What better way to celebrate an anniversary than sharing a burger with some local ghosts? Well, during our latest road trip in the Pickle Van, there were indeed some spirits… but no apparitions. Join the fun as we visit one of our favorite haunts with some very good friends in the Asylum.
hello hello hello oops this is randall and i am bro here driving through our lovely prescott and our pickle van in our pickle van yahoo hope for the pickle van starting to get some waves now from people who recognize the pickle van which comes by and we try that’s right boy these people are so friendly what’s up yeah and then i realized they just like the pickle so i wave hello so we took the pickle van out to jerome uh we did this past weekend with some wonderful friends of ours who are celebrating their anniversary was it 40 40 55 years 45 so we decided hey let’s take a ride up to jerome which is only 45 minutes away from our lovely town of prescott it’s um an old mining town yeah and a beautiful little ride gorgeous scenery so we all pile into the pickle time there a great time back yes there’s some great restaurants up there of course they’re no longer actively mining it is kind of um an abandoned mining town but it’s filled with cute little shops it’s filled with cute little galleries art galleries a lot of artists go up there and also uh great restaurants yeah they have uh historic things they’re you know like uh over from the mining days and you can kind of check it’s really kind of cool um i have to say i’d rather go i would recommend that you go in the fall or winter a tad hot it’s a little warm it’s a little warm but going in the fall is stunning um all the leaves are changing and you get to see that as you’re winding through uh the mountains and all that but great great food there uh haunted hamburgers is a big popular tourist destination yeah that’s kind of where we were planning on going but wanted burgers is kind of right in the thick of things right it was uh we were there on a sunday yes a lot of people there and i think the weight was like an hour and a half or something so we went instead to what was the old asylum they actually had an asylum apparently when you’re a minor you pretty much go nuts pretty quickly kind of like real estate yeah kind of like real estate no that’s it most real estate agents at one time used to be minors that’s your mother but anyway so they have uh uh an old place there that used to be the asylum where people would go and they’d be committed and spend spend some time so they come back to reality and anyway now it’s a great hotel and uh also a restaurant supposed to be haunted as well if you stay at the hotel supposedly you’ll see some miners the whole town’s supposed to be yeah you’re right i haven’t seen anything yet what’s nice about the asylum is it’s a little more off the beaten path yeah so you you kind of drive your car down this little alley kind of thing right and up this hill and you get out there and then you kind of beat the crowd don’t make the mistake that we did don’t walk over the hill yeah you might not want to walk that uh it is pretty high altitude and in the heat yeah we almost died but we enjoyed that first beer i’ll take the first beer when we finally made it up there it was awesome yeah so but anyway i might have seen some ghosts because i think i was slightly passing out hallucinating and that the hike up yeah but anyway uh great place it’s just fun it’s just a great place to go and it’s only 45 minutes from prescott yeah and there’s a nice little drive through the mountain yeah so if you want a nice little getaway a quick getaway and see some great art galleries uh have some good grub it’s just a very charming little place to visit and we were very lucky to go with our friends bob and karen you’ll see their pictures shortly they’re cute as a button and married 45 years so happy anniversary to you friends and um that is all that is helpful we just wanted to share with you our pictures from jerome and tell you about what a cute little day trip you could have yeah absolutely once you live here in corsica yep all right that’s all that’s all until next time have a good day bye
We get lots of questions about Prescott’s climate. People around the country are convinced we are either too hot or too cold. The reality is that Prescott has four distinct seasons which are all quite pleasant. If you are considering having two homes so you can chase pleasant weather throughout the year, buying one home in Prescott may be a saner alternative.
Join in… Who knew talking about the weather could be so much fun?
hello hello hello peeps hey peeps this is diana randall grow with realty one group mountain desert of the pickle lady brigade labor day here we are in representation yeah we are in the pickle van getting lots of nice waves and hellos people like the pickle lady people like the pickle they think she’s cute and friendly on the van so thank you for that friendly when you meet in person too anyway we wanted to talk to you today a little bit about weather here yeah a lot of people uh we get the same sort of questions again again i want to sort of address them people are worried about the climate oh what’s the climate especially the heat yeah i think the biggest misconception about prescott and i’m here to clear it up is that we have summers like phoenix like the desert not really so um not at all we never hardly ever break into the hundreds yeah usually uh maybe we’ll be in mid 90s um but it’s a dry heat it’s not humid where you really feel it um it’s very pleasant and in fact this weekend i’m kind of excited we have a little cold front coming through so it’s actually in june the end of june it’s going to be like in the low 80s in the 70s so the high for the high yeah and in the evening it’s going to go down to the 50s so i think our biggest misconception is is that we have uh triple digit temperatures in the summer not so not so and then the other thing is too when we say it’s in the 90s what that means is the high for the day is in the 90s that’s right and it will hit the 90s in the afternoon and it will stay in the 90s until late afternoon early evening it’s not like you know we’re from texas and louisiana you wake up it’s 8 30 it’s 90 degrees it’s not like and it’s and it drops to 85 at night yeah here it’ll drop into the 70s we’ll have a nice cool breeze we’re waiting for monsoons and when those hit then it really gets very delightful in the evening the temperatures drop yeah a lot of people wake up early in the morning to go walking as soon as uh yeah sun is up it’ll be in the 60s yeah so it’s not bad my folks so those of you are like uh arizona the heat the desert prescott is a little different it’s a little utopia here of weather um so not to worry as we’re going around this roundabout yeah i might want to worry about the round right around concentrating here concentrate on the other thing that people are worried about is the winters they’re they are the concern that it’s going to be too hot or they’re concerned that it’s going to be too cold and the winters here are nice too everything is moderate moderate and moderate there is no extreme season here it’s all it’s