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Cottonwood Arizona 86326 ~ Homes for Sale and Real Time Market Report Plus Other Local Info!

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Homes For-Sale 

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Cottonwood homes for sale and continuous Market Reports

“Old Town” Historic District

 

 

Cottonwood homes for sale and Market report and analysis 2019

Cottonwood Arizona 86326

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Cottonwood Arizona. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 11,265. In 2017 the population was 12,023.

The Jail Trail below can be reached through the parking lot of the Historic Old Town original jail which is now the Cottonwood Visitor Information Center. This trail will take you to the Verde River.Cottonwood Homes for Sale and Market Reports

Cottonwood – Arizona 86326

Close To Big Box Shopping and a Medical Center

If you buy a home for sale in Cottonwood Arizona, you will find an area steeped in history.  According to the City of Cottonwood’s official site, it is also the “commercial hub of the Verde Valley”. Many residents enjoy the close proximity to the Verde Valley Medical Center and Large shopping centers. There are a Super-Walmart, Home Depot and a Fry’s shopping center. The Verde Valley Medical Center is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center. Many health-care professionals live within 15 minutes of the medical center.

Welcome message from the Mayor of Cottonwood

“My husband and I enjoy taking a stroll down Main Street and having dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area. It is a great area to visit for tourists and locals alike.”

Historic Old Town Restaurants 

I bet you didn’t know…

Cottonwood had a reputation for being a big bootlegging area. This bootlegging was considered some of the best around and attracted people from areas as far away as Los Angeles and Phoenix. By 1920, Cottonwood was called the “Biggest Little Town in Arizona”. Cottonwood had more businesses than any other area, but there were only 300 residents in the local community.

Mae West and the Reputation for Bootlegging in Roaring ’20s

Mae West stayed at the Cottonwood Hotel before she was famous. She spent time in the historic section of Old Town during the heyday of Prohibition. Mae frequented all the Speak-Easy hide-aways up and down Main street. Visit this website to learn more about the history as well as the historic Cottonwood Hotel and dining/bars in the area. (source: Wikipedia) 

 It should be noted that Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~ Verde Santa Fe are bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood.

 


Cottonwood Wine Country

Cottonwood homes for sale wineries

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 

Cottonwood has many vineyards and tasting rooms to enjoy local wines. Wine tasting has become a popular past-time in the Verde Valley. You can find wine tours that will bring you to these vineyards. Fifteen years ago, there were only two or three tasting rooms in the entire valley with a small amount of vineyard grape vines.  Additional wine grapes had to be brought into the local wineries to complete the bottling process.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Cottonwood:

Alcantara Vineyards and Winery – Cottonwood

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards – Cottonwood

Chateau Tumbleweed Winery and Tasting Room – Clarkdale

Freitas Vineyard – Cottonwood

Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room and Osteria – Cottonwood

Pillsbury Wine Company and Vineyard – Cottonwood

Winery 101 – Cottonwood

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Page Springs straddles Oak Creek.  This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs:

Javelina Leap Vineyard – Page Springs

Page Springs Cellars – Page Springs

D.A. Ranch  – Page Springs

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery – Page Springs

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Cottonwood Has Low Humidity and a Desert Feel

Without Constant Extreme Heat

Cornville Page Springs Market Report and homes for sale

Cottonwood is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone, just like Sedona 86336 and the rest of the Verde Valley. This area is a little warmer than Sedona.  It is about 1 hour north of the Sonoran Desert and about 40 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of Cottonwood is about 3,455ft. The area within 2 miles of Cottonwood is covered by shrubs (83%), cropland (14%), and trees (12%), based on Info weatherspark.com.

 

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in the Verde Valley

Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Castle (above)

Tuzigoot National Monument 

Tuzigoot is Apache for “crooked water” from nearby Peck’s Lake which is a cutoff meander of the Verde River. A two-story pueblo ruin was excavated in 1933-35 by Caywood & Spicer of U of A. President Roosevelt declared Tuzigoot Ruins as a National Monument.

The early days during the 1800s began the land rush.

Farmers and ranchers settled the area. They called the area Verde. Around 1915, Cottonwood started to spring up. Cottonwood (see pic above) got the name from the Cottonwood trees that rose up around the Verde river not far from where the Historic Old Town Cottonwood jail stands now.

Cottonwood began booming when many settlers wanted to own their own businesses and homes. It had a reputation for lawlessness because those who were kicked out of company towns such as Jerome came to settle. Also, there was an equal number of law-abiding citizens and families that also wanted to settle the area.

There are many other activities such as visiting National Monuments, Tuzigoot, Montezuma Castle and Well, horseback riding antique shopping, and did I mention golf? Also, you can find local hot air balloon rides beside many other attractions.

 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Find Trails 

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

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Montezuma Well Ruins

 



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Sedona sub-division market reports add a more hyper-local dimension to understanding the Sedona real estate market. Sub-division market reports are being added on a regular basis.

There are a lot of sub-divisions in Sedona, the Village (VOC) and Big Park so not all will be highlighted as a separate report. However If you want to know more about an area, PLEASE let me know and I can give you all the information you want to know. I can also create a custom market report for a specific area using the most recent data available.

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Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale ~ Real Time Market Report and Other Info!

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Clarkdale Arizona

Homes For-Sale 

86324

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Clarkdale Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad (link)

 

 

Clarkdale homes for sale 505 Miners Gulch

Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale 86324

Yavapai  County 

Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale 2019 and continuous weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Clarkdale Arizona 86324. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 4,097. In 2017 the population estimate was 4,197.

This link will take you to TripAdvisor and has a view of the United Verde Copper Company – Historic Marker
Looking Toward Smelter in Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

Clarkdale – Arizona 86324

Historic Company Town Established in 1912

 

Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

Clarkdale Arizona homes for-sale is part of a historic company town founded by William A. Clark, who was the owner of one of Jerome Arizona’s largest copper mines. In fact, the area around Jerome was one of the largest producers of copper for the state of Arizona and the USA in its hay-day.

If you buy a home for sale in Clarkdale Arizona, you would be an owner of a home in the first planned community in the State of Arizona!  This township was owned by the United Verde Copper Company. The company provided services and housing for the employees of the nearby smelter. Mining operations ceased in 1953 and the town incorporated in 1957. The original township is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places as the Clarkdale Historic District.

 

Historic Bungalow
clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019 Historic Bungalow Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

The bungalows in the historic downtown district are a testament to the town owner William Clark and his vision. Take a drive down some of the streets to see the well-kept bungalows from another era.

Many Clarkdale residents enjoy close proximity to Cottonwood’s Verde Valley Medical Center and large shopping centers. There are a Super-Walmart, Home Depot and a Fry’s shopping center. The Verde Valley Medical Center is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center. Many health-care professionals live within 15 minutes of the medical center.

Historic Downtown Business District

Well over a $1.5 million has been invested into the downtown district to help keep the district prospering. The downtown area delivers a little of everything such as restaurants, a service station, art gallery, tavern, light manufacturing, and several internet-based businesses. (clarkdale.az.gov)

 It should be noted that in addition to Clarkdale,  Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~ Verde Santa Fe are all bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood.

 


Clarkdale Wine Country

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Chateau Tumbleweed Winery and Tasting RoomClarkdale

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 

Clarkdale Arizona has one Winery and Tasting Room but is only minutes from Cottonwood which has many vineyards and tasting rooms to enjoy local wines. Wine tasting has become a popular past-time in the Verde Valley. You can find wine tours that will bring you to these vineyards. Fifteen years ago, there were only two or three tasting rooms in the entire valley with a small amount of vineyard grape vines.  Additional wine grapes had to be brought into the local wineries to complete the bottling process.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Cottonwood:

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Page Springs straddles Oak Creek.  This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries. It is about 15 minutes from Clarkdale.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs:

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Clarkdale Has Low Humidity and a Desert Feel

clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019 and weather

Clarkdale is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone. This is similar to Sedona 86336 and the rest of the Verde Valley. This area is a little warmer than Sedona.  It is about 1:15 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 50 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part.

