Fall is officially upon us! Take a drive or hike to watch the leaves change. Enjoy it while it lasts!

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Fall in Flagstaff is one of the most magical times of year, from the beautiful fall colors to the festivals to the cool crisp mountain breeze.  Click here to view a full fall colors tour guide.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling, fall is a fantastic time to do so! Call us @928-714-0001 or email us at info@bestflagstaffhomes.com

Things To Do In Flagstaff This Weekend

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Beats Antique

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Tonight (September 28) is the Beats Antique concert at the Orpheum! Beats Antique is a bay-area group that mixes electric, acoustic, and traditional music, all rolled into one with a hint of “steampunk circus.” Legendary dancer and choreographer Zoe Jakes, with musicians David Satori and Tommy Cappel  will put on a performance to dazzle the senses! Learn more at Orpheum Flagstaff.

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Concert

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This Friday is the Flagstaff Symphony’s Opening Concert for the fall season, featuring pianist Michael Brown and music from Debussy, Ravel, and Franck. Click here to purchase tickets.

Reel Rock 11

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This Friday Reel Rock 11 is playing at the Orpheum. This film is an annual celebration of the global rock climbing community, and a real treat for any outdoors fan. Doors open at 7:30, and tickets are for sale now at Reel Rock Tour.

Phoenix Suns Scrimmage

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Join the Phoenix Suns basketball team this Saturday at their scrimmage game at NAU’s Walkup Skydome! There will be a party before the game starts with lawn games, a kid’s club, and a chance to meet the Suns Gorilla. Aftewards meet the Suns team at an autograph session before they head back to the Valley. Visit Flagstaff 365 for details.

Flagstaff Oktoberfest

oktPut on your best dirndl/lederhosen and head down to Wheeler Park on Saturday for the Flagstaff Oktoberfest! In addition to the classic beer, the event will feature food, wine, live entertainment and a special ‘root beer garden’ for kids. Learn more at Oktoberfest.com.

 

Have a wonderful weekend, and if you ever want help buying or selling a home, contact The Elite Team. We’d love to meet with you!

National Homes Sales Drop in August

house_glass_03We recently posted the Flagstaff Homes Sales statistics.  While Flagstaff saw a small tick up in home sales from July, nationally sales are down a bit.  Interest rates are still at a record lows, however inventory is down and that has driven prices up.  In August the country saw a decrease of 0.9% in closed sales from July.  We are still, however, 0.8% higher than August, 2015.  The median house price is up 5.1% from this time last year.  Follow the link below to see the full article from The National Association of Realtors.

http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2016/09/existing-home-sales-soften-further-in-august

If you missed our blog about our local numbers click here.  As always never hesitate to call or email The Elite Team with any questions.

Monthly Flagstaff Homes Sales Report –August Flagstaff Homes Sales

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Below you will find the sales for single family homes in the Flagstaff area for August 2016.  The market saw a total of 94 homes sold during the month, down from 103 sales during August 2015.  There were 43 sales in the $300,000-$400,000 range.  With less than a two month’s supply, we continue to struggle with inventory levels under $400,0000.  Any sellers contemplating selling TAKE NOTE!  For the sales in August, the average sales price compared to the Original list price was 96%.  Sellers are coming very close to hitting their original list price.

The median price for single family homes sales in August was $375,900 up from $367,450 in July.

Flagstaff townhome sales soared in August 2016 with 45, and there were an impressive 28 condo sales.

For an in-depth look at the current market conditions please see the graph below.

Single Family Flagstaff Home Sales – August 2016

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NOTE: THE DATA REPORTED HERE ARE BASED ON HOME SALES IN THE FLAGSTAFF METRO AREA (THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDING COUNTY AREAS THAT HAVE FLAGSTAFF MAILING ADDRESSES) AS REPORTED IN THE MULTIPLE-LISTING-SERVICE MAINTAINED BY THE NORTHERN ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.® THE DATA MAY NOT REFLECT ALL SALES (BUT IT SURELY REFLECTS MOST OF THEM).

To buy or sell a Flagstaff home, you need more than the general advice in this blog.  Contact The Elite Team at RE/MAX Peak Properties – Give us a call at 928-714-0001 or send an email to info@bestflagstaffhomes.com for experienced, professional advice on purchasing or selling a home in Flagstaff.

Things To Do In Flagstaff This Weekend

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Flagstaff Festival of Science

The Flagstaff Science Festival starts this Friday! Featuring over 100 free events, this 10 day festival is not to be missed! The festivities get an early start Thursday evening at the Flagstaff Star Party.

