Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana's July 4, 2013 Star Spangled Spectacular!! 'Round this time of year in NW Tucson and Marana, people start getting excited about the Fourth of July Festivities in our neighborhoods.  Marana does Fireworks right, let me tell you!   Located in the Arizona Pavilions area off Cortaro Road and I-10, this easy-access area is spectacular for viewing the sky lights!  The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and firework displays show their beauty over the Santa Cruz River Park area.  There's great viewing from all over the area, and several traffic routes available for your convenience. Bring a picnic and blanket/ lawn chairs and sunscreen and make a night of it!  Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Here's a schedule for your convenience: Thursday, July 46 p.m. Movie in the Park (Crossroads at Silverb...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Are Summer Sales Burning Up in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ? I was curious to see if our "warm" summer temperatures affect sales in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ, so I did a little trend research.  I ran the months April through September to see if there was a visible difference in stats. Here's what I found:     April May June July August September 2009 14 5 14 8 6 8 2010 9 9 11 10 9 11 2011 10 14 15 9 9 14 2012 14 7 13 7 10 10 2013 13 9 7       Totals 47 35 53 34 34 43                             At first glance I didn't think it was that big a difference, but in adding the overall totals...you can see the numbers begin to change. July and August experience a 5-year average of 20 less homes sold, or a 64% drop in sales in July and August from June totals...which are mostly sales in May that ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Open to Public Who: New Chamber of Commerce Members Pointe of Grace and Betty Covey-Cara Mancuso Team of Long Realty - Bramches at Twin Peaks and Dove Mountain What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Block Party!!  Free food and refreshments, plus Shaved Ice by the Chill Shack will be available for purchase! Where:  Parking lot by 7455 W Twin Peaks, Ste 107, corner of Twin Peaks and Coachline, Continental Ranch Community in Marana When:  Friday, June 14, 2013  5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Ribbon cutting begins at 6:00 p.m. Why:  Welcome, fun, meet your neighbors, meet your local businessfolk!!  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Mancuso Covey Team Join Marana Chamber of Commerce We're excited to share that we've joined the Marana Chamber of Commerce this June and are part of a network of local business owners here to serve you! Long Realty - Mancuso/Covey Team Betty Covey & Cara Mancuso 12080 N Dove Mountain Blvd, Ste 100 Marana, AZ 85658 (520) 270-3781 fax (520) 572-6714 Cara@SWDesertHomes.com The Mancuso/Covey Team at Long Realty - Dove Mountain and Twin Peaks have been Marana residents for over 28 years.  Dedicated to serving the real estate needs of folks in our area – the Mancuso/Covey team’s mission is to practice the golden rule.  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."  Your requests and priorities are important to us as professionals. Our goals include a lasting relationship with warm and ...
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By Chris Pendleton
(Tierra Antigua)
Beautiful 3 Bedroom Home in highly popular Dove Mountain Location: Tucson, AZ Call Listing Agent direct with questions at 520-275-1663. Beautiful 3 Bedroom Home in highly popular Dove Mountain. This home is on a premium lot with no neighbors behind or on one side. Awesome Views! Home feature popular floor plan with open kitchen, family room and formal living/dining areas. Master bedroom has on-suite bathroom with two sinks and walk in closet. Back yard had covered patio and huge side yard perfect for watching spectacular sunsets. See Virtual Tour!     Information Contact Information   Christopher Pendleton 520-275-1663     Contact Reply Form Forward to a Friend View Other Flyers   Pricing Price: $173,000 Flexibility: Negotiable Property Location 5581 W Cochie SpringsTucson, AZ 85658Vie...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
AKKA Karate - Twin Peak Business in Continental Ranch Marana, AZ is home to a myriad of local and small business folk, ready to serve you and your family's needs and lifestyle. AKKA Karate School is located in the Twin Peaks Plaza (next to Long Realty Twin Peaks) and can be reached at 520-572-8669 or 7575 W. Twin Peaks Road, Suite 135 We've been neighbors longer than I've worked at Long Realty and it's always fun to see another smiling face walk through the door of AKKA Karate.  Classes are available for all ages and all levels of expertise.  