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Eric Davis
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The Elite Team at RE/MAX Peak Properties
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928 714-0001
Email: info@bestflagstaffhomes.com

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Flagstaff Homes Blog

Monthly Flagstaff Homes Sales Report – May 2018 Flagstaff Homes Sales

Hot weather and hot sales are the current trends in Flagstaff. There were 89 single family homes sold in the Flagstaff area in the month of May. Inventory levels remain historically low, especially below the $500,000 mark. Our weather will undoubtedly cool long before homes sales do. There were 10 condos sold and 29 townhomes sold this May.

This month, we will let the numbers speak. Take a look below.

Single Family Flagstaff Home Sales – May 2018

NOTE: ACR = ACTIVE CONTINGENCY REMOVAL, PBK = PENDING TAKING BACKUP. THE DATA REPORTED HERE ARE BASED ON HOME SALES IN THE FLAGSTAFF METRO AREA (THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDING COUNTY AREAS) 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.  That is where we can help. 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

Master Gardener Plant Sale and Festival

Grow your garden skills and find some new plants at this fun Plant Sale and Festival! Hosted by the Coconino Master Gardener Association, this event features tips and tricks, sales on plants favorited by gardeners from this group, and various kid's activities. 

Pick Your Project Workshop

 

Hosted by Board and Brush Flagstaff, this workshop is sure to get your creative energy flowing! Come to their store this Saturday to create your own artpiece, with hundreds of designs to choose from and paint. Bring a bottle of wine, so you can sip while you work! Click here  for details. 

AWWE-some Summer Series: Sunflower Flat

Get your walking shoes, some water and sun protection, and head out to view wildlife on this relaxing hike! AWWE wildlife experts will be on hand to lead the hike, and the event is FREE. Visit AZ Daily Sun for details.

Flagstaff Foundry

Come experience some of Flagstaff's performing arts talent (or perform yourself) at the Flagstaff Foundry, hosted by the Coconino Center for the Arts. This event gives the stage for dancers, poets, musicians, acrobats, really anyone, to perform in front of an audience. Visit the link above for more information.


Free RPG Day 2018

Get your role playing game (RPG) fix this Saturday at Cab Comics! There will be lots of FREE RPG merchandise, drop-in games, and an RPG tournament with trophies and prizes. For details, visit the link above.

 

Have fun this weekend, and don't hesitate to contact us  with questions about buying or selling a home in Flagstaff! We'd love to meet you!

Navigating a Bizarro Real Estate Market: What You Need to Know

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for National Association of REALTORS® recently wrote in Forbes Magazine “We are living in a BIZARRO world.” The housing market is HOT but the homes sales aren’t rising. Lawrence says our economy is looking strong and he also states that unemployment rates are at the lowest level since 2000.  Existing home sales nationwide are down so far this year, albeit only by 1%. New homes are modestly higher from last year, though well below historical norms. This article has some fantastic facts and accurately outlines what we are dealing with in this booming economy and real estate market. Click here for the article in its entirety.

 

Things To Do In Flagstaff This Weekend

"The Trip to Bountiful"

This weekend Theatrikos Theatre Company is presenting Horton Foote's timeless play "The Trip to Bountiful," featuring how one aging widow "escapes" her son and his wife to travel back to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas. For tickets, visit Theatrikos.com or call (928) 774-1662.

Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival

This Saturday Flagstaff Subaru presents the 6th Annual Blues and Brews Festival, featuring Grammy and Blues Award winning bands, arts/crafts vendors, and 8 microbreweries and 6 wineries. Learn more at Flagstaff365.

Navajo Rug Auction

Get ready for Museum of Northern Arizona's Navajo Rug Auction this Saturday! This is a fun chance to learn about Navajo rugs/weaving, touch and enjoy them, and eat Navajo fry bread and tacos before the auction starts. Visit the link above for details.

Flagstaff Chili Festival

Satisfy your spicy craving this weekend at the Flagstaff Chili Festival, held at Thorpe Park! The event is held over two days, with chili cooking competitions, chili tasting, and live music. The event benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Flagstaff.

Made in the Shade 2018

This fun festival is back for its 26th year in Flagstaff! Benefiting Sun Sounds of Arizona, Made in the Shade has over 80 different breweries serving drinks, as well as grilled food pairings and other entertainment. 

Have a great weekend and stay hydrated outdoors! We're always ready to help you find your Flagstaff dream home, so don't hesitate to call us (928) 714-0001 or stop by our website to get in touch!

Recycle Smart: Changes in How We Need to Recycle

You may or may not be aware of some changes to recycling plastic on a global level. We asked McKenzie Jones, Sustainability Specialist with the City of Flagstaff, to let us know about the changes and how to proceed with recycling as much as we can.

Plastics recycling in Flagstaff is changing and you will no longer be able to recycle certain types of plastics in your curbside recycling bin. Until now, we have been able to recycle all types of plastic, numbers 1-7, as long as they were rigid. As of June 1st, 2018, the only types of plastic that will be accepted for recycling are plastic bottles and jugs, which are numbers 1 and 2.

These changes stem from changes in the national and international recycling market. The recycling market has been significantly impacted due to the Chinese government no longer accepting certain types of recyclables as imports. Until recently, China has accepted roughly half of the world’s plastic and paper recyclables. The sudden ban on much of these materials has sent international markets for recyclables into a tailspin. Norton Environmental, the company responsible for sorting and selling Flagstaff’s recyclables, has been unable to find buyers for these types of plastic. Flagstaff is not alone, as many other communities around the country have been forced to remove items from their acceptable materials list or send significant amounts of formerly recyclable materials to the landfill.

