Yavapai County, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
4th of July Events 2021Sedona & Surrounding Cities in ArizonaCourtesy ofSheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Realty - SedonaPlease Note: As we move forward after COVID-19, many areas are getting back to normal with modified restrictions affecting events in their communities.  Modified restrictions may change all the way forward to the event.  Checking ahead will help you make the best decisions to aid in your planning.  FAQ - Does Sedona Allow Fireworks?FIREWORKS! Many locals and visitors alike want to know what is going on in our great city Sedona on the 4th of July.  The most often asked question (FAQ) is: "Can you buy and shoot off fireworks?" Is there a fireworks celebration? (See Below) Unfortunately, no fireworks are allowed in the city limits. Without getting too far into the weeds on...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
New homebuyers often tell their agents that they are looking for their “starter home.” Several factors go into this approach. These are typically younger buyers, often without children. They may be looking for a maintenance-free home, like a condo, or they might assume that starter homes are more budget-friendly. There are plenty of good reasons to buy a home with the assumption that it’s only for a few years, but it’s usually wise to consider the fact that it might be for much longer. As 2020 demonstrated so clearly, things can change without warning. Homebuyers choosing a small condo with the intention of living in it for only a few years might later find themselves trying to carve out space for children due to employment challenges or market changes. The good news is that many times...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
PENDINGFlagship Lot Location - Recently Remodeled150 Stone Creek Circle, Sedona AZ 86351 SEDONA 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. 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 listing I sold almost directly across the fairway.  At th...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Kayaking is a BIG DEAL in Prescott, AZ.   *Full disclosure: I haven't tried it yet, but hope to. Just a tad concerned about "tipping over" getting in OR out of the kayak. Anyway, as you drive though our town, often you'll see cars with kayaks on their top, heading somewhere fun, I'm sure.  And, with our perfect weather, people have months to get out and enjoy their favorite sport (I think it's a sport).   Below are a few places to go and put your kayaking skills (or not) to the test. If you're coming to camp, hike and kayak, check out the VISIT PRESCOTT site. These folks are so friendly and helpful.  WATSON LAKE PRESCOTT WILLOW LAKE PRESCOTT LYNX LAKE PRESCOTT  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Summer is just around the corner and our sweet town of Prescott has plenty of exciting things to do & events to attend, that you'll never be bored.  I've listed a few highlights below. So check them out and jot down the dates.   Get out and have some fun. June 1- August 27: SUMMER CONCERT SERIES June 5: Party in Prescott SCAVENGER HUNT June 7 - 11: HERITAGE PARK ZOO KIDS CAMP June 12 - 13: Territorial Days ARTS & CRAFT SHOW June 19 - 20: HOW TO PAINT A BETTER LANDSCAPE ART CLASS June 20: TOBY KEITH Country Comes to Town June 26 - 27: 40th Annual PRESCOTT BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL June 28 - July 4: PRESCOTT FRONTIER DAYS WORLD'S OLDEST RODEO  Call, text or email with any questions you may have about the area. 
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
I love learning the history of a town! Whenever we're traveling, bumping down the road to the our next destination, we quite often will just hit an off-ramp to an out-of-the-way place that has caught our eye. Maybe it's an old cemertary (which I have to visit). Maybe we'd been reading the signs along the road; "Best Breakfast in Town" or "Biggist Little Museum" in The US."  Doesn't matter, we're intriqued.  Speaking of, we're always up for checking out museums!  And speaking of...In our sweet town of Prescott, there is one of the coolest museum's I've ever visited; The Sharlot Hall Museum.  Even before we moved to Prescott in August 2020, we had traveled through Prescott and had  visiting Sharlot Hall Museum on our "Must See" list. But it wasn't until we settled here that I craved even ...
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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)
New Home ~ Panorama Estates~ ~ ~See More Information and Pricing HerePanorama is a new community in Cornville! Just minutes from Page Springs in the heart of the Verde Valley. This brand new build features a luxurious master suite with a large walk-in closet, soaker tub, a beautiful layout for the main living area including a separate dining room off of the kitchen, and a spacious laundry room. This home will feature many beautiful upgrades including crown molding, a two-tier kitchen island, stainless steel appliance package, and much more! Come and see all that Panorama Estates has to offer! From homes that will be available to move into as early as this fall, to custom-ordered homes with an array of floor-plan options on your choice of 0.8+ Acre lots. Choose from an array of color/fin...
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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)
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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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Luxury Home Renovation - Broken Arrow East 3 BD  |  4 BA  |  3155 SF   |   .77 Acres 1 Level   |    2 Patios   |   Adobe Construction Red Rock Views   |   Cul-de-Sac Location Attached Garage     This single level home boasts a spectacular location, tucked back on a private lot surrounded by the beauty of Sedona’s red rock country. It’s bright and sunny with an open floor-plan, chefs kitchen, and beautiful flagstone flooring. The main bedroom suite has ample closet space and features a custom en-suite with a walkthrough shower and soaking tub. Plenty of outdoor space for entertaining and relaxing while catching the awesome views. Area: 44 – Little Horse Park County: Coconino Subdivision: Broken Arrow Estates Location Details: Cul-De-Sac Description: Provided by listing broker. HUD home ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Luxury Home Renovation - Broken Arrow East 3 BD  |  4 BA  |  3155 SF   |   .77 Acres 1 Level   |    2 Patios   |   Adobe Construction Red Rock Views   |   Cul-de-Sac Location Attached Garage     This single level home boasts a spectacular location, tucked back on a private lot surrounded by the beauty of Sedona’s red rock country. It’s bright and sunny with an open floor-plan, chefs kitchen, and beautiful flagstone flooring. The main bedroom suite has ample closet space and features a custom en-suite with a walkthrough shower and soaking tub. Plenty of outdoor space for entertaining and relaxing while catching the awesome views. Area: 44 – Little Horse Park County: Coconino Subdivision: Broken Arrow Estates Location Details: Cul-De-Sac Description: Provided by listing broker. HUD home ...
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