Sedona, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Pine Creek 1-2 SubdivisionArea 45 - Village of Oak Creek3 Bedrooms  |  1,550 Sq Ft  |  2 Baths0.20 Acres  |  Laundry Roon  |  Single LevelDen/Family Room  |  2 Concrete Parking Pads   Download A Printable Flyer Move In Ready View the Tour Charming manufactured home in the Village of Oak Creek off Jack's Canyon is move-in ready. This well-cared-for 2003 build has three bedrooms, two full baths, a living room and den with a wood-burning fireplace, and a full laundry room. Yard Backs To A Ravine  For Privacy The rear yard has trees and backs to a ravine for privacy. There are mature trees that also add privacy to the yard. This yard is a blank canvas waiting for you to make it your own. A block retaining wall separates the building pad from the rest of the rear yard. The septic was install...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Easter Sunrise In Soldiers Pass, Sedona Arizona Tristan, Enjoying The Easter SeasonEaster Eggs Are Ready To Be HiddenWe always love hiding the Easter Eggs for Tristan to find.  He enjoys the "hunt." I  wish all a fabulous Easter Sunday, no matter how much you and who you are with, please enjoy today and make memories. ~ ~ ~QuotesEaster is the only time when it's perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket. Evan Esar~The very first Easter taught us this: That life never ends and love never dies. Kate McGahan~Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. Janine di Giovanni~The great gift of Easter is hope. Basil Hume~
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
  Sedona - McDonald's "Iconic" Teal Arches Sedona, Arizona - McDonald's is famous for its branding and marketing campaigns. From Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar to the Big Mac and Chicken McNuggets, the brand is the most identifiable for its Golden Arches. It is also the world's most recognizable fast food chain on the globe because of those arches.Sedona Community Development HistorySedona was incorporated in 1988, and it was still in the process of determining the exterior building and signage restrictions. Then along came McDonald's (circa 1992) proposing to build a restaurant. Those who know Sedona, understand that obtrusively bright and showy buildings or signage would never pass muster with the Community Development Department. Nicholas Gioello, manager for the department, stat...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
First Home Buying Experience1313 Brooktree Cr.  Woodside Village West Covina CA 91792PrefaceMy story starts out of high school in the fall of 1970, when I met my future husband in college.  It was Psychology 1A.  Our professor grabbed Rick on the first day of class and grabbed him on the QT. She asked him to have an outburst while she was explaining the syllabus to the class.  He stood up and stated that what she expected out of us was outrageous and that he was going to drop this class.  He then ripped up the syllabus and stormed out.  Our professor asked us to describe what we had just witnessed.  Psych 1A was not easy, so a tutoring session was offered.  I attended and saw Rick.  Obviously, I recognized him from his performance.  So I struck up a conversation. He thought I was the tu...
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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 hous...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
March 18, 2023Sedona's 51st Anniversary Celebration of St. Patrick's Day Parade!10:30 AM on Jordon Rd - See the link to the map below.The St. Patrick's Day Parade is coming this Saturday to celebrate the 51st Anniversary. This Parade started in 1972.  It was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic but it is back for 2nd year in a row.  The celebration is presented by the City of Sedona. It will start at 10:30 am from Jordon Historical Park and will head south on Jordon Road.  The parade ends at Mesquite Avenue.  This is an image of the Sedona Heritage Museum where the St. Patrick's Day Parade staging will begin.The participants include civic, social, cultural, and religious organizations, as well as dignitaries and local businesses. Of course, there will be floats, Walking/Marchin...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma's Castle got its name from early settlers in the area.  They thought that this was built by Montezuma (the Aztec mythical hero).  In fact, it was built by the Sinagua between 1100 to 1350 A.D. By 1425 A.D., the Sinagua were gone.  They were hunters and farmers.  Modern theory is they left because the natural resources became depleted.  Verde Valley residents normally think of Montezuma's Castle when cliff dwelling is mentioned. Throwback ThursdayI decided to go to my Stats page and sort posts by the number of views.  I was surprised to see the post below garner 11,182 views.  I decided to do some "Throwback Thursday" posts from years ago.  I chose this as my first one to feature. This particular post was written August 30, 2020. I updated the contents of the p...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
