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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Open House Sunday October 28: 1010 N Camino Miraflores

Stop by and see this beautiful West Side Tucson home this afternoon from 1pm to 4pm.  Try out the views from the patios and picture yourself lounging poolside on a gorgeous Tucson day like today.

Click the link for more details and photos.  Go West on Speedway from Greasewood just under a mile and watch for my open house signs. 

1010 N Camino Miraflores

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Food Trucks Invade West Tucson Tonight!

It is Saturday night in Tucson, and the Tucson Food Truck Roundup has settled in at the International Wildlife Museum on Gates Pass Road in the Tucson Mountains for an evening of Haunted Food Truck food and fun.

There is an amazing selection of mobile kitchens there including:

  • Smokin' Hot BBQ
  • Jamie's Bitchen Kitchen
  • Street Delights
  • Pin UP Pastries
  • Seis Curbside Mexican Gourmet
  • Crazy Dogs Hot Dogs
  • Jackie's Food Court
  • Jake's Donuts
  • and more!
 The Food Truck Roundup goes until 8pm!
Click here for more info and schedules on future Tucson Food Truck Roundups 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

1010 N Camino Miraflores: New on the Market

This wonderful Tucson Mountains area four bedroom, three bath home has it all...desert, city lights and wildlife views and a spacious home with beautiful upgrades throughout.  Oh, and a pool!  

Built in 2001, this home features a formal living room and formal dining room, plus a huge family room with fireplace and desert views.  The granite-countered kitchen adjoins the family room, and there is a cool built-in bar with mini-frig too.  Custom upgrades include ceramic tile, new carpet, ceiling fans in almost every room (including the huge master bathroom), skylights and custom painting throughout. 

But the real excitement here is the beautiful saguaro studded backyard with pool, a separate wildlife viewing patio, covered patio, citrus tree and adjoining natural desert neighborhood common area.   This one was too good to last, and it was under contract in four days.
For more details and photos, click on the link to 1010 N Camino Miraflores on the My Listings link on the right side of this page. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Just Sold: 9472 N Elan Lane in Northwest Tucson

9472 N Elan Lane in Tucson AZ
This was one of those sales I was almost sad to see happen.  I sold this Northwest Tucson home to this wonderful couple when they retired to Tucson several years ago, and we just sold it again so they can move back east to be close to their new great-grandchildren and the rest of their family.  So good reasons to move, but I am sorry to see them go.

But with the right pricing and their house in gorgeous condition, it sold quickly!  With four bedrooms, two baths, masonry construction and an Energy Star rating, this home was under contract in less than three weeks and sold for $197,000.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tucson Market Remains Stable and Mortgage Rates Remain Low

The September Tucson homes sales statistics are out, showing that prices are relatively unchanged and seem to have plateaued the past few months.  Whether this is the market bottom, only time will tell.  Lower priced homes continue to sell relatively quickly to first time buyers, investors, retirees and  near-retirees.  Click the link to the full September Tucson homes market report.   MLS Market Report for Tucson Homes

Fixed mortgage rate averages edged up just a bit this week after hitting record lows last week for the second week in a row.  Average 30-year fixed rate mortgages hit a new low of 3.36% last week and 15-year fixed rate mortgages hit a new average low last week of 2.69%.  Again, they edged up a bit this week but!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tucson Concert Band at Pima College West on Sunday

The Tucson Concert Band opens its 2012-13 season with a concert of autumn and band favorites at Pima College West Campus Proscenium Theatre this Sunday at 2pm.   One of Tucson's best kept cultural secrets, the Tucson Concert Band has entertained a wide variety of audiences from Tucson to Australia to Mexico in its 40 year history.  This is our first full season under the baton of new conductor Lorelei Conrad.  The first female band master in the US Navy band system, Lorelei retired to southern Arizona and is sharing her enthusiasm for great band music with a variety of southern Arizona audiences.
Me and my trombone
So come on down this Sunday to Pima West at 2pm  for a fun afternoon of good music.  Tickets are available at the door.

Friday, October 5, 2012

New on the Market and Open House this Saturday: 2993 W Shawna Place

OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY, October 6 from 1 to 4pm.  Come on by!
Enjoy the privacy and quiet in your Tucson  Mountains foothills gated community of Desert Montage.  With views from both the front and back, you will feel at home in the desert yet are still only minutes from downtown, UA, Pima College, Starr Pass and great hiking and recreation in Tucson Mountain Park.

Tile entryway, skylights, covered patio and a mountain-view backyard just ready for your landscaping dreams.  All appliances stay, so this wonderful home is move-in ready!

Click the link for details, more photos and a map to get you to the open house. 2993 W Shawna Place

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Shred Your Docs and Support a Good Cause: Saturday October 6

So why do you still have your tax returns from the 1970's gathering dust in a box under your bed?

First American Title is holding a fundraiser for the Laura B. Currillo Breast Cancer Foundation this Saturday morning. Bring your unneeded documents you wish to dispose of (including financial/medical records, personal information, etc.) for secure shredding on-site!
    - First box = $5
    - Each additional box = $1

This is a great cause and a wonderful opportunity to create some more space at home. 

The Shred-It event will be held at First American Title: 1880 E River Rd, Suite 120 from 9am to 1pm.