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We're All About Lake Havasu!

Here you can find useful information about Lake Havasu City events, recreation, places to stay, new construction, even local movies and show times.  This website is a wealth of information regarding Lake Havasu real estate and our City.  I encourage you to peruse the various pages and the information found here.  If you have any questions or comments, please click Contact Sue and let me know.  I look forward to hearing from you!

If you're new to our area, find an overview of Lake Havasu City by scrolling below to find a link containing Lake Havasu Statistical Data, plus a review of Lake Havasu's History, information about our Lake, even a link to our weather and current temperatures.  For more information about Lake Havasu or our real estate market, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I have extensive knowledge regarding Lake Havasu real estate, lake view properties, condominium and townhome communities, new construction, foreclosure and short sale properties and local amenities that will help you make informed choices.  Whether buying of selling real estate, my job is to make the process as easy and stress free as possible for them.  My true success is measured by the satisfaction and the success of my clients.  If you are serious about Lake Havasu Real Estate, give me a call.  I make it easy! 

Buying Lake Havasu Real Estate

With more then 30 years in real estate sales and finance and an active Brokers licence in two states, I have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you every step of the way.  From home selection and inspections to documents and closing, I will personally guide you through the escrow process to insure you have a smooth and enjoyable home buying experience.  Because Lake Havasu is a "Spot" community, the vast majority of our homes were built by or for the individual home owner rather then tract housing.  This can present some challenges to home buyers trying to find the right home, on the right lot and on the right street.  Navigating your way through the Lake Havasu real estate market takes years of experience and hands on knowledge of our area.  Choosing a property that will add to your enjoyment while having good resale potential can be tricky.  When the time comes to buy your Lake Havasu home, condo or residential lot, give me a call.  You will be glad you did!  

Looking to stay up to date on the Lake Havasu Real Estate Market?

Just click on Your Havasu Dream Home and tell me what you're interested in!  I will arrange for just the listings that interest YOU, to be sent to you as soon as they become available. Whether you're looking for the ideal Lake Havasu pool home, RV garage home, residential lot, condo or townhome, I will make sure you are first to see the properties that interest you.   

Want to see it all? I can do that too!  I can arrange for each new Lake Havasu listing to be sent to you each day as soon they hit the market.  This is ideal for real estate investors and just about anyone looking for a real estate opportunity.  Never miss out on that bargain property, ideal residential lot or perfect view, home again!

Selling Your Lake Havasu Home

Thinking about selling your Lake Havasu property?  Please allow me to prepare a FREE Market Analysis of your Lake Havasu home with a competitive market value based upon your home's competition in the current Lake Havasu real estate market. After 30 years of marketing and selling real estate, I know where to target and market your home in order to get your home sold. Because Lake Havasu is a well known recreation destination, many of our home buyers are from other areas of the US as well as other countries. For this reason, we make great use of the internet, both in advertising and marketing our seller's Lake Havasu homes. Locally, Lake Havasu Homes magazines and the Lake Havasu newspaper are used to make sure your home is showcased to as many potential buyers as possible.

If you've been thinking about selling your Lake Havasu real estate or perhaps just curious about your home's current value, give me a call.  I look forward to speaking with you and assisting you with all your Lake Havasu Real Estate needs.

Thinking of a Lake Havasu Condo or Townhome?

Enjoying the relaxing resort lifestyle on Arizona’s west coast is possible with the Lake Havasu property that suits your particular needs. For many, that means a condo or townhome property. Several Lake Havasu Condominiums and Townhomes offer convenient and easy access to the lake, golf, shopping, medical and many of the City's annual events. The majority of our Condominium and Townhomes are no more than 1 mile from the heart of the City and several are located within walking distance of the City's center. Whether a part time resident, winter visitor, summer sun lover or year round Lake Havasu resident, the lifestyle that comes with condominium or townhome ownership may be the perfect fit for you. Several communities offer a secure gated environment, perfect for those wanting a low maintenance, Lake Havasu property with few cares as you leave and return for your next adventure.  

 
 Lake Havasu City
 
Lake Havasu City, home of the London Bridge, is known as the Jewel of the Desert, with much of Lake Havasu real estate having views of the deep blue lakewith the rugged mountains providing a striking backdrop.  The City lies on the eastern shore of the 45-mile long, Lake Havasu, which was formed by Parker Dam.  Admirers of the outdoors will appreciate the 450 miles of breathtaking shoreline and dazzling waters.
 