You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of Cottonwood is about 3,455ft. The area within 2 miles of Cottonwood is covered by shrubs (83%), cropland (14%), and trees (12%), based on info at weatherspark.com.

 

Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abound in the Verde Valley

clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019-Verde Valley River Kayaking

Verde River Kayaking (select link)

 

More Things To Do In Clarkdale

Verde Canyon Railroad is a must-see attraction. There is a year-round nest of bald eagles.

Learn more here

clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019-Verde Canyon Railroad

Other Attractions and Things to Do in and around Clarkdale Arizona

Tuzigoot National Monument 

Tuzigoot is Apache for “crooked water” from nearby Peck’s Lake which is a cutoff meander of the Verde River. A two-story pueblo ruin was excavated in 1933-35 by Caywood & Spicer of U of A. President Roosevelt declared Tuzigoot Ruins as a National Monument. Here are a couple of more National Monuments, Montezuma Castle and Well,

Here is a link for other things to do in Clarkdale Arizona.  Also, remember it is about 15-20 minutes to the historic mining town of Jerome which is now an Art community with many restaurants and storefronts.

 

Find Trails 

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)


 

Visit the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus Clarkdaleclarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019 - Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus Clarkdale



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Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe – Real-Time Market Report and Homes For Sale and Other Local Info!

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Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe

Arizona 86325

Continuous Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Cornville Pages Springs Market Reports and homes for sale

 

 

Cornville Golf Course home

Cornville ~ Verde Santa Fe ~ Page Springs

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 5,152.

Cornville Horse property for sale

Cornville/Page Springs/Verde Santa Fe – Arizona 86325

Vibrant Retirement, Golf, and Rural Communities

Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~  Verde Santa Fe are bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood AZ. As legend has it, back in the 1800s, the Verde Valley pioneers decided on the name Cohnville – named after one of the families that lived there. When the papers came back from Washington, they read it as Cornville and the pioneers accepted it. The 1880 Census could not find anyone named Cohn in the Verde Valley, however, there was a Mr. Cone who purchased a homestead in what is now called Page Springs.

The appeal for Cornville / Verde Santa Fe is growing among those looking at buying a home for sale. The direct route of the 89A between Sedona and Cottonwood makes it very convenient to access those areas. Cornville and Page Springs are growing suburban areas that serve as bedroom communities for nearby Sedona and Cottonwood, Arizona. Cornville and Page Springs are located along scenic Oak Creek.

A big factor that drives buyers to the Cornville / Verde Santa Fe is housing prices are very modest compared to Sedona 86336. Buyers find this a better fit for their needs.

Verde Santa Fe

Verde Santa Fe homes for sale

Find Homes For Sale in Verde Santa Fe

Verde Santa Fe in Cornville is a golf course community. Verde Santa Fe has inviting hiking and walking trails, and eye-catching home designs. All are included in this Northern Arizona lifestyle.  Verde Santa Fe appeals to families of all ages. The views of the surrounding national forests and mountain ranges are all part of the spectacular and relaxed and amazing style of living for active adults. The Red Rocks of Sedona are just 15 minutes away. “Old Town” Cottonwood, along with historic Jerome are also close by. The Verde Santa Fe Golf Course and walking paths intermingle many of the neighborhoods of Verde Santa Fe. There are 861 homes and condos plus Turnberry Estates which is a luxury home community with custom homes intermingled throughout the golf course.

Verde Santa Fe Amenities 

There are seven neighborhoods with additional development scheduled in the near future.

  • Gated Neighborhoods – Amante, Dorado, La Privada, The Villas
  •  Non-Gated Neighborhoods – Montara, Turnberry, VSF 1 & 2
  • Three age-restricted and four non-age-restricted neighborhoods
  • Two Community Clubhouses – see amenities below
  • Verde Santa Fe Golf Course – a public 18-hole par 71 course

Community Clubhouse (Verde Santa Fe & Amante) Amenities- (amenities may vary)

  • Catering Kitchens
  • Conversation Area with flat-screen TVs and fireplace
  • Dining Rooms
  • Specialty Rooms such as Card Game Room/ Pool Table Room
  • Fitness Centers
  • Heated Pools – some communities have separate neighborhood pools as well
  • Heated Spas

Cornville 

Cornville Ranchette For Sale

Cornville Homes For Sale

The rural character of Cornville is important to residents. It is a key component of the articles of the Cornville Community Association: “The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to maintain and enhance rural lifestyles, natural resources, economic values, health and safety within the Cornville postal area.”

Because Cornville has a more rural appeal with a small town feel, there are large properties including ranches and agricultural based properties that are mixed into the neighborhoods with smaller residential homes. Cornville is not an incorporated city. Support services are provided through Yavapai county. The agricultural base also supports wineries which will be discussed more in Page Springs section.

Another draw to the community of Cornville is the proximity to Big Box shopping. There is a Home Depot, Fry’s and a Super Walmart close by in Cottonwood.  The Verde Valley Medical Center is also within a few minutes and is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center.


Page Springs and Wine Country

Verde Valley Wineries for sale

Page Springs and Cornville share the same zip code and both areas straddle Oak Creek.  This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs and Cornville:

Javelina Leap Vineyard – Page Springs

Page Springs Cellars – Page Springs

D.A. Ranch  – Page Springs

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery – Page Springs

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 


Cornville/Verde Santa Fe Has A Desert Feel

Without Constant Extreme Heat

Cornville Page Springs Market Report and homes for sale

Cornville/Page Springs/Verde Santa Fe is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone, just like Sedona 86336. It is about 1:05 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 30 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of the area is about 3,451ft. The area within 2 miles of Cornville is covered by shrubs (74%), cropland (14%), and grassland (12%), based on Info weatherspark.com.

 

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in the Verde Valley

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Homes for sale

Lower Oak Creek in Page Springs has been designated an Important Bird Area. The Northern Arizona Audubon Society partners with the Arizona Fish and Game to provide a bird sanctuary and riparian habitat along with the fish hatchery described below. The public parking provides access to both areas.

Audubon Page Springs important birding area

Page Springs is the home to the largest cold water fish hatchery in the state, producing 700,000 trout a year.  Though the area around the fishery is closed to fishing.  Many of the streams in the area are stocked each year including Oak Creek, Verde River, West Clear Creek, and Wet Beaver Creek.  See the Stocking Schedule and Where to Fish.

Page Springs Fish Hatchery

There are many other activities such as wine tasting and horseback riding and did I mention golf? !! In the surrounding area, there is Old Town Cottonwood, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle, and local hot air balloon rides.

Find Trails 

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off Highway Vehicle (OHV)


 

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Page Springs homes for sale

 



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NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions and pricing are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotion or consideration for the information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting. Websites and URLs are provided for your convenience and not an endorsement for any activity.

Sheri Sperry is the Top Ranked Real Estate Blogger In Sedona and Northern Arizona 86336

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Sheri Sperry Number 1 (#1) Sedona Real Estate Blogger

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The ActiveRain “about” page goes on to say that AR, is the largest storehouse of real estate knowledge base with well over 4 million blog posts and hundreds being added daily.

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Being involved in ActiveRain has helped to raise our caliber of blogging proficiency. This is a network where professionals tied to the real estate industry, who have similar tastes and opinions are able to help each other through education, networking, and years of experience. There are many personal relationships that have developed over time, which helps create one of the best nationwide referral networks for our real estate industry. We also get to participate in one of the finest blogging platforms in the social network and real estate world.

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I am very fortunate to have found this fabulous platform for real estate. The interaction and the relationships I am building throughout the ActiveRain network have created a very uplifting inspirational experience and a perfect way for clients to gain education and knowledge about Sedona and the Verde Valley.

 

Sheri Sperry Is Number One in Sedona, The Verde Valley, Yavapai County and All of Northern Arizona!

