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  • Just listed- less than two miles from the University of Arizona!

    Posted on October 4th, 2013 Sarah Ley No comments

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    Call Sarah Ley with Long Realty at 520-404-0544 to view this new listing at 2717 E. La Cienega Drive. This home is move in ready and offers many quality features, and is located less than two miles from the University of Arizona. This property is sold- but we have others. Email: sarah@sellingwithsarah.com for more info on any properties for sale in Tucson, AZ.

  • Open house this weekend- near Agua Caliente Park!

    Posted on September 21st, 2013 Sarah Ley No comments

    Perhaps you will be out and about this weekend, enjoying some (relatively) cooler temps? If so, and you happen to be in the area of Agua Caliente Park- please stop by my open house from 1-4 PM at this beautiful Tucson territorial property located at 12380 E. Roger Road. Click on this link to take you to the listing information and directions to this spectacular property. Built in 1996, this stunning custom Jim Woods classic territorial adobe masterpiece is nestled on a private acre plus lot near Agua Caliente Park. Exquisite detail is the hallmark of this fine residence, boasting rich woods & rustic exposed adobe walls. A chef’s Kitchen features Mesquite cabinets, a Farmhouse sink, commercial cooktop & two prep areas. The layout of this home is seamless & flexible- from the entertaining & casual living wings to the spacious bedrooms & luxurious Master Suite. In addition to the main house, this propery features a well-appointed one bedroom Guest House, complete with Master suite, Living & Dining areas, and an exercise room/studio. A sparkling Pebble Tech pool & private patios highlight the exterior of this fine property, and you can enjoy sunny Tucson afternoons on the gated & screened in Arizona room. For more information on this property, or Tucson real estate in general, please contact Sarah Ley at 520-404-0544.

  • Price Reduced in Oro Valley!

    Posted on September 9th, 2013 Sarah Ley No comments

    Wow, this is one of the best deals in Oro Valley real estate, currently on the market. Last week, the price on this Vista Montana gem was reduced another $10,000! For $415,000, this quality home offers a lot of value for the money. Nearly 3,000 square feet on a private, .19 acre lot with a Pebble Tech pool, 3-car garage, and custom kitchen with slab granite counters and stainless steel appliances- you won’t want to miss this beautiful Oro Valley home! Please call or text Sarah Ley at 520-404-0544, if you would like to schedule a viewing of this fantastic property.

    Link to listing at 110 E. Placita Roca De Oro in Oro Valley, AZ 

  • Great New Listing on the NW side!

    Posted on September 9th, 2013 Sarah Ley No comments

    Check out this great new listing in the Bluffs on the NW side.

    This great home in the desirable Bluffs community shows pride of ownership, inside and out. It has been very well cared for and offers many quality upgrades on a very private lot, with no homes behind. Please call Sarah Ley at 520-404-0544 if you would like to schedule a viewing of this spectacular property!

  • Tucson, AZ Cactus Photos

    Posted on August 26th, 2012 Sarah Ley No comments

    From today’s Arizona Daily Star comes a great slideshow of viewer submitted cactus photos.

    Living in Tucson, we all have been taken aback at times by the beauty of our surroundings, and have felt compelled to capture those shots on camera. We are fortunate to be surrounded by natural desert beauty all around us in Tucson. We have the luxury of being a part of the ever-changing story that the desert speaks. Stunning daily sunsets, wide open spaces, and different species of cactus and wildlife speak to our hearts. For all these reasons, as well as our temperate climate, and laid back lifestyle, thousands of people annually flock to Tucson to visit our desert city.

    Many people end up falling in love with Tucson, and decide that they want to make it their permanent home. If this is the case for you, and the natural desert beauty of Tucson beckons to your heart and you seek a Tucson abode, please call Sarah at 520-404-0544 for more info, or an appointment to discuss Tucson, AZ real estate. Sarah will be your guide to finding the perfect home for you in sunny Tucson!

    (Here’s a cool cactus shot that I captured at Tucson’s Starr Pass Resort).

    Saguaro Cactus at Starr Pass Resort

    Saguaro Cactus at Starr Pass Resort

  • August 2012 Tucson Real Estate Housing Report

    Posted on August 18th, 2012 Sarah Ley 2 comments

    Please check out the PDF format for the Long Realty August 2012 housing report.


