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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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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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