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We had a bobcat sighting near the Arroyo Chico Wash, in the subdivision of Colonia Solana today (located in the heart of Central Tucson).   Even living in the middle of the city, there is an abundance of wildlife that make the Arroyo Chico Wash home.  Including over 80 spieces of birds (the Audub...
We live in a historic subdivision in Central Tucson, and live in a designated historic home.  What is the benefits of living in a historic home?   There are many, but what we appreicate the most is the tax break.  Here in Pima County a home owner pays 10% of tax assessed value for property taxes....
Research conducted by Freddie Mac indicates that people living in single-family rental properties (a house, townhouse, or condo) may be more likely to buy a home than those living in apartments. But there’s a catch: Freddie Mac's survey found that overall, about 55% of renters in both single- and...
 Please join me for an open house to the general public Sunday 9/27/15 from 1pm-4pm for this beautiful, move in ready historic Mid-century Modern home, located in historic Colonia Solana.  3489 E Via Guadalupe, Tucson, AZ 85716 4 beds 3 baths 2,791 sqft For Sale $469,000 Price cut: -$10,000 (7/10...
Mid Century Modern Home Tour- Sunday, October 4th | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PMJoin TMW for an extraordinary modernist home tour featuring properties by four of Tucson's most celebrated architects of the Mid-Century era: Louis Coon, Nick Sakellar, Arthur Brown and William & Sylvia Wilde. The 4th Annual Mod...
Mortgage bond prices finished the week lower which pushed rates higher. Rates were worse the beginning of the week in response to 100 plus point gains in stocks Monday morning. Some of the losses were reversed Tuesday as stocks struggled. The data was mixed. Existing home sales were weaker than e...
Normally, consumers who are in the process of a divorce have to wait till the divorce is final to obtain final loan approval. This is due to having to wait for court confirmation of any liabilities coming from the divorce, such as child support or alimony. There are exceptions, however. When ther...
Every day, REALTORS® have to remain aware of their surroundings to fend off potential attackers.Here are a few tips to keep you safe:1. Keep it light - Show properties before dark. Park on the street or in public view.2. Carry your phone with you at all times - Communication is key.3. Don’t be to...
The EPA has finalized new regulations on CO2 emissions from power plants. NAR has opposed these regulations stating concerns about their impact on utility costs for homeowners. Arizona has an even greater problem with these regulations as the increased utility cost will also drive up our water ra...
The EPA has finalized the new Waters of the US (WOTUS) regulations. These sweeping regulations would allow increased costs and permitting to be required to develop any real estate that is even remotely located near a waterway. In Tucson, that means that a lot located near a wash that runs less th...

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Third generation, full-time licensed Realtor, putting my clients' needs first. I work with all of my client's one on one, taking pride in the quality work and services I provide. In the top 1% of all Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2012 - 2015. I have the experience, passion and knowledge to help with your residential real estate needs. Call (520) 471-6900 for a free and no obligation consultation.