Category Archives: Land

Winter in Tucson? 84 degrees

Howdy! Rodeo time here in Tucson.  I attended the event yesterday and it was fantastic to see the old west still alive and exciting.  Bull riders had a hard time staying on those 1500 pound, big horned animals!  In fact only one of the tough cowboys finally made it for the 8 seconds late in the after noon.  The most fun was the 4 year old and up lamb bareback riders.  Yes, it just made you laugh and yell and clap for the brave little cowboys and cowgirls.  Visitors from around the country, cold states, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming (my home state, well where I was born anyway), and many other states where in the stands.  They were enjoying the warmth of the sun and the fun of the west.

Visit the Accenture Golf Tournament which officially starts on Wednesday, and wrap up the week with a visit to the Tucson Rodeo Grounds for World Class Pro Rodeo Finals and it’s champions, right here in Tucson.

You can make this a permanent way of life if want to have country living within a few minutes reach of the city the Red Hawk at J6 Ranch custom home lots can be yours for just as little as $52,000.00 for 2.6 acres.  The lots at Red Hawk are ready to build on.  Remember what your dad said?  Buy Land!  Still holds true today.  The American dream is to own your own plot of land and be assured that it will be there for generations to come.  And it will, but first you must take the first step. See Red Hawk in Person. Just a short 30 minute drive east of Tucson on Interstate 10 and exit at 297.  You will love this country side!! Very different from downtown Tucson.  But all the views still there. We have terrain for everyone.Image

Come out and see why our residents that currently reside in Red Hawk the area.  Call us for information 800-797-0054 , 520546-4295 or 520-481-9101. See enough numbers here so that you will reach someone anytime you call.

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Horse Rider in the distance.

Horse Rider in the distance.

View from Lot 192 at Red Hawk looking at Fairfield Homes new home model under construction. It will be completed in 60 days. Check us out. Red Hawk at J6 Ranch

Visualization Time: How Much Is An Acre of Land?

I would love to take credit  for this well written piece. But can’t, It belongs to The Ranches of Brushy Top Texas Hill Country.  Thank you Brushy Top for this article.

Visualization Time: How Much Is An Acre of Land?

                     

// Many people, particularly those who are accustomed to living an urban lifestyle, have a difficult time picturing what an acre of land actually looks like. When we think of land, we think of wide-open spaces in the middle of nowhere, and if you’ve never been in the middle of nowhere … well, visualizing an acre of land can be a bit of a challenge. However, when considering buying an acre of land, it would be beneficial if you understood exactly what that means.

An Acre of Land: Where Does the Term Come From?
The word “acre” derives from an old English word meaning “open field.” In the Middle Ages, farmers considered an acre to be the amount of land that could be plowed in a day with an ox.

Thankfully, today’s standards are much more measurable. Today, one acre equals 43,560 square feet. To determine acreage, multiply the length of a property by its width, and then taking the resulting number—the net square footage—and divide by 43,560.

Visual Aids: What’s as Big as an Acre?
Sure, it is helpful to know how to calculate the size of an acre of land; however, visualization is a much better way to understand acreage. Here are some insights that might help:

  • An acre of land is equivalent to roughly the size of a football field, minus the end zones.
  • The White House in Washington, D.C. sits on 18 acres of land. It’s hard to imagine that 18 acres of land fit in a city so tightly packed.
  • But it happens in all cities, even in New York City. One of the most famous parks in the world—Central Park—is a whopping 843 acres! And Macy’s department store—the flagship of the behemoth retailer—is 11 floors and takes up an entire city block. The building takes up three acres.
  • The standard Walmart and Lowe’s stores, which tend to be a bit large, measure about two to two-and-a-half acres each. That means that if you were to cut the store approximately in half, or a little less than half, you would have an acre.

And there you have it.  We at Western Land Investments, and for Red Hawk at J6 Ranch think the best place for your money is in land.  Whether it be 1 acre or 100 acres.  There are amazing choices for land ownership.  Whether you buy in Texas or Arizona.  Land is solid. It is a timeless jewel.

