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Monday, July 25, 2011

Inside Lending Newsletter From Theron Wall

 

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Theron Wall
Sr. Mortgage Consultant
1575 Plaza West Drive, Suite C
Prescott, AZ 86303
Office: 928.445.8730
Fax: 928.445.1065
Cell: 928.533.7473

Wallick & Volk Mortgage

For the week of July 25, 2011 – Vol. 9, Issue 30

>> Market Update 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK..."Problems are the price of progress."--Charles F. Kettering, American inventor

INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE
...Last week included both problems and progress in the housing market. Getting the probs out of the way, June Existing Home Sales came in down 0.8% versus May, to an annual rate still below 5 million units, lifting the months' supply to 9.5. But all the sales decline was from condos and coops, single-family sales staying the same. We appear to be bouncing along a bottom, as the median price of an existing home rose for the month and is now up 0.8% from last year. Average prices are up 2.7% versus a year ago.

But strong progress could be seen in the new homes market, as June Housing Starts were UP 14.6%, with gains occurring in all major regions. Multi-family starts, which are very volatile month-to-month, were up strongly, but so were single-family starts, UP 9.4% over May, while new building permits were UP 2.5% for June. Lastly, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported purchase loan demand was stronger than at the same time a year ago.

BUSINESS TIP OF THE WEEK...Logic will take you from Point A to Point B, but imagination can take you everywhere. Be rational when you must, but also take time to let your imagination lead you to new ways to serve clients and expand your work.

>> Review of Last Week

IT'S ALL GREEK TO WALL STREET...European leaders finally agreed on a Greek bail out, which sent stock prices skyward on Wall Street, posting a better than 2% gain for the broadly based S&P 500. The Euros also got serious about controlling the risk of contagion, coming up with longer term loans at lower interest rates for countries in need. The risk has been reduced for U.S. banks holding European bonds and the European Union seems likely to survive. Phew.

On our side of the pond, Washington politicians still couldn't come to agreement on raising the debt ceiling, but the deadline isn't until a week from tomorrow, so investors are not yet concerned. The really positive vibe came with Q2 corporate earnings. About 20% of S&P 500 companies reported and around 75% of them beat estimates, including IBM, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Coca-Cola and Microsoft. The star was Apple, which posted its best quarter ever.

For the week, the Dow ended UP 1.6%, to 12681; the S&P 500 was UP 2.2%, to 1345; and the Nasdaq was UP 2.5%, to 2859.


Thursday's Greek bailout spurred bond selling. U.S. debt ceiling squabbles didn't help bonds either, although this may change as the August 2 deadline approaches. The FNMA 4.0% bond we follow ended the week down .06, at $100.22. National average mortgage rates hardly moved for the week, staying near their lows for the year, according to Freddie Mac. 

DID YOU KNOW?
...GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, is the total market value of all final goods and services produced in a country in a given year. It includes total consumer, investment and government spending, plus the value of exports, minus the value of imports.

>> This Week’s Forecast

NEW HOME SALES, PENDING HOME SALES, CONSUMER HEADSET, GDP...Tuesday's June New Home Sales are forecast a tick up from the prior month, but Thursday's June Pending Home Sales are predicted down. Also on Tuesday, July Consumer Confidence should be slightly down, while Friday's Michigan Consumer Sentiment will come in flat. The less than upbeat consumer mindset is no doubt caused by the slowing recovery, expected to be confirmed by Friday's Advanced Q2 GDP reading.

>> The Week’s Economic Indicator Calendar

Weaker than expected economic data tends to send bond prices up and interest rates down, while positive data points to lower bond prices and rising loan rates.

