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the 1 story house across the street from 242 E Croydon Park Rd Tucson AZ 85704 sold for $347,000

This quality home, like all in the Miramonte By The River gated development, are designed and newly constructed for high energy efficiency and designated as "TEP"Tucson Electric Power Homes.  TEP engineers inspect and test these homes repeatedly during construction to assure that they meet rigid energy efficiency requirements that are rewarded with  low power rate guarantees. Miramonte homes are fitted with efficient 13 seer heat pumps, insullated windows, built up reflective roofs and energy star appliances.
None of the neary homes outside the gates and perimeter walls of the Miramonte development are energy efficient TEP homes.  None were inspected and tested during construction.
The subvision immediately north of Miramonte homes on Cedarvale Rd and Castlefield Circle was built in the 1950's and are highly inefficient in design and construction materials. 
They were built in an era when energy efficiency was not a consideration.  Most of these homes have leaky, single panel windows, no sidewall insullation, minimal ceiling insullation and cost a small fortune to heat and cool.  Almost all are devoid of air conditioning and rely on swamp coolers for minimal relief on 104 degree summer days..
No reliable or reasonable appraiser would use these outmoded homes as a comparable when valuing a TEP home.
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May 26 2009 - Tucson
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Ok, I understand that you like TEP homes better than homes built with real wood and seasoned studs. To each his own.
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May 27 2009
Apples and Oranges, agreed. 
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August 30 2011
This reads like a TEP advertisment.  As a Realtor, I would not begin to compare a historic home in Tucson, AZ Vs a newer built "green" or TEP home.  As the other two pointed out, apples & oranges and really no reason to compare.  Depending on what a buyer wants, there is inventory to choose from.  Some people prefer the character & charm of an older home & then make the upgrades. 

The property sold for $347K in 2009, what do you think it would sell for today?
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