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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 2021

Sedona & Surrounding Cities in Arizona

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Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Realty  Sedona

Sedona 4th of July Events 2021 - Sheri Sperry Luxury Home Specialist

Please note:  As we move forward after COVID-19, many areas are getting back to normal with modified restrictions affecting events in their communities.  Modified restrictions may change up all the way forward to the event.  Checking ahead will help you make the best decisions and aid in your planning.

FAQ – Does Sedona AZ Allow 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? (YES!… See Below) Unfortunately, no fireworks are allowed in the city limits. Without getting too far into the weeds on this, the AZ Legislature passed a bill to allow ground consumer fireworks. It took effect on December 1, 2017. Each city will still be able to ban fireworks. Please remember that Federal and Tribal lands have their own restrictions. Call your local government or Fire District to determine if your area allows fireworks and remember, Arizona is a tinderbox for wildfires.  We all need to act responsibly when it comes to fires or firework celebrations.

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 – 

In previous years the event has been 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 at the swimming pool and water slide fun. Every once in a while, 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

Tickets $99.00  Limited Supply for 4th of July –  7a to 5p – Call 877-674-3835 for reservations or book here

Note: the 7 PM train is already sold out.  Only First Class tickets are currently available for the 1 PM departure.

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 adjacent to the Verde River from 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 Fourth of July (Modified) – Cottonwood 7p 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 a 30-minute drive from Sedona. Parking will be open at 7:00 PM and the Fireworks will start at around 8:45 PM.  Distance viewing is encouraged.  Normally this would be an afternoon event with kids’ games and hot dogs, etc. This year will be scaled back because of the pandemic.

Jerome –

There is no event scheduled currently. In past years, community members assembled 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 its own Independence Day with food, fireworks, and activities starting at 4p. Fireworks if weather permits, start at 9:15p. Check with Cliff Castle for any changes to the schedule or event.

Women of the Moose – “Paint the Town Red (White & Blue)”

The Women of the Moose would like to invite you to participate in the 1st Annual, Paint the Town Red (White & Blue) Business Challenge to benefit the American Legion Donald C. Thompson Post 135, Business Fund.  Our goal is to challenge all Verde Valley municipalities to recruit their local businesses to hang an American Flag and decorate their business in a patriotic fashion by the 4th of July. The fee to participate is $10 per business.  As an additional fundraiser, flags of all sizes can be purchased from the American Legion.  There is no fee to the municipality’s business organization for participation but donations towards the cost of the awards would be greatly appreciated.  All proceeds will be directly donated to the American Legion.  Awards will be given to the municipality with the highest percentage of participation and to the most patriotic business as designated by the American Legion Family Board of Officers.

 


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

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 the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you.

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A Sedona Photographer’s Secrets Revealed

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Utilizing Mother Nature’s Gifts To Provide Dramatic Effect

West Sedona - Soldiers Pass - homes for sale

 

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

My tours have garnered almost 237,000 views. There are 6 separate homes displayed below and those homes alone have over 98,500 views. All are no longer active (sold) but they continue to get a lot of views! The top 5 tours have garnered over 108,000 plus views.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Key Point…

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

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This picture was a picture that we rejected. It was taken near sunset and did not take advantage of the magic a morning sunrise would hold. Also, the clear sky does not add a dramatic effect to the shot.  We were fortunate to have clouds roll in the next morning to provide that dramatic effect.  Notice

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

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

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Two more secrets revealed – #1 – Natural lighting…there is no substitute! #2 – You are trying to sell your customer a lifestyle. Take advantage of the perfect setting. Can you picture yourself sitting in one of these chairs reading a good book with the fire feature dancing in the background? I can!  BTW… If you have been to my SellSedona.com website, this is the first image you will see.

Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty - Photographers Secrets Revealed

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

Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona - Photographers Secrets Revealed RickSperry.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Luxury Listings Showcased on the Covers of HomesandLand and View Magazine

15 E. Dove Wing

HomesandLand Cover - Sheri Sperry Sedona Luxury Home SellSedona.com

57 E. Dove Wing 

Coldwell Banker Luxury Homes View Magazine Sheri Sperry

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

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190 Sun Up 

265 Red Rock 

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Find Other Recent Listing Portfolios Here…

108 Shadow Mountain Drive

130 Indian Cliffs Road

Sheri Sperry & Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals (SLREP)

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Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals

Sheri Sperry – Past-President

Sheri Sperry Sedona Luxury Real estate Professionals

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

Only The Best Luxury Realtors® Are Members Of SLREP

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

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

 Luxury Home Owners – I Am Looking Out For You

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

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

Luxury Home Buyers

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

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

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Which Sedona Arizona Restaurant Has The Best Views?

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Which Sedona Restaurant Has The Best Red Rock Vistas?

Soldiers Pass View from Mariposa Restaurant Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sellsedona.com

There are two restaurants that offer fine dining and breathtaking views. One of those restaurants has only been open to resort guests during the pandemic. 

Sedona Lifestyle - Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill Sheri Sperry REALTOR 928.274.7355

The other restaurant with unparalleled and breathtaking views is Mariposa – Latin Inspired Grill.  Mariposa is currently open for dinner reservations every day except Tuesday. The hours of operation are on the website along with Guidelines and Dress Code… Yes! …You will find an actual dress code!  More on that below.   

 

Prior to last week, it had been well over a year since we had a meal at Mariposa, partially because of the pandemic and also because it was one of the last restaurants to open during the pandemic. The opening date was June 25th, 2020. That being said, it is an extraordinary dining experience. I like to take special clients and also out-of-town guests here… Why? Just look at the views!  There are other restaurants with views but only Enchantment Resort and Mariposa have outrageous red rock views pictured in these images.

The Sphinx, Mittens, Ship Rock, Coffeepot Rock , Soldiers Pass,

A Re-crafted Dining Experience! 

Butterfly 1000 lb. door on MariposaAre you required to wear masks for inside dining?

In Sedona as in all of Arizona – mask guidance has been left to the business owners to decide.  Currently, Mariposa has instituted a “Mask-To-Table” policy.  You can find specific instructions on the website

Other changes that I noticed included 3 different areas to check-in.  There is a reservation valet at the entrance to the parking lot.  Without a reservation, there is no dining. The next check-in is at the edge of the courtyard, where you could have your temperature taken. This valet is in communication with the front desk and will let you know when your table is ready.  After you walk through the 1000 lb. artistic door, you arrive at the front reception area where you will be escorted to your table. Can you see the butterfly image?

The “Hours of Operation” and reservations are located here.  I must warn you that reservations might be 3 weeks or beyond during busy periods. So plan ahead! Other words to the wise, parties are limited to 6 guests. Another touch that the Dahl restaurants have is a shuttle service, but it must be reserved in advance also.  

Red Rock View from inside Mariposa Grill -SellSedona - Sheri Sperry Realtor

Dining Guidelines and Dress Code

The Dahl Restaurant Group takes every precaution to make sure your dining experience is COVID-free.  I really enjoyed the tables spaced a little further away.  It helps make your dining more private. The dress code is “Resort Casual”. Jackets and ties are not required but the restaurant asks you not to wear, tank tops, cut-offs, short shorts, flip-flops, or sports branded sportswear.

All of these guidelines help to ensure a memorable dining experience. 

The wait staff is a unit of three servers.  These servers stay together and serve the same tables. They stick together as a unit and do not mingle with other work units. Our head waiter also let us know more about the “re-crafted dining experience“.  Of course, the restaurant is not currently serving lunch and the menu has been streamlined so that work stations can be staffed by individuals or teams. These teams stay in that work area.

