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Arizona makes the Top 15 States to Retire!

by Joe Karcie

 

Congrats…..you’ve retired!!! Now it’s time to decide where you want to lay down roots for those days of freedom ahead of you. Finding a community to retire to is a major decision that involves a lot of factors. Affordability, access to amenities, the closeness of friends and family members, and whether all come into play when looking for the perfect place to retire. The best states for retirement are those where you can have a high quality of life while maintaining a lower cost of living. Arizona was recently named one of the Top 15 States for Retirees…..and it’s no wonder why!!

 

Finance website WalletHub ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several key factors to determine which were the best states to call home in retirement. Their rankings are based on 3 areas, including affordability, quality of life, and healthcare. Within each of these broader categories were metrics that helped determine the overall score. When the results came in, Arizona was ranked #11 in the country! With an affordability rank of 19, quality of life rank of 13, and healthcare rank of 19, the state is a fantastic option for retirees!

 

There are so many amazing communities to choose from in the Quad Cities area when you are looking for a new place to call home during your retirement. With a stunning natural environment and temperate weather, the following cities are an amazing spot for retirees.

 

Prescott: With 33 percent of the population 65 and older, Prescott has become a thriving retirement community. This historic town has many cultural and entertainment institutions to keep residents occupied. There is a thriving art scene in the community. The several institutions of higher education allow the unique opportunity to participate in lifelong learning programs. Access to healthcare is excellent in Prescott, with the Yavapai Regional Medical Center-West and Northern Arizona VA Health Care system, located in town. Prescott Homes for Sale.

 

 

Prescott Valley: This city has affordable home prices, perfect for those looking to save money during retirement. There is also easy access to amenities within Prescott Valley itself and the surronding communities. Those retirees wanting to spend their days on the green will love the 5-star championship golf course Stoneridge Golf.  Prescott Valley Homes for Sale.

 

Chino Valley: Chino Valley is a great option for those individuals who want to move to the area but live in a quieter community. 23 percent of the city's population is of retirement age. This city is perfect for those that want to maintain an active lifestyle with easy access to the amazing natural environment that surrounds the town. Chino Valley Homes for Sale.

  


Let me help you retire to Arizona by finding your dream home today!!! Give me a call today or visit my website at http://www.joekarcie.com/.

top prescott az realtor

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Economic growth is the goal of all cities. A strong local economy and thriving job market help support the quality of life in a community. Through collaboration between city officials and the Greater Prescott Regional Economic Partnership (GPREP), the area is hoping to attract new industries and promote capital investments that will be beneficial to the communities of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt.

 

The Prescott Area has already seen some initial movement on this plan for economic development. California company Vinyl Visions will have their new 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility operational by the end of the year in Prescott and are planning to hire 20 to 25 local employees to their team.

 

GPREP is hoping to attract more such companies to the region. Their goal is to diversify the economy in the Quad Cities to ensure economic stability far into the future. The involved parties looked at many different factors when determining what sort of companies they would seek out for the region. Water conservation was a major concern. In addition, due to the available resources in the area and population size, companies looking to hire 25 to 100 workers are of particular focus. Since the Quad Cities are located within an easy commuting distance of one another, competition between the cities for the actual sites of the new businesses has not been an issue. Such partnerships ensure that the residents of the greater Prescott area will benefit as the industrial sector continues to grow. 

Prescott Real Estate Agent

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

Read More: Quad City Schools

 

If you have found yourself searching endlessly for your next home in the Prescott Arizona area...we are here to help! Insider scoop can be a huge benefit when house hunting in the Prescott and the Prescott Valley communities. Below are some great real estate tips to get you ahead of the game and in a new home!

PARTNER WITH THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT!  We've said it before but it bears repeating...finding the best real estate team to partner with to find your dream home is the #1 priority when house hunting! An experienced agent knows the BEST neighborhoods in the area, the most up-to-date information about local real estate prices and always has YOUR best interest as their top priority. Plus, they will make sure that the home passes all inspections and will negotiate on your behalf. You can leave all your worries to them.

 

LOOK FOR FOUNDATION FLAWS! It can be easy to be wowed by a home when at a showing, and many times buyers overlook creaky, cracked floors when they are staring at a beautifully updated kitchen. Be smart and hire a home inspector to get a detailed examination of the home, which will save you from costly expenses down the road.

 

BE STRATEGIC IN A HOT MARKET! It is incredibly tough to house hunt in a seller's market! Gain an advantage over the competition by writing a personal note to the seller, and ask your agent to get involved in social media to share your needs and get the scoop on properties from other agents.

 

GET THE INSIDE SCOOP! Sometimes you have to become a detective. Visit garage sales in your dream neighborhood and ask the homeowner questions while you shop, or simply start up a conversation with a neighbor out watering their lawn. Those conversations can go a long way!

