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Cottonwood AZ 86326 ~ February Market Report ~ 2017

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How’s The Market Doing?

Homes For-Sale

Cottonwood

Arizona 86326

February 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Cottonwood Homes for sale


Learn More About Cottonwood Arizona 86326

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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Cottonwood Arizona 86326 Homes For-Sale

Report 3/06/17
Cottonwood Market Report

 

Cottonwood AZ 86326 - February Market Report and homes for sale

Feb ’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

 

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


Cottonwood AZ 86326 - February Market Report and homes for sale


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% (10) of currently listed homes starts at $675,000 for Cottonwood

There are 4 Cottonwood homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – (No change since September)

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$450,000 to $674,999 11 Cottonwood homes for sale – 

$300,000 to $449,999 returned 23 Cottonwood homes for sale   

$225,000 to $299,999 returned 26 Cottonwood homes for sale  –

$224,999 and under returned 18 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 increased from $299,900 to $306,000 a drop of $100,090. All  but the top Quartile bracket have dropped from January. 50% of the Cottonwood homes for sale are under $274,000.  This is a big change from months past. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Inventory

Inventory continues to trend downward. As Spring approaches the inventory usually increases. There is no current indication this will happen.

 

 Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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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 4 homes over a million dollars that are in that category.  Most buyers willing to spend that amount for a home would normally looking at Sedona for a home.  

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 quartiles.  The bottom quartile has shown a dramatic increase from the beginning of this year. It is up to 56 MAI. 

Interactive charts below will continue to show current market information

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Bottom Line

Overall, 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 – above $50,000.  Homes are not staying on the market long in the bottom two quartiles.

Luxury Market of Sedona

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.


 

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

EqualHouse-Brker-Recip-copy-2

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.

47th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival – March 11th-2017

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47th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

Sedona St Patricks Day Parade 2017

Saturday March 11, 2017

Parade

Starts – 10:30 am

Along Jordan Road from Jordan Historical Park (735 Jordan Rd. Sedona AZ 86336) to Mesquite Avenue

 

Grand Marshall

Tom O’Halleran

 1st District Congressional Representative

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Other parade participants include dignitaries, civic, social, cultural and religious organizations.

Area businesses will also participate. Parade should end by 12 Noon.

 

If you are not Irish, it is a day to pretend and enjoy the festivities! 

Irish Blessing

As you slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way!

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If you are looking for that Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow (and who isn’t!) I can help you find it right here in Sedona!


Sedona & Verde Valley events and 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.

Cornville AZ 86325 ~ February Market Report ~ 2017

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How’s The Market Doing?

Homes For-Sale

Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs

Arizona 86325

February 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Cornville Verde Santa Fe February Market Report- Golf Course Homes

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 9 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351  (+4)


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 2/27/17
Cornville – Page Springs – Verde – Santa Fe Market Report

 

http://sellsedona.com/community/homes-for-sale-in-cornville-page-springs/ homes for sale

Feb ’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

 

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


Cornville Verde Santa Fe Page Springs February market Reports 2017


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 and over – (No change)

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$425,000 and up returned 15 Cornville homes for sale – (-2)

$349,000 to $424,999 returned 6 Cornville homes for sale  (-4

$248,999 and under returned 16 Cornville homes for sale  (+7)

FIND ONLY HOMES IN VERDE SANTA FE

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 has decreased from $389,999 to $289,900 a drop of $100,090. All Quartile brackets have dropped from December. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

 

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Inventory

Inventory continues to be low. Virtually, no change since December. As Spring approaches the inventory will probably increase. The trend is showing some upward movement already. 

 

 Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Days On Market (DoM)

The Days on Market (DoM) have shifted dramatically with the median price decreases in the bottom 2 quartiles. The DoM has dropped 29 days since December.  The bottom 2 quartiles have dropped dramatically to 44 days and 38 days respectively.  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.  However, there has been a dramatic shift in the top quartile by about 8 point downward. 

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.  A buyer may be able to find some homes that the seller is willing to negotiate in the top two quartiles – above $350,000.  Homes are not staying on the market long in the bottom two quartiles.

Luxury Market of Sedona

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.


 

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

EqualHouse-Brker-Recip-copy-2

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.

Sedona International Film Festival – Starts February 18th, 2017

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Sedona International Film Festival

February 18-26, 2017

Sedona International Film Festival

Sedona AZ Feb 18, 2017 – The Sedona International Film Festival began festivities last night with a pre-festival kick-off special event “Cloris on Comedy“.  Cloris Leachman received the Lifetime Achievement Award at a Presentation Ceremony. This event was a great way to get the festival up and running.

