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Our Tucson Blog Post provides updates on the many things to do and place to dine in Tucson along with insights into the Tucson Real Estate market.

Tucson is a vibrant and exciting place to live. We know, we have lived here since 2002.

There are many events and activities going on every day along with great places to experience.

We hope you find the topics of interest. Enjoy!

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Northwest Tucson Homes for Sale

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 29, 2024

northwest Tucson homes for saleFor anyone searching for homes for sale in Northwest Tucson, you are in the right place. The Northwest is a large area with homes from cozy family homes to luxurious estates.

Three major communities in Northwest Tucson include Oro Valley, Marana, and Dove Mountain.

Each of these communities provide home style options, unique amenities and lifestyle choices.

If you are considering a move to Tucson, start your home search in the Northwest Tucson Area.
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Oro Valley AZ – The Place for Your Next Home?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 21, 2024

Oro Valley real estate for saleOro Valley, Arizona, is surrounded by stunning mountain views and picturesque landscapes. This community north of Tucson offers a vibrant environment and a great place to call home.

Residents have breathtaking mountain views and a place to enjoy endless outdoor activities.

If you are into hiking and biking there is over 50 miles of trails to roam. The Oro Valley community center has 36 holes of golf, fitness center, pool and more.

Immerse yourself in nature and lead an active lifestyle in Oro Valley AZ.

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Storage Tips to Keep Your Tucson Home Organized

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 15, 2024

Moving To TucsonMoving to Tucson?

One of the first things you will learn is homes in Tucson AZ don’t have basements. That can be both good news and not so good news.

Without a basement, there is less risk of flooding and moisture-related issues.

Additionally, without a basement, you may have more living space on the main floors of the house.

Here is the big BUT, you are not going to have as much space to store stuff. This guest article provides Storage Tips to Keep Your Tucson Home Organized

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Buying a Home in This Economy

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 30, 2024

Blog Post We were recently contacted by a reporter from the Washington Post regarding clients we had worked with willing to discuss their move to Tucson, AZ.

It appears our highly ranked website got her attention. Our clients Alan and Rebecca Bergstrom participated in the article – Buying a house? In this economy?

Needless to say, buying a home in today’s higher-interest rate economy can be a challenging decision. But keeping the long-term benefits of owning a home in Tucson helps a lot.

Careful financial planning and the right mortgage program are essential. Also, working with a top Realtor team that knows “value” in the market will get it done.

Here is the article from the Washington Post – April 27, 2024, that shares the stories of 9 home buyers.

Buying a house? In this economy?

Oh, did I mention the Bergstrom’s are our clients!

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Tips to Customize Your Tucson Home

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 23, 2024

southwest design trendsSouthwest decor in your Tucson home will add a touch of the region’s vibrant culture.

Adding vibrant colors and materials such as wood and clay will create a warm atmosphere.

Handcrafted pottery, textiles, and rustic furniture adds a touch of Tucson heritage.

Embracing Southwest decor celebrates the beauty of the region.

It’s easy and not a budget buster, so check out these – Tips to Customize Your Tucson Home.
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Insights on The United States Real Estate Market for 2024

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 16, 2024

tucson real estate blog post natural disastersInsurance industry studies show natural reduce home values. Areas with hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, or wildfires have less home appreciation.

Homes in disaster-prone areas may experience structural damage, which decreases their market worth. Also, the risk of future disasters can deter potential buyers.

Fewer buyers means less demand and that impacts property values.

But wait, there are states where natural disaster rarely occur. Want to know where? Take a few minutes and find out more about Natural Disasters in the U. S.

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Insights on The United States Real Estate Market for 2024

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 26, 2024

Housing market insights 2024The United States real estate market is dynamic and influenced by many factors.

Paying attention to the trends can provide valuable insights for investor sand home buyers alike.

Mortgage rates, technology and government influences all play a part. Whether you are a home buyer, seller or investor you need to know what “could” happen.

To help you navigate the evolving landscape of the real estate market start here – Insights on the U.S. Market 2024.

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Making Tucson Feel Like Home

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 21, 2024

Premier Tucson Homes blog postMoving to any new city, big or small, can create stress. Leaving friends and family for a great job or adventure is exciting and terrifying.

But if you are moving to Tucson, the “terrifying” may be, well, less terrifying.

Why, you ask.

