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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

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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, 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. The miles and miles of trails crisscross 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, 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 an 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 1800s and today is otherwise known as the 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 stores, 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 the area offers. 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 in 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; most have been built from the 1980s until now.

Big Park~Village of Oak Creek~Pine Valley

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all Sedona, AZ 86351 areas, 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 a land area of 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, it’s 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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Find Sedona Sub-division Market Reports Here

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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 of Oak Creek (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.

I would be honored to help you find your dream home!

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

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

 

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sheri sperry activerain stats profile - Call Sheri for all your real estate needs 928.274.7355Being 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 can help each other through education, networking, and years of experience. Many personal relationships have developed over time, which help 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 learn 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 to understand how it works and how to interact and network with others on ActiveRain.  Through my active blogging, I kept accumulating points about many different Sedona and real estate topics. 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 2nd ranked real estate agent (as of July 4, 2023) and will continue to improve my national ranking as I continue to blog!  I am 94th ranked nationally. There are 50,000 + 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,” and my SellSedona.com blog, “Sedona Real Estate News & Info From A to Z,” provide over 1456+ blog posts. 51+ posts of mine have been featured on the entire ActiveRain network. The reach for a feature is 300,000+ viewers! Hundreds more of my posts have been featured in individual categories such as “Photos” and marketing categories.  

Besides all the education I receive, we have monthly challenges 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. Again, another great advantage is available to my clients.  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 specific area in another geographic location from the information I glean from a blog.

As of January 1, 2024,  I have posted 1,456+ blog posts on ActiveRain, with clicks approaching 1,731,856+ actual views. My overall content on SellSedona.com is unsurpassed in our market. I am ranked 4th in all of Arizona, first in Northern Arizona, and 94th in the entire country. 

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 matching that criteria will appear 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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I have ten blog pages 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 valuable 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. However, 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.

If you are looking for any information on real estate, start here!  If you don’t find what you want, contact me. I will help you.  After all, I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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

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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 heyday.

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 was 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 is 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 healthcare professionals live within 15 minutes of the medical center.

Historic Downtown Business District

Well over $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 galleries, a 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 number of vineyard grapevines.  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 its 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 an 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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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

Sheri Sperry REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Realty 928-274-7355

 

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 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, pine, juniper trees, and forest. Iconic red rocks and buttes surround Sedona. Some areas will have steep canyon walls and miles and miles of trails crisscross 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 slightly 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, supermarkets, and shopping centers.

A “Sneak Peek” into West Sedona and Uptown Businesses

A quick look at a few of the West Sedona businesses and the Hyatt Pinon Pointe Shops. Many businesses have great views to take in while shopping or having an ice cream cone!

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country? This site, Sedona Red Rock Trails, will provide information and an 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 Sedona, AZ, 86336 areas, including West Sedona, Red Rock Loop, Uptown, Little Horse Park, and the Chapel. 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 Abound in Sedona

See more Road Trips at Mike’s Road Trip

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, it’s 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, the nearby Grand Canyon.

 

 

 



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NOTE: All information presented, including event schedules, 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, promotions, or consideration for the information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting. Websites and URLs are provided for your convenience and are not an endorsement for any activity.

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

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Cornville Golf Course home

Cornville ~ Verde Santa Fe ~ Page Springs

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe areas. 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 ~~ and 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, Mr. Cone purchased a homestead in what is now called Page Springs.

The appeal for Cornville / Verde Santa Fe is growing among those looking to sell a home. 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 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, relaxed, and fantastic 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, 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 

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Cornville Homes For Sale

The rural character of Cornville is essential 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, large properties, including ranches and agricultural-based properties, 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 the Page Springs section.

Another draw to the community of Cornville is the proximity to Big Box shopping. A Home Depot, Fry’s, and a Super Walmart are close by in Cottonwood.  The Verde Valley Medical Center is also within a few minutes and is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. Many medical and professional services nearby 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 and Recreation Abound 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 annually. However, 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? !! The surrounding area has 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 an interactive map on:

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


 

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Page Springs homes for sale

 



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

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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. Many medical and professional services nearby help support the medical center. Many healthcare 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 hideaways 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 ~~ and 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, 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 of 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 its 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, an equal number of law-abiding citizens and families also wanted to settle in 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 an interactive map on:

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


 

Montezuma Well Ruins

 



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Disclaimer 

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What Is A Master Certified Negotiation Expert ~ MCNE®?

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MCNE - Sheri Sperry - Master Certified Negotiation Expert

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. *approximately 231 agents (June 2023) are MCNE® in all of Arizona, and only five are local agents in Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR).  There are 54,000+ 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 the General Concept of Culture Factors and Tactics On Negotiations
  • Deal Effectively With Language Barriers
  • Understand Generational Factors and their 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 January 2024.

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Sheri Sperry & Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals (SLREP)

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Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals

Sheri Sperry – Past-President

Sheri Sperry Sedona Luxury Real estate Professionals

I network with the top Sedona Realtors who sell Luxury Real Estate.  We meet twice a month to discuss all aspects of the real estate market as well as community news and issues.  When your new Luxury listing becomes available, I will have the SLREP tour your home to assess the pricing, luxury features, and areas that could use improvement to present your property in its finest light.

