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Residents of Tucson Estates II have to look no further than their backyard to find ARIZONA WILDFLOWERS.
December rains trigger a profusion of spring flowers in the Arizona desert. Our gated community, Tucson Estates II (Zip Code 85713) is surrounded by a natural preserve of more than 20,000 acres, Tucson Mountain Park. The desert floor, usually painted with muted greens of cacti and browns of bare caliche soil, turns vibrant green as the wildflowers push out of the ground with their first leaves. Then comes unbelievable beauty for a place so long in drought as buds turn to flowers (23 comments)
I bought a new camera on Saturday. Sunday evening, west of Three Points, Arizona, and halfway to Ajo, I found some beautiful flowers by the roadside. We've had a lot of rain since the first of the year (over five inches, and we only get 12" for an entire year on average.) Thanks for stopping by. I knew you would like this one. ___________________ I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender. NMLS #223495SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Mortgage Bankers, Not Brokers!Offices in Scottsdale, Tucson, and Nogales, AZ, and Albuquerque, NM. Reach me any time on my Blackberry (520) 349-9090 photo (25 comments)
"Did I just say that?" MJ Jensen smiled as she pointed to me and said "Write that down. That's good!" "Marketing that surpasses the masses!" She told me to write it down. I did! MJ Jensen is the Chief Idea Officer of her company, IdeaMagic Visionary Marketing. Landmark Title invited her to present two hours of marketing ideas to a packed room of REALTORS and lenders. I'm going to share her 10 points with you here on my blog. For a more in-depth study, visit MJ Jensen's website, www.ideamagic.com. 1. State what business you're in in 15 seconds or less. (21 comments)
Champagne Marketing on a BEER Budget! Landmark Title hosted the seminar, and they did it up right! St. Patrick's Day. Green eggs & ham. (Green eggs tasted better than they look.) Featured speaker MJ Jensen congratulated the room on surviving the downturn, then asked us to share our challenges. You might recognize some of these; do they look familiar?
MJ Jensen then motivated us with a list of Ten Things that are "must-do's" in today's environment. I'll share them with you later today, Lord willing and the creek (7 comments)
Like most of the rest of you, I need my morning coffee! Early morning yesterday found me in Green Valley to help a REALTOR friend. I was driving back north toward Tucson at 7:30 a.m. when I spotted this tractor trailer in front of me. Out came the camera; I just had to share it with you. Word is that Starbucks has a new size: the 32 ounce Trenta. Well, the competition isn't standing still!
___________________ I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender. NMLS #223495SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Mortgage Bankers, Not Brokers!Offices in Scottsdale, Tucson, and (28 comments)
Pat Randles of SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC is a businessman as well as a loan officer. He and his wife own a manufacturing company in Tucson. Patrick is a problem solver. His most recent post addresses a problem that loan officers and REALTORS grapple with on a regular basis, and Patrick offers a very useful solution. Mike in Tucson
Via Patrick Randles (Sunstreet Mortgage, LLC): Being an avid golfer, I tend to get a good portion of my business from other golfers. A recurring theme in my world is retirees with plenty of assets and minimal income. As a mortgage consultant, (5 comments)
Just like people, Saguaros within the National Park boundaries are subject to a census every 10 years. Kurt Repanshek, a modern day John Muir, is a freelance journalist who writes about land use issues, especially in the Rocky Mountain West. His January 7th post for the National Parks Traveler begins like this: Much as the bison is to Yellowstone National Park, the saguaro cactus is to Saguaro National Park. Tall, spiny, and handsome, the noble saguaro was the impetus behind the creation of Saguaro National Park, and reigns today as that park's icon. With hopes of ensuring it stays that (16 comments)
It rained like the dickens all afternoon! I drove out to Ryan Airfield to see a new airplane. Driving home from Ryan Airfield, I saw Janice Kauffman's Tierra Antigua Realty Sign at the guardhouse entrance to Tucson Estates II. "OPEN HOUSE" 1951 S Diamond D Drive, Tucson, AZ 85713 You already know how I feel about Tucson Estates II if you're a regular reader of my blog. My Darlin' and I chose this mountain foothills community in 1998, and we love being surrounded on three sides of this green desert community by Tucson Mountain Park. 1951 S Diamond D Drive, (19 comments)
Honeybee Canyon, Oro Valley, AZ. Honeybees are alive and well in the wilds (and not-so-wild parts) of the Sonoran Desert. It's rare to find honeycomb in the desert, as rare for me today as it was for the ancient Amerindians whose petroglyphs adorn this waterway in our beautiful desert. Honeybees have been creating their spectacular works of edible art since the beginning of time. Those of you from agricultural areas will recognize the vertical combs in the photo above, but you're used to seeing them on wooden frames, hung inside wooden boxes, tended by keepers covered from head to toe (15 comments)
The Giant Saguaro is one of my favorite plants, and it's the predominant tree of the Sonoran Desert. They can live to be 200 years old, and grow to weigh many tons. The root system, however, is shallow, as the desert floor does not absorb rainwater well. Saguaros handle predictable well, but fall prey to microbursts, where the winds spin round like a top. The storm we had last weekend felled these three. In business as in life, we never know exactly why we're the ones left standing. I saw this desert scene and my heart immediately went out to (19 comments)
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