Payson, AZ Real Estate News

By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
This is April Fool's Day, but I'm not making a joke. Instead, I'm risking looking the fool by sticking my neck out and making a prediction. My husband tells people he broke his crystal ball a long time ago. We've been telling Sellers that we THINK the market isn't going to get much better until MAYBE Summer 2009. But I'm hearing things on the internet, on TV, at continuing education classes, from prospective tenants, from Sellers. I think things are going to change some here this Summer. A little background: We own and operate our own office in Payson, Arizona. Payson, for the majority of people who don't know where it is, is a small town (around 16,000 or so population) about 90 miles North of the Phoenix area. It is also 5,000 feet UP in elevation, so it is clearer, cleaner, cooler, ...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
I've posted Market Statistics, now, for December, January, and February for Payson. I'm beginning to feel like putting "See last Month". Basically, there are too many homes on the market, at too high prices, too few sales, and things aren't changing. The rental market, however remains good for mid-range properties.For the full market report, click here. The page is a PDF file, and will open in another page.
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Well priced home in nice neighborhood 706 N Manzanita, Payson, AZ 85541 View Map Comfortable home on nice, heavily treed lot, in a great neighorhood. Also for lease ($900/month), Owner may consider lease/purchase. For a view of the outside, click the button marked "menu", below the show, and then click "related shows". Details Asking Price: $179,000 MLS: 54672 Sq. Feet: 1056 Lot Size: ,15 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 3/4 Garage Size: 1-car Subdivision: Payson North Year Built: 1975 Property Amenities - Range/Oven- Sink Disposal- Microwave- Washer/Dryer- Dishwasher - Yard- Fenced Yard- Central A/C- Central Heat- Tile floor - Family room- Living room- dual pane windows- wood blinds- 1-car garage Contact InfoLeslie Prest Owner/Associate Broker, e-Pro Dir (928) 472-7402 Email | Website
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Payson Market WatchThese statistics are only for Payson,not outlying areas, and are from MLS.In Payson, AZ in January-8 site-built homes soldwith prices from $136,000 to $625,000-There were 308 site-built homes for sale, withprices from $89,900 to $2,950,000!-49 site-built homes were added to the market in January,-1 manufactured home sold, at $238,000-There were 58 manufactured homes for sale with prices from $89,900 to $384,900-10 manufactured homes were added to the market in January-9 properties are pending a sale.Conclusions: With so many homes on the market, and so few sales,Sellers are finding it hard to make their home "stand out from the crowd"but they are NOT, for the most part, lowering prices.Rentals:Prest Realty signed 6 leases in January, with rentsfrom $500 to $975. We cu...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Payson, Arizona Real Estate -December, 2007 sold summary  (These statistics are only for Payson, not outside city limits) 13 properties sold in Payson in December, 2007 -10 of them were site-built homes, 3 were manufactured homes       -prices ranged from $146,900 to $1,165,000                   3 sold in the $100,000 to $199,999 range,                   7 sold in the $200,000 to $299,999 range                   2 sold in the $300,00 to $399,999 range                   and one over $1,000,000  Days on the Market ranged from 46 to 312, and varied WILDLY  from property to property.  There were 35 properties added for sale in Payson in December, 2007  with prices ranging from $65,000 to $1,300,000,   and there was a total of 415 properties on the market in Payson at   the end of December, ...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
We are still waiting for the snow. We have had alot of rain this month but no snow. Although there was quite a bit in the White Mountains and even in Heber Az. Snow means moisture for our forests and always welcomes new tourists to our beautiful Rim Country. Has anyone else in Arizona or other area's expereinced alot of snow fall?
