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Stonehouse: Nearly 1 Acre Lot, Gated Community Near Green Valley - 01/31/08 10:38 PM
Ready to build the home of your dreams? This lot is ready for you to build them on!Located near Green Valley, AZ, with a backdrop of the Santa Rita Mountains, riparian preservebehind, breathtaking sunsets and lush desert vegetaion. Stonehouse is the location of choicefor the buyer who wants comfort and scenery away from the bustle of the city.
Not to small, not too big the lot is .886 Acre, with underground utilities in place, paved roads and plentyof room to build a comfortable home, with pool and guesthouse if you wish. Why torture yourself with bouncing over a dirt road when views (1 comments)
Short Sale? Foreclosure Looming? WHO CARES!!! - 01/29/08 09:00 PM
I've got a client who has put in an offer on a short sale property. The property in question is listed by someone who is very knowledgeable and experienced in the inner workings of how a short sale navigates its way through the lenders in various positions--and is generally regarded around the RE community as a consummate professional with a healthy streak of "good guy" in him. The two of us have been in close communication throughout this transaction and have a good working relationship, aided on my side by coaching from my mentor and trusted advisors. So far, the offer has been (5 comments)
SAHBA, the Southern Arizona Homebuilder Association is hosting a Parade of Homes in Marana, AZ starting this coming Saturday. The parade will feature 7 homes in the $1 million plus range in the Dove Mountain area of Marana, just north of Tucson. Dove Mountain has been featured in recent news as the home of the newest Ritz-Carlton Resort, and will host the upcoming Accenture Match Play Championship Golf Tournament.
The parade will provide attendees an opportunity for the public to see a showcase of the latest in home styles, electronic systems, the latest in kitchen and bathroom luxuries, (1 comments)
Character/Success Ratio Hmm...NFL Proves It This Year...Hmm... - 01/28/08 10:41 PM
I just read something interesting about the Giants & the Patriots. It seems that both teams had no players arrested during the year. Only 3 other squads in the NFL can boast the same off-field lack of trouble. Does good character lead itself to success in one's chosen field of endeavor? While naysayers and quick-buck artists will point to doing "whatever it takes," I choose to believe that long-term success is predicated upon good character throughout the career. For what it's worth: I've put my 2 cents in! (5 comments)
Spaceport America & New Mexico Development - 01/27/08 09:35 PM
you are someone who enjoys "forward thinking" and innovative development - New Mexico has something for you. In what promises to be a future player in New Mexico's economic development, the state has embraced Spaceport America, positioning itself to be a key player in the commercial development of space.
While the nation and the world have been reacting to today's events and the near-future's possibilities, there is a project progressing in New Mexico that has tomorrow written all over it: Spaceport America. The Spaceport is slated to be home to several commercial ventures, including passenger space travel. While many (3 comments)
Employer Sanctions Law And The Tucson Rental Market - 01/27/08 08:49 PM
In a story in today's Arizona Daily Star, reporter Beck Pallack took a look at how Arizona's law enacting sanctions against employers who hire undocumented workers is affecting the rental market in Tucson. The Legal Arizona Workers Act, which went into effect January 1, 2008, contains enforcement provisions up to suspension of an employer's business license for 10 days with a first offense of hiring unauthorized workers and possible revocation of their business license for a 2nd offense. Vacancy rates on Tucson's South Side leaped from 7.1% in the 4th quarter of 2006 to 11.9% in the same quarter of 2007 (0 comments)
Welcome to the Walter Douglas House. The Walter Douglas House was built in 1907 by renowned architect Henry C. Trost. The home was designed to be the private residence of Mr. Douglas, a civil engineer who was to head the worlds largest copper mine in Bisbee, Arizona.
It is said that Walter Douglas himself never lived in the home, although other members of his family did occupy the mansion for brief periods of time.
