Green Valley, AZ Real Estate News

By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Save the date...the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County is presenting their annual “Fiesta de Mayo” on the weekend of May 4-6.   The weekend kicks off on May 4th with a glamorous fundraising event that features a gourmet dinner and silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. to midnight at the picturesque Tubac Golf Resort.  The Crystal Stark Quintet will be providing roof-shattering entertainment.  Get your tickets today--$75 per person. Festivities continue on Monday May 6th with the 34th Annual Produce Carne Asada at the Tubac Golf Resort.   Great food, music and friends make this one of Santa Cruz County's most anticipated events. Tickets are $25.
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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 March, which is typically one of Green Valley, AZ's highest grossing Real Estate months,  failed to impress with sales down by 31% as compared to March 2012.    Year to date (YTD) sales are down by 28.7% as compared to the same time period in 2012.   This decline comes on the heels of the promising news that sales were up by 17.3% in 2012 as compared to 2011. There were 80 sales in March as compared to 116 in March 2012, and YTD there have been 194 sales as compared to 272 during the same time period last year.  The number of active listings continues to climb as well with 995 homes on the market at the end of March as compared to 898 in March 2012.  182 new listings went on the market in March as compared...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Photography by Brian Stoll, Realtor/Associate Broker RE/MAX Valley Properties Spring has sprung everywhere in Green Valley, AZ and what better way to enjoy it than viewing lovingly restored cars and motorcycles from a bygone era.  Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Quail Creek Car & Motorcycle Show on April 14, 2013.  The backdrop to this annual favorite will be tunes spun by crowd pleasing DJ Warren B.  Admission is free to this annual fundraiser for the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Bank, and food donations will be collected.  The festivities begin at 9:30 with a parade of the vehicles that starts near the Fire Department on Campbell and ends at the Quail Creek Clubhouse parking lot around 10:00 a.m.  Food and drinks will be sold in the parking lot and a 50-50 raffle will be held. ...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
  The Community Performing Arts Center located in Green Valley, Arizona has assembled a diverse slate of performances for its 2013 Summer Series.   From a theater performance and beloved local entertainers to enthralling historical perspectives and a prom night there is definitely something for everyone in the Summer line-up.  Saturday, April 6, 7:00 P.M:  Kicking off the Summer program is the Southern Arizona Women's Chorus (SAWC) who will performing everything from Pop to Classical.   Their repertoire is as varied as the women in the chorus. SAWC has nearly 80 members from all walks of life. Sunday, April 7, 3:00 P.M.: Mary Lou Catania In Concert.  Mary Lou is a popular and talented local entertainer who plays piano and the flute.  She has planned an eclectic program that includes a p...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
  Canoa Ranch By Fairfield Homes--Grand Opening On March 16th 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. With sales down in February by 27.2% as compared to February 2012 and down by 28.2% year to date (YTD) as compared to the same time period last year, Green Valley, AZ's  high season has gotten off to a disappointing start.  This decline comes on the heels of the promising news that sales were up by 17.3% in 2012 as compared to 2011. There were 59 sales in February as compared to 81 in February 2012, and YTD there have been 112 as compared to 156 last year.  The number of active listings continues to climb as well with 1016 homes on the market at the end of February as compared to 920 in February 2012.  189 new listings went on the market in February, an increase of 16% from a year ago.  YTD the number of new ...
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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 In terms of Green Valley AZ Real Estate, 2013 got off to a disappointing start with most of the positive gains seen in 2012, disappearing.  Sales were down by 33.3% as compared to January 2012, with 50 sales as compared to 75.  This decline comes on the heels of the promising news that sales were up by 17.3% in 2012 as compared to 2011. There were 220 new listings in the month of January as compared to 203 in January 2012 and the total number of active listings were up by 3.8% at 950 as compared to 921 in January 2012.   On a positive note, the absorption rate, or number of months of inventory on hand, was down by 12.26% at 11.81 as compared to 13.46 in January 2012.  If you are thinking of selling your Green...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Plans for the first ever Southern Arizona hospital in Green Valley AZ took two giant steps forward in December.  On December 18, 2012 the Pima County Board Of Supervisors unanimously approved the zoning variances required for the project and, the sale of the land on which the hospital will be built was also finalized in December.  Although the land was zoned for commercial use, county approval was needed for the size and height of the building, which exceed current regulations.  Developers are working closely to address concerns of nearby neighbors, and have assured astronomers from the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory on nearby Mount Hopkins that they will be well within the county's dark skies ordinance, which is one of the strictest in the country. However, support for the hospital...
