Sedona, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
SOLD!2 BD  |  2 BA  |  2,233 SF   |   .35 Acres1 Level   |   Covered PatioRemodeled   |   Sedona Golf Course Views  Flagship Lot LocationSEDONA GOLF RESORTAbsolutely Gorgeous!Beautifully remodeled 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a den.  The "Sedona" model home features a 3-car attached garage.  Pride of ownership shows throughout this magnificent home Shows like a model.  All improvements have been made within the last two years.  Everything is new from porcelain flooring throughout to kitchen, bathrooms, paint, light fixtures, HVAC, window treatments, tankless on-demand hot water, soft water, and whole house filtration system.  Of course, there is more to see. This house sits on the 13-hole with views of mesas. It is in the center of the picture below.  This image is from another premium list...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Javelinas On Parade ~ Sedona Arizona  I got the idea to revitalize this post from the post "Having Whimsy In Our World" by Kathy Streib.  Everyone should have a little whimsy in their world! Inside the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is their restaurant "Reds". I like to go there with clients and my husband because it is quiet and you can conduct business easily.  Besides, the food and service are good!  Right in the hotel foyer, you can find the artwork in the featured image above. Back in 2005, Sedona decided to answer a call to Chicago's "Cows on Parade" which was established in 1999. In Chicago, you would see cows painted in different artistic ways.  I read that someone in Chicago saw a display like this in Switzerland! Here in Sedona, highway construction was about to begin so the Chambe...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sedona and all of Arizona Pool Safety for the 4th of July! Sheri Sperry July 1, 2021 Pool Safety Sedona Arizona  Drownings in Arizona Rank Nearly Two Times National Average Pool Safety – This is a very sad fact to report but a fact that needs to be brought to the attention of those who will be at pools with children over the 4th of July.  There is a spike in drownings on this holiday likely due to the fact that adult supervision of pools may be at a minimum for various reasons. In 2016, the Arizona Department of Health and Safety (ADHS) started reporting incidents using hospitalization data. Previously, data was acquired mainly through the fire department reports. So data results from 2016 and beyond are not comparable to years prior.   Here is the link to the most recent Annual Report ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Rafael FireWhich Way Is The Wind Blowing?Yesterday June 25 at 7 am looking west toward the Rafael fireEvery day we need to check to see which direction the wind (smoke) is blowing.  As of 10 am June 26, the smoke was blowing toward our area.  (Above) Yesterday June 25, at 6 pm - Smoke was blowing toward Flagstaff.11 am - June 26 - Smoke moving into Soldiers Pass.About an hour after taking this picture, a storm moved in and it rained for about 10 minutes.  It helped to clear most of the smoke. However... The smoke came back. Below the sun is deep orange in and out of the dark clouds.Follow, follow the sun, and which way the wind blows, when this day is done.  Breathe, breathe, in the air.  Set your intentions. Dream with care. - Xavier Rudd~ ~ ~  Sedona Homes For Sale++++++++++ Sedona & ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Monsoon 2021!An Arizona Summer Weather PhenomenonBell Rock Sedona - Thunderhead IncreasingQuick Note: Every year I update this post with current information, for the most part, the science does not change, but climatic conditions vary from year to year. Sedona weather readings are gathered from the Cottages at Coffeepot weather station located in Soldiers Pass, Sedona Arizona. What Is Monsoon?Monsoon is a season - Sedona, AZ - First of all, there is no need to add season at the end of monsoon because the monsoon is a season. Monsoon affects the west and southwest states because the pattern of the weather changes as noted below. Areas of the United States Most Affected by MonsoonHere are just some of the areas that are most affected by the monsoon. Areas such as the southern California h...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What is the Sedona Weather Like in Late Spring?Sedona Weather May 2021 Sedona Weather StatsMay 2021For all stats and a look at weather in previous months and years, go toSedona-Weather.comSedona Comfort Index = 8 out of 10In April 2021, the Sedona weather was nothing like March.  One thing about Sedona, our weather is not "hum-drum".  We had a little of everything in march including 7.5 inches of snow.  So April felt a lot warmer. The first 11 out of 12 days were in the 80ºs. Almost the entire month was above 72º. There were only a couple of days we turned on the AC for a short time. May 2021 has been a little cooler compared to May 2020.  The average temperature was almost 3º cooler compared to May 2020. No days reached beyond 93.6º.  Is Sedona's climate Considered Arid or Humid? Here ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
