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Tucson 2020 Housing Market Review & 2021 Forecast

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 11, 2021

Tucson Real Estate Blog The December 2020 Tucson Housing Report is in and with all the issues facing Arizona and the country it was a stellar year. The Tucson Housing Market 2020 review saw prices at new highs.

The upward trend hasn’t just continued as COVID-19 worsened; it’s gotten stronger and stronger throughout the second half of 2020.

Demand remained high throughout 2020 and as home inventory fell to new all time lows, year over year prices saw strong gains. December 2020 average sales price for a single family home was up 15.9% over December 2019.

For a quick look back and the 2020 Tucson Housing Market and an outlook for 2021…..READ ON!

Investing In Real Estate

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 30, 2020

When you think about real estate investing, the first thing that comes to mind is your home. A person buys a home and expects the value to increase.

Most of the time they do. But sometimes they don’t. Real Estate, like the stock market, can have ups and downs.

Real estate investors have options when it comes to choosing investments.

For Example:

  • One of the key ways to invest in real estate is to become a landlord of a rental property.
  • Flippers buy undervalued real estate, fix it up, and sell for a profit.
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs) provide real estate exposure without the need to own, operate, or finance properties.

Real estate has become a popular investment vehicle over the last 50 years. But understand investing in real estate requires a long term outlook. Sometimes, VERY LONG.

Here’s a look at the most common way to invest. Owning rental properties……….READ ON


Wild Garlic Grill – Great Food – Convenient Location

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 23, 2020

Tucson real estate blog tucson restaurantsThe Wild Garlic Grill has put it stamp on Tucson dining since it opened in a old A & W at 2325 N First Avenue in 2012.

It out grew that location and moved moved to the foothills in 2017. The setting warm, yet classy, at Plaza Colonial on the corner of Skyline and Campbell.

Executive Chef Steven Schultz combines classic French preparations with Southwest and California flavors. Locals will recognize the name from the Red Sky restaurant in Plaza Palomino.

This Tucson restaurant offers memorable cuisine in an elegant style. For more……..READ ON


Sewailo Golf Course – Casino Del Sol Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 14, 2020

Casino del sol golf courseSo its winter back there in the Midwest, east coast and northwest. Ready for warm weather and a golf vacation? But where?

Consider Tucson AZ.

Golf abounds here all year around. From Green Valley to the south to Florence to the north. And of course the greater Tucson area has over 30 courses.

For those with a bit of game, you must try Sewailo.

Sewailo means “flower world” in the Pascua Yaqui language. In spring colors emanate from cacti, brittle brush, rose bushes, and pyracanthas.

Couple that beauty with cascading streams, creeks and mountains and you have Sewailo. Yes it is in the desert, but water awaits the errant tee shot or approach…READ ON


6 Things Sellers Must Disclose

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 30, 2020

home for sale blogSelling a home in Arizona requires completion of the Sellers Property Disclosure Statement. AKA – SPDS.

It is 6 pages long and gives the buyer details about the home. Including repairs and upgrades the seller has made to the home.

If you plan on selling a home in Arizona, this part of the process may not be your favorite, but it’s necessary.

The seller needs to complete the entire disclosure document. But some sections are mandatory. By law…….READ ON



How Much Are Closing Costs?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 12, 2020

Closing costs are fees associated with the buying and selling a home. These costs get paid at the closing of a real estate transaction.

For real estate, “Closing” is when the title of the property transfers from the seller to the buyer.

Both the seller and the buyer of a home incur various closing costs. Closing costs vary based on where you live, the property you buy, and the type of loan you choose.

Who pays which closing costs follows state/local practices. But keep in mind, these costs are negotiable between the seller and buyer. To do that, who pays what must be in the home purchase contract submitted to the seller.

To get more details on “Closing Cost”……READ ON


Lost Barrio In Tucson AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 5, 2020

tucsson real estate blog post Lost Barrio“The Lost Barrio Tucson” Warehouse Shopping District has quaint shops and galleries. Located in a historic warehouse district of Tucson known as the Barrio San Antonio.

This unique area has antiques, home accessories, gift items, hand crafted furniture.

Oh did I mention art? How about rugs, tribal and folk art, Asian art, architectural elements, Mexican imports.

There’s also Tooley’s, a small café offering a casual breakfast and lunch menu.
It is a great place to spend a quiet afternoon! But call ahead to confirm hours and COVID restrictions…… READ ON


How To Buy A Home From Home

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 28, 2020

Tucson Arizona RealtorsTucson’s housing market continues with strong buyer activity and low home inventory. As a local Realtor team we are seeing the way low inventory is affecting the Tucson home buying process.

These conditions mean homes sell fast. Many with two or three offers.

Conditions suggest the market will stay hot even as cool weather and the holidays arrive.

So how can you buy your “perfect” home when it comes on the market? And may be gone in a day!

If you want to visit the home before you put in an offer the logistics are not in your favor. But there is an option! …… READ ON

55+ Communities Attracting Snowbirds

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 22, 2020

Snowbirds are back in Tucson! And many are returning to their home in a 55+ adult community.

If you have retired or are planning to retire, than a 55+ adult community might be for you. There are lots of living options that are out there, but a55+ adult community is unique.


Here are a few things to consider when you are evaluating your options….

  • Low- or no-maintenance exteriors!
  • Opportunities to make friends easily!
  • A quiet environment with lots of activities!
  • Amenities and activities to meet your interests!

Interested? Want to know more? Its easy…..GO HERE!


When Is A Mountain More Than A Mountain?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 15, 2020

tucson real estate blog postIn Tucson, AZ a mountain is not just a mountain. When someone refers to “a mountain” they mean “A” Mountain.

It’s a specific place. “A” mountain is west of the I-10 Freeway near downtown Tucson.

“A” Mountain was Sentinel Mountain or Sentinel Peak. It was a lookout point of the Spanish in the late 1700’s.

In 1915 that changed when the University Of Arizona football team defeated Pomona College.

But today, it is the bedrock of the rivalry between ASU and UArizona since the 1950s?

Want to know more about this historic place in Tucson history ………HEAD HERE!


Things To Do In Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 6, 2020

COVID-19 has closed or postponed most of Tucson’s great events this year, but there are still places to go and things to do!

It doesn’t matter if you are a resident, snowbird or visitor, gas the car and get ready to ……GO!

For starters, how about a day trip to Tombstone or the Sonoita wineries?

Tombstone is open and rooring to entertain you. Yes, a mask might be necessary even if you don’t plan to rob the bank.

Arizona wineries in Sonoita/Elgen are open with some restrictions. So, call ahead and find out what their schedules are.

Tucson restaurants are open with restrictions on seating capacity. Check out our restaurant list and dine in style.

And of course, call ahead and bring a mask, just in case.

Want more options? Then take a look at our “Things To Do In Tucson!”…………HEAD HERE!


Discover Arizona’s Lakes And Rivers

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 29, 2020

Blog Post Theodore Roosevelt Lake AZYou may have the impression that Arizona is for land based activities. Horse rides, hikes, golf, tennis and biking.