There are special events being held every day from now until Sunday February 26th when an AWARDS CELEBRATION BRUNCH at Poco Diablo. The Sedona International Film Festival is planned to coincide with the week before the Oscars every year.  This is the 23rd year of this festival and each and every year the venues have gotten better and the crowds larger.

Years ago, all the events were held only at the local Harkins theatre and under tents.  Now, there is an upscale Mary Fisher theatre where the home offices of the International Film Festival are headquartered as well as a beautiful venue for holding movie revues as well as live or televised events.  The Sedona Art Preforming Center located adjacent to the Red Rock High School is also another popular venue for film festival events.

All the events and parking areas are well planned and traffic moves surprisingly well!  I do recommend getting to the events early so as to get a good seat. It appears the weather will cooperate and should make for little inconvenience. All three venues where films will be screened are great areas to view films. As many of you know many of the films will have special guests to add color commentary and take your questions.  You may also get to see some celebrities who will be taking questions or preforming. This year Cloris Leachman, Bruce Hornsby Michael Feinstein and Peter Marshall will be on hand to help the Sedona International Film Festival celebrate 23 years of excellence.

Go To Festival Events Here


Courtesy of  Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

Sedona & Verde Valley events and 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.

Big Park (VOC) Village of Oak Creek 86351 ~ February Market Report ~ 2017

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How’s The Market Doing?

Homes For-Sale

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

Sedona Arizona 86351

February 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report& Analysis

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Big Park VOC January Market Report- Golf Course Homes

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 5 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351  (-1)


Learn More About Big Park – VOC –  Sedona AZ 86351

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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Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For-Sale

Report 2/13/17
Big Park (VOC) Market Report

 

Big Park VOC February Market Report

Feb ’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

 

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


Big Park VOC February 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 7 VOC homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – (+1)

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$575,000 to $999,999 returned 30 VOC homes for sale – No change

$400,000 to $574,999 returned 25 VOC homes for sale  (+1

$399,000 and under returned 28 VOC 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 – (VOC) Sedona 86351

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price has decreased from 574,888 to 544,000, a drop of $30,888. The Quartile brackets are mixed in this area and can move up or down based on Inventory and Days on Market.

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

 

Large Chart


 

Inventory

Inventory continues to be low. There are 4 more  homes on market currently than there were in January. As Spring approaches the downward trend may start to reverse. 

 

 Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Days On Market (DoM)

The properties in VOC – Big Park have been on the market for an average of 228 DoM, down from 240 DoM.  Less inventory causes the DOM to go up. The reason the DoM has dropped is because of the dramatic shift in the bottom tier (median price of $347,500). In the last three weeks, this tier has dropped from 146 DoM to 86 DoM (down 8.5 weeks), while the others tiers have all risen. This may indicate that homes that have gone stale in the bottom tier are leaving the market. 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.

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.  The entire index has risen 2.4 points since December and  (1.3 in November). You can see by the chart that current trends are mixed but the top quartile is the only one in the buyer area (below an index of 30). 

Interactive charts below will continue to show current market information

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Bottom Line

Overall the real estate market for Village of Oak Creek has very low inventory.  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.


 

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

EqualHouse-Brker-Recip-copy-2

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.

405 E. Rain Tree Rd. Sedona AZ 86351 – 4 Days on Market – SOLD!

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New Listing In Contract In 4 Days!

405 E. Rain Tree Rd. Sedona AZ 86351

Closed March 2nd 2017!

Give Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker the opportunity to sell your home fast!

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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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Sedona AZ ~ February Market Report ~ 2017

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How’s The Market Doing?

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

Sedona February Market Report

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry ~

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

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 2/6/17

Sedona February Market Report

Sedona - Market Report February

As you research the Sedona February 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

 

February ’17 – Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale

 

Sedona February 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 39 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over (-2)

$700,000 to $999,999 returned 32 Sedona homes for sale –  (-4)

$400,000 to $699,999 returned 51 Sedona homes for sale –  (+2)

$399,000 and under returned 21 Sedona homes for sale – ( 0 )


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 


Median Price

The Median Price has decreased from $820,000 to $789,000, a drop of $31,000. As you can see by the chart below, the quartiles are relatively stable other than the Top Quartile which has leveled off in January. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Inventory

The Inventory has hit new lows for the year.   There are 54 less homes on market since early November! (40 dropped in December and another 14 for January). There are 12 less homes on market in the past 2 weeks. The chart below indicates a steep decline with no stop in sight. Historically, Spring starts the time many sellers put their homes on market. 

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Days On Market

Days On Market – Trends are moving significantly upward. The DOM across all quartiles has moved up an average of 15 more days since January!  

