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Why You Should Select Steel Instead Of Wood For Your New Home Construction

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Steel vs. Wood

Steel Home Construction

steel home construction

Soldier’s Pass Sedona Arizona

 

This steel home construction has been under construction on the street that I take to get to my house. Up until recently, I have been watching them continue to work on the foundation. Months and months of digging out solid rock to form this foundation.  Then within weeks, the framing started to go up. Low and behold, it was all steel.  The picture above is the second story. The second story floor is even metal.

I have only seen two or three other homes being built that were steel construction. Of course, these homes are in the multi-million dollar range.  The house right next to this one was built for $3.4 million.

Have you ever wondered why some homes are now using steel in the construction rather than wood framing?  My first thought is that when you are building a high end home you might as well spend the money on the best material. Right?

What Is The Cost Steel vs. Wood?

I read some research that states that a DIY site did. They built 3 separate walls 10 feet long, 8 feet high with 3 electrical boxes and drywall on both side. Materials were purchased at Home Depot. Their conclusion was this:

  • Wood framed wall with nails: Total cost = $102.08
  • Wood framed wall with screws: Total cost = $103.54
  • Wall framed with steel studs: Total cost = $114.37

Roughly the cost is a little over 10% higher.

What Are The Benefits?

As I review some of these benefits, your area may not even fit some of the weather profile. We are assuming the steel home is properly constructed.

  • Steel is eco-friendly – made completely with recyclable material
  • Termites can’t eat steel. Pests won’t nest. Rats can’t chew through it!
  • Steel is safe from mold and mildew.
  • Earthquake resistant to seismic zone 4. Great for California
  • Strong enough to remain standing during 150 mph winds.
  • With a steel roof, can handle much more snow with out collapse of the roof.
  • Resists fire!
  • Steel framing is lighter and stronger than wood and it will last…

 

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This steel home construction is going to be a top luxury home. Price of materials and quality does not matter in a home like this. The view alone is priceless. The average price of all the homes in Soldier’s Pass is over $1.4 million with many homes going over 2 or 3 million. There at least a handful of homes that are $3 to $4 million each. Soldier’s Pass is a special area. 

However, there are those builders who will tell you that the price per square foot with steel is less that of a conventional framed home. Do your homework. You may be better off with steel home construction.

June Market Conditions Western Hills West Sedona AZ 86336

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June Market Western Hills homes for sale

Chimney Rock – Capital Butte – Thunder Mountain – Coffeepot Rock

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Western Hills – A Sub-division of West Sedona Arizona 86336

June western hills marketIf you travel north from State Route (SR) 89A onto Rodeo Road and start heading up the hill, you will reach Western Hills sub-division, Sedona Arizona. What you will notice first are Crimson Red Rocks of Capital Butte and Thunder Mountain. Yes, this is the same Thunder Mountain that Walt Disney named his famous roller coaster ride after. Disney had a home not far from Western Hills. Sedona was a favorite get-away of his. June Market Western hIlls real estate for sale
 Off in the northwest, you might gaze upon Chimney Rock, but be careful not to take your eyes off the road!  It is easy to do with these beautiful views.  In the northeast, you can’t help but see Coffeepot Rock.  There are many homes with views of Sedona looking to the east. This area is elevated from SR 89A. It provides views that are not available from the main highway passing through Sedona business district.

Three Minutes to Shopping – Restaurants – Medical 

Another reason this area is a favorite among residents and buyers alike is that the Western Hills sub-division is close to the business district.  At the bottom of the hill is the Safeway shopping center and numerous restaurants close by.  You will find an Urgent Care as well as other medical facilities and professional offices within another four minutes of the intersection of Rodeo Rd and SR 89A.

Close To Hiking Trails

Western Hills backs right up to forest. There are many trails right above those homes. The Stupa and trails leading to Sugarloaf Mountain are close by and easy to access. I have been up to Sugarloaf and there is an amazing view of the landscape above and below. It is not a difficult hike but will clear your head and allow you to enjoy the reason you moved here in the first place!

Western Hills Real Estate Market

Update – June 2017


There is 1 Active Listing out of 215 Lots

$569,000 – 3 BD / 2 Bath  – 2216 SF – $157 / SF – DOM – 105 – MLS # 512300


There are 0 Pending Yellow Listings


9 homes closed in Western Hills from December 2016 thru May 2017 –

Average Original Listing Price $583,922 ~~~ Average Closed Price $542,222 = 7% Discount

166 – Average Days on Market (DOM)

Average SF – 2166 ~~~ Average $ / SF – $253

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June Market Western Hills


SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

 

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

Beside professional photography, – aerial pictures and video are included.

Our marketing materials are customized with you and your home or property in mind.

We ask the question. “What type of marketing will attract the right buyers?

Call Sheri for a custom listing presentation designed especially for you.

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona.

 

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May 2017 – Cornville Market Conditions – AZ 86325

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Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs

Arizona 86325

May 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Cornville April Market Report

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 2 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351  (-1)


Learn More About Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry 

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

May Cornville Market Report Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

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Cornville Arizona 86325 Homes For-Sale

Report 5/29/17
Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe – Market Report

 

May Cornville Market Report

May Cornville Market Reports will also cover Page Springs Verde Santa Fe market as well. First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Cornville AZ 86325 which includes the community of Page Springs and Verde Santa Fe, is growing among those looking at buying homes for sale. Many homes such as the neighborhoods and sub-divisions of Verde Santa Fe are newer homes with great appeal. Verde Santa Fe (VSF) has several neighborhoods that appeal to a variety of residents and buyers. VSF amenities abound, from gated communities, two clubhouses, neighborhood and community pools and a golf course where residents can belong to the VSF Men’s Club or Ladies League. Call golf course for more info and pricing @ 928-634-5454.

These Cornville Market Reports will highlight 86325

As a bedroom community of Sedona, and it’s close proximity to Cottonwood can be very appealing to many people. Cottonwood has big box stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart as well as the Verde Valley Medical Center. This is very appealing to many who need to be near medical facilities, doctors and other professionals. Many doctors live in Verde Santa Fe or Cornville because of it’s close proximity to the Medical Center in Cottonwood.

Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.

 


Characteristics By Quartile

 

May ’17 – Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs – AZ 86325 Homes For-Sale


May Cornville Market Report


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN CORNVILLE – VERDE SANTA FE – PAGE SPRINGS

Select Links Below To See Cornville Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

There are 2 Cornville homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million Plus – (-1)

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$459,000 and up returned 8 Cornville homes for sale – (-4)

$294,000 to $458,999 returned 12 Cornville homes for sale – (No Change)

$239,000 to $293,999 returned 10 Cornville homes for sale – (-1)

$238,999 and under returned 11 Cornville homes for sale – (-1)

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FIND ONLY HOMES IN VERDE SANTA FE = 14 – (-3)

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Supply and Demand – Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe

Arizona 86325

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price is off $5000 from May. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

 

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Inventory

Inventory continues to be low. As noted by the chart below, Spring inventory started to show a bump, but continues to drop in all quartiles. 

 

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Days On Market (DoM)

The Days on Market (DoM) are down by about a week from early May. The overall DoM is at 5 months which is in the Seller zone. the lowest tier has dropped to 39 days which is pretty significant. 

If you are interested in a value priced home don’t wait to make an offer! 

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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI continues to show a strong seller market. In April the top quartile was well below the neutral zone in the buyer zone. Now it is in a strong seller MAI. 

Interactive charts below will continue to show current market information

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Bottom Line

Overall the real estate market for Cornville, Page Springs and Verde Santa Fe continues to have very low inventory. This market is in a strong seller zone. Buyers do not have much room to negotiate because there is another buyer waiting in the wings. My recommendation is to look for homes that have been sitting on the market for a long period of time. Homes that need some work or upgrades may have room for negotiation. 

