gladden farms: Marana BlueGrass Festival in Gladden Farms, Marana AZ - 04/05/18 08:08 AM
Marana BlueGrass Festival in Gladden Farms, Marana AZ
Coming up soon, April 13-15, 2018
The Marana Bluegrass Festival is coming to the Gladden Farms Community Park located at 12205 N Tangerine Farms Road, Marana - just a couple minutes west of I-10 Tangerine Road exit.  There's even RV parking and Tent Camping.
Lots of local talent will be an available and the event is sponsored by the Town of Marana and the Parks and Recreation Department. 
Expect to experience lots of Bluegrass and a little Blues plus a few covers to get your feet a tappin'. Some of the Bands performing include the Sonoran Dogs, Run Boy … (2 comments)

gladden farms: Homes for Sale in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ - 10/27/17 07:20 AM
Homes for Sale in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ
I had the opportunity to visit the Marana Cotton Festival last week and was reminded to let the folks living of buying a home in Tucson or Marana Arizona of the wonderful opportunities in this area of town for sale.
With all the new construction by Meritage Homes, KB Homes, DRH Properties Inc, KLB,  Lennar, and Richmond American -- the neighborhood is booming!
Remember to always take buyer representation with you when visiting a new home site.  As wonderful as the listing agents are - they DO work for the builder.  Have an advocate on YOUR side!!
Today, however, I'd … (1 comments)

gladden farms: Gladden Farms 4 Bedroom Home Available For Sale - 09/28/17 10:34 PM
Gladden Farms 4 Bedroom Home Available For Sale
Price reduced, now just $184,900 for 1776 square feet!  Four bedrooms!  Two full baths!
MLS # 21715639
Listed by Chip Morgan, Long Realty Dove Mountain and Continental Ranch
Open house this weekend - Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2-5 p.m.
2 year termite warranty
HVAC recently serviced and a new blower motor installed
Backs up to a green belt for incredible privacy and beauty.
This home has Gladden Farms "Purple Water" for irrigation at an extremely low cost.
One of the lowest HOA sections in Gladden Farms
Wired for Surround Sound with BOSE in-ceiling speakers.
Smart Thermostat
Neat, clean, move in ready.  See for yourself this … (1 comments)

gladden farms: Where Have all the Buyers Gone?! - 09/19/16 05:00 AM
Where have all the buyers gone?!
Wow, just a few short months ago - homes were flying off the shelves and we were contacting homeowners in Red Rock trying to find homes for sale for our buyers. Market times were mostly under 30 days and small homes were snatched up with multiple offers.
Current day: As of mid September, homes are sitting on the market much longer, averaging 53 days on the market for active listings. Despite being a community with school, splash water park, relatively new builds and easy access to I-10, values hover around $76 a square foot or $165,000 average … (3 comments)

gladden farms: 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)

gladden farms: Gladden Farms is Growing! 3 Bedroom Home for Sale - 07/28/16 12:34 AM
 The master-planned community of Gladden Farms, located in Marana just minutes west of I-10 and Tangerine roads, has been in the news quite a bit of late!
At first it was the bicycle trail, that now connects to the loop that encircles the Tucson area.
Then, the building of the new Gladden Farms Elementary school, set to open for their very first year this fall.
And now, in 2016, three more neighborhood blocks have been purchased by Meritage, KB Homes, and Richmond America as the area continues to grow.
Sewer lines are currently being installed all along Tangerine Farms for businesses and residential sprawl to … (0 comments)

gladden farms: New Elementary K-6 To Open in Gladden Farms July 2016 - 03/01/16 02:45 AM
New Elementary K-6 To Open in Gladden Farms July 2016
This new K-6 Marana School District Elementary School is located on 10 acres, situated at the corner of Tangerine Farms Road and Gladden Farms Drive, with classes scheduled to begin in August 2016.
The Public will enter Gladden Farms Elementary School from Gladden Farms Drive. It will also connect into the overall Gladden Farms pathway and sidewalk system for biking and walking access. Gladden Farms Elementary School in Marana is the first new school within the District in over six years.
Construction has been moving along and the shell of the building is clearly visible at this point.
If you would … (2 comments)

