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 Come Home To The Alamos Estates In Green Valley AZ! While year to date (YTD), sales are up by more than 9% as compared to the same time period in 2012, there were only 40 sales for the month of September 2013 as compared to 57 in September 2012--a nearly 30% drop.  YTD there have been 871 sales as compared to 797 in 2012.  At the end of September there were 722 listings as compared to 684 last year at this time.  The YTD average sales price is showing an improvement over 2012 of 5.48%--$161,993 as compared to $153,547.   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 61 sales in this price range as com...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Do you know that one in six Americans face hunger every day?  And, that one in four children in Arizona do not know when they'll have their next meal? September is Hunger Action Month.  How can you help?  YOU can make a difference by feeding families, seniors and children in your community.  Mark your calendars for September 28, 2013 to join Hunger Walk 2013.  Walk to end hunger in Southern Arizona.  Registration is $10 and each participant will receive a t-shirt.  Green Valley-Sahuarita       September 28th 8:00 AM registration at 7:00 La Posada Tucson September 28th 9:00 AM registration at 8:00 Kino Sports Complex Nogales September 28th 5:00 PM registration at 4:00 Pierson Vocational High School Marana September 28th 8:00 AM registration at 7:00 Crossroads Park Amado September 28th 9...
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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 An active monsoon season has definitely put the GREEN back in GREEN Valley, and many sellers are also putting some green into their pockets with a market that is showing promising signs of improving.   Sales in the greater Green Valley, AZ market area are up YTD by 12.2% through August as compared to the same time period last year.  For the month of August sales were actually down by nearly 21.3% with 59 solds as compared to 75 in August 2012.   Year to date (YTD) there have been a total of 830 sales as compared to 740 during the same time period in 2012.  There are currently 682 active listings on the market as compared to 667 last year at this time.  The YTD average sales price is showing an improvement over...
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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 Don't Miss Out On Fairfield Homes Sizzlin Hot Deals--Click Here For Info  With this month's stats you are going to see a major correction.  It was discovered this past month that the statistics generated by the FLEX MLS system were incorrect.  They have been corrected and the good news is that they show the market is AHEAD of last year, not behind as has been reported.  While the monsoons have definitely put the green back in GREEN Valley, many sellers are also putting some green into their pockets with a market that is showing signs of improving.   Sales in the greater Green Valley, AZ market area are up YTD by 15% through July as compared to the same time period last year.  For the month of July sales were u...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Calling all birders and those that want to be...don't miss the 3rd annual Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival August 14-18  Here's your opportunity to experience Arizona birding at its best while exploring and enjoying the beautiful and fascinating Sonoran Desert and Sky Islands. There is an impressive list of field trips, talks and workshops.  Learn about the dazzling array of watchable wildlife experiences accessible from Tucson AZ.  REGISTER ONLINE NOW For the very latest on all things  Green Valley AZ Real Estate--follow Judi on
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Easy Design Tips To Transform Your Home Monday, August 05, 2013 by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert ShareThis     Did you know that making a home appear fresh and up to date can be as easy as adding a new painting, throw pillows, or a pop of color to a room that has begun to look "tired"?   The great news is it doesn't take a lot of money, time or even effort in most cases...just some imagination.  Keep this in mind when you are selling your house, buying a home or ready for a room make-over.   Here are some ideas to get those creative juices flowing:  13 Home Design and Decor Trends to Watch for in 2013 If you are thinking about selling or buying a home give me a call:  520-241-7780.  I will show you how to get your home ready to sell or find the home of your dreams.  For the v...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Anyone living in or near the Sahuarita/ Green Valley, AZ area knows the lovely leafy Pecan Orchards.  I know I've drive past them a time or two on a hot Summer's Day wishing I could seek respite under their leafy umbrellas.  Well, here's your chance to experience them first hand.  On July 27 you can enjoy a cool summer 5k through the shady Sahuarita Pecan Farm Orchards, which is held to prepare runners for the Pecan Classic In November (you'll get a special award if you run both). The cost is $30 through to the day of the race.  Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. with a 6:30 a.m. start.  Runners will enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast served by the Green Valley Fire Department and proceeds benefit the Sahuarita 4H club. Come out and join the fun with runner of all ages. Register Onl...
