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Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete in September

by Joe Karcie


Many things change throughout the month of September. Kids start going back to school. The weather starts to transition from those hot, summer days to cooler, fall days. September is the perfect time to prepare your Prescott home for the colder months ahead as well as complete those tasks that you kept putting off in order to enjoy your summer. Here are our recommendations for simple, necessary home maintenance tasks for you to complete this month.


  1. Inspect home safety features. Since you and your family will be spending more times indoors during the upcoming months, you want to make sure that you are always protected. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are functioning properly. Ensure that your home’s fire extinguisher has not expired. Make any replacements or adjustments as needed.

  2. Take out your window AC units. Since the weather is starting to cool down, now is the perfect time to take out your window AC unit, if you use one. This allows you to keep your home warmer by closing that window.

  3. Weatherstrip windows. This task is especially important if your home has older windows. Check all windows for drafts. Add new weatherstripping or replace worn outstripping as needed.

  4. Initially, clear out the gutters. This is a task you will likely have to compete again once the leaves start to fall, but it isn’t a terrible idea to do an initial cleaning of your gutters. This can help reduce any excess buildup. While taking care of your gutters, take a moment to inspect your roof. This gives you time to schedule repairs before winter if you notice any areas of concern.

  5. Take care of your furnace and chimney. Keep your family safe and warm this winter by hiring professionals to inspect, clean, and maintain your furnace and chimney.

  6. Clean your washer and dryer. Eliminate any fire risks and keep your appliances running properly by cleaning out the vents and hoses on your washer and dryer. These can be simple tasks to complete on your own or you can hire a professional.

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Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701



Labor Day Weekend Events in Prescott!

by Joe Karcie


Labor Day Weekend is Here! That means a long weekend to enjoy grilling out, spending time outdoors, family gatherings, and so much more. Looking for something unique to do? Make this a Labor Day weekend you will never forget in beautiful Prescott! There are fantastic community events for the whole family to enjoy this holiday weekend.


30th Annual Faire on the Square

Dates: Saturday, September 2nd - Monday, September 4th

Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday) | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Monday)

Location: Courthouse Plaza (120 South Cortez Street)

Cost: FREE admission!

Cool off in the safe of American Elm trees as you walk throughout one of the southwest's finest arts and crafts shows. Check out the incredible work created by 130+ vendors. Find incredible jewelry, metalwork, sculpture, clothing, paintings, home goods, and so much more. With all the talent on hand, this truly is one of Prescott's cannot miss events of the year!



Food Truck Festival

Date: Saturday, September 2nd

Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Mile High Middle School (300 South Granite Street)

Cost: $5 Admission | $5 Food Items | $2 Food Samples

**A portion of proceeds help benefit Meals on Wheels Prescott

Fill your bellies with delectable food from some of the finest food trucks in the area. Enjoy some craft beer or margaritas with your tasty treats. From bouncey castles to dancing, there are activities for the whole family to love. Do not miss a high energy live performance by Funk Frequency from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm!


Participating Food Trucks

White Eyes


JJ’s Louisiana BBQ

Jamburritos Cajun Grille


Cheesy Javalina

Aurelia’s Mexican

Hot Bamboo

Safari Samosas

Granite Mountain Smokehouse



Joe Karcie wishes everyone a Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!


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Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701



High Profits for Home Sellers in the Prescott Area!

by Joe Karcie


Home sellers in the Prescott area are seeing high profits! According to ATTOM Data Solutions’s 2nd Quarter 2017 US Homes Sales Report, the Prescott area, which includes the communities of Prescott, Prescott Valley,  Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt, was the 19th most profitable area in the country for home sellers! That’s out of 118 metropolitan areas with at least 1,000 home sales during the second quarter (April, May, and June).



There were 1,142 homes sold in the Prescott area during the 2nd quarter. Home sellers saw an average ROI of 47%! Homes were sold within 98% of their listing price. During the quarter, 12.7 homes sold every day! That’s incredible news for sellers!


Take advantage of this incredible Seller housing market! If you have been looking to put your home on the market, do not delay! Buyer demand is still high in the beautiful Quad Cities. Get top dollar for your home and sell it quickly by working with the Prescott area’s Top Realtor! Give Joe Karcie a call or visit our website at

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Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

Data Credit: Prescott Area Association of Realtors (PAAR)

Things to Do this Saturday in Prescott!

by Joe Karcie


Not sure what to do this Saturday? Spend the day exploring your very own hometown! There are incredible events occurring throughout the day! We’ve made the planning easy for you! Follow the schedule below to have a Saturday filled with fun in Prescott!


Start your day at the Pippen Museum (4701 Highway 89 North) for the 4th Annual Hold Your Horses! Exhibition & Sale. This favorite annual exhibition and sale pay tribute to the horse, one of the mankind’s most trusted companions. Enjoy the beautiful works of equine art by the 30+ participating artists. There are also 100+ pieces of art for sale for you to decorate your Prescott home. The museum is open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday. Admission costs $7 per adult, $5 per student with valid ID, and is FREE for children 12 and under as well as Museum members.