But would you believe Arizona is a great place for water sports. Boating, water skiing, fishing and beaches.

the State of Arizona has over 120 lakes and 5 major rivers. Who would believe it? Arizona beckons outdoor enthusiasts to hike, raft, ski and fish year-round.

Yes, lots of lakes. But only 2 are natural. Stoneman and Mormon lakes. Both of these lakes are near Flagstaff and often dry.

All the rest are man made and used for flood control, power generation and irrigation. This includes Roosevelt Lake and Lake Mead. Both are man make and the largest lakes in Arizona.

Arizona’s major rivers include the Colorado, Gila, Salt, and Little Colorado. Most of the other rivers are off shoots of the major rivers.

Now for a little know fact you can stump your friends with. Arizona has more shoreline than the entire west coast of the United States.

For more on Arizona’s lakes and rivers….. HEAD HERE!


Southern Arizona Wineries – A Great Day Trip

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 22, 2020

All right folks, is anyone just wanting to get out of the house for the awhile. If you are consider a day trip to the Sonoita / Elgen area for a wine tour.

Yes, the wineries are practicing Covid-19 safety standards, but its a nice drive and something to do.

There are over 20 wineries in the Southern Arizona. Each with their own unique labels and blends.

So pack up, gas up and head out. OH, save a little room in your vehicle to bring your favorite back.

Want more info to plan your trip? Start …..HERE!


Tucson Housing Market Report – August Data

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 13, 2020

tucson real estate blog postThe August Housing Market Report shows year over year gains in Median and Average Sales prices.

The Average and Median Sales Prices increased year over year, by 21.1% and 15.2% respectively. Increasing sales, higher prices and…..inventory continues to dwindle.

Only 1,233 single family homes on the market at the end of August. That’s a 1.0 month supply. OMG….. How low can it go?

Condos and Townhouses median sales price and average price gained 19.0% and 17.2%.

To get the “rest of the story”…….HERE!


JUST LISTED – 1077 W Mulligan Dr – Oro Valley AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 28, 2020

This elegant home at 1077 W Mulligan Dr Oro Valley, AZ is in the heart of the Rancho Vistoso Community. The small gated neighborhood of Fairfield Rancho Vistoso has 68 homes.

The great room floor plan is an entertainers delight. The large kitchen is open to the great room and dining area. Guests can visit and stroll out to the patio to enjoy the pool, spa and BBQ. Oh, and the views of course!

Homes are single story, masonry stucco homes ranging in size from 1,941 to 2,805 square feet.

Some homes offer guest casitas or quarters, and all feature two, two and a half, or three car garages.

Fairfield Rancho Vistoso homeowners also enjoy a private community pool and spa. Views of the Catalina and Tortollita mountains are bold backdrops for many homeowners.

Fairfield Rancho Vistoso named the streets with “golfers” in mind. Street names are N. Maxfli Drive, N. Slazenger Drive, N. Topflite Drive, W. Mulligan Drive, and W. Titleist Drive.

For more on this great home in Fairfield Rancho Vistoso…….. HEAD HERE!


Tucson Housing Market Report – July Data

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 12, 2020

tucson real estate blog postJuly’s Housing Market Report shows YOY gains in Median and Average Sales prices.

Both the Average and Median Sales Prices increased year over year, by 10.6% and 8.5% respectively. Increasing sales, higher prices and…..inventory continues to dwindle.

Only 1,301 single family homes on the market at the end of July. That’s a 1.1 month supply. OMG….. How low can it go?

Condos and Townhouses median sales price and average price moved in opposite directions. The median sales price decreased 4.2%. While the average sales price eked out a meager 0.2% increase.

To get the “rest of the story”…….HERE!


Looking For A Steak House in Downtown Tucson – Charro Steak

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 6, 2020

Tucson Blog Charro SteakHeaded to downtown Tucson for the day? Thinking steak for dinner? If that’s the case head to Charro Steak.

This new Flores family restaurant is in the center of the downtown Tucson revitalization. Across the street, AC Hotels by Marriot is under construction and forecast to open in the fall of 2017.

The Flores family has been in the Tucson restaurant business since 1922. Their first restaurant, El Charro Cafe is at 311 N. Court Avenue. It is the oldest Mexican restaurant in the United States that has been continuously operated by the same family.

Charro Steak opened April 6, 2016, in the historic Julian Drew Building. It is inspired by the Charro horseman of Mexico. Charro Steak brings simple foods from Sonora, Mexico.

Want to know more about this great place for steak? …….GO


Get Your Utilities Set Up Before You Arrive

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 29, 2020

tucson utilitiesIf you are moving to a home in Tucson AZ, you want to make sure you have our utilities.

Get your electricity, water, gas, and Internet ready for day you move in.

As Top Tucson realtors, we help our clients start or cancel utilities before they move.

When you move from out of town it is likely your current utility provider may not provide service to your new home. That means a new account needs to be setup.

To help, here is a list of Tucson utilities, trash, phone and internet providers to jump start the process…….GO


Questions To Ask When Selecting Your Realtor

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 26, 2020

Tucson Realtors - SelectingThe “right” real estate agent becomes your partner, advisor, best friend, and therapist. That is why it is critical to select the best Realtor for you. Choose one you trust!

Otherwise you may be stuck with someone you don’t see eye-to-eye with. If you don’t trust them how can you believe their answers to questions are in your best interest?

Use somebody you feel confident is going to give you the best advice to achieve YOsc name=”premiertucsonhomesregistration” objectives. How can you discover who is the best Realtor for you?

Ask the right …….QUESTIONS


Tanque Verde Ranch – Luxury Dude Ranch

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 6, 2020

Tucson Blog Post Tanque Verde RanchTanque Verde Ranch is a dude ranch surrounded by miles of gorgeous mountains and desert. The east side Tucson all you could wish for in a dude ranch. But with luxury accommodations and amenities.

This rustic, all-inclusive resort borders Saguaro National Park East. Guests can enjoy guided horseback rides, hiking, and mountain biking.

There’s also swimming, communal ranch meals, and kids’ activities. Despite the resort’s remote location, guests can stay plugged in with free Wi-Fi access.

If you want TV, consider bringing your laptop or tablet. No TV’s in the guest rooms. Some believe it adds to the authenticity of the experience. Others aren’t so sure?  Want to learn more…….. Head over HERE PARTNER!


Tucson Makes Forbes 10 Best Cities To Recover From COVID-19

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 27, 2020

Forbes published a list of the 10 US cities best poised to recover from coronavirus – as well as the 10 worst.

The cities were not ranked. The good news is that Tucson landed among those best positioned to recover.

Tucson and the other 9 ciites share many traits. Including college towns, tech hubs, and having fast growth pre-coronavirus.

Could your city be on the list? Find out ………HERE!


Taxes 2019 & 2020

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 21, 2020

taxes tucson blogTax season has been extended this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The deadline to submit your tax return and pay any tax you owe is now July 15. If you’re expecting a refund, you should file as soon as possible.

Taxpayers can delay paying their 2019 federal income taxes for up to 90 days, as long as they don’t owe more than $1 million to the federal government. To be so lucky. OMG!