SOLD!Updated from Pending to Sold and Closed!2 BD  |  2 BA  |  2,233 SF   |   .35 Acres1 Level   |   Covered PatioRemodeled   |   Sedona Golf Course Views  Flagship Lot LocationSEDONA GOLF RESORTAbsolutely Gorgeous!Beautifully remodeled 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a den.  The "Sedona" model home features a 3-car attached garage.  Pride of ownership shows throughout this magnificent home Shows like a model.  All improvements have been made within the last two years.  Everything is new from porcelain flooring throughout to kitchen, bathrooms, paint, light fixtures, HVAC, window treatments, tankless on-demand hot water, soft water, and whole house filtration system.  Of course, there is more to see. This house sits on the 13-hole with views of mesas. It is in the center of the picture below. ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Happy Mother's Day! from The Red Rocks of SedonaIf I am not working on a Sedona real estate deal, I like to spend my free time out in the garden.  When I go to the nursery, I find flowers and plants that bloom at different times of the year so that you can smell the fragrance and enjoy the color for as many months as possible. The lilacs are fading fast but the Jasmine plants are starting to bloom! Here is a variety of flowers and plants from my garden on Mother's Day. Today it is right around 78º with fluffy clouds and a gentle breeze...The Icing On The Cake ...from my son... Special Flagstaff Photo Shoot Search For Sedona Homes For Sale  Solutions For Sellers~ ~ ~Solutions For Buyers As a Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain t...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
This home is 4 houses from one of the most popular trailheads in all of Sedona. Soldiers Pass Trail.  There is Devil's Kitchen, Seven Pools, and much more to see!3 BD  |  3 BA  |  3613 SF   |   .8 Acres2 Level   |    Private Casita  |   CourtyardsRed Rock Views   |   Soldiers Pass CorridorAttached Garage  Sold by Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Realty - $1,285,000 - Rare classic Sedona estate backing to National Forest. Located in the prestigious Soldiers Pass Corridor, this majestic home is situated on 3/4 of an acre with nearly 200 feet on National Forest. The graceful entrance is surrounded by dozens of 100-200-year-old trees leading to lovely patios. The 3,613 square foot; 3 bedrooms; 3 bath residence includes a private casita with stunning views. This grand home boasts charm, chara...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
  What is the Sedona Weather Like in Spring?   Sedona Weather StatisticsApril 2021 For all stats and a look at weather in previous years, go to Sedona-Weather.com  Why Is Sedona Weather Almost Perfect?April has been nothing like March. We had a little of every temperature range as well as 7.5 inches of snow. One thing we appreciate is there is nothing hum-drum about the weather.  Maybe it was the snow but March didn't feel as warm as normal. But, as April came in, there were 11 days of 80º weather in the first 12 days! It felt like someone turned on the lightswitch and Spring was here!  It was time to take all the coverings off the plants as well as pack away the hummingbird feeder warmers.  We had no freezing temps and the lowest temperature was about 36º. for about an hour. The mean t...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
James Dray inspired me to refresh this blog which I wrote back in 2018. See his blog "Theodore Matthew Michael Kuhn Jr." to see the reason why!I have updated the material and added an image and videos. For those who enjoy this kind of adventure, I would caution you to do some research before visiting Sedona.  Due to the influence of social media and also COVID, some jeep trails can only be accessed by permit. Trails that are open to the public can have heavy 4-wheel-drive traffic. Parking for hiking is also limited. (April 2021) --> The Broken Arrow Trail is open.  I got that confirmed by one of our Jeep "enthusiast" friends.   Broken Arrow ~ Sedona ArizonaThe 1950's Movie - Broken ArrowJames Stewart along with Jeff Chandler starred in this movie.  Many of the scenes were shot right her...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
April 2021 ChallengeWhich Sedona Restaurant Has The Best Red Rock Vistas?There are two restaurants that offer fine dining and breathtaking views. One of those restaurants has only been open to resort guests during the pandemic. The other restaurant with unparalleled and breathtaking views is Mariposa - Latin Inspired Grill.  Mariposa is currently open for dinner reservations every day except Tuesday. The hours of operation are on the website along with Guidelines and Dress Code... Yes! ...You will find an actual dress code!  More on that below.   Prior to last week, it had been well over a year since we had a meal at Mariposa, partially because of the pandemic and also because it was one of the last restaurants to open during the pandemic. The opening date was June 25th, 2020. That bein...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
115 Scenic Drive Sedona AZ 86336Quintessential Luxury Lot on. 95 Acre - In Gated Community of Back O'BeyondBack O'Beyond RanchOffered and Sold For Asking Price! $295,000Cathedral Rock is your backdrop for this quintessential lot. One of Sedona’s upscale gated communities with larger lots & fabulous views. Enjoy being near hiking/biking trails, entertainment, shopping & renowned restaurants in either West Sedona or Village of Oak Creek. A dry creek bed runs to the back of the lot.You will find this lot overlooking the iconic Cathedral Rock near the top of the hill on Scenic Drive. The views are outright breathtaking! Vistas include Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, Elephant Rock, Twin Sisters, Madona and Child, and of course, the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross. ~ ~ ~ SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS  I...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sedona Weather Alert!I happened to be nodding off on the couch thinking of sugar plums when my husband yells watch the TV!Here is what he saw..... I was surprised.  I was at a home inspection so I did observe the heavy snow with huge flakes but I didn't know that my husband had submitted this video to 12News in Phoenix.  He found out that one of our neighbors had seen it on an earlier broadcast.   I also found out that he is a 12News "Weather Watcher".  WHO KNEW!   When You Need A Real Estate Professional…   As an experienced real estate professional, and after decades of buying, owning, and selling multiple single-family homes, townhomes, rental property, as well as business ventures in real estate LLCs, and moving from one state to another, I have a unique perspective to help clients....
