Payson, AZ Real Estate News

By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
There are a variety of condos and townhouses for sale in Payson, AZ,at a fairly wide range of amenities and of prices. Some of the representative developments are listed below: 300 W. Frontier Condos- These are definitely lower-end. We manage several units for an Owner. There are many units there which are rented out like apartments. Other units are Owner-occupied. There are 42 units total. They WERE apartments, originally, but were converted to private condominiums a few years ago. There is a laundry room with coin-op washers and dryers which is maintained by the HOA. The prices for these are lower than the other condominiums for sale in Payson. The ones we have listed are $29,000 for a one bedroom, and $33,000 for a two bedroom.     Mountain View Manor- These are the condos by the Gre...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Beaver Valley, near Payson, AZ, is a subdivision along the East Verde River. To reach the subdivision go North on Beeline Hwy (Hwy 87, the main street through Payson), through the roundabout, and turn right (East) on Houston Mesa Road. The road is blacktop. Bypass Mesa del Caballo, about two miles along. Beaver Valley is about six miles from Payson. Along the way you will pass the Freedom Acres area, and see homes on various roads that branch off the main road. Many of those homes include acreage.           Here is a Google map of Beaver Valley: View Beaver Valley, near Payson, AZ in a larger map The landscape slopes toward the East Verde River, and the views on the drive are absolutely beautiful.Homes in Beaver Valley are found right along the river, as well as up along the hills nearb...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Payson Pines in Payson, AZ, is a subdivision in the Northwest part of town. If you know Payson, the road next to the Home Depot store (Houston Mesa Rd.) leads West into Payson Pines. One can also reach Payson Pines by going North on McLane Rd, the major North-South street on the West side of Beeline Hwy. Even though it is at the far North end of Payson, it is convenient to the rest of town because of the proximity to Beeline Hwy. All of the homes in Payson Pines (with one exception that I know of) are cedar sided, and stained various shades of golden brown. The garage doors are mostly green, with a very few being a blue shade. This gives the subdivision an attractive look, but Buyers should be aware that the cedar siding requires regular maintenance. Payson sun and temperatures are hard...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Yes, there ARE areas in Payson, AZ with no HOA(Home Owners' Association). This is something we are asked about frequently. People either love having an HOA, or they hate it. There doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground. So for you independent types who don't want one (we bought w/o one- my husband is a packrat, and always has too much stuff by the side of the house) here is the low-down for Payson: In Payson, if you don't want an HOA, think two words- OLDER and MIXED. The no HOA areas tend to be the older neighborhoods. If you want the newer subdivisions, where the homes are all fairly standardized you will have to put up with an Association. Being older, the areas w/o HOAs tend to be a variety of older mobiles, manufactured homes, and site-built houses all mixed together. Some homes...
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In the very middle of the Grand Canyon State there exists a 7,000 foot-high, 200 mile long escarpment known as the Mogollon Rim.  And right in the shadow of these stunning mountains sits a quaint little town surrounded by an abundance of forest, beauty, and wonder.  Here you’ll be able to find plenty of Houses for Sale in Payson from the Mazatzal Mountain Ranges all the way to the Sierra Ancha. Your gorgeous home will have scenic mountain views, the company of elegant, giant ponderosa pines which dot the low hills and add to the splendor of the area, and the majesty of the forests that cover the mountain slopes and higher elevations. Payson sits along one of only three pure ozone belts around the world, and this is a fact that the locals are often heard stating proudly.  There are also...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
NOW RENTED!   There are many homes for rent and for sale in Mesa del Caballo, near Payson, AZ. Mesa del (for short) is a subdivision a little over 2 miles from Payson. To reach the subdivision go North on Beeline Hwy (Hwy 87- the primary street in Payson) to the North edge of town. Go through the roundabout (if you've never driven one of these it IS interesting) and then turn right on Houston Mesa Rd. About 2 miles out the road forks, with Mesa del to the left. View Mesa del Caballo in a larger map   The subdivision is partly surrounded by Tonto National Forest, and from many homes on the edges of the subdivision one can just walk right out into the Forest.  Parts of Mesa del have gorgeous views of the Mogollan Rim- this photo is the view from a home which we have currently for rent.  T...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
    There is an outside gate which leads to this courtyard and front door. The property has a Southwestern look which is not common in Payson. There are two residences on the lot, and they share/split the outside. There is a detached garage which goes with this home. 3 bedroom, 2 baths, $975                              
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Are you into western heritage, cowboys and rodeos, but you want it all with the right mix of modern amenities?  If the answer is yes, then Payson real estate in AZ is exactly what you are looking for.  This Arizona town is often referred to as the Festival Capital of Arizona, and it is a title that the town has earned through countless attractions the year round. Are you a lover of country music, especially when it takes you back to the very roots of what country is all about?  Payson has a Bluegrass Festival, and you will hear some of the most beloved Bluegrass classics of all time, as well as some modern standards which are sure to become timeless classics. If you love art, then you can enjoy the Art League's Fine Arts and Crafts Show, and there is always the World's Oldest Continuous...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
This was my flower bed this afternoon. The pansies bloom all winter, even though we get down to teens or 20s at night, and get snow. It has melted now, but more snow is probably coming tonight. We are only about 90 minutes drive from Phoenix, but we are 5,000 ft. elevation.
