Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2014

Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2014

Watch the skies over Lake Havasu light up with pyrotechnic wonderment during Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2014.

The fireworks are here.  THE FIREWORKS ARE HERE!  Who says you can only have fireworks in Lake Havasu City on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July?  The Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2014 is in town, with things really heating up when the show opens up to the public at dusk tomorrow!

What: Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2014
When: February 12-16 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: SARA Park
Contact: (928) 453-3444

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This year’s display by the Western Pyrotechnic Association is exceptionally special.  The Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2014 will commemorate three astounding anniversaries: the Winter Blast’s 25th year, the 35th anniversary of Lake Havasu City’s incorporation and the 50th anniversary of our city’s founding.  While tonight, February 12th, is closed to the public, there will be one demo/teaser show and three public showings at dusk from Thursday through Sunday.  Gates will open at 3pm each day.  When you get thirsty, visit the Beer Garden set up on the Rodeo Grounds.

The loud sounds and bright flashes tend to scare animals.  So, please leave your pets at home…for their sake and the sake of SARA Park guests.  Watch as the clear skies above light up in a fantastic display of pyrotechnic excellence.  Come see the Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2014 every evening from Thursday through Sunday.  You’ll have a blast!

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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: https://havasuareahomes.com/real-estate-news/things-to-do-in-havasu/lake-havasu-winter-blast-2014.

Lake Havasu Valentine’s Day 2014 Plans

Make your plans now to spend Valentine's Day 2014 with your sweetie, your family or your friends in Lake Havasu City.This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday night.  That means that Lake Havasu businesses are going to be extra busy.  Have you made your Lake Havasu Valentine’s Day 2014 plans yet?  If not, you’ve only got nine days to go.  You better start making your reservations now!

What: Franc D’Ambrosio in Concert
Where: Lake Havasu High School Performing Arts Center
When: 7:30pm
Cost: $25 per person, students with ID FREE
Contact: Bob Ketner (928) 706-0779

Best known as Al Pacino’s opera singing son in ‘Godfather III” as well as his lead role in The Phantom of the Opera on broadway, Franc D’Ambrosio’s one man show is a sight to behold.

What: Dance Music with Fred & Ron
Where: BBQ Bill’s Big Easy Bistro (3557 Maricopa Ave)
When: 5pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: (928) 680-1100

Search the MLS to find your next Lake Havasu City homeThe bistro turns into a disco with fun dance music in Lake Havasu City every Friday night at 5pm.

What: Doris & Me: A Sentimental Journey
Where: Grace Arts Live (2146 McCulloch Blvd N)
When: 7:30pm
Cost: $25 for adults, $12 for kids ages 17 and under
Contact: (928) 505-ARTS

Ah, the music of Doris Day.  Just the thought of it sets your heart soaring, doesn’t it?  Enjoy as Grace Arts Live presents a tribute to this amazing songstress right here in Lake Havasu.

What: Family Valentine’s Day Karaoke Night
Where: Desert Star Ballroom (2029 McCulloch Blvd N)
When: 6pm to 10pm
Cost: $20 per person, $50 per group of 4, $10 for kids 6-17, free for kids 5 and under
Contact: Tammy Melpolder (928) 208-0274

Want to do something sweet that the whole family can enjoy?  How about karaoke?!  The family that sings together, stays together.  Make a reservation and get a free beverage to go with your taco dinner and chocolate dessert bar.  Tickets are only available until February 11th.  So, make your reservations now!

What: Live Country Music
Where: Flying X Saloon
When: 8pm to close
Cost: FREE
Contact: (928) 854-FLYX

What: Jeanne Nowak
Where: Havasu Springs Resort
When: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: (928) 667-4593

Relax at the resort while Jeanne Nowak performs her medley of rock, country and easy listening tunes.

What: Tom Walsh
Where: BJ’s Cabana & Karaoke Bar
When: 9pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: (928) 854-2122

Every Friday, Tom Walsh performs rock and pop hits for all the music lovers in the house.

There are sure to be packed houses all over town.  So the time to make your Lake Havasu Valentine’s Day 2014 plans is now.  Whether you are spending it with your family, with friends or with a special someone all your own, have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: https://havasuareahomes.com/real-estate-news/things-to-do-in-havasu/lake-havasu-valentines-day-2014-plans.

Havasu Young Marines Pancake Breakfast 2014

Havasu Young Marines Pancake Breakfast 2014

Local young Havasu Marines could use your help in raising money for their future training. Attend a pancake breakfast in their honor at the Havasu VFW of American Legion 2/1-2/14.As we all know, we owe our very freedom to the tireless efforts of the brave men and women serving in the US military.  These service members literally risk life and limb for us and consider it all in a day’s work.  A group of young Marines live right here in Lake Havasu City.  The local VFW and American Legion are joining together to hold a Havasu Young Marines Pancake Breakfast to help raise money for their further training.

