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Looking for a vibrant senior community?  Let me tell you about Prescott AZ Real Estate: The Gardens at Willow Creek Subdivision.      The Gardens at Willow Creek is an active 55 plus gated community on the north side of Prescott Arizona.  It is characterized by single level patio style homes, hom...

By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
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I list and sell "bug-out" properties, usually of 36 acres or more. Most of these are in very remote areas in Yavapai County near Prescott, Seligman and Ash Fork Arizona where there is no on-the-grid electricity, where there are few wells and mostly on dirt roads. There is NO institutional (bank) ...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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For many people that haven’t been to Arizona, they may think it is all hot deserts.  In Arizona, elevation is everything.  In Arizona’s dry air higher elevation means cooler temperatures, more precipitation, more vegetation and snow.  Prescott sits at 5,300 feet amongst mountains that are 7,000 f...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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Prescott cost of living index is 98 while Arizona’s is 102.  This is 2% less than the nation. I was actually somewhat shocked by this number.  I live in Prescott and it definitely has very reasonable; property taxes, gas prices, healthcare costs, transportation and utilities.   However, the housi...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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There are 21 town and cities listed on besterboomertowns.com list of best boomer towns.  Here is the complete list; ·        Aiken, South Carolina ·        Asheville, North Carolina ·        Ashland, Oregon ·        Athens, Georgia ·        Austin, Texas ·        Bend, Oregon ·        Camarillo,...
    Prescott Country Club Garage Sales   The bi-annual garage sales are a great opportunity to clear some of your clutter and make a little extra cash in the process. One is held in May and the other in October. Officially, it is a one day event held on Saturdays, however, feel free to make your ...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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Many buyer clients come to me looking for a deal.  They assume that bank-owned home is the best deal.  I warn them right up front that a bank-owned home isn’t always the best deal.  Bank-owned homes come with no warranties.  Buying a bank—owned is like buying a car that you can’t take back to the...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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I get many questions from sellers about how they should fix up their home before they sell it.  My answer usually surprises them.  I tell them not to make too many assumptions about what a prospective buyer may want.  I tell them that the most important selling aspect of a home is how it conforms...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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I like to send my clients to contacts that I can trust will do a good job.  If I have a buyer looking for a lender, my preference is to send them to a mortgage broker instead of a bank.  A bank is limited to only the types of products offered by that particular bank.  A mortgage broker brokers lo...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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Rates have been at historic lows for years.  Rates are now around 4% for a 30 year fixed loan.  The Federal Reserve has been on a $85 billion per month bond purchasing program for many years.  Now, the feds are scaling back.  The Federal Reserve will cut back to $75 billion per month and then eve...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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Many people began their home searches online.  Many people find real estate websites like Trulia.com, Zillow.com and Homes.com helpful in their home search.  I think these website are helpful for general information.  Problems arise when my clients takes these website too seriously.  Many of my c...

By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
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Google Earth Flyover and How to Get There This gorgeous lot is one of the most picturesque lots in all of Prescott and Williamson Valley. The lot has numerous Pinon Pine trees and some of the biggest boulders in Yavapai County. This lot is in the well-planned and gated community of Wikutepa and i...
Curious about Prescott AZ Real Estate and the Haisley Homestead Subdivision in the Prescott pines?  Prescott AZ Listing Agent Lesley Alward is happy to share the many joys of living here. The Haisley Homestead subdivision in Prescott AZ is located two miles south of Prescotts downtown and Courtho...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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  This is the rest of the top 10; 1.    Asheville, NC 2.    Sarasota, FL 3.    Venice, FL 4.    Beaufort, SC 5.    Ft Myers, FL 6.    Charleston, SC 7.    Austin, TX 8.    Prescott, AZ 9.    Naples, FL 10.Myrtle Beach, SC Prescott consistently beats other towns in Arizona because of its perfect e...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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Thumb Butte is one of Prescott’s most prolific landmarks.  At 6,500 feet it rises about 1,200 feet from downtown Prescott.  Geologically, Thumb Butte has been known as a volcanic plug.  A volcanic plug is formed when a much larger volcano’s exterior erodes after millions of years and leaves behin...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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Here’s something that may shock you.  Arizona has 19.4 million acres of land covered by forest, Minnesota has 17.3 million acres.  See; http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/ogden/pdfs/arizona.pdf and http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/faq/mnfacts/forests.html    And “no” the forest in Arizona does not include cactus ...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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Prescott has experienced a rise and fall of home prices over the past 10 years.  The graph looks like a steep mountain that would be challenging to climb.   Average home prices were at $200,000 in 2004.  By 2007 the average home price was $345,000.   In 2012 this number dropped to $200,000.  Now,...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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Each deal has it challenges.  I’ve had a few deals lately that have really defined my purpose as a Realtor.  There are times when buyers and sellers make requests that seem unreasonable.  There are times when I disagree with the requests and let it be known to my client that I disagree with the r...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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The mountains around Prescott are home to some of Arizona’s largest trees.  On the national list of largest alligator junipers, Prescott is home to the top two.  The largest is west of Granite Mountain.  I was guided to the tree by a friend.  The location of the tree is not common knowledge and h...

By Jerry Cecil
(Bloomtree Realty)
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I took a trip to Talking Rock in Prescott and took a tour of some of the homes.  The Ranch Cottages are a pretty sweet deal.   The cottages are a detached single family custom home.  Square footages range from 1,960 to 2,555 square feet and range in price from $420,000 to $480,000. The cottages a...

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