer upper” should call their mortgage lender about this type of loan. A 203k loan creates just one mortgage that includes the home purchase and renovation. The 203k fha loan can also be used when refinancing an existing Tucson home.
Find out if a 203K mortgage loan will help you buy your dream home in Tucson, AZ- HERE.
Tucson Homes Key Market Updates – October 2017
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 7, 2017
Although October home sales prices were off from the prior month, year over year the averge sales price and median sales price where up over 8% and 12% respectively. Key markets showed similiar mixed results.
Oro Valley saw gains in units sold, but median sales price was down. Tucson home sales in the Catalina Foothills followed the same patern. Unit sales increased, but median sales price declined. Slightly!.
Find more on the top markets in Tucson Real Estate – HERE.
Union Public House In St. Philip’s Plaza
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 28, 2017
Union Public House is one the newer gastropubs on Tucson’s restaurant landscape. Craft beers, good food and a great happy hour. In 2015, the Union Public House Happy Hour was voted the best in Tucson, AZ.
The Public House menu presents American comfort food with a special flair. It could be called pub food, but the chefed up touches add unique flavors to every dish
The Union Public House has one of Tucson’s Best happy hours! Get happy with Your favorite cocktails, a full menu of fine whisky, wine and craft beer…….READ ON.
The Grill At Hacienda Del Sol – Exceptional Dining In The Catalina Foothills
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 14, 2017
The Grill restaurant opened in 1997. And from day one, The Grill At Hacienda Del Sol established its self as one of Arizona’s best restaurants.
The views from the Grill are of beautiful mountain and desert vistas. And twinkling Tucson city lights make an evening at The Grill a very special occasion.
At The Grill and Terraza Graden Patio & Lounge the service is exceptional. ………READ ON.
HiFalutin Is The Place To Go For Great Tex-Mex Food
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 14, 2017
The atmosphere is modern dude ranch. Warm and welcoming. Come gather around the camp fire, have a beverage or two, great food and tell a few stories.
Dining at HiFalutin means choices.
Wood beamed ceilings and wood floors create the nostalgic feel of an old western saloon.
And a spacious bar area has ample seating for………READ ON.
The Drunken Chicken Serves Up Chicken, Waffles and Craft Beer On 4th Avenue
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 7, 2017
This is a SMALL place. The dining area has red brick walls and simple tables and chairs. The menu is as small as the restaurant. ONE page.
And with the name Drunken Chicken what would you expect on the menu?…..READ ON.
Two New Facilites Opening In SaddleBrooke Ranch
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 1, 2017
First is a $15 million clubhouse. The second is a $3 million creative arts center.
The 40,000-square-foot clubhouse will open in early 2018. It features a bar, restaurant, ballroom and outdoor terraces.
A 16,000-square-foot arts center will have seven rooms for creative activities. Ceramics, woodworking and pottery workshops will be ready to go by the end of the year…….. READ ON.
Putney’s Pitstop Sports Bar & Grill
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 26, 2017
So you’re planning a big gathering to watch the World Series, Super Bowl, University of Arizona Basketball, or another favorite team and you find out there are more people than your home TV room can hold. What do you do now?
Go to Putney’s Pitstop Sports Bar & Grill. This once dungy bar with offtrack betting is now a clean, fresh sports bar with 30 TV’s and lots of room. And the menu offers easy appetizers, sandwiches and much more. Save the home clean up and go to Putney’s ……. READ ON.
Tallboys Breakfast AF – Its Not Just For Breakfast Anymore!
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post October 17, 2017
Tallboys Breakfast AF opened in July, 2017 on historic 4th Avenue. Now Tallboys isn’t your typical breakfast spot. It is combining breakfast and beer from 9AM to 2 AM everyday. The Tallboys menu blends traditional diner food with a Tucson flair. And beer!
Tallboys doesn’t look like much from the outside. A boxy white building with a door. Inside you will discover a clean and trendy place to have breakfast and a beer. The interior is comfortable and unique with ……. LEARN MORE.
Desert Diamond Casino – Gaming, Entertainment And Dining
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post October 11, 2017
Are gaming – OK gambling – entertainment and eating great food are on your list of things you like to do? If they are, then the Desert Diamond Casino is for you. There are five restaurant to choose from. Upscale to casual buffet.
