Another World: After Dark in the Tucson Mountains

Mortgage and Lending with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) NMLS 223495

Moon over the Tucson Mountains: Mike in Tucson, AZ lender

~ Another World In The Tucson Mountains ~

There's no other description that fits so well...  The Tucson Mountains after dark are another world.  The sense of quiet peacefulness is created by the ridge of ancient volcanic rock separating me from the City of Tucson. 

Here there is the yip of a coyote enjoying that same moon that tugged me away from the comfort of my home in Tucson Estates II.  The yips crescendo into a chorus of answering coyotes, howling at that big yellow moon.

Tonight, the TV is off.  I didn't bring my I-Pod.  Give me, tonight, what drew Muir to the wilderness, and Thoreau to Ralph Waldo Emerson's woodland cabin near Walden Pond.  Give me the sounds and quiet beauty of God's nature, and I'm content.

Today, I took four new loan applications for four separate buyers around the Arizona.  I called four REALTORS, one in Tucson, one in Scottsdale, one in Glendale and one in Phoenix.  All of them got good news about their buyers and a strong LSR to add to their offer.  Active Rain brought me three of the four.  I have yet to meet the fourth, as my relationship is with the buyer, but I'll tell her about the Active Rain Real Estate Network!

It was a successful day.  Life is good, and I'm grateful.


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender.

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SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Nogales, and Albuquerque, NM.

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Comments (28)

Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

WOW - You use a $130 camera?  I thought that you had a jillion dollar camera.  What an eye!

Jan 26, 2011 05:51 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Wow Mike ... What an amazing photograph and thanks for the view!

Jan 26, 2011 06:20 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Wow! Very good picture Mike...

Jan 26, 2011 09:00 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

You have cracked the ActiveRain nut - that of bringing business in from a blog.  I believe that blogging may actually be more beneficial for loan officers than the average real estate agent, with the exception of posts about local communities and homes. 

Jan 26, 2011 10:50 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Gorgeous shot, Mike, you certainly do know how to catch them; and, thank you for letting us in on them.

Jan 26, 2011 11:41 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Mike I saw the same pictures. Also, you are a great example blogging for business. You take a proactive approach by calling other real estate agents to get new business. As I say on the radio show--Make the Call.

Jan 26, 2011 11:56 PM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Wow just beautiful Mike. You really have a snack for taking some awesome shots!

Jan 27, 2011 12:01 AM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

Sounds like a productive day ended by a perfect and peaceful night. Thanks for sharing the great photo.

Your Friend in Charlottesville

Jan 27, 2011 12:17 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Wow Mike, I have a Panasonic Lumix and I guess I need to learn how to use it!


Jan 27, 2011 01:24 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Beam me up Scotty!!! What a magnificent photo! It really does look as if you are on another planet!

Jan 27, 2011 03:32 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Well" beam me up Scotty" and put me there in that picture! What a photo! What a story! If I was there right now, I'd be the happiest person around!

You are so lucky!

Jan 27, 2011 06:44 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


I'll be right over to your blog to commiserate about the weather!  :)


Isn't it just beautiful?!

Mike in Tucson

Jan 27, 2011 10:15 AM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HI MIKE!  Well - your moon sure is enticing me to move to your side of town!  It's stunning! Congrats on all your recent LSRs - you definitely work hard and deserve them all!   --G

Jan 27, 2011 10:34 AM
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Mike - another fantatic shot. I guess the full moon is bright enough that you almost don't need headlights.

Jan 28, 2011 03:35 AM
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States

Hi Mike - Wonderful photo to go with the sentiments you have shared with us. Way to end a productive day!

Jan 29, 2011 04:38 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

That purple color is just awesome! It's my favorite color BTW.  When I was in the desert in Egypt the sky was actually navy blue there & it reminded me of that.

Jan 31, 2011 06:04 AM
Olga Diaz
Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR

Gorgeous picture!  It looks so peaceful! Thank you for posting such an amazing shot!

Feb 09, 2011 08:00 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mike and I have to come back for a double take of your wonderful post & photo, and I have featured it at one of my favorite groups ...



Feb 14, 2011 07:02 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Vegas Bob,

Thanks for coming back, and Thanks for the Feature!


You're welcome!  Thanks for stopping by.


I'd like to see a photo of that sky in Egypt!


That it was!  I hope your day was successful.


We have very little light pollution on the west side of the Tucson Mountains, so when the moon is full, it's a beauty!


The moon doesn't show up like this on your side of town?  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Feb 14, 2011 10:30 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Your very welcome Mike and what a wonderful photo!

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