We met them personally this spring at a local business expo. Take a look at their mission and purpose statements to see whether or not Akka Karate school might be for you or a loved one: "Akka Karate School is dedicated to fun, family and teaching ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Market Statistics for the San Lucas Neighborhood of Marana, AZ   May 17th  7:00 a.m. Statistics for San Lucas9 active0 REO0 SS8 NConst1 Conventional existing construction listing 23 have closed in 6 months7 of them REO3 of them SS11 NC2 Conventional resales9% of sales are conventional resales57% of sales were not distressed 13 have closed in the past 3 months5 of them REO2 of them SS5 NC1 Conventional resaleSo, 8% of sales were conventional resalesand 46% were conventional sales   San Lucas is located about 12-15 minutes north of the Cortaro exit in Marana along I-10.  Homes here were mostly built in 2007 or later, and new construction is booming in the area.  For pricing, check this link to see Homes for Sale in San Lucas, Marana, AZ, as well as homes that have been sold.  If you are t...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
How to Tell if the Market is Improving in Gladden Farms Looking at Gladden Farms overall, I believe it is an improving market:Looking at the Gladden Farms Homes for Sale statistics very early this morning, I see that there are currently: 28 active listings 4 REO (foreclosed-upon properties, or real-estate owned) 3 SS 10 NConst 11 Conventional existing construction listings 69 have closed, or sold,  in the past 6 months 13 of them REO 19 of them SS 16 NC 21 Conventional resales 30% of sales are conventional resales 54% of sales were not distressed 39 have closed in the past 3 months 5 of them REO 6 of them SS 10 NC 15 Conventional resales So, 38% of sales are conventional resales and 64% are conventional sales Looking even closer, in the past 6 weeks, there have been 16 closings 3 of the...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
My Marana - At Your Fingertips "My Marana" is as close as  your phone nowadays.Out and about in the great town of Marana and spot graffiti, a water leak, a giant pothole? Users of "My Marana" can now report problems about town with smart phone geo-tagging. You can click the link here to find out more information, and use your QR code reader on your smart phone to upload the application for Android and iphone users. "My Marana" Mobile App Link As a Marana resident, get involved with your community with the touch of a button.  Let's preserve the great way of life we have 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)
Angela's Mexican Restaurant - Twin Peaks at Continental Ranch Angela's Mexican Restaurant is centrally located in Continental Ranch, at the corners of Coachline and Twin Peaks Road. Enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine at affordable prices with quick, smiling service!  You can see their menu here. Their hours at the Coachline Blvd location are: Monday to Saturday – 9:00 am to 9:00 pmSunday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Call ahead your order or pickup at  520-314-9224 This photo is from the Twin Peaks Business expo held this winter at Rock N Java, just around the corner.  Long Realty Twin Peaks was happy to be a part of this opportunity to meet the public from Continental Ranch, Continental Reserve, Twin Peaks, and nearby Sunflower.  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Dental Village in Twin Peaks and Continental Ranch, Marana Introducing Dental Village Dentistry in convenient Continental Ranch in Marana, on Twin Peaks Road where it meets Coachline.   Dental Village offers dental work for the whole family, and their services include deep cleaning, work with crowns, dentures, veneers, implants, fillings, extractions, whitening, as well as other cosmetic dental work.  See Dental village for your routine and/or specialty dental needs! In Marana, you can find them just down from our Long Realty Real Estate office at 7475 W Twin Peaks, Suite 111. 520-579-1500
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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:  Where Have All The Houses Gone!? It wasn’t very long ago when I was blogging about 40-50 properties for sale and the ever-dropping square foot value of Gladden Farms. Not so today.  Not so this year…. Gladden Farms has had an abrupt face turnaround and it’s a wheeling-dealing place for real estate this year.  Currently, there are 22 homes for sale in Gladden Farms.  That’s it…including new construction. Cut that number in half and there’s 11 homes for sale right now in Gladden Farms, Marana AZ.  Interested in buying – move quick, that’s all I can say. Currently, homes are priced from $111,000 to $229,900 and range from a cozy 1338 square feet to a whopping 4045.  Something for everyone! Three of those existing re-sale homes are distressed, meaning they are ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Marana Mainstreet Festival April 6, 2013 We had lots of fun at the Marana Mainstreet Festival this past weekend! Weather was perfect, crowds were friendly...and the food was tooooooo good! Hope to see you all next year, and out and about at other great Marana events! Don't miss out on the BlueGrass Festival at Ora Mae Harn park April 13-14, 2013. Our lucky door prize winner....Marie!!  
