local interest: THEY SAY IT'S A DRY HEAT! - 06/20/13 09:21 AM
 
Well, at least at this time of year, they’re right. Right now it’s 1040 here in sunny Tucson.
The humidity is…2% 
The dew point is…00 
Can’t get much dryer than that.
Bright sun, no clouds. Admittedly it feels a smidge like the inside of an oven, not that I’ve ever been inside an oven. Except my car in the summer.
But, no floods, no torrential rains, no snow, no sleet, no iced windshields, no tornados and no hurricanes.
Yep, I’ll take our heat!
If I can provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate and surrounding areas, the housing market, … (10 comments)

local interest: Why Memorial Day? - 05/25/13 04:35 AM
WHY MEMORIAL DAY?
Shame on us if we have to ask!

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. I repeat. A day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Nothing else!
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic
To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. … (3 comments)

local interest: WE ALL REMEMBER 9/11 IN OUR OWN WAY. I REMEMBER RICK RESCORLA. - 09/09/11 07:24 AM
WE ALL REMEMBER 9/11 IN OUR OWN WAY. I REMEMBER RICK RESCORLA.
I have been thinking about writing this post for a while now. And I know we all knew where we were when we heard about the attacks. And wondered if we had friends or relatives in the planes or in the targets.
Later we wondered what to do, what we would or could have done.
Many questions. How were I or my loved ones going to be affected? Were we going to have a war? All sorts of thoughts.
And then, sadly, like most events, even this one, the … (5 comments)

local interest: Life is a Journey, Not a Destination... - 07/29/11 03:10 PM
Deb's correct in her comment that mentions that a lot of the current leads "are shaky at best". The economic news headlines are as responsible for this as the actual economy. My suggestion is to not read the front page of the paper, where the publishers plant the "scary" and attention getting headlines, and don't listen to the first seven minutes of the news on TV.
Don't react to alarmist comments. If we could simply help buyers and sellers understand what is really going on out there, we'd be further ahead, as would all of the buyers and sellers.
During the … (0 comments)

local interest: LINDA RONSTADT, JIMMY CLIFF, COMMON DENOMINATOR? - 07/11/11 09:00 PM
LINDA RONSTADT, JIMMY CLIFF, COMMON DENOMINATOR?
Not a word of real estate to be found here. Well, except for what I just wrote of course, but still….
Now what on earth could those two musicians have in common, one might ask?
Everyone who likes classic rock, and more, knows Linda Ronstadt and her music. I have known about here since I was in my early 20’s. My younger brother went to school with her class here in Tucson. I’ve probably seen her more in person than any other performer. Partial to a local lady, obviously.
Some of her song covers are … (7 comments)

local interest: Have A Happy Safe And Sane July 4th of July. - 07/04/11 04:10 PM
Happy Safe and Sane July 4th of July.
 So, go to the public displays and enjoy yourselves. Don’t drink and drive. Have a good 5th of July too!
 
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local interest: Wow. Gadhafi’s son needs my help. What should I do? Yikes. - 07/01/11 08:01 AM
Wow. Gadhafi’s son needs my help. What should I do?
 
“Good Day... I am urgently in need of your assistance and commitment on this Business that will benefit both of us, if you are interested and willing to be of assistance and support,then contact me on this email below for more details. Thank you for your understanding. From, Muhammad Moammar Gadhafi (Son Libyan President) Email: mmoammar@rocketmail.com”
 
This is just the newest scam on the web, obviously. But this one is as poorly thought out as is possible. Why would even the dumbest person alive want to help Gadhafi? I … (5 comments)

local interest: ARIZONA FIRE UPDATE…Live from Tucson, AZ - 06/22/11 08:46 PM
ARIZONA FIRE UPDATE…Live from Tucson, AZ
Pretty good news overall.
RE the Wallow fire...The Wallow Fire burning in Eastern Arizona is now 58 percent contained by a crew of 3,389. Though the fire is now at 529,825 acres, only one of the fire's three "zones" is actively burning outside the perimeter. The other two zones are creeping and smoldering through unburned interior islands, according to incident officials.
 
