Where is Payson, AZ, and why should I buy a house there?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ
Real estate and homes for sale or rent in Payson, Arizona.
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Today, in Payson, it is 60 degrees! In January! It is SO warm that it has me thinking garden, even though I know that Spring has NOT sprung, we WILL have snow, the temperatures won't stay reliably warm until at LEAST April, and probably May. Payson has rather unpredictable weather. I have, severa...
01/14/2009
We think Payson is just a great place to live, and we're SURE that there are still a lot of people who want to move here. Unfortunately, the number of them who actually DID move here last year was fairly small These statistics are for the city of Payson, not any outlying areas. It is for properti...
01/12/2009
I've been in real estate for 19 1/2 years (I always know exactly, because I got my license right before my second son was born) and my husband has a couple of years on me. We've taken many a training class, and talked to a great many people about real estate over the years.The best advice we've e...
12/23/2008
Changes for Fannie Mae owned properties that will help some tenants. I couldn't say it better myself, so I'm re-blogging it. Thanks to Debi Boucher.              Renters Now Allowed To Stay In Foreclosed Homes Until now, when the renter's landlord failed to pay the mortgage, and the home was for...
12/19/2008
We DO get snow in the mountains in Arizona. Honest! Here's a picture to prove it. The picture is not, however, from this year. The forecast has predicted a little snow several times, lately, but all we have gotten is rain. Once in a great while we get a white Christmas, but most of our snow falls...
12/10/2008
"Magic on the Mountain" is the name given to Payson's Holiday festivities. Swiss Village Shopping Center, in Payson, has their annual Christmas Lighting tonight (Friday, November 28th) starting about 5:30 pm. There will be caroling, a live Nativity scene, Santa, and various "open house" touches i...
11/28/2008
This year I just can't get it together enough to be in a craft show. I'm getting calls from people wanting my candles, and I hate to disappoint, but we do what we have to do. We are managing almost 100 rentals this year, and we are BUSY! Maybe I'll make some cinnamon roll candles and sell them at...
10/16/2008
We took a couple of days last week, picked our sons up in Flagstaff, and drove to the North Rim. The drive takes you to within 30 miles of Page, then you turn west and climb up to the Rim. That is one long drive! The scenery is interesting, passing through Indian reservation, past the Vermillion ...
10/09/2008
When we first moved to the Payson area, we lived in mobile home about two miles South of Star Valley (a small town four miles East of Payson). Now this put us OUT IN THE COUNTRY! we had all kinds of wildlife around. One morning a woodpecker woke us early banging on the metal roof. We had an owl p...
09/16/2008
  OK, I'm cheating just a little with this photo. The leaves aren't changing JUST YET in Payson. The photo is from another year. But the nights are getting cooler, and it won't be long! If you live in the hot part of the state, come visit us in Northern Arizona. we're low 80s now in the day, low...
09/11/2008
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