Celebrating 10 years in Excellence

The Rankin Realty at Lake Powell team held their first-annual Brokerage Dinner on September 18th, 2020 at The Jadi To’Oh floating restaurant, Antelope Point Marina, Lake Powell. Jadi To’Oh translates to “Antelope Springs” in the Diné language, and it is the world’s largest floating restaurant.
Owner/Broker Heather Rankin, Associate Broker Pushpa Caldwell, and the Realtors of Rankin Realty enjoyed fantastic dishes and unparalleled views of the Lake together with their loved ones. Throughout the evening, Heather announced Seven Guiding Principles for Rankin Realty, reviewed the numbers regarding the Brokerage’s impressive performance in the market, and raised a glass to a bright future ahead with an intelligent team of professionals. Photographer Mark Gordon, from Monumental Arizona Weddings, documented the event in phenomenal photos.

Rankin Realty is dedicated to bringing thorough knowledge of the region, skill, patience, and passion for the Real Estate process to anyone embarking on this journey. We take pride in knowing that our clients still feel like they can call us now and then with questions long after the paperwork is done and the keys handed over. Our focus has always been to stay up-to-speed on the latest and greatest tools that the internet and technology have to offer: from search engine optimization, listing services, and our digital paperwork system to high quality listing photography… We cover as many bases as possible. Whether you’re selling a home, or moving into our priceless community: Real Estate transactions often present unforeseeable challenges.
You can rely on Rankin Realty to overcome them.

Ashley Rankin (Marketing Director), Angeline Novotny (Realtor), Darryl Novotny (Realtor), Michael Maynard, Emily Maynard (Realtor), Heather Rankin (Owner/Broker), Raymond Rankin, Heather Curtsinger (Realtor), Theresa Knight (Realtor)

Seven Guiding Principles
1) Integrity is above all else
2) We offer quality without compromise
3) We lead by example in our home, work, and community
4) We only get to make a first impression once
5) We are creative in our problem solving
6) We are ethical in our business decisions
7) We are generous with our talents

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Creekside ~ The Premier New Development in Beautiful Kanab, Utah

Another agent and myself decided to venture over to the wide open spaces of Kanab, Utah and check out the newest offering of homes, and we were not disappointed. The two of us took the afternoon to go visit this new space which sits next to the scenic Kanab Creek and wander around. All we can say is…. Welcome to Creekside!
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One of my first thoughts is how this neighborhood is so … walkable. The flow created by Creeekside Drive being a long circle means it won’t be far for that evening walk to your friends home, or for your kids, or your parents.. by it’s nature the layout is creating a community.
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Creekside is the new livable neighborhood to call home in the heart of Kanab, Utah. With stunning new homes, great floor plans to chose from, nestled in the heart of the famous Kanab red rocks this is not one to miss.
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Any direction you look from the street is breathtaking. We also found out there is a new Kane County Elementary school in the works and this neighborhood is within walking distance. With a total of 76 lots there are 65 buildable lots left. Jacob, at H&C Development, states it takes roughly 12 to 15 weeks to get you in your new home and prices start in the mid $200’s.
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Creekside Details

Vacation Rentals are allowed, there is no HOA, and several floor plans have a separate casita for that extra income boost. Homes feature open floor plans, private master en-suites, quartz counter tops, different finish packages, several have large walk in pantries, good sized garages, and well… views.
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Kanab Area Information

Kanab boasts a wonderful community feel, a great library, lots of community activities throughout the year including festivals and conferences. Jacob Hamblin Park with a splash pad, water park, skate park, public pool, large covered picnic area, and up to date playground equipment will serve the community for years to come.

Within an hour drive is Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon North Rim, the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and so much more. This is the Southern Utah homebase you’ve been looking for.
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Give us a call to get more information on Creekside, Kanab, or other Southern Utah and Northern Arizona areas.

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water and Kanab Utah. We have a great team of agents to handle your real estate needs along the south shores of Lake Powell. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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Unique 24 Acre Southern Utah Paria River Ranch For Sale

Listed at $750,000

If you have dreamed of owning a piece of Southern Utah this stunning commercial property is for sale in the heart of the Paria River Valley very well may be your answer. Located 30 minutes from the popular Kanab, Utah area and also about 30 minutes from the blue waters of Lake Powell and Page, AZ, this prime location has stunning views and access.

