Amangiri 5 Minute Video by SteelBlue

Amangiri – the crown jewel of our Lake Powell area resorts has been a consistent hit in the world wide travel media arena. Guests from around the world, some famous, some not, rave about the landscape, architecture, and service.

How fortunate for us who get to call this area home. Amangiri is located in Crown Pointe, Utah about 59 miles from Kanab, Utah, 13 from Page, AZ, and next to Big Water, Utah. What lies just off the main highway, 89, are spectacular visual experiences like no place else. From “The Wave” and “The Moon” to Tower Butte by Helicopter, swinging canyon bridges, day hikes, horse back rides, natural arches, boat rides, four wheeling, quiet hiking, it is all so visual. Hollywood has been coming here for years to make movies with our stunning scenery as their backdrops.

As I was looking around this evening I found this almost 5 minute video by SteelBlue which goes a long way to capture some of the magic of our “homeland” and of the Aman Resort, Amangiri. Enjoy!


Architecture and landscapes.
Amangiri, at Canyon Point, Utah.
A Canyon Land Development, Larkspur, California.
An Adrian Zecha Inspired Design
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Audio from Twisted Media, Inc.; Publisher: Dynamedion Publishing; Writer: Pierre Gerwig Langer

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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Lake Powell Business for Sale in Big Water – All Water Craft Storage

As spring approaches we have a great Lake Powell area business for sale in Big Water, UT, – All Water Craft Storage

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This 100% leased Class A boat / marine storage facility in superb condition and just waiting for the right owner. The greatest earning potential has not been realized due to health concerns of the current owner. With the 2 storage buildings, work shop and home there is a total of 17,896 finished space.

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units at all water craft storage in big water

The personal water craft (PWC) rental business is huge in the Lake Powell area, more so since the NPS stopped all 2 stroke engines from going on the Lake. Not only tourists but also locals are looking to rent the allowed 4 stroke PWC’s.

Boat Rentals. That is a wide open field with great potential

Launch and Retrieval services of rental boats and PWC’s.

Boat and PWC sales, as well as water toys and other sundry lake items.

On the service side, fiberglassing services, substantial maintenance including repair, or replacement, of engines could be done as well as boat detailing. Currently the shop handles basic maintenance such as winterizations and de-winterizations, battery replacements, etc, but all other work gets sent out. The shop is set up for a full time mechanic to be working and that has never been utilized.

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5 Quick, Inexpensive, Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

With the Lake Powell real estate market picking up for spring already, and the warm, warm, February we are having now is a great time to do a few projects.

These five items can spruce up your home and make it stand out on the market. If you are looking for good ROI, or return on investment, take a few minutes to look over these ideas.

Home Staging Ideas

Home Staging Ideas

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Mortgage Rates Drop, Lower Downpayment, and Lower Mortgage Insurance = Great Time to Buy!

Thinking about buying a home in the Page Lake Powell area? Now may be just about the perfect time. Four mortgage items of interest in the past couple of months mean home buying just got less expensive.

If you are one that follows mortgage news there have been bits and pieces coming together. If you are not a follower of mortgage news… then read on.

Start: October 2014

In the end of October 2014 the Fed issued a statement saying there were going to stay the course with the current interest rates.

On January 22nd on Realtor.com

Fixed mortgage rates inched down again for the fourth consecutive week, bringing them to new lows in early 2015.

Averaging 3.63%, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is at its lowest level since the week ending May 23, 2013, according to the latest survey from mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.

Last week at this time, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66%. A year ago, it was trending at 4.39%.

Lets read that again…. averaging 3.63%. Amazing!

And Today: FHA lowered the mortgage insurance rate.

From Realtor.org

The Federal Housing Administration is reducing its annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points in a move “to expand responsible lending to creditworthy borrowers,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

FHA also said it would take added steps over the next few months to “cut red tape and clarify lending standards” in reducing mortgage costs for hundreds of thousands of creditworthy borrowers, according to the White House.

When you add this to news from December of 14 that new, lower, downpayments are on the way for many this is a great time to buy.

From Realtor.org

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced Monday that first-time home buyers can now qualify for loans with down payments as low as 3 percent. That will expand credit for qualified home shoppers who may have been sidelined the last few years because of higher down-payment requirements, housing analysts say.

Freddie Mac launched Home Possible Advantage, a conventional mortgage with a 3 percent down-payment requirement geared to low- and moderate-income borrowers

If you are interested in viewing what we have for sale in the Page Lake Powell area and Big Water, give me a call.

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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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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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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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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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