az: Crushing the Numbers: Market Stats for Gladden Farms in Marana, AZ - 08/18/16 04:39 AM
Crushing the Numbers: Market Stats for Gladden Farms in Marana, AZ
In looking at the past month, stats are really UP in Gladden Farms; So many more closings than multiple years' preceding.  
Currently, there are 18 homes on the market including distressed sales (2). Years built range from 2005 to 2011 on lots of land from .14 to .23 in size.
11 of the 18 homes are under 2000 square feet. All of the homes together average 100.13 a square foot, but this number drops dramatically when taking in the very large floor plans ranged from 3683 to 4045 square feet.
Seventeen homes are … (1 comments)

az: Do You Know What Your Gladden Farms Home in Marana is Worth? - 08/16/16 08:08 AM
I've been tracking Gladden Farms since 2007 and the numbers are really interesting.
If you purchased your home a few years back and are contemplating a move, NOW might be the perfect timing.  I did a study on homes sized 1200-1800 square feet in our neighborhood and found that the average day on the market was 36 days.  That's looking at 2016 in its entirety!  Can you imagine - you could be moving up to your next dream home, or downsizing for retirement, or just relocating -- all in the space of about 6 weeks.
This graph shows the history of sales in … (5 comments)

az: Things to do in Tucson and Marana, AZ - 08/21/15 10:35 PM
Things to do in Tucson and Marana, AZ
It's the weekend again, and if my calendar is clear, I'm often looking online to see if anything exciting is happening locally.
Where do you look for things to do in Tucson and Marana when you're craving a family outing, local flavor, or just browsing to see what catches your interest?
One of my favorite places to look is called Tucson Happenings.  If someone scheduled it, you just might find it on this handy site.
Another great resource comes from my own company, Long Realty!  Yep, I'm plugging the social network, because you can have monthly events, … (4 comments)

az: NOW Really is a Great Time to buy a House in Tucson Arizona - 01/07/15 10:36 PM
NOW Really Is a Great Time to Buy A House in Tucson Arizona
 
If you've been following the news, or reading the housing forecasts, you hear a lot of different news.
It can be confusing when wondering when to buy a new home in Tucson, Arizona.
What IS the housing outlook for 2015?
(If we all had crystal balls, especially back in the bubble and subsequent recession a few years back, we'd be rich. )
 
Here's the general story we've been hearing:
 
Home values are going to gradually rise through 2015 with modest gains of 4-6% in value.
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az: Skyranch Home for Sale w/Unobstructed View: 4443 Crystal Ranch Marana - 07/19/14 03:34 AM
Skyranch Home for Sale w/Unobstructed View:  4443 Crystal Ranch Marana
Imagine coming home to this view every night.
Wow, talk about serenity now!

Just up for sale, take a visit inside 4443 W Crystal Ranch Place in gated Skyranch, Marana, AZ, just west of Thornydale and Tangerine Roads in Dove Mountain.

Over 1830 square feet, this great-room floor plan built in 2011 offers three bedrooms, two full baths, den or office or dining room, and utility room.  Add to that traditional Meritage Green Features and you've got a one-of-a-kind home.

Cook to your heart's delight in your Gourmet … (5 comments)

az: Marana's SkyRanch - Gated, Convenient, Home Styles for Everyone - 07/16/14 05:27 AM
Marana's SkyRanch - Gated, Convenient, Home Styles for Everyone

 Located just south and also just west of the intersection of Thornydale and Tangerine Roads in Marana, AZ, Skyranch is a great neighborhood to explore when looking for your new home in Marana, AZ.

There's something for everyone - surrounded by natural preserve desert and mountain vistas, homeowners can choose from Custom Adobes, two story Santa Fe's, New construction and existing Green Meritage homes, bungalows, ...a fantastical mix of beautiful residences. 

List prices currently range from $255,000 to $525,000.

Coming up in the next two weeks, I'll be … (0 comments)

az: Quick Snapshot: June Residential Sales Statistics - Greater Tucson, AZ - 07/15/14 02:21 PM
Quick Snapshot: June Residential Sales Statistics - Greater Tucson, AZ
 
Analyzing the June residential sales statistics for the *Greater Tucson, AZ area for June 2014, here is some information you might find useful if you are looking to sell your home, or hoping to buy a home in the near future.
Total Sales Volume is up since May to June, a 10.42% increase.  In that same time period, the average sales price increased almost 3.5% as well.