Only The Best Luxury Realtors® Are Members Of SLREP

One of the biggest advantages for you, my client, is that you benefit from the relationship of the entire group. Enjoy the inside advantage of this relationship.  Benefit from local and expert knowledge of the Sedona Luxury Homes market. As a seller, the moment you employ me, A SLREP Realtor®, you are getting an agent who demonstrates the highest respect for the seller’s property and privacy.  You are getting a luxury home marketing consultant of the highest caliber who understands how to position your luxury home to create the most value for you.

Showings for your Sedona Luxury Home are scheduled with as much advance notice as possible. I will aspire to cooperate with and support the entire real estate community in achieving the sale of your property. Receive additional exposure for your property at no additional fee and be confident in the knowledge that visitors to your home are pre-qualified.

 Luxury Home Owners – I Am Looking Out For You

Simply put,  “It’s All About You”!  I am looking out for you. You can rest assured that your property is “presented” not simply shown by me. I will point out all the distinctive features and amenities that your property offers the prospective buyer as well as answer any questions.

My membership in The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing gives me an unparalleled ability to provide the highest quality marketing material as well as access to the latest market conditions and reports. I will identify relevant properties that are in direct competition and will assist you in positioning your luxury home to create the highest value with the express intent to bring a real buyer for you.

Luxury Home Buyers

For those buyers who are in the market for a luxury home, our SLREP group networks and identifies homes that may not be on market as of yet but has the potential of selling soon. Most of the luxury homes go through our members and you have a distinct advantage as one of my buyers.

Why? I have the pulse of the luxury market at my fingertips.

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Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

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Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

Institute Luxury Home Marketing

The Mission

“To help the real estate professional offer superior service to affluent buyers and sellers and, in so doing, maximize their own success.”

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) is the leading authority in providing training and certification in the skills necessary to manage tier-one luxury properties.

The ILHM Objectives

  • Build skills through information and ongoing information
  • Provide tools, services, and research insights
  • Help our members differentiate and establish themselves
  • Recognize their success with CLHMS designation (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist)
  • Create visibility for our members

 

Why is it important that Sedona’s Sheri Sperry is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing?

Luxury home professionalsNot all real estate agents operate effectively in level-one or top-tier real estate market segments. There is a certain competency level that can highly benefit a client. Sheri Sperry is a past president of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals (SLREP) and is committed to providing bespoke service to the affluent real estate client. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing, Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Realty in Sedona understands the quality of appointments, amenities, and finishes in a luxury home.  Members of ILHM are trained and recognized to possess certain qualifications and luxury standards. The Institute is focused on the support of its members to provide the tools and information necessary to provide the best luxury experience for agents and clients alike.

  • Sheri received comprehensive training and certification during dedicated classroom discussions to refine and shape added competencies.
    • The specialist training and certification provide productive tools and resources to assist luxury specialists and clients.
  • Access to professional marketing material and exclusive market insights are also provided to ILHM members, including marketing reports, brochures, software, and more.
  • The ILHM also provides luxury data and research information to assist the real estate professional and their clients. Areas of research may include demographic statistics and other information important to affluent clients, such as school rankings.
  • Competencies and Branding are also discussed.
    • Review of architectural styles and terminology.
    • Review of landscape, hardscape, and Xeriscape design.
    • Review of construction materials and amenities.
  • Access to membership in the Institute provides a network of other certified luxury home marketing professionals from the United States and around the world.

Institute for Luxury home marketing

Kofi Nartey

Our instructor, trainer, and facilitator for this certification was Kofi Nartey. I have had the opportunity to listen to many keynote speakers, and I always admired Tom Brokaw as one of the best speakers I have had a chance to listen to. Now I have to add Kofi Nartey to the very top of the list. Sorry, Tom.

Kofi Nartey was the most exciting and dynamic speaker I have been around. He would interject “Kofi-isms” throughout the luxury home market training.  He did not concentrate on himself with all his accomplishments, of which there are many. Instead, he presented the material in such an exciting and energetic style that I was utterly riveted, taking notes with full attention. Kofi mentioned that he had done many cameo appearances on TV shows and that he had played football, but I had to research his bio to get the snippet of information below.

Some of Kofi Nartey’s accomplishments…

Kofi is the Broker Associate and National Compass Sports and Entertainment Division Director. Kofi and his team focus on celebrity and luxury home sales. He played football for Cal Berkeley and later completed his MBA in the Presidential and Key Executive Program at Pepperdine University in LA. The Oakland Raiders drafted him, but an injury kept him from playing professional football.

His luxury real estate niche is sports and entertainment. His distinguished clientele includes Michael Jordon, Derek Fisher, Iggy Azalea, and Kevin Durant. His team, “The Nartey Group,” helped many of the LA Rams with their relocation.

He has appeared in over 100 national television and print media outlets, including WSJ, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, CBS, CNBC, Fox Business News, ESPN, etc. He has appeared on HGTV’s Selling LA and numerous appearances on Million Dollar Listing. I could go on and on. He is a great speaker and personality.

Kofi Nartey Bio taken from “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate

Kofi-ism – “Don’t React ….Respond”.

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Do You Have Sedona Red Rocks Fever? Learn About The Symptoms…

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Learn about Red Rocks Fever and if you need help with your Sedona real estate needs Call Sheri at 928.274.7355

Feature Image – Broken Arrow Trail near Merry-Go-Round Rock

Enjoying the Sedona Lifestyle

Part 2

Do You Have Sedona Red Rocks Fever? 

In Part 1 – “Once In a Sedona Super Blue Moon…” I presented an overview of the Sedona Lifestyle.  But what was the real magnet that attracted us to Sedona?