Red Hawk at J6 Ranch Where you Want to be at the end of the day.

Red Hawk at J6 Ranch Where you Want to be at the end of the day..

Not professionally done, but I do try.

Tucson area Land Company now offers building lots for horse ownership

Tucson – Red Hawk at J6 Ranch announced this month it is now offering specialized lots for those who want to build a home and keep horses on their property. The lots are 2.5 to 5 acres and located in the foot lands of the Whetstone Mountains just outside of Tucson. “We saw a demand from buyers who want to have horses on their property without a large land purchase.

The homeowners at Red Hawk at J6 were receptive to the idea and we think it is the best land value for horse lovers on the market” said Tricia Friedrich, a Tucson Associate Real Estate Broker with Western Land investments. One of the places offering the best deals on new home lots in Tucson is just outside the metro at Red Hawk at J-6 Ranch. The acreage offers Arizona custom home lots and land available in the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains, Cochise County.  Prices on the lots start at just $59,900. The development is just a half hour drive from Tucson, Tucson International Airport,  U of A Tech Park and  Raytheon between Vail and Benson, Arizon   “The properties are perfect for horses and make the dream of horse ownership on your own property a reality for those who thought they could never afford it” said Friedrich. Most ranches on the market now are either huge parcels that require a large investment or the smaller parcels available to not have streets and utilities already in place. Zoning and home owners associations have often prohibited horse ownership on lots near Tucson

It is one of the few places that offers the option for horses where the land is shovel ready with all the needed amenities. For those seeking a lot to build a new home, the utilities are already in place at Red Hawk at J6 Ranch. Water,  septic, and County maintained  streets reduce the number of headaches that new home owners usually face. Cochise County, just a half hour drive by freeway from downtown Tucson, is the best available option for building lots and Arizona Land.

A recent study by the American Horse Council Federation show the economic diversity of the American horse owner disproves the commonly held belief that significant wealth is a prerequisite for horse ownership. The largest group of horse owners (45%) is drawn from the middle class with an annual household income between $25,000 and $75,000. Only 9% of the population earns greater than $150,000 yearly and a full 11% of horse owners have an annual income of less than $25,000.ed Hawk at J6 Ranch has already attracted attention.

This successful development shows buyers know what value they have in this location near Tucson Arizona when choosing building lots.

The study has found that horse ownership appeals to all ages. The most horse owners (41%) are between the ages of 45 and 59. The 30-44 age brackets are the next most significant group with 35% of horses. The youngest demographic (18-29) is also coming on strong and owns 16% of all horses in America.

The ability for trucks to access your horses is critical. Regardless of the proximity to the main road, having a well-maintained, sturdy road to the barn and storage areas that allows large trucks to safely enter, and turn around, is imperative. Significant access to water for your horse is also important and Red Hawk at J6 Ranch already has all water connections in place ready for your building needs.

This successful development shows buyers know what value they have in this location near Tucson Arizona when choosing building lots.

Call 1-800-797-0054 to arrange a private tour or talk to Tricia Friedrich about your options. The sales office is open by appointment.

 

The really interesting thing about the location of Red Hawk is that when you are driving along Interstate 10 at J6 Ranch Road and you look at the country side you can see, you think DESERT, SPACE. But the thing you can not envision here, unless you get off the interstate and drive just a short 1.5 miles, are the cool summer breezes of the 4300 foot elevation, mesquite trees for shade, luxurious rolling grasslands and fabulous views of the Whetstone, Santa Rita, Rincon and Dragoon Mountains, all yours from spectacular lots. These are ready to build custom home Tucson Arizona lots in Red Hawk just between Vail and Benson.

Buying Tucson lots before expected price increase

Tucson – New home construction in the Tucson region is now 30 percent ahead of last year’s pace and has held onto steady monthly increases. In the Tucson region, nearly one thousand residential construction permits have been approved. That is 221 more than the 732 permits issued in the first half of 2011.

