Highway 89 Rebuilding a Highway

The rebuilding of Highway 89 in Arizona between Page and Flagstaff is going along well. Many will remember when the Highway became impassable after a landslide in the early morning hours of February 20, 2013. The ADOT, Federal Government and the Navajo Nation came to angreement and the N-20 road has been paved leaving access between Page and Flagstaff open.

Work is continuing to rebuild the Highway 89 and this ADOT clip of the progress is great. Moving 1 Million cubic yards of material is a huge job…..

And another in time lapse form

From ADOT

In order to reconstruct the landslide-damaged roadway on US 89 between Bitter Springs and Page, ADOT contractors will move nearly one million cubic yards of rock down slope to build a stabilizing buttress.

This video offers a different perspective on moving that much material.

More information about the US 89 landslide at: www.azdot.gov/us89.

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Page AZ Food Bank Needs Donations

As of last Thursday night the shelves at the Circle of Page, Page AZ food bank were almost bare. If you are in the area please drop by the Chamber of Commerce or the Food Bank and donate what you can.

Circle of Page
Phone: 928.645.9533
Address: 801 Aqua Avenue, PO Box 4745, Page, AZ 86040

Page Lake Powell Chamber
Phone: 928-645-2741

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Lake Powell Sunset Taken With Cell Phone

Driving to Big Water from our new office in Page, Arizona, last night I pulled over to snap these with my cell phone. Evening sunsets during monsoon season can be stunning.

I stopped along side the highway and shot some cell phone pictures. Usually I have a good slr camera with me but my cell phone served this time.

The road is Highway 89 looking toward Big Water, Utah. Greenhaven, Arizona, is on the shores of Lake Powell with Navajo Mountian in the back ground.

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Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT including Page new home sales at Indigo Ridge and Amangiri.
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7 Minutes of Some of the Greatest Scenery on Earth – Kane County Utah

Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, easy access to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, all right here in Kane County, Utah.

Sponsored by the Kane County Office of Tourism this is a great way to spend 7 minutes, and… plan a trip, and a life here!

Welcome to Kanab Utah from Override Films on Vimeo.

Thank you to Override Films for the awesome work on this project. A big thanks to Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 S. 100 E., Kanab, UT 84741, (435) 644-4900 www.visitsouthernutah.com

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT including Page new home sales at Indigo Ridge and Amangiri.
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Page AZ Real Estate Market Update June 23, 2014

In keeping with the trend started this spring, the past month has still be very busy around the Page Lake Powell area for real estate.

Here is a quick overview of May 23, 2014 to June 23, 2014 for Page, Arizona

Sold Page AZ Real Estate May 22, 2014 – June 23, 2014

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In the past 4 weeks through our Page Lake Powell MLS we have had 6 single family homes and two that were not in the MLS for a total of 8. Three manufactured homes, 1 mobile home, 1 town home, and 2 commercial buildings, and one airport hanger for a total of 16 sales.

Last year for the same two month period we had 4 single family homes, 2 manufactured homes, 2 mobile homes, 1 mobile home lot and 4 commercial properties for a total of 13.

The median price for the single family homes closed through the Page MLS is $196,000 while the average came in at of $225,333. Average days on the market for the homes sold was 93, a huge drop from just last month of 233. Looking at last years numbers for the same time frame and the four homes that closed the average sales price was $178,700 and they were on the market an average of 215 days. Prices are rising, days on the market is dropping all indicating a hotter real estate market.

The manufactured homes median price for the 3 sold was $140,000 while the average was $144,666. Average active days on the market of 200 is a drop from 266 in the last report and a large drop from last year of 312 days. Fewer days on the market means homes are selling faster.

2 Commercial properties sold in this period with an average price of $300,000. I did not have data for one property but the other was on the market for around 1,000 days.

One Townhome at Glen Canyon Villas closed for $157,000 and had been on the market for 78 days. The average days on the market across all property types sold for this two month time frame is 199 days.

Pending. When a property that has been on the active market for sale has a buyer submit an offer, which after negotiation, is accepted by the seller. There is usually a period of time where the buyer is obtaining financing and the seller is moving during the pending status.

During this period we had 8 homes move to pending status, most of which have not closed yet.

