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Spring Skys at Red Hawk at J6 Ranch

Spring Skys at Red Hawk at J6 Ranch

Lot 252 offers you sweeping views of the Whetstone Mountains. This is an amazing piece of land. 2.82 acres is yours for the mere asking price of…well call and find out what great prices are waiting for you at Red Hawk.

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 .

More Snowbirds spending, building near Tucson.

The Tucson area economy is rebounding and a successful winter of snowbirds spending certainly  helps. Some may want to consider building their own home here at record prices.

Shortly after Thanksgiving, snowbirds suddenly seem to appear in large numbers and take over the roads and shops. With them comes something good for the state: money.

A study done by Arizona State University professors, during the 2002-2003 winter season, more than $600 million was put into the Arizona economy by snowbirds living in RV/trailer/mobile homes alonge.

Researchers estimated 300,000 snowbirds in Arizona for that season. The study used to survey RV parks, since most were using mobile homes as their winter residencies. It found however, that increasing numbers had second homes, eliminating check in records, which made it difficult to know when they came and left.

Those choosing to buy homes often cite the freely flowing  traffic, good pricing and environment for choosing to build a home here that can be used year-round or just during the winter.

Snowbirds generally come from the upper-Midwest states such as Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and other norther states including Washington and Oregon.  January to April is the strongest time for business from snowbirds. Demographics have also changed.

You can now find snowbirds in their 50s who make purchases now while they are still working and when prices are lower.

There is no better time to buy property and build a home near Tucson , snowbird or not.

Tucson area prime for Real Estate Investment

Tucson was recently ranked as one of “10 Best Markets for Real Estate Investors” in an Inman News article about property investing placing Tucson number four.

A big factor in the article is the population growth rate- the prediction that the forecast shows the Tucson area will grow by nearly 30% over the next 10 years – with a job growth rate to match – noted is the fact that Tucson’s unemployment rate of 7.9% is lower than that of Phoenix.  It is also lower than the U.S. rate of 8.6% (Nov 2011).  The article shows figures from March 2011, and marked improvement in the jobs sector has occurred since then.

Sources such as CNN Money, ZipSmart, Fiserv Case-Shiller and others have published predictions showing the Tucson real estate market prices starting to increase in 2012.

Consider that borrowing rates are at historic lows and with the best prices ever seen, you’ve got a market ripe for investing.  ZipSmart is predicting a 225% ROI (Return on Investment) over the next 10 years for residential properties.

These numbers all support CNN’s Money Analysts who analyzed Tucson Real Estate ranked Tucson as the number 7 city to purchase a home.  They suggest a bright future and even suggest a turnaround in coming months, projecting a forecast gain by 9/2012 of 3.4%.

This means there is special value in building lots that should start moving quickly.

The acres for sale at Red Hawk at J6 Ranch are some of the most spacious building sites in the Tucson area Real Estate market today. The 2.5 acres to 5.18 acres lots are unparalleled value for lots that already have improvements such as paved roads with county maintenance, water and electricity readily available. The property, just a 30 minutes drive from Tucson, it also offers buyers the opportunity to choose their own builder. There is no deadline to build on the property adding another hassle free option to those seeking property for building a future home.
The building acreage offerings have made an impact on those searching for land for sale near Tucson. “We found buyers are really attracted to the spacious lots we have and say the size of the lots and the views set the property apart” said Friedrich.

Numbers are at least good news for those buying acreage

In a report from inside Tucson business, from September 2010 to September 2011, Tucson home prices dropped 12.5 percent, the nation’s third-worst loss, according to Clear Capital’s September Home Data Index Report. Clear Capital is a research firm that aggregates sales data to identify real estate market trends for financial organizations.

Bad news in some sectors likely means good news for consumers who want Real Estate in Tucson. Eleven of the lowest-performing markets were in the West where average gains were just 0.3 percent. This just means better deals for those who get in at the best prices ever offered.

“Tucson is not like the rest of nation. Even if we drop another one percent, who cares? We are at the bottom of our market,” said housing expert John Strobeck, Bright Future Business Consultants. “I don’t see prices trending down much more, we have buyers” he told azbz.com.

New homes and land investment might offer the best opportunity. If you are a homebuyer, the struggling market could be your advantage. “I don’t think we’ve ever seen a better time to buy” said Tricia Friedrich, Marketing director at Western land which operates Red Hawk at J6 Ranch just outside of Tucson in Cochise County. Call 1-800-797-0054 to arrange a private tour.

The experts and the data suggest now is the time to invest in land in the Tucson area. http://www.westernland.com

In August, new single-family home permits in the Tucson region hit 141, the second-highest monthly volume of the year. Year-to-date, 1,035 permits have been issued by various jurisdictions, according to new data from John Strobeck, Bright Future Business Consultants.

The year’s peak was 157 permits issued in March.

During August, Pima County issued the most permits, 48, followed by Marana at 29 (see table). Year-over-year, the steepest drop was in permits issued by the City of Tucson, where they were down 36 percent.

For 2011, Strobeck estimates that 1,450 to 1,500 permits will be issued.

For new-built homes, 115 closings were recorded in August, up from 87 in July. That was the year’s second-highest mark after 119 sales in March. In August 2010, there were 131 new-built homes sold. For the year, there have been 805 new construction closings, Strobeck said. New construction closings are on track to hit 1,200 to 1,300 this year.

