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Blythe CA Real Estate

Updated on April 3, 2013

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.

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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

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

Blythe Homes for Sale on YouTube - See online listing videos

Blythe, California Gift Ideas - For that person that already has everything

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    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      We've driven from Los Angeles to Sedona a few times, but cross over near Lake Havasu. I was surprised at the beauty of Arizona, expecting mostly desert. I can see why Blythe would be attractive to those who love living near the water.

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      DonniePlunkett 4 years ago

      @lesliesinclair: The draw is the Colorado River and the recreation it provides (boating, fishing, waterskiing, etc.). There are homes with docks on the Colorado River.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      What's the draw to the area, other than cheap homes? Why would anyone want to pay in the three hundreds for a home in a remote desert area, I wonder.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Nice lens representing Blyth. I have been there or driven through before. Next time I'll stop to smell the roses.