After the Hold Your Horses! the exhibit, head to Prescott’s other favorite museum, the Sharlot Hall Museum (415 West Gurley Street), for the 5th Annual Sharlot's WineFest. From 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm, enjoy delicious wines and tasty hors-d'oeuvres from Prescott’s most beloved restaurants. Tickets are $55 per person and $100 per couple. All proceeds benefit the Museum. Please visit the Museum store or call (928) 445-3122,  extension 10.



Finish your evening at the Prescott Center for the Arts (208 North Marina Street) for The 24 Hour Plays. This fun night is filled with original, unique short theatrical performances that have been written, directed, rehearsed, and performed all within 24 hours! Support the incredible talent in Prescott at this favorite annual event. Tickets cost only $10 per person and can be purchased HERE!

There is always something to do Prescott! Find your Dream Home in this great city. Give Joe Karcie a call today or visit our website at  

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Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

Image Credits: Pippen ​Museum, Sharlot ​Hall Museum, Prescott Center for the Arts

Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering!

by Joe Karcie


Cowboys don’t just ride horses and wrangle cattle….they also write incredible poetry and songs! Come to the 30th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering in Prescott from Thursday, August 10th, through Saturday, August 12th! Head over to the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 East Sheldon Street, Prescott) to hear over 50 of the best cowboy poets and singers in the state. Celebrate the culture of the American Cowboy for two days and three nights in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


Full Schedule


Thursday Night Show | 7:00 pm


  • Jay Snider (Host)

  • Chris Isaacs

  • Steve Lindsey

  • Slim McWilliams

  • GIG Award Presentation

  • Amy Hale Auker

  • Broken Chair Band, Dani Sue Carter

  • Jay Snider

  • Dave Stamey | Featured Artist

Purchase Tickets HERE!


Friday Night Show | 7:00 pm


  • Tom Weathers (Host)

  • Student Poets

  • Kevin Davis

  • Ross Knox

  • Trinity Seely

  • Tom Weathers

  • Slim Farnsworth

  • Avery Ervien

  • Floyd Beard

  • Trinity Seely | Featured Artist

Purchase Tickets HERE!


Saturday Night Show | 7:00 pm


  • Yvonne Hollenbeck (Host)

  • Student poets

  • Ray Fitzgerald

  • Dale Burson

  • Yvonne Hollenbeck

  • Mikki Daniel

  • Curt Brummett

  • Don Edwards | Featured Artist

Purchase Tickets HERE!


Daytime Sessions

Friday | Noon to 5:00 pm

Saturday | 8:00 am (Coffee with the Cowboys) | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meet and learn from the poets and musicians during these free daytime sessions held at 7 different venues throughout the college campus.


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Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

Image Credit: Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering



Back to School for the Quad Cities!

by Joe Karcie


Backpacks are packed, yellow buses are loaded, and school bells are ringing. The first day of school has arrived throughout the Quad Cities. It's time to head back to school! Students in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, and Chino Valley are ready to start the new school year. Here is a list of some of the important upcoming dates for our area’s school districts.   

Prescott Unified School District | 146 South Granite Street, Prescott

First Day of School: Thursday, August 3rd

2017 - 2018 District Calendar


Humboldt Unified School District | 6411 North Robert Road, Prescott Valley

(Serving Prescott Valley and Dewey-Humboldt communities)

First Day of School: Monday, August 7th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar


Chino Valley Unified School District | 650 East Center Street, Chino Valley

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 8th  

2017 - 2018 District Calendar


For more information on upcoming dates and events, check out the web pages for each of the school districts!


We hope all of the students in the Quad Cities have a fun and successful 2017-2018 school year!!!

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701


4th Friday Art Walk in Prescott!

by Joe Karcie


Head to downtown Prescott this Friday evening, July 28th, for this month’s 4th Friday Art Walk! Every month throughout the year, the best regional and international art is on display in Prescott. Explore the streets and courtyards of Prescott as you see incredible works of painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and so much more. The event takes place from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the Spring and Summer and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm during the Fall and Winter. Enjoy this month’s 4th Friday Art Walk in beautiful, historic Prescott.

July 28th Participants

‘Tis Art Center & Gallery | 105 South Cortez Street

Art2 (Art Squared) | 120 West Gurley Street

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery | 134 South Montezuma Street

The Beastro | 117 North McCormick Street

The Gallery at Prescott Center for the Arts | 208 North Marina

Huckeba Art Gallery | 227 West Gurley Street

Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art | 130 South Montezuma Street

Mountain Artists Gallery and Gift Shop | 228 North Alarcon Street

Mountain Spirit Co-Op: Gallery & Healing Center | 107 North Cortez Street Suite 100

Peregrine Book Company | 219A North Cortez

Prescott Winery | 216 North Alarcon Street

Random Art | 214 North McCormick Street

Sean Gote Gallery | 702 West Gurley Street

Smoki Museum | 147 North Arizona Avenue

Thumb Butte Distillery | 400 North Washington Avenue

Van Gogh’s Ear | 156B South Montezuma Street

Yavapai College Art Gallery | 1100 East Sheldon Street


Upcoming 4th Friday Art Walk Dates


  • August 25th, 2017

  • September 22nd, 2017

  • October 27th, 2017

  • November 24th, 2017

  • December 22nd, 2017

  • January 26th, 2018

  • February 23rd, 2018

  • March 23rd, 2018


Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Step Back in Time this Weekend in Prescott!

by Joe Karcie


Step back in time to the Wild West this weekend in downtown Prescott! The beloved Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies, Inc. will be hosting the 12th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row on Saturday, July 22nd, and Sunday, July 23rd! See lawman, outlaws, cowboys, Cavalry scouts, saloon girls, and more at this fun, FREE community event!