Several of the region’s geographic submarkets have gained impressively including near Benson Arizona. A prognosis of Tucson Arizona Lot sales projects by the end of 2012, new home permits will total about 1,500. New data from the Tucson Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service shows the reduction in inventory is the reason sales prices are headed up. Average and median home prices have been trending upward since September 2011. Supply and demand are in play as the inventory of homes has been shrinking since October.

For June, the median home sales price was up 19 percent from September. Over the same period, the average sales price has climbed 16 percent.

“I think we are seeing a rush for buyers who want to get lots in place and build a new home before the prices increase “ said Tricia Friedrich, a Tucson real estate agent with Western Land investments. Friedrich manages one of the places offering the best deals on new home lots in Tucson just outside the metro at Red Hawk at J-6 Ranch. The acreage offers Arizona custom home lots and land available in the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains, Cochise County.  Lots range from 2.5-5 acres and now you can get your own lot at a low price for just $59,900.

Since October, the number of active listings has been slowly declining, falling some thirty percent from fall of last year.

Of particular interest is the $200,000 to $399,999 segment which makes made up 31 percent of the inventory. Those ratios are expected to change places as consumers continue to absorb more of the lower-priced inventory at a faster pace, the MLS Realtors report noted.

For those seeking a lot to build a new home, the utilities are already in place at Red Hawk at J6. Water, sewer, and paved streets reduce the number of headaches that new homebuilders usually face. Figure in the cost of how the lot will improve in value if these utilities are secured and in place for years to come. Cochise County, just a half hour drive from downtown Tucson via freeway, is the best available option for building lots near Tucson.

The inventory near Tucson is shrinking indicating building a new home outside of Tucson is right now your best choice. Foreclosure and mortgage-delinquency rates among Tucson-area homeowners were lower in May than among Arizonans and among Americans. It is a positive sign about the months ahead for the Tucson market where local home prices are projected to increase an average of 3.4 percent by the end of the year.

After years of decline, the new forecast puts Tucson into the nation’s top 20 metropolitan areas for highest price increases. The new analysis is from Clear Capital’s June Home Data Index Market Report. California-based Clear Capital analyzes data to identify real estate market trends for financial organizations. The report indicated evidence that housing has turned the corner, with the momentum of the recovery picking up speed.”

Tucson’s housing market has stabilized somewhat. Through June 2012, the region struggled to cling to a year-over-year average price gain of just 0.3 percent. Yet from the 2012 first quarter to the second quarter, the increase was a solid 2.7 percent. As of June, there was a 39% decrease in inventory from a year ago. “Months of Inventory” was 2.8, down from 4.4 in June 2011.

Red Hawk at J6 Ranch has already attracted attention.

This successful development shows buyers know what value they have in this location near Tucson Arizona when choosing building lots.

Call 1-800-797-0054 to arrange a private tour or talk to Tricia Friedrich about your options.

Tucson Construction prices expected to increase later this year

The best time to buy a lot and build a new home near Tucson  may be now. The main reason is an expected increase in Lumber prices and some construction materials. Softwood lumber costs are up Softwood lumber costs are up 7.4 percent. Compared to a year ago, lumber prices are now 11 percent higher, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

While the federal government also reported that quarter-over-quarter prices of iron and steel products dropped 4.9 percent the main cost of building a home are lumber prices, which some project will keep climbing. Concrete product prices were unchanged.

The increased cost of material is a sign the market for building homes is heating up. There is an expected rush of buyers who will want to lock in lot prices and construction costs before the demand starts to dramatically outpace supply. One of the places that let you choose your own builder is Red Hawk at J6 Ranch which offers real estate and Tucson Lots just a half hour drive from the metro. This developments offers 2.5 to 5 acre lots with utilities already installed at the curb which means you can avoid the expected price increases. The roads are already in place meaning there is less danger of sticker shock when oil prices for asphalt are increasing. The Tucson real estate market is expected to see costs increases in the future more than most real estate markets in the nation. The demand will likely push many of those who want to buy a lot and build a new home to building just outside of the Tucson Metro area where prices will remain affordable. For more information, Call 1-800-797-0054 to arrange a viewing of the options for Tucson lots .