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Young Family Creates Their Dream Home

September 20, 2017

At ages 23 and 25, Alan and Kate knew that they were ready to own a home. With their local jobs in mining and teaching, they decided to establish roots at Westview Pointe in Tucson. The couple sought an open ranch-style floor plan that offered balanced space throughout the rooms. The Chloe turned out to be a perfect fit for them and their three-year-old daughter, Alanna. Building their dream home was an exciting process for the young family. “Working with our sales person, Cori, was…

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Where to Live in Tucson

August 8, 2017

Ready to start your Tucson home search? Take a peek at three exciting area communities that offer a wide range of floor plans, personalization options and amenities to suit any lifestyle.   Homestead at Gladden Farms If activities and amenities top your new home wish list, be sure to check out Homestead at Gladden Farms in Marana. Less than a mile from I-10 (perfect for commuters!) in the notable Marana School District, this popular masterplan caters to your active lifestyle with 12 community parks, a…

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Why Retire in Tucson, Arizona?

April 26, 2016
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When it comes to retirement hotspots, Tucson, Arizona, is at the top of the list—literally. The charming city in the Sonoran Desert was recently ranked fourth among “America’s 10 best cities for retirement,” according to Bankrate.com. Active adults are hitting the big 6-5, exiting the workforce and flocking to Tucson in droves. And those who aren’t should seriously consider doing so. Here’s why: The weather. By the time many people reach retirement age, they long for warm weather. And Tucson doesn’t disappoint. The city’s climate…

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Great Places to Retire You May Not Have Considered

July 24, 2014

We all want to live where we’d like to retire, but many of us don’t exactly know yet where that is. Should it have beaches or mountains, skiing or surfing, a dry or a humid climate? Decisions, decisions, decisions. Fortunately, with over 35 years’ experience exploring (and building in!) great places to retire from coast to coast, we’ve got a few suggestions you may not have considered before. We’ve capped this list at 9 amazing locations from states we currently build in, but we have…

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Finding a Dog-friendly Neighborhood

February 15, 2014

When searching for your dream neighborhood, it’s important to consider the needs of every member of the household—including the family dog! Is the community walk-worthy? How’s the traffic? Are there veterinarians and pet stores nearby? Does the city or HOA have pet or noise rules? How close is the nearest dog park?  If your dog could speak, these might be a few of his questions (ok, maybe not the one about the vet). Keeping Spot’s perspective in mind could help you choose a dog-friendly neighborhood…

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