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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

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

Read More: Arizona Top Safest Cities

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