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Ponderosa Trails

Ponderosa Trails July | August 2012

Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s 1750 S. Woodlands Village Blvd. #125 Flagstaff, AZ 86001

HIRE A REALTOR THAT WILL EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS! An experienced Realtor gives you a substantial advantage when looking to buy or sell a home in Flagstaff.

Featured Properties

If you are in the market to move up, size down or purchase investment property, give us a call. We are happy to meet you at your current home to discuss your property value and the current market. Our expertise can provide you with a smart strategy to make your next real estate transaction the most pleasant and successful you have ever experienced.

SALE PENDING

SALE PENDING

Ponderosa Trails 85 W. Separation Canyon Tr. 3677 Sq. Ft. | 6 Bed | 2.75 Bath • $474,900

Ponderosa Trails 409 W. Wulfenite Rd. 2718 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bed | 2.75 Bath • $433,900

JUST SOLD

Cheshire Foothills 2607 N. Fremont 2619 Sq. Ft. | 5 Bed | 3 Bath • $434,500

VALERIE CORE

FREDDI PAULSRUD

928.607.4344

928.853.3737

Associate Broker

ValerieCoreRealtor@gmail.com

Tips for a Perfect Outing

Ponderosa Trails 88 Hance 3366 Sq. Ft. | 5 Bed | 3.5 Bath • $417,000

Associate Broker

Home Warranty Plans

Freddi.Paulsrud@RussLyon.com

Peace-of-Mind for Buyers & Sellers www.ValerieCore.com

Ponderosa Trails 311 W. Beryl Rd. 2300 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bed | 2.5 Bath • $399,900

Mt. Elden Foothills 4138 Certhia Dr. 2343 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bed | 2 Bath • $374,900

Mediterranean Specialty

Call us about available Keepsake Homes!

Taverna’s Greek Mousaka

Ponderosa Trails 52 E. Conquistador 10,454 Sq. Ft. Lot • $125,000

Ponderosa Trails

Ponderosa Trails 3975 S. Box Canyon Tr. 8276 Sq. Ft. Lot • $115,000

Hot Real Estate Listings

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996 • www.DesertLifestyle.net

ISSN-1939-9650


In Good Taste

Event Calendar

Featuring Taverna Greek Grill 928.213.9994 | TavernaGreekGrill.com

JULY | AUGUST 2012 Taylor House Century Ride

Mousaka

Flagstaff Medical Center, July 21st 928.773.2135 | FlagstaffMedicalCenter.com

INGREDIENTS 2 eggplants, sliced 7 zucchini, sliced 10 potatoes, sliced 2 qts. mousaka meat sauce (see recipe below) 2 cups parmesan cheese 1 cup bread crumbs 4 large eggs 2-4 cups bechamel sauce

PROCEDURE Heat oil and add onions and garlic. Cook until lightly browned. Add ground beef and continue browning. When meat is browned add remaining ingredients and let cook for approximately 1 hour or until meat is cooked thoroughly. Yield: 24 servings

65 or 95-mile bike ride. Routes wind through historic Flagstaff, then loop through the cool pines and red rock desert of Northern Arizona. Proceeds from this event are collected to allow family members of FMC patients to stay just across the street from their loved

• First and foremost, choose your venue. A shady spot in a park, on a rooftop, near the water, in a vast meadow or even your own backyard can be an excellent place to relax. Once you’ve determined where you’ll be, it will be easier to bring the right essentials.

PROCEDURE Line a sheet tray with all vegetables on tray and brush with seasoning salt and salad oil mixture. Broil for 20 minutes and set aside. Brush 4-inch hotel pan with oil and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Layer potatoes in pan, followed by eggplant and then zucchini. Pour one beaten egg on top then sprinkle with all cheeses and bread crumbs. Add 1 qt. of meat sauce and spread another beaten egg on top. Repeat this process one more time. Finish with bechamel on top, smoothed. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Mousaka Meat Sauce INGREDIENTS 1 cup salad oil 12 yellow onions, chopped 1 ½ tsp. chopped garlic 3-5 lbs. ground beef 1 ½ tsp. dry oregano 1 ½ tsp. chicken base 1 ½ tsp. salt ¾ tsp. pepper 1 tsp. sugar 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon 1 ½ tsp. nutmeg 1 ½ tsp. ground clove 2 each #10 can tomatoes filets 2 tsp. tomato paste 1 ¼ lbs. parmesan cheese ½ gal. burgundy cooking wine

