Things To Do This Week In Prescott

 Here are just a few of the things going on in and around Prescott AZ this weekend, September 29 – October 1, 2017

Events

Comic Con at the Library
Fri. 9/29, 9:30am-4:30pm
Prescott Library
Comic Con at Prescott Public Library will celebrate with costumed characters, comic book artists, writers, publishers and local merchants will be on hand to answer your questions.
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World Rabies Day
Fri. 9/29, 8-11am & 1-4pm
Yavapai Humane Society
Offering discounts on rabies vaccinations, $10 for dogs (regularly $16) and $20 for cats (regularly $25).
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Skull Valley Farmers Market
Fri. 9/29, 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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Coloring Class for Adults
Fri. 9/29, 1pm
Public Library-Glassford Hill Room
Some basic instruction for ideas and techniques to spice up your coloring are available. Remember there is no right or wrong way to color, just have fun!
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Fall Photography Exhibit
Fri. 9/29-Sun. 10/1, times vary
Tis Art Gallery
2017 Fall Photography Exhibit new works by Prescott area photographers,
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Prescott Historical Walking Tours 
Fri. 9/29-Sun. 10/1, 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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"My Life Needs Editing"
Fri. 9/29-Sun. 10/1, times vary
‘Tis Art Gallery
Mort Sahl Six Artists’ Quest for Color, Texture and Meaning in Life
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Fairchild Blues Brother Experience
Sat. 9/30, 7pm
Elks Theatre
The FAIRCHILD BLUES TRIBUTE breaths new life into “The Blues” by creating a hip, fun, and cutting-edge party atmosphere.
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Easy to Grow Mountain Plants
Sat. 9/30, 9:30-10:30pm
Watters Garden Center
Learn how to garden with these simple, but effective planting combinations for a design that WOWs all four seasons of the year.
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Barks "N Beers
Sat. 9/30, 5-9pm
The Barley Hound
Dine under the stars with your dog. Choice of carnivorous or vegetarian meal, plus beer or non-alcoholic drink for $20. Raffle tickets will be sold for gift baskets.
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San Martin Fest
Sat. 9/30, & Sun. 10/1, 5pm
214 S. Montezuma, Prescott
Jason DeVore of Authority Zero Fayuca Ikaika Beamer Broke in Vegas The Irie Kellen Hoskins And MORE!!! you don’t want to miss this!!
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Prescott International Folk Dancers
Sun. 10/1, 3-5pm
216 E. Gurley St.
Prescott International Folk dancers. We will help you learn dances from several different countries.
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English Country Dance Series
Sun. 10/1, 7pm
882 Sunset Ave
Very informal dress and soft-soled shoes or sneakers are recommended. No partners required for this unique dance that is really easy. Please bring a treat to share during the breaks.
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DOGtoberfest & ADOPT-A-THON
Sun. 10/1,10am-4pm
Watson Lake Park
Dog adoptions, vaccinations & microchipping, canine demos, pet photo booth, pet tags, contest & prizes. Food Truck Caravan
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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, Arizona this weekend, September 22 – 24, 2017!

Events

4th Friday Art Walk
Fri. 9/22, 5-8pm
Downtown Prescott

Showcasing regional & international photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry & wearable art! Meander the streets & courtyards to discover a virtual feast.
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Skull Valley Farmers Market
Fri. 9/22, 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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Coloring Class for Adults
Fri. 9/22, 1pm
Public Library-Glassford Hill Room
Some basic instruction for ideas and techniques to spice up your coloring are available. Remember there is no right or wrong way to color, just have fun!
more info   map

Prescott Historical Walking Tours 
Fri. 9/22-Sun. 9/24, 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.
more info   map

"My Life Needs Editing"
Fri. 9/22-Sun. 9/24, times vary
‘Tis Art Gallery
Mort Sahl Six Artists’ Quest for Color, Texture and Meaning in Life
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4th Annual Hold Your Horses! 
Invitational Exhibition and Sale

Fri. 9/22-Sun. 9/24, times vary
Phippen Museum
This inspirational presentation features artwork from thirty-two artists recognized for their outstanding art of the horse. Last weekend.
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Oktoberfest
Sat. 9/23, 12-6pm
Mile High Middle School
Live Music, 6 food vendors, craft beers – 60 beers on tap, select wines, BrautsLive Polka music and The Tone Kings. Come join the fun.
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A Salute to the Everly Brothers
Sat. 9/23, 7-9pm
Elks Theatre
You’ll be immersed in the music and stories of America’s greatest sibling duo, as well as their early influences and the artists they eventually inspired.
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Southwest Skye Pipes & Drums
Sat. 9/23, 12-1pm
Prescott Library


Award winning band featuring the Great Highland Bagpipes and drums. Enjoy the music, heritage, and Celtic Culture.