The simple answer is, people are downright friendly in Tucson, AZ! Maybe it is the 310+ days of sunshine. May be its the fact that most people living here are from somewhere else.

But if you still have some anxiety about moving to Tucson, here are some tips to make Tucson feel like home.

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Best Tacos in Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 12, 2024

best tacosTucson, Arizona provides residents and visitors an endless list of places to eat. From elegent dining to food trucks on a corner.

But a staple in Tucson is the TACO. Exploring Tucson’s taco scene is a culinary adventure. An adventure and opportunity to immerse yourself in the Tucson’s culture and community.

From meat to vegetarian to plant-based options, there is a taco waiting for you to find in Tucson.

To start your journey here is a list of the Top 10 Best Places for Tacos.

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Things to do This Weekend – March 8 to 10, 2024!

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 7, 2024

blog postThe weekend weather for Tucson looks great for the weekend. What’s on your “To Do List”?

One thing to consider is the Tucson Festival of Books. But if that not your cup of tea, there are other things to do in Tucson this weekend – 39 Things to do in Tucson this weekend!

For the golfers in the house, don’t forget the Tour Champions are at La Paloma Country Club. Watch Ted Purty, former U of A golfer and winner of the Byron Nelson tournament in 2005. Get out and give him a big welcome to Tour Champions.
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4th Avenue Street Fair – Coming March 22 – 24, 2024!

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 29, 2024

4th avenue street fairTucson’s 4th Avenue Street Fair is a vibrant celebration of art, music, and culture. Its not Mardegra but it is lots of fun!

The fair brings together local artists and vendors to showcase their unique creations.

Visitors can explore a wide range of handmade crafts, jewelry, and artwork.

Live music performances add to the festive atmosphere. creating a lively and engaging experience for all attendees.

It is wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in the creative spirit of Tucson. Oh, and have food, beverages and buy a few gifts for yourself and friends.

Check out the – 4th Avenue Street Fair!
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Essential Resources for Relocating to Tucson AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 21, 2024

Urban Living in Tucson AZLiving in Tucson, Arizona offers a vibrant urban experience. The city boasts a rich cultural scene, with many art galleries, museums, and music venues.

The downtown area is bustling with restaurants, cafes, and shops.

It’s warm climate allows for outdoor activities year-round. Hike nearby mountains or enjoying the many parks and gardens throughout the city.

Tucson’s vibrant community also extends to its diverse food scene. One can find Southwestern cuisine, authentic Mexican dishes, and a variety of international flavors.

Discover how to navigate City Living in Tucson AZ
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Essential Resources for Relocating to Tucson AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 14, 2024

Premier Tucson Homes blog post Considering relocating to Tucson, Arizona? Great!

Here are the resources to make your relocation a seamless and well-informed experience. But the first thing you should do is call US!

We have helped 100’s of people make their dream of living in Tucson a reality.

Having lived in Tucson since 2002, we know the area and are able to answer your questions. Whether it’s the real estate market, transportation, utility services or “what’s it like”. We are here to help YOU!

You might also check out some of the – Essential Resources For Relocating to Tucson AZ.

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Things to do in Tucson This Winter

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 7, 2024

Mt lemmon skyingIt may be winter in Tucson, but snowbirds come every winter of good reasons. A big range of options to make the most of the winter season in Tucson.

Whether you prefer outdoor adventures or cultural experiences, Tucson has something for everyone.

Tucson is a place where you can sky in the morning and play golf in the afternoon. Not bad, right?

No matter what your interests, Tucson will make your winter season memorable.

Get started with 7 Things to do This Winter in Tucson.
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City Living in Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 1, 2024

sonoran dogThe Sonoran dog is a popular Mexican street food that has gained a lot of attention in Southern Arizona. It is a hot dog wrapped in bacon and grilled to perfection.

It’s unique flavors and textures makes it a true delight for food enthusiasts. The crispy bacon adds a smoky and savory element, while the grilled hot dog provides a juicy and meaty bite.

What goes on the “dog” is up to the person eating it. Condiments include pico de gallo, mayonnaise, mustard, and jalapenos. And what ever elsse on on the counter.

The Sonoran dog offers a burst of flavors in every bite. This baby is ready to enjoy at a street vendor or in the comfort of your own home. Keep the napkins handy.

More on the Sonoran Dog.
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Solar Panels for Southern Arizona Homes

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 24, 2024

blog post solar panelsSolar Panels seem like a no brainer in Southern Arizona. Right?

