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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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12901 N Fox Hollow Drive, Marana, AZ 85653 3/2 Home for SaleListed by Long Realty, Cara Mancuso Associate Broker 520-909-2988Check out this innovative floor plan built by Meritage homes to help insure energy efficient living!The home offers 1675 square feet with a split 3-bedroom, 2 bath plan.  You enter an open area that consists of living and dining area, plus open-wall room that can double as den, office, or formal dining room!Hardscape flooring helps with cleaning AND pets, with new carpeting in bedrooms.  Add to that, new HVAC in 2020, newer microwave and disposal, fresh exterior paint, and a bit of touch up here and there inside as well!Enjoy extended pavers and barbecue stub outside.Call for an appointment to view today.  Yours for $249,900 
By James Sanson - Ranked in the TOP 1% of Arizona, Homes for sale in Maricopa AZ
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
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Choosing a real estate school in Tucson, AZ can be a positive step in a rewarding career. Maybe you’ve heard about the thrill and fast-paced environment of the real estate industry and want to become an agent. Or maybe you’re already a real estate agent and want to freshen your skills and continue learning so you can be the best of the best. No matter your path, we’ve taken some of the guesswork out of finding the best Tucson AZ real estate schools so you can start learning from some of the best and brightest in the industry.Hogan School of Real EstateHogan School of Real Estate is one of the top-rated Tucson real estate schools in the Tucson metro, focused on courses for real estate agents, brokers, and mortgage and appraisal professionals. Get help with pre-licensing, exam prep, and c...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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I've appreciated my phone this December.  Horse lovers from out of state and within are on the hunt for the perfect property, and I've been happy to help.Each one is so unique and different, and especially when you can't view the property immediately yourself, I'm happy to go and share the land and buildings with you virtually.To start, here's a link that will show you all of the current ACTIVE horse properties available in the greater Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail areas of our city.  Some have facilities, some do not, but they all are zoned for horses.  The search includes both manufactured AND stick built properties from $100 grand to over three million.  Truly something for everyone.A word of caution, however.  I've had some clients looking for over a year.  There are multiple ...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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Listed by Long Realty, Betty Covey Listing AgentSingle Story Home Available in The Villages, Dove Mountain, MaranaCombined SqFt:    1,502  3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms on .12 acreSeller will put closet in Den on buyers request. Turn key home features open floor plan with great room and fireplace. Enjoy a beautiful private backyard with a lovely fountain feature. The covered porch with extended brick pavers lend an oasis feel to this private retreat.  All pots and yard art stay.   In addition, newer Air Conditioner & central heater have transferable 10 yr warranty. Replaced 1/20, water heater 9/20 and exterior totally repainted last year. Garage has the 4' extension for those large vehicles and trucks.  You truly have to see this incredible home with pride of ownership.  Close to the new...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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I've been working with an out of state buyer for a year - she's hoping to find a horse property, with facilities, as close to her family as possible.  I go to each property of interest and send copious small videos with narration, and then we talk when complete.  It works with her schedule.Throughout the year her criteria has changed, and I get it.  Some times you don't realize what you need or what's important until you've looked under a few rocks, so to speak.At first thought, you may think...working for a YEAR...but one must consider our Tucson Area inventory.Days on the market are less than a month, and niche properties, such as a horse ranch property, WITH actual facilities, can be tricky.And then, there's the multiple offers.  My client and I have come in second for more offers th...
