Marana, AZ Real Estate News

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Get ready to mark your calendars because something exciting is coming to Marana – the annual Founders' Day Parade & Festivities,  March 16, 2024!It's a little bit of History & a whole lot of fun!Imagine this: 47 years ago, a group of farmers set the stage for history, and Marana officially became a town on March 21, 1977. Fast forward to today, and Marana is not just a town; it's the fastest-growing community in Southern Arizona! Now, that's something worth celebrating, don't you think?So, what's the plan? Join Marana for the "Biggest Little Parade in Arizona" with  the 2024 theme "Growing Together." It's not just a parade; it's a whole day of festivities that kick off at 10:00 a.m. and wrap up at 3:00 p.m.Grab your lawn chairs, blankets, and maybe a sun hat because you won't want to mi...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Gated Preserve Home available for sale by The Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, Leslie Gilpatrick, listing agent.  520-444-9946Wonderful Dove Mountain, Marana location with this contemporary Pulte Home.Need room to grow?  Want the privacy of a gated community?This lovely 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom Pulte Home in the gated Preserves III is among one of the larger homes in The Preserves.A charming courtyard welcomes you through a decorative gate into the home.Upon entering, you'll find a spacious living area with a gas fireplace, surrounded by a wall of stacked stone, a built-in entertainment center, a separate dining space, and windows overlooking the natural preserve in the backyard.The kitchen is a chef's delight, featuring cabinets along the entire wall, a five-burner gas cooktop beneath...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Yes, to some of the tekkies out there, ChatGPT has been out there a while.Are there a lot of you using the tool?  Taken a class regarding the tool?AI means more than ChatGPT.  A quick Google search will net you this:"What is artificial intelligence in the workplace? Artificial intelligence refers to computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. Companies can use artificial intelligence in the workplace to improve the productivity of their employees."I enjoyed a business luncheon yesterday and came away with a quote."Don't let AI replace what you know as a person"  It makes way more sense when you think of AI as mathmatical.One of the things that's fun, is that you can manipulate text in a snap.  See the possibilities?I'll use the above paragraph as an ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Need space for growing family, multi-gen, just want something BIG? Here are the ten largest homes currently for sale in Marana, AZ.Marana is located both west and Northwest of Tucson, AZ along Interstate 10 and includes gated homes near the Ritz Carlton as well as rural, ranch-type properties to the North and West.There's something for everyone looking for a large home in Marana, AZ.There are also homes available in Tucson that are within the Marana School District as well, should that be a priority.Whatever your needs, please contact me today for help with your Marana Home Search.  Questions about Marana?  Their official website helps with all your questions!If you're interested in new construction, hay bale construction, ranches, horse-properties and more, call me for all your home bu...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Listed by the Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, Leslie Gilpatrick, 520-444-9946Here's a home that can make you stop in your tracks and take a second look.  Located in the gated community in Dove Mountain called the Preserve II, this 2353 square foot house offers a tandem 3 car garage, mountain views, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, AND a bonus room.The features are numerous:CEILING FANS IN ROOMS WITH WALL CONTROLLERSENLARGED SHOWER/SOAKING TUB IN THE MASTER SUITEUPGRADED GRANITE KITCHEN COUNTERSEXTRA CABINETRY IN KITCHENCROWN MOLDING ADDED TO ROOMSGUEST WING HAS BUILT IN CABINETRY WITH DESK AND GRANITE TOPSCENTRAL VAC SYSTEMSOFT WATER SYSTEMNEW HVAC SYSTEM (2021) WITH AIR PURIFIER THROUGHOUT HOMENEW DOUBLE WALL OVENFIREPLACE WITH MANTEL IN GREAT ROOMSURROUND SOUND SPEAKERS IN GREAT ROOM AND PATIO...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
So many details - and plenty of time to check them out!Listed by Golden Girls with SW Desert HomesOpen houses 1-4 Saturday, October 2212-3 Sunday, October 23Address: 5058 W Desert Chicory Place, Marana, AZ 85658Subdivision: Heritage Highlands At Redhawk Directions: N-THORNYDALE, W-TANGERINE, N-DOVE MTN, W-HERITAGE CLUB (THRU GATEHOUSE), S-HERITAGE GATEWAY, RIGHT ON DESERT CHICORY. Features and characteristics of this gated community home include:Expansive Great room and Customized Coconino floor planApproximately 1850 square feet3 bedrooms, 2 full baths2 bay windows, one in kitchen nook, one in guest bedroomTransom windows in main living areas let in lots of natural lighting2nd bedroom and owners' suite have walk in closetsJacuzzi tub and separate shower, dual sinksPrivate 3rd bedroom w...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
I'd like to introduce a new business to Marana, AZ called Stretch Lab.  Stretch Lab is a one-on-one assisted stretching studio.  So, it's not a place where you go take classes in a group, but more intensive, personal attention.I was lucky enough to participate in the Marana Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and welcoming.  We had a great turnout.I won a prize!  (Stretching bands)Stretch Lab offers monthly memberships at 4, 8, and 12 x a month for 25 or 50 minute intervals.  They have a family plan as well.What is interesting is that they have a computer that measures your physical attributes such as flexibility, posture, balance, symmetry ....things like that.  Then the technicians know what to focus on with your personal stretch appointment.The "flexologists" have a bodywork certifica...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
