Sedona, AZ Real Estate News

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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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Back O'Beyond Subdivision 115 Scenic Drive, Sedona 86336PENDING!Iconic Red Rock Views- Branded Breathtaking Iconic Views - Back O Beyond view lot for sale from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.Cathedral 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.   Gated Community   Make a right-hand turn as you enter the security gate and head up the hill on Scenic Drive.  You will find this lot overlooking the iconic Cathedral Rock near the top of the hill!  The views are outright breathtaking.  You can see Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, Elephan...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
4 BD  |  2.75 BA  |  2258 SF   |   .04 Acres2 Level   |    2 Patios   |   2 BalconiesRed Rock Views   |   Cul-de-Sac LocationAttached GarageRemodeled Top to Bottom A new bar has been set! This property sold for the highest price to date in Vista Montana. Sellers, shouldn’t you have Sheri Sperry be your listing agent?One-of-a-Kind Opportunity in the sought-after Vista Montana subdivision with 4 bedrooms and views. This townhome has been lovingly remodeled from top to bottom including new windows.  Reconfigured open kitchen with 20” floor tiles, beautiful new cabinetry, water flow architectural glass, huge breakfast bar with Cambria engineered quartz, farm sink,  & newer appliances including wine cooler.  The stone fireplace in the great room exudes comfort in this warm home atmosphere pl...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Coldwell Banker International President's Circle Top 5% of All Coldwell Banker Sales Associates WorldwideI found out near the end of January that I had earned the Coldwell Banker International President's Circle Award for Excellence. I have been so busy taking care of clients that I didn't really think about any awards I might receive.  After all, we are in a virtual world and there have not been any in-person sales meetings.  So there has not been any "buzz" about our 2020 achievements.  I have really grappled with the idea of sharing this. First of all, it was 2020.  I know that many people have had so many life changes.  They have lost loved ones and many states such as Colorado, a neighboring state were completely shut down and unable to work in real estate.  My heart goes out to al...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Happy Birthday Arizona!Happy Valentine's Day!  Unless you follow Arizona history, you may not know that back in 1912, Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state on February 14th.  In this land of sunshine in the middle of winter, many people are celebrating by getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. I can tell you that the amount of people hiking right now in Sedona is more than I would have thought.  I was going down Soldiers Pass this morning and there were at least 50 people walking on the side of the street to get to the entrance of the Soldiers Pass Trail. Of course, others are playing golf or tennis. Many are enjoying their bikes.  Some will celebrate with cactus themed cakes and outdoor BBQs. 6 Fun Facts About Arizona - The Grand Canyon State Arizona was part...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sedona Winter Snow EventThis video shows the rise of the snow level from the start to the end - looking to the west (Coffeepot Rock) and the east.  It shows the incremental rise of the snow level and eventual evaporation of the snow. Notice also, "Xander" the hummingbird sticking through the storm to guard his juice source!Sedona as well as most of Arizona has been in an exceptional drought. So the rain and the 8.25 inches of snow were a big surprise and very welcomed!the 8.25 inches of snow fell over 3 days.  Tuesday, got almost 6 inches of snow and the temperature never made it above freezing.  For some, this might not be unusual but for our area of Soldiers Pass, this is only the 4th time in 11 years that the high temperature did not get above 32º.   ~ ~ ~ This is the essence of what...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
See the video and learn more about the record snowfall in 2019 Sedona-Weather.comWhat is the Sedona Weather Like in Winter? December 2020The topic of weather in Sedona comes up often.  It is hard to believe that we are starting a New Year and the Winter of 2021!  As for the weather in the month of December, we were able to enjoy our Christmas weather.  There was even a snow flurry right after Christmas which gave us hope we would get some holiday snow.  However, that was not to be. Usually, by the beginning of December, all the leaves of our Japanese Maple have fallen. During this season, there are still leaves on that tree!  The tree may be dormant but the leaves are not brown, they are red, so the tree looks like it is not dormant. It is a very strange year indeed!Also, see "Why Didn'...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
