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Real Estate Agent - Tierra Antigua Realty
Ask any Realtor in the Tucson real estate market what buyers expect and you will likely hear one common answer, “Satisfaction.” Satisfaction is a fairly general term. What does satisfaction mean. Two years ago satisfaction meant getting the home that buyers were bidding for without someone else o...
Hilton El Conquistador the Conquistador Course is a 6,801 yard par 71 course with a 72.7 rating and slope of 126. Located in Oro Valley, this is one of two course you can play from the country club. The other course is the Canada course. The Conquistador course is Tucson Association of Realtors ...
There is so much real estate available in Tucson, it is hard to decide whether to buy a resale home or buy a new home. Now that I have joined new home sales, I have thought a lot about the benefits. The first is for me, the view from my desk is spectacular. As I look out the window I see the bea...
I see a lot of searches on my site looking for “Housing market predictions.” Buyers want to know what the future holds, as do sellers. The Tucson real estate market was fairly predictable up until July of 2007. Then the market changed. Not that there weren’t enough homes to choose from. Not that...
Title Insurance they are paying for when buying a home. In Home Buying 103 I briefly covered the different types of policies buyers should be looking for. Questions to ask: What type of coverage am I getting? What type of policies are available? How much will additional coverage cost? What does ...
Tucson real estate sales for the month of September dropped lower than they have been in over 10 years. In 1996 home sales were 623, the following year they jumped to 728. The September 2007 reported real estate sales in and around Tucson was only 683. Much lower than anyone could predict. I full...
Many baby boomers are looking at Tucson for retirement or for a winter home. So what makes Tucson real estate and living in Tucson better than other areas? For those moving to Tucson from larger cities like Chicago, New York City and Washington DC, the price of homes are considerably less. If mo...
On the Southwest side of Tucson is a master development community where home buyers can get more bang for your buck. One of the best kept secrets in Tucson real estate. Homes in this community sell for thousands less than comparable communities because of misunderstanding of the southwest. Homeo...
What does Habitat for Humanity Tucson and golf have in common? Find out at the second annual Tucson of REALTORS® Golf Fundraiser. At the inaugural event in 2006 raised over $30,000 to apply toward building a home for a needy family. This event will be held at the El Conquistador Golf Club locate...
When I listed my clients beautiful home Zillow’s Zestimates priced it a $189,000. My clients priced at $196,000. just below the comps. When they dropped the price to $189,900, Zestimate dropped to $186,700. Now that they are dropping the price to $186,900, Zestimate comes back with a $180,350. Y...

Douglas Trudeau

MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
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