Best Time to Buy a Home in Catalina Foothills

Want to have a nice winter without snow and ice? Come to the Sonoran Desert of the Catalina Foothills in North Tucson!

Our homes boast prices that are about 25% lower than the peak of the market in 2006. While most of the country has seen lots of increasing prices, we have not.

We also have a fabulous climate, lack of congestion and beautiful mountain and Sonoran Desert scenery.

Your dream home is right here! Call me at 520-615-2598 or email me at We can find your affordable luxury dream home in the Catalina Foothills. It is perhaps the best value for luxury living in the Southwest!

Last year 53 Catalina Foothills Luxury Homes Sold in the Price Range 1 Million and Over

Last year 53 luxury homes sold 1 million+; the year before there were only 33 sales in this exclusive price range. This reveals a 60% increase in high-end luxury home sales in the Catalina Foothills.

The ultra-luxurious, high-end homes in the Catalina Foothills are much more affordable than Scottsdale and most other desirable places to live in the warmer portion of the United States. Although the number of homes has increased dramatically, the prices have not and have been somewhat stable. These well-priced homes are surely not to last since the rest of the country has recovered and interest rates are escalating. Now is perhaps the best time to buy since the inventory of homes is declining.

If you are thinking of purchasing in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of the Catalina Foothills, do not hesitate to call me: Donna Anderson at 520-615-2598 or email me at

Click on the link below to see these 2016 homes sales 1 Mil+ in the Catalina Foothills~

53 Catalina Foothills Homes Sold for 1 Million +

The most popular communities in this price-range are as follows:

Pima Canyon                            8 sales

Ventana Canyon                     6 sales

La Paloma                                   5 sales

Skyline Country Club           4 sales

Finesterra                                  3 sales

Cat 10                                         3 sales

Sabino Mountain                  2 sales

Hacienda Del Sol                  2 sales

Cobblestone                           2 sales

The highest sale of the year was in The Canyons  at $3,250,000.

Last Year 50 Catalina Foothills Luxury Homes Sold in Price Range 800K – 1 Million

There were 50 Catalina Foothills luxury homes that were sold last year in the price range 800K – 1 million; this was 9 more homes sold in 2016 vs 2015.

The communities who got the majority of these sales were:

Cat 10                                                                                                    6 sales

Ventana Canyon                                                                              4 sales

Alta Vista, La Paloma, Skyline Country Club                    3 sales

Cobo Catalina Hills, Cobblestone                                           2 sales

Click on the link to see all these 2016 home sales~

2016 Catalina Foothills Luxury Home Sales 800K-1 Million

Remember I am a phone call or email away should you want to find your dream home in the Catalina Foothills~

Donna Anderson 520-615-2598


Last Year 210 Catalina Foothills Luxury Homes Sold – Price Range 500K – 800K

There were 210 luxury Catalina Foothills homes that sold in 2016 that are priced between 500K – 800K. The year before there were 17 more home sales in this price-range, but it should be noted in the higher price range of over 800K there were many more sales in 2016 versus 2015; therefore, this price-range of 500K – 800K goes against the overall trend of more home sales in the Catalina Foothills.

~To view these 2016 home sales click on the link:~

2016 Catalina Foothills Homes sold from 500K-800K.

****Remember I am a phone call or email away if you would like to find your dream home in the Catalina Foothills~

Donna Anderson     520-615-2598


New Catalina Foothills Contemporary Sells for 900K


A new, almost 3,800 square foot rustic Contemporary at 4090 N Circulo Manzarillo sold for 900K by Tierra Antigua Realty, my broker.

This ridge-top home has sprawling views of the high Santa Catalinas and also boasts city lights. It is rare to find a new home in the zip code 85750. It is located in Ridge Estates which is a small community of only 28 which is ungated. Pepper – Viner also built a small number of new homes in this area. Surprisingly it took about a year to sell this home; many of the Pepper-Viner built homes took even longer to sell. The luxury Tucson housing market has been slow to take off with no appreciation over the last few years. This is likely to change since as the rest of the country has appreciated, the Catalina Foothills will too; plus as interest rates rise, buyers are motivated to buy before they go even higher. Many who purchase winter homes in Scottsdale are not familiar with the Catalina Foothills that has a milder climate, less congestion and greater beauty. 

Alta Vista Contemporary Sells for $982,500

6140 N Paseo Valdear , a 4,170 square foot Contemporary sited on an acre, sold today for $982,500 by Long Realty. It last sold 10 years ago for $1,205,000.

Alta Vista is an ungated community located adjacent to beautiful Ventana Canyon with the high Santa Catalina and city light views.

It took about a year to sell this one that ended up sellling for 18 1/2 percent less than what it sold for in 2006.

Dream homes are more affordable in Tucson than Scottsdale. Views are beautiful and our summers are slightly cooler. 

Email me at if you want to explore the Catalina Foothills home market!

Skyline Country Club Contemporary Sells for $1,065,000

Long Realty listed it and Tierra Antigua Realty found the Buyers for 4900 E Winged Foot Drive. This only 10 year old two-story home has over 5,800 square feet and is sited on .88 of an acre. It boasts a grand staircase with elevator and a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances including 2 dishwashers and a wine refrigerator. The mesmerizing views are of the city lights and the high Santa Catalinas. 

If you are looking to find your dream home in the Catalina Foothills I am an email or phone call or 520-615-2598.

On the Golf Course at La Paloma Masonry Territorial Sells for $1,275,000

Tucson should have its day, but since the slump it has not really come back like Scottsdale. As a result the bargains are to be had! This is another one! 3163 E Via Palmoita finally sold after being on the market a long time for $1,275,000!

This masonry almost 5,500 square foot home sited on over an acre on the LaPaloma Country Club Golf Course sold at the remarkable price of $1,275,000-the listing agent was Long Realty and Buyers were represented by Lynn Kline Realty, Inc.

It last sold for $1,005,000 in 2004 before the market peaked a few years hence! To duplicate this home would cost a lot more!

The Canyons Mexican Hacienda Sells for Only $3,250,000

You know this is the best deal I have seen in ages-7288 N Cloud Place sold for the incredible price of $3,250,000. This almost 7K square foot  Hacienda- style home is located in perhaps the most beautiful setting in the Catalina Foothills. It is nestled in the Coronado National Forest with dramatic mountain and city views and has handmade doors, windows and the floors that come from historic treasures. One can walk to  the Finger Rock Trail from this one- of -a-kind masterpiece sold for this incredible price by Long Realty! Wow!

It goes to show there are great deals still to be had in the Catalina Foothills. Contact me at and I will help you explore the perfect home for you!

Donna Anderson,Tierra Antigua Realty 520-615-2598; website: AZ licensed