Archives: September 2015

bobby verenna realtor

Bobby Verenna Joins Ell Real Estate Group

We're pleased to announce the addition of new lead agent Bobby Verenna, REALTOR and Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE).

Bobby joins the Ell Group following a ten-year real estate career in the Denver area, where he also owns two cycling shops.

Bobby is a Tucson native and attended Salpointe Catholic High School, Flowing Wells High School and the University of Arizona.

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AZ Daily Star Readers’ Choice Released

The Arizona Daily Star has released the results of its first Readers' Choice poll. The poll was similar to the long-running Tucson Weekly "Best of Tucson" award, where community members go online to vote for their favorites in a large range of categories. 

Votes were counted for nearly every category you can imagine - best restaurants, best martinis, best local sports team, best plumber. The full results were published in a special section of the Sunday, September 27 paper; you can also see the full results here.

Thanks to all our clients and friends who voted for Jeff in the Best Real Estate Agent category!

august 2015 tucson housing data

August 2015 Tucson Housing Market

As it has been for the last several months, we are still describing the Tucson housing market as "warm, but not hot."

Monthly sales are still increasing year over year, prices are going up, and days on market are stable right around 60-65 days.

Most importantly for sellers, the number of houses on the market has been consistently lower than the previous year. Last August, there were 5,155 houses for sale, and this year that number has dropped to 4,758.

Fewer houses on the market = less competition from other houses on the market.

View our full Tucson housing data report, including area-specific data, for August 2015.

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Resident Bobcat Spotted!

We saw our neighborhood bobcat again recently! Jeff snapped this photo as he was crossing the Corte Albor cul de sac.

We caught a little bit of video, but he blends in to the background so much he is barely visible. After he saw us watching him, he took a seat on our neighbor's front walk and just stared at us for a while. Then he trotted off into the neighborhood.

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622 s magnolia ave tucson az

New, Lower Price on Central Tucson House with Huge Lot

Do you know someone who needs way more space for their projects and toys? Could they use their very own workshop out back? Or a place to park the RV? An extra garage for their classic cars?

622 S. Magnolia Ave. is the perfect house for someone who wants a large lot in Central Tucson, and it has a new, lower price! At $192,500, it is an affordable $110/square foot.

The house is on a .39 acre lot near Broadway/Craycroft that enables you to have the best of both worlds: a convenient, central location AND extra land for your RV, ATV, extra car, garage or workshop. There is access from Magnolia Ave. to the backyard, so you will be able to drive to your new garage or workshop with no trouble. No need to worry about land you can't actually reach!

Other bonuses: In-ground pool with a deep end, permanent stucco gazebo, completely upgraded interior with slab granite, tile shower surrounds, and 18" tile floors.