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16th Annual Girls & Sports Day
Sat. 9/23, 1-7:30pm
Prescott YMCA


Celebrating 16 years of empowering girls to make positive choices and live healthier lives.

Special Guest: Olympic Cyclist Chloe Woodruff.

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Western Natives & Water Wise Landscape
Sat. 9/23, 9:30-10:30pm
Watters Garden Center


We cover native trees, native shrubs, native flowers and native vines that all adapt so well they need no care after establishment. Join the water-wise fun.

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Blazin’ M Magic Show

Sun. 9/24, 5-9pm

Blazin M Ranch, Cottonwood

Enjoy dinner and a magic show, featuring award winning Magician Eric Giliam. Tickets include the Blazin’ M’s chuck wagon meal as well as courtyard activities and attractions.

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Antiques on the Square

Sun. 9/24, 9am-4pm

Prescott Courthouse Plaza

Enjoy the weather, ambiance and history and shop for great antiques. More than 50 vendors will offer glass, art, pottery, furniture, primitives, jewelry and unique surprises.

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Prescott International Folk Dancers

Sun. 9/24, 3-5pm

216 E. Gurley St.

Prescott International Folk dancers. We will help you learn dances from several different countries.

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English Country Dance Series

Sun. 9/24, 7pm

882 Sunset Ave

Very informal dress and soft-soled shoes or sneakers are recommended. No partners required for this unique dance that is really easy. Please bring a treat to share during the breaks.

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Prescott, AZ voted one of the best downtowns in North America

Rainbow over Watson Lake in Prescott, AZExpedia’s Viewfinder compiled a list of the best downtowns in North America, and downtown Prescott made the list! The criteria was based on local arts venues, captivating historical sites, unique shopping experiences, one of a kind dining opportunities and access to urban greens space.

Long known as “Everybody’s Hometown” because most who come to Prescott find something here that reminds them of where they grew up.

Downtown Whiskey Row

The downtown area has a large number of Saloons, art galleries and candy shops. Known as Whiskey Row dating back to 1864 it was visited by many well-known figures of that time, including Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers.

Virgil Earp, Wyatt Earp’s older brother, lived in Prescott in 1879 and told him of the boom town in Tombstone, Arizona. Tombstone prospered from about 1877-1890 through the mining of silver bullion. It has also been rumored that Doc Holliday spent some time in Prescott just before heading to Tombstone.

Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt conscripted the original Roughriders from Prescott?

Destroyed in the fire, Whiskey Row was restored, and today it stands as a monument to the past. From mining to the Indian wars of the late 1800’s, Prescott AZ was the very center of activity and commerce in the region.

Eclectic shops

From the Galloping Goose to the Prescott Trading Company and Puttin’ On The Hats and Kickapoo Express you can experience old west collectibles and antiques as well as Native American jewelry. You can also find a showcase of Local Artisans and artists in downtown as well.

Wine tasting at its best

The Wall Street Journal has applauded the surrounding Prescott area as a hotspot as an emerging area for Napa-like status1. Home to 40 wineries and vineyards both locals and visitors can taste some of the country’s best wines in Arizona wine country.

Ready to call Prescott home?

While visiting make sure to stop by our office to learn about calling Prescott home. From homes and Land for sale bordering Prescott National Forest to big sky views in gated communities, our boutique real estate company continues to lead the way in quality, personal real estate service in the greater Prescott area.

Contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate or call (928)771-1111 to start the adventure of a lifetime experiencing beautiful Prescott, Arizona.
 

¹Karp, H. (May 25, 2007), United States of Wine, Wall Street Journal

Prescott, AZ is one of the most profitable for home sellers in the nation!

Average price gain up for Home Sellers in PrescottATTOM Data Solutions recently released their Q2 2017 U.S. Home Sales Report which shows the average home sellers price gain in the second quarter of 2017. ATTOM is the steward for the Nation’s largest multi-sourced property database.

The report examined 118 metropolitan areas with at least 1,000 home sales in the second quarter of 2017. Prescott made the list at 19 with home sellers seeing an average gain of 47 percent on their investment. According to ATTOM the highest homes with a large return for sellers were found in several areas in California, Seattle, Washington and Denver, Colorado.

No matter where you live there is no denying that it’s a Seller’s Market. The number of homes for sale in recent years has continued to dwindle as the demand to buy a home has continued to increase.

Prescott is not just for Retirees

Prescott Arizona is a popular destination and it’s not just for retirees. With an unemployment rate of 4.5% in November of 2016, we actually beat the national unemployment rate of 4.6%. According to Forbes magazine the job’s and economic growth over the next five years is among the best in the United States as we ranked #5 in 2016 nationally in terms of prospective growth over the next several years.