I will explain below.

Red Rocks Fever Symptoms

Lovers Knoll - Red Rock Loop Sedona - Call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355 for all your Sedona luxury real estate needs

Above – Lovers Knoll – Red Rock Loop 

Those with a severe case of red rock fever may lose some sleep and become anxious and frustrated because they did not plan enough time in this beautiful and breathtaking area. Some of the symptoms of a person with the “fever” are: they may try to pack too much into their time in Sedona red rock country. Other symptoms include an extra hike or bike ride, maybe a Red Rock Jeep tour, or just one more visit to a vortex before you leave.

Sedona Brings A Sense Of Adventure To The Soul…

As you analyze the phrase, you anticipate what you might see around the next turn, whether hiking or driving. When you experience the sights, the sounds, and the smells of pine trees, nature, and the red rocks, a feeling of euphoria may come over you. Hence, the name “Red Rocks Fever”!

I know you don’t want to leave, but you must return to where you came from…

or do you?

Maybe you do like my husband did….“Sheri, find us a REALTOR®!” 

I am not saying everyone who comes to Sedona gets the bug, but many do. They will wander into my office and ask to see some property. Like myself, they didn’t plan it, but come hell or high water, they will find a place for a vacation or a second home.  Maybe they will retire near one of the golf courses or get a home near a trailhead so they can go hiking every day.

Sedona Golf Resort - homes on Golf course - call Sheri Sperry @ 928.274.7355 for Golf course homes in Sedona

Sedona Golf Resort Homes

Sedona Golf Course Homes - Call Sheri Sperry @ 928.274.7355 for Sedona golf course homes info

If you know someone who the Red Rock Fever may have bitten, please send them my way.  I can help them find a cure for their “fever.”

Rick And Sheri Enchantment Resort

 So…How Did We End Up In Sedona?

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon

I surprised Rick with a long weekend at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona.  The red rocks of Boynton Canyon, part of the Seven Canyons, caught our attention.  We had a casita with an outside deck.  When Rick saw the stars and the Milky Way that night, he told me to find a REALTOR®.  We had been looking for a vacation home and a possible place to retire.

Call Sheri Sperry for all your realestate needs @ 928-274-7355

We checked out Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Florida.  But none of those locations had the combination we were looking for.  Sedona was an easy drive back to California. It had a small-town atmosphere and dark skies that highlighted the Milky Way. The weather was another significant factor with a mild four-season climate.

Sedona Secret 7 - dark sky and star gazing

Red Rocks Fever …Catch It!

See more pics at RedRocksFever.com.

Cathedral Rock and Milky Way - courtesy of Heber Lopez - Facebook June 2023

Hiking Trails In Sedona

Jordon Trail System - Sedona - Call Sheri Sperry for all your real estate needs 928.274.7355

According to Sedona’s Visitor Guide, over 200 trails cover over 400 miles in the Sedona area.  There is a trail for every skill level with majestic or exciting features to see.  Hiking in Sedona is a surreal experience.  If you happen upon a Vortex, that can be another experience in and of itself.  

 

Mermaid Rock off SR 179 - Call Sheri Sperry for all your real estate needs 928.274.7355

Mermaid Rock off SR 179

Schnebly Hills Rd Vortex - Call Sheri Sperry @ 928.274.7355 for all your Sedona Luxury real estate needs.

Meditation at Schnebly Hill Vortex Site

God created the Grand Canyon, but He lives in Sedona…”

Next in the series… “I Love the Red Rocks and the Landscape, but Why Should I Move To Sedona?

NOTE: All information presented, including event schedules, directions, and pricing, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, 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 Realty, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or provided any fees, promotions, or otherwise for this information.  This is merely a public service posting.

305 Mundy Drive 2, Sedona, AZ 86351 Lot #51 – Virtual Showing – Sept. 12, 2023

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Virtual Showing 305 Mundy Drive 2 - Sedona 86351 Courtesy of Russ Lyon and Sheri Sperry 928-274-7355 Coldwell Banker Associate

Virtual Showing – Client Only!

305 Mundy Drive 2, Sedona, AZ 86351

$1,650,000

3 BD  | 2 BA  | 3,655 SF  | 1.11 Acres | Yr Built – 1997

MLS # 34024

Dramatic close-up and distant Red Rock Views and extreme privacy. Securely located on a cul-de-sac in a gated high-end community and close to the National Forest and hiking trails, this single-level home (except for ten steps to the primary bedroom suite) offers a large great room with approx. 20 ft ceilings and glass walls to take in some of the best Red Rock Views you can find. Designed to allow Nature to enter the home and built on 1.11 acres, multiple truly enchanted private patios and a courtyard with a beautiful flowing water feature facilitate the Sedona indoor/outdoor lifestyle any time of the day and all year round. Open and covered patios facing west, south, north, and east. Water features and two stone-built outdoor Kiva-style fireplaces contribute to the ambiance. Toward the north, a natural wash that is part of the property attracts wildlife and fills with water in the rainy season. In 2004, a cozy family room with a reverse hip wood ceiling was added, doubling as a media room. – Watch dramatic sunsets reflected on the Red Rocks and wildlife from the privacy of your home; curl up in front of one of the fireplaces; start hiking and biking from your home; listen to the sound of running water; enjoy Sedona’s starry nights in front of an outdoor fire; listen to the sound of running water or cook in the chef’s kitchen and entertain friends. Great home for entertaining! No showings before 9/12. $875 annual HOA fee includes garbage pick up, up to 3 dumpsters once a year (October), a chipper for subdivision once a year (April), trees sprayed with organic solution, roads, and gate. Features and Updates – Subzero fridge – Wolf induction cooktop (2021) – Bosch dishwasher – New ice maker (2023) – Roof: foam and silicon, new (2022) – Parapets: refurbished (2021) – Trane HVAC unit (2020) – Search protector for HVAC (2023) – Navien Energy star tank less endless water heater (2020) – 2 new garage door opening mechanisms (2019)

