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MSN Money selected Tucson as one of its 7 recession-proof places to retire. A recent article said “A warm, sunny climate and rich cultural heritage have long kept Tucson at the top of retirees’ list of winter vacation destinations. However, with a cost of living that’s 3% below the national average, a strong job market and steady home prices, there’s plenty to enjoy about this city all year. Tucson is a dynamic, growing retirement spot, so there are plenty of job opportunities. Though it’s not quite a college town, Tucson relies heavily on the University of Arizona as its second-largest employer. Technology and tourism (mostly from snowbirds) also provide plenty of jobs. Steady expansion and new developments have kept housing relatively affordable, with costs at about 20% below the national average.” Although the market is still squarely to the buyers advantage there is a shift indicating a marked improvement. This is still an opportune time for buyers with great financing rates and plenty of inventory to choose from. SmartMoney.com says “Expect real estate prices to remain solid, thanks to increasing interest in Tucson & Oro Valley as a retirement destination.” Arizona continues to be the fastest growing state in the nation and it’s a great place to be!!

Featured Listings Casa de Los Saguaro 6204 sf private mountain estate situated on 5 acres with panoramic views of city lights, sunsets and Mexico! 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, guest quarters. 4 car garage and shop. $2,980,000

Tucson Homeowner July / 2008

soak up the sun

Gated Honey Bee Canyon Estates Catalina Mountain and city light views from this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Media room with 119” screen featured in AZ Foothills and Home Electronic Ideas. Negative-edge pool/spa. $2,950,000

Four Reasons To Consider Solar Power

summer `a la mode

Gated Honey Bee Canyon Estates

Vin Tabla’s Blueberry Cobbler

Enchanting Marc Soloway custom-built hacienda style home. 4 Bedroom, 3.5 bath home with incredible Catalina and Tortolina Mountain views. Pool/spa. 3 car garage. $1,375,000

Gated Starr Pass Beautiful Hacienda style home with views of city lights and Pusch Ridge. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath with guest casita on best golf course lot. Professionally landscaped exterior with entertaining area, kiva fireplace, pool/spa and waterfall. $1,250,000

BRENDA O’BRIEN, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) Realtor®, Associate Broker Vice President, Long Realty Company 10445 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 121 • Tucson, AZ 85737 Direct Phone: 520-918-5968 Toll Free: 888-825-8251 ext 5968 Email: Brenda@BrendaOBrien.com Web Site: www.BrendaSellsTucson.com

Tangerine Heights Semi-custom C&C built home on 1/2 acre lot. 5 bedroom, 4 bath with unobstructed full Catalina Mountain views. Gourmet kitchen has granite counters, maple cabinets, pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. Extended 3 car garage. $819,000

Take the virtual tours at www.BrendaSellsTucson.com Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996 Brenda O’Brien consistently ranks among the top Realtors in Tucson, Arizona and the nation. Brenda provides that dynamic balance of incredible service and motivation with warmth, energy and understanding of your individual needs. Her years of experience as a Realtor are reflected in her success and passion for her work. Her personal energy and professional skills make her one of the best in her field. Nothing makes her happier than to see her client’s total satisfaction with the sale or purchase of their home.

www.BrendaSellsTucson.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Long Realty Company 10445 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 121 Tucson, Arizona 85737 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