gladden farms: Gladden Farms 2015 Year End Sales Report - 01/14/16 07:58 PM
Gladden Farms 2015 Year End Sales Report
I wanted to share my year end review for the folks of Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ as well as those looking to buy in this master planned community.  Gladden Farms is just ten minutes further NW along I-10 as we travel through Marana on 1-10, crossing Cortaro Farms road and the Continental Ranch subdivisions. Take the exit at Tangerine Farms and travel west a short distance to Gladden Farms.
Lots of exciting things have been happening in our neighborhood.  The blue neighborhood block above, is KB homes, filling up fast with new construction.  Immediately adjacent in … (3 comments)

gladden farms: Meritage Homes is Coming To Gladden Farms Marana - 01/08/16 12:08 AM
Meritage Homes is Coming To Gladden Farms Marana
News came out this morning that Meritage Homes just purchased, and plans to start building immediately, in Gladden Farms.  
You may have heard of the elementary school quickly going up on the corner of Gladden Farms Blvd. and Tangerine Farms road.  Now, block 16 has been purchased and homes will go up soon to accommodate new interest in this Marana community.
Gladden Farms is a master-planned community of over 1200 homes, nestled within miles of parkways, community play yards, walking paths, and a distant mountain backdrop.  Just ten minutes from the new Tucson Premium Outlets center, … (0 comments)

gladden farms: Fall Colors in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ - 12/08/15 10:37 PM
Fall Colors in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ
I wanted to share the lovely fall colors of Gladden Farms today.
Gladden Farms, Marana AZ, is located about 20 miles north of downtown Tucson, just minutes west of I-10 and Tangerine Farms Road. From I-10, enjoy a short 5 minute drive along beautifully maintained medians, cultivated walkways, and spacious bike lanes.
Gladden Farms, Marana AZ, is a master-planned community. (A master-planned community is a development built according to plan specifications that includes homes, apartments, community parks and amenities, commercial buildings, educational facilities, etc) Low pricing on single family residences in the area present a great opportunity … (1 comments)

gladden farms: Gladden Farms Area Welcomes Heritage River Park Splash Pad in Marana - 07/19/15 12:16 AM
Gladden Farms Area Welcomes Heritage River Park Splash Pad in MaranaFun in the sun! 
In keeping with the rural environment of the Marana Heritage River Park, July 31, 2015 marks the grand opening of the Agriculturally-Themed Heritage River Park Splash located in the Gladden Farms community.
(photo by Town of Marana)
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!  Kids and adults alike will enjoy the farming and agriculture theme with windmills, tractors, sunflowers and more at this family-friendly addition to the Gladden Farms area. 
(Photo by Town of Marana)
The splash pad covers an area encompassing 4500 square feet against a backdrop of Tucson Mountains.
Nearby, visitors … (0 comments)

gladden farms: Gladden Farms Marana Market Snapshot - 07/06/15 05:14 AM
Gladden Farms Marana Market Snapshot
In the sprawling neighborhoods of Gladden Farms, 56 homes are currently on TARMLS, with three new construction, the rest resale of existing properties.  The link provided will also show available properties in nearby Rancho Marana and San Lucas.  For this blog report, I did not factor in short sales and foreclosures since market conditions have improved substantially. 
Of those 43, 21 are ACTIVE and for sale, 10 are under contract and Active Contingent, and 22 have sold in the past 90 days.
Of those sold, average days on the market were 58, but some were on as long a … (1 comments)

gladden farms: KB HOMES: New Construction Growth in Gladden Farms Marana - 03/25/15 03:32 AM
KB HOMES:  New Construction Growth in Gladden Farms Marana

A few months back, KB Homes began new construction in the Somerset neighborhood, nestled in the Community of Gladden Farms, Marana.  The neighborhood is located about 5 minutes off I-10, traveling west on Tangerine Farms Road.  Situated just moments from the New Outlet Mall currently being built at Twin Peaks, this community offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city living, manicured parks and walkways, peaceful orchards, and mountain vistas.

Here's a link to a quick neighborhood map here!
Homes are affordable - Priced from $168,990 - $225,999.  … (0 comments)

gladden farms: Fog Over Gladden Farms - 01/31/15 11:43 PM
Fog Over Gladden Farms
Metropolitan Tucson Arizona.  Home to over 358 days of sunshine per year.

