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Wow! Colors man, 70s Style is Hot in This Home

This remarkable condo in Ramona, CA, was a green-saturated masterpiece when first built in 1974.

And because it hasn’t really been inhabited over the decades, what remains is a jaw-dropping time capsule decked out in groovy shades of bright green. It’s currently on the market for $375,000, and admirers of the impeccably executed emerald interiors are taking notice

.When the Country Villas West condo complex was built just outside San Diego in the early ’70s, the best unit was reserved for its developer. This particular developer had an abiding affection for hues in the green spectrum and hired a professional designer to create a trendy, fearless, one-of-a-kind space.

Source: You Won’t Believe the Colors in This ’70s Time Capsule Condo | realtor.com®

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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…

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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Only Bar in a 14-Person Montana Town for Sale

Even smaller than Yucca, AZ!

If you buy the Jersey Lilly, you’ll own the biggest business in the town of Ingomar, Montana. That’s because it is, in fact, the only business in Ingomar. You’ll also be the town’s 14th resident.

The century-old building has survived two World Wars, the Great Depression, and a fire that nearly wiped Ingomar off the map. Owners June Nygren and Boots Kope will be damned if they have to shutter its doors because no one can pony up the $225,000 for this historic bar. “I’m just hoping somebody will say, ‘You know what, I wanna be away from it all.’ This is a spectacular place to do that,” says Nygren.

The nearest town, Forsyth, is “only” 44 miles away. “That’s really close in Montana, trust me.”

Source: For Sale: The Only Bar in a 14-Person Montana Town – Gastro Obscura

19630 Wagon Trail – Just $139,900

Update: Pending!

Check out this one!

Lovely home in private spectacular location. Wonderful open floor plan feels so comfortable. Bay windows & high ceilings add to the spacious feeling. Beautiful views in every direction from the two new decks.

Up close Hualapai mountain views, Mohave mountains, panoramic valley vistas, and also the nearby McCracken mountains.

Access via County maintained Alamo Rd. & Association maintained roads. Nice 3,220 foot elevation. Lush with Juniper, Joshua Trees, Ocotillo, Barrel cactus, zillions of wildflowers.

Many items staying: washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove plus many useful items also available/negotiable. Good well, brand new pressure pump, 40 gallon pressure tank, 2,100 gallon storage tank inside a nice pump house. Brand new roof. Huge storage shed. 17KW propane generator with very little run time, plus additional backup generator. Propane tank can be transferred. Add a solar system, and you’re all set!

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

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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!

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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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)