Scenes from the Farmer’s Market

by Evan Fuchs on March 20, 2013

Bullhead Farmer's Market

Bullhead Farmer’s Market kicks off

The Bullhead Farmer’s Market returned this past Saturday, bigger and badder than ever.

A modest number of vendors sold a range of goods – from farm fresh produce and eggs, to homemade bread and salsa. Even handmade soaps.

As I’ve said before, I like the social/community aspect of a farmer’s market. I bumped into a bunch of locals and met a few more standing in line to buy gigantic strawberries. And waiting in line was no problem thanks to the lineup of live music booked by market manager Gabi Tolman.

The Farmer’s Market is held at Ken Fovargue Park on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 7am – 12 noon.

Hope to see you next time. In the meanwhile, here are a few pics from the first run:

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Bullhead City Real Estate Report – February, 2013

by Evan Fuchs on March 19, 2013

Bullhead City and Fort Mohave real estate update. Homes for sale and statistics from Western Arizona REALTOR Data Exchange.

The median sale price of Bullhead City single family homes was $139,900 in February, up 45 percent from the same period last year and 8 percent from a month ago.

Year-over-year prices have now gone up twelve months in a row.

Bullhead City Home Prices

Sellers look to cash in on rising prices

Higher prices have drawn more sellers into the market. Makes sense. When the price of widgets goes up, more widget owners are bound to think about selling. But there’s more going on here than those free market basics. It’s a matter of equity.

138 new residential listings came on the market in February and 116 of them are not distress sales. That’s the highest number of traditional listings to hit the market in a single month in more than four years. Why? Because prices are higher and more people are in a position to sell without being upside down.

Supply drives price

While it’s great to see prices going up again, and it’s wonderful to see distress sales dropping, a record-setting number of new listings is not something we want to see on a regular basis. Supply drives price. The last thing a healthy (recovering) market needs is an over-supply of homes, which is what caused prices to drop to begin with.

The Stats:

Bullhead City Single Family Homes
Feb-2013 Jan-2013 Feb-2012
Units Sold 39 36 40
Dollar Volume $5,925,820 $5,573,481 $4,251,690
Median Price $139,900 $129,450 $96,500
Price per Sq Ft $87.38 $81.40 $65.64

 

Bullhead City Manufactured Homes
Feb-2013 Jan-2013 Feb-2012
Units Sold 24 23 28
Dollar Volume $972,950 $1,094,600 $1,013,850
Median Price $40,000 $35,000 $32,500
Price per Sq Ft $37.07 $55.15 $39.23

 

Bullhead City Condos
Feb-2013 Jan-2013 Feb-2012
Units Sold 4 3 5
Dollar Volume $352,500 $483,899 $628,800
Median Price $91,500 $128,900 $127,900
Price per Sq Ft $67.22 $116.70 $86.59

 

Bullhead City Residential Sales Year-to-Date
2013 2012 2011
Units Sold 129 135 145
Dollar Volume $14,403,250 $12,306,415 $14,533,970


Fort Mohave

Fort Mohave Single Family Homes
Feb-2013 Jan-2013 Feb-2012
Units Sold 19 16 25
Dollar Volume $2,876,425 $2,176,250 $2,889,206
Median Price $155,000 $118,950 $109,000
Price per Sq Ft $87.71 $80.37 $68.92

 

Fort Mohave Manufactured Homes
Feb-2013 Jan-2013 Feb-2012
Units Sold 6 6 10
Dollar Volume $294,400 $360,400 $506,000
Median Price $46,500 $57,700 $50,000
Price per Sq Ft $34.09 $43.02 $40.76

 

Fort Mohave Residential Sales Year-to-Date
2013 2012 2011
Units Sold 47 63 60
Dollar Volume $5,707,475 $6,297,856 $6,789,610

Source: Western Arizona REALTOR® Data Exchange

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Farmers Market Returns to Bullhead City

by Evan Fuchs on February 26, 2013

Bullhead Farmer's Market

Okay, folks. Let’s try this again.

I’m a big fan of Farmers Markets, so I was pretty jazzed to learn about the Farmers Market coming to Bullhead City nearly four years ago.

Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long.

If you’ve ever been to a thriving Farmers Market you know they are about even more than fresh produce and supporting local growers. My thoughts from 2009:

More than fresh fruit and veggies at good prices though, there’s a social benefit to the community that interests me. Farmers Markets are a place where people can get out of the house and mix with other locals. That’s the sort of intangible that gives some soul to a community.

New Farmers Market kicks off in Bullhead City in March.

I am pleased to share the news we are getting another chance at a Farmers Market. Beginning March 16th, the Bullhead Farmers Market will be held on the third Saturday of each month at Ken Fovargue Park from 7:00 am – 12 noon.

The market is managed by my friend Gabi, who, along with the help of other volunteers and support from the city, has dedicated her time to setting it up with mostly local farmers and local crafters. And they are still looking for more vendors and volunteers to help with the event, so if you know anyone who might be interested please send them her way by calling 928-301-0176.

Please help spread the word and make the new Farmers Market a success. Download the flyer and tell a friend!

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Bullhead City Real Estate Report – January, 2013

by Evan Fuchs February 21, 2013 Bullhead City Real Estate

Bullhead City and Fort Mohave real estate market update. Home sales statistics from local MLS – Western Arizona REALTOR Data Exchange. New year picks up where last year left off With the first month in the books, 2013 is looking pretty similar to last year. In January, the median price of single family homes sold in […]

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Bullhead City Real Estate Update – 2012 Annual Report

by Evan Fuchs January 31, 2013 Bullhead City Real Estate

This Bullhead City real estate update in video recaps December sales activity as well as a look back at the year 2012. Also, please feel free to download a copy of the 2012 Annual Report.   Click below for a Bullhead City real estate market video update I hope the video and/or written report help […]

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