Tucson, AZ Real Estate News

By Vikas Pawa
(Prudential Foothills Real Estate)
One of the first things I did when I got my real estate license is to get eco-broker certified.  Real Estate agents get a bad rap, I'm not sure why, I always do whatever I have to to make my clients happy.  I believe a high level of service is required considering what we get paid.  BUT, being an eco-broker and getting involved in sustainable housing gives what I do much more meaning.  Having said that, I'm noticing more and more developers calling their homes green  when all they've done is put better insulation, better windows and high efficiency appliances.  Trying to promote sustainable living really starts from the ground up, and I think we all understand that it's much more than buying off the shelf products.  Every little bit helps (I'd rather they use better insulation, of cours...
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
I grew up in the jungles of Suriname, South America--all the way down to the Brazilian border.  We lived on the Palomeu River with a tribe of Indians who call themselves Tirio.  Once a month a small Cessna flew into our little village with mail, rice, flour, canned goods and other staples. My brothers and I hunted and fished in the rainforest, and if we weren't successful, there wasn't meat on the table.  We grew up appreciating the natural world and the many species other than our own who make it so interesting. Fast forward to Tucson, AZ.  I took this picture in the parking lot of the Old Tucson Studios, located west of Gates Pass at the foot of Golden Gate Mountain.  No one feeds these coyotes; they're there from time to time in the monsoon season after a drenching rain because the p...
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
Here is the 24 hour report for 7-27-2007 activity in the Tucson Real Estate market according to the Tucson MLS.This information is provided directly from our local MLS. Please feel free to check back often for the most accurate and updated information available in the Tucson area for local real estate reports and statistics.For more free reports and Tucson Real Estate visit http://www.wiselisting.com/24-Hour Market WatchNew Listings156  Back on Market14  Price Increases9  Price Reductions125  Contingents60  Pendings35  Solds73  Expireds27  Inactives59  
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By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
You’ve Got To Be Kidding, while going through some MLS sheets I am amazed that some homes are expected to sell. This one, “ABSOLUTELY DO NOT SHOW OR CALL MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, WITHOUT EXCEPTION!!!!!!!” got my attention. If a buyer comes into town Sunday night or Monday and is leaving late Wednesday or early Thursday morning, how are they supposed to see the house? Then comes the pictures, one of the front, one shot up the stair, one down the stairs, and one of the pool in what appears to be a very small back yard. Couldn’t tell, because all you saw was pool and the neighbors homes just over the wall. Next was comment about pricing, “Priced to sell! Below pricing of other neighborhood homes!” Now I’m going, lets check the comps. Are the other homes priced right? Are they over priced...
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
Here is the 24 hour report for 7-25-2007 activity in the Tucson Real Estate market according to the Tucson MLS.This information is provided directly from our local MLS. Please feel free to check back often for the most accurate and updated information available in the Tucson area for local real estate reports and statistics.For more free reports and Tucson Real Estate visit http://www.wiselisting.com/24-Hour Market WatchNew Listings155  Back on Market15  Price Increases15  Price Reductions127  Contingents102  Pendings55  Solds61  Expireds61  Inactives71  
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
I love John Wayne westerns!  If the movie has a saguaro cactus in it, you can bet the movie was shot at Old Tucson Studios.  Now here's the thing to look for--somewhere in the movie, the camera will pan from the action to the background, and there it is!  Golden Gate Mountain.  Even long time Tucsonans have no idea that the movie studio, which is still active, sits at the foot of a mountain named Golden Gate.  Take a ride on Speedway west toward the Tucson Mountains.  It will be good for your soul.  As you leave the city, the road rises and winds through a magnificent forest of giant saguaro cacti.  You'll enter Tucson Mountain Park, cross over Gates Pass, and there it is!  Check it out--it's particularly beautiful at sunset in the monsoon season.  Why do I love John Wayne movies so muc...
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By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
Now that your home is on the market, what should you expect? If priced right and in a desirable location, you should have buyers wanting to see inside your home. If over priced or in a poor location, all the effort in the world will not work. Within the first week you should know if you were prepared and your home was priced right. If there are no calls to show and no REALTOR® is wanting to preview…the writing is on the wall…pay attention to it. Availability - Homes that buyers can easily access and see get more viewings. Strict time constraints can force buyers away. This does not mean that buyers need access to your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Things like, “No showing before noon, No showing on weekends, Can only show between 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Must notify owner 72 hours i...
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
Here is the 24 hour report for 7-24-2007 activity in the Tucson Real Estate market according to the Tucson MLS.This information is provided directly from our local MLS. Please feel free to check back often for the most accurate and updated information available in the Tucson area for local real estate reports and statistics.For more free reports and Tucson Real Estate visit http://www.wiselisting.com/24-Hour Market WatchNew Listings170  Back on Market11  Price Increases15  Price Reductions127  Contingents61  Pendings50  Solds52  Expireds38  Inactives46  
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
Harvest custom home Tucson Mountain Park is 300 ft away. Gorgeous mountain and desert views. Gated community, dual cooling and a covered patio. Beautiful fountain out front. Lots of granite countertops. All stainless appliances convey. Plus wine cooler. 2 bedroom plus den gives lots of possibilities. Club house, pool, tennis court and great access to Tucson Est golf course. Full of upgrades. A must see For more details and CURRENT pricing call 520-885-9000
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
Here is the 24 hour report for 7-23-2007 activity in the Tucson Real Estate market according to the Tucson MLS.This information is provided directly from our local MLS. Please feel free to check back often for the most accurate and updated information available in the Tucson area for local real estate reports and statistics.For more free reports and Tucson Real Estate visit http://www.wiselisting.com/24-Hour Market WatchNew Listings139  Back on Market9  Price Increases8  Price Reductions99  Contingents48  Pendings43  Solds50  Expireds22  Inactives52  
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By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
The next step for selling your home is getting your home on the market for buyers to see. This article is being prepared with a Full Service REALTOR® in mind. Who you select as the full service REALTOR® depends on what you value. Keeping in mind that selling a home should be approached as a business transaction rather than an emotional attachment. If you’re selling in Tucson, give me a call. In 7 Characteristics Your Realtor Needs I explain what every home seller should look for in their REALTOR®. I may lose a few listings by being truthful and honest with home sellers. Better to disappoint early, than six month down the road wondering why your home has not sold. That’s okay, because, the clients I work with are serious about selling their homes.They appreciate the sincerity, Read the r...
