cara mancuso: Tucson, AZ Homes for Sale with 5 Bedrooms - 05/18/22 04:34 PM
I've been on the hunt recently for some large families, hoping to find their Tucson, Arizona dream home.
It's important to work with a REALTOR in helping with your home search.  We can set you up on a portal, ask our networking resources for upcoming listings, and check coming soon listings.  These are not things you can do on your own, despite the wonderful technology that is out there.  (The last two horse ranches I helped clients find were not even on the market yet - word of mouth is crucial!!)
In looking for your five bedroom home for sale in Tucson, knowing … (1 comments)

cara mancuso: Hummingbirds in Tucson - Living the Fast Life! - 05/16/22 02:31 PM
Who doesn't marvel at the sight of a tiny hummingbird, wings whizzing, taking a sip from a summer bloom or sugar feeder.
Did you know Tucson AZ is rich in hummingbirds in terms of sheer numbers and diversity? 
Our abundant, year round supply of plants and natural landscape appeal to the hummingbird, as well as being so close to the Mexican border where they thrive as well.  There can be more than 13 different species of hummingbirds found in our area, according to the Tucson Audobon Society.  The four you are most likely to find include the Costa's Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Broad-billed Hummingbird, … (1 comments)

cara mancuso: "Don't Go Bacon My Heart" - 03/23/22 02:44 PM
I've been remiss in my blogging and resolve to pick it back up again.  I've missed the camaraderie between fellow bloggers online and ... well, just the routine of it.  :)
For inspiration, since I'm a rusty ole nail, I checked out an idea board online for blogging topics.
#3 was Bacon.
Oh my gosh, don't you love it.  Bacon.  Most people really enjoy a side of salty pork. 
When I think of bacon, I recall an Iron Chef Tucson event where the main ingredient was bacon.  I think by the end of the hour of cooking, everyone in there would have paid big bucks … (7 comments)

cara mancuso: 12901 N Fox Hollow Marana Home For Sale - 01/08/21 06:54 AM
12901 N Fox Hollow Drive, Marana, AZ 85653 3/2 Home for Sale
Listed by Long Realty, Cara Mancuso Associate Broker 520-909-2988
Check out this innovative floor plan built by Meritage homes to help insure energy efficient living!
The home offers 1675 square feet with a split 3-bedroom, 2 bath plan.  You enter an open area that consists of living and dining area, plus open-wall room that can double as den, office, or formal dining room!
Hardscape flooring helps with cleaning AND pets, with new carpeting in bedrooms.  Add to that, new HVAC in 2020, newer microwave and disposal, fresh exterior paint, and a bit of … (2 comments)

cara mancuso: Are You Looking for Horse Property in Tucson or Marana AZ? - 12/14/20 08:41 AM
I've appreciated my phone this December.  Horse lovers from out of state and within are on the hunt for the perfect property, and I've been happy to help.
Each one is so unique and different, and especially when you can't view the property immediately yourself, I'm happy to go and share the land and buildings with you virtually.
To start, here's a link that will show you all of the current ACTIVE horse properties available in the greater Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail areas of our city.  Some have facilities, some do not, but they all are zoned for horses.  The search … (0 comments)

cara mancuso: Tucson Moves...Is it Time to sell Your Home?? - 11/11/20 03:51 AM
I was looking at my archive of real estate transactions this week, wondering what the value was of some of my early buyers' homes. I had to go in four years before someone STILL lived in their original home. I thought that was interesting. In fact, of all the transactions I did for home buyers from 2005 through 2010, only FIVE still own those home. Tucson...moves.
So, back to my project. I ran a quick scan using a Long Realty tool available on my web page that gives you three market projections of value - of course, estimate only. https://cara.longrealty.com/?p=homevaluesreport
 
As a … (7 comments)

cara mancuso: Rancho Vistoso Oro Valley AZ Multi-Gen Home for Sale - 10/01/20 10:45 AM
Rancho Vistoso Oro Valley AZ Multi-Gen Home for Sale
This move-in ready home awaits your finishing touches.  With ceramic tile downstairs in all high-traffic areas, main floor bedroom and bathroom with shower, possibilities are endless.  Freshly painted cabinets and interior simplify your decisions!
The floor plan offers so many possibilities.  As you enter the front door you'll notice the open floor plan that offers formal dining and living areas, as well as great room off bright and airy kitchen.
The kitchen makes cooking so easy with convenient island, nearby closet pantry, and all new appliances in 2019.
This 2785 square foot home offers 5 bedrooms, … (5 comments)

cara mancuso: Neighborhood Food Drive for Southern AZ Community Food Bank - 09/15/20 10:52 AM
When I was young, err...younger, my mother had a phrase that became one of those life habits.  To paraphrase,
"When life is giving you lemons, look around.  There are always those that are less fortunate than you."
Unfortunately, that's very true.  And, right now, there are a whole lot of folks living in metropolitan Tucson needing our help.
That's why we're hosting a food drive.
Fairway Mortgage and Long Realty are teaming up to help the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
 
