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tucson real esate: A Look Into Our Neighborhoods – Winterhaven, Tucson Real Estate - 03/17/11 08:38 PM
One of the most famous historic neighborhoods of Tucson real estate is Winterhaven. Every Christmas season this community erupts with lights and decorations to mark the holiday season with the Winterhaven Festival of Lights. Children of all ages walk, ride in vehicles or take hay rides through the neighborhood to enjoy the magic before their eyes. The ooo's and ahh's that are expressed from the mouths of babes make trip more meaningful for parents, grandparents and friends who take children to this wondrous neighborhood. Every year Winterhaven is on the news. With the cut backs do to the economy many local supporters helped (1 comments)
tucson real esate: A Look Into Our Neighborhoods – Armory Park, Tucson Real Estate - 03/16/11 10:05 PM
Tucson real estate holds another historic treasure called Armory Park. On the old Military Plaza known in the 1870's as Camp Lowell was the early settlement known as Armory Park. During this time Tucson was the most populous community in the Arizona Territory. With the construction of the railroad in 1880, Armory Park realized a new transformation. On March 18, 1880 the Southern Pacific arrived. Stimulating an economic boom with increased American influence. From 1880 to 1920 Armory Park grew significantly; comprised mainly of railroad men. During the development of Armory Park, the area was heavily influenced architecturally by the (0 comments)
tucson real esate: I Love Open Houses and Tucson Real Estate - 03/13/11 06:03 PM
When I run out of homes to sell, which happens more often than I like, I hold Open Houses for other Agents. The fun of it is picking which houses to hold open. Which transalates to seeing some really nice home. Buyers aren't the only ones who get to shop around. Today's Open House is at 2001 S Dimond D. Backed up to the Tucson Mountain Reserve amongst other beautiful southwestern style homes. The people in the neighborhood have been very friendly. What I really like is the mountain views with all the saguaros. Tucson is known for its sahuaro cacti. It (3 comments)
tucson real esate: A Look Into Our Neighborhoods – Rancho Sahuarita, Tucson Arizona - 03/09/11 08:30 PM
Approximately 20 minutes south of Tucson is the magical Community of Rancho Sahaurita. The only community in the Tucson area with a man made 10 acre lake where community members can go sailing and fishing. This area has grown over the past decade to become a leading community in the metro Tucson area. Well manicured and maintained, it is always a pleasure to drive through this community. Like Continental Ranch, it has something for everyone. The newer strip mall brought shopping to the community. Imagine living in Arizona and being able to have lakeside property. The Water Park and Olympic size (1 comments)
tucson real esate: Tucson vs Phoenix Real Estate - 03/01/11 02:03 PM
When I see the national news about real estate in Arizona, Phoenix is always mentioned and Tucson not. There are big differences between the two markets. Phoenix is much larger than Tucson. The frenzy in the housing market was much larger there. The burst from the bubble is larger in Phoenix. Tucson, like many cities, suffered from the bad decisions of the large banks, lenders, and buyers who shouldn't have bought when they did for as much as they did. The number of foreclosures and short sales in Tucson are much smaller than Phoenix. Take short sales, in Tucson as of (2 comments)
tucson real esate: What Good Is Your Website? - 02/27/11 10:15 PM
In his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R Covey talks about habit number 7, Sharpen the Saw. Liking it to a Lumber Jack who refuses to sharpen the saw because it is taking him so long to cut through a tree and he doesn't have time to sharpen the saw. Training for REALTORS® is the same. We get so busy working we don't stop to sharpen our marketing, skills and strategy. Which is a lead into what I learned this week concerning websites. What is the purpose of a website? To the REALTOR® its Internet presence. But is (3 comments)
tucson real esate: How To Prevent A Home Sale - 02/26/11 09:07 AM
There is a lot of advice on how to sell a home. Yet there are numerous ways that Sellers prevent the sale of their home. Four years ago I wrote a blog about how not to sell your. Here's a refreshed versions. Understanding what hurts the sale of a home will help in making a sale. Who cares about curb appeal, that's for the weak hearted. The taller the weeds, the more fertile the ground, right? As bad as the market is there aren't any decent homes out there anyway, so why try? The weeds hide the old couch in the front (0 comments)
tucson real esate: Social Benefits of Home Ownership - Final Part - 02/17/11 08:42 AM
Health is an unforeseen benefit of home-ownership. Directly from the NAR Study... "Homeowners are happier and healthier than non-owners. But again, it would be incorrect to simply look at the correlation between home-ownership and health outcomes to draw conclusions since home-ownership is also correlated with such factors as income and education levels. And surely, higher income and education are associated with better health. Nonetheless, there are a few academic studies that provide evidence of the positive impact of home-ownership on health even after controlling for factors like income and education. READ MORE (1 comments)
tucson real esate: Some Buyers Need TLC - 01/11/11 05:25 PM
Tucson real estate is no different than anywhere else when it comes to quality of service to Home Buyers. You have to take the good with the bad. Working with buyers... (2 comments)
tucson real esate: Tucson Real Estate Is Alive - 11/26/10 11:06 AM
Real estate in Tucson is very much alive. I am having my best year since 2006. I'm back to the problem I had then, oh such a problem, of not being able to keep all my listings on the market long enough to develop more buyers and sellers. Sold one in 2 days. DIdn't even get a chance for an Open House. Who said real estate in Tucson Arizona isn't good. (1 comments)
tucson real esate: Tucson Real Estate Preliminary May Sales Report - 06/03/08 08:40 AM
Will we exceed the predicted sales of 1,035 for May? We will know in a matter of days. The good thing is sales are continually increasing, which is good news for Tucson real estate. Bad news for those who wait for woulda, shoulda, coulda. Read More (0 comments)
tucson real esate: Home Searching On The Internet - 05/18/08 10:20 AM
Internet Real Estate BuyingAnyone you talk to will tell you that a vast majority of home buyers start searching for a home on the Internet. In today’s world of technology the “Duh” factor comes into play when it comes to buying and buying smart. Estimates are as high as 80% of home buyers begin their search on the Internet. Personally, I believe it is more. Lets see, I need an air filter for my truck. At $3.51 a gallon do I really want to drive five miles to find out they don’t have any? So I jump on the Internet check (5 comments)
tucson real esate: April 2008 Tucson Preliminary Sales Report - 05/02/08 10:32 AM
April was a pretty good month for sales. As of this writing there have been 907 recorded home sales through the MLS. Of course, reporting so earlier not all the sales have been reported to the MLS. So we can expect the numbers to be a little higher. The lowest sales price was $26,000, with the highest at $2,715,000. The unofficial average was $251,764 with a median of $196,500. There are still 8,729 homes without any offers on them. Another 1,812 homes with offers waiting to close escrow. READ MORE (1 comments)
tucson real esate: Why Canada Hills Golf Community? - 09/09/07 09:58 AM
Located in the heart of beautiful Oro Valley is the established community of Canada Hills. This community covers nearly a square mile from Lambert to Naranja, and La Canada to Cholla. Many homes in Canada Hills line the El Con Quistador golf course. A fun course to play. In The Secret About Golf Property In Tucson, I mentioned Canada Hills. When I first started in Real Estate seven years ago, nearly all my sales were in this community. I have sold several since. What makes Canada Hills such a great community? Read the rest of this entry » (0 comments)
Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker Selling Tucson Real Estate
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