Sedona, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Thanksgiving Challenge - Post 4- by Debe Maxwell, CRS -  Grateful and Thankful For Every Month of the Year...Most of us have some sort of electronic albums that we can look back and smile at our lives throughout the year.  Whether it is on your phone or in the cloud, it is fun to see the year in review.  I thought I would take this time to grab a pic or two and reflect and celebrate every month of the year. I enjoy fall most of all but as I thought about each month, I could find that there are celebrations, good times, beauty, and weather, all year long.  I thought I would start in December of 2020 to cover the entire year.  December 25, 2020This is my Sedona family. We get to see each other at least 2 days a week.  Rick and I realize how blessed we are to be within a half-hour of our o...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Thanksgiving Challenge - by Debe Maxwell, CRS A Happy Thanksgiving Card That Keeps On Giving!Why Are My Clients Are Calling Me?For the past 6 years, I have been mailing out Thanksgiving cards rather than Christmas cards.   I started doing this because I felt inundated with all sorts of Christmas cards from service providers as well as friends and family.  I never had enough time to open these cards.  We all know what this season is like!  When I could find time to open them, it was as quickly as possible.  Some I would put to the side so that I could enjoy them at a later date.  Unfortunately, many went into my Christmas box and it was well after the holidays before I could really check them out.  Most of the time, too late to respond in a timely fashion.  This is why I started a new t...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Thanksgiving Challenge Post 2 - by Debe Maxwell, CRS  135 Red Rock Cove Drive, Sedona AZ 86351SOLD for FULL PRICE!CLOSING UPDATEThis listing was my third transaction with Joan Andrew.  She is an artist and is well known for her bronzes as well as her paintings.  But in her early career, she was a sketch artist for CNN.  In fact, she was THE sketch artist for the John Hinkley trial.  I see many of my clients who live in Sedona on a regular basis.  We go to lunch and it is never dull.  Joan is another Thanksgiving blessing.  This was a very special listing.  Joan moved into an assisted-living facility recently.  I felt that it was my personal responsibility to make her move as easy as possible.  Joan has downsized from a very large home with an artist studio and a kiln on the property to ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Thanksgiving Challenge - by Debe Maxwell, CRS - Post 1 -  Village Park - Condo/TownhouseFor Sale SOLD!Closed and Recorded for $52,400 Over The Asking Price View the Tour Closing Update!You might ask how this is might fit in as a Thanksgiving Blessing.  This is what we do as REALTORS®.  I do this to help make the lives of people I work with better.  My focus on this is the person who worked on this project and the clients.  I gave my clients the name of this person because I know the quality of his work.  I have seen it first hand and more importantly, I knew I could trust him to meet the deadlines in this post-pandemic building and remodel atmosphere where overruns and lost deadlines are part of the current process.  This entire process started in mid-August with the signing of the empl...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Pink MistPink Muhly MIstThis is one of my favorite fall-blooming foliages.   In the past, I have cut the Pink Muhly back around the first frost in late November or early December.  However, I read that it should be cut back in late winter.  So I will probably wait until January this year to cut it back. As you can see, it does grow well in Sedona.  Our climate zone is 8a or 8b.  We are in the transition zone between the Sonora Desert and the Colorado Plateau. I love sunrise and this grass just glistens during the early morning.  Because of our substantial monsoon, this is the heartiest I have seen this grass in 15 years!  What is nice about this grass is how long the blooming lasts.  I get to see it glisten every morning!"Spectacular'"Sunrise looks spectacular in nature; sunrise looks s...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
174 Juniper Trail, Sedona AZ 86336 Short Term Rental Capability    Stunning Red Rock Views ~ ~ ~Main House 2 Bedrooms   |   2129 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths   |   2 Courtyards  Custom Iron Entry Gate   |   Enclosed Vestibule  |   Custom Beveled Glass Entry Door  0.31 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level  See Where This Home Is $ Positioned $ Totals for Main House and 2 Studio Units 4 Bedrooms   |   3163 Sq Ft   |   4 Baths ~ ~ ~ Two Attached Studio Units Upper Studio   |   556 Sq Ft   |   1 BathLower Studio   |   478 Sq Ft   |   1 Bath  View the Tour As You Enter The Front Courtyard   There is a custom iron lockable entry gate. Enjoy an enclosed vestibule or sitting area that looks out onto the Front courtyard and landscape. As you enter your home,  the artistic flair continues with a c...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Buying or Selling Sedona Real Estate Does Not Have To Be Scary! I happen t be looking back at blogs that might provide me with some Halloween inspiration and I came across a blog that I did back on October 29th, 2016... exactly 5 years ago today.  I thought back on that buyer's market and some of the listings I had and how things have changed.  I was working for a different brokerage back then. I was actively being recruited to work for Coldwell Banker Realty as well.  The timing was right and I made the move in January 2017.  All for the better, I might add!Here is the ad that I had right before Halloween. Back in 2016, buyers were able to get very good discounts on property.  Two of the properties in this ad were pulled off the market in 2017 because there were no offers made.  It was...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
When Will The Fall Color Peak In Sedona Arizona?(Above) - December 7th, 2019 - Peak ColorWatching the Japanese Maple helps give us some understanding of previous peak color seasons and why the peak may vary each year.  The last two years,  our peak color on the Japanese Maple has gone into December.  It really makes for a wonderful Thanksgiving because the color is pretty vivid.  In A Nutshell...What causes the leaves to change color?As the sun gets lower in the sky during fall, photosynthesis ceases and the chlorophyll in the leaves dwindles.  This brings out the underlying color layered in the leaves.   Many people (including myself) often think that the first freeze gets the process moving to change the color.  However, the process starts when the sunlight starts to wane in the fall....
