Building on Ranch Land in Tubac

Building on Ranch Land in Tubac

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Daddio

United States

#1 Jan 1, 2008
For those experienced with building in the remote areas of Tubac 1) Would you purchase a lot in ranch areas like Morning Star and Salero? 2) Are there dependable builders that will stay with the job and deliver a quality home in these remote areas? 3) How expensive is it for fire insurance in these areas, 4)Would you build an all electric home and how expensive is Unisource electric out there?

Since: Oct 07

Tucson, AZ

#2 Jan 3, 2008
Daddio wrote:
For those experienced with building in the remote areas of Tubac 1) Would you purchase a lot in ranch areas like Morning Star and Salero? 2) Are there dependable builders that will stay with the job and deliver a quality home in these remote areas? 3) How expensive is it for fire insurance in these areas, 4)Would you build an all electric home and how expensive is Unisource electric out there?
Good Afternoon Daddio,

Morning Star and Salero Ranch are beautiful areas – If these are areas you can afford then go for it. Not only for privacy but beauty. The builders are dependable out here, we have many different builders to pick from that are not only dependable but are used to building in remote areas and custom houses. They work for you because there reputation depends on it. Fire Insurance is a bit more than expensive; the fast, cheap, safe way to correct this problem is to have your architect design a “closet” inside your home for a water sprinkler system – about 4 x 5 room. If you include a system not only does your rates drop dramatically, but there are two companies in Tucson, Az that can do it for only .75 to .85 cents a sq. ft.– example ( 5000 sqft =$ 4,250.00) Not a bad deal at all. And the electric home issue,??????? This is all up to you. Would you rather pay a small fortune on panels and batteries or put up with pain in the butts in Nogales with rate increases every week? I personal have ˝ of my appliances hooked up to solar and the other half on the grid, but I like it that way.
Hope this info helps.
Daddio

United States

#3 Jan 3, 2008
"Born-N-Raised",

Thanks for the feedback. I'd love to learn more about the two companies in Tucson on the sprinkler system and anything about PV solar systems installer you might suggest in AZ. I have the entire roof of my house in NJ covered with PV panels, but no batteries.. directly to the grid, NJ "had" one of the best PV solar incentive programs for a while and we took advantage of it just before it started to fade away....
Thank you!
Born-N-Raised wrote:
<quoted text>Good Afternoon Daddio,
Morning Star and Salero Ranch are beautiful areas – If these are areas you can afford then go for it. Not only for privacy but beauty. The builders are dependable out here, we have many different builders to pick from that are not only dependable but are used to building in remote areas and custom houses. They work for you because there reputation depends on it. Fire Insurance is a bit more than expensive; the fast, cheap, safe way to correct this problem is to have your architect design a “closet” inside your home for a water sprinkler system – about 4 x 5 room. If you include a system not only does your rates drop dramatically, but there are two companies in Tucson, Az that can do it for only .75 to .85 cents a sq. ft.– example ( 5000 sqft =$ 4,250.00) Not a bad deal at all. And the electric home issue,??????? This is all up to you. Would you rather pay a small fortune on panels and batteries or put up with pain in the butts in Nogales with rate increases every week? I personal have ˝ of my appliances hooked up to solar and the other half on the grid, but I like it that way.
Hope this info helps.

Since: Oct 07

Tucson, AZ

#4 Jan 3, 2008
Daddio wrote:
"Born-N-Raised",
Thanks for the feedback. I'd love to learn more about the two companies in Tucson on the sprinkler system and anything about PV solar systems installer you might suggest in AZ. I have the entire roof of my house in NJ covered with PV panels, but no batteries.. directly to the grid, NJ "had" one of the best PV solar incentive programs for a while and we took advantage of it just before it started to fade away....
Thank you!
<quoted text>
After noon ,
M C Fire Protection is my first chose and Fire Sprinkler Fitters second. M C Fire does a lot of work out here with our locate fire department so you can’t get it wrong with them. AND the solar I used “The Solar Store” But they where a bit too expensive. I’m going up to Tucson in a week to meet with some gentlemen about the system for their clients’ house, so let me see what they say. Nogales had has a pretty okay system: not great but good enough.

Since: Jan 08

United States

#5 Jan 3, 2008
Thank you..

Since you are such a good local resource let me ask a few questions:
1.
If you had the means to purchase a parcel in MSR vs Salero and you didn't have to worry about the carrying cost associated with either ranch.. which would you pick and why (ASIDE FROM one ranch offering paved roads, water at the lot line an telephone line)?

2.
What is the "local word" on if MSR will sell the remaining lots on the south side?

3.
From your experience...What is the best cellular service out in Santa Cruz County, given in these remote ranch areas?
4.
If you hear anything about new affordable communication technolgies to assist in these remote areas.. I'd love to hear!(I'm aware of VOIP and satellite phones but (VOE) Voice Over Electric lines is something that might be interesting!

D.
Born-N-Raised wrote:
<quoted text>
After noon ,
M C Fire Protection is my first chose and Fire Sprinkler Fitters second. M C Fire does a lot of work out here with our locate fire department so you can’t get it wrong with them. AND the solar I used “The Solar Store” But they where a bit too expensive. I’m going up to Tucson in a week to meet with some gentlemen about the system for their clients’ house, so let me see what they say. Nogales had has a pretty okay system: not great but good enough.

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