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Enjoy the Lifestyle of Highlands at Dove Mountain, Marana AZNestled against a back drop of the Tortolita Mountains in Marana, AZ, the master-planned community of the Highlands at Dove Mountain offers unparalleled views and an active adult lifestyle that appeals to many.Immaculate homes and yards, complete community center and club house, restaurants and services are just some of the amenities offered at Highlands at Dove Mountain.  Enjoy tennis, fitness, 18 hole golf course, social activities, and the pools, year round.  The clubhouse offers 29,000 square feet with patios, pools, community rooms, fitness center, restaurant, golf shop and more.Residents at the Highlands enjoy the security of a gated community in a serene neighborhood built around stunning golf and mountain views. Highlan...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
2013 Gladden Farms Easter EGGStravaganza: Things to do in Marana Saturday, March 23, 2013, Gladden Farms residents are invited to their annual 2013 Gladden Farms Easter EGGStravaganza: Things to do in Marana.  Drop on by the Compass Park, on the corner of Lon Adams and Tangerine Farms roads.  You can park across the street in the Gladden Farms Community Park and take the tunnel to get to the festivities. If you're looking for things to do in Marana, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is packed with activities and opportunities to have fun with your family and neighbors.  Food trucks, egg hunts, local vendors, music....and great weather! I'm looking forward to being there as your local Marana neighbor.  Looking for homes for sale in Gladden Farms, or wondering if now is the time ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Local Spotlight: Local Author - Sea Species by R.L. Clayton I had the pleasure of meeting several local business professionals a few weeks back at the Twin Peaks Business Expo held at Rock n Java, at the corner of Coachline and Twin Peaks roads in Continental Ranch, Marana, AZ. Of notable interest was local author R. L. Clayton with Volume 1 of the Evolution River Series, entitled Sea Species.  In his own words, "Evolution never stops, and the novel Sea Species puts us on the launch pad of a quantum leap in human evolution.  Will we be assimilated or destroyed?  Will the new species dominate and enslave or will intelligence and tolerance come with the evolution?" Bob Clayton was an engineer in mining and associated industries for almost thirty years and has lived in Tucson for more than...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Local Spotlight:  Advocare - Twin Peak Businesses in Continental Ranch I had the pleasure of meeting several local business professionals a few weeks back at the Twin Peaks Business Expo held at Rock n Java, at the corner of Coachline and Twin Peaks roads in Continental Ranch, Marana, AZ. One of the local independent consultants was Elisa Francis, of Elisa and Bobby Francis, with Advocare.  520-977-3270 Advocare is an energy, weight-management wellness product. They have a very inspiring story on their Advocare website. "In October of 2010 we began taking AdvoCare products and within 24 days combined to lose 50lbs and 25 inches. By the end of January 2012 I was able to leave my full time job to pursue AdvoCare. In April of 2012 Bobby was hospitalized and days away from a massive heart a...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
RocknJava - Twin Peak Businesses in Continental Ranch Rock n Java isn't just a great place to get coffee or hang out with wi-fi and friends. Rock n Java isn't just worship space for The Vision Church on weekends. Rock n Java is involved in their community and hosts business expos to help share with the community what's going on in the neighborhood of Twin Peaks and Coachline Road.  For ages, Rock n Java has brought us events like Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed, and host Marana High School variety events as well. Visit Rock N Java for your event space needs.  The room seats up to 125 people and have awesome audio/visual capacity as well.  You can reach them at 520-572-5238. Stop by for a coffee or chai tea.  Rock n Java at Twin Peaks and Coachline in Continental Ranch is worth a visit soon...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Neighborhood Spotlight: Marana Physical Therapy - Continental Ranch A few weeks back, I was pleased to meet many local businesses, and local business folk at the Twin Peaks Business Expo held at Rock N Java for the residents of nearby Continental Ranch. One of the participating businesses was Marana Physical Therapy, LLC, with Connie and Jerry McCollow, both PTs.  According to their website, Marana Physical Therapy specializes in the treatment of orthopedic conditions of the spine, upper and lower extremities; neurological conditions such as balance problems and Parkinson’s.  This includes pre- and post-surgical rehab, back classes, prevention programs, preparation for return to work programs and treatment of industrial and sports injuries. Connie specializes in Ergonomics, Orthopedic, ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Long Realty Dove Mountain and Twin Peaks Marana Gets Visible! Long Realty Dove Mountain and Twin Peaks Marana has made it their goal this year to be out and about more in the community, representing our place of work!  Of course, as individuals, we've been involved in our personal interests and activities...but how much fun is it to bring work to....fun!  We're excited, and happy to be getting to know our local business, vendors, and community members that much better.   Recently, we were a part of the meet and greet for the local businesses centered around our Twin Peaks office in Continental Ranch, Marana.  Our Twin Peak office is located just behind Walgreens on the corner of Coachline and Twin Peaks roads...just a minute off 1-10.  Last weekend we enjoyed that warm, sunny saturday a...
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