RE the Horseshoe2 fire… amazing news on this fire. The Horseshoe 2 Fire is 95 percent contained as firefighters are on track to have the Horseshoe 2 Fire contained by today, the date originally … (6 comments)

local interest: FIRE HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE IT SEEMS. Live From Tucson AZ - 06/20/11 04:48 PM
FIRE HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE IT SEEMS.
Things are usually bigger in Texas, or so they say, and since I lived there for 20 years (Houston) I can safely say that’s usually a pretty true statement.
But when it comes to the size of current fires, sadly, we here in Arizona win. And that’s not something to brag about, for sure.
Our three biggest fires around here in Southeast and Eastern Arizona are as follows…
The Wallow fire has consumed nearly 800 square miles of forest.
The Horseshoe 2 Fire burning near Portal has grown to 213,511 acres since the last update.
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local interest: FIRST TIME THIS YEAR AT 100 DEGREES! - 05/27/11 07:07 PM

FIRST TIME THIS YEAR AT 100 DEGREES!
 For the next few months now we are going to pay for the eight to nine months of absolutely wonderful weather we experience in Tucson. Dry and sunny, and no weird weather like the folks in the, well, pretty much everywhere else gets.
You know…snow, sleet, rain, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, all the good stuff we just don’t get here. And although we could feel deprived, we don’t. No umbrellas, no raincoats, no galoshes, no windshield scrapers, no de-icer.
Ah, well…
If I can provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate and surrounding … (12 comments)

local interest: Are CFL’s Completely Safe? - 05/27/11 02:34 PM
Are CFL’s Completely Safe?  Hmmn?
I see posts and various articles extolling all the virtues of CFL filled light bulbs. Good for the environment, saves energy, saves money, etc.
I believe all these are good reasons to switch to these types of bulbs. I know I have in my house.
However, if these puppies were COMPLETELY SAFE then warnings like this would be unnecessary …”The Environment Agency's latest advice focuses on the 6 to 8 milligrams of toxic mercury in each bulb.
Users who break a bulb should vacate the room for at least 15 minutes, the new guidelines say. The … (3 comments)

local interest: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ROBERT ALLEN ZIMMERMAN - 05/24/11 10:10 AM
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. DYLAN
Today, May 24th, is the birthday of one Mr. Robert Allen Zimmerman, born this day in 1941, in the town of Duluth Minnesota. Mr. Zimmerman is more widely known to his many friends and fans as Bob Dylan.
That means Bob Dylan is just a few months older than myself, and explains why I think of myself as having “grown up” with Mr. Dylan. Bob’s first LP, the self-titled “Bob Dylan” came out in the fall of 1962. I bought that album.
Over the years I have made many subsequent purchases, LP’s, Cassettes, and CD’s. … (0 comments)

local interest: URGENTLY NEED A BPO ON A MANSION IN PAKISTAN - 05/01/11 07:05 PM
URGENTLY NEED A BPO ON A MANSION IN PAKISTAN.
We need a quick BPO on a mansion in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
 Nearly new, hardly used. Some stains on the floors and walls, nothing a little elbow grease won't cure. A little paint, some new carpets.
Previous tenants were forcibly removed by the sheriff (read Delta or Seals) for being poor neighbors, always making loud noises in the night. Probably sheep running for cover? Just a guess. Could have been goats, for that matter.
And one other thing...USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA
Sorry, but I am having trouble wiping … (7 comments)

local interest: A Great Day For Tucson, and I Don't Mean The Royal Wedding - 04/28/11 07:24 PM
World wide eyes will be on the Royal Wedding later today. I'll maybe tune in for a brief moment.
However a lot of "eyes" from Tucson will be glued to the TV coverage of the launch of the Shuttle Endeavor, as the Commander of the shuttle is Mark Kelly, husband of our beloved Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Gabby's doctors cleared her to go to the launch to see her husband off. She was well enough to travel! That's a BIG Deal for a lot of us here in Tucson, AZ.
We caught a fleeting glimpse of her yesterday walking up the stairs, … (4 comments)