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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 2012 may be the year we one day look back as the year the market began to make a turn for the positive.  It ended with many positive trends taking shape.  The two most notable are that sales were up by 17.3% as compared to 2011 and the months of inventory on hand dropped by almost 22% from 13.03 months at the end of 2011 to 10.27 at the end of 2012.  While the average sales price in 2012 continued to lag behind 2011 for most of the year, that gap narrowed considerably by year end at $152,981 as compared to $156.246 for 2011.  With sales up and inventory down, 2013 will surely be the year that sales prices improve.  If my personal experience is any indication, 2013 promises to be a banner year for Green Valle...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
      Holiday Celebrations In Arizona   Each year during the holiday season the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ shines brightly with  thousands of luminarias lining the paths of this extraordinary desert garden to celebrate Las Noches de las Luminarias (Night Of The Luminaries).   Dispelling the myth that deserts are barren and inhospitable places, the Desert Botantical Garden offers 50 acres of the desert's greatest specimens including unexpected blooms in every color of the rainbow.  And while many of the desert plants go dormant in the winter, this desert mecca glows brightly this time of the year. One of the Valley’s best holiday events comes to life at the Garden with more than 8,000 hand-lit luminarias that you can enjoy during one of the many nights in December that they'l...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas even with the temperatures still in the 70's!  Be sure to check out Judi's Blog for the many holiday celebrations taking place in and around Green Valley Arizona. In November, 167 new listings came on the market in the greater Green Valley AZ area which was an increase over November 2011 with 152 new listings.  On a YTD basis cautiously optimistic sellers seem more willing now than in 2011 to list their homes with the number of new listings to date totaling 1576 compared to 1486 in 2011 which equates to a 6.1% increase in new listings. It appears those sellers may be on to something as sales on a YTD basis continue to outpace 2011 with 905 as compared to 757, for a YTD increase of 19.6% over 2011.  Although the average sales price is continuin...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
        Holiday Celebrations In Arizona                         Arizona Celebration of Lights  in Phoenix, AZ is the area's largest Christmas light show.   And this year it is brighter and bigger than ever before!  It is a "drive through" holiday experience that features more than seven million lights and hundreds of individual light displays.  A mere one mile stretch that will shine brightly in your mind long after you've driven away.   There are animated and still displays along with tunnels and arches.  It is open every night at 5:30 from now until January 6, 2013.  After finishing the memorable drive through the brightly shining lights, visit the festive Santa's Village for a body warming cup of hot chocolate, photos with Santa, a computerized light show and much more.  Order your t...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
  An annual favorite not to be missed is the unforgettable Christmas Concert at Mission San Xavier del Bac.   You'll feel like a chorus of angels have descended upon the 215 year old mission listening to the voices of the Sons Of Orpheus and the Tucson Boys Chorus fill the mission with holiday music.    Performances are scheduled for December 11-13 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. each evening.  For more information call 520-407-6130.  
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
     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 3.5 million twinkling, dancing lights making it one of the largest holiday lights shows in the country.  You can enjoy this unique holiday celebration nightly from 6 p.m.-10 p.m until January 6, 2013. ZooLights has are more than 600 glimmering light sculptures.  Although animal viewing is limited as most of the animals are sleeping, you will see zebra, otter, flamingos, watusi cattle and others in the animal kingdom that have more nocturnal habits.   As for the rest, you'll definitely see many of their likenesses lit up for your viewing enjoyment.  Don't miss the new MUSIC IN MOTION show in and around the lake -...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
     Holiday Celebrations In Arizona         A unique holiday experience you don't want to miss is Tubac, Arizona's annual Luminaria Nights~Fiesta de Navidad on December 7 and 8 from 5-9 p.m..   Hundred of visitors flock to this quaint artists' colony during the 2 night event to bask in the flickering light of  hundreds of candle-fueled luminarias that line the village streets.  This event honors the tradition of giving with free entertainment that includes caroling, roving musicians, live reindeer and refreshments at many of the shops.  Enjoy Christmas shopping in a non traditional environment and the special feeling that comes with giving family and friends one of a kind gifts, many of which can't be found anywhere else.  Tubac, Arizona named by American Style Magazine as a Top 25 Art...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
     Holiday Celebrations In Arizona     What is synonymous with holiday  in the Valley of the Sun?  It is the Glendale Glitters Spectacular.  More than 1.5 million light illuminate the 16 block Historic Downtown area of Glendale during this FREE event that attracts thousands of visitors.  You can visit this light extravaganza between now and January 12, 2013 between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. nightly. Voted best Named Critics' Choice for the Best Festival in the Valley in 2008 by azcentral.com, this well loved celebration features hand-crafted holiday gifts, entertainment, horse drawn carriages, a children's winter wonderland and much, much more. Arizona is a mecca for the very best holiday celebrations with events planned throughout the State between now and early January.  Check...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
On November 28, 2012 the Pima County Planning Commission unanimously approved zoning changes paving the way for the Green Valley AZ hospital project to move forward.  The Pima County Board of Supervisors has the final say, and that hearing is set for December 18. The long awaited hospital will fill fill 22 acres of a 50-acre parcel alongside Interstate 19 in Green Valley.  Plans include a rehabilitation center, medical offices, cardiac catheterization lab, four operating rooms, on-site radiological imaging labs, 26 inpatient private rooms, a six-bed intensive-care unit, a helipad, and the potential to expand from 32 beds to 50. Officials have said they will build with the ability to expand the hospital as the community grows. The hospital is tentatively planned to open in 2014.  In add...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
              Every day I am reminded why Green Valley, Arizona is such a wonderfully unique place to live and today was no exception.  Today's Green Valley News headline read:  Free Hugs! They Are Giving Them Away At La Posada.  Staring on Monday October 15 from 9-11 you can get your free hug at Posada Java and, according to the article, can continue to get them for as long as there are people willing to be hugged. We all know that a hug has the power to make us feel better even on the worst day but did you know that it comes with some surprising health benefits as well?  Hugging reduces the risk of heart diseases.  High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. Studies have also shown that hugging lowers blood pressure and with it reduces the risk of heart dise...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Ooh la la...Southwest Charmer Shows Like A Model Home! For those of you who follow my Green Valley, AZ Real Estate Statistics blog, you'll see a whole new look this month.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and the same can be said of graphs as well.  That's why, in addition to my monthly narrative, you'll now find access to a series of graphs.  The greater Green Valley, AZ real estate market is definitely showing strong signs of improving on several fronts.  Inventory is down and sales are up...and while prices are still lagging slightly behind last year, they are on the increase as well.  As inventory continues to decline and sales remain up, prices will continue to improve as well.  Absorption rate, or the number of months of inventory on hand has declined by 30% from...
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