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Victorian Flair on a Budget

Victorian homes in the United States have been wildly popular since the late 1800s, precisely because they are built to last.

The rise of mass production of modular building parts, delivered by rail, enabled Americans around the turn of the century to create their own unique home designs, riffing on the Victorian blueprint.

As a result, several types of Victorians dot the landscape—Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, among other styles—but all boast ornate designs, detailed woodwork, and a flair for the dramatic in one combination or another.

Source: Beauty on a Budget! 10 Victorians Priced Under $150K | realtor.com®

7190 E Red Barrel – 40 acres – Bring the horses!

Truly wonderful home in private spectacular location next to literally miles of Government lands. Exceptional open floor plan and lovely fireplace. High ceilings add to the spacious feeling. Large garage ready for your toys. Just $265,000!

Private, secluded, and with steel security shutters for your peace of mind. Beautiful views in every direction. Up close McCracken mountain views, Mohave mountains, Hualapai mountain, panoramic valley vistas.

Access via County maintained Alamo Rd. & Association maintained roads.

Nice high desert elevation. Lush with Juniper, Joshua Trees, Ocotillo, Barrel cactus, zillions of wildflowers.

So many items staying: washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove plus furnishings and everything you need to make this a turn key getaway, or desert paradise. It’s turn key for your desert getaway! Many other useful items also available/negotiable.

Good well, brand new pressure pump, 40 gallon pressure tank, 2,500 gallon storage tank inside a nice 16×12 pump house/shed. Propane tank can be transferred. Excellent solar system, all ready with plenty of capacity.

Everything looks fresh, shows well. Evaporative coolers stay. Priced for quick sale, the property has been lightly used, but well maintained – don’t miss this one!

Check out the nearby Peace Trail for a true back road Arizona adventure. Explore Kingman, Lake Havasu, Laughlin or just head off into miles of Federal and State Lands. See Alamo Lake for great bass fishing, just down the road on the quiet side of the Lake. Come and join the wonderful community of Yucca, Arizona where the Grand Mohave desert meets blue Sonoran sky. You know you want it…

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Titan Missile Silo For Sale Near Tucson

BOLD opportunity to own a decommissioned underground Titan II missile complex. This property was once one of the most top secret of government assets and is now ready to fulfill a new mission. That mission is for you to define amongst the limitless scenarios. Secure storage facility? Underground bunker? Remarkable residence – literally living down under?

The property is situated on a 12 + acre parcel with boundless views. Private yet not too remote. Quick easy access to Tucson and just 20 minutes for supplies. 3-D interactive tour coming soon.

Shown only to qualified buyers with proof of funds or private financing. (Do not trespass or attempt to visit site without permission). For the curious but not the serious, check out the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita.

Source: Catalina, AZ Real Estate – Catalina Homes for Sale – realtor.com® 

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(Update 11/19/19 – property is in Pending status)

Real Estate Update October 2019

The weather has cooled from summer heat to a pleasant time of year, and even some nights are chilly.

Meanwhile, the phones are ringing again after the briefest of lulls this year. There are still quite a few good values at Stagecoach Trails, and around Yucca, but they are selling.

We typically see a slowdown in August and September particularly in the more modest price ranges, as the kids are back in school, and the snowbirds are yet to arrive. With all of the cold up north, it won’t be long…

 

This Is the Creepiest Halloween Decor You Can Get Your Hands On

There are two types of Halloween decorators in this world: the pumpkin patch lovers who display cute vignettes full of hay bales and homemade scarecrows, and those whose aesthetic sensibility skews more toward the set of “Saw.”

If you fall into the latter category, you’re going to love what we’ve dug up for you. Yes, that’s right: We scoured the deep web for the most bone-chilling decorations that you can get your bloody hands on—just in time for the scariest night of the year.

Source: This Is the Creepiest Halloween Decor You Can Get Your Hands On | realtor.com® Click for the whole article with creepy pictures

Mortgage Rates Drop Once Again

Mortgage rates fell yet again on a weekly basis thanks to the declining yield on Treasury notes. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.57% during the week ending Oct. 10, down 8 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac reported Thursday.

This is a stark change from a year ago when the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.90% The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped 9 basis points to an average of 3.05%, according to Freddie Mac. The 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.35%, down 3 basis points from a week ago.

Source: Mortgage Rates Drop Once Again—Sparking More Interest in Loan Refinancing | realtor.com®