Let's make others' reality a little bit better so they, too, can reach for their dreams.
We asked the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank … (2 comments)

cara mancuso: Before the Golden Girls of Long Realty found Their "Gold" - 09/15/20 09:34 AM
Before the Golden Girls of Long Realty found Their "Gold"
I was going over my archives this morning and came across the Mission Statement we started with, back in 2012 when we first decided to work together here at Long Realty. It's been a little bit tweaked over the years, but the jist remains the same as we formed "The Golden Girls of Long Realty"
Here's our original statement:
Dedicated to serving the real estate needs of folks in our area – the Mancuso/Covey team’s mission is to live the golden rule. “Do to others as you would have them do to you." Your … (1 comments)

cara mancuso: Working With The Long Realty Team - 09/09/20 11:56 AM
When I initially talk teams with my clients, I first address the relationship between you and me.  After all, communication is KING and facilitates the many moving parts in any Real Estate transaction.
I like to identify best time of day, phone, text or email, and so forth.  We talk about holidays.  Work weeks. After hour communications.  I share that I love a paper trail and don't expect you to remember all of the details that I find so riveting.  So, I'll send a recap of most conversations just for the record.
But there's even more to a team than meets the eye.
In … (2 comments)

cara mancuso: How Do You Choose the Right Real Estate Agent For You? - 07/30/20 11:36 AM
Choices. In this age of technology, it seems like the world is our oyster and the possibilities are endless.
Do we want a full service agent, a list-on-MLS agent? What about the ibuyer Web Sites? For Sale by Owner? Can we do it ourselves without representation?
 
Buyers and sellers have so many questions, and there's always another article to steer you in a new direction. Today I'm here to help with just one avenue.
How do you choose the right real estate agent for you.
1. Choose a REALTOR over a real estate agent. A REALTOR subscribes to the code of ethics … (7 comments)

cara mancuso: 7146 N Finger Rock Place - Gated, Burnt Adobe, Views - 07/06/20 02:59 PM
7146 N Finger Rock Place - Gated, Burnt Adobe, Views
When you hear of the town Tucson, oft-times one envisions desert, saguaros, maybe a burning sun.  If you know a bit more about Tucson, you know we have incredible sunsets, are surrounded by 5 mountain ranges, and host a town-like atmosphere where everything seems a little more laid back.
I'd like to share a new home opportunity with you today, Listed by Long Realty,  high in the foothills of the Santa Catalinas,  The community is gated, the setting rustic desert, and atmosphere private.
Currently listed at $719,000, this home features 2725 square feet, four … (9 comments)

cara mancuso: Horse Properties In Tucson and Marana - 05/24/20 08:23 AM
I did a quick search this morning, May 24, 2020 of available horse properties and ranches within Tucson "proper".  That is to say, I didn't go beyond the Tucson Mountains out into rural Marana to the West, stayed north of Corono de Tucson and Sahuarita to the south, or didn't go beyond Saddlebrooke to the North.  For this search,  I stayed fairly close to town limits, as most of the folks who've contacted me for a horse property wanted to be within 20 minutes of "amenities".
Here's my results and you can search for horse properties for Sale in Tucson, as well as horse properties for … (1 comments)

cara mancuso: Discover The Rocky Views of Saguaro Ranch - 04/16/20 10:59 AM
This gated, luxury community is sure to steal your breath away.  From the moment you advance from the tunnel through the mountainside, you are met with desert splendor and serenity.
Today I'm sharing my visit through Saguaro Ranch, in NW Tucson/Oro Valley/Marana.
After the lovely hilltop break, we traveled through Saguaro Ranch, noticing the existing homes all share the architectural guidelines of utilizing glass, steel and stone in their construction.  Stunning!
Here's a visual of four lots for sale,  I'm standing on lot 100, and lots 97-99.
 