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What Does Spring Look Like In Sedona Arizona?Check out the image montage below to enjoy a little snippet of what Sedona is like in the spring. What's it like in Spring in Sedona. Sedona gets a variety of flowers, including cactus flowers and roses. You will see many types of animals and birds, including bobcats, deer, quail, javelina, coyotes, and butterflies. Our weather is mild. Most days will be in the 70ºs and 80ºs with a few days in the 60ºs or 90ºs. Freezing temps leave March and don't return until November. Rain is fairly moderate. you can get in a lot of outdoor activities.    Sedona Homes For Sale++++++++++ Sedona & Verde Valley events, happenings, and Sedona-Lifestyle are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are contempla...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Top image - Coffeepot Rock in the foreground looking into Soldiers Pass Arizona with the Sphinx and Mittens in the background. Will You Find Your Pot of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow?A Panoramic View of a monsoon rainbow in Soldiers Pass at sunset. Sedona Golf Resort RainbowRainbow over Uptown with Ship Rock as the backdrop.Rainbow over the juniper and pine trees with Schnebly Overlook as the backdrop.Another beautiful rainbow from my backyard view. ~ ~ ~“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.”  Mattie J.T. Stepanek “Real estate is the closest thing to the proverbial pot of gold."Ada Louise HuxtableBut my favorite is...“Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important dec...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
3 BD  |  3 BA  |  3613 SF   |   .8 Acres2 Level   |    Private Casita  |   CourtyardsRed Rock Views   |   Soldiers Pass CorridorAttached GarageRare classic Sedona estate backing to National Forest. Located in the prestigious Soldiers Pass Corridor, this majestic home is situated on 3/4 of an acre with nearly 200 feet on National Forest. The graceful entrance is surrounded by dozens of 100-200-year-old trees leading to lovely patios. The 3,613 square foot; 3 bedrooms; 3 bath residence includes a private casita with stunning views. This grand home boasts charm, character, and warmth. Opportunity for expressing your personal taste. Area: 42 –West Sedona County: Yavapai Subdivision: Canyon Shadow Location Details: Borders Forest Description: Provided by listing broker. All images: Courtesy ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Almost Speechless Sunday Morning Wake UpLate Saturday afternoon the snow clouds opened up and within a couple of hours, we had another 2.5 inches of snow that started to stick.  By 9 pm, the Milky Way started to poke through the clouds and we could see the twinkling light of distant stars throughout the universe. Even without a moon, you see the reflection on the snow-filtered earth.  By morning, the sky was virtually clear and Mother Nature had finished her painting and the sun was still below the horizon.9 Hours Later...If you hadn't seen it with your own eyes, you would not believe that in the past 2 days we had experienced almost 6 inches of snowfall. The top images were shot around 7:15 am and the bottom image was taken at 4:15 pm. The snow evaporates when the sun is out. You can s...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Late Winter Sedona Snow Storm Featuring "Polite Snow"It started snowing heavily around 7 am.  By 8:30 am, there was close to 2 inches of snow. At 3 pm, the sun came out.  There will be some gorgeous shots of Sedona taken today after the sun came out.  The video below shows some of the snowfall...For more Sedona Weather information go to Sedona-Weather.comJust a little bit of sunshine and our snow melts away! See the examples below.
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