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With 2 acres of commercial frontage on Highway 89 and 84 acre feet of certificated Utah Water Rights the possibilities are endless. Featuring accommodations like “the Bunkhouse” “the Hut” “the Barn” as well as the managers quarters, guests have been doing nightly rentals here for years.

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The Ranch is next to the Paria River at the bottom of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah. From here you can visit areas like The Wave, Grand Staircase Escalante, The Toad Stools, White House campsite and trailhead, Buckskin Gulch, Wire Pass, Wahweap Hoodoos, The Paria Box, The Narrows and Lake Powell.

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The C-1 zoning means the possibilities are endless. With 84 acre feet of water in two water rights, numerous out buildings including current nightly rentals on booking.com in the bunkhouse, a shower facility with laundry, large barn decked out for gatherings, a main living quarters plus several smaller accommodations on 24 acres of the most scenic land anywhere, this can’t be beat.

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The private well on property has recently been tested both for flow and water quality, further information available upon request. The Paria Ranch is currently set up for horse camping and is a popular destination retreat.

This is a unique offering in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Give me a call at 928-691-6444 for more information or to schedule a tour.

Check out the MLS listing Paria River Ranch MLS Listing

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT and Paria. We have a great team of agents to handle your real estate needs along the south shores of Lake Powell. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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Covid-19 Action Plan for Rankin Realty at Lake Powell

At Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, we recognize the serious impact of Covid-19 on our community. We are committed to offering our clients the best representation while keeping their safety our highest priority. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are practicing social distancing by asking our sellers to leave their homes during showings, asking our buyers to wear gloves and face coverings when possible and offering video walkthroughs and virtual tours as often as possible.

As Page and Lake Powell’s only all-digital brokerage, we are able to send all of our contracts and essential paperwork via email, eliminating the need for in-person contact. We are also asking our support professionals, including home inspectors and contractors that work with us, to abide by our guidelines as well.

Rankin Realty at Lake Powell is committed to our community and committed to doing our part to help Page Return Stronger.

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EE: Toddlers in Wahweap Creek

Endless Exploration
This is a new post in a Rankin Realty series called Endless Exploration.

To read the first post in the series, visit http://rankinrealty.net/endless-exploration/

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Summer 2017 proved to be a fantastic exploration season in our lives, all thanks to beautiful Suzy.
Suzy, an educator, moved in with us in March of 2017 when she started a new job as a Wilderness Therapist at Wingate Wilderness Therapy in Kanab. Marvelously, she had quite the sense for adventure. In no time at all, our roommate-hood blossomed into an exploration partnership, together with my young sons Noah (then 4) and Archer (then 2). You will hear about many of the trips we took with Suzy here in the Endless Exploration series.

Wahweap Creek – a gem of Big Water, Utah
One blistering Saturday afternoon in July 2017, Suzy and I packed up the Orca Cooler with PB&J supplies, loaded up on water, lathered on the sunscreen, and took my little boys down to “The Creek”.  The Creek being Wahweap Creek, which runs directly behind Big Water, draining into Lake Powell. I could remember from my own Big Water childhood that there was a bit of a swimming hole in the creekbed, off to the right from the bottom of Creek Hill. I thought I’d see if it was still a thing, for my children.
We were not disappointed. The water was just under 3 feet deep, thick with mud, and more like a trickle today under the burden of the summer temperatures. We set up camping chairs next to the (mud) swimming hole while Noah and Archer, in true toddler fashion, did away with their swimming clothing.


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Suzy and I knew not to let our guard down however. We knew that this thick, slow, muddy trickle called Wahweap Creek and it’s little swimming hole could becoming a deadly flood in a matter of seconds despite there not being a storm cloud in site. My older brother, David Rankin, has been predicting, chasing, and filming these floods since I was small. Time spent playing in Wahweap Creek also means making sure to have an escape route out of the shallow canyon planned, while keeping an ear out for the low rumble of river rocks that means an uninvited guest has arrived. Our day brought no such flood, thankfully.
And as the photos show, Noah and Archer immensely enjoyed this close to home, spontaneous, and low budget adventure.

Our bathtub was not so lucky…
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“Mud is temporary, memories are forever.”

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Thinking About Selling Your Page, AZ Home? Now Is The Time!

