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Saturday, January 28, 2017

New on the Market: Gates Pass/Trails End Burnt Adobe

5100 W Camino Del Desierto
Tucson's desirable Gates Pass/Trails End area is the setting for this beautifully updated burnt adobe home adjoining Tucson Mountain Park. With lots of windows and glass doors for desert and wildlife viewing, Saltillo tile throughout and an updated open floor plan, this well-maintained 3163 sq ft home welcomes you to your new life in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Relax with morning coffee or a sunset cocktail on your choice of view decks and patios, watching the wildlife wander down the tree-lined wash behind the house. Your updated gourmet kitchen features granite counters, alder wood cabinets and gorgeous desert views on three sides. The very private rear yard features citrus trees, brick patio, fountain and mature mesquite. All this and only minutes to shopping, Downtown, UA and the new Caterpillar HQ.  $575,000

For many more gorgeous photos and home details, click the link:  5100 W Camino Del Desierto

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sold! Custom Santa Fe in Gates Pass / Trails End

Winner of the Best House on the MLS Home Tour award, both buyers and their agents loved this beautiful Tucson Mountains Santa Fe with views, pool and outdoor kitchen. The seller was the original owner and had built in so many custom features...central vacuum, wet bar, separate HVAC systems, alder doors everywhere, 3-car garage...the list just goes on and on.  Sold for $525,000!  For more pics and details check out 5281 W Camino Del Desierto Tucson AZ 85745


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fun Things in Tucson: Santa Cruz Farmers Market and Odyssey Storytelling

Santa Cruz River Farmers Market
After another buttery and sugary holiday eating season, I am so ready for some greens and winter vegetables. Tucson's wonderful Santa Cruz Farmers Market is just the place to graze the greens and winter vegetables to bring some good food to your kitchen. And there is freshly roasted coffee, baked goods, pasta, art and live music as well.  Today starting at 3:00pm at the Mercado San Agustin on Congress Street just west of the freeway.

Check out the Santa Cruz River Farmers Market on Facebook.

Odyssey Storytelling Tonight at the Screening Room
It is the first Thursday of the month in Tucson and that means it is Odyssey Storytelling time at the Screening Room downtown on Congress Street. Each month, six storytellers take the stage to tell (not read!) a 10 minute story on the topic of the month. This month's topic is Labor, and you never know how the storyteller will interpret the subject for their story. If you have never been to an Odyssey Storytelling event, you are missing out on some fun and hearing from some very...very...interesting Tucsonans. The fun starts at 7:00pm tonight at 127 East Congress. 

Check out Odyssey Storytelling on Facebook.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The New Curb Appeal: Great Photos in Your Listing

"Curb appeal" is a term that has long been around in real estate. A home only gets one chance to make that great first impression when a potential buyer drives up. But in this day of the internet, on-line Tucson MLS,,  Zillow and Trulia the notion of "curb appeal" begins even before the potential buyer gets out of their living room chair.

Most Tucson home buyers begin their search online and screen out many prospective houses before they even leave their homes. So I now use a professional photographer when developing my Tucson home listings for presentation on the various internet sites. They present my Seller's home in the best light (no pun intended) and with some wonderful perspectives that an agent with a cell phone camera can't begin to approach. 

So ask your prospective agent...who takes your photos?