Pima County, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
December 3 & 4, 2022Oro Valley Marketplace12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pmFree AdmissionComing Soon!  The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts and Holiday Tree Lighting!  This is a two-day Festival connecting art and community held annually.  The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts is the second largest fine art and craft festivals in the area, second only to the 4th Avenue Street Fair.   Besides arts and crafts, there are student performances, jazz music, cultural foods, a Tuba Christmas, free children's art activities and so much more. In Marana, don't miss the Marana Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree LightingSaturday, December 3, 20223:00 PM  9:00 PM11555 W Civic Center Dr. Marana, AZ, 85653  The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. with an ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Serving metropolitan Tucson and surrounding areas, The Patch Boys of Greater Tucson may be the solution to your business or residential needs.They offer services in drywall, ceiling, plaster repair.  Drywall Installation, popcorn ceiling removal, and texture matching!  They currently have four crews working for them, so your wait time may be minimal compared to other companies!The Patch Boys of Greater Tucson are available 6 days of week, 8-5, closed Sundays.  631 # 20th Street, Unit 101.  Tucson, AZ 85719  thepatchboys.com/greater-tucson/  Feel free to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.Bio One offers Crime and Trauma scene cleaning, with a 24/7 emergency response at 520-771-5960.BioOne will work with your insurance company, and is licensed and insured.  Suicide, ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Coming Soon to Del Webb Dove Mountain in MaranaListed by Leslie Gilpatrick, Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, 520-444-994614033 N Del Webb Trail, Marana, AZ 85658 offered at $575,0002 bedroom, 2 bath home plus den in Gated Active Adult Community. Features "3-car" tandem garage with added storage on .15 acre lotAdded improvements to the home since it was built in 2017Gutters added to home2 Decorative Metal Security Doors added to homeGarage doors were insulatedAttic above the garage was insulatedGarage floor was epoxiedBuilt in cabinets added to the garageEnviro 1044 Water Conditioner was installedHot Water Re-Circulater installedLandscaping added to the Front yardBackyard fully landscaped including gas firepit and built in BBQFencing in backyard has been snake proofedTucson Rolling Sha...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Good fun to be had by all!Location:  Oro Valley Marketplace12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737Come one, come all to the entrance of the Oro Valley Marketplace and the Century Theatres in Oro Valley!   It's a great place to come shop, eat, and then stay for a few hours of lovely music featuring soul, blues, classic rock, top 40's, swing and more! Mark your calendars for the second Thursday of every month, now through May.  Concert time is 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.This has actually been going on for many years as a partnership between the Town of Oro Valley and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) The program helps to impact economic development while providing exposure to the arts.Next up, in December, are the Wholly Cats Swing Club specializing in Swing, Jazz, and holiday...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
There are a lot of negative articles out there about there about interest rates, the fall of housing, a bubble, and so-forth.  As a buyer or seller, it's hard to weed-out the reality.However, there are some real truths.Yes, interest rates have all but doubled this year, but looking at the big picture that is real estate, they were also at 7% back in 1970.  Your median house back then was $24,000.  Now, according to the HUD Census, our National median house value is $429,000.Throughout these 50 years, if you look at the attached graph, pricing for housing continues to rise, whether it be quickly, or slowly.  Most of the analysts I've read state that housing will continue to rise at slower rates.  It's rising.Waiting out the market is not the thing to do if you need to buy or sell a home....
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce two of our newest agents, Leslie Gilpatrick and Nicole NelsonLeslie and Nicole bring added dimension to our office with diverse skills and experience!Leslie's quick bio:  Hello, my name is Leslie Gilpatrick.  I am a native New Yorker, and admit this immediately as once I open my mouth, you will have no doubt.  I have lived in the NW area of Tucson for the past 11 years.  I love the weather, the scenery and the beautiful and amazing Saguaros.  I truly enjoy talking with and learning about my clients.  I believe in giving outstanding Customer Service and my one personality trait is I am honest and sometimes blunt to a fault.  I look forward to meeting and working with you.  Leslie @520-444-9946Nicole's quick bio:Growing up in Tucson, Nicole i...
