Bruce & Pam Wachter - WEST USA REALTY - Pinetop AZ

Bruce & Pam Wachter - WEST USA REALTY - Pinetop AZ
Bruce & Pam - WEST USA REALTY - White Mountains AZ Pinetop Office

Saturday, October 26, 2013

It's Not Too Late for a White Mountains AZ Home for the Holidays!

If you've been dreaming of spending the Holidays in your own cozy White Mountains AZ cabin or getaway-- it's not too late! We're about a month away from Thanksgiving, and two months away from Christmas and the winter Holidays. Hit the ground running with us now and we'll get you all set to enjoy the Holidays here in the beautiful mountains. We can fast-track a lender for you if you're financing, too!

So, think about toasting those S'mores over a crackling fire, kicking back with a cup of hot cocoa, and watching lazy snowflakes flutter down in the moonlight. It's a magical place for magical times. Having your own place here in the White Mountains to make lasting memories of Holiday Joy, family and friendship throughout the coming years is simply a worthy goal. And one that we can help make possible for you. Let's get started making those memories!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

White Mountains AZ Real Estate - Housing Trends Newsletter - NEW!

Our Housing Trends Newsletter is jam-packed with information you NEED as you consider purchasing a home.  Fantastic videos, tips, guides, all the invaluable tools you need.  Be sure to subscribe to get your personal copy each month!

This Newsletter is also extremely helpful for sellers of White Mountains AZ real estate, too. Get your home's value, see how it stacks up against other homes-- and much more.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

First Tomato of the Summer!

Okay, it's a start, right?  There are other HUGE green tomatoes on the vines, we promise.  This little darling is going to be the perfect sliced fit for Pam's 1/2 bagel with cream cheese!  Well, maybe with a little room left over...

Tomato and cream cheese on a bagel?  To DIE FOR.  You should try it.  Just sprinkle with a little salt & pepper, and you're in for a real treat!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Monsoon in the White Mountains of Arizona - by Bruce-Pam Wachter

We get some pretty amazing skies up here-- soooo beautiful.

Below is a photo of a monsoon downpour Northeast of Show Low-- probably over White Mountain Lake area & part of Snowflake.  Taken from our deck in Linden (west of Show Low) tonight!  BIG lightning, but just couldn't catch a shot of it.  Maybe next time!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Your Perfect Home is on Sale Now! Summer Real Estate in the White Mountains of AZ

Whether you're looking to relocate, retire, get out of that rental, or buy that vacation home in the White Mountains of AZ, now's a great time. Because... prices have never offered more value for your home dollar than now.

Has there been a real estate price "roll-back" in the White Mountains?  Yes, in many areas we're seeing pricing back to pre-bubble pricing.  Is that good, or what?  Good for buyers, that's for sure.

So, if affordability is important to you, now's a good time to jump into the market and start looking at your home choices!

Bruce-Pam Wachter

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Escargot in Pinetop-Lakeside AZ? Yes!

Maybe escargot is an acquired taste; but for those who love the dish, the Chalet in Pinetop-Lakeside AZ does a beautiful dish!
Escargot at The Chalet - Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
Seriously.  Piping hot, sizzling, in a garlic butter/white wine sauce-- and something else we can't quite identify that makes all the difference in the world from other escargot dishes.

We'd just been to an open house further up the road at a SPECTACULAR Pinetop Arizona mountain home for sale (if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, something you'd not expect, a home so fabulously created) and you're in the $500K+ range-- give us a call because we'd love to give you a tour.  We were so impressed, and you will be, too.  Not the typical mountain home, but certainly in a mountain setting with so many interesting design and custom treatments, sitting beautifully on a superb lot-- we were blown away.  Had to catch our breath at the Chalet and talk about it!

So, for escargot and what we consider to be the finest food available in the White Mountains of Arizona, try the Chalet-- and tell Barry and Dennis we sent you!  For some really gorgeous White Mountains Pinetop AZ homes, send yourselves to us!

by Bruce-Pam Wachter

Pam & Bruce Wachter, Realtors
White Mountains AZ

Monday, April 29, 2013

White Mountains AZ Spring! Lilacs tell the story.

T.S. Eliot penned, "April is the cruelest month", and if you hope for the smell of lilacs in the Spring here in the White Mountains of Arizona, that phrase will haunt you!

Yes, lilacs can grow here!  We planted this now near-Mini-Cooper sized lilac about 10 years ago (what did we know about April in the Mountains, then?) when it was a tiny weedy thing in a 1/2-gallon bucket.  For the last few years, April had been hot, balmy-- a total set-up.  But, as you can see, it flourished.  Now, being originally from the East Coast, we've had our share of running out with all the sheets in the house to cover azaleas-- so what made us think April wouldn't be dicey here in the White Mountains? "Hope springs eternal", another famous quote comes to mind.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

White Mountains AZ Real Estate - What Exactly is The White Mountains?

What Exactly is the White Mountains of Arizona?  What does that mean?

Good question!  Recently it appears that some online searches for White Mountains AZ real estate are returning results that are Pinetop-centric, and that's a bit misleading.  Because the White Mountains is a whole lot more than just one small area!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

2013 - What's going on in the White Mountains AZ Real Estate Market? ... and a video!

Long time no see!

We’re watching White Mountains Arizona Real Estate trends coming into the 2013 market.  And there are some “markers” that you, as a potential buyer or seller of White Mountains AZ real estate may not see, but we do.  And that’s what OTHER real estate agents are doing and why they’re doing it.

A big market temperature indicator (what agents are doing) is the explosion of real estate websites.  Where an agent might have had none, now s/he has a website.  Where an agent or brokerage might have had one, now they have two, three, or more.  Why?  Well, the fact is that the buyer pool is relatively small compared to a couple of years ago, the inventory is fairly low, and a lot of agents are not coping well with what they see as an anomaly.  So, they think they need to do something—something that brings back the “good old days” of lots of buyers, lots of sellers.  As if intensified marketing can actually affect THE market.  It can’t…. Not really.