Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People
(Realty One Group Mountain Desert)
           SAHBA, the Southern Arizona Homebuilder Association is hosting a Parade of Homes in Marana, AZ starting this coming Saturday.  The parade will feature 7 homes in the $1 million plus range in the Dove Mountain area of Marana, just north of Tucson.  Dove Mountain has been featured in recent news as the home of the newest Ritz-Carlton Resort, and will host the upcoming Accenture Match Play Championship Golf Tournament. The parade will provide attendees an opportunity for the public to see a showcase of the latest in home styles, electronic systems, the latest in kitchen and bathroom luxuries, appliances, outdoor living and the pinnacle of high-end home features including disappearing walls.  Some of the homes utilize some green building techniques including carpet made from recy...
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
In a market where one house competes with ten thousand others for the attention of a single buyer, you--the listing agent--have a most powerful ally in presenting your house to the world.  Allow me to present that ally.  Meet the setting sun.  Its rich, deep yellow rays have a unique power over the imagination.  They can transform an image of your listing from dull, flat and ordinary to rich, deep, warm and inviting.This ordinary Wal-mart geranium illustrates my point perfectly.  There's something magical about the image I've created there to your left.  You want it.  Your attention is drawn to its complexity and texture.  That image creates a desire within you that's emotionally satisfying, and you want it to be yours.The geranium is not what captured your attention.  You've ignored fl...
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By Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie, Previews Property Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Here we go .....I am doing my best to ensure that I give something of value when I post on the Blog so I hope you all agree!!!I don't have too much time for writing but here we go......I recently met with one of Tucson's top Architects, Kevin Howard, to commence plans on a few spec homes that will be going into production in the gated community of Butterfly Mountain, Marana, Arizona. The community is adjacent  to the Dove Mountain Community, the new Tapestry Community, and Sahuaro Ranch Communities in Marana. The Street of Dreams will be opening in the area in February of next year.The occupants of Butterfly Mountain are allowed to join the Golf and Recreational Club as part of the Dove Mountain Community.I represent many Luxury Home Buyers in the Tucson market, and quite often find t...
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By Tina Furtado, Realtor Tucson, AZ
(Moving to Marana - Tierra Antigua Realty)
Triad Hospitals/Northwest Medical Center has paid $13.2 million, or about $228,000 per acre, for 58 acres  from a subsidiary of Forest City Land Groupwithin Gladden Farms master planned community in Marana, AZ, for the construction of a new hospital. The new facility will be located west of I-10 near Tangerine Road on the southwest corner of West Moore Road. The hospital and surrounding project will service Pima and Pinal counties. Currently, the closest hospital for many Marana residents is Northwest's Oro Valley campus at Tangerine Road near First Avenue."We are excited to be a part of Marana¹s growth and are looking forward to providing additional healthcare services to the residents of Marana," Phil Gustafson, Northwest Medical Center CEO, said. Community needs will determine the si...
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By Tina Furtado, Realtor Tucson, AZ
(Moving to Marana - Tierra Antigua Realty)
Marana Regional Airport, formerly known as the Avra Valley Airport, also known as Marana Northwest Regional Airport, was classified in 2004 is a general aviation reliever airport for the Tucson International Airport. It is located in Marana, approximately fifteen nautical miles (24 km) northwest of Tucson and five miles west of Interstate 10.on Avra Valley Road. In 1999, the airport was purchased from Pima County by the town of Marana. The airport is home to over 300 based aircraft and counted over 90.000. take-offs and landings in 2004. As Southern Arizona's only full-service fixed-base operator (FBO), privately owned Tucson Aeroservice Center provides a huge range of services including offering Jet A, 100LL, fueling, chartered flights, car rental, shuttle service, aircraft maintenance...
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By Kate Eastwood
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
New Marana ExpressIf you live in the northwest, you can now enjoy a stress-free commute on Sun Tran!Thanks to funding provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation,On May 21, Sun Tran launched weekday rush-hour service from Marana into downtown Tucson.Passengers can ride the Route 391 Marana Express from a new Park-and-Ride lot, located behind Chili's at Arizona Pavilions, just off Cortaro Road and I-10. Full fare is $1 one-way, and exact change is required. Buses will serve the following express stops in the downtown area each weekday morning:* Congress Street at Central Avenue* Congress Street at the U.S. Courthouse * Broadway at Church Avenue* Broadway at 6th Avenue* Broadway at 4th AvenueRoute 391 will pick up passengers weekday afternoons at the following stops: * Congress S...
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By Tina Furtado, Realtor Tucson, AZ
(Moving to Marana - Tierra Antigua Realty)
Marana's Fourth of July Celebration will be held at Ora Mae Harn Park 6 pm to 11 pm. Patriotic exhibits including a wall of honor dedicated to all our servicemen and women. Games and activities for the kids. Entertainment for adults and lots of food for everyone. Come and enjoy one of Southern Arizona's very best fireworks desplays to light up the sky starting 9 pm. Free admission. No alcohol allowed in the park Event sponsored by Meritage Homes. Attendees may bring blankets, food, and chairs. For more information or to reserve a vendor booth please contact Sandy Groseclose at (520) 382-1937.
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By Tina Furtado, Realtor Tucson, AZ
(Moving to Marana - Tierra Antigua Realty)
We have loaded a new short movie clip onto our website http://www.movingtomarana.com/ for those who have never visited our town of Marana and would like a pleasant overview of our lovely town. See some history and Marana's vision for the future and just why we call Marana home! Check out this short movie by going to our About Arizona Page and Clicking "Meet Marana, AZ" right at the top right column!
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By Kim Murray
(Windermere Real Estate)
Just northwest of Tucson at the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains is approximately 6200 acres of beautiful sonoran desert, know as Dove Mountain. Home to a master planned, low density community, Dove Mountain is known for it's city views of Tucson, gorgeous desert vegetation and wildlife. Known for it's family and luxury homes and active adult community, Dove Mountain has harmonized the best of both worlds. A community where families can enjoy the natural scenery, active adults can golf and enjoy the backdrop of the Tortolita Mountains and the surrounding land remains undisturbed. This beautiful community and all it has to offer has found it's self at the center of international attention. Residents of Dove Mountain enjoy activities offered at the Gallery Golf Club or Heritage Highla...
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By Tina Furtado, Realtor Tucson, AZ
(Moving to Marana - Tierra Antigua Realty)
The town of Marana will become the sixth Arizona municipality to span a county dividing line. Marana plans to annex roughly 440 acres into southern Pinal County to accommodate a planned 1,800-acre development dubbed the Villages at Tortolita. The town council last week gave Developer Mike Zipprich and town planning staff the go-ahead for the annexation process. The Villages of Tortolita eventually will add 6,500 houses, townhomes, apartments and condominiums to Marana. The development will stretch along the east side of Interstate 10 from Marana Road into southern Pinal.The five distinct villages planned, seven miles to the north of Saquaro National Park, will span north from Grier Road into Pinal County. Plans include a 20 acre community park and recreational facilities, a shopping com...
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By Tina Furtado, Realtor Tucson, AZ
(Moving to Marana - Tierra Antigua Realty)
Accenture Match Play ChampionshipFeb. 19-25, 2007, The Gallery at Dove Mountain. The world's top 64 golfers will try to etch their names in the history book of this exciting tournament. Billed as the cornerstone of the World Golf Championships.  Five-day tournament in Marana - just north of Tucson - features a $8 million purse. Regional and local charities such as The First Tee program will also benefit. Single-day tickets for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday competition ($50 per day) are available on the World Golf Championships website or by calling 1-866-942-2672. For golf lovers
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