4 BD  |  2.75 BA  |  2,258 SF   |   .04 Acres2 Level   |    2 Patios   |   2 BalconiesRed Rock Views   |   Cul-de-Sac LocationAttached Garage View the Tour Remodeled Top to Bottom One-of-a-Kind Opportunity in the sought-after Vista Montana subdivision with 4 bedrooms and views. This townhome has been lovingly remodeled from top to bottom including new windows.  Reconfigured open kitchen with 20” floor tiles, beautiful new cabinetry, water flow architectural glass, huge breakfast bar with Cambria engineered quartz, farm sink,  & newer appliances including wine cooler.  The stone fireplace in the great room exudes comfort in this warm home atmosphere plus bamboo flooring throughout.  The first level also includes 1 bedroom & guest bath.  A Very Special Owner Suite with Private BalconyThe ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
This is the third post in the "Holiday Fun and Cheer December Challenge"Hosted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker & Carol Williams Throwback Thursday Christmas Eve MemoriesA Disney ChristmasTop Image: This is the view I get as I drive up Shadow Rock drive to turn into my subdivision. Snow is a rare and beautiful sight on Thunder Mountain. I have stated this before but yes, this is the Thunder Mountain that captured the heart of Walt Disney who was so inspired, he designed a ride at Disneyland.  Walt Disney had a home and escaped here to Sedona before Sedona was ever on the world's radar. My family loves Disneyland, especially this time of year. We had a trip planned to take Tristan but it will have to wait until next Christmas. I often think of a Disney Christmas or a Bing ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Winter SolsticeThe Shadows Tell The Story There is a dramatic shift in the angle of the sunrise from summer to winter which makes the shadows very obvious on the red rocks across from our home.  It reminds me of the shadows you might see on a sundial.Winter Solstice  - SunriseSummer Solstice - SunriseSunrise in the East on Winter and Summer SolsticeShadows on Floor Parallel on Winter SolsticeThere is about a 54º shift of the sunrise from the summer solstice to the winter solstice.  This makes for a dramatic change of the shadows from our backyard gardens to Coffeepot Rock. 
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Note: There were 3 low-ball offers from investors that were turned down by the sellers and rightfully so.  This is a perfect rental opportunity and one of the only smaller 3 bedrooms models available.  This model does not come on the market often. It was offered at a price that allowed for a future buyer to upgrade.  The right buyer realized the potential of this home.  The buyer is going to live in this home and was excited to close on this.  What a wonderful Christmas gift! 3 BD  |  1.75 BA  |  1,587 SF   |   .15 AcresSplit Floor Plan   |    Covered  Private Patio Water Feature   |   Buffered MedianRental Potential    View the Tour Sedona Golf Resort This is a rare occasion to own the Sierra Model in the Sedona Golf Resort in a cul-de-sac location.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in 1,58...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Cottages At Coffeepot Certified "Firewise" First Sedona Community To Earn DesignationImage courtesy of Sedona Red Rock NewsSedona Fire District engineer Cooper Carr left, firefighter Josh Combs, Captain Angel Morales, Aaron Casem, prevention and mitigation officer for the Arizona Department of Forestry, Catherine Knox, head of the Firewise steerage committee, HOA board member Caroline Oreel, HOA board president Gila Hager-Sherman, SFD Fire Marshal Jon Davis, HOA board member Bill Baridon, and SFD Battalion Chief "Buzz" Lechowski recognize the Cottages at Coffeepot neighborhood as the only Firewise USA site in the Sedona Fire District on Saturday, Dec. 5. David Jolkovski/Larson Newspapers Cottages At Coffeepot Borders U.S. Forest ServiceDue to the fact that the Cottages At Coffeepot com...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Looking Back On Our First Sedona White ChristmasWhite Christmas Memories from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.This was Tristan's very first Christmas and of course, it was going to be a special memory anyway.  But Tristan must have brought a little Christmas Magic with him that Christmas Eve!  After all, it was the very first White Christmas we ever experienced and it happened right here in Sedona. During this Christmas Season, it is fun to look back on our first Sedona White Christmas! This snow fell on Christmas Eve 2016 into Christmas Day. We had a very wet and snowy winter season. Over 7.5 inches of snow and 7.22 inches of rain were recorded that December. At the time, this was the heaviest snow and rain recorded. In retrospect, this still holds the record. To put this in perspective, ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sedona-Weather.comWhat is the Sedona Weather Like in Late Fall?November – Early December 2020It is hard to believe that we are approaching the Winter of 2021!  