Luxury Market For Sedona

One note: The SEDONA Luxury Market has a price point of $860,000 for the top 10% – (November 2016-May 2017). This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings for all of Sedona.

Cornville

The top 10% of closed listings in Cornville for the period of November 2016 to May 2017, is $450,000. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) is at $509,000 for Cornville. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares to the sold market for the top 10%. 

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president uses the definition above for defining a luxury listing. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes.


 

MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory.  Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage.  Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Discover SellSedona.com or visit Market Stats on SellSedona.com.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

 


Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Top RealtorABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you.”

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

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A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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May 2017 – Cottonwood Market Conditions ~ AZ 86326

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Arizona 86326

May 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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May Cottonwood Market Report


Learn More About Cottonwood Arizona 86326

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry 
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Cottonwood Arizona 86326 Homes For-Sale

Report 5/29/17
May Cottonwood Market Conditions

 

May Cottonwood Market Conditions

May 2017 COTTONWOOD MARKET HOME CONDITIONS – First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

To analyze the Cottonwood AZ Market Report, An understanding of the city is helpful. It is about a half hour south of Sedona and located off highway 260 and the 89A. Cottonwood is known for it’s big box shopping centers and is also known for the Verde Valley Medical Center. This is very appealing to many who need to be near medical facilities, doctors and other professionals. There are many medical offices around the hospital that provide all the services you might need. Go to LifeInSedona.com and select Cottonwood for more information. Old Town Cottonwood has been completely renovated in the last few years. It has the charm of the Old West and the modern flair of contemporary restaurants and boutique shopping. One of my favorite gourmet food stores is the Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders. You must go in there and taste the ultra fresh olive oils and balsamic vinegars they offer. This Old Town experience is another reason that the Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Cornville areas are thriving. Not only does this area bring tourism but the locals are fully invested in it’s success!

These Cottonwood AZ Market Reports will highlight 86326

As a bedroom community of Sedona, Cottonwood can be very appealing to many people. Cottonwood also has big box stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart and a large Fry’s Supermarket.

Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

May ’17 – Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs – AZ 86325 Homes For-Sale


May Cottonwood Market Reports


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN COTTONWOOD AZ 

Select Links Below To See Cornville Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

The Top 10% (9) of currently listed homes starts at $700,000 for Cottonwood

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 4 Cottonwood homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – (-1)

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$450,000 and higher returned 18 Cottonwood homes for sale – (-5)

$288,000 to $449,999 returned 22 Cottonwood homes for sale – (-1)

$210,000 to $287,999 returned 23 Cottonwood homes for sale – (+1)

$209,999 and under returned 14 Cottonwood homes for sale (-3)

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

 


Supply and Demand – Cottonwood AZ 86326

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price has moved up $9,800 overall from the beginning of May. The two upper brackets have had strong gains while the bottom two brackets are a little softer. The lack of inventory is having some effect. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Inventory

Inventory continues to trend downward. Spring is in full swing, there has been only decreases in inventory. Also there is no current indication that inventory will increase. All brackets have shown decreases in inventory.  A total of 17 homes have been absorbed in the last two months. This is pretty significant for our market area.  

 

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Days On Market (DoM)

The Days on Market are mixed through the brackets. The top bracket is down probably because one luxury home is off the market. The upper bracket is up 44 days from May. The third bracket is off by 26 days and the bottom bracket is up by 1 week. 

Most buyers willing to spend that amount for a home would normally be looking at Sedona for a home. However, for top bracket homes, I would target Cottonwood business owners and the medical community. Medical personnel must live within a certain radius of the hospital they work at. Business owners do not want to live to far from their businesses. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information


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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI is continues to show a sellers market in all but the top quartile.  The bottom quartile has shown a dramatic increase from the beginning of this year. It is up to 63 MAI. The remaining brackets are also up. When there are less

Interactive charts below will continue to show current market information


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Bottom Line

Cottonwood is in the seller zone and but a buyer may be able to find some homes that the seller is willing to negotiate in the top quartile.  Homes are not staying on the market long in the other quartiles. When the inventory is down, the MAI is going to start to rise higher at some point. It has started to rise again. 

Luxury Market of Sedona

One note: The Luxury Market has a price point of $860,000 for the top 10% in Sedona. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings for all of Sedona. For Cottonwood, the top 10% of active listings starts in the mid to high $600,000 range. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market of Cottonwood compares to the sold market of Sedona.

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president uses the definition above for defining a luxury listing. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes.


 

MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory.  Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage.  Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Discover SellSedona.com or visit Market Stats on SellSedona.com.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

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ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you.”

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

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A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

 

VOC – Big Park AZ 86351 – May Market Report – 2017

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VOC – Village of Oak Creek – Big Park – Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

May 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report& Analysis

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Homes On Golf Course – Returned 9 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351 – (-2)


Learn More About Big Park – VOC –  Sedona AZ 86351

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Big Park VOC April Market Report Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

 Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at

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Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For-Sale

Report 5/29/17
Big Park (VOC) Market Report

 

Big Park VOC May Market Report

May ’17 Big Park VOC MARKET HOME ANALYSIS – First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

VOC, Village of Oak Creek or Big Park also known as Sedona 86351 is the bedroom community of Sedona. It is located 20 minutes from the city center off highway 179. There are two zip codes in Sedona, 86336 and 86351. People choose this side of town because there is less traffic, good hiking trails, and a buyer can get more home for the same amount of money as Sedona 86336. It is also closer to the SR 179 for those who travel a lot.

These VOC Market Reports will highlight 86351

In this zip code, you will find a majority of single family homes nestled between some red rock formations. Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Castle Rock and the back side of Cathedral are the most notable of the formations. You will also find more than a couple of golf courses including an executive 9 hole course. Even though there is some shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. The majority of the zip code has more affordable housing than the zip code of 86336.

Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

May ’17 – VOC Sedona AZ 86351 Homes For-Sale


Big Park VOC May Market Report


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK

 

Select Links Below To See Sedona Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

There are 9 VOC homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – (+2)

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$575,000 to $999,999 returned 24 VOC homes for sale – (-5)

$400,000 to $574,999 returned 24 VOC homes for sale  (-7

$399,000 and under returned 29 VOC homes for sale  (+4)

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Supply and Demand – (VOC) Sedona 86351

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price has decreased $450, to $569,450. Virtually – no change! The top bracket has had a sharp increase because 2 luxury homes were added to the market. The other 3 quartiles have all had a decrease in the median price.

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

 

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Inventory

Inventory though low, is showing signs of upward movement. The market is up 6 homes versus 2 weeks ago. This is a normal seasonal shift. If you compare May of last year to May of this year, the inventory is still way down. 

 

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Days On Market (DoM)

The properties in VOC – Big Park and Pine Valley have been on the market for an average of 181 DoM, which continues to show a decrease. Overall there is a little over 6 month supply of homes on market. The brackets are split. The premium segment is up around a 52 days. The bottom segment is down to 2.8 months supply. 

Generally, the homes that are priced right will go into contract much faster causing the DOM to rise on homes that have been on the market and gone stale.

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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI continues has moved into the seller range at 30.2.  However, all quartiles are in the seller zone or right at 30 MAI. There have been only 2 months where the top quartile moved into the seller zone.  There is such low inventory in the 86336 zip (Chapel area, Uptown and West Sedona that buyers are moving into the VOC area to purchase a home. This has also created lower inventory and a downward shift in DoM.These conditions drive up the demand creating a seller zone overall for 86351. 

Interactive charts below will continue to show current market information

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Bottom Line

The Market Action Index which had been trending lower for several weeks while prices have remained relatively stable has now moved back into the seller zone. …just barely. The market is a push right now . Overall the real estate market for Village of Oak Creek continues to have very low inventory. The inventory will have to continue to rise, to trigger a pricing weakness.