What can we all do?

While this recent decision by China to ban certain types of recyclables was sudden, it is the result of a long-term and growing problem of material consumption and contamination in the world’s recycling stream. Despite the fact that people are putting more recyclables in their recycling bins, they have also been increasingly placing more non-recyclable items into their bin. This is known as “wishful recycling” which actually makes it more difficult and costly to process recyclable items. The end result is that more recyclable items get sent to the landfill as contamination.

These changes do provide an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the purpose of recycling. Recycling reduces the demand on natural resources, lowers the energy needed to create the products we use daily, and saves valuable landfill space. While it can feel good to put all of our trash in the recycling bin, doing so negates the benefits of recycling.

To realize the benefits of recycling, only the correct types of plastics can be recycled – wishful recycling must stop. Going forward, sort your plastics by shape. Forget the number and chasing arrow symbol found on some plastics. Instead only recycle your plastic bottles, jugs, and jars. This includes beverage, toiletry, and soap bottles, as well as milk jugs and peanut butter jars (just make sure they are clear of any food). Any plastic packaging that does not fit these shapes is not recyclable, including items such as bags, wraps, trays, take-out containers, cups, and produce containers. Just make sure to keep recycling your cardboard, paper, and metal cans. While you’re at it, touch up on recycling basics by visiting our online recycling guide at https://www.recyclebycity.com/flagstaff.

The best thing that we can do is to choose durable, reusable items and avoid throwing items in either your recycling or trash bin. And, don’t forget to bring your own reusable mug or carry a reusable water bottle or shopping bag with you on the go. Find out what you can do to prevent waste by visiting www.flagstaff.az.gov/BYO.

To find out what the City is doing to reduce the impacts of Flagstaff’s waste and consumption, visit flagstaff.az.gov   or contact our Zero Waste Coordinator at 928-213-2158 or dlenzen@flagstaffaz.gov.

 

Charming Railroad Springs Home!

Owner’s pride in ownership shows throughout. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this home is perfect for any living situation. There is a great, open feel with a beautiful gas fireplace in the living room. The kitchen is very roomy with tons of counter space and an island that offers extra seating. There is more than enough room for all your friends and family. There are gorgeous wood floors throughout the home. This home has a laundry list of upgrades that most homes in the area do not have. There is a well maintained, huge backyard complete with two storage sheds. The garage has extra room for storage and has a built-in ventilator to keep the heat out, so bring your toys! Don't miss your chance to see this move in ready home! Priced at $290,000 this one won’t be around long.

 

This gorgeous Walnut Ridge home has everything you could ask for!

With over 2,300 sq ft of living space, this home offers 2 separate living rooms, a bonus room that could be used as an office or potential 4th bedroom, and a MAN CAVE!! The huge open concept has a newly remodeled kitchen with all new cabinets, backsplash, stainless appliances, granite countertops and pantry. You will not be disappointed with the amazing backyard complete with a brand new hot tub, gardens galore, and tons of privacy. This one won’t last long!

Things To Do In Flagstaff This Weekend

Flagstaff Hullabaloo

Flagstaff's premier summer festival comes again this Saturday and Sunday, and the Flagstaff Hullabaloo promises not to disapoint! With an Orange Theory Fitness bike parade, kid's area with facepainting and bungee trampolines, lots of live music, vendors, and yummy food, there's something for everyone! Visit the link above for details.

Flag Wool & Fiber Festival

Get cozy and creative at this fun Wool and Fiber Festival, held at the Pioneer Museum! Come shop for luscious skeins of locally dyed yarn, roving, and knitting/weaving accessories, meet and greet with the incredible animals that produce the material, and relax watching fiber arts demonstrations! Click here to learn more.

Photowalk & Film Processing Meet-up

Presented by Phoenix Film Revival, this event takes you around downtown, taking pictures on a Kodak Tri-X film, then for a tour to Hidden Light LLC (where the pictures are processed). While the film is drying, head over to Diablo Burger for a yummy lunch. For details, click here.

Sacred Mountain Prayer Run

This Saturday is Native Americans for Community Action (NACA)'s  35th Annual Sacred Mountain Prayer Run! One of Flagstaff's longest foot races, the route starts at the San Francisco Peaks, and varied distance/ability levels are available. Visit the link above to register.

Coconino Lapidary Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Come out to this open air event that is perfect for the whole family! In addition to the displays and market, there will be raffle prizes and educational activities for kids. Learn more at AZ Daily Sun.

However you spend the weekend, have fun and enjoy Flagstaff! Remember, we are always here to help you find your dream home. We're only a phone call away at (928) 714-0001!

 

 

Over $20,000 price reduction!!! 5945 Leupp Rd

Now at $460,000, this property is a horse lovers dream! Over 3 acres with a 4-stall barn, 3 fenced paddocks, round pen, hay room and covered area with a wash rack. It’s all ready for your furry friends. The home itself boasts over 2,500 sq ft with 3 large bedrooms and 2 baths. A master bedroom with a closet that is one for the books! The entire home offers a great open floor plan with beautiful wood floors, and a bonus room that can be used for a multitude of things. Come check out this one of a kind horse property before it’s gone!