Newsletter – August 2017


Make Yourself at Home in Tucson – August 2017

Here we are in the midst of the Sonoran Desert monsoons. My fig tree is so grateful for the moisture it’s received. Honestly, it was suffering from lack of attention, so no figs this season. How is your yard bearing up? It’s a time when we need to be aware of how the water affects our yards. Is your yard graded correctly so that the water flows away from your foundation? Do you have standing water that attracts mosquitos? Now that the heat has broken our early mornings are a great time to tend to our yards.

This month I am highlighting my listing in Marana. The price has been reduced on this great manufactured 3 bedroom, 2 bath home – now offered at $129,000. Call me to see it up close and personal! You can also see more detailed information on my website.

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17101 W Placita Sipriano, Marana-MLS# 21713476

Trending in Tucson

  • For the main Tucson market, inventory continues to be low, inviting multiple offers on listings. Prices are up by 5% over this time last year. For more detailed information and statistics for other areas in Tucson, refer to the Housing Report on my website.
  • Hotel expansions in downtown Tucson are expected to bring more business and possible relocations. A recent KOLD News broadcast summarizes the impact of hotel openings coming soon.

  • Having lived in urban Denver I’ve thought about living in downtown Tucson. However, if you want to live in downtown Tucson you might find that prices have risen dramatically. Read about it here.

Coming Up

  • Home Buyers Open House at Pima County Community Land Trust (PCCLT) – Potential home buyers who may be short on resources or need a boost to their credit can get information on how to buy a home through the PCCLT program. As a Realtor, I can guide you through the process.

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Something Personal – This month is Family History Month. I’ve been working on my genealogy for years. I like to tell the story about the house I grew up in. My father and his friend who was building his house next door, hand-dug the footings for our house and laid the cinder block, The concrete slab for the bedrooms was poured after the shell was up, with the concrete chute poking through the window into the room. My father put up all the pine paneling, laid brick tile on the floors, and set the stones in place for the fireplace. We moved in before the house was completed, with my parents sleeping on one side of the fireplace and my sister and me sleeping on the other side. We had a rented carry-out bucket in the bathroom that my father emptied into a hole down the backyard hill until we had the septic tank installed. The seat of that bucket had a rusty split in it that would pinch if you didn’t sit down on it correctly! Here is a photo of the house under construction (with my Mom and Ginger the dog).

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Best Wishes!