liquid sunshine Remembering Old-Fashioned Sun Tea


Event Calendar

July 2008

The Black Stallion Fox Tucson Theatre, July 12th 520.624.1515 or foxtucsontheatre.org If you have not been to the Fox Tucson Theatre, you are in for a treat! Step back in time when you enter Tucson’s only movie palace. This historical monument originally opened in 1930 and was restored in 2005 by a non-profit organization. This summer, the theatre is featuring the 1979 classic film The Black Stallion, a moving tale of a young boy and a mysterious black Arabian stallion. The film was nominated for two Oscars, a Golden Globe and numerous other awards. Primavera Cooks Rio Café, July 16th 520.623.5111 or primavera.org Now is your chance to brush up on your culinary skills. This summer the Primavera Foundation will host a series of apprentice chef and gourmet dining events. Members of the community will get a chance to prepare an elegant meal for diners. This great experience will take place in Rio Café’s kitchen. For a hands-on experience as an apprentice chef the fee is $250 or if you are interested in enjoying this multi-course meal, the cost is $125 per person. Path of the Ancestors: Guided Walk Colossal Cave Mountain Park, July 26th 520.647.7121 or colossalcave.com Step back in time, before the days of George Foreman grills and cell phones, and learn the ways of the Hohokam people. As you walk the trail you will learn with hands-on activities how the tribe survived with ancient skills. Afterwards, explore the park’s many other attractions such as the cave tours, historical museum and research library. Tucson Sidewinders vs. Omaha Royals Tucson Electric Park, July 27th 520.434.1021 or tucsonsidewinders.com Come watch the Sidewinders battle it out against the Omaha Royals for free! When your kids read this summer with the Pima County Library they can earn a free ticket to a ball game. To accommodate the rest of the family, every Sunday bring in a Nestle Drumstick proof of purchase to the ticket office to receive a Buy One, Get One Free ticket. Now you can splurge on the popcorn and Cracker Jacks! Museum Explorers Camp The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, July 28th-31st 520.883.2702 or desertmuseum.org Your child will experience the museum as they never have before! This hands-on camp will open their eyes to the wonders of the Sonoran Desert. Younger children will get to touch and observe animals, perform experiments and create crafts. Older kids will get to go behind the scenes to view museum jobs, such as keeping animals and building exhibits. This is a great way for kids to really learn about the desert around them and the “locals” who inhabit it.

Increased concern over global climate change has many people going “green.” One way to do this is to install a solar power system. With more sunny days per year than most places in the U.S., Arizona has an abundance of solar energy potential. When you generate your electricity from the sun, you gain several benefits over traditional methods. Environmentally friendly Using solar electricity avoids burning fuel. According to the U.S. Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway, every kilowatt of power solar panels produce in Arizona avoids the release of a little more than one pound of carbon dioxide emissions. This can add up to 1,800 pounds per year. In addition, a National Renewable Energy Laboratory study found that rooftop solar electric systems could avoid conventional electric plant emissions of more than half a ton of sulfur dioxide, one-third ton nitrogen dioxide and 100 tons of carbon dioxide. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are components of acid rain, and all three pollutants contribute to poor air quality. Hedge against inflation As utility costs continue to rise, being able to generate your own electricity will become a very important part of cost control. “By installing a solar electric system now, you are paying for future energy at today’s prices,” says John R. Balfour, MEP, Ph.D., President of PerfectPower Inc., a network of companies and partnerships that provide solar energy solutions. By decreasing your dependency on the power grid, you save money on your utility bills. This savings usually pays for the system within a few years. In addition, you take control of your utility costs for the life of the system — usually several decades. When choosing a system, keep in mind your long-term goals. All solar power systems are not created equal. They range in performance from two to 20 watts per square foot. Sometimes, buying a higher-priced system will end up saving you more in the long run. Keep in mind that now is a good time to go solar because of federal and state incentive programs. These incentives won’t be around forever and will help you recoup your costs more quickly, says Balfour. Increase appliance efficiency Solar energy provides a high-quality electrical current because it has a cleaner sine wave than electricity coming from the power grid. This helps your appliances and other electronic devices, such as your refrigerator, hot water heater and computer, run more efficiently. When these devices run more efficiently, they use less electricity and run much cooler. For example, if you were to experience a brownout, your refrigerator would have to work harder to keep your food cool. The harder it works, the hotter it runs. Because it is putting out more heat, your air conditioner needs to run longer to keep your place cool. With solar power, you end up saving money on two fronts, as well as increasing the longevity of your appliances and electronic devices. Increase your home’s value Properly installed, high-performance, solar electric systems that take into account the aesthetics of the property can increase the value of your house. Wouldn’t you be more likely to buy a house that had lower utility costs? Therefore, it is important to plan and design your system correctly. Take into account the system’s performance, how long it was designed to last and how well it can handle our hot summers. Also keep in mind aesthetics. Do you want the panels to be camouflaged so that you don’t recognize them? Do you want them to be hidden so you can’t see them? Or do you want to integrate them into the overall design of your property? You might also consider a monitoring system. Without one in place, you may not know for years that your solar panels are not working properly, thus reducing your overall savings.

