Oro Valley, AZ Real Estate News

By minette goldsmith
(Fairway Independent Mortgage)
The Oro Valley Business Club suggested I keep the comments about great businesses in Oro Valley, Arizona going, so I am going to state the obvious. That Fry’s on La Canada and Lambert is such a pleasure to shop in. The people are always friendly, the store is clean and the values are very good. Did you know that if you actually tell them you couldn’t find something when they almost always ask “did you find everything you were looking for?”, they will actually make an effort to stock it. If you like turkey parts rather than just chopped turkey, you can thank me for having them stock it in the meat department. As to saving money, did you know the first Wednesday of the month there is 10% off almost everything if you are 55 or over. You don’t have to own up to it, just present your Fry’s c...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Ponticello - Above it All in Oro Valley, AZ Looking for a cut above for your home site?  How about the vista from a private mesa nestled beneath Pusch Ridge, part of the Santa Catalina Mountain Range in Oro Valley, minutes from Tucson, AZ. Mountain views, sunsets, city views, 360 panorama -- it all awaits you here. Enter the community through gated La Reserve and wind yourselves upwards in a northeasterly direction towards the Santa Catalina Mountains. To date, the Model Home office and one other residence is under construction. Utilities are at the lot line, and gas, water, sewer, and cable is all available. The amenities of Oro Valley greet you minutes away, at the bottom of the ridge.  Shopping, hospital, mall, offices, and entertainment are within minutes of leaving the La Reserve g...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Hiking on Linda Vista Trail in Oro Valley, AZ This weekend my husband and I took an enjoyable hike up into the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, under Pusch Ridge. I love the views. Here's a map so you know your way around. Take plenty of water, a few snacks, and a camera! Don't forget to watch for venomous creatures like rattle snakes and gila monsters.  We found several of these colorful little lizards, brave enough to pose for camera shots.  They are common in this area, and are called the Crotaphytus collaris or eastern collared lizard. Here's another. And becoming ever more common, the very unpredictable male two-legged lizard, of the scientifically named variety known as the Pachyda-cellphone-ii. I found the higher I went the more often I stopped to photograph just about ...
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By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Fine Properties)
For Mother's Day,  we drove down to Tucson on Saturday and told mom to choose where she wanted to go for dinner.  She chose   BUBB'S GRUB located at 16010 N Oracle Rd, just minutes north of Tangerine.   BUBB'S GRUB pride's itself on the best barbecue this side of Texas and I have to agree. Their prices were very reasonable, the service was OUTSTANDING and the food was melt in your mouth WONDERFUL.   I tried the brisket because I kept wondering just what a "good brisket is all about - I've made them two different ways and a friend made one for me and I just didn't "get it" until I tried theirs.   My husband had the smoked prime rib while mom had shrimp scampi - not really barbecue, but hey, it's Mother's Day, she can choose what she wants.                   Next time you're looking for g...
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By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Fine Properties)
If you're looking for a great home in Tucson, AZ, stop by the open house tomorrow from 1-4 PM.   14291 N Chalk Creek Drive, Oro Valley, AZ  85755   It's a great house located on a corner lot with VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS.   OROVALLEYOPENHOUSE                             Why is a Scottsdale agent putting up a notice for a Tucson open house?  Because it's for the best agent I know - my MOM!!!!   Marlis Landreth Tierra Antigua Realty, LLC 520-861-0778   Marlis knows this area - she has lived there for over 23 years and would love to help YOU locate you next Tucson/Oro Valley home or will be glad to help you sell your home.   If you stop by, tell her I said "hi, mom."    