There are no penalties or interest due if you wait.

Taxpayers who owe quarterly tax for 2020 receive a payment extension as well. Typically, first-quarter taxes are due on April 15.

However, those payments can now be made as late as July 15 without penalty.

Find more ………HERE!


Consider A 203K Loan In A Low Inventory Housing Market

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 15, 2020

Tucson real estate blog post 203k loansThe FHA 203k loan will help you find your dream home in a low inventory housing market. This type of loan allows you to buy your home AND complete any necessary repairs.

It is a loan that may help your turn a fixer upper into your dream home.

The 203k lets you buy and fix up a house in one transaction. No HELOC and NO out of pocket cash after buying the home.

Is it easy peasy? Well, yes and no. The steps are straight forward.

Apply ? Get Approved ? Find A Contractor ? Get Bids ? Close the loan ? Complete Repairs ? Move in

There will be more hoops to jump through, but depending on your situation it well be worth it.Start your deep dive ….HERE!


Wondering About Living In Arizona? Here Are The Pros & Cons

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 9, 2020

tucson arizona realtorsWhy is living in Arizona a good idea.

For starters, The National Academy Of Sciences – Engineering – Medicine suggests that UV light “destroys the genetic material inside viruses and other microbes”.

This includes the COVID – 19 virus. UV light kills viruses on surfaces, but not quickly.

So is that enough to make a move to Arizona? Probably not!

But consider this!

Arizona also offers residents an great quality of life. Scenic landscapes with mountains and expansive desert vistas.

Plus, Arizona’s higher education institutions include the University of Arizona and Arizona State. And there are many other smaller universities and community colleges.

Need a job? Opportunities are very good. Technology, health care, government, trades, and transportation sectors are booming.

So, if you are considering Arizona as a place to live and want more information – Start your deep dive ….HERE!


Has COVID-19 Disrupted Your Life? Maybe Its Time For A Move

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 1, 2020

Moving to ArizonaArizona has a lot going for it. So put it on your list.

Arizona has great “big” cities and lots of more rural communities to choose from.

And if you are someone who likes warm weather, outdoor activities, and things to do, Arizona is for you.

But it also goes for people who prefer to be inside more. Arizona cities have many museums and theaters and cinemas.

Housing – renting or owning – is inexpensive. And jobs are plentiful. In the cities and rural towns.

Want to further your education. Arizona has top universities and community colleges.

There are many things to consider before deciding where to move. But if you are open to some thoughts………START HERE!


Saguaro Bloom Subdivision Marana AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 24, 2020

New subdivisions are popping up on our desert landscape every day. National builders creating neighborhoods and communities across Tucson. To some degree new construction is filling the void of low resale home inventory. The lowest we have experienced in a decade.

Saguaro Bloom is being build by D.R. Horton. It is a big community planned for 2,400 homes in Marana, AZ.

At Saguaro Bloom a Spanish influence is prominent. Southwest style homes are available in ranch and two-story, open-concept floor plans. There are a total of 28 one and two story floor plans in four series.

  • Classic Series – 8 floor plans from 2,047 to 3,207 SF – starting in the Mid $200’s
  • Grand Series – 5 floor plans from 2,047 to 3,185 SF – starting around $300,000
  • Express Series – 9 floor plans from 1,315 to 2,645 SF – starting in the Mid $200’s
  • Freedom Homes ( Active Adult ) 6 floor plans from 1,315 to 2,645 SF – starting in the Mid $200’s

If new construction is what you are looking for, Saguaro Bloom may be for you…..MORE HERE!


Tucson Housing Market Report – March Data

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 20, 2020

tucson real estate blog postFebruary’s Tucson Housing Market Report shows continued YOY gains in Median and Average Sales prices.

Median and Average Sales Prices for single family homes is up 13.0 % and 8.3% respectively.

Condos and Townhouses showed Median and Average Sales prices jumped over 5%.

Now for the bad news for buyers, the number of homes for sale fell below 2,000. Down over 27% from February 2019.

To get the “rest of the story”…….HERE!


Looking For A Single Story Home In Tucson? ……Start Here

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 13, 2020

Single story tucson homesMoving to Arizona is at the top of peoples list for many reasons. A new job or a retirement destination. Or a winter retreat.

Arizona offers affordable housing, great weather and endless activities. For those reasons people have flocked to Arizona.

Arizona has great opportunities to purse jobs, schools and careers.

Are you considering a home in Tucson, AZ? Do you want a single story home?

Well if both questions are YES then start your search for a single story home …. HERE!


History Of Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 30, 2020

tucson history San Xavier Mission Tucson AZHistorical theories suggest the first people inhabited the Americas around 45,000 B.C. Their journey took them across the Bering Strait on a land and ice bridge to the Americas.

These earliest inhabitants were hunting large animals in what is now Alaska.

But around 15,500 BP, ice free corridors developed along the Pacific coastal area. The animals and hunters migrated south. South along the coast line and then into the interior of the land.

Land that is now the southwestern United States and Mexico. Although the exact dates are subject to debate, Paleo Indians were southern Arizona some 14,000 years ago.

Southern Arizona, including the Tucson area, were places these earliest peoples settled and lived……READ ON!


Tucson Housing Market For February 2020

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 22, 2020

tucson real estate blog postFebruary’s Tucson Housing Market Report shows continued YOY gains in Median and Average Sales prices.

Median and Average Sales Prices for single family homes is up 13.0 % and 8.3% respectively.

Condos and Townhouses showed Median and Average Sales prices jumped over 5%.

Now for the bad news for buyers, the number of homes for sale fell below 2,000. Down over 27% from February 2019.

To get the “rest of the story”…….READ ON!


Tips For A Successful Home Marketing Strategy

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post February 18, 2020

marketing strategyA home marketing strategy needs to showcase a home in its own unique way. Each home is different some way and each marketing campaign needs to be different as well.

The marketing strategy you create with your Realtor needs updating on a regular basis. Every 4 to 5 weeks to reflect the “new” current market.

Today’s real estate market demands a flexible marketing strategy. As new listings appear in the Tucson MLS, the market changes. And so should your marketing campaign……READ ON!


Tips On Repairing Or Replacing Your Older AC System

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post February 12, 2020

Federal law has eliminated the use of R-22 Freon after 2020. This has made repair/replace decision tougher for home owners with older AC units.

Replacing an air conditioner can be a pricey. And homes with zoned or dual systems more so.

To be clear, in most circumstances, an air conditioner is repairable. But without available R-22 Freon, costs will be even greater to do so.

And fixing that older unit will suck up more money in the long run. Biting the bullet and replacing an old AC system become the prudent thing to do.

People throw money at old cars all the time. But old cars have sentimental value. AC systems don’t.

So if your older AC system has issues and you are looking for tips to help answer the question – do I repair or replace my old system?……READ ON!


Tucson Lifestyle Home Design Trends

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post February 3, 2020

Are you in the market to buy a new home in Tucson AZ? Or a homeowner planning a home “facelift?

If your answer was yes, then you should be thinking of the latest trends in Arizona home designs.