Your Home

A summer rite of passage stands unassuming on the patio. It is a large, clear, glass jar with a few tea bags dangling inside. If you watch closely, you can almost see the sun work its magic, turning the water from crystal clear to reddish amber. Soon that bit of sunshine-in-a-jar will be poured over a glass filled with ice and christen yet another long, lazy summer season. There is just something about sun tea that says “summer.” And many believe that tea brewed by the sun’s rays tastes ever so much better than tea brewed on the stove. The slowly infused flavor seems to bring out nuances that are, perhaps, destroyed by the traditional boiled water preparation. Sun tea reached an apex of popularity in the 1970s when special sun tea jars could be found in any store. As you rode your bicycle around the neighborhood, nary a front

doorstep was without its jar of gleaming liquid sunshine. On weekends, moms all across town would gather in their cul-de-sacs to sample each other’s “secret recipe” – each one silently believing her own to be the best. Now those jars, decorated with tropical palm trees or flittering butterflies, are a bit harder to find. But you don’t need a fancy sun tea jar to recreate this special beverage of days gone by – any large, clear, glass jar will do. A Recipe for Sun Tea 4 cups water 4 bags black tea Rind from 1 lemon, sliced 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves Fill a large, clear, glass jar with cold water. Place the tea bags into the water with the strings hanging over the

SUN TEA SAFETY Because sun tea does not get hot enough to kill off potentially dangerous bacteria, you should do everything you can to make sure your sun tea is safe. • Some recipes for sun tea call for adding sugar to the mix before placing it in the sun. This is not wise for it will encourage bacteria growth. You can always sweeten the tea just before serving by adding some simple syrup. • Use a jar that has been thoroughly cleaned in warm,

rim and dangling outside the jar. Add lemon rind and mint leaves. Cap the jar tightly, holding the tea bags in place. Place in full sunlight for 3 to 4 hours, moving the jar as necessary to keep it in the sun, until it reaches the desired strength. Remove the tea bags and strain into a clean pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled and serve over ice; garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Tips: Prefer sweetened tea? Make simple syrup by bringing one cup of water to a boil, adding one cup of sugar and cooking over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Once the syrup is cooled, you can stir some into the prepared sun tea to taste. Prefer a caffeine-free sun tea? Substitute your favorite herbal tea bags for the black. Red Zinger or Chamomile work very well with this recipe.

soapy water. For an extra precaution, dip the jar in a solution made with 1-1/2 teaspoons to one tablespoon bleach per gallon of water. Be sure to rinse out completely before brewing the tea. • Avoid jars with a spigot – especially if you cannot dismantle the spigot to clean it. • Do not leave the tea to brew too long. Not only will the tea become bitter, but also it can encourage bacteria to grow.

• Brew only enough tea for that day. Sun tea does not keep safely for long. • If you use a tea that does not contain caffeine, such as herbal tea, don’t keep it overnight. Caffeine stunts bacterial growth and without it, bacteria may grow more quickly. • Discard the tea if it becomes thick or syrupy, particularly if you find ropy strands floating inside. These are all telltale signs of bacteria.

Blueberry Cobbler Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients: 10 cups blueberries 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 3 Tbsp. sugar 4 cups flour 1-1/2 cups sugar 4 tsp. baking powder

Local Flavor!

Let Freedom Sing Tucson Music Hall, July 4th 520.319.0400 or arts-express.org Before you head out to the fireworks extravaganza come to the 21st annual “Let Freedom Sing.” This concert is inspiring, entertaining and gives back to those who have sacrificed so much for this country. The concert features the all-volunteer Arts Express choir and orchestra performing patriotic songs and music, along with a special performance of “The Liberty Bell.” During the concert, each guest is invited to write a few words of encouragement to the soldiers who are serving our country overseas. The concert also honors Vietnam veterans and will include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Museum.

Featuring Vin Tabla 2890 East Skyline Drive • Tucson • 520.577.6210

1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. melted butter 4 each egg yolks 5 cups milk 4 each egg whites, whipped stiff vanilla ice cream

Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Melt enough butter in the bottom of a 13” x 9” baking dish to coat the bottom. 3. Combine berries, cornstarch and three tablespoons sugar together. Place in the bottom of the baking dish. 4. In a large bowl, combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt. 5. Stir in butter, yolks and milk. 6. Fold in the whipped egg whites. 7. Place the batter on top of the fruit. Bake in hot oven until browned and the batter is cooked, about 30 minutes. 8. Let cool a few minutes before serving. Then top with vanilla ice cream.


