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Land Special of the Week

This week’s gem is Stagecoach Trails Parcel 3529 located on Arroyo Rd. not too far off Alamo via Calamity Jane.

Another luscious beauty at Stagecoach Trails. A lovely parcel with stunning views of the Hualapai mountains and up close Flattop too.

Starry nights, and beautiful vistas Great private location, yet not too far off County maintained Alamo Rd.

Loaded with Joshua trees, Ocotillo, Red Barrel cactus, & a wide variety of desert flora including amazing Spring displays of wildflowers. Really nice!

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Would you pay top dollar for your own property?

Great article about the importance of viewing your home or other property through the eyes of your buyers. It’s so easy to ignore the little cosmetic things that over time we take for granted.

It’s also very important to use lighting to your advantage, and neutral colors often influence buying decisions in residential sales. Clean, neat, and smelling good are vital to sales.

With vacant land, there are many factors that go into pricing, but any property that at least has a small driveway leading to a parking/camping area already has a leg up on the competition, and it can be accomplished with just a few hundred dollars.

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Most sellers realize they are expected to do a few things to “spruce up” their home before they sell.

Do you understand exactly what you need to do and why? This information is vital to understand to positively position your house to sell.

This is just one part of the larger “total home transition”, but a critical part that will directly affect the list price, DOM (days on market) and ultimate sales price of your house.

The biggest mistake sellers make is not looking at their house through the eyes of the BUYER and not making the necessary visual and cosmetic updates in order to meet BUYER expectations.

Ask yourself, would you pay top dollar for your own house? If not, you need to understand why not and what to do about it.

We strongly encourage sellers to do a thorough (buyer-based) interior and exterior assessment of the house and property, in order to determine what “negative” issues need to be addressed to entice todays buyers.

Be objective and non-emotional when you do the assessment to create a task list and remain in control of the process. Gather the estimates to make a decision on which items will create the most positive impression and ensure the highest ROI (rate of return) on your investment.

Don’t get overwhelmed or be discouraged, it’s just a list. You have control of what you will ultimately decide what you will do and what you are willing to spend to do it. Understanding the financial impact of the decisions you will make is part of the process.

Source: Would You Pay Top Dollar for Your Own House? – Realty Times

August Real Estate Update

It’s the dog days of August, we can see the two dogs in the morning skies, that is Canis Major & Canus Minor. Canis Major has the brightest star visible from earth, Sirius.

This month we would normally be shuffling papers, and trying to get chores done before the heat gets too oppressive, like say by 8:00 am. Surprisingly, this year the calls and emails have continued through the summer, which has been mercifully nicer temperature wise too. We’ll see if sales follow; one can always hope. We have had a noticeably better year  overall with a good positive trend that we’ve needed here.

The monsoon rains are very late this year. We had rain for about a minute one night last week, but that’s been about it. The humidity is higher now though. We had been 6-10% humidity most of June and early July, but now it’s more typically 25-35%. This weekend will see temperatures a high as 111 degrees in Yucca. We’ll be a precious few degrees cooler where we are, but it’s hot!

I believe that Yucca is the last great bargain in the West. We’re relatively close to smaller, but centrally located small cities, and those (Kingman, Lake Havasu City, and Bullhead City) are becoming pricier as we see an influx of new residents. While it’s 2-2 1/2 hours to Las Vegas, that leaves many possibilities for visits from family and friends. California is just 20 miles from Santa Fe Ranch Rd., and one can be at the beaches in a little over 5 hours (avoid rush hour!)

The opportunity today I believe is in trying to extend infrastructure (as in grid power,) or by finding good property and adding septic, well and even a home.

There is a need, but many don’t have the wherewithal or physical capability to take on a home building project. To me it’s a young man’s dream, but the builders do work very hard, and are often subject to the whims of the market as we’ve seen over the years.

Considerable electric and phone infrastructure already exists around Yucca, and one can easily envision more development. Sun City, Yucca? Don’t laugh. We have water, power, rail, interstate, and thousands of acres of inexpensive (relatively) land.

Meanwhile, as we’re more than 20 miles out, I don’t think we’ll have a Circle K at the corner any time soon.

 

Land Special of the Week

Wow! I love this one…

Parcel 129, Hillside Dr. – Stagecoach Trails – $55,000 with Well!

Rare prime 40 acre piece at 3,200 foot elevation, east of Alamo where the desert is at its’ prettiest. With a well!

What a sweet 40 acre parcel at Stagecoach Trails. A true desert gem, loaded with giant Joshua Trees, Saguaros, Juniper and so much more. Very private, secluded, literally next to miles and miles and miles of government lands. Big views.

A wash along the western border is full of interesting places to explore, rock boulders, and I saw a variety of animal tracks. It’s so fun to roam this property.

Lush with all kinds of vegetation, rich in wildflowers; it’s like a desert forest. Has a well (not too common here,) so water is no problem.

The well was recently tested um, well, but will need a new pump/piping etc. though, not yet installed, only cased. I have a quote for new pump etc from A1 Well in Kingman, call me for details. Static water level is 375 ft, total well depth 530 foot (cased.) 5 inch diameter casing. Good water here, tastes delicious.

Land has a basic dirt driveway (rough) gets you off the road and back to your desert hideaway.

Please don’t come to see it unless ready to buy, as you’re guaranteed to fall in love. It could be dangerous. (You have been warned!)

Glorious starry nights & wide open spaces splendid with Hualapai, McCracken & Mohave mountain views*Professionally surveyed, staked* 100% water and mineral rights included.

Dirt roads are association maintained, so it’s heavenly for off road enthusiasts.

Check out the nearby Peace Trail for a true back road Arizona adventure. 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.

