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Wild Wednesday: Hike in Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Gila Woodpecker on Ocotillo ~

Saguaro National Park West - Tucson, Arizona

Three things get my attention:  Arizona, Hiking & Birding.  Put all three together at the same time, and life can't get much better! 

If you're looking for a home in Arizona, prices have not been this low for ten years.  I just sent an Agent a Pre-Qual letter for a borrower who's offering full listing price ($80,000) for a bank owned property that sold for more than $165,000 just two and one half years ago.

The banks don't want to keep the houses, and you just might want to have a home within walking distance of a National Park!  Call me to talk about getting prequalified.  If you want me to refer a REALTOR I know and trust, I can do that too.



I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE LLC ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices in Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista & Nogales

Comment balloon 15 commentsMike Jones • April 20 2011 08:38PM


Mike, it somewhat resembles our woodpeckers, but the red is paler unless that is just the angle.  Cool photo.

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 9 years ago

Ah Mike, You are making me homesick for my hometown. Miss the hikes in Saguaro and Sabino.

Posted by Nancy Bergman (Lyon Real Estate - Downtown) over 9 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Mike

I sure do like your photo of the Woodpecker! He kind of looks like, will do I want peck at this or not.

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Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 9 years ago

Mike, I would love to to get a chance to hike through Saguaro National Park someday. Until then I will enjoy seeing all your beautiful photos of the beautiful birds and scenery.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 9 years ago

What a beautiful bird!  I would also love to hike there someday. I went to my daughter's site for Wild Wednsday and came up with something totally different than what I was looking for (lol).

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Mike, a beautiful photo of the bird..hiking is the best exercise.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 9 years ago

Mike, that's one great looking bird.  The one that's my alarm clock (knocks on all the tin fireplace chimneys first thing every morning, just had a little red spot at the top of his head.

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 9 years ago

Mike - another great wildlife picture, and I agree, hiking in your great desert might just be perfect this time of year.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 9 years ago

Mike, that's a very nice photo.  In my old house, we had woodpeckers with bright red crowns... cute but they pecked at our wood siding every morning and late afternoon.  lol

Thanks for sharing, and Happy Easter!

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 9 years ago

I have hiked this park a few times in my life. Fantastic

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 9 years ago

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 9 years ago

Mike - I love woodpeckers! We have one that frequents our Live Oak trees and this guy is over a foot tall! I did not even know that woodpeckers could grow that large!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 9 years ago

HI MIKE!  We are on opposite ends of town - and so I visit Saguaro East regularly to ride and walk -- looks like I need to head west to check out one of your best spots to hike and look for these beautiful birds!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Mike, This bird looks like a relative of the red-bellied woodpecker.  I can agree with you on two points: hiking and birding.  I'm sure I'd add Arizona, but I have to visit there first! 

Happy birding and hiking!


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) over 9 years ago


What a great capture of such a fine feathered friend! Arizona has a lot to offer and you're doing great promoting things to see and do.

Best wishes to you in your business and may you always have some reason to hike and explore exciting things to see and do in your beautiful neck of the woods!


Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 9 years ago

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