all good in the hood as i like to yeah absolutely uh it does get into the 20s at night during the winter you know january february um first of all when it gets really cold you’ll be in bed you’ll be in bed and uh second a lot of times the wind’s not so bad and since there’s not a lot of not a lot of moisture in the air it doesn’t bite through you it’s not biting it’s not bone chilling um so you can sit out in the it’ll be in the 30s and if it’s sunny it’ll be very pleasant you wear like a sweater uh and it’s very very comfortable and i’m not a cold weather guy you know i’m i’m from louisiana it’s gorgeous but really i really wanted to just clear up summertime here because i really think people get hung up on oh i can’t be out in desert it’s we’re not desert yeah we’re not desert at all my favorite time of year is winter even though i’m not i don’t come from a winter background um i just think it’s beautiful oh look at the delta so we’re driving down the delta look through occasional snows uh in the winter usually they’re gone uh by the you know they’ll snow in the morning or overnight and they’re gone by late afternoon sometimes we’ll get enough snow maybe once or twice a year where it actually lasts overnight and that’s usually about it i mean unless you get some kind of freak event usually that’s about it it’s really funny perfect fall perfect spring so that’s your heads up on the weather folks don’t be scared of high heat in the summer not a problem here um anyway anything else no that’s it that’s it come enjoy the four seasons that beautiful prescott has to offer we’d love to show you around you can find out more information at pickle411.com we’re a wealth of information on there check out our prescott relocation center we’re all here together as a team to help you make the next steps all right that’s it have a good day bye
Property appreciation is a powerful force in Prescott that people sometimes forget about… until it starts working against them. Join us in this episode for a better appreciation of appreciation, as we explore some of the dynamics of home values you may have missed.
she wants them she wants to drink something out of the pickle cup hello hello hello peeps hello beeps we are here enjoying this great day on our deck up here with our pups with our young pup yes this is violet it’s frankie frankie’s making a shot it’s frankie might not make it but anyway we’re here enjoying the lovely day in the after in the afternoon here on our porch upstairs deck and we were thinking to ourselves wow you know we got this house at a great price right when things were changing and uh the appreciation here has been phenomenal yeah it’s been amazing uh i’m not even sure i could get it now yeah yeah that’s how much it’s gone up since we moved here yeah we’re in prescott prescott lakes presa lakes subdivision is by far the largest in the area and it gets appreciation pretty consistent consistencies consistently since i like 2012 something like that uh between uh eight and ten percent uh appreciation a year a year each year which is one year which is phenomenal yeah so if you’re looking to buy a home and and say will this be a good investment now’s the time because the price is just they’re going up it is really appreciating people yeah it is you know people will come in and they’ll take a look at a house that’s selling for let’s say that you know 700 000 dollars and they’ll say well wait a minute you know the the the seller paid 500 yes only four years ago welcome to 10 appreciation it’s real folks you know i just do the arithmetic if you take 10 or 500 that’s 50 000 a year times four yeah 700 yeah my math teacher would kill me because that’s really not the way you calculate interest if you’re not a geek if you you know you have social skills you can calculate it that way but uh you know just very roughly uh you look at the numbers that way and they’ll give you give you an idea and people are surprised they’re glad to get the appreciation when they own the home uh but they forget you know appreciation works for the other side too so don’t wait too long because you might outprice yourself yeah absolutely on certain homes that you may fall in love with so if you’re thinking i’ll wait a year or two and see what’s going to happen you might you might lose out you might lose out you might lose that particular yeah our buyers from california need to be really careful too because a big part of the reason that uh california is in in large part driving the prescott market and we call it the california arbitrage so you sell your home in california and you come to prescott you buy a home that’s as good or better and you bank like 50 of the cost of the home well if you’re in areas of california and there are still many where the homes are appreciation appreciating very rapidly well that’s fine your home’s appreciating and so are the homes here but some of the areas of california the appreciation is begin to slow down yep if that’s the case you’re going to lose your arbitration you know you’re going to use that extra bank that extra bank that you wanted to put into savings or for your retirement yeah so don’t wait too long don’t wait too long it’s a good time a good time to move we still have some great deals great deals yeah great deals and people for the most part coming in from places like california are amazed at what their money can buy oh yeah still a good investment still a good investment still gonna see some appreciation yeah so anyway we just want to kind of talk about that yeah we’re kind of excited about where we live now we really have never lived any place right great violet yeah yes violet says yes violence yeah where we had some nice appreciation yeah we appreciate appreciation we appreciate you appreciative thing yeah it hasn’t happened to us too often yeah that’s right in other areas where we live texas louisiana so for this we totally embrace it we are psyched yeah we are psyched and so was fighting yeah a beautiful home like this could also be a good investment that’s wonderful it’s a it’s a very nice win-win yeah absolutely so anyway if you’re thinking about it don’t think too long yeah now is the time to strike good time to act very low uh interest rates yes you can lock those in this is a really really good time to make your play don’t be afraid you’ll be okay that’s right all right so if you need any more information violet yeah she’s a little uncomfortable yeah go to pickle411.com for more information whether you’re a buyer or seller got lots of good stuff there uh relocation center oh my word storm’s a brewing anyway give us a call check us out again at pickle411.com we also have a prescott relocation center and for those of you who are thinking about listing call the pickle lady brigade oh yeah we are ready to list we’ll get the job done yeah if you’re seeing our videos that we send out to buyers then you know we’re bringing buyers in all the time oh yeah we can find buyers for it let’s replace the list all right well that is all for today say bye bye all right guys i hope to hear from you soon take care and have a great rest of your day bye
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