Tucson, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
The last three years has brought about a great deal of flux in our priorities, home choices, values.Some want a home office, others more space to just enjoy "Home", some want something simple, and others -- a property with possibilities.I'd like to introduce a new home on the market this week that might fit your growing and changing criteria.Looking at some basic criteria, here's a list of some key features of the property:*1991 Square feet, four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms*Mountain Views from every window except bathroom and 2nd pantry/laundry*Formal living and dining rooms, "sunken" living room*Den/ family room with wood-burning fireplace, brick hearth, new flue damper and coils to heat room*Large bedrooms with expansive closets, many with built in shelving*Roomy pantry closet & adjacent 2n...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
What Is your Defining Criteria when Buying a Home for SaleWhen searching for a home, it's important to know your priorities.Important to consider from your own viewpoint might be location, walkability, privacy, lot size, number of bedrooms, an extra room for an office, etc.  The characteristics of a home make it YOUR home, and having your must-haves CLEAR before you start looking can save a lot of time, and possibly heartache.For instance, let me introduce a property to you in regards to some of the defining criteria you may need. Move in ready Horse property Four bedrooms Private, rural Mountain views 2 car extended attached garage You see what I am getting at?  If you don't have livestock, animals, RV and ATMS and other toys -- maybe you want an urban lot.Maybe you're looking for a re...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
4405 Old Ranch Road, Tucson Arizona For SaleEureka!  A new horse property on the market and ready for sale!If you've been searching for a property zoned for horses and have been having challenges in finding one, check out this lovely opportunity located just off Manville and Sandario Roads in Tucson, AZ.Situated on almost 3.5 acres, fully fenced, this lovingly maintained, move-in ready home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, tons of extra storage, and a uniqueness and flavor only Adobe brick can bring to a home.One doesn't need livestock to love this property - it's great for growing room, a private community, lots of toys and expansion area for garages, etc -- all surrounded by panoramic views of mountain and desert.And let's not forget about the sunsets!!  Or the gorgeous summer monsoon...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
The desert speaks to us in quiet ways;Purple mountains,Dazzling sunsets, A society of cacti where we can visit our ancestors if our ears are open to the voice of the Saguaro  Riotous blooms of color --Create their own beguiling melody within your mind.There's a danger here, a power, and yet it whispers to the soul; Inviting solace,Contemplation,and reverence,Come.Be.Tucson. Come, live in Tucson.  All but one of these photos were taken at a coming soon listing, available for viewing August 1, 2022.  It is located at 4405 N Old Ranch Rd - Tucson, AZ 85743-8875Contact me for more information and photos of the Brick Adobe, 4/2 home, 1991 square feet with attached 2 car garage situated on 3.4 acres, zoned for horses.  More info to follow on my blog this week!Cara Mancuso, Golden Girls with S...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
 I received an article about the dog days of summer and how to survive them today.  I immediately thought, well, dogs don't like "summer days" in Arizona too much.  They are out with their owners early morn and after dark...our 100 degree temps aren't just hot - they are positively painful unless they are wearing protection on their feet!For a brief history lesson, the Farmer's Almanac offers a definition regarding the Dog Days of Summer: "This period of sweltering weather coincides with the year’s sunrise rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. Sirius is part of the constellation Canis Majoris—the “Greater Dog”—which is where Sirius gets its canine nickname"One of the suggestions mentions a poolside picnic, and another - a nature walk.  (Obviously, a NATIONAL article)I will say we enjoy an eve...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Continental Ranch is a Master-planned community situated in Marana / Tucson that borders Interstate 10 on the east, the Tucson Mountains on the west side, and starts at Cortaro Road in NW Tucson, within Marana town limitsWithin its borders is plenty of shopping, a movie theatre, restaurants, a public golf course, and fitness options.The community also contains the Active Adult community of Sunflower, but for purposes of this blog posting, I'm just going to highlight the residential resale of Continental Ranch with no age restrictions.In all, over the past 90 days, we are talking about 87 total homes.  9 are, at this date, active and for sale.15 have contracts that were accepted in an average of 6 days. 13 are pending closing, having passed all contingencies and inspections, and 50 sold....
