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Kingman, AZ Real Estate News

By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
The 22nd Annual Route 66 Fun Run starts tonight at 6 p.m. in Seligman AZ.  The classic cars, motor cycles and trucks will wind their way from Seligman on Saturday morning to Kingman AZ where events are sheduled all day.  Andy Devine Ave/Route 66 will be closed for the judging of vehicles from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Come downtown to the Locomotive Park and enjoy the Bill Bailey Band, the Route 66 Scholarship Dinner.  There will be activities and vendors all day. This is one of the best weekends of the Spring.  Come on down and enjoy the fun. For more information contact 928-757-5001 or go to www.azrt66.com.  
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Have you ever wondered just how long a particular building component like siding, may last on a new home If you live in Kingman Arizona, the most common material is stucco which has a normal 50+ year life if installed correctly.  Remember all stucco cracks with typical settling and exposure in our climate.  If a crack is less than 1/8 inch wide it shouldn't cause much concern.  However, if a crack is more than 1/8 inch or has a defection there is a possibility of structural movement and should be addressed asap. Other common siding materials should last as follows: Brick - lifetime Engineered wood - lifetime Fiber Cement - lifetime Manufactured Stone - lifetime Stucco - 50+ years Vinyl - Lifetime The ten most common defects encountered nationally, Foundation Electrical defects Roofing H...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Nancy, my business partner asked me to pass on information about the Square Dance Festival being hosted by the Kingman Kut Ups so here goes: From Nancy: Hi I wanted to let everyone know about an event in Kingman that we are very excited about.  The Kingman Kut-ups Square Dance Club is having their 29th Annual Route 66 Spring Jubilee, April 24 & 25, 2009 in Kingman, Arizona.  We are featuring Arlen Miller, a Great caller from Northridge, CA, and Barbara Lopez, a wonderful round dance cuer from Prescott, AZ.  We will starting our weekend out with a Friday night Dance, starting at 7pm at the Katherine Heidenreick Adult Center in Kingman.  Saturday we continue with a square dance workshop Saturday morning at 9:30am and a round dance workshop at 11:00am.  Saturday afternoon we are presenting...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Home and Garden Expo! Nancy and I are manning a booth next week from April 17-19 at the Fairgrounds.  Stop by and visit! We will have up-to-date information on FHA/VA loans, the New Buyer's Tax Credit, how to sell your home and much, much more. The Home and Garden Show is an annual event held every year at the Fairgrounds.  This year will see demonstrations from Master Gardeners, Home Designers, information on windows, and a chef's demonstration from our local Chef Gaul.  Over 50 vendors will be on hand. Come on down! Visit our webite at www.kingmanrealestate4u.com    
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
It's that time of year again The Annual Fun Run is coming to Kingman!   First held in 1988 the Fun Run attracts people from all over the US and even brings in cars from foreign countries.  The 3 day event starts May 1, starts in Seligman and travels 140 miles to Topock.  The Run stops in Kingman on Saturday where the cars are on display downtown at Locomotive Park and leaves after the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning at the Power House. Activities along the way include music, dancing, cruising, food and fun. For information visit http://www.azrt66.com Anyone can participate and I intend to run from Seligman to Kingman in my old 2005 Honda! Did you know that the longest continuous stretch of the old "Mother Road" left in the U.S. runs from Ash Fork, AZ to the Colorado River in Topock....
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
HMMC is currently filming a video of Kingman for their website.  The video will be used to recruit employees for the new hospital scheduled to open in the Fall.  MedCath the owners of the new hospital plan to later edit the video to provide information to the public about the community and hospital.  It will highlight the best of Kingman and promote our community as the perfect place to live. We can expect to see the video on the companies website within the next 30 days.
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
We have all suffered from the recent 19% increase in electricity rates and I'm happy to announce that Unisource is dropping rates on electricity approximately 21% as of June 1.  Unisouce has announced that the rates will be since they took control of our power since 2003. The drop is due to the reduced cost of natural gas and the Arizona Corporation Commissions "purchase price and fuel adjustment system put in place several years ago that resets electricity rates once a year based on the price of natural gas. Enjoy it while it lasts, Unisource has said that it would be seeking an increase in distribution rates in 2010.
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Take time on April 9 to visit Kingman's Wildlife Fair.  Free and open to the public the event will be held at Kingman Academy from 6 to 9 p.m.  This is a youth event sponsored by Arizona Game and Fish and will be youth oriented.  Past events hosted 2000 guests.  View live birds, mammals, several species of rattlesnakes and other native wildife.  There will also be interactive hunting and fishing games.  Don't forget to bring your camera.  Photo ops will be available.  For more information, contact Game and Fish @ (928) 692-7700.        