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
  ~ Gambel's Quail ~   We had dinner Sunday afternoon with friends up in Oro Valley (NW of Tucson.)  After a scrumptious meal, we all sat outside taking in the view of Pusch Ridge.  I naturally had my camera with me.  It's spring in the desert, and this male Gambel's quail is looking for a mate.  Ignoring the humans completely, he strutted quickly through the yard, flew up to the wall that surrounds the yard, and found the highest spot - a post on the corner.  Puffing out his chest, he began to call, advertising his availability to the ladies.  Don't you like his head-dress?!   _____________________ I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender. NMLS #223495 SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage BankOffices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista, and Nogales. (I ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Residents of Oro Valley Unite! According to the U.S. census bureau, the average person moves 11.7 times in a lifetime.  About 1 in 6 Americans move every year.  The highest moving rate seems to target young adults in their twenties. Now, imagine the time comes for you to sell your home in Oro Valley, AZ.Currently the Oro Valley Town Council plans to take a final vote on sign code on March 16, 2011.  Open house signs in the right of way are the focus.  The fines are steep, and will prohibit the use of "temporary" signs advertising open houses, generally a three hour slot, in the right of way.  Agents and brokers face large fines in the face of advertising your open house in a public right of way.What's next?  No sign in your own front yard?   I remember it used to be fun to take off on a...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Short Short Sales and Fast Fast Financing! On December 15, my client put forth an offer on a lovely property in Oro Valley, Arizona.  It was a short sale, and had two mortgages on the property. Anyone who works with short sales knows that they are anything but, and can sometimes take months and months and months.  And if there is a home loan AND a second mortgage or HELOC, the process gets even more complicated. This particular transaction was dually represented in my own office of Tierra Antigua Realty with another agent, Jim Snodgrass, and his partner with the seller client end of things, Laura Baldwin. Jim does a lot of short sale listings within Tierra Antigua, and he has a reputation for getting them pushed through, and accepted.  Because he does so many, he has obviously developed...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
  Delicioso Torino's - Things to Do in Oro Valley, AZ   I shared a luncheon so fino The food was simply fabino! I had to share My blog everywhere Of the delicioso, magnificent Torino!   Years ago I worked at a wonderful church in Oro Valley, Arizona, just north of Tucson.  I was a church secretary and administrative assistant, and did quite a things under the guise of a Pastor’s assistant as well.  I loved my job and had a huge “staff” of volunteers that came in regularly to help with folding bulletins, working at services, answering phones, and general office duties. This past week I had the joy of being taken out to lunch by one of my old friends of the church.  He bought me lunch at one of his favorite places, and we had a good ole’ visit. The food was awesome.  I’d been there a few ...
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
Arizona has at least 10 Fly-In Communities.  Oro Valley's La Cholla Airpark, located 20 miles northwest of downtown Tucson, is one of these. This photo of the final approach to La Cholla Airpark's runway is featured on their home page, along with a disclaimer (under the tab "Pilot/Airport Information) that says the following: Use Extreme caution on the final approach to verify that the runway environment is free of animals, vehicles and other potential hazards.  Helicopters, livestock, wildlife may be present. This, after all, is Arizona!  The Airpark's home page paints an attractive mental image of the lifestyle offered at La Cholla Airpark: At La Cholla Airpark, residents live with their planes, horses and abundant wildlife around a 4,500' paved and lighted runway.  The Airpark is 20 ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Luxury Abounds in Honeybee Ridge Estates in Oro Valley, AZ - Homes for Sale Seeking luxury?  Looking for something "a cut above"?   Located in the heart of the most luxurious subdivision on Oro Valley, The Estates at Honeybee Ridge is home to some of the finest real estate in the Tucson metro region. This gated community was created to compliment the extraordinary natural desert landscape and wildlife preserve. The Estates at Honeybee Ridge feature 128 Lots, averaging about an acre in size. Prices currently begining at $899,000 for 3 and 4 bedroom homes for sale in Honeybee Ridge. The views are stunningly dramatic - with views of Honeybee Canyon running along the Western edge of the subdivision. The setting compliments an array of larger-style homes nestled amongst natural rock outcropp...
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By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Fine Properties)
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, AUGUST  22ND FROM 11am TO 2pm, ORO VALLEY, AZ/NORTHWEST TUCSON, AZ     321 E Highcourte, Oro Valley, AZ  85737 This great patio home will be held open on Sunday, August 22nf, from 11AM-2PM.   Terrific neighborhood near shopping and dining.  Community pool/spa.  Very well maintained with 2 bedrooms/2 baths, private back yard, end of the street location. Nearby golfing and country club lifestyle. Come and enjoy the views.  Stay and enjoy this great home. Directions: N-Oracle from Ina, W on Linda Vista, N on Valle Del Oro,E on Highcourte or S-Oracle from El Conquistador,W on Desert Sky,S on Valle Del Oro, E-Highcourte List price:  $187,900  You won't be disappointed.   Long Realty CompanyMarlis Landreth10445 North Oracle Road, #121Oro Valley, AZ 85737marlland@comcast.net...
