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Thursday, May 27, 2021   /   by Steve Ticknor

Appraised Value vs Fair Market Value

High buyer demand and a low housing inventory continue to spur on our hot Lake Havasu seller's market. Many sellers often receive multiple offers on their property from several buyers. Every month, we see sale prices climb higher and higher. But that does not mean that you can list your Havasu home for whatever price you want and expect to automatically receive it. How do you determine what to ask for your home? You should take into account the appraised value as well as its fair market value. While you might think they are the same thing, they are actually different.
Appraised Value vs Fair Market Value
Appraised Value
The appraised value (AV) is determined by an independent third party (the appraiser). First, the appraiser comes out and takes visual stock of the condition of your Lake Havasu home. They also consider the total square footage of both the home and the lot, its location, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, features, fixtures, etc. Then, they look at recently sold pr. ...

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Thursday, April 29, 2021   /   by Steve Ticknor

First Friday Havasu Makes Its Last Appearance in May

The global pandemic put a hitch in so many activities here in Lake Havasu. Thankfully, we came out of lockdown a while ago. Things are starting to change. Even huge events like the Lake Havasu Balloon Festival made a few concessions in order to ensure people stayed safe while they enjoyed themselves. Mark your calendars, people. Next month is your last chance to enjoy a First Friday Havasu event for the season.
What: First Friday Havasu
Where: Downtown LHC (McCulloch between Smoketree & Mulberry)
When: May 7th, 2021 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: First Friday Havasu Team via email
First Friday Havasu - Spring 2021
The last official First Friday of the season takes place on Friday, May 7th. Every one of these events celebrates local art, music, and the Havasu lifestyle. Havasu Olive Oil & Garlic Company plans on setting up delicious Ohana Poke charcuterie boards for the event. Plus,  the food trucks at KAWS promise to satisfy anybody's tastebuds no matter. ...

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Thursday, March 25, 2021   /   by Steve Ticknor

Closing Costs: What to Expect

Congratulations on finding the home of your dreams. The seller even accepted your offer. Way to go! You made it past the first hurdle. Now...you enter escrow. Here is where we talk money. The downpayment is only one expense buyers pay. (If you need it, downpayment assistance is available for some Lake Havasu home buyers, by the way.) Buyers must also pay closing costs. But what are they, how much should you expect to pay, and does the seller have to pay any of them?
Closing Costs
What are They?
Closing costs are the fees that buyers and sellers pay to various third parties in order to facilitate the sale of a property. These typically run between 2% and 7% of the purchase price. In Arizona, they run on the lower end. According to Finder.com, ClosingCorp puts them at 1.21% to 1.82% of a home's purchase price. For a $300,000 Lake Havasu home, this means roughly $6000. And that is in addition to your downpayment. Sometimes, even in a seller's market, the seller may offer to help pay so. ...

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Coldwell Banker Realty
Steve Ticknor And Bob Ulery
2148 McCulloch Blvd N #105
Lake Havasu City, 86403
928-302-6177

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