tucson buyers agent: Looks like the worm has turned. - 05/17/11 07:44 PM

Looks like the worm has turned.
The recently lowly Cleveland Cavaliers just won the rights to the NBA’s first draft pick and then struck another piece of luck, coming up with the number 4 pick as well.
When LeBron James left, the team really did hit rock bottom, but this one draft could put them well on the road to recovery.
Why the blog about Cleveland’s NBA team? Never been there, so that's not it. Actually do know a few folks from there. But that's not it either.
Simple really. I felt sorry for the city all season long. What … (1 comments)

tucson buyers agent: Are we slow? - 05/05/11 05:00 AM
Are we slow?
In my case I think that's rhetorical, but I am actually referring to the Active Rain site.
I've tried three browsers and it's about the same speed, or rather lack thereof.
Is it just me? I have a REALLY FAST modem and the fastest service Cox has so I'm curious.
What say you?
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 … (3 comments)

tucson buyers agent: 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)

tucson buyers agent: 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)

tucson buyers agent: 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)

tucson buyers agent: 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)

tucson buyers agent: 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)

tucson buyers agent: 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)

tucson buyers agent: 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)

tucson buyers agent: 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)

tucson buyers agent: SEO company solicitations. What's their story? - 04/12/11 08:10 PM
SEO company solicitations. What's their story?
I know it can’t be just me, but I get at least one unsolicited call and one unsolicited email from “strange” companies all saying essentially the same thing. They promise to do such fantastic work on my site that it will achieve 1st page Google results in the “natural” or “organic” search, for any number of popular search phrases.
I have a policy. And it is simply this. If I didn’t call them there is a reason. If I didn’t email them there is a reason. I don’t know who they are, and I don’t … (8 comments)

tucson buyers agent: EASTSIDE CASA REAL TOWNHOMES OPEN ON SUNDAY APRIL 3RD ... TUCSON REAL ESTATE - 04/02/11 02:19 PM
EASTSIDE CASA REAL TOWNHOMES OPEN ON SUNDAY APRIL 3RD ... TUCSON REAL ESTATE
Address: 902 N Capron Place Tucson, AZ 85710
Address: 919 N Capron Place Tucson, AZ 85710
Directions: Speedway/Pantano S one block to Hawthorne St, W 1 block to Capron Place, N to both Casa Real townhomes
AND WE ALWAYS HAVE A LIST OF SIMILAR HOMES IN THE AREA FOR SALE. IN THIS CASE SEARCH WAS RESERVED FOR TOWNHOMES, BUT WE KNOW THE AREA WELL.
VISIT US BETWEEN 11 AM AND 2 PM.
PRICES ARE GREAT...INTEREST IS STILL AT ALMOST ALL TIME LOWS. GOOD TIME TO BUY.
Offered by … (1 comments)

tucson buyers agent: EAST SIDE TOWNHOME OPEN SUNDAY 4/03/2011 FROM 11 AM TO 2 PM...Tucson Real Estate - 04/01/11 01:33 PM
902 N CAPRON TUCSON, AZ 85710 ...  EAST SIDE OPEN HOUSE... TUCSON REAL ESTATE
YEAH, WE KNOW IT'S WINDY TODAY. WELL, NOT IN THESE TOWNHOMES. So come on out.
OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY APRIL 3RD, FROM 11 AM TO 2 PM
Directions: Speedway/Pantano Road, S to Hawthorne St, W to Capron, solid masonry Casa Real townhome!
Actually two townhomes open, one on each side of cul-de-sac.
Lot 1 Casa Real! Original owner-solid block-Herder built! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. 1210 Sq Ft.
You'll enjoy sunrise, moonrise and sunset views. All appliances, city maintained streets, Sahuaro High School area. Beehive fireplace & ceramic … (2 comments)

tucson buyers agent: EAST SIDE TOWNHOME OPEN SUNDAY APRIL 3RD FROM 11 AM TO 2 PM...Tucson Real Estate - 04/01/11 08:33 AM
919 N CAPRON  PLACE TUCSON, AZ 85710 ...EAST SIDE OPEN HOUSE...TUCSON REAL ESTATE
TOWNHOME OPEN SUNDAY APRIL 3RD FROM 11 AM TO 2 PM
Directions: Speedway/Pantano S one block to Hawthorne ST, W 1 block to Capron Place, N to lovely 2 story Casa Real townhome...easy to find. Follow the signs to Hawthorn.
Call 520-850-5995 for help if husband is driving and won't ask directions. Sorry, too easy. I admit to using easy jokes. I apologize.
 