I went to a very interesting and informative talk last week, led by Marana, AZ officials.  Marana is just NW of the metropolitan area of Tucson, AZ. Some of the speakers included:   Terry Rozema, Town Manager – Town of Marana Dr. Dan Streeter, Superintendent, Marana Unified School District Captain Roberto Jimenez, Marana Police Department Chief Brad Bradley, Northwest Fire District Jason Angell, Development Services Director, Town of Marana Curt Woody, Economic Development & Tourism Director, Town of Marana Terry started off the presentation a very thought-provoking message.  He said,"What and how becomes a burden without Why"He went on to explain that Marana views themselves as public servants and are a purpose driven community.    Their mission is to help people have a better day and ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Immediately upon entry, you'll grasp that this home is a cut above.  The merit is in the details: Welcoming great room with over-sized quartz island, customizable pendant lighting, gourmet kitchen, and upgraded features wherever your eye takes you. Smart home with automated phone app, whole house filtration, interior and exterior entertainment system, hard-scape flooring throughout -- designed to reduce allergens and chemicals in your living environment Screened in patio area with Travertine tile that expands the living area: Lower the remote screens to bring the outside in, open up the wall of sliders, and sit back and enjoy the fireplace insert, television, or just listen to the sounds of nature. Add to that the Ecosmart heated pool and spa with lighted fire pit - and you've got a pri...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Here's a fantastic opportunity to buy LIKE NEW !  Listed by Long Realty, Tucson, AZCara Mancuso and Betty Covey, Your Golden Girls of Long Realty520-909-2988 or 520-270-3781Lovely DR Horton home newly up to view, don't delay in Marana AZ's  limited-inventory real estate market.Imagine your new home with a desirable Corner lot in newer neighborhood, located at 11761 W Tom Henry Way, Marana AZThis 3 bed, 2 bath home sits on .17 acre lot backing common area.More details include: DR Horton Smart home with Open floor plan, high ceilings and fans. Kitchen has gorgeous granite island, walk in pantry, stainless steel appliances, Tile throughout main living areas.  Roomy owners suite with walk in, double sinks, shower and closet.  Garage has side door to the yard, upgraded larger garage doors, p...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
12901 N Fox Hollow Drive, Marana, AZ 85653 3/2 Home for SaleListed by Long Realty, Cara Mancuso Associate Broker 520-909-2988Check out this innovative floor plan built by Meritage homes to help insure energy efficient living!The home offers 1675 square feet with a split 3-bedroom, 2 bath plan.  You enter an open area that consists of living and dining area, plus open-wall room that can double as den, office, or formal dining room!Hardscape flooring helps with cleaning AND pets, with new carpeting in bedrooms.  Add to that, new HVAC in 2020, newer microwave and disposal, fresh exterior paint, and a bit of touch up here and there inside as well!Enjoy extended pavers and barbecue stub outside.Call for an appointment to view today.  Yours for $249,900 
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Listed by Long Realty, Betty Covey Listing AgentSingle Story Home Available in The Villages, Dove Mountain, MaranaCombined SqFt:    1,502  3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms on .12 acreSeller will put closet in Den on buyers request. Turn key home features open floor plan with great room and fireplace. Enjoy a beautiful private backyard with a lovely fountain feature. The covered porch with extended brick pavers lend an oasis feel to this private retreat.  All pots and yard art stay.   In addition, newer Air Conditioner & central heater have transferable 10 yr warranty. Replaced 1/20, water heater 9/20 and exterior totally repainted last year. Garage has the 4' extension for those large vehicles and trucks.  You truly have to see this incredible home with pride of ownership.  Close to the new...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
The Tucson Premium Outlet Mall located in Marana at Twin Peaks and I-10 presents a musical series every year that you won't want to miss.Enjoy local musicians while shopping in Marana's largest shopping center! You can enjoy rock, jazz, classical, country -- something for everyone!What's really great, is the music is free for all. You can even bring your own chairs along to enjoy the shows! Music is offered on the last Saturday of each month beginning at 5 p.m. Tucson Premium Outlet Mall is located in Marana at 6401 Marana Center Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85742. Here are some of the upcoming concert dates: March 28 - Kevin Pakulis and his Band Americana/Blues April 25 - Eric Schaffer and the Other Troublemakers Alternative Country May 30 - Santa Pachita Rock w/Latin Fushion June 27 - Michael P a...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Living Large: Big Dreams -- Big Home in Gladden Farms Marana for SaleImagine the possibilities! Need room to grow? Space for your belongings? Versatile floor plan? Multi-gen? Look no further than this Gladden Farms beauty at 2909 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.   Exterior Features a Frame Stucco Finish, 3 car garage, Extended Patio, Grassy areas, Build In BBQ, and FirePitInterior Features High Vaulted Ceilings, Split Bedroom Plan, Bay Windows, Ceiling Fans, Dual Pane Windows, and Plant Shelves Kitchen Features: Corian Countertops, Walk in Pantry, All appliances, Laundry RoomDining Areas include a Breakfast Bar, Breakfast Nook, and formal space in Living Room Area3 full bathrooms, with one bedroom downstairs which serves as office, multi-gen, and more!American Home Shie...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
