Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Sunset over Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ I was lucky enough to nab this photo coming home from showing homes the other day. If you haven't discovered the growing master-planned community of Gladden Farms, just north of Tucson, AZ along 1-10, it's time to take a closer look! Immaculate homes nestle among miles of walking trails, greenways, and playgrounds. New construction and existing homes built since 2005 dominate your Gladden Farms, Marana AZ homes for sale. Conscientious HOA helps maintain and preserve the beauty of the community, while tending to an active community awareness and activity calendar. Planning to buy or sell a home in Gladden Farms, Marana AZ?  Call a neighbor - I'll be glad to show you around or send you a CMA of this rapidly-appreciating master-planned community.  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
What's Happening with Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ Homes for Sale? If you've followed my blog at all, you know that I often highlight the master-planned community of Gladden Farms in Marana, AZ...just north of Tucson along Interstate 10. Most of the homes there have been built in 2005 or later, and the pride of ownership in this strictly-run, HOA neighborhood leaves well maintained yards and common areas, freshly painted mailboxes and  In the past six months, homes have closed in an average of 60 days on the market.  Prior to that in a six-month period, homes were selling in an average of 64 days.  Now...when you match that against the past three months of selling activity, which is 57 days, you'll see that the interest in buying a home for sale in Gladden Farms, Marana, has picked up sign...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Places to Eat In and Around Marana, AZ A few new restaurants have opened up in Marana, AZ in the last little while and my husband and I have done a bit of "menu exploring" to discover whether our finds have "made the list" we keep in our heads for places we'll visit again.  I don't like focusing on negativity, and so this short blog won't be long in detail, but here's a little bit about three local restaurants in and around Marana, AZ. First off the list is the brand-new eatery, "The Station".  Fourth to open in a spot that ought to bring in the hundreds of citizens of Continental Ranch and Continental Reserve, we're not quite sure why this spot doesn't seem to hold a restaurant for long. The waitress was sunny and chatty, and quickly seated us and brought us drinks while we surveyed th...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Things to do in Marana:  a Block Party! This sounds fun -- today, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., a new business is having a party in nearby Marana, AZ. Open to the public, come welcome "The Station" to the community at Wade and Silverbell Road in Continental Ranch!  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremonies for several businesses opening on that intersection including Anytime Fitness and Fowler Chiropractic! The Station will be serving a varied menu including steaks, seafood and burgers.  There will be lots of TV's to support a sports bar atmosphere, as well as karaoke and music entertainment.  Prices will range from $5 to $20 for menu items. Come welcome a new restaurant to the community tonight!  If you can't make it tonight, they'll be open all weekend! And, if you'd like more information...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
June 2, 2012 Night Hike - Things to do in Marana National Trails Day is fast approaching! June 2nd, the American Hiking Society purposes to inspire folks to discover, enjoy, and learn about the wonderful opportunities we have to celebrate our outdoors.  National Trails Day seeks to celebrate with trail dedications, work projects and educational opportunities held each year. If you're looking for things to do in Marana, residents and visitors to Oro Valley, Marana, and Tucson should meet on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton at 6:45 p.m. at the Wild Burrow Trailhead, 15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Marana.   The 5-mile hike takes place in the Tortolita mountains and starts at 7 p.m. This year's theme is “America’s Largest Trailgating Party.”  If you'd like a t-shirt, they will be availabl...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Dual Open House Event in The Preserve @ Dove Mountain, Marana Today, Saturday, April 28, from 10-1 and then 1-4, I will be hosting two Preserve @ Dove Mountain, Marana open houses!  The Preserve is a beautiful, quiet area with room for about 650 gated homes, located near the gateway to Dove Mountain, Marana at the base of the Tortolita Mountains.  Expansive views are the norm, and most of the homes have been built after 2005.  The area is served by Marana School District. Here is the kitchen of one of today's open houses. The home is located at 12726 N New Reflection Drive Marana, AZ 85658.  Follow Tangerine west from Thornydale to Dove Mountain Blvd. Turn right, or North N to White Dove Rd (thru gate) - turn left on New Reflection to house. This home features the La Bella model built b...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Gladden Farms Marana Community-Wide Yard Sale - May 5, 7 - 1 Community-wide garage sales - I love 'em!  My luck generally runs to finding only baby clothes when I randomly stop to peruse what looks like an active garage sale.  Being that my kiddies are all grown, I like to see what little knick-knacks and odd pieces of furniture folks have instead! Nothing better than dozens of garage sales all packed together!  It's a great way to spend a sunny morning in beautiful Arizona, and you might find a bargain as well.   Gladden Farms is located just 5 minutes off I-10 on Tangerine Farms road.   Take the freeway exit and travel west - you'll see the signs...and the houses!  Gladden Farms is a master-planned community and while you're shopping, take in the well-kept lawns, beautiful parkways, a...