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Short Trips - Starting New - 12/31/11 11:19 AM
Short Trips - Starting New With the addition of Jehanne from Paris to our family this school year, we've been taking a lot of short trips to show off Arizona and vicinity to her.
It's been fun - A Mountain, Gates Pass, Tombstone, Colossal Cave, Tucson Padres Baseball, Rangers Ice Hockey, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Jerome, Christmas events, Kitt Peak, Petrified Forest, The Crater, San Diego, Los Angeles, Painted Desert, Salt River...
I started thinking about how short trips can change our perspective. We've always ready to get home and start the next project, or work (7 comments)
The annual "non-competitive race" begins at Continental Reserve Park in Continental Ranch, Marana AZ Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 8 a.m. It's 5K, running through the scenic neighborhood with mountain views, and fun for the entire family! Egg nog, food, drinks and more are available after the race, and even better - participants receive a free t-shirt. There's even a prize raffle! If you have more questions, (5 comments)
You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs! - 12/26/11 03:32 PM
You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs! Family and holidays - they tend to go together and if you have family, you know it's a blessing. I've spent more holidays alone than ever together in my life, so I am counting and counting, believe me. Christmas Eve found my husband and I making some quick stops at several past clients' homes to drop off cookies and Merry Christmas wishes. The last stop I built in more time, and we spent an hour with a client of mine two years' past now - unfortunately, the husband passed away quite suddenly just (1 comments)
30 Simple Green Tips for the New Year 2012. - 12/23/11 10:14 AM
David shares a wonderful list that we all can find items to add to our daily routine. The little things DO matter, and all can add up to a Greener 2012. I just bought this fantastic water-filter/water bottle contraption for my husband this Christmas - so we can keep reusing quite conveniently! I never thought about donating used towels to an animal shelter - but that's on my list during the January white sales! Find the practices that speak to you, and best wishes for a GREEN 2012! Via David Popoff, Lower Fairfield County, CT. (William Raveis Real Estate, Darien, Ct): 30 (4 comments)
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! - 12/22/11 07:33 PM
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! Been spending a lot of time showing our French student for the year how we prepare for Christmas in Arizona! We usually set up artificial trees, but we let her have one of her own this year - so we ended up with three trees! Good thing we don't live in an apartment!
Then we made candy for gifts!
And cookies for sharing!
However you prepare for Christmas or your own seasonal holiday, I hope you find much love, fun, and enjoyment in the process.
Have a blessed (7 comments)
Short Sales in Tucson, AZ, Including Marana and Oro Valley - 12/20/11 02:23 PM
Short Sales in Tucson, AZ, Including Marana and Oro Valley Are you looking for an agent versed in Short Sale and Bank Owned Foreclosures in Tucson, AZ? Have you found yourself in a situation where you need answers to your questions and resources to follow? My name is Cara Mancuso, and I work for Long Realty here in Tucson and Marana AZ. (Long Realty - Dove Mountain) Besides the classes held by my brokerage, I have earned the CSSN designation, Certified Short Sale Negotiator, as well as SFR, which is Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. "REALTORS® who have earned the SFR (1 comments)
How to Size up a Home in 8 Minutes or Less - 12/19/11 10:45 AM
Brian Block has home searching down to the basics. If you're in the market for a new home and are looking at homes for sale in Tucson, AZ, READ THIS LIST! Make it easier on yourself by spending time on the homes thata really fit your criteria. It all adds up to saved time and money, and increased satisfaction when you find the property that truly speaks to you and says, "You're home". Have questions about investments, retirement homes, vacation homes or fantastic deals with REO and Short Sale homes for sale in Tucson? I'm just a phone call away! (1 comments)
A New Home For 2012? - 12/16/11 10:09 AM
A New Home For 2012? 2011's end is fast approaching and like many of us, we use this time to evaluate our lives, our homes, our careers, etc. and see what changes to plan for during the next year. Perhaps you're feeling a bit cramped in your current home.
Maybe you'd like more of a view.
Or nicer neighbors...
Perhaps you're still searching for that signature property that says, "You".
