Sedona, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Feature Image Above Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock From Shadow Rock DriveEnjoying the Sedona Lifestyle is the name of my series for the Active Rain September Challenge, hosted by Dr. Paula McDonald and Kathy Streib.Enjoying the Sedona LifestylePart 3Why Do Visitors and Residents Enjoy the Sedona Climate All Year? 300 Days of Sunshine?Sedona Weather - Tracking "sunshine" as a statistic, was not easy. One has to be cognizant of the weather each and every day. To be accurate, this statistic needs to be recorded on a daily basis. My husband decided to take on this project for one year to see how accurate the claim was. Many areas that boast high tourism and lots of sunshine claim this statistic. But there was an inner curiosity to either prove or disprove the claim in Sedona. So the tr...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Fall In Sedona Happy First Day of Autumn!Hummingbird catching a "breakfast gnat"Those who have seen my Autumn and Fall posts in past years, know that the leaves do not change (generally) untill late October with peak color coming in November. Oak Creek Canyon under Midgley Bridge on Nov. 6thThe Autumnal Equinox is a moment in time.  It is when the sun crosses the celestial equator.  It is not an entire day.  The season changes as soon as the sun makes that crossover. So, even though we don't have color right now, here is a sample of what to expect. Japanese Maple Leaves on the Ground - DecemberWest Fork Trail - October 19th (This is the most popular trail during fall)Oack Creek Canyon - November 10thWishing all the "3 C's" of AutumnCozy ~ Colorful ~ Cool 
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Summer is Ending...Image taken at the entrance of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge~ ~ ~ My Grandson - Tristan - 2017~ ~ ~ The Pleasent Days of Autumn Are Arriving... We hit 85º today with no humidity.  It was beautiful.~ ~ ~~ ~ ~Summer QuotesIt was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.~ ~ ~The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever.~ ~ ~“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, And, like a dream, glides away.”Sarah Helen Whitman~ ~ ~ And my favorite...“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.”Henry David Thoreau~ ~ ~Enjoy the beginning of Autumn
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Feature Image - Broken Arrow Trail near Merry-Go-Round RockEnjoying the Sedona Lifestyle is the name of my series for the Active Rain September Challenge, hosted by Dr. Paula McDonald and Kathy Streib.Enjoying the Sedona LifestylePart 2Do You Have Sedona Red Rocks Fever? In Part 1 - "Once In a Sedona Super Blue Moon..." I presented an overview of the Sedona Lifestyle.  But what was the real magnet that attracted us to Sedona?I will explain below.Red Rocks Fever SymptomsAbove - Lovers Knoll - Red Rock Loop  Those with a severe case of red rock fever may lose some sleep and become anxious and frustrated because they did not plan enough time in this beautiful and breathtaking area. Some of the symptoms of a person with the “fever” are: they may try to pack too much into their time in Sedon...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Throwback Thursday Prologue...It has been four years since I first published this.  Sedona is fortunate to have a priceless original girder from the World Trade Center.  I did some research to see how our city was able to secure this piece of history.  It turns out that our current mayor, Scott Jablow, was a police officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the time of the attack. Scott submitted a request for an artifact. After waiting two years, the request was granted, and our city "was entrusted with a steel girder and given the meaningful responsibility to pay tribute to all those who died that day," as Scott Jablow wrote. According to the article, this is one of approx. 1200 pieces of steel that the Port Authority has donated to various cities, police, and fire d...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
UPDATE: I have shared this in the past. But I just saw a 6 part Documentary on 9/11.  You can find it on Disney Plus under National Geographic.  This is the best documentary from the people that were there.  It is so well done, the emotions come right to the surface as if you are watching this from the actual site.  It was made in conjunction with the 9/11 Memorial Site. Southern California has a very busy sky. Besides major international airports, there are airports in most cities in the Southern California area. Our home was in the path of commuter flights from Orange County to Ontario International Airport, and it was also under the vector to LAX.  Planes and helicopters were a natural sound of our environment.  Then it stopped suddenly...When the FAA shut down the airspace twenty-tw...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Happy Labor Day From Sedona, Arizona! The semiofficial end of summer means some well-earned rest and relaxation for many of us.  Still, thousands of employees around greater Sedona will be hard at work. Sedona is an area that gets a lot of visitors on holiday weekends like Labor Day.   Our hotels, restaurants, and retail stores are busy.  Many tour companies like Pink Jeep Tours, Red Rock Balloons, and Sedona Air Tours will provide you with memories you won't soon forget!  Don't forget to check out many other sightseeing and tour companies as well. Today, we take a moment to honor their dedication to service us and thank them for providing much-needed services to keep our town humming.  You can celebrate natural beauty, spiritual serenity, and outdoor adventures if you want something to...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
