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May 08, 2009
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Hot has hit the Old Pueblo.  I was gone for the better part of last week on business, and while I was gone Tucson hit triple digit temperatures.  It's no surprise, really.  We know each year it will happen.  It used to be fun to see the " Ice Break"  contests predicting the first 100 degree moment of the year.  At least the temperatures will be in the low 100's this week.  We've still got a while before the really hot stuff.  Wonder how many days over 100 we average each year.  Guess I should research that one.  Right offhand, I'd guess somewhere around 20 - 25.  I'll get back to you on that one. 

I still say braving 100+ is much better than tolerating 25 degrees or less.  And the cold season elsewhere seems to last so much longer than our hot spell.   After all, the warm climate is what attracted me to Tucson to begin with. 

This week's forecast:

Sunday:  Sunny,  High 101, Low 65

Monday:  Mostly sunny, High 101, Low 66

Tuesday:  Sunny, High 101, Low 65

Wednesday:  Sunny, High 99, Low 63

Thursday:  Sunny, High 102, Low 67

Friday:  Mostly sunny, High 101, Low 66

Now, that's not too hard to take!

 

 


May 02, 2009
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If you're out and about this afternoon, why not stop by my Open House at 9075 E. 8th Street.  It's a lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house on the east side, near Broadway and Gollob.  The home features a new A/C unit, dual-paned windows,  beautiful fireplace with impressive mantel piece.  The back yard is lovely with a huge ocotillo and mature trees.  An oasis!

Price reduced to:  $207,000.

Hours:  Sunday, May 3, 1:00 - 4:00

 

 

 


Apr 15, 2009
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Did you know that the United States Postal Service is raising rates again?  The last postal increase occurred on May 12, 2008.   Effective May 11, 2009 the following rates will be in effect:

Domestic

First class letter (1 oz.)      $0.44

First class letter (2 oz.)      $0.61

Postcard                                  $0.28

 

International

Canada (1 oz.)                       $0.75

Mexico                                    $0.79

All other countries            $0.98

 

 


Mar 31, 2009
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Many people are not yet aware that back in February Congress increased the first-time home buyer tax credit to $8,000, and eliminated the repayment requirement.  This credit is currently authorized  until December 1, 2009.  Who qualifies?  Anyone who is a first-time home buyer, or anyone who has not owned a home for the last three years. 

How does it work?  If you qualify and you buy a home during the designated time frame, you simply file an additional form along with your income tax return, and you are able to take an $8,000 deduction.

If you need more information, or if you'd like a copy of the tax credit form, just contact me.  I'd be happy to send you one. 

If you're thinking about buying a home, now is an even better time!


Mar 21, 2009
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Interest rates fluctuate from day to day, and for the last couple years they have remained relatively low.  But at this writing they are at historic lows.  Rates are generally based upon a consumer's credit score and credit history.  For a fixed rate 30 year conventional mortgage,  best customers can expect rates around 5%.  

With these great rates, reduced home prices, and great selection of inventory out there, now is a great time to buy a home! 

If you would like to see if you qualify for a mortgage, or what interest rate you might obtain, please let me know.  I can put you in touch with several good lenders who can help you.

 


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