oro valley: Top Reasons Why Tucson Might be The Best New Home for You - 11/19/18 03:19 PM
4.  Homes for Sale
I'm a fan of the diversity of housing in our metropolitan city of Tucson, AZ.
There's something for everyone, really.  
If you are looking or a part-time or full time retirement-style home, you may be interested in our Active Adult Communities.
An Active Adult Community is available for those interested in 45+ or 55+ living. Often these communities offer golf courses, tennis, pickleball, fitness centers and workout areas, clubhouses, restaurants, spas and/or pools and more.. Residents can participate in a myriad of pursuits such as hiking, classes, biking, photography, arts & crafts..or form your own group! There are single family homes, townhomes, condos, … (0 comments)

oro valley: Top Reasons Why Tucson Might be The Best New Home for You - 11/06/18 04:45 PM
2.  Mountains.
My kids thought Tucson was just a flat desert plain with a few Saguaro Cacti to break up the monotony before they came to visit.
Tucson is surrounded by four main mountain ranges, on all sides.
Santa Catalina's, including Mt. Lemmon, to the north. Santa Ritas to the South.

Here is Cat Mountain, SW Tucson,Tucson Mountain Range.
Tucson Mountains to the West - This is a closeup of Sombrero Peak.
Pusch Ridge to the North, part of the Santa Catalina's in Oro Valley.
Rincons to the east.
They are amazing, and each different in their own ways.
These are the Tortolita Mountains, up where they play golf by … (2 comments)

oro valley: Top Reasons Why Tucson Might be The Best New Home for You - 10/29/18 08:29 AM
1.  Sunrise.
Everyone talks about our sunsets, but don't miss getting up early for these beauties!!
These are views over the Rincon Mountains, located on the East Border of the Tucson Valley.
5:30 a.m. this morning.  I looked outside and had to go grab my camera.
After two years of waking to this view, it doesn't get old!
 This is up Oro Valley Way, looking towards the Santa Catalina Mountain Range.
 Tucson sits in an elevated valley between four Mountain Ranges - Santa Catalinas to the North, Rincons to the East, Santa Ritas to the South, and the Tucson Mountain Range to the West. 
If you are over … (0 comments)

oro valley: Four Bedroom Home for Sale w/ Pool, One Bed & Bath Downstairs - 05/31/18 08:19 PM
Four Bedroom Home for Sale w/ Pool, One Bed & Bath Downstairs
When you begin your search for a move-up home with four bedrooms, what goes on your wish list?  What's most important to you in your home search?
Size? Here's a two story home with four bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, formal living, great room, eat in kitchen, breakfast bar, one bedroom downstairs AND a bonus area in one of the stalls of the three car garage.
Have you thought about a loft for TV watching?
A work desk or study corner?
A work out room?
A master suite big enough to get "away from it … (0 comments)

oro valley: Fourth (4th) of July Fireworks & Fun Activities 2017 - 06/21/17 08:08 AM
Wondering how to spend your time and what to do for Independence Day 2017?  Peruse the following list for a wonderful list of options!  Most of these events can be found online if you need more information regarding times, costs, and activities.
"A" Mountain Downtown Tucson
Fireworks show Tuesday, July 4, 2017 with fireworks starting at 9:00 p.m.  Downtown, there is an Independence Day Party at the TCC, Tucson Convention center before the fireworks display. For best viewing, park at TCC lots B or C.  Parking is free!  In addition, enjoy traditional Fourth of July eats like hotdogs, burgers and other street food … (1 comments)

oro valley: Stop and Smell the Blooms Along the Way - 04/18/17 09:44 AM
Stop and Smell the Blooms Along the Way
I love taking walks in my new neighborhood.  As you might know, I've been writing about the master planned community of Gladden Farms for 9 years - and believe me, if you are thinking about buying or selling a home in that neighborhood -- I can help!
But now my husband and I have moved into the West Foothills of Tucson and are really appreciating the open sky, desert landscaping, rolling hills, and on and on and on.
It's a very nice break from a subdivision full of homes.
Some like a close-knit neighborhood.  Some like space and … (2 comments)

oro valley: Tucson Area Real Estate Market Statistics - 09/12/16 05:49 AM

Wondering what's the newest in our Tucson Area Real Estate market this past month?
Well, our total sales volume continues to increase!
While currently just about 2% more than July, our numbers are still up close to 16% more from a year ago August.