 A buyer may be able to find some homes that the seller is willing to negotiate.  The reason some homes are stale is because the seller is not willing to drop the price of the home. Keep that in mind when negotiating. 

Luxury Market

One note: The Luxury Market has a price point of $900,000 for the top 10%. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings for all of Sedona. The top 10% of active listings   (which is different from sold listings) is at $950,000 for the Village. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares to the sold market.

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president uses the definition above for defining a luxury listing. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes.


Frequently Asked Question – How Is The Sedona Traffic?

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Sedona TrafficTraffic Red Rock Jeep Trails

No, we are not going to talk about the red rock Jeep traffic that may actually cause traffic on the trails!  That is a conversation for another day. Generally all the professionals who navigate the jeep trails do a really good job of managing those trails such as the upkeep, as well as creating an atmosphere that moves the flow of vehicles through the trails transparently to the tourists and other vehicles and their drivers.

Tourism 

We have two seasons where the tourism swells above normal which increases traffic. Our local population is around 10,000 but on any given day there are 20,000 tourists visiting the city. On holiday weekends that number can grow even larger.

Spring & Autumn

Those seasons with larger than normal tourism numbers include Spring and Fall, with Spring lasting much longer than in years past. Here are the reasons why there is more tourism:

  • Arizona has had National Football Championship games
  • All Star Basketball games
  • The Waste-Management golf tournament
  • Cactus League Baseball
  • More access to hotel rooms
  • Infrastructure (loop freeways) built out and other freeway expansion projects including Interstate 17 to Sedona

In Sedona we have had aggressive tourism campaigns targeting areas like California and Phoenix. We have had a Marriott Courtyard built, the first hotel in 12 years giving us more rooms. Another section of a popular craft and gallery shopping and restaurant area (Tlaquepaque North) opened up in late Summer of 2016.

Arizona residents and many California residents travel by car to Sedona. If you fly into Phoenix, you generally will rent a car to get to Sedona. This creates more traffic.

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What Is Sedona Doing To Minimize Congestion?

  • One of the first major projects taken on was SR 179.  The highway was made wider and eleven round-abouts were put in to help make traffic flow easier.

Sedona traffic SR 179 Construction

  • Uptown Sedona parking and pedestrian walkways were redesigned for efficiency. Traffic lanes were added to help traffic coming out of the canyon flow easier into the Uptown area.
  • Tram routes were added to ease vehicle traffic through the city.
  • Additional parking studies are being conducted right now with the possibility of shuttle services from these remote parking areas to the Uptown area. Highly regarded Kimley Horn is conducting the feasibility study for the city of Sedona.
  • Other areas being highly considered are traffic meters on the 89A in Uptown. Implementing traffic control restrictions between the hours of 1pm to 5pm. These hours may be extended based on traffic conditions. There will be turn lane restrictions and one way traffic to alleviate traffic bottlenecks.

Sedona traffic uptown

Uptown Traffic Flow Map – Enlarge

Summary

Because Sedona does care about traffic control, many things the city has done and is in the process of doing will alleviate traffic congestion.  However I hear from many REALTORS® that clients have decided that Sedona was just too congested for them and they have moved on. Generally, the increase starts in late February around the week of the Film festival and goes through April.  Most of the year other than holidays, the traffic flows well. Everything is very close in Sedona so only a few minutes are added to your trip. Really bad congestion might add 15 total minutes to a trip.

For me, traffic is nothing compared to Southern California or even Phoenix. I would never trade moving away because of the traffic. As a local, you know how to maneuver through it or pick the right time of day to run errands. Sedona is a life choice I will make all day long!

Tracking Sedona Weather – Common Misconceptions Dispelled

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Tracking Sedona Climate & Weather

Tracking Sedona Weather is not always the first question a client has when buying a home in Sedona. But as a client makes that decision to buy a home, they want to know what the weather or climate is like throughout the year. Many people have a false assumption that the weather is similar to Phoenix. The chart on the left was August 17, 2016 around 5 PM. 

Now, before those of you who live in the Phoenix start defending your weather.  It was the Phoenix and Colorado River weather that brought us to Arizona.  We used to take vacations in Palm Springs in the summer. Why? For a young family, vacations were cheaper in a city that all but shut down in the summer. Heat doesn’t bother us. (Well…. not too much!) After all, it is a dry heat and the kids were fishes. They loved to swim.

Humidity Not the Same…

Clients who are not familiar with Arizona do not realize that humidily is different here. You do not feel it.  It is more of a danger for hydration than for comfort. Where as in many locations you can gasp for breath as you walk outside. It is not the same here. In winter, the cold is not biting. Generally, we wear a sweater.  The last time a high temperature was below 32º was 1 day back in 2012. If you have read any other posts, you know that snow basically evaporates within a day or two.  One other thing I bring up is running the air conditioner.  Generally it is on less than 12 hours a day during the hottest time of the year. At night, windows are open 8 to 9 PM until 9-10 AM, the next day. I will also compare Sedona to Southern California weather. Most people want 4 seasons. 

Sedona weather station

Not Too Hot Or Not Too Cold…..

Let’s face it, clients don’t want lots of snow or lots of heat.
So this is a genuine concern. Because this question is asked from everybody who visits Sedona, my husband bought a weather station in 2010 and displays the weather in real time from our backyard. He has been drawn to it from his flying days. When you fly, you have to become somewhat of an expert and so it became a hobby!

He tracks many indices by month – It takes about

1/2 hour to track the indices below every month.

 

 Here are some Categories being tracked….

Days with Precipitation by Month

Days with Sun by Month  – New Category

Hottest Day of the Year

Days Over 100º

1st & Last Day of 100º

Number of Days over 90º but less than 100º

1st Day of 90º

Total Days over 90º

Coldest Temp of Year and Number of Days Below 32º

Days that dip below 32º

Days below 50º for a high 

Here is the chart that tracks precipitation

For more information on the Sedona Lifestyle go to 

Sedona-Lifestyle.com

June 2017 – Cottages At Coffeepot – A Unique Gated Community –

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The Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique Gated Community 

Sedona Townhouse for sale


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Luxury Townhouses

Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting!

 

June 2017 ~ Coffeepot Cottages Market Update 

See All Cottages At Coffeepot Homes For Sale 

 

Currently there are NO active Cottages available:

  • 0 – Active

Pending 

  • 0 – No Pending Contracts

Sold in 2017 (as of 06/01/17)

  • 5 Luxury Townhouses  – Average Closed Price $620,000 to $825,000 – Median DOM –> 98 – Average Sq Ft 2,247
  • Median Sales Price $775,000 – Original Median List Price $810,000 or (-4.3% Discount)

Sold in 2016  

  • 1 Luxury Townhouse  – List Price $845,000 – Closed Price $800,000  (-5.3% Discount)  DOM –> 50 – Sq Ft –> 1,999

Summary

This is the most activity I have seen in this small community for many years. Each of these town homes are very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is different.  Many of the luxury town homes have been updated to varying degrees which makes pricing price per square foot vary so much.

Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336 – Homes For Sale


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Cottages At Coffeepot Are Maintained With Your Safety & Aesthetics in Mind

Coffeepot Cottages
The Cottages At Coffeepot West Sedona is a community for those who want a lock and go lifestyle. The community has a full-time grounds keeper who maintains the front landscaping of each home.  There is only one way in and one way out and it has a security gate to maintain your privacy.  The Cottages are very safe. Because they sit over a mile off the main highway (89A) and are tucked in at the foot of the forest preserve, there is little traffic that is not accounted for.

Designed For Low Maintenance and Relaxation

There are 34 homes and generally 10-12 full-time residents who live in the Cottages while other residents travel to other homes based on the season.  Some spend summers here and others spend their winter months in this community.

