Yuma, AZ Real Estate News

By Erelopro Out of Business, Relocation Professionals are out of business
(erelopro)
Yuma, Arizona Realtor Leads - (800) 900-2807 Even through this Real Estate downward spin, we are still seeing an increased number of families relocating to cities such as: San Diego, Austin, Yuma, etc… Still the #1 drive is jobs, and that cannot be disputed. Although another big reason for relocation that started in 2008, was due to great foreclosure prices. Cities such as Scottsdale, and Yuma have both seem dramatic drops in real estate prices, which is driving the people to purchase real etate in those cities. If you are not working with families whom want to purchase foreclosed homes, you are leaving a huge chunk of money on the table. One of the top discussions right now on RealTown and ActiveRain is in regards to boosting your business with foreclosures. Call us at (800) 900-2807 t...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
For all you pet lovers out there Dog Park in Yuma, AZ  is now open.  It opened on October 3rd, 2009 and is open daily from dawn to 9:00 PM Wednesday through Monday and closed on Tuesdays for maintenance.  Yuma, AZ Dog Park is located at 1705 E Palo Verde Street, behind Wal-Mart on Pacific Avenue. Dog Park in Yuma, AZ  is a wide open space of a little over 3 acres for your pet to roam and visit with other friendly dogs and people.  It has many park features including double gates to bring your dogs into the fully fenced in area of which once they are in the enclosed fences you are free to take your dogs off leash and let them go crazy.  The park also features water stations and pet waste disposal stations for your convenience.  Also considering you will most likely tire before your dogs ...
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By Michelle M. Arnold, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty Yuma)
This week started with a bang and my optimism is in high gear, so look out the Perpetual Optimist in Yuma, AZ is on a roll!  While the intent of this blog is to remind people to give this Holiday Season  and tell you that there is a Toys for Tots Donation box in my office here, I want you to remember that giving isn't just about Money, it can be about time!  If you have more time than money as many people say, go give some of that time away.  Two of the Reasons I have to be optimistic: And Now an example of why being an optimist this Christmas Season and all year for that Matter is a Great thing to be!! First Let me begin by telling you an example of how optimism rules my world! I've had this cute inexpensive property listed for a long while. We have lowered the price numerous times wit...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Yuma neighborhood of the week is Tillman Estates because of its luxurious living at a very affordable price.  Some of the following features come standard with your Tillman Estates home: -Spacious floor plans -Vaulted ceilings with lofts -Private balconies -Custom tile floors -Granite countertops -Oversized pantries and walk-in closets -Master suites have french doors and dual head showers Yuma neighborhood of the week Tillman Estates has single and two story homes in 9 different models to choose from that range from 1,461 square feet to as big as 3,420 square feet on lots that range from 8,700 to 13,000 square feet.  these are some of Yuma's most luxurious homes built in a very private neighborhood of fewer than 100 homes.  You will not find a more beautiful home which also has conveni...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Yuma neighborhood of the week Picacho offers many amenities including: -Large Property Lots -Close to Schools, Shopping, and Restaurants -Great location in Yuma's up and coming Yuma valley location -Affordable home prices in luxury living   Yuma neighborhood of the week Picacho has 5 floor plans to choose from including the Monterrey, Coronado, Santa Rosa, Antigua, and Montebello.   There are 2-4 elevations to choose from between each floor plan and prices range from $235,000- $323,000.  Besides the many different floor plans and elevations to choose from the homeowner has the ability to customize their home with many different creative home options to make their home stand out from the rest.  all these qualities make Yuma neighborhood of the week Picacho a great idea for any prospectiv...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Yuma neighborhood of the week is Trail Estates because of its very affordable prices and its great starter home potential.  It is located in the Yuma Foothills off of the 8 1/2 E exit.  To get get to Yuma neighborhood of the week Trail Estates take 32nd Street west to Avenue 8 1/2 E and turn south on Tera Lane.  Current pricing for Yuma neighborhood of the week Trail Estates ranges between $93,000 and $130,000 with the seller offering up to 3% for buyer's closing costs.  With prices like this in such a great location this makes Trail Estates a great starter home and throw in the first time homebuyer's credit if you qualify and this neighborhood is a steal.  The following is the Trulia neighborhood report for the Yuma neighborhood of the week Trail Estates: The median sales price for hom...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Yuma Neighborhood of the week is Ocotillo for a reason.  Ocotillo offers a convenient location nearby parks, shopping, schools, and churches.  Also, for those who are military relocations this Yuma neighborhood of the week is located just 3 miles away from Yuma Marine Corps Air Station.  To get to Yuma neighborhood of the week Ocotillo just drive West on 32nd Street until you reach 6E then turn south.  The Ocotillo Desert models are modestly priced from $125,000- $187,000 with the seller offering up to 3% for closing costs.  