Should You Buy A Single Story Or Two Story Home?

October 16th, 2015 by Michael Oliver

One story homes offer owners the best of both worlds; maximum livability as well as more value down the road! When looking at homes for sale look at the home types as much as the neighborhood and features!

Most buyers never consider this question but they should, and here is why: When the day comes you want to re-sell your home, the difference between a one and two story home is somewhat surprising. Here are the findings from statistics I recently did on the subject. The two most obvious stats are these;

What College Major Can Afford The Most House 10 Years after Graduation?

September 18th, 2015 by Michael Oliver

Here’s an interesting chart put together by Realtor.com they studied the top 10 most popular majors and then looked at on average how much home each could by 10+ years after graduation. Here is what they found (In my experiences of being a real estate broker in Tucson those clients that are medical doctors, and business owners are those that can afford the largest home purchases)


Mechanical Engineering Tends To Allow For The Highest Average Home 10 Years After Graduation. However as mentioned prior in my experiences becoming a medical doctor, or starting a business yields even more in home buying power.


Blog Moving To My Facebook Fan Page

February 5th, 2013 by Michael Oliver

Due to the time constraints of running the blog most (for the longer more detail posts look here) of the posts will be placed on my Facebook fan page where I currently have one of the largest (If not the largest) followings of any Realtor in the Tucson area.

My Facebook Fan Page will be the official place to see the new best listings, market info, and my views on the Tucson Real Estate Marketplace. If you are interested in finding out about the best values, homes, and trends of the Tucson market make yourself a fan and you will get the best info in the business daily as I have been posting there several times a week regularly.

Tucson Area Future Population Growth Staggering- Projected To Be 1.5M By 2030

January 4th, 2013 by Michael Oliver

"Arizona Population Chart"

Arizona Has Staggering Growth Projected

The Tucson population as anyone who has lived here the past 10 years knows continues to grow every year… When I moved here 15 years ago anything north of Ina on the NW side was “way out there”. Today with over 1M people in Pima County already (we passed the 1 million mark between 2006 or 2008 depending on what source you use) the growth will just continue to increase for the next 25 years as it has in the past. The reasons are simple in the Tucson area the cost of living is low, weather above average, and the area commands one of the most scenic desert surroundings in the world.

Inventory Of Great Homes At Or Below $100k In Tucson Amazes Me

April 30th, 2011 by Michael Oliver

Everyone knows Tucson home prices (like most areas of the country) have been going down for quite a while now.

This home in Rancho Sahuarita is a 1,576sf, built in 2002 with 3 beds and 2.5 baths... Price $93,951 I think a buyer could probably get that down to $88,500 making your mortgage payment around $550 a month...

Most people don’t realize how good the housing stock of homes available for sale around and below the $100,000 price point really is right now. Looking at homes around $100k in Tucson most would think the neighborhoods would be suspect, and the homes themselves to be complete fixers. BUT that really is not the case in today’s market. Most of the $100k homes I show clients are just as nice as homes I show other clients in the $175k and higher range.

Downtown Tucson Has Seen Over $470 Million Invested In The Past 30 Months!

February 10th, 2011 by Michael Oliver

If you have seen Downtown Tucson recently then you know there is a lot of money

New MLK Building Built Downtown Part Of The Almost $500 Million Being Invested In The Downtown District

pouring into the district; cranes, new buildings, overpasses, etc are all being built in what seems like record speed. Totals I have the number at $470,000,000 that has been invested in Downtown Tucson (with the approval of the new modern streetcar) in just the past 30 months in projects. $120 million has been put in by the private sector with another $350 million publicly invested. Here are some of the projects built or in development:

Tucson Housing Market Picking Up

January 19th, 2011 by Michael Oliver

Every year around this time we see a jump in activity in the market as buyers decide the

The Tucson housing market is having a great January

new year is the time for them to buy a home. We also see a lot of out of state buyers start putting properties under contract as they decide Tucson is for them after spending a few months here to get acquainted with the city via renting a home/ property in town. That being the case this January so far is been even better then most within the industry expected. I believe that when the numbers are reported in February it will show that this month will be one of the best January’s since the white hot years of 2004-2006.

Tucson Housing Market Update- In Depth

December 8th, 2010 by Michael Oliver

Three homes in the market today changed status that made me take notice of them.  The first is a high end foreclosure

This high end foreclosure that needs finish work just hit the market today.

home that still needs finished but is the type of home that a buyer can negotiate a great price on.

Top Producing Realtors In Oro Valley Arizona- Best Real Estate Agents

November 22nd, 2010 by Michael Oliver

Who are the best/ top producing Realtors who specialize in Oro Valley, Arizona? A lot of Realtors/ real estate

These Realtors seem to sell the most and know the Oro Valley housing market the best

agents in Oro Valley will tell you they know the Oro Valley market but do they really? Here is a list of the real estate agents who seem to do the best job and sell the most homes within Oro Valley.

Real Estate Agents In Tucson- Best Real Estate Agent For Listing/ Selling/ Buying A Home/ Property

November 19th, 2010 by Michael Oliver

Real Estate Agents in Tucson still seem to be all over the place and it’s completely not uncommon to run into

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