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Some Heading to Arizona, What States People Are Leaving

Living on a fixed income, retirees are looking for ways to make their budgets stretch—and New Jersey’s high home prices and property taxes don’t make it an attractive place to stay.

The Garden State’s median home list price of $389,050 in November was about 21% more than the national list price of $309,000. It’s also a lot more than Arizona’s median price of $350,050 and Florida’s median price of $335,050.

But the high cost of living isn’t dissuading millennials from moving in. The state offers plenty of high-paying jobs, as well as many towns within commuting distance to New York City that are attractive to those just starting out and establishing their careers. There were still more folks aged 34 and under moving into New Jersey than out of the state, according to United.

Top states folks are fleeing

  1. New Jersey

2. Illinois

3. New York

4. Connecticut

5. Kansas

6. Ohio

7. California

8. Michigan

9. North Dakota

10. Iowa

Source: The State That Americans Are Fleeing—and Where They’re Winding Up | realtor.com®

The article says that Arizona is the #3 destination overall. Anecdotally, many Californians are buying residential in Mohave County. According to the Title Company, the vast majority are from California.

January Real Estate Update

This year is off to a good start. Activity has picked up after a somewhat slower fall season. Like clockwork, our sales are best in the first quarter of the year. I’m not sure if it’s end of year bonuses, New Years’ resolutions, snowbirds or what, but it’s always welcome to be busy again.

The discouraging part is the sales prices. We’re still seeing what I consider “vulture pricing.” The sales today are often at depressed prices. The hope is that these will finally sell, (and the truth is that there are less in the basement price-wise now,) and we’ll be able to see an uptick.

Meanwhile, in the cities, the prices have continued to rise in Mohave County as we experience an exodus from California. At some point, the purchase of raw land will make more and more economic sense and the prices should rise. One can always hope anyway…

Be Careful Out There!

Officials from the Arizona Game and Fish Department say that multiple mountain lions have been killed after they ate human remains, KGUN-TV reports.

Officials say that three mountain lions were killed by the department after they reportedly ate human remains in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The remains were found on the Pima Canyon Trail and had shown signs of being disturbed by wildlife. The mountain lions involved had also reportedly showed signs of “interacting with humans” in the area.

Officials say that the animals were killed due to their proximity to residences and an apparent lack of fear of humans

Source: Multiple Mountain Lions Killed by Game and Fish Officials After They Were Observed Eating Human Remains Near Tucson, Arizona – News Breaking LIVE

15355 S Cameron Road, Yucca, Arizona 86438 $92,900

The perfect snowbird retreat. Older Manufactured home in great condition. Spacious 1,416 square feet with comfortable floor plan.

Beautiful views in every direction, with up front Black Mountains, panoramic Hualapai Mountains, and also the nearby Mohave Mountains (You know that there’s gold up there, right?)

Easy access to I-40 for travel to River fun, Kingman, Lake Havasu, Laughlin or just head off into miles of Federal and State Lands*Grid power for your convenience*Additional 2.1 Acre lot next door is included for 4.2 big acres*Truly turn key, all furnishings, washer, dryer, refrigerator, microwave.

Comfy beds with good mattresses*Linens etc.

Has a 5,000 gallon water tank, Pressure pump, 40 gallon pressure tank, and all relatively new. Roof 3 years old.

Nice laminate flooring, shows well & easy to clean. Property cleared for easy maintenance.

Home has propane wall heater and wall evaporative cooler, original furnace has been removed, all ductwork remains if you wanted central air/heat again. Previously permitted 48 x 32 concrete pad is ready for your new garage (would need new Mohave County inspection)

Property has nice landscaped parts, and gorgeous Ocotillo, Barrel Cactus, Beavertail cactus, and in sight are the famous Joshua trees of the Mohave Desert. Relax on the covered back porch*Fenced*Affordable, and ready – don’t miss this one.


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Wintry Blast Today

Brrr… It’s cold! It was just a couple of weeks ago that we were basking in above normal temperatures in the mid-80s. This morning, it was only 34F degrees here.

Above is a picture of yesterday’s lingering storm including snow in the mountains. We even heard thunder once!

Today dawned mostly clear. We need the power after several mostly cloudy days. It should get up into the low 50s.

 

 

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

Horse lovers’ delight with a 125 ft by 175 horse corral, round pen, shaded 12 ft stalls, all high quality & turnkey for your steed! Then there’s miles of federal lands next door for your riding pleasure.

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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