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(BPT) - Men and women are not the same when it comes to retirement planning. Consider this: A husband and a wife of the same age, earning the same salary and looking to retire during the same year need to account for different factors in retirement planning. This is true even if they share a household, hold joint responsibility for their finances and equally contribute to the amount of incoming funds.
Ahh, January-time to put 2014 firmly to bed and look toward what we want to accomplish in the New Year. So now that all the sweets have been eaten and gifts opened, let’s get focused on some goals that will improve our lives this year.
The fourth annual WinterFest will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community event, presented by the Marana Host Lion’s Club and sponsored by Gecko Pest Management and Long Realty - Renee Abbett, will be held at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Marana at 3945 W. Costco Drive.
Many businesses do philanthropic work during the holiday season. It is common for a business to adopt a struggling family and many businesses will take on bigger challenges. Dove Mountain Long Realty is one such business. This holiday season the employees at Long provided a better Christmas for 28 students at Roadrunner Elementary in the Marana Unified School District.
Long Realty staff stand proudly with the gifts collected for the holiday season. The gifts went to families in need.
A $1.7 million sale in Stone Canyon late last month is the biggest residential sale in Oro Valley since 2010.
The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual awards banquet on Aug. 8, honoring local businesses and residents for continued contributions to making the community better.
Tickets are on sale for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, to be held Friday, Aug. 8, at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle in Oro Valley.
We’re different from a clothing store! We’re a community clothing bank, serving area individuals and families in need. As a program of IMPACT of Southern Arizona (formerly Catalina Community Services), our customers qualify based on their income and needs.
Real estate deals that implode- chances are, either you have experienced one or know someone who did. Here is a “best of” or more appropriately, “worst of” list of deal killers in the Northwest Tucson and how to avoid them.
The Foothills Club of Tucson (FCT) - a local 501(c)(3)non-profit, charitable organization comprised of 45 local business professionals will be hosting its seventh annual fundraiser, which is set for Friday, May 2 at the Skyline Country Club.
Free things first – pack it up. Go into each room and start removing excess items. There should not be stacks of paper, clothes, books or toys littering the floors.
As this issue is the “Best of the Northwest”, it seems appropriate for a toplist of real estate tips.
Finding the right REALTOR® is crucial to a smooth transaction. Our mission is simple – to provide the highest quality, old-fashioned customer service while pairing it with cutting-edge technology and resources to ensure the best possible experience for our clients.
A recent change in federal housing guidelines could set the stage for up to 2.5 million formerly foreclosed homeowners and short salers to re-enter the housing market sooner rather than later.
There was a little feeling of fall in the air as I opened my front door very early this week – something intangible and impossible to describe but promising! It is the way I have also been feeling about real estate lately – as if something we have all been waiting for is just on the precipice of occurring. Dare I say it – a more balanced market on the horizon? Prices are continuing their slow but steady ascent and as we look at the “Heat Map” in the Long Realty Market Report we can see that things are beginning to even out inventory wise – slowly but surely.
Almost every person comes to a point in their life where they take the bold and courageous step to buy their first home. Having knowledgeable people who look out for your interests more than their own is something realtors Jay Lotoski and wife Hilary Backlund, of Long Realty Company, make their first priority.
Jay Lotoski and wife Hilary Backlund work as a team at Long Realty where they help clients walk through the process of buying a home.
Jay Lotoski and wife Hilary Backlund have worked at Long Realty since November 2012. The two have prior work experience in the real estate business and recently moved to a new office on 8540 N. Oracle Rd.
The real estate market landscape has so drastically changed from what it looked like a few years ago – but now we have new issues. Could anyone envision that when we had an 11-month supply of properties on the market in some areas that just a few short years later buyers would be scrambling to beat out multiple offers on homes? There are several zip codes in the city that are carrying a meager two month supply, and some even less. By all conventional markers, this would be considered an extreme sellers market. However, prices have not skyrocketed to ’05 and ’06 numbers yet, and that has left many still unable or unwilling to list.
This beautiful one story home on N. High Mountain View has just been listed for sale in the popular Rancho Vistoso community.
“Nothing lasts forever” claims the old adage, but until a couple of weeks ago buyers simply weren’t, well, buying it. The swift and strong rate hike caught many by surprise, scrambling to find a home so they could lock their rates in now.
If you are a fan of HGTV, chances are you have seen one of the many home staging shows. Staging is certainly crucial, but there are tips that the shows never mention.
MYTH: Length in business equals experience.