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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Looking at Purchasing an Active Adult Community Home in Tucson, AZ? Active Adult communities in Tucson, AZ, generally cater to individuals aged 55 and older and are designed to provide a lifestyle tailored to the needs and preferences of active retirees. These communities typically offer amenities such as golf courses, fitness centers, social clubs, and low-maintenance living options. If you're interested in purchasing a home in one of these communities, here are some steps to guide you:Start by researching the various Active Adult communities in Tucson. Some popular ones include Sun City Vistoso, (Oro Valley, AZ) SaddleBrooke, (SaddleBrooke, AZ) and The Highlands at Dove Mountain, (Marana, AZ). There are many other communities scattered about metropolitan Tucson. Each community has its...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
The Allure of Purchasing a Discriminating Home in Tucson, AZNestled against the backdrop of the stunning Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Arizona, is not just a city; it's a lifestyle. For those seeking a residence that transcends the ordinary, discriminating homes in Tucson offer a unique blend of luxury, exclusivity, and the desert's natural beauty. Let's delve into the allure of purchasing singular homes in Tucson, exploring the features that make these residences stand out in a city already renowned for its charm.Location, Location, Location:Tucson boasts a diverse range of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality. Exceptional homes are strategically located in exclusive enclaves, providing residents with a sense of privacy while remaining within reach of the city's vibrant cult...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Listed by Leslie Gilpatrick, Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, 520-444-9946. This remarkable property, located at 7900 N Hopdown Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85741, with two bedrooms and two baths, encompasses over 0.75 acres with a "double" lot.Take in breathtaking views of three mountain ranges and city lights. While the house dates back to 1980, it has undergone extensive remodeling. Updates include new tile flooring, modernized bathrooms and showers, fresh paint, and the installation of brand-new appliances in both the laundry room and kitchen. An Arizona Sunroom has been seamlessly added to the back of the house, providing additional space to savor the panoramic views. This exceptionally distinctive property boasts a Ramada situated at the highest point, enhancing the overall allure.Afforda...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
My husband and daughter were in surgery this week at the Banner Main Hospital Campus, located on Campbell and Elm Streets in Tucson.  (Banner - University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ)We all wanted to give a shout out to the staff, doctors and residents, students, nurses, aides, cleaners... that took great PERSONAL care of my daughter, the kidney donor, as well as my husband, (her step-dad) the recipient.Truly amazing, after 2 days, his kidneys were working at 72% capacity as opposed to 13% when he entered.  Grateful for the new kidney!Again, amazing care and professionalism (we even got updates DURING surgeries via phone calls) for our family.Kudos to Dr. Harlan, Dr. Turner,  Ale, Candice, Brittney (Brittni?) Monique, Lupita, Kelsy, Diva, Khadiza, and Andrew.  We know there were others...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Discover Effective Measures to Guard Against Rattlesnakes in Tucson, AZ Rattlesnakes are often a topic of conversation when relocating folks are thinking about purchasing a home in the Tucson, AZ region. Here's some quick tips to help you avoid that dangerous desert dweller!   (this probably isn't a rattlesnake, but I'm using my own photos!) 1. Maintain a snake-free zone around your property by trimming brush and removing items that may provide hiding spots for rodents. Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings. 2. Be cautious when outdoors on sunny days, as snakes may seek shade under rocks. Avoid lifting rocks that could harbor hidden snakes. 3. Stick to designated pathways, wear sturdy high-top hiking shoes, and carry a walking stick for added protection. 4. If you encounter rattl...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Listed by the Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, Michael Joseph, 520-275-4201.Welcome to this exquisite contemporary home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, making its debut on the MLS in Featherstone @ Continental Reserve! Nestled on a coveted corner lot, this residence guarantees privacy with no rear neighbors. Step into the backyard oasis, featuring a dazzling pool – perfect for cooling off during warm days, complemented by mature citrus trees that not only add natural beauty but also the joy of homegrown fruits.A standout feature of this home is the recently renovated primary bathroom, presenting a stylish retreat with modern fixtures and a sophisticated ambiance. This thoughtful upgrade brings a touch of luxury to your daily routine.The interior boasts a living area with 12-foot ceil...