Outdoor Adventures surround Prescott

In addition Prescott boasts a mild four-season climate, annual snowfall of 24 inches, annual rainfall of 19 inches and on average 277 sunny days per year which is perfect for those who love the great outdoors. Nestled in the Prescott National Forest there are over 400 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horse trails. Recently named one of the best states for nature lovers, our own Watson Lake is an excellent place to bird watch and it’s endorsed by the Audubon Society.

Full Service Boutique Real Estate Services

At Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate We know what it takes to sell your home or land quickly at the highest possible value by developing marketing strategies that closely fit your unique property to the buyers in this market. We present your property in a way that creates the motivation necessary to get you top dollar offers quickly.

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.

We have one common goal and that is to make your real estate experience smooth, pleasant and enjoyable. With over 100-years of combined real estate experience, we understand this unique marketplace better than most.

Contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate to learn what your Home’s value is or call us at (928)771-1111.
 

 

Things To Do This Week In Prescott

 Here are just a few of the things going on in and around Prescott, AZ this weekend, September 15 – 17, 2017!

Events

3rd Friday Chamber Music Series
Fri. 9/15, 3:30-4:30pm
Prescott Public Library
Lynne Drye will perform Classical Adventures on the glass armonica.
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Skull Valley Farmers Market
Fri. 9/15, 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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No Bake Organic Apple Cookies
Demo & Tasting

Fri. 9/15, 1-3pm
Natural Grocers
Stop by and customize the perfect good4u snack with an organic apple no-bake “cookie” and a selection of 100% organic bulk toppings.
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Coloring Class for Adults
Fri. 9/15, 1pm
Public Library-Glassford Hill Room
Some basic instruction for ideas and techniques to spice up your coloring are available. Remember there is no right or wrong way to color, just have fun!
more info   map

Prescott Historical Walking Tours 
Fri. 9/15-Sun. 9/17, 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.
more info   map

"My Life Needs Editing"
Fri. 9/15-Sun. 9/17, times vary
‘Tis Art Gallery
Mort Sahl Six Artists’ Quest for Color, Texture and Meaning in Life
more info   map

4th Annual Hold Your Horses! 
Invitational Exhibition and Sale

Fri. 9/15-Sun. 9/24, times vary
Phippen Museum
This inspirational presentation features artwork from thirty-two artists recognized for their outstanding art of the horse.
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Annual Villages Art & Craft & Bake Sale
Sat. 9/16, 9am-2pm
Villages at Lynx Creek
FREE admission and parking. Vendors’ products include ALL HAND CRAFTED items such as quilts, knit and crochet items, wood crafts, fashion items, jewelry, Original paintings in a variety of media, and baked goods.
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Peace Week: Making Peace with
Mother Nature

Sat. 9/16, 9am-noon
Acker Park
This family-friendly event features crafts and music for peace-making, including peace rocks, peace flags, peace pinwheels, a hike, mandala building and music with Jonathan Best.
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Elder Grown
Sat. 9/16, 7pm
The Raven Cafe
Funk meets Rock, Pop meets Hip Hop. Elder Grown combines the freedom of improvisational Jams with their Captivating, Original songs.
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Sally Barris & Rebecca Folsom
The Folk Sessions

Sat. 9/16, 7-9pm
Elks Theatre
Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter & Colorado’s Rebecca Folsom is a seasoned vocalist and songwriter. Come hear their music in "The Folk Sessions".
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Wildlife & Bug Prevention
Sat. 9/16, 9:30-10:30pm
Watters Garden Center
Frustrated gardeners will have all the tools they need to keep the garden pest free!
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YAVAPAI Symphony Association
2017-2018 Season

Sun. 9/17, 3-5pm
From the smoke-filled nightclubs of 1950s New York to the peasant villages of pre-modern Russia, conductor Tito Muñoz kicks off the Yavapai Symphony Association’s 51st season with a bold and colorful musical masterpieces.
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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 September 8 – 10, 2017!

