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If you've never lived in Arizona, you've perhaps built some misconceptions over the years on what occurs there. While it's true about the dry heat, there's a lot more in Arizona's great cities and towns than what you've heard. It's certainly not all desert, and the neighborhoods are perfect for families.

Tucson has become a popular city to live in for these reasons and more. Those of you planning to move there should know a few positive things about the city you probably don't know.

Let's take a look at four of them to give you an idea of the life quality you'll experience when moving in.

1. The Arts Scene is Thriving in Tucson

One of the things you'll notice first about Tucson is the art scene there is truly thriving. In fact, it's one of the

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As a homeowner, you have a lot of concerns.  You worry about maintaining your house and property to enhance its value when and if you decide to sell.  You worry about keeping your job, so you can continue to pay your mortgage and avoid foreclosure.   Odds are, especially if you pay attention to the news, you also worry about home safety, and with good reason.

In 2015, for example, a home fire was reported every 88 seconds in the United States, resulting in $14.3 billion in lost property.  Accidental drownings were the number one cause of injury deaths for children under the age of 4, and more than 88,000 children under the age of 5 were victims of accidental poisonings.  In addition, every year in the U.S., about 400 people die from carbon monoxide

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There are numerous events to enjoy in Tucson, Arizona at this time of year. You can experience an array of concerts, holiday events, festivals, sporting events, and so much more. Here is a list of some of the events that you will find this December in Tucson. 

Shootout @ Old Tucson Off-Road Grand Prix

On December 2-3, catch the Shootout @ Old Tucson Off-Road Grand Prix. The race features UTVs competing on a track that is specially designed for them. Not only can you watch an amazing race, but you can also experience demonstrations, vendors, and fan experiences related to UTVs (side-by-side off-road vehicles). The two-day event is expected to bring people from all around the world. 

Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul

As you walk the Garden paths of

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Living in the Tucson, Arizona area is very satisfying for many families, especially thanks to the good weather and arts scene. Living anywhere in Pima County provides these benefits, but you'll also notice how top-tier the public schools are.

Those of you moving to Pima County now to raise a family should know about some of the best schools in the region so your kids have the best education.

Several public schools here ended up on a national list as the best schools in the nation. Others, however, rank just as high to give you and your kids complete confidence.

BASIS Scottsdale

Those of you in the Scottsdale area should know that BASIS Scottsdale high school is the #1 ranked school in the nation via U.S. News & World Report. Considering how

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Finding new technologies for your home is always a good investment idea to add future value when you sell. The great thing about many home technologies now is they don't take a lot of room and are always wireless.

Even so, the technology train keeps running. Innovative technologies are being developed now to eventually change home life.

Take a look at five technologies still in development that can change how you value your home in coming years.

1. Mesh Networking

With so many connected devices in homes, the future to keep up with it all is to use mesh networking. ZDNet recently wrote about this and explained how it may soon provide a new foundation for The Internet of Things in the home.

IoT is already growing in many homes, but it can

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If you've lived in Tucson, Arizona for a while, you already know it's one of the most popular cities in Arizona outside of Phoenix. With continual sunshine, a major hub for technology, good foods, exposure to nature, and top-notch schools, you've had a great city to live in for your career.

Now you maybe want to sell your home quickly to either move into a better home or move elsewhere. With this mind, you probably wonder what the housing market is in Tucson lately.

Overall, the housing market has improved in the southern Arizona region thanks to a growing economy. House appreciation has begun to tick up over the last several years as well.

Take a look at some recent Tucson real estate market data to help you make a more educated decision on how

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Tuscon is the place to be this November for fun and exciting events. From celebrating veterans to outdoor festivals and sports events, there's something to interest everyone. Here's a quick look at just some of the fun November events planned:

Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

Salute local veterans at this free event scheduled for November 11. The parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Tuscon at Granada and Alameda. Now in its 98th year, the annual Veterans Day parade is sponsored by American Legion Post 7. The 2017 parade theme is "For the Heart of Veterans." Join the additional festivities at the Hats Off to Heroes Celebration at Jacome Plaza. Food trucks and local music, along with 2nd Saturday activities, make downtown Tuscon a great place to spend

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Realtors are expensive. It can be very tempting to try and sell your house yourself. However, doing so requires a good amount of expertise and care. While some say it's easy once you've mastered the basics, there are a lot of pitfalls to avoid. Here are some of the most common ones:

1. You are too emotionally involved. This is your home, containing a lot of memories, and even if you are selling it for a good reason such as needing more space for a new baby or getting a great job in another city - part of you may not want to sell it at all. This may mean you set too high an asking price, turn down perfectly reasonable offers, or sabotage the sale in other ways. Staging your home can help create distance by making the home look different.

2. You must

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Managing and organizing your home can be a challenge - especially if you are also trying to save money, energy, and time - which we all are at times. Here are ten "life hacks" to help you save one or more of the above and make your life easier and your home neater.

1. Learn the value of baking soda. You probably already have it in the kitchen - but it's useful for other things. Mix it with vinegar to clean clogged drains without using nasty chemicals. It can also be used to clean teeth and exfoliate skin, if mixed with water. Lemon juice is also useful for cleaning.

2. Get a crockpot. Crockpots are amazing for those of us who "don't have time to cook." You can toss ingredients in the pot and leave it to simmer all day. It's also a great way to use

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First Quarter

With his second career game start at Arizona, Khalil Tate led the offense to score after only 4 plays. A fake pitch to the right and he followed a block into a hole in the Bruin defense. Once cleared of the scuffle, Tate ran along the left sideline for an incredible score. This 45-yard touchdown granted an early lead to the Wildcats. Kylan Wilborn followed suit with a forced fumble leading to a 36-yard field goal by Josh Pollack. Arizona was up 10-0 when UCLA took hold of the ball to answer back. A long 75-yard drive took the Bruins 13 plays to cross into the end zone. They followed with a field goal to lessen the sting of the Wildcats success, but their pain was far from over. The Wildcats continued fighting hard and a perfect pass to

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