Why I Volunteer

By Carrie Deak | June 1, 2021

We lived on Teton Avenue in Sun Valley a newer subdivision outside of Omaha, Nebraska when I can remember the first volunteering I did. Christmas was just around the corner and somehow my mom found out about a family with kids at our school who were struggling. Being a part of the reason that family […]

Breaking News: Eviction Ban Is Unlawful

By Carrie Deak | May 11, 2021

Court Strikes Down Eviction Ban U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich of the District of Columbia struck down a nationwide eviction moratorium Wednesday, calling it unlawful. Friedrich’s ruling applies nationwide. The eviction ban was put in place last year by the Trump administration using public health powers granted to the Centers for Disease Control […]

What’s This About 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges?

By Carrie Deak | May 1, 2021

Over the years I’ve helped folks build modest real estate portfolios using something called the 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange (a/k/a 1031 Exchange), actually a part of our Internal Revenue Tax Code. Now I’m not the expert in I.R.S Tax Code but I know enough about this particular code to help guide my clients and friends through […]

Prescott Farmers Market Wants Your Kitchen Scraps!

By Carrie Deak | April 26, 2021

WE WANT YOUR KITCHEN SCRAPS! Prescott Famers Market has recently partnered with the City of Prescott to design and implement a small-scale community composting operation here in Prescott. The project is being funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Food scraps will be collected from […]

2021 Nesting Birds

By Carrie Deak | April 6, 2021

It is Springtime and with it comes another kind of nesting and home building, the kind done so industriously by our feathered friends. Now, some of them keep second homes in the Prescott area and only need to fly in, freshen things up a bit or make a few repairs. Others, maybe newly fledged last […]

Waiting to Write an Offer Could Cost You!!

By Carrie Deak | April 17, 2020

What’s on my mind? Well, really couldn’t put it more succinctly than what was written by Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s chiefeconomist. I would add that it has been my experience that many buyers’ expectations appear to be influenced more and more by the home buying reality TV shows they are watching. Come on folks, paint and carpeting. […]

Wet In Winter, Fire In Summer – Are You Prepared?

By Carrie Deak | April 17, 2020

I’ve been thinking about this since the publication on April 10th of an article with a similar title in our local Prescott paper. I know many folks don’t get the local paper and some still do read it on-line. Still, remembering back to the Doce Fire in Prescott, Arizona, of June 2013, I wondered how […]

2021 Mayor Kell Palguta Viewpoint Subdivision Update

By Carrie Deak | April 11, 2020

Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta posted this to Facebook today, April 11, 2021. Read below to learn more about the possible completion of the Viewpoint subdivision. “Yesterday (Saturday, April 10, 2021) I attended an unofficial community meeting between Dorn Homes and about 65 concerned citizens regarding the possible completion of the Viewpoint subdivision. Originally the meeting […]

Loss!! A Very Personal Journey

By Carrie Deak | February 11, 2020

Valentine’s Day is about sharing time with the special people in your life and likely a little bit of chocolate and flowers. It is less frequently about loss. Sadly, in my extended family this day is marked by a truly profound loss. My kind-hearted, sweet, smart, funny, beautiful “bonus” daughter barely knew her mom. Their […]