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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  Don't Miss Out On Fairfield Homes Sizzlin Hot Deals--Click Here For Info Sales in the greater Green Valley, AZ market area continue to lag behind 2012 by nearly 33% year to date (YTD) through June as compared to the same time period last year.   Year to date (YTD) there have been a total of 403 sales as compared to 598 during the same time period in 2012.  New active listings continue to climb with 935 homes on the market at the end of June as compared to 765 in June 2012, an increase of 22%.  The YTD Average sales price is showing an improvement over 2012 of 6.72%   However, most if not all of this can be be attributed to the increase in sales in higher priced homes, $300,000 to $500,000.  A clear indicat...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
One of the biggest benefits to building a new home vs. buying a resale is that you can design the home your dreams.  Of course, you can choose remodel one of the great resale deals out there as well but in the end the overall home may not be as efficient as buying a new one. Either way there are several bathroom trends that were identified as a result of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's (NKBA) annual survey to its membership. Among the major trends identified for 2013, the most significant that surfaced for both bathrooms and kitchens are: Gray color schemes in both kitchens and baths have witnessed a dramatic escalation since 2010, particularly over the past year. Used currently in 55% of kitchens and 56% of bathrooms, shades of gray are growing in appeal, creating chic, so...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
One of the big benefits of buying new is the ability to design your interior in a way that reflects your unique taste on a budget that is comfortable for you.  This year, as proven by the annual Best In American Living Awards (BALA) that honors excellence in new home design, the trend is moving toward "right-sized luxury".  Square footage has become less important than the details. Of course kitchens, because they are the heart of the home, are still king.   Kitchens sells houses and many new home builders use them as the starting point for the rest of the home.  According to the BALA judges, you can expect to see more white cabintry, and not just the cabinets, but in the countertops as well with white carerra marbletop showing up in many of the designs this years.  According to design...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
There is so much to consider when you are buying a home which goes far beyond the obvious: location, location, location.  A key question as you begin your search should be how important is the age of the home to you?  As you explore this question some key points to keep in mind are: Do you want a home that you've helped to design? Do you want to be able to pick YOUR colors and the finishes YOU want? How important is it to you to have the latest in energy efficiency and design? Many people love the charm that comes with buying an older home or have their heart set on a certain neighborhood.  In Green Valley AZ it is all about the views, and you may have decided you must have a home in a certain area that offers the views that you want to wake up to each and every day.   And, for some ta...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
It's that time of the year when our thoughts turn to an outdoor barbeque with family and friends followed by a spectacular firewords display.  If you are still deciding how to spend this 4th of July here's a list of events in and around Green Valley, AZ: TUCSON, AZ: Kick off the holiday early with the 19th Anniversary Firewords Display at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, AZ.  Billed as "the largest fireworks display in Tuscon"  this one is sure to dazzle.  Starts at approximately 9 p.m. On July 4th you may have a tough time choosing among several outstanding venues: TUBAC, AZ:   Definitely a local area favorite, this old fashioned Independence Day celebration offers something for everyone, young and old alike.   Family fun festivities begin at 4 p.m. at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa with a K...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Here's your chance to get up close and personal with the cosmos in a way you never imagined possible.  SkyNights is a popular after-dark program that takes advantage of the Mt Lemon SkyCenter's unique capabilities to experience the mysteries of the universe above us.  The SkyNights experience is offered nightly throughout the year.  During the 5 hour program that starts late in the afternoon you'll learn about the constellations, observe interesting observe interesting atmospheric phenomena, and view the wonders of the cosmos from a high-quality astronomical site using an outstanding new 32-inch Schulman Telescope…Arizona’s largest dedicated public viewing telescope! This five hour program starts in late afternoon and accomodates approximately 7-25 people. But we can also handle and ac...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