Economic Calendar for the Week of July 25 – July 29

 Date

Time (ET)

Release

For

Consensus

Prior

Impact

Tu
Jul 26

10:00

Consumer Confidence

Jul

56.0

58.5

Moderate

Tu
Jul 26

10:00

New Home Sales

Jun

320K

319K

Moderate

W
Jul 27

08:30

Durable Goods Orders

Jun

0.4%

2.1%

Moderate

W
Jul 27

10:30

Crude Inventories

7/23

NA

-3.727M

Moderate

W
Jul 27

14:00

Fed Beige Book

Jul

NA

NA

Moderate

Th
Jul 28

08:30

Initial Unemployment Claims

7/23

415K

418K

Moderate

Th
Jul 28

08:30

Continuing Unemployment Claims

7/16

3.688M

3.698M

Moderate

Th
Jul 28

10:00

Pending Home Sales

Jun

-3.0%

8.2%

Moderate

F
Jul 29

08:30

GDP-Advanced

Q2

1.6%

1.9%

Moderate

F
Jul 29

08:30

GDP-Deflator

Q2

2.0%

2.0%

Moderate

F
Jul 29

08:30

Employment Cost Index

Q2

0.5%

0.6%

HIGH

F
Jul 29

09:45

Chicago PMI

Jul

58.0

61.1

HIGH

F
Jul 29

09:55

Univ. of Michigan Consumer Sentiment-Final

Jul

63.8

63.8

Moderate

 

>> Federal Reserve Watch   

Forecasting Federal Reserve policy changes in coming months...With the economic recovery in slow motion, economists expect the Funds Rate to stay at its super low level a bit longer. Note: In the lower chart, a 1% probability of change is a 99% certainty the rate will stay the same.

Current Fed Funds Rate: 0%–0.25%

After FOMC meeting on:

Consensus

Aug 9

0%–0.25%

Sep 20

0%–0.25%

Nov 2

0%–0.25%


Probability of change from current policy:

After FOMC meeting on:

Consensus

Aug 9

     <1%

Sep 20

     <1%

Nov 2

     <1%

 

This e-mail is an advertisement for Theron Wall. The material provided is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment and/or mortgage advice, or a commitment to lend. Although the material is deemed to be accurate and reliable, there is no guarantee of its accuracy. The material contained in the newsletter is the property of Wallick & Volk Mortgage and cannot be reproduced for any use without prior written consent. It is designed for real estate and other financial professionals only. It is not intended for consumer distribution. The material does not represent the opinion of Wallick & Volk Mortgage. BK 0018295 NMLS #256412




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Friday, July 22, 2011

Practical Financial Tips - 3rd Quarter 2011

 

 

Robert Jones
Loan Officer
Sun American Mortgage
Phone: 480-467-1107
Fax: 623-321-1861
License: NMLS 229737
rob@sunamerican.com
www.SunAmerican.com

 

  Mileage Rates Rise Due to High Gas Prices

Do you drive a car, truck or van for work? If so, it's important to note that as of July 1, you're able to get an additional 4.5 cents per mile.

  • Businesses = 55.5 cents per mile driven (up from 51 cents through June)
  • Medical or moving = 23.5 cents per mile driven (up from 19 cents through June)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) increased the mileage rate in response to the recent high gas prices. These mileage rates are used to calculate deductible costs for driving an automobile for business, medical and moving purposes.

NOTE: The rate for driving that is related to charities remains unchanged at 14 cents per mile, since that rate is set by a statute.

Make Sure You Qualify
Before you calculate your deduction, make sure you qualify. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they cannot use the standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle.

Additional Option
Although the IRS provides the standard mileage rate for ease and convenience, you're not required to use it. If you prefer, you can calculate the actual costs of using your vehicle instead of using the standard mileage rates.

Remember – if you have questions or concerns, talk to a tax consultant or accountant to discuss your options and unique situation. You can read the official release in the IRS' Announcement 2011-40.

  Clip Your Way to Savings
  
3 Easy Ways to Save with Coupons

How often do you find yourself leaving a store with a big grocery bill–but not a lot of groceries in your cart to show for it?

If you want to have a spring in your step–and more money in your wallet–the next time you leave the grocery store, try these tips:

1. Don't wait for your Sunday paper. You can find over 100 coupons in at least two inserts that are included in most Sunday papers. But you don't have to wait for your Sunday paper. Instead, you can visit the Sunday Coupon Preview website to read the insert schedule and sign up for an email alert to get advance notice of what coupons are going to be featured in the next Sunday paper.