2035 Whippet Way, Sedona, AZ 86336UpdateAn Offer was made over the asking price by $26,000, within 48 hours.   The buyer, travels for her job.  She has a Nanny who lives with her family and this home on Whippet was the perfect home for their arrangement. There was a lot of interest in this home so the buyer wanted to make sure she dissuaded the other potential buyers. It should be noted that this home appraised for the full value of the offer.  Includes A Self-contained Guest Suite With A Separate EntranceMLS # 5321483 Bedrooms   |   1,704 Sq Ft   |   3 Baths  Red Rock Views   |   Front Courtyard Patio      Stunning Backyard Oasis  |  10 Ft Ceilings 0.10 Acres   |   2 Car Garage   |   Shared Driveway   |   Single Level  Covered Rear Patio   |  Rear Gas Fire Feature  |  $4,211 Taxes/2022...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
March - In Like A LION!Brutal Winter Storm in Sedona - 10-11 Inches of Snow Over 2 Days To Start March.7 inches of snow on the ruler.  This was day 2.  On March 1, we got 5 inches of wet snow starting at 5 PM. It started sticking immediately. It was amazing to see who fast it was coming down.  We have an umbrella over our BBQ because we use it all year long.  Rick had to close the umbrella because there was too much snow building up. There really wasn't much we could do for the junipers and pine trees.  The next day we saw the result of the heavy snow we got overnight.  My husband cleaned an area so he could get a measurement overnight.  There was 7 inches on March 2nd. The Japanese Maple Tree Survived!Many Trees and Bushes Crushed By Weight of SnowAn arborist is coming on Friday to see...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Snowdona!The red rocks turned crimson and white with patches of pine and juniper. It is just gorgeous outside. Fortunately, we have food for the birds and protection in the junipers for them. View From My Great RoomSedona is in Northern Arizona. One of the big differences between Flagstaff and Sedona is that the roads into Sedona do not shut down. Generally, the I-40, SR-89A, and the I-17 can close from Sedona to Flagstaff shutting down all traffic.  Above - Thunder Mountain- View from my driveway...
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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 Casita
Short Term Rental CapabilityRecent Full Kitchen RemodelRecent Addition of Spa-like Ensuite ~ Main House ~See Separate 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 house...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
PrefaceI just saw an episode of "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles".  The Altmans were deciding whether to sell their home and buy an $18 million dollar home. The home they were considering was listed by "Sellebrity" Kofi Nartey.  My eyes lit up when I saw him open the door.  It brought back a week full of memories from a class he taught in Scottsdale almost 5 years ago for the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.  This is a blog that I published after the week-long class.  It was one of the best I had ever been at. Institute for Luxury Home MarketingThe Mission"To help the real estate professional offer superior service to affluent buyers and sellers and in so doing, maximize their own success."The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) is the leading authority to provide training...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
29th AnnualSedona International Film Festival Honoring Judd Hirsch  "Join us as we honor our festival LIfetine Achievement Award Honoree and Academy Award-nominee Judd Hirsch who will be here in person for his new film "Rally Caps", Friday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m. Judd Hirsch and Amy Smart will be providing Q&A for this special premiere. - Sedona Film Festival WebsiteJudd Hirsch is an American actor. He is known for playing Alex Rieger on the television comedy series Taxi, John Lacey on the NBC series Dear John, and Alan Eppes on the CBS series Numb3rs.He is also well known for his career in theatre and for his roles in films such as Ordinary People, Running on Empty, Independence Day, A Beautiful Mind, Independence Day: Resurgence, Uncut Gems, and The Fabelmans.He has twice won the Pr...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What Makes the Red Rocks of Sedona so Special?Ship Rock from my backyard with a telephoto lens "God Made The Grand Canyon, But He Lives In Sedona!" Ah! The Red Rocks of Sedona, the first time you see Sedona's majestic red rock beauty, the image you see burns into your memory. What makes this landscape unique is how it changes as you move through it. A certain "Wow Factor" can take your breath away as the scenery seems to change right in front of your eyes. There is an old saying that "God made the Grand Canyon, but He lives in Sedona."  Also, Sedona is one of the few cities where you can go outside at night and see the Milky Way. We will discuss that later! What's Love Got To Do With It?Preface ~ February’s City Love Challenge, “What I Love About My City,”Hosted by Brian England and Deb...