Current real estate for sale in Page, Arizona:

46 Single Family Homes
Median Price: $237,450
Median Days on the Market: 195
Median Square Feet: 2137

20 Manufactured Homes
Median Price: $119,200
Median Days on the Market: 96
Median Square Feet: 1540

2 Mobile Homes (pre-1976)

Median Price: $42,500
Median Days on the Market: 101
Median Square feet: 1006

Property in Page AZ for Sale
Single Family Lots: 11
Median Price: $90,000
Manufactured Home Lots: 3
Median Price $38,000

Conclusion

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The Lake Powell Real Estate market is still going strong with 16 properties having closed in the past month compared to 13 for the same time last year. We have 15 properties currently in pending status with only three of them being “long term” pending so 12 are actively working toward closing.

With a strong selection of homes for sale in Page, now is a great time to be a Lake Powell home owner. Be sure to ask me about USDA zero down loans for our site built homes and FHA. VA and Conventional financing for our manufactured housing as well as our site built homes.

Remember to stop by Rankin Realty at Lake Powell‘s new MLS search site at www.lakepowellhome.com, search both the Arizona and Utah sides of Lake Powell real estate and meet our team of professionals.

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Email Heather Rankin for Lake Powell Real Estate

Or Call 928-691-6444

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Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT including Page new home sales at Indigo Ridge and Amangiri.
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Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas Release Their New Axiom Star Yacht Line With A Party!

The Memorial Day Lake Powell party not to miss was Saturday Night, May 24, on the Wahweap Docks at Latitude 37 restaurant.

Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas launched and christened 7 new luxury houseboats from the Axiom Star Yacht line Saturday night and it was spectacular.  Each one a little different, the 7 yachts were open to the public to tour, lounge around in, and admire. A new level of luxury has arrived to the Lake Powell boat rental fleet.

Pictures were tricky to come by of the inside of the yachts as most were filled with guests through out the evening. Crystal blue water and perfect weather accented the beauty of the Axiom Yachts on display.

Lake Powell Wahweap Axiom Yacht release party

Lake Powell Wahweap Axiom Yacht release party

With the Northern Arizona band, Buckit, providing the music folks were free to wander around the boats, eat, dance, and ask questions. VIP Guests were treated to an upper-deck bar and hoes-d’oeuvre. One of the highlights of the evening happened when Tracey L Hornoi Goettl christened one of the yachts. Kelly Zwierzchowski, aka Kelly Z. Boat Rentals General Manager for Aramark at Lake Powell, has done a great job organizing the launch of the Axiom Star line.

From the press release in January from Aramark

The 65-foot Axiom Star fleet is available for a minimum seven-day rental during the summer and a minimum five-day rental for the rest of the year. The vessels are designed as an ultimate indulgence with all the amenities of a high-end home. Every Axiom Star lake yacht features four staterooms, sleeping eight for the utmost intimacy. Each room has a queen size bed, flat-screen television and DVD player. The remainder of the boat is comprised of two bathrooms, a sitting room with a tracking satellite TV system and surround music system.

The kitchen is truly state-of-the-art with full size stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher and a microwave. Other creature comforts such as a sofa with chaise, seven-piece dinette set, deluxe wet bar, and mini fridge with icemaker, are included. Upstairs, a screened in upper deck offers panoramic views of Lake Powell while providing privacy for guests. The deck includes a wet bar, barbeque, television and patio furniture for the perfect day relaxing on the lake.

Below are several pictures from the event and a video showing not only the Axiom Star yachts but the stunning beauty of Lake Powell. Contact information for rentals is posted at the bottom.

It was a lovely evening and a real treat. Saw old friends, made news ones, and got to experience a whole new level of luxury for our lake rental fleet.

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More Contact Information


Lake Powell Houseboat Rentals

Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas Facebook Page

Axiom Star Line Information

Axiom Yachts Facebook Page

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT including Page new home sales at Indigo Ridge.
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11 Cool Lake Powell Facts

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1. Lake Powell was created by Glen Canyon Dam which took ten years to build. Started in 1956 the project was done in 1966.

