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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ
Real estate and homes for sale or rent in Payson, Arizona.



  Payson (AZ) was predicted to get its first snow last night or today. I LOVE SNOW, AND I CAN'T WAIT! It rained a little last night at our house, but when we woke up- clear blue sky with not a cloud in sight! Now it's clouding up again, and the weather report still says chance of snow. We'll see...
This picture doesn't quite do the aspens justice. They were glowing! Aspens are THE symbol of Fall for a lot of our area. But they are dying off, and no one seems to agree on why. Here's a link to one article about the die-off. I hope someone can solve the problem. It would be a much duller Fall...
This is my update to this article I posted originally about a year and a half ago. The sales market has not improved, in Payson. In today's real estate market many Owners are finding that they either can't sell, or might have to sell at a very deep discount to find a buyer. Many are, therefore, t...
  Ahh, the last warm days! Come out and enjoy them at the last community Flea Market of the year. It is held at the Presbyterian Church parking lot on West Main Street, Saturday the 17th from 8 am till noon.     You never know what you may find. In addition to second hand items, there are often ...
We manage well over 100 rentals, but we have only about 4 or 5 which are four bedroom. This one is currently for rent. It is a large double-wide manufactured home, newer- so it is light and bright inside. It sits on a city lot on a cul-de-sac in a quiet part of town, It has a deck, a fenced yard,...
I love to garden! When we moved to Payson I was so excited- a four season climate! Reasonable temperature summers! I can garden! Well, yes, Payson has nice daytime temperatures in the Summer, but the nightimes can be down in the low 50s. And we can have storms with high winds and hail. We can hav...
By law, when we sign a lease with a tenant, we have to tell them where to find the Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act. We prefer to just give them a copy, even though it is 20some pages and expensive to have copied. We feel we are educating people by doing so. So many people are SO confused about th...
I try to make sure that, at least once during the Fall season, we drive the Rim Road. This is a Forest Service road (#300) that goes from Hwy 87 above Strawberry to Hwy 260 near Woods Canyon Lake.The road starts out in forest, tall Ponderosa pines, with Oak that turn nice yellows and golds. There...
Payson, AZ sold statistics for September, 2009. (These are ONLY for properties listed as being IN PAYSON, not outlying areas, and are properties which were listed through our local MLS).  Site Built homes (constructed on the site) 38 sold1 of these was "bank-owned"prices ranged from $105,900 to ...
Last year a couple of days cold snap took out my tomatoes, flowers, and herbs; then we had "Indian Summer" for several weeks. This year I'm not gonna let it happen!I still have green tomatoes on my vines, and after tonight we are supposed to warm up again with lows into the 40s, maybe even 50s. A...

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Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
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