“Enjoy The Flavors of Life”

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Clockwise starting at top left: First of all, there is an award-winning wine cellar. However, we chose a “Mariposa Whiskey Sour” and “Housemade White Sangria”. For starters, we enjoyed “Cesare de la Casa” with a side of anchovies for Rick. For our main meal, we both chose the Filet Mignon Center Cut. The sides were family-style. We enjoyed the Lemon Mashed Potatoes with Luscious Lobster Scampi.  This was featured on Travel Channel’s Food Paradise.  Simply….”Luscious”!  Any time we get a chance to have “Elote” we will order it.  Of course, we couldn’t pass up their wonderful desert cappuccino and birthday Lemon Chiffon Cookie and Gelato, as well as a Flourless Chocolate Mousse with a side of Salted Caramel Gelato! YUM!

I can say that the dining experience I recently had was one of the best.  It tops even the past performance of this restaurant.  Lisa Dahl can be very proud of her staff in all phases of the restaurant operation. 

That Unmistakable Midas Touch 

As you scroll down the contact page on Mariposa’s website, there is a section “Meet the Chef”.  Chef Lisa Dahl has been a culinary trailblazer in Sedona for more than 25 years. I have been to every one of Lisa’s five restaurants and have enjoyed memorable meals that I will never forget.  Lisa has her imprint on every aspect of the business from designing the meals to the interior and exterior touches.  Lisa Dahl has that unmistakable “Midas Touch”.  

You can find the menus for Mariposa here. 

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One More Thing…

Are any Sedona restaurants ranked in the Top 10 most romantic restaurants of Arizona?

Ranking Arizona: Top 10 Romantic Restaurants for 2021

Three of Sedona’s restaurants are in that Top 10 ranking for all of Arizona. There is no surprise that two are Lisa Dahl restaurants. 

4. Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill

6. L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek

8. Dahl & DiLuca Restorante Italiano

When all is said and done,  I can depend on a wonderful experience at any of Lisa Dahl’s five restaurants. I won’t hesitate to take a client or good friend there.  This is the restaurant you want to take people who have not experienced Sedona.  The views are “Eye Candy” for red rock and nature enthusiasts. 

Mariposa is located near the “Y” which is now the Figure-eight Round-about.  As you head west from the “Y” on SR 89-A, you will see it on the right halfway up the hill.

NOTE: All information presented including, hours of operation, directions, website links, and menu information are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies, or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. Sperryr.com, SellSedona.com, Sedona-LIfestyle.com, Coldwell Banker Realty, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotions, or otherwise, for the information contained here. Mariposa’s logo is from the Mariposa.com website.

 


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

Besides professional photography, aerial pictures and videos 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 marketing consultation designed especially for you.

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

 

Contact Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Realty of Sedona – REALTOR®.

 

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What Does Spring Look Like In Sedona Arizona?

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What Does Spring Look Like In Sedona Arizona?

Check out the image montage below to enjoy a little snippet of what Sedona is like in the spring. 

What’s it like in Spring in Sedona?

Sedona gets a variety of flowers, including cactus flowers and roses. You will see many types of animals and birds, including bobcats, deer, quail, javelina, coyotes, and butterflies. Our weather is mild. Most days will be in the 70ºs and 80ºs with a few days in the 60ºs or 90ºs. Freezing temps leave March and don’t return until November. Rain is fairly moderate. you can get in a lot of outdoor activities.

Cathedral Rock in early Spring


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Sedona & Verde Valley events, happenings, and Sedona-Lifestyle are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer, or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market. 

