Condo’s In The Foothills Great Choice For First Home Or Winter Home. Tucson’s Catalina Foothills Condos For Sale Buying Guide.

February 9th, 2009 by Michael Oliver

condo-pic-rs.jpgBuying a condo in Tucson’s Catalina Foothills makes sense for a number of reasons, if it’s your first home you can own a piece of the Foothills for a very reasonable price (condos start in the low to mid 100k’s). Tucson Foothills condo’s also make a lot of sense for the person who wants a well located and the “in demand” district the Catalina Foothills brings to the Tucson Valley. Furthermore upkeep in minimal, for both first time buyers (busy young professionals) and winter residents who only spend ½ the year in the Tucson region make buying a condo in The Catalina Foothills a natural and logical choice. Hopefully this post will serve as a buying guide for both segments of the Tucson condo market.

Top 10 (Ten) Things To Know About Tucson Arizona

January 27th, 2009 by Michael Oliver

tucson-rs-1.jpgAre you in the market for Tucson real estate and want to know what the top 10 things to know about the Tucson area? Ok here is my breakdown:

Video Of Rancho Sahuarita

January 22nd, 2009 by Michael Oliver

Here is a video of The Rancho Sahuarita Neighborhood. This is my first video and to be honest this one could have been a lot better but at least for those out of town that want to get a good idea what Rancho Sahuarita is all about this video should be beneficial. Believe it or not (those that live in Tucson know it to be true) I shot all this video in early March ( 2008) and YES PEOPLE ARE SWIMMING IN THE POOL! That’s how great the weather is here in Tucson that people actually swim 10 months a year. The splash park you see in the video (kids area with slides and very shallow pool) only operates during the summer when all the kids are out of school but during the summer this entire pool area is packed with people. Some of the other footage shows the many “satellite ” pools and parks. Those are also closed during most of the year as there is only demand for the large main pool during the non-summer months.

Loan Modifications Done By Bankruptcy Judges Good Idea Or Bad?

January 3rd, 2009 by Michael Oliver

Here’s a video from Fox Business talking about the new regulations (this is what Obama Administration has planned) for bankruptcy judges to be allowed to modify a borrowers mortgage so that it is more reasonable for the borrowers situation.

Second Homes/ Winter Homes In Tucson For Under $150,000

November 29th, 2008 by Michael Oliver

A lot of people think to own a second home/ winter home in Tucson you must spend a lot of money. Here in Tucson you can get nice second homes/ winter homes all day long for under $150k. Many people don’t realize the selection is available because for the past 5 years any home under 150k was purchased very quickly during the boom years that Tucson went through. What kind of second home can you get in Tucson for 150k or less? Well the options vary. Many snowbirds purchase a condo on the east side, central, northwest, or north/ northeast side of town complete with community swimming pools, fitness areas, and other amenities that condo/ townhome living offers for well under $150k.

Information Foreign Buyers (Especially Canadians) Must Know about Buying in The United States

May 3rd, 2008 by Michael Oliver

For foreign buyers — especially from Canada — purchasing real estate in the United States can be fairly simple. With the U.S. dollar falling in value against many foreign currencies, American real estate markets are inexpensive now compared with 5 to 10 years ago. The current U.S. real estate recession means homes can be purchased for 50-60 cents on the dollar when considering dollar depreciation. A Canadian buyer can purchase a nice home with amazing views in Tucson AZ for $250k. Ten years ago, with their currency devalued and home prices up, the same homes would cost 120%-130% of what they cost now. Essentially, homes are now on sale for 50% off! This is why interest in American properties is rapidly growing. So how do you obtain a home in the United States?

How to Purchase a Home In Arizona If You Are Not A U.S. Citizen

April 2nd, 2008 by Michael Oliver

Arizona is a major hotbed for what’s called “foreign nationals” — persons from another country residing in the United States. Most foreign nationals who come to Arizona to invest or purchase second homes are from either Canada or Mexico. However, I have also seen buyers from the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, and South America. Many foreign nationals would like to purchase property in the United States but find the process confusing. It does not have to be complex. In fact, it is simple, and I will walk you through it.

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