Finally, we’re getting a little bit of a break next week after the record breaking heat of the last week or so. It will be refreshingly cool, and gives us a chance to cool the house at night naturally, and save solar power for better things than just cooling. If we can lower the temperature of the thermal mass of the house one last time, it will help us as we roll into the hot dry summer months.
Gorgeous Parcel in Stagecoach Trails. Value priced at just $17,000. (Update: Pending sale 5/16/2020)
Lush vegetation including Joshua Trees, Ocotillo, Barrel Cactus, and loads of wildflowers. Dark skies for astronomical pleasure, and excellent mountain views! Hualapai, Mohave, Black Mountains – lovely views.
Surveyed, staked. 100% Water & mineral rights. No flood zone, very usable property.
Nice! Get to where you’ve always wanted to be – the beautiful high desert of Northwest Arizona. Big 39.87 acres .
Near to 840 acres of State of Arizona Trust land. Private, yet has easy access to main roads. Owner may finance with decent down payment, everything is handled by the Title Company, so it’s never been easier!
More pictures here: Continue reading Land Special of the Week 2838 Red Cloud Drive
Daytime temps have been lovely, and good sleeping weather at night. Looks to warm up a bit, but for us here, it’s now the “nice” time of year…
Finally, the nicer time of the year is here. Lower humidity, pleasant nights, and bright clear skies make us very happy.
It’s been wonderfully nicer with cool nights all the way to low 70s & upper 60s. We’re loving it!
It looks to warm up a little, but as long as it cools at night, we’re fine inside. It’s now our nicest time of the year…
Happy Labor Day!
It’s been very hot lately, but finally last night we had rain. The winds howled, lightning was striking all around, and we were so happy to smell the fresh air and feel the drops falling.
Today dawned cool, but it will be steamy later today. Looks like we finally drop back into the 90’s soon.
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.