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Land Special of the Week

Stagecoach Trails Parcel 2396 – 80.3 Acres

$129,900 & Owner May Finance

Rare find, an 80.3 acre parcel bordering literally thousands of acres of Federal Land at Stagecoach Tails. Right up close and in the Hualapai mountains for extreme big views, and cooler summer temps*Rock boulders, 3,200+ ft elevation.

Clear milky way nights, and endless views of the valley, Hualapai, Mohave, and McCracken Mountain ranges. Loaded with high desert vegetation: So many Saguaros, Juniper, Palo Christie trees, Joshua Trees, Ocotillo, Cholla, Beavertail, Century Plants, Red Barrel Cactus, and a zillion wildflowers.

The perfect spot for a secluded self sufficient home.Amazingly private and beautiful. Rolling, sloping in spots, with so many wonderful places to explore. Your own piece of the Hualapai Mountains right there*In an area of producing wells.100% Water/Mineral rights*

Can be accessed from the north or the south. A good part of the property is mountainous, but with 80+ acres there are plenty of great locations for building your dream solar home, or your personal getaway. The northern access is easiest. Professionally surveyed and staked, all corners marked*

I barely moved from the Northwest corner. Daytime temperatures are high right now, and I need to get over there earlier. Hopefully, I can get some exploring done soon, and I’ll update with more pictures.

Definitely check this beauty out!

Directions:

From Kingman: I40 Exit 25 (Alamo Rd.) Alamo to Mile Marker 23 left on Coyote which quickly turn right to Yucca to Appaloosa, right 1/4 mi to the NW corner, where Appaloosa ends. Note survey stake. Property is 1/2 mile to the South, and 1/4 mile to the East. (Big!) Lake Havasu City/California Exit 20 Santa Fe Ranch Rd. to Alamo first.

Looking up the hill. Property is 1/2 mile ahead and 1/4 mile to the left in this shot. This is looking down approximately the western line.

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Land Special of the Week

Here’s an exciting new parcel in our inventory: It’s Block A, Lot 14 in Desert Shadows Ranchos Unit 2. A big 2.35 acres for just $8,995.

Conveniently located off of County Maintained Knox Drive, it’s a quick trip to Yucca and on to Kingman via Apache Rd., or a rolling jaunt via the I-40 frontage Rd. over to Exit 20 & off to Lake Havasu City or California.

Power runs across the front of the parcel, so it’s pretty much ready to add a septic system, and go!

It’s a particularly pretty property with Joshua Trees, Cholla, Ocotillo & many wildflowers. It’s a nice one…

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Real Estate Update July 2019

The days are getting hotter, but June was nicer than most. Calls and emails have continued at a brisk pace, and we’re seeing many residential sales in Kingman, Lake Havasu City, and all of Mohave Valley/Bullhead City. It’s become a sellers market for homes, as we’re seeing an influx of new residents.

Meanwhile, land sales have picked up. The prices are still extremely attractive, but little by little the values are disappearing, and we’re seeing the beginnings of price appreciation in the Yucca area. The sellers here could sure use some relief.

It’s a mixed blessing though. We love our solitude & the remoteness, but it is welcome to see so many new faces. Shhh, don’t tell too many people!

 

 

Real Estate Update June 2019

We’ve had an extraordinary year, both in terms of rainfall, and also in terms of just nice weather. Instead of suffering through days of 100 plus degrees, it’s been pleasant 80s & low 90s. Everything is so green and beautiful this year.

People have discovered that Yucca is not only an inexpensive destination, but a high quality of life place too.

It’s all meant a big uptick in interest in the Yucca area. We’re putting in long days answering questions ranging from costs of solar systems to wells and septic systems. Between showings, emails, and a steady stream of calls, our days are fully occupied.

Blah blah blah, the travails of a land guy. Anyways, back to work…

Have a great June!

Stagecoach Trails #3357 Flattop Mountain

Update: 6/5/19 Sold! That was quick…

Once in a while, we list a property that’s not only different from the typical parcel here, but is extraordinary. Stagecoach Trails Parcel #3357 is one of those.

Ding Ding Ding! A rare opportunity to own a piece of Flattop Mountain, a local Yucca landmark*Deceiving from the road, this property rises from a magnificent desert arroyo to some incredible vistas and lovely spots, and on to the base of Flattop*

Rolling mini mountains, and the secret hideaways within*A world of it’s own, and an unknown treasure just out of sight*Rugged, rolling, and rocky loaded with character*Starry nights, and beautiful vistas*

Great location, not too far from town, but still loaded with Joshua trees, ocotillo & a wide variety of desert flora*Nice*Flowers everywhere*Giant rock boulders, and quartz outcroppings*Barrel cactus galore, many growing in unique and delightful ways*Hualapai, Black, and Mohave Mountain vistas*

100% Water & Mineral Rights*Flattop towers over all*Geology & topography*Could be a wonderful desert park*This one is so cool, but my wife says we already have enough land*You really shouldn’t wait…


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Land Special of the Week

This week’s special is 710 Billy the Kid Rd. It’s super pretty, and has a convenient location for either getting to Kingman, or to Lake Havasu City.

It’s close to primary Stagecoach Trails roads, near some State Trust lands as well as miles of Federal lands. Value priced at just $19,500, it may just fit your needs. It’s loaded with lush high desert vegetation: Ocotillo, Joshua Trees, Cholla, Red Barrel Cactus, and a zillion wildflowers.

Panoramic views of the Hualapai, Mohave, and Black Mountains. Wide open spaces as far as the eye can see. Truly a daily joy.

If you’ve wished for dark, clear skies to really see the stars the way that most can’t, come check out Yucca, Arizona.

One more bonus: there’s an old driveway & cleared area that wouldn’t take a whole lot to be ready to go camping or for your RV.

Take a look at Parcel 710:

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