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Real Estate Agent - Tierra Antigua Realty
Southeast of Tucson is one of the first Master Development Communities. Many of the personnel and troops at Davis Monthan Air Force Base refer to is as base housing. Within 20 minutes of DM, a lot of military families prefer the proximity of Rita Ranch. Numerous subdivisions make up this communit...
When I run out of homes to sell, which happens more often than I like, I hold Open Houses for other Agents. The fun of it is picking which houses to hold open. Which transalates to seeing some really nice home. Buyers aren't the only ones who get to shop around. Today's Open House is at 2001 S Di...
Located in central Tucson, the El Encanto Estates is a much desired community for luxury and historical homes. Development began in 1929 and lasted into the early 1940's, 145 homes populate this exclusive neighborhood. The formal, geometric subdivision plat is one of the first in Arizona. Homes ...
Approximately 20 minutes south of Tucson is the magical Community of Rancho Sahaurita. The only community in the Tucson area with a man made 10 acre lake where community members can go sailing and fishing. This area has grown over the past decade to become a leading community in the metro Tucson ...
Continental Ranch and Continental Reserve is located in northwest Tucson. Continental Ranch was the first community established in the 1980's along Silverbell Road north of Cortaro Farm road. It has grown into a master community of numerous smaller subdivisions. Continental Ranch and Continental ...
One of Tucson's older and historical neighborhoods Sam Hughes Neighborhood is highly sought after. Sam Hughes was a merchant of the 1800's who originally came to Tucson as a young man to die of TB. He was instrumental in the development of Tucson. Sam Hughes Neighborhood lies east of the Universi...
It seems that there are a lot of red lights flashing, crossing arms are down, and no trains are coming. As banks are supposedly trying to pull out of the mess they created they continue to astonish me with their level of decision making, or lack thereof. I recall a story of a large Corporation, I...
When I see the national news about real estate in Arizona, Phoenix is always mentioned and Tucson not. There are big differences between the two markets. Phoenix is much larger than Tucson. The frenzy in the housing market was much larger there. The burst from the bubble is larger in Phoenix. Tuc...
In his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R Covey talks about habit number 7, Sharpen the Saw. Liking it to a Lumber Jack who refuses to sharpen the saw because it is taking him so long to cut through a tree and he doesn't have time to sharpen the saw. Training for REALTORS® is the...
There is a lot of advice on how to sell a home. Yet there are numerous ways that Sellers prevent the sale of their home. Four years ago I wrote a blog about how not to sell your. Here's a refreshed versions. Understanding what hurts the sale of a home will help in making a sale. Who cares about c...

Douglas Trudeau

MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
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