I started blogging back in 2012. It took a lot of time, understanding how it works and how to interact, and network with others on ActiveRain.  I kept accumulating points through Sheri Sperry Number One Sedona Real Estate Blogger ActiveRainmy active blogging about many different topics related to Sedona and real estate. By late 2015, I became the number one ranked blogger for Sedona. I continue to be the number one blogger for all of Northern Arizona.  As for my overall rank in Arizona, I am currently the 3rd ranked real estate agent (as of February 12, 2020) and will continue to improve my ranking for all of Arizona as I continue to blog!  There are 40,000 + real estate agents in Arizona.

 

Buyers & Sellers Have An Information & Marketing Advantage

This gives my buyers and sellers an advantage. I have a treasure of information available for those who are interested in the Sedona area real estate market. My ActiveRain blog “Sedona Property Solutions from A to Z” along with my SellSedona.com blog “Sedona Real Estate News & Info From A to Z” provides well over 1091+ blog posts. 32+ posts of mine have been featured on the entire ActiveRain network. The reach for a feature is 300,000+ viewers! Many more of my posts have been featured in individual categories such as “Photos” as well as marketing categories.  

Besides all the education I receive, we have challenges monthly that are designed to motivate, inspire, help us plan and teach us new techniques and technology. We also get to interact and network with hundreds of real estate professionals across the US and Canada.  This gives each of us a keen idea of who to refer to clients. This is by far another great advantage our clients have.  Many of the blog posts I read include areas and buildings that another agent is marketing.  I may be able to direct a client to a certain area in another geographic location from the information I glean off a blog. This could be very helpful to my clients.

As of February 12, 2020,  I have posted 1,091+ blog posts on ActiveRain, with clicks approaching 1,500,000 actual views. My overall content on SellSedona.com is unsurpassed in our market. Currently, I am ranked 6th in all of Arizona and First in Northern Arizona. 

Most of my blogs are pushed to ActiveRain from SellSedona.com. At SellSedona.com my blog has a vibrant search engine to find any of my blogs that have been posted.  Just place the search term in the box and any blog post that matches that criteria will come up on the screen.

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As an example, type Sellers into the search box. Just like Google, you will see posts that have that search term.

 

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There are 13 pages of blogs with the search term “Sellers”.

One of the advantages of using my blog as a reference site is the ability to “google” or search the article or blog base.  When you use the search box, it only searches my information based on the term you put in. Generally, this will give you much more relevant and useful information because you are searching for a particular database.  Most of the information you get you can apply generally to other geographic areas but the slant of my blog will always be with Sedona or the Verde Valley or Northern Arizona as a reference point.  For example, I may talk about fall projects but fall can start as early as late August in some areas of the country. In Sedona, fall will pick up in mid to late October. So you may not see a blog on this subject until early to mid-October.

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Sedona Weekly Real-Time Market Report With Other Local Information

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Sedona Arizona 86336

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Red Rock Crossing Cathedral Rock

 

 

Casa Contenta West Sedona homes for sale

A Mild Climate with Stunning Red Rock Views

Sedona is a town that is in the transitional climate zone. It is about a 1:25 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 25 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  There is a mix of desert flora as well as pine, juniper trees, and forest. Sedona is surrounded by iconic red rocks and buttes. Some areas will have steep canyon walls and there are miles and miles of trails that criss-cross the area. Oak Creek has many picnic areas as well as swimming holes. Slide Rock is a popular summer destination.

As for the chart below; humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. You can get detailed statistics at Sedona-Weather.com. All Stats are tracked and there is detailed info since 2010.

Sedona-weather.com - What is the Sedona weather?

Sedona –  A Vibrant Art and Hiking Community

Though Sedona has a little more than 10,000 residents, the visitor population can swell to 30,000 or more. It boasts a vibrant art community and Uptown is tightly packed with shops featuring Native American and New Age wares, along with galleries, restaurants, hotels, and spas. West Sedona has a dynamic business and shopping district with professional services, restaurants, supermarket, and shopping centers.

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

Sedona homes for sale Soldiers Pass

Sedona Straddles Yavapai and Coconino Counties 

This Sedona weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Sedona AZ 86336 including West Sedona, Red Rock Loop, Uptown, Little Horse Park and Chapel area. The map below shows the boundaries of the area of Sedona 86336. There is a little over 19.2 square miles of area.

Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abounds in Sedona

The collection of the Verde Valley natural endowments also includes the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest, which surrounds this city and encompasses seven intriguing wilderness areas. Obviously, the list of sightseeing and recreational amenities, including state parks and national monuments, is extensive. In fact, its hardly a surprise that the winding road through Oak Creek Canyon is not only Arizona’s first officially designated scenic highway, but it is also the first leg of a day trip to one of the world’s great wonders, nearby Grand Canyon.

 

 

 



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Big Park ~ Village of Oak Creek ~ Weekly Real-Time Market Report and Homes For Sale and Other Local Info!

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Village of Oak Creek ~ Big Park ~ Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Big Park Village of Oak Creek Pine Valley Market Reports

 

 

Big Park, Village of Oak Creek - VOC, Pine Valley Sedona AZ 86351

A Mild Climate with Impressive Red Rock Views

People who may find the 89A corridor of Sedona a little too busy for their tastes usually find they feel right at home in the Village of Oak Creek. VOC still retains that small town charm nestled in some of the most scenic and familiar red rock views that area has to offer. Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte stand out as you travel west on Hwy 179. The estimated population from the 2010 census is 6,147 (www. quickfacts.census.gov). That is a 2.6% increase from 2000. The land area is 5.26 miles. Most residents find housing prices very friendly and inviting. If you like golf, the area boasts three golf courses; Oak Creek Country Club, Canyon Mesa, and Sedona Golf Resort.

Big Park/Village of Oak Creek/Pine Valley is an area that is in the transitional climate zone, just like Sedona 86336. It is about 1:15 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 40 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. Since Big Park has a similar climate as Sedona, you can get detailed statistics at Sedona-Weather.com.

Castle Rock ~ Bell Rock ~ Courthouse Butte

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora as well as pine and juniper trees. The area is surrounded by iconic red rocks and buttes, most notably, Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte (pictured above) and Castle Rock. All three red rocks are pictured below.

Big Park provides different vantage points to enter hiking trails. There are miles and miles of trails that criss-cross the area and may take you to the top of the Munds Mountain ridge. You can access this trail through Jack’s Canyon. This trailhead starts in the community of Pine Valley. It is a long and in spots, a difficult trail to traverse. Learn more about area recreation below.

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

 

Big Park Village of Oak Creek Pine Valley Sedona 86351 Market Report and Homes for sale

Big Park/Village of Oak Creek/Pine Valley/Sedona 86351

A Vibrant Retirement and Golf Community

The Big Park/Village of Oak Creek (VOC) area is a sleepy bedroom community of Sedona 86336. Big Park is a census-designated place in Yavapai County, Arizona. It was founded in the early 1800‘s and today is otherwise known as Village of Oak Creek or VOC. When it was formed, there was nothing but farms and ranches scattered about the area.

Big Park historical photo

 

The “Village”

The “Village” as it is often called, has slowly transformed over the last 50 years into a sleepy bedroom community of Sedona with golf resorts. Businesses support a retirement community with a bank, some hotels, shopping areas, hardware store, and restaurants. Besides the established Hilton Resort, there is also new construction of the Westin Element Hotel and Sedona Vista Village with two new anchor restaurants coming soon.

Sleepy Bedroom Community of Sedona

People who may find the 89A corridor of Sedona a little too busy for their tastes usually find they feel right at home in the Village of Oak Creek. VOC still retains that small-town charm nestled in some of the most scenic and familiar red rock views that area has to offer. Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte stand out as you travel west on Hwy 179. If you are looking for quick access to Flagstaff or the Phoenix area, many like the closer proximity to I-17.

Another factor that drives buyers to the Village of Oak Creek is housing prices are more moderate than Sedona 86336. Buyers find this a better fit for their needs. Big Park homes vary in size, style, and amenities.  These are all custom built homes and most have been built from the 1980s up to the present.