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona is located in Mohave County on Highway 95 in western Arizona. Here the average rainfall is 5.0 inches and winter temperatures range from a low of 40 to a high of 80 degrees. With a current population of 53,000, Lake Havasu City is one of the fastest growing areas in the country that offers a multitude of activities and services for residents and tourists alike, including golfing, tennis, boating, off roading and a new shopping complex and multiplex movie theater. Restaurants offer a wide variety of menus and are found throughout the city as well as centered around the lake and bridge area. Lake Havasu City also maintains a full calendar of events and entertainment all year long, such as the annual balloon festival, several car shows, boat shows and races, the annual jet ski championships, cook offs, annual pyrotechnics convention (yes, free fireworks), fishing derbies, regattas, arts and crafts shows, plays and so much more.

 
Lake Havasu Takes To The Sky! 
 


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Sue Miller, abr, rsps, sfr, bpor
Designated Broker
DBU Realty

750 Little Drive (Physical)
735 Little Drive (Mailing)
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
928-706-4SUE (4783) Direct
480-247-4722 Fax

Sue@HavaSueRealEstate.com

What Clients Are Saying

Dear Sue, This is to "Thank You" for your professional, timely, and energetic help in selling our condo in Sonrisa recently. You were recommended to us by another satisfied client of yours and we are so glad they made that recommendation to us. Everything they said about your service and ability was true. As you know the sale of our condo involved some involved details that needed your experience and guidance. And it had to all be done in record time. You were more than helpful and made sure our sale was completed properly and professionally in record time. I am very pleased to offer you the following testimonials. We couldn't be happier with your guidance, energy, and the outcome. We are very, very happy we selected you as the realtor to sell our condo and would recommend you strongly to anyone wanting a professional real estate experience. Ron and Gloria Hughes
Sue is extremely knowledgeable in the all aspects of real estate transactions. She also knows the Lake Havasu City area thoroughly. She works relentlessly on behalf of her clients! We moved here from out of state, and Sue spent a long 14 hour day researching & viewing homes in our price range with my husband until they found just the right home! When a questionable appraisal nearly caused our contract to fall through, Sue went above & beyond her duties, nearly sacrificing her own position, to assure that the issue was rectified. I firmly believe that any other realtor would have advised us to "move on" to another property. Sue's dedication & high ethical standards guided us through a rather messy short sale process. The bottom line is, Sue got us the home we wanted! Thank you Sue, from the bottom of my heart! You made it happen for us! Mike and Judy McClintock
Thank you so much Sue for both helping us to buy our home in Lake Havasu and selling it at top dollar when the time came for us to leave. I don't think we could have found a more knowledgeable real estate agent. No one fights for their client like you do and if we were to move back to Lake Havasu you would be the first person we would call, and would gladly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. David and Karen Porter
Sue, I wanted to let you know how much Cameron and I appreciate you! Like I told you in person, we have worked with numerous real estate agents during all of our transfers and you are by far the "Best in the Business"!! Your honesty, persistence, and professionalism were a breath of fresh air. We were ecstatic when you found us our dream vacation home and you saw us thru the tears when we had to sell it. But we'll be back one day!!!!! Thank you again for everything my friend...hope to see you soon. If you're ever in Texas I expect a phone call :))) Cameron & Kristi Thompson
We would be very happy to give Sue Miller our highest recommendation for anyone desiring to buy or sell real estate in the Lake Havasu area. We have bought and sold properties with Sue , and every phase of the transactions were handled efficiently and professionally. Sue is very knowledgeable and personable, and we recommend her highly! Tami and Eddy Kubota
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History of Lake Havasu 
 
Lake Havasu was formed when Parker Dam was completed in 1938 and it was the water that first brought Robert P. McCulloch, Sr., President of the McCulloch Corporation to Lake Havasu. He was flying over the Southwest portion of Arizona, looking for a motor testing site when he spotted the abandoned Army Air Corps landing strip and rest camp which were left there after World War II. In 1963, he purchased the land and set up his testing station, which is known today as the popular launch site, Site Six.

Total land purchased for Lake Havasu City was 16,630 acres with 47 miles of shoreline. It was designed as a self-supporting city, with a balanced economy based on 40% light industry, 40% resort and recreation and 20% commercial services. At the time, there were no houses in Lake Havasu. To house his workers, Mr. McCulloch built a 100 unit mobile home park with the Best Western and Nautical Inn being the first motels to follow. At that time, there was no post office, no television and no radio in Lake Havasu. However, gradually the businesses came and with them the homes.
 
In 1968, in order to create a centerpiece for his new city, and perhaps to boost sales, Mr. McCulloch decided to bring the London Bridge to Lake Havasu City. C.V. Wood suggested it when he was in New York and heard the bridge was for sale. Wood told McCulloch it would be a big tourist attraction and would eventually pay for itself.