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Market Action Index

The Market Action Index has gone up an average of 1.3 points over the last three weeks.  This rise is across all quartiles and is showing a steep increase. If this continues, pricing may move to a strong seller advantage.  Only the top quartile is in the buyer zone. 

 

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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

The Sedona 86336 market has just recently seen a strong rise in the MAI.  There continues to be some deals for buyers because DOM is higher across all quartiles.  One reason that the DOM is showing an increase is because the homes that are selling fast with a lower DOM are pushing the average up on homes that have been sitting on the market for a much longer time.  This could mean that those sellers are ready to deal to get their homes in to contract.  It should be noted that because these homes have been sitting longer, does not mean that a seller is more motivated to sell. 

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.

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*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.

Different Faces of Cathedral Rock – A Sedona Icon

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Cathedral Rock

Sedona AZ

Cathedral Reflections – A Special Vista Known To Locals

Cathedral Rock from Chapel Area homes for sale

View of Cathedral Rock from Meadow Lark and SR 179 in Chapel Area

The Majesty of this iconic red rock can be seen from many areas of Sedona.  Without a doubt, State Route 179 offers the best views in passing of Cathedral Rock. Thousands of residents and visitors pass by it daily on their way in and out of town. To get a closer look, there are many areas you can drive to for different vantage points. The picture above, requires some hiking through a residential area and is not easy to find unless you are very familiar with the area.  It is located very near Crescent Moon Ranch, which offers much easier access and wonderful opportunities for pictures.  Crescent Moon Ranch does have an entry fee and is located next to Red Rock Crossing.  See pictures below

Crescent Moon Ranch – Spring (Top)

Swimming Hole at Crescent Moon Ranch – Rocks in water act as barrier (Bottom)

Crescent Moon Park Ranch Cathedral Rock

Picture Opportunities

Other fabulous picture opportunities include Upper Red Rock Loop road.  There are many turnouts to see the vista and myriad of red rock formations can be seen from this location.  Upper Red Rock Loop road is adjacent to the Marriott Courtyard and Red Rock High School off the 89A as you travel to or from Cottonwood and Cornville. This road also leads to Chavez Ranch road. Crescent Moon Ranch is at the end of the road which is where Red Rock Crossing is located. Red Rock State Park is another location that may afford some wonderful shots.

Lovers Knoll - Upper Red Rock Loop road Cathedral Rock

Lovers Knoll – Upper Red Rock Loop Rd – Cathedral Rock Foreground – Courthouse Butte – Middle Background

Views From Village of Oak Creek

From the Village of Oak Creek, take Verde Valley School road which leads to Red Rock Crossing. Some of this road near the end is unpaved so take that into consideration.  There is a parking area and you can easily walk to Oak Creek (Red Rock Crossing). Stepping stones allow you to cross the entire creek but be cautious and make sure the flow of the creek is easily passible. Don’t take any chances. The creek widens out in this area which allows the flow of water to be spread out over a large area and is very shallow in certain spots.

All Images Below Are From the Verde Valley School Rd Side of Oak Creek

Cathedral Rock from Verde Valley School rd VOC

 Red Rock Crossing

Cathedral - from Highland Estates - homes for sale

The Saddle Sits In the Middle of the Spires –

A strenuous hike that is well worth the effort.

Many spires cannot be seen.

Highland Ranch View Off Verde School Road VOC

Aerial View of Cathedral At Highland Ranch

Hiking Around & Into Cathedral Rock

Another location for a great close up view is the trailhead off Back O’Beyond road.  This is a popular spot to hike Cathedral so get there early in the morning for a good parking spot. Lots of trails lead to Cathedral Rock, most notably, Templeton Trail, Baldwin Trail and Cathedral Rock Trail.  There are three trails you can take to get to the iconic Cathedral Rock. The most popular is the Cathedral Rock Trail. It is broken into 4 segments based on difficulty.  “A”, the easiest part of the hike, brings you to the base of Cathedral. I have done this part of the hike and it is elevated enough to enjoy the views. If you are an experienced hiker, you will find the trip to the “Saddle” amazing.  There is a spot that you can sit that reverberates through the rock and many hikers will break out in song. Some will pick a tune that harmonizes with nature and their own vibrations.  Select this for the link to visit a more detailed map and information. 

Map Location of Cathedral Rock Trail Head


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!

