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This Tucson Blog Post provides updates on the many things to do in Tucson along with related news about the Tucson Real Estate market are the focus of this 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.

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Stone Canyon Golf Club Sold To Acris Group

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 7, 2021

Stone Canyon Club - Golf & HomesA Dallas golf course operator – Arcis Golf – has acquired the Stone Canyon Club from Phil Mickelson. Stone Canyon is in Oro Valley, AZ. It and 5 other Arizona golf courses were part of a package deal with Mickelson.

The six properties include three private clubs and three daily fee facilities. The price wasn’t disclosed.

The private clubs are Stone Canyon Club, The Golf Club at Chaparral Pines. and The Rim Golf Club, both in Payson.

McDowell Mountain Golf Club, Ocotillo Golf Club, and Palm Valley Golf Club are public. They are all in the greater Phoenix area.

Arcis operates 66 golf clubs in the U.S., including nine public courses in Dallas-Fort Worth. It ranks as the sport’s second-largest operator behind Dallas-based Club Corp. For more on the sale and Arcis Golf …….GO HERE!

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Tips On Buying A Home In Southern Arizona

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 31, 2021

Tucson Real Estate Market - Buyer TipsThe home buying process is straight forward, but can become complex. Especially if you don’t understand the details.

To buy a home in Arizona, every buyer need to be pre-qualified for a mortgage loan. The pre-qualification is part of Arizona’s standard resale home purchase contract.

The “pre-qual” also estimates closing fees and down payment options. Oh, and another important item….Interest Rates.

Another critical step in the process is finding the “right” Realtors to work FOR YOU!

For more insight into the home buying process in the Greater Tucson area……..GO HERE!

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VA Loans – Provide Opportunities For Veterans

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 19, 2021

VA LoansThe VA loan program has backed more than 21 million loans in its now 70-year history.

This mortgage benefit is in many ways more important today than ever.

Why, $0 down payment benefit and looser credit requirements. About 90% of VA buyers get into a home without making a down payment. That’s a huge benefit!

Despite the $0 down benefit, VA loans have had the lowest foreclosure rates. The VA wants to keep veterans in their homes. makes this a model for other mortgage programs.

Another big factor is that there’s no mortgage insurance premiums. VA loans are government-backed mortgages.

But VA buyers do pay a funding fee that most choose to finance. Borrowers with a service-connected disability are exempt from this fee.

For more on VA Loans……..GO HERE!

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Solar Panels – Yes OR Maybe

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 10, 2021

For most people, solar is a financial decision: how much does solar cost, and how much will it save you?

Those two questions go hand-in-hand. Keep them both in mind when deciding whether to go solar.

Key factors that influence how much your solar panel system will cost include;

  • the quality of the solar equipment you use,
  • which installer you use,
  • how much you pay for electricity now,
  • how you pay for the system,
  • what rebates and incentives are available,
  • how much your solar panel system costs.

For more on Solar Panel considerations and choices……..GO HERE!

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Tucson Housing Market Report – June 2021

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 14, 2021

tucson real estate blog postWith 2021 at the half way point, southern Arizona and the Tucson Real Estate Market is headed into summer. And that means HOT! Both temperatures and home prices are going UP!

June 2021 shows the Average and Median Sales Prices for single family homes increased – AGAIN -year over year, by 37.0% and 31.5%, respectively.

Active Listings increased over the prior month, but continue at historic lows with 901 single family homes on the market at the end of June. That translates to a 12 DAY supply.

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

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Tucson In List Of Best Cities In America

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 2, 2021

Tucson real estate blog postTUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson named as one of the best cities in America. Resonance Consultancy released its best cities in America list on June 30, 2021.

The Old Pueblo took the 20th spot. Tucson ranked #10 in both Weather and Parks & Outdoors subcategories.

Tucson should move up in future national rankings, due to a torrent of new investments in the city.

Another big factor in the ratings is the University of Arizona. It gives the city a “youthful bounce” and also highlights downtown’s public transportation. There is lots more on what makes Tucson a great place to live ……..READ ON.

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When Planning A Move Don’t Forget About Your Pets

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 23, 2021

Movig Your Pet blog postMoving can be a stressful experience for anyone. But moving with pets can add extra challenges. Not only on you, but your pet.

Pet owners need to consider that their pets may be sensitive to such a change and put them in their  moving plan.

The moving process and new surroundings can cause emotional stress for pets. Pets like to be in familiar settings as much as people do.

