Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Looking for something unique?Experience the prestige of Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ with your own little slice of serenity!3.5 Acres available with 2009 barn conversion to 3 bedroom, 2 bath home.Property has direct gate access to Tortolita Preserve for biking, horseback riding, hiking, birding and more.Unparalleled views:  Sunset, Sunrise, City, Desert, Moonrise, Mountains....the zen-like landscaping offers a backdrop to nature's bounty with peace and quiet, tranquility and bird song.This property really embraces the outdoor lifestyle.  Ramada, firepit, pavers, barbecue area, outdoor shower - all with the nature and cultivated desert surround.Inside, enjoy an upstairs master, downstairs has roomy eat-in kitchen, vaulted greatroom, office/bedroom and guest bedroom.  Additional storage area...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Homes for Sale in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZI had the opportunity to visit the Marana Cotton Festival last week and was reminded to let the folks living of buying a home in Tucson or Marana Arizona of the wonderful opportunities in this area of town for sale.With all the new construction by Meritage Homes, KB Homes, DRH Properties Inc, KLB,  Lennar, and Richmond American -- the neighborhood is booming!Remember to always take buyer representation with you when visiting a new home site.  As wonderful as the listing agents are - they DO work for the builder.  Have an advocate on YOUR side!!Today, however, I'd like to focus on the resale homes in the entire community west of I-10.Currently, 30 homes are available for sale in Gladden Farms, Clark Farms, Rancho Marana, Fianchetto Farms, and su...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
If you haven't been there, if you haven't done that...you might want to put the Marana Pumpkin Patch on your list of things to do!Bring the whole family, make a date of it.Look at all the photos of fun things going on!Marana Pumpkin Patch 14901 N. Wentz Road 2017 - Open Monday – Thursday 3 - 7 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 - 7 pmExplore the corn mazes! Find the perfect pumpkin! Let the kiddies jump on the huge jumping pillows and then tie into great pumpkin patch food like pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers and more! Visit the petting zoo! Ride the train! Watch the pigs or the rubber ducks race! So much to do you might want to come back twice! Pumpkins only .50 cents a pound. Sponsored by Post Farms
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Cotton FestivalTODAY!  Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 4 -9 p.m.Located off the intersection of Tangerine Farms Road and I-10, west to the Marana Heritage River Park/Farm.  12375 North Heritage Park Dr. Marana, AZ 85653 across from Gladden Farms.RODEO ACTIVITIES Mutton BustingTeam RopingBreakaway RopingBarrel RacingKIDS' RODEOBoot ScrambleDummy RopingStick Horse Barrel RacingCOTTON FIELD PROVIDED BY THE POST FAMILYBEER GARDENSPETTING ZOOCARNIVAL RIDES AND GAMESTHE CHILI BOWLFOOD VENDORS & STEAK FRYLIVE MUSIC
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
It's right here in your community, Continental Ranch of NW Tucson and Marana, AZ.Located at the community center at 8881 N Coachline Road, near Silverbell, vendors will be set up inside and out.Halloween's the theme, and Safety's the message.Emergencies permitting, the Marana Police and NW Fire will be there with Fire Engines and Squad Cars.  The Police department will help you with fingerprinting kits for your little ones in case of emergency.There will be CPR demonstrations, Self Defense moves, tips, and equipment, Walgreens will be providing Flu Shots.  In addition, learn more about online safety, insurance safety, retirement scams, and so much more from our local business folk.The Arizona Drowning Prevention Coalition will be there with two members -- one from Arizona Safety Solutio...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Gladden Farms 4 Bedroom Home Available For SalePrice reduced, now just $184,900 for 1776 square feet!  Four bedrooms!  Two full baths!MLS # 21715639Listed by Chip Morgan, Long Realty Dove Mountain and Continental RanchOpen house this weekend - Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2-5 p.m.2 year termite warrantyHVAC recently serviced and a new blower motor installedBacks up to a green belt for incredible privacy and beauty.This home has Gladden Farms "Purple Water" for irrigation at an extremely low cost.One of the lowest HOA sections in Gladden FarmsWired for Surround Sound with BOSE in-ceiling speakers.Smart ThermostatNeat, clean, move in ready.  See for yourself this weekend!For more information and photos, click this link to see Chip's listing.  http://chipm.longrealty.com/21715639I'm happy ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
