Pima County, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
What's going on with the Tucson real estate market?Looking back on January 2024, sales were down in January by 3.4%, with only 984 sales.  A year ago, sales were closer to 1500.  The average sales price has slipped just a bit as well, down by 1.66%  It's still well above 2024 high in May of of apx 355K however!Days on market are averaging 26 days, so homes are still moving quickly.  Of interest - new homes for sale are flooding the market since December, up over 54%  (we're moving into our peak market season - I can help with that!!)Need help navigating buying or selling your home in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley or Vail?  The Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes can help with that.Here's a quick link to available single family homes available in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail, priced $3...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Listed by Leslie Gilpatrick, Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, 520-444-9946. This remarkable property, located at 7900 N Hopdown Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85741, with two bedrooms and two baths, encompasses over 0.75 acres with a "double" lot.Take in breathtaking views of three mountain ranges and city lights. While the house dates back to 1980, it has undergone extensive remodeling. Updates include new tile flooring, modernized bathrooms and showers, fresh paint, and the installation of brand-new appliances in both the laundry room and kitchen. An Arizona Sunroom has been seamlessly added to the back of the house, providing additional space to savor the panoramic views. This exceptionally distinctive property boasts a Ramada situated at the highest point, enhancing the overall allure.Afforda...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
My husband and daughter were in surgery this week at the Banner Main Hospital Campus, located on Campbell and Elm Streets in Tucson.  (Banner - University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ)We all wanted to give a shout out to the staff, doctors and residents, students, nurses, aides, cleaners... that took great PERSONAL care of my daughter, the kidney donor, as well as my husband, (her step-dad) the recipient.Truly amazing, after 2 days, his kidneys were working at 72% capacity as opposed to 13% when he entered.  Grateful for the new kidney!Again, amazing care and professionalism (we even got updates DURING surgeries via phone calls) for our family.Kudos to Dr. Harlan, Dr. Turner,  Ale, Candice, Brittney (Brittni?) Monique, Lupita, Kelsy, Diva, Khadiza, and Andrew.  We know there were others...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
15 Must-Try Things to Do in Green Valley, AZGreen Valley, Arizona, nestled in the scenic Santa Cruz Valley, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Situated just south of Tucson, the neighborhood offers many attractions that cater to diverse interests, including its stunning natural landscapes, lively arts community, and intriguing historical heritage. In this article, we'll delve into 15 unique things to do in Green Valley, AZ, that will make your visit unforgettable.1. Bird Watching ParadiseGreen Valley is a paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts, with the Santa Cruz River and its surrounding areas serving as a habitat for more than 300 bird species. The Anza Trail and Madera Canyon, both nearby, offer excellent birding opportunities. 2. Titan II Missile MuseumGreen Valley is home to t...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
New Listing by the Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, Cara Mancuso, Listing Agent:  882 E Strada Patania Oro Valley 4 bed 3 bath + den w/3 car GarageWhat's not to love? Discover the unparalleled beauty of this energy-efficient Meritage-built Patagonia floor plan nestled in the charming Villages at Silverhawke. Revel in the awe-inspiring mountain vistas that surround both the interior and exterior of this remarkable home, perfectly positioned on one of the most desirable lots in the neighborhood.Spanning over 3000 square feet, this residence is bathed in natural light streaming through expansive windows, doors, and a blend of recessed canned and pendant lighting. As you enter, you'll be greeted by neutral brick-set ceramic tile throughout the home, with plush carpeting gracing the bedroo...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Discover Effective Measures to Guard Against Rattlesnakes in Tucson, AZ Rattlesnakes are often a topic of conversation when relocating folks are thinking about purchasing a home in the Tucson, AZ region. Here's some quick tips to help you avoid that dangerous desert dweller!   (this probably isn't a rattlesnake, but I'm using my own photos!) 1. Maintain a snake-free zone around your property by trimming brush and removing items that may provide hiding spots for rodents. Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings. 2. Be cautious when outdoors on sunny days, as snakes may seek shade under rocks. Avoid lifting rocks that could harbor hidden snakes. 3. Stick to designated pathways, wear sturdy high-top hiking shoes, and carry a walking stick for added protection. 4. If you encounter rattl...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Gated Preserve Home available for sale by The Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, Leslie Gilpatrick, listing agent.  520-444-9946Wonderful Dove Mountain, Marana location with this contemporary Pulte Home.Need room to grow?  