 

PRICING PSYCHOLOGY! Ready to make an offer in a competitive market? Don’t leave a ‘5’ or ‘0’ at the end of a price. Go one number over ‘5’ or ‘0’ to be the highest bid by just a tad more.

 

BE LIKEABLE! When sellers are attached to their home, they will typically want to sell to someone they like. Personalize your seller letter by looking around the home for common interests with the seller. Also, consider taking a photo of yourself in front of the home you are making an offer on. This allows the seller to visualize you in their home. These small connections can work wonders!

 

ALWAYS KEEP AN OPEN MIND! Just because someone older lived in the home, don’t rule it out. Seniors typically take much better care of their homes, and you can always remodel!

 

If you're interested in Buying, Selling or Investing in Yavapai County, give the Joe Karcie Team a call or visit our website at www.joekarcie.com


Real Estate Agent in Prescott AZ

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Memorial Day Weekend Events in Prescott!

by Joe Karcie

Memorial Day weekend is HERE, and there are some fun events going on this holiday weekend in Prescott and Prescott Valley that we wanted to share with you!

 

42nd Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale

When: May 28th- May 30th

Where: Historic Courthouse Plaza in Prescott, 120 S. Cortez Street

Cost: FREE!

A Memorial Day weekend tradition! The Phippen Museum is presenting this very popular art event at Prescott’s historic courthouse plaza!

Click here for additional details.

 

Pool Season Opens- Mountain Valley Splash!

When: Saturday, May 28th- All Day!

Where: Mountain Valley Splash, 8600 E. Nace Lane in Prescott Valley

 

Glassford Summit Trail 5K Fun Run, Hike, or Walk

When: Saturday May 28th at 7:00am

Where: Glassford Hill Middle School at 6901 E. Panther Trail in Prescott Valley

Proceeds from this inaugural event will go towards Honor and Remember which recognizes the sacrifice of our fallen military heroes and their families.

Click here for additional Details

 

While this long holiday weekend most often signifies the beginning of summer with the kids out of school, pools opening, picnics and BBQs with friends and family, and overall celebration, we must remember WHY we have this holiday. Memorial Day is here for us to remember the sacrifice made by men and women who have served our country in order for us to enjoy the freedom that is so important to Americans. So please remember to take a moment to thank our veterans this weekend, and every day.

 

Happy Memorial Day from the Joe Karcie Team!


Realtor in Prescott Arizona

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

StoneRidge!! A Top Prescott Valley Subdivision!

by Joe Karcie

With so many amazing subdivisions in Prescott Valley, we decided it is important to start highlighting them! So let’s discuss StoneRidge!

Golf enthusiasts LOVE this StoneRidge as it offers residents a premier Championship Golf Course, along with a beautiful golf clubhouse with a fitness center, pools, and restaurant. Don’t like golf? That’s ok! StoneRidge is also next to endless amounts of trails and community parks. Click here to see currently available homes in StoneRidge. Listings include townhomes and patio homes. Spec homes and custom homes are also available.

If you're interested in Buying, Building, or Selling in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt, give the Joe Karcie Team a call or visit our website at www.joekarcie.com. You can also view some of the very best properties currently for sale in Yavapai County right here! As experts in the Prescott real estate market, we can provide you detailed information on these homes, or any others!

Prescott Valley Realtor

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

Read More: Secrets Every Prescott House Hunter Should Know

 

It's time to Celebrate Yavapai County!

It’s hard NOT to love Arizona! Not only does our state have some of the most beautiful landscape, fabulous weather, and endless culture, but Arizona also has low unemployment rates and decreasing crime. It’s time to celebrate the AZ cities that have even lower crime rates, as listed on SafeWise List of Safest Cities in Arizona, and three cities in our community are at the top of the list! CONGRATS to #18 Prescott Valley, #25 Prescott, and #26 Chino Valley!!

With easy access to the mountains, over 300 acres of open space, and 23 parks Prescott Valley is a very popular spot for outdoor lovers, as well as families who just want to sit back and take in the beauty...and with all of the outdoor activities and beauty who has time for crime?! Historic Prescott has an abundance of character, charm, culture, and entertainment. Chino Valley’s town slogan pretty much sums up the greatness of the area: “Open Land, Sunny Skies, Friendly People”!

 

Safety is almost always a top priority when choosing the best community for families or retirees to move, and we would love to help you find the perfect home in one of our safe communities. To see all current lists please click here.

If you're interested in Buying, Selling or Investing in Yavapai County, give the Joe Karcie Team a call or visit our website at www.joekarcie.com

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Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Joe Karcie
RE/MAX Mountain Properties
731 West Gurley St.
Prescott AZ 86305
928-776-7701
Fax: 928-441-9331