FREEDOM!Acreage.No HOA.Pride of ownership community.20 minutes west of I-10.Options.I invite you to visit 17025 W Calle Rodolfo, in Marana, AZ 85653, $149,900 for 1568 square feet. Listed by Long Realty, Cara Mancuso, Associate Broker, 520-909-2988 The circle drive surrounded by mature landscaping welcomes you home. This well-kept property offers so many possibilities!Pride of ownership abounds in this well-kept community. Built in 2006, this 1568 Double-wide with Open floor plan offers split bedrooms. Kitchen is large with island and eat in breakfast area. All appliances, including wall microwave, gas stove, refrigerator and washer/dryer! Cement composite siding, high-quality roofing shingles, front and rear covered patios add to the value. In addition, landscaping is fully irrigated. ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Buying a New Home  - Homes for Sale in Marana, AZThere’s a lot of folks out there, not from Arizona, that have HEARD of Tucson, but respond with raised eyebrows and lots of questions when we mention the town, Marana.Some call it Mah Rain uh, some Ma RAH nah, some Ma – ran – nuh....call it what you like, it’s a wonderful place to live.  Situated just about 20 minutes NW of Tucson, mostly along Interstate 10, Marana was named for its  dense mesquite thickets that covered the area originally.  Provider of award-winning resorts and golf courses, farmland, cotton crops, housing communities, new malls, etc. , taking a closer look at the 121 square miles might have you calling Marana “home”.The area is bursting with new construction, (don't forget to take along buyer representation on your fir...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Dog days of summer are here!  Looking to fill your social calendar??Here's a few ideas.For more ideas on classes, sports, art, and other educational ideas for the summer, check out this great Marana Web Site as well!  http://www.maranaaz.gov/recreation/Good luck, and have a GREAT SUMMER!!Marana Cross Country Summer Series1 MILE PREDICT & 5K RACE EVENTEvent Information2 DATE SERIES: June 8th & June 22TIME: Check-in 5:45 pm/Race Time: 6:30 pmLOCATION: Gladden Farms Community Park (12205 W. Tangerine Farms Road)COST: $5 per participant (includes option to complete one or both race events)All ages are welcome to come and run at this fun summer Cross Country series featuring a NEW off path course, two races per event date, and a wide variety of age groups. Registration includes both 1-mile p...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Is Rural America calling your name? As the song goes,  (Cue Bing Crosby, in Cowboy hat) "Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies ...Don't fence me in.  Let me ride through the wide country that I love... Don't fence me in"This 1.08 acre property may be what you are looking for.Located in the Marana School District, just 20 minutes west of I-10, welcome to HOA-free living and SWdesert landscapes.A quality construction home built by local builder, Bob Cooper, this 2 x 6 construction home offers a metal roof and cement composite siding for durability.The inside of the home immediately feels larger than square footage suggests as you enter the greatroom/kitchen concept.   Inside enjoy gleaming wood-look floors, ceramic tile, modern kitchen, open floor plan and a split bedroom plan...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
It's been a few years since I've spotlighted the homes at The Pines at Continental Ranch and I thought I should bring them up again!New construction has been completed and there are two Phases, one gated and the other not, within the community.  The Pines II has a heated pool, and is in the gated section.  Palisades at the Pines includes homes built by DR Horton and Richmond America, and sits closest to the ravine.The surrounding area belongs to the Pines Golf Club, open the the public - an 18 hole regulation length golf course built into an old quarry!  Talk about views under the backdrop of the Tucson Mountains and Sombrero Peak!Homeowners in The Pines can enjoy a choice of golf, park, desert vista, Tucson Mountains, Santa Catalina Mountains, or stunning sunset views.Shopping is easy ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Discovering Beautiful Continental Reserve in MaranaIf you haven't yet discovered Continental Ranch, and just west of it, Continental Reserve, under the shadow of the Tucson Mountain Range -- you might wish to take a closer look!Located west of Interstate 10, taking either the Cortaro Exit or Twin Peaks exit will take you to a community of Contemporary and Santa Fe Styled homes.  Some of the neighborhoods have the added privacy of being gated, and all enjoy scenic vistas of nearby Sombrero Peak.The area is alive with outdoor possibilities...hiking, biking, birdwatching, or just enjoying a sunset stroll.  Minutes from the Theater, shopping, restaurants and move - the community exudes convenience.Homes start as low as the $180's and continue on up to the mid $300,000's.You can check invent...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
I just read a great little blog posting by @CoreyMartin and got to reflecting on his first point.  http://activerain.com/blogsview/5016720/6-things-to-look-for-when-buying-a-homeHe wrote:  1- Know your budget. It is important that you buy a home at a price that you’re comfortable with. I can't tell you how many times I've had that discussion with my buyer clients.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE know what payment you will be comfortable with...not how much the lender says you can afford.  Most of us want a life outside of our mortgage payments!CONTRARY to what the "internet says", your average REALTOR does not want to earn a higher commission by you buying a home outside of your budget.  $25,000 to you might equate to a payment of $50 more a month;  $25,000 to my commission may amount to $750 -- ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Gorgeous Horse Property at 5083 W Camino De Manana, Tucson, AZ 85742Imagine it...just under 3100 square feet, four bedrooms, three baths,  on 3.3 acres of serene NW Tucson natural desert.  This horse property affords you the privacy you deserve... just minutes from the shopping and amenities you need.  Add in a pool,  4 car Garage plus enclosed RV parking, 2 fireplaces.Lose yourself in the sumptuous kitchen with upgrades to enjoy on a daily basis.Relax.Kick back.Unwind.Open Saturday, August 28, 2016 1-4  from 12-3.  Come see your new lifestyle.  Come visit your new home.Click here for more details and price. 
