Oro Valley, AZ Real Estate News

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
Tax Breaks for Military Families: Homeowner breaks. Service members serving outside the U.S. for at least 90 days between December 31, 2008, and May 1, 2010, have an extra year to qualify for the $8,000 first-time home-buyer credit or the $6,500 credit for current homeowners. They have until April 30, 2011, to sign a contract and until June 30, 2011, to close on the new house. Normally, if homeowners don't live in the new house for at least three years, they have to repay the tax credit. But there's an exception for members of the military who have to relocate because of government orders. Military families also get a special break when they sell their homes. Most homeowners need to live in a house for at least two of the five years leading up to the sale in order to claim tax-free pro...
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
Incredible mountain views with no neighbors behind. Take advantage of this open floor plan in a nice quiet subdivision in Oro Valley. Close to El Conquistador Country Club, the Ritz Carlton and the Hilton El Conquistador. Located in the Amphitheater School District with Copper Creek Elementary, Cross Middle, and Canyon Del Oro High. For more details and CURRENT pricing call 520-885-9000. Click here to view other Tucson Real Estate.   www.Wilhems.com
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By Jane Penttinen, NMLS #222178
(V.I.P. Mortgage )
You know the story.  You're at a party or a networking event and someone says to you "So what do you do?" For the last couple of years when I answer that question with "I'm a mortgage loan officer" I can see the person look a little funny and say "ohhhh - It must be tough for you right now".  Or, "ohhh - you're one of those".   So I started really thinking about what is it that I do for a living.  The true answer is "I solve puzzles and problems".  Yep!  That's what I really do.  Every client who comes to me has a situation that is a unique puzzle.  Most clients today, have a problem or two that needs to be solved.  Over the last 30 years I have learned to be a puzzle master and a problem wizard.    It's never boring, that's for sure!  The "puzzles" always have a new twist (because ever...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
Real Estate Tips for Senior Citizens   Mobile: (520) 834-4663 Secondary: (520) 297-1186   Real Estate Tips for Seniors Richard Lecinski - Long Realty Oro Valley - Tucson Arizona   Because this is an important and life changing decision, do not just pick a real estate agent out of the phone book, and/or stick with the first agent you meet - interview at least two agents. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the agent you will be working with. In the interview question the agents about their experience in handling clients dealing with the issues that you are dealing with. Try to get a sense of whether or not the agent would be sensitive to your needs; and make sure the agent is willing to deal with other family members if necessary. When selecting an agent, discuss the percentages tha...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
A few simple real estate tips for seniors (edit/delete) Real Estate Tips for Seniors   Finding a real estate agent who understands the unique needs of older Americans is a crucial component in having a successful real estate transaction. Life changing events such as the passing of a loved one, illness, downsizing, and/or retirement are a unique set of issues that often accompany the buying and selling of property for older Americans. Because this is an important and life changing decision, do not just pick a real estate agent out of the phone book, and/or stick with the first agent you meet - interview at least two agents. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the agent you will be working with. In the interview question the agents about their experience in handling clients dealing w...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
Rosey Koberlein, Long Realty CEO, is talking about the current state of the Arizona Housing Market and implications of the Home Buyer Tax Credit.  This is certainly worth your time to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbtJm0GzMhk   Richard Lecinski Long Realty Company 520-834-4663 Oro Valley - Tucson - Vail - Marana Arizona Please visit my web site for my Virtual Home Finder. Free to use. http://rlecinski.longrealty.com www.arizonagreatliving.com
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Stay Young Forever in Sun City Vistoso   A Tucson Arizona Premier   Active Adult   Golfing Community   Where it is More Than Living - It's a Lifestyle      With its beautiful backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains and prime location in the Town of Oro Valley, a prestigious suburb of Tucson Arizona.  This 45 to 55 plus active adult community has immediate appeal. The open green space and desert views provided by our golf course add to that appeal, as does the outstanding reputation of the golf course itself. The number and variety of our amenities, clubs and activities, equal or exceed those seen in other active adult communities. Our library is a unique asset, unmatched elsewhere. The Del Webb - Pulte built homes are well-constructed and maintained, as is the entire completed communit...