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
VERY GOOD QUESTION, SHORT AND SWEET. DOES AN AGENT/BROKER HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRESENT THEIR CONTRACT TO ANOTHER AGENTS SELLER? IF YOU KNOW THAT AN AGENT IS PLAYING DUAL AND HAVE AN IDEA AND SUSPECT THAT THE AGENT IS NOT PRESENTING YOUR OFFER TO THE SELLER DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASK TO PRESENT IT. PLEASE AGENTS AND BROKERS GIVE ME YOUR INPUT. THERE HAS BEEN MANY QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. ARR
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING THE REAL ESTATE ADS ON EBAY LATELY. I WOULD LIKE SOME INPUT FROM ANYONE WHO IS ADVERTISING AND SELLING REAL ESTATE ON EBAY. I SEARCHED MY OWN TOWN A FEW MONTHS BACK AND FOUND THAT THERE WAS A SELLER ADVERTISING HIS OWN PROPERTY ON EBAY. HE HAD HUNDREDS OF HITS ACCORDING TO THE HIT COUNTER AND I STARTED TO THINK ABOUT IT. I EMAILED HIM AND HE WANTED ME TO COME AND VIEW HIS HOME AND TELL HIM MY PROFESSIONAL OPINION ON WHY HIS HOME HAD NOT SOLD. IT BROUGHT ME FACE TO FACE WITH A POTENTIAL SELLER, DID NOT TURN INTO A LISTING BUT IT GAVE ME SOME INSIGHT ON ALTERNATIVE MARKETING. JUST CURIOUS IF ANYONE WHO IS LICENSED HAS HAD ANY SUCCESS LISTING A PROPERTY ON EBAY AS I HAVE ADDED IT INTO MY MARKETING OPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC SELLERS. ARR
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
BRANDING HAS COME TO THE ATTENTION OF MANY BOARDS THROUGHOUT THE STATES. I BUILD MY OWN WEBSITES AND I INCLUDE A FULL PHOTO TOUR OF ALL MY LISTINGS. IN THE MLS SYSTEM YOU HAVE THE CHOICE TO PUT IN YOUR VIRTUAL TOUR OR PHOTO TOUR, HOWEVER BECAUSE MY FULL PHOTO TOURS ARE ALL ON MY WEBSITE AND THE ADDRESS FOR THE TOUR IS DIRECTLY TO MY WEBSITE I CANNOT INPUT ANY VIRTUAL TOURS INTO MY MLS SYSTEM. I UNDERSTAND WHY BRANDING IS NOT ALLOWED NOW, YOU DON'T WANT YOUR CONSUMERS DIRECTED TO ANOTHER REALTORS WEBSITE. HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THAT THERE SHOULD BE A WAY TO SEND YOUR CLIENTS EMAILED LISTINGS THAT DO NOT CARRY OVER THE BRAND. THIS COULD BE A VALUABLE TOOL FOR THE AGENTS TO BE ABLE TO VIEW THE PHOTO TOUR, COPY AND PASTE AND SEND THE CLIENT THE PHOTO'S AVAILABLE. NO MORE PREVIEWS, OR AT LEAST I...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
WHERE IS ALL THE SNOW? ARE THE FOLKS IN THE EASTERN STATES CHIPPING THROUGH THE ICE AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE? IT SNOWED HERE, A LITTLE, LASTED ABOUT ONE HOUR WHERE I LIVE. IT USUALLY ALWAYS USED TO SNOW ON HALLOWEEN, AND MOST DEFINITELY ON THANKSGIVING. NOT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT CHRISTMAS IS ONLY 12 DAYS AWAY. THE 12 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS HERE. BRING RAIN, BRING SNOW, BRING A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS. ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW FAST THE YEARS ARE STARTING TO FLY BY. I'M JUST NOW STARTING TO BELIEVE WHAT EVERYONE ALWAYS TOLD ME. THE OLDER YOU GET THE FASTER THEY FLY. I TOLD EVERYONE WHEN I TURNED 30 THAT I WAS COUNTER CLOCK WISING MY LIFE. THAT MEANS I'M ABOUT TO TURN 27. ANYONE ELSE IN THEIR 20'S?
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
WHAT IS A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION ANYWAY? I GUESS TALKING ABOUT A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION IN THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IS A GOOD SUBJECT. I WANT TO SELL MORE REAL ESTATE NEXT YEAR THAN I DID THIS YEAR! ANYONE ELSE AGREE? WELL, WE ALL WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND HAD A NEW DAY TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES AND MAKE MORE GOALS. MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTION IS TO FOLLOW THE GOALS I HAVE ALREADY SET WITHOUT MAKING THEM A RESOLUTION. WHO'S WITH ME? ARR
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
BUY LOW SELL HIGH, WHAT AN IDEA. WHAT AN INVESTORS DREAM COME TRUE. LATELY ALOT OF REALTORS ARE STATING THE FACT THAT THEIR BUSINESS HAS TAKEN A DIVE AND THAT THE MARKET CONDITIONS ARE CONTINUING TO GET WORSE. AS MANY SIT AND PONDER WHERE OUR ECONOMY IS GOING MANY ARE FORGETTING TO LOOK THROUGH THE ROSE STAINED GLASS AND VISUALIZE THE POTENTIAL TO KEEP THEIR BUSINESS PROSPEROUS. I SPOKE WITH AN ATTORNEY TODAY WHO DEALS WITH  SUB PRIME PRE-FORECLOSURES AND HE IS JUST ONE OF MANY THAT ARE EXPERIENCING A DESK FULL OF PAPER THAT SEEMS TO HAVE A EXPIRATION DATE IN WHICH THE SHREDDER COMES IN HANDY TO HANDLE. THERE ARE ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO HELP BOOST THIS ECONOMY AND ONE WAY TO MAKE IT WORSE IS TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE NEGATIVE ENTHUSIASM ABOUT OUR MARKET. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY REAL ESTATE BO...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Payson is really beautiful right now! The trees are turning colors, evenings are cool, but the days are in the 70s. Come up this weekend and see!When our children were little and I couldn't get into the office a lot I used to make crafts and sell them at local shows. It's been many years since I did much of that, but I'm setting up a booth at a local show this Saturday, just for fun. I'm making soap, candles, and a few other things. If you come, look me up. My "Crafts" name is Simple at Heart.Here's the basic information, orCLICK THE GRAPHIC to go to a web page with more information: Community Presbyterian Church, Payson,AZPresents the 5th AnnualHigh Country Holiday BazaarNovember 10th, 20078:00 am to 2:00 pmat the Tonto Apache Gymon the reservation (South of Payson)  