Big Park~Village of Oak Creek~Pine Valley

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Sedona AZ 86351 including Big Park, Village of Oak Creek, and Pine Valley. The map below shows the boundaries of the area of Sedona 86351. The estimated current population is 6,734 (pointo2pointhomes.com), with the land area at 5.26 square miles.

Sedona Golf Resort Big Park VOC Village of oak creek

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in Sedona and Big Park

If you like golf, the area boasts three golf courses; Oak Creek Country Club, Canyon Mesa, and Sedona Golf Resort. Verde Valley School road leads right to Red Rock Crossing on Oak Creek near Cathedral Rock. Many enjoy this swimming area in the summer months. Many of the spas offer memberships to use facilities, whirlpools and swimming pools.

cathedral red rock crossing swimming hole

The collection of the Verde Valley natural endowments also includes the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest, which surrounds this city and encompasses seven intriguing wilderness areas. Obviously, the list of sightseeing and recreational amenities, including state parks and national monuments, is extensive. In fact, its hardly a surprise that the winding road through Oak Creek Canyon is not only Arizona’s first officially designated scenic highway, but it is also the first leg of a day trip to one of the world’s great wonders, nearby Grand Canyon.

 

 



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6 Milestones Impacting SellSedona.com ~ I am thankful for…

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Reflection – How I got to where I am today as a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Realtor
The original blog was published on November 23, 2015. It was recently updated.

“My 5 Things” (plus 1) refers to what I hold dearest to my heart.

 

Sedona Sunrise Soldiers Pass

 

I probably should define a milestone so that I don’t confuse the image with the title of the blog.  To me, a milestone is an action or event that marks a significant change or stage of development.”My 5 Things” are what I hold dearest to my heart.

SellSedona.com continues to be a very successful venture helping hundreds of buyers and sellers with their real estate decisions. Most of you know me through my startup domain name eSedona.biz.  I started with another brokerage on March 28th of 2011. So this is a milestone in and of itself! As a start-up real estate business, all of us go through changes and we make changes based on what we think is going to bring about success or at least trend that direction. So I have given this a lot of thought as to what has impacted my ability to be successful in reaching my goals and continuing to move forward in this challenging and very competitive occupation. Maybe you will reflect on some of the same things.

As of January of 2017, I decided another change was in order.  I am now a Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker Realty – Sedona located at the old “Y”, because of the roundabouts, it is now called the “Figure Eight”. But the “Y” continues to stick with most people.

1. My Health

Health is the cornerstone of my milestones. Can you imagine trying to start a business later in life without having good health? I re-invented myself because I love real estate and I found this to be a vigorous and exciting job. As you probably know, it takes a lot of energy to stay up with the demands of providing a top-quality performance, as my clients expect my attention to detail and that personal touch. Don’t you expect those who work with you to pay attention to your needs? Sometimes we are working 7 days a week trying to get everything done in the time frame we have allotted for our clients’ needs. Without our health, the demands might be too much to handle.

2. I Am A Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor®

I knew the company I chose had to fit well with my work ethic. Also, the other Realtors had to have high ethical standards and promote a professional image in the community, as they would become my second family. I wanted to work for a broker and owner that treated me as a business owner, not an employee. Also, as a customer, you want to work with a company that is professional, has got brand recognition respect and agents who are the best at what they do.

The support that I get from our entire team is invaluable. When it comes to my clients, they are the true beneficiaries of all the services I offer. I cannot be prouder of the company and the culture of our office and corporate structure.

3. My Husband and Partner

Sheri Sperry & Rick SperryWhen my husband retired from a mid-level position at UPS and we moved out of California to beautiful Sedona, Arizona, he was able to continue his passion for photography and website design.

I enjoy working with people and want to spend most of my time with my clients. My husband, Rick, compliments my business because we collaborate on our marketing approach. He engages social media, new marketing ideas, and techniques as well as cutting edge web design, and SEO. His real estate photography is among the best photos available. The picture at the top is just one of his landscape pictures. What it does for you is it gives you the best internet experience when looking to buy or sell real estate as well as a great referral network for ideas, service personnel, restaurants, lodging, finding your way around the area, and looking for things to do. Our website and social media presence were designed with you in mind.

4. Marketing and Networking

The biggest commitment I made was 2 years with a local publication.

Every week I had a quarter-page ad with my picture and logo and once a month I had a half-page color ad. This promoted my business in such a way that it propelled my recognition in the community. Recently, someone said I looked familiar and I told him that I was a local realtor and he said: “that’s it, I have seen you in the local paper!” I got my first luxury listing from that publication. Besides what I mentioned in number two above, I also do print in Homes and Land and Phoenix Magazine on occasion.

HOmes and Land - Sheri Sperry REALTOR®

Sedona.TV

I have had a TV segment that hits just about all of the hotels and other visitor accommodations as well as the residential area of Sedona and Big Park/Village of Oak Creek. My segment introduced West Sedona information. You can see a portion of the segment here.

Networking and marketing go hand in hand. I decided to join the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals, as it was a big commitment, but a smart decision in the end. I was introduced to a networking venue of professionals who have paramount luxury market knowledge in Sedona. You benefit because I network with the top people in our industry. As an outsider coming into SLREP, I brought a fresh perspective to the group and immediately gained the respect of my associates. In my second year, I became the president of SLREP. As a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, I bring an entirely different skill level to luxury marketing. You can learn more about my added features at the link above.

I also decided to spend the time becoming a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE®), another decision that I feel has made a huge impact on my ability to negotiate the best deal for you my customer. There are only a handful of agents in Sedona that are MCNE® and out of the approx. 40,000 agents across Arizona and there are 127 agents total in the state. (These numbers will contract or expand).

I would also throw Virtual Results, Happy Grasshopper, IDX Broker along with Ixact Contact in this category. In this day and age, there is no business without a strong vibrant website and IDX system, and Happy Grasshopper and Ixact Contact give me the ability to communicate with my customers in different ways without overdoing it.

5. Clients ~ Family ~ Friends

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Realtor®

It’s All About You

Tristan 1st Plane RideOur business IS our clients. I thrive in helping my clients, educating, and staying in touch with them. Many have become my friends. There is such a satisfaction in having a client come to me and thank me for what I did for them. Sure, the commissions are necessary to take care of my family but I go above and beyond because I care about my client. …Just ask one!  I mean it when I say I will be there for you from the beginning throughout the transaction and beyond. I am just a phone call away for all questions you have regarding any subject.

My friends and family are very special to me. When I need to dig down and reach for that extra boost of energy I think of my customers, family, and friends. This helps provide the energy I need to get to the next level. Friends and family understand how busy we are and know that we will make time count when we are with them. Don’t you find that to be true about your friends and family as well?

 

We also enjoy our first grand-baby and are so excited to watch him and the family grow. This is what it is truly all about! He is our little “boo-boo”.

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 6. SellSedona.com

In 2016, I changed my main website domain from eSedona.biz to SellSedona.com˚. This was a very big deal. After all, my website is the address where people reach me. It was a very time-consuming move to change all my blog posts and website information to the new domain SellSedona.com. Fortunately, my husband managed the complete change-over.

and how it not only improved traffic to my website but also converted that traffic to clients.

I believe that this was a huge marketing bonus in 2016 and that is why my husband and I made the change. SellSedona.com says exactly what I do. Rick designed this site with tourists and locals in mind.  If you go to the Sedona Community under Explore Communities tab, you can scroll down to helpful links such as searching for restaurants, things to do, hotels, resorts, and motels to stay at, etc.. Though this site is great for tourists and locals alike, there should be no confusion going forward!

My niche is out of state buyers and sellers. I know exactly what it is to be from out of the area and contemplating a move to Sedona. I often get questions about lodging, restaurants and things to do. Another area of major concern to most clients is what the weather is like. My husband has an entire domain (Sedona-Weather.com) devoted to our local weather. He is an avid weather nut and has a weather station in our backyard. The stats go back to 2011!  I also have a blog section that summarizes our weather monthly or seasonally. You can get a great feel for what to expect if you follow this blog category…Sedona-Weather.