This guest article provides some tips on moving with pets. It will help ensure your pets have a safe and happy transition to their new home…….. READ ON.

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Arizona Top Destination People Are Moving Too — Think Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 16, 2021

Tucson real estate blog postA national moving company report shows Americans are leaving California in droves.

Americans “are fleeing” California along with New York, New Jersey, and Illinois. These four states had the most outbound moves in 2020.

Two other states people are leaving are Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Where to you ask? Arizona, Idaho and Texas.

And the next question….WHY?

Jobs and a better lifestyle are the quick answers. But underlying concerns, not stated, include widespread protests and riots last year.

Crime rates in some cities have climbed amid the “de-fund the police” movement. Large cities loosing people had increased shootings and homicides in 2020.

That trend continued during the first six months of 2021.

Also, people moved to states where homes were larger and relatively less-pricey.

Those are reasons why Arizona is in the top states people moved to……….READ ON.

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What Is The Best Season To Buy A Property In Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 8, 2021

Tucson real estate blog post season to buyIs there a “Best Season” to buy a home in Tucson, AZ. Over the last 5+ years, seasons haven’t matter. The Tucson housing market has become a sellers market. Inventory of Tucson homes for sale is at record LOW levels. Under 1,000 homes for sale in the Tucson metro area.

Not only that, mortgage rates and under 3.0% and demand for a home in Tucson/Southern Arizona is HIGH.

With that said, here is a guest article presenting thoughts and considerations on the Best Season To Buy……..READ ON.

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Understanding The Reverse 1031 Exchange To Buy A Tucson Home

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 3, 2021

reverse 1031 exchangeOK, so what is a Reverse 1031 Exchange? It is a 1031 Exchange in reverse.

That’s how it got its name. A Reverse 1031 exchanges allow a person to buy a property right away. Then have 180 days to sell an existing investment property. The new property replaces the old property after it is sold.

This can be especially important in a hot real estate market. Have you seen the Tucson statistics lately. It is a HOT market.

But the Reverse 1031 exchange can also create some challenges.

Want to know more of the In’s and Out’s of the Reverse Exchange? ………….READ ON.

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Tucson AZ On List Of 5 Awesome Cities To Visit In 2021

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 25, 2021

Move over Tubac. Esquire put Tucson AZ on list of 5 “Awesome Cities” to visit in 2021.

With mask and social distancing rules eliminated, you might be thinking “lets travel”. But foreign destinations are still a bit tricky. So lets think domestic cities.

Not the big ones, but lesser-trafficked cities. How about cities with a gastronomic, architectural, and cultural appeal?

Good idea, but you might be asking – Where are they?

Esquire has come to the rescue with a list of 5 “Awesome Cities” to visit in 2021.

And guess what? Tucson, AZ is on the list!…….READ ON.

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Tubac, AZ named Best Small Town Arts Scene For 2021

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 19, 2021

Tucson blog postOnce again bigger isn’t always better. Especially for Tubac, AZ.  One of 10 small towns, with a population of fewer than 30,000 people and an active arts scene.

Tubac’s award for “Best Small Town Arts Scene” proves it.

And if you are looking for that special piece of art, fountain or pottery or ………its only minutes away….in Tubac, AZ. READ ON.

 

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5 DIY Pest Control Ideas

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 11, 2021

real estate blog post - pest controlIf you live in Arizona, you know we have a variety of pests. Spiders, termites, centipedes, ants, cockroaches, mice and scorpions to name a few.

These tenacious intruders won’t give up, so we humans have to fight for our living spaces.

For the DIY enthusiast, there are some easy ways to stop the pests before getting the Pros involved.

Some of these pest control ideas may not work for you, but others swear by them. If you have an infestation, these solutions are worth a shot……….. READ ON.

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Will Home Warranty Plans Save You Money??

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 5, 2021

tucson blog post home warrantyHome warranty plans are often requested by the buyer of a “resale” home. It is common for the buyer to ask the seller to pay for the plan as well.

Having a home warranty provides the buyer you some peace of mind should a major home system fail.

Lets be clear. A home warranty plan is NOT an insurance plan. They are a service contract. In general, these plans guarantee to pay
the cost of repair or replacement if covered items. Items include appliances, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems should they stop working.

When considering a home warranty plan understand what they cover. And what they don’t. If you are purchasing a new construction home the manufacture’s warranties are available.

Need more information………READ ON.

