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Market Conditions in Lake Havasu City : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Susan Leifer answered:
Hi Gunilla,
According to a report that Coldwell Banker provides for the Lake Havasu City Real Estate Market, the Median Sales Price in June was $160,000, up 9.7% from $145,900 in June of 2011 and down -0.9% from $161,500 last month.
The Average Sales Price in June was $200,645, up 7.9% from $185,904 in June of 2011 and up 4.1% from $192,782 last month. June 2012 average sales price was at the highest level compared
to June of 2011 and 2010.
So, what does all of this mean? While prices are fluctuating, indications are that we are approaching the bottom of the market, if we haven't hit it already. It will take a few months of fairly steady, albeit small, price increases to tell.
If you would like to receive a copy of the report on a monthly basis, please email me at and ask for the Market Action Report.
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Fri May 15, 2015
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
The major costs involved to run a pool are chemicals and electricity for the pump. Water charges may also be a slight factor especially in AZ as you need to add water periodically as it evaporates.

The actual cost depends on the size of the pool, the type of equipment, and how long you run the filter per day. For example, some will run the filter 12 on/12 off, some will run it 24/7. Larger pools require more chemicals. If you have a heater the costs will be much higher.

We have a medium size in-ground pool with a sand filter, use chlorine, only run the pool during the summer months here in the northeast (about 4 months), we don't heat our pool, and I do all of the maintenance myself. At the beginning of the season we spend a couple of hundred dollars on chemicals, then usually need to make another purchase mid season of another $150 or so, and then closing chemicals are around $100. Our pool pump adds about $50 a month to our electric bill. I figure we average out to about $150 to $175 a month to run our pool.

You also need to factor in repair costs if it is an older pool. A new filter and pump can easily cost over $1,000 (unfortunately I know this from experience).

I hope this helps. The costs may be different down in AZ. If you call up a local pool company I'm sure they could give you a good estimate for your area.
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Thu Sep 3, 2009
The Concierge Service Team answered:
You're going to get a deluge of different responses.

There are a large number of rentals available right now. The inventory is high, so that brings the cost of rent lower in order to attract more renters.

There are many options to choose from in regards to property managers. There are pros and cons to each company. The truth is that I haven't found just one who will satisfy every requirement and get your home rented.

There isn't one area of town better than another to buy. It all comes down to the fact that you should buy a nice home, with nice amenities and if you plan to rent it as a vacation rental, you should stock it with the appropriate furniture and items to make it desirable. Charge a fair price and you'll help recoup money that you spend.
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Niky Goudreau answered:
The market has been heating up with the weather. In the last 30 days 101 single family homes have closed escrow. There are so many good deals here right now, buyers are starting to take advantage of the, ... more
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