Green Valley, AZ Real Estate News

By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Are you thinking about selling your Green Valley, AZ home?  Click on the picture below to get a free, instant market evaluation for your Green Valley AZ area home.  If you are thinking about selling your Green Valley AZ home give me a call, I'd love to hang an Another SOLD By Judi in front of YOUR house.  With more than forty-five of my listings selling in 2013--and 20 are already under contract or sold in 2014, including 2 that were on the market less than a week--I'd love to make yours the next one.  My extremely successful marketing plan WORKS...let me prove it to you.  Click here for a free, no obligation and instant market evaluation of your Green Valley AZ home.
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on By Keith Loria With hundreds of new apps being introduced on a consistent basis, it’s often difficult to stay on top of the latest and greatest to ensure you’re getting the most out of your mobile device. While there have always been great apps available for house hunters, more recently, some wonderful apps for sellers have come to fruition. Here are five apps that will make your life easier if you’re in the process of selling your home. 1. Handyman Calculator. Before putting your home on the market, you’re most likely going to want to fix up a few things around the house, and this app is the perfect tool to make sure your home improvement is done right. Whether you’re repainting the walls, retiling the bathr...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
    For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Spring has definitely sprung with the lovely sonoran desert in full bloom.  With its arrival, many of us begin the annual chore of a deep spring cleaning.  Go easy on yourself with these 5 easy cleaning tips.    "A little effort up front can make everything you do feel effortless," said Patrick Coleman, spokesman for Hoover vacuums. "It's not about finding short cuts. It's about finding easier ways to do the job right." Here are five myths, and the best ways to actually tackle the challenges. Cleaning Every Spring is Enough - When it comes to your hardwood floors, putting off cleaning until spring may mean you have to replace them more often. Walking on dirt and debris can wear down the floors over time. S...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
  For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Magnificent Mountain Views In Canoa Ranch: Virtual Tour Real Estate sales in March 2014 continue to trail behind 2013 with 101 sales as compared to 145 in March 2013, a 30% drop.  Year to date (YTD) there have been 251 sales as compared to 324 for the same time period last year.  The slow sales are definitely having an impact on the "absorption rate" which has to do with demand.  It is the rate at which the market absorbs the inventory of homes that are for sale--in other words how fast are homebuyers buying the homes that are available.  In March the absorption rate was 12.3 and 11.71 for YTD. According to the National Association of Realtors, a Seller's market occurs when there are less than 6 months of in...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Are you planning a garden and looking for inspiration?  Mark your calendars for the Tubac Garden Tour on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  You'll have the opportunity to visit 5 amazing properties in Tubac, AZ on this self guided tour with talks and demonstrations by experts and garden owners at each site. Garden Tour tickets are $20 for members and $25 for guests. Your ticket purchase benefits the Tubac Center of the Arts, and entitles you to free admission to a presentation on "The Art of Bonsai" by Ray Noseck, President of the Tucson Bonsai Society.  The presentation will take place at the Tubac Center of the Arts on Saturday, April 12th from 2-4pm. You can call the Tubac Center of the Arts at 520-398-2371 to purchase your tickets.  For more information and to purchase ...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
  The Interior Redecorators Network® (IRN) is observing a sea change in the way Americans are approaching home design in 2014. Rather than maxing out credit cards with purchases of ubiquitous furniture pieces from major retail chains, the majority of homeowners and renters are using their existing furnishings to redecorate, save money and reflect their individuality. Gone are the days of keeping up with the proverbial Jones' and copying the same design style that everyone in the neighborhood has adopted. In 2014, Americans are interested in making the most of what they already own, or are inheriting, and in having their rooms appear to have been curated over time. In addition, mixing high-end pieces with inexpensive global-inspired accents – "Hi-Low Design" – is allowing for more uncomm...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on A WOW House w/ Panoramic Mountain Views In CC Vistas Green Valley AZ: Virtual Tour Real Estate in the greater Green Valley, AZ has definitely gotten off to a slow start this "high" season with 69 sales in February 2014 as compared to 102 in February 2013, a 32.4% decrease.  Year to date (YTD) there have been 148 sales as compared to 179 for the same time period last year.  