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See How Monsoon 2018 has affected Sedona In July with Phoenix Comparison

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The Sedona Monsoon

How has the monsoon affected the Sedona Weather in July?

Sedona Monsoon

The thunderstorms that strengthen during the day, give us a chance to shoot some dramatic photos while these clouds build, sometimes to 50,000 feet into the atmosphere.  This cloud was building with a very rare triple lenticular cloud at the upper left of the image. I pulled over to snap a photo and it had already fizzled out. But you can see the energy in this system is presenting an ominous front.

July 2018 Sedona Weather Summary

Sedona Monsoon July 2018

In Sedona, the monsoon kicked in on July 6th. The rain totals are more than adequate for healthy plant and tree growth mainly because it is more spread out and dropping in smaller amounts. There were some days that the temps in the afternoon dropped to 66º because of the cool rain. This caused cooler nights and milder temps the following days. There were two less days over 90º then there were in June, probably due to the increased cooler rain. There was a heat spell of 5 days near the end of July that was broken from the rain and cloud cover.

Sedona LIghtning

Comparing Sedona to Phoenix Area Weather for July

Please remember that Sedona Arizona is about 2 hours north of Phoenix. The monsoon energy in these thunderstorms generally is not as strong as found in storms in Prescott, Flagstaff, and the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix metro area).

The weather station used to get the stats below is in Tempe Arizona (KAZTEMP84). It is located very close to Tempe Town Lake and Arizona State University which is not too far from the airport (PHX).  Because it is located close to a water source, the temps may be a little cooler than Phoenix Metro. Right now, (8:40a) there are stations reporting 95º and this station is reporting 90º. In Sedona, the temp is currently 76º.  This is why we can open our windows at night and in the mornings. The hottest day recorded in Sedona was 112.7º in June of 2016.

July 2018 Weather stats for Tempe AZ (near Phoenix)

High: 116

Low: 76º

Average 95º

Rain: .76 of an inch – (only 4 days had rain)

HIGH TEMPS

The lowest daily HIGH temp was 95º

Number of Days ≥ 100º = 26

Number of Days ≥ 105º = 17

Number of Days ≥ 110º =  5

Number of Days ≥ 115º =  2

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LOWEST Temps of the Day

Number of Days ≥ 85º = 17

Number of Days ≥ 90º =  6

Number of Days ≥ 95º =  0

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In all fairness, you won’t find much better weather from November through February.  Southern Florida, Palm Springs California would compare to southern Arizona for winter weather.

If you are looking to stay away from extremes in weather during the winter and summer months, Sedona has a temperate climate that has only a few weeks of either cool or warm weather. Humidity is about right overall. The averages are in the zone that is comfortable. 40% to 60%.  In July, during monsoon, the humidity averaged 57%.


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2018 Second Quarter ~ Cottages At Coffeepot – Uncommon Homes In An Uncommon Setting

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September 2017 Coffeepot Cottages

The Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique Gated Community 


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Luxury Townhouses

Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting!

2018 2nd Quarter Cottages


2018 Second Quarter Cottages At Coffeepot

Summary

2018 Second Quarter Cottages At Coffeepot Market Conditions– This is the most activity I have seen in this small community for many years (10 sold in 2016-17-18) so far. There are two listings on market currently.

A Unique Gated Community

Each of these town homes are very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is different. Courtyards and garden areas vary as well.  Many of the luxury town homes have been updated to varying degrees which makes pricing price per square foot a challenge. It takes an experience REALTOR® who knows the Cottages very well to position these luxury town homes.  In the same spirit, a Cottage experienced real estate agent can help buyers when it comes to negotiations with the seller. I have owned a Cottage since 2003 and have 15 + years of history with this community. I can help buyers and sellers get the best value for these special town houses.


 2018 Second Quarter ~ Cottages At Coffeepot Market Update 

See Complete Detail – Luxury Town Homes For Sale 

2018 Second Quarter Cottages At Coffeepot active listings

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

 


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

 

2018 2nd Quarter Cottages at Coffeepot

Looking For That Lock and Go Sedona Lifestyle? 

The Cottages At Coffeepot West Sedona is a gated community for those who want a lock and go lifestyle. The community has a full-time grounds keeper who maintains the front landscaping of each home.  There is only one way in and one way out and it has a security gate to maintain your privacy and safety.  The Cottages are very safe.  Because the Cottages 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. Though there are neighbors on either side of each town home, privacy is maintained very well. You have to see it to believe it!

Designed For Low Maintenance and Relaxation

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

Heated Pool May Through October 

One of the unique features that residents enjoy at the Cottages is a heated swimming pool that is available from May through October.  The pool area sits higher than most of the luxury town homes and has a great view of the surrounding red rocks.  (See video above)

Coffeepot Rock

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.

Luxury Amenities

Besides the pool, you can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis courts located right below the pool area.  If you decide you want some fresh air and a nature walk, there are trails by Coffeepot that lead to Boynton Canyon to the west and Jordan Park to the east.  The Seven Pools and Devil’s Kitchen are a ten-15 minute walk right outside of the community.  There are Jeep trails also that you can take to get to those features. Just make sure you have the required permit and a narrow rock climbing vehicle to get you back there!

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Gated Community

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

Green Grass

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

2018 Second Quarter Cottages at CoffeepotThe picture to the right is looking down from Teacup Trail which hugs Coffeepot Rock. As mentioned before, there are 34 units.  Two of these units sit on two lots. Most of these luxury town homes are two and three units to a building. Each unit has some sort of courtyard in the front and a backyard garden area.

Many Properties Border Forest

Half of the community borders the forest. Many units have built in BBQs and all have a slab patio front and back.  Those units that sit on the east side of the street have a view of Coffeepot Rock from the front of the town house. All in all, each luxury town home is unique and special.

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

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

The Cottages – Affordable Alternative In Soldier’s Pass

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

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Just 4 Minutes Away….

 

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

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

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

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

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

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 Now is the time to sell!

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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 picture of what your home or town house will sell for.  This is what I do for a living.

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

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

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

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

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Click here for large image – Soldiers Pass highlights in West Sedona

2018 2nd Quarter Cottages At Coffeepot - Soldiers Pass West Sedona

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As the video (above) shows, the Cottages At Coffeepot border forest and red rocks. The pool and tennis courts are right below Coffeepot Rock.

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Red Sky At Morning….

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Another Gorgeous Sedona Sunrise

“Red Sky At Morning”

Sedona Monsoon Sunrise

The saying goes…..

“Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.”

Sedona-Weather.com

 

Red Sky At Morning – As I was going to bed last night, there were flashes of lighting and the distant and muffled sound of thunder. The pitter-patter of the rain started off slowly and then the heavens opened up creating a quarter of an inch of rain in 10 minutes. Then it stopped suddenly!

Sedona July Weather Summary – Cottages At Coffeepot

So far this month, our Sedona weather station, which is at the end of Soldiers Pass, has had 2.81 inches of rain. Considering we have had only 1.25 inches of rain from March 1st to June 30th, we are welcoming this rain with open arms!

