Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Sunrise at Long Realty Dove Mountain Marana I was at the office early this morning, trying to get all of the papers coordinated for a short sale that I needed to send to two lienholders.  It's always a "project" and I wanted to use the big conference tables. I was walking back from the fax machine when the pink glow of morning permeated the very dark office space.  (I hadn't turned on many lights...I was still in my fleece lounge pants!!)  I had to go outside for a photo! Hope you all have a beautiful day.
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Meet a Fireman - Enjoy a Free Pancake Breakfast:  Feburary 9, 2013 Open to the public, grab your friends and family to enjoy the Pancake Breakfast and open house at the Northwest Fire District's Station #39 on the intersection of Tangerine and Thornydale in Marana. The event is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and fire inspectors will be on hand.  Learn more about fire prevention, safety tips, and tour the firetrucks!  Discover your NW Fire district services and even receive a free smoke detector while supplies last! Also discussed will be the approaching wildfire season, with demonstrations from the Northwest Fire's Wildland Tem and Type 3 Wildland Engine. Meet a Fireman - Enjoy a Free Pancake Breakfast:  Feburary 9, 2013      
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
A January 2013 Snapshot of Homes for Sale in Gladden Farms, Marana AZ Here's a market snapshot of Gladden Farms, a local community in Marana, AZ that I like to keep my finger on several times a year.  Currently, there are 32 ACTIVE and CLOSED properties on the market right now, with the closed properties including just those sold in the past month.  This market snapshot mostly focuses on inventory, and price per square foot. ACTIVE overall average per square foot  $87.42 New construction ACTIVE average $95.79 and there are 9 of them right now. The challenge is, two new construction homes sold at $86.34, so LIST versus SOLD of the New Construction make it that much harder for Existing Construction to find their pricing. CLOSED listings overall average per square foot $78.44 2 were new co...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
 "Movie in the Park"  Things to do in Marana February 16 is fast arriving and with it the annual "Movie in the Park" series returns! Every third Saturday, from February 16 through May, you can enjoy the Marana "Movie in the Park". This is a free, family, Marana event in it's 6th years now.  Enjoy the beautiful parks of Marana and take in a movie!  Bring your friends, family, sweetheart as well as a blanket, camp or lawn chair, picnic food,  and even your pets. All movies are family friendly with ratings of G or PG. Here's what's playing: February 16, 2013: "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," San Lucas Park at 6:30 p.m. March 16, 2013: "Madagascar 3," Continental Ranch Neighborhood Park at 7 p.m. April 20, 2013: "Over the Hedge," Ora Mae Harn Park at 7 p.m. May 18, 2013: "The Little Rascals," Dove M...
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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, AZ Market Snapshot for January 2013 I have a listing in Gladden Farms for sale right now and in sending my client a report of my current market findings, I thought readers looking for homes for sale in Marana, or homes for sale in Tucson, might be interested.   Currently, there are 23 active listings on MLS here in Tucson, AZ for the Gladden Farms master-planned community. 28 are under contract and in escrow with active contingent, active capa, and pending statuses. 56 closed in past 6 months  31/56 were distressed sales, 19 new construction. The six remaining straight sales averaged 55 days on the market.   Median price of Active:  194,851 Median price of Sold:     153,500 Of the 23 active, average sqft price is 87.67, including distressed properties and new cons...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Homes for Sale in Gladden Farms, Marana AZ If you haven't yet discovered the master-planned community of Gladden Farms in NW Marana, maybe it's time you took a short drive.  It's located about 20 miles north of Tucson, along I-10 towards Phoenix.  It takes about 4 minutes to reach the community, turning west off the freeway at the Tangerine exit. The drive to the community is lovely, with beautifully maintained medians, bike lanes and cultivated walkways giving you a preview of what you might expect upon entering this community. It's a wonderful opportunity for home buyers, and sellers are now seeing a return to increased value in their neighborhoods. New construction is in full swing, parks are being improved, and development areas are in the works. This area of home features 35 additi...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Thank You to the Singers of Marana High School, AZ A special thank you to my daughter, Chico, Tabitha, and Kevin for spreading Christmas cheer at the Kindred Hospital here in Tucson AZ this year.  On Sunday, the four of them took time away from the shopping, the visiting, their family and friends and went to brighten the halls of those convalescing, many in solitude. A week ago my mother in law could barely move; yesterday she clapped after every song and was "all smiles". Another re-lived the days when he was a conductor, and asked to lead them through a song. The workers were enthusiastic and showed the kids where they could go, and where there were complimentary refreshments if they needed.   It was a lovely, touching, holiday scene. When I was her age, my greatest joy at Christmas t...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Those Hardest Hit can be the Quickest to Rise:  Gladden Farms Marana   Over the past few years, Gladden Farms, Marana AZ was often the poster child for the signs of the recession with its color headline photos of a lone home in a sea of dirt lots.   I've heard the saying that those that have fallen the farthest often rise the quickest in return, so I did a little study of market statistics in Gladden Farms, Marana AZ     Looking back just one year in comparison:   September 2011                                                                    October 2012 $80.27 Active listings average per square foot                    92.06 active sqft avg $69.70 Sold listings average per square foot                       73.14     sold  sft Median price of all homes sold was $129,800               ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Fun at the Marana Tree Lighting You missed it!!!  Mark your calendars now for next year's fun and festivities at the Marana Tree Lighting.  It was so amazing with entertainment, speakers, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elves, snow, a hot air balloon glow, food vendors and more.     The entertainment was awesome with a great holiday mix of music and dance and fun!     Raffle tickets and prizes were available.     Everything was decorated so lovely!    I especially liked the lighting that the city of Marana put on display as backdrop.  And here's the lucky winner of the Long Realty Holiday Gift Basket drawing!  Congratulations to you and your family.          
