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, February 26, 2014

Quote of the Week: Real Estate and Life

"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love." - Maya Angelou

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Quote of the Week: Real Estate and Otherwise

"Do not regret getting older.  It is a privilege denied to many."
                                                                             - Unknown

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Quote of the Week: Real Estate and Life

I feel this way about many of my Tucson real estate clients, who have now become friends:

"We don't meet people by accident.  They are meant to cross our paths for a reason." - Unknown

Friday, February 7, 2014

Stat of the Week: Real Estate Website Hits Soar

Industry researchers report that total U.S. visits to real estate websites were up 25% from December to January, to 364.4 million.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Quote of the Week: Real Estate and Otherwise

"I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well." -Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pima County Assessor's Office Mails Property Valuations

The Pima County Assessor's office began mailing out our property tax valuations last week, so keep an eye on your mailbox.  With the upturn in the Tucson real estate market in 2013, you can also expect at least a bit of an upturn in your property valuation.

It is a little complicated, but Proposition 117, passed by Arizona voters in 2012 says that the limited property value as statutorily defined is the figure used to determine taxes, not the full cash value. The full cash value can be appealed but not the limited property value.

The following link to the Assessor's office has an explanation of that assessment process and further explanation and links to how you can appeal your valuation:                
          Pima County Assessor's Office   The appeal deadline is April 1, 2014.

The Pima County Assessor's office is located in the historic (and beautiful) Pima County Courthouse

Saturday, February 1, 2014

SOLD! Catalina Foothills Home with Forever Views

The Buyers got a good one...just ready for their updating touches!  Desirable Coronado Foothills Estates is the setting for this masonry 4 bedroom home located at 6835 N Catalina Avenue. The spacious living room features a flagstone entry and stone fireplace, framed by cool 1970's vintage glass block windows. The convenient kitchen has the original wood cabinets in beautiful condition. A special bonus is the separate two car plus large RV space garage that has a roof deck and spectacular views of the Catalinas, Santa Ritas, Tucson Mountains and all the way to Boboquivari Peak.

This garage also has a 3/4 bath with shower and separate entrance. Large corner lot with mature mesquites, palo verdes, saguars and citrus trees.  Sold for $330,000.