Even if you have no immediate plans to buy or sell, updating your home will add value. If they incorporate the new home design trends.

And buyers should consider features in need of updating when buying an older resale.

Making over-personalized or unpopular design choices could hurt a home’s value. So consider the current new home styles and trends.

And today’s Tucson Lifestyles are influencing new home design and renovations. Interested? …….READ ON!


What You Need To Know About HOAs In Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 27, 2020

HOA Frequent Questions

A homeowners association (HOA) is an organization that enforces rules for their residents. This can be owners of condominiums, townhouses and single family homes.

Anyone buying a property within an HOA’s jurisdiction becomes a member. It is not an option!

And must to dues to the HOA. Some HOAs are very restrictive about what members can do with their properties. Other less so.

An HOA has a board of directors or governors elected by the residents. They enforce and oversee the HOA’s rules and regulations. Know as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) of the community.

Some CC&R’s are very strict. Other quite “loose”. But every home buyer should know what they will being living with after they buy their “perfect” home. For more ……READ ON!


Tucson Housing Market For December 2019

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 15, 2020

tucson real estate blog postThe last month of 2019 closed the year, but provided BIG increases in year over year prices.

December’s Median and Average Sales Prices for single family homes is up 12.3 % and 11.1% from December 2018. This level of Year Over Year gains make owning a home in Tucson an attractive investment.

Condos and Townhouses showed median sales prices flat year of year, but the average price jumped 7.5%.

And, unfortunately for buyers, the number of homes for sale fell below 2,100. Down over 20% from the same period in 2018.

To get the “rest of the story”…….READ ON!


Tucson Rodeo And Rodeo Parade

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 3, 2020

Buckle up for La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros in February 2020. One of the top 25 pro rodeos in the United States, staged at Tucson Rodeo Grounds in February since 1925.

The action is bumpy as champion cowboys and cowgirls test their skills in six rodeo events.

Before dawn on Thursday of Rodeo Week, fans start lining the streets to watch the Tucson Rodeo Parade. The world’s longest non-motorized parade.

Watching from curbside is free of charge. Tickets for grandstand seating and pre-parade live entertainment are available on TucsonRodeoParade.com.

For more on this great annual Tucson Event ………READ ON!


New Home Construction Is Booming In Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 27, 2019

tucson real estate blogNew home construction is booming in Tucson AZ.


The low inventory of active listings on the market. Very low!

Under 2,500 homes are currently on the market in the greater Tucson area. Yes, 2,500!!

And that means it is hard to find that “perfect” resale home if you are planning to move to Tucson.

But the good news is new home construction is everywhere. Adult communities, non-adult communities and luxury homes are going up.

The bad news. Build schedules are between 6 to 10 months. A few are longer. That is unless you find the “designer home” – that is the new term for “builder spec” – you love.

So take a look and what and where new home builders are offering……READ ON!


Mobile America Always On The Move

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 20, 2019

Moving To TucsonMoving in search of new opportunities is common for an American lifestyle. And is a mindset that can be beneficial whether looking for a job or place to retire.

Moving also gives people freedom of choice to select the best place for their needs. Whether the quest is for better housing, academic opportunities, or better weather.

And it should be no surprise, Arizona is one of the top states where people move to. Almost 100,000 per year.

And no matter where they come from, one of the leading factors is weather and lifestyle. Oh, and cost of living.

And if you are considering a move to Arizona, keep the greater Tucson area in mind. That is were we live and work as Tucson Realtors since 2002. That means we know Tucson and the Tucson Real Estate market.

But no matter where you move these suggestions will help your move go be less stressful…….READ ON!


Premier Tucson Homes Newsletter – December 2019

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 11, 2019

tucson real estate newsletter - premier tucson homesAs we reach the end of the year, we’re wrapping up another year in Tucson. And it was a great year for Tucson AZ. On December 13, 2019, Tucson was featured on Orbitz’s list of “19 best places to travel in 2019.”

And Tucson was ranked #37 out of the 50 best large cities in the United States, per Resonance Consultancy’s 2019 America’s Best Cities report in June 2019.

It noted that “Arizona’s second city is ascending fast, with bold city leadership, place making, and food scene dating back millennia.”

And of course there is Tucson’s fantastic weather. A perfect environment for endless outdoor recreational activities.

Tucson is a city of half a million people also has its share of history and culture. Its history that goes back much further than many of its southwestern neighbors.

Tucson boasts turn-of-the-century architecture, historic neighborhoods and museums. And a college-town atmosphere, thanks to the University of Arizona.

And if you can’t already tell, we love living here! Maybe you should put Tucson on your list of a place to live, retire to or make it a winter get away.

So while we are also getting ready for what’s to come in 2020, take a look at this months newsletter…..READ ON!


A CLUE Report Is Important In The Home Inspection Process

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 2, 2019

tucson real estate blog CLUE ReportA home inspections can be nerve-racking and traumatic for a seller. Your house is under the magnifying glass. And even if it is well maintained, the inspection report might sting a bit.

News flash: no home is perfect. But there are a few simple steps to avoid unwanted surprises.

You may even want to have your home inspected BEFORE you list it. Yes, it will cost you $300 or $400, but it may be better then having the potential buyer uncover a problem.

And it will give you time to fix any major issues. You should also review any home insurance claims you have filed for the last 5 years.

Ask you insurance agent for a CLUE report on your home. Review it and if there were claims, prepare an explanation.

You will need to provide the report to a Buyer anyway. For more on the CLUE report…….READ ON!


It’s Not Far And A Great Tucson Day Trip – Tubac, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 27, 2019

tucson real estate blogTubac, Arizona is as a center of art and history. A unique village that brings together local and national artists.

It is 45 miles south of Tucson at Exit 34 on I-19. It is Arizona’s oldest European settlement. And the site of a Spanish presidio.

With art galleries, wine tasting rooms and restaurants there is lots to do.

For golfers, Tubac is also home to 27 gorgeous holes of golf at the Tubac Golf Resort. This is a prestigious AAA Four-Diamond rated property.

Nearby are the historic Presidio State Park and Tumacacori National Historical Park. Each is a doorway into Arizona’s rich history and culture.

Whether you take a day-trip or overnight stop, you will remember your time in Tubac. For more…..READ ON!


What To Know About The Weather In Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 21, 2019

Tucson Weather - Premier Tucson HomesWinter begins with the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

But for those of you in the Midwest and Northeast, winter is already there. Yes, cold temperatures and that white stuff. What do they call it? Oh, — SNOW!

As the cold days wear on, people begin to ask the question will I ever get warm again? And with that question comes another. Where can I go to get warm.

One answer is Tucson, AZ. Tucson winters bring day time temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s. Evening lows in the 50’s. But guess what? NO SNOW. Just warm days and comfortable evenings.

You can see snow in Tucson. Up on Mt. Lemmon at 9,200 feet above sea level. YES! You can ski there in the winter and be home to a pleasant evening on the patio.

Are considering Tucson as a winter get away or a future place to live? Then check out Tucson’s weather, it will exceed your expectations…… READ ON!