The high for the month was 106.3º on July 5th, before the monsoon kicked in. From July 6th to the 18th, we have had rain every day. There have been only 4 days at 100º or more and 4 days in the low to mid 80ºs. The low temp for the month was 55º and the average so far is 78º.

The average humidity has been 60%. I personally most comfortable around 40%. With low temps and low humidity at night, we can open windows and keep them open until 10 am on average.

If you have never seen the monsoon, it is in full swing right now. Mid-July through Mid-August is peak time. This time of year thunderhead cells just pop up and they are unpredictable.  These events are so amazing, that sometimes we just put our chairs out and watch the weather develop!

Yesterday….

Monsoon-tornado like cloud forming

This tornado like cloud had a very slight rotation but as I took the image, it started to break up at the bottom. Tornados are extremely rare and the only documented one was in the high country near Flagstaff. The closest thing we have to this is a dust devil event in desert areas with high heat.


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

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

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A Pictorial of Sedona Local Heritage & Majesty on America’s Birthday

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Sedona Heritage Museum

Happy Independence Day!

Heritage Museum

I hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing Independence day. Be safe out there. If you plan to imbibe in spirits, have a designated person for boating, driving or shooting off fireworks. Celebrate and enjoy our country’s birthday!


A Quote From The Declaration of Independence 

July 4th, 1776

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – The Signatories

My God!

How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of,
and which no other people on earth enjoy!Thomas Jefferson

   Our Sedona Majesty and Heritage

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Sedona Heritage

V-Bar-V Ranch on the Summer Solstice Off the I-17 at the Sedona exit – turn right

Sedona Heritage

Meditation – Outside Uptown Sedona on Schnebly Road

Sedona Heritage

Snoopy Rock and Woodstock – Above Uptown Sedona

Sedona Heritage

Soldiers Pass – From West Sedona AZ 86336

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(Very Top and above) Featured Image Sedona Heritage Museum

“Caretakers of Sedona’s History”

Sedona Heritage

Sedona Heritage Museum Entrance

Below – Cedar Glade Cemetery in West Sedona

Sedona Pioneer CemeteryCooks Cedar Glen Cemetery

Sedona Heritage

Sedona Schnebly grave marker

A Sedona Pioneer and Our Town’s Namesake

A partial paragraph and opening words from **Images of America – Sedona

taken from Chapter One,”First Families”.

“A century before the word “diversity” meant what it does today, the future town of Sedona was an amalgam of heritages and customs. Jim Thompson was Irish, Henry Schuerman German, and Juan Armijo and Manuel Chavez Hispanic. What they shared were the qualities of independence, courage, and strength.”

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I so enjoy the history of our Sedona community from over a millennial to our current time, continuing to relish and learn about our heritage and the historical inhabitants of Sedona and the Verde Valley. I feel that first sentence above sums it up best for me about our local heritage and the heritage of our country.

Happy Birthday America!

**”Images of America- Sedona” written by Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, Janeen Trevillyan, and the Sedona Historical Society- 


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As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 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. 

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4th of July BBQ

Have Lots of BBQs and Enjoy Family and Friends This Summer!

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A 2018 Summary of Sedona Weather Moving Into Summer

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Sedona Weather Update June 2018

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker & Rick’s World Sedona 

Updated Sedona Weather for June 2018 Temperature Chart Below
Sedona Weather June 2018

Precipitation Chart Below

Sedona Weather June 2018

Recap of Sedona Weather – January Thru Jun 2018

In the chart above, you can see there are no days, so far this year below 40º for a high. Even with 3.75 inches of snow, which melted quickly, most locals were able to get by with sweaters and maybe gloves and/or hat in the early morning. We did not see any temps at 100º until June. June is generally our warmest month because monsoon conditions do not develop until July keeping temperatures down in July and August.  This is evident on the 2017 chart below. There were only 8 days of 100º+ temps in July and 0 days in August! The low temperature does move higher in July causing the mean temperature to rise slightly, but the high temperature averages usually remain lower than June.

Why Does Humidity Make Us Feel Uncomfortable?

Sedona Weather June 2018

While most of the country is in a heat spell, the weather in Sedona Arizona is about normal for this time of year. One big difference in all of Arizona is the lack of humidity.  The human body cools when perspiration escapes the millions of pores in our skin and it evaporates causing the skin to cool (evaporative cooling). However, humidity forces the perspiration process to slow down or work harder. With all the surrounding moist air, the skin cannot cool causing an uncomfortable situation.

Humidity makes warm weather feel warmer and cold weather feel colder. Very low humidity can also be an issue for some. It may cause cracked skin and nose bleeds. Evaporative cooling speeds up in these conditions, and may cause dehydration very quickly. Drink plenty of water in dry conditions. Know the limits of your exercise and exertion, especially when outside. We can adapt well in relative humidity between 30% and 70%. Ideal conditions have a humidity level of between 50% and 60%. The average humidity in Sedona is 47.5%

As We Move Into Our Sedona Summer 

We have had a mild winter and lovely spring. It was a little cooler in March but April was a little warmer than last year and the leaves on the trees seemed to take a little longer to unfold. May was just a little warmer with less rain.

Sedona Weather for June 2018 – Rain Recap

We are off by about 12 inches from last year. Now that we are officially in summer and monsoon, we should see a lot more rain.

Visit –  “MONSOON! ~ What is it? ~ How Does It Affect Sedona and Arizona?” 

What Stands Out…

The Sedona weather up through June 2018, has had 13 days with less rain and 159 days of sunshine. It only makes sense that with less rain comes more days of sunshine. We are on a path to get well over 300 days of sunshine here in Sedona. This is 9 days ahead of last year’s pace. Last year we recorded 300 days of sunshine.  Three hundred days of sunshine is fabulous but we still need the rain and I hope monsoon will provide it for Sedona and the rest of Arizona.

Overall – Sedona is a wonderful place to live every season of the year. You get seasons but they are bearable compared to other parts of the country. So, if you are in need of thawing out, Sedona might be an option for you!

Visit – “Sedona Weather – A Climate Sedona Homeowners & Visitors Enjoy Year Round!”

 

Here are the 2017 Category Summary by Month and totals.

2017 Sedona Weather Summary by Category

The Pool at the Cottages At Coffeepot – A Luxury Townhome Community

Sedona weather June 2018 cottages at coffeepot

Outdoor Activities Thrive All Year Long In Sedona – Above…Cottages At Coffeepot

Many locations in Sedona Arizona (and Arizona in general) have outdoor pools where you can enjoy swimming during the winter months. Outdoor activities including hiking, tennis and biking are year round favorites right here in Sedona!

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Solutions For Buyers

As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 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. 

Contact Sheri Sperry

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Relative Humidity researched on wikipedia

More Sedona weather Information is provided at Sedona-Weather.com

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Does Sedona AZ Allow Fireworks? See Fun Things To Do On Independence Day!

