Things To Do This Week In Prescott

 Here are just a few of the things going on in and around Prescott AZ this weekend, June 30 – July 4, 2017!

Events



Rodeo Week – World’s Oldest Rodeo
Now – Tues. 7/2, times vary


Prescott Rodeo Grounds

Since 1888, this traditional event has occurred annually over the 4th of July weekend with eight breath-taking performances.

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Kiwanis Kiddie Parade
Fri. 6/30, 9am
Prescott City Hall


Parade begins at 9AM. Judging for entries begins at 8:30AM

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Skull Valley Farmers Market
Fri. 6/30, 8am
Skull Valley Elementary School
The Market features locally grown garden produce and seasonal fruit, home-baked goods, farm raised meat and eggs, plus unique homestead craft items.
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Kids Lego Fridays
Fri. 6/30, 9am-4:45pm
Prescott Valley Public Library
Come in anytime during regular Library hours on Fridays, Legos will be provided, but they must be shared with others.
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Movies Under the Stars
"Lost and Found"

Fri. 6/30, 7:45-9:45pm
Prescott Valley Civic Center
Join the Prescott Valley Arts and Culture Commission as they present Movies Under the Stars, a free summer Silver Screen series.

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Prescott Historical Walking Tours 
Fri. 6/30-Sun. 7/2, 10am
Visitor Information Center
Featuring strolls through history to learn of “Prescott’s storied past,” 10 a.m., on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 5 through Oct. 29.
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Prescott Frontier Days Parade
"Legends Live Among Us"

Sat. 7/1, 9am
Downtown Prescott

This wonderful tradition is Arizona’s second largest parade which typically draws over 45,000 people to Prescott. Followed by the annual tradition of the boot race.

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37th Annual Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Art & Crafts Show
Sat. 7/1-Mon. 7/3, 9am-5pm
Prescott Courthouse Plaza

With over 150 on site artists and crafts people coming from around Arizona and many of the western states.

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Whiskey Row Street Dance
Sat. 7/1, 5pm

200 Block of South Montezuma

Live music, dancing, Beer Garden performing: Scandalous Hands and Funk Frequency.
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Free Naturalist Field Walks
Sat. 7/1, 10am
Highlands Center for Natural History
Every Saturday at the Highlands Center.
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Beauty in Abstract

Sat. 7/1-Mon. 7/10, times vary
Prescott Center for the Arts


Artists will exhibit a wide of styles from Art Deco to Abstract Impressionism to Pop to psychedelic. Wall art, book art, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photography, fiber art, mixed media, furniture are represented.

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4th of July – Downtown Fireworks

Tues. 7/2, 12-10pm

Mile High Middle School

Come enjoy live bands, food vendors, kids inflatables and fireworks display starts 9pm. Performing: Chuck Hall & Cheekbones.

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Prescott real estate market issues and trends in 2017 and 2018

Real Estate TrendsThe real estate market is influenced by several factors, and according to the Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE), the top issues surprisingly are political polarization and global uncertainty both on a local and international level.

CRE is an invitation-only professional association for the industry’s top real estate advisors. During the conference, 1100 members from around the world gathered to identify the issues and trends that will most likely influence real estate now and in the foreseeable future.

CRE recently released it’s top ten issues that will affect real estate in the coming months and into next year during the National Association of Real Estate Editors annual conference in Denver and the trends cover a vast array of issues.

Current issues affecting the real estate market

  • The technology boom which includes commercial real estate technology innovations, robots, autonomous vehicles and online retail.
     
  • General disruptions as “Boomers’ and millennials’ divergent views of where they live, work, and play increasingly impact the property markets,” the report notes.
     
  • Retail disruption. The face of retail continues to change as the physical brick, and mortar stores are facing a dilemma as shoppers continue on their journey by exclusively shopping using the virtual versus brick and mortar platform.
     
  • Infrastructure investment as the private sector is recognizing the need and long term rewards of investing in the aging and highly susceptible interior framework of which we all rely on to move goods across the nation.
     
  • Housing disparity is seen as a critical factor as “A current lack of inventory has generated a spike in home prices and, as a result, declining affordability for many home buyers, particularly those in lower-income sectors.  A critical disparity exists between housing needs and housing supply.”
     
  • The middle class threat continues as the income levels have yet to bounce back from their pre-recession highs and stagnant income growth continues to squeeze the middle class.
     
  • Healthcare in real estate has taken a surprising turn. According to the report “Building occupants are increasingly demanding that the space they inhabit be designed, constructed, and operated in ways that advance positive health outcomes.”
     
  • Immigration extends into the real estate market as we move toward more restrictive laws some housing lenders have a rising concern about future labor shortages in the home building sector.
     
  • Climate change factors into the real estate market as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report on the rising sea levels. According to the report. “Major cities such as Miami, New York, New Orleans, Tampa, and Boston are projected to have the most costly problems, with South Florida and most coastal areas all exposed to differing levels of sea rise risk and cost. The implications of the potential sea level rise and related flooding on real estate values is positioned to explode due to dramatic increases in the volume and accessibility of information on the consequences of sea rise.”

