Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Walking and Hiking in Dove Mountain - Tortolita Mountains Looking for things to do in Marana and Tucson? If you are a nature enthusiast and love getting out for a great walk or hike, be sure to attend the Town of Marana's event on February 11, 2012 on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton in Dove Mountain.     The dedication of the newly constructed Wild Burro Trailhead is taking place at 10 a.m. at 14810 North Secret Springs Drive.  Afterward, enjoy a free guided hike to follow the dedication.  Please rsvp at 382-1950.       Enjoy the scenic Tortolita Mountains in Dove Mountain on the Ritz Carlton grounds on February 11.  Walking and hiking in the Tortolita Mountains will afford you a view of the nearby custom home sites, the active adult community of Heritage Highlands, gated Canyon Pass an...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Homes for Sale Open House on SuperBowl Sunday - Come for a Pre-Game Peek and Party!!   First time open! Skyranch Homes For Sale in Marana, AZ, near Dove Mountain.  Tangerine/Thornydale: W on Tangerine, S on Camino De Manana, E on Big Sky Ranch through gates to end of street, S on Adobe Village Place to address:  11371 N Adobe Village Place Marana, AZ 85658 Sunday, February 5, 2012  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come for a tour.  Come for snacks.  Come meet the neighbors - they've all been invited! What you'll see:  Fantastic, executive styled home with all the upgrades.  Must see and enjoy!  The warmth and ambiance of this home and backyard welcome you home.   $309,900 11371 N Adobe Village PlaceMarana, AZ Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Square Feet: 2616 Year Built: 2010 MLS# 21202966 Property Pho...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Want Improvement?  Change!! "If you want to do better in your career this year over than last, make the conscious decision to make a change." [paraphrased, I think] I was at an awards luncheon yesterday with my new branch at Long Realty - Dove Mountain.  Rosey Koberlein was giving us a market snapshot and reminding us that now, more than any other time in real estate, might be the best time to buy and sell homes in Tucson and Marana, AZ Low interest rates, nice supply of inventory, balanced market between buyer and seller - these conditions, coupled with a myriad of buyer programs spell opportunities for buyers to buy homes for sale Tucson, and sellers to move their listings and make their move! But back to that conscious decision. I've been very happy at Tierra Antigua.  Great ethics, ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Winterfest is coming to Continental Ranch, Marana!! Winterfest hits Marana with a high of 70 degrees for this Saturday! WOW!!!  What better reason than balmy Arizona temperatures to help bring you all out to Continental Ranch to help celebrate the Winter and raise money for the Marana Community Food Bank. Did you know that the Marana Community Food Bank services over 2000 families MONTHLY?  That means they need plenty of neighborhood support, and Winterfest is a great way to give back to your community! Come register for the raffle and get your own chance to win a golfing weekend for two at Esplandor in Rio Rico or a fabulous weekend for 2 in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood! There will be plenty of food, magic tricks, music and vendors to browse as you enjoy Winterfest at Continental Ranc...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Sunflower Community in Continental Ranch, Marana AZ: Active Adult Community Living Looking for an active adult community lifestyle in Tucson or Marana, AZ?  Nestled in the Tucson Mountain foothills, just 20 minutes of downtown Tucson lies Continental Ranch, a master-planned community that includes the neighborhoods of Sunflower Community. Sunflower is a 55+ community of 967 homes with a variety of several floor plans available to suit your needs. Sunflower Community and Continental Ranch has experienced vast growth over the past decade, and is progressing to include Saguaro Bloom, formerly Saguaro Springs, just across Rattlesnake Pass in 2012.  Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, the Continental Ranch Community park, pool, & skate park, and Pima County Library are all within its con...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Market Statistics: Buying or Selling Homes in San Lucas, Rancho Marana, Marana When looking for a home in a particular area - I'm drawn to market reports.  Not necessarily graphs and charts - they look pretty but I'm not always sure what they mean. I just want to peruse some good ole' comparison shopping information. Currently, San Lucas has 20 properties on MLS for the past quarter.  (October through December) Only three are for sale, and 12 have sold.  Obviously, folks have discovered the hidden gem of San Lucas and the incredible pricing deals for buyers available in this sub-division. Looking at the map, San Lucas is just North of Tangerine Farms exit -- in fact, you can take the Marana exit east to find the neighborhoods encompassing San Lucas.  There's a lot of new construction go...