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
I've been on the hunt recently for some large families, hoping to find their Tucson, Arizona dream home.It's important to work with a REALTOR in helping with your home search.  We can set you up on a portal, ask our networking resources for upcoming listings, and check coming soon listings.  These are not things you can do on your own, despite the wonderful technology that is out there.  (The last two horse ranches I helped clients find were not even on the market yet - word of mouth is crucial!!)In looking for your five bedroom home for sale in Tucson, knowing what is critical to you is so important.  With today's limited inventory, it's important to discuss before you begin your search, what you truly MUST have.So, to begin with, perhaps it's that four bedroom home with den or office,...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Who doesn't marvel at the sight of a tiny hummingbird, wings whizzing, taking a sip from a summer bloom or sugar feeder.Did you know Tucson AZ is rich in hummingbirds in terms of sheer numbers and diversity? Our abundant, year round supply of plants and natural landscape appeal to the hummingbird, as well as being so close to the Mexican border where they thrive as well.  There can be more than 13 different species of hummingbirds found in our area, according to the Tucson Audobon Society.  The four you are most likely to find include the Costa's Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Broad-billed Hummingbird, and Black-Chinned Hummingbird.  (That's got to be a feat to spot a hummingbird chin...!)(Costa Hummingbird)Did you know a hummingbird's heart can beat up to 1,260 times per minute?  Did...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Spring is trying hard to stay in Tucson now.  It seems a little colder this year, the weather flip flopping between the 80's and the 40's.  I'm carrying a coat in the car just in case.But with the return of the 80's, nature's beauty is popping up all over as well.  Yesterday I had the good fortune to run across some "Pooh-isms", favorite verses and sayings that have been attributed to Winnie the Pooh and his shenanigans.Here's a fitting one: “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” - Winnie The PoohI've got those acquaintances popping up in my yard right now - can't complain.  The pop of color just makes you smile.If you haven't been to Tucson, you'd be amazed at what color the desert can bring.  Thinking about taking a trip - let me know, I'll share some recommendations.  T...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
April is Earth Month. (Re-useable shopping bags)Tucson Water shared tips to honor the Earth every day: Reduce paper waste by eliminating printing hard copies & using online bill pay Recycle old, unused, or broken computers, tablets, phones, and more at stores, manufacturers, and local governments Save water by using it efficiently Shop local vendors and businesses     In addition, Pima County Wastewater Reclamation is offering up to $400 in Vouchers to Reduce Air PollutionTurn in your old gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment and receive vouchers of up to $400 to purchase new electric, battery or manual landscape devices.More info: 520-273-9898www.pima.gov/HealthyAir or CutPollution@pima.govIn honor of Earth Month, I have a few wishes.I wish phone books were no longer made and dist...
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By Signature Group, Your Go-To Tucson Real Estate Team
(Signature Group with Realty Executives)
The last quarter of the year brings so much to look forward to - from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve and everything in between. The joy of driving from mall to mall, hosting extravagant dinners, planning for epic parties...then cleaning up after the extravagant dinners and parties are over. Buying or selling a house is THE LAST thing on most people's to-do list. So how do we as Realtors keep that pipeline as full as our ever growing bellies? Pivot is the name of the gameTo keep that white board full from October through December one must completely change the way they do business. The best way to explain this is via bullet point so here we go... Change the conversation - To sellers, let them know that although the value of their home decreases slightly, it still may be a great time to se...
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By Signature Group, Your Go-To Tucson Real Estate Team
(Signature Group with Realty Executives)
Team culture - It took us 5 years of trial and error to get this right and it took almost as long to realize that it is THE MOST important aspect of a successful team. In the beginning we thought it was crucial to focus on production and the good old BOTTOM LINE. We pushed for excellence, drive and never-ending escrows with the intention of keeping that white board full. Despite our efforts, we always fell short. People were upset and no one stayed on the team for more than a year. What were we doing wrong? The answer to our problems was easy.When we reorganized in July of 2020, we decided to start from scratch - wipe the slate clean. Tanner, Rebecca and I sat down and had a candid conversation about what our perfect team looked like then worked backwards to develop a program built on t...
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By Signature Group, Your Go-To Tucson Real Estate Team
(Signature Group with Realty Executives)
So here's the scoop...We get asked every single day, NAY - multiple times a day. "Where is the market heading" or "Is the market slowing down." Its been the question on everyone's mind for what seems to be since the pandemic started. Up until very recently our short answer was "no" its not slowing down at all, in fact its getting harder and harder to buy a house in the Tucson market. A little backstoryTucson has long been a hidden gem of a city. Residents have always enjoyed a relaxed quality of life with higher than national average wages and lower than national average home prices. What a wining combination, right? That coupled with a colorful and diverse community, nationally recognized cuisine, stellar weather, the most beautiful desert in the world and a wealth of activities to ent...
