Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Christina Swanson, SA of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate)
In this blog you will be given information about the Continental Reserve Neighborhood in Tucson, Az. Homes for sale in Continental Reserve Neighborhood Tucson , AZ Why Do People Live here? Continental Reserve  is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes that sits conveniently located just 30 minutes from Downtown Tucson, Arizona. This neighborhood is nestled at the base of The Tucson Mountains. This master planned community has easy access to the freeway. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing the streets or at the local parks.  Looking for a home in Continental Reserve? Interested in finding homes for sale in the Continental Reserve Neighborhood of Tucson, Az? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Tucson. What's the Neighborhood Li...
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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 For Gladden Farms Community, Marana, AZ In taking a look at the market today, December 9, 2013, I'm focusing on the master-planned community of Gladden Farms, located 5 minutes west of I-10 on Tangerine Road/Tangerine Farms Road in Marana, AZ. Here's an overall Real Estate snapshot: RESALE Homes only, Not New Construction 80 active, active contingent, and closed units in past 6 months 10 were REO (foreclosed)18 were short sale, 35% distressed units overall As long as the majority of homes in a neighborhood are not distressed, values compare "apples to apples" and a conventionally sold home is not compared against short sales and foreclosures. Averages per square foot:ACTIVE  97.75AContingent 87.78SOLD 93.65 Average priced homes:ACTIVE  $199,462AContingent $202,475SOLD ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Community Open Houses w/Long Realty and Gladden Farms Sunday 11/24/13 This Sunday, November 24, 2013, there will be four open houses for your viewing from 1-4 p.m.  Location - Gladden Farms, Marana Take the Tangerine Exit off I-10 and go west to Gladden Farms.  (About 4 minutes) Follow the Long Realty signs to the participating listings. Mention this blog posting and enter a drawing for a $25 gift card! Here are the homes that are participating: $259,000    12505 N Cottonseed Lane     Marana, AZ 85653$156,000    11117 W Golden Willow Dr     Marana, AZ 85653$162,000    12591 N Cottonseed Lane Marana, AZ 85653$270,000    12739 N Greenberry Drive Marana, AZ 85653   Maps will be available, and signs will be out along Tangerine Farms Road, Lon Adams, and Gladden Farms Roads. A.      $270,000...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Highlands at Dove Mountain-Live the Lifestyle in Heritage Highlands Last week, The Highlands at Dove Mountain, opened their doors and shared what makes living in this beautifully maintained community for Active Adults is all about. Jeff Ziegler, community manager, shared with us loads of information. Even more exciting... (lol), Chef Michael Veras shared several menu items with their brand new selection now available.   86 homes have sold in Heritage Highlands, or, under their new name, The Highlands at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ, in 2013. Over 50,000 rounds of golf have been played on their meticulous greens, and a golf pro is always on hand to answer your questions.  Over $560,000 has been spent on irrigation and improving turf conditions.   The Highlands at Dove Mountain surveyed thei...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Welch Family Chiropractic Center Has Grand Re-Opening! The Welch Family Chiropractic Center, located at the southeast corner of Thornydale and Ina (near Michiels and Ace Hardware) has been open for business over 27 years! To thank their patients, Dr. Welch is offering free chiropractic adjustments at their new location in Suite #150, just three doors down from their former place of business.  The Grand re-opening is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their existing patients.  In addition ALL NEW PATIENT REFERRALS will receive an initial visit package including consultation, exam, and x-rays if necessary, for only $25.  (A $128 value)  This offer expires for new patient referrals on November 30th, 2013.  New patients do not have to come on Saturday, but h...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Dominick's Real Italian Restaurant - Things to do in Tucson Looking for things to do, places to dine in Tucson, AZ? Recently opened, Dominick's Real Italian Restaurant is located in NW Tucson at the intersections of Cortaro Farms and Thornydale, nestled back in a corner near Basha's Grocery store. For your Italian dining, take out or delivery, call 520-744-2002. They have a wide delivery area including Continental Ranch, Continental Reserve, and even Gladden Farms in Marana with a minimum order.   See Dominick's Real Italian Restaurant for your holiday catering needs as well!  The full menu is available, including other options, and dessert!  All of their desserts are house-made.       My daughter and I grabbed a late lunch there yesterday and enjoyed the lunch special - a refillable so...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
"Is Your Home or Business Distinctively Clean?" I had the pleasure of being a part of a large number of Marana Chamber of Commerce members present to welcome a new cleaning business to the area last week. Distinctive Cleaning and Maintenance, Inc. Distinctive Cleaning and Maintenance, Inc. is a residential and commercial cleaning business, licensed, bonded and insured, working out of NW Tucson, located at Old Father and Ina Roads. Distinctive Cleaning and Maintenance, Inc. is owned by Dori Stolmaker, doria@dmscleaningservices.com at 520-441-9350.  Help welcome a new, locally-owned business to Marana, and call today to have your home or business distinctively cleaned!  