Average SOLD price is up as well. Looking at the entire Tucson Metropolitan area which includes Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Vail, Sahuarita, etc., our numbers are up marginally with an average of $220,774.
New listings are up a BIT from July but overall down 4.28% from last year. This amounts to a decrease in total active listings available by .43%.
Listings … (0 comments)

oro valley: Thankfulness this Labor Day Weekend - 09/02/16 05:19 AM
I woke up this morning full of anticipation.
No particular reason, just happy to start another day.
A couple of hours in, my inner reflection hit my actual consciousness and I thought, "Wow, I am so lucky to be in a career that I wake up eager to start my day."
Where are you in your career?
Do you wake up ready and raring to go?!
If not, maybe you need to reflect this Labor Day Weekend.
It's truly a blessing to have a job  you love - and I have a passion for helping folks buy and sell Real Estate in NW Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley … (2 comments)

oro valley: Oro Valley Charmer Awaits Owner to Love - 07/18/16 12:07 AM
I know, you're thinking...the title sure sounds cheesy.
But, here's the reality.
The previous owners LOVED this home.  I know, I sold it to them.
We walked in, and this sigh of bliss was heard behind me....it was love at first sight.
The owners had been elderly, and unfortunately, they are now passed.  More than anything, with the responsibility of re-listing and selling their home, I wanted to help create a newer, updated version for the NEW owners to love.
We've done some upgrades.
Floors, cabinets, hardware, fireplace, landscaping, interior and exterior paint, bathrooms refresh, checked the major components....a little splash, a little sparkle...
The estate hired a … (2 comments)

oro valley: What is the average square foot price for a home in Tucson, AZ - 06/04/16 01:08 AM
Employees from Caterpillar will be moving to Tucson, AZ over the next five years with the opening of a Caterpillar Regional Headquarters to be located downtown Tucson.  Curious about the Tucson lifestyle, Caterpillar employees have sent questions regarding relocation to our beautiful desert pueblo.  What better opportunity for blogging than to help provide information to those contemplating moving to the metropolitan Tucson area 
Question #2: What is the average square foot price for an existing home in Tucson, AZ?
The City of Tucson is 227 square miles, Oro Valley, 36 square miles, Marana 121, and Vail adds another 18. All in all, metropolitan Tucson covers … (0 comments)

oro valley: Sun City Oro Valley 2 Bed + Den Home for Sale - 12/02/15 01:21 PM
Sun City Oro Valley 2 Bed + Den Home for Sale
Enjoy this lovely home with welcoming landscaping and front courtyard to catch the sunset and peak-a-boo mountain views.  The home has recently been repainted and the garage door was replaced. 
Garage comes with built ins and even an extra freezer included!
Enjoy a generously sized back yard with pavers, covered patio, north facing elevation, and mature landscaping.  Citrus trees include orange and grapefruit, with a raised garden planting bed.
This modified Crescent Floor plan has two bedrooms, plus office, and open floor plan with lots of natural lighting! Home has dual pane windows, with … (1 comments)

oro valley: The Browns are Selling In Sun City Oro Valley Estate Sale - 11/05/15 05:02 AM
The Browns are Selling In Sun City Oro Valley Estate Sale!
1091 E Balmoral Pl Oro Valley, AZ 85755-5838
Saturday Nov.7th 9:00am to 4:00pm
Oro Valley Estate Sale.  Turn right at the Fire Station ! 
Directions:   From the intersection of Sun City Blvd and Rancho Vistoso Blvd, take Sun City Blvd east to Buckingham Dr, turn right and take to Balmoral Place, turn right and take to 1091 E. Balmoral Place.
Some of the exciting sale items will be:
Nine piece wall unit
Leather look sofa sleeper
Lladro figurines
Lenox china
Oak king bedroom set with newer mattress
Vintage German candle powered Carousel
Southwestern and Japanese art prints
Here's a link to … (0 comments)

oro valley: Cara Mancuso, Long Realty REALTOR® - 08/27/15 11:58 PM
Good Day to You!
For those of you that don't know me here on Active Rain, I'd like to take this opportunity to say "hi" and introduce myself!  I am a REALTOR® with over ten years experience, working for Long Realty in Tucson, AZ.

