Tuesday, September 18, 2018

1431 Tallside 69 Prescott, AZ 86305

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/Y9FPWF/1431-Tallside-69-Prescott-AZ-1010969
Stunning views from this Forest Trails Lot. Build a level entry home with walk-out basement, .62 acres to design your dream home! Extra buffer from neighbors with an emergency access road along one side of lot.
Bathrooms: 0.00
Price: $150,000

For more information about this property, please contact LORA C LOPAS at 928-710-9505 or Lora@PrescottDreams.com. You can also text 4945824 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 1010969

0 W Nature Creek Trail Prescott, AZ 86305

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/3CMRLD/0-W-Nature-Creek-Trail-Prescott-AZ-1010807
Fabulous trees and boulders will nestle your dream home in this view lot in Williamson Valley. Road just paved, power in street, just waiting for your custom home to be built! Check out www.livethecanyons.com for examples of what could be built here, but on your own private 3+ acres! This unique piece of land has large granite boulders and views of Granite Mountain. In area of high-end homes, the neighbors are waiting to welcome you to the neighborhood!
Bathrooms: 0.00
Price: $145,000

For more information about this property, please contact LORA C LOPAS at 928-710-9505 or Lora@PrescottDreams.com. You can also text 4934820 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 1010807

0 Still Valley (351e) Paulden, AZ 86334

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/QRFARP/0-Still-Valley-%28351e%29-Paulden-AZ-1010805
Forget the high land prices elsewhere! These lots are amazing, gorgeous, and fairly level to build on! Great water area, just a short hike to the Verde River and Granite Creek (yes Granite creek pops its head back up out here!). Views are stunning, very few view lots left these days. Paulden is growing, get in NOW before all the land is gone or outrageously priced. Owner will carry or work with spec builder. The Rimrock area is all 4 acre minimums, ranch-type properties with horses, llamas, dogs--just a fabulous rural AZ neighborhood! Ace Hardware, Yavapai-Paulden Library, Post Office, gas station and Family Dollar are less than 5 minutes away, Chino Valley Safeway is 15 minutes, fire department is less than 5 minutes away. These lots face Little Thumb Butte and Williams Mtn.
Bathrooms: 0.00
Price: $60,000

For more information about this property, please contact LORA C LOPAS at 928-710-9505 or Lora@PrescottDreams.com. You can also text 4934816 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://www.PrescottDreams.com


MLS ID: 1010805

0 Shivers Lane (351a) Paulden, AZ 86334

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/GP687C/0-Shivers-Lane-%28351a%29-Paulden-AZ-1010806
Forget the high land prices elsewhere! These lots are amazing, gorgeous, and fairly level to build on! Great water area, just a short hike to the Verde River and Granite Creek (yes Granite creek pops its head back up out here!). Views are stunning, very few view lots left these days. Paulden is growing, get in NOW before all the land is gone or outrageously priced. Owner will carry or work with spec builder. The Rimrock area is all 4 acre minimums, ranch-type properties with horses, llamas, dogs--just a fabulous rural AZ neighborhood! Ace Hardware, Yavapai-Paulden Library, Post Office, gas station and Family Dollar are less than 5 minutes away, Chino Valley Safeway is 15 minutes, fire department is less than 5 minutes away. These lots face Little Thumb Butte and Williams Mtn.
Bathrooms: 0.00
Price: $60,000

For more information about this property, please contact LORA C LOPAS at 928-710-9505 or Lora@PrescottDreams.com. You can also text 4934811 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://www.PrescottDreams.com


MLS ID: 1010806

0 Shivers Lane (351d) Paulden, AZ 86334

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/N5R7W8/0-Shivers-Lane-%28351d%29-Paulden-AZ-1010800
Forget the high land prices elsewhere! These lots are amazing, gorgeous, and fairly level to build on! Great water area, just a short hike to the Verde River and Granite Creek (yes Granite creek pops its head back up out here!). Views are stunning, very few view lots left these days. Paulden is growing, get in NOW before all the land is gone or outrageously priced. Owner will carry or work with spec builder. The Rimrock area is all 4 acre minimums, ranch-type properties with horses, llamas, dogs--just a fabulous rural AZ neighborhood! Ace Hardware, Yavapai-Paulden Library, Post Office, gas station and Family Dollar are less than 5 minutes away, Chino Valley Safeway is 15 minutes, fire department is less than 5 minutes away. These lots face Little Thumb Butte and Williams Mtn.
Bathrooms: 0.00
Price: $60,000

For more information about this property, please contact LORA C LOPAS at 928-710-9505 or Lora@PrescottDreams.com. You can also text 4932970 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://www.PrescottDreams.com


MLS ID: 1010800

Thursday, August 30, 2018

What's new in Prescott AZ Real Estate?

So, many people ask "what's new in the Prescott real estate market" or say "wow it looks like everyone and their entire families are moving here!"  Well, yes we are experiencing a huge growth in the Prescott area.  Growth has its pros and cons, and we have all been spoiled a long time with our little town, or at least I feel I have been spoiled for 40 years!  During that 40 years I have lived in California and Tennessee as well as Winslow, AZ, and I have done a small amount of travelling, and I can honestly say there is no place I would rather live!  So I can't blame folks for discovering this gem of an area and wanting to be here too.