Want the privacy of a gated community?This lovely 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom Pulte Home in the gated Preserves III is among one of the larger homes in The Preserves.A charming courtyard welcomes you through a decorative gate into the home.Upon entering, you'll find a spacious living area with a gas fireplace, surrounded by a wall of stacked stone, a built-in entertainment center, a separate dining space, and windows overlooking the natural preserve in the backyard.The kitchen is a chef's delight, featuring cabinets along the entire wall, a five-burner gas cooktop beneath...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Yes, to some of the tekkies out there, ChatGPT has been out there a while.Are there a lot of you using the tool?  Taken a class regarding the tool?AI means more than ChatGPT.  A quick Google search will net you this:"What is artificial intelligence in the workplace? Artificial intelligence refers to computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. Companies can use artificial intelligence in the workplace to improve the productivity of their employees."I enjoyed a business luncheon yesterday and came away with a quote."Don't let AI replace what you know as a person"  It makes way more sense when you think of AI as mathmatical.One of the things that's fun, is that you can manipulate text in a snap.  See the possibilities?I'll use the above paragraph as an ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Listed by the Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, Michael Joseph, 520-275-4201.Welcome to this exquisite contemporary home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, making its debut on the MLS in Featherstone @ Continental Reserve! Nestled on a coveted corner lot, this residence guarantees privacy with no rear neighbors. Step into the backyard oasis, featuring a dazzling pool – perfect for cooling off during warm days, complemented by mature citrus trees that not only add natural beauty but also the joy of homegrown fruits.A standout feature of this home is the recently renovated primary bathroom, presenting a stylish retreat with modern fixtures and a sophisticated ambiance. This thoughtful upgrade brings a touch of luxury to your daily routine.The interior boasts a living area with 12-foot ceil...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Understanding Upfront Costs When Purchasing a Home in Tucson, ArizonaAre you considering buying a new home in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, or Vail? It's essential to be aware of the various upfront expenses associated with the home-buying process. While your agent can assist in negotiating certain costs, others are solely the responsibility of the buyer.Here's a breakdown of some of the anticipated expenses during the escrow process and their approximate costs this January, 2024 when purchasing a new home in Tucson.Earnest Money:Definition: A good faith offer demonstrating your seriousness as a buyer, typically 1-3% of the home price.Process: Deposited into an escrow account by a third party.Outcome: Credited toward the home purchase or returned if the offer is not accepted.Home Inspecti...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
When shopping for a new home, a typical homebuyer tends to put a lot of value on an updated kitchen.Nothing quite dates a home like trends from yester-year, outdated appliances, and dark, crowded interiors.Attached is a list of several homes located in Metropolitan Tucson (which includes Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Vail and more) that have remodeled or updated their kitchen in some way.  A slightly different search shows "remodeled kitchens" in Tucson Homes.  Whether your criteria includes quartz countertops, expansive windows with views, top of the line appliances, or a sumptuous walk-in pantry, this list might start you on your way to a brand new dream kitchen.Southern Living Magazine recently discussed upcoming trends for the 2024 kitchen, to include everything from mixed fixtures, f...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Are you looking to downsize your Tucson area home?  Do you want something easy to maintain, clean, and help omit the clutter of your life?Maybe you’re thinking of traveling more, or just yearn for a simpler day to day.Check out these “tiny” homes available in the metropolitan Tucson area at the link below. All of them are single family homes (not a townhome or condo) 1200 square feet or smaller.These are available now in Metropolitan Tucson.  (January 2024)If you’re looking to escape a large home and need an answer, we’re just a phone call, email or text away.If you’d like this search sent to you in a more tailored level, just let us know.  Things like lot size, a pool, views, year built, no carpeting, and so much more can be made-to-match your priorities.We can help you sell your curre...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
The Circus in in Tucson!Get ready to be swept away by the magic of Carnevale di Venezia right here in Tucson's Mercado District!  The Zoppé Family Circus, in operation since the 1800’s (!),  is bringing its captivating show to town until January 21, 2024. Set up under the Big Top at the corner of Congress and Avenida del Convento, this marks the thirteenth year the circus has graced Tucson with its presence.See the list below for show times, including special Friday morning shows and three performances on MLK Day, Monday, January 15.Thu Jan 11: 7:00 pmFri Jan 12: 10:00 am (special short program), 7:00 pmSat Jan 13: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 pmSun Jan 14: 1:00, 4:00 pmMon Jan 15 (MLK Day): 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 pmThur Jan 18: 7:00 pmFri Jan 19: 10:00 am (special short program), 7:00 pmSat Jan 20: 1:00...