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    Tuesday, March 27, 2018   /   by Jonathan Lerit

    5 Places to Visit in Yuma

    Yuma, Arizona is indeed the recorded sunniest major city in the world with an average of 4015 mean sunshine hours annually. No other world cities of substantial population are sunnier than Yuma when calculated by mean sunshine hours per year. 

    According to the BBC, Yuma, AZ is the sunniest place in the world, surpassing even the Sahara Desert.

    “According to records from weather stations across the US, Yuma in Arizona is the sunniest place in the world. During daylight hours, which range from 11 hours in winter to 13 in summer, it has a 90% possibility of sunshine."


    The sunniest place on Earth is also one of the most fun places to play in Arizona. You will discover Yuma has incredible people, one of a kind events, craftsmanship, culture, entertainment, indoor amusements, shopping, extraordinary climate and everything else you have to make it home. We are the quickest developing city in the United States and are very proud of Yuma and all it has to offer.


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    Thursday, March 8, 2018   /   by Jonathan Lerit

    Yuma Military Move-in Season Guide

    Military move in season is coming. 

    Is your job relocating you to Yuma or, has the military transferred you here? 
    Do not worry. Here's a guide that's going to help you out make that smooth transition.



    Moving is part of the adventure that comes with military life and service to the country. Military members typical move every 3 years. There is a Marine Corps base here and an Army base about 30 miles north. Taking command of your move means knowing where to turn for support. Relocation assistance professionals can help families plan, address questions and provide access to resources related to moving. 





    Nothing's better than one-on-one assistance from an expert. The Sexton Property Group will sit down and help you go over the home buying process. Getting the right house at the right price is critical not only for your satisfaction, and for your long term financial health. We have strategies that help our clients buy right. We offer City Tours so you c ...

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    Tuesday, September 20, 2016   /   by Daniel Jackson

    Yuma Real Estate Market Update September 2016

    Across the nation, real estate headlines are all talking about lack of inventory.  In many markets around the US, there are simply not enough homes for sale to meet demand.  That creates a seller's market, and leads to rising home prices.  How does that affect Yuma Arizona?  At first glance, the numbers look pretty promising for Yuma County.  In the first 8 months of the year, we sold 1,675 units.  That's an average of 209 homes per month.  Based on the current inventory, there is a 6.45 month supply of homes.  6 months of supply is considered a balanced market.





    However, within the market as a whole, we have several sub-markets.  There are different areas of town, different neighborhoods, and different price ranges.  Let's take a look at price range first.


    If you are thinking about selling your home in Yuma, something else you need to consider is the number of potential buyers looking for properties like yours. ...

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    Wednesday, June 22, 2016   /   by Daniel Jackson

    Home Loans for Border Patrol

    Many families come to Yuma because of jobs with the US Border Patrol.  Let’s talk about the best ways to buy or refinance a house for Border Patrol agents and employees.
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    We know that many agents transfer to Yuma from other areas, and sometimes wonder how long they have to be on the job in Yuma before they can qualify to buy a house.  The answer is: not long at all.  In fact, if you have a job contract or offer letter that states your starting salary and official starting date, you may be able to buy a house before getting your first paycheck.  Contact us directly to discuss the specifics of your situation.


    There was a recent rule change from Fannie Mae that has had a positive impact on Border Patrol agents obtaining conventional financing.  The change is that non-reimbursed business expenses (such as uniforms, cell phones, mileage and other things you might write off for work), no longer have to be deducted from ...

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