You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

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Sedona Weekly Real-Time Market Report With Other Local Information

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Sedona Arizona 86336

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

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

 

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Casa Contenta West Sedona homes for sale

A Mild Climate with Stunning Red Rock Views

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

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

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Sedona –  A Vibrant Art and Hiking Community

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

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

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

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Sedona Straddles Yavapai and Coconino Counties 

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

Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abounds in Sedona

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

 

 

 



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

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

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Village of Oak Creek ~ Big Park ~ Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Big Park Village of Oak Creek Pine Valley Market Reports

 

 

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

A Mild Climate with Impressive Red Rock Views

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

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

Castle Rock ~ Bell Rock ~ Courthouse Butte

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

A Vibrant Retirement and Golf Community

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

Big Park historical photo

 

The “Village”

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

Sleepy Bedroom Community of Sedona

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

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

Big Park~Village of Oak Creek~Pine Valley

Yavapai  County 

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

Sedona Golf Resort Big Park VOC Village of oak creek

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in Sedona and Big Park

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

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

 

 



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

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

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

 

 

I probably should define a milestone so that I don’t confuse the image with the title of the blog.  To me, a milestone is an action or event that marks a significant change or stage of development.” My 5 Things” (plus 1!) are what I hold dearest to my heart.

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

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

1. My Health

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

2. I Am A Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor®

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

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

3. My Husband and Partner

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

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

4. Marketing and Networking

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

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

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Sedona.TV

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

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

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

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

5. Clients ~ Family ~ Friends

Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor®

It’s All About You

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

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

 

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

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 6. SellSedona.com

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

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

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

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

2021

An update on SellSedona.com. 2020 was an unusual year for everyone in the world. I knew that 2020 would be a challenging year but I elevated my game to a different level to help clients who were in need of help. In turn, this has continued to be a successful venture for me. I followed all COVID-19 requirements for our Sedona real estate venture and came up with ways to list and show properties that were safe and easy for all to follow.

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

Besides the premium search engine and IDX platform that is in service, my husband maintains this site on a daily basis.  My blogs are featured in ActiveRain and this has made me the number one blogger in Sedona, and all of Northern Arizona. I am also a top 5 blogger in the entire state of Arizona.

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

International President’s Circle…

 

In January of 2021, I was very excited to learn that my exceptional sales performance earned elite-level recognition among the top Coldwell Banker® independent sales professionals across the globe. In the letter that I received from M. Ryan Gorman, President, and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate; the letter states: “This remarkable accomplishment is well deserved.  Your expertise, market knowledge, and dedication to clients separates you from your peers and helped you earn your place among the top agent company-wide”. 

 

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

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Top 5% of All Coldwell Banker Sales Associates Worldwide – International President’s Circle

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Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle 

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Sheri Sperry

Top 5% of All Coldwell Banker Sales Associates Worldwide

 

I found out near the end of January that I had earned the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle Award for Excellence. I have been so busy taking care of clients that I didn’t really think about any awards I might receive.  After all, we are in a virtual world and there have not been any in-person sales meetings.  So there has not been any “buzz” about our 2020 achievements.  

I have really grappled with the idea of sharing this. First of all, it was 2020.  I know that many people have had so many life changes.  They have lost loved ones and many states such as Colorado, a neighboring state were completely shut down and unable to work in real estate.  My heart goes out to all those people.

But today, I saw a post from Grant Schneider – Virtual Teams Will Dominate Soon. I realized that I should share how I adapted to help clients (buyers and sellers) in this new pandemic reality. 

Arizona is a business-friendly state.  There was no real choice, you either adapt or get pushed aside.  I adapted to all the changes that needed to be made to thrive and help clients with all their Sedona real estate needs. 

It Was March 19, 2020…

I know the date because March 18, is my husband’s birthday and the restaurant we were at said that they could only offer take-out starting the next day. Our Sedona and Verde Valley real estate market was very hot. However the next two weeks the phone did not ring.  

“Step Up Communication”

This is right out of Grant’s post.  As a seasoned salesperson, this was natural for me.  I started calling family, friends, and close clients for no other reason than to check on them. I was not trying to sell real estate. But as you know, during the course of any conversation, we often get asked “How is the market doing?”