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There is a breathtaking town the sits right among the majestic mountains of the Mogollon Rim, which is a 7,000-foot, 200-mile-long escarpment.  Nestled within all this spectacular natural beauty, is the town of Payson, AZ.  In this wonderful town, you will find Payson homes for sale between the Sierra Ancha and Mazatzal Mountain Ranges, and right among giant saguaros, which go up their  march up the low hills, while forests cover higher slopes and elevations. There are rivers running rampantly throughout the nearby canyons, and residents are known to brag about the fact that that their town is situated in one of only three, pure air ozone belts in the world.  The mild climate invites residents and visitors to explore year-round, especially since the Tonto National Forest is a major recr...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
  This home has just come on the rental market. It is in a subdivision named Payson Pines, where all the homes are wood sided like this. It makes for an attractive neighborhood. This home has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (hall and master), a sliding door pantry in the kitchen, a dining area, a 2-car garege, and a washer and dryer. It will rent for $850 Call/email us to see!  
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
If you garden, you know it's not too early to be planning and ordering seeds.  For cool season crops, seedlings need to be started SOON, at least in our area. If you live in or near Payson, Arizona, consider planting a few extra veggies to sell at the Farmers Market. Won't have enough? There is a co-op table for those with only a little to sell. Come join the fun! The Market will open at the end of May, we are considering a location change to gain parking and visibility. We are looking for more vendors (especially produce), and for enthusiastic people who would like to get involved. For information, call Lorian- 928 468-0961 http://www.PaysonFarmersMarket.info
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
      In Late December 2009 this picture was taken by field service of Arizona Resource Realty.This mountain range is just South of Star Valley. The name escapes me of the range, but isn't this picture just beautiful? The tall pines and the snow that was left just makes you look deeper into the picture to see if you can see any Elk or Deer.  Looking at this picture you can almost feel a cold breeze brush your nose...As you look up to the top of the mountain range to see possibly a big horned sheep or mountain lion.  Makes you wonder about the Native Americans and their plights in this once strange place.  Makes me think I was born too late..  
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Look how peaceful these Canadian Geese look.  They'e landed in a large parcel of land East of Payson and are enjoying the cover of the tees.  There were so many of them I couldnt possibly take a picture of them all at once.  I think it is so interesting how flocks of these geese dot the Payson area every winter.  They are found at schools, parks, lakes, and even large pieces of open land-- Landmarks of the area.
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Well here we are smack dab in the middle of Christmas and New Years. The whole world is buzzing with anticipation of 2010. This morning was a bit cloudy in Star Valley.  Below the clouds and just above the dark ever-green covered mountain range, you can see the Mazatzal Mountain that have been dusted with snow from the last storm.  This picture was taken on the East side of Star Valley.   Just thought i woudl share.                               
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Yes, even in Arizona! We are only about an hour's drive from the edge of the Phoenix metro area, but at 5,000 ft elevation Payson gets a few snows a year. It snows, it looks lovely, and then it is GONE before it gets nasty. We have 4 mild seasons in Payson. Winter nights may be cold (teens and 20s) but days are usually 50s if it is sunny. And the Summers aren't nearly as hot as the Arizona deserts. At the same time, we are close enough to the "big city" to easily shop or whatever, and still be back in the mountains that evening. We are as near in the other direction to skiing. Payson is the best of climates and locations. And it still has that small town feel and friendliness. Here are pics from yesterday. It started snowing about 3pm, and I took these pictures a little before 4pm (thos...
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By Sandra Scott, REALTOR of Choice! Payson, Pine & Strawberry, AZ
(DPR Realty)
A White Christmas for Payson Arizona.  The fattest flakes you have ever seen began to fall about 3:30 this afternoon and didn't slow down until about dark.  The good part is that I ordered it.  Yep, ordered it last week.  And here it is.  The Mogollon rim is white and more snow is expected tomorrow.  Santa should have an easy time delivering gifts as roofs all across Payson primed with snow and ready for the sound of his reindeer's hooves.     
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Well Christmas is almost upon us.  Here in Payson the idea of a White Christmas is swirling in our heads. Today around 3;00pm it started to snow... and snow.. BIG snow flakes. I know that it is pretty typical for most of the country to get snow especially around the Holidays... But for Payson, its rare that Payson gets much at all. We are in the heart of Arizona and usually its areas just a lil ways north like Pine, Strawberry, Happy Jack and further north that tend to get the tip of the snow-storm.  So I think I speak for most of Payson where I hope that this year Santa will send us a nice snow so we can actually have a White Christmas, and really live those Christmas Songs about jack-frost nipping at your nose and chest-nuts roasting on an open fire.                    As for this Pic...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Update: It started snowing yesterday about 3pm, and we got several inches. Yes, it DOES snow in Arizona. The picture I have up for my profile was taken in my backyard last year. But we get most of our snow in the Spring. I've seen 2 foot of snow over Easter holiday several times in the 20 years we've lived in Payson. So we don't usually have a white Christmas. Today we are overcast and chiily, it looks really wintery; and the weather site I go to on the internet is saying 70% chance of rain and snow mixed, with 80% chance of snow tonight. Now, weather in Arizona's mountains is unpredictable. Sometimes we get a LOT on snow when rain was predicted or vice versa. But I'm hoping. Let it snow! The site I use for weather is an interesting place. It is the National Weather Service, produced by...
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By Sandra Scott, REALTOR of Choice! Payson, Pine & Strawberry, AZ
(DPR Realty)
Both FANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC and CITIGROUP will not pursue foreclosure evictions in Payson, Arizona, or any other state for homeowners or renters from December 19, 2009, ‘til January 3, 2010.  It's a great time for out lenders to show some holiday spirit.  Mickey thinks it's great, what do you say? Way to go, Guys!    
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