  • Southern Arizona receives lots of sunshine throughout the year.
  • High energy consumption during the summer can be offset by solar panels.
  • Solar panels reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and decreasing carbon emissions.

But there are some downsides to this bright picture. Let’s take a look at some more Considerations On Solar Panels
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Charro Steak Restaurant: A Tucson Gem

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 18, 2024

blog postCharro Steak Restaurant in Tucson, AZ is a true culinary gem in the heart of the city. The Flores family in known for its authentic Mexican restaurant, but now add steaks.

This restaurant offers a dining experience that is sure to please.

But it’s not just the food that sets Charro Steak apart. The restaurant design combines rustic charm with modern elegance.

The warm and inviting atmosphere makes it the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends or family.

It’s not bad for a romantic date night either.

Check it out…..Charro Steak Downtown Tucson
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Tucson MLS Search Tools – Find Homes for Sale in Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 10, 2024

search for tucson houses for saleWhen it comes to finding homes for sale in Tucson, easy to use MLS search tools will help.

The right MLS search tools, help users browse through a wide range of listings in seconds.

Being able to see the broad real estate market and then bore down to the details is key.

Our search tools will help you find a home in Tucson – Start now – Tucson MLS Search Tools
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Home Projects That Add Value

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 3, 2024

blog post home improvementAre you planning a home remodeling project? Want to add value to your home as well?

Look no further!

One of the best ways to increase the value of your home is to focus on what buyers want.

By investing in these areas, you will create a visual impact, but you will attract buyers when you sell.

Imagine stepping into a spa-like bathroom with modern fixtures and a sleek design. Or entertaining guests in a renovated kitchen with top-of-the-line cabinets and appliances.

To find the top updating projects, continue reading – Home Improvement Projects

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Seasonal Ownership for Sale in Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 26, 2023

blog post townhomes and condosAre you looking for a winter get away that fits your lifestyle? Consider purchasing a townhome or condo as a seasonal resident in Tucson.

Tucson is an ideal spot for anyone who wants to take some time away from frigid winter temperatures.

Investing in a townhome or condominium can be a great idea compared to buying a timeshare. Yes, there are pros and cons to either choice.

Give us a call to discuss your interests and objectives.

In the meantime, check out townhomes and condos for sale in Tucson.

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 Listed On Friday December 15, 2023

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 13, 2023

Located In Oro Valley AZ – 2,595 SF – 3 Bedroom – 2 Bath – Den – Office – Mountain Views. Priced at $825,000

New ListingThis elegant home at 968 W Lightning Song Place is in the heart of Oro Valley.  A southwestern style home in the small neighborhood of Vistoso Estates with 35 homes.

The great room floor plan with high ceilings and viga beams is an entertainer’s delight. A split bedroom design with casual and formal dining, plus an open office and sitting room.

The large kitchen is open to the great room and dining area. Guests can visit and stroll out to the patio to enjoy the solar heated pool.

Oh, and the Catalina Mountain views of course!

A 3-car garage provides exceptional storage and an epoxied floor that is spotless.

Get more information on this new listing at 968 W Lightning Song Place or call us 520-940-4541

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December Events for The Holidays in Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 7, 2023

newsletter December 2023Wheter you are getting a red wagon or a red Porsche for Christmas enjoy this holiday season!

To help you do that, here is a list of over 36 great events planned thoughout December.

Take a look, there is likely one –OR MORE — that you might want to see.

Kim & I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Check out the HOLIDAY EVENT SCHEDULE

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Considering A Move to The Southwest?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 30, 2023

southern Arizona livingTucson, Arizona, may not be as widely known as other popular destinations like New York or Los Angeles, but it offers many benefits that make it an excellent location.

Tucson, AZ, is a vibrant city gaining recognition for its unique fusion of the old and the new, blending modern amenities with traditional values.

If you are considering Southern Arizona as your new home, here are five reasons it could be the perfect choice.

Tucson’s warm desert climate is the envy of many. With over 330 days of sunshine each year, homeowners can expect dry and warm weather.

This comfortably warm climate creates ideal conditions for all outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and golfing.

If you are considering a move to the southwest, check out Tucson, Arizona. Here is why! >>>>> 5 Reasons to Move to Southern Arizona

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El Charro Cafe – Downtown Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 21, 2023

el charro cafeIf you are into Mexican food, real Mexican food, then El Charro Cafe is THE place to go.