What: Havasu Young Marines Pancake Breakfast 2014
Where: VFW (226 London Bridge Rd) & American Legion (181 Paseo Del Sol)
When: Sat, Feb 1 8am to 11am (VFW) & Sun, Feb 2 8am to 11am (American Legion)
Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 12 and under)
Contact: Rod Dieterman (928) 855-5374 or (612) 207-5308

Search the MLS to find your next Lake Havasu City homeAll money raised from the Havasu Young Marines Pancake Breakfast 2014 will help fund the group’s scheduled encampment trips, where they plan on spending several days in the wilderness learning how to survive in extreme conditions.  Breakfast will include the usual fare: eggs, bacon, coffee, tea and, of course, pancakes.  Tickets are just $5 for adults and $3 for kids.  In addition to some fantastic food and great company, the Havasu Young Marines Pancake Breakfast 2014 will include a raffle of several homemade baskets.

Have any plans for breakfast this weekend?  Visit the local VFW or American Legion for the Havasu Young Marines Pancake Breakfast 2014.  Enjoy tasty treats while raising money to help the amazing young people who will be fighting to preserve our way of life in the very near future.  Oorah!

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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: https://havasuareahomes.com/real-estate-news/things-to-do-in-havasu/havasu-young-marines-pancake-breakfast-2014.

Lake Havasu Fish Fry and BBQ 2014

Lake Havasu Fish Fry and BBQ 2014

Bob Moreno and his buddies have done it again! See what they caught at the Lake Havasu Fish Fry and BBQ 2014 on Jan 26th.Well, folks.  It’s that time of year again.  One of Lake Havasu’s favorite humanitarians, Bob Moreno, is making preparations for the Lake Havasu Fish Fry and BBQ 2014.  For the last 14 years, Bob and his buddies have been making a special trip out to the Pacific Ocean to catch salmon, cod, sole and anything else that snags their line.  Luckily for us, they come back to share their bounty with the Lake Havasu community in the hopes that the community will share their fortune with others.

What: Lake Havasu Fish Fry and BBQ 2014
Where: Shugrue’s (1425 McCulloch Blvd)
When: January 26, 2014 3pm to 7:30pm
Cost: $30 – adults, $15 – kids ages 8-12, free for 7 & under
Contact: Bob Moreno (928) 916-9806

Search the MLS to find your next Lake Havasu City homeProceeds from the Lake Havasu Fish Fry and BBQ 2014 fundraiser will be donated to local Havasu charities.  The organizations who will benefit from your generous donations this year include: NOVA (youth intervention program), River Cities United Way, Havasu Haven (Havasu Abuse Victims Education Network), the Havasu Community Health Foundation and Hospice of Havasu.  Even if you don’t fancy yourself a fan of fish, Bob and his pals will also be preparing hot dogs, chicken and lip-smacking good BBQ ribs.  Cocktails will be served from 2pm to 3pm for the 21+ crowd (make sure you bring your photo ID), with the fish fry and BBQ being served from 3pm to 7pm.

Whether you’re a fan of sea-dwelling creatures or enjoy the hickory-smoked flavor of BBQ fare, there is something for everyone at the Lake Havasu Fish Fry and BBQ 2014.  Come for the food, stay for the company and help raise money for several great Havasu charities while you’re at it.  You can benefit from all of Bob Moreno’s hard work.  Yum!

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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: https://havasuareahomes.com/things-to-do-in-havasu/lake-havasu-fish-fry-and-bbq-2014.

Lake Havasu Home Sales Year in Review for 2013

Lake Havasu Home Sales Year in Review for 2013

Real estate experts agree that demand for homes is on the rise across the country, including right here in Lake Havasu City.  My Lake Havasu home sales year in review for 2013 was just like our weather: sunny and hot.  Unlike much of the Southwest region last year, Lake Havasu’s residential sales were all positive.

Lake Havasu City 2013 Year In Review - Homes Sold by Year

According to the Western Arizona REALTOR® Data Exchange (WARDEX), a total of 1516 Lake Havasu homes were sold in 2013.  This is 12.13% higher than the 1352 homes sold in 2012 and the highest number on record in the last five years.  Of those 1516 total home sales, 640 were financed through conventional loans, 639 were cash, 106 were through the FHA, 87 were VA loans, 29 were owner carry, 7 were 1031 Exchanges, two were a contract for deed and six were financed through other means.

Lake Havasu City 2013 Year In Review - Average Sell Price

The average sell price for a humble Havasu abode also saw its highest numbers in the last five years when it increased from $178,090 in 2012 to $198,022 in 2013…a net gain of 11.19%.  The list-to-sell ratio (the difference between what a home was listed for and what it eventually sold for) remained exactly the same: 96.2% of the asking sales price.

