Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Our Precious Pets - The Love of a Cat or DogPets - they can be like family to us.  How quickly they instill themselves in our hearts.There's nothing quite like being greeted with unconditional love every time we enter the door.They keep us company while we work.They cuddle when we're not feeling well.Join in on our activities...Play with usAnd depend on us.We recently discovered Twin Peaks Veterinary Service in Continental Ranch when one of our beloved pets was ill.  Wonderful customer service and follow-up, they treated our cat with the care they would shower on their own.I like how they post missing or found pets on their Twin Peaks Veterinary Center Facebook Page as well.Our pets are precious - take care of them with great Veterinary Care.       
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Bunnies and Baskets - Gladden Farms Marana Event Taking place in Stonegate park, just off Gladden Farms Drive at School Day Drive, join us for a fun community event celebrating Spring! March 19, 2016 Egg Hunt Starts at 9:30 a.m. Egg cartons will be provided Petting Zoo, carnival activities, and food will be available for purchase. Join us for the Gladden Farms Bunnies and Baskets this March! 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Photos provided are from previous Gladden Farms events! 
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Gated Homes for Sale in Dove Mountain, Marana, AZThere are several communities within the Dove Mountain area of Marana, AZ including Active Adult, Gated Subdivisions, and Luxury. In the lower elevations, folks reside within The Villages at Dove Mountain and the Bluffs, covering all price points within this scenic area of Metropolitan NW Tucson. For those that love golf, there are four golf courses at Dove Mountain including the Gallery and the Ritz courses. Lovely homes dot the edges of these beautiful greenways and hiking paths abound. The area is rich with new construction homes as well. Just minutes from I-10 along Twin Peaks/Dove Mountain Blvd, and whether your budget is $150,000 or well into the millions -- a home for sale in Dove Mountain, Marana, may be just what you're looking f...
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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 2015 Year End Sales ReportI wanted to share my year end review for the folks of Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ as well as those looking to buy in this master planned community.  Gladden Farms is just ten minutes further NW along I-10 as we travel through Marana on 1-10, crossing Cortaro Farms road and the Continental Ranch subdivisions. Take the exit at Tangerine Farms and travel west a short distance to Gladden Farms.Lots of exciting things have been happening in our neighborhood.  The blue neighborhood block above, is KB homes, filling up fast with new construction.  Immediately adjacent in green is the new elementary school in the Marana School District, due to open this fall for enrollment.  The neighborhood just to the east of that blue and green segment welcomes Meritage ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Meritage Homes is Coming To Gladden Farms MaranaNews came out this morning that Meritage Homes just purchased, and plans to start building immediately, in Gladden Farms.  You may have heard of the elementary school quickly going up on the corner of Gladden Farms Blvd. and Tangerine Farms road.  Now, block 16 has been purchased and homes will go up soon to accommodate new interest in this Marana community.Gladden Farms is a master-planned community of over 1200 homes, nestled within miles of parkways, community play yards, walking paths, and a distant mountain backdrop.  Just ten minutes from the new Tucson Premium Outlets center, this area is ripe for buyers and sellers with affordable pricing and abundant pride of ownership!One of the great draws of Meritage homes is their energy effic...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Horse Properties In Rural MaranaIt's always a good day to take a drive west of Tucson to enjoy the views, the mountains, the scenery -- yep, I can go on and on.The drive is relaxing and serene, and I love the cactus and mountain backdrops!Are you looking for a property in which to get away from it all, just outside city limits?  20 minutes from downtown Tucson, these two "hobby" ranches let you have a few horses, dogs, cats, chickens.....hoa free and the peace of mind that comes with owning an acre or more of land to call your own.Here's a link to two affordable horse properties for sale I currently have on the market in rural Marana.  Both just over an acre, one with horse facilities, both fully fenced.Looking for something perhaps a bit larger?  More acreage?  More facilities?Click th...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana's Alive and Growing!I was excited to attend the first Marana Chamber of Commerce breakfast networking meeting this morning for 2016.  The enthusiasm was palpable!Did you know Marana led Southern Arizona in housing growth for 2015?!  Over 600 homes built!  Also of note, the first permit was pulled for 1 of 3 hotels going up at the Tucson Premium Outlet Mall, located in Marana on Twin Peaks and I-10.Exciting indeed!  Want to be a part of a thriving community of friendly folks!  Contact me for your real estate questions or if you'd like an invite to our exciting networking events at Marana Chamber of Commerce.  Betty Covey and I are excited to have become copper sponsors for the Chamber. The Golden Girls have gone Copper!Here's a quick link to all homes for sale in Marana 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)
