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Best Things to Do at the Grand Canyon

by Gary Nelson

The Grand Canyon. The largest and deepest canyon in the continental U.S. If you like to be inspired or simply amazed, the Grand Canyon in Arizona is the place to go. There’s even a tourist village there. It’s called Grand Canyon Village. If you’re Looking for fun or thrilling activities, there’s more than plenty to do.

First there’s Grand Canyon Village to visit. There we have great places to stay so you are close to Grand Canyon lookout points while still having that touristy feel.

Now if you’re not into the touristy thing, then there is hiking. The North Rim is a nice secluded place if you’re looking for peace and quiet. Starting with a nice 21-mile hike, starting from the South Rim, that takes you to a beautiful rustic lodge with some fine restaurants and shops.

Or if you’re looking for something enchantingly beautiful, try the Havasu Falls. What a beautiful treat! It is called an oasis in the desert with it’s clear blue waters with gorgeous waterfalls as the backdrop. Of course, first you must hike around 10 miles. Not a simple endeavor, but completely worth it!

For more challenging or fun things to do check out this link.

Find the Luxury Golfing Lifestyle You've Always Wanted in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

​​When you think of the perfect location in America to play golf, what comes to mind? Most golfers want more than just a challenging course.  They want ideal weather and stunning scenery.  That is precisely what you get in the golf courses of Flagstaff.  And better yet, the golf course communities of Flagstaff offer amazing homes to be the focal point of your golfing lifestyle.

The Gary Nelson Group is committed to helping you find the perfect golf course community home.  If you want to learn more about the golf courses and communities in Flagstaff, as well as search for the perfect home in each community, visit our Flagstaff Golf Course Communities page today.

Here's a sample of some of the amazing golf course community homes available in Flagstaff now.

Home Buyers – Protect Yourself From Equifax Breech

by Gary Nelson

If you’ve been watching the news, by now you’re certainly aware of the massive data theft of 143 million consumer’s personal data from national credit bureau Equifax.  This is a situation that will affect a lot of lives.  It could especially affect home buyers and mortgage applicants.

Most American with a credit history could be affected. Addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license and credit card numbers could all be at risk.  These could be made available to the highest bidders on the Dark Web. 

Home buyers and mortgage applicants may be the most at risk, since they have a significant amount of information on file at the credit bureaus. This could cause serious problems down the road, especially during the buying process.

There’s no need to panic, as steps can be taken to protect yourself.  You can lock down your credit files with fraud alerts or credit file freezes, which will prevent people from opening accounts in your name and will prevent them from getting credit reports.

The FTC has helpful information on identify-theft countermeasures at consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft. And if you’re thinking of doing a freeze, a good site is uspirg.org/resources/usp/protect-yourself-against-new-account-id-theft. You can also get free, three-bureau credit monitoring service being offered by Equifax at equifaxsecurity2017.com. The most important first step is to check your three credit reports for free at annualcreditreport.com and see whether anyone has been tampering with your accounts.

September Home Maintenance Tips

by Gary Nelson

​Summer is coming to an end in Flagstaff, and it's time to make sure your home is ready for fall and winter. If you perform just a few chores, you can make sure you're ready for the colder months and have fewer issues during the winter season. Here's a few tasks that are fairly easy, and will help you avoid major repair costs when you least expect them.

Check Walkways For Cracks

Before the walkways around your home get covered in the winter with debris, it's a good idea to fix any cracks that could create a tripping or slipping hazard. You can always fix small cracks with epoxy.  For serious cracks, you may need to call in a professional.

Clean and Repair Siding

Make sure the siding doesn't have mold or mildew, and check for rotten and warped areas.  You can even use a cell phone or drone to inspect higher areas instead of using a ladder. Inspect the joints for cracks.

Check Leaky Faucets

If you check leaky faucets and pipes now, you can avoid costly repairs if a pipe breaks during the winter.

Want some more tips for maintaining your home? Check out the full list of September maintenance tips here.

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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