Tucson, AZ Real Estate News

You need to sell your Tucson house fast right?  If you're saying... "I'm having the toughest time selling my house fast in Tucson"... you're at the right place :-) These tips will help you get your property sold. [NOTE: Most important - if you really need to sell fast, consider the option of selling for cash offer to a qualified local investor like me!] Selling My House Fast in Tucson- Your Options Lately the financing world has been really screwy. Lenders change program requirements at the last minute – and for normal purchasers, that could delay your sale. Keep in mind that anyone can write a cash offer, even if they’re borrowing money to purchase the property.  So when you're selling a house through a real estate agent to an end buyer... be prepared that if the buyers financing falls...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
  Retire in a Quiet Neighborhood of Province Home for Sale in Maricopa   $224,751    20350 N BIG DIPPER DR 2 Beds/2 Baths1709 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5234012      Privacy abounds with no neighbor on one side or in the back.  A Must-see Home!  Don't miss out on this!         Province is a 24 Hour Guard-Gated Community  with Activity Center, Pools, Tennis, Fitness Center - all included in HOA. Community Amenities: Adult Community - 5 Miles of walking trails - Beautiful Work-out Facilities - Lifestyle. PROVINCE is one great community!  And is worth taking a tour.   Enjoy watching Province Virtual Tour of amenities below:       To Get a FREE and complete list of beautiful Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ,  visit my website, www.FindMaricopaHomes.com    Thank you for reading this page about  R...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
  Retirement Home for Sale w/ Lake View in Adult Community of Province   $224,900    42386  W FOUNTAINHEAD Street 2 Beds/2 Baths1700 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5204675         A Must-see Home!  Don't miss out on this!         Province is a 24 Hour Guard-Gated Community  with Activity Center, Pools, Tennis, Fitness Center - all included in HOA. Community Amenities: Adult Community - 5 Miles of walking trails - Beautiful Work-out Facilities - Lifestyle. PROVINCE is one great community!  And is worth taking a tour.   Enjoy watching Province Virtual Tour of amenities below:       To Get a FREE and complete list of beautiful Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ,  visit my website, www.FindMaricopaHomes.com    Thank you for reading this page about  Retirement Home for Sale w/ Lake View in Adult Commun...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
 Are You a Renter On the Fence About Buying You probably have lots of questions, right?  Perhaps you’re worrying about a down payment, what your credit rating is, what effect interest would have on your monthly payment – and a slew of other thoughts running through your mind. The amazing thing is – owning your own home maybe easier, AND more affordable than you think.  The important thing is to get the information you need to make an informed decision. Step 1.  Talk to a finance officer you can trust.  I’d personally recommend a mortgage broker.  Why?  Because banks are for banking…and mortgage brokers handle…well…mortgages!  The key take away – options.  A mortgage professional works with many banks, and can help find the best program for your budget, and programs to fit the timing in ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Summarizing the 2014 Housing Market For Tucson Area Real Estate I've written before about the stability of the Tucson Real Estate market for 2014, and as we move forward in 2015, outlook remains the same -- stable, or slight improvement.  Improvement is a word one can interpret, however, and there are perspectives from both the buyers' and sellers' viewpoint!What adds to the big picture, however, are economic factors, unemployment, new jobs, interest rates, investors, etc.  All of these items add to the price a buyer is willing to pay, buying power, and more -- all affecting the price a seller is willing to accept. Perhaps the most notable change in Tucson Area Housing last year was the availability of listings.  Supply vs. demand is more balanced than we've seen it in years - helping t...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
My husband and I like to watch cooking shows, and when we dine, we fancy ourselves a bit of a foodie.  At least, we like fresh food served hot, with great service. Unfortunately, this seems to be the exception more than the rule in our adventures in eating out. Thus, Wildflower is one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson, AZ.  Wildflower has a wonderful outside dining area - packed in warmer weather, as well as an ecletic interior that matches a diverse menu within.  There are lots of servers, and no matter how busy it is, orders seem to be quickly and efficiently carried out.  We've even gone on New Years with great results.  This is one of my favorite dishes - Spinach Pappardelle with Roasted chicken, melted tomato, pine nuts -- just yummy.   In addition, it's great fun to try the di...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