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Looking in the Tucson area for your large dream home?  Look no further than scenic Oro Valley, located just to the north in the sprawling metropolitan area of Tucson, AZ.Attached at this link are currently the top ten largest homes for sale within Oro Valley, starting at 4270 square feet in size.Gated homes, homes with views, up to 4.5 garage stalls, detached casitas or guest quarters, pools, spas, acreage - these are just some of the amenities waiting for your discovery within the city limits of Oro Valley, AZ.Happy to be your guide, I'm Cara Mancuso, Designated Broker of the Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, LLC.  A member of my team or I would be elated to help with your Oro Valley Home Search.Meanwhile, check out this link for your own sneak peak at the current top ten largest home...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Whatever your reasons, perhaps you are looking for a larger home in the vicinity of Tucson, AZ.  Attached to this link are the current top ten largest homes available within Tucson city limits.Square footage starts at over 6000 and goes on up to 25,000 plus!Need a guest house or quarters?  Many of these have that option, as well as up to 7 bedrooms, multiple garage stalls, owned solar panels, amazing pool and spa areas, and killer views.Please contact me today and together we'll make an appointment to view these gorgeous homes with plenty of space.Need more information on the Tucson lifestyle?  Happy to answer your questions regarding Tucson's future growth, amenities, lifestyles, school districts and more.  Call, email, or text today.  Cara Mancuso, Designated Broker for Golden Girls w...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Need space for growing family, multi-gen, just want something BIG? Here are the ten largest homes currently for sale in Marana, AZ.Marana is located both west and Northwest of Tucson, AZ along Interstate 10 and includes gated homes near the Ritz Carlton as well as rural, ranch-type properties to the North and West.There's something for everyone looking for a large home in Marana, AZ.There are also homes available in Tucson that are within the Marana School District as well, should that be a priority.Whatever your needs, please contact me today for help with your Marana Home Search.  Questions about Marana?  Their official website helps with all your questions!If you're interested in new construction, hay bale construction, ranches, horse-properties and more, call me for all your home bu...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Things To Do in Tucson at Night: the "City of Sunshine"Tucson, known as the "City of Sunshine," has an excellent selection of cultural and outdoor attractions and unique Things To Do in Tucson at Night to entertain tourists. Still, travelers and snowbirds are primarily drawn to the city because of its warm, dry environment. Arizona's Tucson is a large city with more than 196 distinct neighborhoods. There are numerous real estate prospects for the countless families and individuals living in the neighborhood, which serves as the principal business hub of the area. Real Estate in Tucson is highly diverse and comprises apartments, condominiums, luxury subdivisions, and suburban regions. Finding a house in the area that best fits your needs might take time due to the abundance of options. Y...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Looking for a new home in the vibrant community of Rita Ranch, Vail AZ?Follow the search link here to see currently ACTIVE homes for sale in Rita Ranch, Vail AZ.Rita Ranch, located just off Houghton Road in SE Tucson, AZ is a master-planned community bordering the small towns of Vail and Corona de Tucson.  For a map of the area, click here.  Currently, there are 17 homes for sale in the area, serviced by the Vail School District.Today we'll feature the newest listing, 10239 E Calle Pueblo Estrella, Tucson, AZ 85747This immaculate home is listed by The Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, Betty Covey, 520-270-3781.  If interested, please call for an appointment to view.This home is situated on a .15 acre lot, built in 2000, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.The 1143 split floor plan home offers ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Are you looking to purchase a horse property or ranch in the Tucson area?  Ranch-style living in Arizona makes up a great deal of our local culture:  Think of Tucson and towering saguaros, brilliant sunsets, and rodeo cowboys come to mind.For the purposes of a search, I looked for horse ranches consisting of 2 acres or more, and stayed within a radius search of Metro Tucson.  If you're looking farther afield, I can help with a customized search as well. (link in bold and large font)Pricing varies - facilities, amount of land, access to community amenities,  size, age, and condition of homestead, etc. You can find ranch properties from $200,000 on up to the millions.I've been helping folks find their dream properties since 2005.  If I can help you along the way, please contact me at 520-...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
This weekend, clients of mine are having an estate sale.  They will be selling interior and exterior furniture, dishes, tools, garden equipment, and so much more.Downsizing is hard work!You can visit the sale after 7 am this Saturday and Sunday, July 15, 2023 and July 16, 2023.  I believe the sale will run from 7a.m. to 12 p.m.Here's a few photos of some of the larger pieces.  Estate sale located at 645 S 3rd Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701Gate will be unlocked at 7 a.m.Cash and carry.
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