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LISTING: Yuma County AZ Sun Country Acres 2 Lot 429 is 1 acre land for sale in Dateland
<B>We spotted this little guy just next to the property. Any bird experts know what it is? I read that over 400 species of birds make a seasonal stop or live here and the Yuma Audobon Society counts and monitors the status of birds around Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, Laguna Dam and Mittry Lake. Sounds like a great things for snowbirds to do, keep an eye on the other birds!
We spotted this little guy just next to the property. Any bird experts know what it is? I read that over 400 species of birds make a seasonal stop or live here and the Yuma Audobon Society counts and monitors the status of birds around Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, Laguna Dam and Mittry Lake. Sounds like a great things for snowbirds to do, keep an eye on the other birds!
Description: 1 Acre Building Lot For Sale in Dateland, Arizona Between Phoenix and Yuma.

Cute Countryside Neighborhood With Beautiful Mountain Views in All Directions!

Power Only 1 Lot Away and Easy Access to Interstate 8 a Few Minutes Away!

Come Warm Up Where the Snow Birds Hang Out in Sunny Yuma County by Los Algodones, Mexico!

About 3.5 Miles From the World Famous Date Shakes at the Dateland Date Gardens Along Interstate 8.

A Great Spot For Snowbirds to Enjoy Your Own Land in a Rural Desert Community.

Call Char & Buddy Mon - Sun 360-550-8943
We love talking about the lands we explore!

Tons of Photos of Actual Property!

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90 Day Early Bird Payoff Owner Financing With $0 Down & No Credit Checks

Sun Country Acres 2 Lot 429
Status: Available
Sale: $4,000.00 Cash Price or Best Offer

See Listing For Owner Financing Price and Terms

State: AZ
County: Yuma
 
Parcels
APN: 539-55-429 Legal Description: Sun Country Acres 2 Lot 429
City: Dateland Dateland is 3.6 miles S
Wellton is 41 miles SW
Gila Bend is 52 miles E
Yuma is 70 miles W
Buckeye is 85 mies NE
Phoenix is 121 miles NE
San Diego is 240 miles W
Parcel Size: 1 Acre See Parcel Map
Roads: Dedicated Easement Del Monte Road runs along the west of the property and has easy road access all the way from I8.

Sits 3.4 miles NE of the Dateland exit off Interstate 8. Head north on Ave 64E. Head East on 1st Street North and turn north on Del Monte Road.
Power: Area, Solar, Generator About 285 feet NW at the neighbors along Delmonte Road.

You would need to contact the local power company for the cost to bring it to the property.
Water: Well, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click here to visit the Arizona Department of Water Resources website for information about well permits.
Sewer: Septic, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click here to visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality website for waste water (Septic) treatment facilities.

If you scroll to the bottom there is a link called Design Critera, Septic Tanks.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Special Warranty Deed
CCRs: No
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 10.61 Annually. Paid current. Future tax notices are buyer's responsibility.
POA Dues: 0.00
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00 To be added to the purchase price for document preparation.
Zoning: Suburban Ranch - 1 Acre Allows for homes and manufactured homes.

Allows for the raising of small farm animals for domestic use and 4H/FFA. Allows for 1 horse or large farm animal per 10,000 square feet per yard area.

Click Here to see the zoning. Suburban Ranch zoning is in section 602.00 on page VI-4.
Time Restrictions: No
 
PROPERTY PHOTOS

Photo Information

All of the photos were taken in March and June 2018 of Sun Country Acres 2 Lot 429 and the surrounding views.

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PROPERTY INFORMATION
 

1 acre building lot for sale in Dateland, Arizona between Phoenix and Yuma with power one acre away and excellent access to Interstate 8 only 3.5 miles away. Yuma County is an affordable snowbirds paradise in the wintertime being Arizona's warmest winter city and the sunniest year round place in the USA!! It's a rural country setting surrounded by gorgeous mountain views!