2. Ask your grocer to match competitors' prices. Most, if not all, major grocers will match competitors' prices. Instead of dashing to different stores, spending additional money on gas, bring competitor advertisements to your grocer and ask them to match the prices on featured items or items on sale.

3. Print coupons from the comfort of your home. Websites like SmartSource.com  ask you to enter your zip code and then display a list of ready-to-print coupons. You can print the entire list of coupons or select individual coupons to print. You can even narrow your search down by category and brand.

For some people couponing is an extreme sport, but if that's not for you there are still savings to be had in just doing the simple things above. Happy shopping!

  Infected Apps Lead to Smart-Phone Scams
  You may be downloading trouble with infected apps.
  By Susannah Snider, Kiplinger.com

The growing popularity and functionality of smart phones is presenting a tempting target for cybercrooks. Recently, an outbreak of malware (short for "malicious software") infected thousands of Android phones after users downloaded a seemingly innocuous app from the Android Market.

This time, Google, which developed the Android operating system, wiped the threat from infected phones. But don't expect hackers to back off. "They can access your contact list, e-mails, mobile-banking account login information," says John Sileo, author of Smartphone Survival Guide: Ten Critical Security Tips in Ten Minutes. "They can act on your behalf; they can become you."

Signs that your phone is infected may include decreased battery life and slow performance. Fishy calls and texts on your phone bill are a dead giveaway. To find trustworthy apps, experts recommend downloading from reliable sources, such as the Apple Store, Amazon and the Android Market – exceptions such as the infected application notwithstanding.

For extra coverage, download free mobile security software, such as Lookout Mobile Security, available for Android, Windows and BlackBerry phones.

Reprinted with permission. All Contents ©2011 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. www.kiplinger.com.

 

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Call for Action: If Not You, Who?

 

NAR Call for Action

 

Dear BRAD:

Time is running out on important housing-related issues before Congress. We need REALTORS® to contact their elected representatives in Washington, D.C., today.  

If you do not make your voice heard, then who will help protect our markets and the consumers who rely on us to represent their needs in addition to our own? Taking action is simple and only takes a few seconds.

Here is what we need for you to do:

nav_red_arrow.gif Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to ensure access for millions of Americans to affordable flood insurance which is not available in the private insurance market. The House has passed it's bill. Now we need you to urge the Senate to act.

Without reauthorization, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) also will expire on September 30, 2011. Today, 5.6 million property owners rely on the program in 21,000 communities where flood insurance is required for federally related mortgages. Both consumers and your fellow REALTORS®are counting on your to help get this bill passed.

Blue Arrow Tell Congress to Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

nav_red_arrow.gif Make permanent the current loan limits for FHA, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to ensure the affordability of mortgage credit for hundreds of thousands of responsible and credit-worthy American families.

Just three months from now the cost of a mortgage could rise significantly. If this happens, many of your clients run the risk of being priced out of the American Dream of home ownership. This could hold back the housing recovery. The new loan limits show that more than 669 counties in 42 states and the territories would be negatively impacted by the loan limit change. To find out how these projected loan limits will impact your market, use the drop down box on the REALTOR® Action Center link below.

Blue Arrow Take Action to Ensure Your Clients Have Access to Affordable Mortgages

Thank you for your support, your consideration and your time.


 

 

 REALTOR Action Center National Association of REALTORS

 

Stay Connected with the REALTOR Action Center

 

 

Inside Lending Newsletter From Theron Wall

 

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Theron Wall
Sr. Mortgage Consultant
1575 Plaza West Drive, Suite C
Prescott, AZ 86303
Office: 928.445.8730
Fax: 928.445.1065
Cell: 928.533.7473

Wallick & Volk Mortgage

For the week of July 18, 2011 – Vol. 9, Issue 29

>> Market Update 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK..."There is no right way to do the wrong thing."--Anonymous

INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE
...Increasingly, the wrong thing for consumers to do is to stay out of the housing market. In many locales, owning a home is now less expensive than renting. Rents are rising and vacancies falling, according to a report that tracked leasing data across the country. For the second quarter, rents rose in all but two of 82 markets, while vacancies dropped in 72 of them, sending the vacancy rate to 6%, its lowest level since 2008. Another report showed rental listing prices up 6.7% nationally in June versus a year ago. 