Inability To Travel

 

I realized that I would have to adapt to whatever my clients needed from me.    I learned how to leverage the virtual world with the hands-on reality of working in the Sedona real estate world. Many of my clients come from out-of-state so I have had that virtual aspect already. But they could not travel easily or had concerns about traveling.  So more than ever before, I did virtual tours for my buyers.  Sometimes I would tour 3 homes in a day.  My husband would do the video while I talked about the home.  Rick set up a template to showcase the video with details of the homes I previewed on my website.  He made a category called “Clients Only”. You can see a video of a $2,350,000 home here, that I previewed for a client. This is the type of service I offer buyers.  my service is customized for their needs.  It is a “Concierge” or bespoke service.

Many have said that clients want to see, touch and experience the energy of what is considered for most people, the largest purchase they make.  I have also found that office space and places to get some “alone” time are very important and changing the way we habitat. The home above has many areas that a member of a household can get away from each other!

Understanding the Nuances of the Virtual World

 

Here is a major issue that you may be able to help your clients with… Some people cannot understand the nuance(s) of change in the inflection of a person’s voice or worse yet, the body language. You may not even be able to see body language in the virtual world. 

Listening skills become critical as well as doing listening checks and asking the right questions. When we listen intently to what a client is telling us, we will be able to identify concerns and adjust to those needs. 

In Closing…

 

I had made all my goals by summer. I didn’t rest on those goals.  I adjusted them upward by a significant 7 figure amount and just slightly missed the new adjusted goal. In times like this, we can’t rest on our laurels. We need to press forward but we also need to realize why we are doing this and celebrate our accomplishments.  I look forward to continued success in 2021.

I received two letters of congratulations.  I will leave you with these 2 lines from our President & CEO, M.Ryan Gorman. 

Your exceptional performance exemplifies the best and brightest in real estate today. 

Congratulations on ranking among the top sales professionals in the network.

 

 


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Top 5 % of Coldwell Banker REALTORS Worldwide Sheri Sperry

This is the essence of what it means to be “YOUR Solutions Realtor. Whether you are a buyer or seller, together we will design the right solutions to fit your needs. For example, sellers… Every inquiry I receive on your listing is expertly handled with professional courtesy by me, Sheri Sperry, a licensed and highly trained Sedona Real Estate Expert. It’s the best way for me to assure that YOUR critical needs are being met to exceed expectations. Absentee owners who list with me can count on “White Glove” hands-on special care of their properties.

Contact me for more information to see how I can tailor solutions and services to your needs. It is all part of my Concierge ~ White Glove ~ Service.

Happy 109th Birthday to Arizona. – The Grand Canyon State – 6 Fun Facts

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Happy Birthday Arizona!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Unless you follow Arizona history, you may not know that back in 1912, Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state on February 14th.  

 

In this land of sunshine in the middle of winter, many people are celebrating by getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. I can tell you that the amount of people hiking right now in Sedona is more than I would have thought.  I was going down Soldiers Pass this morning and there were at least 50 people walking on the side of the street to get to the entrance of the Soldiers Pass Trail. 

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Of course, others are playing golf or tennis. Many are enjoying their bikes.  Some will celebrate with cactus themed cakes and outdoor BBQs. 

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6 Fun Facts About Arizona – The Grand Canyon State

  • Arizona was part of the New Mexico Territory in 1848 but became a separate territory in 1863. Zonies voted against being combined with New Mexico as a single state.
  • President Taft signed the Arizona Statehood Act after 49 years as a territory.
  • Governor George W. P. Hunt was the 1st Governor of Arizona.  He served 7 terms as governor!
  • Arizona had only 200,000 residents when Arizona achieved statehood. 
  • According to the History Channel, Arizona has the greatest percentage of acreage for Native American Tribal Land.
  • The Grand Canyon (besides being the second most visited of the National Parks – 6 million people visit each year), is larger than the state of Rhode Island. 

