Benson, AZ Real Estate News

By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
The entire plans of buying a house should start way ahead before you actually buy a house. Acquiring a house of your own is a serious thing. This is the reason why you have to make sure you are able to protect your investment and not lose it to foreclosure. Unluckily, more homeowners are now facing this kind of dilemma. In order for you to easily buy and own a house, make sure that you have a long-term plan. You don't need to buy a house immediately simply because you got a raise or you got hired recently. Make sure you improve your saving's digit first. This is going to be your financial support if anything happens that could affect your financial assets. Improve Savings and Invest More Most professionals would say that it is a lot better if you do not rely on a single job. This means ...
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
I drove to Benson, AZ yesterday to visit with a client.  Benson is more rural than Tucson, and the early-morning drive east on Interstate 10 was enjoyable.  Turning south at my destination, I crossed a cattle guard near Cochise College.  The monsoon rains had provided moisture enough for this plant (Sacred Datura) to blossom, and the sun was just right.  (It's amazing what you'll find when you're looking for blog fodder!)  Looking down into the flower, I was surprised by a little polka-dotted beetle having breakfast.  Cute little guy, isn't he? Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by to visit.  ___________________ I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender. SUNSTREET MORTGAGECall me if I can help you or someone you know with a purchase or refi mortgage.(520)...
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By Brad Snyder
(Sierra Vista Realty)
Topic: Economy and Housing Update for Cochise CountyGuest: Robert Carreira Director, the Center for Economic Research Listen to this episode    Download this episode (right click and save) Center for Economic Research - http://www.cochise.edu/deptsdirs/organizations/cer/ (520) 515-0500 or (800) 966-7943 07/04/2009 Today we are going to talk about the local economy and the housing market with Robert Carreira Director, the Center for Economic Research and find out what they do over at Cochise College.   Brad SnyderSierra Vista Real Estatewww.BradSnyder.com
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Kings Ranch Estates.... a new equestrian conservation community PODCAST Topic: Kings Ranch Estates.... a new equestrian conservation community Guest: Linda Huffman and Joyce Audette from Realesate.com in Sierra Vista Powered by Podbean.com  Download this episode (right click and save)   04/23/2009 The new enterprise, located east of the north-to-east bend in Highway 92, near the Coronado National Memorial, and is a “controlled development” in which a significant portion of every lot is designated as a conservation area. More than 100 miles of hiking and biking trails are envisioned for the area. The development is named for the nearby Kings Ranch Road.   Brad SnyderSierra Vista Homes For Rent www.BradSnyder.com  
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By Brad Snyder
(Sierra Vista Realty)
Topic: Habitat For Humanity Sierra Vista Guest: MAJ Raymond P. Bouchard with our local Habitat for Humanity office Powered by Podbean.com  Download this episode (right click and save)12/13/08 This week I am interviewing members of our local Habitat for Humanity office here in Sierra Vista. “Open House” is a radio show dedicated entirely to the subject of Sierra Vista and Cochise County real estate. My name is Brad Snyder and I'm a REALTOR and Property Manager at Sierra Vista Realty and I host the show. This program has been designed to bring you news and information you can use. Each week I will have guest experts including REALTORS, appraisers, remodelers, and many others talking about what they know best and answering your questions and concerns. My goal is to inspire, empower, and en...
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By John Hurbon
(Homesmart International Tucson,AZ)
Becoming an expert in an area takes research. Museums are rich in local area culture, history and facts that can lead you to contacts and better yet, interesting stories. Interesting stories about the local history, mountains, architecture or industry can be useful as "ice breakers" with clients. If you are not familar with the term "ice breakers" it's ok, it's a fancy name for "Building rapport". Stories can allow a client to get familar with an area. I don't mean breaking into a 30 minute seminar on the history of mining in Cochise County, keep it short and simple and interesting. Try to base your story on positive aspects that apply to growing community, economical growth, points of interest that bring out the best in the city. The Benson Museum and many museums have alot to offer re...
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By Dee Vaughn
(Redesign with Dee)
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
The speedometer was pegged at 50 mph, and I was heading down SR 90 towards Karchner Caverns in Benson, AZ.  Talk radio was blaring.  Hannity, I think.  (I'm a right wing nut case, raised in a Latin American country where the Minister of Finance was castrated in public during the 60's.  Wouldn't that change the political mood?!  But I digress.) Having been a hunter (first with the gun, and now with the camera) since my childhood in the Amazon, I've developed good peripheral vision.  Do you see it in the photo to the right? Out of the corner of my right eye I saw a raptor's nest far down an arroyo.  By the time it registered, it was gone, hidden by a hill.  I looked in the rear view mirror, changed lanes and made a U-turn. I've ruined more than one good shirt crawling between stretches of...
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By Brad Snyder
(Sierra Vista Realty)
2007 is quickly coming to an end and not a minute too soon. The housing market correction and mortgage issues have been painful for those of us in the industry. The media has sunk their teeth into this issue and has made things worse with their doom and gloom reporting. The burning question for 2008 is "when will it recover?" No one knows. Optimists have been saying for more than a year that the worst is behind us, while the pessimists have been saying recovery is still a year, or years, away. I believe that we have seen the bottom of the correction. I am excited for 2008 to get here.We must remember the important values of serving home buyers and sellers with care and understanding. The real estate market is scary to them right now. We should all focus on our VALUES. Our values that sh...
