Sedona, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Happy St. Patrick's Day From Sedona!RecapIn the 15 years, I have lived in Sedona, we have never attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade.  For many of those years, we were traveling.  So, we thought this was the perfect time to support the community and see what it was all about.  I would have posted this yesterday but yet again, we were traveling!No disappointment here!  Even though a whole lot of people showed up. It was easy parking and plenty of space to find a spot to enjoy the parade.  It lasted about 45 minutes.  Just about every participating float and venue were handing out candy, rulers, or pencils to the kids.  Next time I need to bring a bag for Tristan! The mayor and city council were out walking the parade with lots of goodies for the little ones.  Besides all the Fire and Poli...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
March 12, 2022Sedona's 50th Anniversary Celebration of St. Patrick's Day Parade!10:30 AM on Jordon Rd - See link to map below.The St. Patrick's Day Parade is back to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. This Parade started in 1972.  It was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic but it is back for a special celebration this year. The celebration is presented by the City of Sedona. It will start at 10:30 am and 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/Marching/Dog U...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Daffodils "O'Plenty" In The Cottages At CoffeepotNarcissus (Daffodil) is the birth flower of those who are born in March.  The image above is the monument light at the head of my driveway. A few years ago, I noticed sprouts coming up in late February or early March.I talked with our landscaper for the Cottages and asked him about them.  Come to find out, he had been planting these bulbs sporadically all over the community.  What a wonderful surprise! Everywhere you walk or drive in our little community of 34 homes, you will see daffodils this time of year.  Even though it is 25º as I write this, you know that spring is here!  It is hitting you right in the face.  What is really nice to see is how these seem to multiply every year as well. Once they are planted, you don't need to do anyt...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
February 2022 Challenge: "What's Your Story?" Post 2 Hosted by: Carol Williams  & Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker Caffeine and Hard Rock! The Life of A SalespersonPreFaceJack Moran - My DadAs I look back to the person who influenced me the most when it came to working as well as ethical behavior,  I would have to point to my dad.  Other than babysitting jobs for neighbors, I was not allowed to have a job until I graduated high school.  As the oldest of 5 children, I could have easily been the designated babysitter for my own family.  My mother would not allow that to happen. She did not want me to be stuck watching my siblings. My dad was a natural salesman. AS mentioned in my first post, he studied law and met my mother.  They got married and plans for a law career changed.  ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
February 2022 Challenge: "What's Your Story?" Post 1 Hosted by: Carol Williams  & Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker Preface"There are always flowers for those who want to see them" - Henri Matisse I love to spend time in my garden. It is a form of meditation for me.  When I see flowers I am always drawn to them to get a whiff of the sweet fragrance.  I will stop and smell them before I move on.  Each fragrance triggers a memory and enjoying the scent of flowers reminds me of all the happy memories that life brings to each and every one of us.  At this stage of my life, I have many happy memories to be thankful for. Some of those memories have been triggered by the pleasant aroma of flowers. In my journey through my roadmap of time, I will be sharing how I got to where I am today...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Rain - Snow - Wind Mother Nature Is Speaking To Sedona! Yesterday was one of the few days since we moved to Sedona that was below freezing most of the daytime hours.  Why? We kept getting waves of snow! Right after midnight, the morning hours were at 41º but that steadily went down to below freezing temps.  This kept the snow light and fluffy until this morning.  As you can see the temp was 20.9º right at dawn.  That increased to over 40º and the snow started to melt and evaporate. The only snow left right now is in the shade.  My neighbor has a rain chain and when it snows and the rain freezes it makes for a spectacular ice formation!Lastly - here is a video that shows the snow coming down. You can see the snow swirling around in the video. The wind was up and it was swirling the snow ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
