Friday, December 15, 2017

Three Budways

My fabulous client Kathy Budway's new CD is reviewed by another of my fabulous clients, Jim Lipson, on page 39 of the December issue of Zocalo. I have wonderful CDs by Kathy and each of her siblings, Maureen and David, but haven't heard all three together. I need to get this CD. These are three talented musicians.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Menlo Park Townhouse

Terrific end unit town home in desirable Menlo Park. Cul-de-sac location next to guest parking with locked gate to Safeway Plaza. Inviting courtyard leads along the side of the house to the back yard. 
Soaring great room ceiling gives a light, airy feel. Tiled fireplace. 
Kitchen has a pantry & is open to the dining area & great room, with direct access to two car garage. Laundry & lots of storage adjacent to kitchen. Two bedrooms & full bath downstairs.
Covered patio with view of Tumamoc Hill, popular with family walkers and fitness runners. Tile or wood floors through out. 
Master bedroom suite upstairs has spacious bathroom, two clothing closets, plus under-eave cubbyhole storage. Clerestory windows. Under 10 minutes to UofA & PCC. Closer to Tumamoc Hill, All Souls Procession, July 4 fireworks & the farmer's market at Mercado San Agustin. Your urban hideaway.

Reduced price. Offered at $147,500.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

All Souls Procession Has New Route

The All Souls Procession is an amazing event, with thousands of people walking through the streets of Tucson remembering their dearly departed, be they grandparents, pets, the planet Pluto, migrants, jaguars, scientific inquiry or civil discourse. It's a folk art extravaganza where people wear home-made costumes and ride floats out of bicycles or carts. Some people wear giant paper mache heads carried high above the crowd on back pack frames. Others work together to create a multi-bodied creature. There are bands, bagpipes, stilt walkers and a wonderful feeling of community. 

The Procession will begin around 6:00 PM Sunday, November 5. It used to begin on Fourth Avenue, but this year the start of the route will be on Grande south of Speedway. But don't go there. It will be way too crowded. Find a place along the route, and after it has passed, follow it to the Convento for a concert by the Tucson Symphony and the burning of the prayers and hopes you put in the beautiful big urn. You can't miss this. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sellers' Market Now

Here are the sales statistics from the Multiple Listing Service of Southern Arizona.

Median sale price in Southern Arizona increased 7.77% in one month from August to September 2017, and increased 17% from September 2016 to 2017.

There were 3,587 active listings for sale in September, which is very low supply. There were 1,212 home sales, which is high for September, but September sales have been higher than average for the past three years. The ratio of active listings to sales is 3,587 divided by 1,212 = 2.96 to 1. Anything under a 6 to 1 ratio is considered a sellers' market. The average sale price of a single family house was $271,000.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Mavericks in Cuba

My fabulous client Ed Friedland is the bass player in the Grammy award winning band The Mavericks. They went to Cuba this year to play with some of the masters of Cuban music and record a special for PBS. Check out Rolling Stone magazine's cool video.

Cracks in Your House

Are you worried about cracks in your walls, foundation or floor? Most houses have some cracks. Here's an article from the 2-10 Home Warranty site that discusses the warning signs of problematic cracks.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Great Home on View Lot in Tucson Mountains

Lovely, spacious, well-built masonry home in the glorious Tucson Mountains. Enjoy the cool air, starry nights and wildlife only 11 minutes from UofA and four minutes from Pima Community College! Great view of the Catalinas. Lots of hiking and biking opportunities close to home. 
Gigantic sunny living room with fireplace and picture window. 
Elegant foyer leads to formal dining room. 
Efficient eat-in country kitchen with oak cabinets, smooth surface countertops, walk-in pantry and work desk. Family room is next to back porch. 
Three bedrooms and two baths, plus a powder room adjacent to the inside laundry room. Ceramic and Saltillo tile throughout. Dual-pane windows. 
Family room is next to indoor laundry with sink. Family room door leads to covered back porch. Well-constructed ramada expands your living and entertaining space to the great outdoors. Abundant storage inside and out. The interactive floor plan is here.
Two car garage plus paved driveway with room for more cars or toys. A large gravel area awaits your ideas for gardening or more storage. Lots of privacy on your 0.39 acre lot. Offered at $275,000.