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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.
Latest Updates On Tucson Schools
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 15, 2019
While public schools abound, there are also a large number of “charter” schools. BASIS being the most notable.
Tucson students ready for post high school education have the University of Arizona. The U of A and Pima Community College provide a broad range of programs and degree options.
To find out more on school district and post high school options, Start …..HERE
Premier Tucson Homes Featured Homes – May 2019
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 9, 2019
To jump start your process we provide “our” list of featured homes in Tucson, AZ.
We review all active listings on the Tucson MLS and select our favorites. These homes showcase what is available in the Tucson Real Estate market. And with the home inventory levels so low, one of these may be what you are looking for.
We hope you find our featured listings of interest. And don’t hesitate to call to ask questions about any home on our list OR to discuss the details of what you want. Start your Tucson home search …..HERE
Are All Tucson Arizona Realtors Alike – Hell NO!
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 30, 2019
Most Realtors have a website showing Tucson homes for sale. The website will show the company they work for and how to contact them.
On the surface, all Tucson realtors look alike. But are they?
What makes some realtors good and others great? What’s the secret sauce to delivering the highest level of service to each and every client? How do some realtors put the PRO in professional and others don’t?
Choosing a Realtor to work with is one of the single most important steps in buying or selling a home. To learn more…GO HERE
The Answer To The Question “What’s A Casita?”
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 23, 2019
The casita is a growing real estate staple in the American Southwest. This is especially true for home buyers looking to downsize. The utility of the “casita” is makes a smaller home more livable when the quests arrive.
Casista in Spanish, the word means “small house”. A casita will have it’s own plumbing and electrical systems. Rooms include a bedroom and bathroom. The more grand casitas may even have a small kitchen. For more on homes with casitas…… GO HERE
Answers To Frequently Ask Questions From Home Buyers
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 19, 2019
You have cash for the down payment and ready to make an offer.
But before you pull the trigger there are some very important questions you’ll want to ask first.
Here are some questions and answer many buyers have as they get ready to “sign on the bottom line”….. You have questions – we have answers — HERE
Ever Wonder The Risk Of Natural Disasters In Arizona?
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 7, 2019
Tornadoes are rare. But haboobs do occur in the Phoenix area. Some are unbelievable.
Hurricanes get shredded before they can reach us. Some from the Gulf will push heavy rain into the State.
Summer “monsoons” bring rain and wind. Some times they do create damage. But now where near a tornado.
Mid westerners find it laughable and weak after they move to Arizona.
But wild fires due occur. Lighting or humans are the usual cause. The good news is they occur in rural areas and wild lands not cities and urban areas.
So if you want natural disasters on an apocalyptic scale you need to go east or west a state or two. Texas, Oklahoma, and California.
For more ….GO HERE!
THE Tucson Mountains – Majestic and Magical
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 27, 2019
Although small in size, this range dominates the western area of Tucson.
The Tucson Mountain Park is almost 20,000 acres and one of the largest owned by a local government.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a major Tucson attraction in the west area of Tucson. Saguaro National Park, and Old Tucson Studios are at the southern end of the Tucson Mountain.
For more on this scenic mountain range in Tucson….GO HERE!
The Lost Barrio – Hard To Find – But A Unique Place To Shop
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 22, 2019
“The Lost Barrio Tucson” Warehouse Shopping District is three blocks filled with quaint shops and galleries. Located in a historic warehouse district of Tucson known as the Barrio San Antonio.
Everything is unique at the shops and galleries in the Lost Barrio. Antiques, home accessories, gift items, handcrafted furniture, fine art, rugs, tribal and folk art, Asian art, architectural elements, and Mexican imports.
And look for Tooley’s. A small cafe with a casual breakfast and lunch menu. The Lost Barrio world importers and artisans have created an exciting and colorful interior design and gift shopping destination with something for everyone.
For more on this unique place to shop in Tucson, AZ …. GO HERE!
El Conquistador Golf Club – Oro Valley Community Center
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 18, 2019
The Town of Oro Valley purchased the El Conquistador Country Club in December 2014.
The facilities including the golf course are now the Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center. The facility expands the amenities of Oro Valley.
The El Conquistador Golf Club remains as it was. Two 18 hole courses at the community center and 9 holes at the Hilton Resort.
The Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center has 15 lighted tennis courts. With 16 more at the Hilton Resort. The facility also has 2 pickleball courts, 2 racquetball courts and 2 swimming pools. Fitness classes including Pilates, yoga, aqua, Tai Chi, boot camps, and interval classes.
The fitness center offers a full range of equipment. Cardio equipment, Life Fitness treadmills; Precor and Life Fitness upright and recumbent bikes. And there is more. Precor and Life Fitness elliptical machines, Concept rower, and weight and exercise room.
The bottom line is there is a lot to do at the Oro Valley Community and Recreational Center. Learn more ….HERE!
Our March Tucson Newsletter Is Here!
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 15, 2019
If you are a resident of visitor don’t miss these events coming in April. And don’t miss the gardening tip! Find out what is happening in Tucson in April— HERE!
Getting Answers To The Question – Where To Retire?
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 12, 2019
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.
Want some insight on the states and cities boomers are headed for? Start— HERE!
New Listing In Vail, AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 1, 2019
16917 S. Orchid Flower Trail Vail, AZ – 2,595 SF – 5 Bedroom – 4 Bath – Casita in gated Sycamore Canyon.
The front courtyard and fountain draws you into this “architectural digest” decorated home. The main home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. A 282 SF casita is perfect as an office or guests that just won’t leave.