2019

An update on SellSedona.com. This has continued to be a successful venture for me. My WordPress website has been updated a couple of times and I have a lot of traffic every day coming to the website. With all of the security issues surrounding websites and the internet in general, my husband has updated our website to HTTPS.  This is a secure version of HTTP. What it means is that all communication from your browser and the website is encrypted.

Besides the premium search engine and IDX platform that is in service, my husband maintains this site on a daily basis.  My blogs are featured in ActiveRain and this has made me the number one blogger in Sedona, and all of Northern Arizona. I am also a top 8 blogger in the entire state of Arizona.

Though I actively use social media venues, which you can access on any page of my website, I have started making more and more videos to improve SEO traffic and create more syndication. As noted above, I recently added more social media information that will give you more local information. Also, you can enjoy videos that SellSedona has created. If you are a seller and list your home with me, this is another tool in our marketing portfolio that you benefit from.   Here are a few links to find videos easily – Youtube ChannelVimeo ProBlogs with Videos – Aerial Videos.

Remember, there are over 40,000 agents in Arizona and those who chose to blog about real estate and related subject increase their syndication efforts and make it easier for those interested in real estate topics to search out the agents who have the right competencies to meet the clients goals.

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How Do The Super Rich Escape The Coronavirus Pandemic? An LA Times Article

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How Do The Super Rich Escape The Coronavirus Pandemic? An LA Times Article

Hiking Sedona

Prolog

The following article from the Los Angeles Times was published on-line, April 23rd but it does shed light on how visitors from other areas may come to resorts (which includes Sedona) and rent homes to get away from locations in their own states. The numbers that are reflected in this article were from mid-April and are out-of-date. You can *Find Current US Stats here. For any other individual state, go to that particular state health website.  You can find links to Sedona and Arizona COVID-19 information here
Phoenix Magazine just put out an article about “7 Solitary HIkes and Cozy Cabins”. This article probably was published after Sedona locked down the parking areas for the popular trailheads. But, some visitors may think that these areas are open.  Sedona is still discouraging visitors.  Even though trails may be accessed from other areas, many visitors will have to park well over a mile away from the trailhead or risk being towed and or ticketed. 
Here is a link to the article. 

LA Times Article About Sedona-COVID-19

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Sedona & Verde Valley events, happenings, and Sedona-Lifestyle are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are 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.  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.

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What is Happening with COVID-19? Webpage and Guidance for the City of Sedona

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Covid-19

What is happening with COVID-19?

COVID-19 – Links to all relevant websites will be included on this page. Information may overlap due to the nature of the guidelines coming from CDC, the White House COVID Task Force, Arizona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties as well as Sedona.

Governor Ducey sets the guidelines for Arizona. State guidelines supersede all other recommendations and emergency proclamations. This issue is constantly changing and evolving as data grows. The links below will help you find the information, recommendations, and guidelines necessary to make informed decisions.

 

City of Sedona COVID-19 Webpage and Guidance

 

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving issue. The city of Sedona’s primary focus is to protect residents from the spread of the virus. This webpage will be updated as new information is available. Each link should have the most current information available.

Find out all current statistics for COVID-19 cases at the Dashboard link below.

The Icons on the Dashboard page link cover these information topics.

Summary – Demographics – COVID-19 Deaths – By Zip Code – Confirmed Cases by Day – Hospitalization – Illness Surveillance – Laboratory Testing – Positive Cases – Hospital Bed Usage & Availability –
Ventilator Usage and Availability – Hospital COVID-19 Specific Metrics

Current AZ Dept. of Health Services Data Dashboard for COVID-19

Governor extends stay-at-home order

On March 30, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced a mandatory stay-at-home Executive Order. Extended until May 15, 2020, all Arizona residents must limit their time away from home except:

  • To conduct or participate in essential activities.
  • For employment, to volunteer, or participate in essential functions.
  • To utilize any services or products provided by essential business services.
  • For employment, if as a sole proprietor or family-owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public.

Read the list of essential activities, functions, and services here and the updates to essential services here. Read the extended order here.

This Executive Order supersedes Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty’s Emergency Proclamation.

Additionally, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the following businesses may open:

  • May 4, 2020: Retail businesses can resume partial operations, including curbside delivery (guidance)
  • May 8, 2020: Retail Businesses can resume partial in-person operations (guidance)
  • May 8, 2020: Cosmetologists and barbershops can resume appointment-based services (guidance)
  • Monday, May 11, 2020: Restaurants and coffee shops can resume dine-in services, with safety measures (guidance)

Restrictions to businesses like bars, gyms, and spas will continue as they have in April, with more specific guidance from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey expected in the coming weeks.
Still have questions on this Executive Order? Read this FAQ or email questions@sedonaaz.gov.

FAQs

The city has compiled the following FAQs:

  • Read general COVID-19 questions here.
  • Read questions on what type of information you should expect to hear here.
  • Read the FAQ on what the stay-at-home order means here.

Events and Other Cancellations

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The city of Sedona canceled all city-sponsored and city-permitted large gatherings or events, or private gatherings or events on city properties, until May 9, 2020. In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, all private, non-city events must be canceled unless they are deemed essential services.
Cancellations will additionally be made for all non-essential city meetings and programs with the public, until May 15, 2020. The pool is closed until further notice.
Read more on cancellations here.

Resources

Community Resources

For people looking for community resources like food, shelter, and economic relief, view this list. (Updated 4-21-20)

Business Resources

For businesses looking for resources and assistance including loans and employee needs, view this list. (Updated 4-20-20)
Additionally, check the Sedona Chamber of Commerce’s COVID-19 website for business-specific updates, including what restaurants are open for take-out.

Other Resource Links Below

(Coconino or Yavapai) Counties – Statewide Hotline and Website
CDC Website – Tips of Coronavirus Protection and Managing Respiratory Symptoms
Arizona Department of Health and Human Services Information
CDC Travel Notices
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

The city, in coordination with Coconino and Yavapai counties, is monitoring the situation daily and following the guidelines set forth by the federal, state, and county governments and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Look to the following CDC, state, and county resources for more information on COVID-19:

Virtual and Phone Services

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the city of Sedona is closed to in-person access to city facilities and has moved to virtual and phone services. This will be re-evaluated by May 15, 2020. Read this news release for details.
A detailed explanation of city services, programs, and contact information offered at this time is available here.


Guidelines For Showing Property During COVID 19

Below you will find the link to the Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access and the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 ADDENDUM.

The certification form is provided by Coldwell Banker Realty and approved by AAR and NAR.  This Addendum is an AAR form (Arizona Association of Realtors).

If you have any questions about showing a property in Sedona or the Verde Valley, I will be happy to answer these questions.  I am working. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I am here for you.  My clients know they can depend and trust me for all their real estate needs. Here is the link for the above forms. Again, If you have any questions or concerns please reach out for me at 928-274-7355. Ask for Sheri Sperry!

 

Covid-19 Certification and Addendum


As a Coldwell Banker Realty 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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Sedona Weather – April 2020 – Almost Perfect ~ Comfort Index = 8.0!

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How Pleasant Is The Sedona Weather In Spring?


Japanese Maple Tree April 2020 Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

Sedona Weather Stats 

April 2020

Sedona Weather Summary for April 2020

For all stats and a look at weather in previous years, go to 

Sedona-Weather.com 

 

Why Is Sedona Weather Almost Perfect?

April had a little of every temperature range! There is nothing hum-drum about the weather.  We enjoyed some Sedona 70º plus spring weather at the beginning of the month and around the 9th, a cold front came in and made it feel like winter for about 5 days. Of course, that is if your winter is in the 50ºs and 60ºs! We had no freezing temps and only 1 day dipped below 32º for about an hour. The mean temp was almost 1º higher than in April of 2019. This was probably due to 6 days of warm weather in the 80ºs and 3 days in the 90ºs.