Meanwhile, national average mortgage rates got pushed down some more, thanks to the prior week's disappointing jobs report. And the Mortgage Bankers Association reported demand for purchase loans was at about the same level as a year ago, although down a tad from the week before.

BUSINESS TIP OF THE WEEK...Creativity, productivity and efficiency come in waves. When your productivity surges, roll with it. Switch projects to stay motivated. But when creativity ebbs, simply take care of the boring stuff that needs to get done.

>> Review of Last Week

DEBT WORRIES WOBBLE STOCKS...The word of the week was "debt" as investors worried about both Italy's sovereign debt problems and the inability of the politicians in Washington to get to agreement on raising the U.S. debt ceiling. With these uncertainties, stocks wobbled off their high perch and all three indexes sank for the week, the broad-based S&P 500 down 2%.

The FOMC Minutes from the Fed's last meeting revealed a divided committee. Some officials feel the central bank "might have to consider providing additional monetary stimulus" if the recovery remains slow. Others think inflation threats could cause them "to begin removing policy accommodation sooner." Tracking inflation, the June Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up a little more than expected, but consumers weren't that put off, as June Retail Sales were up a tick for the month and up 8.1% from a year ago.

For the week, the Dow ended down 1.4%, to 12480; the S&P 500 was down 2.1%, to 1316; and the Nasdaq was down 2.4%, to 2790.


European debt worries and disappointing economic news sent investors to the safe haven of the bond market. Successful Treasury auctions showed these folks weren't worried about U.S. debt. The FNMA 4.0% bond we follow ended the week UP .09, at $100.28. National average rates on fixed-rate mortgages, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey, are at or near lows for the year. 

DID YOU KNOW?
...The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has 19 members, including seven Federal Reserve board members in Washington and 12 regional Fed bank presidents. Two Fed board seats are currently vacant.

>> This Week’s Forecast

HOME BUILDING, HOME SELLING EDGING UP...Tuesday's June Housing Starts are forecast up slightly from last month, although still not near pre-downturn levels. Building Permits, foreshadowing starts a few months out, are expected to be flat. Wednesday, June Existing Home Sales should also be up, but not quite back to the 5 million annual rate.

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims are predicted to remain above 400,000. The Philadelphia Fed Index should show manufacturing in that region improved over last month. Finally, the June Leading Economic Indicators Index is expected to be up for the month, though at a lower rate than before.

>> The Week’s Economic Indicator Calendar

Weaker than expected economic data tends to send bond prices up and interest rates down, while positive data points to lower bond prices and rising loan rates.

Economic Calendar for the Week of July 18 – July 22

 Date

Time (ET)

Release

For

Consensus

Prior

Impact

Tu
Jul 19

08:30

Housing Starts

Jun

570K

560K

Moderate

Tu
Jul 19

08:30

Building Permits

Jun

609K

609K

Moderate

W
Jul 20

10:00

Existing Home Sales

Jun

4.93M

4.81M

Moderate

W
Jul 20

10:30

Crude Inventories

7/16

NA

-3.124M

Moderate

Th
Jul 21

08:30

Initial Unemployment Claims

7/16

411K

405K

Moderate

Th
Jul 21

08:30

Continuing Unemployment Claims

7/9

3.700M

3.727M

Moderate

Th
Jul 21

11:00

Philadelphia Fed Index

Jul

0.0

-7.70

HIGH

Th
Jul 21

08:30

Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) Index

Jun

0.3%

0.8%

Moderate

 

>> Federal Reserve Watch   

Forecasting Federal Reserve policy changes in coming months...Fed Chairman Bernanke still feels the recovery needs all the help it can get, so economists expect he'll keep the Funds Rate at its super low level a bit longer. Note: In the lower chart, a 1% probability of change is a 99% certainty the rate will stay the same.

