Prescott’s 2012 Whiskey Off-Road Event


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The much-awaited Prescott mountain bike race event, “Whiskey Off-Road 2012”, will finally kickoff this coming Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29. Professionals, amateur athletes, and even kids are all welcome to participate in the event. The event will start and end at the center of the downtown area in Whiskey Row, Prescott. This year’s popular bike race offers a $30,000 cash to the lucky winner.

During the Whiskey course, the mountain bikers will be challenged with the steep climb on the pavement while making their way out to the endless single-track offerings located in the Prescott National Forest. Once the bikers are in the forest, they will be able to experience the technical fast single track, smooth fire roads, quality climbing, and the vistas in the homes in Prescott that will absolutely leave them speechless.

In addition to the mountain bike race, there will also be live entertainment by Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers which were gone for a year and now back to perform live due to popular demand. Surely, this Arizona born rock band will make you want to kick off your shoes and dance on the Courthouse Plaza lawn with other music fans in town while enjoying the beer gardens provided by New Belgium Brewing. This live entertainment also supports the Yavapai County Food Bank by donating at least 2 canned goods for every participant in the mountain bike event.

Participants, spectators, friends, families living in the homes in Prescott and random wanderers will surely enjoy this 3-day event in Prescott’s downtown area. For registration, online and snail-mail registration forms are available at http://epicrides.com/wor/wor.htm.

With an active, hospitable and breathtaking community like in Prescott, there is no wonder many people are flocking to Prescott’s town. Where you are not merely purchasing a custom home in Prescott for your family’s desire but you are also buying an item that gives you the chance to experience the exceptional, natural beautiful places, and recreational activities you will discover in Prescott.

Among the home builders in Prescott and Arizona, Dorn Homes, is the most reliable Arizona home builder that builds quality new construction homes in Prescott. When browsing for home builders in Prescott, look for Dorn-built homes that you can trust to provide you with a stylish, comfortable, convenient, and energy-efficient home.

 

Source: cityofprescott.net

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Prescott Animal Hospital Honored with Employer Champion Award


The Prescott Animal Hospital received the Employer Champion Award during the Passport to Prosperity’s 2012 Cooperative Education Employer’s Excellence Awards held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville last Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

For almost 25 years, Arizona’s Prescott Animal Hospital has been supporting the cooperative education of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. The clinic has offered the students real-world work experiences including the ability to accompany veterinarians on service calls, prepare surgical instruments in the operating room, as well as assisting staff members when animals are brought to the clinic for treatment.

The Passport to Prosperity program, administered by the Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training, rewards businesses and organizations within the western regions of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) who have given their best efforts in creating valuable and real-world cooperative education placements for students.

Dr. Jerome Billett, a co-owner of the business and also a veterinarian who hosted the cooperative education, overwhelmingly expressed his thoughts saying, “It’s a tremendous honor to receive an award for something we do because we want to do it – it’s a win-win situation for us”. Billett also added, “This real world experience helps them (students) make some of the most important decision in their young lives.”

During the event, a Grade 12 coop student named Brandie-Lee Cullen of the South Grenville District High School talked about how significant the experience was for her – for she loved working with animals and when she was placed with the Prescott Animal Hospital, she knew that this is the career she would want to pursue.

With an active and concerned community, more and more homes in Prescott are being built in this blooming city. Many people are moving in and investing in a custom-built home in Prescott where both the weather and the people are warm and accommodating.

Among the home builders in Prescott and Arizona, Dorn Homes is the most reliable Arizona home builder that builds quality new construction homes in Prescott that contribute to the overall living experience. When browsing for new construction homes in Prescott, look for Dorn-built homes that you can trust to be stylish, comfortable, convenient, and energy-efficient.

As one of the premier home builders in Prescott, expect Dorn Homes to work with you, respond to your queries, and help you out in any way we can.

 

Source:  http://www.ucdsb.on.ca/

Arizona Housing on the Mend


Every Tuesday morning at 9:00 am, a crowd grows outside the Superior Courthouse in Phoenix as Auction.com passes out numbered paddles in an attempt to organize a motley crew of bidders. They represent millions of dollars ready to swoop up new luxury homes in AZ hitting the auction block.

If you rely on national statistics, local realtor Russell Shaw says you’re seriously misguided.

Part of the reason Arizona is moving faster he says is we’re a deed of trust state. Most other states, like Florida and New York, he explains, “Are judicial states where the process to foreclose takes place in a courtroom. When you sign the deed of trust you’re agreeing to the foreclosure process, which is the notice of trustee sale.”

“We just want to take advantage of a deal right now,” says Linda Klinker, a former commercial real estate appraiser.. “Our home is just too small for us.”