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4th of July Events

Sedona & Surrounding Cities in Arizona

Courtesy of

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American Flag Sedona 4th of July Sheri Sperry

 

FAQ – Fireworks?

FIREWORKS! Many locals and visitors alike want to know what is going on 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 to far into the weeds on this, the AZ Legislature passed a bill to allow ground consumer fireworks. It took affect 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 – FREE

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. Every once and awhile, look up and take in the views of the red rocks. Plenty to see from this location.

There will be food for sale and outside the pool gate, fun water games and toys meant to beat the heat.

Firecracker Express at Verde Canyon Railroad – 300 N Broadway Clarkdale Railroad

Admission $44.95-$89.95 –  7a to 5p – Call 877-674-3835 for reservations

Verde Canyon Railroad

Start off with an old-fashioned morning parade in the historic small town of Clarkdale. Enjoy children’s parade and other fun activities. After that have an All-American BBQ lunch prior to the train departure at 1:00p.  Then take a scenic train ride along the Verde River 1p to 5p. You will get to see America’s national bird nesting area. Hopefully, you will catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures.

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

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

Cottonwood FireworksIf you really need to see a fireworks show. This will be a fun event. It is about 30 minute drive from Sedona but there are a lot of great activities for the kids to do!

FREE Hotdogs and Hamburgers supplied by Fry foods and prepared by the Knights of Columbus starts at 4p and goes until 6p. Soda, Glow items and more can be purchased at CYAC Booth.  Inflatable rides – wrist bands $10 or indiviual ride tickets $1. VFW Color Guard with a patriotic salute to Veterans. Don’t forget the watermelon eating contest!

This event would not be possible without the generous support of Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Friy’s food & Drug, Nice Jons, Tayor Wate, Mineral Research, Jennifer Griffen State Farm, Clarkdale.Verde Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Verde Valley Fair Assoc. .

 

Jerome –

Community members will be assembling at the Firehouse around 9:30a with a parade around town starting at 10a, Featuring classic cars etc. and Jerome Ukulele Orchestra.

Camp Verde – 

Cliff Castle Casino will host it’s own Independence Day with food, fireworks and activities starting at 4p. Fireworks if weather permits, start at 9:15p.

 

Beaver Creek –

Parade leaves Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9a. Festivites and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by Sycamore Park Call Carol Keeton of Kiwanis Club, at 928-606-4050 for more info on entertainment and activities.

 


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!

Happy Fourth of July!


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

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

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry

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8 Ways to Celebrate Independence in Your Home Enjoying the Sedona-Lifestlye.com

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9 Ways to Celebrate Independence in Your New Home

Our Independence Day is Wednesday, July 4th.  Sedona will be enjoying numerous activities. There will be the Wet Fest from 12 noon to 4 PM. Spend your day with us and still have time to drive to your favorite fireworks show at night.  There will be lunch and music, swimming and a waterslide surrounded by the red rocks.  The pool opens at noon for a free recreation swim. Food is not included, but there will be vendors right outside the pool gate. Parking is available in West Sedona School parking lots.

Address: 570 Posse Ground Rd – Sedona Community Pool Sedona, AZ 86336.  Need more information, call the Sedona Visitor Center 331 Forest Rd, Sedona AZ 86336 – (800) 288-7336 or (928) 282-7722.

If you recently purchased your new home, there’s probably a holiday just around the corner giving you the perfect opportunity to host a party in your new digs. With Independence Day coming up, here are some ideas for celebrating your independence from landlords and rent, while showcasing your new place.

There’s no better way to celebrate the nation’s independence than hanging a flag. Take care to follow the correct instructions for displaying the flat. You can find complete instructions for hanging the flag here. If you plan to install a flagpole, contact your neighborhood association or community clerk’s office so that you follow any regulations, rules, or ordinances regarding pole location, height, and other considerations.

  • Combine colored flowers
    Fill your planters and container gardens with mixtures of red, white, and blue flowers. Create a mixture of blue ageratum or lobelia, white alyssum, petunias or heliotrope and red salvia, geraniums or snapdragons.
  • Door decorations
    Create a wreath of miniature flags to grace your entryway. Hang bunting or create a bow of red and white striped or blue-starred fabric and add colorful wooden start, flower picks, or garlands.
  • Centerpieces
    Set up picnic or card tables on the patio and cover them with patriotic colors. Make a centerpiece of a small red or white painted bucket filled with blue floral stones and small flags, sparklers (if allowed in your location), and pinwheels.Alternatively, if your party extends into the evening, place lanterns with red, white, and blue candles on each table. You can hang lanterns from planter poles or on chains from trees too. If mosquitos are a problem in your area, use citronella candles in patriotic holders to keep the pests away from your visitors and provide a pleasant scent and candlelight ambience.
  • Slake your thirst
    If you’re ambitious, create red, white, and blue-layered drinks for the kids and try these patriotic cocktails for your more mature guests. Create frozen treats or sorbet from pureed strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, or put guests to work churning old-fashioned ice cream.
  • Stay cool
    Make sure to provide shade for your guests. If you don’t have a covered porch, set up umbrellas or a gazebo, and give everyone a celebratory hand fan to keep cool.For the kids, consider setting up a mister. Children love to play in them and parents don’t need to worry about accidental drowning. In addition, a mister can cool the surrounding temperature by several degrees.
  • Yard games
    What’s a patriotic celebration without a little friendly competition? Yard games such as lawn darts, horseshoes, croquet, corn hole, bocce, and badminton are easy to set up and fun for all ages.
  • Simplify your menu
    Sometimes we forget that the cook wants to celebrate too. So simplify your menu to items you can make ahead, serve finger foods, or pre-smoke the ribs and them throw them on the barbecue for a quick reheat just before serving time. Cupcakes in ice cream cones, layered Jell-O, fruit skewers, or individual strawberry-blueberry trifle make dessert time easy.
  • Set tour schedules
    Your guests are going to want to see your new home. Remember that you cannot keep an eye on the grill and give a tour at the same time. So, set specific tour times when you can easily leave the yard and inform your guests that you’ll happily show them around at those times. Remember to provide towels or doormats if your guests might be wet (from playing games or keeping cool), keep your tour quick, and move everyone back outside when you’re ready to move to the other activities.

If you have just recently decided to make that new home purchase, I can help you get into your new home to celebrate the next big holiday, so give me a call today at (928) 274-7355 or Contact me here.

Happy 4th of July!

Sheri Sperry – Sedona REALTOR® – MCNE©

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona

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

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Sedona Traffic Congestion – A New Era of “Sustainable Tourism”

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Sedona Traffic Congestion

A New Era of Sustainable Tourism

The Delicate Balance

Sedona is an economy sustained by tourism. The hospitality industry is considered the largest contributor to the Sedona economy. It is a major source of income not only to Sedona but the the entire Verde Valley.  With 3 million to 5 million visitors a year visiting Sedona, and a local population of 10,255 (estimated), there needs to be a delicate balance.  Visitors and locals need to co-exist.