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Balancing the Market in Gladden Farms, a Master-Planned Marana/Tucson Community The market statistics are really changing out in Gladden Farms, a master-planned community just a few minutes west of I-10 off Tangerine Farms road. In my last quarterly report, 69 homes were active, active contingent, active capa and pending, compared with our current numbers at 100. Here's what's interesting:  Only 7 of those are ACTIVE listings for sale.  Buyers have discovered that this immaculate, pride-of-ownership community is a good place to be.  In comparison to 2011 December's avg price per square foot of $80.87, Mid-March finds the average at 81.47 for ACTIVE homes. Selling averages are even more telling, up from $69.70 six months ago, now at $72.80.  Forty-nine homes have sold in the past 6 month...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Long Realty - Dove Mountain and Continental Ranch, Marana AZ - The Light is On for You! One of the things different about my new working relationship with Long Realty is floor time.  Before, I worked out of my home office and went to the main office for information, classes, and maybe some printing. Floor duty is "assigned" to agents in four hour shifts here at  Dove Mountain and Continental Ranch, Marana AZ.  I quickly found that saving all that paperwork and online networking that filled many hours at home, could be accomplished while being "on call".  You see, at any time, a potential client could walk through the doors with an inquiry, question, or just wanting information about the market.  They could be a buyer, seller, or future prospect, so making yourself available for floor ti...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana AZ Homes Priced $300,000 to $400,000 Inventory is dropping!  Don't miss your opportunity in a fantastic market to buy a new home in Marana AZ.  Marana is just north of Tucson AZ, and home to fantastic mountain vistas and nature preserves. If you are looking to buy Marana AZ homes priced $300,000 to $400,000, there are several Marana neighborhoods within which to begin your search.  Currently, in Marana AZ there are 41 homes for sale priced $300,000 to $400,000. These homes offer plenty of variety.  Listings options offer homes within gated communities at 1601 square feet or unsubdivided homes with acreage up to 3691 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 5 total bathrooms.  Many have pools and are one and two story homes for sale in Marana. Here are a few neighborhood samples within whi...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Continental Ranch Artisan - Treasures at a Marana Street Event I was lucky enough to have met Linda and to take in her lovely assortment of hand-made mosaic pieces at the Marana Winterfest with proceeds benefiting the Marana Food Bank.  Just a treasure!  I wonder if she'll be at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair this next weekend in Tucson, AZ? Linda's been doing mosaics for almost 20 years and teaches classes as well.  An artist almost her entire life, Linda's passion for her work shines through. With the Tucson Fourth Avenue Street Fair coming up this weekend, I'm sure the local artists will be out sharing their craft.   If you'd like a sneak peak at some of her items for sale, you can contact Linda at kldoc3@msn.com.   One of a kind, signature pieces for that special spot in your home.  ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Taking a Walk Among Spring Blooms in Marana Ahh, Spring.  Perhaps it seems doubly nice since our 5 day visit to Green Bay, WI, but to me, there's nothing like discovering new blooms and beauty when out for a daily walk. Gladden Farms in Marana has miles of public pathways and bike trails, waterways filled with trees and shrubbery, and mountain views...but I find my eyes get drawn to the bright spots in folks' front yards. I was able to get a bit of gardening done myself over the weekend, and am looking forwards to getting a bunch of annuals to nestle in among the cactus and lantana already waking up from "winter" in Tucson. Neighbors are out killing weeds and pruning back limbs darkened by our two or three days of frost this year. Doesn't it sound harsh?  If you need a break from Winter...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Got Great Credit?  Now's The Time to Buy in Gladden Farms, Marana If you're a buyer with good credit right now, I can't hardly express how great a time it is to buy in Gladden Farms, off Tangerine Farms Road in Marana ...RIGHT now. Ten re-sale homes are offered right now...at an average of $75.91 a square foot.  So imagine a home, no older than 2004 and possibly built in 2010. Contemporary exterior, block wall surrounds, lots at .14 of an acre on up to .23...in an immaculate neighborhood.  Taking that a step further, let's suppose you'd like a four bedroom, 3 bath home...about 2000 sq. feet.  Right now, today...that's available for a list price of $156,900. I repeat...I can't hardly express how great, fantastic, unbelievable a time it is to buy in Gladden Farms, Marana.  For more inform...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Poetry in Marketing - Whatever Works! Had fun marketing a Dove Mountain listing at 11371 North Adobe Village Place today in Skyranch, Marana, for the TAR Home Tour - NW Homes.   Ended up winning the "Marketing Star Award" ... I personally really liked the lady that had us all playing charades!  Clever!     TAR always looks for the "best presentation of a listing and reward the one person who rises to the top like cream. "  I was happy for the additional coverage of my fantastic listing!   Price was just lowered $15,400.  Immaculate, lovely, move-in ready home.  Check the link to see the photos!  http://cara.longrealty.com/homes-for-sale/AZ/Marana/85658/11371-N-Adobe-Village-Place-69795606/popup   Today's presentation:   The house is a GEM, I tell you it's TRUE Build Fall Twenty-Ten, But...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Dove Mountain Shredding Event Saturday March 3, 2012 Got important papers to dispose of?  Want to go green and be smart all at the same time?  Come on up to Dove Mountain on Saturday March 3 at 9 a.m.!   Donations raised go to help the Marana Food Bank. Come share coffee and a doughnut with local realtors that know the area market!  Have questions - here's a perfect opportunity to "multi-task". See you Saturday!