Current Fed Funds Rate: 0%–0.25%

After FOMC meeting on:

Consensus

Aug 9

0%–0.25%

Sep 20

0%–0.25%

Nov 2

0%–0.25%


Probability of change from current policy:

After FOMC meeting on:

Consensus

Aug 9

     <1%

Sep 20

     <1%

Nov 2

     <1%

 

This e-mail is an advertisement for Theron Wall. The material provided is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment and/or mortgage advice, or a commitment to lend. Although the material is deemed to be accurate and reliable, there is no guarantee of its accuracy. The material contained in the newsletter is the property of Wallick & Volk Mortgage and cannot be reproduced for any use without prior written consent. It is designed for real estate and other financial professionals only. It is not intended for consumer distribution. The material does not represent the opinion of Wallick & Volk Mortgage. BK 0018295 NMLS #256412




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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bank Failure #55: Summit Bank, Prescott, AZ

Bank Failure #55: Summit Bank, Prescott, AZ

As of March 31, 2011, Summit Bank had approximately $72.0 million in total assets and $66.4 million in total deposits. ... The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $11.3 million. ... Summit Bank is the 55th FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the second in Arizona

Another great bank.. with local owners.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Arizona Department of Real Estate-Informational Alert- MARS Ruling

 

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE-INFORMATIONAL ALERT

2011

July 15, 2011

 

COMMISSIONER LOWE ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO MARS RULING-

 

The Department has been monitoring closely the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule and its affect on the real estate licensees.  Today, the FTC issued a press release- FTC WILL NOT ENFORCE MANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF MARS RULE AGAINST REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS HELPING CONSUMERS OBTAIN SHORT SALES". 

 

The direct link to the FTC Press release/enforcement policy: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/07/mars.shtm

 

Remember- the Arizona "Short Sale Negotiator Regulations" issued by the ADRE on February 15, 2011 remains in effect, as well as the requirements of A.R.S. §32-2155 which states:  Restriction on employment or compensation of person as broker or salesperson

C. A real estate broker or real estate salesperson shall not collect compensation for rendering services in negotiating loans secured by real property unless all of the following apply:

1. The broker or salesperson is licensed pursuant to title 6, chapter 9 or is an employee, officer or partner of a corporation or partnership licensed pursuant to title 6, chapter 9.

2. The broker or salesperson has disclosed to the person from whom the compensation is collected that the broker or salesperson is receiving compensation both for real estate brokerage, when applicable, and for mortgage broker services.

3. The compensation does not violate any other state or federal law.

 

To review these Regulations, the direct link is: http://www.azre.gov/PublicInfo/Documents/Short_Sale_Negotiator_Regulations.pdf

 

 

 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Arizona celebrates its Statehood Centennial in February 2012, and

the Arizona Best Fest is a series of festivals to be held in each of Arizona's Territorial Capitals (Prescott, Tucson and Phoenix) that will present the state's diverse and vibrant culture, honor the past and celebrate the future.

 

Prescott will host the first of three Best Fest celebrations from September 16-18.  

 

Click here to learn more about what's in store for the Prescott Best Fest.   

 

The "Best of Arizona" will feature the many wineries, micro-breweries, locally renowned restaurants, top chefs, foods, arts and merchandise crafted right here in Arizona.

 

The Centennial Commission is working with existing festivals and events throughout the state, requesting they bring their "best of" to this once-in-a-lifetime series of Centennial festivals that, when combined, will create the largest and most educational festival in Arizona history. Click here to learn more about the Arizona Centennial at the state level; click here for more Prescott-focused information regarding the Centennial.  

 

Golfing 

Golf in Prescott

Prescott, Arizona, with its temperate climate and stunning scenery, makes for an excellent golf getaway.

 

Antelope Hills Golf Course features two public, championship 18-hole courses, as well as fine dining at the adjoining Manzanita Grille restaurant. 

 

Following is a list of golf tournaments currently being held at Antelope Hills. Please call their Pro Shop for more details at 928-777-1890.