This family restaurant opened in 1922. For those challenged by math, that’s over a 100 years ago. But there is more!

The same family have operated the restaurant since it opened. It is the oldest Mexican restaurant with continuous operation by one family in the U.S.

El Charro Café is a passage into Tucson’s Culinary History. It continues to receive dining acclaim from all over the world.

People come from all corners of the globe to experience El Charro Café and Kim and I invite you to do the same.

For more details on this iconic Tucson restaurant check out El Charro in downtown Tucson, AZ

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Scottsdale OR Oro Valley

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 14, 2023

blog post scottsdale vs oro valleyTrying to decide between Scottsdale and Oro Valley for your Arizona home? Consider the differences between the two cities to determine the better one for YOU!

Both Scottsdale and Oro Valley have dry desert climates. But Oro Valley is at an elevation of 2,700 feet and is cooler in the summer…..and winters.

Both cities have many excellent public and private schools.Oro Valley Community Center

Scottsdale homes cost more. The median price of a home is Scottsdale in October 2023 is $800,000. Oro Valley’s median home price is $565,000.

Both cities have a lot offer. But which one is the best fit for you depends on the individual and their preferences.

Take a deeper dive on the comparison between Scottsdale and Oro Valley Arizona.
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This Weekend In Tucson AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 9, 2023

blog post november 9 2023If you live in Tucson, AZ or planning a visit, then plan on taking in one of these great events. November is the start of the season for annual events in the greater Tucson area. So, don’t miss out on FUN IN THE SUN!

Should you be thinking of making Tucson, AZ your home or considering the area as a winter get away, give us a call – 520-940-4541 – we can help!

Check out the list of events in Tucson this weekend.
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55+ Communities In Tucson AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 25, 2023

55+ communities in Tucson azAre you pondering the question – “Where To Retire?”

At some time, everyone does. And maybe, just maybe, a 55+ community in Tucson AZ will pop into your thoughts.

There are lots of 55+ communities in Tucson, AZ. 20 to be exact. Some are big, some are small, but there is one to fit your lifestyle and budget.

Start your planning for the future right here! Go ahead, just click on —– Explore 55+ Communities In Tucson AZ!

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Best Neighborhoods In Tucson AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 18, 2023

neighborhoodsKim and I are often asked “What are the best neighborhoods in Tucson”.

As you might expect, there isn’t an easy answer to that question. Why?

Well, “best” is in the eye of the beholder. So, to some degree every home buyer has found the “best neighborhood” for themselves. The one they bought their home in.

But if you are asking yourself that question, here are the areas of Tucson as defined by the Tucson MLS with the neighborhoods identified in them.

Check they out! One of them might be the BEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN TUCSON —–for YOU!

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Robson Resort Communities

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 11, 2023

Robson Resort Communities Tucson AZIn the greater Tucson area, the inventory of homes for sale continues at historically low levels. Our clients have considered new construction options over the last few months.

New construction homes are being built across the greater Tucson AZ area. So there are lots of options to consider.

But if you are thinking of a 55+ community for retirement or seasonal residence, then you may want to consider a Robson Resort Community.

There are 2 Robson Resort Communities in the greater Tucson AZ area that are building new homes and one that was completed in 2022.  That means newer resale.

Want more on these 55+ communities? Then check out these Robson Resort Communities!
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El Tour De Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 3, 2023

Tucson real estate blog postEl Tour de Tucson is the largest bicycling event in Tucson and one of the largest biking events in the USA.

In fact, people travel from coast-to-coast every November to ride in this annual event!

First held in 1983, El Tour de Tucson is a signature Tucson event.

Put on by Perimeter Bicycles, the event raises money for more than 100 charities each year.

El Tour de Tucson will get underway on Saturday, November 18, 2023. For more on this great Tucson event…..Peddle Over To – El Tour de Tucson.

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Del Webb At Dove Mountain

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 27, 2023

Homes for sale Del Webb At Dove MountainThe focal point of this Del Webb 55+ community is the Saguaro Center. This 14,000 square foot facility is the place to stay active and meet other residents.

The heated swimming pool and spa provides the place for a “dip” any time of the year.