The Perfect Amount of Rain

As for our precipitation, we had 5 days of rain for a total of .91 inches. This was perfect to enhance all the spring blooms. Everything is looking great. Drought conditions don’t exist right now. Currently, we are on track to hit a little less than 300 days of sunshine. We are at 91 days and last year we were at 92 days of sunshine.

 

Making The Case…


So, when you put it all together, Sedona’s weather is almost perfect.  Did I mention it doesn’t get humid? This is another plus in my book.  No real hot sticky or bone-chilling weather, simply because of the lack of humid conditions. Even when it is warm, mornings and evenings are cool. That means you can have windows open bringing in our Sedona fresh air.  We do not run the AC all day. In fact, the AC was not run at all during April.

 

Sedona-Lifestyle

 A *Comfort Index of 8.0 Means Very Pleasent Temps

This April, almost the entire month was above 70º. After leaving behind a fairly chilly March, April was almost perfect. There were only a couple of days that we put the AC on and that was only for a short time. The first day of < 80º weather was April 22nd at 81.3º.  Only 4 days later, we hit 90.1º on April 26th!

 Every morning and evening, the doors and windows could be open to allow that fresh air in as noted above!  A 50º temperature is spring-like in Sedona. Low humidity means light sweater conditions. 

April Spring Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

Sedona Real Estate Spring Selling Season Starts In January

As I have said before, the Sedona spring selling season starts in mid to late January.  Many people from colder states are visiting and want to see homes or condo get-aways.  Of course,  Cactus League Baseball season which started in late February brings baseball fans and Snowbirds to Sedona and Arizona to take advantage of the warmer weather, celebration of Valentines’ Day, Presidents Weekend, the Sedona International Film Festival, Spring Break, and did I mention the much warmer weather! Hiking is also huge this time of year. Needless to say, the pandemic has brought all of this to a halt. 

Update On Pandemic Guidelines For Sedona and Other Areas As Of May 4th, 2020

Of course, the baseball pre-season, as was all sports, was interrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic. See the Arizona Department of Health Services recommendations and COVID 19 statistics. You can find information on Arizona Governor Ducey’s Executive Order detailing “Essential Services“. Trailhead parking in Sedona is still closed during Physical Distancing Guidelines.

Sedona restaurants are open to take-out and some have delivery options as well. This started on March 20, 2020. As of this publication May 3rd, this is still ongoing. Like many other states, Arizona is slowly reopening restaurants and businesses. See Arizona business guidelines that are effective May 4th, 2020. 

Arizona State parks and campgrounds are open for the most part.  Bathrooms are closed as well as any other park buildings or visitor centers. There are some state parks that are closed. See the list and learn more at the link above. Always remember to follow the CDC Guidelines for physical distancing and cleanliness. 

 

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Weather Almanac for April 2020

Precipitation Almanac

Sedona Precipitation Almanac 2020



If you need more information about Sedona weather or activities please call me.

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As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my clients 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

Solutions For Buyers

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Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access in Sedona Arizona

Covid-19 Certification for property access

COVID – 19

Below you will find the link to the Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access and the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 ADDENDUM.

The certification form is provided by Coldwell Banker Realty and approved by AAR and NAR.  The Addendum is an AAR form (Arizona Association of Realtors).

If you have any questions about showing a property in Sedona or the Verde Valley, I will be happy to answer these questions.  I am working. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I am here for you.  My clients know they can depend and trust me for all their real estate needs. Here is the link for the above forms. Again, If you have any questions or concerns please reach out for me at 928-274-7355. Ask for Sheri Sperry!

 

Covid-19 Certification and Addendum


As a Coldwell Banker Realty 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

Solutions For Buyers

Solutions For Seller

Should I Haggle Over the Price? MCNE®

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Should I Haggle Over the Price?Buying a home, especially for the first time, is emotional. You’ve saved and scrimped for months—years even—and now you’ve found the home of your dreams. You’re in love and you don’t want someone else to get it.

Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer says, “Never sit at a table you can’t walk away from.” That is, don’t begin a negotiation if you’re not willing to say “no” if it doesn’t move in the direction you favor. The truth is…if you can’t walk away from that home, you probably won’t do well and may even give up more than you need to.

When you’re negotiating over the purchase of a home that you’ve become emotionally invested in, it’s more difficult to stand your ground or walk away when the haggling becomes fierce. To succeed in a negotiation, you need to resolve the situation based on facts, not emotions.

Base your resolve on knowledge of the market: knowing the market gives you the advantage of moving on to another similar home if this one doesn’t work out.

Let your professional do the haggling: Your real estate professional knows which areas in the deal might be negotiable and which probably aren’t. Your REALTOR® also knows, or can learn, more about the home’s situation. Look for a Master Certified Negotiation Expert®.  

  • Has it been on the market for a while?
  • Is it being sold by the former residents? Or, is it being sold by someone who inherited it or is it an estate sale? Is it part of a divorce? The more you know about the seller, the better you can judge if they’ll negotiate. Public records can give you some information about both the property and the seller.
  • Are there circumstances in the neighborhood that can give you wiggle room (i.e. a shopping mall going in near by, periodic odors wafting in the home’s direction a couple of times a year from nearby industry)?
  • Know what the nearby comparable homes sold for and why (updated kitchen, new bath, in-ground sprinklers).
  • Ask! If you don’t ask, you don’t know. The more questions you ask, the more information you have to negotiate with.
  • Stick to the basics and don’t get hung up on easily changed decorations, appliances, carpeting or window treatments. You’re buying the structure.
  • Avoid contingencies. If you’re asking for concessions and negotiating the price, don’t expect the seller to agree to a contingency on the sale of the home you currently own.
  • Determine which is most important to you: location, price or size. Then, craft your negotiations around the one that is most important to you and your family.
  • Know if you’re in a buyer’s market, a seller’s market or a balanced market so you can tailor your negotiations to the market forces. In a seller’s market, try negotiating for simple additions to sweeten the pot, but don’t offer low-ball pricing unless you know the seller is in a distressed situation. In a buyer’s market, push for options on closing times, upgrades to flooring or appliances or keeping the patio furniture. In a balanced market, expect negotiations to take longer, or agree to things like splitting costs.

You want the seller to feel that he came out well, even if you win some concessions in the negotiations. When both the buyer and seller feel good about the transaction, the negotiations will be smoother and more positive.

Sheri Sperry is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE®) She is one of only 5* REALTORs® in the Sedona Area.  There are only 211* agents out of approx. 50,000*  in the entire state of Arizona.

*Numbers may vary as REALTOR® levels change.
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What Is A Master Certified Negotiation Expert ~ MCNE®?

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What Does It Take To Become A Master Certified Negotiation Expert – MCNE®?

If you are looking for a real estate agent who understands and is an expert in the negotiation process, Sheri Sperry MCNE® of Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona is the Sedona top agent you should seek out. *There are currently approximately 230 agents (April 2020) that are MCNE® in all of Arizona and only 5 who are local agents in Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR).  There are 50,000+ members in the Arizona Association of Realtors.

A Master Certified Negotiation Expert must be skilled in all areas of negotiation and have taken all the courses including:

  1. Certified Negotiation Expert {CNE 1 Core Concepts} (2 days)
  2. Mastering Email Negotiations (1 day)
  3. Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Buyer’s Agents {CNE 2 – Buyer Suite} (1 day)
  4. Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Listing Agents  {CNE 3 – Seller Suite} (1 day)
  5. Negotiating Across Generations (3 hours)
  6. Cultural Factors In Real Estate (3 hours)

Key Take-Aways

  • Professional Negotiation and Business Building Training
  • Competitive Win-Lose Hard bargaining vs. Collaborative Win-Win Negotiation
  • Psychology of Buying
  • Persuasion Principles
  • Case Studies
  • Skill Practice and Role Plays
  • Understand and Demonstrate Various Communication Modes
  • Learn Effective Written Communication Skills and Techniques
  • Handle Highly Competitive Negotiators With Ease
  • Greater Confidence In All Negotiations
  • Anticipate and Prepare For Counter Offer
  • Prepare Listing vs Buyer Offer Strategies To Support Your Position and Improve Odds of a Successful Negotiation
  • Persuade Seller Not To “Over-list” and Buyer Not To “Lowball”
  • Understand General Concept of Culture Factors and Tactics On Negotiations
  • Deal Effectively With Language Barriers
  • Understand Generational Factors and the Impact On Negotiations
    • Silent Generation – Baby Boomers – Gen X – Gen Y – Millenials

 

* These figures will change as real estate agents are added or deleted from the respective associations. The article was updated in April 2020.

