tucson: Justketos.com - 06/21/19 08:10 AM

(No, this isn't really a KETO photo unless you subtract the potatoes.  This was my husband's meal)
Folks who live in NW Tucson are familiar with a local icon by the name of Copper Creek Cookies.
In addition to cookies that presidents have eaten, they have always made a killer Cinnamon roll and offer great catering options.
"Rolling" with the times, Copper Creek Cookies have introduced a new direction for the community.
If you are trying to lose weight, need diabetic options, don't like to cook or are out of ideas, are already practicing the Keto lifestyle -- Justketos.com might have some offerings attractive to you.
I … (0 comments)

tucson: 2019 Model Just Completed New Construction Foothills Tucson - 05/06/19 01:13 PM
2019 Model Just Completed New Construction Foothills Tucson
Introducing another quality new construction home by Milano Homes. Offered at $499,900.
Imagine a foothills setting, complete with 24-hour manned guard gate. 
Exclusive, singular, quiet, secure.  Completed May of 2019, this beautiful home comes with Full Builder Warranty as well as complete backyard landscaping package. 
Enjoy the community pool and ramada with restrooms and kitchenette. Villa Milano is part of the Master Planned community of Sin Vacas.
The community affords Sweeping moutain vistas of the Santa Catalina Mountain range, desert environment and blue, blue skys. quiet neighborhood,
Villa Milano is set apart with its Tuscan architectural details and Exterior concrete trim. Brick … (0 comments)

tucson: Tucson Treasures 4 Teachers: Got Stuff??? - 04/12/19 11:26 AM
Tucson Treasures 4 Teachers   
Treasures 4 Tucson has a mission statement on their webpage that helps summarize the role they play in helping our educators:
Mission: To provide educators with hands-on interactive learning materials for use in their classrooms through donated and re-purposed items, as well as for raising funds to support this purpose.
Their resource center is dependent upon donations, both materially and monetarily, and raise some great thoughts about de-cluttering when you're doing your spring cleaning this year. Whether it’s plastic bottle caps, straws, tongue depressors, fabric scraps or golf balls and office supplies, Treasures 4 Teachers can make … (1 comments)

tucson: Persian Room Fine Dining in Tucson, AZ - 04/12/19 08:04 AM
Persian Room Fine Dining in Tucson, AZ
My husband and I recently celebrated a closing with client friends at the Persian Room Fine Dining located on 9290 N Thornydale Road, Ste. 100, Tucson, AZ 85742  520-744-1414
I must admit that I'm a sucker for atmosphere.  I'm not one of those wild about entering one large noisy room with little or no privacy for eating.  Right away I liked that this one was set up in an L shape, and that there was plenty of decor and room dividers to help diners feel a little more intimate.
They had a friendly hostess at the door … (2 comments)

tucson: North Ranch - LOCATION with that Homey Neighborhood Vibe! - 12/14/18 06:56 AM
North Ranch - LOCATION with that Homey Neighborhood Vibe!
Travel north about a mile along Thornydale Road from Cortaro Farms Road and just a bit north from Mountainview High School you'll come across the sprawling grassy entrance to North Ranch in Tucson, AZ.
This community sits nestled in amongst natural desert and mountain view surrounds. The community offers many homes for sale, ranging from a cozy 2 bedroom style to expansive five bedroom two stories.
Residents enjoy being minutes from shopping, schools, and offices, and yet mature landscaping softens the residential area that features two pools, spa, volleyball, tennis, community center, horseshoes, basketball, walking … (0 comments)

tucson: Top Reasons Why Tucson Might be The Best New Home for You - 11/13/18 06:33 AM
3.  Food
Tucson is the first city in America to be honored with the Capital of Gastronomy designation.   This city, rich with history and culture, dates back to the O'odham people  who settled, and cultivated this rich desert landscape. According to VisitTucson.org, "Tucson's agriculture heritage extends back more than 4,000 years as the longest known continuously cultivated area in the North America".  
So there's your history lesson! 
Bringing it all current --  Beer and, wine festivals, farmers markets, wine tastings, Tucson Meet Yourself - Tucsonans know how to celebrate food. 
Some of the fantastic food events held yearly include:    
https://www.saaca.org/savor.html  SAVOR Food and … (1 comments)

