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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



April/May 2018

Hello!

We are warming up! As everything seems to be heating up...the real estate market keeps on going! As noted in previous email news the buying power is fluctuating with the market fluctuations. The interest rates are jumping around! However looking at the whole picture, they are still great!

Values remain strong! Market times remain steady!

I am excited to share what some people have said about my service! Thank you so much for all your support and I am glad to have the opportunity to serve!

“Gene Thiel was very responsive and timely in representing us. His experience-based knowledge was direct and helpful. He listened and made the deal happen. Overall, a wonderful experience." - Doris and Chuck Ford March 2018

“Gene!  Your work was superior, exceptional and first rate!" - Lorenzo and Julia Abalos December 2017

“Gene Thiel is the hardest working real estate agent I've known. Always ready, willing and able to help with any questions. Keeps the buying process on track and keeps you informed every step of the way. Thanks Gene for another great home buying experience." - Bob & Lina Mulcahy November 2017

Smart Homes

Smart home devices, which allow the remote monitor and control of home features, are a booming industry with major players and mass adopters. Automation technologies have been around for decades (recall the clapper) and consumers can still purchase separate technologies to control thermostats, sprinkler appliances, or door locks.

These days, smart home hub systems are available to manage disparate functions through one centralized interface that can be accessed on a user’s smart phone or tablet. Homeowners and renters alike have taken notice. They want smart home devices for lots of different reasons, but security and energy management are among the most significant. Experts suggest the global home automation market will be worth over $121.73 billion by 2020.

When it comes time to sell a smart home, sellers will have an abundance of effective selling points. Whichever advantage of a smart home appeals to a given buyer, the seller can explain the system and discuss how it makes life easier. Homes with automated systems have the potential to sell for much more than comparable homes with conventional technologies. Automating a home can be a worthwhile investment in increasing its market value and attracting possible buyers in the future.

Tucson and Vicinity Resale Statistics

Date Avg. Sales Price Days on Market # Sold
February 2018 $249,095 49 1084
January 2018 $243,431 49 926
December 2017 $248,131 46 1116
 
February 2017 $229,703 51 1113
January 2017 $220,801 50 1002
December 2017 $230,540 47 1124

Statistics gathered from Tucson Multiple Listing Service

News, Notes, Upcoming Events…

  • Arizona Theatre Company: The Diary of Anne Frank April 21-May 12, 2018. Tickets: https://www.arizonatheatre.org/show/the-diary-of-anne-frank/
  • Tohono Chul: presents the summer exhibition "Arizona OtherWorldly," celebrating the Sonoran Desert.  Everything about it offers a unique perspective: simultaneously familiar and alien, unlike anywhere else.  Artworks are generated by imaginative Arizona artists who challenge themselves to create art that starts in the desert and ends up somewhere else. April 26 - August 12, 2018. For more information: https://tohonochulpark.org/galleries/upcoming-events/
  • The new Service Directory is in the planning process! If you are interested in promoting your business for free or interested in supporting the directory by advertising, please let me know!

Did You Know…

  • Go to www.tucsonishome.com and view this newsletter on line and use the links there. Website is under re-construction/re-design, however should still be useable!
  • If you like riding on your bicycle, try visiting https://www.tucsonaz.gov/bicycle/maps
Do you know a buyer for these homes?

966 W. Paria Ln.
$140,500

Nice and roomy 2 bedroom home! Freshly painted with a nice open living room! Easy care! Easy living! Wonderful community pool...

12261 E Calle Miel
$71,000

Fabulous 4.9 acre parcel located in Southeast Tucson! Ready to build! Owner will carry with $14,500 down! A few minutes away from shopping, golf and more. Horse property!

If you are looking for a painter or a heating & cooling specialist, check your 2017 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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