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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 sprawls westward from I-10, just minutes from downtown Tucson.  Continental Ranch is a master-planned community with easy access to the nearby freeway, including parks, businesses, recreation, outdoor and indoor entertainment all within its borders.  Besides a wealth of single family homes for sale, including 2 and 3 bedroom homes for sale in Continental Farms, 4 or 5 bedrooms homes for sale in Continental Farms, is an Active Adult Community known as Sunflower.  Also included is nearby Continental Reserve with gated 2 and 3 bedroom homes for sale in Marana.  The area is filled with neighborhood play areas and community pools, and even a skate park!  New construction is also set to begin just over the pass in Saguaro Bloom, formerly known as Saguaro Springs, as well.  ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Market Statistics:  Buying and Selling Homes in Gladden Farms, Marana Nothing like starting out the new year examining the statistics and getting to know our local communities and homes for sale Tucson and Marana. My last market report for Gladden Farms was posted in September, so today we'll take a look at what's been happening the past three months, October through December. Currently there are 69 homes on MLS, (Tucson Area Realtors multiple listing service) listed as ACTIVE, ACTIVE CONTINGENT, (under contract) ACTIVE CAPA, (wanting a BETTER contract) PENDING, (all contingencies are met and it's smooth sailing to closing day) and SOLD.  This is down from Septembers number of 124 total on MLS. 19 of the 69 are ACTIVE homes for sale Tucson (Marana)  (average price per sq. foot $80.87) 4...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Egg Nog Anyone?  5K Race Set for January 1 in Continental Reserve, Marana Don't worry about that extra cookie and last piece of fudge...run it off at the Egg Nog Jog this Sunday! The annual "non-competitive race" begins at Continental Reserve Park in Continental Ranch, Marana AZ Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 8 a.m.  It's 5K, running through the scenic neighborhood with mountain views, and fun for the entire family! Egg nog, food, drinks and more are available after the race, and even better - participants receive a free t-shirt. There's even a prize raffle! If you have more questions, call 520-382-1950.  It costs $10 to register before the date, $15 the morning of the race.  You can check out more information as well at Marana.com. Looking for a new home in Marana?  Marana is just north of...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Giving to the Marana Food Bank/Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona The Marana Food Bank needs your help!   Non-perishable food items are needed, as the number of families served in the Marana area is up from last year by 25%.  Over 200 families are served by the Marana Food bank including those in Marana, Rillito, Cortaro, and Twin Peaks. You can also drop off at the Marana Community Food bank directly, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  11734 W Grier Road, Marana, AZ 85743 (520) 682-3001 Most needed items include: Peanut butter Applesauce Pudding cups Fruit leather Cereal Nuts Juice Pretzels Bread Jelly Tuna Fish Soup Fruit cups Canned Pastas If you'd like to donate online, here is a link to their online form for your tax-deductible donation...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
A New Home for the New Year!!  Homes for Sale Marana Are you ready to start looking for your new home for the New Year??? There are dozens and dozens of homes to choose from in the Marana area, just north of Tucson, AZ.  There are currently 216 single family homes for sale in Marana from which to choose. As you may know, interest rates are at fantastic rates, and prices for homes haven't been this low since 2003.  Add the large amount of inventory from which to choose, and this truly can be an opportune time for you to make the move. The first step is determining your buying power.  If you need suggestions in this area, I'd be happy to send along several trusted professionals from around the Tucson area. Second is determining your time frame.  If you haven't a specific move date in mind...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting! I am getting so excited for Christmas already!  Coming up and kicking off December for area residents and visitors, is the Marana Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting celebration!  Looking for holiday things to do in Marana and Tucson? The Marana Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting is Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the lovely Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 West Civic Center Drive There will be local dancers and singers (my daughter will be caroling with the MHS Chamber Singers) food, arts and crafts vendors, maybe a balloon glow, Santa Claus, and the major!   The tree lighting is at 5:45 p.m. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots! Let me know you're going and let's say Hello! And, if you or someone you k...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Having a Cotton-Picking Good Time in Marana, AZ Area farmers have been busy the past month getting their cotton picked in Pima County.  Dust is flying, tractors are whirling, and the hay bale columns are going up. It always begs the question...how many pairs of jeans comes out of a bale of cotton? I found out that the machine-sized blocks of cotton ( a module) sitting by the roadside is not a "bale".  A "module builder" can hold between 14 and 16 bales. It takes about an acre to make a bale of cotton.  Did you know that 60% of the weight of a cotton boll is seed? A "bale" of cotton weighs about 500 lbs. So the question really is, "How many pairs of jeans from 500 lbs of cotton?"  And another picture to ponder...how many bags of cotton balls equals 500 lbs.?..staggering! Wikipedia says t...