 

Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

Learn About the Sedona Int’l Film Festival Held In West Sedona

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Sedona International Film Festival 

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West Sedona Arizona 86336

West Sedona Arizona events Sedona International Film Festival

WEST SEDONA – The Sedona International Film Festival will get under way on February 18th.  Every year the week before the Oscars, the Sedona International Film Festival takes place. It culminates on Oscar Sunday with an Awards Celebration brunch – TBA,

Once again, Sedona International Film Festival will put out an outstanding show.  Films are screened and reviewed starting in Fall of the previous year for the film festival.  Each film is viewed by members of a special committee to determine if it would be a welcomed addition to the film festival.

The Sedona Film Festival with most events being held in West Sedona, brings many visitors to the area to enjoy independent film and festivities as arguably, our most popular season, Spring, is on it’s way.  Many trees are starting to bloom and visitors will see what a pleasant Winter season this area boasts.

As a member of the Sedona Film Festival, I have enjoyed the events and films that are presented at the different venues. The Mary Fisher Theatre in West Sedona is a community theatre, the first of it’s kind, small venue state-of-the-art theatre located in Sedona; adding another dimension to the arts for those living in Sedona, West Sedona and surrounding communities. Also, visitors from around the world can enjoy some great entertainment in a comfortable, modern and cozy venue.  

Another recent addition to the network of venues, is the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Next year there will be an additional hotel located right across the street from SPAC.  The Marriot Courtyard is now open and is very convenient to all the venues. 

Michael Feinstein is Preforming

Every address in Sedona is sent an official program just like the one pictured.  In 2017, Five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will be preforming on Friday, February 24th at 6 pm.  The concert will be at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, a beautiful venue located at the Sedona Red Rock High School. His Gershwin “Great American Songbook” will be his rendition of “Music in the Movies”.

 Many Celebrities Will Be On Hand

 There will be many appearances by celebrating who may presenting films or hosting a film event. You never know who you will see. Peter Marshall and Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers will be at the Festival.  In 2016, Celebrities such as Mackenzie Phillips and Cindy Williams – hosted a screening of “American Graffiti”. Mike Farrell presented “Dr. Keeling’s Curve” with introductions from Shelley Fabares (his wife). There was a tribute to Don Knotts presented by his daughter Karen and much more.

Cloris Leachman is the “Lifetime Achievement Award” Honoree

Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman will be on stage live Friday, Feb. 17th, at 6 pm – Cloris on Comedy”.  She will be discussing her seven decade long career and will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award. During the pre-festival kickoff, she will also be taking Q & A from the audience.  A great way to start the nine day festival!

Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers 

Three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Festival with a performance on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 pm at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.

Past Festival Honorees

Past festival honorees have included: Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Elliott Gould, Michael Moore, John Waters, Peter Bogdanovich, Nicholas Cage, Gary Sinise, Jonathan Winters, Paul Sorvino, Lea Thompson, Phil Rosenthal, Rip Torn, Rita Rudner, Tim Daly, Richard Schiff, Jamey Sheridan, James Karen, David Rasche, Jane Seymour, James Keach, Doris Roberts, Giancarlo Esposito, Nick Nolte, Joe Pantoliano, Mary Stuart Masterson, Diane Ladd, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, along with classic movie icon Robert Osborne from Turner Classic Movies. Additional tributees have included Ned Beatty, Alan Cumming, Lainie Kazan, Peter Masterson, Carlin Glynn, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Asner, Rick Schroder, Elmer Bernstein, Ted Danson, Ann Miller, Donald O’Connor, Mary Steenburgen and Sean Young.

Getting Around Sedona & Logistics 

Festival Map- Parking and Ticket Information

Venues Include: Sedona Performing Arts Center – Harkins Theatre – Mary Fischer Theatre

Driving around the area over the weekend, traffic was not bad at all. This is probably the best year so far for traffic control. Why? A Much better parking plan.  There is a shuttle service that will take you from the parking area to the venues for the different events. The link above shows you where the venues are located and there are signs for parking up and down the 89A.  As a person who has participated as a volunteer on a number of occasions, the people who help in all areas are dedicated and motivated to provide you the best service so that you have a wonderful festival experience.  Many of my close friends volunteer.  

If you enjoy the Arts, Indie Films and social events, besides the Spring like weather, you will certainly enjoy your experience at the Sedona International Film Festival located right in the heart of West Sedona.  

Mary Fischer Theatre – West Sedona AZ

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NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions and pricing is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for more or current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to information provided. Information is provided as a convenience and deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Cottonwood AZ – January 2017 – Market Report & Homes for Sale

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The homes in the Cottonwood area are priced more competitively than Sedona. You get more home and property for the price.  Also it is an easy drive to Sedona to enjoy the beauty of that area.

