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!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Mortgage Rates Sink to New Records...Once Again

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I have been writing every few weeks about rates hitting new record lows. But how long will they stay this low? What are you waiting for?  With low rates and low prices, your dream home is probably quite affordable.  Give me a call.

Mortgage Rates Sink to New Records Once Again

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Business Insider Projects Tucson Home Price Annualized Growth Rate at 8.2%

More good news for the Tucson homes market and another reason not to delay buying.  Business Insider has put Tucson on its Top 15 list of cities for the best projected housing markets over the next five years. Tucson is ranked at Number 8 nationally, with a projected annualized change in home prices between 2011 and 2016 of 8.2%.  They note that Tucson home prices have plummeted 45.8 percent since their peak in Q1 2006 and our unemployment rate of 7.8 percent is below the national average.   A link to the Best Cities is at the end of the article below.  


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fixed Mortgage Rates Average New All-Time Record Lows - AGAIN!

It seems that I am posting this same headline every few weeks recently, it is again.

Both 15-year and 30-year fixed rate home loans hit RECORD LOWS again last week!

Plus, Tucson home prices seem to be stabilizing, the number of sales is up and the supply of homes available to purchase is down.  So if you have been putting off  buying, know any potential first time buyers and renters who may find it cheaper to own than rent, or friends out of state considering buying that Tucson retirement house while prices are low, then give me a call.

And as a quiet, gentle reminder...HOME LOAN RATES HIT RECORD LOWS LAST WEEK! 

Any questions?

Realty Times - Fixed Mortgage Rates Average New All-Time Record Lows

Monday, May 7, 2012

JUST SOLD! Canoa Ridge in Green Valley

Burnt adobe construction, mountain views, and three shady sitting patios highlight this Green Valley move-in ready townhome.  With spacious patios, two bedrooms, a very nice eat-in kitchen, dining room, two updated bathrooms and a den, this home has everything the buyers were looking for.

This is a great time for retirees or "near-retirees" to find their Tucson retirement home, while prices and interest rates are low.  
Go to the top right of this page and click to start your free home search directly in the Tucson MLS or give me a call at 520.820.7204

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Santa Cruz Farmers Market Moves to Summer Hours

   New summer hours begin today at Tucson's Santa Cruz Farmers Market located at Mercado San Agustin, just off Congress and west of I-10.  The market is now open from 4 to 7 pm each Thursday. 
   This week's market features a bee-keeping demonstration by honey vendor and bee keeper David Benton.  Also a cooking demonstration by the Community Food Bank serving up a tasty dish prepared with locally raised honey.
   And of course there will be the usual assortment of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods and more.

Santa Cruz Farmers Market Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Garden Tips for Your Tucson Home - May 2012

Mary Lee Pangman, who has a wonderful business called The Contained Gardener, just posted her Tucson garden tips for May.  Mary Lee is a Master Gardner and her business specializes in creating the perfect potted garden to enhance even the most challenging Tucson space.  You can "like" her on Facebook to get regular updates and weather warnings for your plants.  Just search on Facebook for The Contained Gardener. Or check out her website at

May Garden Tips
The heat has begun early!!! No doubt about it - we do live in the desert!
Here is this month's checklist:
~Check your irrigation system for leaks.
~As temperatures rise be sure to also increase the frequency and depth of watering for your citrus and roses
~Now is the ideal time to plant summer annuals, new perennials, veggies and herbs.
~Fertilize your citrus is on or near Mother's Day with a citrus fertilizer. (We love Arizona Best)