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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Comes to Tucson: Even the Cactus are Abloom

A recent "new to Tucson" client just sent me some pics of her beautiful blooming cactus by the pool.  We had asked the Sellers to leave these and I am sure glad we did.  One of the most beautiful poolside views I have ever had the good fortune to sell to some great clients.  Thanks Tamra!




Friday, March 27, 2015

Boeing donates 787 Dreamliner to Tucson's Pima Air & Space Museum

This is so cool. Boeing just donated one of the three test models of their new 787 Dreamliner to our own Pima Air and Space Museum. This is a real plus for one of Tucson's most visited sites for visitors and locals alike. 

Boeing donates Dreamliner to Pima Air & Space Museum

Mortgage Rates Move Down Again

Freddie Mac reports today that average fix mortgage rates continue to decline. Buyers were quoted as saying..."Yay!"

30 year fixed rate mortgages averaged 3.69%, down from 3.78% last week.  A year ago, those rates were at 4.4%.  So...um...what are you prospective Tucson home buyers waiting for?

For the full Freddie Mac report, check the link:
Freddie Mac - Mortgage Rates Move Down Again

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tucson Association of REALTORS® Economic Forecast 2015

The chief economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) was in town recently to offer his views on the economic recovery in general and the prospects for our real estate market as well.  Lawrence Yun is a firm believer that our sunny winter days are a key to our improving economy and our Tucson real estate future. After a bit of a pause in migration to warm weather states, Yun expects that trend to restart in the near future.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Santa Cruz Farmers Market Today

It is a beautiful spring day to stop by the Santa Cruz Farmers Market this afternoon. Enjoy music by Balkan Spirit  in the courtyard of the Mercado San Agustin as you browse through the stalls of fresh locally grown winter and spring produce. Beets are big right now and the featured market recipe today is for beet and goat cheese hummus!  Click the link above for more information and the recipe of the day.

The market is located at the Mercado San Agustin located at 100 S Avenida del Convento.  Head west on Congress from I-10 for a block or two, and there it is on the left. The market is open from 3pm to 6pm.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Quote of the Week: Real Estate, Home and Life

"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience--well, that comes from poor judgment.-Anonymous

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Make a Lunch Date with your Pooch: Dog Friendly Tucson Restaurant Patios

Henry Clay with his "You never take ME out to lunch" look
Our friends at Yelp came up with a list and reviews of dog friendly restaurants in Tucson.  Several of my favorites are on there as well.  So pack up the pooch and head out for breakfast or lunch.

Yelp's List of Tucson Fido-Friendly Restaurant Patios

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Quote of the Week: Real Estate, Home and Life

Turkish Rice Pudding
"Eat sweet, talk sweet." - Turkish saying

I found this one in the sweets section of my new Turkish cookbook. Who can argue with this?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pima County Property Valuation Notices are in the Mail

Pima County Assessor Bill Staples has mailed our property valuation notices (not your tax bill...that will come later.) If you have not yet received it, you should soon. Most residents will likely see an increase in the valuation of their Tucson homes according to the County Assessor.

If you aren't happy with your valuation, there is a process to appeal but the deadline is April 28th. Click the link to find out more about that.  Pima County Assessor