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“Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” – Mark Twain

             GreenTucson                                                                     August,  2017

Greetings, All! 

There are so many things to do in our fair city:

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival  Locations Vary  August 10-13, 2017

World Elephant Day Celebration  Reid Park Zoo  August 12, 2017 8:30 -10:30 AM

Second Saturdays Downtown  Downtown Tucson  August 12, 2017

Beat The Heat Sangria & Salsa Festival  BEAT THE HEAT! What better place than an Ice Hockey Rink! Tucson Convention Center  August 26, 2017 3:00 -9:00 PM

The Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy saw 209,000 jobs added in July, a second straight month of robust gains. The unemployment rate lowered to 4.3 % from June’s 4.4% and wages rose by 2.5% from the year before to $26.36 in July. With unemployment down and a rise in wages, the report suggests the chance of another interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve before years end. The Washington Post‘s Ana Swanson reported, “July’s additions also signify a notable turning point for the U.S. economy: After accounting for shifts in population, the level of employment has returned to what it was at in November 2007, before the recession decimated the job market, according to by the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton project… Job gains were broadly spread across many sectors, with health care, restaurants and office jobs recording the strongest increases.” 

Of local interest, Arizona Public Media reports that Sahuarita “…will build the $4 million Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, called SAMTEC, on vacant land. It has already attracted two companies to occupy the center on a lease, beginning in 2019. It will rely on a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. It will join the University of Arizona's Tech Park and other tech centers in the metro area…”.   Alaska Airlines this month will begin offering nonstop flights between Tucson and San Jose, California. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is now enforcing a ban on using cellphones and other devices while behind the wheel, unless a driver has a hands-free device. 

For the Nation’s housing market, “The growth in sales is slowing down, and this is not due to lack of affordability, but rather a lack of inventory,” CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said. “As of Q2 2017, the unsold inventory as a share of all households is 1.9%, which is the lowest Q2 reading in over 30 years.” Read All About It in the The Arizona Housing 2017 Mid-Year Report.  In our neck of the woods, we had a 5% increase in the Median Sales Price from one year ago.  Tucson’s housing market currently favors Sellers up to the $500,000 price range, where it balances off and then becomes a Buyers’ Market at $600,000 and above.

See all the latest Housing Reports:  North, CentralNortheast, Northwest, West, & Tucson Luxury.  Check other areas at: Housing Reports.  Get notified automatically when new properties meeting your criteria get on the market.    If you are curious about the value of your home in today’s market and wondering if now is a good time to list, Click: 3 instant, automated estimates of your home’s current value. Then contact me, and I can share with you a full and complete evaluation after seeing your home.

My Mobile App has great new features. Now search neighborhood lifestyle points of interest for each property, view properties using an integrated satellite with driving directions and Google street view.  Searching has been made easier with updated “For Sale” map icons to help differentiate new listings and price changes.  With Commute Time searching, you can enter any address, specify how long a commute you want and typical time of day. Download or update my app and start your search!
Set up your saved search on myPropertyAlerts to save your search and get listing updates emailed to you as they happen. Get the most accurate property information, sourced directly from the MLS, updated every 15 minutes with Email Alerts as fast as hourly or at intervals of your choice.  In addition, data for Pending and Recently Sold Properties are made available to you.