Del Webb At Dove Mountain is full of amenities and activities for all to enjoy. To learn the detail about this 55+ community in Dove Mountain….CLICK ….Del Webb At Dove Mountain

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SaddleBrooke Ranch Arizona: Homes, Villas, Golf & Amenities

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 20, 2023

Saddlebrooke Ranch - Tucson Homes for SaleConsidering a 55+ community in Arizona? If so, SaddleBrooke Ranch north of Tucson, AZ should be on your list.

This 55+ adult community is 10 miles North of Oro Valley and construction started in 2007.

To add to the luxury living experience, SaddleBrooke Ranch has villas. Villas can be a perfect winter “get away” home to escape those long winter days.

Take a peak at homes for sale in the Robson Resort Community Of SaddleBrook Ranch

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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 12, 2023

luxury kitchen remodelGetting the most out of the kitchen space requires a well thought out design. A design that makes the user the king or queen of the space.

And one more thing. The user’s age is important. Seniors more than younger homeowners need light and functional space.

So if you are considering a kitchen remodeling include these 10 tips in your design.

10 tips to make a kitchen more convenient for seniors and anyone else. Not only today, but in the future. Check out the……. 10 Tips

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520 Area Code For Southern Arizona

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 5, 2023

520 area code blog postThe 520 area code in southern Arizona covers a lot of geography.

Notable cities in the 520 area code include Tombstone and Bisbee, Arizona. Tombstone was a backdrop for western TV shows in the 1950’s and 60’s.

These western TV shows started the careers of many famous actors and actresses.

Southern Arizona and cities covered by the 520 area code are in the Mountain Standard Time zone. But keep in mind, Arizona does not follow day light savings time.

For a in-depth look at what is IN and OUT of the 520 Area Code…..520 Area Code

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All Souls Procession

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 30, 2023

Blog post August 2023The All Souls Procession is one of the first annual events in Tucson. It takes place in early November and offers cooler temps and big crowds.

This is another must experience event in Tucson. Inspired by centuries-old Dia de los Muertos holiday of Mexico. Dia de los Muertos means “Day of the Dead”.

The All Souls Procession attracts a diverse group of over 35,000 participants. The actual procession travels some 2 miles through the City of Tucson.

To learn more about this annual event in Tucson………Go To All Souls Procession

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Tucson’s Housing Market Pulse – July 2023

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 15, 2023

Blog postMortgage rates moved up, demand continues to be high and resale inventory low. That means prices “should” continue to rise, but higher mortgage may dampen buyers interests.

On the other hand, new home builders are going strong and raising prices in response to demand.

Many new home builders have a captive finance units and able to give rate incentives or closing cost offsets.

Will Tucson home appreciation be greater than the borrowing rate? Time will tell.

Over the last 12 months, the Average Price of a Single Family Home and Condo/Townhome is up 6.1%. Get the details — Tucson’s Housing Market Pulse – July 2023
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Tucson Is 15th In Nation For Home To Lot Size Usage

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 9, 2023

blog postFor those of us living in the greater Tucson area, we know Tucson is a great place.

It offers outdoor activities galore. It also provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Sonoran Desert.

And one more acolade comes from the “storage cafe”. Storage Cafe is a blog related to housing trends, life styles, and cities across the U.S.

Their recent study of “lot and home sizes” put Tucson 15th among the best cities for spacious living.

They concluded the median lot size is 8,204 square feet and median home size is 1,700 square feet. This means homes occupy around 20% of their lot.

That leaves lots of space for outdoor living amenities.

Want a deeper dive into this topic? Take a read and find out the how other cities placed in the lot and home size rankings.

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Moving With Pets

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 2, 2023

Movig Your PetMoving is a big transition for anyone. Mom, dad, the kids and even the pets.

Whether furred, feathered, finned, or scaled, your pet’s can be as stressed as the family. In most cases people will voice their feelings and issues.

Pets don’t have that ability…….yet!

So, what do you need to do to make your pets as comfortable at the people?

To jump start your plans for moving with your pets, here is some help. Take a 3 minute read of this guide to moving with pets.
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North Italia

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 25, 2023

North Italia Restaurant TucsonThis is a Sam Fox concept restaurant that is a main stay dining experience at La Encantada in the foothills. Given the location, it is usually busy and service can be a bit slow. But the food is always good.

North does not disappoints and this North Tucson location is one of their best!

A bright interior with a welcoming bar, plus a beautiful patio, perfect for dining all year round. But it can be noisy.

