Tucson, AZ Real Estate News

By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
Beyond Bread ...Yep, that's because it has lots more than just yummy bread!Opened in 1998, Beyond Bread is a local make-from-scratch bakery and restaurant serving hand-crafted breads, sandwiches, soups, salads and decadent pastries for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Not a place to go on a diet. Sandwiches are huge. They do have a diverse offering, though, with some nice salads and soups. Locally owned, not a national chain. I’ve been going there since they opened in 1998. I recommend them very highly. Great menu. And I don’t remain tubby by eating at Mickey D’s. I know where the good stuff is!If you think I’m kidding, check out this link to their menu…https://www.beyondbread.com/menu/ GO. You'll thank me! If I can ever provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate and surrounding ar...
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
This is one of my very favorite songs, and has been since I first heard it back in, wait for it, 1970. yes, it's that old, and I'm even older. I'm sure few of you go back that far!On occasion I wondered about the history, the origin, the reason for that song. never stopped to figure it out. Until last week.Here's the story...James Taylor is not singing about himself in this song, but about the child who was named in his honor. Taylor wrote the song in 1969, when he drove on his way to Richmond, Virginia to see his older brother, the late Alex Taylor. James had recently returned to America after recording his first album in England, and he was shocked to learn that Alex had become a father for the first time in his absence. Alex and his wife, Brent Taylor, had given birth to their first ...
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
Sorry, but this is laugh out loud REALLY FUNNY. Women can relate. Husband: My wife is missing. She went to rescue people from the flood yesterday and has not come home...Sergeant at Police Station: What is her height? Husband: Gee, I'm not sure. A little over five-feet tall. Sergeant: Weight? Husband: Don't know. Not slim, not really fat. Sergeant: Color of eyes? Husband: Sort of brown I think. Never really noticed. Sergeant: Color of hair? Husband: Changes a couple times a year. Maybe dark brown now. I can’t remember. Sergeant: What was she wearing? Husband: Could have been pants, or maybe a skirt or shorts. I don't know exactly. Sergeant: What kind of car did she go in? Husband: She went in my Jeep. Sergeant: What kind of Jeep was it? Husband: (sobbing) It's a 2010 Rubicon with Sprint...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Summer is here, what to do, what to do?Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail are filled with activities!Want to get a calendar of events sent to your email every month, no questions asked??Whether it is sporting events, fairs, theatre, music shows, outdoor activities or other artistic endeavors, I can hook you up! Looking for Tucson, Phoenix or just Southern Arizona - I can set that criteria up as well!Contact me at http://cara.longrealty.com or just open up your phone!  I'm a text, call, or email away from you having your fingertip on summer's hot happenings in the Tucson, AZ area and beyond.Cara Mancuso, Associate Broker with Long Realty, Helping you with your Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley homes!520-909-2988   Cara@SWDesertHomes.com   
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
 Four Bedroom Home for Sale w/ Pool, One Bed & Bath DownstairsWhen you begin your search for a move-up home with four bedrooms, what goes on your wish list?  What's most important to you in your home search?Size? Here's a two story home with four bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, formal living, great room, eat in kitchen, breakfast bar, one bedroom downstairs AND a bonus area in one of the stalls of the three car garage.Have you thought about a loft for TV watching?    A work desk or study corner?A work out room? A master suite big enough to get "away from it all" plus the privacy of a split floor plan?Do you like big bright windows, privacy windows, sola tubes, and plenty of natural light giving your home an airy feel?What about a pool, or back yard retreat?Need the security of a safety fenc...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Looking for Tucson City, Sunset and Mountain Views?  Looking for a home that isn't like almost every other one down the block?Looking for old-world charm, built in nooks, character in every corner and room to grow?THIS IS WHERE YOU SHOULD LOOK!!!Offered by Long Realty, this one story ranch built in 1966 should fill all your boxes?  A versatile floor plan offers a combination of great room/family room and kitchen area, formal dining room or den/playroom off kitchen, formal living room, PLUS four bedrooms and two full baths.The ultra-large windows bring the great views right inside.  Stunning Santa Catalina Mountain views to the north, Tucson Mountains and downtown city views to the south.  (AND sunsets!)Add the charm of a winding foothills road, quiet community, yet handy access to shops...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
