Home Buying in Plain English Part 2 – Mortgage Lending 101

In Episode 2 The National Association of Realtors and Elizabeth Banks team up to introduce us to that word.. that mortgage word.

Mortgage Lending 101 is a funny, straight talking, video about the mortgage section of the home buying process tagged under #LearnWithLiz.

Take away: Be ready.

“Your mortgage lender will review your income, debts, assets, employment and credit history, to determine how much home you can afford, your loan options, the monthly payments you can expect, the down payment you’d need, and closing costs”

All of that to get to your pre-approval letter which is this market is necessary, unless of course, you are paying cash!

At Rankin Realty we have a team of professionals that can help you in both Arizona and Utah along the South Shores of Lake Powell as well as help guide you through the mortgage process.

Stayed tuned for Part 3:

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 The only local real estate blog written by a local Realtor since 2008. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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Home Buying in Plain English Part 1 – Great Videos from the NAR

The National Association of Realtors teamed up with Elizabeth Banks to produce a series of funny, straight talking, videos about the home buying process tagged under #LearnWithLiz In Episode 1 – Knowing When You’re Ready jumps in to buying vs. renting, the pro’s and con’s on each side and asks the question “are you really throwing your money away?” Watch below to find out why and have a laugh as well. Enjoy!

So, are you ready to buy your first home this coming year? When the time is right, I can help you through this entire process and find you that special place to call home!

At Rankin Realty we have a team of professionals that can help you in both Arizona and Utah along the South Shores of Lake Powell!

Stayed tuned for Part 2:

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 The only local real estate blog written by a local Realtor since 2008. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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Beautiful Town Home at Lake Powell View Estates

New price reduction on this executive town home at Lake Powell View Estates in Greenehaven, Arizona. Listed at $269,000

Click on the photo and take a few minutes to browse through the pictures of this lovely space with breath taking views of Lake Powell and surrounding buttes and mesas. A one owner that looks brand new! (don’t forget to look at page 2 of the photos)

Lake Powell View Estates in Greenehaven, Arizona is a dark sky community with a reasonable HOA to protect your home values. Located in the middle of the Grand Circle of National Parks and Recreation Areas means trips to Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon are easily accessible. Just 7 miles from Page, Arizona with shopping, entertainment, restaurants, guided trips, doctors, hospitals, and schools. Greenehaven has a convince store with one of the best views on the planet!

Come see what all the fuss is about and enjoy life at Lake Powell!

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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 The only local real estate blog written by a local Realtor since 2008. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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2015 Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta Nov 5th-8th

The 13th Annual Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta is set to take flight this Thursday, November 5th with pilot registration, sponsor reception, and participation with local schools. This year should prove to be spectacular with over 60 Balloonists participating in the daily flights as well as the Saturday Night Balloon Glow! There is something magical about watching the brightly colored balloons float across our blue sky’s in contrast with our red cliffs and canyons!

Balloons above Page AZ by Heather Rankin

Balloons above Page AZ

Balloons will launch, weather permitting, from various locations around the Highway 89 area throughout Page AZ with the center point at Regatta Fields at Lake Powell National Golf Course around 7 a.m.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 6th is Media Flight Day withe a 7 a.m. Morning briefing and launch from Regatta Fields

Saturday November 7th is Sponsor and Competition Day
7:00am Morning Launch at the Regatta Fields at Lake Powell National Golf Course
11:00 am to 10:00pm Regatta Street Fair in the Atchison Mall Parking Lot – Sponsored by The Chamber Page Lake Powell
4:00pm – Life’s A Ball! – Sponsored by Page Public Library
6:30pm to 8:00pm – Balloon Glow from South Navajo to Vista Ave.

Sunday, November 8th is Crew Appreciation Day with a 7:00 a.m. launch at Regatta Fields

More Information

We’ve been attending this event for many years and it is one of our areas premier gatherings. This year we got some major media attention with a write up in in the Los Angeles Times!

