Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Two Homes.  Two Neighborhoods.  Marana Homes for Sale Two homes.  Two neighborhoods. Fifteen minutes apart, both built in the last four years, situated in pride-of-ownership communities with HOA. Looking for a roomy home?  Do you want a pool?  Do you want unobstructed Mountain Views? How about the security of a gated community? Proximity to the freeway? Commute can make a big difference in desirability.  Access to amenities is another.  There are so many choices when searching for your dream home.  Take a moment to compare these two homes, relatively similar, but vastly different in price.  Which appeals to you?  Want to see more?  Call to arrange a viewing.  Click here for links to MLS photos and details: 12739 N Greenberry Drive in Gladden Farms, Marana 11454 N Adobe Village Place in ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Desert Sunsets - Arizona's Gift to its Inhabitants The Sonoran Desert-Scape shares a wild beautyUntamed by man, the sunrise shouts her glory Wild, riotous color washes the desert floorSaguaros reach to the heavens in responseImagine relaxing each evening to the sounds of birdlife and nature gathering for nightfall Rugged mountains embrace the desert belowImagine the serenityEnvision the escapism your own backyard can offerA natural kind of peace can be your very own The desert beckons Reach out Live it Own it These views and more can be enjoyed at this beautiful home for sale in gated Skyranch, Marana AZ. You can view more details and information here.   Photos taken by Leslie Banfied
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana's SkyRanch - Gated, Convenient, Home Styles for Everyone  Located just south and also just west of the intersection of Thornydale and Tangerine Roads in Marana, AZ, Skyranch is a great neighborhood to explore when looking for your new home in Marana, AZ. There's something for everyone - surrounded by natural preserve desert and mountain vistas, homeowners can choose from Custom Adobes, two story Santa Fe's, New construction and existing Green Meritage homes, bungalows, ...a fantastical mix of beautiful residences.  List prices currently range from $255,000 to $525,000. Coming up in the next two weeks, I'll be offering two new listings for folks looking for Homes for Sale in SkyRanch, Marana.  One is a two story, over 3000 square feet with a loft and an office and gorgeous unobstr...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Does It Matter What Month You List Your Home for Sale in Gladden Farms? The master-planned communities of Gladden Farms and Rancho Marana are located about 5 minutes off Tangerine Farms Road and I-10, in NW Marana. I did a little fact checking, and came up with the professional opinion in answering my question, "Does It Matter What Month You List Your Home for Sale in Gladden Farms?"  "No, in Gladden Farms and Rancho Marana, Marana, AZ -- it does NOT much matter what month you list your home for sale."  It mostly matters to YOU! Why, you ask? Here's the number breakdown: January through June are 2014 January sales                   6 February Sales                5 March Sales                     8 April Sales                       10 May Sales                         6 June            ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Concerts in the Park 2014 Marana Concerts in the Park began the first Saturday in May and will continue into October at Crossroads at Silverbell Park. The concerts feature an emphasis on a wide variety of music including country, bluegrass,  flamenco and more.  Free to the public, folks are invited to come on out to see some great local performers. July 4 offers the country group:  The Greg Spivey Band.  Enjoy a mix of older & newer country, with a little bit of a rock and roll edge. In August, Navajo pianist Larry Redhouse leads the Larry Redhouse Trio,  a “contemporary jazz trio.”  Music includes, funk, Latin,  jazz standards, and even a bit of reggae. On September 6 Tesoro will take the stage. The band boasts a “unique sound” that incorporates flamenco fusion with rock, blues...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
FREE Things to do in Marana: Dove Mountain Day in the Park Supporting the Marana Food Bank, the Dove Mountian Homeowner Executive Advisory Committees and area merchants have joined together to bring the Dove Mountain Day in the Park about for the residents of Dove Mountain! The event begins at 2 in the afternoon, and concludes with a special movie in the park, "The Great and Powerful Oz" Come out for fun, food, music, people watching, and more.  We hope to see you there - stop by our Long Realty booth for water!!! Bring your canned, dry, and non-perishable food items to donate to the Marana Food bank - every item, and every $$ helps! Take the first left turn into the lower Dove Mountain neighborhoods off Dove Mountain Blvd and follow the crowds!! Hope to see you there!  Betty Covey, Les...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
A Bloomin' Colorful Walk Through Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ Took a nice walk through Gladden Farms this morning.  Spring is definintely in bloom! I love the blooming trees, although if I had one, I'd want it on the edge of my property! Lantana is EVERYWHERE in Tucson and Marana!  I like when it starts cross-pollinating and one bush is several colors! Gladden Farms keeps their public walkways and greenbelts in good order.  The landscapers have an un-ending job trimming, weeding, repairing, mowing... Yard maintenance is strictly monitored by an HOA that provides many opportunities for community involvement and fun, as well as making sure community guidelines are kept. Gladden Farms is an area of homes built 2005 and later.  Currently, Lennar, Richmond American, Meritage, and KB Homes have ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
There's a Diamondback in My Garage! It's not one of these hardy players: And the unusual Rattlesnake Bridge on Broadway Avenue in Tucson, AZ wouldn't quite fit:   Yep - there he is!!! Scary to say I was putting a broom away standing only a foot from this young guy.  My first thought was, "Do I call 9-11"? Well, no, someone said call the fire department. So, I looked online and since 2009, our Northwest Fire Department does not answer snake calls. If I was in Rural Metro district, they would come out.  No such luck. So then I looked for snake removal companies, called one, and left a message. Well -- they are either busy or rude - no call back. Today a contractor I know is coming with a snake loop thing, but my husband tried outing him with a pool cue last night and now he's hiding. Not ...