Homes are being listed slightly higher this June over May as well, with a 3.78% rise in ACTIVE list prices.
Sales are … (2 comments)

az: Gila Monsters – What the Heck Are They? - 07/06/14 09:52 AM
Gila Monsters – What the Heck Are They?
There are only two types of venomous lizards in the world, and one of them, the Gila Monster, is located right here in SWDesert, in and around Tucson, AZ.
If you are unlucky enough to be bitten, know that instead of injecting venom through hollow fangs like a rattlesnake, Gila Monsters have large, grooved teeth in their lower jaw and when they bite, the powerful jaws chew the venom in.  Sounds scary, huh.  Also of note, their venom is considered as toxic as our unfriendly Western Diamondback rattlesnakes.  So…avoid both if you can. … (4 comments)

az: There's a Diamondback in My Garage! - 05/14/14 12:20 AM
There's a Diamondback in My Garage!
It's not one of these hardy players:

And the unusual Rattlesnake Bridge on Broadway Avenue in Tucson, AZ wouldn't quite fit:
 
Yep - there he is!!!

Scary to say I was putting a broom away standing only a foot from this young guy.  My first thought was, "Do I call 9-11"?
Well, no, someone said call the fire department.
So, I looked online and since 2009, our Northwest Fire Department does not answer snake calls.
If I was in Rural Metro district, they would come out.  No such luck.
So then … (3 comments)

az: Road Trip to the Arizona Chiricahuas! - 05/12/14 03:06 AM


Road Trip to the Arizona Chiricahuas!

The Chiricahua National Monument is about 36 miles southeast of Willcoz, AZ.  From Houghton Road in South Tucson, the trip took about 2 hours.  It’s a scenic drive through Texas Canyon and northern parts of the Dragoons, as well as grasslands, wine-land, and rolling hills filled with cattle and horses.

 
In studying the area information, Geologists say there was a huge volcanic eruption 27 million years ago. White-hot ash spewed forth from the Turkey Creek Caldera, (at 1000 times the velocity Mt. St. Helens)  eventually laying down almost two thousand … (1 comments)

az: Beautiful Open House In SkyRanch, Marana AZ Today, May 4, 2014 - 05/04/14 01:20 AM
Beautiful Open House In SkyRanch, Marana AZ Today, May 4, 2014

I love the gated neighborhood of Skyranch, located just south and also just west of the intersection of Thornydale and Tangerine Roads in Marana, AZ.
There's something for everyone - two stories, one story Meritage homes, Adobes, bungalows, custom homes...a nice mix of beautiful residences all surrounded by natural desert settings and mountain ranges in two directions.  List prices range from $250,000 to $650,000.
Today's open house runs from 1-4 p.m. and the gates will be open.  There are several homes in the area for sale, but I have … (0 comments)

az: San Lucas Offers Buyers Newer Homes at Affordable Prices - 01/29/14 02:11 AM
San Lucas Offers Buyers Newer Homes at Affordable Prices
San Lucas is a master planned community that is just off I-10 going north on I-10 out of Tucson and Marana.  Richmond American, DR Horton and Lennar have been busy building here the past 7 years!

In  a quarterly analysis of the are, looking at new construction AND resale, there are 44 homes either active, under contract, or closed since the end of October.
Of those, 29 involved new construction. This is definitely a community where new construction is booming!!

For the purpose of this report, I'm only going to … (0 comments)

az: Skyranch Versatility in Marana, AZ Requires Personalized CMA - 01/29/14 01:45 AM
Skyranch Versatility in Marana, AZ Requires Personalized CMA

SkyRanch is a gated community located just south of Tangerine Road between Thornydale and Twin Peaks/Dove Mountain Blvd. It's located in a natural desert area set aside as a "preserve". Some of the lots have views of the Tortolita Mountains, others have stunning backdrops involving the Catalinas. Homes in this area have a wide range of sizes and prices.  SkyRanch is part of the Marana Unified School District, with residents attending Ironwood Elementary School, Tortolita Middle School, and Mountain View High School.