Can you spin for a cause? Choose from a 30, 45,

There is something so glorious about dining al fresco on a sunny day. Whether you’re planning a romantic outing for two, or an adventure for adults and kids alike, follow these tips for a successful picnic:

• Bring along some necessities such as a picnic blanket and outdoor pillows for lounging. A small vase to hold flowers picked from the sight, hand sanitizer for preparing food, and frozen gel packs to keep food cool will also come in handy. • Some foods travel better than others. When designing your menu, avoid soft, crushable foods that won’t last through the journey such as berries or delicate pastries. Green salads are out – they tend to wilt. Bring heartier salads such

as a pasta or couscous dish. Pack sandwich toppings separately and assemble the sandwiches onsite. Avoid any mayonnaise-based foods and use oil and vinegar-based foods instead. Don’t pre-slice cheese. Once sliced, it starts releasing its oils and dries out more quickly. Instead, pack a small knife and cheese board. And especially in warm weather, don’t risk bringing any sushi or shellfish. • Some excellent picnic fare includes artisan breads, specialty cheeses, fresh fruits, locally made sausage, gourmet salads, roasted chicken, marinated olives, wraps and chilled soup such as gazpacho. If you’re not inclined to spend hours in the kitchen, a trip to your gourmet deli is in order!

ones at the Taylor House hospitality house. Summer Soiree The Arboretum, July 21st 928.774.1442 | TheArb.org Don’t miss this year’s premier fundraising event for • Get creative with beverages. Homemade lemonade with frozen raspberries, creamy iced coffee, iced mint tea or sparkling water infused with fresh fruit all make nice alternatives to sodas. If your picnic includes wine, a light and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio would fill the bill nicely. • Put an extra “gourmet” splash into the entire affair by packing fresh herbs such as basil, mint and rosemary to garnish the plates.

• Having activities for the children will make the day just as memorable for them as well. Bring some jars so they can collect bugs, a kite or two and a ball to kick around. • To keep ants at bay, sprinkle talcum powder on the perimeter of the food plates or the entire blanket. Placing a few springs of fresh mint near the food is said to keep bees away. Now go out and have a picnic to remember!

HOME BUYER BENEFITS Buyers are more confident purchasing a home that has a warranty included in the sale. They can move into their new home with assurance that they are covered for unexpected home repairs or replacement costs. Their coverage is in force, regardless of the appliances’ age, make or model. Under a home warranty plan, if a covered item can’t be fixed, it will be replaced. A typical warranty on an existing home results in an average of nearly two buyer claims in the first year. Since many buyers stretch their budget to get into their dream home, the last thing they need is a mechanical breakdown to disrupt their budget. With a home warranty, buyers no longer have to worry about out-of-pocket expenses

gardens with a silent and live auction, delicious catered dinner and lively musical entertainment. What a perfect way to spend a lovely summer evening! Flagstaff Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show Radisson Woodlands Hotel, July 22nd 928.773.8888 Browse scores of vendors selling all kinds of jewelry, including both fine and costume. Gems, beads, rocks, fossils, minerals, cabochons and rough

Home Sweet Home: Is Yours Under Warranty? Whether you’re buying property, listing your property for sale or simply an existing homeowner, a home warranty is a very affordable way to preserve peace-of-mind and protect your most valuable asset. A home warranty, also known as a home protection plan, is a one-year residential service contract that provides repair or replacement coverage for electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems as well as built-in appliances such as an oven/range, microwave and dishwasher in a home that fail due to normal wear and tear.