A large foyer and great room creates open space and great views. And the kitchen is a cooks dream. Stainless steal appliances, a breakfast bar & nook plus its own patio access.
A split bedroom floor plan gives the owners privacy when guests arrive. And real cherry hardwood floors make everyone feel warm and comfortable. The master bedroom has a two-way fireplace to enjoy your master bath retreat.
Call us to arrange a showing – 520-940-4541
Just Listed In Oro Valley, AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 25, 2019
The great room floor plan is an entertainers delight. The large kitchen is open to the great room and dining area. Guests can visit and stroll out to the patio to enjoy the pool, spa and BBQ. Oh, and the views of course!
Frequent block parties, so be ready to meet your neighbors. Take a look — HERE!
Call us to arrange a showing – 520-940-4541
Ventana Canyon Golf And Luxury Homes
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 12, 2019
The Ventana Canyon Golf Courses are located in Ventana Canyon. It is one of the most beautiful canyons in the Santa Catalina front range. And one of the least visited. To find out why read the rest of the article.
The two 18 hole courses created by Tom Fazio wind through the foothills canyons and arroyos. Both courses, Mountain and Canyon, have received awards and accolades.
These courses are a “must play” for any golfer visiting Tucson, AZ.
Each of the Ventana Canyon golf courses challenge a players ball striking accuracy. If you are a golfer, the Mountain and Canyon courses need to be experienced when in Tucson, AZ. Get a quick read on each course – HERE…..
Home Sales Update On The Popular Tucson Communities And More
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 6, 2019
And those uniqueness’s mean home values and sales trends will be different.
Likewise, people buy homes in Arizona for different reasons. For many buyers, it is the warm weather, 320+ days sunshine or the beauty of the great Southwest.
While others want to be able to play golf the year around. Or swim, play tennis or hike on any given day.
Check out the latest Tucson “local market” homes sales data in 9 of Tucson top Real Estate markets. GET A QUICK UPDATE NOW…..
How To Decorate Or NOT Decorate Your Southwest Home
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 29, 2019
For many Tucson home buyers decorating their new is a new adventure. They’ve relocated with the excitement of living in their new southwest home.
The native American and Spanish believe that colors can protect against evil spirit. The proof is in the colors used in most of Southwestern interior designs.
One reoccurring question is “Why are the Southwestern interior paint colors very warm?” The answer is pretty simple. Bright and bold colors resembles the colors of the Mother Earth.
Turquoise and blue-green colors reflect the sky. Orange and yellows reflect the desert. Learn more about… HERE
Top 5 Home Improvement Projects Buyers Want
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 24, 2019
But some projects can add significant value to your home.
With housing prices increasing, now is the time to invest in your home and increase its value. But recognize, not all projects will return their full investment.
Some of the simple upgrades actually return more than the bigger ones. And buyers aren’t as interested in starting projects after they move in.
A bathroom renovation may not return its full investment, but it will help sell your home.
So which home improvement projects should you invest in?
Lets find out….. HERE
PIMA County Best Place To Retire In Arizona
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 17, 2019
U.S.A Today published the finding of a survey by 24/7 Wall St. on the best places to retire in every state. In Arizona, PIMA County is identified as the best place to retire. And guess what! Tucson is in PIMA County.
It comes as no surprise that Baby Boomers – people born from 1946 to 1964 – started turning 65 in 2011 and are today entering retirement in unprecedented numbers. According to the National Institute on Aging, this generation is retiring at a rate of 10,000 people per day.
And by 2030, 20 percent of the U.S. population will be comprised of elderly Americans, climbing from 15 percent in 2015.
The 24/7 Wall St. survey created an index of 17 health and economic factors in U.S. counties and areas considered equivalent to counties by the U.S. Census Bureau. These included parishes and boroughs.
Only counties where the 65-and-over population grew at least as fast as the nation and was larger than the national average were considered. The key data for PIMA County included
- Population: 1,007,257
- 65 and older population: 18.1 percent (7th of 15 counties)
- Primary care physicians: 82.5 per 100,000
- Estimated monthly living expenses for family of 2: $3,876.65 (14th out of 15 counties)
- Median home value: $166,300
Modern Living In The Old Southwest
Along with available healthcare services, the Median home value is a big factor in selecting PIMA County and its biggest city – Tucson. Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona. It is a vibrant city with lots of events, activities and things to do.
Although Tucson’s is higher then the PIMA county average, the median price of a home in Tucson in $205,000. Below that in many other states considered as a retirement destination.
So if you are considering where to live after you retire, consider Tucson, AZ in PIMA County. Want to compare the cost of living for cities in Arizona? Start HERE!
What’s A Mid Century Modern Home And Where Can You Find One
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 8, 2019
Perhaps bringing back strong childhood memories and seeking to recreate them today.
The notable characteristics of the mid century homes include their flat lines, rectangular shape, large glass windows and open floor plan space.
Homes had simple lines and large windows that attempted to blend the inside of the home with nature.
Tucson AZ had been a significant location for military personal during the war years. Thousands of Army Air Force and Navy pilots were trained at Ryan Field and what is now the Marana Airport.
Many of these people returned to the Tucson area to live after the war and purchase a home in a new subdivision – a mid century modern home – for their families.
Some of the most beautiful mid century homes in the west!
For more on Tucson’s Mid Century Modern homes and where to find one…..HERE
Past Tucson Real Estate Blog Posts can be found – HERE!