Blythe CA Real Estate
Blythe, California is a Great Place to Buy & Sell Real Estate!
Millions of people pass through Blythe each year on their way to Phoenix or Southern California. They might not know much about the city other than where to stop for a quick fast food lunch or to rest for the night.
Many may not be aware that well-priced properties in Blythe sell quickly and the town is growing with an increasing population base and tourists who come to visit the Colorado River. Prices are quite low will favorable rent-to-price ratios for investors. Learn more about what makes Blythe a great real estate market.
An Affordable Place to Live
Inexpensive manufactured homes to waterfront estates
Looking over the Blythe sales data from Desert Area MLS as of 03/08/2013, in the past six months only 2 sales have gone for over $300,000. Both were beautiful waterfront homes in the River Estates community and sold for $369,900 and $380,000. There were 19 sales that were under $50,000! Unlike many parts of Southern California, it does not cost a lot of money to live in Blythe. The median price of active listings is currently $100,000. The median price of under contract but accepting backup offer listings is $101,000 and sale pending listings is around $70,000. The median price of sold properties in the past six months was just $83,750.
Interesting Articles & Websites on Blythe Real Estate
Visit a few of these...
Blythe Real Estate .com - you can search all the current MLS listings of homes for sale in Blythe. These are found in the CARETS system (Blythe Realtors are usually members of California Desert Association of Realtors).
Palo Verde Valley Times - this is the main newspaper for Blythe, CA and Quartzsite, AZ. You can find general information about the economy and real estate market, news about new subdivisions, builders, etc.
VRBO Bythe - If you want to rent a vacation home on the Colorado River on a short term basis, this is a good site to start at.
River Estates in Blythe, California - this is a great waterfront development that got pummeled by the downturn but has started to recover.
LoopNet Commercial Properties - If you want to invest in commercial real estate in Blythe (this includes retail, industrial, office, special use, hotel, raw land, multi-family, etc.), this site is the most comprehensive listing of what is available.
Blythe's location directly on the California/Arizona border places it smack dab on one of the busiest trucking and travel routes in the U.S.: the I-10 Corridor between Phoenix and Los Angeles. It is also on US-95 which takes tourists north to Parker, AZ and the Laughlin, NV / Bullhead City, AZ / Needles, CA Tri-State Area.
Here are some of the distances between Blythe, CA and other cities:
To the East:
Phoenix, AZ 150 miles
Quartzsite, AZ 22 miles
To the West:
Los Angeles, CA 224 miles
Palm Springs, CA 120 miles
Riverside, CA 173 miles
Anaheim, CA 207 miles
To the North:
Parker, AZ 51 miles
Needles, CA 96 miles
Laughlin, NV 125 miles
Lake Havasu City, AZ 90 miles
Bullhead City, AZ 118 miles
To the South:
Yuma, AZ 105 miles
Brawley, CA 89 miles
El Centro, CA 104 miles
San Luis Rio Colorado, MX 106 miles