Active listings on the market were 1039 at the end of February 2014 as compared to 1035 in February 2013.   The slow sales are definitely having an impact on the "absorption rate" which has to do with demand.  It is the rate at which the market absorbs the inventory of homes that are for sale--in other words how fast are homebuyers buying t...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on (BPT)—Does the change of seasons have you itching to refresh a tired, lackluster room? Or maybe you're looking for some small ways to make a big impact on your home's style? Whatever the case, here are some of this season's most buzzed-about trends and how you can incorporate them into your next project. * Wood is the new neutral. This season's strong trend toward wood textures pairs the warmth, richness and texture of real wood with limitless design flexibility. Think wood-textured textiles, tree-printed wallpapers and embossed soaps that look like wood. Installing engineered wood ceilings and wainscoting can bring the unique look of reclaimed wood into any environment - an easy do-it-yourself project with s...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Consumers will be cleaning up their kitchens and baths in 2014, at least from a design standpoint, according to the annual Design Trends Survey released at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). While consumers still prefer traditional kitchens by a slight margin, contemporary will be the fastest growing kitchen style this year. In bathrooms, contemporary already surpassed traditional to take the top spot in design for 2013, with even more growth anticipated in 2014.  Fading fast are Provincial, Tuscan and country/rustic styles and the distressed cabinet finishes that often accompany them, along with their companion bronze, terracotta and red color schemes. Other key 2014 kitchen and bath trends: -Gray is forecast to be the fas...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
 For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Extraordinary Home On Golf Course In Quail Creek Green Valley AZ: Virtual Tour Real Estate in the greater Green Valley, AZ has gotten off to the typical slow start in 2014, with 79 sales as compared to 77 in January 2013, a mere 2.6% increase over last January.   Active listings on the market were 1001 at the end of January 2014 as compared to 972 in January 2013.   The increase in active listings had a negative impact on the "absorption rate" which tracks the number of months of inventory that are listed in a market at any given time.  We ended the year in 2013 with an absorption rate of 9.78 months of inventory on hand and that shot up to 11.33 in January 2014.  There has been a positive change in the avera...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Over the years, fireplaces have been a familiar feature in many homes, however until very recently, they have undergone very little change from the traditional hearth. According to Napoleon Fireplaces, 2014 is heating up to be a very different year for the fireplace. Fireplaces are becoming the design focus for many rooms in the house and with new technological advances it’s now possible to do more with the fireplace than ever before. “We’re seeing some very interesting home designs that incorporate fireplaces in many creative new ways,” said David Coulson, of Napoleon Fireplaces. “While the traditional hearth will be a mainstay for many homes, modern fireplaces with crisp lines and glass frames will continue...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
  For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Stunning Transformation On 4.58 Acres In The Foothills Green Valley AZ: Virtual Tour 2013 ended with a 5.1% increase in sales over 2012:  1060 homes sold as compared to 1009 in 2012.   In December sales were down by 15.2% compared to December 2012, with 67 sales as compared to 79.  At the end of December there were 925 active listings as compared to 935 in December 2012.   There wasn't much change in the average sales price in 2013 as compared to 2012, a slight increase of 2.33%:  $160,000 vs. $156,355.   The big news in 2013 was the increase in sales in the higher priced homes: $300,000 to $500,000+.  There were 76 sales in 2013 as compared to 56 in 2012. A great indicator that a market is improving can be ...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
    For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on   Magnificent Mediterranean Inspired Home in Quail Creek While year to date (YTD), sales are up by more than 6% in the greater Green Valley/Sahuarita AZ area as compared to the same time period in 2012, sales were down by 5.9% November 2013 as compared to November 2012.  YTD there have been 991 sales as compared to 930 in 2012.  At the end of November there were 896 active listings as compared to 888 last year at this time.  The YTD average sales price is showing an improvement over 2012 of 6.16%--$162,290 as compared to $152,870.   However, a signficant portion of this can be attributed to the marked increase in sales in the higher priced homes: $300,000 to $500,000+.  There have been 72 sales in this pri...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