Fall Colors in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZI wanted to share the lovely fall colors of Gladden Farms today.Gladden Farms, Marana AZ, is located about 20 miles north of downtown Tucson, just minutes west of I-10 and Tangerine Farms Road. From I-10, enjoy a short 5 minute drive along beautifully maintained medians, cultivated walkways, and spacious bike lanes.Gladden Farms, Marana AZ, is a master-planned community. (A master-planned community is a development built according to plan specifications that includes homes, apartments, community parks and amenities, commercial buildings, educational facilities, etc) Low pricing on single family residences in the area present a great opportunity for home buyers looking for affordable, newer homes.It's not hard to fall in love with the beauty of the...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Market Snapshop for Marana's Gladden Farms & Rancho MaranaAs we approach the end of 2015, it's time for a fourth-quarter view of Gladden Farms and Rancho Marana, great master-planned communities just 5 minutes west of 1-10 off Tangerine Farms Road.Homes are all built from 2005 on, and feature frame stucco homes with tile roofs.  Pool lots are available, as well as properties backing common areas and views.Currently, there are 30 active listings featuring homes for sale, ranging from 1265 square feet on up to 4045.Twenty two homes are under contract, and 26 have sold since September 1.It's an area of town that hasn't quite seen a strong recovery in terms of pricing since the recession.  Homes still average under $100 a square foot, whereas in many nearby communities that are older pull i...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Life in Dove Mountain, Marana, AZThe Twin Peaks Interchange has certainly made this Marana Dove Mountain community more accessible, and more attractive for new home buyers. Sixteen neighborhoods (The Reserve, The Villages, The Bluffs, Dos Lagos, The Retreat, Canyon Pass, Dove Creek, Solana, Quail Crossing, The Preserve, Residences at Ritz Carlton, The Gallery, Saguaro Forest, Del Webb, Tortolita Reserve and The Highlands at Dove Mountain) make up the communities along Dove Mountain Blvd, which is what Twin Peaks turns into as you pass Tangerine Road going north. Dove Mountain is also the home of the Ritz-Carlton, a 4 Star hotel and resort, featuring Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses. Other golf courses include the Highlands at Dove Mountain, The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, and The Ga...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
3% Price Drop on Dove Mountain Move-In Home!Looking for pride of ownership?Move in ready?All appliances?Manicured yard?Neighborhood amenities?Affordable Pricing?Call, email, or text for an appointment to see today!  Cara@SWDesertHomes.com 520-909-2988
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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 Safety Fair Event on Halloween Day, Marana, AZLong Realty and Long Companies are sponsoring this free community event held on Halloween Day.So many cool things going on this day.Prizes and giveaways -- Register to win a laptop! Talk with vendors about possible safety issues in your home. Other great highlights available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. include:Flu Shots Available Learn self defense maneuvers!Watch and Learn CRP compression techniques.For this little ones - early trick or treating!  Visit our Photo Booth and have free photos taken! Check out the temporary identification tattoos available for your children. Gather up a pool safety kit!  Get your kids fingerprinted by the Marana Police! Visit our NW Firemen!Bring donations for the Marana Food Bank! 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)
Pima Cotton, Clark Farms, and Marana AZ HistoryIn the last Community and Regional Update Meeting I attended, sponsored by the Marana Chamber of Commerce, I have to say I got doggone excited over our farming history!  Can I say it has something to do with years of dairy farming near Green Bay, WI?  I'll never tell - but I did enjoy hearing about the innovative tractors that eliminate all those repeat trips over the same plot of land !!! (once a farmer, always a farmer)But let me start at the beginning.  First of all, these update meetings are free, and open to the public.  If you don't mind being somewhere at 7:30 a.m. - this might be a good avenue for you!Tom Clark was a guest speaker this past month, and he told us stories of the first Cotton gin where MacDonald's sits now near Marana ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Home Sales Affected By Decreasing InventoryIt's been interesting reading the market reports lately.  Sales are down a bit -- not because of a lack of buyers, but because of  a lack of inventory!Take Dove Mountain, for instance.  There are very different communities in this area, but there's a grouping of affordable neighborhood homes that include Villages of Dove Mountain, Quail Crossing, and Villages at Red Hawk.  All in all, just under 650 homes.Currently, .011 of them are listed for sale, all but one available for under $190,000.I thought I'd try a few other NW Tucson neighborhoods just to check the trend.Skyranch (Meritage Homes for resale in community off Camino de Manana) - .030 percent listed for sale, $225K - $349KGladden Farms:  1237 homes - .018 percent are listed for s...