Although the list is long and in some cases appears alarming, according to 2017 CRE Chairman Scott Muldavin. “Despite this unsettling environment, opportunity remains embedded in every issue on the list.”

If you have questions about how trends are affecting the real estate market in Prescott contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group real estate today to learn more.
 

 

 

Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza welcomes the 36th annual Bluegrass Festival

Prescott, AZ Bluegrass FestivalThe majestic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza known as the “Jewel” of downtown Prescott welcomes the 36th annual Bluegrass Festival this weekend. For more than 140 years the County Courthouse has served as a gathering place for celebrations, concerts, movies, and commemorations and the Bluegrass Festival is no exception. Beginning as a fiddle contest, the Festival has been a long standing tradition in Prescott.

The festival is a free event, and it remains the only bluegrass festival in the western United States of its caliber that doesn’t charge a fee. From traditional to contemporary, local, regional, and national groups, the festival is sure to have something for everyone.

Starting this Saturday at 9:45 a.m. with an opening ceremony, the bands start playing at 10:00 a.m. and performers include Sonoran Dogs, the Central Valley Boys, Blue Moon, Burnett Family Bluegrass and the Vintage Martins. The evening ends with performances by the Old Blue Band and Heidi Clare & Ron Thomason.

Sunday the event runs until 3:00 p.m. ending with a raffle prize drawing so bring your chairs and find your place in the shade as the courthouse boasts over 170 trees, including 127 American elms, gracing the plaza.

While you’re downtown meander over to Whiskey Row and experience the eclectic mix of restaurants and shops. Whiskey Row, dates back to 1864 and was visited by many well-known figures of that time, including Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers.

Once you’ve experienced the festival in downtown Prescott, we are sure that it will leave an indelible impression and the experience doesn’t have to end. With an abundance of historic homes from the turn of the century to modern architectural marvels tucked into a beautiful mountainside you too can call Prescott home.

Once you’ve experienced the Bluegrass Festival and you would like to learn more about making it your home, contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate to learn more today!
 

Zillow’s Zestimates under fire

Real Estate market valueA Chicago home builder has filed a lawsuit against Seattle-based Zillow. According to the lawsuit, their Zestimates are misleading home buyers with lowball figures.

The Zestimates that appear on the Zillow app have been calculated since 2006 and pose as an accurate appraisal. According to the class-action complaint in Illinois, this is in violation of the legal description of a home’s value as an estimate needs to be conducted by a licensed appraiser.

According to a Zillow spokesperson, Emily Heffter, “We believe the claims, in this case, are without merit. We always say that the Zestimate is a starting point to determine a home’s value, and isn’t an official appraisal. It’s a computer-automated estimate of your home’s value.”

Zillow maintains that their home value estimates are based on public records and other data using a “proprietary formula.” They also argue that they provide a disclaimer about the accuracy of their estimates.

At Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate we have first hand knowledge of the real estate market in Prescott, and we know what it takes to sell your home or property quickly at the highest possible value.

Since 1991 we have been serving Prescott, Arizona and surrounding areas with exceptional homes and land for sale and we are proud to offer a full-service, boutique real estate service, comprised of highly experienced real estate professionals. Widely known for our superior real estate marketing knowledge, we continue to lead the way in the Prescott, AZ real estate community.

Our in-house marketing team utilizes the very latest real estate advertising technology, and because we employ the services of a professional real estate photographer, your property listing will stand out from the rest. In short, we craft and position the message of your property above all of the other noise in this market.

Open 7 days a week and located on Gurley Street in downtown Prescott, AZ, contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate for a professional evaluation of your residential or commercial property or call (928)771-1111 today.
 

Things To Do This Week In Prescott

 Here are a few things going on in and around Prescott AZ this weekend, June 9-11, 2017.


Events



Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity
"Golf Fore Homes"


Fri. 6/9, 7am-3pm

Prescott Golf & Country Club, Dewey

Includes full breakfast, lunch, two drink tickets, cart, green fees, golf shirt, tournament prizes. See more info for fee.
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"Turn the Page – Bob Seger Experience"
Fri. 6/9, 7pm
Elks Theatre


Performed by The Sam Morrison Band. Each song is performed exactly as you remember it and is delivered with all the passion and excitement of a Bob Seger show.

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Prescott Film Festival
Fri. 6/9-Sat. 6/17, times vary
YC Performing Arts Center

In addition to our usual line-up of fabulous films, we have a Swing Dance with Live Music, a Gourmet Dinner. Shows through 6/17.

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Arizona Craft Distillers Guild Festival
& Balloon Glow

Fri. 6/9 & Sat. 6/10 , 5-11pm
Mile High Middle School


Benefiting The Arizona Craft Distiller’s Guild with hot Air balloon rides, Night Balloon Glow Festival live music, food vendors.