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
Here is the 24 hour report for 7-20-2007 activity in the Tucson Real Estate market according to the Tucson MLS.This information is provided directly from our local MLS. Please feel free to check back often for the most accurate and updated information available in the Tucson area for local real estate reports and statistics.For more free reports and Tucson Real Estate visit http://www.wiselisting.com/24-Hour Market WatchNew Listings163  Back on Market15  Price Increases11  Price Reductions102  Contingents33  Pendings38  Solds64  Expireds25  Inactives53  
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By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
Average Prices Average sales priced of homes in the Tucson area increased during the first half of 2007. The Doom Sayers would like to see prices decrease to support their beliefs that the market is not strong. The numbers prove otherwise. There is every indication that the Tucson real estate market has been stronger than many parts of the nation. A steady increase in the average price of homes is a good sign. In January the average price of a home in Tucson was $272,529. June’s average price was $298,477. Knowing that a few high price homes could throw the numbers off, I checked the home sales for home over $500,000. June had double that of January with 147 such sales, while January had 72. Respectively $500,00 plus home sales for February through May were 70, 97, 118, and 111. The num...
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By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
Home Buyers are always looking for the best deal. What an incentive to stimulate the market. Fortunately I am with the largest real estate company in Southern Arizona. A one stop to get all you need company. From July 15, 2007 through September 15, 2007 Long Mortgage is offering a killer deal.  Read More
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By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
Tucson Association of Realtors released their official report for June 2007. Up front is good news in the reduced number of homes on the market. Down to 8,665 from the 9,721 listings in May. That’s a 1,056 homes that left the market by being sold, expiring or through withdrawal. Great news, now all we need is another 1,600 and we will be back to a neutral market. Is this a sign that the Buyers Market is saying goodbye? We’ll know better next month. The number of pending sales for June was on the increase as well. In May we experienced 1,191 homes pending sale for June pending sales increased to 2,015. Good signs of a stable market.  Read the rest of this entry »
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
Here is the 24 hour report for 7-16-2007 activity in the Tucson Real Estate market according to the Tucson MLS.This information is provided directly from our local MLS. Please feel free to check back often for the most accurate and updated information available in the Tucson area for local real estate reports and statistics.For more free reports and Tucson Real Estate visit http://www.wiselisting.com/24-Hour Market WatchNew Listings167  Back on Market17  Price Increases8  Price Reductions117  Contingents62  Pendings42  Solds58  Expireds48  Inactives57   
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By Lexa R. Montierth, Real Estate Sales Agent and Marketer
(NextHome Complete Realty)
In all honesty, I haven't been fair. I felt like Tucson had more than enough information and I needed to be the cheer squad for Cochise County. But in all honesty, I actually work out of Tucson. Not only that, there really isn't enough cheerleaders for Tucson. Most of the agents I see on the web focus on Oro Valley and North West Tucson. Beautiful places, but what about the East side? Does everyone know there is a Saguaro Park West and East? What about Fourty Niner Country Club and Arizona National Golf Club? That is just two of a dozen or so Golf Courses we have on the east side. My office, even though I don't visit it enough, is on Broadway and Craycroft. I have lived or shopped on the east side since 2000 when I moved to Tucson from Safford, AZ. I shop at Park Place Mall, and Target ...
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By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
So, you know your motivation, what price the market will bare, and have staged your home so well you’re ready to buy it yourself. Now you’re ready to put your home on the market. There are some careful considerations at this point. What type of Seller are you?Are you the type of person who does their own taxes? Who can put together a child’s toy without reading the instructions? Who enjoys strangers coming to and going through your home without notice? Who knows all the state laws concerning the sale of real estate property? Who knows how to protect themselves from con artists, crooks, and potential litigation? Who can you go to for staging your home? If you can answer yes to most of these questions, congratulations. You are a candidate for becoming a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Before go...
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
Here is the 24 hour report for 7-13-2007 activity in the Tucson Real Estate market according to the Tucson MLS.This information is provided directly from our local MLS. Please feel free to check back often for the most accurate and updated information available in the Tucson area for local real estate reports and statistics.For more free reports and Tucson Real Estate visit http://www.wiselisting.com/ 24-Hour Market WatchNew Listings188  Back on Market16  Price Increases5  Price Reductions103  Contingents50  Pendings38  Solds59  Expireds35  Inactives73  
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By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
July 13th, 2007 categories: Tucson Real Estate You’ve evaluated your motivation in Home Selling 101, determined your price in Home Selling 102, now you are ready to prepare home for the market. When competing with every other home in your area or price range there are things not to do as well as things you can do to out shine the other homes competing for your buyers. Staging has become a rapidly growing industry in the real estate market. The higher the competition for buyers, the higher the price, the more relevant staging becomes. Statistics show that staged homes sell faster and for more. What is staging? Staging is like going out on that first date. You only get one chance to impress. For guys its the hair cut, right clothes, and a washed & clean car. For the ladies its make up, ha...
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