Explore Oro Valley, AZ

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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  Because this is an important and life changing decision, do not just pick a real estate agent out of the phone book, and/or stick with the first agent you meet - interview at least two agents. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the agent you will be working with. In the interview questio...

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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Can You Get a Loan Today? Changes in the housing and mortgage industries have prompted many people, including the media, to wonder: "Can you get a loan today?"The answer is simple: Yes!Despite the negative headlines over the past year, there's actually plenty of money available for loans. In fact...

By Mark Finchem
(Long Realty Company)
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People buy homes for many reasons but nearly all view the purchase as an investment.  As such confidence in value usually plays the biggest roll of all.  I've heard it said often, "the buyer sets value".  For if there is no buyer willing to pay what the seller wants, there is no transaction and t...

By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
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Arizona's gift to the nation, the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree, stopped this weekend in Oro Valley, Arizona. Oro Valley is one of Arizona's newest success stories, with wide streets, beautiful subdivisions and shopping centers that eclipse most of what quiet old Tucson has to offer. The tree, 65 f...

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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The Home Buyers Tax Credit is a gift for many boomers and retirees who are downsizing or maybe moving to a warmer location. You maybe be able to receive up to $6500.00 or 10% of the purchase price. To qualify for $6,500 version of the credit, you must close on a home, or be locked into a contract...

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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Check out Tucson golf, get coupons online or make tee times. A great resource for the vistor or resident of the greater Tucson - Oro Valley Arizona areas.  Tucson Online Golf Guide - Reserve Tee Times at many area courses http://www.dotucson.com/visit.asp?qry=999 Rich Lecinski Long Realty Compan...

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended Into 2010! Plus...A New Tax Credit for Certain Existing Home Owners! It's official. President Obama has signed a bill that extends the tax credit for first-time homebuyers (FTHBs) into the first half of 2010. This program had been scheduled to expire on N...

By Mark Finchem
(Long Realty Company)
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REALTORS work in the ultimate pay for performance environment.  We don't get paid if we don't perform and we are held accountable for everything we do.  So, if we are held to the high standard of care and ethics (NAR Code of Ethics), shouldn't the rest of the players in the system also be held ac...

By Mark Finchem
(Long Realty Company)
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I recently attended a closing with a client -first time home buyer- who commented on the AED hung conspicuously on the wall near the Escrow Officer's private office. He asked, "Is that for resuscitating people who have a heart attack when they see the final cost?"  A few minutes later my young bu...

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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  The active adult community at the foothills of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains Sun City Vistoso is a 1000 acre active adult retirement community conveniently located northwest of Tucson, at the base of the Catalina Mountains in the Town of Oro Valley. The beautiful setting is only the be...

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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Congress extends homebuyer credit President Obama is expected to sign a bill passed by Congress today extending and expanding the first-time homebuyer tax credit to homes under contract before May 1. The credit, equal to 10 percent of a home's purchase price, remains capped at $8,000 for first-ti...

By Jane Penttinen, NMLS #222178
(V.I.P. Mortgage )
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                    It's time to call it a night.  The fun and games of Halloween are done for this year.  Tom had really BIG fun playing with all the kids who came trick or treating and now he will start thinking about next Halloween.

By Jane Penttinen, NMLS #222178
(V.I.P. Mortgage )
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Halloween is Tom's FAVORITE holiday!  Tom is my husband of 40+ years.  He loves Halloween better than any other holiday!  When our daughters were little, he would build a huge haunted house on our patio.  It would take him days to set it all up.  I don't know who enjoyed it more, Tom or our two d...

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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  Real Estate Tips for Seniors Richard Lecinski - Long Realty Oro Valley - Tucson Arizona   When selecting an agent, discuss the percentages that the agent will charge you for selling your property. If an agent tells you he/she is charging you a "standard" percentage rate for services, be weary,...

By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
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This 2481 square foot 4/3 with pool and incredible mountain views has brand new flooring and paint throughout. Don't miss out on the best opportunity in Oro Valley and the Amphitheater school district with Copper Creek Elementary, Wilson K-8, and Ironwood Ridge High. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath...

By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
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One of a kind hilltop retreat! True Tucson Masterpiece of quality and detail in Oro Valley Country Club Estates. Gorgeous views and privacy. Unbelievable backyard oasis with lagoon pool, water feature and impeccably cared for grounds. Lush fruit trees, shade trees and herbs. Rustic charm embodied...

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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    How to Buy Real Estate with your IRA or Retirement Plan Funds    What a year 2009 is turning out to be! A new president, economic challenges, some big corporations closing their doors, and the stock market debacle...Isn't it time for a glimmer of hope? Well, that hope is here in the form of r...

By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
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The granite promontory (above) is the identifying feature of Pusch Ridge, an upthrust of rock that runs north from Tucson to Catalina, AZ, and overlooks Arizona's Catalina State Park. This photo was taken from the community of Honeybee Ridge in Oro Valley, AZ. Pusch Ridge is home to the last sur...

By minette goldsmith
(SOUTHERN ARIZONA COMMUNITY BANK)
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Among the many issues in Oro Valley is the wall sign issue for businesses.  On July 7th at approximately 6:15 pm at 11000 N La Canada the town council will be requesting an approval for an amendment  to the Oro Valley Zoning Code.  The amendment will permit wall signs to be illuminated until 10pm...

By Richard Lecinski
(Long Realty Company)
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OV Council Passes Ordinances to Encourage Green DevelopmentGrey Water Harvesting, Solar Heating requirements good for businessORO VALLEY, Ariz. (June 18, 2009) - The Oro Valley Town Council passed two amendments to current ordinances in an effort to further the Town's goals for resource conservat...

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