The Desert Diamond Casino in Sahuarita is open all year. Its location makes it easy to have dinner, take in a show or grab lunch. Oh, and make a few bets.
This isn’t going to be a staycation, but it is a place for a active night out……. LEARN MORE.
August 2017 Sales Results Just Released
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post September 28, 2017
Year over year, August Average Sales Prices is up over 6% and the Median Sales Price up almost 4%.
Active Listings increased over 5%, but remain will under 4,000 units……. LEARN MORE.
Dante’s Fire Cocktails And Cuisine In Tucson’s Restaurant Scene
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post September 27, 2017
Dante’s Fire is a place you see on Triple-D. For Food Channel junkies, that’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. But Guy Fieri has missed this one. And if he is smart, he will jump in his Camaro and head for Tucson ASAP!
Dante’s Fire fits his show to a tee. Old Shakey’s Pizza place. A not very compelling facade. And located in a less than notable part of town. Inside, the decor is nothing to write home about, but a great and eclectic menu stands out. And Chef Ken Foy works magic in his scratch kitchen.
Oh, did I mention the cocktails? Unique and tastie! Have you had a cucumber martini…Learn More
BIRD Opens In Casas Adobes Plaza
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post September 12, 2017
A delightful airy feel makes the dining and bar area inviting. BIRD is bright so you won’t struggle reading the menu in the evening. And not glaring during the day.
The décor gives the vibe of a modern Charleston restaurant. Contemporary, but with the texture of the old south. And the food is a unique blend of classic southern dishes with …. Learn More
Wisdom’s Cafe Its Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post September 12, 2017
Longevity in the restaurant business can be fleeting, if non-existent. But to survive in Tumacacori, AZ for over 70 years means the Wisdom family does it right. Wisdom’s Cafe is a great place to go on a day trip to Tubac.
A landmark of this historic restaurant is the huge white chicken outside. Learn More
Pros And Cons On Having A Backyard Pool
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post September 5, 2017
Owning a home in Arizona creates images of beautiful backyard pools. Sunny days spent splashing around in a cool, refreshing water in your swimming pool.
For full-time residents, homes with backyard pools may even be an essential item. Snowbirds, on the other, are less inclined to want one.
Backyard pools are a luxury for some, and a necessity for others. There are two big choices if you want a home with a backyard pool. Buy a home with a backyard pool already installed. Or have the home pool designed and built after you find your “perfect” home. Both choices will work. But what is the better choice for you? Here are some Pros and Cons to consider…. Read More
Commoner & Co Brings Unique American Cuisine To Tucson, AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post August 30, 2017
But it is not the place for an intimate evening out with your spouse or significant other. The inside space presents high ceilings, industrial duct work and large overhead doors that open to the outside patio. The outside area provides stellar views of the Catalina Mountains.
It reminds you of the service area of a large auto dealership. And if the word “noise” comes to mind, you are right. It is!
Commoner & Co – Let’s Get To The Food… Read ON
Cafe Poca Cosa One Of The Top 10 Restaurants In Tucson
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post August 24, 2017
The Arizona Daily Star puts Cafe Poca Cosa as the NO. 1 Mexican restaurant in Tucson, AZ. And ranked it NO. 2 over all in Tucson’s restaurant scene. “Cafe Poca Cosa still stands out from the pack for its consistently elegant interpretations of regional Mexican fare,” Escarcega writes.
Tucson Real Estate Market Mid-Year Review 2017
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post August 16, 2017
The first half of the 2017 Tucson Real Estate Market has been very strong. Although a few ups and downs have occurred, there have been strong gains in Average Home Prices and the Median Price of homes sold.
Will the trend continue? The low inventory of Tucson homes for sale would suggest even a moderate demand by buyers will move home prices higher. LEARN MORE….
Tucson, AZ Tops List Of Best Small Cities by BestCities.org
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post August 7, 2017
BestCities.org ranked Tucson THE Best Small City in the Continental U.S. What makes Tucson the Best Small City? Tucson is large enough to have an endless list of things to do, but small enough to be very comfortable and friendly.
Everyone knows Arizona is a top pick among the states to live or retire to. But having the #1 Best Small City in the Continental U.S. makes it even better. LEARN MORE.
55+ Communities In Tucson, AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post August 1, 2017
The idea for 55+ communities started in Arizona when Del Webb developed Sun City Arizona. It was not only the first 55+ community in Arizona, it was the first in the United States. Sun City, Arizona opened on New Year’s Day 1960.