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Cornucopia Fall Festival

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Autumn is officially starting this Saturday in downtown Flagstaff at the Cornucopia Fall Festival. Featuring pony rides, a hay maze, live entertainment, and food/drinks from places like Fratelli Pizza, Big Foot BBQ, and Lumberyard Brewing Company, proceeds will benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Flagstaff, Flagstaff Family Food Center, and Grand Canyon Youth. Admission is free to the first 250 people with donations of two non-perishable food items.

3rd Annual Star Party

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Tomorrow evening starts off the 3rd annual Flagstaff Star Party, the year’s ultimate celebration of our city’s beautiful dark skies! Enjoy the stars up close with telescopes, hone your artistic skills at a night photography workshop, and learn about asteroids at an evening lecture.

 

Grand Canyon National Bike Your Park Day Ride

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This Saturday Bright Angel Bicycles is sponsoring a bike ride around the Yaki point route at the South rim of the Grand Canyon. Bring your own bike or rent one on site. Visit Bike Grand Canyon to learn more.

Model Train Grand Unveiling Celebration

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This Thursday, come to the Flagstaff Visitor Center to celebrate the unveiling of a new replica of the historical “Old Two Spot” train. The Flagstaff Model Railroad Club will be at this event with displays and booths. Go to the event’s Facebook page for more information.

 

As always, we hope you have a great weekend and have an opportunity to get out and enjoy Flagstaff! Whenever you are interested in selling or buying a home, contact us at Best Flagstaff Homes.

 

Having a Smart Home is IN

Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation, Works with Alexa Home owners remodeling are incorporating more and more technology into their budget and design.  Advancements in technology and reduced costs help homeowners make their homes safer and more efficient. Thermostats, security systems and lighting control just ot name a few.  Houzz Smart Home Trends Survey shows the trends from their survey of 1000 home owners.  Take a look at the National Association of REALTORS® article for more information.

Check out the 7 best things about buying a home in the fall by MONEY Magazine!

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As the weather cools down so does the Real Estate Market Take advantage of this and get into that dream home!

If you have any questions or are interested in buying or selling your home, give us a call @ 928-714-0001 or email us at info@bestflagstaffhomes.com.

Things To Do In Flagstaff This Weekend

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Pickin’ In The Pines

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This Friday and Saturday is Flagstaff’s Pickin’ In The Pines, showcasing bluegrass and acoustic music with famed artists such as Sam Bush,  Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, James Reams & The Barnstormers,The Haymarket Squares, and many more! Purchase tickets online at Pickin’ In The Pines.

Triple Threat Weekend Workshop

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This is the perfect workshop to hone your singing, dancing, and acting skills for your next audition! Presented by The Flagstaff Light Opera Company, this event goes from Saturday through Sunday and ends with a mock audition. Learn more at Flagstaff 365.

 

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Get out your running shoes this Saturday for “The Coolest Marathon in Arizona” hosted by North Country Health Care and the Flagstaff Nordic Center. The race winds through an off-road trail in the Coconino National Forest, and all participants will get a free lunch, t-shirt, and finishers medal, while all proceeds benefit North Country’s Angel Fund. Register at Run Sign Up.

Hozhoni Rummage Sale

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Want to get rid of stuff you don’t need? Looking for something? You can accomplish both goals at Hozhoni Foundation’s Rummage Sale fundraiser this Saturday.Enjoy coffee and an art gallery while browsing furniture, clothes, appliances, electronics, and more.

Open Figure Drawing Sessions

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The Flagstaff Arts Council is now hosting open sessions for artists to come and have the experience of drawing from a live model, meeting each Monday night starting this coming Monday, the 19th. The events meets at the Coconino Center for the Arts and costs $11-$15 per session. Visit Flagstaff.com for more details.

 

Have a great weekend, and remember that if you are interested in buying or selling a home the Elite Team is here to help!

Continental Country Club Living- Check out this video shot by drone!

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Take a look at the video that the Continental Country Club HOA had made.  With amenities such as pools, fitness center, restaurants, tennis courts, and of course a 18 hole golf course this neighborhood has something for everyone.  Located on the East side of town, close to parks, trails, shopping and restaurants. You can learn more about the Continental Country club here.