The Arboretum. Mix and mingle among the gorgeous

due to unexpected repairs. A home warranty offers cash flow protection, so it just makes good sense to have one on your home. HOME SELLER BENEFITS Having a home warranty gives sellers a competitive edge over other homes on the market. By offering a home warranty plan with the purchase of their home, sellers can transact business with confidence and avoid after-the-sale disputes if something goes wrong. Home warranties also offer protection against costly repairs while the home is listed. Moreover, homes listed with a home warranty are often more attractive to potential buyers and tend to sell faster and closer to the asking price than those without one. When a buyer has confidence in your home, it discourages downward price bargaining. HOMEOWNER BENEFITS Perhaps you’re not planning on buying or selling at all. Your current home is also

eligible for a protection plan. It doesn’t matter how old your home is, or how often you call for service and repairs – you will still qualify for coverage. Check with a reputable Realtor in your area for recommendations on local and national home warranty companies that they’ve had good luck with. How much does a home warranty cost? A home warranty plan is affordable protection against unforeseen circumstances. The average cost is approximately $400-$500 a year. Additional coverage is available under most home warranties at an extra charge for pool and spa equipment, central air conditioning and free-standing appliances, such as refrigerator, washer and dryer. How does a home warranty work? When a malfunction occurs that involves a system covered by the home warranty plan, the homeowner calls the warranty company and requests a service call. The cost of the service

call, which averages $50 to $75 per visit, is paid by the homeowner. The warranty company assigns the call to an approved contractor, and the home protection company pays for the system repair or replacement. How long is the coverage term? A home warranty plan usually runs for a year, and may be renewed. Some people keep their home warranty policy in place for many years. If you need to cancel your warranty plan mid-term, it’s generally not a problem and you may be refunded any premium dollars on a prorated basis. Who pays for the home warranty in a sales transaction? The seller usually pays for the coverage; however, the cost is negotiable and should be addressed in the purchase agreement. The type of coverage, including what equipment is to be included and the maximum policy fee should also be specified.

rock will be on hand. Plus, you can take your new treasures to the wire wrapping booth right on the premises. Wednesday Night Vintage Series The Wine Loft, August 1st 928.773.9463 | FFOTM.net Put the first Wednesday of the month on your calendar as The Wine Loft presents tastings and pairings of their featured vinos. Tony Norris presents the musical entertainment to lend just the right vibe to your night. Cheers! Big Brothers Big Sisters Half-Marathon Wheeler Park, August 11th 928.600.3685 | BBBSF.com Join fellow walkers and runners for Arizona’s second-oldest half-marathon and fourth-oldest race! With a scenic course on Observatory Mesa, you can choose to run or walk, and from among a 5K as well as the 13.1 miles. Proceeds benefit Flagstaff’s Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.


In Good Taste

Event Calendar

Featuring Taverna Greek Grill 928.213.9994 | TavernaGreekGrill.com

JULY | AUGUST 2012 Taylor House Century Ride

Mousaka

Flagstaff Medical Center, July 21st 928.773.2135 | FlagstaffMedicalCenter.com

INGREDIENTS 2 eggplants, sliced 7 zucchini, sliced 10 potatoes, sliced 2 qts. mousaka meat sauce (see recipe below) 2 cups parmesan cheese 1 cup bread crumbs 4 large eggs 2-4 cups bechamel sauce

PROCEDURE Heat oil and add onions and garlic. Cook until lightly browned. Add ground beef and continue browning. When meat is browned add remaining ingredients and let cook for approximately 1 hour or until meat is cooked thoroughly. Yield: 24 servings

65 or 95-mile bike ride. Routes wind through historic Flagstaff, then loop through the cool pines and red rock desert of Northern Arizona. Proceeds from this event are collected to allow family members of FMC patients to stay just across the street from their loved

• First and foremost, choose your venue. A shady spot in a park, on a rooftop, near the water, in a vast meadow or even your own backyard can be an excellent place to relax. Once you’ve determined where you’ll be, it will be easier to bring the right essentials.

PROCEDURE Line a sheet tray with all vegetables on tray and brush with seasoning salt and salad oil mixture. Broil for 20 minutes and set aside. Brush 4-inch hotel pan with oil and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Layer potatoes in pan, followed by eggplant and then zucchini. Pour one beaten egg on top then sprinkle with all cheeses and bread crumbs. Add 1 qt. of meat sauce and spread another beaten egg on top. Repeat this process one more time. Finish with bechamel on top, smoothed. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Mousaka Meat Sauce INGREDIENTS 1 cup salad oil 12 yellow onions, chopped 1 ½ tsp. chopped garlic 3-5 lbs. ground beef 1 ½ tsp. dry oregano 1 ½ tsp. chicken base 1 ½ tsp. salt ¾ tsp. pepper 1 tsp. sugar 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon 1 ½ tsp. nutmeg 1 ½ tsp. ground clove 2 each #10 can tomatoes filets 2 tsp. tomato paste 1 ¼ lbs. parmesan cheese ½ gal. burgundy cooking wine