GENERAL

  • Price: $1,650,000
  • HOA FEE: $875
  • Taxes: $8,966 (2022)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single Family
  • MLS ID: 534024

Interior

  • Number of Rooms: 7
  • Rooms/Areas: Family Room, Laundry, Storage
  • Interior Features: Garage Door Opener, Humidifier, Skylights, Kitchen/Dining Combo, Living/Dining Combo, Ceiling Fan(s), Great Room, Walk-In Closet(s), With Bath, Separate Tub/Shower, Open Floorplan, Split Bedroom, Level Entry, Main Living 1st Lvl, Breakfast Bar, Kitchen Island, Family Room, Walk-in Pantry
  • Fireplace(s): Insert, Wood Burning
  • Appliances: Built-In Electric Oven
  • Flooring: Carpet, Tile

 

Rooms

Bathrooms

  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2

Bedrooms

  • Total Bedrooms: 3
  • Primary Bedroom: Walk-in Closet

Other Rooms

  • Living Room: Ceiling Fan, Great Room
  • Kitchen: Breakfast Bar, Electric, Island, Walk-in Pantry
  • Dining Room: Kitchen/Dining Room Combo, Living Room/Dining Room Combo

 

Exterior

  • Exterior Features: Landscaping, Sprinkler/Drip, Water Features, Open Patio, Fenced Backyard, Covered Patio(s)

Parking

  • Attached garage: Yes
  • Garage Spaces: 3
  • Parking Features: 3 or More, Off Street

Location

  • Area: 46 – Big Park
  • County: Yavapai
  • Subdivision: Highland Est 1 – 2
  • Driving Directions: 179 to Verde Valley School Road – right on Mundy Drive and through the gate of Highland Estates – left on the cul-de-sac. Call the listing office for the gate code.
  • Location Details: Red Rock, Trees
  • Cul-de-sac: Yes

Community

  • Community Name: 46 – Big Park
  • Gated community: Yes
  • Association: Yes

Heating & Cooling

  • Central air: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Cooling Type: Central Air, Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Heating Type: Forced Gas
  • Water Heater: Electric, Tankless

Structural Information

  • Architectural Style: Contemporary, Southwest
  • Builder: Vincent Loparko
  • Exterior Const.: Landscaping, Sprinkler/Drip, Water Features, Open Patio, Fenced Backyard, Covered Patio(s)
  • Foundation: Slab
  • Windows: Double Glaze, Pleated Shades
  • Square Feet: 3,665
  • Living Area: 3,665 Sq. Ft.
  • Year Built: 1997

Lot Features

  • Property View: Mountain(s), Panoramic, None
  • Mountain views: Yes
  • Lot Size (Acres): 1.11
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft.): 48,351.6
  • Lot Size: 1.11
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Road Maintenance: By Subdivision, Private Maintained Road
  • Lot Features: Sprinkler, Cul-De-Sac, Red Rock, Many Trees, Views, Rock Outcropping
  • Zoning: R1L-35

Green Features

  • Green Features: Ceiling Fans

Financial Considerations

  • Association Fee: $875
  • Tax Amount: $8,966
  • Tax Year: 2022

Disclosures and Reports

  • Documents Avail.: HOA Addendum
  • Legal Description: HIGHLAND ESTATES UNIT 2 LOT 51 CONT 1.11AC
  • Property ID: 40526058

 

Listing remarks and all information courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – This was written by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s Int. Rlty

Some grammar corrected…

 


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

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

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


Once in a Sedona Super Blue Moon!

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Sedona, west sedona,, super blue moon, cottages at coffeepot, red rocks, Call Sheri Sperry for all your real estate needs at 928.274.7355

Enjoying the Sedona Lifestyle is the name of this series.

 

Sedona maintains a year-round population of approx. ten thousand people, but we have between 2 to 4 million visitors annually.  Even with our tourism, Sedona maintains a small-town atmosphere. This is part of the Sedona lifestyle.

We couldn’t be happier living here in Sedona!  Rick and I feel we have it all living in Sedona. There is the utter beauty and majesty of the surrounding red rock landscape and a mild four-season climate. This allows us to enjoy outdoor activities all year long. You name it, and we have it. You can’t say that for other locations.

Devils Arch - Boynton Cyn - - Call Sheri Sperry for all your Sedona Real Estate needs at 928.274.7355

Devil’s Arch – Boynton Canyon

Some outdoor activities include hiking, biking, walking, rock climbing, golf, tennis, swimming, fishing, birding, jeeping, kayaking, and Plein air painting. One of my passions is getting outdoors and gardening. Our climate allows me to spend my free time enjoying this passion of mine all year long.

5-Star Sedona Resorts and Restaurants - Call Sheri Sperry for all your Sedona Real Estate needs at 928.274.7355

 

5-star resorts, restaurants, art galleries, and cultural events exist. Sedona and the Verde Valley are steeped in Western and Native American history. It is all around us. What could be better than living the Sedona lifestyle and Sedona dream? We live in beauty. Many of us consider it majestic! See more Sedona and the Verde Valley photos at the Sedona Photo Gallery.

