STORY & PHOTOS BY DEANNA KRISTENSEN
Whether you are a roper or an avid horse person, Wickenburg, Arizona, is a horse lover\’s paradise. Penny Arthur at West USA Realty is not only an avid horse person, but has found buyers for some of the most beautiful horse properties in the area. We spent some time with Penny and asked her for advice on buying property in the area.
Four key tips for Canucks thinking of an Arizona location from realtor, Penny Arthur.
1. See it in person: distance sometimes makes it a necessity, especially on a property new on the market that fulfills all of our criteria and is priced well enough that it’s not likely to stay on the market for long. However, it’s best not to make offers on property you have not viewed in person.
2. Be ready: have your financing planned out and approved in advance so when you see that good deal you are ready to move. Good deals don’t last long.
3. Think for yourself: just because you have friends in a certain area doesn’t mean it is a good investment. Do some investigating on your own.
4. Utilize the fine print: after writing a contract you have a 10-day period to inspect your home and the area – use it!
For horse lovin\’ snowbirds, Wickenburg is a winter paradise. With several major arenas within a three mile radius and endless horse trails – everyday is a good day to ride in Wickenburg. See more Wickenburg horse properties at Arthur’s website, www.wildwestwickenburg.com