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Realtors forecasting slower growth in home prices for 2018

Lack of inventory continues to plague market

Forecasts for the 2018 real estate market are indicating slower growth in home prices nationwide and a continued shortage of available homes as developers and home builders are now working to catch up with spiking demand after years of housing stagnation.

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Need2Know: Little word about Dunkin Donuts in Prescott Valley; All West Fire has moved; recent 10-year anniversaries for two businesses

Little word about PV Dunkin Donuts In August, the final development plan for a Dunkin Donuts was unanimously approved by the Prescott Valley Town Council.

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Which businesses are open on Christmas Day?

Options are limited

Whether you forgot to stock up on enough eggnog for the party, don’t feel like making a family meal, or just need a reason to get out of the house, there are some businesses in town open on Christmas Day for just such reasons.

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Need2Know: Roger’s Modern Barbershop changes hands; Spectrum Healthcare acquires practice in Prescott; MetLife practice in Prescott changes hands

Roger’s Modern Barbershop changes hands After 50 years of cutting hair at the Modern Barbershop and owning it for much of that time, Roger Gibson, 75, has sold his business, Roger’s Modern Barbershop, to Angela Maldonado.

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Construction showing renewed signs of recovery

Jobless rate drops again statewide; Yavapai County sees slight uptick

Arizona’s construction industry may finally be showing some real signs of life.

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America’s skilled trade dilemma clear and present in Prescott area

Employers look to develop their own workforces to fill in-demand roles

Will Reidhead, 21, considered pursuing a career as a chef, but cooking wasn’t cutting it financially.

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Need2Know: MunchkinLand coming soon; A Dog’s Life temporarily closes

MunchkinLand Play Center coming soon A play center for children ages 6 months to 10 years is slated to open on the west end of the Frontier Village Center in Prescott in early January.

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Big crowd turns out for Viewpoint discussion

There was a standing-room only, and then some, crowd at Monday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in Prescott Valley to hear about plans for a zoning map change in the Viewpoint development north of Highway 89A, as well as the future of the Jasper development west of Granville.

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Business: Do holiday parties help improve morale?

Yes, employee engagement equals higher productivity

As the business magnate, investor and philanthropist Richard Branson once said, “the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers.”

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Need2Know: Peavine Coffee House now in PV; Prescott Winery moving; Mama’s Artisan Pizzeria sold, renamed; Blind Brothers Arizona and Helken & Horn Advertising Agency relocate

Peavine Coffee House now in PV After a year-and-a-half of being in the Prescott Gateway Mall’s food court, Peavine Coffee House has taken over the space formally occupied by Open Book Café and Coffeehouse inside the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle in Prescott Valley.

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Willow Creek Apartments back on schedule with new general contractor

Trying to get construction done in “most efficient time-frame possible”

Willow Creek Apartments, a new 160-unit apartment community located at 3137 Willow Creek Road in Prescott, has retained Copper Tree Construction Group LLC (Copper Tree) as its new general contractor.

Other apartment complexes on the way

Supply catching up to demand in Tri-city area

A significant amount of interest has been shown by developers in the last couple of years to build apartment complexes throughout Prescott.

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Need2Know: Tickled Pink going out of business; Los Pinos hosting grand opening event

Tickled Pink shuttering Tickled Pink Gift and Apparel Shop at 117 S. Cortez in downtown Prescott is going out of business.

Business in Brief: APS giving away 8,000 smart thermostats

APS giving away 8,000 smart thermostats Arizona Public Service is providing an incentive to encourage its customers to switch to one of the company’s three new time-of-use service plans by the end of the year.

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Yavapai County in 32nd percentile for discretionary spending

New study reveals Yavapai County in 32nd percentile of US metro areas for discretionary spending

After the utilities are covered, the rent is paid, taxes are deducted and spending on necessary items is made, how much money is left over to either save or spend?

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Need2Know: Valley Hobby; Prescott Downtown Antiques; and Bradshaw Mountain Animal Hospital

Valley Hobby grand re-opening A Prescott Valley hobby shop called Valley Hobby has changed hands, moved, and will be the subject of a grand re-opening on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Product recalls: Ikea chests and dressers, carabiners

Ikea chests and dressers, carabiners Ikea is relaunching a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers, which are prone to tipping if not properly anchored.

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A shopping guide for the holiday season

Best Black Friday retailers, savvy shopper tips, best gift cards

For quad-city resident Jessie Billi, Black Friday is less about the deals than it is about the energy put into the event by retailers and shoppers.

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Need2Know: New boutique on Cortez Street; Classy N Sassy gets new owner; Chambers hosting turkey drives

Classy N Sassy gets new owner After nine years of running her store, Linda Forbes has relinquished ownership of Classy N Sassy Boutique, 220 W. Goodwin St.

Business in Brief: Prescott Valley plant earns VPP star

Prescott Valley plant earns VPP star MI Windows and Doors’ Prescott Valley location went through a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) audit by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) during the last week of September.

Unemployment drops again

Yavapai 1 of 2 counties with lowest jobless rates; retail remains weak, battles online competition

The state’s jobless rate ticked down two tenths of a point last month as companies continued to add workers at a slow but steady rate.

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Perceptions, mis-perceptions of millennials as a workforce

Local business community attempts to better understand a generation that is taking over the labor force

Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2003, are entitled, spoiled, lazy, self-absorbed and lack a strong work ethic.

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Need2Know: New wine tasting venue in Prescott; Acupuncture Center of Prescott moves

New wine tasting venue in Prescott Flying Leap Vineyards, an Arizona-based and veteran owned/operated winery, has opened a Prescott tasting room in the Terra Cotta Plaza, 124 S. Granite St.

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Prescott Med Spa celebrates opening

Prescott Med Spa celebrated its opening with a Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Business in Brief: New owners offering free car repair to essay winner

New owners of car repair business offering free car repair to essay winner Lora Lopas and Greg Porterfield purchased Car Care by Bob on White Spar Road in Prescott last July and renamed it Prescott Car Care.