Reference – U.S. Department of the Interior – “13 Things you Didn’t Know About Grand Canyon National Park”

www.12news .com  – Happy birthday, Arizona


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This is the essence of what it means to be “YOUR Solutions Realtor. Whether you are a buyer or seller, together we will design the right solutions to fit your needs. For example, sellers… Every inquiry I receive on your listing is expertly handled with professional courtesy by me, Sheri Sperry, a licensed and highly trained Sedona Real Estate Expert. It’s the best way for me to assure that YOUR critical needs are being met to exceed expectations. Absentee owners who list with me can count on “White Glove” hands-on special care of their properties.

Contact me for more information to see how I can tailor solutions and services to your needs. It is all part of my Concierge ~ White Glove ~ Service.

Magic Hour – A Special Time of the Day In Sedona Arizona

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Magic Hour In The Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass ~ Sedona Arizona

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What Is Magic Hour?



Light Spectrum - Rainbow - magic hour - Sedona AZ Cottages at coffeepot

Magic Hour or Magic Time in Sedona is a special time of day. You can see it right before sunrise and right after sunset where the visible light spectrum is separated into the colors of the rainbow as the white light hits the atmosphere at a low angle. Without getting too technical, violet is the shortest wavelength of the visible spectrum. Violet moves and dissipates the fastest through the atmosphere. Red is the longest wavelength and is visible for the longest period of time. It throws a warm glow into the atmosphere for about 20 minutes before sunrise or after the sunsets.  Clouds reflect this light and can bounce it to the earth creating a red glow on everything in its path. This is demonstrated in the images below the prism rainbow below and the link above describes the visible light spectrum and electromagnetic spectrum nicely in a video.

Rainbows, magic hour, magic time, Soldiers Pass, Cottages At coffeepot

Because most of my home faces east with floor to ceiling windows, it is downright impossible to miss that red bounce effect that creates Magic Hour.  Everything inside the home turns red as well as everything on the outside. So reverse sunrises and sunsets are easy to capture in an image in that short window of time. What is also amazing to see is the dark crimson color of the red rocks during Magic Hour.  The contrast of color is most noticeable during Magic Hour or when it rains and saturates the red rocks. The dark contrast is pretty stark.  When snow falls and blankets those red rocks, it is also a sight to see.  The dark color of the red rocks and the vibrant green of the evergreens are vivid next to the white snow.

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Capital Butte – Thunder Mountain – Coffeepot Rock

The perspective of Coffeepot Rock and Thunder Mountain from the Cottages At Coffeepot is almost an optical illusion.  This image (above) shows you the difference in the size of all the formations.  When you see the images below, Coffeepot Rock looks much taller than Thunder Mountain. The proof that it is smaller is seen in the third image below.  The sun is rising on Thunder Mountain but Coffeepot Rock is still in the shade.

 

Magic Hour Reverse Sunrise 2021 Cottages At Coffeepot

The image above was captured at 7:22 am MST

Magic Hour - Cottages At Coffeepot - Soldiers Pass Sedona AZ

The above image was captured at 7:24 am MST

Everything is bathed in the red-orange spectrum of light that is being bounced off the clouds in the east. Nothing escapes the color of the bounced light.  The red rocks look more crimson and the green walls look orange.  This lasts for about 20 minutes.

Magic Hour is ending in Sedona AZ sunrise on Thunder Mut

This image was shot at 7:44 am MST – 20 minutes after the last shot above.

Magic Hour is ending and the sunrise is beginning.  The taller Thunder Mountain is the first to get the dawn of the sun rising. (Reference the panorama above.)

 

Sedona Weather – Year End Final – Stats and Highlights – Sedona-Weather.com

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What is the Sedona Weather Like in Winter?

 December 2020

The topic of weather in Sedona comes up often.  It is hard to believe that we are starting a New Year and the Winter of 2021!  As for the weather in the month of December, we were able to enjoy our Christmas weather.  There was even a snow flurry right after Christmas which gave us hope we would get some holiday snow.  However, that was not to be. Usually, by the beginning of December, all the leaves of our Japanese Maple have fallen. During this season, there are still leaves on that tree!  The tree may be dormant but the leaves are not brown, they are red, so the tree looks like it is not dormant. It is a very strange year indeed!  Find out –> Why didn’t my tree lose its leaves?