Having a rare week - everyone is out taking photos of fog, clouds, rainfall.

When I moved here in 2000 I thought people were crazy to get so excited about a little rain.
Now I understand.

(Lake Gladden Farms)
The desert is refreshed now.
The air smells like spring.

gladden farms: Is it Time to Sell Your Home in Gladden Farms or Rancho Marana?? - 01/08/15 12:51 AM
Is it Time to Sell Your Home in Gladden Farms or Rancho Marana??

Gladden Farms / Rancho Marana is a master-planned community located about 5 minutes off of I-10 at the Tangerine Road exit.  The homes are all built 2005 or later, and come from a variety of builders including Richmond American, Lennar, Miramonte, Pulte, KB Homes, Hallmark, Meritage and more.

The park and walkway system is amazing in this friendly community, and the local HOA helps to maintain pride of ownership, excellent landscaping and upkeep, provide community activities, and wonderful play areas for families, sports enthusiasts, and more.


gladden farms: First Time Home-Buyer Buying Power in Various Marana Communities - 01/07/15 11:08 PM
First Time Home-Buyer Buying Power in Various Marana AZ Communities
As a first time homebuyer, you might be curious about your buying power in Marana, AZ, -- NW suburb of Tucson?  Prices fluctuate due to location, age of home, amenities, views, golf courses, condition, and so much more.  A real estate agent can help you to find the best values for your budget.
Here's a quick peak at some of the communities available to you when looking for a home to buy in Marana or Tucson, AZ.  These example homes have three bedrooms or more, and are sized between … (0 comments)

gladden farms: Gladden Farms Marana Market Update - 11/24/14 07:53 AM
Gladden Farms Marana Market Update
 So what's going on in Gladden Farms, just five minutes off Interstate 10 North of Tucson, AZ at the Tangerine exit?
Well, Thanksgiving for one!  Happy Thanksgiving Marana!!
For the sake of this report, I'm going to include the communities of Gladden Farms and Rancho Marana, since they are just across the street from one another.
Yes, sales have been a bit slow in this area as of late:  There have been 76 closings over the past 6 months, with 15 in the past 60 days.  As of 11/24/2014, there have been only two closings … (0 comments)

gladden farms: Backyard Retreat Offered in Gladden Farms Home - 10/24/14 03:55 AM
Backyard Retreat Offered in Gladden Farms Home
At first approach to  11487 W Amber Stone Drive in Marana, AZ, you'll notice a pride of ownership and love of outdoors that sets this home apart from it's neighbors. 

The .20 lot is larger sized for the average home in the community of Gladden Farms.  Outside you can enjoy well maintained desert plantings mingled with palm trees, citrus, roses, a complete drip system in front and back yards, and front and back covered patios for outdoor living.

Once inside, notice that the entire home has ceramic tile flooring for easy living!

A … (2 comments)

gladden farms: Two Homes. Two Neighborhoods. Marana Homes for Sale - 09/26/14 01:42 AM
Two Homes.  Two Neighborhoods.  Marana Homes for Sale
Two homes.  Two neighborhoods.
Fifteen minutes apart, both built in the last four years, situated in pride-of-ownership communities with HOA.
Looking for a roomy home?  Do you want a pool?  Do you want unobstructed Mountain Views? How about the security of a gated community? Proximity to the freeway?

Commute can make a big difference in desirability.  Access to amenities is another.  There are so many choices when searching for your dream home. 

Take a moment to compare these two homes, relatively similar, but vastly different in price.  Which appeals to you?  … (3 comments)

gladden farms: June Weather Forcast For Tucson, AZ - 06/01/14 03:20 AM
June Weather Forcast For Tucson, AZ
It's that time of year when I start taking photos of my car thermometer again.  Yesterday, the final day of May 2014 went out with a bang!
Weather this week is not for the faint at heart!
I received an email this morning from one of my Seattle, WA clients and she asked, "How do you cope?"
Well...first off...sunscreen.  And a hat.  And sunglasses. And...WATER.
Two - plan your daily activities accordingly.  For instance, this isn't the best week to go out house hunting...unless you go early mornings.  And...take WATER.  I'm thinking I have plenty … (2 comments)

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso

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

Tucson, 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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