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By Signature Group, Your Go-To Tucson Real Estate Team
(Signature Group with Realty Executives)
Hello Tucson residents, transplants, visitors and those of you wanting to know more about our amazing city! We are the Signature Group at Realty Executives - more specifically, I'm Jason, one of the managing partners of this top-notch team (the guy in the middle of Mount Crushmore for reference). Rebecca Crane, the accountability master, is to my right and Tanner Herbert, the numbers guy, is to my left! Together we coach and train our real estate agents to be the very best for the many buyers, sellers and investors we have the honor of representing in Southern Arizona! Yes, this is our very first blog post so I figured I'd lay the groundwork, introduce myself and give you a little insight on what we hope to use this platform for! Will there be market information? Of course. Will there b...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Tucson, AZ Community and Real Estate InformationTucson is a big bustling city found in the state of Arizona. The city plays a significant role as the primary business and commercial center in the southern region. You’ll find various home types and styles in this area, including apartments, condominiums, luxury subdivisions, and suburban neighborhoods. It will be quite a task for you to find a home that best suits your taste and expectations in this place. That is why we are here to help you find the perfect house for you here in Tucson. In this city, real estate for sale measures between 640 - 25,000 sqft with 1-11 baths and 1-9 bedroom layouts. The average sale price of properties is $252,465, a median listing price of $265,000, and a median per square feet of $150, experience living i...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
I've been working with an out of state buyer for a year - she's hoping to find a horse property, with facilities, as close to her family as possible.  I go to each property of interest and send copious small videos with narration, and then we talk when complete.  It works with her schedule.Throughout the year her criteria has changed, and I get it.  Some times you don't realize what you need or what's important until you've looked under a few rocks, so to speak.At first thought, you may think...working for a YEAR...but one must consider our Tucson Area inventory.Days on the market are less than a month, and niche properties, such as a horse ranch property, WITH actual facilities, can be tricky.And then, there's the multiple offers.  My client and I have come in second for more offers th...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Whether it's dinner at home, out, ordered in, delivered, picked up...here's some of the choices available to you in the metropolitan areas of Tucson and Marana, AZ for November 2020.Some of the restaurants are locally owned, so be sure to call the local franchises for availability if you plan on dining at a chain restaurant this 2020 holiday.If you let me know of other offerings, I'll be happy to add them to the list. Some of the ordering needs to be done well before a week in advance, so don't delay if you're not cooking your own feast this year.  Cielos at Lodge on the DesertOffering a four Course Dinner,  including Honey Chipotle Baked Salmon, Salt Crusted Prime Rib, and Traditional Roasted Turkey.   Fleming's Steakhouse - TucsonHerb-Roasted Turkey 3-course for $49 or for something d...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
You can, yes you can!I tend to pour mine in a can and refrigerate, throwing away when hard, but this can be trickier when it's a FryDaddy that needs changing, or something larger.Tucson area residents can participate in the Recycle your Cooking Grease event just after the new year!  January 9, 2021Save your used cooking fats, oil and grease to drop off at the free 16th Annual Grease Collection & Recycling Event, Saturday, January 9, 2021.I'm sure you know,  cooking grease in your kitchen should never be poured down the drain. Instead, store it in containers and bring it to the 16th Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event. (Those plastic coffee bins work great, especially from Costco!!)From their website, "The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department and its partners, ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
People of Arizona.Homeowners of Arizona.Folks thinking of maybe selling in the SW Desert area.Tucson, Az neighbors....HEY YOU!Are you aware of the shortage of listing inventory?Are you aware buyers have the best interest rates EVER in real estate mortgages right now?Do you know it's a Sellers' Market in Tucson, AZ, including Marana, Vail, Oro Valley, Catalina, Saddlebrooke, Sahuarita, Green Valley and more??If this is news to you...let's talk.If you have questions, I'd love to answer them.I posted this on Facebook this week, and thought I'd share it here:In November 2007 we had 10,000 homes for sale on the market.Today we have less than 2000.Average days on the market before contract acceptance last December was 47Last month it was 25.  We've got a great market analysis, live on Faceboo...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
 I'd like to offer a shout out to locally owned business, TCR II Suspension Brake and Alignment™ Auto Repair ServicesHere is their website:  https://tcr2auto.com/My sister and her husband stopped by our home in Tucson after visiting their daughter in California.  They were experiencing some suspension issues with their heavy-duty 350 truck and hoped to get immediate service.They filled out an online form asking for next day service, and lo and behold, were able to drop their truck off at 11 a.m.  AND...the service was completed same day.The owners were upbeat, professional, and knew their stuff.  They even offered a Military discount, as well as having reasonable prices.Need auto service by a locally owned family?  Look no further than TCR II Suspension Brake and Alignment™ Auto Repair ...
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