Buying a HomeHouse Maintenance January 12, 2023

Buyer Beware: Don’t Neglect to Inspect a Home Yourself

Don’t Hesitate to Inspect a Home Yourself

A home inspector‘s goal is to spot problems and evaluate a home’s overall condition. Home inspectors will do their best to be ethical and thorough. However, they are also still human, and as a result, sometimes details escape their attention.

If you’re making a significant investment in a home, there’s no reason you have to leave 100% of the inspection up to someone else. There are areas you can review for yourself or hire an outside party to check.

Before you sign off on the house, don’t neglect to review these commonly overlooked areas:

Roof: Yes, inspectors will consider the roof condition, but they probably will only be on top of the roof when they do it. A roof is one area where check it out yourself or hiring a roofing contractor to take a look can significantly benefit negotiations.

Fences: You might think there’s little to inspect here, but replacing a fence is expensive. What looks sturdy on a sunny day can turn into a giant repair after a storm. This risk is especially true of wooden fences.

Drains: Fill up tubs and sinks and see how long it takes them to drain. If they’re slow, you’ll want to know why. It could be something as simple as a clog, but better safe than sorry.

Fireplaces: Home inspectors will often give these the once-over, but they are unlikely to light a fire. If you can, make sure these operate as expected. Also, find out when the chimney was last cleaned, and how often it was maintained. If the owner had burnt wood in the fireplace or wood-burning stove, no matter what kind of wood, the chimney should be cleaned regularly to prevent a chimney fire. Click here for a video tutorial that shows you the signs of when your chimney is ready to be cleaned and gives instructions on how you can quickly sweep your chimney.

Heating/Cooling: The time of year might impact how thorough an inspector is with the heating and cooling system. Even if it is a hot summer day, remember to run the heater, and vice versa; even if it is a snowy winter evening, run the A/C. Heating and Cooling units are big-ticket items, and you will want to be sure it performs as expected.

Electrical Panel & Outlets: Your inspectors will review the homes electrical, but things may be missed. To be thorough, check each room’s outlets by plugging in a phone charger. Along with this, open up the electrical panel. Is it neat and organized, or is it a tangled mess with disconnected wires?

Pricing is directly tied to a home’s condition, so don’t overlook the opportunity to protect yourself from repair bills. Along with this, problems in the inspection process can give you leverage in negotiations.

Ready to hunt for a home in great shape? Let me help you with your search. Contact me today!

Trent Beaver
(928) 916-1921

House MaintenancePrescott Arizona December 16, 2022

7 Tips to Lower Your Heating Bill

Prescott, Arizona, covered in a blanket of snow, is breathtaking! Match that with Christmas lights, and it truly makes it the most magical time of year. With the temperature drop, you may notice an unwelcome increase in your heating bill. Here are some tips on how to lower your heating bill and still stay cozy this winter:

  1. Weather Stripping: The most critical and common step to take in lowering your heating bill is ensuring no gaps around doors or windows. The best way to do this is by weather stripping. Weather stripping creates a barrier between the cold outdoors and will help keep your house warm.
  2. Cover Your Water Heater:  Insulating your water heater can reduce the energy it takes to heat the water and save you money. This simple project can be done in an afternoon or less, and a water heater blanket can be found for $20 – $40 at most hardware stores.
  3. Turn Down Your Water Heater Temperature: Consider dropping your water heater temperature from 140F/60C to a safe but reasonable 120F/49C. This will help reduce the energy used for heating the water while still providing enough hot water for everyday needs.
  4. Invest in a Programmable Thermostat: Set your thermostat lower than usual during the day when no one is home, then raise it closer to what you find comfortable when people are present. This will save money on energy bills without having a noticeable impact on comfort levels.
  5. Swap Out Your Furnace Filters:  Dirty filters block air from freely moving through your system, making it work harder and use more energy. Replacing the filters every 60 days will help promote better airflow throughout your home and save you money in the long run.
  6. Change Your Curtains: Use thicker curtains to help keep out the cold winter air. This simple addition can make a big difference!
  7. Service Your Furnace: Annual maintenance on your furnace can help catch any minor problems before they become more prominent, more expensive issues. It will also ensure the unit is running efficiently and not wasting energy.

