Friday, March 21, 2014

3 Bedroom Ranch on Almost an Acre! Private Residence at 440 Via Encino, Rio Rico

3 Bedroom Ranch on Almost an Acre! Private Residence at 440 Via Encino, Rio Rico

Looking to get away from it all and absorb the majesty of mountains and ravine views from every window?  Look no further than this affordable, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home.  Just under 1800 square feet and move in ready at $119,000

You can see more information here!

Homes For Sale Rio Rico AZ .94-440 Via Encino

Call for appointment to view!

Cara Mancuso - Long Realty 520-909-2988

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Santa Fe With Pool in Active Adult Community NW Tucson

2003 MONTANA Model in Saddlebrooke, NW Tucson For Sale

Are you interested in the Tucson area Active Adult Lifestyle?  SaddleBrooke might be the community for you.  This bustling community nestles in the foothills of the Santa Catalinas - Panoramic views provide a daily backdrop to the  ridges of red-tiled roofs of the homes that live in their shadow.

Imagine driving up to your new home: An inviting front courtyard, low care landscaping on irrigation, Majestic Santa Fe fa├žade - what an excellent place to enjoy your morning coffee. In addition, this home offers a special driveway for your golf cart, as Saddlebrooke provides an excellent opportunity to take in your favorite hobbies and sporting activities.

Whole-house Saltillo tile floors make for that luxurious SW feel and flavor.  The walls add muted desert colors as noted in the various rooms of this 2 bedroom + den Montana Floor Plan. The special warmth of a kiva fireplace; Mexican tile adding accents for that custom extra - it's a one of a kind home.

Like cooking? The smartly planned kitchen offers a wide preparation island and breakfast bar, granite counters, pendant lighting, refrigerator and all appliances, pantry cupboard. There are three eating areas - the breakfast bar, eat in kitchen, and formal dining room - for entertaining ease!

Whether you are seated in the living room, dining room, family room, or office -- the mountains are all yours.  Have a seat and bring the outdoors right in!  Even the master bedroom suite, and kitchen island provide stunning views.

And then, let's take a walk into the east-facing back yard and relaxation areas. The patio has been raised to afford unobstructed views and the peeled Vigas logs and post add character and comfort to your surroundings.  Take in the immense flagstone pavers with connecting ramada, three ceiling fans, built in bar-b-cue, and personal patio off master.  Finally, the pleasure of your own private pool versus a community pool -- is this a retreat or what??

37273 S Golf Course Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739 is waiting for your discovery.  Call, email, or text Cara Mancuso today for a tour at your leisure.  Affordably and attractively priced below $450,000.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Is Credit Repair Assistance Needed For Your Home Ownership Dreams?

Is Credit Repair Assistance Needed For Your Home Ownership Dreams?

I went to a fascinating lunch n learn meeting today, courtesy of Sun Street Mortgage and Mike Jones, who brought in Mr. Chris Kumerow, Regional Account Manager for Continental Credit.

Just a few highlights from the meeting:

  • Regarding the three credit bureaus:  TransUnion, Equifax, Experian -  80% of all credit reports contain errors that can negatively affect your credit rating.
  • Online credit scores can be inflated as much as 60 points from what your mortgage broker, bank officer, or even car company will find with a hard credit check.
  • Use or and pay $1 for a more accurate online report and number.
  • It's generally a good thing to have two, low balance credit cards over one, with a larger amount owed.
  • Foreclosures and short sales may be able to be removed from the accounts that measure your FICO score.
Hoping a new home is in your future but thinking you may need credit repair?  Please give me a call today to put you in touch with the professionals who may be able to help.
My key takeaway:  If you think you may need credit repair assistance - Work with a Finance Officer you trust and utilize with the professionals they recommend. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Three Bedroom + Den Energy Star GREEN Home for Sale in Marana, AZ

Three Bedroom + Den Energy Star GREEN Home for Sale:  

12941 N Fox Hollow Drive Marana, AZ 85653

Your chance to own an energy efficient home, built in 2009!  This three bedroom home offers a versatile, open floor plan with den, laundry room, great room and eat in kitchen!

In addition, upgraded flooring, cabinets, gas stove and stainless steel refrigerator come with the home.

Frame stucco construction and tile roof are the norm in this master-planned community with parks, running and walking trails, and more. 

