Pima County, AZ Real Estate News

By Signature Group, Your Go-To Tucson Real Estate Team
(Signature Group with Realty Executives)
The last quarter of the year brings so much to look forward to - from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve and everything in between. The joy of driving from mall to mall, hosting extravagant dinners, planning for epic parties...then cleaning up after the extravagant dinners and parties are over. Buying or selling a house is THE LAST thing on most people's to-do list. So how do we as Realtors keep that pipeline as full as our ever growing bellies? Pivot is the name of the gameTo keep that white board full from October through December one must completely change the way they do business. The best way to explain this is via bullet point so here we go... Change the conversation - To sellers, let them know that although the value of their home decreases slightly, it still may be a great time to se...
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By Signature Group, Your Go-To Tucson Real Estate Team
(Signature Group with Realty Executives)
Team culture - It took us 5 years of trial and error to get this right and it took almost as long to realize that it is THE MOST important aspect of a successful team. In the beginning we thought it was crucial to focus on production and the good old BOTTOM LINE. We pushed for excellence, drive and never-ending escrows with the intention of keeping that white board full. Despite our efforts, we always fell short. People were upset and no one stayed on the team for more than a year. What were we doing wrong? The answer to our problems was easy.When we reorganized in July of 2020, we decided to start from scratch - wipe the slate clean. Tanner, Rebecca and I sat down and had a candid conversation about what our perfect team looked like then worked backwards to develop a program built on t...
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By Signature Group, Your Go-To Tucson Real Estate Team
(Signature Group with Realty Executives)
So here's the scoop...We get asked every single day, NAY - multiple times a day. "Where is the market heading" or "Is the market slowing down." Its been the question on everyone's mind for what seems to be since the pandemic started. Up until very recently our short answer was "no" its not slowing down at all, in fact its getting harder and harder to buy a house in the Tucson market. A little backstoryTucson has long been a hidden gem of a city. Residents have always enjoyed a relaxed quality of life with higher than national average wages and lower than national average home prices. What a wining combination, right? That coupled with a colorful and diverse community, nationally recognized cuisine, stellar weather, the most beautiful desert in the world and a wealth of activities to ent...
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By Signature Group, Your Go-To Tucson Real Estate Team
(Signature Group with Realty Executives)
Hello Tucson residents, transplants, visitors and those of you wanting to know more about our amazing city! We are the Signature Group at Realty Executives - more specifically, I'm Jason, one of the managing partners of this top-notch team (the guy in the middle of Mount Crushmore for reference). Rebecca Crane, the accountability master, is to my right and Tanner Herbert, the numbers guy, is to my left! Together we coach and train our real estate agents to be the very best for the many buyers, sellers and investors we have the honor of representing in Southern Arizona! Yes, this is our very first blog post so I figured I'd lay the groundwork, introduce myself and give you a little insight on what we hope to use this platform for! Will there be market information? Of course. Will there b...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Immediately upon entry, you'll grasp that this home is a cut above.  The merit is in the details: Welcoming great room with over-sized quartz island, customizable pendant lighting, gourmet kitchen, and upgraded features wherever your eye takes you. Smart home with automated phone app, whole house filtration, interior and exterior entertainment system, hard-scape flooring throughout -- designed to reduce allergens and chemicals in your living environment Screened in patio area with Travertine tile that expands the living area: Lower the remote screens to bring the outside in, open up the wall of sliders, and sit back and enjoy the fireplace insert, television, or just listen to the sounds of nature. Add to that the Ecosmart heated pool and spa with lighted fire pit - and you've got a pri...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Here's a fantastic opportunity to buy LIKE NEW !  Listed by Long Realty, Tucson, AZCara Mancuso and Betty Covey, Your Golden Girls of Long Realty520-909-2988 or 520-270-3781Lovely DR Horton home newly up to view, don't delay in Marana AZ's  limited-inventory real estate market.Imagine your new home with a desirable Corner lot in newer neighborhood, located at 11761 W Tom Henry Way, Marana AZThis 3 bed, 2 bath home sits on .17 acre lot backing common area.More details include: DR Horton Smart home with Open floor plan, high ceilings and fans. Kitchen has gorgeous granite island, walk in pantry, stainless steel appliances, Tile throughout main living areas.  Roomy owners suite with walk in, double sinks, shower and closet.  Garage has side door to the yard, upgraded larger garage doors, p...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Tucson, AZ Community and Real Estate InformationTucson is a big bustling city found in the state of Arizona. The city plays a significant role as the primary business and commercial center in the southern region. You’ll find various home types and styles in this area, including apartments, condominiums, luxury subdivisions, and suburban neighborhoods. It will be quite a task for you to find a home that best suits your taste and expectations in this place. That is why we are here to help you find the perfect house for you here in Tucson. In this city, real estate for sale measures between 640 - 25,000 sqft with 1-11 baths and 1-9 bedroom layouts. The average sale price of properties is $252,465, a median listing price of $265,000, and a median per square feet of $150, experience living i...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Sahuarita, AZ Community and Real Estate InformationSahuarita is a well-developed mid-size city that is 15 miles south of Tucson. This lovely city has a total of 29,041 population and 10,255 households in the neighborhood with a family-oriented environment, perfect for families of all ages. Sahuarita offers a unique lifestyle for its residents, experience the well-blended rural and modern life that this city offers. Properties for sale in Sahuarita have an amazing open concept floor plan with flexible style options available for you and your family to customize. Home size ranges from 750-5,078 sqft, with 2-5 baths and 2-6 bedroom layouts. The average sale price in this city is $221,726, with a median listing price of $250,000 and a median price per square foot of $119. Living in Sahuarit...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Green Valley, AZ Community and Real Estate InformationGreen Valley, Az is a community found along the western side of the Santa Cruz River. It rests at the base of the striking Santa Rita Mountain Range in Southern Arizona's Santa Cruz Valley. According to Where to Retire and New Choices for Retirement magazines, Green Valley is among the best places for retirees looking for an active lifestyle to settle. Homes for sale in this town are priced reasonably, with an average sale price of $222,047, a Median Listing price of $240,000, and a Median Price per Square Feet of $148. Home size sits between 378 - 3,475 sqft with typical 2- 4 bedroom layout. Residential houses in Green Valley were built from the late 1900s to recent 2013. Enjoy a cooler climate here than in Phoenix or Tucson, with a...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Arivaca, AZ Community and Real Estate InformationArivaca is an exceptional rural community that offers only the best Arizonian quality living. It is about 60 miles south of Tucson with a very authentic small-town feel. Homes in Arivaca comprise large home acreage sites and ranch estates widely known for their expansive spaces and natural panoramic view. Properties for sale in this town are fairly priced, with many of them priced below the state average. The average sales price in this place is $153,500, a median listing price of $204,000, and a median price per square foot of $100. Home size is between 1,300 - 2, 881 sqft, with 2-4 bedroom capacity. Arivaca also has large plots of land waiting for developments. If you would like help checking out the available properties for sale in Ari...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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 
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By James Sanson, REALTOR®
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
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...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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 ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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...
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
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...
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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 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...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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, ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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...
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