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Marana Lake / El Rio Preserve

(Published on - 7/13/2017 12:23:53 AM)

Marana Lake / El Rio Preserve

Marana’s plans for the lake are exciting. Located at 10190 N Coachline Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85743 Already the area is home to 226 bird species there is a picnic spot and parking lot. El Rio is one of the links in the chain of preserved riparian habitat along the Lower Santa Cruz River, including sites such as Sweetwater Wetlands and Kino Environmental Restoration Project


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Marana and Pima County plan to create bank protection, clear the underbrush, lining 2 ponds and adding recirculation. They will take out the invasive species of plants. They have been in communication with the AZ Game and fish to introduce native fish. They are trying to make it a nature park with a low impact use.


Birdwatchers should be thrilled to know that there are almost as many species of birds as have been identified at the Sweetwater Wetlands.  


I asked about kayaking but like most of AZ, we just look at the water. You can’t touch it. The disc golf course should be moved to the SE Corner closer to the river.

Magic experience finding Thai food in LA at Thai Nakorn.

(Published on - 6/29/2017 7:42:27 PM)

Patti’s experience in LA. Of all the joints in all the towns in all the world



I drove to LA to attend a high frequency Real Estate training conference. I followed the GPS to the hotel somewhere in the LA area. I was heading out for a late dinner. I REALLY wanted Thai food. The parking lot of 1st restaurant was a bit sketchy. Back to google. I went into a newer restaurant. Out of the 60 plus diners I was the only non-Asian. Pretty much a good indicator the food is authentic. I was a bit conspicuous. After looking at the vaguely familiar menu I asked the waiter is this Sam's place? He excitedly said Yes, Yes, Sam is in the kitchen. I made it 1/ 2 way across the restaurant before Sam looked up and said OH MY GOSH. I went from being a freak to a celebrity. Years ago, he was in a different city and fire closed them down. They built this new building in a new City. We 1st went there maybe 25 years ago. Of all restaurants in LA I could have walked into it was Sam's Thai Nakorn. I knew it was going to be a magical weekend.




Tucson Arizona Real Estate Statistics from MLS for May 2017

(Published on - 6/29/2017 7:29:34 PM)

Tucson Arizona Real Estate Statistics from MLS for April 2017

(Published on - 5/27/2017 12:23:41 AM)

Success buying a home on a limited budget by holding a carwash

(Published on - 5/26/2017 10:00:51 PM)

         We often talk about the success stories we have experienced with our clients. It means so much to be part of someone's time of change. People buy and sell Real Estate for a variety of reasons. Some good, some bad. It is always a time of change and dealing with multiple layers of obstacles. We are happy to use our knowledge and experience to navigate to the end for our clients. 


One very memorable sale was a family that had tried for years to buy a home. Their Church friends asked us to help. Wonderful family of 4 rambunctious boys, a Mom that makes everyone feel special and a lovable Dad that was limited by an on the job injury. We knew of some special pricing and interest rates. They were inches away from being successful. We knew the general manager of a New Home Builder and approached him to see if they had anything they could discount. They did if we closed by the end of the quarter that was a month away. The news the week before closing was they would need $500.00 more in their reserves. Hopes dashed to buy a house over $500.00 then the 8 year old asked can't we have a Car Wash? All the adults laughed, then we said why not? Over 20 locations turned us down. Jones Photo said yes. Thank you Hal Jones. After a major sunburn we raised enough to also get them a refrigerator at Tucson Appliance. They moved into a brand new D R Horton home in Rancho Saharita. They are still there and enjoying Grandbabies now.   



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