One of the unique features that residents enjoy at the Cottages is a heated swimming pool that is available from May through October.  The pool area sits higher than most of the luxury town homes and has a great view of the surrounding red rocks.  Straddling one of the famous rocks in Sedona. ..Coffeepot Rock, the pool is located right below. From the main street of the 89A, it looks just like the old percolator coffee pot, but as you move around the rock, it can take on another appearance of  a “Standing Eagle” a name given to the rock by the Native Americans who inhabit the area.

Besides the pool, you can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis courts located right below the pool area.  If you decide you want some fresh air and a nature walk, there are trails by Coffeepot that lead to Boynton Canyon to the west and Jordan Park to the east.  The Seven Pools and Devil’s Kitchen are a ten minute walk right outside of the community.  There are Jeep trails also that you can take to get to those features. Just make sure you have a narrow rock climbing vehicle to get you back there!

Coffeepot rock
You enter the community from the top of the hill and the street lights meet the dark sky requirements.  These monuments throw a soft light down onto the pavement and each townhome has one or more in front of their home.

As you can see, there is green grass where you might expect rocks and desert plants.  Most of the community has grass in front of the town homes. However, the HOA is considering modernizing the landscaping in increments as needed to bring a fresh young look to the complex.

 

 

 

Sedona townhouses for sale

The picture above is looking down from Coffeepot Rock. There are 34 units.  Two of these units sit on two lots. Most of these luxury town homes are two and three units to a building. Each unit has some sort of courtyard in the front and a backyard garden area. Many units have built in BBQs and all have a slab patio front and back.  About half of the units back up to forest with a direct view of Coffeepot Rock.  Those units that sit on the east side of the street have a view of Coffeepot Rock from the front of the town house.

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

The architect is a prominent local resident who builds a quality home that usually remains pretty timeless. Don Woods has designed more than 200 local homes including Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon to Heartline Cafe and the Sedona Racquet Club according to Sedona Monthly Magazine. This article was back in 2006. The builder is still active in the community.  He is Phil Morris.  Currently he has a multi-million dollar project about 3 minutes from the Cottages located right on Soldier’s Pass. Again, Phil Morris provides a quality product that a home owner can be proud of.

The Soldier’s Pass area of Sedona is one of the more pricey areas in Sedona. The average home price in Soldier Pass right now is over $1,650,000.  On the other hand, The Cottages At Coffeepot sit on some prime property at the very end of Soldier’s Pass and offer a more affordable alternative choice of living in a luxury setting.

June Coffeepot Cottages

Just 4 Minutes Away….

 

 The Soldier’s Pass Location Is 4 Minutes To Shopping & Dining

The location is far enough away from main highway traffic to relish the quiet solitude of nature.  Surrounded by pine and juniper trees, your Cottage is nestled deep into nature yet you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing you are located in a gated community that looks after it’s own.  

A recent study has shown that living within a mile of a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s increases the value of your home. The Whole Foods of Sedona is right at the beginning of Soldiers Pass just 3 minutes away.  

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

A question often asked is “How far are the medical facilities located?”  The intersection of Soldier’s Pass & SR 89A is the start of all the businesses located in Sedona.  Besides the Whole Foods at that corner, there are two banks, restaurants and professional services which include, doctors offices, eye care, dentist and lawyer’s offices as well as other professional services. Within 5 minutes of that corner are all the services you may possibly need.  If you need any specific questions answered please reach out to me through my cell phone or email.

Contact Sheri Sperry 


Buyers

Search Homes For Sale in Coffeepot Cottages –

– Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336

There are no Cottages for sale currently on market, no more than two of these special homes are usually available at any given time.

  More Information For Sedona Home or Cottage Buyers


Sellers

If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot

You can find a number of sites that will provide you with an ‘estimate‘ of what your home is worth.  These sites use public records and algorithms to determine an ‘estimate‘. They must also publish their ‘error rate’ as well. The human factor is left out of the equation in these estimates. I live in this community and can give you a more accurate estimate of what your home or town house will sell for.  This is what I do for a living.

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

I am an expert in the Sedona market and the surrounding communities.  I also network with the top REALTORS® in the area. As a past-president of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals, I bring an added dimension to the luxury market. We meet every 2 weeks to discuss current market conditions and what the forward looking picture is indicating for the market.

National and even county-wide news sources are slow and do not accurately represent what is happening in the Sedona area. I contract with a National Research firm to provide you with COMPLIMENTARY, real-time up-to-date market reports and statistics showing homes and condos for sale in Sedona. These reports are updated every few days to keep you current on Sedona market conditions. This is a valuable tool for you that only I provide through quick website graphs or detailed reports you can get FREE in your email. Just select this link, “How is the market is doing?“.  You can subscribe to any report you need and it will be delivered to your email in-box on a weekly basis.  If you have any questions, feel free to call me.  I will walk you through it.

Also, monthly I provide you with a Market Report Analysis for each of the main zip codes and communities in the area which include: Sedona 86336, Village of Oak Creek 86351, Cornville/Page Springs 86325, and Cottonwood 86326.

More Information For Real Estate Sellers


Additional Pictures 

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June coffeepot cottages market report and conditions

 Campfire coffeepot

 

How Coffeepot Rock Got The Name

A lot of the rock formations in Sedona are named after objects that they look like. Cathedra Rock, Thunder Mountain, Snoopy Rock, Chimney Rock and of course, Coffeepot Rock,just to name a few more visible formations. Some of these are iconic symbols for Sedona.

In the wild west, the cowboys on the range, would use a percolating type of coffeepot over their campfire or on their camp stoves to brew coffee. Many of you may recognize the shape that has a glass knob on the lid to detect the color of the coffee as it continues to brew. The pot was made of a tin.

This type of pot was used well into the 1960’s and may still be used today in some homes or for camping.

Native Americans saw a different figure. “Standing Eagle” was the name given to the rock. Look at the top picture which is the entrance to the gated community. Think of an eagle right before the eagle starts to lift from it’s perch and the wings are the rock formations directly behind the main formation where the coffeepot spout is the eagle’s beak,

West Sedona Arizona

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May Sedona Condo and Townhouse Market Report – 2017 – It All About Inventory!

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Condos & Townhouses For-Sale
Sedona Arizona 86336
May 2017 ~ Market Conditions & Analysis

Sedona condos & townhouses for sale

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry ~ Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Condos & Townhouses For-Sale

Report 05/29/17

May Sedona Condo Market Report

As you research the Sedona May condo & townhouses for sale and market report,

Sedona Information

Sedona 86336 is the heart of Sedona. There are two zip codes 86336 and 86351. These Market Reports will highlight 86336. In this zipcode, you will find the majority of the shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. It also includes a couple of 5 star resorts and the camping areas and mountain style living in the Oak Creek area heading toward Flagstaff. Sedona 86336 is basically areas such as the Chapel area, Uptown, West Sedona, the Airport Mesa area and Red Rock Loop. Our condos are located in the West Sedona area.


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 

 Condo & Townhouse Market Report

Sedona May Condo 86336 market conditions


*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona condos, townhouses, & homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)


Search Here – For Sedona & Verde Valley AZ Property By Category


Select this link (below) to search for Condos and Townhouses For Sale

There are 10 Sedona Condos and Townhouses for sale in Zip 86336

 


 Supply and Demand Charts – Sedona 86336 


May Sedona condo market conditions

Closed Stats for January through May

Sedona May Condo 86336 market conditions


Inventory

inventory –The inventory has hit new lows since 2016.  This low inventory has been like this for the entire 2017 season.  There are only 10 Condos available through all subdivisions and neighborhoods in Sedona proper (86336 zip code). 

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Buyer or Seller Market  (MAI)

The Market Action Index is showing a strong seller’s advantage at 39. Basically, buyers should take note of this and understand that because of the low inventory the seller may not be as willing to make concessions.  Also, Days on Market (DoM) are also dropping rapidly every month. Buyers should be ready to purchase or they may lose out on the sale. The “Push Pull” point for supply and demand is an MAI of 30. Above 30 is a seller’s market. 

