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Green Valley AZ March 2014 Real Estate Statistics

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Real Estate sales in March 2014 continue to trail behind 2013 with 101 sales as compared to 145 in March 2013, a 30% drop.  Year to date (YTD) there have been 251 sales as compared to 324 for the same time period last year. 

The slow sales are definitely having an impact on the "absorption rate" which has to do with demand.  It is the rate at which the market absorbs the inventory of homes that are for sale--in other words how fast are homebuyers buying the homes that are available.  In March the absorption rate was 12.3 and 11.71 for YTD. According to the National Association of Realtors, a Seller's market occurs when there are less than 6 months of inventory on the market and a Buyer's market when there are more than 6 months of inventory on on the market.  In other words the greater Green Valley AZ real estate market is very much a Buyer's market. 

If you are thinking about selling your Green Valley AZ home give me a call, I'd love to hang an Another SOLD By Judi in front of YOUR house.  With more than forty-five of my listings selling in 2013--and 20 are already under contract or sold in 2014, including 2 that were on the market less than a week--I'd love to make yours the next one.  My extremely successful marketing plan WORKS...let me prove it to you. 

Green Valley AZ March 2014 Real Estate Statistics

Tubac AZ Garden Tour

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

Are you planning a garden and looking for inspiration?  Mark your calendars for the Tubac Garden Tour on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  You'll have the opportunity to visit 5 amazing properties in Tubac, AZ on this self guided tour with talks and demonstrations by experts and garden owners at each site.

Garden Tour tic
kets are $20 for members and $25 for guests. Your ticket purchase benefits the Tubac Center of the Arts, and entitles you to free admission to a presentation on "The Art of Bonsai" by Ray Noseck, President of the Tucson Bonsai Society.  The presentation will take place at the Tubac Center of the Arts on Saturday, April 12th from 2-4pm.

You can call the Tubac Center of the Arts at 520-398-2371 to purchase your tickets.  For more information and to purchase online, click here

Tubac, AZ--The Next Big Thing?

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

Tubac, AZ--The Next Big Thing?

Tubac, Arizona has made Conde Nast Traveler's list of: Where To Go in 2014: The Destinations You Don't Want To Miss Out On.  This is the magazine's list of the hottest, most up-and-coming must-visit destinations for 2014. For those of us who call Southern AZ home, this comes as no surprise. 

The charming spirit of this quaint town, surrounded by scenic high desert vistas, has transformed it into a unique artists' colony whose whose streets are lined with art galleries and one of a kind stores.  

Established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio (fort), today working artists' studios surround the grounds which once served as the home for a Spanish military garrison.  Its origins are not forgotten as evidenced by the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park located in the village's Old Town. 

The town's motto of "Where Art and History Meet" can be experienced through the more than 100 businesses that populate the meandering streets of the village, giving it a walk-able and friendly feel.   If you are an art lover you'll want to be sure to make the Tubac Center of the Arts a favorite for frequent visits.  It offers a full array of programming including a Summers Arts Program for Children and an array of workshops on all aspects of the arts, as well as seasonal exhibits that are not to be missed.

Tubac--up and coming?  For those of us who call it home we think it has already arrived as a must see destination.  Come out and see for yourself why this special place deserves its honorable mention in Conde Nast Traveler.

Home Design Trends: Value and Unique Style Trump Conformity in 2014

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert


Unique Style Trump Conformity In 2014The Interior Redecorators Network® (IRN) is observing a sea change in the way Americans are approaching home design in 2014. Rather than maxing out credit cards with purchases of ubiquitous furniture pieces from major retail chains, the majority of homeowners and renters are using their existing furnishings to redecorate, save money and reflect their individuality.

Gone are the days of keeping up with the proverbial Jones' and copying the same design style that everyone in the neighborhood has adopted. In 2014, Americans are interested in making the most of what they already own, or are inheriting, and in having their rooms appear to have been curated over time. In addition, mixing high-end pieces with inexpensive global-inspired accents – "Hi-Low Design" – is allowing for more uncommon approaches to interior decor.

One-of-a-kind furnishings are becoming the most sought-after home design category as budget-minded consumers seek out artwork and accessories that reflect individual interests and lifestyle. Using their existing furnishings and then incorporating family heirlooms, antique and vintage store treasures, pieces from Etsy dealers; consignment stores, flea markets and Craigslist, there are more sources for distinctive looking interiors than ever before.

"No matter where they live, regardless of how big or small their homes are, and whatever their stage of life, people across the U.S. are searching for great value and creating a unique home that reflects their personality," says Lauri Ward, best-selling author and co-founder of the IRN. "The trend started during the Great Recession and has continued to grow even as the economy and real estate markets have improved."

Source: www.InteriorRedecorators.com

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Green Valley AZ February 2014 Real Estate Statistics

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Real Estate in the greater Green Valley, AZ has definitely gotten off to a slow start this "high" season with 69 sales in February 2014 as compared to 102 in February 2013, a 32.4% decrease.  Year to date (YTD) there have been 148 sales as compared to 179 for the same time period last year.  Active listings on the market were 1039 at the end of February 2014 as compared to 1035 in February 2013.  