I'm happy to help you with your new home search and homes for sale Tucson. First step in the process is talking with a mortgage or loan (8 comments)
Photos and Copywrite and Blogging - 12/15/11 09:31 AM
Photos and Copywrite and Blogging (hold cursor over photos for captions!) If ever you want to brush up on copywrite issues, thoughts, practices, and lessons...I recommend checking out Lenn Harley. She's shared a LOT of food for thought and I learned early on that I'd best be careful with photos. In fact, in most cases, I'd just be better off sharing my own,
even if I'm not the best photographer in the world.
It's amazing how a photo can brighten up an otherwise tame subject.
They say everyone's a critic, but if you ask me, this looks like a great advertisement for soft. Unfortunately, you can't see the brand, or I'd send it in to them for an endorsement of their product! Concerned about the real estate market in Tucson? Wanting to buy or sell a home in Tucson, AZ? Looking for homes for sale Tucson? Wondering if the holidays are a good time to list your home? If you've got the questions, I've got some answers. Let's find a cushy soft chair and talk!
Have you been contemplating adding a few green features to your home? With the end of 2011 comes the end of Congressional tax credits of up to $500. That's a lot of green! Lower your home energy bills and add to your comfort for 2012! Here's some green ideas on how to capitalize on home energy tax credits BEFORE the end of 2011: Exterior windows, storm windows, skylights High efficiency heating & cooling, including heat pumps, furnaces, water heaters, boilers, air conditioners, etc. Main air circulating fans Insulation, (4 comments)
My mother called yesterday morning to tell me that the newspaper said it was a five star day for me. (I am assuming she read some horoscope thing...) During the course of the day I gussied up one of my listings, attended the TAR Charity Foundation meeting for 2012 fundraising ideas, got an offer on one of my listings, and had the handyman over. Seems we need a new dishwasher, and a new kitchen faucet. Doesn't sound all that five star to me... Today she called again to tell me it's ANOTHER five star day.
I've started a new advertising campaign to compliment my online social networking. My goal is to visually cement myself in the local community, strengthening my brand along with homes for sale Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley. It's a 24 week process, started Thanksgiving week, and includes video, television, YouTube video and listing in the NALA Business Directory as well. I am the only real estate agent that will be advertising in this branch of Fry's grocery stores, and the next closest store is a good 15 minutes away. It tweeks my funny bone just a (7 comments)
I have a meeting this morning for the first-ever marketing group, a sub-committee of the Tucson Area Realtors Charity Foundation. Their motto is, "Putting our Community First" "The Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which makes funds available to organizations from donations by its REALTOR® and Affiliate members and friends. Our mission is to assist our community by enhancing its quality of life through financial programs, education, and housing-related initiatives and community activities." The TAR Charity Foundation has been around for a couple of years, and has given (0 comments)
Non-perishable food items are needed, as the number of families served in the Marana area is up from last year by 25%. Over 200 families are served by the Marana Food bank including those in Marana, Rillito, Cortaro, and Twin Peaks. You can also drop off at the Marana Community Food bank directly, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 11734 W Grier Road, Marana, AZ 85743 (520) 682-3001 Most needed items include: (2 comments)
December's Season Of Celebrations & Sharing Contest - 12/02/11 12:44 PM
Sounds like a wonderful way to get the word out to our communities - What's going on, where to donate, and where we can also be of personal help. Thanks Barbara Jo! Via Barbara-Jo's Beach Blog - Clearwater Florida Real Estate (Charles Rutenberg Realty): December’s Season of Celebrations & Sharing Contest is a time to not only get out local information on what is going on in your communities but also share on how you and others are sharing with those less fortunate. There are so many possibilities for blog posts during December that I do not think it is too much to (1 comments)
Author Bio: I have been a Realtor for over 7 years, and love finding homes for new people moving to the area. I also enjoy working with first time home-buyers, because my style is very one-on-one.
If you are an investor or looking for a new home in the Tucson area, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail area, or wanting to sell your home, I'd love to help.
I have experience with REO Foreclosures and short sales, and have earned the SFR and CSSN designation and certification. I'm also a CTA so if you'd like to hear about my love of Tucson, Vail, Marana, Oro Valley and the SW Desert and WHY...I'll share!
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