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Gladden Farms in Marana, AZ - Open House at Outrageous Pricing! You've got to see it to believe it. This home is four bedroom, two bath with over 2300 square feet of living space on a roomy 1/4 acre lot.  Built in 2005, this one owner home shows pride of ownership and is MOVE-IN ready. Cooks' kitchen, great room and open floor plan, custom paint, ceramic flooring, drip system and fruit trees -- walk in and find your new home. Listing agent Sarah Ley @ Long Realty Company, Hostess Cara Mancuso @ Long Realty Click on the link below to see more photos and get more information.   Open Saturday, February 18, from 2-5.  Brand new Listing. All this for about $79 a sq foot.  Unbelievable.  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Family Fun at Dove Mountain Park, Marana Load up the kids and bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy Air Bud: Golden Receiver on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 7 pm. at the Dove Mountain Park.  (12405 North Dove Mountain Boulevard, Marana) Snacks and drink are available for sale as well. On March 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The Smurfs will be playing at the Continental Ranch Community Park (8900 Coachline Blvd) If you are coming from Dove Mountain, just take the Twin Peaks road south to Continental Ranch and turn left at the spotlight on Coachline and Twin Peaks Blvd. (about 12 minutes) These movies are made possible by www.Marana.com, Marana is a great place to celebrate family and fun times all in one spot. Are you looking to make your home in the Marana area? If you are interested in...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Old Bag Dot in Our Community Spotlight - Marana Artisan At Work! Don't you love the name...Old Bag Dot.     And she makes bags...but there's nothing old about them! Local and licensed, Dorothy knows her sewing.     She works with a variety of materials and leathers, yarns, and fabrics to make one-of-a-kind wardrobeand utility-type choices.     You can reach her for ordering and more information at dotmowott@msn.com For a unique, one-of-a-kind handbag or purse, I recommend local Marana Artisan, Dorothy Mowatt. 
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Four Bedroom Home with Den in Sky Ranch in Dove Mountain, Marana AZ Talk about Move-In ready!  This home is immaculate!  On the market less than 2 weeks, don't lose your opportunity to see this sunny and inviting executive home in beautiful Skyranch.  Skyranch features energy efficient homes backed by 80 acres of natural preserve - guaranteeing privacy and serenity in your own beautiful home. This open floor plan with gourmet kitchen really welcomes you home! Plantation shutters, fireplace, 20'' diagonal ceramic flooring,granite counters w/striking backsplash--the upgrades on this Picacho Peak floor plan make this home simply stunning.  All stainless appliances, 42'' cherry cabinetry, 6-panel interior doors, oversized pantry, recessed lighting...these are just some of the upgrades for y...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Community Spotlight - Handyman/Painter Available in Marana and Tucson I had the pleasure to meet Sam Moncivaiz at the Continental Ranch Winterfest end of January.  New to Tucson, he's eager to find work and make his home in Tucson, AZ.  He brings to the area over 20 years of experience, providing quality work with plenty of references available! Sam specializes in interior and exterior house painting, garage and patio coatings, and also repairs flat roofs and applies coatings.  If you need work completed with tile, drywall installation or repair, installs and other handyman-type correction, Sam is your man! I like the fact that he was out helping the Marana Community Food bank on a Saturday morning.  Give Sam Moncivaiz a call today for a no-obligation, free estimate on the work you're p...
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