Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Family Safety Fair in Twin Peaks, Marana Neighborhood In just over two weeks, the Metz-Herdrich Farmers Insurance Agency is sponsoring a Family Safety Fair on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  The event will run from 10 am to 4 pm in the Twin Peaks Plaza, at the corner of Coachline and Twin Peaks Road, just off I-10 at the Twin Peaks Exit.  There are so many activities going on!! The Marana Police Department:  Fingerprinting and demonstrating child safety seats.  Northwest Fire Department:  The fire engine will be present, as well as hands on fire extinguisher demonstrations and a public information booth.  Arizona Game and Fish:  Here to inform you about water safety and off road vehicle safety.  Southwest Ambulance:  Alex the water ambulance will be at the event to help children overcome th...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
KB HOMES:  New Construction Growth in Gladden Farms Marana A few months back, KB Homes began new construction in the Somerset neighborhood, nestled in the Community of Gladden Farms, Marana.  The neighborhood is located about 5 minutes off I-10, traveling west on Tangerine Farms Road.  Situated just moments from the New Outlet Mall currently being built at Twin Peaks, this community offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city living, manicured parks and walkways, peaceful orchards, and mountain vistas. Here's a link to a quick neighborhood map here! Homes are affordable - Priced from $168,990 - $225,999.  Nearby, a new Elementary school begins construction this year as well, with enrollment opening for fall of 2016.  Also on the docket are new floor plans with three-car garages....
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Dove Mountain Marana Market Snapshot for February 2015   In the Dove Mountain area, real estate is looking positive!  Inventory is up 8% from a year ago as well as a 240, yes 240% increase in closings from February stats in 2014. Months of Inventory has dropped to a more manageable level of about 9 months, versus almost 29 months of a year ago.  This means that the average house at the average price will currently take 9 months to sell. Median price of sold homes is up 15% from a year ago as well. What does this all mean?  It means there is a little more inventory, homes are selling quite a bit more quickly, and prices are going up.  Depending on whether you are looking to buy or sell in Dove Mountain, talk to a real estate professional about the right choices for you!
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Jackpot Equine offers Local Resource for Horses I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Lindsey Boone DVM at the Marana Founder's Day event in Marana this past weekend. Lindsey offers veterinary services for the greater area of Tucson and Marana, AZ!  You can check out her website here:  http://www.jackpotequineaz.com/ Established in 2014, Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Karla specialize in Equine services and completed internships at Arizona Equine. Dr. Lindsey graduated in 2013 from the Oklahoma State University.  She brings to the table a history with her family's horseback riding stables,  including a horsemanship program and rodeo arena.  She also is a Farrier and shares a special interest in Equine Podiatry. Jackpot Equine offers the following services for your horses, including emergency care: ROU...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Skyranch Marana Homes For Sale February 2015 Gated Skyranch is just off Tangerine (or Thornydale, depending upon which way you are approaching the intersection of Tangerine and Thornydale) and Camino de Manana Roads. The community is home to custom, semi-custom, and build-to-suit homes, including architects and builders such as Stellar Gray, Cutshaw Yeager, and Meritage. It is located in a natural desert area of over 500 acres of natural desert preserve. Many Residents enjoy Tortolita, Tucson, and Catalina Mountain views from their property. Skyranch is served by the Marana Unified School District’s Ironwood Elementary School, Tortolita Middle School, and Mountain View High School.   Currently, as of February 22, 2015, there are 17 homes listed for sale.  Sizes range from 1652 to 3511 s...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Continental Ranch, Twin Peaks, Marana Home Vendor Fair Mark your calendars for the first of three vendor fairs coming your way for the residents of NW Tucson:  Marana's Continental Ranch and Twin Peaks Neighborhood Event! Our first Quarterly Event focuses on updating and revamping the interior of your home for increased value and enjoyment! Session II will focus on the exterior of the home Session III will be about repairs and more     Donations and Non-Perishable food items will be collected for the Marana Community Food Bank. Don't miss this great neighborhood event with Shred-It Recycling! Events include all-event shredding for the cost of a food donation Home Depot and the Children's Workshop at 12:00 noon Tucson Electric Power and their Energy Saving Workshop from 12:45 to 2 p.m. H...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
  Continental Ranch Marana Community Page on Facebook   Just wanted to invite the folks of NW Tucson, including Marana, Continental Ranch, Twin Peaks, Gladden Farms, San Lucas, Dove Mountain, etc. to take advantage of this neighborhood opportunity.   The opportunity to showcase your business, hobbies, events and more on a local, public Facebook page.  The community needs to know about YOU!   Simply follow the link to Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/NWTucsonMaranaTwinPeaksContinentalRanch or start entering NWTucsonMaranaTwinPeaks ContinentalRanch in your Facebook search bar and it will probably show up sometime shortly after the letter M... See you on Facebook!