By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
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STORY OF A REAL GENUINE HEROGUNNERY SARGENT JOHN BASILONE  John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal Campaign, and the Navy Cross posthumously for extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both of these decorations in World War II.The thing was, he didn’t have to go back to the Pacific. His tour was finished and he was back in the States doing War Bond appearances. He FOUGHT to re-enter the fight! He was turned down several times before he was finally allowed to re-enlist. He insisted he should be back with his men.John Basilone was killed o...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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I was looking at my archive of real estate transactions this week, wondering what the value was of some of my early buyers' homes. I had to go in four years before someone STILL lived in their original home. I thought that was interesting. In fact, of all the transactions I did for home buyers from 2005 through 2010, only FIVE still own those home. Tucson...moves. So, back to my project. I ran a quick scan using a Long Realty tool available on my web page that gives you three market projections of value - of course, estimate only. https://cara.longrealty.com/?p=homevaluesreport  As a reminder as to why you need a professional, the internet does NOT know what updates, additions, neighborhood environment, etc that has had an impact on home $$ Home number 1, purchased in August 2010, has a...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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Whether it's dinner at home, out, ordered in, delivered, picked up...here's some of the choices available to you in the metropolitan areas of Tucson and Marana, AZ for November 2020.Some of the restaurants are locally owned, so be sure to call the local franchises for availability if you plan on dining at a chain restaurant this 2020 holiday.If you let me know of other offerings, I'll be happy to add them to the list. Some of the ordering needs to be done well before a week in advance, so don't delay if you're not cooking your own feast this year.  Cielos at Lodge on the DesertOffering a four Course Dinner,  including Honey Chipotle Baked Salmon, Salt Crusted Prime Rib, and Traditional Roasted Turkey.   Fleming's Steakhouse - TucsonHerb-Roasted Turkey 3-course for $49 or for something d...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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You can, yes you can!I tend to pour mine in a can and refrigerate, throwing away when hard, but this can be trickier when it's a FryDaddy that needs changing, or something larger.Tucson area residents can participate in the Recycle your Cooking Grease event just after the new year!  January 9, 2021Save your used cooking fats, oil and grease to drop off at the free 16th Annual Grease Collection & Recycling Event, Saturday, January 9, 2021.I'm sure you know,  cooking grease in your kitchen should never be poured down the drain. Instead, store it in containers and bring it to the 16th Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event. (Those plastic coffee bins work great, especially from Costco!!)From their website, "The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department and its partners, ...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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People of Arizona.Homeowners of Arizona.Folks thinking of maybe selling in the SW Desert area.Tucson, Az neighbors....HEY YOU!Are you aware of the shortage of listing inventory?Are you aware buyers have the best interest rates EVER in real estate mortgages right now?Do you know it's a Sellers' Market in Tucson, AZ, including Marana, Vail, Oro Valley, Catalina, Saddlebrooke, Sahuarita, Green Valley and more??If this is news to you...let's talk.If you have questions, I'd love to answer them.I posted this on Facebook this week, and thought I'd share it here:In November 2007 we had 10,000 homes for sale on the market.Today we have less than 2000.Average days on the market before contract acceptance last December was 47Last month it was 25.  We've got a great market analysis, live on Faceboo...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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 I'd like to offer a shout out to locally owned business, TCR II Suspension Brake and Alignment™ Auto Repair ServicesHere is their website:  https://tcr2auto.com/My sister and her husband stopped by our home in Tucson after visiting their daughter in California.  They were experiencing some suspension issues with their heavy-duty 350 truck and hoped to get immediate service.They filled out an online form asking for next day service, and lo and behold, were able to drop their truck off at 11 a.m.  AND...the service was completed same day.The owners were upbeat, professional, and knew their stuff.  They even offered a Military discount, as well as having reasonable prices.Need auto service by a locally owned family?  Look no further than TCR II Suspension Brake and Alignment™ Auto Repair ...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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I just had the pleasure of hearing a live reading and book launch by one of my very talented clients, Kristin Gudenkauf.The book is colorful, a great bed-time length, and fantastic conversation starter to share with your children.  You might just find a message for yourself within its pages!Anger, or Grumpiness, as the title portrays, can manifest in many ways - and youngsters don't always know how to communicate what they are feeling.You know the signs - Hangry, curt replies, less patience, avoidance, pain... even as adults we wrestle with our less-than stellar characteristics.I recommend that you check out this book today on Amazon. https://smile.amazon.com/Grumpaloffagus-Sure-Grumpy-Kristin-Gudenkauf/dp/1735577502/ref=sr_1_1?crid=10JCZ3W57AN34&dchild=1&keywords=grumpaloffagus%20book&...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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Rancho Vistoso Oro Valley AZ Multi-Gen Home for SaleThis move-in ready home awaits your finishing touches.  With ceramic tile downstairs in all high-traffic areas, main floor bedroom and bathroom with shower, possibilities are endless.  Freshly painted cabinets and interior simplify your decisions!The floor plan offers so many possibilities.  