Editors Note: 2 Homes for Sale in Page AZ came on the market today priced in the mid $200’s while 1 went pending.
During my morning run through our Page AZ MLS the numbers were striking and it seemed like a great idea to share what is going on and offer some perspective. We have 12, yes, 12 Single Family Homes on the market this morning. Another 11 are pending sale, meaning they are under contract. There is 1 manufactured home for sale in Page this morning and none are pending.

For the past several years much conversation has been had in the Page Lake Powell area about the housing market and what is going to happen if the Navajo Generating Plant shuts down. As the news of the potential closure is now old, many who were going to leave the area for other Salt River Project jobs have gone, I don’t see a huge influx of properties in Page because of the plant.

If you have been thinking about selling your home, this is a great time to do it. The 11 homes that are pending were on the open market an average of 46 days, about a month and a half. While the average days on the market for the past six months for the homes sold in Page AZ is 52, the telling number is the median days on the market being 23. That means of the 28 homes sold in the past 6 months 14 of them were on the market less than 23 days. In the years I have been a Realtor I have never seen a number like that.

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Digging Deeper into the Numbers

Digging in a bit further for just the Page AZ market, so not including Greenehaven, or the Utah town of Big Water, is interesting. Looking at year over year for a six month period ending on March 14th.

Closed Homes September 14, 2017 to March 14, 2018: 30 Single family homes at 105 days on the market average
Closed Homes September 14, 2018 to March 14, 2019: 26 Single family homes at 69 days on the market average

That is a 34.4% decrease of days on the market and 13% less homes sold due to the tight inventory.

Price

Closed Homes September 14, 2017 to March 14, 2018: Average sold price was $240,613
Closed Homes September 14, 2018 to March 14, 2019: Average sold price was $267,412

That is a 11.1 % increase in price of homes sold.

This is some perspective from a post I wrote in September of 2018

Backing up to September of 2015, between Page and Greenehaven, we had 55 active homes for sale on the market of which 47 were in Page. On August 1st of 2018 we hit a low point in Page with active listings of homes for sale at mere 13. Thankfully over the past six weeks we have seen a few more homes come up for sale and today have 17 in Page.

Final Thoughts

The Page Lake Powell real estate market has been picking up steadily the last couple of years. The number of homes on the market now is less than 1/4 of what it was in 2015 so it is important, if you are looking to buy to have all of your ducks in a row before starting the search. If you are looking to sell, make sure you have a good agent who is going to help you get your home ready to show and give good guidance on pricing strategies. We have a great team and professional photographers so give us a call.

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT We have a great team of agents to handle your real estate needs along the south shores of Lake Powell. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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EE: White Pocket with AWSA tours

Endless Exploration
This is a new post in a Rankin Realty series called Endless Exploration.