July 16
Ping Golf League

July 16 & 17
49th Annual Outhouse Open

July 17
Arizona Golf Guild Outing

July 23
Knights of Columbus Benefit

July 24
Augusta Ranch Men's Club

July 29
Legler Family Golf Tournament  

July 30 & 31
55th Annual Smoki Tournament - Open to the public

August 1 & 2
State Junior Championships

August 6
Chino Valley Chamber

August 16
Senior Olympics

August 20
Valley Golfers League

September 5
Patriot Day - Open to the public

September 7 & 8
PGA Senior Championship of Arizona

September 10
Silent Witness Benefit 

Farmers Market 

Prescott Farmers Market

Join us each Saturday in the Yavapai College parking lot (1100 E. Sheldon St.) from 7:30 am until noon for fresh, quality produce from local farmers as well as salsa, honey, local meat, farmer's cheese, tamales, baked goods, hand-made soap, fresh herbs, cut flowers, and more!  

 

Come meet the folks who grow your food in a lively community atmosphere that's fun for the whole family!

 

The Prescott Farmers Market accepts FMNP cupons (WIC), food stamps (EBT/SNAP), and credit and debit cards. Seeking local growers, musicians and volunteers.

 

The Farmers Market runs through October 29. Visit the Prescott Farmers Market website for more information.

Photo Contest

Photo Contest Coming Soon! 

  

We will soon be announcing the Visit Prescott Photo Contest. We're looking for your best photographs of Prescott. The grand prize winner will receive an overnight stay for two at the Marriott SpringHill Suites and a $50 gift certificate to The Palace Restaurant & Saloon. Stay tuned for details!

Arizona Aircraft Expo3rd Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo 

 

Arizona's leading aircraft dealers are working together to create the 3rd Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo at Legend Aviation (2020 Clubhouse Dr.) on Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue. Three separate events are scheduled to take place over the remainder of the year where prospective buyers can see the newest aircraft from Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft, Piper, TBM and more.

 

These free events will also provide the opportunity to speak with representatives from NationAir Insurance, AirFleet Capital, Aviation Tax Consultants, and Airport Property Specialists on the details of aircraft ownership. Attendees can pre-register at www.azaircraftexpo.com.

Hawaiian Luau2nd Annual Hawaiian Luau 

 

The Old Firehouse Plaza (220 W. Goodwin St.) hosts this charity benefit on Saturday, July 16, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Prescott Firefighter Charities.

 

Enjoy sand volleyball tournaments, fire dancing performances by Pyroklectic, Firehouse Kitchen Island Tiki Bars, and an Island Pig Roast by the Firehouse Kitchen. The Luau goes all day, from 10 am to 10 pm.

 

10 am - Sand Volleyball Tournament begins

2 pm - Island Shop Hop Tour

3 pm - Live bands begin 

4 pm - Luau Tiki bars open

8 & 10 pm - PyroKlectic Fire Dancers

Smoki Rug AuctionSmoki Museum Summer Rug & Indian Art Auction 

 

The Smoki Museum (147 N. Arizona Ave.) welcomes you to their annual Summer Rug & Indian Art Auction on Friday July 22 & Saturday July 23

 

On Friday, over 200 pieces of Indian art will be up for auction, including pottery, baskets, katsina dolls, paintings, and other items. Preview 1-4:30 pm, auction at 5 pm.

On Saturday, over 300 Navajo Rugs including Granado Red, Teec Nos Pos, Storm Pattern, Two Grey Hills and more will be up for auction. Preview 10 am to 12:30 pm, auction begins at 1 pm.

Shootout on Whiskey Row6th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row  

 

The Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies proudly present the 6th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row, Saturday and Sunday, July 23 & 24. This annual re-enactment competition, costume competition and vendor showcase continues to attract more and more people each year.

There is no cost for the public to attend.

The Shootout will be held on Cortez Street in downtown Prescott. Please join the Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies and multiple other re-enactment groups from throughout the southwest for two days of entertainment and just plain fun.