This is truly an event where we get to show off our areas breathtaking beauty and community spirit. So many businesses come together to support this event and it draws people from around the country.

The Vendor Fair will being happening from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. around Atchinson Mall on Elm Street and Lake Powell Blvd. There will be all sorts of food vendors, a beer garden with live music, gifts, memorabilia, and games and rides for the kids. One of the funniest things last year was watching kids in large, clear, plastic balls float around a huge pool of water!

Also Christmas in November will also being occurring from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Page Elks Lodge. No excuse not to get your Christmas shopping done on Saturday!

Balloon Glow

Magical….. Lake Powell Blvd will be closed from Vista Ave to South Navajo and balloons will fill the streets. Tied to the earth but yet the large balloons are inflated and “glow” overhead as the pilots and crews visit with the public. This is the chance to get up close and personal with the balloons and enjoy their sheer size and beauty. Visitors wander the streets and the vendor fair will still in full swing. Not to be missed!

Balloon Glow in Page AZ by Heather Rankin

Links to Photos, Videos, and More Informaiton

Video from the 2011 Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta

2015 Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta Home Page

Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta Facebook Page ~ Give it a “Like”

Vendor Fair Information by The Page Lake Powell Chamber

Page Public Library “Lifes’ A Ball” Event

2008 Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta Photos Balloon Glow

3 Sets of Photos from the 2008 Balloon Regatta

A 365 Lake Powell Post Post Featuring Fun Things to Do Around the Lake Powell area!

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 The only local real estate blog written by a local Realtor since 2008. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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2015 Helping Hands Agency 16th Annual Fall Festival

The 2015 Helping Hands Agency hosted their 16th annual Fall Festival at Page City park last weekend. I had the opportunity to stop by on Saturday and caught some of the costume contests. Folks were dropping off their carved pumpkins at the sorting booth in anticipation of the pumpkin glow Saturday night.

There were games, inflatables, face painting, lots of food, arts and crafts, a silent art auction. There was also the business challenge where local business get to compete for the “trophy” based on skill, talent, and an obstacle course.

The costume contests were great and one of the best things was the “puppy” contest featuring two chihuahuas! Plan on attending this event next year and if you are a local business owner, rally up your team and come compete for the 2016 Trophy.

Check out Helping Hands on Facebook and give them a “like” Facebook Helping Hands and their website at Helping Hands

A Lake Powell Fridays Post Featuring Fun Things to Do Around the Lake Powell area!

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 The only local real estate blog written by a local Realtor since 2008. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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2015 Christmas in November in Page AZ

Once again it is time for Christmas in November, the annual arts and crafts fair at the Page Elks Lodge. This corresponds with the Saturday morning balloon launch of the Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Stop by and enjoy good food, lots of cool stuff, handmade artisan jewelry, blankets, essential oils and much more!
Christmas in November

This post is part of our Lake Powell Fridays series featuring fun things to do at Lake Powell and the surrounding areas.

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 The only local real estate blog written by a local Realtor since 2008. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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2015 Page Lake Powell Sounds of Summer, Nolan Karras James

Page AZ Tourism Press Release:

Blues, Dine Rock performer at Sounds of Summer Series

Nolan Karras James of “Skool Boy Kook” performs August 19th!

The City of Page’s Sounds of Summer series presents Nolan Karras James of “Skool Boy Kool” for the Wednesday, August 19th concert at 7pm!

Nolan Karras James

James’ musical genre is Blues Dine Rock and will be a unique addition to the Sounds of Summer concerts. “My lyrics are in Navajo, but the music everyone can understand,” says James. He has been performing for six years at festivals and fairs in the region. One of his songs, “Squaw Dance” is on Youtube.com, under Nolan Karras James or by following the link here : Nolan Karras James

Mr. James resides in the Black Mesa area and enjoys traveling to entertain.

The Page City Park entertainment location faces N. Lake Powell Blvd.  Express Public Transit’s shuttle will be available to transport to and from the venues with a route stopping at most hotels in town, for a fee.