 

Big Park Cica 1930s - - Call Sheri Sperry for all your Sedona Real Estate needs at 928.274.7355

Big Park circa 1930s courtesy of Sedona Historical Society

Once in a Sedona Super Blue Moon…

 

Monsoon - Sedona - looking for Sedona real estate call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355

These pics were taken yesterday, on the first day of September.  Interestingly, this follows the last Super Blue Moon we will see in some time.  The monsoon has kicked into high gear, resulting in the images you see here.  As I write this, it is raining with some small bursts of thunder and lightning. 

Sunrise Sedona Monsoon - looking for Sedona real estate call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355

The Silhouette is Ship Rock near Uptown Sedona –

These images were taken at sunrise.

 

Ship Rock at sunrise from the tennis court at the Cottages At Coffeepot looking for Sedona real estate call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355

 

And finally…

The sun peeked out long enough to create this rainbow in the west.

 

Sedona Monsoon rainbow - looking for Sedona real estate call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355

 

fully formed Sedona Monsoon Rainbow at sunrise looking for Sedona real estate call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355

 

Coffeepot Rock with Thunder Mountain in the background.

 

 

Coffeepot Rock with reverse sunrise effect at Magic Time 0- looking for Sedona real estate call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355

 

Coffeepot Rock shows the reverse sunrise during the early morning hours of magic time. Every day during monsoon offers a new canvas that Mother Nature paints for us.

God created the Grand Canyon, but He lives in Sedona…”

Next in the series…Do You Have Red Rocks Fever?

Summer Hiking In Sedona Arizona Is Very Special

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Summer Hiking In Sedona

 Enjoy Hiking Sedona Magic Time

Jordon Park Trailhead

Uptown Sedona

Summer hiking in Sedona is a big draw and visitors soon learn that you need to get up early to get a good parking spot at the trailhead of your choice.  Most trailheads have parking lots with insufficient spaces for the traffic of hikers that want to use them.  There are a couple of trailheads that have lots of parking.  One that has a lot of appeal for those who enjoy summer hiking in Sedona is Jordon Park Trailhead. Here are some positive reasons why I recommend this trailhead:

  • Lots of parking
  • 3 main trails that head west and intersect in dozens of places with other trails (Brins Mesa, Cibola Pass, Jordon)
    • Sometimes called North Urban Trail System East/West
  • A 4th trail that heads east, (Jim Thompson) towards Steamboat Rock and Wilson Canyon
  • Restrooms

During summer, it is important to enjoy your hiking in the early morning. Bring lots of water. I recommend a camel pack or hydration pack and snacks high in protein. You can find examples ($$) here, Camel Bak ($$$+) Brand.

Summer weather in Sedona will start off in the 60ºs or low 70ºs but you have to be careful that monsoon weather is not developing. Check the weather before you start hiking. If a hiker is not careful, they could get caught in a downpour. Worse yet, hikers could get stranded. Watch for washes and stay out of them. If storm weather is developing get to a high point and find cover under a rock shelf or a tree. Stay clear of a path that water will follow during a downpour.

Golden Hour or Magic Time 

If you are a photographer, as you can see in the images, clouds add a dramatic effect. Another impressive feature is the Golden Hour or Magic Time as described in this blog article.

 

Summer Hiking in Sedona

Other Areas With Large Parking Areas

Bell Rock & Courthouse Butte

As you come into Sedona from the Village of Oak Creek, there are two large parking areas on either side of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. There are many hiking paths from either side of Bell Rock.

Summer hiking in Sedona

Fay Canyon Trailhead in the 7 Canyons area off Boynton Canyon

Fay Canyon Trailhead is another improved parking lot area with many car spaces to park and begin a hike. The trails go in many directions, which all can enjoy. I like Fay Canyon, and you can see the Fay Canyon Arch off the main trail if you hike to it. This is a fairly easy hike.

Interactive Map for Summer Hiking in Sedona 

Select the Link or Static Map below for the Interactive Map

HINT: On the left side of the Map Header, there is a hidden sidebar where you can uncheck strenuous, moderate, or easy hikes depending on your level of hiking expertise. As you zoom in – other trails will populate. There are many beautiful trails, such as Devil’s Bridge, Soldiers Pass, and Sugarloaf, that I have not highlighted because the parking is limited. You may find parking available if you get there early (sunrise).

Also, ensure that trailheads off dirt roads do not require high clearance or 4-wheel drive vehicles.

You can find more information about other Red Rock Ranger District trailheads at this link.

Note: Cursor down to the Red Rock Ranger District for all trails.

Red Rock District Information

Summer Hiking Sedona

 

Red Rock Passes

Generally, you will find these fee stations where needed. The sign below will tell you what you need to do. This particular fee station is at the Bell Rock Trailhead.

Summer hiking in Sedona

Of course, if you have any questions about hiking or other activities, please call me at (928) 274-7355.

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

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Monsoon!

An Arizona Summer Phenomenon

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Sedona Weather Update July 2023

As with most of the west and southwest, Sedona is experiencing some of the warmest weather we have ever experienced.  A high-pressure area over the southwest has been stagnant for days.  It is keeping the monsoon from developing over much of the state.