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Bottom Line

The Sedona 86336 market is steady right now.  Even though the DOM is high, the inventory is very low. Many buyers are looking for the convenience of lock and go residences that are maintained by associations (HOA). 


SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

Beside professional photography, – aerial pictures and video are included.

Our marketing materials are customized with you and your home or property in mind.

We ask the question. “What type of marketing will attract the right buyers?

Call Sheri for a custom listing presentation designed especially for you.

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Sedona – REALTOR®.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

You need a Master Certified Negotiations Expert –  MCNE® working for you!

 


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

Sedona homes for sale

A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. The Market Report displayed is for condos & townhouses only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Sedona AZ 86336 ~ May Market Report ~2017

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Homes For-Sale
Sedona Arizona 86336
May 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

Sedona May Market Reports

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry ~

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor Sedona May Market Report

Your Solutions Realtor®

Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at SEDONAMARKETREPORTS.com

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

Report 5/29/17

Sedona May Market Report

Sedona May Market REport

As you research the Sedona May Market Report and homes for-sale, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index (MAI) above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Sedona Information

Sedona 86336 is the heart of Sedona. There are two zip codes 86336 and 86351. These Market Reports will highlight 86336. In this zip code, you will find the majority of the shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. It also includes a couple of 5 star resorts and the camping areas and mountain style living in the Oak Creek area heading toward Flagstaff. Sedona 86336 is basically areas such as the Chapel area, Uptown, West Sedona, the Airport Mesa area and Red Rock Loop.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

May ’17 – Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale

 

Sedona May Market Report


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Market Stats on my website.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN SEDONA


Select Links Below To See Sedona Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

There are 42 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over (+2)

$700,000 to $999,999 returned 39 Sedona homes for sale –  (+2)

$495,000 to $699,999 returned 38 Sedona homes for sale – readjusted

$494,999 and under returned 35 Sedona homes for sale – readjusted


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 


Median Price

The Median Price has increased from $750,000 to $795,000. As you can see by the chart below, the quartiles are relatively stable. Look for a persistent shift (up or down) in the Market Action Index (MAI) before prices move from these current levels. The Top & bottom level show a slight increase.

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Inventory

The Inventory has hit new lows for the year.   Historically, Spring starts the time many sellers put their homes on market. You can see that the inventory has finally started to shift upward. There are 4 additional homes on market in the past 4 weeks. Note – rising inventory alone does not signal a weakening market. Look at Market Action Index and Days on Market (DoM) to gauge whether buyer interest is keeping up with available supply. My quick look chart 

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Days On Market

Days On Market – Trends continue to show a decline. With little inventory to pick from all homes are being looked at and offers are being made. New homes on market 4 weeks ago are gone! The DoM will come down because of new listings and old listings selling. The Luxury Market has shown the biggest decrease in DoM.

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Market Action Index

The Market Action Index is mixed. 30 is the break even point between seller vs buyer advantage. It has dropped one tenth of a point in last 4 weeks.  If this continues, pricing may move to a strong seller advantage.  Only the top quartile is in the buyer zone. Typically the premium segment of the market takes longer to sell.

 

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MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory. Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage. Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.

Bottom Line

Inventory is moving up slightly and DoM is dropping slightly. However, the Market Action Index implies some increased demand will temper the negative trends. Currently we are in the height of the Spring selling market. The median price has moved up $45,000 in the last 4 weeks. 

 

Luxury Market

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point is at $900,000 for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) continues to hold at $1,500,000. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.

To learn more about these market reports please visit the Learning Center or visit Market Stats on my website.


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

 Visit Market Stats on my website or contact me with questions.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you.”

 

I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

Sedona homes for sale

A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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National Burger Day – Check Out This Beauty At Enchantment Resort

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National Burger Day!

Tii Gavo Restaurant

Enchantment Resort – Boynton Canyon Sedona

K-M Burger 

Kobe Beef  – Beeler’s Peppered Bacon

Charred Red Onions – Prairie Breeze Cheese 

Chipotle Aioli – Hemp Seed Bun

Seasoned Wedge Fries and All the Trimmings!

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This is a burger that is mouth-watering and worth every penny of the $19 Tii Gavo charges.  The views alone are worth the money! (See above – view from patio dining). Top it off with a Prickly Pear Absolute Mule with Ginger Beer and you have a heavenly meal. I recommend a mid day late lunch which puts the outside patio in the shade. A perfect venue to enjoy your meal or beverage. 

Tii Gavo Restaurant Rating – Food – Atmosphere – Drinks – Wait Staff –

ALL 5 Stars

View From Tii-Gavo at Enchantment Sheri Sperry Realtor


 

As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry –

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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Reflections On The Real Meaning of Memorial Day – A Special Focus …

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Reflections On The Real Meaning of Memorial Day

Monday May 29, 2017

Riverside National Cemetery

Ryan Sperry Grounds Crew - Riverside National Cemetery

My Son – Ryan

Riverside National Cemetery

 

Memorial Day – Ah Yes! …The  unofficial start of summer.  It is a long weekend; time to take the a family out on a trip or a picnic or to the beach, lake or mountains.  Some folks will go to the desert or might spend time visiting Sedona Arizona. It can even be a very busy time for Realtors® working with customers search for real estate. Most of us will BBQ hamburgers, and hot dogs.  It is a time to get away, have fun, relax and enjoy the company of others.  

For some there will be no rest or relaxation. Please read on…

Memorial Day….I know that before my son became a Marine in 1998, I looked forward to time off! I did not concentrate as much about what this day really is all about. Once Ryan became a Marine and terrorist attack on September 11th happened, I had a laser focus on anything that pertained to our military as well as our first responders.  I would like to share my personal connection as well as some other interesting facts and history with you.

A Little History

Without getting into too much history, the Federal Government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day.  It first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866. This was a community wide event.  Businesses closed and the town’s people adorned the graves of soldiers in a similar fashion as we do in the modern era.

The beginnings of Decoration Day, now Memorial Day,  started on a more national push when on May 5th 1868, General James Garfield (later elected our 20th President), gave a speech at Arlington National Cemetery. This was a commemoration of the union soldiers who lost their lives during the civil war. Northern states started recognizing this day, one by one. Many of the Southern states continued to honor confederate soldiers on different days until after World War I.

After WWI, the holiday progressed to honor all Americans who died in all conflicts or wars while serving their country. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This established the last Monday in May as a federal holiday. Many people confuse Veteran’s Day with Memorial Day.

Combat Gear

 My Personal Connection

My son Ryan, (pictured above and below) called me (2011)  just to catch up a couple of days before Memorial Day. Part of our conversation centered around his job and Memorial Day.  You see, Ryan lives Memorial Day every day. He has the honor of working at Riverside National Cemetery.  This cemetery is the 3rd largest cemetery managed by the National Cemetery Administration and is the most active (based on internments) since 2000. Ryan thoroughly enjoys his job and the people he works with; all are Veterans and many (like him) are Marines.

See a fabulous aerial video of this National Cemetery here.

Notable Persons Interned

Among the notable persons buried there are five Medal of Honor recipients. I cannot do this list justice so please click on this link (Notable Persons) and cursor down to read about these Heroes. They are many more than I can list here and it is fascinating to read!

 

Reverence 

Ryan participates in the burial of many of our unsung Heroes who have passed on. One thing that really struck me is the reverence that the grounds crew has as they perform their duties.  The military and our Veterans have always had a strong bond.  Anyone who serves their country or their community and lives in harms way, such as our firefighters and peace officers, experienced this same kinship.  They consider each member part of their family. This fellowship is part of the fabric of America.