The only area of the Lake Havasu real estate market that saw a decrease was the average days on market (122 in 2012 vs 117 in 2013).  But, that’s a good thing.

What does this all mean?  Lake Havasu buyer demand is on the upswing, which brings a little competition for homes on the market.  More competition means higher prices.  Even with the increase in price, the amount of affordable Lake Havasu homes on the market gives home buyers a variety to choose from.

For sellers, the higher prices, lower days on market and higher list-to-sell ratios are all good news for your pocketbook.  When you’re ready to start looking around for your piece of Havasu heaven or you want to sell and move on, Just call Liz, your Lake Havasu real estate expert.

Last year was good, but 2014 could be great!

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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: http://homesforsaleinhavasu.com/lake-havasu-home-sales-year-in-review-for-2013/.

Lake Havasu Color Dash 2014

Lake Havasu Color Dash 2014

Enjoy the fresh air, get some color and raise money at one of the most fun events around: the Lake Havasu Color Dash 2014 this Saturday, January 11, 2014.What is life without a little color?  Lake Havasu residents enjoy the blue skies above, the sparkling aqua of the lake and the sandy brown land that surrounds our jewel of the desert.  This Saturday, you could get splashed with color in one of the most fun events for a cause you can find: the Lake Havasu Color Dash 2014.

What: Lake Havasu Color Dash 2014
Where: London Bridge Beach Park (1340 McCulloch Blvd N)
When: Saturday, January 11, 2014 10:30am to 2pm
Entry Fee: $40 per person, $35 per person on a team, $80 per family of three
Contact: Zachary Olson (507) 475-1399 or Online Registration

Search the MLS to find your next Lake Havasu City homeWhat is the Lake Havasu Color Dash 2014?  If you’ve never participated in one before, you are in for a treat!  While participants walk along the 5K Color Dash trail, volunteers splash them in designated Color Zones with a non-toxic cornstarch mixture colored by food-grade colorants.  This isn’t a race, so take your time.  Whether you walk, run, skip, jump or saunter your way through the Lake Havasu Color Dash 2014, the whole point is to have fun while you’re there.  It’s perfect for all ages, sizes and skill levels.

Proceeds from the Lake Havasu Color Dash 2014 benefit the Havasu Community Foundation as well as the Havasu Health Walk Challenge.  Wear as much white as possible so the colors will show up best.  Entry fees listed above are for pre-registration only.  On the day of the event, prices will increase to $50 per person, $45 per person on a team and $95 for a family of three.  Pre-registration will be closing soon, so contact Zachary as soon as possible to get your team signed up.

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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: http://homesforsaleinhavasu.com/lake-havasu-color-dash-2014/.

First Friday Lake Havasu Mayor Coffee Talk

First Friday Lake Havasu Mayor Coffee Talk

Lake Havasu residents are invited to sit down with the Mayor and City Manager on the first Friday of every month for some casual conversation and coffee.The City of Lake Havasu has grown so much over the years I’ve lived here.  It’s managed to maintain its small town appeal thanks to the welcome interaction between Havasu residents and community leaders.  Things like the First Friday Lake Havasu Mayor Coffee Talk help foster this symbiotic relationship.

What: First Friday Lake Havasu Mayor Coffee Talk
Where: Golden Corral Buffet (1550 Palo Verde Blvd S)
When: January 3, 2014 from 7:30am to 9am
Contact: Mayor’s office (928) 453-4152

Search the MLS to find your next Lake Havasu City homeThe point of the First Friday Lake Havasu Mayor Coffee Talk is for Mayor Mark Nexsen and Charlie Cassens, the City Manager, to sit down face-to-face with Havasu residents to discuss any pressing issues or concerns residents may have with the community.  This helps foster the spirit of neighborhood togetherness that officials desire for Lake Havasu City.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to get your voice heard.

All Havasu residents are welcome to attend any of the First Friday Lake Havasu Mayor Coffee Talk meetings.  While this month’s coffee talk will be held at Golden Corral Buffet, the venue will change each month (times stay the same).  Next month’s meeting will be at Jersey’s Grill on February 7th, with The Bagel Bin hosting the Mayor’s coffee talk on March 7th.  For more information, please call the Mayor’s office at (928) 453-4152.  The only way to maintain a thriving community is to be an active participant.  The First Friday Lake Havasu Mayor Coffee Talk is a fun way to achieve this goal while getting your morning cup o’ Joe at the same time.

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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: http://homesforsaleinhavasu.com/first-friday-lake-havasu-mayor-coffee-talk/.