  For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on While Green Valley, AZ obviously didn't make the Top 10 Winter Wonderlands many of our snowbirds who are making their annual trek to the great SW do hail from the areas that made the list.  And, although snow is definitely not part of the winter experience, Green Valley does find its own unqiue way to bring the holiday season to life.    From evergreen trees to palms, homeowners across the country trim their trees and deck the halls for the winter holidays. Homes.com sought out the top 10 exciting cities with the most notable winter flair and has announced its Top 10 Winter Wonderlands. Homes.com is showcasing the towns best known for their yuletide observances and winter festivities. From the fierce winter ...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere we go!  If there are children on your Christmas list take a moment to read this important information about making sure their gifts are safe and age appropriate. Before you go shopping, check a list of recalled toys. These are toys that don't meet the safety standards published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Check this online list of recalled toys at www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/ or call 1-800- 638- 2772 to get the list. Consider the child's age When buying toys for children, remember to consider their age and abilities. • Make sure to buy a toy that's age appropriate. Generally, the recommended age range is printed on the package or in the instructio...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Redecorating a room can be stressful but it doesn't have to be.  If you have a room that needs to be "freshened" watch this video for some fast and easy tips on how to tackle it in a stress free way.  If you are thinking about listing your Green Valley, AZ home and want an honest assessment of what you need to do to get top dollar for your house, give me a call at 520-241-7780.  
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
  For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on With all that goes on inside the home, it can be hard to keep it smelling fresh. Last night’s dinner, the kid’s dirty soccer jersey sitting in the laundry, and Fluffy’s litter box—well, they all can create lingering odors. When it comes to ensuring the home looks, feels and smells clean, 64 percent of homeowners have even gone to extreme measures to rid their homes of pungent odors, such as replacing a rug or carpet (34 percent), purchasing a new trash can (26 percent) or replacing a couch or another piece of furniture (17 percent), according to a survey commissioned by Filtrete Filters from 3M. But if you've become accustomed to the scents of your own home, how can you really know if it's odor free? Healthy...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Holiday Celebrations In Arizona       Take a walk on the wild side through the Phoenix Zoo that has been transformed into Wildlife In Wild Lights.   This magical event features 3.7 million twinkling, dancing lights making it one of the largest holiday lights shows in the country.  You can enjoy this unique holiday celebration from 6 p.m.-10 p.m Sunday-Thursday, and 6 p.m. -midnight on Friday & Saturday, until January 12, 2014. ZooLights has more than 700 glimmering light sculptures.  New this year--enjoy TWO different Music in Motion shows in and around the lake – a dazzling light show like no other in the Valley! The new show will take you down the yellow brick road with music from the Wizard of Oz and due to...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
 For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Panoramic Views At 663 Calle Exito In Portillo Hills Ridge Estates While year to date (YTD), sales are up by more than 7% in the greater Green Valley/Sahuarita AZ area as compared to the same time period in 2012, there were only 55 sales for the month of October 2013 as compared to 65 in October 2012--a 15% drop.  YTD there have been 926 sales as compared to 862 in 2012.  At the end of October there were 829 active listings as compared to 813 last year at this time.  The YTD average sales price is showing an improvement over 2012 of 5.10%--$161,391 as compared to $153,560.   However, a signficant portion of this can be attributed to the marked increase in sales in the higher priced homes: $300,000 to $500,000...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Come Home To The Alamos Estates In Green Valley AZ Sunday, October 20, 2013 by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert ShareThis                             For the very latest on all things Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on Drawing inspiration from the world-renowned Mexican colonist town of Alamos, Dorn Homes, the premier new home builder in the Santa Cruz Valley, has combined the beauty and drama of Colonist Mexico with stunning courtyard hacienda floor plans from award-winning architect Kevin B. Howard.  Alamos Estates is mere minutes away from the heart of Green Valley, AZ and shopping and yet, once you drive through its impressive entrance you will feel like you are worlds away.  This coveted gated enclave of 81 estate home sites situated on 130 acres sets a new standar...
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