The slow sales are definitely having an impact on the "absorption rate" which has to do with demand.  It is the rate at which the market absorbs the inventory of homes that are for sale--in other words how fast are homebuyers buying the homes that are available.  In February the absorption rate was 11.74 and 11.52 for YTD. According to the National Association of Realtors, a Seller's market occurs when there are less than 6 months of inventory on the market and a Buyer's market when there are more than 6 months of inventory on on the market.  In other words the greater Green Valley AZ real estate market is very much a Buyer's market. 

If you are thinking about selling your Green Valley AZ home give me a call, I'd love to hang an Another SOLD By Judi in front of YOUR house.  With more than forty-five of my listings selling in 2013--and 16 are already under contract or sold in 2014, including 2 that were on the market less than a week--I'd love to make yours the next one.  My extremely successful marketing plan WORKS...let me prove it to you. 

Green Valley AZ February 2014 Real Estate Statistics

Six Hot Home Design Trends for Spring 2014

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

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(BPT)—Does the change of seasons have you itching to refresh a tired, lackluster room? Or maybe you're looking for some small ways to make a big impact on your home's style? Whatever the case, here are some of this season's most buzzed-about trends and how you can incorporate them into your next project.

* Wood is the new neutral. This season's strong trend toward wood textures pairs the warmth, richness and texture of real wood with limitless design flexibility. Think wood-textured textiles, tree-printed wallpapers and embossed soaps that look like wood. Installing engineered wood ceilings and wainscoting can bring the unique look of reclaimed wood into any environment - an easy do-it-yourself project with striking results. -

* Ode to the elements. Mother Nature is inspiring design in a big way this year and homeowners are finding unique ways to incorporate rocks, minerals and other natural elements into their home's design. Try replacing a common-place item like an alarm clock with one encased within a multi-colored agate. Bring this look to the kitchen with a stainless steel backsplash, or swap out run-of-the-mill hardware with mineral-inspired drawer pulls and knobs.-

* Shore thing. Homeowners, inspired by the calm, care-free attitude of coastal living are all about bringing the beach inside this season. Beach-inspired design elements are popping up throughout the home. Weathered and white-washed wood ceilings are a subtle but stunning on-trend addition - especially when finished with interior accents like decorative shells, drift wood furniture and marine-themed prints.

* Contrast in texture. Step aside Pantone, texture is spring's hottest new color. Homeowners are putting down their paintbrushes and adding interest with texture through high-gloss finishes, metallics, sequins and mirrors. A textured tile wall brings visual and tactile interest, especially when paired with contrasting high-gloss lacquer or low-gloss matte accessories.

* Visual punch. Reawaken the senses this spring by incorporating a striking visual element to the home. Multi-dimensional surface treatments in pearl, metallic and gold/silver combinations add panache as a coating used for hardwood, or can be applied to wallpaper, furniture or decorative accessories. And don't forget to look up - coffered ceilings bring a striking je ne sais quoi to any room.

* Manipulated metals. The versatility of manipulated metal makes it a great addition to any style home - from hand-crafted artisan to contemporary high gloss. Copper, pewter and nickel are getting in on the action and can be styled in a variety of ways, including hammered metal sink basins, tin-look ceiling tiles, antiqued copper light fixtures and brushed stainless steel cabinet hardware.

Source: http://www.armstrong.com/residential-ceilings.

Clean, Contemporary Styles Now Dominate in Kitchens and Baths In 2014

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

Clean Contemporary Styles In Kitchens & Baths For 2014

Consumers will be cleaning up their kitchens and baths in 2014, at least from a design standpoint, according to the annual Design Trends Survey released at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

While consumers still prefer traditional kitchens by a slight margin, contemporary will be the fastest growing kitchen style this year. In bathrooms, contemporary already surpassed traditional to take the top spot in design for 2013, with even more growth anticipated in 2014. 

Fading fast are Provincial, Tuscan and country/rustic styles and the distressed cabinet finishes that often accompany them, along with their companion bronze, terracotta and red color schemes.

Other key 2014 kitchen and bath trends:

-Gray is forecast to be the fastest growing color scheme for both rooms. In 2013, gray slightly trailed whites/off-whites in kitchens. In baths, gray was the third most popular color scheme, behind beige/bone tones and white/off white.
-Kitchen products expected to grow in 2014 include induction cooktops, quartz counters, glass backsplashes, wood floors, walnut cabinets, polished chrome faucets and granite composite sinks.
-Bath products on the upswing will be quartz vanity tops, wall-hung vanities, open shelving, polished chrome faucets, under-mount sinks, and ceramic or porcelain floors.
-Consumers are demanding more universal design features. Fifty-seven percent of NKBA designers specified accessible and/or universal design features in bathrooms in 2013 and 56 percent incorporated them into kitchens. In the bathroom, related features included shower benches and comfort-height toilets and vanities. In the kitchen, NKBA foresees an uptick in demand for microwave drawers and touch-activated or touchless kitchen faucets.
-Staying plugged in is a priority for kitchens. More than two-thirds of NKBA kitchen design professionals incorporated docking and/or charging stations, a trend that shows no signs of powering down.
-In baths, however, the desire is to unplug and relax. Spa features gaining ground include electric radiant floor heating and steam showers. While whirlpools continue to decline in popularity, fully 64 percent of NKBA designers specified a soaking tub in their master bath projects in 2014, and 42 percent expecting that trend to accelerate in 2014. 