So far, we have had 23 days over 100º.  We average around 26 days over 100º for the entire year.  Sedona has experienced nine days over 105º and a total of 12 days in a row over 100º in June/July.  This is highly unusual.  Last year (2022), the warmest day of the year was July 20 at 106º.  Today, it is already 109º!

Fortunately, our morning temperatures have averaged mid to high 60ºs.  We can open the windows at night, even in these warm temps. 

Humidity has averaged 27%, with lows during the warmer temps at 9% or less.

All stats are from weather station KAZSEDON183 located in the Cottages At Coffeepot in Soldiers Pass, West Sedona.

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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 western 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 Sedona’s temps 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). We had our lowest total of rain and snow in 2020, with only a trace of snow and 8.15 inches of rain. Sedona has shown improvement in drought conditions. In fact, the Coconino Forest has lifted a campfire ban because of all the rain we have received. See the actual precipitation chart on Sedona-Weather.com.

What Creates Monsoon Conditions?

Weather enthusiasts, forecasters, and wonks 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 turn to liquid form creating water droplets. The water droplets create fog or precipitation. Before officially declaring a calendar season for monsoon, the season would be declared when there were three days at a dew point of 55º.

Monsoon Has Yet To Develop in 2023…

Yesterday, a thunderclap jolted Rick and me out of our chairs.  I don’t think I have ever heard thunder that loud.  But, there was not one drop of rain!

 

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.
  • You should have sandbags prepared to divert rain that may cause flash floods.
  • Thin trees close to your home. Many trees fall during high wind conditions.

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 effects. 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 precursor 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 rainfall create downdrafts that push the air out from the storm’s center, producing 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

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. Much improvement has been made in our drainage system 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 2 inches deep.  A car can be swept away quickly.

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. Three significant hurricanes 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 a record rainfall of 1.59 inches, exceeding the all-time record in 1903.

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Some of the most incredible pictures are taken during Monsoon.

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Massive Thunderstorm at Sunset creates Fire In the Sky.

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Does Sedona Allow Fireworks on the 4th of July?

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4th of July Events 2023

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FAQ – Does Sedona Allow Fireworks?

FIREWORKS! Many locals and visitors alike want to know what is happening in our great city Sedona on the 4th of July.  

The most often asked question (FAQ) is: “Can you buy and shoot off fireworks?” Is there a fireworks celebration? (See Below) Unfortunately, no fireworks are allowed in the city limits. Without getting too far into the weeds on this, the AZ Legislature passed a bill to allow ground consumer fireworks. It took effect on December 1, 2017. Each city will still be able to ban fireworks. Please remember that Federal and Tribal lands have their own restrictions. Call your local government or Fire District to determine if your area allows fireworks. 

Fun Things To Do In Sedona and the Verde Valley On Independence Day

4th of July Wet Fest – 12p to 4p –

570 Posse Ground Road – (Sedona Community Pool) Sedona 86336 – 

The Pool is open to the public!

WET FEST IN SEDONA

 

Spend your afternoon enjoying some cool wet fun and drive to your favorite fireworks show at night. Enjoy lunch (food not included) and music,  a swimming pool, and water slide fun. Look up often and take in the views of the red rocks. Plenty to see from this location.

Food trucks will be outside the pool gate, with fun water games and toys meant to beat the heat.

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Verde Canyon Railroad – 300 N Broadway Clarkdale Railroad

Grape Train Escape!  July 15, 29, and August 9, and September 2.

Offered during the 5:30 p.m. Saturday Starlight Trains through September, a number of the train cars are dedicated to The Grape Train Escape event. Regional purveyors of fine Arizona wines and worldwide vintners showcase their award-winning vintages on the rails. Wine-tasting and harmonizing appetizers take one back to a time when relaxing train travel was recognized as a hallmark of sophistication.

 

 

 

The Town of Clarkdale

 

Start off with an old-fashioned morning parade in the historic small town of Clarkdale. Enjoy children’s parades and other fun activities.

 

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Fireworks In Cottonwood!

Annual Fantastic Family Fourth of July –  Cottonwood 4p to 9:30p

Cottonwood Kid’s Park – in front of the Verde Valley Fairgrounds on 12th Street

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If you really need to see a fireworks show. This will be a fun event. It is about a 30-minute drive from Sedona.  Typically there are a lot of fun events for kids and food items, etc.

 

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There will be a parade. In past years, community members have assembled at the Firehouse around 9:30a with a parade around town starting at 10:30a, Featuring classic cars, etc., and Jerome Ukulele Orchestra. Keep checking for further updates.  The address of the firehouse where the parade will start is 101 Main St.

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Camp Verde

It is located close to Cottonwood, and I suggest attending that fireworks display for family fun.


Verde River Kayak

Other Outdoor Activities

Other outdoor activities to keep in mind that are always available are trolley car rides, Verde Valley rafting (see above), biking, hiking, tennis, golf,  swimming, fishing, birding, and enjoying a picnic by Oak Creek. Don’t forget shopping or exploring art galleries and other sightseeing tours such as tours: segway, jeep, air, helicopters, wine, vortex, and balloon rides! There is a lot to do in Sedona and the Verde Valley!  I strongly suggest you make your reservations early for these activities.

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What is “Cap Rate?” … and Should You Care About It?

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Two Main Things An Investor Wants to Know…

1. Is there a rental history on the property?

2. What is the cap rate of the property?

Key Point: If you are dealing with investors, they will understand what “Cap Rate” is, so it is essential that you understand the term.