tucson: Selling your Home - What do Your Walls Say About You? - 10/25/18 01:08 PM
Selling your Home - What do Your Walls Say About You?
Yesterday I enjoyed another weekly home tour with available listings for sale in Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ.  We saw homes priced from $300,000 up to 1.4 million.
One of the things that enters my mind when looking for a new home with a buyer is...what mind set is the seller in?  Are they motivated to sell, or are they just listing to "see what happens"?
One of the advantages of a home tour is, we can ask a question like, "Why is the seller moving".  When I ask that question on behalf of … (1 comments)

tucson: A September 2018 Look at the Tucson Real Estate Market - 10/17/18 09:40 AM

Is now the time to list your home?
Let's take a look at the September 2018 Monthly stats from the Southern Arizona Multiple listing service.   
Below are some points regarding residential sales:
Total Sales Volume  has dropped by close to 18% from August. Average Sales Price has dropped just over 4% as well. Those that have received offers and gone under contract have decreased by 13.23% in that same time frame. Total units of sales (both buying and selling) have decreased 4.7% from a year ago same time but median sales price is up just about 1.5%. Total units of sales (both buying and … (1 comments)

tucson: 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)

tucson: Taco Tuesday!!!! - 03/20/18 10:17 AM
Our family is having a theme night this weekend, complete with food, costumes, adult beverages, games, and blind tastings.  We started this about 6 months ago and had kicked off with a German Night.
So this weekend I was in Party City, checking to see if there was anything else I "needed" for this weekend and came across this Taco Hat.
Family time is the best time - does your work schedule include down time??
On the same "theme" we love, love, love the margaritas at Dove Mountain Brewery in Marana.  We enjoyed some Tacos there last night, in fact.  And yes, it specializes in … (4 comments)

tucson: Introducing Marana Chamber Member: E-Konomy Pool Service & Supplies - 03/09/18 09:23 AM
We've been personally using E-Konomy Pools Service and Supplies since we bought our new home and are the happy owners of a large, sparkling pool.
During our ownership, the pump has broken, the surrounding deck has been resurfaced, we've gone through the monsoon season, and more.
Our pool has never been cloudy, dirty, stinky -- less than swimable -- once.  
We attribute this to the care and concern of our pool technician, part of E-Konomy Pools.  When we needed a new pump, we went to E-konomy.
We've found fair prices, good service, and excellent customer care.
For all your future pool needs, consider giving E-Konomy Pools Service … (0 comments)

tucson: What Homes are for Sale in Continental Ranch, Marana AZ? - 02/22/18 12:23 PM
Continental Ranch is a master-planned community just west of Interstate 10, NW of Tucson, nestled between the North end of the Tucson Mountain Range and the highway.  Amenities are located nearby which include malls, shopping, business offices, restaurants and more.
Continental Ranch itself is a multi-functioning community.  Within it's parameters are Continental Reserve where many neighborhoods are gated, as well as Sunflower, which offers an age-restricted way of life.  The area has many community parks, community centers, and recreation areas for folks who love to get outdoors as well.
Continental Ranch is within the Marana School district, and Leman Academy of Excellence is situated nearby … (0 comments)

tucson: Introducing Marana Chamber Member: E-Konomy Pool Service & Supply - 01/15/18 07:12 AM
Introducing Marana Chamber Member:  E-Konomy Pool Service & Supply
We've been using E-Konomy Pool Service & Supply here in Tucson for as long as we've been pool owners.
Our equipment and pool showed a great deal of deferred maintenance upon purchase, and through the months, are slowly repairing and replacing.
The cool deck had deteriorated badly, and when replaced by another company, well -- a lot of stuff got into the pool. Another time, the pump broke and getting repair through our existing warranty took...over a week.  E-Konomy Pool was there to keep it clear.  YET ANOTHER TIME, that repaired pump just needed to be … (0 comments)