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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 Has Community Fun With Fall Festival October 25, 2013 The Master-Planned community of Gladden Farms, in Marana, Az off I-10 and Tangerine Farms Road is having a FREE Fall celebration tonight! October 25, 2013 6PM - 9PM Open to the public, feel free to bring the whole family to the Gladden Farms community Park on 12205 N Tangerine Farms Road.  There's going to be games, a pumpkin patch, costume contest, trick or treating, inflatables, food for purchase, live music, vendors...and so much more!   The weather's perfect for a fall evening of entertainment at Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ.  Gladden Farms is a wonderful community with many events, family get-togethers, social opportunities and more.  It's a great place to buy a home as well.  If you're looking for homes for sale in G...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Community Food Bank - Statistics and Needs, Upcoming Events I received a flier in the mail yesterday from the Marana Food Bank and I wanted to share some pertinent information for the people of Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley. The Marana Community Food Bank recently began distributing food at the Avra Valley Fire Station as well.  30 Families are coming to the new pick up location and word is spreading. The Marana Community Food Bank has had an increase of nearly 60 new clients every month. Currently 5106 households are served by the Marana Community Food Bank. 17,924 clients lives are touched by the Marana Community Food Bank. 25% of those clients are single mothers. 34% are children. 14% are seniors. Here's the big news...the good news, and something I learned at the Empty Bowls...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
We're "New Parents" and Proud of It! On Labor Day Weekend 2013, several members of Long Realty Dove Mountain and Twin Peaks got together to "adopt a highway" and do a little deep cleaning along the roadside. We're happy and excited to say our adoption is now official! You can read more about our efforts in this previous post,  This Labor Day Weekend Long Realty Dove Mountain Adopted a Highway!
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
L spa Therapeutic Massage in Marana, AZ   L spa Therapeutic Massage in Marana, AZ has recently located its new location at the Marana Counseling and Wellness Center, 13395 N Marana Main Street, Marana, AZ 85653.  You can reach them on their web page at www.lspamassageandskin.com or call them at 520-572-1265. Therapeutic Massages are available with three times 30 minutes for $35 60 minutes for $70 90 minutes for $95 They also offer a stress buster for 40 minutes for $40, including the neck, shoulders, and back. Great for expectant mommies, the prenatal massage is 60 mintue for $70.  You must be 13 weeks along or more. Treat the following with a therapeutic massage at L spa Therapeutic Massage in Marana, AZ: Relaxation, stress relief, depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sports injuries, ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Trunk or Treat Halloween Bash At Twin Peaks & Coachline Road Marana October 31, 2013 from  5:30 -7:30 pm!   Looking for a boo-rific fun time for your kids this Halloween 2013?  Look no further than Continental Ranch in Marana, at the intersections of Twin Peaks and Coachline.  Hosted by Rock n' Java, there will be trunk or treat, contests, music, jumping castles, food... Talk about a great time! Long Realty is proud to be sponsoring a Trunk for the event.  Stop by to visit with Cara Mancuso, Betty Covey and others from the Twin Peak and Dove Mountain offices. We hope to see you at the Trunk or Treat Halloween Bash At Twin Peaks & Coachline Road Marana this coming Halloween 2013. (and yes, that's my dear husband and his supportive sense of humor....)
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Horseshoe Barbecue Diner in Marana, AZ I was out showing a cute little property late last week and brought my husband along (I always bring him to a vacant listing in the evening) so that we could check out a little restaurant nearby that recently opened. Horseshoe Barbecue Diner is located just south of the intersection of Picture Rocks and Sandario...about 5 minutes from Marana High School. We were there on a Monday night, and it was pretty quiet.  While we were there a couple of takeout orders went, and three customers came in. The waitress and the cook hovered 'round our table, knowing we were new customers.  We discussed menu items a bit and the cook was real excited to head on out back and cook us up our half chicken and whole rack of ribs.  We got a little chuckle out of his enth...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
This Labor Day Weekend Long Realty Dove Mountain Adopted a Highway! Starting out about 6:30, I for one was very glad the sky looked like this.  My fervent wish was that the cloud cover would stay. Current temp was 77 degrees and humid, with an expected high of 92 for our Saturday morning cleanup project along Tangerine Road in Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ.   We were all set to go in our safety gear.  Long sleeved shirts...well mostly, flashy vests, hats, sun glasses, sun lotion, water, heavy shoes and pickers!   The job was to scour the roadsides for trash along a 1 mile stretch of highway, with a commitment to do so four times a year.  Long Realty Dove Mountain is responsible for the 2 mile stretch between Twin Peaks/Dove Mountain Blvd, and Thornydale along Tangerine Road. We were told to...
