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The latest edition of our popular Tucson Real Estate Blog! Our 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.

Enjoy…

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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…..

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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…..

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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