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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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Check Out the Kingman Visitor Center Website for Everything Kingman

Kingman, the Heart of Historic Route 66 & one of the hidden treasures of Arizona, is conveniently located on Interstate 40 and is the perfect launching point for “Route 66 and Beyond.” Scenic hiking, historic charm, great cafes and restaurants, and the allure of Route 66 combine to make Kingman a remarkable destination.

Source: Kingman AZ Visitor Center

We like Kingman Arizona. I first fell in love with this area in 1995, and moved just a short year later. We still get mail in Kingman, and our official address is there, but we reside way out where Grand Mohave desert meets blue Sonoran skies.

Check them out for upcoming events & activities. Then come and get your kicks!

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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Short Term Vacation Rentals Divide Sedona Residents

Julieanna Bottorff has lived in her quiet Sedona neighborhood for 20 years. A deer path that runs behind her house and across the street was regularly trafficked by wildlife.

Then a developer moved in across the street and ripped up the path, she says. The developer plans to build as many as five 6,000-square-foot homes to be used as short-term rentals, neighbors say.

The once quiet street is now punctuated with the steady noise of construction. The move comes as residents of the tourist hotspot grapple with the consequences of a two-year-old state law that restricts how cities and towns can regulate short-term home rentals advertised on websites such as Airbnb or VRBO.

On Wednesday, more than 150 people attended a city meeting. The Sedona residents grilled state Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, about how the state plans to address the law’s consequences.

Among them: investors moving into neighborhoods to buy up multiple homes, vacation renters driving up housing costs and the changing neighborhood dynamics.

Several homeowners supported the recent law that allowed vacation rentals to flourish in Arizona. They spoke about how the short-term rentals made it possible for them to pay their mortgages.

Source: ‘They killed our city’: Locals feel helpless as vacation rentals overrun Sedona, Arizona

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We have had an Airbnb, and have also used them. The problem is in the popular areas many can become just modern day flophouses.

Personally, I feel that the property owners’ rights to full use and enjoyment should never be infringed, but rather any control of property use is best left to the individual, or past that,  a small carefully supervised HOA or better yet neighborhood council.

Once we get to the municipal level, the rules get more ridiculous, and the monies wasted in trying to enforce the new laws just end up creating more bureaucracy (which taxpayers have to fund, defeating the whole exercise.) Continue reading Short Term Vacation Rentals Divide Sedona Residents

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

Stagecoach Trails Parcel #2488 Gene Autry – Just $24,900

With Grid Power!

This weeks’ land special is the rarest of Stagecoach Trails, one with power! That’s right folks, this one has utility power right to the property.

What’s even more appealing is the reasonable price and the seller is even willing to finance with a strong down payment.

Don’t miss this one, if you need on grid power, look no further.

In every direction there are sweeping panoramic views of the Mohave, Hualapai, and Black Mountains. Near literally thousands and thousands of Federal and State of Arizona Public lands, you’ll have endless explorations, and opportunities to see wildlife, endless Springtime flowers, and stars like never. The Milky Way looks like a dim cloud in the crystalline skies.

Easy access, just 3/4 mile from Mohave County maintained Butch Cassidy, and good access via Association maintained roads.

Come join us in this special place, we call home. You’ll just call it amazing…

 

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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!

 

 

More Visitors

Well, after leaving the hose on to help water the pine tree, we’ve had quite a show here as all day long visitors come to our real oasis in the desert. We’ve even had multiple visits from as many as 6 javalina.

It’s quite hot here today, already 106 degrees at 11:30 am. We’ll probably try to keep these guys happy for a little while longer, but being on solar, our water is power meaning that we need to run pumps more etc. to keep the flow flowing. We may have to back off a little on the happy oasis.

Meanwhile, we’re quite comfortable in the house as the swamp cooler is doing a marvelous job, and we were all the way down to 68 degrees at dawn.