Event Calendar

July 2008

The Black Stallion Fox Tucson Theatre, July 12th 520.624.1515 or foxtucsontheatre.org If you have not been to the Fox Tucson Theatre, you are in for a treat! Step back in time when you enter Tucson’s only movie palace. This historical monument originally opened in 1930 and was restored in 2005 by a non-profit organization. This summer, the theatre is featuring the 1979 classic film The Black Stallion, a moving tale of a young boy and a mysterious black Arabian stallion. The film was nominated for two Oscars, a Golden Globe and numerous other awards. Primavera Cooks Rio Café, July 16th 520.623.5111 or primavera.org Now is your chance to brush up on your culinary skills. This summer the Primavera Foundation will host a series of apprentice chef and gourmet dining events. Members of the community will get a chance to prepare an elegant meal for diners. This great experience will take place in Rio Café’s kitchen. For a hands-on experience as an apprentice chef the fee is $250 or if you are interested in enjoying this multi-course meal, the cost is $125 per person. Path of the Ancestors: Guided Walk Colossal Cave Mountain Park, July 26th 520.647.7121 or colossalcave.com Step back in time, before the days of George Foreman grills and cell phones, and learn the ways of the Hohokam people. As you walk the trail you will learn with hands-on activities how the tribe survived with ancient skills. Afterwards, explore the park’s many other attractions such as the cave tours, historical museum and research library. Tucson Sidewinders vs. Omaha Royals Tucson Electric Park, July 27th 520.434.1021 or tucsonsidewinders.com Come watch the Sidewinders battle it out against the Omaha Royals for free! When your kids read this summer with the Pima County Library they can earn a free ticket to a ball game. To accommodate the rest of the family, every Sunday bring in a Nestle Drumstick proof of purchase to the ticket office to receive a Buy One, Get One Free ticket. Now you can splurge on the popcorn and Cracker Jacks! Museum Explorers Camp The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, July 28th-31st 520.883.2702 or desertmuseum.org Your child will experience the museum as they never have before! This hands-on camp will open their eyes to the wonders of the Sonoran Desert. Younger children will get to touch and observe animals, perform experiments and create crafts. Older kids will get to go behind the scenes to view museum jobs, such as keeping animals and building exhibits. This is a great way for kids to really learn about the desert around them and the “locals” who inhabit it.

Increased concern over global climate change has many people going “green.” One way to do this is to install a solar power system. With more sunny days per year than most places in the U.S., Arizona has an abundance of solar energy potential. When you generate your electricity from the sun, you gain several benefits over traditional methods. Environmentally friendly Using solar electricity avoids burning fuel. According to the U.S. Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway, every kilowatt of power solar panels produce in Arizona avoids the release of a little more than one pound of carbon dioxide emissions. This can add up to 1,800 pounds per year. In addition, a National Renewable Energy Laboratory study found that rooftop solar electric systems could avoid conventional electric plant emissions of more than half a ton of sulfur dioxide, one-third ton nitrogen dioxide and 100 tons of carbon dioxide. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are components of acid rain, and all three pollutants contribute to poor air quality. Hedge against inflation As utility costs continue to rise, being able to generate your own electricity will become a very important part of cost control. “By installing a solar electric system now, you are paying for future energy at today’s prices,” says John R. Balfour, MEP, Ph.D., President of PerfectPower Inc., a network of companies and partnerships that provide solar energy solutions. By decreasing your dependency on the power grid, you save money on your utility bills. This savings usually pays for the system within a few years. In addition, you take control of your utility costs for the life of the system — usually several decades. When choosing a system, keep in mind your long-term goals. All solar power systems are not created equal. They range in performance from two to 20 watts per square foot. Sometimes, buying a higher-priced system will end up saving you more in the long run. Keep in mind that now is a good time to go solar because of federal and state incentive programs. These incentives won’t be around forever and will help you recoup your costs more quickly, says Balfour. Increase appliance efficiency Solar energy provides a high-quality electrical current because it has a cleaner sine wave than electricity coming from the power grid. This helps your appliances and other electronic devices, such as your refrigerator, hot water heater and computer, run more efficiently. When these devices run more efficiently, they use less electricity and run much cooler. For example, if you were to experience a brownout, your refrigerator would have to work harder to keep your food cool. The harder it works, the hotter it runs. Because it is putting out more heat, your air conditioner needs to run longer to keep your place cool. With solar power, you end up saving money on two fronts, as well as increasing the longevity of your appliances and electronic devices. Increase your home’s value Properly installed, high-performance, solar electric systems that take into account the aesthetics of the property can increase the value of your house. Wouldn’t you be more likely to buy a house that had lower utility costs? Therefore, it is important to plan and design your system correctly. Take into account the system’s performance, how long it was designed to last and how well it can handle our hot summers. Also keep in mind aesthetics. Do you want the panels to be camouflaged so that you don’t recognize them? Do you want them to be hidden so you can’t see them? Or do you want to integrate them into the overall design of your property? You might also consider a monitoring system. Without one in place, you may not know for years that your solar panels are not working properly, thus reducing your overall savings.