Source: The National Kitchen and Bath Association

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Green Valley AZ January 2014 Real Estate Statistics

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Real Estate in the greater Green Valley, AZ has gotten off to the typical slow start in 2014, with 79 sales as compared to 77 in January 2013, a mere 2.6% increase over last January.   Active listings on the market were 1001 at the end of January 2014 as compared to 972 in January 2013.   The increase in active listings had a negative impact on the "absorption rate" which tracks the number of months of inventory that are listed in a market at any given time.  We ended the year in 2013 with an absorption rate of 9.78 months of inventory on hand and that shot up to 11.33 in January 2014. 

There has been a positive change in the average sales price in January 2014 as compared to January 2013:  166,788 vs. 164,805, an increase of 4.16%.

If you are thinking about selling your Green Valley AZ home give me a call, I'd love to hang an Another SOLD By Judi in front of YOUR house.  With more than forty-five of my listings selling in 2013--and 11 already under contract in 2014, including 2 that were on the market less than a week--I'd love to make yours the next one.  My extremely successful marketing plan WORKS...let me prove it to you. 

Green Valley AZ January 2014 Real Estate Statistics

Hottest Fireplace Trends for 2014

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Contemporary FireplaceOver the years, fireplaces have been a familiar feature in many homes, however until very recently, they have undergone very little change from the traditional hearth. According to Napoleon Fireplaces, 2014 is heating up to be a very different year for the fireplace. Fireplaces are becoming the design focus for many rooms in the house and with new technological advances it’s now possible to do more with the fireplace than ever before.

“We’re seeing some very interesting home designs that incorporate fireplaces in many creative new ways,” said David Coulson, of Napoleon Fireplaces. “While the traditional hearth will be a mainstay for many homes, modern fireplaces with crisp lines and glass frames will continue to rise in popularity with new homes and redesigned rooms. That being said we’re seeing several new trends emerge this season that are really changing the way people are thinking about fireplaces.”

Coulson suggests keeping the following hot trends in mind when looking for a new fireplace this season.

• Modern: The upcoming season will continue the trend of sleek and modern fireplaces. Look for clean, linear lines with less metal and more glass. People want the full flame and don’t want black or chrome metal frames blocking the view or interfering with the lighting.

• Gas: Gas fireplaces will continue to rise in popularity this season. The convenience of flicking a switch compared to collecting, piling and lighting firewood is quickly winning out. The younger generation of fireplace buyers want a quick lighting fireplace that is cleaner and easier to maintain.

• Outdoors: 2014 will be a big year for the outdoor fireplace as people create or expand on their backyard oasis. The idea of turning a backyard into another room of your house is fueling the Outdoor Fireplaceoutdoor fireplace trend and Napoleon has developed several new models to accommodate this demand.

• Heat rises: Much like HD televisions, consumers are placing their fireplace inserts higher up on the wall. New technology allows for home owners to insert enclosed gas fireplaces almost anywhere in the house and many people are taking inspiration from designers who are playing with the traditional ideas of where you find a fireplace.

• Unlikely locations: Much like the migration of fireplaces up the wall, more fireplaces are being installed in unlikely rooms. For example, Napoleon makes several models which are ideally suited for the kitchen or bathroom. These fireplaces however are typically used to decorate the room.

In the end, every room is different so it’s important to find the right fireplace that fits.

Source: Napoleon Fireplaces

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Green Valley AZ December 2013 Real Estate Statistics

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2013 ended with a 5.1% increase in sales over 2012:  1060 homes sold as compared to 1009 in 2012.   In December sales were down by 15.2% compared to December 2012, with 67 sales as compared to 79. 

At the end of December there were 925 active listings as compared to 935 in December 2012.  

There wasn't much change in the average sales price in 2013 as compared to 2012, a slight increase of 2.33%:  $160,000 vs. $156,355.   The big news in 2013 was the increase in sales in the higher priced homes: $300,000 to $500,000+.  There were 76 sales in 2013 as compared to 56 in 2012.

A great indicator that a market is improving can be seen in the "absorption rate" which tracks the number of months of inventory that are listed in a market at any given time.  The year ended with the absorption rate down by 13.91%:  9.78 months of inventory on hand in 2013 as compared to 11.36 in 2012.  

If you are thinking about selling your Green Valley AZ home give me a call, I'd love to hang an Another SOLD By Judi in front of YOUR house.  With more than forty-five of my listings selling in 2013--and 9 already under contract in 2014, including 2 that were on the market less than a week--I'd love to make yours the next one.  My extremely successful marketing plan WORKS...let me prove it to you. 

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