Living in Tucson Arizona - Where the Sun Shines
Every Tuesday, here on Indy Real Estate Talk, we are featuring guest posts from real estate experts around the country. This week we have, Realtor, Dave Smith, from sunny Tucson, Arizona. I know there's many a Hoosier looking for sunny skies about now. Well, we found them, but - be warned, the sunny skies in Tucson come with some extreme side effects.
Hello from Sunny Tucson. We are about to enter what the rest of the country calls summer; here we call it 'BROIL'. There is a race to any shade, even if it is just the width of a telephone pole. We put sun shields in our windows and sunglasses on our tomato plants.
If you plant flowers and they say they can take full sun for 6+ hours. That means, Indiana sun, or Denver sun, but not Tucson sun. Here those flowers last about 90 minutes; by 6+ hours they look like you set them on your charcoal grill while it was lit. They don't just wilt, they turn black and shrivel up. Did I mention we love it down here? Summer Broil season is necessary to drive the snowbirds back East, otherwise they would stay all year round.
Yeah, when you have the season of FREEZE, we are in shorts and sandals playing golf. or laying around the pool and sending emails and pictures of us by the pool while you there are shoveling snow and scraping windows. (It's the snowbirds, not we natives) I say natives, it takes 10 years to get your native status. I got mine last year. I'm originally a buckeye, yep, a worthless nut. Ohio boy born and bred. So you know, I know green. What I don't know is basketball, but that's for another day.
How's the Tucson Real Estate Market? Well, if you are a bank you are selling about 55% of the real estate sales each month. If you aren't a bank . . . If you are looking to buy a nice snowbird nest, well, we gottem, cheap. And they won't cost you near as much as they did during the Loco years. (It was the sun in Washington that caused the Loco Years) So can I tell you a few things about Tucson you might not know. Let's see.
Tucson the City of Brown and Empty Rivers
But, Hey, You are in Indiana, a GREEN State. I'm not talking politics or even Political Correctness. I'm talking about GREEN grass and GREEN Trees. Oh, and you have rivers, that actually have water in them. We have river's too. But no water, fishing here is for sand trout. Or fishing to get the sand out of your sandals. And we don't have basements. So we can't store as much stuff as you can there in Indiana. Why don't we have basements? You'll need to watch the video to find out. Oh, and one more thing. I'm not wearing sandals in the video. It's not safe to wear sandals and stand on a shovel. So I put on tennis shoes just for the video.
If you're ever in Tucson let me know. I'd be fun to talk to someone that knows GREEN and water. Fishing stories are great too. I used to love to fish, but down here, the worms turn into worm jerky in about 10 minutes and the sand trout don't like worm jerky. Well, there you have it - sun, sun and more sun! No shortage of Vitamin D and no shortage of great values on homes in Tucson. If you've been thinking about winter retreat from the snow or retiring to sunny weather, call Dave; just don't look for a walk-out basement or rivers.