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2015 Sounds of Summer Page Lake Powell ~ The Naked Waiters Return

Page AZ Tourism Press Release:

Those Unclothed Guys Return to Sounds of Summer Series

Naked Waiters bare their musical souls in August!
Follow them on Facebook at  The Naked Waiters  

Page, AZ August 6, 2015:   The Page Lake Powell Tourism Board’s Sounds of Summer series presents “The Naked Waiters,” Wednesday, August 12th and 26th at 7pm!

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The Naked Waiters is an acoustic, ukulele-based group that started in Cedar City, UT, and is now based in Provo, UT. They specialize in fun, melt-your-heart music that’s good for the soul. They are comprised of Kim Bjerga, Clark Holmes, and Andrew Nufer.

Kim and Andy have been friends for years, having known each other throughout high school and living together as roommates. They also were in another band, Apollo’s Army, together previously. While living together, they met Clark at a crepe party at their apartment, where Clark picked up Kim’s ukulele and would jam out. Kim and Andy decided to learn a couple songs with Clark, then the three came together when a mutual friend, Ben, asked Kim and Andy to serve dinner to him and a date wearing nothing but speedos. The band was born when they decided to take it one step further. The duo stripped, wore only aprons and bowties, called Clark, had him do the same, and sang love songs to Ben and Jen.

Since then, the three have played at everything from farmers’ markets and festivals to weddings, private birthday parties, various concerts and battle of the bands, one of which (the Provo Acoustic Battle of the Bands at Joes Grill) they placed first.

They are currently living in Provo, Utah, where they are performing everywhere they can and enjoying playing their music.

The concert is free to the public.

Also Tomas Hunt continues to perform Native American dances on Monday and Saturday nights respectively at 7pm. Monday night performances are in City Park and Saturday is at Memorial Plaza, 697 Vista Ave. And Movies in the Park are shown on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm.

The City Park entertainment location faces N. Lake Powell Blvd.  Express Public Transit’s shuttle will be available to transport to and from the venues with a route stopping at most hotels in town, for a fee.

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Native American Week at Sounds of Summer Series Page AZ

The Page Lake Powell Tourism Board’s Sounds of Summer series presents Native American Week, August 3rd -8th! This looks Wonderful!

Tomas Hunt headlines August 3rd, 5th and 8th!

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Tomas Hunt, a championship dancer, will be demonstrating ceremonial dances from various tribes as he performs for Sounds of Summer this week. Featured will be the grass dance and hoop dance. And Tomas typically includes family members in the shows as well.

Performances are Monday and Wednesday, at 7pm – 7:30pm in Page Memorial City Park. Also, he will perform Saturday night in Page Memorial Plaza from 7pm – 8pm. All are free to the public.

The City Park entertainment location faces N. Lake Powell Blvd. and Memorial Plaza is located in Page City Hall parking lot, 697 Vista Ave. Express Public Transit’s shuttle will be available to transport to and from the venues with a route stopping at most hotels in town, for a fee.

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A Lake Powell Fridays Post courtesy of the City of Page Tourism Department!
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Page AZ Movies in The Park 2015

Once again we will have Page Summer Movies in the Park starting on June 2nd. This is a fun activity for families, teens, kids, and our visitors alike. Sponsored by the Page Public Library this event has proven to be a success in years past and we are so pleased it is starting again. Movies start at Dusk at Page City Park across from the High School on South Navajo Drive.

PG-13 movies will be shown on Tuesdays, and PG/G movies on Thursdays!

You can download this copy of the schedule by clicking on the right mouse button and selecting save!

Printable list of Page Movies in the Park

Printable list of Page Movies in the Park

We would like to thank the folks at the Page Public Library for putting this event on through the summer and appreciate the hard work!

This post is part of our Lake Powell Fridays series featuring fun things to do at Lake Powell and the surrounding areas.

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 The only local real estate blog written by a local Realtor since 2008
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