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Additional Trails to Be Added Throughout Greater Prescott!

by Joe Karcie


The Prescott area is great for all the recreational activities that can be enjoyed outdoors. The stunning natural environment in our area will be even easier to explore with the 70 miles of trails that are going to be added throughout the Prescott Basin area!


This past month, a decision was signed by the Prescott National Forest District Ranger to add the trails. These trails will include 60 non-motorized and 10 motorized trails. Improvements will be made to existing, unauthorized trails and additional trails will be constructed. There will also be 6 trailheads improved and two new ones created. At the same time, the Forest Service is also working on creating new and improving existing bike trails, which will add 20 miles of trails. These trails include Firewater, Honey Bucket, and Piglet.


There are currently over 300 miles of trail system throughout the Prescott area! This allows for plenty of opportunities for walking, hiking, biking, running, and more within and between the great communities in the Quad Cities and beyond. More plans are in the works to continue to add on to the existing system through mid and long-term projects.

All of this work cannot be done without the help of volunteers. If you are interested in making our community even better through volunteering on these great projects, contact Tony Papa at (928)777-2216 or


Access to the great outdoors through a fantastic trail system is just one of the reasons why Prescott is such a great community to call home! If you are interested in
Buying a home in Prescott, give the area’s Top Realtor a call today or visit his website at

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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What to Know if Buying or Selling this Spring!

by Joe Karcie


Spring is almost upon us. Besides warmer weather, spring means that the real estate market is ready to amp up throughout the Quad Cities. With a more intense housing market, you need to be prepared whether you are a buyer or a seller. Here are helpful tips for this spring if you are looking to list or sell your house in the area.


If you are a Buyer this spring!

The most important thing as a buyer is to know your local market. It is essential that you know the housing options out there as well as what homes are currently going for. When you are ready to seriously start looking, make yourself a competitive buyer by setting up your Financing ahead of time. When you enter into potential negotiations with a seller, you will be a step above the rest by knowing the mortgage you can afford and having your loan information. Make your offer stand out by writing a personal letter to the seller. Since there will be more competition in the market this spring, a letter will help you stand out from the crowd and allow the seller to know that you are serious about making their home your own. Be prepared to remain flexible throughout the buying process to ensure that you get the home of your dreams!


If you are a Seller this spring!

To enter the market this spring, it is important to start by knowing Your Home's Value. This will allow you to list your home appropriately and make it competitive in the market. Selling your home does require some investment. Make sure that you have the perfect curb appeal, improve your landscaping, de-clutter and stage your home, and complete any home improvement tasks that allow your home to look its very best. Working with the area’s Top Realtor will ensure that your home sells quickly and for top dollar.  


If you are interested in Buying or Selling this spring, Joe Karcie is here to help every step of the way. Give me a call today or visit my website at to get started today.

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Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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February is Perfect Month to Buy Your New Home!

by Joe Karcie


February is the perfect time to Buy your dream home in Prescott! Although generally not considered to be a prime home buying month due to the colder weather, the real estate market predictions for 2017 show that buyers should take the leap and purchase now. Here are the top 3 reasons to buy your new home in February!

1. There are fewer buyers in the market. Since most home buyers are not looking to move during the winter, there is less competition for you. Inventory in homes has not decreased significantly and sellers that are in the market in winter are generally anxious to sell. This means that you have more ability to negotiate a better deal for your dream home.



2. Home prices are lower. Home prices in February are, on average, 8.45 percent lower than they are

during the summer. The home you have your eye on now will likely only go up in price as the year progresses. Take advantage of significant savings by buying in February!



3. Interest rates are going to increase. All predictions show that interest rates are going to rise throughout 2017. In fact, they are expected to reach close to 5% later in the year. Lock in a lower rate when you purchase a home in February.


Work with the Prescott area’s Top Realtor to find your dream home this February. Check out our current Featured Properties throughout the Quad Cities. Give Joe a call today or visit his website at

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Arizona Named Top State for Well-Being!

by Joe Karcie


Arizona is the perfect state to move to if you are looking for a happy and healthy lifestyle! In fact, it was ranked as the #7 state with the best well-being for 2016, according to a report by Gallup-Healthways.


This report examined well-being across the country and looked at how each of the individual states ranked in terms of its residents’ well-being. Five key elements were examined to determine the overall index score. These elements included Purpose (how happy residents were with what they did in their daily lives), Social (residents have supportive relationships and love in their life), Financial (residents feel financial security and low economic stress), Community (residents like where they live and feel safe), and Physical (residents are in good health) As part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, the study looked at well-being across the nation and examined how well-being differed between the states.


To determine these results, 177,192 adults were polled via telephone by Gallup. They were given a 0 to 100 scale to measure their well-being within each of the elements.


Arizona was in the top half of the country for all five of the elements! It scored its highest in the areas of purpose and social well-being.


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Why not enjoy a feeling of well-being by living in the wonderful state of Arizona! Although there are many fantastic communities to settle down in, the Prescott area is truly the best. Residents enjoy a tight-knit community with year-round family-friendly events, great cultural and historic attractions, beautiful homes, and so much more. Plus, it is close to all the wonders of the Arizona natural landscape and the amenities of the Phoenix metropolitan area.  



If you are interested in moving to Prescott, give Joe Karcie a call today or visit his website at


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Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Source: Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being

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Joe Karcie
RE/MAX Mountain Properties
731 West Gurley St.
Prescott AZ 86305
Fax: 928-441-9331