It is hard to believe, but 100,000 visitors toured the property during the first weekend. And 400 homes sold during the first month. 2,000 in the first year. Arizona has over one hundred 55+ communities. And almost half of those are in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Where are they? READ ON.
June 2017 Sales Results Just Released
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post July 25, 2017
With the first six months of 2017 in the books, the Tucson Real Estate market continues to show strong results. Although the month of June was relatively flat. June’s average sales price was down less than 1% from May’s results.
But June is up 5.1% from December 2016. And June’s median sales price of a Tucson home has increased over 11% from December 2016. Home inventories remain below 4,000 units closing June at 3,625 active listings.
Tucson active listings have been below 4,000 for the last 12 months. June closed at 3,625 active listings. Tucson active listings have been below 4,000 for the last 12 months.
Find out more about the June 2017 Tucson real estate market results…… READ ON.
Charro Steak – Newest Flores Family Restaurant In Downtown Tucson, AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post July 18, 2017
The restaurant is simple but interesting. No frills or glitz. Maybe a bit noisy, but comfortable. The décor of this new restaurant venture presents the art and culture of the Mexican Charro horsemen.
Charro Steak’s menu is straight forward. You want steak, they have steak. T-bone, Ribeye, and Filet. And the famous Carne Asada is available by is self on in one of the salads. There is also a burger that is huge. And ….READ ON!
Seafood In Tucson – Two Restaurants Make Top 10 In Arizona
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post July 12, 2017
It is not the gulf coast, Maine or San Francisco, but Arizona has seafood. And 2 of the Top 10 Arizona Seafood restaurants are in Tucson, AZ.
Kingfisher Bar and Grill came in No. 6 in the Top 10. This restaurant has been a mainstay of Sea Food for ever. It unique decor makes Kingfisher a can’t miss place.
El Berraco is a new comer to the Tucson restaurant scene. But it took the No. 10 spot in the Top 10. Finding it on 1st Avenue is a snap. It looks like a submarine. And the Latin inspired seafood dishes are unique and delicious.
Another reason to put Tucson or your list of great places to live or retire too. Here are the 10 best seafood restaurants in Arizona to get your seafood fix.
Fast 1-Minute Updates On Local Real Estate Sales
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post July 6, 2017
Real Estate Markets are local. So general market data is only a barometer of what’s really happening. But to get a look behind the curtain, start with these 1 minute Tucson market videos. These 9 videos will give you an indepth look at key single family home markets. They are an easy way to stay updated with Tucson Real Estate – CLICK HERE!
Downtown Kitchen +Cocktails Is More Than A Tucson Restaurant
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post June 28, 2017
Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails is more than a Tucson restaurant. It’s Janos Wilder’s kitchen. And one of the top restaurants in Tucson, AZ. For the uninformed, Wilder is a James Beard award winner. That, my friends, is an Oscar.is more than a Tucson restaurant. It’s Janos Wilder’s kitchen. And one of the top restaurants in Tucson, AZ. For the uninformed, Wilder is a James Beard award winner. That, my friends, is an Oscar.
Downtown Kitchen is, not to anyone’s surprise, located in downtown Tucson AZ. For those not familiar with Tucson, it’s located at 135 S 6th Ave and south of Broadway – MAP.
But Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails is READ ON.
Answers To The Eternal Question – Arizona Or Florida?
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post June 20, 2017
Both states have warm climates, communities with endless amenities, and lovely affordable homes. But how to choose the best retirement state for you? Well, as with many things, it depends.
The answer may be elusive, but here are 13 “tipping points” that, in our opinion, make Arizona the best places to retire……… READ ON.
Flying V Bar And Grill – A Great Dining Experience
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post June 6, 2017
This popular Tucson restaurant sits at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It was once the site of the well know Flying V Ranch. The Flying V combines Southwestern fusion food and stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
From steaks to tacos, the Flying V Bar & Grill menu has something for everyone. And the fresh made at table side guacamole is to die for. Smooth and buttery with the right amount of “kick”. And a sip of a margarita after a few bites is the perfect …….. READ ON.
