It's all here! News on the Tucson real estate market, tips and information for your Tucson real estate needs, and my occasional "likes" about Tucson and all the things we love about it. Read on!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Just Sold: 1934 W Anklam

This buyer was a delight to work with and I am happy we found this great Tucson townhome so convenient to work, friends, and Tumamoc Hill.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nature Conservancy Hosts Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Tour on Friday

Do you feel guilty watching all that rainwater from your Tucson house run off into the street?  The Nature Conservancy will be hosting a docent-led tour of their rainwater harvesting projects the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Starting at 8:00am on November 25, the event is free!  The Nature Conservancy is located at 1510 E Fort Lowell.  For more information, call 622-3861
Click here for more info on the Nature Conservancy's Rainwater Harvesting Project

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Rogue Theatre's Production of As I Lay Dying. See It This Weekend!

Tucson's Rogue Theatre has done it again with an outstanding production of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.  This is the last weekend, so use the link below to buy tickets at the Rogue's website now.   The Rogue Theatre is the Tucson home of thoughtful theatre, and is located in the Historic Y building on University Boulevard, just west of 4th Avenue.

 Link to The Rogue Theatre's As I Lay Dying

Arizona Daily Star Review of As I Lay Dying

Friday, November 11, 2011

30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Averages 3.99 Percent - Realty Times

This week's average rates on 30-year fixed rate mortgages dropped below 4% for only the second time...ever!  The 3.99% average is only slightly higher than the 3.94% average rate recorded just four weeks ago. 

And between the low interest rates and low home prices, the National Association of Realtors' housing affordability index is also at its 3rd highest reading.  Low Tucson home prices, coupled with the low interest rates are helping a lot of first time buyers get into Tucson homes. Click the link below for more information on the low interest rates.

Realty Times - 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Averages 3.99 Percent

Thursday, November 10, 2011

October Tucson Home Sales Statistics Released: Median Sale Price Up Slightly

The October Tucson MLS sales stats are out and if you are a seller it is a little bit of good news this month. After hitting a ten year low in September, the median sale price was up ever so slightly (just over 2%) in October to $120,000.  That is still down 14% from the same month a year ago but it does reverse a five month decline. 

Click the link for the full October report, including the number of listings and solds in your zip code.

Tucson MLS Home Sales Stats for October 2011

And if you want to know more about what's going on in your own neighborhood, just drop me an email and I will check it out.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Just Sold! 5120 W Via Mallorca

This classic Tucson Mountains burnt adobe home sits on just over an acre with gorgeous views of Tucson lights and the Catalina Mountains.  The large pool area is great for entertaining.   This Tucson home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and really cool patios and decks over looking the city.  Just sold for $355,000.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Aging-in-Place" Renovations

More people who love their Tucson homes, neighborhoods and views are renovating and updating rather than buying a newer house.  A smart approach is to take into consideration those cool design elements you desire, at the same time including features that will allow you to continue to enjoy your home as you age

For example, consider eliminating steps by filling in that sunken living room.  Replacing tubs with walk-in showers, door knobs with stylish levers and outdoor steps with gently-sloped walks will enhance your comfort and safety as years pass.   Age-appropriate improvements also make your Tucson house more marketable when you do decide to sell.

You know I would love to sell you a new house.  But if you are already in the house of your dreams, it makes sense to plan your renovations wisely to extend your enjoyment for many years to come.