Basically, it’s a go to spot for a fun time with comfortable outdoor seating. Take a look at the details on North’s Italia.

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Where To Spend A “Cool” Day In The Hot Summer

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 18, 2023
Blog Post Titan II Missile Muesum

Click to read article

Did you live through the “Cold War”? If not, your parents or grand parents may have mentioned it to you. It was a significant event that influenced people during the period from 1947 to 1991.

Ok, ancient history for many today.

But the Cold War was a major part of the last half of the 20th century. A time of high tensions between the worlds two superpowers – the Unites States and Russia – ran high.

One significant product of the Cold War was the Titan II Missile System. A weapon built to ensure Russia would not attack the United States.

There were 54 Titan II Missiles sites in the United States.

Eighteen of those sites were in the greater Tucson area. Of all 54 sites, only one remains. The Titan II Missile Museum near Green Valley.

So if you want to do something cool on a hot day in Tucson, it might be the place to go. Learn more about this bit of Tucson history  – Titan II Missile Museum.

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June 2023 Tucson Housing Market Pulse

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 11, 2023

Blog post The June 2023 Tucson Housing Market Pulse shows year over year sales prices for Single Family Homes continue to move up. The median sales price for a single family home increased 3.5% and the average sales price gained 3.2% from June 2022.

Active Listings of Single Family Homes are down 13.4% from June 2022 with 1,593 single family homes on the market at the end of June. At the current burn rate for closed transactions that translates in to 1.8 months supply.

Condos and Townhouses prices moved up as well. The year over year Median sales price moved up 2.0% and Average sales price 3.9%.

With 157 Active Listings of Condo/Townhouses on the market there is only a 1.0 months supply.

Get the details and insights here – June 2023 Tucson Housing Market Pulse
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Time Magazine Puts Tucson On Top 50 List

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 5, 2023

tucson real estate blogThe news magazine Time released its annual World’s Greatest Places list for 2023.

Time Magazine asked its global network of correspondents to nominate their favorite destinations.

Destinations travelers should visit over the next 12 months. Places making the list offered new and exciting experiences. In all, 50 destinations – world wide – made the list.

A couple of places most will recognize include; St. Moritz, Vancouver, Budapest, and Kyoto.

And one you may not have expected, Tucson, Arizona.

For those of us living in Tucson, we know its a great place! And for those who would like to be living in a great place……give us a call, we can help you find your perfect home in Tucson.

Check out Time Magazine’s list of 50 of the World’s Greatest Places for 2023.

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Summer Monsoons In Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 27, 2023

blog post monsoon seasonSummer is here. This week the temps broke the 100 mark and are forecast to be there until the monsoons arrive. With summer comes the monsoon season.

June 15th is the start of monsoon weather and it runs until late September. Monsoons bring mid afternoon rains that can be quite heavy along with strong winds.

Now these rains are NOT what you might have seen in the movies about southeast Asia. Heavy all day rains.

Our monsoons can bring heavy rain, but will last less than an hour. Also, they are very localized.

For the inquiring mind, here is a 4 minute read on Tucson’s Monsoon Season.

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The Landing – Oro Valley, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 20, 2023

The LandingKim and I visit Tucson restaurants when ever we can and provide our thoughts on each one. The Landing is our most recent find.

This “beach comer” restaurant is owned by the folks who created Fini’s Landing in the Foothills. They created a winning formula for a casual hangout sports bar and they replicated it in Oro Valley.

Same concept, similar decor and continuing a menu with simple, straight forward good food. Oh, and drinks. Here is our take on THE LANDING.
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All Tucson Realtors Are Alike……..Or Are They?

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 14, 2023

3 myths about Tucson realtorsDid you know that there are over 5,000 Realtors in the greater Tucson area? Yes, 5,000!    OMG!

Search the internet for a Tucson Real Estate Agent and you will find hundreds of websites. Not to mention the hundreds of faces and narratives on each one.

Most of the marketing wants you to believe all Tucson Realtors are alike. They have all passed the same State real estate exam and work at a realty company. Some are brand new others with years in real estate.

But are all Tucson Realtors alike?

If you want to have the answer to that question, take 4 minutes to read…. 3 Myths About Tucson Realtors.
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Three Day Trips From Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 7, 2023

Day Trips From Tucson One of the great things about Tucson, AZ is the opportunity to take a short road trip that takes you back to the days of the old west. There are dozens of one day road trips and some over night places as well.