In 1990-1991, Klinker saw the housing market make a similar turn around, “I kept telling everyone, ‘This is the next L.A., buy! Buy!'”

Russell Shaw with Realty One says now is the time to both buy and sell new custom homes in Arizona. When home values start rising, says Shaw, interest rates usually follow, placing an added urgency under potential buyers to bid.

“If their idea of a deal is getting it under the asking price, my answer would be currently, don’t waste your time,” warns Shaw. “Almost everything is going above the asking price, because prices are still way below where they ought to be.”

“Particularly, if you’re a seller who is planning on buying something else, like a move up buyer, this is the time you’ve been waiting for,” he concluded.

(Source: http://ktar.com/)

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Prescott Valley on General Plan 2025


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Prescott, AZ – The Planning and Zoning Commission has recently discussed four chapters or fundamentals of the General Plan 2025. The meeting began at 5:30 PM, Monday at the library auditorium, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

The council, composed of six members who act as advisory body to the Town Council, furthers that The General Plan would consist of community goals and development policies for the next 10 to 20 years. These will include texts, maps, and diagrams. Likewise, the commission has already conducted public hearings on chapters 3 through 6 which cover Growth Area Element, Land Use, Housing, and Circulation.

Chapter 3 aims to provide guidance for growth in Prescott Valley that is “logical and healthy”, and will improve the quality of life in the entire community.

Meanwhile, Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 emphasize Land Use and Housing, respectively. Although the latter was reported not to exist in the previous update, it emphasized “the availability and affordability of a variety of housing options [that are] critical for the continued growth and success of any community”.

Chapter 6 tackles Circulation and “focuses on the movement of vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and other forms of transportation through the existing and future roads and trail system”.

The update has a total of 12 chapters while the rest are yet to be reviewed before the commission.

The news seems favorable to property developers especially that it tackled the establishment of affordable homes in Prescott.

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Source: Prescott Valley Tribune

Market Trends in Prescott


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Prescott, AZ – Just recently, the average cost of real estate property in Prescott, AZ increased to $111 per square foot, compared to the same period last year when it decreased by 0.9%.

The median sales price for homes in Prescott AZ for Dec 2011 to Feb 2012 was $195,625 based on 250 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased by 4.5% ($9,117) and the number of home sales decreased by 30.2%.

There are currently 1,990 resale and new homes in Prescott on Trulia, including 1 open house, as well as 281 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process.

The average listing price of homes for sale in Prescott, AZ was $394,072 for the week ending in Feb 29, which represents a decrease of 1.3% ($5,003) compared to the prior week.

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Dorn Homes – Creativity, Quality and Commitment


Discover why Dorn Homes remains to be the leading custom and luxury home builder in Arizona.

Dave Grounds, Dorn Homes President and CEO, believes that Dorn Homes rises above other AZ new home builders because our homes “have a soul.” We construct new homes in Tucson, Prescott, Tubac, Green Valley and other parts of South Arizona with their future owners in mind. Yes, that means YOU.

I love people and I love creating things. It (home building) is a great mixcture where we get to serve people and we get to create branad new Arizona homes. – Dave Grounds, Dorn Homes President and CEO.

As a luxury home builder in Arizona, we want customers like you to be truly involved in making their dream home. The design layouts and fixtures in new construction homes in Tucson, new homes in South Arizona and other prime locations are easy to customize to fit your needs and budget. We want the construction process to be a pleasurable experience for you. The Dorn Homes customer service is unmatched by other home builders in Tucson. You can reach us anytime as we make sure that our communication lines are always open. You can even monitor the progress of your home construction through our website.

Our business is more than just about constructing properties. Dorn Homes is also about establishing a strong builder-customer relationship and together we can build your dream home.

February Prescott AZ Real Estate Overview


Prescott, AZ – The average price per square foot in Prescott AZ is now $110, which decreased by 6% compared to the same period last year.

The median sales price for homes in Prescott AZ for Nov 2011 to Jan 2012 was $200,250 based on 350 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased by 5.8% ($12,323) and the number of home sales increased by 2%.

There are currently 1,999 resale and new homes in Prescott, including 274 Prescott homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price of homes for sale in Prescott AZ was $397,848 for the week ending in Feb 15, which represents a decrease of 0.1% ($497) compared to the prior week.

When browsing for new homes in Prescott, look for Dorn-built homes that you can trust to be stylish, comfortable, convenient, and energy efficient. Dorn Homes is the most reliable and efficient among home builders in Prescott.

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Prescott, AZ – The average price per square foot in Prescott AZ is now $110, which decreased by 6% compared to the same period last year.