February 2018 Fun Things to do in Tucson, AZMobile Mini Sun Soccer CupHeld at Kino North StadiumFebruary 3-24, 201812th Annual Fleet Feet Arizona Trail RaceBegins at Colossal Cave Mountain ParkFebruary 4, 2018 7:30 AMRun To Rescue 5k Run/Walk Fitness Challenge & 1 Mile Family Fun Run EventRegister at Brandi Fenton ParkFebruary 10, 2018 7:30 AM2018 Winter Horse Racing MeetSo much fun at the Rillito RacetrackFebruary 10 -March 18, 2018Fine Valentine Relay - 4M & 2MVisit the Main Gate SquareFebruary 11, 2018 8:30 AM24 Hours in the Old PuebloVisit Tucson ArizonaFebruary 16-18, 2018La Fiesta de los Vaqueros - Tucson RodeoAt the grounds and a parade too!  Tucson Rodeo GroundsFebruary 17-25, 2018TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail RunGreat place for scenary at Old TucsonFebruary 18, 2018 8:00 AMGu...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Long Realty Sponsors Tucson Jazz Festival ConcertDon't miss it!  Going on this week, downtown Tucson, through January 21, 2018.Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:30 p.m.Vibraphonist Warren Wolf & the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble @ UA Crowder HallWednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm Saxophonist Lew Tabackin Trio @ Scottish Rite Temple Tickets Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. Diane Schuur Qrt Ft. Ernie Watts/Bill Charlap Trio: “Somewhere” @ Fox Theatre  Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.The Mingus Dynasty “Tijuana Moods” and the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band @ Fox Theatre  Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. Spyro Gyra @ Rialto TheatreSunday, January 21, 2018 Jazz Brunch with Jeff Haskell, Jason Carder and Brice Winston @ Johnny Gibson's 12:07 am – 1:07 pm Trombonist Wycliffe Gordo...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Introducing Marana Chamber Member: Southwest SolutionsBetty Covey and I, The Golden Girls of Long Realty, have been using Peter and Tammy Minot at Southwest Solutions for our promotional materials for some time now!Consistent members of the Marana Chamber of Commerce, Peter and Tammy make sure their work gets personal....from helping design, picking out items of value, delivery of orders - you feel like one of the family at Southwest Solutions of Tucson, AZ.I like their motto - helping you, promote you.  They do.From promotional gadgets for your next sales meetings, to gifts for co-workers and clients - to all kinds of apparel.  Call to stop by their Tucson showroom today.  Help Southwest Solutions promote YOU!Recommended by The Golden Girls of Long Realty, Cara Mancuso and Betty Covey.
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Investing in real estate might be a good decision for you.Purchasing a single family home to rent out, either managed by yourself or a professional team can help simplify the details as well.  Generally, professionals charge around 10% of the monthly rent here in Tucson, Arizona.Tomorrow I'm taking an investor out to look at several rental possibilities for his second investment in communities around NW and W Tucson, as well as parts of Oro Valley. Wondering what homes rent for in some of these communities?  Wondering if putting your money into a rental property might work for you?Talk to me.  I'll help answer your questions and if the right move for you, help you find your next great investment. The following are rental incomes in several neighborhoods/communities  for the past 6 month...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Continental Ranch Safety Fair October 28, 2017Halloween is rolling around again, and with it, our third annual Continental Ranch Safety Fair.We're excited, momentum has been high, and we feel like the folks of Continental Ranch, nearby Continental Reserve, and the Active Adult Community of Sunflower can get some great information at the event.Here's the details:October 28, 2017  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Free admission, but donations to or canned/dry food item for the Marana Food bank would be so appreciated!Everything  is safety related with participating vendors! There will be Prizes! Information! Fingerprinting kits! CPR instruction! Flu Shots! Online safety! Vendors and sponsors include: Long Realty Company Long Realty - Dove Mountain Office Long Mortgage Company with Gwen Musselman Long Ins...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
What are the features most important to you in your Tucson, Arizona back yard?Landscaping?Views?Sunsets?Pool?Deck use?Outdoor kitchen or barbecue?Knowing your criteria and what is most important is one of the initial steps during your search for your your new home in Tucson and Marana, Arizona. Knowing what's important FIRST, helps set you up for success.Call or email me today for a sit-down meeting so we can discuss your goals and timeline, set up a search based on your key priorities, and move one step closer to your dream house!Details matter!  Let's talk.Cara Mancuso, Associate Broker with Long Realty, 520-909-2988
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Looking for space, rural living, desert and mountain vistas all around?Want the security of a gated community, and the order that prevails in a HOA neighborhood?Searching for a home that's updated, modern, in great repair?Prefer a contemporary feel to your home, fresh color schemes, light and airy open floor plan?A visit to 5880 N Tucson Mountain Drive, Tucson, AZ 85743 may be in order!This 3411 square foot home offers three bedrooms plus fourth office/den/bedroom space for your own personal needs.  Extra storage -- hall closets, shelving, built in cabinets in hallway, laundry room and more -- make this efficient floor plan ever more versatile. Master bathroom includes newly renovated shower with Important Italian Tile, rainwater and wall shower heads, custom flooring, separate garden t...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
First Watch bought out the Good Egg in our area not too, too long ago and it's been a nice addition to the breakfast and lunch choices here in Tucson and Oro Valley, AZ.Allie Angeloni headed up the second (unofficially) Active Rain meetup last week with the help of Scottsdale, Phoenix AZ area residents and REALTORS Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Mike Jones, lender extraordinaire from Sunstreet Mortgage here in Tucson, along with Allie's husband, Roger met up as well.Conversation was lively, informative, educational and inspiring.  Best news ever, Mike Jones is making the commitment to begin blogging regularly again.  If you haven't checked his blog and photos out, get over there right now!Thanks to Allie for making it an extra-fun lunch.
