Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Frida at the Botanical Garden!

This is the best idea I've heard all week. A Frida Kahlo exhibit that broke attendance records at the New York Botanical Garden is coming to our very own Tucson Botanical Gardens October 10. This is the only other garden where this touring exhibit will be displayed. Another reason to be grateful for our lives in Tucson.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Enchanted Plaza.

 You will fall in love with the Enchanted Plaza. Secluded little 19-unit compound is like nothing you've ever seen on this side of the Mexican border. 

Touches of colonial Mexico are everywhere you look. Talavera tile, beehive fireplace, blown glass sconces. 

Half bath on first floor, with full bath between the upstairs bedrooms. 
Front bedroom has a sink & French door. 
Private patio faces the beautifully landscaped courtyard. Refreshing pool & spa. 

Ramada with sink & gas grill. Only 2 miles to UofA. Closer to Reid Park, Randolph Golf, Loft Cinema, Whole Foods, Rincon Market. HOA fee covers pool, spa, landscaping, hazard insurance, roof, building exterior maintenance, water/sewer/garbage. See interactive floor plan here. This unique plazuela will surprise, delight and enchant you. PRICE REDUCED! Now offered at $115,000.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Things Sellers Leave Behind

Unfortunately, I have found live creatures in vacant houses. I'm not sure if I've ever encountered any dead creatures, but I have certainly crossed paths with the bad juju of former residents.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

1415 E Seneca St

I have owned this adorable Jefferson Park home since 1995. I invested almost $25,000 in 2016 in flooring, new kitchen, plumbing, electrical, fence, HVAC and painting.
Only four blocks to University Medical Center. This little two bedroom, one bath house is like a mountain cabin with its high, open beamed ceilings and wood paneling.
Ceramic Saltillo look-alike tile throughout. The floor plan is here. Its desirable Jefferson Park location can't be beat. You've probably heard that it's better to own the least expensive house in a neighborhood, rather than the most expensive. Here's your chance to be on the winning side of that strategy.

I really got carried away with the bathroom. Adorable hand painted Talavera tile in the shower. Beautiful calla lily ceramic mirror. Too cute.
The sweet new kitchen has a dishwasher, gas stove, microwave and refrigerator. 14 SEER air conditioner and gas furnace was installed June 2016.
There are hookups for your washer plus gas or electric drier on the back patio. Grey water goes to the gorgeous mesquite. New corrugated metal fence on west side of the fully enclosed back yard.
Gigantic yard and enormous 12' x 26' storage shed. You might want to turn the shed into a garage and laundry.
I am the owner/agent. This home is currently rented through May 31, 2017 at $925 per month. If you pay the rent early, you can pay $915. Deposit is $925. Utilities at your expense. To rent it, you must be self-supporting, and have good credit and landlord references. No smoking and no pets. Equal opportunity housing. You snooze, you lose.

When the lease is up in May 2017, I may offer this home for sale if I can stand to part with it.

3014 N Cherry Ave

This was my first home in Tucson. It is my best rental. The tenants love it, take good care of it and stay for years. Three of my tenants could only be lured away by home ownership. At least I got to help them buy their new homes.

In 2008, I installed 16" ceramic throughout, and it looks great. I also installed counter tops, a garbage disposal and a dishwasher. This home is 1,045 square feet and has two bedrooms and one bath. The ceilings are high and the windows are large. The floor plan is here. The walled back yard has a storage shed, mature native trees, and a patio where you will spend many relaxing hours. You can put your washer and dryer in the carport shed.

Two miles north of the U of A near the Mountain Avenue bike path. A few blocks from Albertson's, Raging Sage, Beyond Bread, Opa!, Lovin' Spoonful, Yoshimatsu, Blue Willow, The Folk Shop and lots of other cool stuff on Tucson's real main street, Campbell Avenue.

Rent is $900 per month, but if you pay before the first of the month, you can pay $890. Deposit is $900. Utilities at your expense. Electric stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, central air conditioning and gas furnace. Equal Housing Opportunity.

You must be self supporting, have good credit and good landlord references. No smoking and no pets. This house is rented through June 30, 2017. I am the owner/agent and property manager.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

You Won't See One Like This Again Anytime Soon!

 Extremely rare to find this quality and character in Central Tucson for such a low price. Extensive remodel since 2011 includes kitchen cabinets and appliances; custom bath tile in both bathrooms, new vanities & high efficiency toilets.
I helped the seller buy this house a few years ago. As he described it, it was a "junk heap". He is a professional home renovator, and the transformation he accomplished here is astounding.
Tile floors through out; standing seam metal roof; fully insulated walls & attic; dual pane windows; 200 amp service; AC; new water line, and gorgeous hand-crafted hall doors & cabinet faces.

Spacious country kitchen is open to living room, where French doors lead you to the side yard.

Ceiling fans in living room and each of the three bedrooms. Desert landscaping with rain water collection basins. Gardening beds with well-amended soil. Productive lemon and grapefruit trees sustained by gray water from washing machine.

One car carport. Laundry shed and solar dryer. Close to the concerts, plays, festivals, sports, zoo, golf and dog park in Reid Park. Four miles to downtown & UofA on Aviation Bike Path/Highway. See floor plan here. Under contract on the second day on the market. Sold May 20, 2016 for full price, $115,000.