The Premier Tucson Homes Newsletter – November 2019

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 14, 2019

Premier Tucson Homes Newsletter November 2019The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are upon us. And Tucson is ready.

We have so much to be thankful for living in Tucson. Majestic mountains, stunning sunsets, endless sunshine, and wide open spaces for outdoor adventures.

Not to mention friendly faces, a growing food scene, and a vibrant downtown.

Planning Thanksgiving out with family & friends? Check out our Best Tucson Restaurants list.

Looking for a special event to celebrate Christmas?

Then our November Newsletter is what you need. Tucson offers an wide array of holiday events to choose from.

To check them out…..READ ON!


Seeing The Grand Canyon In Winter – Scenic But Chilly

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 6, 2019

tucson real estate blog postVisiting the Grand Canyon in winter means colder temperatures, shorter days, and snow. And a slower pace to one of the nation’s most visited national parks.

Winter visitors find paths less traveled throughout the park. But if you get prepared for ice and snow the Bright Angel Trail is quieter and scenic drives less congested.

Winter storms can bringing several inches of snow. Crisp air and a dusting of snow bring a new perspective to the temples and buttes of the canyon floor. It also provides a perfect backdrop to view the canyon’s flora and fauna.

Most animals in the park have developed some sort of adaptation to the cold weather. Rock squirrels, seen along the rim during summer, will be storing food for winter.

The North Rim of Grand Canyon closes to vehicle traffic during the winter. But hikers can take a multi-day canyon adventure walking from the South Rim to the North Rim. A winter camping experience in one of the most inaccessible locations in the country.

The South Rim of the park is open year round, and roads are open except in inclement weather. Weather changes at Grand Canyon occur fast and so will visibility.

A multi days visit ensures visitors will be able to experience great views of the canyon. For more on the Grand Canyon….READ ON!


Arizona Central Credit Union In Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 31, 2019

arizona central credit unionSome people prefer banks and others credit unions. In Tucson you have both. Big banks and smaller local banks. Big credit unions and smaller credit unions. Which is better for you? Well check this out.

Banks and credit unions are both financial institutions that offer products and services — such as checking accounts and loans — to help you manage your money. But while banks are for-profit institutions anyone can do business with, a credit union is a nonprofit that only offers services and products to its member-owners.

While these two institutions offer many similar products, there are fundamental differences in how they operate. The table below provides some insight into the difference between credit union and bank products and services.

Banks  Credit Unions
For-profit institutions that may be privately owned or publicly traded Nonprofit institutions owned by members
No membership required Membership required
Generally lower savings rates and higher fees Often higher savings rates and lower fees
May be national or local May be national or local
Typically offer many, varied financial products May be more limited in the financial products offered
FDIC provides deposit insurance NCUA provides deposit insurance

If Credit Union seems a good choice for your, then Arizona Central Credit Union may be one to check out……..READ ON!


10 Moving Tips For Your Move To Tucson AZ Or Anywhere Else

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 26, 2019

Arizona is not only a popular place for tourists it is also a popular destination for moving. Whether you live in New York or L.A., you have to admit that Arizona is one of the best states in which to live.

If you are still unaware of this, read about why you should be moving to Arizona. There are, of course, advantages and disadvantages, but every state has those.

Arizona has many things to offer as a place to live. Which is exactly why so many people have been moving there lately. If you like hot weather almost all year long, Arizona is the place to be.

Arizona has over 320 sunny days yearly, which is the majority of the year.

And keep in mind, summertime in Arizona is the off-season if you want to move there. That means your move will be cheaper. Want to plan your move to Tucson….READ ON!


Tombstone AZ – The Perfect Day Trip From Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 14, 2019

Tombstone is a historic city in Cochise County, Arizona. Founded in 1879 by prospector Ed Schieffelin.

It became one of the last boom towns in the American frontier. The town grew into the mid-1880s as the local mines produced $40 to $85 million in silver ore.

Tombstone was the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than seven years. And in the late 1800’s Tombstone was one of the most violent places in the southwest.

The booming city was only 30 miles (48 km) from the U.S.–Mexico border. And an open market for cattle stolen from ranches in Sonora, Mexico.

The Earp brothers—Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan—as well as Doc Holliday, arrived in late 1879.  And with their arrival a conflict started with the “Cowboys”. The Cowboys were a loosely organized band of outlaws.

The Cowboys often threatened the Earp’s. And did so over many months until the conflict escalated into a shootout on October 26, 1881. The famous gunfight at the OK Coral.

Want to learn more? Then take a little time and …..READ ON!


Arizona – So Many Great Places To Live

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 29, 2019

Blog Arizona Map Tucson ArizonaFor many people across the U.S. fall means resetting your clocks and winter can’t be far behind. Last year was one of the coldest on record in areas in the northeast, Midwest and northwest.

And the Farmers Almanac suggest this winter is going to be very similar.

So for those who have a choice where they can live, spend the winter or have a winter get away, consider Arizona.

When you do, you will be able to choose from many great places to live. From the warmth of Southern and Central Arizona to the colder cities in Northern Arizona. Northern Arizona is not an escape from winter, but skies can be blue and sunshine prevails.

Want more information on popular cities in Arizona where you can escape winter or live it differently? Well, …..READ ON!



Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 17, 2019

If you think moving up in life means buying a bigger home, it’s time to set the record straight.

Consider the numbers! Today, single family homes average a bit over 2,600 square feet. That’s according to the United States Census Bureau.

You may not think that’s all too big until you look back at history.

The National Association of Realtors data shows the average home size in 1950 was 1,000 square feet or less. And families were bigger back then.

By those standards, today’s homeowners are living large!

Is moving into a smaller home may feel like a step down? It shouldn’t. And the upsides may outweigh the smaller space.

Smaller homes will save you money, time and reduce the clutter in your life.

Downsizing could be the fresh start you and your family need!

Want to learn more?…….READ ON!


How To Boost Air Quality In Your Home

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 5, 2019

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post Air QuailtyTucson, Arizona has one of the better air quality rating in the United States. In fact, Tucson is ranked in the top 5 cities for best air quality.

CNN reported “The ambient air quality in Tucson and the surrounding areas are ranked high by the EPA. There are few pollutants in the air, keeping allergies low.

The hot, dry climate is one of the contributors to the excellent air quality. If you’re looking for an alternative to a big city, like Phoenix or Los Angeles, Tucson is a good choice.”

But if you want to boost air quality in your home, even if you live in Tucson….. READ ON!


Southwest Architecture Is Everywhere In Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 28, 2019

real estate blog southwest architectureSouthwest Architecture comes out of the Pueblo Revival or Santa Fe style homes. It draws upon the homes built by the Native American of the southwest. And influenced by Spanish settlers of the territory from Mexico to California.

The regional architecture from which the Pueblo style draws its inspiration is primarily found in New Mexico and Arizona, but also Colorado.

The architectural styles in the Southwest come with the cultures that lived there. And the environment in which they had to adapt to.

Native American groups integrated their spiritual beliefs and social needs into their homes. Southwestern-style work often integrates Native American graphics and designs into ornamentation and architecture.