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Noices Off
Fri. 6/9-Sun. 6/11, times vary
Prescott Center for the Arts


Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

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Journey’s in Spirit 2017

Fri. 6/9-Sun. 6/11, times vary
Tis Art Gallery
Traditional and Contemporary Art by American Indian Artists.
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Prescott Historical Walking Tours 
Fri. 6/9-Sun. 6/11, 10am
Visitor Information Center
Featuring strolls through history to learn of “Prescott’s storied past,” 10 a.m., on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 5 through Oct. 29.
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Territorial Days Fine Arts & Craft Show

Sat. 6/10, 9-5pm

Courthouse Square

Enjoy over 100 Arts and Craft vendor booths under the cool American Elm Trees.

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Man in Black
Music of Johnny Cash

Sat. 6/10, 7pm
Elks Theatre


Starring Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band playing your favorite Cash hits.

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Starlight Train Ride

Sat. 6/10, 5:30-9:30pm

Verde Canyon Railroad, Clarkdale

The Starlight Ride serves up a wide ranging mix of light, color and shadow as the Canyon transforms into a moonlit dreamscape.

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3rd Annual Gala For Children

Sat. 6/10, 5:30-9:30pm

Centennial Center
Will include dinner, silent auction, a raffle, wine pull and lots of fun. Come support foster children  in Yavapai County at this amazing event.
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StoneRidge Summer Concert Series
Sun. 6/11, 57-pm
Prescott Club, StoneRidge


Performing: Dueling Pianos Band, "Two Pianos, Four Hands". Free for StoneRidge residence, active military veterans,  police & firefighters and their families.

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The Rice Brothers in Concert

Sun. 6/11, 3-5pm

American Lutheran Church

The Rice Brothers feature a unique blend of classical music, Gospel, jazz, ragtime and boogie-woogie.
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Things To Do This Week In Prescott

Here are just a few of the things going on in and around Prescott AZ this weekend, June 2 – 4, 2017!

 Events



Prescott Historical Walking Tours 
Fri. 6/2Sun. 6/4, 10am
Visitor Information Center
Featuring strolls through history to learn of “Prescott’s storied past,” 10 a.m., on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 5 through Oct. 29.
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Grand Opening James Family
Discovery Garden

Sat. 6/3, 9am-4pm

Highlands Center for Natural History

Offers accessible demonstration gardens, interactive ‘Learning Circles’, naturalist-led nature programs, a Forest Play Area, ‘Lens on Learning’ guides, and a beautiful outdoor event venue.

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Party in the Pines
Sat. 6/34-10pm

300 S Granite St Prescott

The years biggest and funnest festival bringing you craft brew, food and music! Tickets on line and at door.

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6th Annual Female Playwrites on Stage
Sat. 6/3, 7pm


Prescott Center For The Arts

Free staged reading of seven of the 34 semi-finalist plays being presented before audiences in five cities across the country.   more info   map



Candice Devine
Sat. 6/3, 7pm
Elks Theatre


Prescott’s own Grammy nominated, singer and songwriter Candace Devine. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the development of the Chino Valley Equestrian Park.

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Swing & Country Dance Party
Sat. 6/3, 7:30pm
Adult Center of Prescott


Learn Swing and Country dancing with Ronnie D, Cost for Dance & Lesson:  $10.00
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Woof Down Lunch
Sat. 6/3, 10am-3pm
Courthouse Plaza

The family friendly event features vendors; music by The Gurley Girls and Prescott Ukulele Guild; demonstrations by dog obedience and agility trainers and local K-9 Units; raffles; dog contests; kid activities; adoptable dog introductions.

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Square Dance and Line Dance
on the Courthouse Plaza

Sat. 6/36-9pm

Courthouse Plaza

Come dance with caller Lee Hailey. Square and Line Dancing. Bring a chair and water and enjoy watching or dancing. 

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Folk Arts Fair
Sat. 6/3 & Sun. 6/4, 10am


Sharlot Hall Museum

44th Annual Folk Arts Fair! Arts, crafts, demonstrations, games, and music from yesteryear captivate audiences young and old.

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Chaparral Chamber Music Workshop
Sun. 6/4, 12pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church


Musicians play several pieces of different instrumentation and leave with repertoire ideas to explore over the coming year. Scholarships available for all ages. Coached by Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble. Tuition $205.00; Yavapai County residents "Bring a Friend" rate- 2 attend for $205.

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Antiques on the Square
Sun. 6/4, 9am-4pm

Courthouse Plaza

Vendors will showcase art, glass, jewelry, pottery, furniture and primitives and unique surprises. Proceeds go to regional historic preservation and restoration projects.

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Prescott International Folk Dancers
Sun. 6/43-5pm

First Congregational Church

We will help you learn dances from several different countries.  A $3 donation is asked. For information: Dick Weston – 928-925-8995 or Noelle Elliott – 928-445-7804.

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