Can you spin for a cause? Choose from a 30, 45,

There is something so glorious about dining al fresco on a sunny day. Whether you’re planning a romantic outing for two, or an adventure for adults and kids alike, follow these tips for a successful picnic:

• Bring along some necessities such as a picnic blanket and outdoor pillows for lounging. A small vase to hold flowers picked from the sight, hand sanitizer for preparing food, and frozen gel packs to keep food cool will also come in handy. • Some foods travel better than others. When designing your menu, avoid soft, crushable foods that won’t last through the journey such as berries or delicate pastries. Green salads are out – they tend to wilt. Bring heartier salads such

as a pasta or couscous dish. Pack sandwich toppings separately and assemble the sandwiches onsite. Avoid any mayonnaise-based foods and use oil and vinegar-based foods instead. Don’t pre-slice cheese. Once sliced, it starts releasing its oils and dries out more quickly. Instead, pack a small knife and cheese board. And especially in warm weather, don’t risk bringing any sushi or shellfish. • Some excellent picnic fare includes artisan breads, specialty cheeses, fresh fruits, locally made sausage, gourmet salads, roasted chicken, marinated olives, wraps and chilled soup such as gazpacho. If you’re not inclined to spend hours in the kitchen, a trip to your gourmet deli is in order!

ones at the Taylor House hospitality house. Summer Soiree The Arboretum, July 21st 928.774.1442 | TheArb.org Don’t miss this year’s premier fundraising event for • Get creative with beverages. Homemade lemonade with frozen raspberries, creamy iced coffee, iced mint tea or sparkling water infused with fresh fruit all make nice alternatives to sodas. If your picnic includes wine, a light and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio would fill the bill nicely. • Put an extra “gourmet” splash into the entire affair by packing fresh herbs such as basil, mint and rosemary to garnish the plates.

• Having activities for the children will make the day just as memorable for them as well. Bring some jars so they can collect bugs, a kite or two and a ball to kick around. • To keep ants at bay, sprinkle talcum powder on the perimeter of the food plates or the entire blanket. Placing a few springs of fresh mint near the food is said to keep bees away. Now go out and have a picnic to remember!

HOME BUYER BENEFITS Buyers are more confident purchasing a home that has a warranty included in the sale. They can move into their new home with assurance that they are covered for unexpected home repairs or replacement costs. Their coverage is in force, regardless of the appliances’ age, make or model. Under a home warranty plan, if a covered item can’t be fixed, it will be replaced. A typical warranty on an existing home results in an average of nearly two buyer claims in the first year. Since many buyers stretch their budget to get into their dream home, the last thing they need is a mechanical breakdown to disrupt their budget. With a home warranty, buyers no longer have to worry about out-of-pocket expenses

gardens with a silent and live auction, delicious catered dinner and lively musical entertainment. What a perfect way to spend a lovely summer evening! Flagstaff Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show Radisson Woodlands Hotel, July 22nd 928.773.8888 Browse scores of vendors selling all kinds of jewelry, including both fine and costume. Gems, beads, rocks, fossils, minerals, cabochons and rough

Home Sweet Home: Is Yours Under Warranty? Whether you’re buying property, listing your property for sale or simply an existing homeowner, a home warranty is a very affordable way to preserve peace-of-mind and protect your most valuable asset. A home warranty, also known as a home protection plan, is a one-year residential service contract that provides repair or replacement coverage for electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems as well as built-in appliances such as an oven/range, microwave and dishwasher in a home that fail due to normal wear and tear.

The Arboretum. Mix and mingle among the gorgeous

due to unexpected repairs. A home warranty offers cash flow protection, so it just makes good sense to have one on your home. HOME SELLER BENEFITS Having a home warranty gives sellers a competitive edge over other homes on the market. By offering a home warranty plan with the purchase of their home, sellers can transact business with confidence and avoid after-the-sale disputes if something goes wrong. Home warranties also offer protection against costly repairs while the home is listed. Moreover, homes listed with a home warranty are often more attractive to potential buyers and tend to sell faster and closer to the asking price than those without one. When a buyer has confidence in your home, it discourages downward price bargaining. HOMEOWNER BENEFITS Perhaps you’re not planning on buying or selling at all. Your current home is also