2. When Lake Powell is at full pool it is 560 feet deep at Glen Canyon Dam.

3. When full the lake stretches back 186 miles up the Colorado River channel.

4. Lake Powell has 96 major side canyons.

5. When full Lake Powell has almost 2000 miles of shoreline, about the same as the west coast of the United States!

6. Lake Powell has four major water sources: The Colorado River, The Dirty Devil River, The Escalante River, and The San Juan.

7. The water in Lake Powell comes from the snow melt during spring run off and drains an area about 10,000 square miles.

Photo of Lake Powell taken by Ashley Rankin

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8. Lake Powell water levels rise from the end of April to right around July 4th. The rest of the year, for the most part, the water level falls.

9. Lake Powell is 13% of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Go get some exploring done!)

10. Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell were built primarily for water storage for the west. Recreation and power generation are huge additional benefits.
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11. The scenery is so unusual Lake Powell has been used as the setting for many movies, the latest, Gravity with Sandra Bullock. See Movies and The Lake Powell Connection

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT including Page new home sales
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Lake Powell Real Estate Market Report – Big Water, UT May 2014

Yesterday we looked at the last two months of the Lake Powell real estate market in Page AZ. You can see that post here: Page AZ Real Estate Market Update May 18, 2014 – Strong!

Today we are going to have an in-depth look at the Big Water MLS and the market since the first of the year in Eastern Kane County, Utah. The Big Water MLS covers the Lake Powell areas of Paria, Clark Bench, Church Wells, Powell Springs, and Big Water.

Sold Lake Powell Real Estate in the Big Water MLS from January 2014 to May 15, 2014

In the past five and a half months listings sold through our Big Water Lake Powell MLS have had no single family homes, 1 manufactured home, 1 mobile home, and 3 vacant properties close. The manufactured home was a foreclosure. One one of the vacant properties was a 3 acre parcel with stunning views of Wahweap Canyon and the lake. Currently there are 2 manufactured homes pending in the MLS and 1 home pending which not in our MLS.

Last year during the same time we had closed one commercial building, which was a foreclosure, 1 manufactured home, and 1 vacant lot.

So while not a lot of difference there has been a bit of an up tick and more movement.

Current real estate for sale in the Big Water MLS area

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4 Single Family Homes
Median Price: $342,500
Median Days on the Market: 259
Median Square Feet: 2064

7 Manufactured Homes
Median Price: $142,000
Median Days on the Market: 264
Median Square Feet: 1701

1 Mobile Homes (pre-1976)
Median Price: $45000
Median Days on the Market: 149
Median Square feet: 860

Property in the Big Water area
Single Family Lots: 35
Median Price: $39,500

Commercial
Commercial Lots 4
Median Price: $136,200
Businesses: 2
Average Price: $1.049,500

There is a wide variety of property for sale in the area. Some lake view lots, some suitable for horse property, some for only stick built homes, some with power, some without. Check the search at Lake Powell Home for the different types of properties.

We also have some good business opportunities for boat storages here in Big Water for sale.

Conclusion

The Lake Powell Real Estate market in the Big Water MLS has been steady since the first of the year. There have been a couple of foreclosures, one which has sold, one which is pending and another listed by a private party. The Big Water area had not seen many foreclosures over the years so it is a good sign these few homes have been put on the market and sold.

We had more vacant lots sell this year than last year in the same time frame. We have a good selection of lots and several horse properties with Lake Powell Views still available.

Several of our single family homes, manufactured homes, and vacant lots are suitable for horse property or to use to store all of your lake toys and off-roading equipment.

Remember to stop by Rankin Realty at Lake Powell‘s new MLS search site at www.lakepowellhome.com and search both the Arizona and Utah sides of Lake Powell real estate.

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For More Information

Email Heather Rankin for Lake Powell Real Estate

Or Call 928-691-6444

Your Lake Powell REALTOR

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT including Page new home sales at Indigo Ridge and Amangiri.
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Page AZ Real Estate Market Update May 18, 2014 – Strong!

In keeping with the trend this spring the past two months have still be very busy around the Page Lake Powell area for real estate. Last week we had something happen that has not been seen around here in a while. Two offers for the same commercial building were received on the same day!

Sold Page AZ Real Estate March 17th, 2014 – May 17, 2014

In the past two months through our Page Lake Powell MLS we have had 6 single family homes, 3 manufactured homes, 1 mobile home, 1 town home, and 1 mobile home for a total of 12.