Who Is the City Government Working For?

Our city government handles many complaints every week from residents who travel our local streets. The mayor picks up some of these calls and may hear from an angry resident about the traffic issues.Some of these calls are considered “rants”. However, many residents feel that the mayor and others are putting tourism over the local residents needs. Sedona residents and others who live locally in the Verde Valley, feel that the delicate balance has shifted toward the tourist.

Tourism subsidizes our City services to the tune of $2,630 per household, according to the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.  Without tourism, each of the roughly 5,125 households would have to come up with that money to pay for basic services. This is why we must consider the delicate balance between the residents and visitors.

An Example of the Delicate Balance Shift to Tourism

I get it, 66% of the sales tax revenue comes from tourism. Here is an example of this shift.  There is a goal to get more mountain bikers to visit the area, many of the hiking trails have been cultivated to be mountain bike friendly. It is hard to enjoy a nice hike when mountain bikes are whizzing by you, telling you to “move over”! Also the mountain bike yearly festival is the same time period as the Sedona International Film Festival.  Seems to me, that there are 52 weeks in a year. Do we really need two very different “Festivals” in the same week?

A Resident’s Point of View

As a resident of West Sedona, I have talked with many locals and clients about the situation.  Sedona has some beautiful hiking trails. You can find these trails everywhere. Many of these trails are located within residential areas. With the increase in tourism three fold in the past 10 years, (Arizona Daily Sun – May 7) many of the trailheads cannot sustain the traffic and parking in and near these trailheads.  Most of the trailheads are either in neighborhoods or a short walk from a neighborhood.  Cars are parking on the shoulder of neighborhood arteries. The cars are parked partly in the street and erode the shoulder. This is also causing a major safety hazard. Soldiers Pass and Dry Creek Road are two areas that this is most noticeable. Some cars are parking up to ½ mile or more from the trailheads. Hikers and mountain bikers are walking and riding in the middle of the street creating another hazard on these heavily congested residential arteries and neighborhoods.

Traffic Is A Matter of Perspective

While working as a Sedona REALTOR®, I have found some clients say that there is way to much traffic and they have decided to buy elsewhere. I have owned a home in Sedona since 2003. I have seen a lot of changes over that time. In my opinion, If we are not changing we are stagnating. However, if you have only lived in a small town atmosphere, it might be hard to convince you that the Sedona traffic issues are not that bad. Those of us who come from highly urban areas know that traffic can be a real nightmare. In Chicago, I can remember driving one exit on the expressway that took ½ hour.  In the Los Angeles/Orange County metropolitan area, you could easily add one to two hours extra to your commute depending on time of day and where you were traveling (maybe even more)!

Pinch Points

The traffic congestion I showed in the two images added 5 to 15 extra minutes. On a holiday, you might see a 30 to 40 minute increase in traffic if you are coming from the far end of the Big Park area.  Rarely, does the traffic exceed a 10 -15 minute adjustment if you are coming from the Chapel area. Just like the beach areas in summer, locals learn what is the time to travel with the least amount of traffic. When possible, we schedule tasks and appointments in non-peak hours. Locals know the pinch points and how to avoid them. I should also say that the city understands where the pinch points are as well. Solutions are already in the pipeline to minimize high traffic pinch points.

Can Sedona Survive Without the Hospitality Industry? 

Our visitors add over $11 million in local tax dollars and they generate over 66% of the sales tax revenue. There are 10,000 jobs that are support our tourism at over $200 million in wages. The Top 5 employers are:

  • Enchantment Resort
  • Diamond Resorts – Los Abrigados, Bell Rock Inn, The Ridge, and The Summit among others.
  • L’Auberge, Orchard’s Inn, and 89Agave
  • Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa
  • Pink Jeep Tours

State Route 179 constructionThis is just a fraction of the number of businesses that help support and sustain Sedona’s Tourism economy. Can we live without tourism? I think not!

 How Did Sedona Get Here?

I look back at the Great Recession and remember what it was like to watch local establishments go out of business. Some of that was also fueled by the necessary improvement in the state highway SR179. The combination of the road improvements and Great Recession hurt local business.

Many Say The Chamber Is Doing Too Good A Job!

Our Chamber of Commerce is led by an outstanding team, some frustrated residents might say they are “too good”.  There is more to Sedona’s tourism improvement than just the Chamber of Commerce. A better economy and targeted marketing from the Chamber along with national media attention during  National Championship sporting events and the Super Bowl as well as increased Cactus League spring baseball training and social media “sharing” contribute to the continuing improvement and draw of tourists.

 

Sedona Chamber of Commerce Versus the “Delicate Balance”? 

 

Sedona Chamber of CommerceWhat to do? Many visitors and residents alike come to Sedona to get away from the traffic and congestion of their own areas. They want to escape and relax, enjoy the outdoors, and all that Sedona offers. However, if things keep becoming more congested without any improvement or solutions, we may see these much needed tourist dollars go to other areas. We need to fix the traffic pinch points and do our best to even out the tourism spikes, so we can get back to that delicate balance.

The Red Rock News in an article about the pavilion in Barbara Antonsen Park, Jennifer Wesselhoff said “that often, Sedona is a bit of a ‘confused community'”. She may be right on point. Here is her quote with more below. We want a vibrant economy but we don’t want noise,” she said. “We want tourism dollars but we don’t want tourists. We want events but we don’t want too much traffic. We want to be a city animated by the arts but we don’t want music at night. We’re a little confused as to what we want to be when we grow up.

A Message from the Chamber CEO

The Sedona Chamber of Commerce headed by Jennifer Wesselhoff, President/CEO, published a “Message from the CEO” outlining the traffic challenges and start of solutions for the “Destination Plan”.  Here is a small part of her letter…

I’m excited because starting at the City Council meeting starting at 4:30 p.m., we start managing tourism in a new way – focusing on preserving Sedona’s quality of life and lessening tourism’s impact by managing the visitor experience.
It will take a community consensus to fix challenges like traffic congestion, but I believe the Chamber can take some immediate actions: 
  • We are asking Council route a planned $268,900 increase in the tourism budget to transportation improvements instead.
  • I will present plans to reinvest 23% of our tourism budget in Sedona.
  • I’ll explain that we will not market Sedona inside Arizona this summer, aiming to help alleviate traffic, at least a bit.
  • We will mention the Sustainable Tourism Plan we are preparing in partnership with the City of Sedona and ASU, due this fall. The Plan will include exciting new ideas in transportation alternatives, visitor education and community stewardship.
We have a lot to talk about in balancing preservation and a tourism-based economy, and it is time to get the conversation going.

 

According to the Chamber website, the Sedona Sustainable tourism Plan is due in October 2018. Jennifer Wesselhoff stated that she is “confident it will help us work together to balance the three legs of the Sedona experience.”

These three legs include, Environmental, Traffic and Housing as well as Economic considerations. You can find out more about the “Sustainable Tourism Plan” at this link.