This crew, treats these fallen Heroes with complete respect from the moment they start digging the grave site.  They are in the background when the services are performed in case a family member needs something.  When there is no one that attends the burial, this crew is there for their comrade.

Respect & Admiration

After my conversation, I have an even greater respect and admiration for these selfless Veterans, who care for our family & friends who have passed on. One of my dear friends has her father buried in Riverside. I know her father’s grave is well taken care of.

God Bless Our Fallen Heroes

I would ask that instead of remembering our fallen Heroes on just one day a year, we take pause and spend a moment every so often to reflect on all those Americans who have served and protected us from the infancy of our country until today. God Bless them..and while we are at it, let’s not forget all those first responders who put their lives on the line everyday for people like you and me.

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Hold a special place in your heart for those people who tend the National and State cemeteries around the country who live and breath Memorial Day every day of the year…..

 

Want Results? Another Home SOLD in West Sedona AZ 86336 – May 2017

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25 Pueblo Trail Sedona AZ 86336 – is Off the Market!

List your home with Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker

Results = SOLD!

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was a great buy. Move-in ready, the home was kept up in great shape.  The buyers don’t have anything to do but move in!

After selling my clients their main home, which is within 5 minutes of this home. They decided to purchase another home for use by family members.  Their family is moving on to another destination and now it is time to look for another home to fulfill their needs.

Loyal Client or Very Savvy?

My clients know they can count on me to make sure their needs are met. This is the third transaction we have had together. They are very savvy clients with high expectations.  I will continue to exceed their expectations and provide them with World Class Customer Service.

A Note To Sellers…About Results

Sellers, you want results?  My website and marketing expertise give you the exposure you need to have your home found in that internet search. As your listing agent, I combine my online presence with my in-depth knowledge of the Sedona real estate market attracting home buyers by developing a marketing solution that is customized for your property.  My negotiation skills, virtual tours (see below) and status as the number one Sedona ActiveRain blogger allows me a syndicated reach that is without equal in Northeastern Arizona.

Discover my experience and solutions I will provide. —> SedonaPropertySolutions.com

List with me for unparalleled service.

                                                
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A Photographer’s Secrets Revealed

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Utilizing Mother Nature’s Gifts To Provide Dramatic Effect

West Sedona - Soldiers Pass - homes for sale

 

Some photographers take pictures and there are some who paint images through the lens of a camera. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to watch my husband (Rick) master his photographic skills. As an amateur photographer, he enjoyed taking landscape photography. Every trip we took was another journey in learning his craft. It is a passion of his to capture and freeze a moment in time. He relishes sharing it with others. The highest compliment one can give him is “WOW”! BTW – Rick is self-taught!

My tours have garnered almost 207,000 views. There are 6 separate homes displayed below and those homes alone have over 87,500 views. All are no longer active (sold) but they continue to get a lot of views! The top 5 tours have garnered over 105,000 plus views.

As Rick has transitioned into a Professional Real Estate Photographer, who has an exclusive contract with me (Ha! Ha!), I can see how much he has grown. With every listing we secure, we work as a team to give it life. Together, we discuss what we need to emphasize, highlight and promote. To us, “Dramatic Effect” is our friend.

– What are the best angles to capture the essence of the home?

– What is the best time of day to seize the proper lighting and bring out the very best in every picture. If I may be so bold, lighting is the makeup of the “model”. Proper “make up” brings out the very best features of the subject in the artistic imagery. Rick has found that the more natural the lighting and sometimes a little fill light brings out the best in a home.

– When possible, we come back several times to get the very best Mother Nature has to offer for lighting and weather. Clouds are also our friend. However….

– Shadows are the enemy – Whenever possible, stay away from shooting a picture with harsh shadows. There are special filters that can help to minimize the effects of harsh shadows. This is another reason we come back at different times of the day.

– Staging is a must. Sometimes we don’t have complete control over staging a home. Simple staging to highlight an area may be as simple as flowers strategically placed or place settings at a table. More complex staging may involve rearranging furniture. Ever watch a movie or TV Show, no one has their back to the camera. To get the right angle a piece of furniture may have to be taken out of the picture. A diligent artist will make it happen.

– Don’t sacrifice the beauty and charm to sell a view. Make sure you have an image to compliment the entire room besides any view that may be a feature you are trying to promote.

– I get my sellers buy-in by educating them on what we are trying to accomplish.

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This picture was a picture that we rejected. It was taken near sunset and did not take advantage of the magic a morning sunrise would hold. Also the clear sky does not any dramatic effect to the shot.

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Another secret revealed…With a home that faces east, use the rising sun as natural lighting that will enhance the image. Get there before sunrise and snap away. Use different angles. This pic was taken 2 feet off the ground to use the rocks as a frame and give the picture some depth of field.

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In this image, we are highlighting the pottery that is part of a pillar that would not be in any other shot. The pottery and the pine frame the image and draw your attention the the signature water feature.

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Two more secrets revealed – #1 – Natural lighting…there is no substitute! #2 – You are trying to sell your customer a lifestyle. Take advantage of the perfect setting. Can you picture yourself sitting in one of these chairs reading a good book with the fire feature dancing in the background? I can!

Sellers list Sedona home with Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker

Here is the triple treat – Showcasing 1) Views – 2) The Home – 3) The Garden and the park bench. This area is a very special garden area that offers privacy and it was showcased from 4 different angles highlighting other features of the property. See one more example below.

Sellers list Sedona home with Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker

Can you see yourself sitting on the park bench enjoying nature? How about the pictures below?

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Sometime a feature is the whole room. Our client who built this home loves skiing in Colorado. This influenced his design of the fireplace. Notice the subtle framing of the natural beam pillars.

Here is the other side of the fire feature. It is the first thing you see as you enter the foyer.

In the picture below, you have seen the fire feature and are now entering the Great Room with 20 ft ceilings and a magnificent view of Castle Rock in the Village of Oak Creek.

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Rick will not compromise the listing with shabby pictures.  He understands that there are many homes that a potential buyer may want to view and there is only so much time available. We owe it to our sellers to give them the very best solutions to fulfill their desired goals.

Some of these pictures are from current listings and others are from listings that were sold in previous years.

Here are the full tours to see the rest of the pictures highlighted here.

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265 Red Rock 

Why They Call It A Butterfly Bush…

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Our Sedona Weather Affords Us A Variety Of Plants & Flowers

One of My Favorites Is The Butterfly Bush

It is all part of the Sedona Life Style

Sedona Butterfly Bush

Sedona Butterfly Bush

The flowers come in many colors from white to dark purple.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, butterflies prefer the lavender or mauve color.  The plant is robust to zone 5. It will remain evergreen from zone 8 south.  Sedona is in zone 8b.  As you get into the canyon the weather gets colder and you will probably have to cover the plant in the winter.

The Butterfly Bush provides nectar to butterflies as well as other insects and hummingbirds.  This bush does not support butterfly reproduction and the lifecycle. You need to also plant a “host” plant such as milkweed if you want butterflies to stay.

In Sedona – Blooms Start In April – Hearty By June

There is very little maintenance to these bushes. They will grow tall so prune them back severely. during the late winter early spring. Check with your local nursery for the best time for pruning in your area.

Sedona Butterfly Bush

SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

Beside professional photography, – aerial pictures and video are included.

Our marketing materials are customized with you and your home or property in mind.

We ask the question. “What type of marketing will attract the right buyers?

Call Sheri for a custom listing presentation designed especially for you.

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Sedona – REALTOR®.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

You need a Master Certified Negotiations Expert –  MCNE® working for you!

 

Duality of Work Life Balance…Discover More About Sheri Sperry

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Yin & Yang

Duality of Work Life Balance

 

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Without getting too far into the weeds, yin and yang describes the harmonious and interdependent nature of forces. Good versus evil or light versus darkness can be forces of yin and yang.  In the same thought, work life balance fits that same interdependent nature. It is up to us to create the harmony that balances the push versus pull. 