Last year for the same two month period we had 2 single family homes, 2 manufactured homes, 3 condos, and 2 town homes for a total of 9.

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Median Price differs from Average Price in that there are as many homes above the median as below, so it is right in the middle.

The median price for the single family homes closed is $168,000 while the average came in just shy of $199,000. Average days on the market for the homes sold was 233.

The manufactured homes median price for the 3 sold is $80,000 while the average was $93,667. Average active days on the market of 266.

The condo in Greenehaven sold for $39,000 and had been on the market 179 days. The town home at Glen Canyon Villas sold for $151,000 and had been on the market 12 days before receiving an accepted offer. A mobile home (pre-1976) sold in Page for $40,000 and had been on the market 10 days.

The average days on the market across all property types sold for this two month time frame is 200 days.

Pending. When a property that has been on the active market for sale has a buyer submit an offer, which after negotiation, is accepted by the seller. There is usually a period of time where the buyer is obtaining financing and the seller is moving during the pending status.

One telling thing is during this March 17 to May 17 we have had 17 properties go to Pending status and most have not yet closed. This looks good for the coming weeks!

Current real estate for sale in Page, Arizona:

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44 Single Family Homes
Median Price: $232,450
Median Days on the Market: 205
Median Square Feet: 2147

19 Manufactured Homes
Median Price: $145,000
Median Days on the Market: 109
Median Square Feet: 1512

2 Mobile Homes (pre-1976)
Median Price: $45000
Median Days on the Market: 64
Median Square feet: 1006

Property in Page AZ for Sale
Single Family Lots: 10
Median Price: $104,900
Manufactured Home Lots: 4
Median Price $36,500

Conclusion

The Lake Powell Real Estate market is still going strong with 12 properties having closed in the past two months through our MLS. In pending status right now we have several commercial properties which is an area we had a slow down in, so the pick up is positive. We have 18 properties currently in pending status with only three of them being “long term” pending so 15 are actively working toward closing.

With a strong selection of homes for sale in Page, now is a great time to be a Lake Powell home owner. Be sure to ask me about USDA zero down loans for our site built homes and FHA. VA and Conventional financing for our manufactured housing as well as our site built homes.

Remember to stop by Rankin Realty at Lake Powell‘s new MLS search site at www.lakepowellhome.com and search both the Arizona and Utah sides of Lake Powell real estate.

Search Lake Powell Homes For Sale

For More Information

Email Heather Rankin for Lake Powell Real Estate

Or Call 928-691-6444

Your Lake Powell REALTOR

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT including Page new home sales at Indigo Ridge and Amangiri.
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2014 Bird Day Celebration May 3rd in Big Water

For many years, the count I believe has been lost, Big Water, UT has celebrated “Bird Day” with an old fashioned fair.

This year Bird Day will be held at Big Water School beginning at 10 a.m. Arizona Time.

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Arm Wrestling Contest from a couple of years ago!

Information from the organizers:

Saturday, May 3rd at the Big Water School

Beginning at 10 a.m. Arizona time Saturday morning with events running through the day. Events will feature all age groups and there is no admission fee so please bring your family and friends.

Lunch will be a potluck so please bring something to share for lunch!
Also, awards will be offered for event winners.

Events to be featured:
Egg Hunt
Treasure Hunt
Egg Decorating
Egg Race
Water Balloon Toss
Drawing Contest
Scavenger Hunt
Assorted Kids Games Plus Many More
Nail Hammering

Dessert Contest
This is a way to show off what you can do! All desserts must be submitted by 3 p.m. Saturday to the Big Water School Cafeteria. The winner will get a gift certificate for dinner at Peppers Restaurant and Cantina but all desserts MUST be home made! Entries will be judged on these categories:
Creativity, Originality, Presentation and Taste.

Desserts will be auctioned and all proceeds donated to help fund next year’s Bird Day.

For the 23 years I have lived in Big Water, Bird Day has been an event all look forward to. I still have “Bird Awards” from 20 years ago :)

If you are in the Page, Lake Powell, Big Water area come and enjoy the fun!

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT including Page new home sales at Indigo Ridge and Amangiri.
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