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Nov. 17, 2020

Supersizing Small Living Spaces

Has your home started to feel a little small for your family? It happens to the best of us. Our 'stuff' gradually end up monopolizing our free space, and the house which felt "just right" a few years ago can suddenly feel as tiny as a shoe closet.

 

Fortunately, there are some simple tricks you can try to supersize your small space. Most of these tricks are a matter of changing perspective rather than opening up square footage. Before you try them, consider a real effort to declutter first. After you declutter, have fun and use the tactics listed below to maximize your living space.

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Posted in Home Maintenance
Oct. 20, 2020

What’s a Walkability Score?

 

Are you looking for a home that is close enough to stroll to nearby attractions? One of the attractive qualities of living in an area like Prescott, Arizona, is the luxury of area attractions being close enough to reach by walking. Residents near downtown can walk to the numerous venues and shops located in the famous, beautiful, and historic downtown.

 

But how do you know if the house you are looking at is close enough to walk to nearby attractions? Are there busy roads to make this an option? What about biking? Is the potential house the right candidate for commuting with your bike?

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Posted in Buying a Home
Sept. 17, 2020

Banner Hospital Coming to Prescott, AZ

 

 

The reason to move to Prescott, Arizona, has recently jumped up to a whole new level. Prescott will soon have a new, top of the line, medical option. Prescott is already home to state of the art Yavapai Regional Medical Center, with award-winning Cardiac Services and a beautiful Breast Care Center. Prescott residents can now be comfortable knowing that Banner Hospital is coming to town with a MD Anderson Cancer Center.

 

Banner Hospital Location

 

Land that was initially intended for the Whispering Rock commercial subdivision has recently been approved by Prescott City Council to be the new home of Banner Hospital. The parcel is located along Willow Creek Road across from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Posted in Prescott News
Aug. 13, 2020

Don’t Sell Until You’re Ready!

I genuinely love being a realtor. It is an excellent opportunity to earn a living while walking alongside someone during such an exciting time. My favorite is selling homes. It’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of the process. I get great satisfaction helping people move on to the next phase of their life, whether it’s upsizing, downsizing, or simply relocating to a new neighborhood.

 

One challenging situation is a home seller who is not entirely ready to sell. They may think they are in the market . . . but in the end, several factors are holding them back. 

 

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Posted in Selling Your Home
July 23, 2020

Deciding How to Stage Your Home: Virtual or Real?

 

Did you know that over 77% of buyers find it “easier to visualize the property as their future home” when it’s staged? Along with this, 27% of buyers are more willing to “overlook property faults” on staged homes, and 40% of buyers are “more willing to walk through a staged home they saw online.”

When it comes to marketing and selling a home, staging can be a powerful tool.

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Posted in Selling Your Home
June 24, 2020

10 Ways to Keep Your House Safe While You’re Away

The secret is out, Prescott, Arizona, is an excellent place to vacation.  In the past, it has received numerous accolades for a great place to visit for your family vacation. Still, what if you are a Prescott resident, and you are opting out of a staycation this year, you may find yourself leaving our beautiful area and vacationing elsewhere.  While your home is vacant, there are simple strategies that you must take to ensure your home is safe while you are gone.

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Posted in Home Maintenance
May 20, 2020

21% of Home Buyers are Over 64 Years Old

Retirees are an important part of the dynamics of Prescott, Arizona. In fact, according to the most recent census, over 35 percent of the Prescott population is 65 years or older.   These numbers are understandable, since Prescott offers a great place to retire. Prescott's perfect weather provides an average annual temperature of 70 degrees.  Residents enjoy four beautiful and distinct seasons and are surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, granite mountains, lakes, streams, and rolling meadows filled with wildlife.  It is a great setting to enjoy retirement with a laid-back lifestyle.

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Posted in Buying a Home
May 11, 2020

What Can You Do To Retire Comfortably? Downsize!

 

Everything keeps getting bigger; the average size of a home in the U.S. is over double what it used to be, and costs have grown as well. That leaves the average American with much more space than necessary, and it often equates to a hole in their pocket. Thankfully, many seniors realize they can stop the money hemorrhage by downsizing their space. 

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April 20, 2020

Reasons to Move from CA to AZ


There is an abundant of information in the news about the amount of people moving from California to Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

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Posted in Buying a Home
March 1, 2020

4 Reasons to Sell This Winter

Depending on which side of the fence you are standing on, you can make a compelling argument on the best time of the year to list your home for sale.  If you are a homeowner, you may want to wait for spring or summer when things are less ‘busy’ and the yard is in bloom.  If you are a realtor, winter is a desirable time to sell your home with the lower inventory and the high demand. 

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Posted in Selling Your Home