Guest Blog: The Sonoran Summer is Closing...

For many, Labor Day often signifies the end of the summer. It means back to school, no more vacation, and bittersweet feelings of seeing summer’s end. 
When summer is coming to a close in Tucson, there is also a bit of skip to everyone's step. Folks that have lived in the Sonoran desert for a while know that once the UA students make their way back to campus, it signifies that summer is winding down and fall is right around the corner. It also means that there’s excitement in the air! 
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Uncovering the Market Value of Vacant Land

There are a lot of details that you will pour over when deciding to purchase land. Whether you’re building the house you’ve always dreamed of for your retirement or purchasing prime land in an up-and-coming neighborhood for a commercial venture, you will need to uncover the market value of the land before you commit to buy it. 
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Home Building Stressing You Out? Relax at One of Tucson’s Best Spas

It takes a rare type of personality to not stress over an investment. If you are not one of these rare creatures, and the words “c'est la vie” seldom escape your lips, you are probably incredibly stressed out to the max on a daily basis about building your own house from the ground up. Here’s one thing you can relax about, though - you’re in good company!
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Southern Arizona’s National Parks and Forests: Treasures of the Desert (Part One)

The days are long, the air is warm, and the outdoors are calling to us all once again. There is no better time of year to take advantage of the astounding landscapes that surround us here in Southern Arizona than to pull on our best hiking boots, fill our water bottles, and don our hats and sunscreen for a fantastic outdoor adventure at one of our fabulous national parks and forests. 
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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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8 Arizona Destinations to Reconnect with the Old West, Part Two

One of the best perks of living in Arizona is how much access we have to American history. Arizona is a fantastic place that is loaded with places where can be entertained, educated, and interact with the history of the Southwest, and we are privileged to be able to touch base with our history any time we want. If you’ve been wondering what life was like in the Old West, or want to take some visiting guests out for a real Western experience, be sure to consider one of these terrific places in Arizona where you can reconnect with the past. 
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