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
Is it just me or have homes now all of a sudden have problems with leaves in their gutters? Maybe for years I missed seeing ad after ad for "leaf filters" ? Nevertheless it seems to be a scale along the lines of a national emergency all of a sudden. I see several ads per day  "Be proactive before the leaves fall this year, with XYZ company". Huh? Did I just miss the barrage of ads all these decades? I ask you.😀
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
Is it just me, or have these criminals become more sophisticated in their techniques? Not only are they still making at least as many calls, but they seem to mostly come from non-working numbers. Is there software for that? How do the criminals know how to find non-working numbers, or do they just generate them on their own? Asking for a friend. 
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By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I remember that the government said they 'made a big effort' to stop robo calls. Really? Not so I can tell. I STILL get at least 6-8 calls a day. And a LOT of the time they're from the same company! Which surprises me a tad, because I know a NUMBER of 'profane' words and phrases in Spanish, which I use frequently with the morons. Any ideas? Actions I have missed? Help.Thanks.
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
HUGE HUGE HUGE estate sale this weekend, brought to you by The Browns are Selling.  Here's a link a gazillion photos here. Saturday  Oct 22nd 9:00am to 4:00pmSunday Oct 23rd 11:00am to 3:00pmInterior and exterior furniture, lawn art, sculptures, clothing, jewelry, Christmas Decor, Michael Kors purses, and so much more.Address is 9090 N Camino De Anza in Oro Valley, AZYou can take Calle Concordia or Hardy west from N Oracle Road in Oro Valley to get to Camino de Anza.  Or, take either of them East from La Canada.  The home is in the Campo Bello neighborhood, across from the Adamcin Equestrian Centre.Prices reduce as the weekend wears down, but pickings get slimmer! 
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
So many details - and plenty of time to check them out!Listed by Golden Girls with SW Desert HomesOpen houses 1-4 Saturday, October 2212-3 Sunday, October 23Address: 5058 W Desert Chicory Place, Marana, AZ 85658Subdivision: Heritage Highlands At Redhawk Directions: N-THORNYDALE, W-TANGERINE, N-DOVE MTN, W-HERITAGE CLUB (THRU GATEHOUSE), S-HERITAGE GATEWAY, RIGHT ON DESERT CHICORY. Features and characteristics of this gated community home include:Expansive Great room and Customized Coconino floor planApproximately 1850 square feet3 bedrooms, 2 full baths2 bay windows, one in kitchen nook, one in guest bedroomTransom windows in main living areas let in lots of natural lighting2nd bedroom and owners' suite have walk in closetsJacuzzi tub and separate shower, dual sinksPrivate 3rd bedroom w...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
I'd like to introduce a new business to Marana, AZ called Stretch Lab.  Stretch Lab is a one-on-one assisted stretching studio.  So, it's not a place where you go take classes in a group, but more intensive, personal attention.I was lucky enough to participate in the Marana Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and welcoming.  We had a great turnout.I won a prize!  (Stretching bands)Stretch Lab offers monthly memberships at 4, 8, and 12 x a month for 25 or 50 minute intervals.  They have a family plan as well.What is interesting is that they have a computer that measures your physical attributes such as flexibility, posture, balance, symmetry ....things like that.  Then the technicians know what to focus on with your personal stretch appointment.The "flexologists" have a bodywork certifica...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Assisting you With your Tucson Real Estate NarrativeI read an interesting article in BMC Psychology describing most-often used adjectives used by university students to describe their feelings in response to the pandemic:  Words like lost, scared, concerned, confused, emotional, anxious, not focused, lonely, depressed, and so many other negative thoughts and feelings.I think about the words often used by the media over the past 3 years:  Unprecedented, shifting, fear-mongering, conspiracy theories, social distancing, pandemic, depression, threat perception...The narrative is very...well, gloomy.Now, every other news story in my email seems to be about rising interest, disappearing buyers, sellers losing power, yadda... yadda... yadda.I am well aware that real estate is regional, and dif...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Wondering what's going on in NW/W metro Tucson with regards to horse properties?  I did a little investigating to compare and ran zip code searches for 3:  85742, 85745, and 85653 to see what was going.Criteria was horse property, single family home, 2 acres or more.  I looked at last 60 days of action.85742 had 8 total, Active listings priced 925K to 2.5m.  2 closed,  one at 950K and 1.07m85653 had 3 total, 1 at 775 available, 2 sold, (trailers, not sfr) at 165 and 17085745 had 13 total, 4 active between 475K and 765K, a 399 pending, no sales85743, had 18 total - by far the most busy - but this area is geared towards horse properties anyway! Pricing for Active starts at 519K, with pricing up to 1.4.  4 closed, 397k, 485k, 630k, and 658k 2022: So, for these 4 zip code areas, 8 sold this...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
