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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

There's no better way to celebrate the freedom that was won for us by celebrating our local culture. This weekend, while we remember those who gave their lives for us, we can explore what makes the Southwest such a uniquely American place.  Here a couple of events happening this weekend in Flagstaff that you're sure to enjoy.

Zuni Festival

Museum of Northern Arizona |  Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

More than 50 Zuni artists will hep you explore their artistry and culture.  You can buy traditional and contemporary art, experience musical and dance performances by the Zuni Olla Maidens and the Cellicion Zuni Dancers, as well as listen to lectures about the Zuni culture.

Fine Art & Craft Show

Wheeler Park | May 27 - May 29, 2017

Experience a special collection of woven rugs, tiled mirrors, paintings, photography, handmade soaps and lotions, metal art, hand painted wine glasses, Native American etched pottery, elaborate jewelry, beaded clothing, wooden vases and much more.

Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Is Now the Time to Buy Your Dream Home in Flagstaff?

by Gary Nelson

If you’re thinking about moving into your dream home in Flagstaff, you should seriously think about doing it earlier in the year rather than later. The reason is that the two components of your monthly mortgage payment, which are home prices and interest rates, are both expected to increase during the year. Also, interest rates are expected to rise.  Here are some predictions:

Freddie Mac

“While full employment and rising inflation are signs of a strong economy, they also have the potential to push mortgage rates and house prices up. The higher rates and higher prices create significant affordability concerns, which may continue to characterize the housing market for the rest of 2017.”

Lynn Fisher, Vice President of Research & Economics for the Mortgage Bankers Association

“By the time we get to the fourth quarter of this year, we will still be under 5 percent – we are thinking 4.7 percent…Something north of 5 percent by the time we get to 2018, and by the time we get to 2019, we show fourth-quarter rates hitting 5.5 percent.”

Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist

“Despite some regional disparities, title agents and real estate professionals do not expect increasing mortgage rates to have a significant impact on the housing market this spring. Continued good economic news, increasing Millennial demand and confidence that buyers will remain in the market even if rates exceed 5 percent bode well for 2017 real estate.”

Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist for Freddie Mac

“We will probably see rates higher at the end of year, around 4.5%.”

So if you’re in the position to buy your home now, then don’t delay.

Say Thanks to Mom in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

Are you ready to say thanks to mom this weekend? Your mom deserves the best Mother's Day possible.  And Flagstaff is the perfect place to find something special for mom to thank her for all she's done.  Here's a few ideas that will help you show how much you appreciate that special lady.


Treat your mom to a special brunch on Sunday.  Little America is having a Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, featuring a selection of meats, seafood, waffles, crepes, and salads.

Spa Day

Treat your dear mother to the pampering she so deserves. Flagstaff Face & Body is the ideal place to take her to get just about any spa treatment she desires.


Sweet treats for a sweet lady are always welcome.  Flagstaff Chocolate Company is one of the best places in Flagstaff to get your mom that special treat.

No matter how you say it, make sure you let your mom know how much you love her, and have a happy Mother Day!

Find the Best Schools in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

Are you a parent with children in school and plan to move to Flagstaff? If so, there’s some great news! has rated the schools in Flagstaff, and 10 of them received a score of 7 out of 10 or higher! They based these scores on factors such as test scores and parent reviews.  Here’s a list of the top 5 schools in Flagstaff along with a link to search for homes near each school.

BASIS Flagstaff
1700 N. Gemini Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Search Homes For Sale Near BASIS

Mountain School
311 West Cattle Dr Trail, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Search Homes For Sale Near Mountain School

Northland Preparatory Academy
3300 West Sparrow Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Search Homes For Sale Near Northland

Haven Montessori Charter School
621 West Clay Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 522-0985
Search Homes For Sale Near Haven Montessori

Click here for a complete list of schools in Flagstaff and their ratings.


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Contact Information

The Gary Nelson Group
Realty Executives of Flagsaff
15 E. Cherry Ave. Suite 101
Flagstaff AZ 86001
Direct: 928-225-3510
Office: 928-773-9300
Fax: 928-774-1102