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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tucson Homes Market Update: Prices Tick Up a Bit

The Tucson homes market continues its long...slow...recovery from the big crash of 10 years ago.  Unlike Phoenix and some other western states cities, we have not seen any dramatic booms in prices or numbers of sales.

But we are seeing an ongoing gentle price increase, with the occasional monthly pause. Average sales price in November was $246,437, an increase from October but still down a bit from September's figure. The median sale price of $207,527 in November, which many argue is the more accurate figure, actually hit the highest point since December of 2007! 

Total unit sales chugged along with 1134 homes sold, down a bit from earlier 2017 monthly stats but still pretty darned good.  Well priced homes in good condition are selling fast. Buyers don't seem to want to take on projects, but tend to be going for homes in move-in condition, often with the upgrades they desire already done.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tis the Season! Holiday Home Hazards

An online outfit called InsuranceQuotes has put out a study pointing out the top dangers to your home in this holiday season. 

Number 1 on the list is what they call porch pirates, or those who prey upon your Amazon packages or Aunt Minnie's fruitcake that delivery companies leave on your porch when you are not home.

Number 2 is the danger of theft and wanton destruction of your home outdoor holiday know...all those lights and that inflatable snowman you got on the spur of the moment at Home Depot.

And Number 3?  Now this is a serious fires! The study reports that 6.5 million homes have had a fire started by a Christmas tree (presumably bad lights) and 9.7 million homes have had fires caused by errant candles. They don't cite a time period for those stats, but be aware anyway.

So with due caution...Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 4, 2017

SOLD! 5100 West Trails End Road

The new owners were first attracted to the beauty of the Gates Pass/Trails End area and then found this meticulously updated home with pool, views and privacy.  The updates include concrete and tile floors, granite and stainless kitchen, walk in showers, custom Pebble-Tec pool and outdoor fireplace with seating.  A perfect setting for our new neighbors to entertain their friends. Beautiful desert setting near Tucson Mountain Park, yet only minutes to Downtown, UA, and the new Caterpillar HQ.  Sold for $455,00.   For more details and photos, check out 5100 W Trails End Road

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach
It is easy to play any musical instrument. All you have to do it touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.  - Johann Sebastian Bach

Saturday, November 4, 2017

2836 N East Plaza Drive

A rare find in Tucson's desirable La Madera neighborhood...right on the park!  Charming and lovingly maintained 2 bedroom/2 bath brick home with cove ceilings, fireplace, and updated bathrooms. And a large quarter acre corner lot.  All this for $184,900.  For more details and pictures check out: 2836 N East Plaza Drive

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fun in Tucson: Desert Foods Fiesta in the Tucson Mountains

Come on out this Saturday October 7 to the Gates Pass area of the Tucson Mountains for a morning of good food and fun at the Desert Foods Fiesta. The event will be held from 9am to 1pm at the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, located at 5403 W Trails End Rd.

There will be cooking demonstrations, and good food prepared and sold by a variety of vendors. David Yetman, host of the PBS program "The Desert Speaks" will give a special presentation at 11am.  For more information, check out Cooper Center's Desert Foods Fiesta

The Cooper Center is a partnership between the Tucson Unified School District and the University of Arizona's College of Education. The center has hosted over 140,000 students and adults since it began offering outdoor desert experiences in 1964.

Cooper Center for Environmental Learning