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Rancho Sin Vacas In The Catalina Foothills

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 28, 2021

Sin Vacas Tucson SubdivisionThe entrance to Rancho Sin Vacas is a unique and beautiful guard house. It is a reminder of Italy and the Roman empire.

Situated in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains created architectural challenges for builders. But provided fantastic views for home owners. Needless to say at a steep price.

Rancho Sin Vacas Subdivision is in the west part of the North Area of Tucson, AZ. This Tucson subdivision is north of E Ina Rd and east of N Oracle Rd.

Shopping, restaurants, and activities are nearby at La Encantada This shopping plaza has many name brand stores and great restaurants.

If you are considering a luxury home in Tucson, the Rancho Sin Vacas community should be on your list of places to see.  Want more……READ ON.

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Presidio San Agustin del Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 21, 2021

San Agustin Presidio del Tucson is an interesting part of Tucson’s history.

The original fort – “presidio” – was small and not will constructed. But in 1782, after a large Apache assault, it was rebuilt and fortified. Adobe brick walls 8 to 12 ft high enclosed an 11 acre area that became Fort Tucson.

Fort Tucson sat in what is now present day downtown Tucson. What is now bounded by streets of Church, Washington, and Congress, and up to the banks of the Santa Cruz River………READ ON!

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Best Tacos In Tucson?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 9, 2021

Many of our clients are interested in experiencing the tradition of great tacos in Tucson. Its a staple!

Since we arrived in Tucson in 2002 we have taken time to visit many local diners, drive-in and dives.

We continue to Tucson has greatlocal food options including Tacos.

But what are the best tacos in our great city? Well, here is what we believe are at the top of the list…………..READ ON!

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Franks Restaurant At Pima

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 31, 2021

So you have heard of a real dive restaurant. Well this place is the basement!

Nothing fancy here. A simple outrageous place with great food and exceptional service. The decor on the walls is a jumble of almost anything.

No two people at your table will get the same type of coffee cup. But the food is great and the portions are large. Prices are Very reasonable.

Service is always top notch. You go in and find any place you can to set, watch them cook your meal, sit back and enjoy.

This place is Frank’s by day and Francisco’s Mexican by night. What can I say! Give it a try…….. READ ON!

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Buying A Second Home In Tucson – Is 2021 The Time To Do It?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 11, 2021

Tucson real estate blogGetting a second home amid a global pandemic may be challenging. But it also an opportunity.

So, before you make any rash decisions, make sure to read this guide. We will tell you about the Tucson real estate market and some things second home buyers need to keep in mind.

A second home gives a person the chance to experience a different lifestyle and weather.

Now, due to everything that is, a lot of people are resorting to leaving big cities and buying a second home in Tucson. But, should you do it, too?……..READ ON!

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Miraval – A Well Being Resort & Spa

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 4, 2021

Tucson has TWO world class wellness resorts and spas. Canyon Ranch – the topic of our last blog post – and Miraval.

Miraval, a global leader in well-being resorts and spas, opened in 1995.

Miraval Arizona pioneered the destination well-being spa resort. It provides comprehensive program of activities, experiences, and personal treatments.

The core of Miraval’s program is mindfulness, and its motto, “life is better when in balance”, guides each visit.

Activities include fitness, meditation, yoga, well-being, equine, hiking, biking, and metaphysical exploration. For more….. READ ON!

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Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort & Spa

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 17, 2021

Tucson Blog canyon RanchTucson is blessed with a great climate and lots of sunshine. A perfect place to have a world class wellness resort and spa.

And Tucson has two. Canyon Ranch and Miraval.

Today’s Tucson blog post takes a look at Canyon Ranch, the first of the two wellness resorts in Tucson.

Opened in 1978, Canyon Ranch® Tucson has redefined health. It brings together the true well-being of mind, body and spirit.

It programs focus on impactful ways to bring about lasting health, energy, joy, and peace.

Canyon Ranch sits in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It provides an exploration of mind-body wellness in a relaxed setting.

Rooms and suites offer classic furnishings and soothing tones. Some suites include a separate dining area and patio.

The Canyon Ranch Grill and the Double U Café both offer daily inspired meals and snacks. These dishes include regional, seasonal ingredients and approved by the resort’s nutritionists.

Let yourself unwind at the indoor and outdoor pools, lounge on your private patio. Relax in the meditation garden, or take a stroll through lush desert grounds.

For more on the Canyon Ranch……….READ ON!

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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!
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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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
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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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