tucson: Introducing Marana Chamber Member: Southwest Solutions - 01/12/18 12:22 PM
Introducing Marana Chamber Member: Southwest Solutions
Betty Covey and I, The Golden Girls of Long Realty, have been using Peter and Tammy Minot at Southwest Solutions for our promotional materials for some time now!
Consistent members of the Marana Chamber of Commerce, Peter and Tammy make sure their work gets personal....from helping design, picking out items of value, delivery of orders - you feel like one of the family at Southwest Solutions of Tucson, AZ.
I like their motto - helping you, promote you.  They do.
From promotional gadgets for your next sales meetings, to gifts for co-workers and clients - to all kinds of apparel.  … (0 comments)

tucson: Earning Income from Purchasing A Tucson Home to Rent - 10/20/17 12:28 AM
Investing in real estate might be a good decision for you.
Purchasing a single family home to rent out, either managed by yourself or a professional team can help simplify the details as well.  Generally, professionals charge around 10% of the monthly rent here in Tucson, Arizona.
Tomorrow I'm taking an investor out to look at several rental possibilities for his second investment in communities around NW and W Tucson, as well as parts of Oro Valley. 
Wondering what homes rent for in some of these communities?  Wondering if putting your money into a rental property might work for you?
Talk to me.  I'll help … (0 comments)

tucson: Continental Ranch Safety Fair One Week AWAY - 10/20/17 12:05 AM

It's right here in your community, Continental Ranch of NW Tucson and Marana, AZ.
Located at the community center at 8881 N Coachline Road, near Silverbell, vendors will be set up inside and out.
Halloween's the theme, and Safety's the message.
Emergencies permitting, the Marana Police and NW Fire will be there with Fire Engines and Squad Cars.  The Police department will help you with fingerprinting kits for your little ones in case of emergency.
There will be CPR demonstrations, Self Defense moves, tips, and equipment, Walgreens will be providing Flu Shots.  In addition, learn more about online safety, insurance safety, retirement scams, and so … (0 comments)

tucson: Discovering Your Backyard Retreat - 09/21/17 08:05 AM
What are the features most important to you in your Tucson, Arizona back yard?
Deck use?
Outdoor kitchen or barbecue?
Knowing your criteria and what is most important is one of the initial steps during your search for your your new home in Tucson and Marana, Arizona. Knowing what's important FIRST, helps set you up for success.
Call or email me today for a sit-down meeting so we can discuss your goals and timeline, set up a search based on your key priorities, and move one step closer to your dream house!
Details matter!  Let's talk.
Cara Mancuso, Associate Broker with Long Realty, 520-909-2988

tucson: Updating Your Profile, Bananas, & Meet-Ups -- Love the Rain! - 08/21/17 10:08 AM
Got a nice reminder today to do a little profile updating from one Anna Banana, aka Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI 
Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRIArizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!http://activerain.com/blogsview/5101920/ask-an-ambassador----begin-at-the-beginning-
It was great advice as always, in her post.  I knew I had "learned" it years ago when I first began blogging in the rain, but thought I'd better do a quick check.  
I knew I had updated some of my bio a few months back, but today's reminder had me adding my associate broker license number, as well as a video.  I don't think it used to be this easy to embed a video.  It's amazing how … (2 comments)

tucson: Horse Property in Marana School District For Sale - 08/01/17 08:04 AM
Once in a while a property comes along that has it all - at an affordable price.
Stop what you're doing and check out these photos and details
At $134,900, this 1400 square foot mobile home offers a homey feeling with the freedom of no HOA, a fenced acre of land, and country living!
Take a look at these interior details:
Three bedroom split floor plan 2 full baths 2 tone custom paint and faux finishes Newer ceiling fans in every room Stainless Steel appliances Newer counters AC – Replaced in 2016 2015 New Furnace Blower 2013 New Hot Water Heater
Then, take a … (5 comments)

tucson: MUST LOVE LIZARDS!!! - 07/17/17 08:47 PM
I was taking a trip to see a past client of mine down in Armory Park this last weekend, and had to stop the car on the way.  
I'm not sure why I haven't seen this beauty before...
I wonder what he will add to resale value one day.
Interested in Armory Park, El Presidio, Iron Horse homes near downtown Tucson??  They are historic, unusual, full of character, and close to city center! You can follow the link to see homes for sale in downtown Tucson here.
I'm not sure I can find you your very own lizard, but I'm sure together we can find … (4 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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