Events

Skull Valley Farmers Market
Fri. 9/8, 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.
more info   map

Coloring Class for Adults
Fri. 9/8, 1pm
Public Library-Glassford Hill Room
Some basic instruction for ideas and techniques to spice up your coloring are available. Remember there is no right or wrong way to color, just have fun!
more info   map

Prescott Historical Walking Tours 
Fri. 9/8-Sun. 9/10, 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.
more info   map

"Sparks and Splashes" 
Fri. 9/8-Sun. 9/10, times vary
‘Tis Art Gallery
The works of Elizabeth Bartlee & Joseph Rech on display through Sept. 14th.
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4th Annual Hold Your Horses! 
Invitational Exhibition and Sale

Fri. 9/8-Sun. 9/24, times vary
Phippen Museum
This inspirational presentation features artwork from thirty-two artists recognized for their outstanding art of the horse.
more info   map

Patriot Week
Fri. 9/8-Fri. 9/15, 9:30am
Civic Center Grounds
Join us on September 8 on the Civic Center grounds for the Prescott Valley Healing Field of Northern Arizona opening, when 3,000 American flags fill the lawns. Flags will be removed 9/15 @ 4pm.
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Patriot 10K, 5K Fun Run
Sat. 9/9, 7am
Downtown Prescott
Registration @ 6am, run will take place through downtown Prescott.
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Free Patriot Concerts
Sat. 9/9, 5:15-7pm
Theater on the Green
Award-winning musician and composer Shawn Michael Perry will play along with the Yavapai College Brass Quintet. You’re invited to bring chairs or blankets to relax and enjoy.
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Yavapai Flute Circle’s Native American
Flute Demonstration & Performance

Sat. 9/9, 10-12pm
Library Crystal Room
Learn about flute history, stories, traditions, and even get the opportunity to play if you so desire. This free event.
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Prescott Car Show
Sat. 9/9, 8am-noon
Sam’s Club
There will be a whole day of fun and excitement with vendors, a raffle, classic cars, music etc. Help us raise funds for the kiddos! Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
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AZ Speaks: Arizona’s Unsolved Mysteries 
Sat. 9/9, 1-2pm
Public Library-Auditorium
Jane Eppinga, will share multiple stories of disappearances, murders and unsolved cases from the annals of Arizona history. This is a free event.
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Eric Clapton

Sat. 9/9, 7-9pm

Elks Theatre

The Ultimate Eric Clapton Tribute Show recreates a Clapton concert with music that spans his sensational career and contribution to Rock ’n’ Roll!

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Gardening for Newcomers

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

Watters Garden Center

This is an information packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this year.

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Remembrance Ceremony

Mon. 9/11, 6pm

Civic Center Lawn

Included bagpipers, an honor guard, lowering of the flag on the Civic Center roof, and the playing of taps. Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Chief Scott Freitag will speak.

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Thinking of selling your home on your own Prescott?

For Sale by OwnerAccording to a study by Collateral Analytics, “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) homes tend to sell at far lower prices than homes that are sold through Real Estate agents that list properties for sale via MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Generally when you hire a Prescott Realtor, the selling price more than makes up for the commission fee.

MLS reaches far beyond the realm of local buyers

MLS is a dynamic and comprehensive listing service for relaying property information to REALTORS®. The MLS system allows a listing agent to market your property to potentially thousands of other subscriber REALTORS® which can expand the marketing of your home well beyond local buyers.

Buyer’s agents almost exclusively utilize the MLS service to access information about a homes location, the price point, size, number of bedrooms, architectural style, and other amenities the home has to offer. Also, the MLS includes helpful information on available financing, taxes, showing times, and specific closing requirements.

There’s more to lose than just profit

In contrast to a Realtor selling your home for you, when a homeowner lists their property as a FSBO (For Sale by Owner) the reality is they face the task of finding valuable resources to expose their home to the real estate market. Also, they are legally responsible for every step of the way.

  • Liability rests in the hands of the seller. Should an item in the home be falsely represented, the seller bears full legal responsibility.
     
  • Paper work legalities. With the advent of online sites, a Seller can indeed download a contract. The fact is not all contracts are one-size, fits-all, and private sellers often don’t have the experience or know how to customize a complicated transaction should the situation warrant it.
     
  • FSBO’s tend to stay on the market longer than those properties that represented by a Real Estate agent. Let’s face it Real Estate agents not only have the experience, but they also have a greater number of resources available to them to market your home for increased exposure.
     
  • Inspections and codes. Systems for homes are often changing, and unless you have the time and resources to track code changes, there is always the possibility that you could get into a situation where you make unnecessary and costly updates to your home.
     
  • How much is your time worth? When you hire a Realtor to sell your home, they take on the responsibility of scheduling and showing your home to potential buyers. Of course, if you are selling your home yourself, the responsibility rests squarely on you.

The bottom line is that reputable Real Estate agents not only know their markets well, they also have far more resources available to them to get a home just the right amount of exposure to close the sale. Also, they are up to date on code changes and contracts, and you can rest assured that the sale complies with the current legal standards.

If you are thinking of selling your home on your own, please contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate or call (928)771-1111 to talk further about the alternative advantage of hiring a Prescott Realtor to represent you.