Story Time at the Book Exchange

lake havasu city book store

Story Time Monday through Thursday at The Book Exchange all summer long at 10am

Coloring Activity, Snack and Drink Included!

1761 McCulloch Blvd. 
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Open Monday – Saturday 9-5pm

New and used Books
**  Buy – Sell – Trade **

Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards
Melissa and Doug Toys
Home Decor
Book Accessories and more! 

Summer reading for kids

Book Exchange’s Summer Reading Fun  for kids
*Log every book your child reads in June, July and August into our Book Log and the
Book Exchange will award one Book Exchange Book Buck per book.
*Each Book Buck enters you into our monthly drawing and will be redeemable for discounts.
*Each month we’ll pick one child to win a $25 gift certificate!

For more details call or visit our facebook page

Canterbury Estates Open House event Sat. 10-1pm

The weather is Lake Havasu City right now is beautiful! Get outside this weekened and come check out some spectacular homes for sale!

Please take this rare opportunity to tour Canterbury Estates and some of the finest homes for sale in this fantastic community. This event will take place on Saturday November 7th from 10am-1pm. While you are there enter to win $150 in restaurant gift certificates and enjoy the free food and drinks! Please don’t miss this rare event, you will not be disappointed.

This home is just one example of the fine homes you will see on your tour. The community gates will be open and the public is invited to attend! 8 homes will be available to tour.  Hope to see you there.

-The Collins Team

October home sales stats in Lake Havasu

October 2009:
SOLD:  144
NEW Listings:  261
Average days on Market:  110 days
Average Sales Price:  $121,281
Median Sales Price:  $137,000

October real estate sales in Lake Havasu remained very active as prices stayed low. The aveage days on the market is decreasing and we are still seeing the majority of home sales activity being foreclosures and short sales.

– Overall home sales are are up about 39% compared to Oct. ’08.
– Average sales price has dropped about 4% from last month and an 18% drop from Oct. ’08

I expect the rest of the year to be very busy, as prices remain low and winter visitors flock to Lake Havasu City, AZ to enjoy our beautiful warm weather!

Lake Havasu goes Hollywood

A new movie called “Piranah-3D” is being filmed in Lake Havasu.  The movie is a remake of a 197o’s horror film called “Piranah”.  To movie buffs this was a classic and is now being remade into a modern take on  a “Jaws”  movie.  Its a big budget film that take takes place on a lake in a sleep town that is popular Spring Break destination.  I am sure there will be plenty of blood and screams as they get introduced to the piranah’s.   All this month film crews will be recreating many new sets on the downtown streets and other locations in Havasu. The move is expected to be out some time next spring or summer. The producers are using many locals as extras in the movie including many of their boats to recreate a big Spring Break atmosphere for the movie.  Here is a picture of my family and Jerry O’Connell, one of the main actors in the movie.

Piranah 3D stars

Piranah 3D stars

Two great events this weekend

This time of year there is are no shortage of events taking place in Lake Havasu City. This weekend marks one of the most anticpated and busiest weekends of the winter/spring season in Lake Havasu City.

First, Lake Havasu City  hosts the 24th annual Winter Fest. This is a weekend long event on the Main Street of McCulloch Blvd. featuring 260 local, regional, and national vendors. This event is put on by the Lake Havasu City Chamber of Commerce. Orginally, this fun filled event was put together to bring together the mass of winter visitors that come to Lake Havasu City and to promote our town. This has turned into a huge event that is fun and informative. There will be live entertainment, food, art, vendors, and activies. Winterfest will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

“The event is expected to attract as many as 40,000 visitors to the city’s Uptown Main Street district,” according to Michelle Mizuno, of the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce.

The second event going on is a Hobie Cat sail boat race on Lake Havasu.  This is sort of a new event to Lake Havasu City as the last time this happened was in 1975.  The event back then still holds the record for the largest Hobie Cat race with 408 boat all racing on Lake Havasu.

“The event is a “warm-up” for the Hobie Class Association’s 2009 North American Championships, dubbed HAVAMEGA, which will bring more than 100 Hobie Cats to Lake Havasu City in November. Bagley, and supporters at the Lake Havasu Yacht Club, hope HAVAMEGA will be a big first step in returning Lake Havasu to preeminence in the class.”

“We plan to make it the biggest event in many, many years, and it certainly will be,” Bagley said. 

Sailing has definitly lost its popularity on Lake Havasu from the earlier days, but I think this event is a great idea. Lake Havasu really is perfect for sailing and a lot of fun! I have been a few times and wish I could go more. It seems that the power boats have taken over our lake, but this should be a great event to help revitalize the sport of sailing on Lake Havasu.