Your Home

A summer rite of passage stands unassuming on the patio. It is a large, clear, glass jar with a few tea bags dangling inside. If you watch closely, you can almost see the sun work its magic, turning the water from crystal clear to reddish amber. Soon that bit of sunshine-in-a-jar will be poured over a glass filled with ice and christen yet another long, lazy summer season. There is just something about sun tea that says “summer.” And many believe that tea brewed by the sun’s rays tastes ever so much better than tea brewed on the stove. The slowly infused flavor seems to bring out nuances that are, perhaps, destroyed by the traditional boiled water preparation. Sun tea reached an apex of popularity in the 1970s when special sun tea jars could be found in any store. As you rode your bicycle around the neighborhood, nary a front

doorstep was without its jar of gleaming liquid sunshine. On weekends, moms all across town would gather in their cul-de-sacs to sample each other’s “secret recipe” – each one silently believing her own to be the best. Now those jars, decorated with tropical palm trees or flittering butterflies, are a bit harder to find. But you don’t need a fancy sun tea jar to recreate this special beverage of days gone by – any large, clear, glass jar will do. A Recipe for Sun Tea 4 cups water 4 bags black tea Rind from 1 lemon, sliced 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves Fill a large, clear, glass jar with cold water. Place the tea bags into the water with the strings hanging over the

SUN TEA SAFETY Because sun tea does not get hot enough to kill off potentially dangerous bacteria, you should do everything you can to make sure your sun tea is safe. • Some recipes for sun tea call for adding sugar to the mix before placing it in the sun. This is not wise for it will encourage bacteria growth. You can always sweeten the tea just before serving by adding some simple syrup. • Use a jar that has been thoroughly cleaned in warm,

rim and dangling outside the jar. Add lemon rind and mint leaves. Cap the jar tightly, holding the tea bags in place. Place in full sunlight for 3 to 4 hours, moving the jar as necessary to keep it in the sun, until it reaches the desired strength. Remove the tea bags and strain into a clean pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled and serve over ice; garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Tips: Prefer sweetened tea? Make simple syrup by bringing one cup of water to a boil, adding one cup of sugar and cooking over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Once the syrup is cooled, you can stir some into the prepared sun tea to taste. Prefer a caffeine-free sun tea? Substitute your favorite herbal tea bags for the black. Red Zinger or Chamomile work very well with this recipe.

soapy water. For an extra precaution, dip the jar in a solution made with 1-1/2 teaspoons to one tablespoon bleach per gallon of water. Be sure to rinse out completely before brewing the tea. • Avoid jars with a spigot – especially if you cannot dismantle the spigot to clean it. • Do not leave the tea to brew too long. Not only will the tea become bitter, but also it can encourage bacteria to grow.

• Brew only enough tea for that day. Sun tea does not keep safely for long. • If you use a tea that does not contain caffeine, such as herbal tea, don’t keep it overnight. Caffeine stunts bacterial growth and without it, bacteria may grow more quickly. • Discard the tea if it becomes thick or syrupy, particularly if you find ropy strands floating inside. These are all telltale signs of bacteria.

Blueberry Cobbler Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients: 10 cups blueberries 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 3 Tbsp. sugar 4 cups flour 1-1/2 cups sugar 4 tsp. baking powder

Local Flavor!

Let Freedom Sing Tucson Music Hall, July 4th 520.319.0400 or arts-express.org Before you head out to the fireworks extravaganza come to the 21st annual “Let Freedom Sing.” This concert is inspiring, entertaining and gives back to those who have sacrificed so much for this country. The concert features the all-volunteer Arts Express choir and orchestra performing patriotic songs and music, along with a special performance of “The Liberty Bell.” During the concert, each guest is invited to write a few words of encouragement to the soldiers who are serving our country overseas. The concert also honors Vietnam veterans and will include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Museum.

