Payson, AZ Real Estate News

By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Hi From Payson Hi, from Payson, Arizona. Inventory of homes for sale is definately climbing in Payson. I checked listings (residential- any kind) added in Payson proper for each month of 2007. January added 42, February added 37, March 81, April 88, and there are already 19 new listings in May. (Notice a trend here?). There are now, including homes that went on the market prior to 2007, over 400 active listings in Payson. By contrast, a grand total of 115 properties have sold in Payson in 2007. The average price for the active listings (this is in Payson, any homes- mobile, manufactured, site-built, condo, etc.) is currently slightly over $180,000, but not very many listings are coming up new under $200,000. The average for SOLD properties for 2007 is nearly $250,000. Higher end propert...
Comments 3
By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
I Love This Picture!We took this picture looking north to the Mogollan Rim from near the Payson airport. The Rim is about 20 miles north of Payson in this picture. Monsoon clouds are building over the Rim, with a "thunder-boomer" probably coming down Payson way later in the day.
Comments 1
By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Hi from Payson, AZ. By no means everyone in Arizona knows where Payson is (I know this by the blank looks I get when I mention it to someone in Phoenix). We're about an hour and a half drive north of the Phoenix area, and about 5,000 ft. UP. Long-time residents have their own vocabulary. These are a few of my favorite Payson-isms: Seasonal creeks- The first time I went to see a house that listed a seasonal creek I couldn't figure out what they meant, until someone pointed out a ditch meandering across the backyard. Then I nearly died laughing. But I HAVE learned a little respect for these. I've seen them fill up fast when it rains hard in the monsoon. They come in variable sizes, from ditch to dry wash. Pigs- This is what a lot of locals call javelinas. Which really confuses the issue, ...
Comments 1
By Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
(Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ)
Just thought I would add this "for pretty". It is a picture of the Mogollan Rim, about 20 miles north of Payson. We took it from near the Payson airport on a summer day with a monsoon storm building over the Rim. AWWW- isn't that nice?
Comments 0
By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
  For brokers and agents out there who work in rural areas where power is either not available, such as rural farms, ranches and remote access properties it is important to know your stuff regarding the solar energy market today. This subject may not apply to a lot of brokers and agents at this time but I assure you that if your intentions are to stay in the real estate business this subject will eventually arise.  Solar power is the technology of obtaining usable energy from the light of the Sun. Solar Energy has been used in many traditional technologies for centuries and has come into widespread use where other power supplies are absent, such as in remote locations. Solar energy is currently used in a number of applications: including Heat and electricity. For commercial and industri...
Comments 0
By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
As many people know the Payson, Pine & Strawberry areas are very popular with the tall pines, many rivers, mountains, and lots of seasonal activities. I am seeing more and more people who are moving to Payson and commuting to work in the Metro Phoenix area. With the new Beeline Hwy we got a few years back the commute is around one hour between the city and this Mountain Getaway. There are also many new folks moving in due to the jobs that the new Home Depot has brought and there are even more large businesses moving in here. Last I heard possibly a Target. On the weakends in the summer the streets are flooded with valley people coming to enjoy the national forest and to camp, ride their atv's, fish and hike the trails. I am glad to see the growth here. Payson really is perfectly located...
Comments 1
By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Hello, Its snowing in Payson. Im looking out my window and we have about 8 inches on the ground. I am Tamra Lee Ulmer the broker/owner of Arizona Resource Realty in Payson, Arizona. I doubt there are very many folks out looking at Real Estate in Payson today but you never know in this business. I recently listed a 3/2 bath home on .21 acres in the tall pines and also a 3 acre horse property in Payson and today I actually got a few calls from people who want to drive by with their snow chains, go figure! This is my first blog to the group. I look forward to being a part of this and hope to meet alot of professionals here and exchange referrals. P.S. if any of you Arizona People would like to find out whats on the Payson MLS, I have a MLS search page on my website.Professionally,Tamra Lee...
Comments 3