East Tucson Open House this Weekend with Huge Price Reduction!    Located in a lovely neighborhood -- 8809 E 3rd Street,  Tucson, AZ 85710 Open House from 1-4, Sunday January 11, 2015 Directions:  Speedway E through Camino Seco to Bedford Drive, S to 3rd Street, Right to address on top of rise. Comes with large pool with mountain views   Bamboo floors were installed in the last couple of years throughout the entire home. Brand new kitchen counters and cupboards, fixtures, lights, stove/oven.  Home also comes with washer and dryer. Floor plan has been opened up for an inviting, airy feeling.  Mountain views out almost every window in the home!   For more details and photos, check out the link here on LongRealty.com for 8809 E 3rd Street, Tucson, AZ.  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Fitzsimmons at the Marana Chamber Holiday Luncheon   Enjoyed Mr. David Wayne Fitzsimmons at our Marana Chamber holiday luncheon a few weeks back.  He spoke for almost an hour with humor, satire, songs, a play, and cartoon drawings of a few "lucky" souls.       You can folow him on facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/dwfitzsimmons For local Tucson editorial wit, he's worth reading.  Makes a great calendar too!  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Enjoying Agustin Kitchen in Tucson, AZ I had the opportunity to visit Agustin Kitchen this past weekend - a place I've been planning to dine for a long, long time. Home to the chef who won Iron Chef Tucson, like three times, I was curious to see if I would like the offered fare.  Their menu changes seasonally, so that's cool, and there were plenty of menu choices that weren't "standard" but also not scary like squid ink or sweetbreads or something.  (Yes, I watch lots of cooking shows) We were greeted warmly and seated immediately, although we were early for our reservations by 30 minutes.  The bar area was full and the main dining area about 2/3.  We decided to go all out and try the appetizer "smears".  They brought us four jars filled with spreads and an assortment of toasty baguette...
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By Emmary Simpson, Serving Las Cruces, NM
(Las Cruces Homes and Land)
Downtown Tucson is growing and growing ... and it's awesome!! A lot of the development has been on our 'side' of downtown from Congress and 6th east. West has been a little slow but it's definitely coming along. Our newest neighbor is About Me Hair Studio on the corner of Broadway and Stone, on the ground floor of the newest condos - 1 East Broadway. I'd heard about their soft open but it didn't stick in my brain (which is usual) until I saw the write up that Downtown Tucson.org did and, since a haircut was absolutely necessary before heading to New Orleans and NAR next week, I figured I'd give them a try. If you look at my picture at the top, you can tell that I have what I lovingly call "Wild n Wooly" hair so finding a stylist that can take that on has been a little bit of a challeng...
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By Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
Just a week away from Halloween night and Tucson is filled with Halloween events! Aside from all the pumpkin farms, haunted houses and corn mazes to visit - here are top five "other" events happening around Tucson:   1st Annual Zombie Dash 5K Run Saturday October 25th 5:30PM at Buckalew Farms. This sounds like a creative run with zombies along the obstacle course trying to capture your flags, prizes for top survivors and your entry includes a shirt, bib number and glow sticks. After the run stick around for "Terror in the Corn, food and drink specials and live band music. Howl-o-Ween 2014 at Reid Park Zoo from 6 to 8pm October 25th. This is an annual event not to miss - but come early because the lines are long to get in! A fund, safe trick or treat place with costumed characters & deco...
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I talk with lots of people looking to buy real estate investment properties in Tucson and surrounding areas.  Some of them know what they're doing... and some of them are still in the learning process.   But, since my entire business is finding great deals... and often passing those deals onto real estate investors like you at huge discounts... I thought it would be a great idea to share with you some resources on how to effectively evaluate a real estate investment deal.  This works in any market...Tucson, surrounding areas, AZ, any other states across the country.   When you really boil it down... evaluating a real estate deal is a pretty simple process.  If you're looking to buy real estate as an investment, wholesale properties, hold them for rent... whatever, one of the most import...
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Want To Sell Your Home By Rent To Own? Do you owe more on your house than it’s worth? Are your monthly payments more than you can afford? Has your property been on the market without any buyers? Did you inherit property and want to make a smart decision? Why Rent To Own “How to rent to own” is the biggest search keyword when it comes to Selling a home with creative financing.  There is good reason why. The rent to own option is usually thought of more often when the economy is in a period of decline.  Examples of this would be during the 1970-1980’s, and the late 2000’s.  Typically, the choice to rent to own your home is because when a housing downturn occurs, more regulation typically happens.   When this happens, it makes it difficult for some otherwise good owners unable to purchase...
