Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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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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$50,000
10806 N Cotton Wood Road, Pima, AZ 85543
Property Type: Land-Lot
Area: Graham
Subdivision: Other/Unknown
Description: Fantastic property completely ready for your new home. Power,Septic and cit...
Listing Office: RE/MAX High Desert Realty
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
$214,900
9482 E Calle Cascada, Tucson, AZ 85715
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1595
Year Built: 1972
Area: Northeast
Subdivision: Hidden Hills East (119-215)
Description: This amazing 4 bedroom 2 bath ranch style home sits perfectly on an oversiz...
Listing Office: Neal Manning Co. REALTORS
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
$250,000
5800 N Kolb Road, 6230, Tucson, AZ 85750
Status: Pending
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1178
Year Built: 1986
Area: North
Subdivision: Greens at Ventana Canyon
Description: Beautiful contemporary home with great views of the Catalina mountains and ...
Listing Office: Long Realty Company
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
$969,200
7910 N Porto Fino Circle, Tucson, AZ 85742
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: 3915
Year Built: 2003
Area: Northwest
Subdivision: Tucson National Est
Description: Exceptional Spanish Colonial Masonry home. Enter thru arched entryway to a ...
Listing Office: Long Realty Company
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
$184,900
111 E Corte Rancho Colina, Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1872
Year Built: 2003
Area: Green Valley North
Subdivision: Presidio Del Sol (1-111)
Description: PRICE JUST REDUCED! This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. With 1872 sq ft...
Listing Office: Roca Realty
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
$244,900
1081 W Dragoon Springs Place, Tucson, AZ 85737
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1556
Year Built: 1987
Area: Northwest
Subdivision: Copper Creek II (1-235)
Description: This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. With 1556 sq ft of living space thi...
Listing Office: Roca Realty
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
$5,000
1715 Nieve, 41, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Property Type: Land-Lot
Area: SCC-Rio Rico East
Subdivision: Rio Rico Ranchettes 18
Description: Easy access; Level lot in the center of a cul-de-sac. Utilities at front of...
Listing Office: HomeSmart Pros Real Estate
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
$185,500
15881 W Silverbell Road, Marana, AZ 85653
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1344
Year Built: 2009
Area: Extended West
Subdivision: N/A
Description: HORSE PROPERTY & HORSE FACILITIES Properties in Marana don't come on th...
Listing Office: United Real Estate Southern Arizona
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
$230,000
12545 N Green Oak Drive, Marana, AZ 85653
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1850
Year Built: 2013
Area: Extended West
Subdivision: Gladden Farms BLK 8
Description: Welcome to this beautiful Richmond American home at Gladden Farms. Very pop...
Listing Office: Avenida Realty
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
$436,500
4593 N Camino Campero, Tucson, AZ 85750
Status: Active Contingent
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1940
Year Built: 1984
Area: North
Subdivision: Fairfield Sunrise East (1-520)
Description: Located in one of Tucson's favorite foothills communities, this beautifully...
Listing Office: Long Realty Company
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018

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