On March 23, 1968, McCulloch bought the London Bridge for $2,460,000. How was the winning bid arrived at? The first question was how much it would cost London to cut the granite so it could be used again. The figure McCulloch and C.V. Wood Jr. came up with was $1,200,000 and McCulloch and C.V. Wood, Jr. then doubled that. Since McCulloch and Wood, thought someone else might figure the same way, they added $60,000 just as insurance. The reason for this figure was that Mr. McCulloch would be 60 years old when the bridge was dedicated, so, McCulloch and Wood added this amount, making the total $2,460,000. By the time the bridge was shipped and reconstructed, the cost went up to $5,000,000.

In 1971, the job was finished. The reconstruction of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City had taken a crew of just 40 workers and three years to finish, without serious injury. This was in contrast to the original construction in London, which took a crew of 800 workers, seven years to finish and 40 fatalities. The foundation stone was laid in 1969 and the bridge was completed and dedicated on October 10, 1971.

Mr. McCulloch passed away on February 25, 1977. Lake Havasu was incorporated a year later in 1978. After 3 years and approximately seven million dollars more, London Bridge was dismantled and rebuilt, connecting Lake Havasu City with an island in the lake. Reconstructing the bridge was a hugh undertaking and today stands as a backdrop for an English Village alongside Lake Havasu, complete with Tudor style buildings and shops depicting Medieval England. It's the lure of merry old England that draws year-round guests to the city and the lake. English style pubs, a playhouse, restaurants, boutiques and specialty stores can all be found in the English Village. Stroll the tree-lined walkways, stop at one of the local breweries, rent a paddleboat or take the ferry to the California side of the lake for a little gaming at the Havasu Landing Casino.

Since 1972, Lake Havasu City celebrates London Bridge Days - one of the several events held each year. Today the London Bridge attracts over 1.5 million visitors to Lake Havasu City per year, making it the second largest tourist attraction in Arizona.
The London Bridge and It's Journey

In 1962, over ten thousand miles away, London Bridge was falling down. Built in 1831, the bridge could no longer handle the ever-increasing flow of traffic across the Thames River and the British government decided to put the bridge up for sale.

The Bridge was dismantled, each stone was numbered and everything was shipped 10,000 miles to Long Beach, California then trucked to Lake Havasu City. Reconstruction began on September 23, 1968, with a ceremony including the Lord Mayor of London, who laid the cornerstone. On October 10, 1971, the bridge was dedicated.

London Bridge crosses a narrow boating channel that connects with Thompson Bay on the Arizona side of Lake Havasu. Prior to the arrival of the London Bridge, the land upon which the bridge was placed was a peninsula. A large dredge was used to carve a one-mile channel, removing over two million cubic yards of rock and earth in the construction phase. Water was then diverted from the lake, under the bridge and then back into the lake through Thompson Bay.

To reach the bridge from I-40, go south on Arizona Highway 95, then turn left (east) on Mesquite Avenue. Turn right (south) on Lake Havasu Avenue North and then right again on McCulloch Boulevard North to drive over the bridge.


Best Place to Park and Take Photos
 
Just after turning onto McCulloch Boulevard North, you'll cross over Arizona Highway 95. Before you reach the actual London Bridge, turn left into the small parking lot near the London Bridge Resort. It's an easy walk along the lower edge of the bridge to the promenade for photos. Once you walk west under the bridge, you'll see a concrete walkway ramp which leads up to the London Bridge visitor's center, where there are some historical photos and other information about the bridge and other attractions and points of interest within about a 100-mile radius of Lake Havasu City.

The "Lake" in Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu is the most visited lake in Arizona attracting over 2,500,000 fun-seekers to its shores every year. Formed by Parker Dam on the Colorado River, this 45-mile long lake, located on the border between Southern California and Arizona is a scenic oasis. With over 450 miles of shoreline, featuring marina launches on both the Arizona and California shorelines, vacationers flock to Lake Havasu's deep, clear waters for it's abundance of water recreation and outdoor adventure.

Lake Havasu Lake is known for two things, it's internationally known as the "Personal Watercraft Capital of the World," and it's also an extremely popular Spring Break destination for students from the southwest. Each year, Lake Havasu, plays host to the Annual Jet Ski World Finals along with numerous other annual events that take place. The Lake does, indeed, make a cool and sparkling contrast to the surrounding arid desert and stark mountains. Lake Havasu has become an outdoor playground for residents and tourists year round, who flock to the area to enjoy the cool waters and pretty scenery. In an area where the sun shines almost every day of the year, anytime is a great time to visit Lake Havasu, where you can go swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing.
 
Lake Havasu Desert Storm Takes Off! 
 
 

 

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