Following these simple tips, you can stay warm this winter while keeping your heating bill low! With a little effort and just a few dollars, you can quickly reduce your heating costs and enjoy the winter months without worry. Remember, wearing extra layers around the house is an essential factor in staying warm! Have some cozy sweaters, fluffy socks, and warm blankets handy to keep everyone comfortable as temperatures drop. Enjoy Prescott’s beauty while having peace of mind knowing that you’re doing all you can to save money this winter. Happy Holidays!

Buying a HomeReal Estate News November 8, 2022

Find Your Neighborhood’s CCRs

Do you know the CCRs of your property? If not, you should. The Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs) are the rules that govern your neighborhood or community. Knowing and following them is essential to maintaining the quality of life in your community. Violating them can result in penalties, so if you don’t know what they are, now is an excellent time to find out.

Lucky for you, I have compiled complete resource of CCRs in the Prescott area. Having these documents available during the home-buying process is an excellent tool for making an informed decision.

Visit ThePremierList.com to download the CCRs for your area.

(We have them listed alphabetically for easy searching.)

What are CCRs

The CCRs of your neighborhood are important because they dictate what you can and cannot do in your neighborhood. The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, commonly known as the CC&Rs, is a legal document filed with the county recorder’s office and made a part of the official real estate records that run with the land that is part of the community.

The CC&Rs outline the processes and procedures community members must follow, although the HOA might also have other requirements.

Below is a list of some items you may find on the CC&Rs. There are countless options and possibilities of items that can be included, so read your document carefully.

  • Restrict the height of your fence
  • Require a defensible space for fire protection
  • Prohibit political signs
  • No livestock
  • No temporary house trailers or tents
  • No billboards
  • No mobile homes
  • No Dome-shaped homes
  • Buildings shall not exceed two stories
  • Each owner has an equal right to the use of the common wall
  • Each unit shall be kept neat and orderly.

 

Simply put, the CC&Rs provide a roadmap to homeowners of what is expected and permitted in their neighborhoods.

If you have any questions about the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for your community or neighborhood, please do not hesitate to call me at (928) 916-1921. I would be happy to help you understand them better so that you can abide by them and maintain the quality of life in your area.

Search for your CC&Rs Here

Buying a Home October 11, 2022

How You Know When to Make an Offer

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned pro, some telltale signs tell you when it’s the right time to make an offer on a house. The market is constantly shifting and changing, so staying current on the latest trends and data is essential. If you’re unsure of when to pull the trigger, we put some tips together to help you out.

We understand, house hunting can be overwhelming.

As realtors, we understand that you are preparing to make a substantial financial and emotional investment. As a future homeowner, you take great care to find a place that is “just right” for you and your family. You can even get a little addicted to touring houses, always convinced the perfect home is just about to hit the market. Sometimes the inability to pull the trigger on the house can cause serious shopper’s remorse. You could miss out on a home that, in retrospect, was ideal.

So how do you know a home is “the one”?

Here are some practical ways to check your buying temperature and know when it’s time to make an offer:

1. The home fundamentally meets your needs. There’s plenty of compromise in home hunting, so take note when you find one with the basics covered.

2. You would consider renovating for those luxurious little extras. Maybe the home is missing that pool you’ve always wanted or is missing a detached workshop/garage space. These factors help recognize the home’s potential when you think you would be up to tackling a project to make it perfect.

3. You’re in love with the kitchen. Studies show that most of our waking hours are connected to or using the kitchen. If you’re in love with the kitchen but think the master bedroom is a little small, consider where you would be spending most of your time. Careful not to pass on the home when it could be the one.

4.The bathroom feels comfortable to you. Many times, other people’s bathrooms will give you the creeps. If you feel good about the bathroom, it’s a healthy sign.

5. You start to see your possessions in the house. If you’re thinking, “ah yes, the flatscreen could go on that wall,” and “wow, my bed would fit perfectly in this suite,” then you’re starting to imagine the house as your own.

6. You picture where you are going to place your Christmas tree. Many professionals claim that when you visualize where your tree will be placed, you may be in the ‘right’ home.