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Sedona Mayor Pleads For Tourists To Stay Home During COVID 19 Pandemic! See ABC-15 TV Video

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Sedona Mayor Pleas For Visitors To Stay Home During Pandemic

 

Unusual Time Calls For Unusual Action

Sedona Arizona – Pandemic: Sedona’s resources are being stressed due to visitors hiking the trails in Red Rock Country. Visitors are disregarding the distancing guidelines that need to be strictly adhered to.

UPDATE: Parking has been temporarily closed off at many trailheads and roads leading to trailheads. Soldiers Pass and Devils Bridges as well as others in Boynton Canyon and around the city are closed. Check with the City of Sedona and US Forest Service for updates to this temporary closure. 

Sedona Pandemic - Devils Bridge Boynton Canyon

This image of Rick and Sheri was taken on Devils Bridge back in 2005. Seven Canyons is in the background.  

Even after “Shelter-in-place” recommendations have been put into place, we are finding visitors/tourists hiking in areas such as Soldiers Pass – Seven Pools – Devils Kitchen – Boynton Canyon and Devil’s Bridge (pictured in the video and image below) are lining up in close proximity to each other to take their turn on the natural arch for a picture. Some of these lines are over 100+ deep! 

Sedona-Pandemic Devils Arch Bridge from below

 

 

Sedona Is Seeking Your Help During This Time

Sedona sees more than 3 million visitors a year.  Closing our trails and asking visitors to stay away is the hardest thing our community has had to do. Please adhere to the Pandemic guidelines for distancing and sheltering in place. We really appreciate your help in this matter. All of our health is at risk and we need to protect each other through distancing guidelines.  Thank you!

Orders From Governor of Arizona – Doug Ducey 

Stay At Home ~ Stay Healthy ~ Stay Connected

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(This is a PSA provided by Ricks World Sedona and SellSedona.com)

Thank you ABC15 PHX for airing this story.

Credit: Multi-media Journalist – Cameron Polom (top video)

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You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  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.

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Cottages At Coffeepot ~ Sedona AZ ~ A Closer Look At A Luxury Gated Townhouse Community – Update April 2020

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Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique and Uncommon Gated Community 

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Cottages At Coffeepot Market Update ~ April 2020

As of April 8, 2020, there are 3 active Cottages available:

  • MLS #522153 -||-  2 BD / 2 Bath -||- 2087 Sq Ft -||- List Price $879,000 -||- Price/SF = $421.18 -||- DOM =   69 
  • MLS #521452 -||-  2 BD / 2 Bath -||- 2015 Sq Ft -||- List Price $829,000 -||- Price/SF = $411.41 -||- DOM = 165
  • MLS #518101 -||-  2 BD / 2 Bath -||- 1986 Sq Ft -||- List Price $875,000 -||- Price/SF = $440.58 -||- DOM = 523

Pending 

  • No Pending Townhomes

Sold in 2019 

  • 3 Luxury Townhomes
  • Average List Price = $908,303 -||-  Average Sold Price = $871,667 -||- Average Discount = 4% -||- Sold Price/SF = $426 -||- Average DOM = 255

Sold (so far) in 2020 

  • 1 Luxury Townhome
  • Average List Price = $650,000 -||-  Average Sold Price = $650,000 -||- Average Discount = 0% -||- Sold Price/SF = $323 -||- Average DOM = 144

 

Summary

In the last couple of years, this is the most activity I have seen in the Cottages At Coffeepot gated community. Each of these luxury townhomes is very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is different.  Many of the luxury townhomes 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

Cottages At Coffeepot Gated EntranceLock and Go Lifestyle

The Cottages At Coffeepot in West Sedona is a community for those who want a lock and go lifestyle. The community has a full-time groundskeeper 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.

Neighborhood Amenities  

(There is a detailed 1-minute 18-second video below)

Some of the unique features that the Cottages have 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 townhomes 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, there is a covered ramada and BBQ. There is even a small park with a bench to relax. You can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis court 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 hike right outside of the community.  There are Jeep trails also that you can take to get to those features (permit required). 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 monuments 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 townhomes. However, the HOA is modernizing the landscaping in increments as needed to bring a fresh young look to the complex.

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The picture below is looking down at Coffeepot Rock. There are 34 units.  Two of these units sit on two lots. Most of these luxury townhomes 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 the 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 townhouse.

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

The architect was a prominent local resident who built a quality home that has remained pretty timeless. Don Woods designed more than 200 local homes including businesses such as Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon to Heartline Cafe and the Sedona Racquet Club according to Sedona Monthly Magazine. Since his recent passing, The value of homes he designed will, without doubt, increase in value.

This article was back in 2006. The builder is still active in the community.  He is Phil Morris.  His most recent multi-million dollar project is about 2 minutes from the Cottages located right on Soldier’s Pass. Again, Phil Morris provides a quality product that a homeowner can be proud of.

Soldiers Pass an Uncommon Area

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 with forest service on multiple sides. There are gorgeous views from all the residences and pool, tennis court and community park areas.

Just 4 Minutes Away…

 

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

The location is far enough away from the 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.  

Whole Foods Sedona ArizonaA 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 4 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 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 the market, from the mid to high $800s. In the recent past, no more than two of these special luxury townhomes are 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 townhouse will sell for.  This is what I do for a living.

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

Sellers - Exceptional Marketing from Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Sedona

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 inbox 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, Cottonwood 86326 and Clarkdale 86324.

More Information For Real Estate Sellers


Video Of Cottages At Coffeepot Amenities 

(1 minute and 18 seconds)

 

Additional Pictures 

 

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Sedona March 2020 Weather ~ Rain – Rain – Snow Flurries and More Rain! March Comes In Like A Lion…

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How Is The Sedona Weather In Spring?


Japanese Maple Tree and Leaf

Sedona Weather Stats 

March 2020

Sedona Weather Summary for March 2020

For all stats and a look at weather in previous years, go to 

Sedona-Weather.com 

By the end of March, the leaves on the Japanese Maple tree above were just starting to bud. During the first week of April, the tree finally started to show the leaves. To me, this marks spring at my home.  I have had bulbs already sprout and flower and the plum trees that line our main highway in Sedona blossomed over a month ago. 

As for the rain… March came in like a lion. This weather station at the Coffeepot Cottages has been keeping records for 125 months. This is only the fifth time that we have recorded more than 5 inches of rain in a single month.  For the first 3 months, we recorded 7.12 inches.  Last year’s El Niño conditions created 9.1 inches of rain and in 2010 the highest first-quarter total of 9.6 inches of rain. 2010 was considered a moderate El Niño year.  2019 was considered a weak El Niño year.  I would note that in the chart below, 2016 was the highest year of rain recorded by our weather station.  2016 was considered a strong El Niño. (See the “Precipitation Almanac” chart below).

March was the coolest since 2017. There were a lot of storms that came through Sedona.  Even when you can expect warmer weather as the days get closer to April, we ended up with snow flurries! These flurries were on and off all day.  It really did feel like winter! The video below shows the snow flurries.  

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Much Warmer Temps

Looking back to February, we almost broke 70º on 2/21/20.  One-third of the month was above 65º. These temps were spread out throughout February. The medium temperature was 5º higher than last year and the low temperature was 11º higher than last year’s low.  February was still cooler than in other years. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, the medium temp was 48.2º to almost 50º.  A 50º temperature is spring-like in Sedona. Low humidity means light sweater conditions.

