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Hospital in Green Valley AZ Moves One Step Closer To Becoming A Reality

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

On November 28, 2012 the Pima County Planning Commission unanimously approved zoning changes paving the way for the Green Valley AZ hospital project to move forward.  The Pima County Board of Supervisors has the final say, and that hearing is set for December 18.

The long awaited hospital will fill fill 22 acres of a 50-acre parcel alongside Interstate 19 in Green Valley.  Plans include a rehabilitation center, medical offices, cardiac catheterization lab, four operating rooms, on-site radiological imaging labs, 26 inpatient private rooms, a six-bed intensive-care unit, a helipad, and the potential to expand from 32 beds to 50.

Officials have said they will build with the ability to expand the hospital as the community grows. The hospital is tentatively planned to open in 2014.  In addition to the 32-bed hospital, three medical office buildings and two other related structures are planned. The site will allow Green Valley residents to get local treatment and will include a heliport for transfer of critically injured patients to Tucson-area hospitals.

Scottsdale-based McDowell Enterprises entered into a "memorandum of understanding" with Tucson Medical Center in September to build the hospital, which would serve some 50,000 people who live in Green Valley, home to many retirees, and the rapidly growing Sahuarita area. The area does not currently have a hospital or emergency room, and residents must travel approximately 30 minutes or more by car to get to an ER.

A recent community-needs assessment completed by Tucson's nonprofit hospitals identified Green Valley as a medically underserved area. Recent additions of urgent-care clinics and a clinic with rotating specialties have been positive steps for the area, but without a hospital, there is still a gap in services.

 

Glendale Glitters 2012

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

 

 Holiday Celebrations In Arizona

 

What is synonymous with holiday fun in the Valley of the Sun?  It is the Glendale Glitters Spectacular.  More than 1.5 million light illuminate the 16 block Historic Downtown area of Glendale during this FREE event that attracts thousands of visitors. 

You can visit this light extravaganza between now and January 12, 2013 between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. nightly.

Voted best Named Critics' Choice for the Best Festival in the Valley in 2008 by azcentral.com, this well loved celebration features hand-crafted holiday gifts, entertainment, horse drawn carriages, a children's winter wonderland and much, much more.

Arizona is a mecca for the very best holiday celebrations with events planned throughout the State between now and early January.  Check back to this website often for detailed information on the many celebrations and festivals or click here for a detailed calendar of what's coming up.  

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Luminaria Nights In Tubac Arizona 2012

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

 Holiday Celebrations In Arizona

 

 

A unique holiday experience you don't want to miss is Tubac, Arizona's annual Luminaria Nights~Fiesta de Navidad on December 7 and 8 from 5-9 p.m..   Hundred of visitors flock to this quaint artists' colony during the 2 night event to bask in the flickering light of  hundreds of candle-fueled luminarias that line the village streets. 

This event honors the tradition of giving with free entertainment that includes caroling, roving musicians, live reindeer and refreshments at many of the shops.  Enjoy Christmas shopping in a non traditional environment and the special feeling that comes with giving family and friends one of a kind gifts, many of which can't be found anywhere else. 

Tubac, Arizona named by American Style Magazine as a Top 25 Arts Destination for U.S. “Small Cities and Towns,” is home to numerous art galleries and local shops selling unique American and Southwestern goods.  The town's motto of "Where Art and History Meet" can be experienced through the art galleries, locally owned shops and businesses that line Tubac’s streets, giving the town its walk-able, friendly feel. Local restaurants cater to tourists and residents alike with options for every budget and taste.

Nestled within the scenic high desert vistas of Santa Cruz County, the small town is just short drive south of Green Valley. Warm temperatures year round and a thriving local community in close proximity to a major city ensure Tubac, Arizona real estate is always in demand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Phoenix ZooLights Is Making Spirits Merry & Bright 2012

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

 Holiday Celebrations In Arizona

Take a walk on the wild side through the Phoenix Zoo that has been transformed into Wildlife In Wild Lights.   This magical event features 3.5 million twinkling, dancing lights making it one of the largest holiday lights shows in the country.  You can enjoy this unique holiday celebration nightly from 6 p.m.-10 p.m until January 6, 2013.

ZooLights has are more than 600 glimmering light sculptures.  Although animal viewing is limited as most of the animals are sleeping, you will see zebra, otter, flamingos, watusi cattle and others in the animal kingdom that have more nocturnal habits.   As for the rest, you'll definitely see many of their likenesses lit up for your viewing enjoyment. 

Don't miss the new MUSIC IN MOTION show in and around the lake - a dazzling light show like no other in the Valley! Music in Motion features "Wizards in Winter" by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, synchronized to 15, 000 lights including:

  • A dozen 12 foot tall floating light tubes
  • 26 dancing trees surrounding the lake
  • A 24 foot in diameter shimmering sphere
  • Six 3D giant butterflies that take flight around the lake
  • New full range sound system. Music in Motion can be viewed from several locations around the lake.

    More New Magical Moments:
  • Experience two 10 foot tall wizards creating an electric "snow" with a wave of their wands.
  • Follow the overhead threads of lights from a giant spider web that leads you to the hungry insect.
  • Take your picture in front of the 3D oryx, lion, or the new tiger.