  Make a day of it in historic Tubac, Arizona at an old fashioned Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2013.  Family fun festivities begin at 4 p.m. at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa with a Kid's Zone that will feature Southern Arizona's longest inflatable obstacle course.  There will also be face painting, kid’s games, lots of food booths, entertainment and Clydesdale wagon rides.   The annual crowd pleasing fireworks display will begin at 8:45 p.m.  Admission is free and parking $7 per car.  Special VIP tickets include a magnificent buffet dinner, a private bar, live entertainment and VIP parking for $48. For reservations call 520- 398-2211. Perhaps you want to soak up all the Southern AZ has to offer and enjoy a 3-day getaway that allow you to enjoy the 4th of July holiday in style. ...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
I woke this morning to a welcome sight...puffy clouds barely tinged with telltale signs of dark grey dotting the bright blue and endless skies above me.   A signal that the always much anticipated Monsoon time of the year is arriving.  Monsoon is an Arabic word that means "season".   Although it is believed that Monsoon is used to describe the arrival of precipitation, it is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation.  Today, the term is used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea. In a nutshell, when you see the term Monsoon used by the media at this time the year it refers to the rainy phase of a seasonally-changing pattern.  The key ...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
1188 Josephine Saddle--UNDER CONTRACT in 1 Day--Yours Could Be Next! Sales in the greater Green Valley, AZ market area continue to lag behind 2012 by nearly 33% year to date (YTD) through May as compared to the same time period last year.   Year to date (YTD) there have been a total of 338 sales as compared to 504 during the same time period in 2012.  New active listings continues to climb with 870 homes on the market at the end of May as compared to 711 in May 2012.  There were 108 new listings in May, an increase of 16% over last May, and a 24.4% increase YTD over 2012.  The median consolidated days on market showed a sharp increase this month after a steady decline since August of 2012.   Average sales price is showing a slight improvement, up 6.69% over May 2012 and 6.43% YTD.  Mos...
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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 The owner of Mac's Pub & Patio set out to create Cheers, a popular TV sitcom that ran from 1982 to 1993, because he wanted a place where everyone knows your name.  Judging from the full parking lot in front of Chris Macauley's pub, it has definitely become a new local favorite and that's due in part because Chris has never met a stranger, remembers peoples' names and is willing to go that extra mile to keep people coming back.   Of course another big reason people keep coming back is the food.   Chris calls it "authentic English pub grub".  Entrees include fish and chips, bangers and mash, and four dinner pies. Choose from steak and ale pie with a puff pastry topping, mushroom pie with shiitake, crimini and oy...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
As Southern AZ heats up, there is no better way to cool down than spending a night under the stars enjoying the Tubac Center of the Arts "Concert Under The Stars".     On June 8th, you can spend the day roaming the quaint streets of Tubac, Arizona which are lined with art galleries and local business and shops that inspired the town's motto of "Where Art and History Meet".  And, after the shops have closed head over the Park at Barrio de Tubac to enjoy an evening under the stars with jazz vocalist Julie Ann Boos, accompanied by bass & guitar.   When: Saturday, June 8th                                                     Venue Open at 5:30; Concert 6-8pm  Where: Park At Barrio De Tubac Why: Benefits Tubac Center of the Arts Tickets: $20/Members, $25/Guests Call TCA at 520-398-2371 to pu...
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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 Sales in Green Valley, AZ continue to lag behind 2012 by 29%, with 82 sales in April 2013 as compared to 118 in April 2012.  Year to date (YTD) there have been a total of 277 sales as compared to 390 during the same time period in 2012.  The number of active listings continues to climb with 965 homes on the market at the end of April as compared to 788 in April 2012.  158 new listings went on the market in April as compared to 105 a year ago.  YTD the number of new listings have increased by 25.7% over the same time period in 2012. Despite these statistics, the average days on market dropped to 141 YTD as compared to 190 for the same time period in 2012, a decline of 25.79%.   If you are thinking of sellin...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
The newly formed Green Valley Fine Arts Network has gone social with a Facebook page and its own website to showcase and sell its members' art rather than relying solely on the typical local art shows and social center venues.  This network is a collective of artists who are masters in producing gallery quality creations in a wide spectrum of media. Their showcase includes unique works in clay, jewelry, sculpture, Raku, oil paint, watercolors, woodworking, furniture, textiles, photography, and organics.  Click through their gallery of inspired masterpieces and you'll discover a treasure trove of one of a kind art pieces. As creative as their works of art is the network's company name, Third Act LLC.  It is a metaphor for life as a 3-act play.   In the first part of life we start to kno...
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