The Continental Ranch Safety Fair Returns for 2018 Public Service Event for the community sponsored by Long Realty - Twin Peaks, 8651 N Silverbell Rd #101, Tucson, AZ 85743    Visit the Continental Ranch Community Center located at 8881 N Coachline Blvd, near Silverbell and Coachline intersection. Free trick or treating and photos for kids & families in costume!    Admission is a donation to the Marana Food Bank Some of the featured attendees offer CPR Compression Techniques, Flu Shots, Online Safety, Health Care Tips, Pool Safety and More!   Saturday October 27, 10-1    Sponsors include Long Companies, 2-10 Home Warranty, American Home Shield, Aqua Solutions, Arizona Safety Solutions, D & H Air Conditioning, Dream Style Remodeling, Marana Prevention Alliance, Up & Running Computer Serv...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Is now the time to list your home?Let's take a look at the September 2018 Monthly stats from the Southern Arizona Multiple listing service.   Below are some points regarding residential sales: Total Sales Volume  has dropped by close to 18% from August. Average Sales Price has dropped just over 4% as well. Those that have received offers and gone under contract have decreased by 13.23% in that same time frame. Total units of sales (both buying and selling) have decreased 4.7% from a year ago same time but median sales price is up just about 1.5%. Total units of sales (both buying and selling) have decreased 4.7% from a year ago same time but median sales price is up just about 1.5%.   These decreased numbers can be attributed to the fact that overall listings are down over 10.5% from Au...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Marana BlueGrass Festival in Gladden Farms, Marana AZComing up soon, April 13-15, 2018The Marana Bluegrass Festival is coming to the Gladden Farms Community Park located at 12205 N Tangerine Farms Road, Marana - just a couple minutes west of I-10 Tangerine Road exit.  There's even RV parking and Tent Camping.Lots of local talent will be an available and the event is sponsored by the Town of Marana and the Parks and Recreation Department. Expect to experience lots of Bluegrass and a little Blues plus a few covers to get your feet a tappin'. Some of the Bands performing include the Sonoran Dogs, Run Boy Run, Jam Pak Kids, 2 Lazy 2 Ranch, The Dust Devils, Don Armstrong and the Whiskeypalians, Billy Parker Band, Cadillac Mountain, and Heather "lil Mama" Hardy Band.There will be workshops, r...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
We love our networking breakfasts with Marana Chamber members when Thelma stands to promote her business and we all yell out her tagline after she starts with, "TnT Promotions, where you get...More Bang For Your Buck!!!!"We've ordered our black and gold polo shirts for Long Realty agents at our office for years.  She's also helped us to find other promotional materials for The Golden Girls of Long Realty.All with a generous spirit, a ready smile, and tons of enthusiasm for helping us to promote our business.She can help you as well!Contact, Thelma, with TnT Promotions -- and get more Bang for YOUR Buck!!TnT Promotions - A part of your Marana Chamber of Commerce. Proudly referred by The Golden Girls of Long RealtyBetty Covey and Cara Mancuso
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Our family is having a theme night this weekend, complete with food, costumes, adult beverages, games, and blind tastings.  We started this about 6 months ago and had kicked off with a German Night.So this weekend I was in Party City, checking to see if there was anything else I "needed" for this weekend and came across this Taco Hat.Family time is the best time - does your work schedule include down time??On the same "theme" we love, love, love the margaritas at Dove Mountain Brewery in Marana.  We enjoyed some Tacos there last night, in fact.  And yes, it specializes in local beers, but before the name and venue change, they made some killer margaritas.  Still do.We like the fact that they are made from fresh juice - not a mix.So, happy Tuesday everyone.  Tacos all around - or whateve...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
We all have our different opinions on Chiropractors.Some view them as a necessary part of their preventative health routine,  a tool to help regain wellness with rehabilitation after a car accident, injury, condition...or for others, well some think Chiropractic care is a quack.I'd like to introduce to you today one smooth duck - no quacking at all.Dr. Monica Fowler - of Fowler Chiropractic.A proud member of Marana Chamber of Commerce, and an avid supporter for many charitable and health-related events and campaigns yearly, Dr. Monica cares for her community and for her patients.The biggest difference I noticed when I switched to Fowler Chiropractic was the gentle, but informed adjustments I received.  No more bone-jarring crunches of pain - just...relief.  (However, if we start talking...
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