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Understanding Upfront Costs When Purchasing a Home in Tucson, ArizonaAre you considering buying a new home in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, or Vail? It's essential to be aware of the various upfront expenses associated with the home-buying process. While your agent can assist in negotiating certain costs, others are solely the responsibility of the buyer.Here's a breakdown of some of the anticipated expenses during the escrow process and their approximate costs this January, 2024 when purchasing a new home in Tucson.Earnest Money:Definition: A good faith offer demonstrating your seriousness as a buyer, typically 1-3% of the home price.Process: Deposited into an escrow account by a third party.Outcome: Credited toward the home purchase or returned if the offer is not accepted.Home Inspecti...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
When shopping for a new home, a typical homebuyer tends to put a lot of value on an updated kitchen.Nothing quite dates a home like trends from yester-year, outdated appliances, and dark, crowded interiors.Attached is a list of several homes located in Metropolitan Tucson (which includes Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Vail and more) that have remodeled or updated their kitchen in some way.  A slightly different search shows "remodeled kitchens" in Tucson Homes.  Whether your criteria includes quartz countertops, expansive windows with views, top of the line appliances, or a sumptuous walk-in pantry, this list might start you on your way to a brand new dream kitchen.Southern Living Magazine recently discussed upcoming trends for the 2024 kitchen, to include everything from mixed fixtures, f...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Are you looking to downsize your Tucson area home?  Do you want something easy to maintain, clean, and help omit the clutter of your life?Maybe you’re thinking of traveling more, or just yearn for a simpler day to day.Check out these “tiny” homes available in the metropolitan Tucson area at the link below. All of them are single family homes (not a townhome or condo) 1200 square feet or smaller.These are available now in Metropolitan Tucson.  (January 2024)If you’re looking to escape a large home and need an answer, we’re just a phone call, email or text away.If you’d like this search sent to you in a more tailored level, just let us know.  Things like lot size, a pool, views, year built, no carpeting, and so much more can be made-to-match your priorities.We can help you sell your curre...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
The Circus in in Tucson!Get ready to be swept away by the magic of Carnevale di Venezia right here in Tucson's Mercado District!  The Zoppé Family Circus, in operation since the 1800’s (!),  is bringing its captivating show to town until January 21, 2024. Set up under the Big Top at the corner of Congress and Avenida del Convento, this marks the thirteenth year the circus has graced Tucson with its presence.See the list below for show times, including special Friday morning shows and three performances on MLK Day, Monday, January 15.Thu Jan 11: 7:00 pmFri Jan 12: 10:00 am (special short program), 7:00 pmSat Jan 13: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 pmSun Jan 14: 1:00, 4:00 pmMon Jan 15 (MLK Day): 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 pmThur Jan 18: 7:00 pmFri Jan 19: 10:00 am (special short program), 7:00 pmSat Jan 20: 1:00...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Whatever your reasons, perhaps you are looking for a larger home in the vicinity of Tucson, AZ.  Attached to this link are the current top ten largest homes available within Tucson city limits.Square footage starts at over 6000 and goes on up to 25,000 plus!Need a guest house or quarters?  Many of these have that option, as well as up to 7 bedrooms, multiple garage stalls, owned solar panels, amazing pool and spa areas, and killer views.Please contact me today and together we'll make an appointment to view these gorgeous homes with plenty of space.Need more information on the Tucson lifestyle?  Happy to answer your questions regarding Tucson's future growth, amenities, lifestyles, school districts and more.  Call, email, or text today.  Cara Mancuso, Designated Broker for Golden Girls w...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
This weekend, clients of mine are having an estate sale.  They will be selling interior and exterior furniture, dishes, tools, garden equipment, and so much more.Downsizing is hard work!You can visit the sale after 7 am this Saturday and Sunday, July 15, 2023 and July 16, 2023.  I believe the sale will run from 7a.m. to 12 p.m.Here's a few photos of some of the larger pieces.  Estate sale located at 645 S 3rd Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701Gate will be unlocked at 7 a.m.Cash and carry.