7. You become possessive about the house and defend every flaw you see. Maybe your agent points out a flaw and says, “There is a stain in the kitchen sink,” and you become defensive to them for saying something so mean about this house. If you see the flaws and decide that defects do not matter, you’re falling in love.

8. The idea of someone else buying the home gives you a pit in your stomach. Pay attention if you’re “sleeping on the decision,” and the idea that a home is no longer an option makes you anxious. It could be time to offer.

If you’re considering making an offer on a house, there are several key factors to keep in mind.

1. Location: The location of the property is crucial. You’ll want to consider things like the surrounding neighborhood, public transportation, and schools in the area.

2. Size: The size of the property is another vital factor to consider. You’ll need to decide how much space you need and what kind of layout you’re looking for.

3. Condition: The property’s condition is also an important consideration. You’ll want to inspect the property thoroughly before making an offer to ensure no significant repairs are needed.

4. Price: Of course, the property’s price is crucial in deciding whether to make an offer. You’ll need to consider your budget and what you’re comfortable spending on a home.

5. Financing: Another vital factor to consider is financing. You’ll want to get pre-approved for a mortgage and compare interest rates before making an offer on a property.

6. Warranties and inspections: You’ll also want to ensure that warranties or inspections are in place before making an offer. These components can give you peace of mind knowing that the property is in good condition.

7. Title insurance: Another essential factor to consider is title insurance. Title insurance will protect you if there are any property title problems.

8. Homeowner’s Insurance: Another factor to consider is homeowner’s Insurance. Homeowner’s Insurance will protect your investment in case of any damage to the property.

9. Closing costs: You’ll also need to budget for closing costs, which can include things like loan origination fees, title insurance, and appraisal fees.

10. Timing: Finally, you’ll need to consider the timing of your offer. If your offer is accepted, you’ll want to ensure you’re prepared to move forward with the purchase quickly.

We Can Help!

So, what are the signs that it’s time to put an offer in on a house? Well, there is no definitive answer, as each situation is unique. However, if you have been watching a property for sale and feel ready to make an offer, give me a call. I would be happy to help you through the process from start to finish! (928) 916-1921

Selling Your Home September 13, 2022

Ask Your Agent the Right Questions

Working with a real estate agent can be extremely helpful when you’re ready to buy a home. Here are some of the ways a real estate agent can help you:

  1. Finding the right home: An excellent real estate agent will take the time to understand your wants and needs in a home and help you find properties that fit those criteria.
  2. Negotiating the price: Once you’ve found a home you love, your real estate agent will help negotiate the purchase price with the seller.
  3. Handling paperwork: The process of buying a home comes with a lot of paperwork. A real estate agent can help ensure everything is in order and help with any questions.
  4. Connecting you with other professionals: A real estate agent can introduce you to professionals you may need to work with during the home-buying process, such as mortgage brokers, home inspectors, and more.

When buying a home, you want to ensure you get the best deal possible. But how can you be sure? One of the best ways is to ask your agent the right questions. By doing so, you will get a better understanding of what’s going on in the market and what your options are. So don’t be afraid to ask away – your agent will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. When you start working with an agent, you want to be sure that you have the knowledge you need to choose someone with the background and skills to represent your interests, meet your needs, and make the process a positive experience.

Buyer’s Agents vs. Seller’s Agents

First, you’ll want to work with an agent representing sellers as the majority of their business. It is common for real estate agents to find their niche or specialty. They typically become agents who list homes and are a ‘Seller’s Agent’ or find homes for their clients and are ‘Buyer’s Agent.’ You’ll find that many agents have experience on both the buying and selling side of the situation, but when you are selling a home, it is optimal to work with an agent who has dedicated most of their time working with sellers.

Having rapport with your agent is essential. It is ideal to work with someone you like and someone who will communicate well with you.

Another effective way to sort the amateurs and the pros is to look at the agent’s track record.

Here are some direct questions which will help you compare agent experience and performance:

  1. How many continuous years have you been in real estate?
  2. How many homes did you sell last year working as the seller’s agent?
  3. Of the homes you’ve sold in the past year, what was the average number of days the home was on the market from the initial listing date until the final accepted offer?
  4. Looking at your past 12 months of closed sales, what percentage has the final selling price been compared to the initial listing price?
  5. How much will you charge me to sell my home? What sort of marketing efforts does this cover?
  6. Do you have an assistant to help you sell homes?
  7. Are you considered by your company’s owner to be one of the top producers in your office?