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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 and Marana Town Council Meetings Yesterday evening I had the pleasure to attend "A Community Conversation" at the Marana Municipal Complex in downtown Marana. There were 24 folks present in all, and it was surprising to find that of those, 7 were either active or retired police personnel! The meeting was geared towards the homeowners of Gladden Farms, and was informational regarding the Marana Heritage River park and the Marana Downtown Roadway Realignment projects.  You can read more on the projects on the provided links. We also had an opportunity to air concerns, grievances, and problems as members of the master-planned community of Gladden Farms.  Did you know you are to call 911 regarding barking dogs in your neighborhood? (The police chief was present at the meeting ...
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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 3 Bedroom Home for Sale: 12483 N Stone Ring Dr Marana AZ As you might know, I tend to post often and proudly of the beautiful master-planned community of Gladden Farms.  Today, I'm doubly excited to show you a new listing on the market in Stone Ring, one of the Gladden Farms neighborhoods. Address: 12483 N Stone Ring Drive Marana, AZ 85653 Directions: Tangerine/I-10, Tangerine exit, head west/Tangerine turns into Tangerine Farms, turn NE on Gladden Farms Dr, SE on Stone Ring to address. This home is available for $180,000 and is 1700 square feet with three bedrooms, and two full baths.  The kitchen comes with all appliances including refrigerator, gas stove, and even water softener. Upgrades are the norm in this affordable home.  Diagonal ceramic tile, 2.5 extended garage,...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
SkyRanch Community and Homes for Sale in Marana, AZ   You'll love the natural desert setting of SkyRanch in Marana, AZ.  Nearby subdivisions include Dove Mountain and The Highlands at Dove Mountain to the Northwest, and Canada Hills to the Southeast.  There are also multiple shopping areas within minutes, with restaurants and other facilities available. Skyranch homes are served by the Marana School District including the Ironwood Elementary, Tortolita Middle and Mountain View High Schools. This private community nestles within over 500 acres of natural desert preserve. Add to that the stunning mountain vistas of the Santa Catalinas, Tucson Mountains, or the nearby Tortolita Mountains and you've got a singular living environment. Skyranch is a gated subdivision and each "neighborhood" h...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
The Master Planned Community of Gladden Farms Gladden Farms is a master-planned community in Marana, AZ, about 5 minutes west of Interstate 10 at Tangerine and Tangerine Farms Road.     A Master-Planned Community, in addition to housing lots, includes recreational and office parks, commercial and recreational centers. Sometimes, even hotels/motels are incorporated into a community's plans. Different than a subdivision that has amenities surrounding their borders, a master-planned neighborhood can encompass large amounts of land. Incorporated within may be recreational amenities like lakes, golf courses, sprawling parks with bike paths, and jogging trails.  Subdivisions may be surrounded with commercial and retail shopping.  In the Master-Planned Community all these amenities are planned...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Monsoon Season at The Master Planned Community of Gladden Farms One of the items addressed when planning a Master Community such as Gladden Farms is water diversion.  You can go to the FEMA site here for more information on flood plains in the Town of Marana, AZ.     Gladden Farms is surrounded by a myriad of parks and bike paths along its borders and within its various neighborhoods.  They are lovely large areas of green.     Along about July, however, the monsoon rains start.  "Flooding in Tucson, Arizona???" I'll often hear from visitors to our desert locale. Yes.   The rains pour, and the ground is not absorbent, and the water has to run somewhere.  We even have a stupid motorist law which basically means, if there is water crossing the road at an indeterminate level, and you enter ...
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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 July 4, 2013 Star Spangled Spectacular!! 'Round this time of year in NW Tucson and Marana, people start getting excited about the Fourth of July Festivities in our neighborhoods.  Marana does Fireworks right, let me tell you!   Located in the Arizona Pavilions area off Cortaro Road and I-10, this easy-access area is spectacular for viewing the sky lights!  The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and firework displays show their beauty over the Santa Cruz River Park area.  There's great viewing from all over the area, and several traffic routes available for your convenience. Bring a picnic and blanket/ lawn chairs and sunscreen and make a night of it!  Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Here's a schedule for your convenience: Thursday, July 46 p.m. Movie in the Park (Crossroads at Silverb...
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