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What is "Plein Air Painting"? Enjoy the Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival An October Annual Event   What Is Plein Air Painting?   It is pretty simple actually.  Grab an easel and a canvas, some paintbrushes, go outdoors,  paint and capture your favorite outdoor scene on that canvas.  Think of your studio as removing the 4 walls but leaving you and your canvas. This is Plein Air Painting.   Annual Event   The Sedona Arts Center hosts this event every year around this time. Sedona is the "Shangri-La of the Southwest"! Artists come from all over to participate.  Their canvas can be Oak Creek, one of the many Red Rock Features or golf courses. Some choose water features or special areas such as Rachel's Knoll.   In 2020, Sedona Arts Center celebrated the "Year of the Woman" recognizing the 1...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Trunk or Treat!Sedona hosts "Trunk or Treat at Posse Grounds Park on Oct. 31, 2021Join the city of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department for a spooktacular Trunk or Treat event at Posse Grounds Park on Oct. 31, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. where many of Sedona’s businesses and organizations will be hosting decked out vehicle trunks while donning their best costumes and passing out candy. Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk to fill their bags with goodies.Usually, there is a large-scale event in Uptown Sedona but in a survey of merchants, a majority expressed concern over the COVID-19 Delta variant and the high number of youth cases, resulting in a decision to postpone the Uptown event until next year. The city and merchants wanted to provide an alternative, in which ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
135 Red Rock Cove Drive, Sedona AZ 86351 Stunning Aerial Video Oak Creek Country Club West  - Golf Course Property 12th Fairway - Near The Tee Box 2 Bedrooms   |   1680 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths 0.25 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level  Area 45 - Village Oak Cr   |   R1L-10 Zoning   |  $2,558 Taxes/2020 MLS # 528054 Virtual Video Tour    Discover More Info and Pricing!   Update:  After all the activity that I had on my previous listing also located in the Village.  I recommended that we have showings from Friday through Sunday and make a decision on any offers the following day.  There were well over 20 showings.  The activity was really outstanding for such a short window.  The potential buyer is a real estate agent from the Phoenix area and drove up especially to see this property....
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Village Park - Condo/TownhouseFor Sale Update:This Condo/Townhouse had many offers.  All were over the asking price.  Two were cash and two had loan contingencies.  We decided to do a Multiple Offer addendum to give every party a chance to give us their best and final offer.  Once this townhouse closes, I will reveal more of the negotiation process that we settled on.  My goal was to protect my seller through the process.  View the Tour  See Where This Townhome is Positioned  .03 Acres   |  3 BD  |  2 BATH  | |  Area 45   |   Village of Oak Creek   |  $1,524 Taxes/2020  |   BRAND NEW  Appliances  - Flooring - Paint - Fixtures Arizona Room - Covered Front Porch/PatioOff the primary bedroom is your own Arizona Room for those mild evenings or enjoying your morning coffee.  The Arizona Room...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
It Has Been 10 Years!October 17th, 2011 to October 17th, 2021The image above was snapped by my husband well over 10 years ago.  It was my first day going to real estate school.  Rick ran out of the house while I was backing out of the garage and took a quick pic to commemorate the day.  Just a beginner at blogging...I started selling Sedona real estate back in January 2011.  I didn't know anything about ActiveRain.  I was introduced to it by another agent out of my office.  I mentioned it to my husband and he thought that joining AR would be good exposure.  It looked like the "google-juice" would be value-added.  That was more than 10 years ago.  Neither of us knew anything about blogging.  By today's standards, my first post was pretty embarrassing.  It was a copy and paste job with no...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
135 Red Rock Cove Drive, Sedona AZ 86351 Stunning Aerial Video Oak Creek Country Club West  - Golf Course Property 12th Fairway - Near The Tee Box 2 Bedrooms   |   1680 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths 0.25 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level  Area 45 - Village Oak Cr   |   R1L-10 Zoning   |  $2,558 Taxes/2020 MLS # 528054 One Minute Snapshot Photos   Discover More Info and Pricing!   Unobstructed Views    Enjoy the serenity of golf course living with red rock views of Castle Rock and surrounding red rocks.  You will find all of this from the rear of the property.  It includes a buffer between the backyard and the golf course. Discover the beauty on the video of this property located on the 12 Fairway.  Home With Charm and Character  This is truly a home with character.  