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Winter Wonderland Marana:  A 2012 AZ Youth Partnership Event Arizona Youth Partnership is offering the first ever, first annual Winter Wonderland at 13644 N Sandario Road in Marana, 85653.  It runs Friday night, December 7, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Admission only $2 per person. Please bring an item for the Marana Food Bank! Attendees can enjoy caroling by local school groups, Santa Clause, Food Truck Roundup, Crafts, a Cake Walk, "Koats for Kids"distribution,  and much more!   The AzYP Teen Outreach program students have been collecting food and coats with collection drop offs at several local businesses.  Donations go towards the "Koats for Kids" and "Food for Families" drive.  It's not too late to drop off your donations at participating Marana Businesses. For more information please ca...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Upcoming Marana and Gladden Farms Events If you are looking for things to do in the Marana, and specifically the Gladden Farms area just W of I-10 and Tangerine, here's a few upcoming and ongoing activities for the area.  Get involved!  Have some holiday fun! Movie in the Park at Gladden Farms December 7, 2012 6:00 movie start Stonegate Park Showing:  Elf Provided:  Free hot chocolate and popcorn.  Bring your chairs and blankets for a great evening under the stars!   Holiday Display Contest at Gladden Farms The HOA is taking votes for the best decorated homes in Gladden Farms from December 3 to December 20, 2012.  One vote per household.  Cast online at http://www.gfcalifestyle.com/ by going to eforms or by calling the Association office at 682-1357.   Town of Marana Holiday Festival an...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Manana Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting Now that it's November, doggone it if our thoughts don't turn to December and holiday planning.  Maybe that's why the years fly by so quickly, we're always looking ahead. However, planning is key if you like to be involved in your communities and the holiday events that fit our lifestyles. For things to do in Marana and nearby Tucson, don't miss the Manana Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, coming up December 1 at the Marana Municipal Complex.  The ceremony runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is full of fun and activities, topped off with the annual tree lighting at 5:45. Plan for local entertainers, a hot air balloon glow (weather permitting!), arts and crafts, food and local vendors, Santa and Mrs. Clause, Miss Arizona...
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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 - Fall 2012 Market Opportunities for Buyers & Sellers If you've purchased a home in the past 3 to 7 years in Gladden Farms and are thinking about moving, now is a good time to get a current comparative market analysis on your home.   Fortunately, distressed properties for sale are no longer so strongly affecting the resale value of your own conventional sale.  New construction is booming in the area, and Pulte homes have been filling up the vacant lots dotted throughout the neighborhoods like wild fire. Currently there are 95 homes on MLS, including all statuses from Active to Sold in the past 6 months.  Taking a capsule snapshot of last fall, this is up 26 properties in the same time frame. Fifteen homes of the 95 on MLS are ACTIVELY for sale.  Of those, 8 are new constru...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Grand Opening This Week for Dove Mountain's Espresso Drini! Grand Opening October 5, 2012.  Located conveniently near Dove Mountain Blvd. and Tangerine (The old Basha's location), Espresso Drini offers coffee drinkers "a bean above the rest".  All of their selections feature a medium roasted flavor. At $2.00 a cup, sampling the import varieties and experiencing the miriad of coffee nuances are yours to behold.  For those desiring a bold coffee flavor, Espresso Drini recommends the Sumatra blend. They also offer iced coffees, espresso, cappuchino's, and flavored add-ins for your own personal tastes.  Hours open will start at 6 a.m. and run until 8 p.m.   Comfortable seating and a place to catch a cup and a visit are plentiful. Heading out for a round of golf at nearby Dove Mountain?  Sto...
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When looking for a great new place to live in Arizona, it's a great idea to check out a Marana Home for Sale.  This town is located in the desert area of the great Southwest.  This area in Arizona is a great place to live, and it's even better for fans of great warm and sunny weather!  Temperatures stay warm practically year round for enjoyment of several outdoor activities.  There is an International airport located in Tucson which is part of the larger metropolitan area.  Any resident looking for a night out can go out for a great dinner at one of Marana's several excellent restaurants.  Vero Amore is an award winning restaurant known for their authentic Neapolitan pizza!  The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain offers great choices for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.  This is an elegant ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
About a year ago I read the news stories and shared the information regarding what was going on with Saguaro Bloom (Saguaro Springs) Near Continental Ranch Marana. This area is just 20 minutes or so north of Tucson City Center along the 1-10 corridor that slashes through Marana, Tucson, South Tucson and Vail, AZ.  With only one freeway through town, proximity and commute times can be greatly affected.  Finding your new home with easy access to Tucson amenities can be very important. The area has sat empty for many years now (Since 2005) and callers are anxiously awaiting a start build date. I've been in touch with the Scottsdale-based development company, and originally construction was slated before the end of 2012.  All they will tell me at this point is that it hasn't begun yet.  (Ha...
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(Tierra Antigua)
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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 in Sky Ranch, Dove Mountain Area, Marana, AZ It's an exciting time in real estate right now in the greater Tucson area of SE Arizona.  Builders are building, sellers are selling, and buyers are coming from all directions to find themselves a "deal" before it's too late. If you have any interest in real estate at all, you know that interest rates are at historic lows.  You know that homes are priced as they were about a decade below.  You know that all the "experts" are telling you to buy now.  If you're contemplating listing now, you know that inventory is low, so interest will be high in your home, and selling quickly enables you to move into your new situation that much faster. So as I said, it's an exciting time in real estate and I'm here, happy to help you negotiate ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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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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