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Have you ever gone to the final walk-through and turned on the water to find a shockingly fowl smell filling up the house.  Perhaps if you are aware of the problem and how to explain what is really happening you can help the buyer understand that in most cases NOT ALL CASES there is a simple fix or cure. Here are the facts about some alternative systems in the Rim Country and other mountain area's.1.The waste-water system is designed with floats and automatic switches to turn the system on and off on demand. When the system is needed and the home is being used the system automatically comes on. When the system is not being used the system automatically turns itself off. Therefore by turning the power off during the time that there was no occupancy in the home would be of no consequence ...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Come to Payson for the "123rd Annual World's Oldest Continual Rodeo"! That's what they call it. The festivities start today (Aug. 17th) with a 7pm performance. The Rodeo parade will be right on Beeline Hwy (Hwy 87) starting at 9am on Saturday morning. There are more performances Saturday at 1pm and at 7pm, and at 1pm on Sunday. The Rodeo grounds are just south of Payson. Payson prides itself on its western heritage- and this is the time to see it. If you like nightlife check out the Ox Bow Saloon on Main Street for western music. Ya'll come, y'hear? photo from Flickr
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
The usual crowd came for the festivities. There were the usual number of people trying to park cars a) where they wouldn't fit or b) where they weren't allowed to park. The grassy hills filled up with people. The fireworks went off without problem. Flagstaff cancelled their display. I'm so glad Payson didn't. They shoot the fireworks out over the lake, so any embers land in the water. The setting was so peaceful and the fireworks were spectacular. The booms echo back off the surrounding hills. I would have tried to photograph the actual fireworks, but I was using my pocket PC, and it was nearly out of charge.The Phoenix news presicted that the temperature there would probably be about 107 at fireworks time. I'll bet Payson was about 75 or lower. I saw a few people with light jackets on....
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
  Payson, Arizona is a great town! Small town 4th of July! Can you get any more American than that? Consider yourself invited to Payson's 4th of July celebration! There are usually some activities in the park during the day, and fireworks start, basically, at dark, down at Payson's Green Valley lakes at the end of Main Street. At least half the town shows up with blankets and lawn chairs and covers the grass around the lakes. This photo is from the deck of one of the condominiums on one of the smaller lakes (there ARE several for sale, we'd be happy to show you one if you are in the market). People lucky enough to own one of the condos or a house overlooking the lakes have front-row seats (and often have parties for their friends). If you are coming to the park, you have to come early ...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Hi from Payson, AZ. We just took a listing in Mesa del, and I thought I would post about the neighborhood.    Mesa del (as the locals call it) is a subdivision about 2 1/2 miles NE of Payson. One turns East on Houston Mesa Rd. at the North end of Payson, just past the infamous traffic roundabout that went in awhile back. The views on the way are some of the prettiest in Rim Country. The subdivision has everything from old single-wide mobiles to nice, large site-built homes. The nicer homes tend to be around the edges of the subdivision, and many of them back to National Forest and have gorgeous views.   Mesa del Caballo means Horse Mesa, and there are many horses (and a few llamas) in Mesa del. The way I understand it, one horse is allowed per lot, so you could actually have your own ca...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
We just listed a home in Payson North subdivision (actually there are several units of Payson North), and I just have to post about how much I like the area! This was one of the original "nicer" areas of town. Homes in the area include everything from older single-wide mobiles, to newer double-wide manufactured homes, to big site-built houses. Most of the properties, even the older ones, are well maintained and attractive. I'm told that originally all of the homes were supposed to have some "Swiss" element in their design. The original shopping center in town is Swiss Village. When we first moved to Payson (almost 15 years ago, now) many of the homes had what looked to me like Pennsylvania Dutch "hex" signs. I'm not sure how those qualified as Swiss. Many of the older places have scallo...
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By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Thinking of coming north for the holiday? One thing to do in Payson, Arizona on any holiday weekend (other than fight the lines of traffic headed out of Phoenix into the cool country) is to attend Craft Shows. Paysonites seem to love these! Which is great for the locals who sell to the holiday crowds. These listings are from the Payson, Arizona Chamber of Commerce site: "26th - Craft Fair - Safeway Shopping Center. 8 am - 2 pm. Benefits Prostate Cancer Foundation and American Cancer Society. " "26th, 27th - Pine/Strawberry Arts & Crafts Show - Arts and Crafts at the Pine Community Center, food vendors as well. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sat. 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sun." "26th, 27th, 28th - Mountain High Days - Courthouse parking lot. Arts and Crafts. 9 am to 5 pm " If you come see us, remembe...
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