ZooLights has gone green using LED (light-emitting diode) lights that consume far less energy than standard light bulbs.  They also require less energy to manufacture, thereby reducing their environmental impact even further.  The millions of lights are powered by SRP EarthWise Energy, a more environmentally friendly way to produce electricity. EarthWise Energy helps keep our Valley clean by producing energy from sun, wind, the earth’s heat and flowing water in our canals.

Jengo the giraffe is one of the animals that likes staying up late and can't wait to see his many friends enjoying Wildlife in Wild Lights.  Each ticket purchase for ZooLights helps the Phoenix Zoo fund their educational programs, conservation projects and feed the animals.

You can purchase your tickets online for this memorable holiday event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Green Valley AZ October 2012 Real Estate Statistics

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

A $200,000 Remodel & Magnificent Views That Will Take Your Breath Away

While October was definitely a busy month with 236 new listings coming on the market, active listings are slightly less at 755 in October 2012 as compared to to 810 in October 2011.  However, on a YTD basis new listings are up by 1.3% as compared to the same time period last year.

The big news is in the sold listings which are up by 20% YTD over the same time period with 851 sales in 2012 as compared to 707 in 2011.  Absorption rate, or the number of months of inventory on hand, has dropped nearly 23%, with a YTD of 10.16 months of inventory on hand as compared to 13.18 months in 2011.  

Average sales price jumped by 11.34% in October 2012 to $155,530 as compared to $139,691 in October 2011. 

Green Valley AZ September 2012 Real Estate Statistics

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

 

Ooh la la...Southwest Charmer Shows Like A Model Home!

For those of you who follow my Green Valley, AZ Real Estate Statistics blog, you'll see a whole new look this month.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and the same can be said of graphs as well.  That's why, in addition to my monthly narrative, you'll now find access to a series of graphs. 

The greater Green Valley, AZ real estate market is definitely showing strong signs of improving on several fronts.  Inventory is down and sales are up...and while prices are still lagging slightly behind last year, they are on the increase as well.  As inventory continues to decline and sales remain up, prices will continue to improve as well. 

Absorption rate, or the number of months of inventory on hand has declined by 30% from this September over last September and is down by 20% for the year as compared to 2011.  Sales are up by 21.4% as compared to last year with the biggest increase being seen in the $300,000 to $400,000 price range which is up by 94.4% year to date over 2011.

(Click here for statistical graphs about the Greater Green Valley AZ Real Estate Market)

 

FREE Hugs In Green Valley Arizona

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

 

 

Every day I am reminded why Green Valley, Arizona is such a wonderfully unique place to live and today was no exception.  Today's Green Valley News headline read:  Free Hugs! They Are Giving Them Away At La Posada.  Staring on Monday October 15 from 9-11 you can get your free hug at Posada Java and, according to the article, can continue to get them for as long as there are people willing to be hugged.

We all know that a hug has the power to make us feel better even on the worst day but did you know that it comes with some surprising health benefits as well? 

Hugging reduces the risk of heart diseases.  High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. Studies have also shown that hugging lowers blood pressure and with it reduces the risk of heart diseases. For people with weak hearts or high blood pressure, this one is probably the most important one from all the health benefits of hugging.

Hugging relieves stress and makes you feel calmer.  Several studies have shown that hugging makes you happier (what a surprise!). Hugs increase the level of hormone called oxytocin. This hormone is a trigger for bonding and caring responses. This hormone makes you feel calmer and less anxious.

The Free Hugs Campaign is a is phenomenon that is taking the world by storm.   Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten their lives.  He knew, that sometimes all we really need is a hug. 

When Green Valley, AZ resident Skip Roush read an article about Free Hugs he passed it on to his wife who he knew would run with it.  When his wife Mary passed away unexpectedly in August, Skip felt the need to act on her behalf.  He is one of 30 volunteers who will be donning green "free hug" aprons and giving free hugs along with "I've Been Hugged" stickers at Posada Java in Green Valley Valley Arizona.

Who knows, you may decide that what's even better than a cup of java in the morning at Posada Java is the free hug...a potentially life saving embrace is yours for the asking!

 

Green Valley AZ August 2012 Real Estate Statistics

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

Can't Find What You Want?  Build A New One!

Real Estate sales in the greater Green Valley, Arizona area continues to climb as compared to the same time period last year and are now up by approximately 21%.  Inventory has dropped as well however, despite these positive indicators, sales prices have not yet improved as the graphs below illustrate:  

AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR 2012:

JANUARY 2012 $161,976
FEBRUARY 2012 $161,220
MARCH 2012 $153,228
APRIL 2012 $152,399
MAY 2012 $153,716
JUNE 2012 $153,902
JULY 2012 $153,374
AUGUST 2012 $154,439
SEPTEMBER 2012  
OCTOBER 2012  
NOVEMBER 2012  
DECEMBER 2012  

 

AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR 2011:

JANUARY 2011     $163,012
FEBRUARY 2011 $165,364
MARCH 2011 $161,798
APRIL 2011 $163,198
MAY 2011 $163,814
JUNE 2011 $164,866
JULY 2011 $162,442
AUGUST 2011 $159,731
SEPTEMBER 2011 $158,840
OCTOBER 2011 $157,624
NOVEMBER 2011 $157,021
DECEMBER 2011 $156,797

The breakdown for the active residential listings as of August 31, 2012 were as follows:

Green Valley

(includes Quail Creek & surrounding subdivisions)

512

SAHUARITA

(includes subdivisions N of Duval Mine Road & Duval Mine Rd.