To learn more about Southwest Architecture just …… GO HERE!


The Latest Edition Or Our Tucson Real Estate Newsletter

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 19, 2019

tucson real estate newsletter - premier tucson homesThe middle of August has just pass and September is not far away. And that means snowbirds are fluffing they feathers and thinking about returning to Tucson, AZ for the winter.

For those of us who live in Tucson all year, things are more quiet. Relaxed and  maybe, just lazy. But if you are ready to get out and do some things in cool places, this edition of our newsletter is for you.

Get going, right now, right…..HERE


Decoding The Home Inspection Report

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 14, 2019

tucson real estate blog home inspection reportAs a Tucson home buyer, there is only one thing to say about a home inspection – don’t buy a home without one!

The home inspection report is an important document in the home buying process.


Simple, it gives the buyer the facts on the condition of the home they are about to buy. And what items aren’t functioning as they should.

The inspection exposes hidden health and safety issues of the home. Both inside and around the home.

Every home inspectors provides a written “inspection report” on what they found.

The home inspection report covers all major systems in a home and appliances. Major systems include, foundation, electrical, roof, A/C, heating, and plumbing.

The home inspection also checks the operation of the stove, oven, and dishwasher. And make observations on the condition of the homes structure and foundation or slab.

Most Tucson Home inspectors take photos of any items they identify as needing repair. They will describe the condition and actions to repair the item.

To better understand a home inspection report …….GO HERE!


Easiest Tucson Home Search On The Web

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 6, 2019

Tucson real estate blog postSearching for a home can be a challenging process. But, if you are moving to Tucson, AZ we will make the process much less stressful for you.

We have been Tucson Realtors since 2002. We know Tucson and the Tucson Real Estate market.

As a top Realtor duo, we invest the time to understand your home buying interests and desires.

That’s why we created a quick and easy home search to jump start the process for buyers considering Tucson, AZ.  Its aimed at everyone from those familiar to others who may not even know where Tucson is.

Here are 4 fast and easy Tucson home searches to get you started. Our website – which you already found – has many more. Just CLICK the “Buyer” tab and dive in. But to get you started FAST…. GO HERE!


Creating Curb Appeal Will Help Sell Your Home – FAST!

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 31, 2019

tucson real estate blog - curb appealThere are dozens of small, inexpensive home improvements that you can do to make your home stand out for anyone driving by. That’s “curb appeal” folks.

Creating curb appeal frames your home and creates an indelible “first impression”.

It provides a distinctive look that says the owner takes pride in their home.

Great curb appeal gets the attention of potential buyers. And, better yet, it helps convert potential buyers into proud new owners.

For helpful tips on what to do …. Start HERE!


Ready To Move To Arizona? Big Question – What City?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 24, 2019

Moving to Arizona has something for everyone. Many people want warm winter days and lots of sunshine. That usually means they are snowbirds.

Others want to be able to play golf, swim, play tennis or hike any time they choose throughout the year.

For retirees, a top consideration is cost of living. For year around residents jobs and careers are at the top of the list.

The problem is how can you decide where to live in Arizona? The answer?

Compare Arizona cities on your list and discover which one will be best for you!

You can do that right….. HERE!


How To Create A Southwest Flair In Your Home

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 17, 2019

tucson real estate blog southwest flair in your homeWhen you think of southwest style decorating, places throughout the western United States such as Colorado, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico come to mind.

Southwestern decor is warm and full of energy with a hint of rugged appeal. The style uses unique geometric patterns, artisan-made pottery, and rough-yet-cozy aesthetics.

Colors are key. Rich colors. Turquoise and terracotta accents make solid wood furniture stand out. Utilized patina iron, distressed leather or weathered wood for that “perfect” southwest feel.

Common motifs are Native American and ranch-inspired, including lassos, animal hides, and dream catchers. For tip on how to bring a “Southwest Flair” to your home, giddy up and head……..HERE!


Featured New Listing In Marana, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 12, 2019

Just listed in Marana. 7822 W Palladin Road in Continental Ranch. Great room living at its finest.

New interior paint, tile floors and 3 car garage. 3 bedrooms – 2 full baths. Priced at $259,900.

Close to community pools, tennis, skateboard, basketball courts, baseball and toddler parks, plus jogging/walking trails.

ALL appliances stay. Want more on this home. Well head ……HERE!


Give Your Outdoor Kitchen A Southwest Design

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 6, 2019

tucson real estate blog postThere is a growing tendency to take our cooking outdoors. We’re not talking about a backyard barbecue pit, but a full-scale kitchen.

We who live in Arizona and the surrounding US Southwest have ample opportunity to take advantage of outdoor kitchens.

You’ll want access to any number of modern appliances and conveniences. However, since it’s going to be outdoors, how might you incorporate a southwestern flair into the design?

Here are three themes that will make your outdoor southwest kitchen design feel like it belongs….HERE!


Tips For A Successful Kitchen Remodel

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 5, 2019

tucson real estate blog post kitchen remodelKitchens remain the most popular room in the house to renovate. But they can be a big job both in cost and project scale.

More than any room in the house, the kitchen needs to be practical and functional. To start think about how you use your current kitchen. Identify your priorities for the remodeled space.

And be sure to understand where the lighting needs to be. No matter your age, lighting needs to be bright and in the right places. For seniors this is especially important.

With age, the eyes may not see things as well. And lights become a big help.

So before you start bashing down walls consider these important tips — HERE!


There Is Over 5,000 Subdivisions/Neighborhoods In Tucson – See Homes For Sale In Each One

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 6, 2019

tucson real estate blog post - neighborhood home searchSearch for homes by Tucson AZ neighborhoods/subdivisions by area of Tucson. The areas are set by the Tucson MLS service. Tucson covers about 600 square miles when you include all the communities, towns and cities.

And the topography varies dramatically as you travel throughout the area. Home styles, topography, lifestyles and amenities also change.

Tucson home lot sizes vary by area and neighborhood. New neighborhoods tend to have smaller lots. Older neighborhoods out of the Central Area will have larger lots. Many options and choices are available. ……HERE!


Looking For A Golf Community In Tucson? Well Here They Are!

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 29, 2019

Golf in Tucson dates back to the early 1930’s. El Rio was Tucson’s first full service country club. And Tucson golf communities can be found through metro Tucson.

But back to El Rio. El Rio is a typical of desert golf courses designed before the 1980s. Flat terrain, tight tree-lined fairways and postage stamp greens. El Rio operated as a private club for over 30 years. But it didn’t survive.

The City of Tucson purchased it and opened it to the public in 1968.

Today, El Rio is one of five city-run courses. The others are Fred Enke, Silverbell, Dell Urich and Randolph North.

As with the population of Tucson, the number of golf courses have also grown. Courses include Public/Daily Fee, Semi Private and Private Golf courses. Most, but not all, 55+ communities have a golf course.

So if you are looking for a home in a Tucson golf community, start your search here. Select any Area Map  of interest. And “click” the price range of interest. Wala, Homes for sale by price range or Tucson AZ Neighborhoods ……HERE!