The home consists of some 42 rooms including a five room master suite, twelve bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a third floor billiards room, and a (4 comments)
Real Estate Professionals In Recovery - 01/23/08 10:46 PM
FYI: There is a Yahoo! Group for those in the varying fields of Real Estate that is focused on recovery from addiction. It is an open forum for addicts and alcoholics to discuss the challenges and victories of substance abuse. Since our profession is one that often has unique stresses and complications the group is limited to those in the RE field and in recovery. The group is not AA, NA or any A sanctioned, nor is it meant to be - although the philosophy, teachings and tenets of them will often be referred to because of their model of success. Anonymity (7 comments)
John Dillinger Alive & Well In Tucson! - 01/15/08 11:59 PM
On Saturday, January 21st, The Downtown Tucson Partnership is hosting "Dillinger Days" to celebrate the 1930s and commemorate the capture of the notorious John Dillinger Gang. Festivities will include lectures, art, music, walking tours of downtown, films, exhibits, museums, exciting re-enactments of taking "Public Enemy Number One" down for his historical crime spree...and more! This event is free for all ages! For more info & schedule of events, click on the link: Downtown Tucson Partnership Top Stories (0 comments)
Your Browser is incompatible to view this image. Sorry! The Skyline Bel Air Estates Community Association in Tucson, AZ voted 102-101 against allowing an amendment to its rules to allow an 11 year-old child to keep the pet he earned by working summer and after-school jobs within community bounds: a 30-inch tall miniature horse. Alex, whose mother is the Association President, paid the expense himself to have a special vote-by-mail ballot (several hundred dollars) on the issue, and spent time lobbying the residents by walking the neighborhood with Bailey, the "horse of a neutral color." (Not Bailey) Although the hearts of the community were not swayed enough to allow Alex and (1 comments)
Funny Phone Call - 01/09/08 07:22 AM
Late last night just before I was going to turn out my light and go to bed...my phone rang. Debating whether to answer or let it go to voicemail, I noticed a Colorado number on the ID. It has been nearly 10 years since living there but occasionally get a greeting from an old friend so I answered. It was an old boss of mine! Excellent! He had heard through the "Old Ski Bum Network" that I was in real estate and he had a suggestion for me: "You should join this rain group on the web. My agent told me that (2 comments)
Your Browser is incompatible to view this image. Sorry! Chris Kemmerly and Steve Quinlan announced today that they have purchased the assets of Standard Pacific Homes' Southern Arizona Division. The purchase included roughly 700 lots ready for building and 70 homes in varying stages of beginning or completion. Kemmerly & Quinlan have partnered before in several projects through the years, and will operate the company as Miramonte Homes. Craig Campbell, the former president of the purchased division will serve as president of the new company. Kemmerly has been involved in development and building for over 20 years and is a recent past president (3 comments)
Tucson's Starr Pass Resort Gets Worldwide Ranking - 01/07/08 06:33 PM
Tucson's JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa is basking in the glow of being ranked as one of the World's Best 500 Hotels in the January issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine. The resort, nestled in a spectacular setting on Tucson's west side, has been open since January of 2005 and includes the Dalai Lama as one of its noteworthy guests. The hotel boasts 575 rooms, 7 dining rooms, 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, 88,000 square feet of event space and the destination Hashani Spa encompassing 20,000 square feet. Slated to open in Spring '08 is a waterpark including a lazy river and (1 comments)
I Love Arizona!Many people over the years have asked me, "Why in the world do you enjoy living in Arizona so much?"Sometimes it is difficult to put into words, so I found something that does a pretty good job without getting long-winded. Well, click on the link, watch the slideshow and see a few reasons! Arizona Slideshow Music is by Wilcox' own Rex Allen, Jr. so turn on your speakers! Click Here To Search For Your Own Desert Paradise!
Info To Become An "Instant Tucson Native!" - 01/05/08 03:04 PM
Our local newspaper, the Arizona Daily Star, has put together a really good resource for people relocating to Tucson, vacationers, locals themselves and anyone just plain interested! This online guide is pretty comprehensive, including attractions, native flora & fauna (with photos!), event guides, museums, guide to the top 200 employers, restaurants...you name it! Please feel free to click on the link to see some of what makes me proud to live in Tucson: Native Guide If you are interested in relocation to Tucson, or know someone who is, one of my team's specialties is working with people relocating in the Tucson (2 comments)
Tucson's Loft Cinema is hosting a series of competitions for local filmmakers called "First Friday Shorts." Incredible things have been brought about by the digital revolution: one of them is opening up the art of filmmaking to the masses. For better or for worse. On the first Friday of each month, local artists screen their films of 15 minutes or less before an audience posing at judge and jury of their work. At the 3-minute point during each film, a huge gong is illuminated and the audience can stay silent to allow the film to continue or stop it by yelling "Gong" (0 comments)
Blogging DOES Get Noticed...In Places You Never Thought About! - 01/03/08 06:11 PM
Last night I wrote just a little blog entry here in AR about a large development project soon to come into being--this morning I got a call to comment about it from a commercial real estate news website. The reporter said she had seen my blog and would I mind if she asked some questions... It just goes to show you that blogging can pay off with some exposure, and that AR can help with that!(I did make sure that the reporter knew that commercial was not my field of expertise, though!) Here's the link: Westcor to Begin Planning... (21 comments)
Westcor Close To Signing Deal To Plan 12,000 Acres in Tucson's Houghton Corridor - 01/02/08 10:39 PM
Phoenix mall developer Westcor is close to signing an agreement to develop a Master Plan for 12,000 acres of state-owned land on the SE side of Tucson. The state would retain ownership of the land while Westcor develops a master plan to include shops, businesses and residences. Parts of the property will be sold to the private sector at auction. Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup spoke about the project in his 2007 State of The City address, which at that time was for 8,000 acres. He was quoted as saying that the project would bring "the highest-quality master planning and managed growth" (0 comments)
Tucson Association of REALTORS® Hosts Noteworthy Speakers at Forecast Seminar - 01/02/08 07:09 PM
On January 9, the Tucson Association of REALTORS® is hosting a Forecast Seminar for 2008. Entitled "Prospering In The Current Market," speakers of note will be Lawrence Yun, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, and Michael Tchong, Founder of Ubercool. Yun, who pioneered the development of the Commercial Leading Index and helped to develop the residential Pending Home Sales Index, will discuss local market trends and forecast. Tchong, an internationally known speaker on emerging trends in business, culture and media will be speaking about future trends. This is an interesting opportunity to listen to two outside perspectives from different (0 comments)
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