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Well it's not what we had hoped for, but at least our airline service is back. On Monday, Great Lakes announced that they will begin offering flights between Kingman and Ontario, California.  Once again we will be able to connect Kingman to the national transportation system.  We lost our provider last June and it is great to see it back.  Great Lakes spokesmen have said it is their goal to get service from Kingman to Las Vegas and we hope to see it in the near future. Service will also be provided from Kingman to Farmington, NM, the airlines maintenance facility. Welcome to Kingman--Great Lakes Airlines! For schedule information go to www.flygreatlakes.com  
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
It's that time of the year when we are mulling through our documents and paperwork getting ready for tax time.  Are you taking adequate measures to protect these documents from fallilng into the wrong hands or being lost in a natural disaster?  Do you know how long to keep tax records? Do you know the best way to protect vital paperwork from fire and flood damage? Do you know what type of paper shredder is recommended to completely destroy documents? Tax returns and supporting documents need to be kept for the previous seven filing years. Keep pay stubs and records until the end of the year to confirm your 1099 or W-2 forms are correct. Warranties and original receipts for warranted items should be set aside at least until the warranty expires. Essential documents to keep in a safe depo...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
I know it is hard to take that leap into homeownership when the economy is in turmoil and all you hear is gloom and doom about the marketplace.  The news bombards us everyday with real estate statistics, most of them sound negative.  They say 7% of homes are in foreclosure, but forget to say 92% are not.  All real estate is local. Kingman AZ is a wonderful place to live.  Surrounded by mountains and close to Las Vegas, we offer a climate different from our surrounding cities of Bull Head City, Laughlin and Lake Havasu.  Because of our elevation, we are cooler in the summer by 10 to 20 degrees.  We sit at the crossroads of Hwy 40 and 93, in fact, if you have driven from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, you have passed through Kingman.  We have no natural disasters to worry about.  No earth...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
You must be a first time home buyer, which the law defines as someone who hasn't owned a primary home for 3 years prior to the subject home purchase.  If you haven't owned a home for 3 years, but your spouse has, neither of you qualifies.  You must also purchase the home between January 1 2009 and December 1, 2009.  Taxpayers who purcased a home in 2008 may be eligible for the former $7500 credit, but that credit must be repaid over 15 years.  The new credit does not have to be repaid as long as you stay in your home for 3 years. The stimulus tax credit is equal to 10% of the homes's purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000.  The law also allows taxpayers who purchase a home in 2009 to claim the credit on their 2008 taxes.  If you have already filed your claim, you may file an ammended...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Great news!  We just heard direct from the USDA Rural Housing Department RD Program Director and he confirmed to us that there will be no changes to the Arizona eligible rural areas until the receipt of the 2010 census! This means we will still have Rural Housing Loans available to us and can keep helping people live the American Dream of Home Ownership at 100% financing here in Kingman! The High Tech Mortgage folks and REALTORS in the area have worked hard with our legislators to keep Rural Housing Financing in the area at least for now. For more information on loan rules and regulations, visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/common/program_info.htm#SFH    
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
I had the pleasure of visiting our Mohave Museum of History and Arts on Friday afternoon to view the new exhibit.  The museum is presenting a beautiful collection of fashion through our history. On display are the beautiful wedding gowns of our first settlers, and a series of fashions worn by both men in women from the 1800's through the 1970's.  Along with the clothing they have displayed a wonderful selection of accessories from those times. I thought I would just stop and view the new exhibit but was charmed by the display of collections and exhibits including dioramas of the Indian culture, mining and much more regarding our town and county.  Don't forget the wonderful collection of items owned by Andy Devine, our native son. The museum has a lovely giftshop featuring art from loca...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
ADOT (The Arizona Department of Transportation) officially began construction to improve the final 15 miles of U.S. 93 south of the By Pass.  It is expected to be completed by late 2010 to correspond with the completion of the By Pass.  Throughout construction, access will be maintained to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The new bridge will span the Colorado River just below the Hoover Dam and sit 900 ft above the river. The bypass is expected to speed travel between Nevada and Arizona, cutting the travel time between Las Vegas and Phoenix to under six hours.    Information on the widening project may be found at www.us93corridor.com. Because of expected construction slow downs, visit http://safetravelusa.com/nv.  For more information on the bridge can be found at http://www.hoo...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Where are the setbacks on my Kingman AZ property?  We are asked this question all the time!  Below is a chart of the required setbacks for the R-1 Residential Single Family designation.  SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Accessory buildings and uses (garages, carports, sheds, etc.) are separate from the main structure and use on a property.  Accessory structures must be located to the rear of the front yard setback and must not be closer than four (4) feet to any alley line or rear lot line, and must not be closer to any side lot line than the required side yard. Please keep in mind that accessory buildings, in the aggregate, may not occupy over l0% of the lot area. Call 928-753-8130 for information before construction.  Setbacks Zoning Front Front-Side(Side Street) Rear Side R-1-6 20 10 15 5 R-1-8 20...
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By Chere Davis
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Do you want to learn about credit? How to get it, how to use it and how to keep it.  Come to the Realtors association on 1923 Kino Avenue, Kingman Az 86409 When? Wednesday, 2/18/09 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm RSVP to mtatosian@premiermortgage.com
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Nancy & I visited with the representatives from the Hualapai Mountain Medical Center at the County Fair last weekend!  They tell us that they expect to accept the first patient the last quarter of 2009 and it won't be long before the local hiring of support services and staff will begin. The hospital will offer the following services: Emergency Department 24/7 Heart Services Surgery (Inpatient and Outpatient) Medical Intensive Care Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory Imaging (CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, X-ray) Loboratory Nutrition/Dietary Pharmacy The hospital will eventually house 106 beds with a full-service ER with 200,000 sq.ft. currently under construction.  For more information check out the hospital website: http://www.hmmcaz.com/  
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Mardian Ranch will go before the Planning & Zoning Commission to ask for a minor amendment to the General Plan with the hope of changing 616 acres of its planned development from retail/residential to light industrial. The planned community will include several sections of land covered by solar panels that will provide power to the community.  The new plant will also sell power to the Las Vegas, California and Phoenix markets.  Spokesman for Mardian Ranch says that 1 section could provide up to a potential of 100 megawatts of power. Although no start date is set, the company must get approval from the State Corporation Commission to proceed.
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
The North Star Steel Plant which has been inactive for over five years will be the new home of Nucor Steel who purchased the plant at a cost of $35,000,000 in 2003.  Nucor will produce rebar and wire rod starting in second quarter 2009.  Mayor John Salem stated that the plant would initially produce 50 high paying local jobs with more to come as production increases.  Mohave County Deputy Director of Economic Development was quoted: "that this was a big win for the county and Kingman."  Nucor is one of the largest steel producers in the US and currently employs 20,000 nationwide.  
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