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One of the beauties of cyberspace is the unpredicatable nature of who may read a post...and for what reason.  Yesterday, I was contacted by someone in Nebraska who had read a post in which I talk about my friend's adventures in racing.  It seems that this gentleman had gone to high school with my...
Tucson Association of REALTORS® recently released the April 2008 sales figures, and the news shows conditions improving slowly, slightly, but improving nonetheless: Home Sales Units increased 8.1% from March to April (900 to 973) Pending Contracts increased 9.71% (1410 to 1547) Active Listings de...
To most people, the words Tucson and space exploration don't necessarily go together.  Nevertheless, the University of Arizona and Tucson have a rich history of contribution to NASA and the field of space exploration that dates to the 1960s.                                                        ...
A big, fat hearty congratulations goes out to BASIS Tucson Charter School for being ranked the "Top Public High School" in the nation by Newsweek Magazine.                                                              Basis Tucson was started 10 years ago by Olga & Michael Block, determined to cre...
This weekend, the Arizona Daily Star ran an article that discussed increasing gas prices possibly affecting the price of homes in the suburbs.  In the article, a few homeowners talked about how their cost of commute had drastically increased, impacting their lifestyle.  Others spoke of the benefi...
Just south of Tucson is the stunning, yet often overlooked San Xavier del Bac Mission.  "The White Dove of the Desert" is a jewel among missions in the Desert Southwest.  Known for its beautiful lines outside and amazing detail inside, the church is in the process of restoration and preservation ...
Real estate transfer taxes are a fixture in some states and localities...and starting to rear their ugly head in Arizona, too.  This January, Tucson started charging a sales tax only on condo-conversions.  A real estate transfer tax punishes homeowners who move from one house to the other, is bia...
NAR has posted details on 2 bills originating in the House that could have positive results for the public, and by these benefits, the RE business in general.  Both bills are very different and will affect different segments of the population.Hopefully, the tax credits offered will stay intact an...
Saturday night was an evening of fun, laughter and cameraderie at the Tucson Association of REALTORS®.  The Pantano Rotary Club teamed up with TAR to host their 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby "Nite At The Races" fundraiser for The Hearth Foundation, providing shelter for homeless women with children, ...
The racing season is in full swing at the United Sports Arizona Race Park.  With a busy schedule coming up in May, my favorite driver (and buddy), Glenn Littrell, & the other Booyah Racing entry in the SuperStock class are in fine shape going into the meat of the season.  Dirt track racing will g...

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