The sun shines in Tucson almost every day of the year. Tucson's approximately 80,000 residents live in eight distinct communities: Oro Valley, Red Rock, Marana, Catalina, Tortolita, Cortaro, Casas Adobes and Oracle. Oro Valley was incorporated in 1974 and enjoys a higher elevation and slightly cooler temperatures than Tucson. It sits at an elevation of 2,620 feet and has a population of approximately 30,000.
From downhill skiing at Mount Lemmon (just 35 minutes away), to boating, water skiing and fishing at one of the local lakes the recreational opportunities are nearly endless. There is plenty to do on dry land as well including golfing, hiking or biking on a rustic trail, playing tennis, horseback riding, or picnicking in one of the area's many beautiful parks. The Tucson area has been rated one of "50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family" and the city itself is in the top five listing of mid-sized cities in the country.
The Tucson area boasts a cultural history that dates back more than one thousand years and some of the finest schools, museums and entertainment in the world can be found within the city's boundaries. Tucson also provides plenty of shopping opportunities, with a regional mall and many other shopping centers throughout the area. Something for everyone can be found in the communities of Tucson, where rugged mountains and desert tranquility combine with modern city life to create the perfect place to call home.
Tucson Real Estate Market: Price Range of Oro Valley Homes for Sale
The Tucson/Oro Valley real estate market is diverse. Mediterranean, contemporary and ranch-style single-family homes for sale as well as townhouses and condominiums are available. Condominiums start under $100,000 in communities including Cancha Del Golf, Oracle North, Casitas De Castilian, Las Casas Bellas and La Serena, many with hill and mountain views.
Home values and prices can range up to and exceed $300,000 in communities such as Vistoso Golf Casitas and Placita Del Oro, which boast stunning views and include access to swimming pools, tennis courts and recreation rooms. Single-family houses on the market start in the low $100,000s in communities of Oracle River Road, Canyon Shadows, Vista Las Catalinas, Copper Creek and Sun City Vistoso. Larger properties with homes overlooking the golf course, hill or mountain views, waterfront views and substantial acreage are priced at $2 million and more in master planned and gated communities such as La Reserve, Stone Canyon, Honey Bee Ridge and Honey Bee Canyon. Land and lots are also available for custom home building.
"Duane and Diane Wrobel : Your Real Estate Experts in Oro Valley, Arizona"
Duane and Diane Wrobel
Tierra Antigua Realty
1650 E. River Road, Suite 202
Tucson, Arizona 85718
Duane and Diane Wrobel: "Do the right thing." It's a simple enough sentiment, but it's also extremely powerful. Duane and Diane Wrobel are living proof. Their story starts with Duane, who grew up right here in Tucson, attended Salpointe Catholic High School and was instilled with this winning philosophy from a young age. From his father's influence to being an All-American football player to joining the military, time and time again Duane learned the importance of doing things right and treating people the way he'd want to be treated.
Rules to Live By
Duane adopted his "do the right thing" philosophy as a personal rule, and it has spurred him to success throughout his life. He earned his MBA at the U of A and began his career working for United Airlines. His entrepreneurial spirit got the best of him and he later owned and operated his own executive search business as well as a consulting and tax business. He was able to build loyal bonds with his clients because he always lived according to his own rule. He listened carefully to his clients, put their needs first and always did the right thing.
When Duane placed a classified ad to hire someone to help him run his business, he never realized who was about to walk into his life. Not only did he hire Diane, but they quickly hit it off and realized they were destined to be together. Diane shared his "do the right thing" approach to life and business and they soon realized how well their personalities meshed as life partners as well as business partners. Duane brings a "big picture" view to every project, while Diane is all about ensuring every detail is tended to.
Having called many different places "home" over the years – Chicago, Wyoming, Hawaii, California, Colorado – Duane & Diane decided to return to Tucson in pursuit of a new venture. Combining their many experiences living in HOA-governed communities, they established themselves as specialists in helping people buy and sell townhomes and condos throughout Tucson's premier foothills communities.
When you work with Diane & Duane toward the sale or purchase of a home, you benefit from their years of local knowledge, insight into the townhome market and their shared passion for the local lifestyle. They begin the process with Duane's intuitive listening skills getting the "big picture" view of what you want to accomplish. Then Diane's detail- oriented approach ensures that every step of your transaction moves forward smoothly and successfully.
Wrobels' Rules for Real Estate Success
Perhaps most important is Diane & Duane's strict commitment to living and operating by Wrobels' rules – they treat people with respect and always do the right thing. With Diane & Duane on your side, your needs are always their first priority. So if you're considering a move to, from or within Tucson, make sure you choose a team of real estate experts who always play by the rules. Contact Diane & Duane Wrobel today to experience Wrobels' Rules for Real Estate Success.
Oro Valley Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of October 20th, 2014: homes priced around $317,045 compared to $275,401 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +13%. For Thursday, October 23rd, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.94%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.04%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.47%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.01%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Oro Valley AZ. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Oro Valley to help you find the best home!