All the photos taken in March 2018. Del Monte Road runs along the west of the property and has easy road access all the way from I8. It sits about 3.5 miles NE of the Dateland exit off Interstate 8. To access the property head north on Ave 64E. Then east on 1st Street North and then north on Del Monte Road. There is power across the street at the adjoining neighbors lot about 300 feet away. You would need to contact the local power company for the cost to bring it to the property although there sure is a lot of sun for solar!

The property was flat and pretty open with a sandy soil and native brush and a bit of creosote bush scattered about. We found the property stakes. There's several homes spread about the area but it was pretty quiet with a few neighbors outside with their animals.



It's a pretty setting with a few birds and a lizard crossing the road. Otherwise there wasn't much going on other than someone lost their marbles! They are probably Char's! : )



It sits on the valley floor in the Gila Desert and there are beautiful mountain views in all directions and pretty groves of trees dot the horizon at the neighbors. The Palomas Mountains are to the north, the Mohawk Mountains to the SW and the the Aztec Hills sit only 2 miles to the SE! It sure is a pretty view of her jagged peaks!



3.5 miles to the south is the world famous Dateland Date Gardens, home of the date shakes! This stop along the interstate offers a gas station, RV park, gift shop, a Quiznos and their famous ice cream shop. So it's quick access to the interstate and a cool shake! The rest-stop was bustling but the town itself had a much quieter laid back appeal. It's a great little place to get away from the hustle and bustle of town and enjoy the sunshine. There's several date palm tree farms in the area as well - pretty to look at against the rugged mountains!





It is a very agricultural area and these local crops provide 90% of all the leafy vegetables consumed in our country from November to March! I enjoyed a little journey N of Interstate 8 at the Noah exit in Wellton. Antelope Union High School, home of the Rams, and Saint Joseph Catholic Church sit just off the exit. It's miles of crops lands in all directions and the dry Gila River under the train trestle. Several of the fields were plowed under and there was a lot of tall corn. Who would have thought that so much grows in this hot desert region where there's a dry river! I included photos in the Additional Photos area.



About 70 miles west is the busy town of Yuma, population 94,000, on the California/Mexico border. It swells during the winter with an additional 80,000 snowbirds! And it's easy to see why with 90% of sunshine every day of the year and a yearly average high in January of 70 degrees, making it a great place to be in the winter for many retirees! I read that Yuma has over 60 RV parks and resorts with more being built to handle the influx of visitors.

The zoning allows for a home/manufactured home. Over the years we have repeatedly been asked if we had any affordable land in Yuma - your own place to gather your marbles once again - here ya go! Enjoy! Char the Explorer : )


Financing Price: $8000

Terms with $0 down payment: $8000 at 8% interest with approximately 55 monthly payments of $175.

Any down payment made Smile4u will match off of the balance.

90 days Early Bird Payoff with $0 down! If $4000 is paid toward the property within 90 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

180 days Work Like A Dog Early Payoff with $0 down! If $5000 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

We will write both of the early payoff options into the contract. If at any time during the 90 or 180 day period you hit those amounts we will waive the remaining balance and deed the property to you. Dream big!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing.

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PROPERTY MAPS

Property Maps


Google Maps and Bing Maps links for those customers who would like to research the street and aerial views further:

Google Maps: We suggest clicking on the "Tilt the view" button located on the bottom right side twice so it rotates the earth until you see the blue sky.

Google Interactive Map at the SW corner of the property.


Bing Maps: We suggest clicking the "Bird's eye" link on the top and then aerial.

Bing Maps link at the SW corner of the property.

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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Yuma County Area Information

Yuma County is a warm sunny heaven in the southwestern corner of Arizona on the California and Mexico border. As of the 2010 census the county population was 195,751. About half of the population, 94,000, resides in Yuma, the county seat.

Yuma swells during the winter with an additional 80,000 snowbirds! And it's easy to see why with 90% of sunshine every day of the year and a yearly average high in January of 70 degrees, making it a great place to be in the winter for many retirees! I read that Yuma has over 60 RV parks and resorts with more being built to handle the influx of visitors.