 Further up the road, we enjoyed the hills and valleys of this beautiful community.
There is a home with guest home currently … (0 comments)

cara mancuso: Oro Valley Contemporary Home for Sale in Monterra Hills - 03/10/20 12:43 PM
Here's an interesting floor plan on a 1996 Oro Valley Home located in the sought-after Monterra Hills subdivision.  It features a Corner lot with paver front courtyard sharing stunning Santa Catalina Views.  
Currently listed at $298,500, this home offers 2112 square feet with a custom renovation in one of the bedrooms, adding 400 square feet of living space suitable for study, mother-in-law suite, playroom, art room -- so many possibilities!  
Here's a list of additional features:
Ornamental Iron Entry Door and Screen
First Alert Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms
Updated fixtures in both bathrooms
Ceiling Fans in Every Room
Skylights with lots of natural lighting
Pendant lighting in kitchen
Newer … (2 comments)

cara mancuso: Horse Ranches for Sale in Tucson and Marana - 03/02/20 11:52 PM
I have clients currently looking for a ranch of several acres with actual horse facilities right now and it's been challenging here in Tucson and Marana, AZ. Inventory is not what is once was, and homes are selling quickly.  We're finding multiple, full priced offers on most listings priced right, in good condition.
Tucson has property characteristics in our search criteria that "allow horses" with zoning or a zoning variance, or those with "horse facilities" that may include corrals, a shade, mare hotel, barn, arena, round pens and the like.
Add to that criteria how many acres you are hoping for, the style of … (4 comments)

cara mancuso: Picture Rocks - Tucson Santa Fe for Sale on 1 Acre Horse Property - 09/13/19 07:41 AM
Perhaps you, or someone you know, might like more information about this 2006 Santa Fe with 1882 square feet, three bedrooms and 2 full baths.
 
New on the market, 11670 W Picture Rocks Road is located in Far West Tucson, just off the intersection of Picture Rocks and Sandario roads, sitting on 1.05 acres, fully fenced.  It's a gorgeous drive through Saguaro National Park West and about 20 minutes from the freeway.  Avra Water, septic, mountain views, and horses allowed are just some of the main features of this ranch property. 
Within, imagine ceramic tile floors with Medallion insert, open floor plan, roomy kitchen … (4 comments)

cara mancuso: Open House Weekend Extravaganza in Continental Ranch - 06/14/19 08:48 AM

This new listing of just one week is ready for visitors!  Listed by Long Realty, Cara Mancuso, 520-909-2988
Here's the open House Schedule:
Wondering what this home offers?  Check out the features of this original owner home:
2288 Square feet with 4 bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
Roomy .18 acre lot with open area to one side
$42,000 in upgrades at time of new build
Pulte Homes in 2004
SW Facing patio to enjoy Summer afternoons/evenings
Full-length backyard patio with landscaped surroundings
Safford Peak views from Front Yard
Cul-de-sac setting
3 Car Tandem Garage w/Storage
Water Softener
Alarm System
10 Foot ceilings
Plantation Shutters
Bay Windows
Sola … (0 comments)

cara mancuso: Meet George Murphy, food drive and open house event! - 06/14/19 08:04 AM
Meet George Murphy, food drive and open house event! Hosted by Andrew Hubble, Realtor at Long Realty   Tomorrow June 15, 2019 10 AM – 3 PM Long Realty-Continental Ranch Office 8651 N Silverbell Rd #101, Tucson, AZ 85743     Hosted by Andrew Hubble, Realtor at Long Realty Message Host         Stop by and meet George Murphy, driver of the #71 Pro-stock race car! Enjoy refreshments and photos with George and the car, and meet with Andrew Hubble, agent with Long Realty. Andrew will answer any real estate questions you have, provide complimentary home valuations, or help you sell … (0 comments)

cara mancuso: 4 Bed/ 2.5 Bath Home in NW Tucson Continental Reserve - 06/11/19 06:15 PM
4 Bed/ 2.5 Home in NW Tucson Continental Reserve So you are on the hunt for a new home and you need space to grow and room for your stuff!You’d like to be close enough to amenities...but quiet enough for outdoor enjoyment. You want a home attractively priced and move in ready. You’ll tackle projects as time goes by.0  Introducing 8026 N Coltrane Lane, Tucson, AZ 85743 in Continental Reserve. Minutes from 1-10 access, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. A cul-de-sac setting on a secondary road with no “through” route. As you enter, the first thing that hits you is the open, sunny bright feel to … (4 comments)

 
Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!   (Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)

Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Tucson, AZ

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Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes

Address: 12080 N Dove Mountain Blvd, #100, Marana, AZ , 85658

Mobile: (520) 909-2988

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Author Bio: I have been a Realtor since 2005, and love finding homes for new people moving to the area. There is nothing like matching folks up with their hopes and dreams. If you are 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.



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