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Krusty

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Posted: 09/24/20 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congrats! Looks awesome. Good luck with the move.


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My partner and I have had our "second home" in Payson for almost 15 years. Lucky enough to have a panoramic view of the Mogollon Rim from our front porch. We go up year round. Always nice to escape the heat of the Valley during the summer. And have been snowed in for a day or two on several occasions during the winter. We have seen many changes in town over the years.
The weekend warriors can make for extremely heavy traffic every Friday-Sunday. Holidays are especially challenging. But you learn to deal with it, choosing your times to grocery shop, etc.
Congrats!! And welcome. Sounds like you made a good purchase. Home prices are rising, for sure.
Be a good neighbor and FireWise your property. They keep predicting Payson will be the next Paradise......and suffer a catastrophic fire.


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Awesome...congrats again and good luck with the move! You’ll have to change your nickname to MountainCaptain LoL


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Good luck in your new home! It looks spectacular.

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Posted: 09/28/20 03:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Expyinflight wrote:


Be a good neighbor and FireWise your property. They keep predicting Payson will be the next Paradise......and suffer a catastrophic fire.


Catastrophic fire / Fire Wise:
You just need to get out and "rake the forest"!..[emoticon]

BTW - "Pleasure" CA (what POTUS called it) - Paradise had a "precautionary" evacuation yesterday - which most folks don't wait for it to become "mandatory". Second one since "THE" fire.
Big box store parking lots in Chico full of folks sleeping in their cars.

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We know it is not a matter of 'if'...but 'when'....it happens in Payson also.

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OP here again...

We got moved in with the help of "Two Guys and a Truck" who did an outstanding job by the way on the 29th of September. Twelve very long, busy days later we are completely settled in and loving every minute in our new home. Had quite a bit of tree trimming to do but nothing a pole/chain saw could not handle and having a truck and trailer to carry it all to the brush pit worked well.

I have even managed to complete most of my Man Cave after more than "a little assembling" of a nice Harbor Freight workbench and rolling tool chest along with the install of a compressor with the requisite 50' hose and reel. The Man Cave handles my truck and motorcycle and most of my tools with the Rzr living in the other {attached} garage and the Motorhome on the south half of the south driveway.

Downtown "Man Cave":

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Definitely one seriously HAPPY CAMPER!

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Beautiful house on a beautiful peace of property in a beautiful corner of the world! Very nice! Just curious if you would mind telling us the purchase price, I'm always curious about how far a dollar gets you in different parts of the country. We live outside of DC and the housing market is very inflated here...


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Happy to share...

We were actually downsizing by 25 percent with the new house {1,400 square feet} but the lot is 110 percent larger {.57 ac}. We paid $362,000 which was a strong, no contingency cash offer with an 18 day escrow.
The market up here in the mountains north of Phoenix is roaring as folks from the Valley of the Sun flee for the cooler temps and gorgeous scenery.

I looked at 100 homes and 95 were "Offer pending" so if you do not jump on an available listing it is gone in about 3 heartbeats. The sellers had received an offer the night before we saw the property which we believe was $350K on a list price of $359,900 - to insure we got the place and generate some goodwill on the inevitable negotiations to come I made the $362K offer which they immediately accepted. Turned out there were about $3,000 in relatively minor repairs that were needed and the sellers agreed to split those costs with us and everyone walked away happy.

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Looks great. Congrats.


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