Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof cost you money — or headaches — when you’re ready to sell the house? Possibly both. Say you get pitched by one of the growing number of companies offering solar panels at no upfront cost that they claim will save you lots of money on electricity bills.
One firm has amassed more than 38,000 apartment units in markets including Phoenix, Tucson, Seattle, Anchorage, Colorado and Texas. “They suck up all the big stuff that my other clients would like to buy, usually in a private sale before it hits the market,” said Dan Benton, an Anchorage real estate agent.
After a drop-off in January, median home prices in the Tucson market for February rose to their best numbers since last summer, according to the latest figures from the Tucson Association of Realtors. The average price of resale homes sold through the Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service was $209,403, up 7.45 percent from January and 6.52 percent higher than in February 2014, the Realtors said.
Five high-end, east-side properties, including a parcel with a house once owned by author Barbara Kingsolver, are slated for auction on Tuesday. Dubbed the Calabria Ranch Estate Homes, the properties are located on 44 acres of land on East Speedway, adjacent to Saguaro National Park East, and 4 miles north of the park’s main entrance.
If you ask master gardener Deborah North when you should pull out your winter garden and start your spring/summer garden, she’ll say it’s up to you. Unpredictable weather is the reason she can’t give you a specific date for switching over.
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