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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
Shout out to Allie Angeloni for putting this Active Rain meet-up together for the second year in a row!  Tony and Suzanne Marriott  made the trek down from Phoenix to join us, and it was great to catch up.  Suzanne is front right in the photo; Tony is on the left.  Behind Suzanne is our Marana Neighbor, Cara Mancuso, one of Long Realty's newest brokers.  Allie & Roger are on the left behind Tony.  They call Oro Valley home.  It doesn't seem possible that I've been blogging on and off in the Rain for ten years.  I've been AWOL a lot in the past few years, but this MeetUp showed me that I've been missing a lot.  So, as Tony Marriott is my witness, I'm back to blogging in the Rain!Thanks again, Allie!!
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Solar Lease Home over 2800 sqft Close to I-10 for Sale in TucsonOffered by Long Realty, Cara Mancuso, Associated BrokerConvenience, clean, custom touches, close-to-town...come and claim!!! This home offers so many extra touches and details, it's a must-see.1.  First of all, let's just talk closets and storage, shall we?There are extra hall closets downstairs.  The extra bedroom on the ground floor boasts a closet that is not only walk - in, but wraps around and under the stairwell too!Pantry closet - yep - must have!Vanity drawers - take a look at this hall bath!  And, the master bathroom has a built in vanity desk with even more storage.Extra linen closet between guest rooms upstairs.Custom shelving in master closet., extra shelves built in ALL closets.2.  Let's talk solar.  Worried ab...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
I was taking a trip to see a past client of mine down in Armory Park this last weekend, and had to stop the car on the way.  I'm not sure why I haven't seen this beauty before...I wonder what he will add to resale value one day.Interested in Armory Park, El Presidio, Iron Horse homes near downtown Tucson??  They are historic, unusual, full of character, and close to city center! You can follow the link to see homes for sale in downtown Tucson here.I'm not sure I can find you your very own lizard, but I'm sure together we can find something that speaks to you!! 
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
4 Bed Open House in North Ranch This WeekendUPDATED:  MONSOON MADNESS.  Open Sunday, 3-6 p.m. with newly reduced price!  Sunday, July 23, 2017   $305,900Address: 9860 N Spanish Head Trail, Tucson, AZ 85742 Directions: Overton/Shannon, North on Shannon, West on Cactus Canyon, South on Spanish Head to address  2565 square feet, 4 beds 3 baths, denNO POLY PIPES - great plumbing remodel! PRE-Inspected as well and seller is willing to share inspection with accepted offer! Total renovation, modern and inviting home--must see!You'll love the bright airy feel of this contemporary home in whites, greys, and blue tones. Tons of natural lighting, all hardscape floor, updated finishings make this a one-of-kind home.In addition, the versatile floor plan works great for multi-generational. There is a...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
I was curious about Arizona driving statistics as I just returned from another harrowing 60 minute round trip circuit. Road rage and impatience run rampant on our roads. I mean that collectively of course - on America's roads... Folks from LA find our one freeway and narrow main streets laid back!But as a regular and daily driver, the near-misses and close calls and dangerous drivers out there - well they bear paying attention to.In looking at statistics, I could only get 2015 numbers.(2015 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts for the State of Arizona prepared by ADOT, Published June 1, 2016)These numbers are up from previous years - but then again, so is our population.Adding additional facts, for Arizona - the most dangerous holiday seems to be Thanksgiving. Most crashes occur on Fridays, and mo...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Ina Road is Open - Traffic Alerts to Tucson and Marana AZAs a nod to the businesses struggling to keep up and running during the Ina Road Interchange Project taking place over the next two years, it's important for the public to realize that INA ROAD IS OPEN....the EXIT is closed.  Highway crews are busy building the road OVER the train tracks so that traffic will no longer be tied up when a train comes through.  The finish project will be similar to Prince and I-10, a little further south along the Interstate.You can still access Ina and all of the businesses that are clustered near the freeway, right along Ina.  You can get to Ina via Cortaro Roads, Orange Grove Roads, and a myriad of other back roads as well.To help residents and visitors traverse the area, it's easy to sign up for t...
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