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Fog Over Gladden Farms Metropolitan Tucson Arizona.  Home to over 358 days of sunshine per year. Having a rare week - everyone is out taking photos of fog, clouds, rainfall. When I moved here in 2000 I thought people were crazy to get so excited about a little rain.   Now I understand. (Lake Gladden Farms) The desert is refreshed now. The air smells like spring.  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
  Marana Winterfest 2015 on January 24, 2015  Coming up this week, lots of fun at the Marana Winterfest!  Sponsored by the Lions club, this year's event is held in the Sportsman's Club parking lot off Costco Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect plenty of vendors, food, food trucks, arts and crafts, car show, and runner extraordinare Dan Reston who will run continuously throughout the entire day.  Proceeds from the event go to help the Marana Food Bank.    Also available will be entertainment and a petting zoo.  Fun for the whole family!  In past years, over $400 has been raised for the Marana Food Bank.  One of your dollar bills has purchasing power of approximately $9.00 for the Food bank - so every little bit counts!   Over 3000 families are helped by the foodbank on a monthly basis.  ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
SkyRanch Open House This Sunday January 18 1-4PM You'll want to see this modern home for sale, move in ready, in gated SkyRanch, Marana, AZ this weekend! Just over 3000 square feet, a versatile floor plan offers five bedrooms.  One complete suite is downstairs with full bath making it easy to have an in-law suite, special area for guests, live in relative, and more. The other four bedrooms encompass the upstairs along with another full guest bathroom, and loft area.  The master suite offers a large bathroom with separate shower and garden tub, as well as roomy closet space. Add in stunning mountain views from EVERY window, and you start to see why this might be your new home. Wanting a home office to keep things organized or wish to work out of your house?  A convenient space is located...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
    Marana is Our Town  - Marana is Your Town Just 90 minutes south of Phoenix, Marana’s borders incorporate both sides of Interstate 10 just northwest of Tucson, heading north towards the Pinal County Line. The Town of Marana covers a little more than 120 square miles and has an approximate population of 35,000.   Tourists are drawn to the community with the surrounding Sonoran Desert atmosphere, which is suited to being outdoors year-round. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, offers a world-class resort hotel and outstanding hiking, golf and spa facilities. Golf courses abound, and the Town of Marana is also investing in a future downtown development area with high-end shopping, dining and entertainment.  Currently, a large outdoor mall is under construction just off the Twin Peaks Inter...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Is It Time to Sell Your Home in SkyRanch Marana? Skyranch is a master-planned community just west of Tangerine and Thornydale Roads in Marana, AZ.  Residents enjoy a variety of home styles including custom homes, and those built by Green builder - Meritage.  This gated community is surrounded by natural preserve, mountain views, towering cactus, and roomy lots. Currently there are 13 homes for sale (January 8, 2015) averaging $155.66 a square foot. (Custom homes average quite a bit more per square food, so this is not a strong community indicator) Meritage re-sale homes average $141.76 a square foot. Homes for sale in Skyranch range from 1652 square feet to 3412, and have been on the market an average of 88 days. (75 non-custom)  This is not surprising, coming off of the holidays.  Two ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Buying or Selling in The Bluffs at Dove Mountain, Marana? When I think about the scenic beauty the Tucson area has to offer homeowners, one of the first communities to come to mind is the Bluffs at Dove Mountain in Marana.  Slightly elevated, homeowners often get a city AND mountain view, and the preserve area surrounding the lots is available in this lovely neighborhood of 122 homes.Looking at the Bluffs at Dove Mountain and what the market is currently doing there, I see that there are seven homes for sale.  I've held open houses at one of them, and the back yard is divine...following the ravine down to city views.  It went back on the market this holiday season and is still looking for its new owner.  The address is 13068 N Pier Mountain Road and is listed by an agent in my office, O...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Time to Recycle Your 2014 Christmas Trees in Gladden Farms!   On January 12, 2015 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., please feel free to bring your Christmas trees to the asphalt bumpout directly opposite of the Gladden Farms Home Owners Association office on 12375 N Heritage Park Drive. Northwest Landscaping has generously agreed to chip them for the residents of Gladden Farms. Be sure all of the decorations have been removed, including the tree stand! Be early so you don't miss them! However, don't drop them off BEFORE 6 a.m.  (The winds might take them) Do not bring artificial trees.  :)  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana 2014 Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting Don't miss Marana's Saturday 2014 Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting.  In addition to plenty of live entertainment, treats, Mr. and Mrs. Clause, balloon glow, and more, the Town has enlisted the services of almost a dozen local food trucks and vendors.   Food trucks include: Bella’s Gelato Shop, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Fire Engine Dogs, Haus of Brats, Jay’s Kettle Corn (hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, sodas), Marana Heritage Conservancy (kettle corn), Mona’s Fry Bread, POPPED Artisan Popcorn, Road Running Wood Fired Pizza, Wednesday Nights (meatball sliders), Zany Beaver. Extra special this year is a music-backed Christmas tree lighting.  From Sunday, December 7, 2014 through the season, the sounds of the season set t...
