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Celebrate Freedom in Flagstaff!

by Gary Nelson

America's birthday is jut around the corner and it's time to celebrate freedom in Flagstaff!  Here's what we can look forward coming up this weekend.

Northern Arizona Taco Fest | Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park | Saturday @ 12pm

Enjoy $2 tacos from 15 different restaurants with general admission, along with  margaritas, beer, and soda.

4th Annual Babbitt Ford Classic Car Show | Babbitt Ford Lincoln | Sun @ 10am -2pm

Come see some great classic cars at the 4th annual Babbitt Ford Classic Car Show, featuring free food and live music.

21st Annual Greater Flagstaff Chamber 4th of July Parade | Downtown Flagstaff | Tues @ 9pm

‚ÄčThis parade follows the usual route through Historic Downtown Flagstaff.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!


Great Food Awaits You in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

One of the great things about living in Flagstaff has to be the amazing food.  You can find just about any type of restaurant you want here - from steakhouses, Italian, Chinese, That BBQ, Asian, and Pizza - it's all here in Flagstaff. has rated the best places to eat in Flagstaff.  Here's a few of the top places to dine.

Delhi Palace

If it's amazing Indian food you're looking for in Flagstaff, your search has ended.  Both locals and travelers rave about their outstanding Indian fare. Some people even claim it's the best Indian food in the US! You can order from the menu or try new dishes at the buffet. The menu may look like standard Indian fare on the surface, but it's certainly above standard when it comes to your table.

Satchmo's BBQ

Mouth-watering BBQ meets unique and tasty side dishes at Satchmo's.  Where else can you get jalapeño corn bread? You'll also find Po'Boy and BBQ "sammiches", jambalaya, catfish bites, "dirty rice" and more. Satchmo's certainly put their own unique spin on Southern BBQ that's sure to please any pallet.

The Horsemen Lodge

No analysis of restaurants in Flagstaff would be complete without a great steakhouse. The Horsemen Lodge tops the list in Flagstaff for the perfect blend of amazing steaks, outstanding service, and Western atmosphere. You can also come for breakfast full of Western favorites like meat loaf and eggs, steak and eggs, and a variety of "mixers."

Thanks Dad!

by Gary Nelson

It's time this Sunday to say thanks to the man who was always there for us when we were growing up, and to all the great dads raising kids right now.

If you're looking for a great way to thank your dad this week in Flagstaff, why not treat him to a Father's day Breakfast Buffet at Silver Pine Restaurant.  Or you can hit the links with him at Continental Golf Club.

Have a fun and happy Fathers Day!

Home Buying Tips for Making the Right Investment

by Gary Nelson

Buying a home is the biggest financial investment you may ever make.  If you're considering buying a home in Flagstaff, now is the time to consider some important points to make sure you make the best investment.  Here's a few tips to keep in mind when buying a home.

Don't Spend a Lot of Money

That is, don't spend big on other things, like cars or jewelry, or mainly running up your credit card.  Your spending habits will affect your home loan.  Of course, you want a clean paper trail to make sure you get the best loan you can.

Get Pre-Approved

If you get pre-approved for a loan, it gives you much more buying power.  First, it shows the seller that you mean business.  But it also gives you a good idea of what you can afford, so you don't end up in over your head on the deal. And you can also search for the best rates.  Make sure you also learn about other items involved in getting a loan, like junk fees, processing fees or points.

Avoid Hidden Costs

Many home buyers are just thinking about the mortgage payment.  But you need to also consider costs like property taxes, utilities, repairs, etc.  Make sure your budget covers these costs.

There are many factors that go into buying a home.  In the end, it's best to talk with a professional that can help guide you.  Give us a call at 928-225-3510, and we'll be happy to help you buy the right home that fits your budget

There’s no more splendid and majestic place on earth than the Grand Canyon. It’s a sight that’s been drawing millions of people from around the world to Arizona for over 100 years. The need to accommodate all these visitors became clear to the US government, and thus Grand Canyon Village was born. It’s located on the south rim of the canyon and is home to around 2000 residents, who primarily provide services to the millions of visitors to Grand Canyon. The historic core of the village still retains many of the buildings from the beginning of the village in the early 1900s, and as such have been designated as a National Historic Landmark District.

The historic structures that make up the village can be divided into two categories.  There are the structures that were built for retailers, and the ones built by the National Park Service. Mary Colter designed many of the building used by retailers, and most of them are still in use today. Colter’s work is legendary, with buildings such as Hopi House, Hermit's Rest, Lookout Studio, Desert View Watchtower, and Bright Angel Lodge. Colter’s influence was varied among a number of styles, such as Mission Revival architecture, Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, Pueblo Revival architecture, Streamline Moderne, American Craftsman, and Arts and Crafts Movement, which she often blended together.

What’s also great about these buildings is that many serve as fully functional places to shop, as well as to enjoy their historic value and stunning views of the canyon.  The Hopi House, for example, is one of the most recognizable buildings in the village and features both retail and museum spaces focusing on Native American crafts, jewelry, pottery, and Navajo rugs.

So when you come to visit the Grand Canyon, come for the canyon, but stay for the history and fun that is Grand Canyon Village.


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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