 Exceptional Drought Conditions

There are 5 designations for drought, not counting “none”! Severe is the middle designation moving to extreme and then exceptional. Most of Arizona is in an exceptional drought. Sedona is definitely in an exceptional drought. Again, that is the highest rating for drought conditions. We had only 0.04 inches of rain in December bringing our total rainfall up to 8.15 inches for the year. This is the lowest total by 5.5 inches since recording this measurement in 2010. To make the point, last year we had almost 3 times that amount of rain at 23.47 inches. Our precipitation does vary based on climate conditions in the Pacific Ocean. El Niño and La Niña affect our weather patterns dramatically. Currently, there is a La Niña weather pattern that shifts weather patterns to the north.  This means that Arizona and the Verde Valley (Sedona) will see the probability of a warmer and drier winter season. Learn more about these weather conditions on this page from the University of Arizona files.

 

Is There A Water Shortage In Sedona?

If you live or want to move to the Sedona area, being in an area that is in an Exceptional Drought may be cause for concern.  However, Sedona sits in a pretty unique area of the state of Arizona.  Only .3% of the surface area of Arizona is ground surface water. Because Sedona sits on the banks of Oak Creek, a tributary of the Verde River, it is a  magnet for visitors as well as locals to enjoy year-round. Hundreds of thousands visit this area, especially during the warm summer months. A couple of examples are “Slide Rock State Park” and “Red Rock Crossing”  Besides the Colorado River, Oak Creek and the Verde River are part of the last remaining perennial river systems in Arizona. The Verde River flows for over 150 miles through the state and Oak Creek flows into the Verde River.  It is also a perennial water source. It is said that Oak Creek, at the headwaters, contains some of the purest water in the world.  

In the 20 years that I have been coming to Sedona and owning property here for 17 years, Sedona has never had a water issue.  Sedona was in a pretty bad drought in 2003 and there was no need to ration water.  However,  the groundwater table was low and affected the tree and plant growth. Vegetation did suffer.  So far, this drought has not had a major effect on the trees leaving me to believe that good precipitation in the spring and 2019 had a positive effect on the water table.

Sedona sits at the edge of the Colorado Plateau.  The Colorado Plateau has a large aquifer that touches 4 states.  This is where Sedona gets our water and why we have not had the same issues as southern Arizona has had.  It takes about 800 to 1400 years for an artesian spring to form.  The Oak Creek Canyon Natural Artesian Spring provides us with this very pure water.  Learn more at Green Living “All Water is Not Created Equal”... According to the article, we have been getting water from this source since the 1800s.

The video below, “Loved to Death: The Story of Oak Creek” gives us some important information and discusses the challenges this eco-system faces because of the number of visitors that recreate in and around it. 

 

 

76% to 80% of Days You Will Be Able To Enjoy Sunshine

 

 

The weather in Sedona is pleasant all year long.  The image above was shot on New Year’s Eve morning, the last day of 2020. The mornings were much colder than last year. We had 8 more days of early morning temps below freezing. We also had 1 day in the 70ºs. There have not been any 70º temps in the last 4 years.

 

2020 Sedona Final Weather Category Summary

Previous Years Charts are located at Sedona-Weather.com for comparison

Final Numbers By Category

The Davis Weather Station captures all the statistics in the charts that you see above and below except for “Days with Sunshine”.  This is a subjective number based on the ability to see, feel the rays, and enjoy the sunshine.  Many outlets determine what percentage of clouds are in the sky and then decide whether that is a day of sunshine or not.  Rick looks at the cloud cover and how long it lasts.  For example, if the sky is full of fluffy white cumulus clouds that continually pass overhead but the sun is up, and you can feel the warmth of the sun’s rays and we see a sunrise or sunset, he considers this a day of sunshine. Generally, overcast skies for the better part of the day is a cloudy day and does not count. Based on that, there are 301 days of sunshine in 2020. Most of our days are sunny. 