Featuring Vin Tabla 2890 East Skyline Drive • Tucson • 520.577.6210

1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. melted butter 4 each egg yolks 5 cups milk 4 each egg whites, whipped stiff vanilla ice cream

Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Melt enough butter in the bottom of a 13” x 9” baking dish to coat the bottom. 3. Combine berries, cornstarch and three tablespoons sugar together. Place in the bottom of the baking dish. 4. In a large bowl, combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt. 5. Stir in butter, yolks and milk. 6. Fold in the whipped egg whites. 7. Place the batter on top of the fruit. Bake in hot oven until browned and the batter is cooked, about 30 minutes. 8. Let cool a few minutes before serving. Then top with vanilla ice cream.


MSN Money selected Tucson as one of its 7 recession-proof places to retire. A recent article said “A warm, sunny climate and rich cultural heritage have long kept Tucson at the top of retirees’ list of winter vacation destinations. However, with a cost of living that’s 3% below the national average, a strong job market and steady home prices, there’s plenty to enjoy about this city all year. Tucson is a dynamic, growing retirement spot, so there are plenty of job opportunities. Though it’s not quite a college town, Tucson relies heavily on the University of Arizona as its second-largest employer. Technology and tourism (mostly from snowbirds) also provide plenty of jobs. Steady expansion and new developments have kept housing relatively affordable, with costs at about 20% below the national average.” Although the market is still squarely to the buyers advantage there is a shift indicating a marked improvement. This is still an opportune time for buyers with great financing rates and plenty of inventory to choose from. SmartMoney.com says “Expect real estate prices to remain solid, thanks to increasing interest in Tucson & Oro Valley as a retirement destination.” Arizona continues to be the fastest growing state in the nation and it’s a great place to be!!

Featured Listings Casa de Los Saguaro 6204 sf private mountain estate situated on 5 acres with panoramic views of city lights, sunsets and Mexico! 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, guest quarters. 4 car garage and shop. $2,980,000

Tucson Homeowner July / 2008

soak up the sun

Gated Honey Bee Canyon Estates Catalina Mountain and city light views from this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Media room with 119” screen featured in AZ Foothills and Home Electronic Ideas. Negative-edge pool/spa. $2,950,000

Four Reasons To Consider Solar Power

summer `a la mode

Gated Honey Bee Canyon Estates

Vin Tabla’s Blueberry Cobbler

Enchanting Marc Soloway custom-built hacienda style home. 4 Bedroom, 3.5 bath home with incredible Catalina and Tortolina Mountain views. Pool/spa. 3 car garage. $1,375,000

Gated Starr Pass Beautiful Hacienda style home with views of city lights and Pusch Ridge. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath with guest casita on best golf course lot. Professionally landscaped exterior with entertaining area, kiva fireplace, pool/spa and waterfall. $1,250,000

BRENDA O’BRIEN, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) Realtor®, Associate Broker Vice President, Long Realty Company 10445 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 121 • Tucson, AZ 85737 Direct Phone: 520-918-5968 Toll Free: 888-825-8251 ext 5968 Email: Brenda@BrendaOBrien.com Web Site: www.BrendaSellsTucson.com

Tangerine Heights Semi-custom C&C built home on 1/2 acre lot. 5 bedroom, 4 bath with unobstructed full Catalina Mountain views. Gourmet kitchen has granite counters, maple cabinets, pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. Extended 3 car garage. $819,000

Take the virtual tours at www.BrendaSellsTucson.com Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996 Brenda O’Brien consistently ranks among the top Realtors in Tucson, Arizona and the nation. Brenda provides that dynamic balance of incredible service and motivation with warmth, energy and understanding of your individual needs. Her years of experience as a Realtor are reflected in her success and passion for her work. Her personal energy and professional skills make her one of the best in her field. Nothing makes her happier than to see her client’s total satisfaction with the sale or purchase of their home.

www.BrendaSellsTucson.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Long Realty Company 10445 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 121 Tucson, Arizona 85737 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

liquid sunshine Remembering Old-Fashioned Sun Tea


Tucson Homeowner July / 2008