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Upcoming Community Events in the Prescott AZ Area!

by Joe Karcie

Looking for something fun to do in PRESCOTT? There are several fun events coming up throughout the rest of June for you and your family to enjoy! Whether its music, nature or the rodeo, these summertime events offer something for everyone!

 

June 17th

Moon Walk: 7:00 pm at Highlands Center for Natural History in Prescott. This free family event offers a nature walk at night to learn about the stars and the moon.

 

June 18th

Frontier Arizona Experience: Living History: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Fort Whipple Museum in Prescott. Step back into history and see the Arizona of the past through the eyes of an Old West foot soldier. Admission is free.

 

June 25th 

Shakespeare in the Pines: 6:00 pm at the Highlands Center for Natural History in Prescott. Enjoy an outdoor performance of William Shakespeare’s comedy “All’s Well that Ends Well”. Along with the performance, catered appetizers and beverages will be provided. This fun event raises funds for the center’s science-based youth and adult programming. Purchase Tickets Here ($60).

 

June 26th – June 27th

Prescott Blues Festival: Located in downtown Prescott. The 35th annual Prescott Blues Festival is a free music event that features traditional and contemporary artists from around the country. Enjoy food for purchase or bring your own picnic. 

 

June 28th – July 4th

123rd Annual World's Oldest Rodeo: Located at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Occurring since 1888, this event features eight performances and is the premier community event for the Prescott area! Enjoy several days of rodeos, parades, an arts & crafts show, dance, wild horse race and much more! Purchase Tickets Here. 

 

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Secrets Every Prescott Arizona House Hunter Should Know!

by Joe Karcie

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

 

Happy Mother's Day 2016 from the Joe Karcie Team!

by Joe Karcie

 

 

Prescott AZ Real Estate

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

Checkout Stoneridge Subdivision 

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Joe Karcie

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall down the road, while others are convinced that home prices will go up.

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have fluctuated, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, a one-point rise in interest rates could cost tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low-interest rates while they are still available.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how many homes you can afford in today's market.

Prescott AZ Real Estate

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