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Homes for Sale with Green Features

Civano is a Popular Green Neighborhood in East Tucson
Civano is a Popular Green Neighborhood in East Tucson

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.

What makes a home a green home? Well, that’s a 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.

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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.

Green Spec Home in Tucson
Green Spec Home in Tucson

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.

Homes for Sale with Green Features

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$245,000
1524 E Lobos Street, Oracle, AZ 85623
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1751
Year Built: 2006
Area: Pinal
Subdivision: Other/Unknown
Description: Enjoy the open feel of this charming Santa Fe with 12' high ceilings, arche...
Listing Office: Oracle Land & Homes
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017
$164,900
3655 W Koshare Lane, Tucson, AZ 85742
Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1428
Year Built: 1985
Area: Northwest
Subdivision: Kachina Meadows(1-82)
Description: MOVE-IN READY, with fresh paint and many upgrades, all new sinks, new ligh...
Listing Office: Real Estate Direct
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017
$242,000
9471 E Lanterra Court, Tucson, AZ 85710
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1675
Year Built: 2007
Area: East
Subdivision: Outpost Terrace (1-17)
Description: Former Model home, Only one owner! Snowbirds lived in home only 3 months ou...
Listing Office: Douglas Realty
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017
$305,000
9490 E Placita Oaxaca, Tucson, AZ 85749
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3508
Year Built: 1978
Area: Northeast
Subdivision: Colonia Tierra Verde (1-34)
Description: WONDERFULLY UNIQUE AND ARTISTIC SANTA FE STYLE 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME WITH ...
Listing Office: MacMorran & Assoc. R.E. Svcs.
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017
$714,900
150 E 16th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Property Type: Residential Income
Square Footage: 4524
Year Built: 1908
Area: Central
Subdivision: Unsubdivided
Description: Nine studio apartments in historic Armory Park District. Clean, quiet & wel...
Listing Office: Long Realty Company
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017
$160,000
855 W Placita El Cauce Rico, Green Valley, AZ 85614
Status: Pending
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1844
Year Built: 2009
Area: Green Valley North
Subdivision: Los Arroyos Del Este Resub
Description: Spacious home with master suite on the bottom floor and 3 additional bedroo...
Listing Office: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017
$130,000
6761 E Nicaragua Drive, Tucson, AZ 85730
Status: Active Contingent
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1047
Year Built: 1969
Area: East
Subdivision: Vista Del Prado (1-274)
Description: Wonderful open floor plan with gorgeous laminate flooring, neutral paint to...
Listing Office: Keller Williams Southern Arizona
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017
$159,000
9880 E Andrada Road, Vail, AZ 85641
Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1848
Year Built: 1987
Area: Southeast
Subdivision: N/A
Description: GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN YOUR OWN PIECE OF VAIL! ALONG WITH BEING PART OF T...
Listing Office: Realpros
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017
$378,000
6761 N Harran Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2934
Year Built: 1972
Area: North
Subdivision: Oracle Foothills Estates NO. 8 (1-30)
Description: Live your dream of an open concept home. No detail has been overlooked in t...
Listing Office: Mountain Lake Realty
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017
$165,000
3715 W Tybolt Drive, Tucson, AZ 85746
Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1538
Year Built: 2003
Area: Southwest
Subdivision: Mission West II Phase 2
Description: Awesome-looking updated home is ready for a homebuyer looking for all the n...
Listing Office: Realty Executives Tucson Elite
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2017

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