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/

Contemporary Home in the Cliffs of Tucson


A contemporary home in Arizona was custom-built to blend in with the surrounding desert and foothills of the Catalina Mountains.

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This Arizona custom house is owned by Cary Marmis, 70, a retired real-estate developer, and his wife Fern.The home includes roughly 25,000 square feet of living space.A major reason to build the home as he did, Mr. Marmis said, was to create a venue large enough to host charitable events. He says the home can accommodate several hundred guests for a sit-down dinner.

Though the architecture is contemporary, “we really softened [the design] to fit in with the environment,” Mr. Marmis said.The design was influenced by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, whose work echoed the kind of natural aesthetic he and his architectural team wanted.

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One of the most impressive things about the home, Mr. Marmis said, is the views. In the north lie the Santa Catalina mountains, and from the south, the home offers views of Tucson.

The home was listed in 2008 for $22 million as a 20-acre property with a different brokerage. It was taken off the market in 2009 and re-listed in December 2011 for $15.9 million. The home is now listed for $15.9 million with Nikki Halle at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Custom luxury homes like the one above are many in the sunny state of Arizona! So when browsing for new construction homes in Tucson, look for Dorn-built homes that you can trust to be stylish, comfortable, convenient, and energy-efficient. Dorn Homes, the most reliable among home builders in Tucson, strives to provide stylish and energy-efficient custom homes in Tucson and other prime cities in Arizona at a competitive price. We will help you pick the right location for your Arizona home.

As a premier Arizona Custom Home Builder, you can also expect Dorn Homes to work with you, respond to your queries, and help you out in any way we can.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Distressed Home Sales in Tucson, Arizona


There is a new emerging trend in the mix of distressed home sales versus non-distressed sales in the recent months. Distressed home sales have created an impact on the Arizona housing market.

A distressed property, or what is being marketed as “short sales”, is a home that has a mortgage which a homeowner can’t afford to maintain. Instead of foreclosing, the lender agrees to the sale of the property for less than the loan balance. Because of the lesser value selling price of distressed properties, it creates a downward pressure on properties values on surrounding areas. Purchasing a distressed home is more appealing for a home buyer’s standpoint due to the lower pricing, however the process can be more complex and longer.

Here are trends for distressed vs non-distressed residentail property sales for Tucson:

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What Does It Mean?

According to the article of longrealty.com, “the data above seems to indicate that we are seeing a shift in the Arizona marketplace with a greater percentage of residential transactions being non-distressed sales, with conditions in place for this trend to continue. If so, it would be good news for the continued improvement of local housing including price stabilization and appreciation.

When browsing for new construction homes in Tucson, look for Dorn-built homes that you can trust to be stylish, comfortable, convenient, and energy-efficient. Dorn Homes, the most reliable among home builders in Tucson, strives to provide stylish and energy-efficient custom homes in Tucson and other prime cities in Arizona at a competitive price. We will help you pick the right location for your Arizona home. As a premier Arizona Custom Home Builder, you can also expect Dorn Homes to work with you, respond to your queries, and help you out in any way we can.

Real Estate Trends in Tucson


 

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Tucson, AZ – The average cost of real estate property in Tucson, AZ dropped to $84 per square foot, a decrease of 9.7% compared to the same period last year. The median sales prices for homes in Tucson, AZ for December 2011 to February 2012 was $112,000 based on 2,579 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased by 11% ($13,900) and the number of home sales decreased by 13.3%.

There are currently 6,090 resale and new construction homes in Tucson on Trulia, including 52 open houses, as well as 5,325 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price of homes for sale in Tucson, AZ was $256,374 for the week ending in March 14, which was unchaged compared to the prior week.

When browsing for new homes in Tucson, look for Dorn-built homes that you can trust to be stylish, comfortable, convenient, and energy-efficient. Dorn Homes, the most reliable among home builders in Tucson, strives to provide stylish and energy-efficient custom homes in Tucson and other prime cities in Arizona at a competitive price. We will help you pick the right location for your Arizona home. As a premiere Arizona Custom Home Builder, you can also expect Dorn Homes to work with you, respond to your queries, and help you out in any way we can.

 

Source: trulia.com

 

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.

When browsing for sturdy, stylish, and energy-efficient homes, look for Dorn Homes, one of the leading home builders in Prescott. With over 35 years of experience, Dorn Homes has built and designed new homes in Prescott that are both elegant and affordable.

Source: Prescott Valley Tribune

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/)