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By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Fine Properties)
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, AUGUST 15TH FROM 11am TO 2pm, ORO VALLEY, AZ/NORTHWEST TUCSON, AZ     321 E Highcourte, Oro Valley, AZ  85737 This great patio home will be held open on Sunday, August 15th, from 11AM-2PM.   Terrific neighborhood near shopping and dining.  Community pool/spa.  Very well maintained with 2 bedrooms/2 baths, private back yard, end of the street location. Nearby golfing and country club lifestyle. Come and enjoy the views.  Stay and enjoy this great home. Directions: N-Oracle from Ina, W on Linda Vista, N on Valle Del Oro,E on Highcourte or S-Oracle from El Conquistador,W on Desert Sky,S on Valle Del Oro, E-Highcourte List price:  $187,900  You won't be disappointed.   Long Realty CompanyMarlis Landreth10445 North Oracle Road, #121Oro Valley, AZ 85737marlland@comcast.netw...
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By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Fine Properties)
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, AUGUST 22nd FROM 11am TO 2pm, ORO VALLEY, AZ/NORTHWEST TUCSON, AZ     321 E Highcourte, Oro Valley, AZ  85737 This great patio home will be held open on Sunday, August 22nd, from 11AM-2PM.   Terrific neighborhood near shopping and dining.  Community pool/spa.  Very well maintained with 2 bedrooms/2 baths, private back yard, end of the street location. Nearby golfing and country club lifestyle. Come and enjoy the views.  Stay and enjoy this great home. Directions: N-Oracle from Ina, W on Linda Vista, N on Valle Del Oro,E on Highcourte or S-Oracle from El Conquistador,W on Desert Sky,S on Valle Del Oro, E-Highcourte List price:  $187,900  You won't be disappointed.   Long Realty CompanyMarlis Landreth10445 North Oracle Road, #121Oro Valley, AZ 85737marlland@comcast.netw...
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By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Fine Properties)
 View from back yard 321 E Highcourte, Oro Valley, AZ  85737 This great patio home will be held open on Sunday, August 8th from 1-4PM.   Terrific neighborhood near shopping and dining.  Community pool/spa.  Very well maintained with 2 bedrooms/2 baths, private back yard, end of the street location. Nearby golfing and country club lifestyle. Directions: N-Oracle from Ina,W on Linda Vista, N on Valle Del Oro,E on Highcourte or S-Oracle from El Conquistador,W on Desert Sky,S on Valle Del Oro, E-Highcourte List price:  $187,900  You won't be disappointed.   Long Realty CompanyMarlis Landreth10445 North Oracle Road, #121Oro Valley, AZ 85737marlland@comcast.netwww.longrealty.com/marlisl520-918-7456 888-825-8251
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Round and Round and Round We Go The roundabout has hit Tucson, er…Oro Valley.  On July 19, 2010, a traffic roundabout was opened at the intersection of Hardy Road and Northern Avenue.  It is the first for the town. View Larger Map I’ve lived in the Tucson area for 10 years now, and I’d say the biggest challenge to the town is the vast array of driving skill sets the town presents.  Most of the people I’ve met in Tucson, are not “from” Tucson.  Many are from California, New York, and again, just as many from the Midwest.  What does this mean?  Well, for one,  I’ve seen more people in 15 minutes between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on a “quiet” road in Tucson, than on a 30 mile trip from Green Bay to Luxemburg on any given day.  There is no comparing rural driving to the 10 lanes of a LA expressway ...
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
A-Frame signs are illegal in the town of Oro Valley, AZ. That's a problem for businesses struggling to survive in these tough economic times, and so the town council met last Wednesday night to discuss the possibility of temporary relief from the Sign Code for Oro Valley businesses. Oro Valley deems these signs unsightly. Bonnie Quinn, owner of Down Home Delights on Oracle Road, carried that sign you see on the right to the meeting and set it up for the council to see as she addressed them: I opened my cafe and bakery, Down Home Delights, in 2007.  Like other businesses, [Down Home Delights] has taken a huge hit from the economy.  I am in a small strip mall, set back from the road behind a hill, with horrible visibility from the road.  The most effective form of identification for me i...
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By Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie, Previews Property Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  2214 E Stone Stable Drive This Oro Valley home shows like a model with executive upgrades, diagonal tile, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and designer earth tone paint. Greatroom floor plan with separate den/office. Full covered back patio, with flagstone and East facing back yard. Convenient location with shopping and diningnearby. Anne and Eddie are Certified Foreclosure and Short Sale Resource, and are experts in Foreclosures and Short Sales in Tucson and the surrounding areas of Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita and Vail Arizona. Complete Information on this Oro Valley Home: Other Oro Valley Homes for Sale:  
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