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What Everybody Should Kow About Tucson's Newest Golf Community - 05/31/07 06:48 PM
Palisades At The Pines will be holding a Grand Opening on Saturday, June 2, 2007. Located next to The Pines Golf Course and Golf Club, this is a truly unique community. Homes will range from 2121 square feet up to 4046 square feet. I have been watching this community prepare for several months as I would pass by on the golf course. North of Tucson, its easy to jump on the freeway and head out to Phoenix, Casa Grande or even San Diego. Minutes from downtown Tucson, the University of Arizona, and Raytheon this is an ideal community located Read the (0 comments)
From The Children - 05/31/07 09:00 AM
I received this today and it brought several tears to my eyes. It may offend a few, but, it will touch the hearts of many. I wish I had this before Memorial Day. I know it has nothing to do with real estate. I wanted to share it with those who care. Those who remember. The slides are a true honor to those who served. Presentation From The Children of Viet Nam Veterans I remember. I served, but, I wasn't there. I remember growing up watching the counts on the evening news, past friends whose names are forever inscribed. I remember on my 11th (0 comments)
Top 7 Characteristics Your Realtor Needs - 05/26/07 07:06 PM
Top 7 Characteristics Your Realtor Needs: 1. Honesty - When interviewing a Real Estate Agent look for honesty. Is the Agent answering your questions to apiece you or are they telling the truth. If each Realtor® comes in with a price higher than the previous, are they just trying to get on your good side to list your home? Be suspicious of those who promise too much. Can they really deliver what they say. 2. Strength - How strong is the Agent when you put out objections. If the Agent crumples under pressure this could be a good indicator of weakness during the negotiations between (2 comments)
April Home Sale Update For Tucson - 05/20/07 08:21 AM
I reported Who Else Wants To Know About Home Sales In Tucson? on May 11th about the available statistics at that time for homes sales in the Tucson area. Better numbers are in. Actual home sales were 1,329. Though lower than I anticipated, when compared to previous years, excluding the frenzy years, Tucson's real estate market remains strong. Tucson's MLS reported only 1,280 sales for the month. Its hard to get the numbers out when so many are late turning information in. As of May 19, 2007 the MLS search for April sales shows what I reported, 1,329. Days On The Market (DOM) fell (0 comments)
Grand Valley Golf Course - 05/17/07 09:10 PM
Grand Valley Golf course lies 40 minutes north of Tucson As you pass through Eloy on your way to Phoenix or Casa Grande from Tucson you will see the Grand Valley Golf Course along the way. I have passed by this golf course hundreds of times on my travels to an from Phoenix. Curiosity settles in every time I pass by. Curiosity no more. Today my son and daughter-in-law invited me to play the Grand Valley Course with them. This is the same course I mentioned in my blog Here's A Quick Way to Help Make-A-Wish Foundation and Play Golf. Now I can (0 comments)
You Can Sell Homes In A Buyers Market Tucson - 05/17/07 06:14 AM
You Can Sell Your Home In A Buyers Market Tucson What can you do? With a significant number of homes falling into foreclosure the selling of your home only gets more challenging. If you think foreclosures don't effect you think again. Buyers are salivating over the deals they will get from short sales and foreclosures. It definitely effects not only how much your home may sell for Tucson, foreclosures also effect how fast your home will sell. Buyers are looking for WIIFM (Whats In It For Me?). Is it impossible? No. If you have a REALTOR® to work you are one step ahead of the game. You'll have access to (2 comments)
60 Minutes - What Everybody Ought To Know About Real Estate Commissions - 05/13/07 10:32 PM
Today I watched a tabloid style presentation from 60 Minutes about Chipping Away At Realtors' Six Percent. There are dozens if not hundreds of people incarcerated for this perspective of preconceived notion. During my 20 plus years in the Criminal Justice System I was taught to investigate to find the person innocent. If s/he is guilty that guilt will stand out. 60 Minutes took a very slanted approach to the subject she reported on. The questions posed to the REALTOR® were more like an interrogation. First, not all commissions are 6%. Some are lower, some are higher. I have listed numerous homes for 7%. (5 comments)
Who Else Wants To Know About Home Sales In Tucson? - 05/12/07 12:04 AM
Home sales may not have been as high as I predicted. But, Tucson's real estate sales for April remained higher than sales prior to the frenzy of 2004 and 2005. Good news, January through March sales were higher than reported. How close are my predictions? January 966 predicted, 971 sold; February 1,047 predicted, 1,022 sold; March 1,320 predicted, 1,348 sold. For April I predicted 1,453, to date there have been 1,314 recorded sales in the MLS. May I predict 1,531. To date there have been 335 sales for May. How close will May be? Keep checking back. Sales would be higher if some sellers were more reasonable with their (2 comments)
Here's a Quick Way to Help Make-A-Wish Foundation and Play Golf - 05/09/07 09:11 PM
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Arizona will be the recipient of the First Annual ADOT SECC 2007 Pre-Fathers Day Golf Tournament held on June 16, 2007 at the Grande Valley Golf Course. You can help grant a wish to several children. Over 149,000 wishes have been granted. One every 41 minutes. Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the State Employees Charitable Contribution have joined together for this inaugural event. Enjoy 18 holes of golf and lunch for only $62 per player or $248 per foursome. Simply print the Registration form to mail in or contact Joel Spurlock at (602) 712-2723 or (520) 838-2723. (0 comments)
Price, Price, Price. What Are Some Sellers Thinking? - 05/06/07 09:30 PM
Attune to location, location location, is pri$e, pri$e, pri$e. The Tucson real estate market is overwhelmed with overpriced homes. Two examples, first is a home I showed my clients yesterday. Lovely homes, well maintained, great location. Everything in this gated community in Oro Valley is selling for an average of $153 a square foot with a low of $136 and a high of $162. OK, square footage is not the gospel, but, it is a good bench mark to start with. The seller is asking $242 a square foot. Second home, again in Oro Valley. The seller is asking $254 per square (0 comments)
Starr Pass Golf Course Tucson - My Favoriate Mountain Course - 05/03/07 05:23 PM
One of my favorite mountain golf courses is Starr Pass. The Starr Pass legend began over 120 years ago when Richard Starr crafted a trail through the rugged wilderness of the Tucson Mountains. The golf course at Starr Pass was originally completed in 1986. Renovated by Arnold Palmer in 2004 Starr Pass is one of the premium courses in Tucson. Nestled in the Tucson Mountains with 27 holes this course has a challenge for everyone. Broken into three 9-hole courses; the Roadrunner up to 3241 yards, Rattler up to 3490 yards, and Coyote up to 3512 yards. You will play a combination of two (0 comments)
Housing Recovery 2007 - Tucson - 05/02/07 03:55 PM
Housing Recovery Likely This Year; Timing Unclear was the headline for an article in the Arizona REALTOR® May Issue. What does this mean to the Tucson real estate Market? Tucson has always remained stronger than most parts of our fine nation. I have been watching sales daily and they have been on track with my prediction. Which is higher than February's sales. All the information won't be in for a few more days. I will post it once the date is in. I went back this morning to double check the numbers for January through March. They were off from what the Tucson Association of Realtors reported (0 comments)
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