I work in the beautiful area of Tucson, AZ and surrounding areas including Marana, Oro Valley, Vail, and Sahuarita.
If you're buying or selling, please give me a call.  I'd love to help you with your real estate needs.

oro valley: Golden Girls and Long Realty with Marana Chamber of Commerce - 07/05/15 12:26 AM
Golden Girls Long Realty with Marana Chamber of Commerce
We are your Long Realty Golden Girls! 
The Mancuso/Covey Team at Long Realty - Dove Mountain and Twin Peaks have been combined Marana residents for over 28 years. Dedicated to serving the real estate needs of folks in our area, the Mancuso/Covey team's mission is to practice the golden rule. ''Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.'' Your requests and priorities are important to us as professionals.
Our goals include a lasting relationship with warm and caring customer service. Residential - Relocation - Investing - REO - Foreclosures - Short … (0 comments)

oro valley: 45+ Active Adult Community Offers View Lot, Split Bedroom Home - 07/04/15 01:20 AM
45+ Active Adult Community Offers View Lot, Split Bedroom Home
At times, pictures can say it all. 
Looking for a retreat on a quiet cul-de-sac? 
Looking for natural preserve coming right up to your property? 
Want to wake up with mountain views and share coffee on your front patio with the Santa Catalinas?
This home may be just what you are looking for.
The owners are in the middle of packing, so have a bit of patience when viewing, but imagine -- home comes with all appliances! Dishwasher; Dryer; Garage Door Opener; Microwave; Oven/Stove; Refrigerator; Washer
Satisfy your inner chef with gas stove and miles of updated cupboards!
This … (4 comments)

oro valley: 4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Canada Hills Oro Valley - 02/11/15 11:38 AM
4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Canada Hills Oro Valley

Unbelievably priced at $329,000 for over 3200 square feet.  In addition to four bedrooms and three full baths, this home offers formal living AND dining rooms, family room, office or den, and loft.

Enter the dramatic front foyer and get caught up in the expansive space and light feeling of this home.  Low care ceramic tile, fireplace, tile counter tops in the kitchen, newer appliances and light fixtures...talk about move-in ready!

Enjoy a lush backyard retreat with mature landscaping, and lovely pool.  Three car garage adds extra storage and … (9 comments)

oro valley: Listings Coming Up! - 02/07/15 12:27 AM
Listings Coming Up!

February in Tucson is an exciting time in the real estate field because we have so many visitors here, falling in love with our mountains, our sunsets, our temperatures, and our people!  Tucson is an amazing place to live.

We have the gem show going on, and the rodeo coming up, and we USED to have the golf Match play (which hopefully will return)   There are just so many activities going on and all with fantastic weather!
Consequently, sellers tend to start listing their properties...kind of like putting worms on a hook, ha!
Active Adult Communities … (4 comments)

oro valley: Urban Myth Debunked...It IS True!!!! - 01/30/15 11:50 PM
Urban Myth Debunked...It IS True!!!!

99 bottles of beer on the wall
99 bottles of beer
take one down
pass it around
98 bottles of beer on the wall

Looks like they're on 92 bottles of beer on the wall...
So, Urban Myth...or...Things you See when out showing homes...
Nope, no offer made.
Are you a buyer thinking of purchasing a new home?  I LOVE Househunting - as you know, you never know what you may find!!!  Call me today for more information on Homes for Sale in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley … (14 comments)

oro valley: Tucson Real Estate Market Highlights for November 2014 - 12/07/14 01:59 AM
Tucson Real Estate Market Highlights for November 2014
To paraphrase a top 40 pop song from Flo Rider a few years ago, the Tucson Real Estate "market got low, low, low, low, low, low, low...."
Is it the holidays....statistics say yes, real estate sales do drop off in many communities and neighborhoods of Tucson, Marana, Vail, Oro Valley and Sahuarita during November and December.

Looking at November stats, things have indeed slowed down or dropped for home sellers and home buyers in the greater area of Tucson, AZ.

Total volume of sales dropped almost 15% from October to November 2014.
Sales price dropped along … (4 comments)

oro valley: 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)

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso

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

Tucson, AZ

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Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ

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. 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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