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Capitalization Rate or “Cap Rate”

 

The cap rate is a term that can confuse most people. Different calculations can be used to determine the cap rate and income expectations. It is my opinion that if you are buying real estate for investment purposes, you should make sure you are constantly comparing “apples to apples”!  You don’t need to concern yourself with the cap rate if you do not use this property for income.

So What’s the Bottom Line?

 

The simple explanation for Cap Rate is Net Operating Income divided by the Property Asset Value or Market Value  (NOI / Property Asset Value). Because rental properties are usually very different, it can be challenging to determine the fair market value of a property. A property with lower expenses and higher rental potential will command more on the market than one with higher expenses and lower rents.  When buying a home, this is a very personal choice, not so much when buying an investment property. Cap Rate helps to determine what the value of the property is to you. In other words, what type of annual return do you want to get?

Sounds simple enough, right? – Not So Fast!

 

Where you can get into the weeds is when you start comparing properties. If you do not do the assessment of the cap rate yourself, find a person you trust who can compare and vet the data and will do it the same way on every investment opportunity.

Tip: You might want to use a form or “cheat sheet” with all the income and expense variables listed so you do not miss any categories.  Homes or duplexes will be much easier to calculate than dealing with commercial properties or apartment buildings.  With commercial real estate, there may be added costs or expenses such as Management company, marketing, permit fees, taxes, and other costs that you may not be aware of in the local area. Having a professional help specify the finer points of a possible purchase is always a good idea.

Homes Profit and Loss ROI

Rental History vs. NO Rental History

 

If you have a rental history and expense history, the cap rate will be more accurate than any estimate.  You also need to figure out the vacancy rate for your area.  Here is an example. In West Sedona, finding a home to rent is sometimes very difficult. This would indicate that the vacancy rate may be below the national average of 6.4%.  It is essential to figure out the vacancy rate. A reliable property management and rental company can give you that information.  In Sedona and the Verde Valley, I can help with that information. Contact Sheri Sperry.

Also, if you have a property where you will need a property manager and are considering a tenant as the property manager, any discount in rent should be included in your operating expense. Check with your financial advisor to determine the appropriate expense. After all, you would have to hire a property manager.

Here are some of the rental property expenses that investors must consider.

~ Property Management ~ Property Improvements ~ Property Taxes ~ Homeowners Insurance ~ Utilities ~ Tenant Screening ~ Marketing ~ Accounting Fees ~ Business Permits ~ Vacancy Costs – HOA Costs ~ Maintenance ~ Mortgage ~

~ Plus, all the costs associated with buying and selling a property ~

Download this simple spreadsheet for rental property analysis

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What Is An Acceptable Cap Rate?

 

There is no simple answer in this quest to find the right property. Only you can determine what may be acceptable. Basically, the cap rate helps you determine what kind of annual return you will get on the money you invest in the property.  It can also determine what you should pay for the property. The formulas below will assist you.

My personal opinion is that a return of less than 5% could put your investment at risk and require infusing more money into the property if something happens that is unexpected. Better yet, a 7% to 9% Cap Rate is less risky and is preferred by investors. Some refer to infusing money into the property as a capital call. This is especially true when other investors are involved, such as in a partnership or corporation. It may involve a substantial repair, remodel or build-out for a tenant. The money must be funded using a capital call if very little is in reserve.

The higher the return, the more value the property holds. This also helps to keep more in reserve to minimize the risk of a capital call.

 

  • Net Operating Income (NOI) = Annual Rent minus Annual Expense.

 

  • Cap Rate = NOI divided by Market Value or Property Assessed Value.

 

  • Property Assessed Value = Annual Income divided by Cap Rate.

 

Home Expense Profit and Loss

Note: Vacancy rate will periodically change. Check your area to see the current vacancy rate.

Four Reasons To Own Rental Property

  • Property Appreciation

    • In today’s market, think long-term. Five years minimum.  Even better, 7 to 10 years.  NAR estimates a 6.74% appreciation annualized over the last 50 years.
  • Mortgage Reduction

    • If you purchase wisely, your tenant is paying your mortgage payment.  Consider the rental income average for the area the property is located in.
  • Tax Benefits and Deductions

    • Besides depreciation and deducting mortgage interest, there are deductions for travel, HOA fees, repairs, home office, cell phone, maintenance, etc… This adds up quickly.
  • Cash Flow

    • If you analyze the property correctly, there will be cash flow.

Each of these items contributes to the ROI.  Of course, there are risks involved. But a solid analysis will help to minimize the risks. Always involve your tax or property advisor to help you with your analysis.


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Spring Lilacs in Sedona – Cottages At Coffeepot – Why It takes more than April Showers…

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It Takes More Than April Showers…

I have always loved lilacs.  However, I couldn’t grow them in Southern California.  By that, I mean the lilac bushes would not flower.  When I moved to Sedona, I discovered I had flowering lilac bushes the following April.  I was so excited about this.  I didn’t plant these lilacs.  They were there when we moved in. 

You Need A Cold Winter For Great Blooms

I am not sure where I heard that lilacs need an excellent freeze to bloom. But that is not an issue in Sedona.  We do not get days below freezing, but our weather is cold enough to allow the process to set for the next season’s blooms.

Lilacs are very hardy.  We had a really cold winter in 2022-23.  I didn’t do anything special to protect the lilac bushes.  This year was very good for a strong fragrance and many blooms. 