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Absolutely Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Plus Den Home in Gated Continental ReserveLocation: Tucson, AZ InformationContact InformationChristopher Pendleton520-275-1663Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingPrice: $189,900Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location8410 N Sunny Rock Ridge DrTucson, AZ 85743View MapLinksSearch Tucson MLSFeaturesBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2Parking Spaces: 2Year Built: 2003Subdivision: Sierra CrestLot Size: 0.1Garage Size: 2School District: MaranaSquare Footage: 2209Agent Name: Chris PendletonBroker: Tierra AntiguaMLS #: 21128764AttributesAppliancesRange/OvenDishwasherSink DisposalMicrowaveInterior AmenitiesVaulted CeilingsExterior AmenitiesPatioFenced YardGrass LawnSecluded settingPhoto GalleryView as SlideshowView Photo Gallery (7 Photos)Powered by vFly...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Sunrise over Cotton Out having a blissful walk before sunrise this morning, gearing up for my day and enjoying the birds. Ever hear of Pima Cotton? We're Pima County, and we're surrounded by Cotton Fields here in Marana near Gladden Farms, and I'm thinking that makes us Pima Cotton.  I love cotton sweaters in the fall and winter - the natural fibers don't scratch, itch, make me sweat...just comfy and cozy. I'm looking forward to today.  A difficult and challenging escrow for a lovely young couple has come to a close and they're signing docs this afternoon.  When the Deed issues were finally resolved just two days before my clients' final deadline, loan lock, amendment extension, etc...Fairway Mortgage with Hal Timinsky and Landmark Title with Stacey Bergacker out of the Phoenix area cam...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
While most Del Webb communities in Arizona are sprawling, resort-style communities, there are some smaller more intimate-sized options as well. With just 967 homes, Continental Ranch Sunflower by Del Webb is a premiere example of a 55+ community that’s a smaller size, yet still offers the world-famous Del Webb lifestyle complete with luxury amenities, a vibrant lifestyle and finely crafted homes. Continental Ranch Sunflower is located in Marana, Arizona just 15 northwest of Tucson.  Downtown Tucson is just 20 minutes from the community and Phoenix is easily accessible in less than two hours.  Residents enjoy convenient access to everyday conveniences, outdoor recreation, shopping, dining and more. Area mountain ranges offer wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities and the 1.78 million...
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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 - A Place in World History!! I learned an interesting little factoid over the weekend that I wanted to share, along with my blimp photo! Marana is home to its own little airpark, and we regularly see the crop dusters and hot air balloons floating overhead.  Sometimes it gets more exciting and we see the military fighter jets whiz by.   What I didn't know is that during World War II, our little Marana airfield trained almost 10,000 pilots in the armed services for our country - the largest training center in the world at the time! You might know that our area also houses one of the few remaining Titan Missiles nearby as well.  In fact, they have tours starting from a couple hours to overnight! If you'd like more information on military and historic things to do in Marana and T...
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By Al Andersen
(Golf Realty Network)
5187 W Gallery Canyon Place W Marana, AZ 85653 2 Acre Lot in Marana AZ Home   Photo Gallery   Virtual Tour   Property Map   Payment Info   Request Showing     Golf Realty Network   Office: 480-832-3730 Mobile: 602-684-9300 Website: Visit Website Price : $214,500 Lot Size : 96,703 County : Pima Property Type : Vacant Land MLS Number : 21113515 click for more information and pictures Property Description This 2 Acre Lot in Marana AZ is an incredible resort homesite since it is only a short walk from the fitness center. This 2 Acre Lot in Marana AZ borders the natural preserve. Soaring saguaros, dramatic rock formations, and all kinds of spectacular views surround this 2 Acre Lot in Marana AZ. This serene setting is the perfect place to build your dream home! Included with the purchase of...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Concert in the Park This Saturday, October 8, 2011 Like parks? Like music? Like FREE? Like relaxing? Like mountain views? GET:  Concert in the Park at Marana Crossroads at Silverbell District Park!  (Marana exit at Cortaro, west from I-10.  Three minutes to Silverbell Road.  Park is immediately on your left just after you turn south onto Silverbell.) Bring your own chair, a picnic, and your loved ones!  Enjoy Heather O'Day and Friends this Saturday at 7 p.m. Watch the sunset over the Tucson Mountains! While you're in the area, visualize yourself in your new home? Interested in homes for sale Tucson or Marana?  Check this link to see available homes for sale in Continental Ranch today!  View homes for sale Tucson today! Contact me if you have any questions or need more in-depth in...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Hiking In Marana - From Athletic to Picturesque - Something for Everyone If you've taken in very many of my blog postings, you know that I like to capture the mountains in the background, or even the focal point, of many of my posts.  Coming from Puget Sound, WA, where we had the familiar companion of Mt. Rainer to keep us company, I have a strong appreciation for mountains. Marana is no exception to "mountains", and intersting hills and dales.  And with those topographical features, the first thing that comes to MY mind is...hiking! Just as a pre-cursor to any story about hiking - remember to NEVER GO ALONE and ALWAYS take water!  (and don't get me started on hats and sunscreen!)  You do not want to be the subject of the 5:00 o'clock news helicopter rescue story... One of my personal f...
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