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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 Market Summer SnapshotIn the sprawling neighborhoods of Gladden Farms, inventory is up a bit for the summer months.  Currently, there are 29 ACTIVE listings for sale, 8 Active Contingent with contracts, and 23 CLOSED over the past 90 days. Seven homes closed in July.Selling averages took 46 days on the market to get an accepted offer over the past 90 days, with those selling in the past month (save one at 52)  being quick sales in 32 days or less. That tells us that homes priced right can count on quick sales.Average sold homes were priced at $175,571, down from July’s blog post of $186,482. High sale was $231,000 for 2456 square feet, formerly $257,000 for a property just under 2700 square feet.  No homes with pools sold. Of continuing interest, homes sold for almo...
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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 Area Welcomes Heritage River Park Splash Pad in MaranaFun in the sun! In keeping with the rural environment of the Marana Heritage River Park, July 31, 2015 marks the grand opening of the Agriculturally-Themed Heritage River Park Splash located in the Gladden Farms community.(photo by Town of Marana)Admission is free and everyone is welcome!  Kids and adults alike will enjoy the farming and agriculture theme with windmills, tractors, sunflowers and more at this family-friendly addition to the Gladden Farms area. (Photo by Town of Marana)The splash pad covers an area encompassing 4500 square feet against a backdrop of Tucson Mountains.Nearby, visitors can also enjoy the River Park's biking and walking trails. Regarding the Grand Opening, the splash pad will be open from 10 ...
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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 Market SnapshotIn the sprawling neighborhoods of Gladden Farms, 56 homes are currently on TARMLS, with three new construction, the rest resale of existing properties.  The link provided will also show available properties in nearby Rancho Marana and San Lucas.  For this blog report, I did not factor in short sales and foreclosures since market conditions have improved substantially.  Of those 43, 21 are ACTIVE and for sale, 10 are under contract and Active Contingent, and 22 have sold in the past 90 days.Of those sold, average days on the market were 58, but some were on as long a 206 days, and two sold in four days.     Average sold homes were priced at $186,482 with a high sale of $257,000 for a property just under 2700 square feet.  Three sold with pools. Of inte...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Bianchi's Restaurant Is Open in Marana!I've never attended a grand opening at a restaurant before, but my husband and I enjoy Bianchi's at their Speedway location, and this was going to be much closer.We took off to get there by 5.  There were about six cars in the parking lot.This was about 5:20 - notice the line to order?  Notice the tables?  The other room, a large bar area, was full up when we left around six, as well as what looks like a "party" room.Yep...looked like a successful opening to me.Oh...and the food?Here's Chicken Parmesan swimming in cheese and the best red sauce (gravy, to NY Italians I hear....) ever.  Healthy side of bread as well.  :)  Or, maybe not so healthy, but I skipped lunch to enjoy this feast.And, there's two meals left over from my portion!So, if you want...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Tortolita Vistas in Marana - Tortolita Homes for Sale Built by MaracayMaracay Homes recently purchased 6 apx. one-acre lots at Tortolita Vista in NWTucson.  Costs for lots were roughly $169,279 per lot.This gated neighborhood is limited to only 55 homesites featuring all one-story home plan designs.Just to the west of Frys, this site is conveniently situated just north of Tangerine Road on Thornydale Road. Set in the foothills of the Tortolita mountain range, surrounded by stunning views -- a drive by is definitely in order!Builder, Maracay Homes, offer an array of home plans from approximately 2,777 to 3,978 square feet.All homes are Energy Star® certified with green features.Don't forget to always take buyer representation along with you on your first visit to new home sites.  Site ag...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Family Safety Fair in Twin Peaks, Marana Neighborhood In just over two weeks, the Metz-Herdrich Farmers Insurance Agency is sponsoring a Family Safety Fair on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  The event will run from 10 am to 4 pm in the Twin Peaks Plaza, at the corner of Coachline and Twin Peaks Road, just off I-10 at the Twin Peaks Exit.  There are so many activities going on!! The Marana Police Department:  Fingerprinting and demonstrating child safety seats.  Northwest Fire Department:  The fire engine will be present, as well as hands on fire extinguisher demonstrations and a public information booth.  Arizona Game and Fish:  Here to inform you about water safety and off road vehicle safety.  Southwest Ambulance:  Alex the water ambulance will be at the event to help children overcome th...
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