Sharlot Hall Museum8th Annual Western History Symposium  

 

A variety of programs about the Old West, including historic Prescott and the Arizona Territory, will be held at Sharlot Hall Museum (415 W. Gurely St.) and the Hotel St. Michael (205 W. Gurley St.) as part of the 8th Annual Western History Symposium on Saturday, August 6.   

 

The Symposium presentations about the Old West and the Arizona Territory are free and open to the public, although seating at the Museum is limited. The Symposium includes five presentations at the Museum's Lawler Exhibit Center. An additional presentation will take place at the St. Michael Hotel in downtown Prescott at 7:30 p.m. The complete lineup of presentations is available on the Sharlot Hall Museum website.

 

This popular event, which attracts authors, historians, educators and Western buffs to Prescott, is co-sponsored by the Prescott Corral of the Westerners and Sharlot Hall Museum. For more information, please call Fred Veil at 928-443- 5580.

Prescott Antique Auto ClubPrescott Antique Auto Club 37th Annual Car Show & Swap Meet  

 

Come on out to Watson Lake Park (3101 Watson Lake Rd.) on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, for the Prescott Antique Auto Club Show & Swap Meet.

 

You will find cars for sale, food vendors, T-shirt sales, water sales and old farm and mining machinery exhibit. Call 928-778-5386 for more information.

 

Click here to view a flyer for the event.

Cowboy Capital PBRCowboy Capital Professional Bull Riding  

 

Cowboy Capital Pro Bull Riding at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds (840 Rodeo Dr.) on Saturday, August 13 will feature 40 of the top bull riders in the sport, matched against 40 of the rankest bulls.

 

Featuring announcer Rob Smets, a five-time World Champion bullfighter, known as The Kamikaze Kid. Also featuring World Champion bullfighter Mike Matt and top ranked bullfighter Quirt Hunt.

 

Tickets ($16 - $26) can be purchased from their website or by calling 866-407-6336 or 928-445-4320.

 

After the Cowboy Capital Bull Riding, join the cowboys at the Windsock Lounge (1385 Iron Springs Road) and dance the night away--at no charge--to the music of Latigo.

Mountain Artists Guild61st Annual Mountain Artists Guild Summer Festival of Fine Art & Crafts  

 

In the traditions of the City of Prescott's long standing history of arts and culture, this Mountain Artists Guild event has become an integral marketplace for participating artists to display and sell their works. Join us on Courthouse Plaza (120 S. Cortez St.) on Saturday and Sunday, August 13 & 14.

Art patrons come from near and far in search of original artworks to decorate their homes, workplace, or as unique one-of-a-kind gifts.

Over 10,000 festival attendees come to partake in this artful weekend event.  Festival attendees include many of the local residents as well as the influx of summer residents with second homes located here in Prescott. 

This is also peak tourist season where many patrons come here to escape the heat in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area to find cooler temperatures and participate in the many activities available here.

The Festival features up to 140 juried Fine Art & Fine Craft participants showcasing and selling their exquisite works.

Artisans present unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-made creations offering visitors a distinctive shopping experience. Including: Ceramics, Mixed media, Fiber Art, Glass, Paper, Photography, Gourds, Drawing, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Metal Sculpture, Baskets, Batiks, Stone, and Painting. Admission is free. Learn more by visiting the website.

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Following is just a sampling of the many great, year-round events taking place in the Prescott area. To see a complete calendar of events, please click here.

 

 

July 15

Zoo by Moontlight

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 8:00 to 9:30 pm

1403 Heritage Park Rd., Prescott

 

July 16

The AMAZ Radio All Star Revue

Highlands Center for Natural History, 7:00 pm

1375 S. Walker Rd., Prescott

 

July 21 - August 24

Anne Legge - Art in Wood

Arts Prescott Gallery

134 S. Montezuma St.

 

July 22

4th Friday Art Walk

Various Prescott locations

 

July 22

Phippen Museum Grand Opening Celebration

Phippen Museum of Western Art

4701 Hwy. 89 N.

 

July 23

Live at the Elks!

Elks Opera House

117 E. Gurley St., Prescott

Official Office of Tourism Logo  

 

For information, please call 800-266-7534.

www.visit-prescott.com 


 


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