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Real Estate Agent - Tierra Antigua Realty
An unusual means for measuring the economy is employment through the ADC. When I retired in 2000 we had a low of 10% staffing shortage in some complexes, and as high as 22% in others. Speaking last week to a friend who recruits, the staffing shortage statewide is 2%. We used to say, when the eco...
On January 18th I predicted that residential home sales for January should fall between 546 and 610. As of February 1, that number is 568. Mid point within the range. Not bad for predicting. Reporting will continue for the next couple of weeks. The official numbers will be collected on or around ...
Having worked with a variety of home buyers over the past several years I have met some very nice people. Some I share a lot with, especially the passion for golf. Others have been very interesting and fun to work with. Each having their own special value. There are those few who just drive you ...
Tucson is a retreat for golfers who love to play year round. There is no question that my niche is golf properties and golfers. When writing monthly reports about home sales I’ve had a desire to focus more toward golf properties. I finally found the time to pull up statistics, which I’ll begin r...
Tucson Association of Realtors December report is finally out. Residential home sales did decrease below that of November with 682 officially reported sales for December; the official number was 759 sales for November. The real number for December sales is higher at 762. So much for Realtors repo...
I had the pleasure a few weeks ago to play the Omni Tucson National Sonoran Course. A Tom Lehman designed course that debuted in 2005. Thanks to friends Mark Neal and his son Ken. Who, by the way, were the primary reason for winning this foursome when we played the ADOT-SECC Employee Make A Wish...
There is no doubt that 2007 turned into a Buyer’s Market. December was a reflection of previous six months of real estate sales. Not as good as many homeowners and Realtors would have liked. Not immune to the events of the year. But, better than many parts of the country. Tucson real estate sale...
Granted the real estate market for Tucson took a big hit over the past year. November 2006 predictions didn’t come to light. I even stopped trying to predict mid year. It just got too crazy. Doom and gloom sayers latched onto the declining market like a cancer to an open wound. Some of whom are ...
Since my earlier article Everything Canadian Home Buyers Want To Know About Tucson Real Estate I have been seeing more about foreign investment in American real estate. It goes beyond Canadian buyers. It makes perfect sense for Foreign Investors as well as second home and vacation home buyers to...
First things first, Happy Holidays to Everyone. Tucson Association of Realtors October report is out. Each month it comes out later and later. Sales did increase over October, the official number is 759 sales for November. October had 790 reported home sales through the MLS. Buyer confidence is s...

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