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Crushing the Numbers: Market Stats for Gladden Farms in Marana, AZIn looking at the past month, stats are really UP in Gladden Farms; So many more closings than multiple years' preceding.  Currently, there are 18 homes on the market including distressed sales (2). Years built range from 2005 to 2011 on lots of land from .14 to .23 in size.11 of the 18 homes are under 2000 square feet. All of the homes together average 100.13 a square foot, but this number drops dramatically when taking in the very large floor plans ranged from 3683 to 4045 square feet.Seventeen homes are under contract, or active contingent. That's an amazing number for a community that regularly saw 3 or 4 sales a month. Pending closing, add another five.In the last month alone, 11 homes have sold, priced from $159,900...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
I've been tracking Gladden Farms since 2007 and the numbers are really interesting.If you purchased your home a few years back and are contemplating a move, NOW might be the perfect timing.  I did a study on homes sized 1200-1800 square feet in our neighborhood and found that the average day on the market was 36 days.  That's looking at 2016 in its entirety!  Can you imagine - you could be moving up to your next dream home, or downsizing for retirement, or just relocating -- all in the space of about 6 weeks.This graph shows the history of sales in the Community of Gladden Farms.  Most significantly, Appraisers are telling us that foreclosures and short sales no longer have an impact on resale value. Would you like more information on where your home sits in the marketplace right now?  ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
  The master-planned community of Gladden Farms, located in Marana just minutes west of I-10 and Tangerine roads, has been in the news quite a bit of late!At first it was the bicycle trail, that now connects to the loop that encircles the Tucson area.Then, the building of the new Gladden Farms Elementary school, set to open for their very first year this fall.And now, in 2016, three more neighborhood blocks have been purchased by Meritage, KB Homes, and Richmond America as the area continues to grow.Sewer lines are currently being installed all along Tangerine Farms for businesses and residential sprawl to tap into.  One of the priorities of the town of Marana is to get raw land ready for businesses to move.All of this is having an impact on resale homes.  It is amazing what lovely, new...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
If you are a house hunter, this weekend is the weekend to maximize your time and check out the listings in Dove Mountain, Marana AZ.12 homes will be open Sunday afternoon for your viewing convenience.  Everything from Active Adult, to gated, to starter homes...to retirement homes!I'm excited to have a lovely listing to share as well!I'll be in the gated Preserve at Dove Mountain, 12081 N Golden Mirror, Marana, AZ 85653 from 11-3.I'll have cold bottles of water and some cookies to snack on too!You'll be able to information and maps from participating agents on the tour as well.  Homes are price from the mid 200's on up to $835,000.So, what's not to like?Get your sunscreen on, grab a hat, and let's meet up Sunday.Your dream home could be waiting!  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Found this previous post sitting in my draft blog folder today and wanted to re-share it, as the Marana Farmer's Market is a great neighborhood boon!Every week, on Tuesday, you can find fresh veggies and fruit for sale.  The farmers' market runs 3-6 p.m. with produce grown in neighboring farms and gardens.  Other vendors sell eggs, honey, and even meat on occasion!  To get to the market from Tucson, take I-10 to the Marana exit; turn left at the end of the ramp; go approximately 1.5 miles and turn left on Barnett; then turn left into the Marana Municipal Complex. The Marana Farmers Market is on the patio on the southeast side of the building.  Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main Street.The Marana Farmers Market Stand accepts cash and food stamps, vouchers from WI and AZFMNP, as w...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
San Lucas Marana Eggstravaganza March 12, 2016Take the Marana Road exit off 1-10W to San Lucas Community Park, located at 14040 N. Adonis Road in Marana, AZ for food and fun!The event starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m.The San Lucas Marana Eggstravaganza will be offering food trucks, live DJ, bounce houses, an egg hunt, face painting and more.  Plus...the Easter Bunny will be there!Make it an Easter parade to the San Lucas Marana Eggstravaganza.  See you there!  We'll be at the Golden Girls Long Realty Vendor Booth!  Be sure to stop by and say HI!!!
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