I went to a very interesting and informative talk last week, led by Marana, AZ officials.  Marana is just NW of the metropolitan area of Tucson, AZ. Some of the speakers included:   Terry Rozema, Town Manager – Town of Marana Dr. Dan Streeter, Superintendent, Marana Unified School District Captain Roberto Jimenez, Marana Police Department Chief Brad Bradley, Northwest Fire District Jason Angell, Development Services Director, Town of Marana Curt Woody, Economic Development & Tourism Director, Town of Marana Terry started off the presentation a very thought-provoking message.  He said,"What and how becomes a burden without Why"He went on to explain that Marana views themselves as public servants and are a purpose driven community.    Their mission is to help people have a better day and ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Best 23 Miles Of Mexican Food In Tucson, ArizonaIf you take a road trip though downtown Tucson, AZ, you're likely to view this sign,  “Welcome to the best 23 miles of Mexican food in the U.S.”23 miles - what can that mean - Tucson is over 200 square miles!Well, the 23 miles is a joint effort by the tourism board, the city and a private tour operator to promote Tucson’s food scene, referring to Tucson's cultural and culinary corridors.A bit of history:  In 2015, Tucson became the first city in the U.S. to be named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.  As of 2021 there are 36 cities on that list.UNESCO City of Gastronomy -- what does this mean?  First off, UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.  Tucson's history dates back over 4000 years with a r...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Coming Soon, live Friday, September 2, 2022Listed by the Golden Girls with SW Desert HomesBetty Covey, Associate Broker 520-270-3781Quick!  This home is gorgeous and like new!What's not to love - plenty of room at 2375 square feet, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.Stunning 2021 Meritage smart home in coveted Paseo at Linda Vista. This community is located close to amenities, and yet rural enough to enjoy all that Tucson has to offer.As you enter the front door, welcome to elegance and spaciousness found within the open great room, dining room and gourmet kitchen. Your cooking domain features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gas stove top, convection oven, microwave, spacious walk-in pantry, large island and Energy Star dishwasher and refrigerator. In addition, this versa...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
How Many Bathrooms Do You Need?Did you know that the Buckingham Palace in London, England, has 775 rooms, including 78 bathrooms.  Our closest comparable here in the Tucson, AZ area is an 87 acre Southwestern boutique lodging venue with 16.  It's available and for sale! So, curiosity peaked, I looked to see just how many metropolitan Tucson homes have 6 bathrooms or more.  Because, well, you never know when you might need a bathroom!Contact me, please, if you need more information.  Meanwhile, enjoy the link!
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
If you're looking for single family homes for sale in metropolitan Tucson, with horse property zoning, you may be looking at a challenge.Much depends on location - how close you wish to be to town, etc. but whether a home has actual facilities weighs heavily as well.At the link, I share (at time of print) 40 horse properties that have at least 2 acres and are no more than 1M$.Prices ranch from $299K to 1M, with the average price resting around $740,000. Most are one story, and most do not have pools, although there are a few.These ranches have been on the market for an average of 56 days in all, giving you a BIT of time to look thank goodness.  However I must warn you that move-in ready homes, ranches or otherwise, still snap up pretty quickly if they are priced right.If you'd like more...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
With rising interest rates,  most folks buying a new home can appreciate some program options when looking at financing.  Here's a program offered by Summit Funding that might work for you!When interest rates were at historic lows, a typical fixed rate mortgage loan was all most people needed. Now, rates have risen. They’re still below long-term averages, yet appreciably higher than before. And of course, higher interest rates lead to higher monthly payments.The good news is we have a loan program that can help. With a 2/1 Buydown, you’ll get a 30-year fixed rate loan with an interest rate that’s discounted 2% during the first year and 1% the second year.You can ease your way into a home with lower payments that simply step up at the end of the first and second year then remain fixed fo...
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