First let's look at the growth.  Some folks I have ran in to are upset about the growth.  Well, last I checked, we live in a free country and people can live anywhere they want to.  I have met amazing people, and the retirees that are coming here have such diverse and amazing backgrounds!  Spending a short time talking to the "newbies" in town just always makes me appreciate this lovely little mountain town we call Prescott (and the surrounding towns too!).  From the last (still alive) test pilot from WWII, to an artist who has painted dignitaries from all over the world (including Prince Charles), to a retired "super model" from the 1960's, to several famous authors and screenwriters, a former atomic bomb engineer, retired CEO's from all sorts of backgrounds, and the list goes on and on!  So is the growth all bad?  HECK NO!  The wealth of knowledge alone in this town is amazing!  And the wealth moving here is good....makes this area a tad more recession proof with the cash buyers for homes here. 

Now, my biggest concern, or "negative" I see to this growth....lack of jobs for Average Joe American.  Average Joe (and Jane) would love to live here, but can't afford it.  Or one of them finds a job and the other doesn't so they can't afford to live here that way either.  Or they have jobs and can't afford the American Dream to buy a home, so they move away where they can work and afford their own home.  The bulk of people moving here are retirees, and retirees need services, but the service industry pay is awful.  You can't work in the service industry and afford a home here, so you either rent an overpriced apartment or spend every last dollar on gas so you can commute 40 minutes in to town from the "affordable" housing areas.  I don't like this either!  So we really need our municipalities to step it up, bring in GOOD jobs that pay a decent wage, and do some type of incentives to bring in more affordable housing AND change the current building codes and zoning restrictions to allow "tiny homes" and other creative building methods that make homes a bit more affordable.  Just my 2 cents, but from what I have read and learned about, areas that don't balance the housing growth with jobs will end up in a world of hurt 20 years later.

Speaking of 20 years later goes in to what is new!  There has been a lot of talk about the estimated 8400 homes going in near the airport on the James land (I am not a fan of that location, as the airport grows there will be a lot of whiners in those homes), and the 3500+/- homes in Granite Dells by Arizona Eco.  What I have not heard mentioned is the 15,000 acres in total that Arizona Eco has purchased which starts on the West side of Viewpoint in Prescott Valley, goes over to the airport in Prescott and then heads north to Chino.  THAT is a massive amount of land!  AND much of it is checkerboarded with State Trust Land, so the land mass is greater than 15,000 contiguous acres.  Prescott real estate is definitely going to be changing over the next 20 years!  And this is why my fiance and I have purchased 4 acres in Paulden on the East side of 89 not far from the gorgeous headwaters of the Verde River.  I may have to work in town and drive in traffic, but we will be able to go home and eventually retire to our little piece of peace and quiet! 

The last "what's new" is I am working with some great people and forming the Pronghorn Team to handle resale and new construction as well as all other aspects of Prescott area real estate!  Our team is going to be set up in the former Brown Family homes showroom/office at the entrance to Pronghorn Ranch.  Look for our announcements coming soon!  I had to choice...to be a part of this growth and try to be involved and help it go forward in a positive way or sit at home and complain.  So here I am, hoping to make a difference!

Feel free to call me any time with any Prescott, Prescott Valley or Chino Valley real estate questions!  The Pronghorn Team will be YOUR go to team for the best real estate experience!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Back from my blog break!

HI everyone!

Sorry I have been MIA.  My fiance, Greg Porterfield, and I purchased a small hometown auto repair shop last summer!  I have been working practically night and day on the shop and still holding down the real estate world, so the blog and finishing my degree had to take a back seat for a while.  We purchased Car Care by Bob located at 711 White Spar Road on June 30th, 2017.  The name is now Prescott Car Care, and we just hired another technician, and plan on expanding more in a few months!  Our customers have been wonderful, and to just take a great business and make it bigger and better is such a rewarding experience!

One of the major things I am just about wrapping up at the shop is becoming a Green Certified with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.  Here are some of the things they look at:
  • Cleaning and Degreasing - Use low-hazard, low-pollution solvents or water-based cleaning.
  • Waste Fluids - Recycle and reuse fluids whenever possible.
  • Housekeeping - Practice spill prevention, seal shop floors, recycle oil.
  • Energy Conservation - Save energy with efficient lighting, "green"office equipment, energy-efficient air conditioning.
  • Water Conservation - Properly maintain plumbing, install low-water use fixtures, use desert landscaping and dry-floor clean-up procedures.
  • Waste Reduction - Reduce paper use, recycle as many other materials as possible, buy and use recycled products when practical.
We have been busy adding a window to the lobby (it was dark and dingy in there before), adding new lighting throughout the workspace, upgrading chemical storage to OSHA approved containers, using a shredded coconut fiber to soak up spills, and recycling as many chemicals and fluids as possible.  We even use the old oil in a special burner for winter heat!  I am always on the look out for more and more ways to "Go Green", and we have a few small items to finish up then we can apply for the official voluntary certification!  We will be the ONLY shop in the entire Prescott area to achieve this status!

We are also now carrying a locally (Sedona) made car wax and cleaning products that even work on showers stalls, glass, jewelry, granite counters, etc!  These are non-toxic and a great product.  The next item we are adding is an all natural rodent and insect repellant line.  For fun, I have also found some automotive repair related jewelry for the female gearheads out there!  

So, even though I have been not keeping up with the sustainable building blog, I have been very busy with making an existing business sustainable both environmentally and financially!

If you need any car repairs (oil changes, a/c issues, complete engine swaps, we do everything except tires!), check us out at www.PrescottCarCare.com or call or text us at 928-776-9528.

In upcoming blogs I will be talking about many sustainable subjects, and water and septic systems will probably be the next issues to tackle.