There are not many ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Village Park - Condo/TownhouseFor Sale   View the Tour  See Where This Townhome is Positioned  .03 Acres   |  3 BD  |  2 BATH  | |  Area 45   |   Village of Oak Creek   |  $1,524 Taxes/2020  |   BRAND NEW  Appliances  - Flooring - Paint - Fixtures Arizona Room - Covered Front Porch/PatioOff the primary bedroom is your own Arizona Room for those mild evenings or enjoying your morning coffee.  The Arizona Room is not just a screened-in porch.  It is an enclosed room that can be used during all seasons. Easy Access To Business District and Surrounding Area Besides the easy access to the I-17 off of Highway 179, you are close to renowned restaurants, trails, biking, golf, shopping, and entertainment, making this a high-demand location.  Backyard Garden Area Make it your own!  It is complete...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
It's The Last Day Of Summer In Arizona!Know what that means? In general, many Zonies will be glad that the triple digits will be waning (soon).  Bring on the 90ºs.  In the next month, the Snowbirds will be setting up camp and enjoying that wonderful warm winter sunshine that you only get in the sunbelt states.  The most popular states for that migration of Snowbirds are Florida and Arizona. Sedona is a transition area.  Many people have second homes in Sedona to get away from the extreme temperatures of the cold or very warm climates.    In Soldier's Pass West Sedona, as in some past years,  our last day of 100.3º was on August 5th, 2021!  When there is a lot of thunderstorms, the temperatures rarely go over 100º.  This year *Sedona experienced the 4th best monsoon in the last 11 years....
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Pinon Woods - View Property .28 Acres Area 46 - Big Park   |   R1L-10 Zoning   |  $1,358 Taxes/2020    Sloped Hillside Lot   This property offers panoramic views of the red rocks in the Big Park area of Sedona.  There is a view of Courthouse Butte and because the building pad is elevated, there are views into Jack's Canyon.     Quiet Surroundings  Pinon Woods is a neighborhood that offers quiet surroundings yet is close to trails, golf & restaurants in the Village of Oak Creek. Easy Access This view lot offers easy access to the I-17 off of highway SR-179.  Many prefer this quiet "Bedroom Community" environment. Discover how few vehicles are on the residential streets while watching the aerial video.  Surrounded By High-end Homes This lot is in a great location toward the top of the de...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 We Will Never Forget - Sedona Fire District's WTC Ground Zero ArtifactSheri Sperry  September 9, 2019 Where is the Sedona Fire District 911 Ground Zero Artifact Located?Sedona Fire District – For those who are local or coming to Sedona would like to see the Sedona Fire District 911 Artifact and Memorial, it is located right next to Sedona Fire District Station 6 on SR 179.  The Sedona Monument welcoming you into our beautiful city is located right next to the fire station and you would make a turn into that parking lot.  This fire station is located in the Chapel area and can be seen easily on the east side of the street. Please stop at Station 6 and touch this artifact. Remember all the souls lost that day and all those who have suffered from cancer directly related to that event. Our...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 2025 Whippet Way, Sedona AZ 86336Offered At $875,000SOLD and RECORDED!  - West Sedona Update: August 30, 2021 -  This home was purchased by a Canadian, sight unseen!  The final walk-through was the first time my buyer met me and saw the home. He had already signed all the closing docs and was extremely pleased and excited to finally see it.  The communication process was critical throughout the entire transaction but this is what I am known to do well.  Note: I listed this home in 2016 and sold it to the current owner (seller).  The description and images are from my listing back in 2016-17.  The very first picture on my website, SellSedona.com, features the sitting area of the owner's suite of this very home. The casita mentioned is an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit). This property init...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Cottages At CoffeepotSoldiers Pass West Sedona, AZ 86336 ~ ~ ~ A Unique Gated Community  Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting! Each of thee townhomes is very unique.  They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes, and each view is distinctive. Courtyard and garden areas vary as well. Many of these luxury townhomes have been updated to varying degrees which makes posting price per square foot a challenge.  Experience Counts It takes an experienced REALTOR® who knows the Cottages At Coffeepot very well to position these luxury townhomes.  In the same spirit, a Cottage experienced real estate agent can help buyers when it comes to negotiations with the seller.  I have owned a Cottage since 2003 and have 18+ years of history with this neighborhood. I can help buyers and sellers get the...
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