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Tierra Antigua Realty
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Civano - A Green Community of Homes with Many Green Features located on the East side of Tucson.

Armory Park Del Sol - A Neighborhood of homes with Many Green Features located near down town Tucson.

Green Homes w Green Features Tucson AZ CIVANO Arizona HOME Real estateWhat makes a home a green home?  Well, thats question that will probably never get an answer.  Some homes may have 10 green features that are completely different from the 10 green features in the home across the street.  Which one is green? 

And then there is the question of how many green features does a home have to have to be called green?  I don't know if this will ever be solved, but  I do have a point.  Tucson has a lot of homes with green features. 

Some of the articles you will read, including this one will refer to green homes.  For writing purposes, its quicker and makes its point.  On this site, any time green home is used, it means home with green features.


Fortunately, today there is an increased awareness when it comes to building homes with green features EcoBroker_Logo_Green_Realtor_Tucson_Real_Estate_Photo.jpgin Tucson as well as other cities. From the general public to government officials, green building is definitely catching on.

Other subcontractors and service providers in Tucson are getting more involved as well. Landscapers, builders, suppliers, city services and utility companies are moving in the green direction.

The goal of a Green home is to achieve a good balance between affordability, energy efficiency and conservation of resources while maintaining a healthy, durable and comfortable home.

Today’s Green homes utilize:

  • Recycled materials
  • Super insulation
  • Solar hot water
  • Solar heating
  • Gray and rainwater harvesting
  • Active solar and passive convection cooling
  • Solar shading


One of the nice things about homes with green features is that while they are conserving resources, my clients enjoy beautiful, comfortable, energy efficient homes. And of course, lower utility bills. Gotta like that. 
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The home next to this text was a home that my client purchased as a "spec" home.  One year later he listed that home with me and we sold it.  It was built to SW Gas Energy Advantage+ standards, had a 14 seer air conditioning system and low e windows.

In new construction, I’ve noticed some builders are really making an effort to build more green, like Tim Polito (the builder who built the first LEED Certified Home in Southern Arizona), while others are still catching on. However, most have started offering more green options.

One option I’ve noticed more Tucson builders are offering is radiant barrier insulation. It is ideal for Tucson and one of the easiest items to add to your new home. Its inexpensive and drops your energy bills dramatically. It is said to reflect up to 97% of radiant heat and act as a vapor and radon barrier.

Contact me for more help with homes (any shade of green) in Tucson.

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Green Realtor Tucson Real Estate HomesAbout Us: On this page you’ll find information about our company Tierra Antigua Realty, our history, my goals and my real estate designations - NAR green, EcoBroker, ABR, CRS, GRI.

Blog:  I use this space to write whatever is on my mind on any given day.  I might right about Tucson real estate, homes, mortgages, gardening, Tucson treasures, craft ideas, recipes, well, I’m sure you get the idea.

Buyers: As your Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), I will help you with all of your buying needs: Lofts, Condo's, Single Family Homes, Manufactured homes and Land.  Use the form on this page to receive listings of homes for sale in the Tucson Realtor MLS. My computer system sends these homes to you within minutes of being listed so you see them before most other buyers and even most Realtors.  If you are moving to Tucson, we'll send you a free relocation package.

Companies I Trust:  The companies on this page are companies that I have worked with  as  a Realtor selling Tucson real estate ( many over  12 years).  I can refer them with no reservation knowing that they will always take care of my clients and friends.  You can trust that they  will provide you with the best care and customer service.  Let them know that Tony Ray referred you.    

Contact Us: Find our contact information (Tony Ray Baker and Tierra Antigua Realty) or use the form on this page to send me your questions and / or comments about Tucson real estate.

EcoBroker_Logo_Green_Realtor_Tucson_Real_Estate_Photo.jpgEcoBroker: EcoBroker is an education and certification program for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to promote energy-efficient and "green" features in homes and buildings.  As your Tucson EcoBroker, I can help you identify homes with green features, market the green features of a home and help you make any home more green.

Environmental: This page has links to articles about environmental issues that can affect your home or buying real estate in Tucson.  Indoor air quality, radon, asbestos, mold are some of the topics I will cover.

Green Homes: This section has information about green building issues for new homes or the home you already own.  Solar, rainwater harvesting, recycled products, insulation, remodeling and many more ideas are to come.

Green Living: You can find out how to improve your indoor air qualityGreen Home Civano Real estate Realtor by removing toxic chemicals from your home.  How you can be better at recycling.  What are no VOC paints?  Green living is about everyday living and the things you can do to make your home safer and better.

Home Loans: If you need help understanding, Mortgages, APR’s, Fannie Mae, MIP, Interest Rates, etc., Phaedra is who I have referred my clients to for a long time.  And I mean a long time.  Many Realtor's in Tucson refer Phaedra.  She is honest and will answer all of your questions in a simple, easy to understand way.

:  News and information, fun and serious, about real estate and home.  This page is constantly changing, so check in often.

Lofts / Condos: Some of my favorite green projects are the stylish lofts around Tucson. The Ice Houseice house lofts tucson condos real estate, Indigo Modern and Barrio Metalica are some of the ones I think you must see to compare. There are also some great condo projects, and apartments that have been converted into condominiums, if that’s more appealing to you.

Referrals: Since 1994, over 94% of my real estate business has been referred to me by clients, family and friends.  Running my business by referral lets me spend more time working with my clients, not chasing new ones.  My clients use the form on this page to refer someone who deserves the same service that I gave them.

Relocation:  If you are moving to Tucson, be sure to fill out this easy form and we will send you a free, real estate relocation package. 

Restaurants: Locally owned, great food, great customer service.  Part of being a Realtor is eating out a lot, these are some of my favorite restaurants.  Tell them Tony Ray referred you. 

Sellers: Use the form on this page to receive a free, no cost or obligation, evaluation of your home.  On this page, I also explain my full service real estate practice and unique marketing that sells homes even in slow markets.  If you are moving away from Tucson, we can help with your relocation and refer you to a Realtor in your new city.

Short_sales_foreclosure_tucson_Realtor_real_estateShort Sales:  Information about short sales and foreclosures, including the Realtor Short Sale and Foreclosures Resource Certification.

Client Reviews:  My clients have something to say.  On this page, they tell all about their experiences when buying and selling real estate with me. 

Tierra Antigua Realty:  Information about Tierra Antigua Realty and myself, our history, goals etc.

Tucson Weather: It’s all about Tucson’s beautiful weather, like our average temperature. It's one of the reason's so many people relocate to Tucson.  I love it here.  The weather allows me to enjoy the great outdoors almost any time I want.  That is why I have put “Things to do” in Tucson on every page.