  45

AREAS S & SE & SW OF GREEN VALLEY

(includes Elephant Head, Amado, Aravaca, Montana Vista & Lakewood)

  15

AREAS N & NE & NW OF SAHUARITA

(includes Vail, Curley, Horn Ranch, Ocotillo Ranch, etc)

    3

TUBAC & TUMACACORI

  36

RIO RICO     3
OTHER: INCLUDING TUCSON, NOGALES, ETC.     5

69 homes were sold in August 2012 as compared to 66 in July 2012.  The breakdown, by area, for those sales were as follows:

GREEN VALLEY                                                  56

SAHUARITA

  10

TUBAC     2
TUCSON, VAIL, NOGALES, RIO RICO, ARIVACA/AMADO     1

Following is the 2011 to 2012 year-to-date comparison for the time period of January 1 through August 31:

  2011 2012
Houses Sold 610  736
Days On Market 181 181
Average Selling Price $159,731 $154,439
Median Price $142,750 $136,500


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New Homes In Green Valley Arizona

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

Green Valley, Arizona is home to many premier builders with price ranges and floors plans to fit every budget and lifestyle.

Canoa Ranch By Fairfield Homes: Located at the southern most tip of Green Valley, Arizona  you will find Canoa Ranch real estate situated at the foot of the Santa Rita Mountains. Its ideal location has easy access to big-city entertainment from within a Southwestern paradise, as well as offering excellent opportunities for hiking, biking, bird watching and so much more.  You may come looking for a home but will most certainly leave wanting to make the luxurious resort lifestyle YOURS.  Fairfield Homes has been synonymous with quality and integrity in Arizona for nearly 30 years.  Canoa Ranch By Fairfield Homes offers three outstanding new home developments in this sought after golf course community that has the lifestyle you deserve.

Dorn Homes:  Dorn is an award winning healthy home builder that has been delivering inspired homes for more than 39 years.  Whether you select one of their well-known communities or use them to build the home of your dreams on your own lot, you'll marvel at the quality, style and meticulous attention to detail.  Dorn builds where you want to live, offering over 16 home plans that range from more than 1,400 square feet to over 3,300 square feet, each customized to fit your lifestyle. 

Solterra: Presented By Fairfield Homes & Built By Dorn Homes:  What happens when two of Green Valley, Arizona's most respected home builders team up to create a new community?  Magic happens and it has a name: Solterra--inspired by "Sol" for Sun and "Tierra" for earth. Green Valley's newest development is as unique as its name, offering:  VIEWS from homesites specially engineered to take full advantage of the breathtaking Santa Rita mountains; unbeatable yet affordable custom features and an active adult lifestyle. 

Meritage Homes:  Meritage builds stunning yet affordable and energy efficient homes that are easy on the budget and wonderful places to call home.   With the majestic Santa Rita Mountains serving as the backdrop to the Meritage Las Campanas Community and being within walking distance to the Las Campanas Green Valley Recreation Center you'll have plenty to see and do. 

Robson Resort Communities:  For more than 40 years, there's been a Robson Resort Community for active adults who know exactly what they want in life and have found a place to enjoy it.  Quail Creek is a testament to Robson's desire to combine a beautiful setting with homes that meet your high standards. 

D.R. Horton:  For more than 30 years D.R. Horton, America's Builder, has been fulfilling its vision of livable and affordable new homes built with unmatched efficiencies and uncompromising quality.  The evidence of their success can be seen in Green Valley, Arizona's Traditions At Desert Creek which offers something for everyone in their six distinctive single story home designs.

What You Should Know BEFORE You Build A New Home In Green Valley, Arizona

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

You know what you want in your new home and are ready to start building it.  But where do you begin and what should you know before you hire a builder?   The best place to start is with the FREE 20-page exclusive report, Home Builder Guide, to ensure you make the best choice possible. 

This guide normally sells for $37 but is available to you FREE for a limited. You’ll learn everything you need to know to make the right decision when choosing a home builder, including:

  • How To Find A Home Builder In Green Valley, Arizona
  • The differences between a developer, large company, small company, independent contractor, manufactured homes
  • The 4-Step plan to researching home builders
  • 27 critical questions to ask ALL possible home builders
  • Home builder interview question checklist
  • All this and so much more!

This report was professionally written by an unbiased, professional writer that specializes in the home building industry. This free report will give you the confidence and guidance you need when searching for the right home builder for you.

Judi Monday is YOUR Green Valley, AZ  New Home Expert...give her a call at 520-241-7780 for more information about Green Valley, Arizona New Home Builders

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