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By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Low inventory partnered with low-interest rates makes this a very interesting time in the Havasu real estate market. Buyers want to take advantage of the historically low sub-4% rates. But low inventory levels help keep prices up ($279,500 median sale price for February 2020). When it comes to Ha...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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We appear to be on track for a fantastic first quarter in the Lake Havasu real estate market. According to the Lake Havasu Market Report for February 2020, sales were down slightly from last year but prices went up. Continued low inventory levels help push prices higher. Exactly how did the marke...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Conventional. FHA. Fifteen-year. Thirty-year. Fixed-rate. Adjustable-rate. Who knew Havasu home buyers had so many options when it came to financing a mortgage? No matter which one you choose, unless you put down 20% or more, you end up paying PMI (private mortgage insurance). And can add a coupl...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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New year, new market? The Lake Havasu Market Report for January 2020 showed that sales definitely saw a huge uptick from the previous January. Sale prices hit their highest point ever. And inventory remains low but stayed pretty even from the close of last year. Read on to see how the market perf...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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In the early 2000's, banks seemed to lend money to just about anyone who wanted to buy a home...regardless of their credit history. After the real estate bubble burst, though, lenders tightened up their purse strings considerably. It seemed that they would only lend money to those with excellent ...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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I hope everyone enjoyed themselves with their loved ones over the past few weeks. Now that the holidays are over, we can get on about our regular business. 2019 came in with a whimper and went out with a bang as far as the real estate market is concerned. According to the Lake Havasu Market Repor...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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With less than a week left in 2019, it's time to get out the crystal ball and take a look into the future of the real estate market for next year. Keep in mind that the "experts" get things wrong, too. Nothing's set in stone. With the political climate at a hot point and a presidential election s...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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This time next week, we throw away all the gift wrapping from our opened Christmas presents and gear up for the new year celebration taking place the following week. Can you believe it's almost 2020 already? Time seems to fly by faster and faster every single year. Before you know it, it'll be ti...

By Elise Harron, Rural Vacant Land and Development Specialist
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
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 Welcome to Arizona where Open Range is the norm. Those are the ranchers’ cows. If you don't want them on your property, fence them out. If you don't want them in your gardens, swimming pools, etc. then fence them out with a PROPER fence as per either the State Trust fencing standards or the Publ...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving with their loved ones. We're rounding out the end of the year here. In two weeks, we celebrate Christmas. Then, we welcome in a brand new year. 2020...can you believe it?! Do yourself a favor. Take in the Festival of Lights in the English Village this m...

By Judith Ritter, Rural Land & Homes Specialist
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
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Holiday Meals Off-GridMany of the families in the area use their rural land to come together and celebrate the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, since it's still nice enough during the day to get out and enjoy the land. Since I'm most decidedly not the cook in my family, I polled our community t...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The economy in Lake Havasu City depends on tourism and construction for the most part. A couple of decades ago, tourists came out only on the weekends (Friday through Sunday). However, in the last few years, those weekends seem to extend into the weekdays. It's not unusual to see our population e...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Face it. Technology evolves almost daily. Just 10 years ago, flip phones ruled the roost. Today, everyone has a smartphone filled with tons of apps to make everyday life that much easier. Who knows what tomorrow brings! We also want this smart technology inside our Lake Havasu homes. In fact, buy...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The next few weeks are chockablock full of fun festivities. We pull out all the stops for the end-of-year celebrations. For now, though, let's concentrate on the Havasu holiday events taking place over just the last part of November 2019.Havasu Holiday Events - November 2019Turkey TrotWhere: Gran...

By Judith Ritter, Rural Land & Homes Specialist
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
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Off-Grid Heating  Now that we're into November, there's a chill in the air here in northern Arizona. One of the frequent questions I get is how to heat a home when you're off the grid. We use our fireplace for nearly 100% of our heating. I do leave our propane furnace on a ridiculously low settin...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Who's getting ready for Thanksgiving? It's only two weeks away. Then, less than a month after that...Christmas! It seems as if the years go faster and faster the older I get. The stats for the Lake Havasu Market Report for October 2019 are in. For the second month in a row, prices and sales both ...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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"We Buy Houses for Cash". "We Buy Houses $$Fast Cash$$". "Sell Your House Fast". You've probably seen a variation or two of these signs posted somewhere in town. They promise to pay off your house quickly. But are these a sweet deal or should you say "no thanks"?We Buy Houses for Cash: Sweet Deal...

By Judith Ritter, Rural Land & Homes Specialist
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
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Pros and Cons of Buying Rural Northern AZ Land FAQ's -- Why Buy?The Pros to Buying Rural LandAffordability - Parcels of land in many rural areas of Arizona are still affordable! Land prices fell with the market in 2008 but have been slowly rising. In many cases you can find land with part of the ...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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For several months now, mortgage rates have remained under 4%. If you purchased your Lake Havasu home last year, you may have paid close to 5%. Your home also may have shot up in value, giving you more equity. With interest rates staying low, you might want to consider refinancing your mortgage. ...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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My, how time flies. Can you believe it's already October? All of the best holidays come in the last quarter of the year. The first biggie, of course, is Halloween. But why wait until the 31st to celebrate? Havasu Halloween 2019 offers several fun events going on between now and then. Which ones d...

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