Make Yourself at Home In Tucson!

Su Swanne, Realtor – GRI, CSHP, SRES
Graduate, Realtor Institute
Certified Senior Housing Professional
Senior Real Estate Specialist


Pictured here are French Marigolds – Marigolds are the Birth Flower for October. I remember my mother planting some of these in her garden when I was a kid. They have a most interesting scent; I could almost smell them as I was loading them onto the page! Marigolds of all varieties are great plants to brighten your Fall garden. If you are preparing your home for sale, consider using them to give a bright “punch” to your landscape. And CALL ME to arrange a listing appointment!

A Word About Real Estate in Tucson
The Housing Report on my webpage can give you some insight about the current value of your home. If you are thinking about moving up or moving away, you can get a close idea of how much money you could get for your home. If you like to see the numbers and graphs of the current statistics, just go to my website and enter your information. You might be surprised! Many of the homes that were under water a couple of years ago are now back to the place where they were before the downward housing spiral. Did You Know that you can subscribe to the monthly housing report and receive it in your email inbox automatically?

The Snowbirds are heading back this way as temperatures drop in the northern and northeastern states. The population in Tucson increases every year, and so does the desire to find a place to stay, or even buy a second home. If you know of someone who visits each year, and who has in mind a purchase, I would appreciate a referral to help them find exactly the right place.

Lookin’ For A Home?

A Word About Downsizing
Did I mention that I have downsized from a fifth-floor condo to a 25-foot travel trailer? That was 760 square feet to 200 square feet. I lived in that trailer for seven years. If you have any questions about downsizing, I have some answers! Sometimes folks want to downsize because they no longer want to manage a large home (and they might want to travel in an RV, or not!) Some folks find themselves in a situation where they must accommodate changes in their health and lifestyle. Whatever the reason, I can help in making the transition. Call me for a confidential, no-obligation consultation about selling your current home, and moving into a new situation.

A Word About Seniors
I just learned about a transportation service that assists Seniors to get around without needing a smartphone. The service is called GoGoGrandparent and it connects Seniors with drivers for Lyft and Uber without the confusion of looking for an app and becoming proficient with it. You can get the rides you need for doctor visits, shopping, hair salons, etc. by calling the number and creating an account. Although it’s been around for a couple of years, I just discovered it, so I wanted to draw your attention it. Now, there’s no reason for Seniors to not be able to keep moving!

Sign Up Now… for the Alzheimer’s Walk on November 10, 2018 at Reid’s Park  in Tucson. Contact Nadine Hanson at 520-322-6601 – to register or volunteer. The truth is…

  • 1 in 3 Seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • 5.7 Million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and this figure is estimated to increase to 14 Million by 2050.
  • Nearly ⅔ of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.

A Word About Me
This month I am heading to Oklahoma City, OK to attend the 4th Annual Conference for Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHP), sponsored by the Senior Real Estate Institute. As I only received my designation of CSHP back in June,I look forward to meeting other Real Estate Professionals who assist Seniors through some of their more challenging phases of life. I’m excited about learning new ways of providing excellent services to my clients. I will report back in my next update.