These questions may seem somewhat blunt, but full-time agents with a career built on selling homes shouldn’t have a problem answering you to the best of their ability.

Selling your home is a significant event in your life and should be handled by analyzing all of your options.

About Trent Beaver, REALTOR®

Trent Beaver grew up in Parker, Arizona; a small-town along the Colorado river. Growing up in the small town atmosphere Trent soon learned two key traits growing up, honesty and loyalty. Trent Beaver observed first hand that for any long term success, these qualities are a priority. Trent uses these two attributes for the basis of his business as a REALTOR ®.

As a REALTOR ® Trent puts his client first by being a good listener, good communicator, and responding to your needs quickly. He upholds his core values and looks to be your lifetime REALTOR ® finding you the home or property that suits your needs best.

In 2006, Trent Beaver moved to Prescott to further his education. He soon graduated from Yavapai College with his Associates of Business and from Old Dominion University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Upon purchasing a house with his wife, Jenni, who is a 3rd grade teacher in the Prescott School District, Trent Beaver soon realized his passion for real estate and began to fulfill the requirements to get his real estate license.

When Trent Beaver isn’t working at the BloomTree Realty Office, he enjoys traveling, Off-Road Racing, Golfing, and playing with his dogs: Scout and Piper.

Trent Beaver

(928) 916-1921

 

Buying a Home August 11, 2022

Answers for First-Time Home Buyers

Basics for Buying Your First Home

 

When buying your first home, you need to know several things to qualify and make it a smooth process. We have compiled a list of questions and answers to help you with the home buying process.

 

1. What kind of credit score do I need to have?

One of the most important things is your credit score. You will need to know what is considered a good credit score and how to improve your credit score if necessary. Generally, 630 or above is what you’ll want to have. The better your score, the better the terms will be on your loan. Some lenders may give you wiggle room on this, but it depends on the circumstances. A loan professional can help you navigate this as you go.

 

2. What’s the first step to home buying?

Another critical factor is how much you can afford to spend on a home. Be sure to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan to know how much you can borrow. Once you know how much you can afford, start looking for homes in your price range. To find this out, you will need to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Don’t shop for a home until you know what you can afford. Remember to factor in the cost of maintenance and repairs when budgeting for your new home. There’s no use in falling in love with a $300,000 home in your dream neighborhood if the banks will only write you a loan of $150,000. 

 

3. How much down payment is required?

Some loans will let you in for as low as 3% – 5% of the home’s value, but I would consider 5% the floor. The higher the down payment, the better, especially if your credit isn’t optimal. Working with a loan officer will help.

 

Now, if you can put 20% down, there are benefits. You will have a smaller monthly mortgage payment and a lower interest rate and will not need private mortgage insurance. Plus, you will need to prepare for closing costs and fees associated with buying a home. These can add up, so factor them into your budget.

 

There are a few key things to remember when saving for a down payment to buy a home. 

 

  • First, start early and be patient. It takes most people several years to save up enough money for a down payment, so don’t expect to come up with the funds overnight.
  • Where are you spending your money? Find out where your money goes. Track each expenditure, even your cash, to see where you are spending your money and reveal where you can trim to save toward a down payment. 
  • Setup a separate savings account. Have a different account with a “hands-off” attitude. Don’t let your dream home money mingle with your regular checking or savings account.
  • Pretend you already have a house payment. Once you determine the approximate amount of a new house payment, start making that payment now. Instead of paying a mortgage, pay your savings account. 

4. How much do I have to pay my real estate agent?

 As a buyer, you don’t have to pay your real estate agent. The seller is responsible for listing fees, and your agent will receive a portion of those fees for helping with the transaction. Don’t worry, this cost is usually factored into the price of the home.

