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Quality of Life in Pima County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 1, 2016
Frank Konarski Rios answered:
There are likely housing-repair programs available in your area. You need to call your city's community development department or community services department for assistance. Such city departments get grant money, for which you may be able to apply for help--that's usually the case. So, make some phone calls. I wish you the best of luck.

Frank Konarski Rios, Housing Developer & Landlord
Tucson, AZ & Nogales, AZ
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Tue Jul 21, 2015
Jodi B. answered:
there are plenty of suburban housing communities with paved roads! just the far ourskirts have dirt roads.
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Sat Dec 13, 2014
Erica Rauch answered:
Tavolino is amazing Italian food! It is located near Campbell and Sunrise across from LaEncantada!
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Update on my previous answer: Home Depot is no longer in the equation for the corner of Maryanne Cleveland and Houghton. Walmart is opening soon, however, and there will be lots of business, which will draw other tenants. Across the street, there are 9 restaurant pads available to be developed, bringing much needed choice to our area! Up the road going towards Rancho Del Lago, builders are beginning to get back in the swing, and there will be more new housing. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
Realtors are not allowed to comment on crime stats. We can direct you to the web sites. The one I like is : but there are others at City of Tucson and Pima County. You can also ask the neighbors and that is a great source. Our website also has links to the community and should be very helpful: . Good luck ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
We have a minimum of 100 years of water stored plus we get a supply from CAP(Colorado River) that is being stored underground. Like all cities in the southwest we have to watch our water use and Tucson does a very good job of that. ... more
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Dear Cna,

If you are still looking for a property that has many available uses, please click on my profile to see a new listing in Vail that might work for you. The address is 225 E Vista Monte Drive, Vail, 85641. This is TR zoned, and is a rare opportunity. Zoning lists health care facility as one use...

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
Long Realty Co
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Wed Jun 22, 2011
Dylan J. Fitzpatrick answered:
Hi Bill -- What exactly is your budget? There are many lofts for rent downtown depending on how much you are willing to pay.

For the past year I lived in a studio apartment at One North Fifth. It is a modern, trendy apartment complex located in the heart of downtown Tucson. Right across the street from Hotel Congress/Cup Cafe. Walking distance to all of the great downtown restaurants (Maynard's, HUB, Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails, Monkey Burger, The Grill, Shot in the Dark, Xoom Juice, and much much more), Prices vary depending on the floor. I paid $650/mo. for a 3rd floor studio. At the time they were offering a promotion where the monthly rent covered all utilities including cable and internet, and I believe they offer similar promotions fairly regularly. Something you might want to look into! ... more
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Sat Aug 7, 2010
Yvette Darby answered:
I believe the two most popular companies are Cox, and Comcast! I would check with your Realtor if you are interested in a particular part of town, since Cox does not always have service or Comcast in certain parts of the city. I have friends that have satellite service and they love it, for myself I have Cox and have not had much problem with them, they always give me good cusomer service. ... more
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Libby Meyer answered:
Hi Barb,

You got a really detailed answer below, but a quick and easy way to estimate takes is 1.5% of the purchase price. If you would like to search for properties with acerage, I have a free search tool on my website. You receive full details on the properties, including actual tax rate. I can also save a search for you so that as soon as a new property comes on the market that meets your needs, you will receive an email. I can offer some guidance to you on which areas of town might suit your lifestyle and budget the best. Contact me if you would like me to do this for you, or feel free to use the free tools on my website.
Cell: (520) 549-8769 or Toll-Free (800) 279-2211 x1661
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Kurt Duffeck answered:
Hi George!

Thats a questions that nobody can answer for sure... But here's someinteresting info for you that I recently heard... Arizona has some of the purest ground water in the world... Of the ground water useage in the state, about 90% of that water goes to agricultue, for crops such as cotton... I still can't understand why we are growing cotton in the middle of the desert? You'd think that if there was ever a serious water crisis that correcting this issue would be the first place to start. ... more
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
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Mon Jun 2, 2008
Ronnie Spece answered:
Here is the link again. Trulia's formatting caused some issue when posting it:
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Mon Mar 3, 2008
Voices Member answered:
Here's another website that may be of interest in finding out our speical barrios and historic neighborhood
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Mon Dec 17, 2007
Frances Flynn Thorsen answered:
Each state has a regulatory body that governs the real estate industry. There are guidelines for landlords and tenants that are very specific in terms of an appropriate tenant response for valid health and safety concerns. Check with your state. I included a link below that I found after search on Google for "California landlord tenant act." ... more
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Fri Sep 28, 2007
Don Wehn answered:
I think that every agent will tell you the area of town they live in is safe. Since safe is a very generic term, I always direct clients to the Tucson and Arizona web pages so they can review the crime stats for themselves and thereby determine if the area is safe in their opinion. I also direct them to the sex offender pages. As an agent I will never state that an agent is safe or safer than any other. If you would like a free copy of the Arizona Buyer's Advisory that provides links to numerous websites and telephone numbers so you can check on these type of things, please contact me. ... more
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