Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / by Michelle Genardini
Why BUY in Tucson?
There are many reasons Tucson, AZ is a prime destination for living. We have a growing economy, comprehensive infrastructure, golf EVERYWHERE, it's a cycling paradise! The list goes on & on. Here are a just a few more reasons why Tucson is a “go-to” destination.
1) Lower Cost of Living
This is no-brainer. According to areavibes.com, Tucson’s cost of living is 6% lower than Arizona. The cost of housing is 25% lower than the national average! Hey California-come see what $500,000 buys you here. #MiniMansion.
2) Location, Location, Location!
Not only is Tucson a mecca for cyclists everywhere, it’s also home to some of the best hiking trails, mountain views and golf courses the state has to offer. In addition, we are about 6-7 hours or less from San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Rocky Point & San Carlos. Want t ...
Monday, February 4, 2019 / by Michelle Genardini
Dreaming of Home Ownership?
Below are some quick tips to start making that dream a reality:
1) Start saving for a down payment early!
Setting aside tax refunds and work bonuses is a simple and easy way to start saving!
Set up an automatic savings plan and using an app to track your progress. I’m currently using an app called Acorn to save. It rounds up my dollars and cents and puts them away for later!
2) Explore your down payment & mortgage options!
The amount of money you put down is going to affect your monthly mortgage payment and interest rate. Make sure you shop rates and utilize a trusted resource. Ask your REALTOR for the best local mortgage professionals.
3) Research your state and local assistance programs
Your county or municipality may also have first-time home buyer programs.
There are several down payment assistance programs currently ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / by Elan Olivier
I love hiking! When I lived in New Mexico I used to go hiking at least once a month and considered it something that was vital to my happiness. When I was moving to Tucson I thought that hiking would have to be something I would be giving up because I was under the impression that the desert around Tucson was just miles of flat land studded with saguaro cactus's, but boy was I wrong!
After I had lived here for a few months I was feeling really disconnected from the natural world so one of my co-workers told me about a hike she went on at Sabino Canyon and thought it might be something I would enjoy doing. So I gathered a few of my friends and planned a hiking day and I am so glad I did!
To start out with the Sabino Canyon hiking trails are located right outside of Tucson City limit. When I would go hiking in New Mexico it was always at least a 40-minute drive to get to the closest national forest and it was a day long activity. Any food or drinks that we wanted needed to be c ...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 / by Michelle Genardini
We’ve all heard it before...friends, family members, co-workers talking about their home buying experience and how stressful or how wonderful it was. The same factors that can make the experience wonderful can also be the culprit of stress and overwhelm during the home buying process.
It is your job to have fun during this process! It’s our job to take the guesswork out of hiring a REALTOR. Below are the “Top Three” Reasons to hire a professional and established REALTOR to support you during one of the most important financial decisions of your lifetime.
1) As a buyer, you don’t pay your agent anything, and they are there to protect your best interests..
It really matters who represents your best interests. Selecting the right agent raises the service level the clients receive, minimizes risks in the transaction, and raises security by ensuring timeliness of the closing. Purchasing a home ...