 

5. Why should I use a real estate agent?

Real estate agents can be beneficial when purchasing a home, especially for first-time buyers. An experienced agent will know the ins and outs of the home buying process and can offer guidance and advice. In addition, a good agent will be familiar with the local market and help negotiate the best possible price for your new home. Using an agent can help make the home buying process much less stressful and ensure that you end up with the home of your dreams.

 

6. How long does it take to buy a house?

Buying a house can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on several factors. The first step is usually finding the right property, which can take some time if you’re not working with a real estate agent. Once you’ve found a property you’re interested in, you’ll need to get pre-approved for a mortgage, which can take a few days to a week. Once you have your financing in place, you’ll need to make an offer on the property, which the seller may or may not accept. If your offer is accepted, you’ll need to go through the process of getting a home inspection and appraisal, which can take another week or two. Finally, you’ll need to close on the property, which usually takes place 30-60 days after your offer is accepted. So, as you can see, buying a house can take quite some time. However, working with an experienced real estate agent can help to speed up the process and make it a little less stressful. 

 

Naturally, there’s more to buying a home, but this covers the essential introduction to the process. As your agent, I will walk you through the rest, guiding you along the way. When you’re ready to make a move, reach out to me at (928) 916-1921.

Buying a Home July 12, 2022

What is an HOA really about?

Understanding an HOA

If you’re a first-time buyer confused about what a Home Owners Association is (or does), you need to ask the right questions before considering buying. An HOA’s purpose is to protect owners’ quality of life and property values within a neighborhood or shared building. Although, how they make this happen can vary widely. Typically, when you purchase a residence subject to an HOA, you’ll be required to pay monthly dues, which often contribute to major repairs or maintenance or the upkeep of common/shared resources.

HOAs are common in many residential areas and can be either helpful or problematic depending on the neighborhood and the people involved. Some HOAs are very strict about rules and regulations, while others are more relaxed.

Some people feel that HOAs are a necessary evil, as they help to keep the neighborhood looking nice and can provide a sense of community. However, HOAs can also be seen as intrusive and overbearing, as they can dictate what you can and cannot do with your property.

Whether or not an HOA is a good thing depends on the specific community and the people involved. If you are considering buying a home in an area with an HOA, it is essential to do your research and talk to people who have experience with the association to get a sense of the management.

The covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) detail the HOA’s rules. These might have reasonable regulations, such as keeping junk cars out of the front lawn, or they might extend to what color you can paint your garage door. To understand how strict an HOA is (or isn’t), you’ll want to understand the details of its CC&Rs before you consider buying.

We have compiled a resource for our clients so you can easily access the CC&Rs of neighborhoods in the Prescott area. Go to ThePremeireList.com to find downloadable documents for most of the Prescott Quad Cities subdivisions.

Here are some questions you’ll want to ask yourself and the HOA before you make an offer:

  1. How comfortable am I sharing decision-making about my own home? Yes, you own your property, but if you agree to abide by the CC&Rs of an HOA, you’ll need to be willing to abide by its rules.
  1. How much are the HOA fees, and how much have they increased over time? Current HOA fees and anticipated increases can seriously impact your budget. Sometimes HOAs can even require residents to chip in for major repairs or upgrades beyond HOA fees.
  1. What are all of the CC&Rs? Get a copy of the CC&Rs and make sure you understand the rules. Furthermore, see if you attend an HOA board meeting or obtain notes from past meetings. Observing will help you understand the HOA’s temperament and the type of past conflicts residents have had with the board.
  1. Is the home (or unit) you’re considering in compliance with the HOA’s CC&Rs? If you’re considering an offer on a problematic property, understand a real hassle may follow.

A great way to learn about the association’s history is by asking the neighbors around your desired home. Walk around the community and talk to a few residents. Are they happy? Have the neighbors had problems with the HOA? Does the HOA keep a well-run community?

If you like the idea of a group of neighbors who set community or building standards, a residence with an HOA may be for you. But if not, don’t worry, many other homes are out there! Contact me today, Trent Beaver, 928-916-1921.

Buying a HomeSelling Your Home June 14, 2022

Things to Consider When Moving with Kids

Keep Kids in Mind

With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take a different approach. Finding the right size, location, school district, and more is essential. Here are some things to remember when you’re ready to move with your family.

