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The Moving-Ins and Outs of Your Home

Congratulations! Your new construction home is almost move-in ready, and all that hard work, planning, and effort have finally been completed. You probably can’t wait to move into your new space and take advantage of all those special details and upgrades that make this home uniquely yours. But before you can officially call your new construction ‘home,’ you must first get your old home sold. 
 
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In the Know: The Language of Building a House

You had binders of research ready for your building loan interview. You designed a thorough checklist of questions and needs before committing to the perfect piece of land. Your home building Pinterest board is the stuff of legends. You created a neat space in your home to store all your building communications and materials, and you have your builder on speed dial. You are on top of your game from the moment you decided to build your house.
 
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Vacant Land Market Recovery Continues as Foreclosures Dip

What a welcome headline last week in the Business Section of the Arizona Daily Star, " County Foreclosures Lowest Since '07". The article by Gabrielo Rico quotes data from the Pima County Recorders Office showing there were 372 home foreclosures in the first three months of 2017, the lowest since 2007 when 251 homes were sold in the same period. From 2007  that number rose steadily to a peak of 2052 foreclosures sold in the first three months of 2011.  These trends are being seen in other markets nationwide the article states. "Analysts say the lower foreclosure rates are consistent with lower unemployment rates and lower inventory. That is causing home prices to rise across the country."

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5 Things About Buying Land You Should Know (Before You Buy)

You’ve been in the market for a new home, but for one reason or another, none of the homes on the market match your vision of the right home for yourself and your family. Rather than settle for something that is less than what you need or wants in a home, many people in this position opt to skip buying the existing homes altogether and instead start the process of finding the perfect piece of land to build the home of their choosing. 
 
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Building Your Own Home? Here’s How to Create a Smart Budget

When it comes to building your custom home on your new land, you may be surprised at just how many moving parts there are to keep track of. From having your land cleared, to finding the best contractor, to pouring over your home plans and blueprints that are piling up, it can seem as though there is never any downtime when you are constructing a home. 
 
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Spring and Summer Events Not to Miss in Tucson: Part Two

The city of Tucson has a large population of college-aged young adults, retired seniors, and military personnel. Every year Tucson has been attracting more people choosing to make Tucson their permanent home because Tucson is one of the most eventful and exciting places to live in the United States. We have world-class annual events that attract people by the thousands to Tucson year after year, and significant cultural, artistic, and seasonal events that make the Old Pueblo such a unique and amazing place to live. 
 
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Time to Convert "Paper Plats" into Custom Lot Subdivisions

In 2002 - 2007, the run-up years before the real estate recession, land developers were buying well-located acreage for the purpose of developing vacant lot subdivisions. This was a costly and time-consuming process that took between one and two years to complete and required planning, engineering, platting, all the while working closely with local municipalities to satisfy the many subdivision laws and requirements. 
 
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Smart Landscaping for Southern Arizona: Part Two

There is no shortage of gorgeous greenery here in southern Arizona, even if this is a remarkably hot desert climate! Everyone knows that cacti are the signature plant species of Arizona, but the Old Pueblo is a terrific host to a large variety of plants that are not only drought-resistant but also make desert landscaping so unique and beautiful. 
 
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