For Sale!SOLD & RECORDED!1015 Lee Mountain Rd. Sedona AZ 86351View Lot For Sale!.25 Acres Quick NoteThis lot got 3 offers in 2020 - All were well below the asking price. The seller took it off-market for a year and re-listed it in February 2022. It was in contract with a short escrow in 1 day! It sold for 42% over the last offer in December of 2020. The buyer offered LIST PRICE and it was accepted. Congratulations to all. If you want RESULTS with 5-Star Service - Call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355. Learn more about Sheri at https://sedona-lifestyle.com. See Pricing and Other Info Here Property Flyer Views of Castle and Bell Rocks, and Courthouse ButteOpportunity to build in an area away from the main road. Walk the lot & enjoy the views!Build on this .25 acre in the Village of Oak Creek ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
115 Zane Grey Lane, Sedona AZ 86336 Short Term Rental Capability    Short Distance to Cathedral Rock & Crescent Moon Park  Cul-de-Sac Location Video Below Has Aerial View of Cathedral Rock!  Quick Update When the sign went up, I got a call direct from the future buyer who was represented by another agent. They wanted to see it ASAP.  Within a few minutes, the agent called me.  Rick and I just happened to be coming back from a photo shoot.  We were 5 minutes from the listing and I still had to put the lockbox on so I agreed to show the home.  Come to find out that these future buyers were renting a home two doors down from this property and saw the sign go up!  They have lost out on multiple homes and love this area where they are renting.  Their offer was substantially over the asking p...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
115 Zane Grey Lane, Sedona AZ 86336 Short Term Rental Capability    Short Distance to Cathedral Rock & Crescent Moon Park  Cul-de-Sac Location ~ ~ ~~  ~  3 Bedrooms   |   1,518 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths   |   2 Lots   |   Single Level  Circular Paver Patio  |   Covered Deck  |   Fireplace  Each Lot - 0.20 Acres.   |   Large Shed   |   Attached Workshop Laundry Room ~ ~ ~Property Flyer with Pricing and AmenitiesAlso Go To:Find Pricing and Full Listing Info HERE~Located near Red Rock Crossing on Oak Creek… Opportunity to own in Cathedral Vista, about half a mile from historic Crescent Moon Ranch Park and Picnic Area & the famous Red Rock Crossing.  Split Floor Plan… There is a split floor plan with 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the north side of the home and the primary bedroom with its own ens...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
PENDING!One Day On Market!1015 Lee Mountain Rd. Sedona AZ 86351View Lot For Sale PENDING!.25 AcresSee Pricing and Other Info Here Property FlyerUPDATE:Two interested parties and one very serious buyer. We couldn't start escrow until Monday. This should close soon... We didn't have time to put the sign up on the property!  Call the number, enter the code and get the info on the property!Views of Castle and Bell Rocks, and Courthouse ButteOpportunity to build in an area away from the main road. Walk the lot & enjoy the views!Build on this .25 acre in the Village of Oak Creek & soak in the stunning Red Rock views including Courthouse Butte, Castle Rock & Bell Rock in the distance.  Quiet area and in close proximity to many hiking & biking trails.   Only minutes from some of Sedona's fabulo...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sedona AZ Weather – Did Sedona Get Snow? – 2021 Recap – January 2022 Update –Sheri Sperry February 8, 2022Sedona Weather 2021 Recap   283 Days of Sunshine in 2021All the stats come from the weather station in Soldiers Pass at the Cottages At Coffeepot.We didn't quite make 300 days of sunshine in 2021.  Mostly because of storms that brought much-needed rain and snow.  We had a total of 15.75 inches of snow in 2021.  That snow came on a couple of days in January and in March.  Unlike other cold climate areas, any snow evaporates quickly. We also had 20.41 inches of rain.  2021 ranked as the 5th highest rain total since keeping records starting in 2011. It was a good year!  This put a huge dent in the drought picture for Sedona and Arizona. It should be noted that Sedona sits below a huge ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