158 Pinon Woods Dr. Sedona AZBig ParkInvestors Welcomed!3 Bedrooms | 1,850 Sq Ft | 2 Baths0.26 Acres. | 30-Day Minimum Rental | Single LevelPinon Woods 1-3   |   Attached 2-Car Garage   Printable Property Flyer View the Tour Split Floor PlanThis is an excellent opportunity to own in one of Sedona's most popular neighborhoods. This Southwest-style single-level home with three bedrooms and two baths in 1,850 square feet has a great split floor plan. There is a separate dining room for those sit-down dinners.Efficient Natural Gas KitchenThe kitchen is light and has an efficient flow. It includes a gas stove and an eat-in dining area. There is also a breakfast bar with substantial counter space and plenty of cabinets.Covered Patio and Backyard PrivacyThe great room has a gas fireplace, and ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sedona Weather Update July 2023As with most of the west and southwest, Sedona is experiencing some of the warmest weather we have ever experienced.  A high-pressure area over the southwest has been stagnant for days.  It is keeping the monsoon from developing over much of the state. So far, we have had 23 days over 100º.  We average around 26 days over 100º for the entire year.  Sedona has experienced nine days over 105º and a total of 21 days in a row over 100º in June/July.  This is highly unusual.  Last year (2022), the warmest day of the year was July 20 at 106º.  Today, it is already 109º and a high for the year of 111.1º.Fortunately, our morning temperatures have averaged mid to high 60ºs.  We can open the windows at night, even in these warm temps.  Humidity has averaged 27%, wit...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
15 Pinon Ct. Sedona AZ 86336Visit SedonaLuxuryHome.comWith Separate Full CasitaShort Term Rental CapabilityRecent Full Kitchen RemodelRecent Addition of Spa-like Ensuite  ~ Main House ~See Additional Information on Casita (Guest House) Below2 Bedrooms   |   2,549 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths   |  Office/Library0.48 Acres   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level Red Rock Views   |   Front Porch   | CourtyardArea 44 - Little Horse Park   |  Broken Arrow Vista  |  $3,655 Taxes/2022  |MLS #532390Print Flyer For 15 Pinon Ct. Sedona, AZ 86336 View the Tour Enjoy Southwest Style, Charm, and Character  Style and character exemplify this Sedona Southwest classic that will pique your senses as you saunter through this tree-lined enclave with fruit trees, red rock views & separate casita.   Enter the main hou...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What Are The 10 Reasons Why Sheri Sperry is YOUR Solutions REALTOR®?The concise definition of "exceptional" is: Unusual, not typical. I will show how this definition fits my boutique style of service to clients.The 10 Reasons why I am your choice in the Sedona real estate market are: Real Estate Authority Negotiation Expertise Concierge ~ White Glove ~ Bespoke ~ Services In-house Marketing Solutions Marketing Exposure and Reach Expert in Positioning Your Property to SELL Track Record Innovation & Technology Connected to the Community Luxury Home Expertise If you want to learn more about the above bullet points, please go to SedonaRealtorSolutions.comThough all of the bullet points above are related to each other, the highlighted three points are what makes me exceptional.What Is Bespoke...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
A Very Special Sedona Sunday Hike on June 11, 2023Last Sunday, we decided to visit a particular location that is hard to hike to in Soldiers Pass.  We waited until the afternoon to avoid the sun.  However, it was very windy as we hiked almost straight up to get to this remarkable location that holds many memories for my son.  He wanted to share that with us.  This location is right behind our cottage at the Cottages At Coffeepot in Soldiers Pass, West Sedona.  This is not a location that an average hiker would be able to locate.  We were with an experienced hiker who helped us every step of the way. It was a fabulous experience after we overcame the fear of hiking almost straight up the red rock!This Video Captures The Essence of This Unique HikeA Very Special Hike in Soldiers Pass Sedo...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
158 Pinon Woods Dr. Sedona AZBig ParkInvestors Welcomed!3 Bedrooms | 1,850 Sq Ft | 2 Baths0.26 Acres. | 30-Day Minimum Rental | Single LevelPinon Woods 1-3   |   Attached 2-Car Garage   Printable Property Flyer View the Tour Split Floor PlanThis is an excellent opportunity to own in one of Sedona's most popular neighborhoods. This Southwest-style single-level home with three bedrooms and two baths in 1,850 square feet has a great split floor plan. There is a separate dining room for those sit-down dinners.Efficient Natural Gas KitchenThe kitchen is light and has an efficient flow. It includes a gas stove and an eat-in dining area. There is also a breakfast bar with substantial counter space and plenty of cabinets.Covered Patio and Backyard PrivacyThe great room has a gas fireplace, and ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Show Me A Sedona Luxury Townhouse CommunityMay 2023Cottages At CoffeepotSoldiers Pass West Sedona Arizona 86336~ ~ ~ A Unique and Uncommon Gated Community  +++Cottages At Coffeepot Market Update ~ April 2023No Active Cottages Available:Closed in 2023    Cottages at Coffeepot - Closed in 2021 thru 2022  Cottages at Coffeepot - Stats for Closed Cottages From 2021 thru 2022 SummaryIn the last couple of years, since 2020, most of the homes have sold in the low seven figures in the Cottages At Coffeepot gated community. Each of these luxury townhomes is very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes, and different views.  Many luxury townhomes have been updated to varying degrees, making the pricing per square foot vary so much.  Two townhomes were built on double lots.  Each...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