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Featured Image courtesy of azsuperbowl.com & NFL - 2023 Host CommitteeCathedral Rock ~ An Iconic Symbol of SedonaThis iconic symbol attracts tourists and locals alike.  Part of the appeal is the larger-than-life presence.  This impressive work of nature will take your breath away.  It can be seen from all around Sedona and hundreds of hikers traverse the trails around this rock every day.    Besides all the postcards, paintings, and artwork, this image can be found on T-shirts, and mugs, as well as various other knick-knacks and souvenirs.It also appears on business logos throughout Sedona, as noted (above). Cathedral Rock taken at sunset during monsoon - Photographed by ricksperry.comAs noted above with the Super Bowl logo, Cathedral Rock is a big part of that logo.  The element of the...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
2035 Whippet Way, Sedona, AZ 86336UpdateAn Offer was made within 48 hours.  There was a very successful open house on Saturday.  During this time, negotiations were taking place.  This home went into contract on Sunday, January 29th.  Backup offers are being accepted. Includes A Self-contained Guest Suite With A Separate EntranceMLS # 532148Month to Month Rental Capability 3 Bedrooms   |   1,704 Sq Ft   |   3 Baths  Red Rock Views   |   Front Courtyard Patio      Stunning Backyard Oasis  |  10 Ft Ceilings 0.10 Acres   |   2 Car Garage   |   Shared Driveway   |   Single Level  Covered Rear Patio   |  Rear Gas Fire Feature  |  $4,211 Taxes/2022 See Where this Home is Positioned... Property FlyerDistinctive Home In the Center of West SedonaOne-Minute Snapshot Video - 2035 Whippet WayImagin...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Groundhog Day In ArizonaWhat Does Groundhog Day Mean To Me and Other ZoniesWhen you live in Arizona, for that matter any sunbelt state, you really don't think of winter the same way as others who live in colder climates.  I am very thankful for our moderate winter temps. But there is a special significance to Groundhog Day.  We are halfway to spring. Yea!  Also, Valentine's Day is coming up and the days are starting to get more daylight.  I was in the garden this morning and I could see signs of spring in the air.   It will be 75º at the Superbowl in Glendale AZ, just ten days from now.  Image courtesy of Visit Phoenix This year it has been a little colder than normal.  In fact, I can't ever remember when snow on the ground lasted more than a few days. Normally, if it snows in the morni...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Ambiente Landscape HotelSedona  There are only four other Landscape hotels in the world. Sedona Arizona has just opened the 5th on February 1st, 2023.  (travel away) View into Soldiers Pass This unique Landscape Hotel looks toward the end of Soldiers Pass.  I live in Soldiers Pass, about a 4-minute drive from this hotel.  The hotel is close to the Mariposa Restaurant.   This is a link to the article I wrote in August 2019.  At that time this was just a concept. The video below explains why these are called Guest Atriums.  This Upscale Romantic Sedona Getaway is opening just in time for Valentine's Day.  You can check out the Ambiente website here. There are only 40 Guest Atriums.  You can check out the dates available and pricing here.  This month in February, the pricing is about half ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
2023 Marketing Strategy PrefaceKnow The Demographics Of Your AreaI want to preface this post by re-emphasizing my belief that all real estate is local.  When I lived in California, I owned nothing but tract homes. The neighborhoods had lots of children and schools were close by. There were a lot of starter homes mixed in with mid-level homes and an occasional luxury home.  The demographic of the communities I lived in was different from the communities I serve in Sedona and the surrounding area.  Many people were younger and just starting out in life with young families.  Most of these homeowners had mortgages and many had two-income households.  You will market differently in these areas than in Sedona. What Is Important To Know About Sedona For Your Marketing?Sedona's housing expenses...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Open House! 2035 Whippet Way, Sedona, AZ 86336I am pleased and excited to invite the neighbors, the general public, and all potential buyers to visit this home and look at all the amenities offered.  This home is in the heart of West Sedona and is close by for all to see. Learn More About 2035 Whippet Way  Easy AccessTrails and the Forest are Highlighted in tan.  Shopping Centers are highlighted in yellow.  You are just 2 minutes by car to the Safeway Shopping Center.  It is less than ½ mile to the north. Go straight up, Shelby! Besides many small businesses in this shopping center, you will find a McDonald's, Staples, UPS Store, and a Mexican Restaurant. Directions:From SR 89A, go south on Shelby Dr.   Take the first right onto Whippet Way, and head west.  2035 Whippet Way is the third...
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