Tucson Real Estate Newsletter – Premier Tucson Homes

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 20, 2019

tucson real estate newsletter - premier tucson homesSpring has sprung and summer is about to be here. Snowbirds have packed and headed to their summer nesting spots. What does that mean for residents?




And of course, lots of summer events and things to do in Tucson.

Catch the late May and June events right here. And for anyone looking to buy a home in Tucson check out our featured homes.  Get going, right now, right…..HERE


Latest Updates On Tucson Schools

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 15, 2019

Tucson Real Estate Blog Tucson Schools InformationSchool districts in greater Tucson offer elementary, middle school and high school programs. The school district map pinpoints each district.

While public schools abound, there are also a large number of “charter” schools. BASIS being the most notable.

Tucson students ready for post high school education have the University of Arizona. The U of A and Pima Community College provide a broad range of programs and degree options.

To find out more on school district and post high school options, Start …..HERE


Premier Tucson Homes Featured Homes – May 2019

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 9, 2019

tucson real estate blog postStarting a home search in Tucson, AZ can be a challenging task with many questions. Size, architectural style and price are always key considerations.

To jump start your process we provide “our” list of featured homes in Tucson, AZ.

We review all active listings on the Tucson MLS and select our favorites. These homes showcase what is available in the Tucson Real Estate market. And with the home inventory levels so low, one of these may be what you are looking for.

We hope you find our featured listings of interest. And don’t hesitate to call to ask questions about any home on our list OR to discuss the details of what you want. Start your Tucson home search …..HERE


Are All Tucson Arizona Realtors Alike – Hell NO!

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 30, 2019

tucson arizona realtorsThere are over 5,000 Tucson Realtors wanting you to choose them to buy or sell a home in Tucson AZ.

Most Realtors have a website showing Tucson homes for sale. The website will show the company they work for and how to contact them.

On the surface, all Tucson realtors look alike. But are they?

What makes some realtors good and others great? What’s the secret sauce to delivering the highest level of service to each and every client? How do some realtors put the PRO in professional and others don’t?

Choosing a Realtor to work with is one of the single most important steps in buying or selling a home. To learn more…GO HERE


The Answer To The Question “What’s A Casita?”

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 23, 2019

tucson real estate blog postIf you’re a prospective home in Tucson you may be wondering “what is a casita”?

The casita is a growing real estate staple in the American Southwest. This is especially true for home buyers looking to downsize. The utility of the “casita” is makes a smaller home more livable when the quests arrive.

Casista in Spanish, the word means “small house”. A casita will have it’s own plumbing and electrical systems. Rooms include a bedroom and bathroom. The more grand casitas may even have a small kitchen. For more on homes with casitas…… GO HERE


Answers To Frequently Ask Questions From Home Buyers

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 19, 2019

You’ve searched far and wide to find the right home. And you have found it! Dream home all the way.

You have cash for the down payment and ready to make an offer.

But before you pull the trigger there are some very important questions you’ll want to ask first.

Here are some questions and answer many buyers have as they get ready to “sign on the bottom line”….. You have questions – we have answers  — HERE


Ever Wonder The Risk Of Natural Disasters In Arizona?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 7, 2019

tucson real estate blog post When it comes to natural disasters, Arizona is one of the most low drama parts of the USA. We have few mild earthquakes. Most not even noticed by anyone.

Tornadoes are rare. But haboobs do occur in the Phoenix area. Some are unbelievable.

Hurricanes get shredded before they can reach us. Some from the Gulf will push heavy rain into the State.

Summer “monsoons” bring rain and wind. Some times they do create damage. But now where near a tornado.

Mid westerners find it laughable and weak after they move to Arizona.

But wild fires due occur. Lighting or humans are the usual cause. The good news is they occur in rural areas and wild lands not cities and urban areas.

So if you want natural disasters on an apocalyptic scale you need to go east or west a state or two. Texas, Oklahoma, and California.

For more ….GO HERE!


THE Tucson Mountains – Majestic and Magical

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 27, 2019

tucson real estate blog post tucson mountains sombrero peakThe Tucson Mountains are on the west side of the City Of Tucson and home of the Tucson Mountain County Park. The Tucson Mountain Range is one of five mountain ranges surrounding Tucson, AZ.

Although small in size, this range dominates the western area of Tucson.

The Tucson Mountain Park is almost 20,000 acres and one of the largest owned by a local government.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a major Tucson attraction in the west area of Tucson. Saguaro National Park, and Old Tucson Studios are at the southern end of the Tucson Mountain.

For more on this scenic mountain range in Tucson….GO HERE!


The Lost Barrio – Hard To Find – But A Unique Place To Shop

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 22, 2019

“The Lost Barrio Tucson” Warehouse Shopping District is three blocks filled with quaint shops and galleries. Located in a historic warehouse district of Tucson known as the Barrio San Antonio.

tucsson real estate blog post Lost BarrioThis interesting hide away is at 228 S Park Avenue. That’s between Campbell and Euclid south of Broadway Blvd. When visiting the Lost Barrio, the work unique cannot be overused.

Everything is unique at the shops and galleries in the Lost Barrio. Antiques, home accessories, gift items, handcrafted furniture, fine art, rugs, tribal and folk art, Asian art, architectural elements, and Mexican imports.

And look for Tooley’s. A small cafe with a casual breakfast and lunch menu. The Lost Barrio world importers and artisans have created an exciting and colorful interior design and gift shopping destination with something for everyone.

For more on this unique place to shop in Tucson, AZ …. GO HERE!


El Conquistador Golf Club – Oro Valley Community Center

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 18, 2019

tucson real estate blog post - oro valley community centerThe Town of Oro Valley purchased the El Conquistador Country Club in December 2014.

The facilities including the golf course are now the Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center. The facility expands the amenities of Oro Valley.

The El Conquistador Golf Club remains as it was. Two 18 hole courses at the community center and 9 holes at the Hilton Resort.

The Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center has 15 lighted tennis courts. With 16 more at the Hilton Resort. The facility also has 2 pickleball courts, 2 racquetball courts and 2 swimming pools. Fitness classes including Pilates, yoga, aqua, Tai Chi, boot camps, and interval classes.

The fitness center offers a full range of equipment. Cardio equipment, Life Fitness treadmills; Precor and Life Fitness upright and recumbent bikes. And there is more. Precor and Life Fitness elliptical machines, Concept rower, and weight and exercise room.

The bottom line is there is a lot to do at the Oro Valley Community and Recreational Center. Learn more ….HERE!


Our March Tucson Newsletter Is Here!

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 15, 2019

tucson real estate blog postOne of the great things about living in Tucson AZ is the weather. But along with the weather comes a host of events and activities. And rain outs are almost non existent.

If you are a resident of visitor don’t miss these events coming in April. And don’t miss the gardening tip! Find out what is happening in Tucson in April— HERE!


Getting Answers To The Question – Where To Retire?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 12, 2019

tucson real estate blog postAre you asking yourself the big question? Where should we retire? Well, you are not alone. Over the next 10 years, 10,000 people a day will reach the expected retirement age of 65. Yes, 10,000 a day.