There is also the Ocotillo Luxury models which are priced from $192,000-$340,000 of which the seller will also pay up to 3% for closing costs.  The following is the Trulia report for the Yuma neighborhood of the week Ocotillo: The median sales price for homes in Oco...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Yuma neighborhood of the week is Barkley Ranch due to its popularity and location.  Barkley Ranch is the flagship of Kammann development located off of 32nd Street and Avenue C 1/2 in Yuma's fastest growing market in the Southeast area of town. The total development of 560 lots is comprised of 517 semi-custom home sites on more than 8,000 square foot lots with public streets and parks.  Barkley Ranch features nine floor plans with three optional elevations.  Yuma neighborhood of the week Barkley Ranch also features a private gated community called Barkley Ranch Estates featuring 48 custom home sites on 1/2 acre lots with private streets and public utilities. The following is the Trulia statistics for Yuma neighborhood of the week Barkley Ranch: The median sales price for homes in Barkle...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Yuma neighborhood of the week is The Terraces at the View because of its beauty and popularity.  These are some gorgeous well built homes right off the araby exit near 24th Street in beautiful Yuma, AZ.  Yuma neighborhood of the week The Terraces at the View offer a compelling architectural style with imaginative touches. You can choose from a variety of convenient floor plans and custom features built by The Development Group.  Right next to the Yuma neighborhood of the week The Terraces at the View The Development Group has built their newest project the Sunset Terraces Townhomes which happen to be a gated community filled with many amenities including a pool, spa, and even a putting green!  These are both very elite communities with very high end tastes, if this is what you are looki...
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By Michelle M. Arnold, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty Yuma)
The Perfect Realtor in Yuma AZ Part of blogging and writing in general, I suppose is to be honest. Honest with ourselves and with our clients.  So my Ramble of the day is- Can I be the Perfect Realtor in Yuma AZ all of the time?   When I came into this business I wanted to be the best Realtor I could be. I wanted to be "The Perfect Realtor in Yuma AZ."  My Parents are Realtors in Tucson, Arizona, and I have always admired the care that they have taken with all of their clients.  When we moved to Yuma, Arizona we had a terrible time buying a home.  My Dad finally ended up representing us as our buyers agent, because for some reason we couldn't find an agent to show us property on a weekend.  Well, fast forward 10 years later and I am pleased to say that Realtors have come a long way in t...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Does your city make the list?  This list was created by the Centers for Disease Control(CDC).  The CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion collected data about the percentage of people who are obese or overweight, and polled locals to ask them if they had participated in any type of physical activity the previous month. TOP 10 FATTEST CITIES IN THE U.S.   1. - Huntington, W.Va. and Ashland, Ky.  2. - Yuma, Ariz.  3. - Jackson, Miss.  4. - San Antonio, Texas  5. - Augusta, Ga.  6. - El Paso, Texas  7. - Scottsbluff, Neb.  8. - Yakima, Wash.  9. - Fayetteville, N.C.  10. - Little Rock, Ark. Now this post has special meaning for me.  For those of you who know me or have read my posts in the past besides being a REALTOR I am also a gym owner and am very pas...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Yuma neighborhood of the week is Rancho Sereno due to its popularity and location.  The area of town we locals refer to as the valley otherwise known as AVE B area is very popular housing area.  In fact the third location for my Snap Fitness gym is going down there very soon due to so many customer inquiries about the area.  There are many positive things about the Yuma neighborhood of the week Rancho Sereno including the price and sales seem to be doing very well as you can tell from the following- as your Yuma, AZ neighborhood expert I have gathered the following info from Trulia about Yuma neighborhood of the week Rancho Sereno: The median sales price for homes in Rancho Sereno, Yuma for July 2009 to September 2009 was $217,000 based on 4 sales. Compared to the same period one year a...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Yuma Neighborhood of the week is The Dunes because it is a gorgeous subdivision of custom built homes located on the golf course.  Like many other neighborhoods the economic situation has really hurt the prices in the Dunes unfortunately for the sellers and fortunately for the buyers.  The appeal of the Yuma neighborhood of the week The Dunes is still the same it happens to be one of the elite communities in town in the higher price range but it also has the benefit of being centrally located off of 32nd Street and near Avenue A.  It is near Kofa High School, the Southgate Mall, and a short drive to many restaurants and other sites of beautiful Yuma, AZ.  The Following is the Trulia Report for Yuma neighborhood of the week The Dunes: The median sales price for homes in The Dunes, Yuma f...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
I have decided to write a weekly post detailing a different neighborhood in my area of Yuma, AZ.  Yuma's neighborhood of the week is Belleza.  Belleza is a beautiful development located in a central location off of 6E.  It is right off the araby rd exit and exactly two exits away from both Fortuna Rd if you need to get to the foothills and 16th Street if you need to get into town and to the Yuma Palms Mall.  There are many more reasons Yuma neighborhood of the week is Belleza, for example it is a very private 92 home community with very friendly neighbors and home prices though dropping slightly like most homes people are still moving in to Belleza.  One other particular quality about Yuma neighborhood of the week, Belleza is the style in which they are built.  They are Yuma's only Bloc...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Where is that you might ask? well I have lived in many places in the good ol' USA and even out of the country as well and have seen all climates.  I do have to brag though about my hometown Yuma, AZ.  Yes it may be hot in the summer for about 3 months it can be between 108 and 120(sometimes even hotter) but that I will more than take to reach the majority of the year which is between 50 and 90. Especially now we are beginning our so called winter it being October 3rd and I am heading to the golf course on a beautiful sunny 95 degree day.  There is of course the other convenient things about Yuma like the convenience to places like San Diego, Phoenix, and Mexico which are all short drives away and the very affordable home prices but this post is about the weather so I am going to leave i...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Your job is to promote yourself , so why not promote your best self.  Working out will do more than just help you drop a few pounds, it will help you get more energy so you don't get that lull in the middle of the day like you need a nap.  Increase your HEALTH increase your SALES!  It will help you promote a more positive you when you are showing houses or meeting a client.  Increase your HEALTH increase your SALES!  Your stress levels are significantly decreased and you will be able to cope with stress much better.  Increase your HEALTH increase your SALES! The benefits of exercise are immense and we all know them but we still find ways to avoid it.  We make excuses like I am too busy, but are we really or have we been just finding more excuses because we don't really know the benefits...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Most people nowadays are familiar with Social Networking websites such as Myspace and Facebook, but I have found many people are not familiar with or misunderstand the concept of Networking in general or network marketing.  the following is a definition from wikipedia- "Network marketing is a general term for a type of marketing that is usually performed by an individual instead of a company. It refers to the use of interpersonal or social networks to market products and services for business purposes as opposed to the more traditional and common practices of wide-range advertising. The term is technically a type of marketing that can be used as part of an overall marketing strategy which may or may not encompass multiple tactics. For example, the most common marketing tactic in a netwo...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
The Real estate market is ever changing and we as REALTORS are always trying to stay on top by finding ways to increase our relevance whether that be in the community or online.  One way I have found to increase traffic to my website is including the use of back links.  I started this process by first networking the old fashioned way and meeting local business owners in my community.  I fortunately have the benefit of also being a business owner outside of real estate I also own gyms in Yuma, AZ.  The business owners I have made connections with that have businesses that are relevant to the real estate market(pest control,restoration,carpet cleaner, etc.) I have worked with to place a link to my website on their website and in return I do the same for their website on mine.  This backli...
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By Joshua Schaubach, e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!
(ERA Matt Fischer Realtor)
Social Networking sites including the ones specialized to the real estate market like Active Rain are amazing for increasing your exposure on the web.  If you are a new REALTOR looking to get found or a savvy experienced REALTOR looking to get your listings out to the masses.  Social networking is nothing more than specific algorithms used to find interrelatedness between friends or followers.  One of the main algorithms used is what is called the clustering coefficient. This clustering coefficient indicates the ratio of existing links connecting a persons friends to each other to the maximum possible number of such links. An object must have at least two friends to calculate the clustering coefficient.   The more friends or followers a person gets on these social networking sites will ...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Wow. What do you do when a 203k borrower ignors your work write up and thinks they have all that money to do whatever they want to do. That is the call I had today. What a nightmare. Contractors were given different instructions by the borrower that contridicted the job specs which clearly describes the 'scope of work'. You have to go back to the contracts that were signed by the borrower and contractor that specifically forbid that action. The draw inspection can only be for the items on the draw request. Those additional items must be paid for by the borrower out of their pocket or.... the big OR. What happens from this point? Any suggestions. I'm going to hold off telling you the solution until I hear from some of you.... What could be done to pay for the work that wasn't authorized?...
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