Tax Time is here, are you ready to be a First Time Homebuyer?

Just imagine for a moment for the first time in your life actually owning  a beautiful home with a spectacular view. Tax time is here and why not take that much anticipated tax return and invest it in being a first time home buyer in Prescott. With interest rates still at historical rates and rent continues to rise nationally it’s making it more affordable to buy versus rent.

There are many popular neighborhoods in Prescott with a wide range of prices to satisfy any budget. From Hassayampa, American Ranch, Rancho Diamante and High Valley Ranch your destination home is closer than you think.

Prescott offers a vibrant downtown historical area known as Whiskey Row and has over 400 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails offering something for everyone.

With many historic homes from the turn of the century and modern architectural marvels tucked into a beautiful mountainside, your first time home buying experience can be made simple with an professional, experienced and knowledgeable real estate company representing you.

When choosing a Real Estate agent do your homework

  • Ask for recent clients and contact them to hear about their experience with the realtor
  • Check out their licensing with the state of Arizona’s regulatory body
  • Get recommendations from your friends
  • Select an agent that possesses credentials that match your real estate needs
  • Check on their business history
  • Review their current listings

We wish you the joy that comes with owning a home and a hassle-free first time home buying experience. Before you get started and if you would like to learn more about first time home buying in Prescott, click here to contact us at the Kathleen Yamauchi Group today.


Thinking of Retiring in Prescott Arizona, 2016 may be your year!

Prescott Arizona continues to be increasingly popular as a living destination. With an elevation of 5,400 feet and a four-season climate which includes an annual snowfall of 24 inches and rainfall of 19 inches what’s not to love.

If you are contemplating on moving forward with that life change you’ve been dreaming about for years you may want to consider making the move in 2016 as the real estate market has rebounded tremendously since the downturn in 2007.

According the Prescott Area Association of Realtors (PAAR), in 2015 there was more than one billion dollars in total real estate sales which by the way hasn’t happened since 2006. Proof that the demand for real estate in Prescott remains high. Even with its popularity the Prescott area continues to offer a good value. According the PAAR’s MLS (multiple listing service) 84 percent of the real estate sales last year were properties selling for $300,000 or less.

With a downtown culture that you can enjoy year-round, hiking, golfing or simply relaxing, Prescott has something for everyone. Many homes in Prescott have views of scenic mountains that include Granite Mountain, Thumb Butte, and the Bradshaw and Mingus Mountain ranges. Would you prefer living downtown near the famous Whiskey Row and Courthouse Square? You can find great homes in walking distance from these historic landmarks.

Looking for something a little more subdued, how about a secluded cabin tucked away in one of the many forested sub-divisions in the area.

Wherever you choose to live, you’ll be close to the many natural wonders in the area from National Forest lands to one of the many lakes in the area. Prescott is truly a beautiful place to live!

If you would like to learn more about Prescott or perhaps you are ready to make the leap and call Prescott your home, contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate group to learn more abou the Prescott AZ real estate market outlook.

Popular neighborhoods in Prescott AZ

Prescott Arizona is rich with historic heritage as well as beautiful neighborhoods to call home. Located 96 miles northwest of Phoenix in the Bradshaw Mountains and at an elevation of 5,400 feet it is an ideal place to live. The weather here is generally mild, with a four-season climate, annual snowfall of 24 inches, and annual rainfall of 19 inches.

Popular neighborhoods in Prescott include Hassayampa, American Ranch, Rancho Diamante and High Valley Ranch.


Hassayampa is located minutes southwest of Prescott. A private, gated golf community it is situated in prime real estate that includes forested hills that overlook both Prescott and distant mountain ridges. A location that offers both a beautiful forest and creek side settings.

American Ranch

American Ranch is one of the most desirable areas in Prescott. Nestled at the base of towering Granite Mountain off of Williamson Valley Road and adjacent to over 10,000 acres of Prescott National Forest, this gated Arizona community offers private bouldered home sites as well as level horse property.

Rancho Diamante

Rancho Diamante in Spanish means “Diamond.” Surrounded by 1.25 million acres of the Prescott National Forest, spectacular views and abundant water it has some of the best horseback riding trails in the area.

High Valley Ranch

High Valley Ranch is situated in the pristine pine forests and meadows of northern Arizona. Five minutes from town yet deep in the forest, the gated real estate home community of High Valley Ranch is the high end jewel of Prescott.

From historic homes from the turn of the century to modern architectural marvels tucked into a beautiful mountainside, you will find the home of your dreams in Prescott.

At Kathleen Yamauchi Group we have a great deal of knowledge about the Prescott area and are proud to offer a full-service, boutique real estate service, comprised of highly experienced real estate professionals.

If you would like to learn more about what Prescott Arizona has to offer, contact us today!