    To interpret the Tucson real estate market data, based on an approximately 20% appreciation in both the median and average prices in the past year, coupled with an 8% increase in the number of closed sales, and a 23% increase in the number of properties currently under contract, Tucson is moving towards a seller’s market. A seller’s market can be defined as a market that contains less than six months of active inventory. The current amount of active listing inventory in the Tucson market is 3.2 months.

    Tucson is seeing fewer short sales and foreclosures. The reduction in distressed inventory, as well as record low interest rates, are spurring buyer demand, which is in turn putting an upward pressure on pricing. If you would like more information about what is happening in the Tucson real estate market, or if you are interested in a consultation of your real estate needs, please call Sarah at 520-404-0544.

  • Blooms from the Monsoons!

    Posted on August 18th, 2012 Sarah Ley No comments

    In addition to a lot of rain, the summer monsoons have brought along many flowers and  a lot of greenery to Tucson, and the surrounding mountains. We’ve had so much rain this year, that even cactuses in my backyard (that normally only bloom in the springtime) were in full bloom! Here’s an example… Hopefully your corner of Tucson didn’t wash out! Feel free to contact Sarah with any Tucson real estate questions. The market is showing signs of price appreciation, due to a reduced inventory, as well as sixty year record low interest rates.

    July cactus blooms- thanks to the monsoons!

  • Long Realty’s Why I love Arizona photo contest: VOTE today!

    Posted on November 18th, 2011 Sarah Ley 1 comment

    Long Realty has a photo contest going on called “Why I love Arizona.” Twenty photos were chosen from over 900 submissions by the public, state wide. Additionally, 20 photos were chosen from over 200 submissions from agents and employees. The winner will receive $1,926, representative of 1926, the year Long Realty was founded.

    My photo (see below) made the top 20 for agent/employee submissions. Vote today by clicking here to access the “Why I love Arizona” website. Regardless of who you vote for, it’s amazing to see the quality of these photos. None of which were taken by professionals. It makes one realize that Arizona is a truly amazing place, rich in natural beauty and geological diversity.  If you are looking to enjoy Arizona sunsets on a more regular basis, Sarah Ley can assist with all of your Tucson real estate needs. Call Sarah for a no obligation appointment. (520) 404-0544 or email: sley@longrealty.com

    Sunset over Wild Horse Pass


  • Tucson, AZ real estate market report

    Posted on November 10th, 2011 Sarah Ley No comments

    The Tucson market is showing signs of a decline in inventory. Currently there is an active listing inventory of 5.6 months, market wide. This means that at the current rate homes are selling, it will take less than 6 months (assuming no new homes come on the market) to clear out the existing inventory. As a rule of thumb, inventory levels under six months are a seller’s market, and inventory levels over 6 months are a buyer’s market. Although prices have declined 14% in the past year, the fact that there are far fewer properties offered for sale is a good sign that the market is on it’s way to stabilization, and a more balanced market.

    Interest rates remain at 40 year lows. There has never been a better time for first time home buyers to enter the market. Foreclosures and short sales continue to be a drag on prices, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a back log of foreclosed properties that may take over 10 years to clear the system. Here in Tucson, we are close to the end of this cycle, as we have already been through the worst part of the cycle. The question will remain as to how the banks will be able to help delinquent mortgagees refinance so they can stay in their homes, and lessen the burden that more foreclosures would have on the market.

    To review the current market stats, click here.

  • Beautiful Oro Valley Home, 1st time on the market & open house Sunday 10/23!

    Posted on October 20th, 2011 Sarah Ley 1 comment

    12231 N. Kylene Canyon Drive (view PDF of property flyer)

    You won’t want to miss a chance to see this gorgeous Rancho Vistoso property. First time on the market, it is a great value. Offered at $179,000! Seems like Y2K pricing. An amazing value for this home. Make sure to see the PDF flyer in the link above.

    Stop by the open house this Sunday 10/23/11 from 1-4 PM, or call Sarah Ley with Long Realty at (520) 404-0544 to schedule a viewing. Perfect property for 1st time home buyers or winter residents. This home will wow you, and affords the Oro Valley, AZ lifestyle you’ve been searching for at value pricing.


    offered by Sarah Ley, Long Realty (520) 404-0544

    First time on the market- open house Sunday 10/23/11, 1-4 PM!