To read the first post in the series, visit http://rankinrealty.net/endless-exploration/
Considering it was the month of December, it was a fairly warm morning in Winter 2017 when I set out to explore the White Pocket area of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument with the Kanab, Utah Tour Company “American West Scenic Adventures“. But then, even if it had been really cold: I’ve always done the better amount of my hiking during the winter time. Simply put: I enjoy not feeling like I might succumb to heat stroke in the Desert Sun, or that I might be washed away in a moments notice. In addition to the cooler temps and reduced (not eliminated) flash flood risk, there are fewer visitors to our backyard in the winter months. No crowds!
The White Pocket area had been on my bucket list for some time. Despite it’s proximity to my hometown of Big Water, Utah: I had never explored any of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. And though I’ve always been one to pioneer my own adventures, something told me I should have experienced insight for this one.
Early that morning, I met with AWSA Guide/business owner Jeff Welker and loaded up in a spacious, comfortable, brightly colored suburban with a family traveling from Sweden. How about that heated seats technology? Wow. Had I gone alone, it would have cost more: but Jeff worked a lower price for me to fit in along with the Swedes. Soon, we were at Willow Canyon Outdoor and Apparel chatting with friendly employees as we gathered fresh coffee and delicious Bok Lava Cake for our journey. As we set out on our 1.5 hour drive, we exchanged introductions and the vehicle filled with pleasant conversation in no time at all. Pines, Spruce, Oak, and Juniper Trees rose up around us on each side of Highway US-89A, beyond Fredonia, and into the Kaibab National Forest. From the top of the Kaibab Plateau, we beheld a magnificent birds-eye view of Grand Staircase Formation: the Vermillion Cliffs of Kanab, the White Cliffs, to the Pink Cliffs of Zion. Naturally, the visitors from Sweden had many questions for long-time-locals Jeff Welker, and myself. Jeff was kind enough to give me the stage at times and share my limited knowledge of the region’s geography. But we also told stories of past adventures, compared our Countries, and talked about gardening. Jeff led a wonderful conversation atmosphere.
In the blink of an eye, we exited the forest and dropped down a steep hill into Marble Canyon, Arizona. What was once a wall of trees all around us opened up into wide blue skies and tall red cliffs. Up ahead, a little house of white and turquoise stones sat alongside a winding desert road that reached into the wilderness.
“House Rock Valley Road,” Jeff said. “That’s where we’re headed.”
Not long after we left the highway and began the off-road portion of the tour, we arrived at a parking lot with bathrooms. Jeff encouraged us to keep our eyes to the skies, searching for faint black silhouettes of the endangered California Condor. We had arrived at the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument’s Condor Viewing Area, one of the hubs of the Condor Recovery Program. A Binoculars stand was dug into the earth next to the picnic tables. We took turns peering through, witnessing North America’s largest land-birds. The gravel road faded into thick sand, which our Guide navigated masterfully in the suburban. About half an hour after we left the highway, we reached a second parking area in the desert and set out on foot through the sand to the swath of sandstone known as White Pocket.

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White Pocket was fascinating. Strange formations rose out of the rock, ponds rested at their base, and the rocks were striped many hues of red and white. The occasional Juniper Tree burst through.  Jeff told us to feel free to take our time to explore, while also recommending the best spots to take in expansive scenery, stand beside dinosaur footprints, or catch a great photo.

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Kanab Tour Guide Jeff Welker guides Swedish Family through White Pocket

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A few other tours were around, but overall, the area was remarkably un-crowded given it’s beauty. After entering down into a lower region of White Pocket through a little section similar to a Slide, we sat down for a picnic. Each of us brought our own lunch. After a few hours of taking in all the sites we came here to see, we gradually began heading back to the Suburban. The tour wasn’t over yet though, because between us and the parking lot, we stumbled into a pocket of the alien-like Moqui Marbles! Many of the little black stones were actually UFO shaped. White Pocket Picnic
Visiting the White Pocket area gave the mind lots of reasons to try to imagine the many forces of Nature… How the wind and rain could erode such a masterpiece. AWSA Tours offered us the necessary time, space, safety, and expertise to dwell in such thoughts as we engaged ourselves with the landscape.

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Page AZ Home for Sale, Income Property, Single Family or VRBO

Listed at $245,000

2 story home in Page, AZ great rental, single family home or Vrbo.

2 story home in Page, AZ great rental, single family home or Vrbo.

This lovely home in Page, Arizona,, on Date Street is close to Lake Powell in an established neighborhood. With large rec room and a complete second kitchen in the lower level this home would be great for entertaining friends and family, a VRBO or B&B. Home features 2 bedrooms up and 2 bedrooms down, several common living areas and a wood burning stove downstairs.

Upstairs Living Room in Page AZ Home

Upstairs Living Room in Page AZ Home

This split level home has hard wood and tile floors, stackable washer and dryer, ceiling fans, and a fire place. At .25 acres there is plenty of room for recreational toy storage or a full garden. Recent remodel includes a new roof in November 2018, a less than six month old water heater, new high-end stackable washer and dryer less than a year old, newer French Door Refrigerator, new downstairs sump pump less than 3 months old, refinished hard wood floors upstairs.

Wood Grain Tiled floors in lower level

Wood Grain Tiled floors in lower level

The backyard is fully fenced with a storage shed, garden area, and a mature apple tree.THe upper level is currently rented month to month so the built in income is there. With two entrances and two complete kitchens this home would be a super VRBO. Add all of this together and you have a move in ready home waiting for your family or as a vacation rental.

You can check out the rest of the photos for this home by clicking here: Page Home For Sale – Income, VRBO, Single Family

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT The only local real estate blog written by a local Realtor since 2008. Our office is next to the Ranch House Grille in Page AZ
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