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!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tucson Tuesday: El Rapido!

Fading El Rapido sign on Washington St.  Oh, those long lost burritos...!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Quotes: Real Estate, Home, and Life

The Queen Mum
"Nobody is boring. If you find someone or something a bore, the fault lies in you." - Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fun Things in Tucson This Weekend: Monsoons, Pups, and Beer with your Movie

Ears and Beers Downtown Tonight

Head downtown late this afternoon to Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market patio for an evening filled with yummy food, drink specials and adorable puppies that will be up for adoption soon! Cosponsored by the Humane Society of Tucson, Johnny Gibson's will be offering up scrumptious ears of corn along with BBQ and Vegetarian dishes! And tasty adult beverages with happy hour prices on their cool patio. The fun starts at 4pm and runs to 7pm.  For more information: Ears and Beers on Facebook

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum's Cool Summer Nights:  Monsoons!

They are coming! You can feel it in the air. Our summer monsoon storms are just around the corner.  Nature's playful hints of hit and miss sprinkles are teasing us almost every day. So head out to the Desert Museum tonight and learn about these powerful forces of nature and how to take the best photographs during the monsoon season. 
Desert Museum Cool Summer Nights: Monsoon Madness!

Tucson's Loft Cinema

And you feel the need to stay in comfortable coolness, check out this weekend's selection of fine films at the Loft Cinema. The offer cold beer at the snack bar and members get free popcorn!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tucson Home Prices Steady

Despite a sizable jump in the number of Tucson homes sold in May, prices continued to show a little conflict.  The average sale price for May was $214,290...down 3.15% from April.  But median prices were up 1.7% to $179,000.  

I will let the statisticians argue on which is the most accurate, but the fact that the numbers do conflict shows that there is no clear price direction for the Tucson market right now.  The same can be said for the past year too as the average sale price for May was actually down a bit (1.03%) from even a year ago while the median sale price was up 4.53% for the same period.

Will the strong in increase in the number of sales bring prices along with it?  Stay tuned.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mesquite Pod Milling at West Tucson's Santa Cruz Farmers Market

Authentic Tucson Mesquite Pods
Part of the fun at this afternoon's Santa Cruz Farmers Market is to watch the annual milling of the mesquite pods into tasty mesquite flower for cookies, pancakes, bread and all sorts of Tucson goodies.  It all starts at 4pm. Click Santa Cruz Farmers Market for Thursday June 23 for more information.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sold! 3319 E Linden Street

3319 E Linden
This delightful 1951 brick mid-town Tucson home boasts tasteful updates without compromising the original cool-ness of the era. This nice home features concrete and saltillo tile floors, turquoise-tiled kitchen counters and a large backyard with brick and rusted metal fence. All of this and only minutes to UA, the Loft, Whole Foods and other fun stuff.  Sold for $210,000.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Quotes: Real Estate, Home, and Life

Kim Corbin
"Dear beautiful Spring weather, I miss you. Was it something I said?" - "Skipper" Kim Corbin

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Number of Tucson Homes Sold Bounces Back to 2006 Figures

The Tucson homes market hit a milestone of sorts last month. The number of homes sold, as reported in the Tucson MLS was 1529...the highest since June 2006. That was as the market approached its furious peak of 2006-2007.

It would be another year before prices hit their high, averaging $293,443 in June of 2007, beginning a long decline to $150,000 in September 2011. Prices have slowly crept up since then to an average sale price of $214,290 in May 2016.  Check back soon for more of where we are today on pricing.

And here is a link to the full Tucson MLS Monthly Statistics for May 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sellers Property Disclosure: Critters!

Actual Snake in My Yard
It would seem a little silly in Tucson, but the Arizona Sellers Property Disclosure Statement (SPDS), provided by the Seller to the Buyer actually includes a section where the Seller discloses any observance of snakes, scorpions and such. And it says "on the property" not just inside the house.

Especially in desert properties, it would be unusual for the Seller NOT to have observed snakes, scorpions and pack rats at one time or another. I often have to explain to out of town Buyers that they ARE moving to a desert. 

Now the bed bugs, I can understand.  I would definitely want my Buyers to be aware of those.

Excerpt from Arizona SPDS

Monday, June 6, 2016

New on the Market: 765 N Via Roma in Tucson's Scenic Gates Pass

Watch the Catalina's turn red in the evening and city lights flicker on from this hillside home in Tucson's Gate Pass area. The open floor plan offers sweeping views from the living, kitchen, and dining areas. The first level is configured with a large master suite or guest suite, with living area, french doors to the patio, and cool blue tiled bathroom. All new carpet and painting throughout. And so close to recreation in Tucson Mountain Park yet only minutes to Downtown and UA. With three bedrooms and three baths, this wonderful home is priced at $329,500.

For full details and more pics, click on the listing link in the column to the right. 

And here is a link to the Interactive Floor Plans

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Quotes: Real Estate, Home, and Life

"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings