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Bullhead City Chosen Once Again As The Most Affordable City in Arizona!

The Cost-of-Living Index (COLI) Annual Average Data report for the second quarter of 2019 was just released and Bullhead City is once again the most affordable city in Arizona and one of the most affordable cities in the nation. Bullhead City was reported again as the most affordable city in Arizona with an overall composite index of 91.1 percent. This report represents the average prices submitted by the participating 255 urban areas nationwide. A city’s composite index is made up of six components; grocery items, housing, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services.  The cost-of-living doesn’t measure local price changes from period to period, but rather changes in how local prices compared to prices in other areas from period to period.   The breakdown of the six components for the City of Bullhead City this reporting period is 89.3 percent for housing costs, 85.7 percent for utilities costs, 96.9 percent for transportation costs, 91.6 percent for healthcare, 98.4 percent for grocery items and 89.5 percent for misc. goods and services. When compared to the other Arizona cities that participated, Bullhead City is the lowest in utilities and transportation, second for miscellaneous goods and services and third for healthcare. The City’s low cost of living continues to drive the economy, which is very attractive to new businesses looking at opening a new location away from higher costs areas such as...

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Can First Responders See Your Address In An Emergency?

When responding to an emergency, minutes matter. First Responders can lose precious time getting to the location where they are needed because they cannot locate the home or business due to address numbers that are not easily visible from the street. If you cannot see your address when you drive up to your home or business in the daylight, imagine how difficult it would be for emergency responders during the night. The Fire Board of the Bullhead City Fire District adopted requirements long ago (August 2003) that all new and existing buildings, including residential, commercial and industrial facilities, must...

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The Week Ahead 8/5/2019

According to Trulia, the median sales price for homes for sale in Bullhead City from May 1 to July 31 was $148,000, or $113 per sq. ft. Median rent per month is around $1,100. Trends in Bullhead City show a -5% year over year drop in median sales price and a 10% rise in median rent per month. LAUGHLIN RANCH NEWS Laughlin Ranch has been ranked No. 14 among the state’s best courses, according to the editors of Golfweek magazine. They rated the course based on the ease and intimacy of routing, variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s, basic quality of conditioning and the walk in the park test. The course is gorgeous and overlooks the area with beautiful views of the Colorado River, the Laughlin casinos and surrounding mountains. US Southwest is proud to say that we are now representing Colorado River Homes and are offering tours of our homes and lots in Laughlin Ranch. Our model home is at 2605 Shoreline Cove, Bullhead City. UPCOMING EVENTS On Wednesday, August 7, JP’s Pub and Grille is hosting an open mic night beginning at 8 p.m. Black Mountain Bistro is hosting Paint, Palette, & Pinot on Saturday, August 10 from 2-4 p.m. for just $30 per person. All proceeds benefit the River Valley Artist Guild. If you’re looking for Trivia, JP’s Pub and Grille hosts Trivia...

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Real estate professionals hear about area development at lunch session

BULLHEAD CITY — The Bullhead City/Mohave Valley Association of Realtors devoted a lunch-and-learn session to economic development on Wednesday. Representatives of local government and the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce told local real estate professionals that often they are first people newcomers meet in the Tri-state, so they shared information with this group and encouraged them to offer it to people they encounter while attempting to sell homes or other real estate. About two hours of information was provided to help real estate people be goodwill ambassadors — especially when they are asked questions about the community and local...

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Rising Sales in Subdivisions Offer Positive Outlook For New Home Construction

“After a long 8 years of deep recession, from 2007 to 2015, which looked like a real estate tsunami for new home construction, our community is experiencing a mini boom in new home development”, says Mehdi Azarmi, Executive Vice President & Project Manager for Fairway Constructors, located in Fort Mohave, AZ. “Two and a half years ago, we started to test the market with the Santa Fe Planned Community, a 65 single family home development, and by the last quarter of 2018 we are sold out,” says Azarmi. “Meanwhile, we had our grand opening of our newest development at...

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