90% of all the leafy vegetables consumed in our country from November to March are grown in local fields here! I enjoyed a little journey for a few miles N of Interstate 8 at the Noah exit in Wellton and saw mile after mile of crops and a few granaries! The Gila River flows thru the middle of the crop fields and was bone dry under the train trestle. Who would have thought that so much grows in this hot desert region with a dry river!

Several of the fields were plowed under and there was a lot of tall corn. I saw a crop I've never seen before and wondered it was. It's tall like corn but had no stocks. There were a few that had long strands of wheat like growing off the top but this stuff was taller than me so it couldn't have been wheat. I chewed on a strand thinking maybe that would help me identify it but no luck! If you know what it is drop us a line. : )













Yuma County only has 3 incorporated cities and 1 town, but it has a handful of small communities along major highways. Yuma has been a military town for over 150 years. It's the and is home of the Yuma Proving Ground and the Marine Corps Air Station. It is the 2nd largest industry in Yuma and its common to see retired personnel lining the roads to watch aircraft from both of these places and to "hear the sounds of freedom!" We sure noticed several homes with the American Flag raised outside - nice! : )



There are two border crossings into Mexico, San Luis 25 minutes south and Los Algodones 15 minutes west. I first visited Los Algodones with some older friends who went to have quite a bit of dental work done and it was thousands dollars less than in the US. I spent the day walking around with my girlfriend and after being asked several times did I want my teeth cleaned I agreed. Wow did they do an excellent job and wow was it cheap!

And while many have visited Mexico over the years over 2.2 billion dollars are spent in Yuma County each year by Mexican visitors. They come to visit family, eat and shop and Walmart is a popular destination to about 25% of them. Thousands of workers cross the border every day during the winter produce season and spend their paychecks here as well.

Yuma County has been experiencing quite a bit of growth; attracting new major companies, expanding hospitals and health care facilities, increased residential development, school improvement, and commercial and industrial activity. Here's a bit about what's going on:

The completion of a $13 million Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex.

A voter approved $79.5 million bond in November 2015 is generating activity for a number of projects to repair, renovate and build school buildings.

In 2016 a $115 million expansion to the Emergency Department at Yuma Regional Medical Center was completed which boosted bed capacity from 37 to 72, included construction of a patient and visitor parking garage, an underground shell floor for a future dietary kitchen department and two additional upper level shell floors totaling 100,000 square feet to accommodate future hospital needs.

Almark Foods, an egg processing company, broke ground on their construction of a 120,000 square foot, $27.5 million facility in March 2018. The plant cooks, and peels hard boiled eggs to be shipped to stores like Kroger, Costco and Safeway and will create 100 permanent full time position.

Tourism is the 3rd biggest industry in Yuma County and the winters here considered some of the best in the country. Majority of the visitors are drawn here between November and April and its common to see license plates from the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

There's plenty to do in the wintertime with several golf courses, national wildlife refuges, state parks, miles of shorelines to explore along the Colorado River for fishing, boating and birding, and several festivals. It's well known for its fresh and local food.

A sample of our foodie scores! We thought the food at Tacos Mi Ranchito in Yuma was the best!



We met a few snowbird in the area and asked them about the area. One gentleman was into rock hounding and told us about a group that meets in town and does day trips out to different locations. He and his wife actually spent the summer months in the Seattle area, so we spent some time chatting with them about the differences between Washington and Arizona weather. They said the last few years have seen a lot of growth in the snowbird community which has led to some amazing industry growth.

We found the area to be an amazing rock hounding adventure ourselves! Every time we told ourselves that we done grabbing rocks, another one would grab our eye. Yuma Gem & Mineral Society meets twice a month November thru March. Below is the variety we found on a quick trip without really hunting for any particular kind:



The small town of Dateland is a rest-stop and a few houses these days, but it does have quite a bit of history. For 60 miles along Interstate 8 between Yuma and Gila Bend big giant billboards promote the "World Famous Date Shakes" which have been served since the 1920's.

Our first stop for one of the famous shakes!