For Sale!1015 Lee Mountain Rd. Sedona AZ 86351View Lot For Sale!.25 AcresSee Pricing and Other Info Here Property Flyer Views of Castle and Bell Rocks, and Courthouse ButteOpportunity to build in an area away from the main road. Walk the lot & enjoy the views!Build on this .25 acre in the Village of Oak Creek & soak in the stunning Red Rock views including Courthouse Butte, Castle Rock & Bell Rock in the distance.  Quiet area and in close proximity to many hiking & biking trails.   Only minutes from some of Sedona's fabulous restaurants, public golf courses, galleries, & shopping. See Aerial Video HERE!~ ~ ~  Market Report For Village of Oak Creek - SedonaStrong Sellers Market - Action Index 66 (Neutral Market = 30)Median List Price = $1.650,000(1 Year Ago - $773,000)Most Expensive Prop...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Digital RevolutionWe have been given a wonderful opportunity to look back through the years at the digital revolution through the eyes of many of our ActiveRain Partners as to the very beginnings of the tech explosion.  Living History First HandI thoroughly enjoyed reading so many blogs about this because I also experienced it. I started working as a teenager in the late 1960s and by 1972, I was looking for my first residence.  My future husband and I decided on buying a townhome. How did we find it?  We went driving in the area we wanted to live.New Developments Were Everywhere In California, there were new developments popping up everywhere. You would open the Sunday LA Times paper and see the ads for new home developments and drive and see it. We upgraded homes 4 times in the Inl...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
West Sedona Arizona 86336HGTV - Vacation House For Free ~ Sedona OasisHosted By Matt Blashaw Featuring Joshua Lovell - Joshua Tree LandscapeThis is a photo from after the "Big Reveal"*Before Picture*Joshua Tree Landscape Design - Artist Rendition 2015PrefaceI saw a reminder from a Facebook post that talked about the "Big Reveal".  At the time Rick did the photo shoot of the episode for Joshua, we were not allowed to post anything on social media until after the "Big Reveal".  The episode did not air until season 2.  Episode 7 first aired in 2016, 9 months after the filming was finished. It was very interesting to be involved with this project.  I initially got a call to air one of my listings as a vacation "choice" of the buyers but my sellers did not want to be part of the show.  I fou...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
174 Juniper Trail, Sedona AZ 86336  Stunning Red Rock Views of Elephant Rock~ ~ ~Main House 2 Bedrooms   |   2129 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths   |   2 Courtyards  Custom Iron Entry Gate   |   Enclosed Vestibule  |   Custom Beveled Glass Entry Door 0.31 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level  See Where This Home Is $ Positioned $ Totals for Main House & Upper/Lower Unit 4 Bedrooms   |   3163 Sq Ft   |   3+ Baths ~ ~ ~Lots of Creative Possibilities ~~ Separate Unit - Includes Upper/Lower FloorTwo Separate EntrancesUpper Floor   |   556 Sq Ft   |   1 Bath   |   Lot of Natural LightLower Floor   |   478 Sq Ft   |   Washer/Dryer   |   Outdoor Patio  As You Enter The Front Courtyard   There is a custom iron lockable entry gate. Enjoy an enclosed vestibule or sitting area that looks out onto the ...
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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)
174 Juniper Trail, Sedona AZ 86336 Stunning Red Rock Views of Elephant Rock~ ~ ~Main House 2 Bedrooms   |   2129 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths   |   2 Courtyards  Custom Iron Entry Gate   |   Enclosed Vestibule  |   Custom Beveled Glass Entry Door 0.31 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level  See Where This Home Is $ Positioned $ Totals for Main House & Upper/Lower Unit 4 Bedrooms   |   3163 Sq Ft   |   3+ Baths ~ ~ ~Lots of Creative Possibilities ~~ Separate Unit - Includes Upper/Lower FloorTwo Separate EntrancesUpper Floor   |   556 Sq Ft   |   1 Bath   |   Lot of Natural LightLower Floor   |   478 Sq Ft   |   Washer/Dryer   |   Outdoor Patio  View the Tour As You Enter The Front Courtyard   There is a custom iron lockable entry gate. Enjoy an enclosed vestibule or sitting area that looks ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Enjoying Thanksgiving and What's Left Over...Well, the feast is done, the turkey was carved and served along with all the fixins. So what is next?  Plenty of leftovers are what is left.  I made enough food for at least 10 people and there were only four adults.  There were never going to be more than four adults!  Oh well,  my husband had a big plate for breakfast and then another one for an early dinner.  I have been informed that he is only going to have pie for dinner. We get an extra day of Tristan to enjoy.  We normally watch him while his dad goes to work.  He will be staying over an extra night.  We are blessed.  Then there are all the leftover emails from Black Friday and the prior week.  We are talking about hundreds of emails. These are leftovers that I would rather say, "No T...
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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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