As you enter the front door you'll notice the open floor plan that offers formal dining and living areas, as well as great room off bright and airy kitchen.The kitchen makes cooking so easy with convenient island, nearby closet pantry, and all new appliances in 2019.This 2785 square foot home offers 5 bedrooms, three bathrooms all with shower or tub, AND a loft!A split floor plan upstairs includes extra roomy master suite, walk in closets in two of...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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When I was young, err...younger, my mother had a phrase that became one of those life habits.  To paraphrase,"When life is giving you lemons, look around.  There are always those that are less fortunate than you."Unfortunately, that's very true.  And, right now, there are a whole lot of folks living in metropolitan Tucson needing our help.That's why we're hosting a food drive.Fairway Mortgage and Long Realty are teaming up to help the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Let's make others' reality a little bit better so they, too, can reach for their dreams. We asked the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank about their donations this year as compared to last year, 2019.  The results are staggering.Food drive donations from the public:Fiscal Year 2019: 885,138 lbsFiscal Year 2020: 38...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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Before the Golden Girls of Long Realty found Their "Gold"I was going over my archives this morning and came across the Mission Statement we started with, back in 2012 when we first decided to work together here at Long Realty. It's been a little bit tweaked over the years, but the jist remains the same as we formed "The Golden Girls of Long Realty"Here's our original statement:Dedicated to serving the real estate needs of folks in our area – the Mancuso/Covey team’s mission is to live the golden rule. “Do to others as you would have them do to you." Your requests and priorities are important to us as professionals. Our goals include a lasting relationship with warm and caring customer service for you.Residential - Relocation – Investing – REO – Foreclosures – Short sales – VA – FHA - Ho...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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When I initially talk teams with my clients, I first address the relationship between you and me.  After all, communication is KING and facilitates the many moving parts in any Real Estate transaction.I like to identify best time of day, phone, text or email, and so forth.  We talk about holidays.  Work weeks. After hour communications.  I share that I love a paper trail and don't expect you to remember all of the details that I find so riveting.  So, I'll send a recap of most conversations just for the record.But there's even more to a team than meets the eye.In any Real Estate transaction, it's best to start with a REALTOR professional, who can help you to find mortgage or loan officers and more.  MORE includes title and escrow professionals, insurance, inspectors and roofing technici...
By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Are you looking for a custom home for an investor fix up or for yourself on highly desired  Skyline Drive in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson Arizona? This home at 1730 N Skyline Drive, Tucson Arizona  85718 is just what you are looking for! Bring a contract this weekend before it is gone! The price has just been reduced to $450,000 well below other custom home on 1 acre comps in the surrounding area. A former 10 Bed licensed Assisted Living Home or a 5 bedroom and 4 bathroom residential 3,434sf on 1 acre residential on Tucson Arizona's desired Skyline Drive. Well this home is available through the Bankruptcy Court and Lender for immediate sale. This home needs fix up inside but the price is only $450,000 or $131/sf in the sought after Catalina Foothills with views of the Catalinas to t...
By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Are you looking for a former 10 Bed licensed Assisted Living Home or a 5 bedroom and 4 bathroom residential 3,434sf on 1 acre resdidential on Tucson Arizona's desired Skyline Drive? Well this home is what you are looking for. This home is at a lender for sale (needs fix up) price of only $450,000 or $131/sf in the sought after Catalina Foothills with views of the Catalinas to the north and city light views to the south. 1730 N Skyline Drive, Tucson Arizona  85718 on MLSTake a look with more pictures at the MLS Listing on a FULL SCREEN for 1730 N Skyline Drive, Tucson Arizona  85718 Live on Skyline Drive in the prestigious Catalina Foothills in this 5 BR 4 Bath, 3,434sf Territorial brick custom home on 1 acre. Set back off Skyline Drive with exterior perimeter wall & circle driveway. Nor...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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Folks moving to Arizona from other parts of the country often ask, "What is the difference between Tucson and Phoenix"? Now that's a pretty broad question, and one that could be addressed with PAGES of info, but I'll see what I can summarize in a few hundred words, in my own humble opinion.1. Please know I'm biased. I live in Tucson. I love Tucson. I do not intend to LEAVE Tucson voluntarily. :)To me, Tucson is a great big sprawling town. A city where so many of us are from somewhere else. A place where you can hear "howdy ma'am" and see a cowboy hat in the most expensive amenities in the area. It has a laid-back flavor.Phoenix is a CITY. I.E. The fifth largest in the United States! According to https://worldpopulationreview.com/ metropolitan Phoenix consists of 517.7 square miles hous...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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7146 N Finger Rock Place - Gated, Burnt Adobe, ViewsWhen you hear of the town Tucson, oft-times one envisions desert, saguaros, maybe a burning sun.  If you know a bit more about Tucson, you know we have incredible sunsets, are surrounded by 5 mountain ranges, and host a town-like atmosphere where everything seems a little more laid back.I'd like to share a new home opportunity with you today, Listed by Long Realty,  high in the foothills of the Santa Catalinas,  The community is gated, the setting rustic desert, and atmosphere private.Currently listed at $719,000, this home features 2725 square feet, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and unique fixtures liked beamed ceilings and interior stonework taken from the lot on which it is built.The kitchen and baths have been updated, and the qual...

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