Some of the information I am sharing was researched from Quarterly Report to City of Sedona, March 2018 and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce

 

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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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This article was featured on ActiveRain – The largest and most active professional social network in the real estate industry….

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 a 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 on my 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.

So Far In 2018…

We started 2018 with 3.73 inches of rainfall in the first two months, but our rainfall is only 4.84 through May.  Since 2010, our backyard weather station has recorded an average of 5.8 inches of rain in July and August combined, so we are looking forward to monsoon.

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 thru September. In 2013, there was 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 effected 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 no where 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

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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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Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

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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 to provide 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 Residential Brokerage Sedona,  understands the quality 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 support of it’s 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 and discussion activity to refine and shape added competencies.
    • The specialist training and certification also provides 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, as well as other information that is 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 interesting and dynamic speaker I have been around. He would interject “Kofi-isms” throughout the luxury home market training.  With all his accomplishments, of which there are many, he did not concentrate on himself. Instead, he presented the material in such and interesting and energetic style that I was completely 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 Director of the Compass Sports and Entertainment Division. 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. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders but an injury kept him from plying professional football.

His luxury real estate niche is sports and entertainment. Some of his distinguished clientele have included Michael Jordon, Derek Fisher, Iggy Azalea, and Kevin Durant. His team “The Nartey Group” and 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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Mighty Cactus Flower Blooming at the Cottages At Coffeepot

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Mighty Cactus Flower In Bloom – Sedona Style!

Cactus Flower at Cottages At Coffeepot

Gerard De Nerval – French Novelist (1808-1855)

Cactus flower – Notice the two flowers still folded up right above the blossoming flower.


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I will provide marketing that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.

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

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

We ask the question. “What type of marketing will attract the right buyers for your property? ”

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

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

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

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West Fork Trail ~ Oak Creek Canyon ~ Sedona Arizona

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 West Fork Train Oak Creek Canyon

West Fork Trail located in Oak Creek Canyon is approximately 9.5 miles north of Sedona, Arizona. West Fork Trail is located off the scenic highway of SR 89A which leads up to Flagstaff. The two busiest times of the year are the spring and fall seasons….especially fall. The parking lot fills up early and there is a charge to park there. Make sure you bring your camera because the scenery is fabulous. The trail meanders back and forth over Oak Creek tributary creating many scenic pictures. Make sure you bring your camera!

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Map To West Fork Trail out of Sedona AZ

Oak Creek Canyon Homes

There are a diverse range of homes in Oak Creek Canyon some are reminiscent of rustic mountain cabins. There are mobile homes and cottages. Of course you will find Luxury estates as well. Some of these homes sit right on Oak Creek and others are hilltop view homes.

Currently (June 1) there are eight homes in Oak Creek Canyon for sale ranging from $1,685,000 to $230,000. See results in the link below.

 

Find Oak Creek Canyon Homes For Sale


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Sedona & Verde Valley events,happenings  and Sedona-Lifestyle,are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market.  You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  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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May 2018 Sedona 86336 Condo and Townhouse Market Report and Property For Sale

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Condos & Townhouses For-Sale
Sedona Arizona 86336
May Sedona 2018 ~ Condo Market Conditions & Analysis

Sedona condos & townhouses for sale

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Condos & Townhouses For-Sale

Report 05/11/18

May Sedona 2018 Condo Market Report

As you research the May Sedona 2018 condo & townhouses for sale and market report, you will notice that these condos and townhouses are substantially more affordable than the single family homes located in West Sedona. Other than the million dollar town homes located in Seven Canyons, most condos are more reasonably priced and will make a great second or vacation home.

Sedona Information

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


Supply and Demand

May Sedona 2018 Condo & Townhouse Market Report

Sedona May Condo 86336 market conditions

 

The May 2018 Sedona Condo and Townhouse Market Report and property for sale is showing skewed results due to the addition of luxury town homes at the Seven Canyons Resort. The town houses are starting at $1.1 million called “The Enclave“.

 

 


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


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Select this link (below) to search for Condos and Townhouses For Sale in Sedona AZ 86336

There are 15 Sedona Condos and Townhouses for sale in Zip 86336

 


 Supply and Demand Charts – Sedona 86336 


Closed Stats for January through May

May 2018 Sedona Condo 86336 market conditions

May 2018 Sedona Condo


Inventory

inventory – The inventory was low for the entire 2017 selling season. As you can see the inventory is trending up in 2018.  There are 15 active market condos available through all subdivisions and neighborhoods in Sedona proper (86336 zip code). The inventory is trending higher partially because of all the new townhouse inventory that has hit the market in the recent months. This inventory surplus hit the very top of the market at $1.1 million and higher. Overall inventory may not weaken the seller’s advantage. These are still low numbers and does not indicated a tremendous surge in available condos. 

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Months Supply of Homes for Sale – At the end of April 2018 – the supply of condos is at 3.7 months. – This indicates a seller’s market.

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Median Cumulative Days on Market (DoM) – There were 76 Days on Market at the end of April 2018.  It should be noted that the last time the DoM was under 76 was March of 2015.

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Median Percent of Last List Price – At the end of April, the Sold (Closed) Price was 98.3% of the list price. The last time 98.3% was at that level was August of 2006, almost 12 years ago! This in-dice bottomed out September 2010. Very strong indicator for a seller’s market. 

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Buyer or Seller Market  (MAI)

The Market Action Index is still showing a seller’s advantage at 32.5. However, there are some condos that have been on the market for many months and those sellers might be willing to make a deal.   Basically, buyers should take note of this.  Also, Days on Market (DoM) are also dropping rapidly every month. Buyers should be ready to purchase or they may lose out on the sale. The “Push Pull” point for supply and demand is an MAI of 30. Above 30 is a seller’s market. But there is approximately 3.6 months supply which does not work in the buyer’s favor. This is the lowest number of months available since April 2006.

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Bottom Line

The Sedona 86336 market is steady right now.  The DOM has trended lower, and the inventory is moving higher. Many buyers are looking for the convenience of lock and go residences that are maintained by associations (HOA). However, seasonal shifts such as a softer summer selling season may have some affect on the market. Right now the indicators are very strong and it remains to be seen how much of an affect a seasonal shift might have.

Sellers should consider placing their condos or townhouses on the market based on the current indicators. 


SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

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

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

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

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

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

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

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

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

 


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

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May 2018 – Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – Homes for Sale and Market Conditions

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

Sedona Arizona 86351

May 2018 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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May 2018 Big Park VOC April Market Report Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

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Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For-Sale

Report 05/07/18
Big Park (VOC) Market Report

 

May 2018 Big Park

May 2018 Market Report ~ Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – HOMES FOR SALE and MARKET ANALYSIS  – First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

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

These VOC Market Reports will highlight 86351

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


VOC/Big Park – Golf – Golf – Golf!