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By Brad Snyder
(Sierra Vista Realty)
Well, I am back from Hawaii. It was just what he doctor ordered! I am refreshed and motivated to get back to what I do best....... help people with their real estate needs. While I was on vacation I thought allot about what I do. I thought about why I am in real estate and what I needed to do to reach the next level of success.I started to think about the boundaries of my success. Boundaries? Why would I think I had boundaries? I realized that my thoughts and my beliefs are a very powerful element of success. We can never be more successful than the limits/boundaries we have set for ourselves. We have thoughts and beliefs about how successful we want to be, but do we really believe we are capable of reaching the level of success we desire? If I think and believe I am capable of earning ...
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By Lexa R. Montierth, Real Estate Sales Agent and Marketer
(NextHome Complete Realty)
Benson welcomes a new restaurant this month!   The Apple Farm Bakery and Restaurant opened its doors at the beginning of July, and they haven't seen a stop to the line of customers yet!My family and I wanted a sit-down dinner (Not another Happy Meal, PLEASE!) and saw that the Apple Farm Restaurant had opened their doors.  We had ate at a restaurant of the same name in Tucson, and enjoyed it, and hoped that this meal would be just as good.  To my surprise, the owner was actually the same owner of the restaurant we had visited in Tucson.  Business had slowed, and rent had increased, so she moved it to Benson!  The restaurant features Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner specials, which can be ordered any time of the day.  Dinner is  5-Course with soup, salad, entree, bread and dessert.  My husband...
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By Lexa R. Montierth, Real Estate Sales Agent and Marketer
(NextHome Complete Realty)
June's statistics are here for Benson and the surrounding areas, including Willcox, Sunsites, Pearce, Cochise, Pomerene, Saint David, and neighborhoods of J-6 and Mescal.  There were a few properties from Bisbee, Douglas, Whetstone, and Sierra Vista also listed in the Tucson MLS. We currently have 90 Active Listings with an Average List Price of $224,840, and the Median List Price being $189,950.  Average Days on Market was 126, with the Median Days on Market at 99.  This is more than a full month longer than the city of Tucson itself.  Tucson's Average and Median Days on Market was 61.  The Median Sales Price in Cochise County was $165,500, and the Average being $190,326.  Tucson's Median Sales Price is hovering right around $225,000.  With the difference between Tucson's Median Sales ...
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There are many reasons you should visit southern Arizona. I am beginning a series of posts highlighting the great beauty of our area. Kartchner Caverns is limestone caverns located in Benson, Arizona just about 30 minutes (about 50 miles) southeast of Tucson. Kartchner Caverns offers it's visitors a stunning view of the "living" (still forming) limestone wet cave with many world-class features that have been protected since the cave was discovered in 1974. Inside the cave you will walk along a 1.2 mile "barrier free" trail viewing multi-hued stalactites and stalagmites. Ground water percolates through the limestone, leaching out calcium carbonate. It is then redeposited into all manner of exquisite formations.This state park is worth a visit because it is such a unique environment. Unli...
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By Lexa R. Montierth, Real Estate Sales Agent and Marketer
(NextHome Complete Realty)
Tuesday, July 04, 2007 at 9:00 AM Benson will celebrate 4th of July starting with with our parade at 9:00am. the festivities will move to Lions Park at 10:30 for our yearly "Water Fight". After the Water Fight, there will be entertainment all day long. The Fireworks show will start at about 8:30pm. Come join us for this day of family fun!  What is not mentioned is that a Breakfast will be available 7:00 am to 11:00 am. Lion’s Club breakfast at Lion’s Clubhouse—Public Welcome--$4.00
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By Lexa R. Montierth, Real Estate Sales Agent and Marketer
(NextHome Complete Realty)
In the past three months, 26 single family residences have sold in the Benson area (Including J-6/Mescal, Saint David, Pomerene and the City of Benson).  The average home was 3 bedrooms, 1.96 baths (don't ask me what would be missing in the .04!), and 1649 sq ft.  The median asking price was 169,750 and the sale price was 162,500.  Average Days on Market:  88.   Also in the Benson Area, there have been 17 Manufactured or Mobile Homes sold.  Average size on these properties is 1,447 Sq ft, 3 bedroom 2.06 bath (Is that where the extra went from the SFR?).  Median Listing Price is 117,500 and Selling Price was the same.  Days on Market:  66.   For any more information regarding market statistics in the Benson area, please don't hesitate to contact me.  
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By Lexa R. Montierth, Real Estate Sales Agent and Marketer
(NextHome Complete Realty)
I was recently looking for information for my relocating clients on the web and found a fairly new website. http://bensonvisitorcenter.com/ is one of the most impressive websites for a town I have seen yet, and I wanted to give the Town of Benson, AZ and The Benson Visitor Center kudos for a job well done.  The information is easy to find and read, and it gives a small history introduction to the town also.  Information on restaurants, attractions, and accommodations can be found here along with our opportunities for nature lovers.  There is also event information for any special activities the town might be having.  If you haven't visited the website yet, I urge you all to enjoy it!   http://bensonvisitorcenter.com/
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