tucson real estate: 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)

tucson real estate: 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)

tucson real estate: HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? - 10/19/12 04:56 AM
HOW LOW CAN THEY GO?
Two really recent interest rate quotes, from local and really reputable lenders I use are very low. 3.375%, no points, and 3.125% no points. This is getting to the point that interest is almost a non factor with a loan. FICO scores, not so much. A very recent article says scores on closed loans averaged 750 points? Huh?
That means a LOT of decent buyers got shut out. Average rejected score…704 points.
Lower rates combined with seemingly unreasonably high FICO scores means lower sales.
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tucson real estate: Today I Remember Rick Rescorla, a True Hero - 09/11/12 01:19 AM
A man named Rick Rescorla tried to tell people about such an impending attack after the truck bombing of the WTC. Long before 9/11 ever happened. He and some associates even volunteered to go to the Middle East and hunt down and kill UBL.
There was a documentary shown first on the History Channel called "The Man Who Predicted 9/11". You can Google that phrase and pull up a You Tube viewing of the show. Rescorla was a true hero on 9/11, saving thousands of Morgan Stanley associates. Rick died in the collapse of the South tower on his way back up, to … (5 comments)

tucson real estate: 11th Annual Tucson AZ Valley Animal Hospital Arizona Animal Fair - 02/07/12 05:23 AM
 
11th Annual Valley Animal Hospital Arizona Animal Fair
Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 10AM until 4PM
Join the Hermitage Cat Shelter at the AZ Animal Fair! They’ll have kitties for adoption, as well as t-Shirts, Bumper Stickers and more for sale, all benefiting the Hermitage Cat Shelter. Founded in 1965, and dedicated to the shelter, protection, and care of homeless cats. Especially those not considered adoptable by other organizations.
The Valley Animal Hospital Arizona Animal Fair is a festival celebrating animals! It is the largest of its kind in Arizona and one of the largest in the Southwest.
The fair … (12 comments)

tucson real estate: 2012 Accenture Match Play Golf Championships - 01/31/12 09:54 AM
2012 Accenture Match Play Golf Championships
Buy a ticket and attend the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship February 20 – 26, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain. Parking has never been closer and now you can bring your cell phone. Hip hip hooray!
Tickets start at $25 and each of your kids 18 and under will be admitted FREE of charge when accompanied by a paid ticketed adult.
EIGHT That Will Capture Your Attention
THOMAS BJORN … HE SENT TIGER WOODS PACKING IN 2011
DARREN CLARKE … HE HAS A 14-7 RECORD IN EIGHT APPEARANCES
BILL HAAS … HE HAD THE BEST … (2 comments)

tucson real estate: 4th ANNUAL TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS - 01/31/12 09:36 AM
4th ANNUAL TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
The literary-centric mega event will bring 400 to 450 authors and 255 exhibitors' tents and booths to the University of Arizona Mall and adjacent lecture halls and meeting rooms March 10-11. A crowd of 100,000 people is expected during the inclusive, family-friendly community celebration.
The author committee has made special efforts to incorporate authors and panels that reflect on the people, culture and politics of the Grand Canyon State over the past century and beyond.
The 2012 edition includes several noted authors who are new to the festival such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo and … (5 comments)

tucson real estate: Tucson Rodeo - La Fiesta de los Vaqueros - 01/30/12 02:02 AM
Tucson Rodeo - La Fiesta de los Vaqueros
 

Arizona is a “Baby State” having been admitted to the Union in 1912, on February 14th, which is coincidentally why we’re known also as “The Valentine State”. We’re just 100 years young.
The Tucson rodeo is almost as old as the State itself, celebrating its 87th year. That’s pretty cool.
“TUCSON’S LA FIESTA DE LOS VAQUEROS BEGAN WITH A BANG”
Headline in the Arizona Daily Star in 1925 read:
    “Cowboys are asked not to shoot up the town”. You won’t see that headline too often.
Tucson in 1925 was a … (2 comments)

tucson real estate: An Economic Indicator, at least for Tucson AZ - 01/27/12 03:25 AM
An economic indicator…
At least for Tucson AZ.
One way you can tell it’s much slower for newcomers moving here ( my main customer base) is to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles. I went yesterday to renew my driver’s license. I had not been there for 5 years. I expected the usual packed parking lot and long, long lines.
Here’s what I found. No full parking lot. No long lines. No out of state cars being inspected. Nothing. It was like I had entered the Twilight Zone.
I brought a book to read. Got through TWO pages before my … (5 comments)

tucson real estate: 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)

tucson real estate: 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)

tucson real estate: 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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tucson real estate: 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)

tucson real estate: 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)

tucson real estate: 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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tucson real estate: 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…
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tucson real estate: 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)

tucson real estate: 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)

tucson real estate: 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 real estate: 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?
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