Ninety minutes from Tucson are three places that take you back to cowboys, saloons and history.

So get your gas tank filled and head to Bisbee, Tombstone or Tubac for a day of fun in the sun of Southern Arizona.

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Fini’s Landing – Beach Vibe In The Foothills

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 16, 2023

Fini's Landing In the foothillsEntering Fini’s Landing through a door with a bronze flip flop as the door handle makes you feel right at home. Fini’s is what you experience on a trip to the Keys, a Caribbean beach bar or Cancun.

For those who have not visited these places, you now know the atmosphere and vibe. This is a locals place, but join the crowd. You will feel like a local in minutes.

For those seeking a place to watch their favorite team in action, Fini’s Landing is the place. With 11 BIG – 55 inch – TV’s there is good viewing from every seat.

Want more info on this great waterin hole? Start here…Fini’s Landing.

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Thinking Of Southern Arizona? Think Tucson!

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 11, 2023

southern arizona blog postTucson, Arizona, may not be as widely known as other popular destinations such as Palm Springs or Fort Lauderdale, but it is an excellent location for a seasonal home or retirement.

This vibrant city is gaining recognition for its unique fusion of the old and the new, blending modern amenities with traditional values. If you are considering Southern Arizona as your new home. Why? Check out these FIVE REASONS.

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Fun-filled Adventures to Try When Camping In Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 25, 2023

Blog postCamping in Tucson, Arizona offers a breadth of exciting adventures to experience. Spending the night among mesquite trees with mesas and canyons as your views, you will surely feel as if you’re living in a dream.

Whether you’re planning an exciting camping adventure with your family or friends, it’s important to sprinkle some fun-filled activities in your itinerary to make the most out of your trip.

That being said, here are four exciting adventures to add to your camping itinerary>>>>>>>>Camping In Tucson

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31 Don’ts For Decorating Small Spaces

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 18, 2023

decorating ideas blog postAlmost every home has one small space that is a challenge to decorate. Small-spaces doesn’t have to curb your style.

With a bit of creativity, you can make a small space live large.

Should you need to decorate a small space in your home don’t panic. Consider turning a decorating “don’t” into a “do” to make close quarters feel a whole lot bigger.

Check out these efficient storage solutions, stunning design ideas, and inspiring makeover ideas……Start Your Small Space Decorating Here!

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Historical Sites And Landmarks In Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 4, 2023

Historic Tucson St Augistine CatherdralTucson is one of the oldest continually inhabited areas in North America. Archeological sites prove American Indians lived in the Santa Cruz River Valley near Tucson for at least 12,000 years.

Hohokam Indians lived here 4,000 years before Spanish missionaries arrived in 1600s.

Both the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson and the Mission San Xavier del Bac resulted from the Spanish occupancy. They remain two of the most iconic and historic structures in the region.

The adobe-walled Presidio became known as “The Old Pueblo”. That term remains one of Tucson’s nicknames to this day.

In 1854, southern Arizona and Tucson became part of the United States for $10 million when Gadsden Purchase bought the area from Mexico.

Needless to say, this history has created many historical sites and landmarks. To learn more just click here on …..Historical Sites and Landmarks In Tucson

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The Arizona Inn

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 28, 2023

Tucson blog Arizona InnDo you want to Embrace the spirit of the Southwest in Tucson? Than book a stay at the Arizona Inn.

This charming Tucson hotel with resort amenities is a living piece of Tucson history. A family owned and run facility in the heart of Tucson since the 1030’s.

It provides a serene setting to relax and feel the nostalgia of days gone by.

Check out the details of this piece of Tucson history…….Arizona Inn

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Thunder & Lightening Over Arizona

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 28, 2023

blog post air show tucson azFor air show enthusiasts this is a DON’T MISS event. A 2 day air event at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ. March 25 & 26, 2023. A multitude of aircraft displays, flybys and skydive activities. Not to mention the world renowned Air Force Thunderbirds.

Bring the kids, bring the family, bring your friends to this great airshow.

The free air show will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, a demonstration squadron flying F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets. Additional flyers planned for the show will include the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the F-35A Lightning II demonstration teams.

Now the best part…..It’s FREE!

However, there is “premium” seating available…..NOT FREE….but worth it. Check out the details for …Thunder & Lightening Over Arizona!

