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What The Week Will Bring | April 29

This week’s “What The Week Will Bring” takes a quick look at upcoming area events, announcements, etc for the Colorado River Valley. Brought to you by US Southwest Realty in Bullhead City, Arizona! Continued Growth We noticed some new construction in Fort Mohave and it turns out that we will be getting not only a brand new Goodwill Thrift Store in Fort Mohave, but also a Human Bean! Local Real Estate News Canyon 66 Restaurant and Lounge in Kingman will be going to auction later this year, the company that owns the restaurant, Golden Crown Properties, filed for bankruptcy...

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What the Week Will Bring April 15, 2019

This week’s “What The Week Will Bring” takes a quick look at upcoming area events, announcemtns, etc for the Colorado River Valley. Brought to you by US Southwest Realty in Bullhead City, Arizona! This Week’s Local Music and Events Get in on the Pickleball action every Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Suddenlink Community Center, 2380 Suddenlink Way in Bullhead City! 3 Blind Mice will be rockin’ the patio at Cocktails in Bullhead City on Wednesday, April 17 from 6:30- 10 p.m. Lazy Harry’s always got the best live music on the weekends! On Friday,...

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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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What The Week Will Bring April 8, 2019

Welcome to a new “What The Week Will Bring”, taking a quick look at upcoming area events, announcements, etc for the Colorado River Valley. Brought to you by US Southwest Realty in Bullhead City, Arizona! Open House On Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon, join us for an open house at 2669 Steampship Drive in Bullhead City! This is a gorgeous 3 bed, 2 bath in Laughlin Ranch with over 1700 sq. ft. of living space. Move in Ready! Immaculate pool home with panoramic views of the Black Mountains, Spirit Mountain, and the Laughlin Strip! The large...

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Habitat for Humanity seeks local family for home ownership

BULLHEAD CITY — Bullhead Regional Habitat for Humanity is searching for an area family to help in becoming homeowners. Poeple interested in being considered are asked to attend an outreach meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Family Life Center of City Bible Church, 922 Marina Blvd., in Bullhead City. Rich Tempelman, president of the area Habitat, said the meeting allows people interested in obtaining a home to find out whether it’s potentially right for them. “The meeting will explain the Habitat partnership,” he said. It will include a PowerPoint presentation about the ecumenical Christian housing ministry and what’s...

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Attention Sellers: What Buyers Want

Today’s television lineup is packed with shows about property ownership. From remodeling to purchasing to flipping homes, HGTV and other similar channels have inundated homeowners with ideas about real estate. As a result, many buyers now have high expectations as they search for a potential home. They’ve seen the magazine-worthy houses on TV and that’s what they want to find when they view a home. Things should be picture perfect to grab their attention. Fresh paint, new kitchens and bathrooms, neutral décor, and modern conveniences top the lists of many buyers. It’s important for sellers to keep these standards in mind as they prepare to place their homes on the market. To get that coveted buyer, sellers must give buyers what they want. If they are looking for a picturesque setting, then give them one. Invest in upgrades for outdated interiors. Allow a professional to stage the home. Take the time to boost curb appeal. Ask a real estate agent for recommendations to decide what changes would make the best investment. As sellers make these changes, one concept is essential to keep in mind: location. While upgrades can help sell a home, it’s important that sellers not price themselves out of their neighborhood. Remodeling and redecorating should be appropriate for the location. If a seller builds an addition and updates a kitchen with all the bells and whistles, the...

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Negotiation: There’s More to it Than You Think!

When you think of real estate negotiations, what comes to mind? For most buyers and sellers, price tops the list. While this is certainly an important part of any real estate deal, did you know there are at least six others areas of potential negotiation? Closing costs: In addition to the price of the home, buyers must pay closing costs that cover lender fees and other charges. Buyers may ask sellers to help pay for these costs with a flat dollar amount or a percentage of the fees. Closing date: Do you need to close on a home quickly? Perhaps you need a little more time to search for your next home. There are also different advantages to closing at the beginning and end of the month. Personal property: What will be included with the four walls and roof? Negotiations will be worked out on whether the seller includes the washer and dryer, kitchen appliances, and even items such as living room furniture or that pool table in the basement. Contingencies: Many real estate contracts are contingent on financing or other home sales. The buyer may need to complete their lender requirements by a certain date or complete their current home sale before the contract is in full force. These details must be worked out and agreed to up front. Home repairs: Most contracts include a stipulation that the...

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