Energy--efficient features include:   Bath Exhaust Out; Energy Star Air Pkg; Enrgy Star Appliance; Enrgy Star Light Pkg; Enrgy Star Qualified; Enrgy Star Windows; Green Features; Kit Exhaust Out; Low E Dual Pane Windows.

The back yard landscaping was begun and is just waiting for your artistic eye.  Block fencing provides privacy, and there's room for a pool!

Call, text, or email today to see this wonderful move-in ready, three bedroom Meritage home in Marana, AZ, priced at only $157,000.

Cara Mancuso - Long Realty - 520-909-2988

Eclectic Cafe in East Tucson Charms Again!

Eclectic Cafe in East Tucson Charms Again!

I don't get over to the east side on a regular basis, but when I do, I try to pop into this Tucson Original Eatery to enjoy some of my favorites.

Yesterday's visit was no exception.  I stopped in at 4:05 and the door was held open for me.  A waiter brought me a menu immediately, ice tea about 2 minutes later, and my favorite menu item....the Tortilla Soup, perhaps 5 minutes after that.

It's a simple broth, with salsa, avocado and tortilla chips for garnish.  Oh, and gooey, yummy cheese. I just needed a snack, so I kept with the cup of soup size.

I am also enamored of their fruit salad plate with chicken salad, or stuffed avocado.  Mmmmm.

I used to eat here at least monthly when I lived on the east side of Tucson.  Now I live an hour away. I decided I should have one of my favorite desserts, because I never know when I'll be back!!!

Mmmm, house-made fresh flan.  Sweet, gooey, rich, thick...if the waiter hadn't stopped by he might have caught me licking the plate.

At 4:25, I was on my way with a smile.

Great place!  If you haven't been there, give them a try.  Here's the Eclectic Cafe Tucson website for a more comprehensive look at their menu and philosophies!  They do takeout too!

  • Monday - Friday 11am - 9pm
    Saturdays 8am-9pm
    Sundays 8am - 8pm

  • 7053 E. Tanque Verde Road Tucson, AZ 85715
  • Telephone:  520-433-4346
  • Email:

Monday, January 13, 2014

Home Values are Rising in the Tucson Area

Home Values are Rising in the Tucson Area

Below are some highlights from the December Residential Sales Statistics on the Tucson Area Realtors Multiple Listing Site:

Total Sales Volume has increased 17.39% in December, 2013 from from November 2013, and has also increased 21.83% since December 2012. 

The Average Sales Price is up over 5.5% from November 2012.

Listings continued to drop as we neared the holiday weeks.  We are in need of listings for the Tucson area!

If you or someone you know is contemplating selling their home, and wondering what their property may be worth in today's challenging market, please contact me for a FREE CMA today.  This is a no-obligation service I like to provide for the residents of Pima County.

Cara Mancuso - Long Realty

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Open Houses This Weekend October 19-20 1-4 SW Tucson 3 Bedroom Remodel $159900

Open Houses This Weekend October 19-20 1-4 SW Tucson 3 Bedroom Remodel  $159900

Must see to appreciate this charming remodel.  So many upgrades and enhancements!

  • New heating and cooling 5 ton unit, with new registers including soffits, duct work, and venting to family room and laundry room
  • New kitchen and master bath cabinets and tops
  • Permitted Electrical upgrading including new panel, new switches and outlets
  • Plumbing to include replacement of all sinks, faucets, toilets, and all shut off valves
  • New carpeting in Family room, including floor leveling
  • Repaired roof with new facia and flashing
  • Complete interior and exterior paint with drywall repair, texturing
  • Replaced all windows and carport door with dual pane glass
  • New Mexican tile with accents in kitchen area
  • New kitchen appliances
  • New lighting fixtures throughout most of home
  • Repaired side fences, added wood fencing to back yard
  • Addition of landscape gravel, raking, hauling away trash
  • Split rail fencing

Add to this a community with pride of ownership, mountain views, and quiet living.

Call to see, Cara Mancuso 520-909-2988 or visit us at our open house weekend, October 19 and 20th, 2013, 1-4 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Address: 4331 S Paseo Don Juan Tucson, AZ 85757
Directions: From Ajo, west to Camino De Oeste - South to Calle Don Juan to Paseo Don Juan to address

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