If you are interested in viewing property or have any questions give us a call us @ 928-714-0001 or email us at info@bestflagstaffhomes.com

Things To Do In Flagstaff This Weekend

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Grand Canyon Salsa Festival

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Starting tomorrow through this Sunday is the 4th Annual Grand Canyon Salsa Festival. Held at Twin Arrows Casino, this event features workshops on Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, and more dances taught by renowned instructors and showcasing exciting dance performances each night! Visit Grand Canyon Salsa Festival for tickets!

Riding The Rim Poetry Gathering

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This Saturday the Museum of Northern Arizona is hosting their 14th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, featuring an afternoon of poetry, music, and entertainment that celebrates our American Southwest heritage. Visit AZ Daily Sun for more information.

Barks and Brews

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Come out with your furry BFF this Saturday to Second Chance Center for Animals’ Barks and Brews festival! This great fundraiser helps support homeless animals while having a howling good time.Tickets come with a signiture event glass, a bandana for your dog, and 12 beer tastings from the best Flagstaff breweries! Go to Second Chance for more information.

A Taste of Flagstaff

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This coming Monday, Victim Witness Services of Coconino County is hosting their 17th Annual fundraiser, A Taste of Flagstaff. With delicious food from 18 Flagstaff restaurants, silent auctions, and live music, what better way to start a new week while supporting a good cause? Learn more at VWS Coconino.

Arizona Trail Celebration

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The Arizona Lottery is hosting an Arizona Trail Day at Buffalo Park. Start the morning off with a run, hike or ride through the trail followed by an afternoon of live music, an outdoor expo, raffle prizes, kids activities, and more!

 

As always, enjoy your weekend and life in our beautiful town! Whenever you are interested in buying or selling a home, Eric, Jessica and Sara will be happy to assist you!

Things To Do In Flagstaff This Weekend

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Coconino County Fair

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This weekend is the Coconino County Fair! In addition to livestock/4-H showing, carnival rides, fun food and craft/produce competitions, several local groups such as Circus Bacchus and Fito Olivares will be performing. Military and senior admission discounts are available.

Demolition Derby

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If you are a fan of demolition derby, the Sunrise Lions club (benefitting sight and hearing charities) are hosting a special show this Saturday and Sunday out at Fort Tuthill. Learn more at Flagstaff 365

Book Signing at Meteor Crater

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Visit Meteor Crater this Saturday and get a signed copy of Neal F. Davis’s new novel “Images of America: Meteor Crater.” This event closes at 4pm, so plan on arriving early! Visit Flag Meteor for more information.

Colorado River: Fish and Watersheds

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September 2-12 are Colorado River Days in Flagstaff! Enjoy a FREE wet workshop this Saturday and Sunday where your whole family will be able to experience live fish, interactive watershed examples, games and more. Go to Colorado River Days for a full schedule.

West Side Story

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This is the last weekend for TheatriKIDS’ unique rendition of West Side Story, a tale of young love in the midst of brutal hatred and rival New York City gangs! Reserve your tickets today at Theatrikos.

 

We hope everyone has a great and restful Labor Day! If you are ever interested in buying or selling a home in Flagstaff, don’t hesitate to contact Eric, Jessica, or Sara at The Elite Team. We are here for you!

 

Things To Do In Flagstaff This Weekend

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Thunder Over Flagstaff

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This Saturday the Flagstaff Airport is hosting Thunder Over Flagstaff, a fly-in and car display benefitting youth and aviation! A pancake breakfast, free airplane and optional helicopter rides, craft vendors, and a grand viewing of different planes and cars in action will all be featured.

West Side Story

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Starting this Friday, TheatriKIDs is presenting a version of West Side Story, a searing Romeo & Juliet tale set in modern New York as two youth from rival street gangs fall in love with each other, turning their back on their family and culture’s vengance. Visit Theatrikos for tickets!

Flagstaff Open Studios

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The 19th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios event takes you to 25 different locations to sample art and meet the artists, watching them at their work. Visit AZ Daily Sun for more details!

 

Gaspin in the Aspen

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This Summer woods run is the final race in the Flagstaff Summer Running Series, and features a 5k, 15k, or 1k kid’s fun run to choose from. Only 400 runners are allowed and tickets have sold out every year, so sign up today if you want to save a spot! Visit AZ Nordic Village.

Flagstaff Run For The Poor

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This Saturday St. Vincent De Paul is hosting a Run for the Poor race. Even if you don’t run, come watch and cheer on the contestants, including Fathers Pat and Dan who are running! Register at Race Entry to sign up.