It will be here fast.  Usually, in late November, our early mornings are filled with temperatures below 32º.  It is the time of the year that we have to make sure plants that are prone to frostbite including many species of cactus need to be wrapped up with a frost blanket or brought into our homes.  Outdoor watering systems should be turned off or set to come on later in the day when the temps are above freezing.  Generally, we don’t have to blow out our outdoor water pipes for “winterizing”.  Check with your landscaper on your location for your individual needs. It is a rare day in the last decade that we had a high temperature...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
A Thankful Challenge For November 2020 - third post - Jeff Dowler, CRS A Look Back On 2020...While walking during the summer in my neighborhood, I came upon this scene.  It so reminded me of the Christmas season. I love Blue Spruce.  We have had a few Xmas Trees that were Blue Spruce but they are hard to find. Looking BackI am always up for a challenge and that is what 2020 brought to us. Many people I know became very fearful of the pandemic and some agents chose to hunker down. I chose to follow the strict guidelines as an essential business that the AAR and our local SVVAR set up and continue to help clients.  Little did I know at the time that I would have the biggest year in my Sedona real estate career. I surpassed all my goals prior to our Fall selling season.  I did readjust tho...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
A Thankful Challenge For November 2020 - second post - Jeff Dowler, CRS Thankful For Our ActiveRain Community - Post 2 The image above was my very first blog post.  The listing was also my first listing and it was a great home to showcase.  Rick and I were very excited.   I am featuring this blog because an image is worth one thousand words as they say!  What is going to draw you in? Where are the pictures? How about the links?  I am not sure I even knew what a keyword or phrase was!   But, I do know all of this now because of YOU!We All Have To Start Somewhere...I can't recall exactly how I found ActiveRain and then joined it.  I do remember that it was in 2011 but I was too shy to post anything.  It took me into Spring of 2012 to post.   It was probably because of all the great materi...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Farewell...  "When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the (blue) moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween." unknown~ ~ ~ "Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble."  William Shakespeare~ ~ ~" There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight." unknown~ ~ ~ and what many look forward to... "Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas." Stephan Graham Jones To me, this has always been the unofficial start of the holidays and though we say farewell to Halloween, we look forward to Thanksgiving and on to Hannukah/Christmas and the New Year. It is a wonderful time of year.     ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself i...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 3 BD  |  1.75 BA  |  1,587 SF   |   .15 AcresSplit Floor Plan   |    Covered  Private Patio Water Feature   |   Buffered MedianRental Potential  Sedona Golf Resort  MLS # 524155  This is a rare occasion to own the Sierra Model in the Sedona Golf Resort in a cul-de-sac location.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in 1,587 square feet, backs to a buffer zone that allows more privacy and less noise.  Enjoy a water feature that also creates a tranquil backyard feeling, perfect for our mild Sedona weather.  The covered patio allows you to use the backyard area in a variety of weather.   Rental Potential There are original amenities, so a new owner would have the opportunity to allow the tenant to stay or do updates to make it your own. This home is near 3 public golf courses, shopping, restaurant...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 4 BD  |  2.5 BA  |  2,843 SF   |   2.27 Acres2 Separate Garages 6+   |    Front Private CourtyardStunning Water Feature   |   Covered Redwood Deck Owner Suite on Main Floor   39 MORE Images and Amenities and PRICING Learn More At  WestSedonaLuxury.com   NOTE: The key to successful marketing is to start marketing right when you get a signed contract from the seller.  Create the buzz and market to your entire sphere. It also doesn't hurt to have a fabulous photographer who captures the essence of the property. So much so, that the "Sedona View" cover was awarded to my listing. After all, now more than ever, the first showing is on the internet and it should be the best you have to offer... This home had a full-price offer in 2 hours.  Within a day, we had a multiple offer scenario. The b...
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