Yavapai County, AZ Real Estate News

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)
 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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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 2025 Whippet Way, Sedona AZ 86336Offered At $875,000Buyer in Contract!  - West Sedona 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 initially sold for $519,950 to the current owner back in May of 2017.  I tried to place the prospective buyer in the home with this description below...In the Heart of West Sedona AZ Newer Build Home For Sale Is in Contract!Imagine...At the close of a very productive afternoon working in your Casita, which you have turned into a home office, you decide to call it a day. You...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Sedona Weather Update July 2021Courtesy of Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Realty & Rick’s World Sedona Updated Sedona Weather for July 2021 Temperature Chart Below 2021 Precipitation Chart Below   Recap of Sedona Weather – July 2021 July 2021 – We are in a very active monsoon which means that the temperatures are milder due to less sunshine and cloud cover. Days with sunshine dropped from 29 in June to 17 in July as a reference. There were 6 fewer days of 100º weather compared to June and 8 days in the 80ºs compared to just 1 in June. There was even one day in the 70ºs! Soldiers Pass Sedona Rain RecapMonsoon came back finally with a vengeance in July. During the monsoon of 2019 and 2020, Soldiers Pass got a total of 4.45 inches of rain.  That is a six-month total! This July 2021, Soldi...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Gone are the days when anyone could buy a home with just a promise and signature. No documentation loans allowed virtually anyone to buy a house with no money down with just a simple credit check. After the mortgage meltdown, this all changed. Lenders tightened guidelines and down payments were back. But how much do you actually need? Must you always find 20% down? The answer might surprise you; there are many ways to buy a home with less than 20% down payment.   0% Down – There are still two loan programs which allow one to buy a home for no down payment; the VA loan and the USDA loan. The VA loan requires the borrower to be a qualified service person or veteran and the USDA loan is for certain areas under the Department of Agriculture.   5% Down – Conventional loans with loan limit...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Cottonwood Arizona - The Biggest Little City in Arizona What Do Mae West, John Wayne, Burt Lancaster & Elvis Presley Have Common With Cottonwood?It was the 1800's and the land rush was on in Northern Arizona.  Farmers & ranchers were looking for land to start a new life. The Verde Valley looked promising, so many settled in the area.  Other people were looking to establish businesses and homes in the area to support these settlers.  They decided to establish the town we know as  Cottonwood today. Cottonwood got its name from the (Cottonwood) trees that line the Verde River behind the historical Sheriff's Office and Jail. In the early 1900s, other more unsavory characters, who were driven out of the company (mining) towns such as Clarkdale, decided to give Cottonwood ago.  The town devel...
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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 Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
It seems that everywhere you turn there are companies who advertise buying ugly houses. These messages offer to quickly buy any house, regardless of the condition. The problem is that their offers are often significantly below market value. If you’re a seller whose home needs some attention, you might think these companies are your only option. Some of the offers sound attractive; quick sale, all cash, no commissions, and no fees. But before you do anything, it’s worth your time to call a local REALTOR® for a second opinion.   * Don't forget, I AM a REALTOR®     3 Reasons to Call a REALTOR® Now!   1. Free Advice–The REALTOR® will not charge you anything to simply come look at your home.  2. Your House Might Not Be that Ugly–You may be surprised to find that your home is quite marketabl...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
It's easy to just crank up the air conditioning during the hottest months of summer. Sure, the energy bill may be higher, but it's worth the extra expense to keep your home cool — right? Or are there any sure-fire ways to save money and stay cool indoors? Before you reach for the thermostat, try these DIY energy-saving tips to keep your home comfortable and keep you from breaking the bank. 1. Raise the A/C Temperature — Yes, Really It's better to keep the air conditioning down, but if you want to keep it on, raise the thermostat to a comfortable temperature. When you're at home (or have buyers viewing your home), set the thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25 Celsius). When you're away, set the thermostat to 85 Fahrenheit (29 Celsius). The trick is to find the temperature that's comfo...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Most homebuyers realize that they can’t expect a perfect home inspection report when buying a resale home. Cosmetic flaws and minor repairs are easily managed and shouldn’t be dealbreakers. That said, there are some issues that are more serious and should give the buyer pause if not addressed adequately. 10 Home Inspection Red Flags LeakyandRundownRoofing–watchforsignsofcurrentorpastwater damage. PoorDrainage–drainageissuescancauseseriousdamagetothehome foundation, siding, and basements. FoundationIssues–signsoffoundationproblemscanincludecracks around doors and windows or uneven floors. Foundation problems can cost thousands of dollars to correct. PlumbingProblems–majorplumbingissuesshouldbeconsideredcarefully and further explored. PestInfestations–termitesandotherwood-eatingpestscanc...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Recent interior design trends have focused on one primary era or design scheme. Mid-century modern furniture and accents have dominated the magazine covers and home shows as decorators have worked with their clients to bring this trend into their spaces. Yet, what to do about the beautiful antique chest from your grandma or the dining room table you inherited from your mom? These pieces of history seem to have no place in modern design and have been relegated to storage units and garages over the past decade. Well, it’s time to pull them out again as design trends are moving away from stark modern schemes to a warm, eclectic look. The main principle in merging design styles is to focus on one unifying element— like warm wood tones or the high sheen of gold accents—and then look for pie...
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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 Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
There’s no question COVID caused us to re-evaluate the way we live. Staying at home gives us time to think about what we truly value, and how we can work toward making necessary changes to keep ourselves fulfilled. Whether for convenience and walkability, or for more space and settling down in beautiful Prescott, AZ, COVID has brought renters down two distinct paths: the Urbanite and the Suburbanite. Sure, these distinctions existed long before 2020—but how has COVID changed the way you see these lifestyles? Are you an Urbanite, Suburbanite or a mix of both? Let’s break down the terms to decide: The Urbanite values new opportunities, proximity to friends, and general lifestyle conveniences such as bike trails, restaurants, shops and nearby cultural locales. They’re likely to settle in d...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Giddy up!   The WORLD'S OLDEST RODEO is back! And, it's right here in my town, Prescott, AZ. The rodeo was missed last year (2020) because of COVID, but that's all behind us. This amazing event is the most anticipated event of the year for Prescott. Tons of things happening this weekend, so get your rest, you'll need it. The RODEO begins June 28th and runs thru July 4th. 2021.   Check out the schedules and get your tickets ahead of time.   JULY 3RD is our PRESCOTT FRONTIER DAYS® INC. RODEO PARADEYou'll want to bring your lawn chairs and blankets, head to the Courthouse Square and get a spot EARLY. Parade starts at 9 AM, followed by Whiskey Row Boot Race.  If you're so inclined to enter the race, here's the entry form.  JULY 4TH PRESCOTT FIREWORKS SHOW will be at Watson Lake.   Enjoy you...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Whiskey Row is in the heart of  Prescott, AZ. If  you've never been to Whiskey Row, it is a flat out fun place to visit; cowboy honky tonks and the likes.  Its name is (you've probably guessed) because of all the saloons along Montazuma Street.  There were many more back in the "old days."  In fact, in the late 1800's, there were at least 40.  Then, a fire wiped out the entire block in 1900 and a local ordinace was put into place that halted the amount of bars being rebuilt.  Believe me, though, there are still plenty to stop in and wet your whistle. Don't get the wrong idea, though. Whiskey Row is not all about saloons. There are plenty of shops to explore if you're on the hunt for a special Arizona gift, or a colorful piece of art. Our local artist are talented folks and you won't wan...
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