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Four reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. Home values will continue to appreciate. Waiting may no longer makes sense. 2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have started to level off around 4.3%. Most experts predict that … [Read More...]

Arizona Downs Grand Opening

Arizona Downs Race track will have it's grand opening race day on May 24th. To Dennis and I , it brings back some great memories. "Arizona Downs is a horse racing track in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The track hosts both thoroughbred and quarter horse racing. Formerly known as Yavapai Downs, it last conducted races in 2010, but intends to resume live racing in 2019. We have been watching the progress over the last year or so since the new owners stepped in.  They opened last summer for simulcast racing and have been busy remodeling. We have enjoyed Sunday brunch there and the remodel project is quite … [Read More...]

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last three months, leading into this spring buyers’ market (the March data is not yet available). Both the ShowingTime Showing Index and the National Association of REALTORS Buyer Traffic Index show that buyer demand has increased in each of the last three months. Why the increase … [Read More...]

Organic food on a budget in Prescott, AZ

Organic food on a budget in Prescott, AZ Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ demand exceeding supply. So how do you get tasty organic food without spending a ton of extra money? Follow these tips to get more bang for your buck. Shop at farmers’ markets: You can get fresh organic produce for far less at a farmers’ market than you’d pay at the grocery store. It’ll taste just as good, and you’re getting your food … [Read More...]