Tucson Electric Proposes Higher Charges Fewer Credits For Future Solar Customers
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post May 31, 2017
Tucson Electric Power Co. has proposed a new rate structure for future customers with rooftop solar that would cut credits for excess solar production and mandate time-of-use rates with new monthly charges. TEP and other utilities say the rate changes are needed because, by avoiding using grid energy, solar customers don’t pay their fair share for the fixed costs of generation and transmission.
But solar-energy advocates say the changes are unfair and don’t take into account…….. READ ON.
Zillow under fire for Zestimate system
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post May 23, 2017
The suit against online realty giant Zillow, claims the company’s controversial Zestimate tool repeatedly undervalued her home, creating a “tremendous roadblock” to its sale.
The suit alleges that despite Zillow’s denial that Zestimates constitute “appraisals,” the fact that they offer market value estimates and “are promoted as a tool for potential buyers to use in assessing (the) market value of a given property,” meets the definition of an appraisal under state law. Not only should Zillow be licensed to perform appraisals before offering such estimates, the suit argues, but it should obtain “the consent of the homeowner” before posting them online……. READ ON.
Historic Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch To Be Developed
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post May 17, 2017
The land holding the historic Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch is slated to become a 178-home upscale Tucson subdivision. The recently approved plan to develop the property indicates homes will be in the $400,000 to $600,000 price range.
The plan includes at least 60 percent open space, a hiking trail and preserves the original stone homestead and the existing outdoor fireplace, patio and event lawn as a common area. The 138-acre property is a half-mile north of Saguaro National Park West……. READ ON.
April 2017 Sales Results Just Released
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post May 11, 2017
Home inventories remain below 4,000 units with an increase of 1.40%. The 3,773 active listings means the Tucson Market has been below 4,000 for 10 months.
Find out more about the April 2017 Tucson real estate market results…… READ ON.
Tucson In Top 10 Hottest Real Estate Markets In U.S.
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post April 25, 2017
realtor.com reviewed 100 large metro areas in the United States to identify the hottest real estate markets.Tucson ranked 9th overall. Of the cities in the top 10, Tucson had the lowest median home price and 4th highest projected price increase. Cities in the top 10 benefited from strong growth in population, jobs, and households.
Other factors considered included low unemployment and the large population of millennials and baby boomers. Rental rates and… READ ON
5 Tucson Malls Give Tucson Residents Lots Of Choices
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post April 20, 2017
Tucson AZ has long had a reputation of being a small town just south of Phoenix. But it isn’t true. Residents of Tucson know Tucson is a vibrant and growing city with lots of thinks to do. And great shopping alternatives is one of them. Five large Tucson Malls provide everything from high-end upscale shopping to Tucson outlet malls.
If you can’t find it in one of the Tucson Malls or other interesting shopping areas in Tucson, you don’t need it! READ ON
Remember The Cold War? If You Do, Then The Titan II Museum Is A Must See In Tucson AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post April 13, 2017
The Cold War era lasted for 44 years. From 1947 to 1991. The political strategy of the Cold War era was one of containment, but created an nuclear weapons race between the U.S. and Russia. The Titan II missile was a tipping point in our military strategy to defend the United States from a Russian nuclear attack.
Only 1 of the 54 Titan missile sites built in the early 60’s survived the SALT agreement with Russia in the early 80’s. That lone site is located 20 miles south of Tucson in Sahuarita, AZ. Russia allowed it to survive as a museum and tourist attraction. The Site became a National Historic Landmark in 1994.
Visitors to the museum get to see and feel what it might have been like to……..READ ON
When A Great Deal Comes Along – Take It!
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post April 5, 2017
Two of our featured Tucson listings come to the top for great deals.
#1 – 13500 W. Wild Burro Rd. in Dove Mountain AZ. A one of a kind custom homes on 2.5 acres in the Dove Mountain area under $500,000. Yes! Under $500,000. With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and custom alder cabinets throughout. The guest suite with it’s with on suite bath provides comfortable space for those staying over a little longer. See if this beautiful home just might be your perfect home in Tucson AZ – MLS #21708144. See More
#2 – A very nice Townhouse at 2556 N Ironwood Ridge Drive Tucson AZ 85745 – MLS #21632248. Priced at $145,000 and close to the U of A and downtown lifestyle. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, updated kitchen, and fully enclosed 2 car garage. Oh, a community pool and spa await. See More
Past Tucson Real Estate Blog Posts can be found – HERE!