Housing

You’ll need to find suitable housing for your family, including any special needs your children may have. If you’re renting, check out the area carefully before signing a lease.

When it comes to finding a house that meets the needs of your school-aged children, location is critical. You’ll want to be close enough to their school for them to walk or take the bus, but not so close that there’s too much traffic or noise. You’ll also want to ensure there are plenty of things to do in the area, like parks, playgrounds, and after-school activities.

Schools

Research the schools in your new area and decide which one would be the best fit for your children. If you have children with special needs, find out what services and support the schools in your new area can provide.

The school district is an essential factor when having kids in school. 53% of homeowners say the quality of the school district is a vital factor when purchasing a home, and 50% select neighborhoods for the convenience of the schools.

Childcare

If you need to find childcare for your children, research providers in your new area and visit them in person to ensure they are a good fit for your family.

House Size

When considering a move, consider how much space your family will need now and in the future. As your children grow, you may need more space. Many parents with kids under 18 said they need more living space than they currently have. National Association of Realtors®(NAR) reported that buyers with children on average purchase larger, detached single-family homes with four bedrooms and two full bathrooms at approximately 2,110 square feet.

Activities

Look into what kind of extracurricular activities and programs are available for children in your new area. Activities can help your children adjust to their new surroundings and make new friends.

Connections

If you have family or friends in your new area, reach out to them for support during the transition. They can help you settle in and get to know your new community.

When raising a family, buying or selling a home can be driven by different priorities. Making a move with kids can be a challenge, but if you take the time to plan and research your new area, it can be a smooth transition for everyone involved.  If you’re a seller with children and looking to relocate, contact me, and I can help you navigate the process in the most reasonable time frame for you and your family.

Trent Beaver

(928) 916-1921

 

Prescott Arizona May 10, 2022

Great Things to Do with Kids in Prescott

One of my favorite things about being a realtor is becoming a resource of information for our clients. We often get asked, ‘What is there to do in Prescott?’. Luckily, the answer is that there are many things to do in Prescott, even for the kids.

There are valid reasons that Prescott, Arizona, is dubbed as “Everyone’s Hometown.” With Prescott’s perfect climate and four distinct but gentle seasons, everyone gets to have fun!

You can first start with Prescott’s charming downtown. Upscale shops and restaurants, art and antiques, and everything in between! Prescott has an old-fashioned town square with a historic courthouse, but what surrounds it is anything but old-fashioned.

Prescott is an excellent place for an active lifestyle. You can kayak at Watson Lake, hike, bike, ride horses or quad in the National Forest, or play at one of our many signature golf courses. Also, dogs love Prescott! Prescott is a very dog-friendly community, complete with a beautiful dog park.

But what about the kids? With the high retirement population, it is common for grandchildren to visit the area. You will be pleased to know that there is an abundance of options to do with your family and kids (or grandkids!) in Prescott. To give you a little help, we have put a list together that can help you plan your visit.

Gripstone: Prescott, AZ

  • Gripstone Prescott Arizona offers rock climbing, bouldering, yoga, a cafe, and a pro-shop. No previous climbing experience is necessary, and after a quick 30-minute video and hands-on tutorial, you will be ready to climb. Climbers under 14 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult over 18 years old. Children under 14 are welcome, and harnesses are available for tiny children. They have even had 2-year-old climbers!
  • Pricing starts at $16 for adults, and the pass lasts all day. It’s a full-body workout, it’s fun, and it’s great for all ages! You can leave for lunch and come back later for more climbing.  

Jarz of Clay: Prescott, AZ

  • At Jarz of Clay, you pick a pottery piece from hundreds of different options. You then paint your selection, and then it will be glazed and fired. Within 4-5 days, you can then pick up your glazed pottery! Jarz of Clay is located at the Prescott Gateway Mall outside the village shops.
  • The studio fee includes the price of each item. The studio fee includes the paint, use of tools, and the glazing/firing process. Canvas and wood paintings are also available. This activity is perfect for all ages. 