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 6 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351  (-2)

February 2018 Market Homes for Sale in Village of Oak Creek VOC

 

May 2018 Big Park VOC – When it comes to Big Park/Village of Oak Creek real estate & Golf Resort homes for sale, you only need to go to the Village of Oak Creek (VOC) to fulfill your dream. Homes are sprinkled around the 45 holes on two golf resorts and one executive golf course.  For those who enjoy this sport, there is a home for you either close to or on a golf course.  But for those who like the serene atmosphere and beauty of a home straddling one of the beautiful and well manicured fairways this may be right for you as well!


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


Characteristics By Quartile

 

May’18 – Big Park / VOC Sedona AZ 86351 Homes For-Sale



SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK

 

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

 

There are 13 VOC homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – (+7)

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$575,000 to $999,999 returned 19 VOC homes for sale – (-8)

$400,000 to $574,999 returned 27 VOC homes for sale – (+2)

$399,000 and under returned 18 VOC homes for sale – (+2)

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

Supply and Demand – (VOC) Sedona 86351

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price in May 2018 for Big Park/VOC has decreased from $589,500 in February to $567,000. The second quartile is the only quartile that has shown a decrease in median price. 

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Inventory

Inventory has increased. It has finally improved slightly in our spring selling season. 

 

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Days On Market (DoM)

Days on Market (DoM) – The properties in VOC – Big Park and Pine Valley have been on the market for an average of 106 DoM. Approximately 59 days have been cut because of low inventory. Overall there is around a 3.5 month supply of homes on market. This is a drop of around 2 months over all indicating a strong seller’s market. The top bracket was at 10.3 months supply near the end of winter. Now, the top bracket is at only 5.4 months supple. That is a huge decrease. The overall market is in a strong seller range. About 6.5 to 7.5 months supply of homes is the break for buyer vs. seller advantage.

 

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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI has been above 30 for all brackets the last 8 months. Currently all four brackets are in the seller zone and rising.  However, This is where the Days on Market come into play for buyers. A home that has been on market for 190 days may allow for some negotiation.  There is such low inventory in the 86336 zip. Chapel area, Uptown and West Sedona that buyers are moving into the VOC area to purchase a home.  It is much harder for a buyer to take a strong negotiating stand because other buyers may be in play. 

 

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Bottom Line

Overall the real estate market for Village of Oak Creek continues to have very low inventory. Key in on how long a home has been sitting on the market. The reason some homes are stale is because the seller is not willing to drop the price of the home. Keep that in mind when negotiating. 


Millionaires’Row VOC Big Park May Market Millionaires Row VOC Big Park

Luxury Market

As of 05/07/18

One note: The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has increased from $840,000 and is now at $943,000 for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved higher from $1,795,000 in February to $1,995,000 in May. This is a $200,000 increase – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.


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To learn more about these market reports please visit SedonaMarketReports.com on my website or click on the MAP below for a quick look of each market. You can sign up for a weekly update right on the map by clicking the map marker

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

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

 





When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

 After decades of buying and owning multiple single family homes and town homes,  and as an experienced real estate professional, I have a unique perspective to help clients.  In today’s seller’s market, buyers can’t do it without help from a professional. The REALTOR® has the experience and understands what needs to be done to help secure a home for the buyer at the best price and conditions. This report is a quick look to give a snapshot of the market. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will provide a thorough analysis of any property to make sure the market value is at the proper price point. My ability to market property is unsurpassed. See my extensive portfolio here.      

If you have questions about Sedona market conditions or other information on the Sedona real estate market, please contact me at 928.274.7355 .5 .
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ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

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

 

I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


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

Sedona homes for sale

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

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Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale – May Market Conditions – 2018

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How’s The Market Doing?

Homes For-Sale
Sedona Arizona 86336
May 2018 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

Sedona May Market Red Rock Chapel Views from Indian Cliffs

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

Report 05/08/18

Sedona May Market Report

 

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

Sedona Information

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


Characteristics By Quartile

 

May ’18 – Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale

 


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

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


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN SEDONA AZ


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

 

There are 53 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over  (+1)

$700,000 to $999,999 returned 28 Sedona homes for sale –  (-11)

$495,000 to $699,999 returned 25 Sedona homes for sale – (+1)

$494,999 and under returned 18 Sedona homes for sale  (-12)


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 


Median Price

Currently the Median Price is at $922,500. At the end of February, it was $870,000. There is 1 more home added to the homes priced over $1,000,000. The top 2 quartiles are in the 7 figure range. All the quartiles have increased dramatically from winter. 

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Inventory

The Inventory has stabilized. There is one less home on market since winter. The trends show that more inventory would be very welcome with buyers. 

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Days On Market

Days On Market – Overall, the DOM has dropped by 16 days since February. The top quartile has shown a dramatic drop since February. Luxury homes are selling. The other quartiles are showing mixed results and overall, the DOM has dropped an additional 16 days. The Overall market is at 6.3 months. Just a note, that the median price is $922,000. 

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Market Action Index

The Market Action Index increased 3.5 points, from February. “30” is the break even point between seller vs buyer advantage.   It is currently at 33.2 which is a seller’s advantage. The top quartile at $2.6 million median is the only range that buyers may be able to negotiate well with the sellers. The longer a home has been on market the more likely the seller will be willing to negotiate. 

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

Bottom Line

The 2018 Market continues to be strong. We are in the middle of the spring selling season and the numbers are continuing to improve.  The median price has increased dramatically since December by approx. $125,000. The luxury market inventory is about the same as winter. Those homes are selling. The DOM at the top bracket have come down significantly. I think if a buyer can find a home that has been on the market for awhile, you may be able to get a good deal. 

 

Luxury Market

As of 05/07/18

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has increased from $840,000 and is now at $943,000 for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved higher from $1,795,000 in February to $1,995,000 in May. This is a $200,000 increase – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.


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To learn more about these market reports please visit SedonaMarketReports.com on my website or click on the MAP below for a quick look of each market. You can sign up for a weekly update right on the map by clicking the map marker

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

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

 




When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

 After decades of buying and owning multiple single family homes and town homes,  and as an experienced real estate professional, I have a unique perspective to help clients.  In today’s seller’s market, buyers can’t do it without help from a professional. The REALTOR® has the experience and understands what needs to be done to help secure a home for the buyer at the best price and conditions. This report is a quick look to give a snapshot of the market. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will provide a thorough analysis of any property to make sure the market value is at the proper price point. My ability to market property is unsurpassed. See my extensive portfolio here.      

If you have questions about Sedona market conditions or other information on the Sedona real estate market, please contact me at 928.274.7355 .


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

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

 

I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


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

Sedona homes for sale

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

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Road Trip! Sedona Golf Resort to Payson ~ Rim Country

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Sedona Golf Resort to Payson – Rim Country

Starting at the Sedona Golf Resort in Village of Oak Creek, we headed to Payson, which is located above 7000 feet in (Mogollon~ pronounced Mõe-gee-on) Rim Country.  To get there you climb from the Verde Valley AZ-260 off the I-17. As you climb past 6500 feet the beautiful rolling hills turn into a pine tree forest.  The temps were in the high 70ºs and very pleasent.

