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A prospective home buyer walks into an open house, and something clicks. A patch of sunlight illuminates a breakfast nook featuring a cobalt-blue pottery vase brimming with fresh-cut sunflowers. The mild scent of lavender wafts through the living area. Spacious, sophisticated rooms beckon her further...

“Oh, the weather outside is fright…er, delightful.” Ah, the paradox of the holiday season in Tucson. We golf under sapphire skies and sip Peppermint Starbucks in our shorts. But do we secretly yearn for the smell of spruce boughs laden with new-fallen snow? Nahhh. We...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500"] Tucson Food[/caption] Think quickly - what U.S. city has earned the most prestigious international honor as a foodie town? The answer might surprise you. Move over, New York and Chicago – it’s Tucson, the town that the New York Times recently called...

They say the show must go on.  But it almost didn’t. The Arizona Theater Company, a Tucson performing arts treasure, came close to closing its doors this summer due to a funding crisis. At the last minute, the ATC received an infusion of support from...

It is no secret that Tucson is filled with natural beauty thanks to the mountains and desert vegetation. Look in any direction and you can see some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in all of Southern Arizona. The city of Tucson is surrounded by...

The Tucson Festival of Books is Arizona’s largest literary festival and draws over 100,000 book enthusiasts to the University of Arizona. The Festival hosts over 350 authors ranging from history to romance to children and everything in-between. Notable authors this year include Gail Sheehy, Noam...

Tucson is well known for being a desirable retirement destination, for its famous Sonoran Mexican food, for its low cost of living, and, for  the beautiful mountain and desert landscape. While being home to the University of Arizona with its tens of thousands of students,...

“This above all: to thine own self be true.”  Hamlet (Act 1 Scene III) It’s not all sweet potato fries and University of Arizona sports for my husband, Andy. As a former English teacher, I always make certain to include events on our social calendar that...

Everyone on the Andy Courtney Properties team is a huge fan of college football season. Spending a day tailgating on the University of Arizona campus before games and watching from the seats inside Arizona stadium is one of our favorite ways to spend a Saturday....

Recently, my son Jeremy introduced me to this simple Sweet Potato Fries recipe.  He claimed that this was a healthier alternative to my favorite fries from In and Out Burger. Give them a try and let me know what you think! Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes, rinsed and...