Heritage Park Zoo: Prescott, AZ

  • Visit Prescott’s local zoo! Heritage Park Zoo is located on 10 acres and overlooks Willow Lake. Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary offers the Tarantula Grotto and Reptile House, with the Tarantula Grotto being one of the largest public displays of spiders in the country. While the Reptile House houses Gila monsters, iguanas, geckos, and even a 13-foot Burmese python.
  • The Heritage Park Zoo loves saving animals and giving them a home. Housed at the zoo is an American Black Bear that was orphaned, a gray fox found alone and half-drowned, and a mountain lion that was illegally kept as a pet in Arizona. Along with this, the zoo participates in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan by saving endangered species such as the Mexican Gray Wolf.
  • Heritage Park Zoo hosts special events throughout the year, including Zoofest, Eggstravaganza, Boo at the Zoo, moonlight events, and Zoo Camp for kids. The zoo is open every day of the year. You can view admission prices here.
  • Heritage Park Zoo Event Calendar

While these are only a few options, I hope this may give you a jump-start on what activities are available for entertainment in the Prescott Area! Below are some additional items that may interest you:

We enjoy spending family time in Prescott!  If you need more information on what Prescott has to offer, give us a call, and we can “Talk Prescott”!

Trent Beaver

(928) 916-1921

Prescott Arizona April 19, 2022

Prescott Offers Endless Possibilities

 

If you haven’t figured it out already, Prescott and nearby Prescott Valley have something for everyone. You can find anything from affordable to luxury homes, homes on golf courses, active adult communities, and much more.

Prescott, Arizona, located in Yavapai County, is a breathtaking town filled with beauty and history. Prescott has a perfect location, approximately 95 miles south of Flagstaff and 95 miles north of Phoenix. Prescott, located in the Bradshaw Mountains, sits at an altitude of 5,400 feet. The Prescott area can brag of near-perfect weather, with an average high temperature in the winter around 52 degrees and an average of 89 in the summer.

Things to Do in Prescott

In Prescott, Arizona, you will find countless activities, including horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, local breweries, restaurants, and shopping. Living in Downtown Prescott means living just steps from Old Town Square, providing a feeling of nostalgia mixed with a modern flare. You can also find a more private and secluded lifestyle in the rolling hills of the Prescott National Forest.

The historic downtown district of Prescott is nothing short of charming. Downtown Prescott feels like it was pulled right from the history books, showcasing an old-fashioned town square with a beautiful historic courthouse, quaint stores, and antique shops.

Prescott is home to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College, and Prescott College. The community has been referred to as “Everybody’s Hometown” because it is a fabulous place to retire and raise a family and a great place to call “Home.”

There are around 43,000 people in Prescott. The surrounding “Quad-City” area of Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, and the smaller towns of Mayer, Paulden, and Wilhoit comprise around 103,000 people.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | BloomTree Realty is an impact-driven brokerage on a mission to deliver the best service to our clients, energize and elevate our agents with unmatched insight and training, and support important causes in the communities we serve. In short, we work together to Be Better and to give back.
Our vision is to lead the way forward through boldness and innovation, driven by our people’s creativity, teamwork, and integrity. As a partner of the most trusted global brand in Real Estate, we’ve won more independent consumer survey awards in the last three years than all other real estate companies combined.

About Trent Beaver, REALTOR®

Trent Beaver grew up in Parker, Arizona; a small-town along the Colorado river. Growing up in the small town atmosphere Trent soon learned two key traits growing up, honesty and loyalty. Trent Beaver observed first hand that for any long term success, these qualities are a priority. Trent uses these two attributes for the basis of his business as a REALTOR ®.

As a REALTOR®, Trent puts his client first by being a good listener, good communicator, and responding to your needs quickly. He upholds his core values and looks to be your lifetime REALTOR ® finding you the home or property that suits your needs best.

In 2006, Trent Beaver moved to Prescott to further his education. He soon graduated from Yavapai College with his Associates of Business and from Old Dominion University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Upon purchasing a house with his wife, Jenni, who is a 3rd grade teacher in the Prescott School District, Trent Beaver soon realized his passion for real estate and began to fulfill the requirements to get his real estate license.

When Trent Beaver isn’t working at the BloomTree Realty Office, he enjoys traveling, Off-Road Racing, Golfing, and playing with his dogs: Scout and Piper.

Trent Beaver

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