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Water In Tucson, AZ

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 21, 2023

blog post The question about water availability in the greater Tucson area is a frequently from many of our clients. Especially those from Midwest and Northwest. Questions are ask not omly abut the quantity of water, but the quality.

One of the first things to know is that Tucson sits on the top of a large aquifer. Experts believe there is enough water there to last many, many years.

Tucson also receives water from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project.Clearly, there are concerns about the low water levels in the lakes and reservoirs feeding the Colorado river.

Water remains a precious resource throughout most of the southwest and southern Arizona. In that regard, Tucson’s water conservation programs have been in place for over 20+ years. To get a better understanding of situation take a read …….Understanding The Water Supply In Tucson Arizona.

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Rillito Park Race Track

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 8, 2023

tucson blog postSaturday February 4 is the start of the 2023 winter racing season at Rillito Park Race Track. It is one of the oldest annual events in Tucson.

It has been called “The Birthplace of American Quarter Horse Racing.” For 77 years, this Tucson, Arizona racetrack has persevered. And during seven weekends each February and March, you can experience one of the most engaging racing environments in America.

Rillito Downs Race Track opened in 1943 and became the center of all Quarter Horse racing throughout the western United States.

It was part of a racing circuit that ran from Houston to San Francisco. This year the race schedule runs from February 4 to April 2nd.

Learn more about this historic landmark in Tucson’s history……….Rillito Park Race Track

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Culinary Dropout – Novel Place With Good Food

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 1, 2023

Culinary Dropout RestaurantHow do you start a review of a restaurant operating in a building that was once a lumber yard?

Well, lets start with the obvious. It is big. I mean gigantic BIG!

The theme of the Culinary Dropout is……Hmmm….FUN!

Birthday parties, get together with friends, family outing or a block party but not outside. And there is a mega screen TV to catch your favorite sports.

It is big, there is lots of noise! Have a beverage of choice and play corn hole or ping pong.

Stop in and check it out. It might become your fun place to have fun, eat and have your favorite beverage……Read On Culinary Dropout

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Discover The Natural Beauty Of Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 24, 2023

Catalina Mountain Northwest TucsonTucson, Arizona, is a city surrounded by mountains and natural beauty.

There is no lack of outdoor things to enjoy, from the gorgeous saguaro cactus that dot the terrain to the steep mountains surrounding the city.

Tucson offers something for everyone, whether you like hiking, bird watching, or just exploring the great outdoors.

Discover  some of the natural beauty of Tucson that you shouldn’t miss…….Lets Explore Now

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Tucson Gem Show January 28 thru February 12, 2023

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 17, 2023

gem showThe world-renowned Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase opens on January 28, 2023. It runs for 2 weeks and closes on February 12th.

It is like a time portal, a trip around the world, and a treasure hunt all rolled into one.

Every winter, over 65,000 guests from around the globe descend upon Tucson, AZ. They buy, sell, and trade, gems, minerals, and fossils at over 48 gem show locations across the city.

If you’re planning a winter visit to Tucson, you won’t want to miss this three-week-long event.

Find Out More About this BIG Tucson annual event…… International Gem Show…..the Schedule!

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“A” Mountain – Part Of Tucson’s Histoy

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 11, 2023

Historic A Mountain in TucsonThe Presidio of Tucson began in 1775. In Spanish a “presidio” is a fortified military settlement.

To protect the Presidio from Apache raiders, a sentinel stood on the top of the mountain. Thus the name Sentinal Mountain.

“A” Mountain contains volcanic rock from the nearby Tucson Mountains. But “A” Mountain is not a volcano.

Coming from its use as a look out point by the Spanish in the late 1700’s. It is part of Tucson’s history.

But that history was added to in 1915 when the U of A defeated Pomona College in football…..Find Out More About “A” Mountain!

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Parish Brings Southern Cajun Food To Tucson

Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 3, 2023

Tucson blog post parishThe Parish may be the only southern Cajun restaurant in Tucson. Behind its unassuming store front is a comfortable eatery with friendly staff serving bold Southern Cajun food. Tables seat about 50 guests.

The bar area is also small, but perfect for a “beverage” of choice and appetizers or a full meal. Located on the west side of Oracle Road a bit north of Orange Grove Road makes finding it an easy task.

Come on down…..Ya’ll….More On The Parish

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