The trip to Payson is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Sedona.   We had no particular destination in mind. We thought we would just get to know our state a little better.  Just about every town has a “Main St.” so we plugged that into the trip computer and off we headed!

Village of Oak Creek Golf course

So our first stop was in the Village of Oak Creek .  I wanted to preview a couple of Sedona Golf Resort homes right on the golf course for clients.  Right behind the Hilton is this signature hole and we had to snap a picture! It was a beautiful day for a golf outing and many were taking advantage of the great weather.

Sedona Golf Resort

The GPS coordinates led us right to Main Street Payson AZ.  We just had to get a picture of this historic Oxbow Saloon.  This saloon is “certified” for having paranormal activity according to oxbowinn.com.

Actually, the first thing I noticed was the “For Sale” sign.  (What would you expect from a Realtor!)  Now … I am not quite sure who would want to spend the money to buy a huanted saloon!  LOL! I bet you can get a scary deal!

We drove further down main Stree and it came right into this town lake next to the Payson Golf Course.  Many families were enjoying the area and having picnics.  One couple was on a road trip also.  They were coming from Globe – trying to beat the heat!

This was a beautiful shade tree hanging right over the lake.in Green Valley Park  There were a few ducks gathering around it.

In the distance there is a fountain (center). There was another fountain close to a dock.  They provided a little ambience. You could here the water falling back to the lake. It was very relaxing.

Village of Oak Creek to Payson

Sidles Mud House

This property is located right across the street from the Sidles Mud House.

Arizona Payson

On our way into town,  I saw a little coffee shack, so on our way back we stopped for a cup of coffee.  To my surprise they also had home-made fudge. It melted in your mouth.  I got 3 different kinds of fudge.  My husband put some in the freezer in small chunks and is still enjoying his fudge with carmel chunks and sea salt crystals.  YUM!

These next few pictures were taken on the way home. We were going to stop at the Tonto natural Bridge but thougth better of it.  We will save it for another trip.

We did spy on this creek that many kids were enjoying.  It was only about 18 inches deep but refreshing in the summer heat.  The red rocks caught my eye and we decided to stop and check it out.

 The pictures with the century plants were around 6000 foot level and century plants were everywhere in different stages of blooming.  They have another week or two before they start to wither.

It was a fun trip and good to get away.  More road trips to follow!

Northern Arizona

The pond down below is a watering hole for horses, cows and other animals.


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Why Sedona Arizona Is A Second Home Choice For So Many

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Looking for a Second Home? Choose Sedona Arizona for the

Red Rock Beauty, Dark Skies and Unbeatable Weather 

Thunder Mountain
Thunder Mountain

 

Sedona – A Popular Destination

Choosing Sedona as a home destination will become more understandable as you see the reasons below. Though there are many reasons buyers choose Sedona, these are some of the reasons that buyers express when looking for that special home.

Buyer say they love the healthy mild climate. The air is clean, there are outdoor activities all year long including hiking and mountain biking among the red rock formations. Golf and tennis are other popular activities. Just living among the red rocks and enjoying a dark sky is a powerful draw for buyers. Mild weather with very little noticeable humidity and 300 days of sunshine is yet another big reason to move to Sedona. Is it any wonder why Sedona is a second home and relocation destination?

Sedona is an International Dark Sky Community

One of the main reasons Rick got Red Rocks Fever was the night sky.  You could actually see the Milky Way at night along with shooting stars. Sedona reminded him of being a kid again when there was little light pollution and you could see stars. With the suburban sprawl that changed quickly.

Sedona has taken great strides to continue to suppress light pollution and preserve the dark sky. There is an actual city ordinance that covers what residents and the business community can do with lighting.  In 2014, Sedona was designated the eighth International Dark Sky community. There are 18 other communities world wide including Big Park Village of Oak Creek Arizona. Flagstaff Arizona was the very first city to be designated IDA back in 2001. Each area that is designated must meet stringent criteria to carry the IDA designation. There are also 30 International Dark Sky Parks. The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona and Elan Valley Estate, Wales, United Kingdom are two such parks. In another category, there are 13 International Dark Sky Reserves that have also been added to the list. Of the 61 areas world wide, 36 are located in the United States and 7 of those are located in Arizona. Four of the seven are located in Northern Arizona.

The image above was shot during a full moon and you can still see a lot of stars.

Sedona Weather Though April 2018

There are a few reasons why people love the overall climate and weather that Sedona has to offer.  Sedona – Oak Creek sits near the northern end in the transitional zone right below the Colorado Plateau. Below the transitional zone is the Sonoran Desert. This is where Phoenix and Tucson are located. Many more species of plants and trees with some precaution can survive in this transitional zone. Cactus, and yucca live right along side juniper and pine trees.

Sedona Has Mild Year Round Temperatures

Often enough, those coming to Sedona are unfamiliar with the difference in weather and conflate the Phoenix weather with Sedona. Many think the heat in summer is 110º plus for the summer months, when in fact there were only 23 days over 100º for the entire year. Not one day went over 99º in the month of August. We have had only 2 or 3 days at 110º or above in the last 10 years.

Sedona has long spring and fall seasons. The easiest way to put it is to think of shaving off a month of summer  and adding it to fall and do the same for winter and add that month to spring.

Polite Snow

During the winter months, Sedona can experience a snowfall. However, the snow evaporates rather quickly. Generally, within one day the snow is gone.  It is rare that we see a day that does not go above freezing.  As soon as the sun comes up, the snow will evaporate. We have “polite snow”, it does not overstay it’s welcome! There have been only two days that have stayed below freezing since 2011.  One was in 2011 and the other in 2012. There were only 42 days that dipped below 32º in 2017. Only 8 days had a temperature below 40º for the entire year. We get seasons but not the extreme temperatures that other areas can get.

2017 Sedona Weather Statistics By Category

2017 Sedona Weather Summary by Category

See 2017 – Year in Review Sedona Weather – All Four Seasons

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2018 Sedona Weather Statistics By Category

103 days of sunshine through April – We could use more rain. Very unusual to see 2 days of 90º temps in April.

See additional weather information here.


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As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 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. 

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Enjoy the Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque Sedona

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Tlaquepaque – Cinco de Mayo in Sedona

Celebration and Chili Cook-off on May 5th

Lots going on this Saturday (Cinco de Mayo) at Tlaquepaque

Cinco de Mayo Line-up

Mariachi La Familia Rojas

Patio de Las Rosas: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Plaza de La Fuente: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Tlaquepaque North: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mosaico Flamenco with Gaetano

Patio Del Norte: 11:00  AM – 2:00 PM

Ballet Folklorico de Colores

Plaza de La Fuente: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

Eric Miller

Tlaquepaque North: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ritmo Latino

Patio de Las Campanas: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Darius Lux

Tlaquepaque North: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Jaleo Band

Patio Del Norte: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Kid Zone: Face Painting

Patio de Las Campanas: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Breaking the Pinata

Patio de Las Campanas: 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM

8th Annual Great Sedona Chili Cook-off 

$15 unlimited tasting – Children under 12 free

11 am to 4 pm in Calle Independencia


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Solutions For Sellers

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Solutions For Buyers

As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 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. 

