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Home Buying in Marana : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 7, 2015
John asked:
Tue Jan 6, 2015
Michael Lamonge answered:
There are many pages of coverage explanation and details in the CCnR's which can be provided to you by your realtor during your due diligence period. A contingency lasts until it is removed by way of being satisfied. In most residential real estate transactions I see, the contingency period is usually 10 days but this can be altered by agreement of both buyer and seller. ... more
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Mon Jul 28, 2014
Sherry Ulasien answered:
No, there are no HOA fees for 6940 N. Polaris Pl (Horizon Hills), Tucson, AZ 85741.
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Curtis Anderson answered:
You can research the property by using this website and clicking on the FEMA flood map. It will show you the flood range that the home is in. ... more
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
April Ortiz answered:
Yes! Marana is home to the PGA Accenture Match Play and has all the connections your looking for.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
Spirit Messingham answered:
They are Bylaws, and for what property? What association, or subdivision? These are provided (from the Title office) once an offer has been accepted, and if a buyer disagrees or can't live by the HOA Bylaws, they can cancel the purchase contract within 5 days of receipt, regardless if the buyer is still in the BINSR (Buyers Inspection Period).

If you are considering buying a home, highly recommend you work with a local Realtor. I am sure you will have several agents to pick from that take the time to answer your question on Trulia, give a couple of us a call & go from there. If you would like to learn more about me, what it is like to work with me, and read 90 reviews from past clients, please click on my agent profile.

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Wed Aug 21, 2013
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Fri May 10, 2013
bellesmom1234 answered:
* Linda, resident of CANYON PASS (NOT a realtor)...

I just read the other comments with great interest... Considering your note was sent last July, it's probably OBE by now... Just wanted to say, however, that we've been here for almost 9 years, and it's simply WONDERFUL!!

There's NO place like CANYON PASS... The two golf courses at the Gallery are terrific!!! Canyon Pass gives one "breathing space", something you can't find everywhere!!!

Good luck!
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Trish Mcintyre answered:
Tucson, AZ. has several branch campuses of Pima Community College, 4 to be exact plus several extentions of higher learning for adult education throughout the city... For better information call Pima Community College's District Office located at 4905 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ., 1-520-206-4540 for the Administration and Records Departments to further your quest... ... more
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Trish Mcintyre answered:
If you intend to stay in Marana for a long while and want to enjoy the opportunity to also own land besides a home, then this is the time to buy cause Marana, north of Avra Valley Road is growing by leaps and bounds... We on the south of Avra Valley are still enjoying larger pieces of land and open vistas to the mountains and natures critters...

I believe it is still a buyer's market and with the economy in a slump, yes, buy now cause when it goes up again so will prices of homes... In the almost 2 years since I bought my home, a former foreclosure in better shape than most and on five acres, the price of homes has gone up in price than I bought this one for...

Happy house hunting Calflan, and good luck...
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Trish Mcintyre answered:
Hi Davidm, I live in this area and this particular section of Marana is very rural, and many properties already have established wells. Some of the properties are well-shares, most of the properties are an average of 5 acre parcels & definitely natural desert landscaping...

As far as sewers, not sewers but septic systems on one's own land for each individual property or home on a property...

Except for blacktop main roads like Anway, Avra Valley Road and a few blacktopped tributaries, most of the properties in the advertised sale properties in the vicinity are dirt roads, some kept nicely, some rough going in the rains and it is the obligation of the property owner to help with maintaining roads near his/her home...

But if it is nature you are endeared to, then this is the place for you and is not a place for the faint of heart who are squeamish about rattlesnakes & coyotes, packrats, and the like... Afterall they were here first and we are invading their habitats, so, if they are not bothering my animals or destroying my home, etc, it is wise to let them alone as they are not out to really harm anything... Wise note is to make certain small domestic animals are kept indoors and only leash walked or not left out alone in a fenced yard area on your property...

We are beginning to get better shopping available since the Twin Peaks Road was extended through to Silverbell Road that a few minute drive connects to Cortaro Farms Road and all kinds of shopping, including in Arizona Pavilions... For closer shops, Picture Rocks now has a big Family Dollar on Sandario that carries some frozen foods, seasonal buys, house wares, dog and cat foods, and toiletries plus there is the Minute Mart also on Sandario in Picture Rocks that seems to have the lowest priced local gas in case of emergencies and they are open 24/7... Nice folks, too... And yet we are not sacrificing our rural life pleasure with these shopping conveniences cause luckily they are far enough so we are not threatened of losing our peace, quiet and unobstructed views of the desert and surrounding mountains...

Lucky owner of still existing rural property
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Trish Mcintyre answered:
Hi Judy Kelly-bost,

This is a very rural area, Judy, and no restrictions as this is NOT a Home Association Development area where the above mentioned property is situated; not certain of some of the newer home developments spring up north of this area... OF course we all must abide and respect local Animal Ordinances anywhere we live... However this area is in farming country, yes, even Southern AZ has farming of cotton, alfalfa around these parts not to mention horse farms... Even private property owners have horses, I do, who wouldn't in such open glorious riding areas that are not man made trails you pay to ride?

It is a dog's paradise, but be wise and do keep them safe from the original animal owners of the lands, coyotes, rattlesnakes and other normal desert inhabitants... This is still their land, and why we buy rurally, so we can enjoy nature and all its critters... It is always best to eep one's dogs safe in a fenced area near their homes when outdoors and take walks with them through nature... Not wise to leave them out all the time, either at night when wild life hunts but especially during the heat of the Arizona day... And best not left attended during the hours of dawn and dusk when snakes are looking for prey the size of an adult rabbit, so small dogs are at risk...
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Sun Mar 6, 2011
April Ortiz answered:
Sky Ranch is very unique subdivision in Marana with 2 separate communities and several distinct neighborhoods with homes built by local (200k-1mil) and national homebuilders(200k+). Though some of the original local builders are no longer building in the area, this has not cast a show on buying property with 32 homes sold in 2009 and 35 homes closed in 2010. With the unique semi-custom homes designed by local architects, premium homesites backing a pristine conservation area, and new homes offered by Meritage Homes and custom builder StellarGray, the community continues to offer Buyers a variety of choices in both price and design. To answer your question on median differential between listed vs. sold price, what particular neighborhood/street/builder are you interested in?

Dove Mountain is a larger Master Planned Community in Marana with 13 distinct neighborhoods (100k - 1mil+), golf courses, shopping center and a new apartment complex under construction.
To more accurately answer your question on comparing sales trends, what particular neighborhood/builder/price range are you interested in looking more closely at?
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