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Downtown Tucson is experiencing a rebirth.  One of the newest developments is located on the actual birthplace of Tucson itself - with streets following the routes of the first canals in the area. The Mercado District of Menlo Park is a truly unique community - setting the standard for sustainabi...
This morning I read that Philadelphia is charging bloggers a business privelege fee just like anyone else doing business in the city - which is $300 + taxes on the income.  My first thought was along the lines of, "Where will the taxation STOP?" After a bit, I started wondering if we bloggers hav...
University property in Tucson has traditionally been very popular for investors and parents of students attending the University of Arizona.  Benefiting from the proximity to campus and the ready supply of renters and buyers, the value of these properties has held up better than the overall real ...
Sure, the process of getting a mortgage has gotten stricter in the past few years...but this kind of questioning is not only immoral & unethical, but ILLEGAL. If you are buying a home in Tucson, Las Cruces (or anywhere else) - if you get this kind of question from a lender, walk out immediately. ...
So - is it a good time to buy a home in Tucson?  Rip Van Winkle took another nap...for 5 years...see what he found out!   Things have changed dramatically in the Tucson Real Estate Market in the past five years.  Prices have come down considerably, and - get this - interest rates are incredibly l...
Jeff Belonger is acknowledged as one of the nation's top experts on FHA lending.  If you are considering using an FHA loan to purchase a home in Tucson (or anywhere else), please read this post to help understand where some of the costs involved are coming from. Thank you for sharing this, Jeff! ...
In Episode 3, THE Tucson Real Estate Show takes a break from the business side of things to ride the Historic Tucson Trolley and learn about its history from Karen Rodack, who is a volunteer conductor for the Old Pueblo Trolley organization.   Currently, the trolley runs along University Blvd. f...
In Episode 2 of THE Tucson Real Estate Show, Tom Heath and I visit Tucson's Historic Train Depot downtown to help illustrate how to be "On The Right Track" for getting a home mortgage.       Our mission with THE Tucson Real Estate Show is to provide consumers with information they can use about ...
Friends, readers and anyone interested in Tucson or Real Estate in general - I am proud to be introducing THE Tucson Real Estate Show!  In Episode 1 - we start at a Tucson "Old West" landmark, Trail Dust Town, and ask the question, "Why another real estate show?"  Hopefully you will like the answ...
How can Tucson become more "Business Friendly" in one simple step?  It happened July 8th - by a 7-0 vote, the Tucson City Council decided to do away with the nightmare that obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy for commercial properties had become.  Yippee!!!!  Hooray!!! A couple of years ago, aft...

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