Contact Sheri Sperry

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Learn about Sheri Sperry and the 

Sedona-Lifestyle.com

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5 Key Steps To Sell Your Home Fast

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Want Your Home to Sell Fast?

What makes a home sell fast with buzz, excitement and lots of activity while getting quick offers and a fast sale yet others seem to simmer on the market with little activity?

You know what they say about first impressions…

There are steps you can take to bring out the best features of your home while alleviating concerns of potential buyers. Before putting your home on market, allow yourself enough time to complete the pre-marketing process.  Most activity on a new listing happens in the first couple of weeks.  This is why you want to have everything done prior to that activity to sell your home fast.

Buyers look for a well cared for home. If that is not apparent they will move on to the next home.

  • Start Out With The Right Realtor®

One of the most important parts of the equation is getting the right Realtor® to work with you. If you are reading this blog, you are on the right track. The link below may help you in your search for the “Right Realtor®”.

 

Top 10 Reasons To Work With the Right Realtor

 

  • Be Pro-Active – Fix and Repair

Take away the excuses for not buying your home.  If you know that there are repairs that need to be done, make the repairs.  Most home buyers will have a licensed Home Inspector find all the issues and repairs that need to be done. Be pro-active and get an inspector to inspect your home, so you know what to look for and what to repair.  Your Realtor® can help with that. If there are repairs that need to be done, the buyer will want these completed or they may re-negotiate the cost of the repairs. One way or another it will cost you. Remember, the buyer is basing their offer on what they see, not the hidden cost of repairs they didn’t count on.

  • Curb Appeal – Staging – Pictures – ALL Matter

If your home needs landscape or clean up, buyers will notice. It goes back to the “a well-cared for home”.  If you are unsure about the curb appeal, talk with your Realtor®.

If the home is vacant, fresh paint and a few well placed items, help to make a difference.  A neutral color palette is the safe bet and shouldn’t scare anyone away.  If you are living in the home, it should be neat and clean and you should remove or store as many pieces of furniture and other items as possible for a sparse appearance.  Personal pictures should also be removed.  The buyer wants to see the room and picture themselves in it … not you!

It is always best to have a skilled or professional photographer take pictures of your home. Make sure your Realtor® provides this service and look at prior listing pictures to see the standard they use.  One flaw, or common mistake is taking the main picture of the house, from the street. Sometimes that is not the entrance to the home and it may not even be the best outdoor feature.  Highlight the outdoor feature.  If the outdoor picture does not work, use the picture that provides the best indoor feature.

 

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Example of what NOT to use as a main picture. Taken from the street.

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This is the main entrance to the home.

A professional photographer knows how to use lighting and clouds to bring out the best in your property.

Which”First Impression” below, would you want buyers to have?

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  • Price Your Home For Sale – So It Will Sell

Again, your Realtor® can help you with this. Let them do their job.  A competent Realtor® will ask to see all the details in your home prior to suggesting a sales price.  Your Realtor® should do comparisons of the home inventory available as well as a comparison of the features your home offers along with square footage, number of bedrooms and baths, age and style among other factors.  They will compare this to what has recently sold, trends in the market, and what is available in a certain radius to your home. Price per square foot will also be a factor in determining the optimum sales price of your home.

Home owners tend to price their own home higher than the market may bare. Listen to your Realtor®. Remember, the highest activity is the first couple of weeks the home is on the market.  You want to take advantage of that activity.  Other buyers and their agents are also doing their own comparisons.  Don’t take your home out of the running because it is priced too high. Like any statistical analysis, there is a mid range that will create the most “buzz” or activity.  This is where you are likely to find a buyer.

  • What Affects Your Home’s Value?

It is the buyer who determines the value of your home. The value of your home is what a buyer is willing to pay based on what is happening in the Sedona market today and then comparing it to other similar homes in the same market.

Nothing else determines the value. These 3 conditions do not determine value to the buyer…

  1. It isn’t what you paid for it.
  2. How much money you put into it.
  3. How much money you want or need to get out of the home.

If you can get past these three conditions, you will get back to pricing your home (point above) so it will sell!

  • Have A Marketing Plan To Create Pre-Marketing Buzz

Let people know that you are putting your house on the market.  Neighbors are a good source of buyer leads. They know if their friends are looking and may know the perfect people for your home. Your Realtor® who should have a strong network of contacts, will bring in others prior to releasing the home into the market. They may know of a person looking for this kind of home or another agent who may have a potential buyer.  They will also let you know if something was overlooked prior to publishing the listing on the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Watch the activity closely in the first couple of weeks.  If you have determined that something is not on point, adjust your marketing or pricing strategy. As always, if you have any questions on your strategy to sell your home quick, feel free to contact me for advice. I am happy to help you!

Contact Sheri – Not Convinced – Call me and give me an opportunity to answer your questions and concerns!

More Info For Sellers – After selecting this link….scroll to bottom of page for useful links to help navigate the selling process.

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Enjoy The Mystical Beauty and Golf At Seven Canyons Golf Resort – Boynton Canyon – Sedona Arizona

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 Seven Canyons Golf Resort

Boynton Canyon – Sedona Arizona

Dave Bisbee – Golf Operation & Membership Director stated:
“Seven Canyons started out just as an idea, of putting a private destination golf club in a picturesque setting…”

A Tom Weiskopf Golf Course Design

Seven Canyons is a Tom Weiskopf inspired golf course design. His main goal as a golf course designer is to apply his creativity so each course provides a memorable experience. Seven Canyons Golf Club is a private club that shares privileges with the Enchantment Resort and Mii Amo Destination Spa.

Rated 4.5 Stars

The course is rated 4.5 stars and is included with the best that Arizona has to offer. It has the surreal affect on even the most experienced golfers leaving those who play the course in awe of the red rock landscape and challenge the course offers.  Golf carts have built in GPS and food can be ordered and delivered directly to your cart.  Ahhh! Life is good!  The Tom Weiskopf course was designed with the courses of Scotland in mind.  Natural undulations as well as elevation changes are characteristics of Seven Canyons.

Unparalleled Luxury

This is a very private and secluded resort.  It also offers luxury villas, private homesites and luxury single family homes that sit in some of the most beautiful scenery the world has to offer.  If you decide to move to this luxurious setting in Boynton Canyon, you can choose from different levels of membership and ownership options. There are even fractional ownership choices for those who want the flexibility of a second home and a way to help manage cost control.

Quiet Solitude

One thing you will see rather quickly is the quiet solitude that is all around you as you enter this area. There is nothing quite like this area.  Luxury homes are designed to take advantage of the outdoor landscape flowing into the indoors.  This area lends itself well to those who love nature as well as golf.

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As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 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. 

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