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Friday, January 30, 2015

Fun Things in Tucson: New Guinea Tribal Art

New Guinea Art and Artifacts on Tucson's West Side
Our neighbors and friends, Carolyn Leigh and Ron Perry are hosting a show and sale of New Guinea Tribal Art at their Tucson Mountain studio the next three weekends. Ron is a long renowned collector and even has a book (Art Dealer in the Last Unknown) on his adventurous years in New Guinea collecting art and more. You can also see Carolyn Leigh's beautiful original art in her studio as well. We have several of her Day of the Dead prints hanging in our house. So head on out to 4530 West Speedway. They will be open from 10am to 5pm on Jan 31-Feb 1, Feb 7th and 8th, and from 10am to 4pm on Friday February 13th.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Mortgage rates reverse course, move higher"- Housing Wire

That headline probably scared more than a few Tucson home buyers until they actually read the article.

Yes, the 30 year, fixed-rate mortgage average went up to 3.66% this week. BUT...that was up from 3.63% the week before, an increase of a mere 0.03%.  AND...that rate is still way below the average one year ago of 4.32%.

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates reverse course, move higher | 2015-01-29 | HousingWire

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Quote of the Week: Real Estate, Home, and Life

"You'd be so lean, that blast of January
Would blow you through and through.  Now, my fair'st friend,
I would I had some flowers o' the spring that might
Become your time of day."
-  William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, Act IV Scene 4 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sold! 3031 W Calle De Dalias on Tucson's Wonderful Westside $232,500

I fell in love with the inside of this dramatic Westside Tucson home the first time I walked in. The dramatic entry foyer towers to the second floor and features a gorgeous open staircase with dramatic balustrades that almost have to have come out of an old hotel or building of some significance.  And the beams throughout most of the house reportedly came from an old mine in Bisbee Arizona. With five bedrooms, a huge yard and second floor view deck, the new owners will enjoy making this house their home. Sold for $232,500.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015