Tucson Homes Newsletter February 2015 Real Estate Update
Latest Tucson Homes Newsletter February 2015 And Things to Do in Tucson AZ!
Welcome to the Tucson Homes Newsletter February 2015
Although “Average Sales Price” and “Average List Price” were down by almost 5% from the previous month, “New Listings” jumped by over 64%! Are there any buyers out there who want to see more options?
Tucson Homes Newsletter January 2015 – Tucson MLS Single Family Residence (SFR) Video Report
|For January’s report on SFR only.|
Casita! Do You Have One?
|In Spanish, Casita means “little house”. Will a buyer pay more for this feature?
Home Appraisal ~ Are You Aware of the Changes?
|As of January 26, 2015, Fannie Mae has changed the home appraisal process. You thought getting a home loan was cumbersome, with the new process it’s intended to identify potential errors in an appraiser’s work. Will the added process cost you?
HARP – A FEDERALLY SPONSORED REFINANCE PROGRAM
|Thinking of refinancing your home with a lower interest rate? Consider the HARP program. Is your home eligible?
House Cleaning Tips
|Drain & Garbage Disposal: Want to shine up your drain and garbage disposal. . or even your stainless steel sink? First wet down the area and sprinkle evenly with Baking Soda. Let it set for a few minutes and scrub with an old toothbrush or sponge. Rinse down with water and it’s clean and shiny! Take the next step and drop a few small sections of citrus (lemon, lime or grapefruit) down the garbage disposal and run it to give a fresh clean smell.|
|Water: Water citrus deeply every three weeks. Adjust watering schedule to accommodate spring winds.
Fertilize: Fertilize citrus, roses, grapes, lawns, and deciduous (trees or shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally) trees/plants. Citrus needs fertilizer specially formulated with an ample source of nitrogen. Roses need slow release fertilizer specially formulated with nitrogen and phosphorous. Fertilize the non-native plants just as they begin to grow. Yes, mid-February/March is our spring time!
Prune: Once new shoots emerge on frost damaged plants (lantana & bougainvillea) cut away dead branches. Also cut back ornamental grasses. Wait until April to cut back frost damaged citrus.
Harvest: Continue to harvest your citrus. Most citrus should be picked by the beginning of March except valencia oranges and grapefruit as they continue to sweeten for several months.
|Every Saturday ~ Oro Valley Farmers Market
PLUS 2nd Saturday of the month (OCT-MAY) enjoy music, special speakers, and tours10901 N Oracle Rd. (Steam Pump Ranch) Time: 9AM to 1PM Every Saturday ~ Locomotive Saturdays Learn about the steam locomotive and how the history of transportation changed the Old Pueblo through it’s interactive museum. 414 N Toole Ave. Time: 10AM to 1PM
Last Saturday Mountain Bike Ride ~ All year long Location varies. Visit their website.
2nd Thursdays ~ Oro Valley Concert Series – Marketplace Mall at the Century Theater Courtyard Time: 6PM
2nd Saturdays ~ Downtown Tucson
1st Sunday ~ Antique Fair
Oct 18th – Apr 11th ~ Raptor In Flight at Sonoran Desert Museum
2021 N Kinney Rd.
Oct 30th – Mar 14th ~ Arizona Icecat Hockey
260 S Church Ave.
Jan 8th – Mar 21st ~ Great American Playhouse ~ Mindy Anna Jones and the Lost Ark of Time
13005 N. Oracle Rd, Oro Valley
2nd Saturdays – Jan 10th – Apr 11th ~ Live History at Tucson’s Presidio Museum
Live demonstrations of what life use to be including soldiers reenactment.
196 N Court Ave. – 10AM – 3PM
Jan 24th – May 23rd ~ U of A Campus Arboretum Tour
Learn the history and heritage of Arizona’s oldest University on a campus tour.
1303 E University Blvd.
Jan 28th – Mar 8th ~ HITS Arizona Winter Circuit Horse Show
This boutique horse show offers competition for jumper, hunter and equitation division.
Pima County Fair Grounds – 11300 S Houghton Road
Feb 7th – Apr 11th ~ Horse Racing at Rillito Park
Where the original quarter horse racing and photo finish started! Every Saturday & Sunday. Gates open 10AM and Post time 1PM
Rillito Park – 4502 N. First Ave.
Feb 22nd – Apr 4th ~ Tucson Ivitational Games (TIG)
College softball & baseball spring training. Games, time, and location varies.
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