If you are in that group, you are a baby boomer. Born between 1946 and 1964.  Over 24 “boomers” have already retired. And 54 million more will.

But where?

Want some insight on the states and cities boomers are headed for? Start— HERE!


New Listing In Vail, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 1, 2019

16917 S. Orchid Flower Trail Vail, AZ – 2,595 SF – 5 Bedroom – 4 Bath – Casita in gated Sycamore Canyon.

The front courtyard and fountain draws you into this “architectural digest” decorated home. The main home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. A 282 SF casita is perfect as an office or guests that just won’t leave.

A large foyer and great room creates open space and great views. And the kitchen is a cooks dream. Stainless steal appliances, a breakfast bar & nook plus its own patio access.

A split bedroom floor plan gives the owners privacy when guests arrive. And real cherry hardwood floors make everyone feel warm and comfortable. The master bedroom has a two-way fireplace to enjoy your master bath retreat.

End your day on the flagstone patio with pool, spa and stunning Santa Rita mountain views. Take a look, what do you think? — HERE!

Call us to arrange a showing – 520-940-4541


Just Listed In Oro Valley, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 25, 2019

tucson real estate blog post 1077 W Mulligan Dr oro valley az1077 W Mulligan Dr Oro Valley AZ – 2,545 SF – 2 Bedroom – 3 Bath – Den in the small gated neighborhood of Fairfield At Vistoso with 68 homes.

The great room floor plan is an entertainers delight. The large kitchen is open to the great room and dining area. Guests can visit and stroll out to the patio to enjoy the pool, spa and BBQ. Oh, and the views of course!

Frequent block parties, so be ready to meet your neighbors. Take a look — HERE!

Call us to arrange a showing – 520-940-4541


Ventana Canyon Golf And Luxury Homes

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 12, 2019

tucson real estate blog postThe Ventana Canyon Golf Courses are located in Ventana Canyon. It is one of the most beautiful canyons in the Santa Catalina front range. And one of the least visited. To find out why read the rest of the article.

The two 18 hole courses created by Tom Fazio wind through the foothills canyons and arroyos. Both courses, Mountain and Canyon, have received awards and accolades.

These courses are a “must play” for any golfer visiting Tucson, AZ.

Each of the Ventana Canyon golf courses challenge a players ball striking accuracy. If you are a golfer, the Mountain and Canyon courses need to be experienced when in Tucson, AZ. Get a quick read on each course – HERE…..


Home Sales Update On The Popular Tucson Communities And More

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 6, 2019

Almost everyone knows Real Estate is a “local” market. Each subdivision and community has its own unique characteristics.

And those uniqueness’s mean home values and sales trends will be different.

Likewise, people buy homes in Arizona for different reasons. For many buyers, it is the warm weather, 320+ days sunshine or the beauty of the great Southwest.

While others want to be able to play golf the year around. Or swim, play tennis or hike on any given day.

Check out the latest Tucson “local market” homes sales data in 9 of Tucson top Real Estate markets. GET A QUICK UPDATE NOW…..


How To Decorate Or NOT Decorate Your Southwest Home

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 29, 2019

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post - Southwest HomesThe architecture of Arizona homes is different from other parts of the country. Spanish influences are seen everywhere. Classic features include tiled or flat roofs, parapet walls, and viga beams.

For many Tucson home buyers decorating their new is a new adventure. They’ve relocated with the excitement of living in their new southwest home.

The native American and Spanish believe that colors can protect against evil spirit. The proof is in the colors used in most of Southwestern interior designs.

One reoccurring question is “Why are the Southwestern interior paint colors very warm?” The answer is pretty simple. Bright and bold colors resembles the colors of the Mother Earth.

Turquoise and blue-green colors reflect the sky. Orange and yellows reflect the desert. Learn more about… HERE


Top 5 Home Improvement Projects Buyers Want

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 24, 2019

tucson real estate blog post January 24, 2019Many home improvement projects don’t add value to your home. In fact, some improvements can even detract from the asking price when you decide to sell.

But some projects can add significant value to your home.

With housing prices increasing, now is the time to invest in your home and increase its value. But recognize, not all projects will return their full investment.

Some of the simple upgrades actually return more than the bigger ones. And buyers aren’t as interested in starting projects after they move in.

A bathroom renovation may not return its full investment, but it will help sell your home.

So which home improvement projects should you invest in?

Lets find out….. HERE


PIMA County Best Place To Retire In Arizona

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 17, 2019

tucson real estate blog post PIMA County ArizonaU.S.A Today published the finding of a survey by 24/7 Wall St. on the best places to retire in every state. In Arizona, PIMA County is identified as the best place to retire. And guess what! Tucson is in PIMA County.

It comes as no surprise that Baby Boomers – people born from 1946 to 1964 – started turning 65 in 2011 and are today entering retirement in unprecedented numbers. According to the National Institute on Aging, this generation is retiring at a rate of 10,000 people per day.

And by 2030, 20 percent of the U.S. population will be comprised of elderly Americans, climbing from 15 percent in 2015.

The 24/7 Wall St. survey created an index of 17 health and economic factors in U.S. counties and areas considered equivalent to counties by the U.S. Census Bureau. These included parishes and boroughs.

Only counties where the 65-and-over population grew at least as fast as the nation and was larger than the national average were considered. The key data for PIMA County included

  • Population: 1,007,257
  • 65 and older population: 18.1 percent (7th of 15 counties)
  • Primary care physicians: 82.5 per 100,000
  • Estimated monthly living expenses for family of 2: $3,876.65 (14th out of 15 counties)
  • Median home value: $166,300

Modern Living In The Old Southwest

Along with available healthcare services, the Median home value is a big factor in selecting PIMA County and its biggest city – Tucson. Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona. It is a vibrant city with lots of events, activities and things to do.

Although Tucson’s is higher then the PIMA county average, the median price of a home in Tucson in $205,000. Below that in many other states considered as a retirement destination.

So if you are considering where to live after you retire, consider Tucson, AZ in PIMA County. Want to compare the cost of living for cities in Arizona? Start   HERE!


What’s A Mid Century Modern Home And Where Can You Find One

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 8, 2019

tucson real estate blog postToday’s interest in mid century modern home styles appears rooted in nostalgia. Baby boomers remember growing up in a home built during the mid century modern home period.

Perhaps bringing back strong childhood memories and seeking to recreate them today.

The notable characteristics of the mid century homes include their flat lines, rectangular shape, large glass windows and open floor plan space.

Homes had simple lines and large windows that attempted to blend the inside of the home with nature.

Tucson AZ had been a significant location for military personal during the war years. Thousands of Army Air Force and Navy pilots were trained at Ryan Field and what is now the Marana Airport.

Many of these people returned to the Tucson area to live after the war and purchase a home in a new subdivision – a mid century modern home – for their families.

Some of the most beautiful mid century homes in the west!

For more on Tucson’s Mid Century Modern homes and where to find one…..HERE


Past Tucson Real Estate Blog Posts can be found – HERE!

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