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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 Market Update - May 2014 In the past six months, 115 re-sale and new construction homes have hit the Gladden Farms, Rancho Marana, and Solana markets in NW Marana off I-10. Currently, 48 are active homes for sale in Marana.  Thirteen of those were built in 2013/2014 and are new construction.  Fifteen are two story.  The average list price for the active homes for sale is $98.94, and this includes ten distressed properties.  Prices range from $132,900 to $299,000.  Homes have been for sale for an average of 72 days.  At the end of  February I'd run a report and at that time, Active listings were averaging $96.68 per square foot.  Days on market at that time were 51. Of the 48 listings, 24 of them are listed for over $100 a square foot.  In homes over 2450 square feet in siz...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Beautiful Open House In SkyRanch, Marana AZ Today, May 4, 2014 I love the gated neighborhood of Skyranch, located just south and also just west of the intersection of Thornydale and Tangerine Roads in Marana, AZ. There's something for everyone - two stories, one story Meritage homes, Adobes, bungalows, custom homes...a nice mix of beautiful residences all surrounded by natural desert settings and mountain ranges in two directions.  List prices range from $250,000 to $650,000. Today's open house runs from 1-4 p.m. and the gates will be open.  There are several homes in the area for sale, but I have to tell you, mine is something special.  Originally selling for over $600,000 -- this 2268 square foot, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is attractively priced at $349,000. Some of the important feature...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
The Coffee News in Marana, AZ I had the pleasure to meet Leeann Herriman of the Coffee News in Marana, AZ this year at one of the many events affiliated with the Marana Chamber of Commerce.  (That's her on the far left) Leeann is in charge of the Marana division of The Coffee News.  The Coffee News is a weekly publication delivered to local businesses in a geographic area.  According to studies, folks actually "absorb" more advertising messages before or during eating! You'll find The Coffee News at many local eateries to take full advantage of this fact. What's nice about The Coffee News is that its an easy, entertaining read.  It generally includes unusual news stories, jokes, trivia, horoscopes, and more. It's all good news! If you are not familiar with this orange-ish little circula...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
2014 NW Market Statistics in Gladden Farms & Rancho Marana Communities Here’s a market snapshot for the first two months of 2014 out in Gladden Farms and Rancho Marana, off I-10 and Tangerine Road.  It includes listings from Gladden Farms, Rancho Marana, Farm Field Five, and Solana. Since January 1, 2014, there are 66 properties: Active, Active Contingent, Active Capa, Pending and Sold.  Of these, 15 are New Construction.  KB homes is also moving into the area and have plans to break ground soon on over 60 home sites. For this report, let’s look at the re-sale properties. 13 are short sale 4 are foreclosed upon, or REO, which is really down from my last quarterly report down from the three month period prior to end of January 2014 when there were 19. Six properties closed since the fir...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Rancho Marana & Gladden Farms Multiple Open House Weekend February 23 It's a BIG BIG weekend in Marana on February 23-24.  No...not the Golf...the Open Houses!!  :) Take a trip through this nearby community BEFORE watching the pros! Take the Tangerine Road exit from Interstate 10 heading towards Phoenix from Tucson, and travel west about 5 minutes.  You'll see the sign to no less than 8 home listings, all conveniently open from 12:00 to 4 p.m. My listing is just a bit further on Tangering Farms Road, turning left into Rancho Marana and the Meritage builders GREEN homes.  Come see me at 12941 Fox Hollow Drive for your own affordable, money-saving GREEN home with reduced price of $154,900.  I'll be holding it open on Sunday, 12-3:30 p.m.       $190,000 MLS# 21331886 11644 W. Emmer Drive F...
