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Gene Thiel CRS, GRI, RIS
Long Realty
3777 E. Broadway, #100
Tucson, Arizona 85716
Office: (520) 918-5158
Cell phone: (520) 906-0168
Toll free: 1-800-279-2211
Web: www.tucsonishome.com
e-mail: gene@tucsonishome.com



May/June 2017

Hello!

Sunshine abounds! Got to love it! Soon summer will be upon us! Time is flying!

The real estate market has been very busy! Yes we saw a very slight decline in prices. The Average Sales Price of $224,815 was a slight decrease from last month’s number of $225,032 which results in a 0.10% decline. Average List Price of $230,186 is a decrease of 0.29%. Total Under Contract increased this month by 10.44%! Yes people are taking advantage of this busy, yet stable market and the great interest rates!

All this activity is great. Despite the number of renters who say they aspire towards home ownership is falling, according to the survey by Freddie Mac. Some 59 percent of the 1,300 renters surveyed by Freddie Mac said they plan to rent their next home. That’s up from the 55 percent that said the same thing in September 2016, when Freddie Mac conducted its last survey of renters.

So...if you want more detailed information about today's real estate market, call me!!

If you are looking at internet or TV providers, Long Realty has teamed up with Cox to provide you the best rates: call directly or using the Long Realty assigned landing page at: https://www.coxcommunitypartners.com/longrealty/ or Toll Free at: 1-888-271-7373. Do not forget to mention Long Realty Company when calling!

I am working on the Service Directory which comes out in print and on line, so if you would like to be included, let me know!

Trees for You

Plant a tree, create shade, conserve energy! TEP has re-launched its urban forestry shade trees program. The new Trees for You program is designed to help you reduce your energy consumption by planting shade trees. TEP customers can purchase up to three trees per year through the program at a reduced price.

TEP is partnering with Civano Nursery and other local nurseries to help homeowners, schools, neighborhoods and community groups plant shade trees to save energy and cool and beautify our community.

Trees for You . The highlights:

  • Order up to three shade trees per year using My Account.
  • Each tree is just $5.
  • Choose from multiple types of trees year-round, plus seasonal varieties such as pistachio and pomegranate trees.

Go to https://www.tep.com/trees-for-you/ and get all the details!

Tucson and Vicinity Resale Statstics

Date Avg. Sales Price Days on Market # Sold
March 2017 $224,815 47 1619
February 2017 $225,032 52 1221
January 2017 $217,114 50 1093
 
March 2016 $212,988 57 1480
February 2016 $206,128 65 1055
January 2016 $216,510 66 965

Statistics gathered from Tucson Multiple Listing Service

News, Notes, Upcoming Events…

  • May 12, 2017 6 am - 2 pm Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb Among the toughest 100 hill climbs in the USA, only three are in Arizona, and here in Tucson you live next door to one of them. Find registration http://www.bikegaba.org
  • May 25, 2017 @ 5 pm. Frida Kahlo: Blood and Gold at Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon.
  • June 17, 2017 @ 6 pm. Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival. $49 at JR Marriot Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa includes libation, and menu samplings from over 25 local wineries, breweries and local Mexican restaurants
  • Between Tucson and Casa Grande, preliminary work is scheduled to begin later this year on a $12.8 million dust detection and warning system along 10 miles of I-10 between Eloy and Picacho Peak. When it detects dust approaching the interstate, the system will trigger safety measures including reduced speed limits and electronic message boards. This project, made possible by a $54 million federal FASTLANE grant also helping fund two widening projects between Casa Grande and Tucson, will be completed in 2019 with the widening of four miles of I-10 near State Route 87 in Eloy to three lanes in each direction.

Did You Know…

  • August is the month the world see the most babies born!
Do you know a buyer for these homes?

9951 N. Stageline Trail
$215,000

This home is fabulous! No picture can do justice to this totally redone 3 bedroom home! Yes updated and upgraded!

I am here to walk you or anyone that you may know through the real estate process, even if you just need a few questions answered.
Please contact me or visit my website. Remember, I’m never too busy for your referrals and I’d love to hear from you.

If you are looking for a painter or a heating & cooling specialist, check your 2016 Service Directory.
If you don't have one, please call me!
(This Newsletter is for information only and is not an attempt to solicit other Broker's listings.)

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