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Old 10-20-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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I have been doing a lot of searching for places to buy and have come across quite a few mobile homes in Golden Sage Ranch, golden valley I believe zip is 86413 is this area a nice area or bad? Is water hauled? Just seems like prices seem to be reasonable. What other areas of kingman are good? My understanding is to stay away from butler?
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:25 AM
 
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Hi, Many areas in golden Valley are water haul, I do not know how large of an area golden sages encompasses. I think alot of the parcels are 2-5 acre lots with manufactured homes on them.
you would want to make sure the house/mobile is not preHUD
(built before 1976) and I would want to be close to the paved road but that is a matter of personal preference.
golden Valley is an area that streches between Kingman and Bullhead/Laughlin area. It is hotter there in the summer than in Kingman. Butler area is in the north section of Kingman, mostly
single lots with small Mobiles, singlewides, tho some streets are quite well maintained. I t depends on wht you are looking for and what your price range is. I wouldn't bother with the Butler area, unless maybe you have children of elementary age, then it is very close to Cerbat elementary school. I think it is zoned county, but the city likes to include them in their population cencus, to help bring in the big box stores. There you could find a place to buy for 25K, basically you are buying the lot, but if you prefer more upscale and can afford it, the South end of town, Halapai foothills
is more desirable as far as continuity in housing standards.
North Kingman, some people refer to as North of Jagerson (where the college is (they are putting in gated condos buy the way) North Stockton Hill, there are many large estates, ranches. it is county and predominantly, water haul, delivered, or drill your own well.
There are numercous five acre parcels that have equestrian priviledges if that lifestyle suits you. if you like wide open spaces
animals, privacy, and freedom you might like that area. if you haul your own water, the cost is 25 per month. Delivered it is 125 a month. It is about 15 minutes down into town. It you are more sophisticated and prefer pools, and hobnobbing, go to the Halapais.
Kingman is predominantly retired community.
If you have health issues such as allergies, asthma, or arthritis,
I would not suggest this area for lung health However, there is a
proliferation of PC's and DC's here.
Like most of the nation the real estate business (as far as sellers selling their homes) is stagnant, much like Michigan, if you get my drift. You should be able to easily get your pick of homes, if you care to buy at this point of time. However, don't expect the RE people to show you homes, they don't do that here. I had 75K sitting in cash in my pocket and drove a low key auto, and I went to 4 different offices, years back and not a one had the ambition to leave their office to show me a home or two.
Good luck to you.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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I would agree with the above post, Butler is not that bad. Take a look
also with home market like it is I would buy a house and not a mobile if at all possible. A place just down the street just sold for 50,000 + less than what they payed for it during the hot market times. They needed to get out and they did for a major loss.
So get in your car vehicle or ride the bus or train but come and check out the places and make your decison.
I ll bet we could even get a group meet at cracker barrel to hammer ideas aroud.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Like most of the nation the real estate business (as far as sellers selling their homes) is stagnant, much like Michigan, if you get my drift. You should be able to easily get your pick of homes, if you care to buy at this point of time. However, don't expect the RE people to show you homes, they don't do that here. I had 75K sitting in cash in my pocket and drove a low key auto, and I went to 4 different offices, years back and not a one had the ambition to leave their office to show me a home or two.
Good luck to you.
Stagnant does not describe the Kingman real estate market: the phrase 'free fall' better describes it------I have been following Realtor.com and, the prices have been declining by the week in just the last 2-3 months

Read that in August there were maybe 3-4 homes going for under $100K; now, there are closer to 10 places for $90K on down-----and, that is not factoring core inflation so the actual decline is steeper yet.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:24 AM
 
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However, don't expect the RE people to show you homes, they don't do that here. I had 75K sitting in cash in my pocket and drove a low key auto, and I went to 4 different offices, years back and not a one had the ambition to leave their office to show me a home or two.
I don't know about "years ago", but that's certainly not true now. There are hundreds of RE agents in town that would love to roll out the red carpet for any serious buyer.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:49 PM
 
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Talking What about ?

Area: North Kingman, Subdivision: New Kgmn
or Central Kingman? Would this area also mayebe be water hauled?

The other thing on Realtor.com we are mostly seeing Mobile Homes for sale from $100,000 on down. So far I have only found 4 homes and they are either very old 1940 or don't look very good
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:41 PM
 
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From googling around, it looks like "new kingman" and "central kingman" are euphemisms for Butler and surrounding areas. These are old depressed areas, as you've seen. A budget of $100K and under doesn't buy you a whole lot here unfortunately.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:03 PM
 
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Is Butler a city in kingman or just a street then? I seen a place on E. Neal Ave where the cross street is Bond and it looked pretty nice, but then the next street over is butler.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:50 PM
 
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Butler is a neighborhood area in Kingman. It does tend to seem more depressed as you go east. I think you're still in pretty good shape at Neal and Bond.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Note that much of 'Kingman' is actually part of Mohave County......the unincorporated areas.

Rule of thumb is the city of Kingman has stricter ordinances keeping some of the questionable stuff out.
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