Come on down to Mile High Middle School (300 South Granite Street) for all the heart-pounding action. Enjoy spectacular re-enactments and live entertainment by the Arizona Gunfighters, Dr. Buck, and his Wild Bunch, and so much more. Check out all of the unique vendors on site for goodies and treats. On Saturday afternoon, do not miss the equestrian ride as it heads through downtown and down Whiskey Row. Cool off with a delicious beer in the beer garden. There is so much to explore at this great annual Prescott tradition!




Experience life in Prescott back in the 1800’s during this authentic re-enactment! The whole family will have a rip-roaring, hollerin’ good time on Whiskey Row in beautiful, historic Prescott!


Joe Karcie wishes everyone a happy and fun weekend at the 12th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row!


Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Image Credit: Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies, Inc.

Enjoy Live Music All Summer Long in Prescott!

by Joe Karcie


Enjoy live music outdoors all summer long in beautiful Prescott! Head to historic Courthouse Square for evenings filled with incredible music, dancing, and community bonding. Prescott’s 2017 Summer Concert Series takes place every Tuesday and Thursday evening, as well as some Fridays. The FREE entertainment takes place between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. No matter what kind of music you love, you will find it in Prescott. Tuesday nights are Jazz night, a Prescott tradition. Thursdays are reserved for the amazing local talent in our community, whether through the Prescott Idol competition or Central AZ Concert Band. Friday performances include a variety of genres to meet everyone’s tastes! Check out the full schedule below for the rest of the summer so you do not miss out on any of the musical fun in Prescott!


Full Music Lineup

  • Tuesday, July 11th | The Mike Vax Quinet  

  • Thursday, July 13th | Prescott Idol

  • Tuesday, July 18th | Larry Cantor

  • Thursday, July 20th | Central AZ Concert Band ***

  • Tuesday, July 25th | “Max’s Smokey Martini Room Music Tour”

  • Thursday, July 27th | Prescott Idol

  • Tuesday, August 1st | Jeff Weisel & The Cool Azul

  • Thursday, August 3rd | Prescott Idol

  • Friday, August 4th | Doc Garvey’s Remedy

  • Tuesday, August 8th | Stan Gibb Quartet

  • Thursday, August 10th | Prescott Idol

  • Tuesday, August 15th | Northern Arizona Big Band

  • Thursday, August 17th | Central AZ Concert Band ***

  • Tuesday, August 22nd | The Prescott Jazz Summit All Stars

  • Thursday, August 24th | Prescott Idol

  • Friday, August 25th | The Cheektones

  • Tuesday, August 29th | The Goodwin Street Gang

  • Thursday, August 31st | Prescott Idol

  • Thursday, September 7th | Prescott Idol Finale

    • Finale performance at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

    ***Show begins at 7:00 pm


Interested in showcasing your talent in Prescott Idol? Register for the upcoming performances HERE. Up to 20 contestants compete every week for their chance to move on to the finale on September 7th. The community votes every week after the show for their favorites!  



Prescott’s Summer Concert Series is just one of the many great events held throughout the year in our town. Come live in a community where the fun never stops! Check out our Current Homes for Sale. Give Joe Karcie a call today or visit our website at  


Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701



20th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market!

by Joe Karcie


Find incredible native art to fill your Prescott home at the 20th ​Annual Prescott Indian Art Market!! On Saturday, July 8th, and Sunday, July 9th, head to Sharlot Hall Museum (415 West Gurley Street) for two days of the Southwest’s finest Native American art. Stock up on ceramics, wood and stone carvings, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, handwoven baskets and clothing, and so much more at the Indian art market.  Visit with this year’s artists to discuss their work and watch American Indian demonstrators as their create their spectacular goods. Enjoy live entertainment in the amphitheater by Native American dancers, musicians, and singers. Dine on some delicious Navajo fry bread and other traditional food.



Admission to the Art Market is FREE with museum admission. Admission is $9 for adults (ages 18-64), $8 for seniors (ages 65+) and active and retired military personnel, $6 for college students (ages 18-25 with valid ID), and $5 for youth (ages 13-17). The museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and noon to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Be sure to explore all the amazing exhibits at the museum when you come to the market.



The 20th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market and Sharlot Hall Museum are just one of the many incredible cultural attractions that make Prescott a great place to live. If you are interested in Buying your dream home in Prescott, give Joe​ Karcie a call today or visit our website at

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Image Credit: Sharlot Hall Museum

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731 West Gurley St.
Prescott AZ 86305
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