Popular 2 story Casa Real townhome showplace! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths.
High ceilings-open, dramatic  floorplan with commanding fireplace. Large master suite upstairs with unique loft … (2 comments)

tucson buyers agent: Weekend forecast: Spring delayed in Midwest, Northeast...Winter hangs on! - 03/25/11 11:49 AM
Weekend forecast: Spring delayed in Midwest, Northeast...winter hangs on!
AWWW.
Tucson Arizona...OUR forecast for next 7 days...
Saturday   76 degrees
Sunday    77 degrees
Monday         81 degrees
Tuesday         83 degrees
Wednesday  82 degrees
Thursday       83 degrees
Friday             87 degrees
GOLF, TENNIS, BIKING, HIKING, JUST HANGIN' BY THE POOL, BBQ'S,ETC.
YOU GET THE IDEA...COME TO TUCSON FOR THE BEST WEATHER IMAGINABLE!
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 … (1 comments)

tucson buyers agent: Thank you...Thank you...Thank you...Tucson Real Estate - 03/24/11 01:42 PM
Thank you...Thank you...Thank you...Tucson Real Estate
Wow. I recently received both a very nice Thank You card AND a postcard from another Active Rain member. The card and post card were simply to thank me for commenting on one of his posts.
That's a heck of a nice gesture if I do say so. That shows extra care with his fans, and new friends, as it were.
Now you are asking yourself (or should be) what's such a big deal with this gesture?
Here's why it's a big deal and made obviously a huge impression on me.....
The Active Rain member, … (7 comments)

tucson buyers agent: 919 N CAPRON PLACE TUCSON, AZ 85710 ...EAST SIDE OPEN HOUSE...TUCSON REAL ESTATE - 03/24/11 10:37 AM
919 N CAPRON  PLACE TUCSON, AZ 85710 ...EAST SIDE OPEN HOUSE...TUCSON REAL ESTATE
OPEN SUNDAY MARCH 27TH FROM 11 AM TO 2 PM
Directions: Speedway/Pantano S one block to Hawthorne ST, W 1 block to Capron Place, N to lovely 2 story Casa Real townhome

Popular 2 story Casa Real townhome showplace! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths.

High ceilings-open, dramatic  floorplan with commanding fireplace. Large master suite upstairs with unique loft and balcony. You'll enjoy sunrises and moonrises over the Rincon Mountains. Ceramic tile, split floorplan-cozy and private back yard retreat with large orange tree, paver bricks, high wall, flowers! … (2 comments)

tucson buyers agent: 902 N CAPRON TUCSON, AZ 85710 ... EAST SIDE OPEN HOUSE... TUCSON REAL ESTATE - 03/24/11 10:17 AM
902 N CAPRON TUCSON, AZ 85710 ...  EAST SIDE OPEN HOUSE... TUCSON REAL ESTATE
TOWNHOME OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY MARCH 27TH FROM 11 AM TO 2 PM
Directions: Speedway/Pantano Road, S to Hawthorne St, W to Capron, solid masonry Casa Real townhome!


Lot 1 Casa Real townhomes! Original owner-solid block-Herder built! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. 1210 Sq Ft.

You'll enjoy sunrise, moonrise and sunset views. All appliances, city maintained streets, Sahuaro High School area. Beehive fireplace & ceramic tile. Low $60 maintenance fee includes community pool and lighted tennis court.
Strong neighborhood association. Great neighbors on this cul-de-sac … (1 comments)

tucson buyers agent: SECRETARIAT THE MOVIE REVISITED - 03/22/11 06:53 PM
Secretariat may possibly be the best racehorse of all time. There. I said it.
That statement will get many readers up in arms, of course. And it IS very hard to compare the great horses from different eras. But what he did in 5 weeks in 1973 will probably never be duplicated. His time of 2:24 flat for one and one half miles in the Belmont, a race he won by 31 lengths, has never been beaten.
In my collection of pictures of thoroughbreds, I have a limited edition print of the great horse, signed by his jockey, Ron Turcotte and … (7 comments)

tucson buyers agent: OPEN HOUSE NOTICE LOCATION - 03/22/11 12:02 PM
OPEN HOUSE NOTICE LOCATION
Watch this blog for notices posted for upcoming open houses on the Eastside of Tucson. Multiple homes probably open at the same time as well.
Check this site on a daily basis for open houses
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 Agent
Serving Tucson, … (0 comments)

 
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