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
 Are Malls Becoming a thing of the Past in Tucson, AZ?? Metropolitan Tucson is home to several malls - La Encantata, Premium Outlets, Tucson Mall, Foothills Mall, El Con Mall, Park Place Mall - to name a few.  In the past year, residents and visitors along Ina Road have noticed more and more demolition going on at the Foothills Mall, located at LaCholla and Ina Roads in Tucson, AZMany of the stores are gone, and "mall walking" severely curtailed within the largest structure.  AMC Theatres, Barnes & Noble, Uniform Destination, Bath and Body Works and a few restaurants have continued to operate within the main building.  Outskirt businesses such as Applebee's, Outback Steakhouse, Pappoule's, and Kinko's/FedEx are continuing to operate as usual. According to sources at Real Estate Daily ne...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
New Listing: 5032 W Condor Drive, Tucson, AZ 85742Rocket Homes list median home prices in Tucson for the month of April, 2023, at $399,266, based on all homes listed during the month.Don't miss this opportunity to see this well-kept home this weekend, listed at $335,000, by the Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes.  With 3 bedrooms plus den, as well as 2.5 bathrooms, this 1850 square foot home on .12 acres offers convenience to both nearby schools and recreation center with pool, spa and activity center.Lovingly updated, check out new appliances and fixtures in the kitchen, HVAC duct work, sliding glass doors, new windows upstairs and bathroom improvements.Located at 5032 W Condor Drive in the conveniently Countryside Terrace -- all the amenities of Tucson living are within minutes!Open ho...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Historic Home for Sale in Armory Park, Tucson AZListed by Cara Mancuso, Golden Girls with SW Desert HomesEver wish the walls could talk?  Oh the stories it could tell, especially in a home built in 1906!Lovingly cared for, travel back in time to a community where one sat out on multiple patios and decks, visiting with the neighbors and watching the birds flit through the flowers and shrubbery.Mature landscaping abounds throughout the community and this home on 645 S 3rd Avenue offers towering shade, bountiful citrus, and blooming flora to satisfy every green thumb!Inside, pride of ownership abounds.  This 2 bed, 2 bath home has both wood and cement flooring, a huge primary suite complete with walk in shower, dual vanity, fireplace, and "office" nook!Another plus - covered, off street pa...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
I was reading an online article today about three ways to jumpstart my spring cleaning, and I decided to amend it a bit.Number One was to change our central heating filters.  I don't know about you, but every professional I have spoken to always says "Buy the cheap ones, because the air flow is good, and change them every time you pay your utility bill".  So if you haven't changed your filters since the weather turned cold...perhaps you might want to make a new, new years resolution!  Change often!!!And on the subject of filters -- did you know they should be changed at least every 6 months.  (Not a year)  Think about how skanky your pet waterers get if you don't clean them out!Number Two: Test smoke alarms.  Good call.  Don't wait for the chirp.Number Three:  They say to wipe down wall...
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
Sort of. If you are in front of your computer and you see a bunch of email offers that you just know are probably fake, I have invented a little game.I simply hit reply with a blank email and wait for the results.Example. I just did eleven of the 'deals' or of suspicious content.Seven came right back as 'fake' or 'undeliverable'.The solution. Just delete them without opening. No telling what's in the content besides a con job.
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
This was taken from an email sent from "VisitTucson" this week and it really, really resonated.To quote:  "Deep breath. New year, new you – right? Time to sluff off the holiday weight. Or reinvent your wardrobe. Or spend three months trekking through the wilderness to reveal an undiscovered version of yourself. At least that’s what all the emails in your inbox are you telling you is apt for January.But in Tucson, we’re of a different breed. Don’t get us wrong, we embrace wellness. But we don’t think integrating wellness into your everyday life means you have to reinvent yourself. After all – we like you just the way you are."Tucson.  "We like you just the way you are." It makes me think back to 1998.  I visited Tucson for the first time as an adult.  Coming from Green Bay, WI, it was he...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Serving metropolitan Tucson and surrounding areas, The Patch Boys of Greater Tucson may be the solution to your business or residential needs.They offer services in drywall, ceiling, plaster repair.  Drywall Installation, popcorn ceiling removal, and texture matching!  They currently have four crews working for them, so your wait time may be minimal compared to other companies!The Patch Boys of Greater Tucson are available 6 days of week, 8-5, closed Sundays.  631 # 20th Street, Unit 101.  Tucson, AZ 85719  thepatchboys.com/greater-tucson/  Feel free to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.Bio One offers Crime and Trauma scene cleaning, with a 24/7 emergency response at 520-771-5960.BioOne will work with your insurance company, and is licensed and insured.  Suicide, ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce two of our newest agents, Leslie Gilpatrick and Nicole NelsonLeslie and Nicole bring added dimension to our office with diverse skills and experience!Leslie's quick bio:  Hello, my name is Leslie Gilpatrick.  I am a native New Yorker, and admit this immediately as once I open my mouth, you will have no doubt.  I have lived in the NW area of Tucson for the past 11 years.  I love the weather, the scenery and the beautiful and amazing Saguaros.  I truly enjoy talking with and learning about my clients.  I believe in giving outstanding Customer Service and my one personality trait is I am honest and sometimes blunt to a fault.  I look forward to meeting and working with you.  Leslie @520-444-9946Nicole's quick bio:Growing up in Tucson, Nicole i...
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