Choose your own builder at Red Hawk at J6 Ranch near Tucson

Who wants to build a brand new home if you cannot choose your own builder?

Red Hawk at J6 Ranch is one of the few places offering buyers the chance to select their own builder. Most new home buyers want their own distinctive design and to avoid the cookie cutter look of some developments.

There are some guidelines when  you select a home builder to build your home.

  • You can also ask family, friends or coworkers for recommendations.
  • Make sure the builder or home remodeler has a permanent business location and a good reputation with local banks and suppliers.
  • Find out how long they have been in the building business. It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. You want to make sure they will be around after the construction is complete to service any warranties.
  • Make sure the builder/remodeler has sufficient workers compensation and general liability insurance. If not, you may be liable for any construction-related accidents on your premises.
  • Ask the builder/remodeler to provide you with names of previous customers. If they won’t, beware. If they do, ask the customers if they would hire the builder/remodeler again.
  • Ask if you can see the builder/remodelers work, both completed and in progress. Check for quality of workmanship and materials.
  • Do you feel you can easily communicate with the builder/remodeler? Remember you will be in close contact with them throughout the construction process and afterward as you live in your new home.
  • Make sure the builder/remodeler provides you with a complete and clearly written contract. The contract will benefit both of you. If you are having a new home built, get and review a copy of the home warranty and homeowner manual as well.
  • Be cautious of unusually low-priced bids. If the builder/remodeler is unable to pay for the materials and labor as the project proceeds, this may indicate a potential problem. Keep in mind that less expensive does not necessarily mean better!

Buyers attracted to Tucson Development for Recreation

A Tucson, Arizona area building development reports an upsurge in interest due to its close proximity to recreation activities near the Whetstone Mountains.
Red Hawk at J6 Ranch is located at the base of the Whetstone Mountains with glorious views less of the scenery less than a half hour drive from Tucson.
Buyers in the development report they like the area’s close location to the Hiking, Birding, Horse Riding and recreation Arizona offers.
“We hear from those who build homes here that they really want to live in area that affords them an active and outdoors based lifestyle” said Tricia Friedrich, Marketing Director at Red Hawk at J6 Ranch.
The building lots are some of the most affordable property in Arizona and offer paved roads with utilities already installed.
Buyers have responded. “They like the close proximity of Tucson for work with just a short commute and the space in their neighborhood for access to recreation” said Friedrich.
Some of the offerings include Cochise Stronghold- a collection of granite boulders in the Dragoon Mountains that Apache leader Cochise and his men used as a natural fortress. The hiking here is unparalleled.
You can hike the 4.5 mile Cochise Stronghold over the Stronghold Divide to meet the West Stronghold Canyon trail head. The hike is moderately strenuous.
The Arizona Trail is a rugged trail that is more than 800 miles long. It starts at the Mexican border and goes north to the border of Utah. The first 21 miles are in Sierra Vista’s Huachuca Mountains in Sierra Vista.
Trails in the Huachuca Mountains include Miller Canyon the Crest Trail and many others. You’ll also find trails like the Coronado Cave Trail and others in Coronado National Memorial .
Other activities include Climbing the spectacular granite outcroppings make this a premier area for technical climbing and skilled bouldering.
Birding enthusiasts are also attracted to the area of the Stronghold offer many opportunities for bird-watching. Among the birds you may expect to see are Mexican jay, hummingbird, prairie falcon, turkey vulture and golden eagle.
You can even go off road for excitement.
Vehicles with high clearance and 4-wheel drive can cross the Dragoon Mountains on several rough roads. Dirt forest roads join Cochise Stronghold on the east side to Council Rocks on the west side of the Dragoons. There is also a drive to the old Butterfield Stage Coach stop at Dragoon.
Kartchner Caverns offers another unique type of recreational experience.
The limestone hills at the base of the Whetstone Mountains offers the entrance in the bottom of a sinkhole where a narrow crack leads into the hillside and eventually a pristine cavern.

The formations that decorate caves are called “speleothems.” Usually formations are composed of layers of calcite called travertine deposited by water.

According to their website-Kartchner Caverns is home to:
*one of the world’s longest soda straw stalactites: 21 feet 3 inches (Throne Room)
*the tallest and most massive column in Arizona, Kubla Khan: 58 feet tall (Throne Room)
*the world’s most extensive formation of brushite moonmilk (Big Room)
*the first reported occurrence of “turnip” shields (Big Room)
*the first cave occurrence of “birdsnest” needle quartz formations
*many other unusual formations such as shields, totems, helictites, and rimstone dams.

All of these activities are near Red Hawk at J6 where the ready-to-build lots feature:
*2.7-5 acre parcels
*Full connections including water, electric, phone, internet
*Mountain views
*Convenient 30 minute freeway drive to Tucson

17% of the land in Arizona is private property proving what a bargain these building lots are now.
MSN recently named Tucson Arizona one of the best land price deals in the U.S.
With the hard data in hand, you can easily see the value of the savings you will get at Red Hawk at J6 Ranch where lots 2.5 to 5 acres start at just $69,900.
Remember, there is no time frame deadline to build on these lots. You can also pick your designer and builder.