LilacsIt Takes More Than April Showers...I have always loved lilacs.  However, I couldn't grow them in Southern California.  By that, I mean the lilac bushes would not flower.  When I moved to Sedona, I discovered I had flowering lilac bushes the following April.  I was so excited about this.  I didn't plant these lilacs.  They were there when we moved in.  You Need A Cold Winter For Great BloomsI am not sure where I heard that lilacs need an excellent freeze to bloom. But that is not an issue in Sedona.  We do not get days below freezing, but our weather is cold enough to allow the process to set for the next season's blooms. Lilacs are very hardy.  We had a really cold winter in 2022-23.  I didn't do anything special to protect the lilac bushes.  This year was very good for a strong f...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Happy Mother's Day!Besides spending time with friends and family,  my favorite pastime is gardening.  My lilac bushes are some of my favorite fragrant flowering plants.  More on that later in my May post. I want to wish all mothers a fabulous Mother's Day.  Enjoy your family today.  We are blessed to have this day in May when the weather is more pleasant than at other times of the year.  Get outside and smell the flowers.   Remembering our Mothers who have passed before us. Butterfly Bush in my courtyardI have an angel watching over me. She is my mom. Unknown~~~A Cardinal in My Backyard...The world changes from year to year and our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you shall never pass away.Unknown~~~Oak Creek at Cress Restaurant and L' Auberge de SedonaThank you to my m...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
SedonaAre Traffic Circles (Roundabouts) Safer and More Efficient? Coldwell Banker Realty At The "Y" Road Construction On SR 179 In 2009When the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) decided to improve SR 179, the decision to put traffic circles or roundabouts became a very local issue. Citizens were split. There were many meetings to decide the best course of action. The decision was finalized, and twelve traffic circles were put in.  Uptown 2016  - No Barriers or Traffic CirclesUptown 2023  -  With Pedestrian Barriers Just recently, two more traffic circles were added in the Uptown area, where congestion was historically an issue. The traffic flows well since all the Uptown work was completed.   Traffic barriers were also constructed to keep pedestrians from jaywalking and cars f...
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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?Our First 120 Days of 2023...This shows what 6 inches of snow near the end of February 2023 looks like from my driveway…The first three months continued where the end of 2022 left off.  Sedona has had a very cold winter.  The winter (2023) brought 29.25 inches of snow through March.  There was also 14.10 inches of rain.  Needless to say, in the short term, the drought is over.  In fact, we had flooding when a warm front moved in and dropped rain which melted some of the snow in Northern AZ by Flagstaff. Tlaquepaque Bridge on SR 179 - 3/22/23 peak capacity As for the temperature ...As April 2023 came in, the weather was still pretty brisk. We were wondering if it would ever warm up. Finally, during the second week of April, the temperature starte...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
I read Kathy Streib's blog today, "Friday Fun."  "Today is "Pay It Forward Day". Kathy asked us to share the first thing that comes into our mind with an act of kindness that we personally experienced from someone. I encourage you to check it out if you haven't already.  As with most blogs, they can have us thinking about other things.  I remembered a couple of recent events that brought much joy to an aching heart.  I have not been touched in such a way in a very long time.  Kathy also shared with us a graphic, "Think Positive."  which led me to this. Don't Worry, Be Happy!"Don't worry, Be Happy...".  Well, I remember someone telling me that statement when things were not going well, and it always brought a smile and a change of demeanor. Many of us have had to manage operations or dep...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Sphinx and Mittens in Soldiers Pass Sedona Hiking RecommendationSoldiers Pass TrailWhen hiking in Sedona, I recommend Soldiers Pass Trail.  The trail is 4.5 miles out and back from the trailhead.  I have hiked this up to the highest point. This trail connects to various other trails if you choose to make it a longer hike.  It is moderately challenging.  The elevation rises about 450 feet but is not a steep climb.The further you go in Soldiers Pass, the higher you get and the better the view.  You can also navigate to two popular sites, Devils Kitchen and The 7 Sacred Pools.  As you continue on the hike, there is a cave that is also popular. However,  I have not been to the cave. Devil's Kitchen (sinkhole image below) with the Sphinx in the background.  This sinkhole was created back...
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