Make Yourself At Home in Tucson – January 2017

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In this first edition of “Make Yourself at Home in Tucson” for 2017, I want to focus on the theme “Infinity”; therefore, the Word of the Month is, you guessed it,  Infinity! Although we start a new calendar year on January 1, all the days continue to march on from the past into the future, without our artificial yearly marker, into Infinity. We are the ones who give the days meaning. So as we move forward, we only have one day at a time. Let’s make it the best day, every day!

Word of the Month:

infinitywave-1817646_1280Infinity ( ) is an abstract concept describing something without any bound or larger than any number. You’ve probably heard the term, ad infinitum – which means infinity or forevermore, and on and on and on…

Tucson Trends:

  • Tucson is listed as Number 9 in the realtor.com® 2017 top10 western housing markets based on price and sales gains, with median sales price at $237,000. Long Realty has the top market share of sales in Tucson; so if you are looking for a home or you want to sell, contact ME!
  • Tucson’s retirement communities are in demand as more retirees want to move to a warmer environment, with amenities for sports, restaurants, and affordable living. As folks approach mid-life and retirement they begin to think about downsizing, moving closer to family, and moving into active adult or retirement care communities.

Many want to “age in place” and not leave the home they feel so comfortable in. If you are considering downsizing or moving to be closer to family, I am available to consult with you in making these life-changing decisions. With my specialized training in this area, I can offer you options you might not have thought of. (As an aside, one of the more than 60 retirement/assisted living communities in Tucson is Infinity Home. If you are interested contact their office and request information.)  

  • A few months ago I visited a new construction site in northwestern Tucson where I found some nice pools with interesting features, including Infinity Pools. One definition of an Infinity Pool is “a swimming pool designed to give the impression that it merges into the ocean or other surrounding landscape”. Here is an example. I will be writing a feature post on Infinity Pools on my blog later this month.  

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Things To Do:

Jan. 12-22 Tucson Jewish Film Festival

The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival (TIJFF)  promotes independent, international film and its capacity to promote Jewish culture and celebrate cultural diversity. You can find a listing of the films presented this year here.

Jan. 20-21 Hotel Congress Dillinger Days Enjoy history at the Hotel Congress where John Dillinger was captured after his many bank robberies. It’s FREE!!!

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Jan. 28- Feb. 12 Tucson Gem Show

Near the start of every year, Tucson becomes a playground for the world of international gem and mineral trading, collecting, and bargain hunting when the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase arrives. Here is a list of the many shows, with locations and hours of operations. Plan now to visit your favorite sites for finding gems, beads, minerals, and other treasures from around the world. (Makes me want to create more jewelry from previous purchases!)

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When It May be Time to Move

There are over 76 million baby boomers today. They are getting ready to retire, and will be making decisions about their housing needs. Some will, like my friend, decide to stay in place and remodel their home, planning to age in place. Some will sell their homes, down-sizing and maybe hitting the road on an RVing adventure. Still others will down-size and perhaps move to another part of the country to be closer to family or enjoy the amenities of a new location. Some will decide to live in active adult communities, or even, as they age, settle into assisted living arrangements

Whatever the circumstances, the needs, or the location, as a Realtor® I can help. My company has connections throughout the United States, and the world. Through our excellent relocation center we can assist anyone desiring to move to Tucson, or help find a home elsewhere if moving out of the Tucson area.

This song is a reminder that as our houses get older they require upkeep, just as we get older we also require upkeep. Sometimes it’s a matter of updating our homes, and letting them go to new owners, so we can move on to a different phase of life. I am here to assist in that process.