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What is a historic Tucson home? In general, a historic Tucson was built prior to the 1950’s.
Why would such an old home be sought after? The answer is simple. There aren’t many homes that offer the location, charm, character, and craftsmanship of a historic Tucson homes.
Homes in the El Presidio neighborhood date back to the mid to late 1800’s. These homes are known for their adobe style and downtown location. Homes in the El Presidio are unique and treasured.
When looking for a historic Tucson home the neighborhood is everything. The more notable the historic Tucson neighborhood the higher the price. Also, the more constant the demand will be of the homes.
An example of this would be the historic Tucson neighborhood of El Encanto. El Encanto and its sister neighborhood of Colonia Solana are on Broadway. They are across the street from each other.
Similar homes in El Encanto sell for 10%-15% more then in Colonia Solana. Why the premium? Simply, the name and reputation of the historic Tucson neighborhood.
It is well know in Tucson that El Encanto was Tucson’s first “Luxury Housing development”. Business leaders and notable Tucson residents built their homes in the El Encanto. As it grew it became a Tucson status symbol to live in the El Encanto area.
At the same time, Colonia Solana was being built across the street. For what ever reasons, El Encanto remains the “old money neighborhood of Tucson” not Colonia Solana. That distinction increases the value of an El Encanto home.
The story is the same for other historic Tucson neighborhoods.
Sam Hughes is a prime example. Tell anyone you own a home in Sam Hughes and they will likely know where you live. The Sam Hughes Neighborhood is well known and highly sought after.
If you are looking for a historic Tucson home and can pay the premium, look in the more well known historic Tucson neighborhoods. The premium you pay will be worth it.
Although it may not be important in the decision making process there is another advantage in owning a historic Tucson home. A BIG break in your property taxes. Historic Tucson neighborhoods identified as “National Historical Districts” pay lower property taxes.
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