 The Struggle

As an empty-nester, I don’t have to struggle like I did many years ago when our children were growing up. However, I still have a grandson, Tristan, that my husband and I watch on Sundays. So there may be a little struggle from my inability to let loose of this little one to get anything done when I am at home. It is frustrating but a happy frustration!

The Issues

Tristan & NanaI want to spend all my time with Tristan but clients call, houses need to be shown, questions need to be answered. Contracts and paperwork need to be done timely. These are just some of the issues I still deal with.  My son and daughter-in-law are very lucky to have us living so close to them. I do believe they are very appreciative, but it still creates that work/life struggle for balance.

On the other hand, I also realize how very blessed I am that we live so close that we can watch Tristan grow up. We recognize and are thankful for this. So as an issue, I am happy to have this yin and yang of sorts! 

The Strategies

As most real estate agents and brokers know, things change on a dime. A free day can become a completely full day in a matter of a few phone calls or emails!

When You Love What You Do Is It Work? 

Amalfi CoastI worked 34 years prior to taking time off in 2001. Now, I considered that 34 years work. I was off from 2001 to 2011 and enjoyed doing anything I wanted to do. I even had a personal trainer! My husband and I traveled to many countries. Many were bucket list destinations. So my “balance” was all “life oriented” during that time. To this day, I feel very satisfied in all that I was able to accomplish. …No regrets and nothing but wonderful memories.

The Bug

However, as I have stated before, I have been involved in real estate since I was 19 yearsTristan Sheri Rickold. The bug never left me. In 2011, I finally made the decision to get my real estate license in Arizona. My husband and I made this decision together, knowing full well we would have to put our hearts and souls into this to make it work. We were both excited about the anticipation and the challenge. We felt we were naturals for this. Why not? We had been preparing our whole lives for this challenge. We owned our own home when we were 20 years old, sold many of our homes without any formal help. Many of those homes were sold during crazy California markets over the years.

Balance Through Teamwork

My husband and I work as a team. I am the Sedona REALTOR® and Rick helps with the marketing, photography and other tasks that I may need help with. Rick’s schedule is determined by my needs. We work together to assure that the client is getting the very best service possible. We schedule time for ourselves when we can. If it has to change we don’t have any issue with it. We know we will get our balance when we need it. After all, our Sedona real estate business is not work, it is our passion and a huge part of our life balance.

Yin and yang – The push and pull is only out of balance if you feel it is out of balance!

As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry – YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

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Cottonwood AZ 86326 ~ April Market Conditions – 2017

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How’s The Market Doing?

Homes For-Sale

Cottonwood

Arizona 86326

April 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Cottonwood March Report 2017 Homes for sale


Learn More About Cottonwood Arizona 86326

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry 
YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

April Cottonwood Market Conditions Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

 Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at

SEDONAMARKETREPORTS.com

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Cottonwood Arizona 86326 Homes For-Sale

Report 5/08/17
Cottonwood Market Report

 

April Cottonwood Market Conditions

April ’17 COTTONWOOD MARKET HOME ANALYSIS – First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

To analyze the Cottonwood AZ Market Report, An understanding of the city is helpful. It is about a half hour south of Sedona and located off highway 260 and the 89A. Cottonwood is known for it’s big box shopping centers and is also known for the Verde Valley Medical Center. This is very appealing to many who need to be near medical facilities, doctors and other professionals. There are many medical offices around the hospital that provide all the services you might need. Go to LifeInSedona.com and select Cottonwood for more information. Old Town Cottonwood has been completely renovated in the last few years. It has the charm of the Old West and the modern flair of contemporary restaurants and boutique shopping. One of my favorite gourmet food stores is the Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders. You must go in there and taste the ultra fresh olive oils and balsamic vinegars they offer. This Old Town experience is another reason that the Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Cornville areas are thriving. Not only does this area bring tourism but the locals are fully invested in it’s success!

These Cottonwood AZ Market Reports will highlight 86326

As a bedroom community of Sedona, Cottonwood can be very appealing to many people. Cottonwood also has big box stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart and a large Fry’s Supermarket.

Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

March ’17 – Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs – AZ 86325 Homes For-Sale


April Cottonwood AZ Market Conditions


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN COTTONWOOD AZ 

Select Links Below To See Cornville Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

The Top 10% (9) of currently listed homes starts at $679,000 for Cottonwood

 5 Cottonwood homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – (+1)

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$450,000 and higher returned 23 Cottonwood homes for sale 

$288,000 to $449,999 returned 23 Cottonwood homes for sale 

$210,000 to $287,999 returned 22 Cottonwood homes for sale 

$209,999 and under returned 17 Cottonwood homes for sale 

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

 


Supply and Demand – Cottonwood AZ 86326

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price has maintained it’s trend on all but the top bracket. The top bracket added another million dollar home to increase the average. This is the first month we have had 5 homes over a million in the Cottonwood market. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Inventory

Inventory continues to trend downward. Spring is in full swing, there has been no increase in inventory. Also there is no current indication this will happen. All brackets have shown decreases in inventory.  A total of 11 homes have been absorbed this month. This is pretty significant for our market area.  

 

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Days On Market (DoM)

The Days on Market for the bottom 3 quartiles are all converging.  However the top quartile is trending higher. This is probably because there are 5 homes over a million dollars that are in that category. One new home was added and 4 homes have been on market since September and before that.  

Most buyers willing to spend that amount for a home would normally be looking at Sedona for a home. However, for top bracket homes, I would target Cottonwood business owners and the medical community. Medical personnel must live within a certain radius of the hospital they work at. Business owners do not want to live to far from their businesses. 

All brackets are showing a decrease in DoM.

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information


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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI is continues to show a sellers market in all but the top quartile.  The bottom quartile has shown a dramatic increase from the beginning of this year. It is up to 64 MAI. However, overall, the MAI has slipped just a little. 

Interactive charts below will continue to show current market information


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Bottom Line

Cottonwood is in the seller zone and but a buyer may be able to find some homes that the seller is willing to negotiate in the top quartile.  Homes are not staying on the market long in the other quartiles.

Luxury Market of Sedona

One note: The Luxury Market has a price point of $860,000 for the top 10% in Sedona. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings for all of Sedona. For Cottonwood, the top 10% of active listings starts in the mid to high $600,000 range. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market of Cottonwood compares to the sold market of Sedona.

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president uses the definition above for defining a luxury listing. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes.


 

MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory.  Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage.  Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Discover SellSedona.com or visit Market Stats on SellSedona.com.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

 


ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you.”

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

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A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Cornville AZ 86325 April Market Report 2017

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How’s The Market Doing?

Homes For-Sale

Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs

Arizona 86325

April 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Cornville April Market Report

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 3 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351  (-3)


Learn More About Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry 

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

 Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at

SEDONAMARKETREPORTS.com

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Cornville Arizona 86325 Homes For-Sale

Report 5/08/17
Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe – Market Report

 

Cornville April Market Report

Apr ’17 Cornville/Page Springs Verde Santa Fe MARKET HOME ANALYSIS – First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Cornville AZ 86325 which includes the community of Page Springs, is growing among those looking at buying homes for sale. Many homes such as the neighborhoods and sub-divisions of Verde Santa Fe are newer homes with great appeal. Verde Santa Fe (VSF) has several neighborhoods that appeal to a variety of residents and buyers. VSF amenities abound, from gated communities, two clubhouses, neighborhood and community pools and a golf course where residents can belong to the VSF Men’s Club or Ladies League. Call golf course for more info and pricing @ 928-634-5454.

These Cornville Market Reports will highlight 86325

As a bedroom community of Sedona, and it’s close proximity to Cottonwood can be very appealing to many people. Cottonwood has big box stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart as well as the Verde Valley Medical Center. This is very appealing to many who need to be near medical facilities, doctors and other professionals.

Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.

 


Characteristics By Quartile

 

April ’17 – Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs – AZ 86325 Homes For-Sale


Cornville April Market Report


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN CORNVILLE – VERDE SANTA FE – PAGE SPRINGS

Select Links Below To See Cornville Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

There are 3 Cornville homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million Plus (+1)

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Quartiles were reset below to account for the most recent median price trends

$459,000 and up returned 12 Cornville homes for sale – 

$294,000 to $458,999 returned 12 Cornville homes for sale – 

$239,000 to $293,999 returned 11 Cornville homes for sale –

$238,999 and under returned 12 Cornville homes for sale – 

FIND ONLY HOMES IN VERDE SANTA FE = 17 – No Change

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Supply and Demand – Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe

Arizona 86325

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price is up $40,000 from April. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

 

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Inventory

Inventory continues to be low. As noted by the chart below, Spring inventory started to show a bump, but is down slightly in May. All quartiles have been reset so there is no month to month comparison. 

 

 Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Days On Market (DoM)

The Days on Market (DoM) are up 23 days from April. The overall DoM is at 5.3 months which is in the Seller zone. Sedona real estate market is a second home market. DoM is a little higher for a secondary market. The premium tier is at about 7.3 months. Tier 2 is at 7.6 months. Tier 3 is at 4.5 months. The lowest tier has an inventory of less than 2 months. 

If you are interested in a value priced home don’t wait to make an offer! 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

 

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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI is continues to show a strong seller market in all but the top quartile.  In January all 4 quartiles were in the seller zone.  The DoM shows that the market is in the balanced range in the top 2 quartiles and is in a strong seller position for the bottom 2 tiers. 

Interactive charts below will continue to show current market information

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Bottom Line

Overall the real estate market for Cornville, Page Springs and Verde Santa Fe has very low inventory.  Nothing has really changed much this first quarter. A buyer may be able to find some homes that the seller is willing to negotiate in the top two quartiles.  Homes are not staying on the market long in the bottom two quartiles which means that you won’t have much negotiating room unless the house has been on the market longer than the average DoM currently in those brackets. The quartiles have been reset because the tiers needed to be rebalanced. 

Luxury Market For Sedona

One note: The SEDONA Luxury Market has a price point of $860,000 for the top 10% – (November 2016-May 2017). This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings for all of Sedona.

Cornville

The top 10% of closed listings in Cornville for the period of November 2016 to May 2017, is $450,000. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) is at $688,000 for Cornville. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares to the sold market for the top 10%. 

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president uses the definition above for defining a luxury listing. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes.


 

MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory.  Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage.  Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Discover SellSedona.com or visit Market Stats on SellSedona.com.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

 


ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you.”

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

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A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Jerome Arizona ~ Fifth Largest Town In Arizona Territory Hosts 52nd Historic Building Tour

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Jerome Arizona sits on the side of Cleopatra Hill located in the Mingus Mountains just 40 minutes to the west of Sedona.  It is a historic town of 400 residents that has gone through many phases over the decades including a take over by the hippies in the 60’s and 70’s!

Visit Jerome Arizona
 This is for sale! Click image for listing info.

Fifth Largest Town In Arizona Territory

At one point in the 1800’s, this mile high mining town was the fifth largest in the Arizona Territory (1899) . It was known far and wide for it’s wild & rowdy saloons and debauchery! What a colorful history it has. Mae West was known to spend much of her time down the hill from Jerome in Cottonwood bars hopping with cowboys, ranchers, and miners.  We all know what a colorful character she was!

Old Town Cottonwood is taking a page from Jerome’s book and transforming the historic district into eclectic and charming shops, winery tasting rooms and a variety of restaurants that will delight all palettes with unique flavors and cuisine. One of my favorites is Nic’s Italian Bistro right on Main Street.

Jerome Is Unique

The unique feature of Jerome is the way these 1800 and turn of the 20th century dwellings and businesses dot the hilly landscape. Many sit on stilts and are built on land that drops off dramatically from street level. Other dwellings require you to climb lots of stairs to get to the main level. Just about every house or business has a view that most of us would die for. Jerome Arizona Tourism
All in all, this makes for a great time visiting these unique shops and restuarants. One of my favorite restuarants to visit in Jerome is the Assylum in the Grand Hotel.  Jerome is reknowed for being a ghost town and Jerome Arizona Tourism Grand Hotel
relishes the Halloween season.  The Grand Hotel and Assylum really spruces things up for Halloween.

52nd Annual Historic Home and Building Tour 

On May 20th and 21 from 9am to 3pm, Jerome is holding it’s 52nd Historic Home & Building Tour.  It is the longest running tour in the state.  You will not be disappointed!  Plenty of steps and winding paths makes this tour not handicap accessible. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Allow yourself at least 2 to 4 hours to get through all the homes. Guests will have the comfort of Spook Hall to enjoy entertainment and seating while waiting for their tour to begin. Vans will transport the guests to the various locations.  It is less crowding in the early afternoon so plan accordingly.

Contact the Jerome Chamber of Commerce at 928-634-2900 for more information about the tour and other events in the area.

Jerome Arizona Tourism

Above image is what is left of the jail. Sedona is in the background.  Below is the view looking toward Sedona

Jerome Arizona Tourism

 


 

Sedona & Verde Valley events and happenings are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market.  You can contact me at (928) 274-7355 or email me at Sheri@SellSedona.com.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

Sellers – Want Results? Listing Agent Sheri Sperry Sells The Sedona Lifestyle

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Your Home Is How We Sell The Sedona Lifestyle!

This Beautiful Home In West Sedona Has Sold!

For FAST Results CALL

Sedona Top Listing Agent – Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Sedona Listing Agent Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker – MLS #509733

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READ This Sedona Lifestyle Story below….

Custom Amenities…

This is a distinctive home with top quality amenities! You will enjoy owning your piece of Sedona magic. In the heart of all the action of West Sedona.

Many Sitting Areas To Retreat…

Imagine yourself sitting in your front courtyard relaxing in front of the gas natural stone fire pit. You are sipping your favorite beverage while you watch the sun set against the red rocks of Capital Butte, Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock in the background.

Efficient Kitchen & Interior Design Layout…

Afterword, you decide to cook a nice meal in your well designed efficient kitchen. There is plenty of counter space to cut up vegetables and prepare your meal. Your newer gas range has 4 burners, just like the chefs use to make sure every dish is prepared to your liking. You sit down for a nice meal at your dining table and when your meal is finished you bring your favorite beverage out to the landscaped garden area that is manicured to your liking and enjoy your beverage on the outside patio.

Large Master Retreat with Sitting Area

If it is raining, that is OK because the patio is covered from the elements and can be used year round. Your outdoor lighting is magical and you enjoy the twilight as it slips away.

Large Master Retreat with Sitting Area

After a nice relaxing meal you decide to enjoy your master retreat in front of your enclosed built in Napoleon fireplace, designed for ambiance as well as practical heating. You pullout your favorite book and enjoy the solitude of your private space.

Resort Style Spa Master Bath

As you get ready for a restful sleep, you enter your Master Bath which resembles a spa. Your spa like bath has a tall ceiling, glass block enclosure for your walk-in shower and of course, an oversize tub. Your wash basins are works of art designed for your enjoyment and functional use.

Remote Control Gas Fireplace in Master

While nestling under the covers you decide to turn off the Master Retreat Fireplace with your remote control.

This IS the Sedona Lifestyle – imagine it and live it! ~ Your Solutions Realtor Sheri Sperry


 

SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

Beside professional photography, – aerial pictures and video are included.

Our marketing materials are customized with you and your home or property in mind.

We ask the question. “What type of marketing will attract the right buyers?

Call Sheri for a custom listing presentation designed especially for you.

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Sedona – REALTOR®.

 

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