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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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Guest Post: Creating Your Dream Home; Working With An Architect

Designing your dream home can truly be one of the greatest and fun experiences in your life.  If you want a truly unique home that reflects your vision and takes maximum advantage of your property, the retaining of an Architect can help you make this dream a reality. In this article I want to discuss why and how to retain an Architect and the information you need to prepare in advance of bringing one aboard.

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In Vino Veritas: Southern Arizona Wineries You Need to Tour

When people think of Arizona, they usually envision miles and miles of desert sand, peppered with cacti and the occasional roadrunner against a backdrop of far-off mountains. Arizona is actually a varied and beautiful landscape, and although we do have a lot of cacti, we also have a lot of farm land. Amidst the organic vegetable farms, the tree nut farms, and the grass-fed cows that you can see along the winding Arizona roads are also numerous, award-winning high desert wineries. 
 
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Seniors Expected to Get the Most Time from Their Home Investment

There comes a time in life when you are ready to move on from your family home and find a more appropriate, interesting, or affordable place to call home. For many, the journey begins with researching active “adult communities,” weighing the decision to buy a condo or new house, or even building the home of their dreams in the place they plan retire.
 
What makes the near and recently-retired community so different from other buyers on the market for homes is the time that the majority of seniors intend to put in the house they buy. 
 
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Tucson Summer Land Market is in Full Swing

The summer season, particularly June and July, are generally sleepy months of relative calm in the land and lot business. My primary focus usually turns to things other than business. Days include lots of early morning tennis at Tucson Racquet Club, catching up on activities with friends and family, seeing a few summer blockbusters, relaxing on my patio with a good book or a single malt scotch (preferably both), and binge watching Netflix series that had previously passed me by.

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5 Hidden Expenses of Home Building

When it comes to building the home of your dreams, there are tons of online resources which can help you choose your home design plan. More often than not, when calculating your costs for any given building plan, people assume that the calculated price is a complete price list for building your own custom home.

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