Homes For-Sale 

Cottonwood Arizona 86326

January 2017 Market Conditions

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Prepared for you by Sheri Sperry ~ Sedona REALTOR®

Sedona Realtor Sheri SperryYOUR Solutions Realtor®

 

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Cottonwood AZ January Market Reports homes for sale

Learn More About Old Town Cottonwood Arizona 86326


Cottonwood AZ 86326 – Homes ForSale

Report 1/30/17

Cottonwood AZ January 2017 Market Report and homes for saleThese 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.

Discover Cottonwood 

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.  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!


Characteristics By Quartile

January ’17 – Cottonwood Homes for Sale

Cottonwood AZ January Markt Report and homes for sale

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SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN CORNVILLE AND PAGE SPRINGS AZ 86325

Select Link Below To See Cottonwood Single Family Homes in Each Price Range

(Top 10%) of currently listed homes starts at $675,000 for Cottonwood 

 4 homes are over $1 million – no change from September

There are 12 Cottonwood homes for sale (currently) priced at $500,000 and over – (-1)

$250,000 to $499,999 returned 51 Cottonwood homes for sale – (no change)

$175,000 to $249,999 returned 13 Cottonwood homes for sale – (-4)

$174,999 and under returned 12 Cottonwood homes for sale  (-5)


Cottonwood AZ January Market Trend Status

Median Price

The Median Price has increased from $279,450 in November to $299,900. There has been a steady increase since July 2016 in the median price. The average list price is higher than last month as well. The lowest priced home on market currently is approx. $30,000 more than last month. ($115,000 vs. $81,500)

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Inventory

When you look at the trend lines on the charts below, you will notice that Inventory was at it’s lowest level near May 2016, for all quartiles. At this time, the inventory is 10 less than last month . There continues to be 4 listings over $1 million.  Normally, inventory starts to trend upward in February. 

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DOM – Days On Market

The Top quartile which has a median price of $549,000 – up from $525,000 is showing an average days on market at 281. It is continuing to rise as noted in the trend chart below. Overall, DOM has increased to 148 from 135 and is showing a strong upward push in 3 of the 4 quartiles. The bottom quartile has dropped from last month at 128 to 121. 

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Market Action Index (Seller or Buyer Zone)

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

The Market Action Index MAI for the top tier is below 30 and may have bottomed out at 22 in July. Currently it has moved to over 29 from 26.  This has stabilized. The MAI for the 2nd quartile (median price of $358,000 is trending down while the bottom 2 quartiles are trending higher in a seller zone.

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Seller Zone

Cottonwood is in the seller zone overall and median prices continue to show increases.   Keep your eye on the MAI . The top quartile is the only one in the buyer zone has moved close to the 30 mark. At least 3 points higher than last month.  The seller position has weakened since the summer months but is moving higher once again.

BOTTOM LINE:

Buyers may find some relief in the top quartile.  The homes in the top range, do not compete well with the more desireable location of Sedona. This may be the reason that this zone is not moving well. There may be some deals to be had in the other 3 quartiles as well.  The median price of homes may be causing some of the flux in the other indices because of the stronger position of median price, over the last few months. The median price of homes is continuing to show stronger gains and shows no sign of weakening.


 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.

Pine Valley – Get A Glimpse of A Special Area & Life Style

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Discover

Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

Courtesy of

Sedona Realtor Sheri Sperry

 


Homes for sale in Pine Vally AZ

 

A Distinctive & Unique Sub-Division

Pine Valley is a distinctive community located approximately 3 miles off the SR 179. It is nestled at the very end of Jacks Canyon Road.  Near the end of the road, there is a cattle guard and this welcomes you to Pine Valley.  Many residents in Sedona may not even know where Pine Valley is located. As you meander through Jacks Canyon on your way to Pine Valley, the drive becomes an exploration of the natural landscape that is from a time when our native ancestors roamed these lands.

 A Harmonious Community

Everything in Pine Valley has a contrasting, diverse and divergent nature to it. Yet all members of the community live in harmony because of their common or dare I say, not so common bond of the Pine Valley lifestyle.  When residents are asked where they live, they will reply “Pine Valley”. Sedona artist community - Pine Valley Residents have such a strong bond to this area that there is a more untethered association with the Sedona region than other sub-divisions or areas. Even long time residents of the Sedona area may have to ask where Pine valley is located, before they understand the connection. Each home has it’s own character that fits into the area.  You will generally find a limited number of homes available for sale. Many artists live in this area. They feel their creative energy flows well here.

This is an area where homeowners do not sell very often, so the inventory is low. When you find a home you like – you might want to to give it serious thought.