The median sales price for homes in Prescott AZ for Nov 2011 to Jan 2012 was $200,250 based on 350 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased by 5.8% ($12,323) and the number of home sales increased by 2%.

There are currently 1,999 resale and new homes in Prescott, including 274 Prescott homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price of homes for sale in Prescott AZ was $397,848 for the week ending in Feb 15, which represents a decrease of 0.1% ($497) compared to the prior week.

When browsing for new homes in Prescott, look for Dorn-built homes that you can trust to be stylish, comfortable, convenient, and energy efficient. Dorn Homes is the most reliable and efficient among home builders in Prescott.

(Source: trulia.com/real_estate/Prescott-Arizona/)

Camp Runamuk: Fun and support for families of kids with special needs


Prescott, AZ – Naomi Edwards, 11, smiled as she showed off the treat she made with frosting and sprinkles on Saturday, Oct. 8, during Camp Runamuk at the United Christian Youth Camp in Prescott.

Fourteen families attended the said camp. Hosted by the nonprofit Foundation for Exceptional Kids, which combines traditional camp activities with therapies for kids with special needs, said Allie Hepler, administrative assistant for SEEK Arizona (Specializing in the Education of Exceptional Kids). SEEK serves people with developmental disabilities, specializing in those on the autism spectrum.

“About four years ago, we wanted to offer something for our families,” said Jenna McClain, assistant director of the Mesa-based organization. “Some families who have a child with special needs are unable to take a vacation. This experience offers something for everyone in the family, and our support staff are here to help.”

Campers, siblings and parents do things they’re interested in on their own in the morning, then families come together in the afternoon for horseback riding and campfire activities at night, said Jessica Irwin, CEO and founder of SEEK. “The kids get so tired from the activities they’ve done all day that they fall asleep fairly quickly,” Irwin said of the camp that ran through Sunday.

On Saturday morning, younger campers worked on fine motor skills by making guitars and enjoying the musical therapy. They also practiced their gross motor skills by playing their instruments, singing and dancing.

“I made it,” said Alyssa Perkins, pointing to her handmade guitar.

Peyten Osborn played his guitar, then danced with his Camp Pal Priyanka Dhus to songs volunteers played on their guitars. Camp Pals are trained providers who help each child with special needs throughout camp. Meanwhile, campers and siblings whose ages ranged from 14 to 18 years old took part in the counselor in training program, making candles and using the zip line.

“I like being outdoors. I’m a Boy Scout and roasting marshmallows at the campfire last night was fun,” said Nicholas Pinto, 17, a counselor in training, who said he’s working on his Eagle project cleaning veterans’ gravestones.

At the same time, parents participated in discussions about handling behavior and finding funding.

“I always remembered the fun I had at camp,” said Beth Sandig, who was there with her husband Brad and 6-year-old son Asher. “I didn’t think Asher would get to experience that, and then we found this.”

Brad said it’s good to be surrounded with supportive people who understand their son’s sensory issues, and that this was more of a vacation than a recent trip to San Diego.

“We’re already planning to come back next year,” Beth said.
Prescott is undeniably one of the best places to live in because of its warm and accepting community. Many families opt to invest in homes in Prescott since residing in a Prescott real estate is indeed a haven for every kind of family. Dorn Homes, the most-trusted among Prescott home builders, builds stylish new homes in Prescott which are surely comfortable, convenient, and energy efficient.
(Source: prescottaz.com)

Homes in Prescott: The Good Life in Arizona


What makes this little quaint town special to home owners? The reasons are plenty!

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  • Phoenix, the main city, is just an hour and a half away
  • Has lots of beautiful lakes, forests, and views
  • Is rich in fresh air free for all!
  • Offers recreational outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, and biking
  • Provides a haven for water sports enthusiasts with its fishing, kayaking, and boating options
  • Has a growing community of energy-efficient New Homes in Prescott

Prescott is indeed a place for the active adult community and retirees, as well. It is the best place in the South to raise a family, or spend more meaningful twilight years.

About Prescott

Prescott is a destination that transcends the Arizona archetype. No sweltering summers or miles of cactus covered moonscape. The town’s mile-high location in the Grand Canyon State’s central highlands brings four mild seasons, an average annual daytime temperature of about seventy degrees, and over 300 days of sunshine. Just ninety miles north of bustling metro Phoenix, Prescott is nestled comfortably against the Prescott National Forest.

If you are seeking a city whose culture revolves around family values and an atmosphere of friendliness and courtesy with a fair share of “culture and the arts”, then consider moving in to Prescott, Arizona – the gem of the south!

Find more information about Homes in Prescott here.