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By Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
CLOSED!  That word has good meaning for a real estate agent - but for others, it can be a disappointing word at other times. Tucson seems to be a "now you see it, now you don't" kind of town with smaller business and, especially with restaurants, that open and then close sometimes without any notice at all! Years ago I wrote a post about popular cyling paths in Tucson - and with the El Tour de Tucson just a month away, cyclists are back out in full force training on a few of these spots. Having just decided to do my 19th El Tour, I pumped my bike tires full of air and headed out "to the store" (also known as the Rincon Country Store).  The great thing about riding out to the store, I don't have to carry a lot of food because I can buy a snacks half way on the ride! How disappointed to r...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
Maricopa Cute 3Bedroom Home for Rent in Senita   18367 N WILSON ST MARICOPA AZ 85138 $875 | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS | 2 CAR PARKING | 1816 SQUARE FEET | MLS: 5179828 Maricopa Cute 3Bedroom Home for Rent in Senita   This cute 3-bedroom, 2-bath home has new paint, new carpet in the bedrooms, there is tile in the main living areas, new black kitchen appliances, living room, dining room plus an eat-in kitchen, laundry room, ceiling fans in all the bedrooms. The garage has a water softener and a garage door opener, This house is just waiting for you to make it your home! The City of Maricopa offers so much to its residents: Salsa Festival, Fishing Derby, Multi-entertainment Center with activities for everyone (laser tag, bowling, dining, and much more) and Ak-Chin Casino for the adults, St...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Established East Tucson Neighborhood   Looking for a place to call home? Mountain views? Sparkling pool? Room for a couple of cars and perhaps an RV? How about updates...what's important to you?  (Insert Bob Eubanks here...) How about a brand new kitchen!!!  All wood cabinets, new counters, new appliances... How do you feel about wall-to-wall bamboo hardwood flooring or ceramic tile? Are all new windows, low-e, dual pane important to you? The features go on and on in this affordable home, priced under $200,000 with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, huge eat-in kitchen, expansive living room, full laundry room and more.  Call or email today for more information.  You can also check out the link here for more photos and details.  
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By Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
Tucson has a lot of open space and a lot of farms on the outskirts of the city - there are four top Tucson Pumpkin Picks - with Corn Maze fun that will make you crazy trying to find your way out!   APPLE ANNIE'S Fall Pumpkin Celebration 2014 Sept. 27-28; Oct. 4 - 5; 11 - 12; 18 - 19; 25 - 26; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There is a corn maze, with three levels of difficulty cut into 20 acres of corn with six different mazes to choose from.  Definitely a family outing - try one or try them all!Apple Annie's Pumpkin Patch is located at 6405 W. Williams Road, Willcox 85643   BUCKELEW FARMS - Terror in the Corn. Last 4 weekends in Oct. 3 - 4; 11 - 12; 17 - 18; 24 - 25 and Flashlight Nights Oct. 3 -4; 11 -12; 18 - 19; 25 - 26; from 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and 5 p.m. to midnight on S...
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     One thing as an Investing Realtor®/Broker in Tucson, Arizona I am frequently asked is "How do you find cheap property?".   In eighteen years of representing clients, investing on my own account and flipping property I have discovered one thing.   The money, is made on the BUY.   Now, if you are a seasoned investor or repeat buyer, this is NOTHING new to you!   The problem is, HOW do you find a cheap home for sale before everone else?  If I am looking through the Internet, there are plenty of resources of how to buy a house, but very few resources on how to buy a CHEAP house!   So where do you go to find cheap homes in Tucson, or anywhere in the United States for that matter? Do you stick to HUD Homes that are for sale?  Maybe Bank Owned?  While those traditionally are thought of as...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
A Mountain or a Sunset View I work with a lot of folks who move to Tucson from out of state, and those that KNOW, always seem to have Views high on their priority list.  There's mountain views, sunset views, golf views, city views, and combo views! Views are high on my priority list as well!   There's something magical about living in the Tucson area and enjoying the mountains that ring our metropolitan area on all sides.  And the sunsets -- they've got to be world class.  :)   Whether you're moving TO Tucson, or moving WITHIN Tucson, if you want a view, please give me a call.  We have a running joke here:  Every home has a mountain view.  (Maybe outside the back bathroom window, stretching out about four feet, and looking between all the neighbor's houses) But, there's views, and there...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Things to do in Tucson:  RIPE; Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner Coming up next week – the first ever Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner called RIPE.  Thanks to Zona 78 and Edible Baja Arizona, this event will be held September 17 and 18, 2014.  Reservations can be made at Zona 78 on River Road, 5pm to 10pm. Kevin Fink is the featured chef at this year’s RIPE. Patrons can enjoy mouthwatering  plates paired with local wines/spirits. Tapas-sized dishes will be offered for $10-$18, and a five-course meal for $60 Also on hand, pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph will be satisfying our sweet tooth!  Harvest ingredients are sourced from Tucson area farms that sell their produce at Heirloom Farmers Markets. RIPE also features a silent auction. Net proceeds from the dinner and auction will directly ...
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