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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 Marana Market Update    So what's going on in Gladden Farms, just five minutes off Interstate 10 North of Tucson, AZ at the Tangerine exit? Well, Thanksgiving for one!  Happy Thanksgiving Marana!! For the sake of this report, I'm going to include the communities of Gladden Farms and Rancho Marana, since they are just across the street from one another. Yes, sales have been a bit slow in this area as of late:  There have been 76 closings over the past 6 months, with 15 in the past 60 days.  As of 11/24/2014, there have been only two closings in November. (11/24/2014)  Five have gone under contract this month, however, with a total of 14 in all currently in escrow.  Of those 14, 5 are also new construction. Only two homes have sold at over $250,000 in the past six months, so...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Neighborhoods - What's the Update? For the Week ending Nov 12, the average listing price in the following neighborhoods around Marana, AZ was:      Neighborhood                                                 Avg. listing PriceHeritage Highlands At Dove Mountain     $287,126     San Lucas     $179,898      The Preserve At Dove Mountain     $348,424      Skyranch     $351,467     Tangerine Crossing     $293,361  Continental Reserve     $247,450                                                            Sales have been slower for November, resulting in more inventory for buyers to peruse! Looking for your Marana, AZ dream home?  Call me - I work black Friday!      
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Hey Marana - Do You Need a Tune Up??  Call Village Automotive, Inc. Meet Paul Frederick, owner of Village Automotive, Inc. Whether you are looking for a local oil change or need a complete auto restoration, Paul provides quality repairs & service at a reasonable price. Mr. Frederick has over 38 years as an ASE Certified Master Technician.  He is trained in and uses the, I latest diagnostic equipment to repair your car, saving both time and money! Village Automotive, Inc of Marana is close to I-10, just off the Marana exit. They accept most credit cards. Most makes and models of import and domestic cars, light trucks and classic cars are welcome at Village Automotive, Inc.In addition, most repairs are guaranteed for one year or 12,000 miles. Some of the services provided include: *AIR CO...
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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 Fall Festival on Saturday, November 1, 2014   With the return to cooler temperatures, (predicted this weekend), activities pick up in the Arizona desert!  Looking for things to do in Marana this weekend -- enjoy a fall array of events including food trucks and jumping castles -- just 10 minutes north of Continental Ranch along 1-10. If you are not familiar with the community of San Lucas....San Lucas sits near the western base of the Tortolita Mountains in Northern Marana.  Take the Marana exit 236 and follow the signs east of Interstate 10 to all kinds of fun! Hope to see you there!  2-6 PM, San Lucas Community Park in Marana, AZ
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Welcome JBraun Salon Spa to Continental Ranch, NW Tucson and Marana I recently had an opportunity to check out a new business serving NW Tucson & Marana, Twin Peaks and Continental Ranch neighborhoods!.  Welcome J.Braun Salon Spa! J.Braun Salon Spa is a full service spa and hair facility, located conveniently close to Safeway, at the corners of Silverbell and Twin Peaks Roads.  It's pretty amazing what they offer -- hair services, massage, skin care, manicures, pedicures, spray tans, waxing...and they're working on body wraps as well. Marana Chamber of Commerce members welcome J.Braun Salon Spa as well to the communities in NW Tucson and Marana, Twin Peaks and Continental Ranch.  
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