Pine Valley homes for sale

History and Hiking Jack’s Canyon Trail

Jacks Canyon Trail got it’s name from Jack Woods, a railroad engineer stationed out of Winslow AZ.  He used to graze sheep in the late 19th century in this canyon. The trail head starts right outside of Pine Valley at FR 793.  You have to pass Canyon Ridge Trail on the left side. Shortly after that is FR 793 and the trailhead is off of that road.   Also you can easily access it from Mountain Rd in the Pine Valley sub-divison.  Hot Loop Trail and Jack’s Canyon Trail start at this point. Hot Loop Trail takes you into Wood’s Canyon. Jack’s Canyon Trail is for experienced hikers only.  It is a strenuous hike that lasts a total of 9 hours.  There is no potable water so make sure you bring plenty in with you.Pine Valley AZ homes for sale

From what I am told, you can see some of the best scenery in all of Sedona from the end of the trail. The elevation gets up to almost 7000 feet. You can see all the red rock formations (and much more) from there.  You will most likely see black-tailed jack rabbits, and cottontails scampering through the chaparral. There are Gambels quail and you will hear them cooing from their nests as you travel through. My favorites trees and shrubs are Arizona Cypress and twisted pine along with the mesquite and manzanita. Which are high desert favorites.

 

This area is still considered Sedona with a 86351 zip code, yet the area’s identity is unique.

 

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Western Hills ~ West Sedona AZ 86336 – A Neighborhood People Want To Live In!

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Western Hills Has Views!

Western hIlls real estate for sale

Chimney Rock – Capital Butte – Thunder Mountain – Coffeepot Rock

Courtesy of

Sedona Realtor Sheri Sperry

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

If 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. Western Hills - Sedona homes for sale
 Off in the northeast, 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 – January 2017


There are  2 Active Listings 

$725,000 – 3 BD / 4 Bath  – 2923 SF

$529,000 – 3 BD / 2 Bath – 2274 SF


There are 2 Pending Yellow Listings

$419,000 – 3 BD / 3 Bath – 1792 SF

$389,000 – 3 BD / 2 Bath – 1914 SF


7 homes closed in Western Hills from January 2016 to 2017 –

The Closed Pricing ranged from $380,000 to $925,000 –

Days on Market (DOM)

Average = 119

DOM Low of 50 to High of 182.

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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 ReMax Sedona.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

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

 

Winter Splendor of Sedona – A January Snowfall Video

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Winter Splendor

Huge Flakes Falling

West Sedona

Snowdona Arizona winter splendor! #snow from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.

The last 3 days there has been snow falling at various times.  More snow forcasted for Monday & Tuesday!


 

 There is nothing more beautiful than pristine snow on the crimson red rocks of Sedona!

Many people come to Sedona because the weather is less harsh than many of the other areas they have checked out.  Summers and winters do not have the extreme temperatures, but we get all four seasons. We have a beautiful Fall and the snow that falls in our winter is mild in comparison to other areas where snow does not melt. We have “polite” snow. it does not overstay it’s welcome!  Basically snow melts fast and we generally can wear a sweater even during our coldest days.


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 ReMax Sedona.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

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

 


Bald Eagle Watch Season Is On Now! Verde Canyon RR ~ Clarkdale Arizona

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Verde Canyon

Verde Valley Railroad & real estate

Bald Eagle Watch In Verde Canyon

Nesting Season in Full Swing

Courtesy of

Sheri Sperry Sedona Real Estate Agent & Sellsedona.com

We have been on this Verde Canyon Railroad a couple of times. Each time the highlight of the trip was seeing the nest of a pair of Bald Eagles who make the Verde Canyon their home all year long.  Many of the eagles make this area home during the winter months.  Verde Canyon

The only way to see this magnificent raptors up close is to take a train ride through the Verde Canyon. It is a a lot of fun and very entertaining.  On one side of the train, there is the Verde River within the canyon. On the other side are the walls of the canyon.  Baby bald eagles do not have that signature white head. It takes years in their development to gather that signature look.                                                         

Verde Canyon Railroad

Nesting Season

 During mating and nesting season, All the roads on the top of the mesa are blocked off during those 5 – 6 months. You cannot get near the next from that mesa. They even have a caretaker trailer near the trail that leads to the nest. The train has been traveling through the canyon for over 100 years and has never bothered the mating habits of the bald eagles. 

History of the Verde Valley Railroad

The railroad was built in 1911 to carry copper ore from Jerome, which was the richest copper mine in Arizona. The ore was brought down the hill to the smelters in Clarkdale where the train off loaded near Drake AZ.  for transportation out of the area.  It took 250 men using 200 mules and lots of black powder to lay the ties and rails. Verde Valley Railroad Cost to build today would be $38 million. Clarkdale was named after Senator Clark and the town was built around that smelter which closed it’s doors in 1952.

