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Lot and Land Loans are Still Plentiful in Tucson

Probably the most frequently asked question I receive on a regular basis from land buyers as well as other Realtors is, “Can you finance the purchase of land like you do for a home?” Many people still think that lenders are no longer financing lot and land purchases and that the only way to buy vacant land is by paying cash or receiving seller carry back financing. This was mostly true during the real estate recession years of 2007-2012 when banks and institutional lenders were weary of the risks associated with land purchases that was fueled by the large numbers of people walking away from lot loans and giving their parcels back to the lenders. Of course, probably the main reason this was so prevalent was that lenders encouraged buyers to take 80-100% loans, that they couldn’t actually afford or possibly be able to repay. With no “skin in the game” it was easy for buyers to give these properties back to their lender. But that was then and this is now.

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Home Details to Include in Your Building Plans

The home details to include in your building plans are unique to every new homeowner. When determining what you want in a home, you need to consider a number of different aspects of your life, the land, and your budget. Planning what you want in your home is crucial to ensuring that you ultimately build your dream home.
 

Evaluating Your Custom Home Plan

 
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Tucson, Arizona, Tops the List of 10 Hottest Housing Markets in 2020

At third from the top of hottest housing markets in 2020, Tucson, Arizona, is making a name for itself in the US national housing market. While the overall trend in the US housing market is generally cooling, Tucson and nine other cities are seeing strong growth in sales and prices.
Realtor.com created a list to highlight the 10 best-performing housing markets in 2020 and Tucson was on that list. According to Realtor.com, the hottest housing markets are listed below:
  • Boise, Idaho
  • McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
  • Tucson, Arizona
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The Best Tucson Golf Courses

With its annual Cologuard Classic, the Tucson PGA TOUR Champions Tour event, Tucson has put itself on the map for golf and boasts a number of amazing golf courses for every level of player. And when it comes to the best Tucson golf courses, it can be hard to choose. From the world-renowned Omni Tucson’s National’s Catalina Course to the Ventana Canyon course, the choices are seemingly endless.
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The Best Night Lights for Your Home

As children, night lights were necessities to keep the monsters at bay, but night lights for adults offer high tech options for preventing stubbed toes and providing a less harsh reading light. Night lights are ideal in hallways, bathrooms, and kitchens. Rather than needing to flip on a bright light in the middle of the night and shocking your tired eyes, you can stay in your restful mood while you get your midnight snack.
 

High-Tech Nightlights

 
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Best Breweries Tucson

Despite its remote location and small size, Tucson has a recognized food and drink scene. Since 2015, this desert town has been a member of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network, meaning a part of the city’s mission is to promote and support local artisanal producers. It should come as no surprise that there are more than 20 local breweries in Tucson that offer a full range of delicious brews and fun atmospheres to boot. 
 
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5 Easy Hikes in Tucson

Tucson is nestled between 4 mountain ranges in the Sonoran desert and offers many miles of hiking trails. However if just the thought of hiking makes you tired, don’t fret - we’ve put together a list of short hikes in the Tucson area just for you. The trails on this list are easy hikes that still offer beautiful desert views. 
 

Linda Vista Trail 

 
Distance: Just under 1 mile
Location: 730 E. Linda Vista Road 
Best for: Views of the Catalina Mountains and gorgeous sunsets
 
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8 of the Best Winter Activities in Tucson

With temperatures ranging from 40 to 75 degrees, winter in Tucson can be the best season for all your favorite activities from hiking to shopping to dining. Tucson keeps the summer vibes going all winter long with lots of sunshine and very little humidity. Whether you live in colder climates or just want a change of scenery, Tucson has something for everyone.
 
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