Spring March 2020 Weather Cottages at Coffeepot

Sedona Real Estate Spring Selling Season Starts In January

Our spring selling season starts in mid to late January.  Many people from colder states are visiting and want to see homes or condo get-aways.  Of course,  Cactus League Baseball season starts on February 22nd and baseball fans are visiting pre-season and taking advantage of Valentines’ Day, Presidents Weekend, the Sedona International Film Festival, Spring Break, and the much warmer weather. Hiking is HUGE this time of year.

Pandemic Guidelines Catch Up To Sedona…

Of course, the baseball pre-season was interrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic. See the Arizona Department of Health Services recommendations and COVID 19 statistics. Find information on Arizona Governor Ducey’s Executive Order detailing “Essential Services“. Trailheads in Sedona are closed during Physical Distancing Guidelines. Sedona restaurants closed to take-out only on March 20, 2020. 

 

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Temperature Almanac

This March, about two-thirds of the days were over 60º for a high. We did get into the 70ºs for 3 days. To put that into perspective, in 2019 and 2018 there were 10 days in the 70º each of those March months. In 2017, there were 8 days in the 80ºs!  In comparison, this March was chilly!

Precipitation Almanac

Sedona Precipitation Almanac 2020

 

Juniper Pollen Still Here…

Note: Our Junipers continue to hold pollen. Sedona got a lot of rain in 2019 (23.47 inches and over and over 32 inches of snow) which has helped our Juniper Trees bloom more than ever before. The rain in March helped to dilute the problem, however, we also are continuing to get just enough wind to loosen that pollen and send it in the air! 

If you need more information about Sedona weather or activities please call me.

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MONSOON ! ~ What is it? ~ How Does It Affect Sedona and Arizona?

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An Arizona Summer Phenomenon

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Information on Monsoon – Sedona, AZ – First of all, there is no need to add season at the end of Monsoon because Monsoon is a season. Monsoon affects the west and southwest states because the pattern of the weather changes as noted below.

How Long Is The Monsoon In Arizona?

Monsoon officially starts on June 15th and ends on September 30th. However, most of the rain comes from the middle of July through the middle of August.  This is one of the reasons that the Temps in Sedona are less harsh during July and August.  The average rainfall in the state of Arizona is around 12.5 inches.  The Sedona area gets more than the average rainfall. We have had as much as 26 inches (2016) and as low as 13.66 inches (2014). See the actual precipitation chart on Sedona-Weather.com.

What Creates Monsoon Conditions?

Weather enthusiasts and forecasters look to the dew point to tell if monsoon conditions exist. The dew point must be about 55º for thunderheads to start development. The dew point indicates how much moisture is in the air. At this point, the air cannot hold water in gas form and the gas will then turn to liquid form creating water droplets. The water droplets create fog or precipitation. Prior to officially declaring a calendar season for monsoon, the season would be declared when there were three days at a dew point of 55º.

2016 – Record Rain Totals

In 2016, the monsoon had 9.65 inches of rain recorded at our station. When you couple that with over 7 inches of rain and 7.5 inches of snow, we had a year-end total of 25.92 inches of precipitation.

During 2019…

 Since 2010, our backyard weather station has recorded an average of 5.8 inches of rain in July and August combined, so every year we look forward to monsoon. In 2019, we had El Nińo conditions.  This caused our summer climate conditions to change. There was less cloud cover and less rain which caused warmer temperatures throughout the summer months. This is an a-typical season. As noted below, the normal Monsoon pattern brings moist air in from the south.

Preparation For Monsoon

One quick note – Because it is our rainy season and the chance of lightning during a thunderstorm could knock out power, take some time to have things ready to go:

  • Know where the flashlights and candles are for easy access.
  • Keep your cell phone charged
  • Clean out gutters – drains – culverts – rain ditches and any other natural path water may take during a sudden downpour.

What Is Monsoon?

It seems that Southern Arizona, the White Mountains, and the Phoenix metropolitan area known as “The Valley” get the brunt of the monsoon affects. It is amazing to see the haboob (desert wind storms)monsoon - Sedona real estate kick up and tower thousands of feet in the air moving through the valley. Those storms are the pre-cursor to the rain and massive storm cells that develop from the moisture in the warm air coming off the Gulf of Mexico. Generally, massive amounts of rain falling create downdrafts that push the air out from the center of the storm which produces a dry wind that kicks up the dust and dirt.

Seasonal Weather Patterns monsoon Arizona Sedona real estate

During summer, weather patterns change.  Storms that travel from the arctic  (Alaska) down through Canada and the lower 48, create our winter storm pattern.

In the summer, the pattern shifts to the south. Hurricanes, storms, and moisture travel northwest from the Gulf of Mexico through Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona moving all the way to California. We also get moisture coming from the Gulf of California traveling directly north. Lots of moisture and an occasional hurricane come up from the coast of Baja California and push northeast into Arizona.

Northern Arizona

Up in Northern Arizona, we get a lot of cloud cover and the storms move through but usually don’t drop a lot of rain here in Sedona. Though in Flagstaff it is quite a different story! The area of Sedona seems to be protected. By that, I mean that most of the rain falls elsewhere before it gets to our little city. But when we do get rain and storm cells, it is a big deal around here.

In 2014, Sedona got 7.73 inches of rain from July through September. In 2013, there were 8.18 inches of rain in the same time frame. Flash flooding can happen because many of the streets are sloped leading up to the red rocks. There has been much improvement made in our drainage system to be able to handle the additional water flow but during an intense storm there is no place for the water to go and mud and rocks can travel across roads to find the path of least resistance. Do not travel through a road where water is more than 4 inches deep.  A car can be swept away easily.

Southern & Central Arizona

In Southern and Central Arizona – 2014 will be remembered as the “Monsoon of the Century”. All future monsoon activity will be measured in terms of 2014. There were 3 major hurricanes that affected the weather in the southern half of the state. This caused a deluge and many towns and neighborhoods suffered tremendous flooding damage due to flash floods, hurricane wind, broken canals, and water that had nowhere to go. Many long-time residents had never seen a deluge like we had that year. Sky Harbor Airport had record rainfall of 1.59 inches and has exceeded the all-time record set back in 1903.

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Some of the most incredible pictures are taken during Monsoon

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Thunderheads Surround Sedona

89A – West Sedona AZ – looking south

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Massive Thunderstorm at Sunset creates Fire In the Sky

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North View – Century Plant in Bloom

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Cathedral Rock at Monsoon Sunset

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Looking Toward the Mogollon Rim

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Rare Monsoon Sunset Rainbow

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Sedona Mayor Pleas For Visitors To Stay Home – Trails Are Closed! See Video!

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Unusual Time Calls For Unusual Action

Sedona’s resources are being stressed due to visitors hiking the trails in Red Rock Country. Visitors are disregarding the distancing guidelines that need to be strictly adhered to.

Devils Bridge Boynton Canyon Sedona

This image of Rick and Sheri was taken on Devils Bridge back in 2005. Seven Canyons is in the background.

Even after “Shelter-in-place” recommendations have been put into place, we are finding visitors/tourists hiking in areas such as Soldiers Pass – Seven Pools – Devils Kitchen – Boynton Canyon and Devil’s Bridge (pictured in the video and image below) are lining up in close proximity to each other to take their turn on the natural arch for a picture. Some of these lines are over 100+ deep!

Devils Bridge Sedona AZ

 

 

Sedona Is Seeking Your Help During This Time

Please adhere to the Pandemic guidelines for distancing and sheltering in place. We really appreciate your help in this matter. All of our health is at risk and we need to protect each other through distancing guidelines.  Thank you!

Orders From Governor of Arizona – Doug Ducey

Stay At Home ~ Stay Healthy ~ Stay Connected

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(This is a PSA provided by Ricks World Sedona and SellSedona.com)

Thank you ABC15 PHX for airing this story.

Credit: Multi-media Journalist – Cameron Polom

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Sedona & Verde Valley events, happenings, and Sedona-Lifestyle are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are 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.  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.

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