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- Conduct your own search on the Payson MLS
- Learn some of the local real estate customs and concerns

About the Payson Area:

Payson is one of Arizona's most popular mountain towns. The city is the hub of central Arizona activities and is only minutes drive to Pine, Strawberry, Gisela, Sunflower, Tonto Basin, Young, Christopher Creek, Tonto Village, and a host of other cool mountain escapes. Most of the land in this area of central Arizona is national or state park. The scarcity of private land keeps real estate price per square foot values higher than the Phoenix market about an hour to the south. Foreclosures are less prevalent but always present this part of Arizona. The MLS and Realtor Association is much smaller in Central Arizona. You may search the Payson MLS here but reaching out to our buyer specialist for this area is highly advisable. He will be able to point you in the right direction.

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Payson Area real estate customs and issues to be aware of:

  • Septic systems: are commonplace outside of the city limits and may increase closing costs for inspection, certification, and repair of these systems.
  • Termites, ants, rodents: they are very common and if present need to be treated prior to most lenders issuing a loan
  • Tree dangers: bark beetles, mistletoe and other insects, along with weather conditions, are a danger to trees. The trees that are currently alive, both on the property you are buying, and the entire surrounding area, could succumb to these dangers and could die. If this is a material consideration for the buyer they are advised to seek the services of an arborist.
  • Water conservation/restrictions: water conservation measures may be in place in the community in which you are purchasing, resulting in water use restrictions up to and including water outages. Buyers are advised to contact the local domestic water service provider to ascertain the water system status in their area.
  • Rivers and streams: Surface water levels in streams and rivers in Gila County are subject to seasonal, augmentation and allocation fluctuations which will result in water level extremes. These extremes may range from dry riverbeds to flooding. If a particular stream or river flow is material to the purchase of a property buyers are advised to seek more information on the stability and viability of that stream or river.
  • Fire service/restrictions: Fire department service may be limited, and/or fire restrictions may be in place in the community in which you are purchasing. Buyer is advised to contact the local fire department to ascertain the levels of service and fire restrictions for that community.
  • Surveys: Property boundary markers may be incorrect. If the property boundaries are a material consideration for the buyer you are advised to have the property surveyed by a licensed surveyor.
  • Forest Service/Tribal/Undeveloped Land: Forest Service land, Tribal land and undeveloped land may border property. It is possible that undeveloped areas may be traded and/or developed in the future. Buyers are advised to consult local authorities if ownership of and/or plans for future use of land bordering property are material to Buyers.
If you have any questions please request a call or email from Geoffrey or an on duty specialist. Alternatively you may call 928-255-4110 or e-mail



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