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By Christina Swanson, SA of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate)
What are the Most Expensive Listings in Marana?   Have you wondered what a home is worth? Or, if there are expensive homes in Marana, Az?  I was curious; because that is just me.  Even when we are on vacation I will wonder how much homes are in a certain area; drives my family crazy.  So for all of you curious lookers here is a list of the most expensive home listings in Marana. Enjoy looking.    With Dove Mountain being built, Luxury resorts and golf courses can be found in Northwest Tucson, along with some of the most expensive homes in the area, including multi-million dollar estates.   Another great way to find out what homes are worth is to visit my blog on mobile apps and get your mobile app.  Now you have listings prices and pictures in the palm of your hand and will never have t...
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By Christina Swanson, SA of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate)
Benefits of an Open House Thinking for selling your home?   Have you decided to sell your home and wondering if you should have an open house?  Here are just five reasons that an open house might result in a sale: Brings buyers to your home. Open houses bring in potential buyers who would otherwise might not see your home. They will help bring in visitors to your home beyond just a listing. Your friends and family can mention the event to anyone they know who might be interested in taking a look at your home. Neighbors who drop by might just be taking a look for someone they might know who wants to move into your neighborhood.  You can set the scene – your way. When  home buyers stop by your home for a  showing, they often do it with little notice, which is why it can be stressful keepi...
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By Christina Swanson, SA of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate)
Living and Raising a family in Marana Az. There are many reasons why I love living in Marana, Az; but here are a few reasons that are near and dear to my heart: great community, generous amount for outdoor actives, and proximity to Tucson.   Great Community: My family has lived in Marana for over 13 years and it still amazes me on the amount of pride the community members take in our neighborhoods.  I can go out to my back yard and hear the young children playing in the park or take a walk around and see many neighbors out talking to each other or even helping each other out. I have pardoned many of the business here and I am always pleased to hear that many of the owners live in the area.  Driving into many of the Marana neighborhoods you will see clean play areas, picked up yards and ...
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By Christina Swanson, SA of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate)
Real Estate Market Information for 85658 Real estate market data for 85658 in Tucson, AZ provided by Christina Swanson of Keller Williams Southern Arizona.   85658 Home Prices   We have seen the listing prices decresse over the past few months in the Tucson Area of 85658. We are starting to see an increase in listings this month. The average home prices in 85658 is $299,950. If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Tucson Az, 85658 but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. To make sure you don't overpay for your home, you'll want to have an agent that does a through market analysis of the Marana h...
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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 Offers Buyers Newer Homes at Affordable Prices San Lucas is a master planned community that is just off I-10 going north on I-10 out of Tucson and Marana.  Richmond American, DR Horton and Lennar have been busy building here the past 7 years! In  a quarterly analysis of the are, looking at new construction AND resale, there are 44 homes either active, under contract, or closed since the end of October. Of those, 29 involved new construction. This is definitely a community where new construction is booming!! For the purpose of this report, I'm only going to look at the 15 resale properties. 8 are short sale1 is foreclosed upon, or REO This community and comparables may be influenced by the amount of distressed sales.  Call me for an in-depth analysis if you are thinking of list...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Skyranch Versatility in Marana, AZ Requires Personalized CMA SkyRanch is a gated community located just south of Tangerine Road between Thornydale and Twin Peaks/Dove Mountain Blvd. It's located in a natural desert area set aside as a "preserve". Some of the lots have views of the Tortolita Mountains, others have stunning backdrops involving the Catalinas. Homes in this area have a wide range of sizes and prices.  SkyRanch is part of the Marana Unified School District, with residents attending Ironwood Elementary School, Tortolita Middle School, and Mountain View High School. Here's an analyzation of the Skyranch in Marana Real Estate Market for the past three months.  In looking at new construction AND resale, there are 24 homes either active, under contract, or closed since the end of...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Tangerine Crossing Growing with New Construction Tangering Crossing is a newer community, growing rapidly, located up near Thornydale and Tangering Roads in Marana, AZ. In looking at new construction AND resale, there are 35 homes either active, under contract, or closed since the end of October. Of those, 23 involved new construction. This is definitely a community where new construction is booming!! In looking at the 12 resale properties. 1 is a short sale1 is foreclosed upon, or REO Only 2 homes have closed in the past three months that were not new construction, selling at $26,000 and $359,000. $118.29 per square foot and $128.21 respectively.  Views really influence the pricing in this particular area. There are currently four homes for sale in San Lucas, Marana, AZ priced from $29...
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