My lilac bushes get the entire morning and early afternoon sun.  It is the perfect combination to keep the bushes healthy.  They sit on the upslope of the yard, so they drain well. 

Pruning is also a key to their health.  I have three bushes side by side.  In the beginning, I did have to cut back the bushes.  I did only one bush a year.  The next year it would not bloom.  But now, these bushes are healthy and do not require much work to look beautiful.

I think I am pretty lucky to have such healthy bushes.  Here are more plants in my backyard garden. 

 

Sedona roses at the Cottages At Coffeepot call Sheri for all things real estate 928-274-7355

Another View of the Roses…

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The plant on the left of the furniture dolly is my 47-year-old spider plant.  I have moved it to every home we have owned. There is no plant more special…

I pulled out a beautiful flowering salvia to make more room for my rose bushes.  About three times a day, I have to go out and spray the leaves for aphids.  I have found that the aphids like new growth and gravitate to those areas.

More Roses

 

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Healthy Iris

 

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We had very wet snow in March and lost some big juniper limbs.  The open area allowed the sunlight to shower the Iris bulbs.  This is the best they have ever looked! 

Sedona Snapdragons

 

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I am constantly changing the flowers in this pot.  I like color all year long.  So every season, there are new fragrances and colors throughout my yard – front and back.

My Front Courtyard

 

Sedona flower pots at my front door at the Cottages At Coffeepot Sedona real estate Call Sheri for all things real estate at 928-274-7355

 

I love blue pots, especially royal blue pots. They give my yard an extra pop of color.

 

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This west-facing table is a great spot to enjoy a morning beverage in the summer because it is always cooler here.

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Last of the Winter Flowers -(Pansies)

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The weather has been so cool that my pansies, which I plant during the winter, are still here!  As soon as it gets a little warmer, they will be gone.  But they have never lasted into May.

Watch a video of a hummingbird taking a bath in our courtyard cactus fountain.

Cottages At Coffeepot Is First Sedona Community To Be Certified As “Firewise”

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Cottages At Coffeepot Certified “Firewise” 

First Sedona Community To Earn Designation

Cottages At Coffeepot Firewise Certified

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Sedona Fire District engineer Cooper Carr left, firefighter Josh Combs, Captain Angel Morales, Aaron Casem, prevention and mitigation officer for the Arizona Department of Forestry, Catherine Knox, head of the Firewise steerage committee, HOA board member Caroline Oreel, HOA board president Gila Hager-Sherman, SFD Fire Marshal Jon Davis, HOA board member Bill Baridon, and SFD Battalion Chief “Buzz” Lechowski recognize the Cottages at Coffeepot neighborhood as the only Firewise USA site in the Sedona Fire District on Saturday, Dec. 5. David Jolkovski/Larson Newspapers

 

Cottages At Coffeepot Borders U.S. Forest Service

Cottages At Coffeepot Gated Entrance

Due to the fact that the Cottages At Coffeepot community borders U.S. Forest Service, it is essential that the community does everything it can to help with wildfire mitigation.  Every year in spring, a memo goes out to the entire community with tips on how to be “Firewise”.  We all need to do our part to protect our community from the risk of wildfire.

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Wood Shingle Roofs Needed To Be Replaced

This really came to a culmination when the Brins Mesa Fire broke out on June 17, 2006. This fire was very close to the Soldiers Pass area.  The Cottages At Coffeepot were under evacuation orders.  It just so happened that the Cottages At Coffeepot Home Owners Association (HOA) was in the midst of deciding on new roofing materials.  Prior to the composite shingles that the cottages now have, the roofing material was a wood shingle.  Many homeowners wanted to reroof with this same wood shingle.  This all changed with the encroachment of the Brins Mesa Fire.  These shingles have been found to aid in hastening fires.  Most insurance companies will not even insure properties with this type of shingle. Every cottage has replaced the roof with a fire-retardant composite shingle. On the left is the composite fire-retardant roof shingle that has replaced the wood shingles throughout the Cottages At Coffeepot.

The Cottages At Coffeepot had to be evacuated when it was thought that the Brins Mesa fire was changing direction towards the cottages.  Fortunately, the fire did not encroach any homes in Soldiers Pass.

10 Safety Tips To Mitigate Wildfire Risk

Cottages At Coffeepot Firewire Certification

 

5 Action Items To Improve Your Home’s Survivability

  • Remove leaves, pine needles, and other flammable material from the roof, gutters, and on and under the deck to help prevent embers from igniting your home.
  • Screen areas below decks and porches with 1/8″ wire mesh to help prevent material from accumulating underneath.
  • Cover exterior attic and soffit vents with 1/8″ wire mesh to help prevent sparks from entering your home.
  • Enclose eaves to help prevent ember entry.
  • Inspect shingles or roof tiles. Replace missing shingles or tiles.  Cover ends of tiles with bird stops or cement to help prevent ember penetration during a wildfire.

5 Tips For Landscaping Around Your Home

  • Remove dead vegetation and other flammable materials, especially within 5 feet of your home.
  • Keep your lawn hydrated and maintained.  If it is brown, cut it down to help reduce fire intensity.
  • Prune tree limbs so the lowest branches are 6 to 10 feet above the ground to help reduce the chance of fire getting into the crowns of the trees.
  • Move construction material, trash, and woodpiles at least 30 feet away from the home and other outbuildings.
  • Dispose of branches, weeds, leaves, pine needles, and grass clippings that you have cut to reduce fuel for a fire.

 

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