local interest: BLOGGING AT 1AM. WHY, EXACTLY? - 04/24/11 09:07 PM
BLOGGING AT 1AM. WHY, EXACTLY?
One. I love Active Rain and just can’t leave my keyboard.
Two. I’ve had too much caffeine and I’m wide awake.
Three. I simply need help!
Your choice. Personally I think it’s all three reasons.
If I can provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate and surrounding areas, the housing market, or otherwise assist you, friends or family in a home search, please contact me by phone or text at (520) 850-5995, call me toll free at (800) 557-9798 or email me at TucsonAgent@msn.com
Website is www.TucsonBuyersAgent.com
Jon Quist is Tucson’s Buyers Only … (4 comments)

local interest: Went out to dinner last night, and I paid for the table next to me - Pay It Forward - 04/24/11 06:21 AM

"Pay It Forward"
Notice Ralph did what I have done in the past (not often enough) but Ralph wrote that very cool note on the back of his card, extending the gesture to someone else. Very smart idea.
I always did my gesture anonymously. Probably better Ralph's way.
Went out to dinner last night, and I paid for the table next to me - Pay It Forward
I am playing in a tennis tournament this weekend, and I won my doubles quarterfinal match yesterday.
I was starving after the match, so I decided to go to one of my favorite places … (1 comments)

local interest: Numbers Don't Lie - 04/20/11 06:05 PM
 
 
Loreena Yeo writes a well thought out blog post here. The numbers really DON’T Lie. A listing agent, and there are all sorts, really would be well advised to take what Loreena Yeo says here.
I would cringe if I ever heard “Let's just put the house on the market and see what happens.” Of course as a PURE Buyer's Only Agent, I'll NEVER hear that, but all the other agents will.
She tells you what’s going to happen, and that is predictable and very true. If you as an agent feel confident in your numbers, walk away if … (5 comments)

local interest: How’s the Government HAMP Loan Modification Program Doing? - 04/18/11 08:30 PM
How’s the Government HAMP Loan Modification Program Doing?
I just read a post on AR asking that question. The blogger had disabled the comments. Well, I guess so. He was pitching his companies refinance program. I took his headline as a challenge, ran with it, and the answer won’t surprise very many of you out there in the RAIN…
“Short answer: Not very well.
According to numbers crunched by ProPublica, more than half of the 1,426,833 mortgage mods — 54.3% — have failed.
The table below shows who are the leading mortgage modifiers are — and it’s exactly who you would expect. The … (4 comments)

local interest: TOO FUNNY BY HALF! A FRAUD WARNING FROM NIGERIA. UNBELIEVABLE! - 04/17/11 08:06 AM
TOO FUNNY BY HALF! A FRAUD WARNING FROM NIGERIA. UNBELIEVABLE!
“Attention Sir/Madam,
The Federal Government of Nigeria through provisions in Section 419 of the Criminal Code came up with punitive measures to deter and punish offenders. The Advance Fee Fraud section deals mainly with cases of advance fee fraud(commonly called 419) such as obtaining by false pretense through different fraudulent schemes e.g. contract scam, credit card scam, inheritance scam, job scam, loan scam, lottery scam, “wash wash” scam (money washing scam), marriage scam. Immigration scam, counterfeiting and religious scam. It also investigates cybercrime cases.
This is to officially announce to you … (5 comments)

local interest: TUCSON REAL ESTATE SALES FIGURES FOR MARCH 2011 - 04/15/11 07:30 AM
TUCSON REAL ESTATE SALES FIGURES FOR MARCH 2011
Random highlights in sales numbers in Tucson for March 2011
 We had a Total Sales Volume increase of 19.28% from February to March.  That’s a good thing.
 Average Sales Price of $163,590 decreased 10.31% from February’s $182,388 and from $201,710 from March 2010.  That’s a good thing if you’re a buyer.
 Average List Price for March was $173,178, down a -17.93% from March 2010
 Total Under Contract for March was 2,152, resulting in a slight decrease of 5.28% from the February number of 2,272.
 Total Unit Sales increased by 32.99%, from 879 in  … (0 comments)

 
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