Friday, April 19, 2013

Lazuli Bunting

 If the Cactus Wren didn't already have the job, I would nominate the Lazuli Bunting for Arizona's state bird. Look how perfect he is: chrysocolla head and tail, and copper chest.

I am always impressed by how brave Mourning Doves are when they are on their nests. This one stays perfectly still whenever I go out on my back porch, and will not budge.

March Residential Sales Statistics

The Tucson Association of Realtors has published the Residential Sales Statistics for March 2013. Average sale price was $191,881, which is up 27% since the Tucson market hit bottom in September 2011. Average sale price is even up 5% in the past two months.

Dividing the 4,210 listings by the 1,329 sales gives a 3.2 month supply of listings. Anything below a six month inventory is a sellers' market.

1975 E Kleindale Road

Once you discover Richland Heights, every other Central Tucson neighborhood pales in comparison.
It's truly unique: huge lots, wide streets, close to the shops and restaurants on Campbell, and only two miles north of UofA. Miles and miles of biking and walking paths start at the Rillito River, about a mile away.

Unlike most of Central Tucson, here you are not in the flight path of the air force base. Check out the big, beautiful fireplace and open-beamed ceiling. Mid-century modern architecture is alive and unadulterated in this gracious home.

Living room, dining area, master suite and breakfast/family room all have sliding doors leading to the covered porch hugging the entire length of the house. You'll be delighted by the views of the snow on the Catalina Mountains in the winter and the dramatic lightning storms in the summer.
Four bedrooms, plus a den next the foyer--a great office or guest room. Kitchen counter and one of the three bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

The 0.41 acre lot is rare in Central Tucson. So are the garage, workshop and abundant storage space inside and out. The interactive floor plan is here. Sold for $250,000 on June 28, 2013 to the perfect buyers. They love everything about the mid-twentieth century, and they appreciated the original character and fabulosity of this home. They don't plan to change a thing, which I think is keen.