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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Kid's Off to College Next Fall? Why Pay the Landlord for Four (or more!) Years?

Think tuition is high? College housing is also more expensive than ever. Students frequently take more than four years for an undergraduate degree and then choose to stay on for advanced degrees. So it may make sense to consider buying your student's housing rather than putting your money in the landlord's pocket.

Is your college student heading out of Tucson? I can do the research and put you in touch with a great Realtor at no cost to you.

Whether your student is looking for a Tucson home or one at college out of town, call me at (520) 820-7204 or pass my name on to a friend or relative who is facing the college housing crunch.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Open House Sunday: A Wonderful Tucson Home in the Tucson Mountains

Stop by for a visit this Sunday.  I will be holding this great Tucson home, 5140 W Via Mallorca open from 1 to 4pm.  Set in Mountain Gardens just off Gates Pass Rd, this is a delightfully renovated burnt adobe home with pool, two great view porches and perfect for entertaining your friends and family. 

Click the link for more details and photos, and come by for a visit. 

5140 W Via Mallorca: Open House this Sunday 1pm to 4pm

Stop by for a visit this Sunday.  I will be holding this great Tucson home, 5140 W Via Mallorca open from 1 to 4pm.  Set in Mountain Gardens just off Gates Pass Rd, this is a delightfully renovated burnt adobe home with pool, two great view porches and perfect for entertaining your friends and family. 

Click the link for more details and photos, and come by for a visit. 


  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tucson's The Lost Barrio

Can't afford an exotic trip abroad this year?  The next best thing is a trip to Tucson's own Lost Barrio.  With a collection of stores featuring imports from Mexico, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, it can be your world tour staycation!  Furniture, light fixtures, folk art and custom handcrafted furniture are available for your souvenir purchases.

Plan for a break in your world tour for lunch at Tooley's Cafe "Home of the Turkey Taco" and other good things.  Find the Lost Barrio by taking Broadway east from downtown, then south on Park to the collection of old brick warehouses.

The Lost Barrio is a great place to shop for cool stuff for your home in Tucson.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday Morning Visitors


Saturday morning visitor   5/14/11

I am enjoying the deer visitors each morning and evening here in Gates Pass.  This group stopped by early this morning after sunrise.  But I know their visits to my hillside watering hole are a sign of little water further up in the Tucson mountains.  Here's hoping for a generous monsoon season.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Westside's Mercado San Agustin Opens this Weekend!

At long last, the Mercado San Agustin is opening this weekend.  The public market will feature 18 businesses including La Estrella Bakery, Taqueria el Pueblito, Dolce Pastello and Sonora Sno Cones.


Located on West Congress just west of the Santa Cruz river, there will be good food and music featured in the grand opening this weekend.  For more information, check out their website at Mercado San Agustin

This is a wonderful and convenient addition for those of us fortunate enough have Westside homes in Tucson.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Help Plant Trees at Camp Cooper

One of the gems of the Gates Pass area is the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning.  This wonderful facility off Trails End Road is administered by the University of Arizona with environmental programs for TUSD students.

And they are looking for some volunteer help on May 18th to help plant
23 1-gallon ironwood and mesquite trees that have been donated to the center.  For more information, contact Colin Waite, Assistant Director of the Cooper Center at 743-7422.  For more information on the Cooper Center,  click the link:  Cooper Center for Environmental Learning

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Santa Cruz River Farmers Market Moves to Summer Hours

The Santa Cruz Farmers Market is moving to Summer Hours and will be open from 4pm to 7pm each Thursday.  Located on Speedway just West of the Santa Cruz river, the market has some great items this week as reported in their weekly email newsletter:
This week you can find leeks, red potatoes, sweet potatoes, chard, kale, Asian greens, lettuce, spinach, arugula, green onions, bulb onions, oranges, carrots, fennel, celery, beets, turnips, snow and snap peas, garlic, radishes, fava beans, nopalitos, oranges, sprouts, tomatoes, pecans, the first of the summer squash and more!.

And the big news is that the Santa Cruz Farmers Market will be moving soon to its new home at the Mercado San Agustin (100 S. Avenida del Convento), West of I-10 near the intersection of Congress and Grande. Check back here for more details on the exciting new location.