Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Jewel Box

Stunningly beautiful. Rarely will you find such attention to detail as the owner has put into this little jewel box of a home. 

Living room ceiling was opened to create a cathedral effect. Kitchen wall was widened to living room. Saltillo-look porcelain tile throughout. Custom-made cabinets in kitchen and bath. Concrete counter tops, new stainless appliances and a gorgeous wall of green tile in the completely redesigned cook's heaven. 

New French doors, plank ceiling, laundry cabinet with new stacking washer and dryer in the dining room. 

Hall has raised ceiling, restored built-in cabinet and new sky light. Walk-in closets in both bedrooms. 


Enormous yard with mature mesquite is enclosed by attractive rusted corrugated fence and block wall. Gas pak/AC new in 2020. Evaporative cooler new in 2018. Two bedrooms, one bath, 971 square feet. The floor plan is here.

We put this house on the market on a Thursday and allowed agents to schedule showings at 30 minute intervals on Saturday. We received three offers at or above the list price. We accepted an offer for $15,000 above the list price. We found that this method maximized the market exposure for the house and motivated the buyers to make aggressive offers. We minimized the number of people in the house at any one time, which in important when selling a house in the time of coronavirus. This was also convenient for the seller, who only had to leave the house for one three-hour period during the compressed showing schedule. 

Sold for $235,000 on September 4, 2020. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Eden Roc Rocks!

Extremely rare first floor Central Tucson condo with private yard and GARAGE! Vintage masonry Mid-Century Modern design by Swaim and Cook Architects. 

Lush Mediterranean landscaping. Just one block from Reid Park Community Center and Randolph Golf Course. Tucked away in one of the best locations in Eden Roc Gardens, adjacent to the common area and away from the hustle and bustle. 


Listen to the birds and the tranquil burbling of the tiki fountain under the orange tree on your secluded patio. Spacious rooms with natural light. Check out the floor plan here.


Lots of storage. Almost everything in the condo can be conveyed by separate bill of sale. Has been a great turn-key vacation home. 


Rolling shutters keep it secure while you're away. $5,000 special assessment has been paid. This is the home you've been seeking at a bargain price. Sold September 11, 2020 for $150,000. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

2718 N Warren Avenue


This adorable apartment is hidden away from the street in the middle of a four-plex. High beamed ceilings. Ceiling fans. Lots of sun light and quiet. Oak cabinets in the kitchen.

Two bed rooms, one bath. The floor plan is here.

At 600 square feet, it's itty bitty, but still, my tenants happily stay for years.
Very pretty and clean.
Each of the four apartments here has its own washer and dryer in its own laundry shed. Off street parking is available for two cars per apartment.
New in 2019: Central air conditioning and gas heat; refrigerator and gas stove; ceramic tile through out; bath vanity, medicine cabinet, storage cabinet and low-flow toilet.  
A mile and a half 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 $820 per month, but if you pay before the first of the month, you can pay $810. Deposit is $920. I pay for water, trash and recycling. You pay for gas and electric.

No smoking, no pets. Tenant must be self supporting. Good credit and landlord references a must! Listing agent is owner and property manager. Equal opportunity housing.

This property is leased through June 30, 2021. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Affordable Home in Desirable Starr Pass


Spotlessly clean, well-maintained home, ready for you to move in. Split floor plan could provide two master suites. The den could become a third bedroom with the addition of a closet. Check the floor plan for the possibilities. 


Great room has abundant natural light from north-facing windows and the skylight in the kitchen. Master bedroom has walk-in closet plus second closet. Washer and dryer in laundry room. 


Backs to common area filled with mesquite trees for privacy and bird watching. Covered patio with brick floor. Mature desert landscaping. Great location near Starr Pass Resort in the Tucson Mountains, yet only 10 minutes from downtown. Close to miles of gorgeous hiking and biking trails. Surrounded by much more expensive homes. Easy access to I-10 and airport. Great opportunity. Sold April 28, 2020 for $265,000. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Three Generations Lived Here


Fabulous home for multiple generations to enjoy together. 


Master suite in the west wing has its own living room with fireplace and private entrance. 


I
n the east wing you will find the second master bedroom with ensuite bath plus two more bedrooms and guest bath. Wonderful floor plan


Remodeled kitchen and baths with granite counters and stainless appliances. Ceramic tile in all rooms except carpeted bedrooms. Rare in central Tucson: a two car garage! 


Huge yard with children's slide set and storage shed. Water harvesting and covered back porch. Solid brick construction in excellent location. Only two blocks from Beyond Bread, Bookman's, Trader Joe's, banks and buses. Sold for $300,00 on March 25, 2020

Thursday, July 4, 2019

1415 E Seneca St

I have owned this sweet little University-area 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. Its desirable Jefferson Park location can't be beat. 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 operative word is little. At only 750 square feet, it is tiny, but my tenants happily stay for years because of the comfort and convenience of living here. The floor plan is here

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 were installed in June 2016. Ceiling fans in kitchen, living room and bedrooms. 
There is a new metal shed on the back patio with washer and dryer. Grey water goes to the gorgeous mesquite. New corrugated metal fence on west side of the fully enclosed back yard.
Gigantic yard. You can use about 60 square feet of the storage shed. 
I am the owner/agent. To rent it, you must be self-supporting, and have good credit and landlord references. No smoking and no pets. Equal Opportunity Housing. Rent is $1,100 per month. Renewable in one year increments after that. If you pay the rent early, you can pay $1,085. Deposit is $1,200.

Rented through June 30, 2021. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

From Some Out of State Investors

These folks have extensive experience as real estate investors. They have made offers on three properties in Tucson sight-unseen, based on my recommendation.

Really appreciate your insight and guidance.You're the best Donna :) Have never worked with a more professional, thorough and knowledgeable agent. So grateful to have you on our side!! It's clear that you put your clients' interest first and foremost.

Tom and Kathy Castrigno