Here's an analyzation of the Skyranch in Marana Real … (0 comments)

az: Gladden Farms Marana Homes for Sale Hits Holiday Slump - 01/29/14 01:26 AM
Gladden Farms Marana Homes for Sale Hits Holiday Slump
Good news for homebuyers, not-so-heartening for those homes listed already in the Gladden Farms, Rancho Marana neighborhoods of Marana, AZ.
Sellers often get frustrated when comps and history seems to be optimistic and moving forward, and then the market hits a stall.  According to TARMLS reports here in the Tucson area...almost ALL areas slowed during November and December.  And, in all talks, classes, and reports I've read regarding 2014, everything sounds pretty optimtic for this new year.
Optimism and positive thinking are great, but I've found home-sellers still want to know what's … (0 comments)

az: Holy Mutton Chops, Batman, That's A Lot of Sheep - 01/03/14 12:01 AM
Holy Mutton Chops, Batman, That's A Lot of Sheep

New Years Day I was taking a little field trip to check on a few rural properties in Marana, AZ.  Along Sanders Road, I am accustomed to seeing fields of Black Angus, Farmers Harvesting Cotton, a Few Hot Air Balloons and even a blimp parked on occasion at the Marana Regional Air Field.
But this made my jaw drop.  Hundreds and hundreds of mama sheep with their cute little bawling babies.

I guess Marana Ranchers are going to be serving up some WOOL to go with all our Pima County Cotton.
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az: KB Homes Coming to Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ - 01/02/14 02:09 AM
KB Homes Coming to Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ
Driving around the neighborhood on New Year's Day 2014, I came across this sign in Block Nine of the master-planned community of Gladden Farms in Marana, AZ.  It sits at the corner of Gladden Farms Blvd, and School Day, where an elementary school is planned for future development.
Currently, several builders have their homes within Gladden Farms.  Pulte, Richmond American, Lennar to name a few of the more prevalent, as well as Meritage across the street in Rancho Marana.

Here's a PHASE map with the area shown in blue where KB Home … (2 comments)

az: Buying a Home - 12/27/13 11:03 PM

John has some great, great points in his blog.  However, I know that in my Dove Mountain Long Realty Office, floor duty is mandatory for all but 3 agents, and even those fill in on occassion.  Walking into an office doesn't mean you won't find a quality agent -- but be sure to ask pertinent questions about expertise and experience!  And I have to say, just because an agent has 20 signs out in a neighborhood, doesn't mean you'll be working for them, or that their work is sheer perfection.  It likely means they have a team...and if you talk with … (2 comments)

az: Mark your calendars now for Southern Arizona’s Food and Wine Festival 2014! - 12/22/13 10:22 PM


Mark your calendars now for Southern Arizona’s Food and Wine Festival 2014!
 
The is the FIRST ANNUAL Savor Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival, being held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 11 to 3 p.m.  It will be hosted by the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Albernon Way, Tucson, including up to 40 of the area’s best chefs and local restaurants!  Local specialties in beer, cheese, wine and coffee will also be featured.
 
Meet top chefs and local restaurateurs as well as taste countless menu samples of culinary excellence from Southern Arizona.

My mouth is … (2 comments)

az: Community Open Houses w/Long Realty and Gladden Farms Sunday 11/24/13 - 11/20/13 02:53 AM
Community Open Houses w/Long Realty and Gladden Farms Sunday 11/24/13

This Sunday, November 24, 2013, there will be four open houses for your viewing from 1-4 p.m. 
Location - Gladden Farms, Marana
Take the Tangerine Exit off I-10 and go west to Gladden Farms.  (About 4 minutes) Follow the Long Realty signs to the participating listings.
Mention this blog posting and enter a drawing for a $25 gift card!

Here are the homes that are participating:
$259,000    12505 N Cottonseed Lane     Marana, AZ 85653
$156,000    11117 W Golden Willow Dr     Marana, AZ 85653
$162,000    12591 N Cottonseed Lane Marana, … (0 comments)

az: Highlands at Dove Mountain-Live the Lifestyle in Heritage Highlands - 11/17/13 12:33 AM
Highlands at Dove Mountain-Live the Lifestyle in Heritage Highlands
Last week, The Highlands at Dove Mountain, opened their doors and shared what makes living in this beautifully maintained community for Active Adults is all about.

Jeff Ziegler, community manager, shared with us loads of information. Even more exciting... (lol), Chef Michael Veras shared several menu items with their brand new selection now available.  
86 homes have sold in Heritage Highlands, or, under their new name, The Highlands at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ, in 2013.
Over 50,000 rounds of golf have been played on their meticulous greens, and … (0 comments)

 
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Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

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Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ

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Author Bio: I have been a Realtor since 2005, 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! View all AR Posts By Cara Mancuso Blog Google+


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