The railroad itself is a 4 hour journey through a beautiful canyon with trestle bridges and a manmade 680 foot tunnel.  There are open viewing cars that add to the enjoyment of the train experience.


More Information For Verde Canyon Railroad

 Brochure

Verde River Canyon (DesertUSA)

Brochure includes general information –

Seasons – Special Events – Pricing – Directions – and more.

Please Note: Check with Verde Canyon Railroad for any changes to scheduling, train departure, pricing, etc.

 


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

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Big Park (VOC) 86351 ~ January Market Report – 2017

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Jan ’17 ~ VOC Market Analysis – Village of Oak Creek – Big Park

Sedona Arizona 86351

January Market Report – 2017 

Prepared for you by Sheri SperryColdwell Banker Sedona

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Big Park VOC January Market Report- Golf Course Homes

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 6 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351  (+1)

 

Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For Sale

Report 1/23/17

Big Park VOC January Market Report

Jan ’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 November 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.

Check the interactive charts below.  

These charts are always current and  up-to-date with a Wi-Fi or Internet Connection. 

SEDONA 86351 – Village of Oak Creek / Big Park ~ January 2017 REAL ESTATE MARKET ANALYSIS

Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI is continues to show a strong upward push in all quartiles.  The entire index has risen 1.3 points since December and  (1.3 in November). Each quartile is trending upward.

Inventory

Inventory has dropped dramatically in the last 8 weeks. There are 30 less homes on market. Homes priced right are moving fast and not being replaced on the market as fast as they are going off the market. 

Days On Market (DOM)

The properties in VOC – Big Park have been on the market for an average of 240 days.  Less inventory causes the DOM to go up. 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.

Bottom Line

Overall the real estate market for Village of Oak Creek has very low inventory.  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. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) is at $949,000. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.

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

Village of Oak Creek (VOC) – Big Park – Sedona 86351

Characteristics per Quartile

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Big Park VOC January Market Report


 

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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)


Search For Sedona AZ 86351 Property By Bracket


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

There are VOC homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – No change

$575,000 to $999,999 returned 30 VOC homes for sale – No change

$400,000 to $574,999 returned 24 VOC homes for sale  (+2

$399,000 and under returned 25 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).

 

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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.


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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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Sedona AZ ~ January Market Report – 2017

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Sedona Arizona 86336
January 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

Sedona 86336 homes for sale

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

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Sedona January Market Report

Sedona January Market Report 2017

As you research the Sedona January 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 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.


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 

Inventory

inventory –The inventory has hit new lows for the year.   There are 54 less homes on market since early November! (40 dropped in December and another 14 for January).

Days On Market

Days On Market – Trends are moving significantly upward. The DOM across all quartiles has moved up an average of 6 more days! 

Bottom Line

The Sedona 86336 market has seen a slight rise in the MAI.  There may be some deals to be had because DOM is higher across all quartiles.  One reason that the DOM is showing an increase is because the homes that are selling fast with a lower DOM are pushing the average up on homes that have been sitting on the market for a much longer time.  This could mean that those sellers are ready to deal to get their homes in to contract.  It should be noted that because these homes have been sitting longer, does not mean that a seller is more motivated to sell. 

Buyer or Seller Market ? (MAI)

The Market Action Index has an increase in the MAI of .3 to 27.3.  The individual quartiles are currently showing mixed results right now.

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) is 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.

Sedona January Market Report

Characteristics per Quartile

January 2017

Sedona January Market Report


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Discover SellSedona.com or visit Market Stats on my website.
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)


Search For Sedona AZ 86336 Property By Bracket


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

 

There are 41 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over (-1)

$700,000 to $999,999 returned 36 Sedona homes for sale –  (-3)

$400,000 to $699,999 returned 49 Sedona homes for sale –  (-2)

$399,000 and under returned 21 Sedona homes for sale –  (-8)


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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.


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN SEDONA


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.

Cottages At Coffeepot ~Sedona AZ~ A Closer Look At A Luxury Gated Town House Community – Update January 2017

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Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique Gated Community 

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Cottages At Coffeepot Market Update ~ January 2017

Currently there are 2 active Cottages available:

  • 1 – 2 BD / 2 Bath – 2087 Sq Ft – List Price $810,000 – DOM – 11
  • 1 – 3 BD / 3 Bath – 3312 Sq Ft – List Price $699,000 – DOM – 863

Pending 

  • 1 – 2 BD / 2 Bath – 1931 Sq Ft – List Price $845,000 – DOM – 7

Sold in 2016 

  • 4 Luxury Townhouses  – Average Closed Price $545,000 to $800,000 – Average DOM – 260

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.