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$169,900   14450 N Spanish Garden LnOro Valley, AZ   Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Square Feet: 1308 Year Built: 1989   MLS# 20933486   Property Photos     Property Remarks Lovely garden villa, freshly painted & professionally cleaned. Move in ready. Split BR's,remote ceiling fans, metal safety sunscreens, lg master walk-in closet w/built-ins,storage cabinets in garage, 1 car & golf cart space. A must see home. To see other Active Adult Homes or use my Virtual Home Finder please visit mt web site: http://jbaker.longrealty.com   Posted by Judi Baker on 03/13/2010 08:29 AM   Comments (0)   sun city vistoso, long realty, long realty oro valley   Edit   Delete    
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
Honeybee Canyon, Oro Valley, AZ.  Honeybees are alive and well in the wilds (and not-so-wild parts) of the Sonoran Desert.  It's rare to find honeycomb in the desert, as rare for me today as it was for the ancient Amerindians whose petroglyphs adorn this waterway in our beautiful desert. Honeybees have been creating their spectacular works of edible art since the beginning of time. Those of you from agricultural areas will recognize the vertical combs in the photo above, but you're used to seeing them on  wooden frames, hung inside wooden boxes, tended by keepers covered from head to toe in protective gear. What surprised me about this particular honeybee colony is it's proximity to one of the most developed new areas in Tucson's northwest corridor.  The bridge crosses the arroyo in th...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
Sun City Vistoso is a 1000 acre active adult retirement community conveniently located northwest of Tucson, at the base of the Catalina Mountains in the Town of Oro Valley. The beautiful setting is only the beginning of the quality of the Sun City Vistoso community. With a population of over 4500 active adults, Sun City Vistoso offers a friendly hometown feeling - close enough to the city for convenience but far enough away for tranquility. The amenities offered include an 18-hole championship golf course intricately blended with its desert base, miles of wide, clean streets and sidewalks ideal for walking and bicycling, and three recreational facilities that offer many programs and opportunities active adults enjoy. The community, with 2488 homes (single family, garden villa and patio ...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
A Tucson Arizona Premier   Active Adult Golfing Community   Where it is More Than Living - It's a Lifestyle   With its beautiful backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains and prime location in the Town of Oro Valley, a prestigious suburb of Tucson Arizona.  This 45 to 55 plus active adult community has immediate appeal. The open green space and desert views provided by our golf course add to that appeal, as does the outstanding reputation of the golf course itself. The number and variety of our amenities, clubs and activities, equal or exceed those seen in other active adult communities. Our library is a unique asset, unmatched elsewhere. The Del Webb - Pulte built homes are well-constructed and maintained, as is the entire completed community. Common areas and individual homes have a p...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
   Stay Young Forever in Sun City Vistoso   A Tucson Arizona Premier   Active Adult Golfing Community   Where it is More Than Living - It's a Lifestyle      With its beautiful backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains and prime location in the Town of Oro Valley, a prestigious suburb of Tucson Arizona.  This 45 to 55 plus active adult community has immediate appeal. The open green space and desert views provided by our golf course add to that appeal, as does the outstanding reputation of the golf course itself. The number and variety of our amenities, clubs and activities, equal or exceed those seen in other active adult communities. Our library is a unique asset, unmatched elsewhere. The Del Webb - Pulte built homes are well-constructed and maintained, as is the entire completed communi...
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Sun City Vistoso - Oro Valley Arizona Sun City Vistoso is a 1000 acre active adult retirement community conveniently located northwest of Tucson, at the base of the Catalina Mountains in the Town of Oro Valley. The beautiful setting is only the beginning of the quality of the Sun City Vistoso community. With a population of over 4500 active adults, Sun City Vistoso offers a friendly hometown feeling - close enough to the city for convenience but far enough away for tranquility. The amenities offered include an 18-hole championship golf course intricately blended with its desert base, miles of wide, clean streets and sidewalks ideal for walking and bicycling, and three recreational facilities that offer many programs and opportunities active adults enjoy. The community, with 2488 homes (...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
Real Estate Tips for Seniors Richard Lecinski - Long Realty Oro Valley - Tucson Arizona   Finding a real estate agent who understands the unique needs of older Americans is a crucial component in having a successful real estate transaction. Life changing events such as the passing of a loved one, illness, downsizing, and/or retirement are a unique set of issues that often accompany the buying and selling of property for older Americans. Because this is an important and life changing decision, do not just pick a real estate agent out of the phone book, and/or stick with the first agent you meet - interview at least two agents. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the agent you will be working with. In the interview question the agents about their experience in handling clients deali...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
The Home Buyers Tax Credit a gift for many boomers and retirees The Home Buyers Tax Credit is a gift for many boomers and retirees who are downsizing or maybe moving to a warmer location. You maybe be able to receive up to $6500.00 or 10% of the purchase price. To qualify for $6,500 version of the credit, you must close on a home, or be locked into a contract to close on one, before May 1, 2010. The closing itself must occur before July 1, 2010. You need not be a first time home buyer. Even if as a retiree you do not pay or file an income tax return you will receive the money. Spread the word. This is NOT only for first time home buyer!!!!!!!!!!!!   Please contact me for additional information or talk to your accountant. Richard Lecinski Long Realty Company Tucson - Oro Valley - Vail - ...
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By Judi Baker
(Long Realty Company)
Sun City Vistoso is a 1000 acre active adult retirement community conveniently located northwest of Tucson, at the base of the Catalina Mountains in the Town of Oro Valley. The beautiful setting is only the beginning of the quality of the Sun City Vistoso community. With a population of over 4500 active adults, Sun City Vistoso offers a friendly hometown feeling - close enough to the city for convenience but far enough away for tranquility. The amenities offered include an 18-hole championship golf course intricately blended with its desert base, miles of wide, clean streets and sidewalks ideal for walking and bicycling, and three recreational facilities that offer many programs and opportunities active adults enjoy. The community, with 2488 homes (single family, garden villa and patio ...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
24-Hour Market Watch New Listings 62   Back on Market 32   Price Increases 0     Price Reductions 31   Contingents 22   Pendings 9   Solds 21   Expireds 19   Inactives 12     For detailed information and stats for your area please call or email. Richard Lecinski Long Realty Company Oro Valley - Tucson - Marana - Vail 520-834-4663 http://rlecinski.longrealty.com
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
Affordable Homes > Five Myths Buying a home is an important step in building a secure financial future. But because of some common misconceptions, many people believe homeownership is out of their reach. Don't let these myths keep you from the personal and financial rewards of homeownership... Myth #1 "I can't afford a down payment." In the past, buying a home required a 20% down payment. But not today. In fact, 7 out of 10 first-time homebuyers make a down payment of 10% or less. Long Mortgage has loan programs that help qualified buyers get into a home with very little cash - or no cash at all. Myth #2 "I have less-than-perfect credit, so I can't get a mortgage." A less-than-perfect credit history doesn't have to stand in the way of your homeownership goals. Long Mortgage has helped t...
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By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
New Listings 65   Back on Market 14   Price Increases 5   Price Reductions 56   Contingents 41   Pendingsemail.   24   Solds 44   Expireds 23   Inactives 23     For a more detailed report for your area please call or email Richard Lecinski Long Realty Company Tucson - Oro Valley - Vail - Marana 520-834-4663 http://rlecinski.longrealty.com  
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