Just north of Interstate 8 is the Dateland Airfield and the interstate actually cuts through parts of what used to be the Dateland Airbase. Dateland Airfield began construction in 1943. The original site had 95 buildings, 3 runways, 4 taxiways, a gasoline station, a water system, an electrical distribution system, a sewage distribution system, and perimeter fences. The base was originally designed for single engine gunnery, but was converted to twin engine gunnery school. The base provided services for the Mather Army Air Field and had 60 B25 Bombers. They logged about 11,000 flight hours between December 1943 and January 1944. By 1945 the field was owned by the Army Air Forces but was inactive. It was reduced to caretaker status that year. In 1960, the land was auctioned off to private sellers.



We stopped by the Dateland Airfield to check it out. From an aerial view, it looked interesting but when we got there, it was a bit different of an experience. While it was a unique, it looked like just a wide flat gravel road. Maybe someday it could reopen as a small private airfield, maybe not. It’s a neat piece of history, if anything. We did find a cool rusted old bolt (and word of advice - metal is very hot when it's been sitting untouched in the sun for probably decades.)



Colorado River State Historic Park is a state park detailing the history of the Yuma Quartermaster Depot. In the park there was also some information on the work the Bureau of Reclamation has done in the area. They even have grass there!



Yuma Territorial Prison is a park and museum detailing and preserving the history of one of the most notorious prisons in the southwest. The museum has in-depth history and descriptions of what happened in the prison as well as some interesting artifacts from the time. Some of the cells were open to the public and while there were some plaques and sound effects in some cells, the prison wasn’t that different from how it was originally built.

We really enjoyed our trip to prison! There was a lot of historical information and some fun photo opportunities! :)



The Yuma Audubon Society counts and monitors he status of birds around Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, Laguna Dam and Mittry Lake. With over 400 species of birds making a season stop or living here it sounds like a great things for snowbirds to do, keep an eye on the other birds!



Mittry Lake Wildlife Area has recreation opportunities and different types of wildlife species.

Castle Dome Ghost Town and Museum is a preserved mining town from the old west. There is a lot of information in the museum about the rocks and minerals mined in the area.

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge protects the wetlands in between Arizona and California.

Lutes Casino is a quaint casino in historic downtown Yuma.

Quechan Casino is a few minutes out of Yuma. It’s a large casino and looks like a great place to grab a dinner or have a few drinks.

Yuma Crossing Heritage Area is a conservation area for the Colorado River in Yuma.

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SALE TERMS & DISCLOSURES

Sales Process and Terms

Please conduct your due diligence research and be sure to ask all questions prior to hitting the "Buy Now" button below.

All of the maps and information provided in this listing are intended to assist you in your due diligence research. We try and include many resources that we use ourselves. Over the years we have found information to be incorrect like a road that shows on an aerial photo or street map that we can't find because it is overgrown or doesn't exist or a difference in GPS settings. So while we try and include as much of this information as possible we greatly encourage you to carefully do your research to be sure the property suits your needs.

If you would like to purchase this property click on the "Buy It Now" button at the bottom of the listing. A form will ask for your name, email address and phone number. There is a box to indicate if you are purchasing if for cash or financing. Once you click submit it will change the Status at the top of the listing from "Available" to "Sale Pending". We will hold it for you for 3 days. We will then send you an email that confirms our agreement and our process to complete the transaction. Please contact us within 24 hours of receiving that email from us and we will continue to hold the property for you.

Payment is due within 3 days unless prior arrangements are made. You can either send a cashier's checks or money orders, or you can call the office with a debit or a credit card. We often have several interested buyers in the same property and in fairness we keep the property available until someone is 100% prepared to complete the transaction.

If purchasing for cash, once we have received payment we will prepare all documents necessary to transfer ownership and even include a check to cover all recording fees and transfer taxes as well. It's all part of the non-refundable $150 doc prep fee!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT PRIOR TO CLICKING THE BUY IT NOW BUTTON FOR CONTRACTS!

With our sincere thanks,

Charlotte and Amber : )

Please feel free to call Char at 360-550-8943 with any questions!

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