 


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

Coffeepot Cottages townhomes Soldiers Pass West Sedona
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 homes based on the season.  Some spend summers here and others spend their winter months in this community.

Some of the unique features that the Cottages has for the residents, 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.  Anytime 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 which sit on some prime property at the very end of Soldier’s Pass.

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.

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Buyers

Search Homes For Sale in Coffeepot Cottages –

– Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336

There are three Cottages for sale currently on market, from the mid $600s to the mid $800s In the recent past, no more than two of these special homes are available at any given time.

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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.

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Montezuma’s Castle & Well – A National Monument – Sedona & Verde Valley

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National Monument

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Montezuma’s Castle

Montezuma's Castle Sedona real estate

 

Many people think that Montezuma’s Castle has something to do with the King of the Aztecs. However, early settlers to the area, gave it that name because they thought the ruins were from the Conquest of Mexico by the Aztec King. In fact, it was not.

Sedona & Verde Valley Rich In Ruins

History

There are hundreds of ruins all over Sedona and the Verde Valley. Some evidence exist that primitive hunter-gatherers inhabited this area as much as 10,000 years ago!

Montezuma’s Castle and Well is the last vestige of Sinagua. You might also gather that the Sinagua were cliff dwellers by how high the dwellings are!Montezuma's Castle Sedona real estate A little more info about the Sinagua include, they were a people who came from the north inhabited the area anywhere from 500 AD to 650 AD and left between 1200 AD to 1450 AD approximately.  Nobody really understands why they left.  Did they leave because of war, disease, drought, lack of farming capability?  I might also note that the castle was abandoned almost a century before Montezuma was born!

Trade Route

The Verde Valley is a fertile land and has been settled by many cultures throughout history. Three rivers pass through the valley. Oak Creek, Verde River, and Beaver Creek. Montezuma’s Castle sits close to Beaver Creek.  It is the perfect area to provide shelter, irrigate crops with water from the well and Beaver Creek.  Remnants from the canals that irrigated the land are still visible. 

It is a natural corridor between the Sonora Desert (Phoenix, Tucson and northern Mexico) and the Colorado Plateau (Flagstaff & 4 Corners region). Modern day, Intersate 17 connects Northern Arizona to Central Arizona.

Directions To Montezuma Castle

The castle is about 3 miles off Interstate 17. Take Exit 289 and follow the signs.

My Experience

My husband and I decided to visit on a warn summer afternoon. The large visitor center is air conditioned and explains all the history and displays artifacts and renditions of how the 5 story structure with 20 rooms was built.  If you come in the summer, you will find many trees that offer shade.  The marked path through the monument is easy to navigate, is a pleasant walk and provides many vantage points. There is a nominal fee to get in to see the actual ruins. You will find that the visitor center is free! Montezuma’s Well has no fee.  There is a stepped path that has a moderate incline but is easy to walk. The steps are shallow and long and some areas offer a railing to hold.

I highly recommend seeing both the castle and the well.  They compliment each other and fill in the gaps of how the community might have irrigated their crops.

I would allow a half a day to enjoy the history and culture but you could probably do both in 2.5 hours. We had to rush through the well because the park was closing. There are some spots you can climb dow to get close to the water and we had to pass on that due to time constraints. 

Montezuma’s Well

 

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Located near Sedona. and Camp Verde, Montezuma’s Well is a major limestone sinkhole that dates back to prehistoric times.  Besides travelers, nature and historical as well as other guests, the well attracts other “visitors”looking for refuge or water.  It boasts it’s own eco system that will become quite evident as you circle through the path. What appears to be more of a desert landscape from the parking lot changes as you walk around. If you have never seen an oasis, this may be very close.  

Montezuma's Well Sedona real estate

As you can see, even Montezuma’s Well had Cliff Dwellings

Details About the Well

The well is fed by natural springs that pump around 1.5 million gallons of water into the sink hole every day. The well is 368 feet wide with a depth of 55 feet. There is an ancient canal that is fed from the sink hole which you can see as you travel the path. It is believed that the Sinagua people built this canal for irrigation purposes and to carry water back to their dwellings. You will find the canal below the well close to Beaver Creek.  It is surrounded by thick forest like vegetation.  Imagine the Sinagua enjoying this area on a hot summer afternoon.  They would get a respite from the work day to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. 

Montezuma’s Well Map & Directions

Montezuma’s Well is about 11 miles from Montezuma’s Castle.  Take Interstate 17 to exit 293 and follow the signs. 


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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 ReMax Sedona.

 

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It is the little things such as the memories and family celebrations as this video shows.

These are the things that attach you to your home.

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

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