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5rjwills29, Home Buyer in Tucson, AZ
Yesterday at 8:30am
5rjwills29 answered:
Cross streets are Valencia and Headley in Tucson Arizona what is the current HOA fees how would I find out
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Sonia, Home Buyer in Tucson, AZ
Mon Aug 31, 2015
Sonia asked:
Sonia, Home Buyer in Tucson, AZ
Mon Aug 31, 2015
Sonia asked:
Jodi B., Home Buyer in Summerville, SC
Wed Jul 15, 2015
Jodi B. answered:
You got an answer from a realtor in NY who knows nothing about Tucson! But as she says, realtors are prohibited from steering buyers to certain neighborhoods (to protect themselves from lawsuits i think). I'm sure you know that the Tucson sheriff dept has a crime map online, but what you wanted was an impression by a local. The crime map will show shoplifting, larceny, assault, traffic violations, etc. because there are a number of stores on St. Mary's, and a lot of traffic. When you go shopping there, often homeless people (or fakers) will beg for your money for various "reasons." Many home owners put security bars on their windows, and deter burglaries. There are a couple of good Mexican food places there, and a very good veterinarian. I think you will avoid violent crimes if you don't hang out at night outdoors and do not provoke criminals. There are a lot of nice families in the area. Good luck. ... more
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David Rosens…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Mon May 11, 2015
David Rosenstein answered:
I would advise to start your home search now. If your planning to pay cash for your new home that is great. I can refer you to several mortgage lenders to interview and get pre-approved so when you do start your search you will now exactly how much you qualify for and about how much your mortgage payment will be.

Please contact me privately so we can discuss your wants and needs, plus discuss your personal situation and timing or your relocation.

I would be interested to know more about where you live in WA state as I have also been licensed Managing Broker there. I have team associates there that assist you with your future move.

Please either email me or call me directly at 520-310-4020.
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David Rosens…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Mon May 11, 2015
David Rosenstein answered:
Hello Heather,

There are many wonderful places to live in the Tucson area.

If you have time please contact me so we can privately discuss factors your personal issues if you plan work in your home, plan to commute or neither?. There are several great options for recreation, restaurants and shopping.

Please contact me so we can personally discuss your options to help you make the right decision in your relocation.

David Rosenstein
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Michael Lamo…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Sat Feb 21, 2015
Michael Lamonge answered:
Rita ranch has not had the velocity of sales that Vail and Tucson have. It is like a little submarket. The great news is more house for your money in a nice area.
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Peter B Sadza, Real Estate Pro in Tuscon, AZ
Mon Jan 5, 2015
Peter B Sadza answered:
Trulia lets you search for "pool" and "55+". That will get you communities that already have pool (and chances that putting one in anew is fine). Agree that in the end you and/or Realtor need to verify if the community allows pools to be put in. ... more
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Marie Goetz, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Mon Nov 17, 2014
Marie Goetz answered:
I would not rent from my boss, past or present. Same goes for friends. There are lots of good rentals out there so don't limit yourself.
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Lisa Markham, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Lisa Markham answered:
Hi Gregory,

I may be a bit late to chime in however, I have lived in Tucson for almost 19 years now and have always lived towards the Northwest side of town. I will tell you that as of now the East side is not quite as busy as the rest of Tucson but with some of the expansions that will be taking place in the next 5-10 years, I believe it may be worse. There are a lot of new "projects" coming to Pima County and a large portion of them will take place on the East side of town. There are some very lucrative business looking to make a presence in our little town.

Below is a link to Pima County Economic Development Plan 2012-2014:

And this link is for a video created by the Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Lisa Markham
Envoy Mortgage, Ltd.
NMLS# 947738 / AZ# 0921717
(O) 520.612.0480
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Judith and J…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Fri Jun 7, 2013
Judith and Joe Keany answered:
Good afternoon Trulia Tucson,

The Town of Marana voters have just approved the Home Rule Option in the May 21 elections by a margin of 2 to 1.
Prior to that election, during the town’s lengthy wastewater litigation battle with Pima County, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Marana did not have the authority to own and operate its own wastewater facility due to a 1988 ballot question that was considered too vague.

This result has now cleared the way to fee up a backlog of building permits that were on hold within Marana. There could now be a construction mini boom ahead and the early signs support this.

Also, there are plans to upgrade the Tangerine corridor starting from the I-10 Freeway east to La Canada. Aproximatly a 10 mile streatch of road.

Marana will continue to be one of the fastest growing areas in Arizona.

Best regards,

Joe Keany
Tierra Antigua Realty
7330 N.Oracle Rd,Ste 280
Tucson,AZ 85704
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Kat Tyree, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Thu May 16, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Vail, Corona de Tucson, Marana, and Catalina are closeby. I specialize in Vail and Corona de Tucson, which is where families wanting public schools can find the best rated district for their children's education. ... more
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Kat Tyree, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Thu May 16, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
The biggest problems with lowering value in recent years have been short sales and foreclosures. When a job loss or loss of spouse happens, there is often no other choice for an owner. Assuming those items aren't in play, the courtesies of keeping weeds pulled, landscape trimmed, and no junk cars or toys in the front yard are neighborly things to do. ... more
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Ric Mills, Real Estate Pro in Oro Valley, AZ
Tue May 7, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
Every neighborhood is different in it's own ways. It really depends on the enviornment that you want and then your Realtor will try to find a good fit. it also has a lot to do with what you want to do and how close you like to be to work, play, and entertainment. The good news is that Tucson is small enough that you can get almost anywhere in one hour or less. The calendar year always has something going on for almost everyone. The Tucson Chamber is a good source to look for what is happening. Good Luck. ... more
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Brad Bergami…, Real Estate Pro in Prescott, AZ
Tue Apr 16, 2013
Brad Bergamini answered:
You can check out many sights that have different info Here is one
"In 1998, an expert working group, organized by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), assessed the health effects of exposure to extremely low frequency EMF, the type found in homes near power lines. Based on studies about the incidence of childhood leukemia involving a large number of households, NIEHS found that power line magnetic fields are a possible cause of cancer. The working group also concluded that the results of EMF animal, cellular, and mechanistic (process) studies do not confirm or refute the finding of the human studies. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO) reached a similar conclusion." ... more
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Ric Mills, Real Estate Pro in Oro Valley, AZ
Fri Apr 12, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
You are getting good advise here. it is illegal for a realtor to give you the information, but you can look it up. See the Link below.

Web Reference: ... more
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Ric Mills, Real Estate Pro in Oro Valley, AZ
Fri Apr 12, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
That would be a question for Pima County and the City of Tucson. You would also have to check with the HOA if you live in one. Also a good property manager could probably tell you what you will need and who to contact. It is also regulated here and you need to look in to it before doing it. I recommend calling Rebecca Schulty at Keller Williams and discussing with her. 520-445-4152/ Good Luck ... more
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Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Thu Jun 21, 2012
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Donna Moulton, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Tue Apr 10, 2012
Donna Moulton answered:
Are you a checker from HUD? The Department of Housing and Urban Development actually spends our tax dollars trying to get real estate agents to answer questions like this. It's called steering, or redlining ,or block busting, and we are not allowed to do it.

Those who say check the crime stats and school reports are giving you the correct answer.

Best of luck.
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Mike Bishop, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Wed Mar 21, 2012
Mike Bishop answered:
If you have received a judgment from court, then you owe it. The only thing the landlord is legally allowed to collect are the damages awarded by the court, nothing else.
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