Yavapai County, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
New Lot Listing!2323 Rio Mesa Trail AZ, 86326 Perched on a Hill in Verde Village Not Far From the Hospital and Big Box Shopping  Septic System Installed  |   Elevated Views   |   .42 Acres Survey, Utilities, and Site Plans Available There is a rough-grade driveway to a level home pad on .42 of an acre with elevated views of mountains and Sedona. A survey and engineered site plans are available with a new septic system.  Utilities are also available. The lot was graded prior to the current owner purchasing it.  The owner is relocating out of state.  Enjoy views of Sedona and the Verde Valley  Angle your home to admire the views of the rolling hills as well as the Mingus Mountains.  In the distance, you can see the red rocks of Sedona.  The entire front of the lot has sweeping views of th...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
New Listing Premiere!2353 Rio Mesa Trail AZ, 86326 Perched on a Hill in Verde Village Not Far From the Hospital and Big Box Shopping  3 Bedrooms   |   1868 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths 0.43 Acres.   |   2 Car Attached Garage   |   Single Level  Fire Sprinklers   |  Cathedral Ceiling  |  Storage Shed Enjoy views of Sedona and the Verde Valley  Perched on a hill, this beautiful home on .43 of an acre offers privacy & views. As you walk up to the front door, you admire the views of the rolling hills as well as the Mingus Mountains.  In the distance, you can see the red rocks of Sedona.  The entire front of the house has sweeping views of the area.  View the Tour    Split Floor Plan    Enter into the great room with vaulted ceilings. It is open to the kitchen and dining area for an easy flow as well...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Human Spirit Out of Difficulties Grow Miracles... Jean de La Bruyére Some may recall the posts I wrote for the December Challenge and one other during December about  About a Post Card from the 1969 and "The Human Spirit".  These posts bring to a head what has happened in the last three weeks. They all tie together and why I have been missing from ActiveRain. It all started two days before Christmas. I wrote about the "Holiday Miracle".  My sellers, who are also my buyers were in a contingent contract.  I got the call on December 23rd from the agent owner of the home my clients were going to buy and told me that the deal was off if we could not close by Dec. 30th.  Long story short,  we couldn't close until January 2022.  So now my clients who were selling their home would be "homel...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
When Will Sedona See Temperatures Dip Below Freezing? (Above) - December 1st, 2021- Leaves Are Falling  Watching the Japanese Maple helps give us some understanding of previous peak color seasons and why the peak may vary each year.  In the last two years,  our peak color on the Japanese Maple has gone well into December.  It really makes for a wonderful Thanksgiving because the color is pretty vivid.  This year, it made it through Thanksgiving but that weekend we got some unusual wind and the tree lost a lot of leaves. Within 3 days, leaves were falling on their own. This blog post explains why the leaves can fall at different times during Autumn or Winter.   One of my favorite things ... One of my favorite things to watch on my Japanese Maple is that the filtered sunlight can make a r...
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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)
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)
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)
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)
 SOLD!Casa Del Sol Condos Upstairs Unit   |   1,015  Sq Ft   |   Covered Deck   |   Stainless Steel Appliances 2 Baths   |   Primary Suite and Ensuite   |  2 Split Bedrooms    Remodeled Top to Bottom   This 1,015 sq ft condo at 985 E. Mingus Ave #322, was remodeled from top to bottom in 2018.  This is a split bedroom open floor plan.  The living room features a fireplace and slider to the patio area, While the kitchen has stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, Silestone type countertops, with beautiful white cabinetry, pantry, stainless steel farm sink, and a refrigerator. Even though the kitchen is galley-style, it feels large because it is open to the living and dining rooms. Enjoy the convenience of a laundry room with included washer and dryer. The primary bedroom has a full bat...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Ready to move to Prescott, as many are, and one of the most livable cities in Arizona? Well about this awesome view lot in the Diamond Valley area overlooking the Valley above Route 69 and near everything in Prescott and Prescott Valley.$135,9001066 N TURQUOISE DR 604Prescott, AZ 86303ARMLS# 6234465This lot at 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604, Prescott, AZ 86303 listed for $135,900 will have awesome views sitting on the deck or in living room of your new custom home on a paved road with electricity and utilitiesHillside buildable home site lot at 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604, Prescott, AZ 86303 has Sweeping VIEWS in heart of Prescott. For more Prescott Homes and Land For Sale. Owner May Carry with substantial down payment. 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604, Prescott, AZ 86303See on MLS 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604,...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
The Ranch at Prescott is the best place to live in the city. Surrounded by Custom built homes, luxurious surroundings and VIEWS. The place where you want to be in one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona!This lot on Mystic Canyon Drive is one of the last truly buildable view lots remaining at The Ranch at Prescott. Take as look here and drive by and take a look. Known for stunning views, many of the remaining lots have steep inclines making engineer costs prohibitive. This truly buildable lot has a driveway bridge over the wash and utilities at the property.$274,9002938 MYSTIC CANYON DR 598Prescott, AZ 86303ARMLS# 6234446  To see with details and pictures and maps:To see MLS listing for 2938 Mystic canyon Dr 598, Prescott Arizona on Full Page View or to create your free MLS Search P...
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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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