I have a new listing. It’s not one of my normal cute houses, though. It’s raw land up in the North Country. It’s just over 37 acres in Seligman, Arizona, which is part of Yavapai County. It’s currently owned by a California resident who bought the parcel several years ago with the plan of eventually building his dream ranch and retiring on it. He has since decided against this idea, for whatever reason, and thus a listing is born. We are asking $89,000. Contact me for more details, I’d be happy to email you the listing.
This is the county map of the piece of land. As you can see, it’s pie shaped and has a wash running through. The owner says it is a beautiful wooded area with nothing but gorgeous scenery as far as the eye can see. It’s in a subdivision called Sierra Verde Ranch. Here you can find a little bit more about the town of Seligman, which is, according to the Arizona Department of Commerce, the birthplace of the historic route 66.
So if you’ve ever thought about building a dream ranch and retiring up North, this might not be a bad place to start.
I have mentioned my loved of the Historic District in Phoenix before. In Phoenix, nothing is really that old; at least nothing like back East in the towns that have houses that are literally hundreds of years old. So the 1940s and 50s are about the oldest houses we have, but I love them. I love that they are unique, with interesting little details and surprises inside and out. I also love that they are often remodeled using high end materials. I have to say, I abhor standard builder materials. The off-white counter tops with built-in sinks that you see so many bathrooms of houses built since 1980 make me cringe. So when I walk into a fully remodeled, custom house (because they were all custom back then), I get excited and inspired by the choices in flooring, cabinets, counter tops and decor. I would love to some day own one of those unique homes downtown.
Knowing all of that, you can understand that when my Daily Request email (it’s a company email that allows all of the agents put out requests for other agents to hold open houses, to advertise new listings, or anything else they want let other agents know real-estate wise) came out last Wednesday and an agent up in one of our new Surprise offices was requesting for someone to hold open his listing in the Willow Historic District downtown, I jumped at the chance.
The point is, I’m holding open an adorable house tomorrow in Phoenix that I want to invite everyone to. The address is: 550 W. Vernon Ave., Phoenix, 85003. It’s off of 7th Avenue and Thomas and I will have it open from 11AM to 3PM. It was built in 1940 and has been completely remodeled with saltillo tile, granite counter tops and beautiful maple cabinets. It’s little (3 bed/1 bath, 1191 square feet) and the price reflects that: $369,500. It’s difficult to get into the Willow District for under about half a million, so this would be a perfect and economical buy for a single professional. It’s right downtown (so close to great shopping and food, not to mention the office) and totally adorable.
Come out and see me, even if it’s just because you’ve always wanted to see the Phoenix Historic District!
Well, if you thought you might be interested in my latest listing, but you decided to wait until Monday to contact me, you’ve officially missed out. We had tons of interest over the weekend and accepted an offer on Saturday. Sadly, I didn’t even get to do my open house. It was just a really cute house in a great neighborhood.
So the next time someone tells you the bubble has popped, or the market is slow, remember this listing; it went up midday Thursday and was under contract by Saturday. Call me if you want to sell your house quickly too!
I have a great new listing that I’m really excited about.
It’s up on Cave Creek and Union Hills in a beautiful little mountainous neighborhood. It has three bedrooms, two full baths and 1632 square feet. It feels nice and spacious because of the square footage with only three bedrooms (no den, formal dining room or family room, just a nice big open great room attached to an eat-in kitchen). It was built in 2003 and nicely upgraded with granite counter tops, custom shutters and diagonally set 18-inch tile.
My favorite part about this house is that it sits right at the base of a little mountain. As you drive up you see nothing but pretty desert. It feels nice and secluded, though really it’s right next to the 101 and 51 freeways.
We are asking $329,000.
I’m holding this house open Sunday, January 8 from 10 am to 2 pm. Please stop by and check it out!
I would like to cordially invite you to two open houses I am sitting this weekend.
The first is tomorrow (Saturday, July 30th) from 12-4pm. The address is 743 W. Peralta, Mesa, 85210. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and is listed at $199,900.
The second is Sunday, July 31st from 10am-2pm. The address is 11019 E. Vecino St., Chandler, 85248. It is also a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and is listed at $485,000. It is a horse property with stalls and a tack room.
If you’re interested in a property like this, or would just like to come see me, I would be happy to have you out at either or both. I will have cold drinks to combat the heat. Come out and see me!
I was perusing the housing listings on the multiple listing service today, trying to become more acquainted with the different types of searching functions, and I stumbled upon the historic district listings. It was like opening a treasure chest. I checked out homes and condos that spanned the price spectrum and was equally delighted by each one I found. I’m drawn to the idea of old homes. I like that they used to be made as individuals, rather than as a part of a subdivision where there are only four different models. I like that they are often remodeled; old on the outside, but new and modern on the inside. I like that they have interesting little niches that make them different from any other home. I love that they’ve often had many owners and families who’ve occupied them over the years.
If I was single and working downtown, this would be my dream place. I love the remodeling they’ve done. It looks sleek and modern but with plenty of built-in bookshelves to make it warm and comfortable. It’s right downtown in the middle of the city life and amazing restaurants. The HOA fee pays for almost all needed utilities. It seems like a dream to me.
I find this little gem adorable too. I’m fascinated by the guest house in the back. Is that where you put the teenagers when they’re especially surly?
Now this one is where I will live someday when my kids are in college and I’ve written my novel and am a famous published author. I will create amazing epicurean delights (because it’s not just called dinner in a kitchen like that) on those fabulous granite counter tops with that gorgeous subzero as an aid. I can see expensive original artwork on those walls and modern, but comfortable furniture on those beautiful floors.
Yes, the historic district is a treat. Do you want to go see it with me? We can just pretend you’re looking to buy…