eligible for a protection plan. It doesn’t matter how old your home is, or how often you call for service and repairs – you will still qualify for coverage. Check with a reputable Realtor in your area for recommendations on local and national home warranty companies that they’ve had good luck with. How much does a home warranty cost? A home warranty plan is affordable protection against unforeseen circumstances. The average cost is approximately $400-$500 a year. Additional coverage is available under most home warranties at an extra charge for pool and spa equipment, central air conditioning and free-standing appliances, such as refrigerator, washer and dryer. How does a home warranty work? When a malfunction occurs that involves a system covered by the home warranty plan, the homeowner calls the warranty company and requests a service call. The cost of the service

call, which averages $50 to $75 per visit, is paid by the homeowner. The warranty company assigns the call to an approved contractor, and the home protection company pays for the system repair or replacement. How long is the coverage term? A home warranty plan usually runs for a year, and may be renewed. Some people keep their home warranty policy in place for many years. If you need to cancel your warranty plan mid-term, it’s generally not a problem and you may be refunded any premium dollars on a prorated basis. Who pays for the home warranty in a sales transaction? The seller usually pays for the coverage; however, the cost is negotiable and should be addressed in the purchase agreement. The type of coverage, including what equipment is to be included and the maximum policy fee should also be specified.

rock will be on hand. Plus, you can take your new treasures to the wire wrapping booth right on the premises. Wednesday Night Vintage Series The Wine Loft, August 1st 928.773.9463 | FFOTM.net Put the first Wednesday of the month on your calendar as The Wine Loft presents tastings and pairings of their featured vinos. Tony Norris presents the musical entertainment to lend just the right vibe to your night. Cheers! Big Brothers Big Sisters Half-Marathon Wheeler Park, August 11th 928.600.3685 | BBBSF.com Join fellow walkers and runners for Arizona’s second-oldest half-marathon and fourth-oldest race! With a scenic course on Observatory Mesa, you can choose to run or walk, and from among a 5K as well as the 13.1 miles. Proceeds benefit Flagstaff’s Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.


SPECIALISTS IN

Ponderosa Trails

Ponderosa Trails July | August 2012

Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s 1750 S. Woodlands Village Blvd. #125 Flagstaff, AZ 86001

HIRE A REALTOR THAT WILL EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS! An experienced Realtor gives you a substantial advantage when looking to buy or sell a home in Flagstaff.

Featured Properties

If you are in the market to move up, size down or purchase investment property, give us a call. We are happy to meet you at your current home to discuss your property value and the current market. Our expertise can provide you with a smart strategy to make your next real estate transaction the most pleasant and successful you have ever experienced.

SALE PENDING

SALE PENDING

Ponderosa Trails 85 W. Separation Canyon Tr. 3677 Sq. Ft. | 6 Bed | 2.75 Bath • $474,900

Ponderosa Trails 409 W. Wulfenite Rd. 2718 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bed | 2.75 Bath • $433,900

JUST SOLD

Cheshire Foothills 2607 N. Fremont 2619 Sq. Ft. | 5 Bed | 3 Bath • $434,500

VALERIE CORE

FREDDI PAULSRUD

928.607.4344

928.853.3737

Associate Broker

ValerieCoreRealtor@gmail.com

Tips for a Perfect Outing

Ponderosa Trails 88 Hance 3366 Sq. Ft. | 5 Bed | 3.5 Bath • $417,000

Associate Broker

Home Warranty Plans

Freddi.Paulsrud@RussLyon.com

Peace-of-Mind for Buyers & Sellers www.ValerieCore.com

Ponderosa Trails 311 W. Beryl Rd. 2300 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bed | 2.5 Bath • $399,900

Mt. Elden Foothills 4138 Certhia Dr. 2343 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bed | 2 Bath • $374,900

Mediterranean Specialty

Call us about available Keepsake Homes!

Taverna’s Greek Mousaka

Ponderosa Trails 52 E. Conquistador 10,454 Sq. Ft. Lot • $125,000

Ponderosa Trails

Ponderosa Trails 3975 S. Box Canyon Tr. 8276 Sq. Ft. Lot • $115,000

Hot Real Estate Listings

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996 • www.DesertLifestyle.net

ISSN-1939-9650


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