Blacksmithing Workshop

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Interested in the timeless craft of blacksmithing? This Saturday is your chance to take part in a two hour workshop covering anvil basics, heat colors/temperatures, and basic shaping techniques. Class size is limited so reserve your place today by calling  (928) 774-6272.

 

Have fun this weekend, and remember that if you enjoying Flagstaff and want to settle down here, contact the Elite Team to start looking for a home.

Located in desirable Continental Country Club, this amazing home is worth a look!

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Gorgeous Continental Country Club  home on a Cul-De-Sac with stunning views of the San Francisco Peaks and Mount Elden.The Pride of ownership shows throughout this entire property.  Enjoy your coffee in the expansive sunroom or on one of the amazing decks. Relax in the huge Master suite with vaulted ceilings and spacious seating area. The large wood burning stove is perfectly centered within the open Living room. Beautifully landscaped front and back with a split rail fenced in backyard.  Oversized two car garage also boasts a workshop and  provides plenty of extra storage.  Walking distance to the Continental Country Club, 18 hole golf course, fitness center, restaurant, tennis courts, and swimming pools. Even closer to Foxglenn park.

Click here to view more photos.

If you would like to see this property or have any questions give us a call at (928)714-0001 or email us at info@bestflagstaffhomes.com

 

 

Things To Do In Flagstaff This Weekend

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Flagstaff Symphony Guild Home Tour

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Come support the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra this Saturday at the FSO Guild’s Home Tour! Featuring five beautiful homes around Flagstaff, all proceeds from this event will benefit the symphony. Reserve your ticket today by calling Mary at 928.522.0549.

 

Climb To Conquer Cancer

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Climb To Conquer Cancer is a an integral fundraiser for helping cancer research and patients. You can help this Saturday by registering (before this Friday) or simply donating. In the past, 170 teams and 3,574 participants have raised $210,372.90! Please consider being part of this impact for healing.

 

Flagstaff Children’s Music & Arts Festival

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This Saturday the City of Flagstaff Recreation Services is hosting their 9th Annual Children’s Music/Arts Festival. Activities include loads of painting, coloring, various craft activities, an instrument petting zoo, and a create your own instrument workshop, all for free. This is the perfect event to nurture your child’s interest in the arts! Visit Flagstaff 365 for details.

 

National Park Services in the Pines Birthday Bash

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This month the National Parks Service is turning 100, and what better way to celebrate than with a birthday bash at this park fair featuring special guest speakers, live cultural performances, a ‘park’ photo booth, and more. If you want to get out and explore the National Parks here yourself, there are fee free days next week from August 25-28. Learn more at National Parks Birthday.

 

FSO Concert Series 4

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This Sunday at the Oakmont Flagstaff the FSO is hosting a concert featuring the Elden Brass Quintet. This concert is FREE, and the perfect way to relax before the workweek starts again! Go to FSO News for more information.

 

Have a great weekend enjoying Flagstaff, and remember to contact us if you are thinking of buying or selling a home!

 

 

Monthly Flagstaff Homes Sales Report –July Flagstaff Homes Sales

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For the month of July 91 single family homes changed ownership in the Flagstaff area.  This is down from 114 in July of last year.  The bulk of the sales this July were under the $500,000 price range accounting for 79 of the 91 sales.  There are currently only 99 homes for sale under $400,000 in Flagstaff and the outlying areas.  This shortage of inventory continues to cause a strain for buyers looking to purchase a home.

The median price for single family homes sales in July was $367,450, down from $386,991 in June.  We had 22 townhome sales in July and 23 condo sales.

For an in-depth look at the current market conditions please see the graph below.

Single Family Flagstaff Home Sales – July 2016

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NOTE: THE DATA REPORTED HERE ARE BASED ON HOME SALES IN THE FLAGSTAFF METRO AREA (THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDING COUNTY AREAS THAT HAVE FLAGSTAFF MAILING ADDRESSES) AS REPORTED IN THE MULTIPLE-LISTING-SERVICE MAINTAINED BY THE NORTHERN ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.® THE DATA MAY NOT REFLECT ALL SALES (BUT IT SURELY REFLECTS MOST OF THEM).

To buy or sell a Flagstaff home, you need more than the general advice in this blog.  Contact The Elite Team at RE/MAX Peak Properties – Give us a call at 928-714-0001 or send an email to info@bestflagstaffhomes.com for experienced, professional advice on purchasing or selling a home in Flagstaff.