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The Basics of a Home Builder’s Contract

Purchasing a perfect plot of land and envisioning your future home build is one of the most rewarding benefits of building your own home. Not only do you have complete control over the design details and features of your new home build, but you also have the privilege of seeing your home constructed from the ground up, slowing coming to life right before your eyes.

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Is a Lot Loan Right for You?

Ready to buy the perfect piece of property for your dream home, but not quite ready to build? You should consider obtaining a lot loan, A lot loan allows you to secure the property now, while giving you the time to plan and prepare for your dream home.

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Tucson CSAs Meet Your Growing Needs

There is something uniquely satisfying and appealing about being a part of the network of growing food. Being able to know exactly where your food is grown, as well as the people who toil day in and day out farming and harvesting the land, is the very best way to ensure that you and your family are getting the absolute best in healthy and nutritious food.
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Building a Custom Home on your Lot

As the Owner of Sombra Homes, a local homebuilder in the Tucson area with almost 30 years of experience, I have built hundreds of custom homes. It has been a truly rewarding experience to work with the many customers we’ve had over the years.
Building a custom home starts with the lot. It is important to work with a knowledgeable real estate agent in conjunction with the homebuilder. Remaining within your budget begins with the lot. Lot preparation and accessibility to utilities can have a huge impact on costs.
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Building a Home That’s Solar Panel-Ready

Solar panel installation has been a booming industry for more than a decade, and every year more and more families plan to offset their electrical costs and utilize green energy by installing rooftop arrays. For those of us who are fortunate enough to build our own homes, we have the added benefit of building with solar panels in mind instead of having to fit them into existing roof structures. 
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Music, Theater, Dance, and Paint: Art Abounds in Southern Arizona

“When I moved to Tucson, I wasn’t sure that I could find the entertainment that I grew up experiencing in New York City,” Valerie, a Tucson resident for 10 years now, told me. “It didn’t take too long for my husband and I to find out that Tucson actually has a tremendous variety of entertainment options. We felt right at home in no time.” 
Tucson may not be a city that comes to mind when you think of museums, symphonies, and ballet, but did you know that as 2016, Tucson ranks as the 7th Best Music City in the U.S.? 
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Benefits of Living Close to Nature

There are few things in this world that are more relaxing and serene than getting back to nature. The smell of fresh, clean air, the sound of birds chirping, and the beautiful views of the city lights on the horizon while still being able to see the painting of stars in the sky are just a few of the reasons why humans treasure living on the edge of cities instead of smack-dab in the middle of them. 
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