I would also note that even though we may have 78 days that start out at below 32º, we didn’t have one day below freezing.  This means that any snow or ice that might develop evaporates or melts away because the temperature does not remain below freezing. Notice that there were no days with a high below 40º as well.  There have been a total of 3 days with a high below freezing in the past 10 years.

Sweater Weather

Another area in the chart above that affects the Comfort Index in Sedona (see below) is the number of days at 50º or above.  If the weather is above 50º, I consider that sweater weather.  Days in the 60ºs and 70ºs which most people truly enjoy are 30% of the days that are most comfortable.  For people who live in Arizona, days in the 80ºs are also considered great weather.  This brings the number up to 42% of the total days.  Throw in the days above 50º and you are looking at more than half the year that is comfortable weather.  We had an extremely warm period of weather over 90º. Normally, the number of days over 90º is anywhere from 90 days to 113 days.  This year the days ended up at 137 or 37% of a year!  That is 6 days shy of a month, more than the norm. Fortunately, days in the 90ºs are usually not a problem especially if you are not outside for a length of time. I personally would not go on a hike if the temperature is above 90º.

The Real Story

The real story is the lack of rain all year. November was no exception with 0.06 inches of rain. The yearly total so far is 8.11 inches. The lowest year on record is 5.55 inches higher than that total. Unless December has a big month of rain, this will be the lowest yearly total rainfall in Soldiers Pass, West Sedona measured at the Cottages at Coffeepot. We are definitely in a drought.

Precipitation Almanac

Rain and Snow Totals – FINAL 2020

Sedona AZ Final Precipitation Numbers

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Temperature Chart Totals –  FINAL 2020 – High-Low- Mean Temperatures

2020 Final Temperature Almanac for Sedona Arizona

Sedona AZ Annual Comfort Index = 8.0

How Is the Weather Comfort Index Determined?

According to BestPlaces“Being neither too hot nor too cold or humid nor dry plays a large part in enjoying where you live, so we came up with the BestPlaces Comfort Index. This calculation system factors in components such as afternoon summer temperature and humidity to determine the places in the U.S. that are the most comfortable.” 

That Sedona comfort index number is 8 out of 10.

…”It’s A Dry Heat”

I lived in Houston Texas during my childhood and worked for national companies in Florida.  During the many vacations visiting relatives in Omaha Nebraska and Chicago Illinois during summer, I remember how uncomfortable I felt with the humid conditions.  Humidity also affects you in the winter months making a person feel colder because of the water vapor in the air.  We have all heard the expression about the desert heat – “It does not feel that hot because it is a dry heat!”

Why Is Sedona At An 8.0 Comfort Index?

Some of the reasons Sedona has a very high Comfort Index is that the overall temperature and humidity levels make living everyday life a pleasant experience. Summer, winter temperatures and humidity are not extreme. Sedona-Weather.com has all the stats from 2010 to today. Humidity is not added to the stats because it is in the comfort zone. It should be noted that humidity changes as the temperature changes during the day. In Sedona, it remains in the comfort zone as the temperature changes.  Arizona has an overall Comfort Index of 7.5.  Hawaii has an overall Comfort Index of 8.7 and California has an overall index of 8.4.  Having spent a lot of time in all three states, I feel that majority of the population lives close to the ocean. An ocean breeze can make all the difference with one’s comfort level.

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Enchantment Resort During Late Fall – Early Winter

Enchantment Resort - Sedona Weather during winter

Enchantment In Late Winter – Early Spring

Enchantment in Spring

Cathedral Rock – Summer – Red Rock Crossing Area of Oak Creek – A Place for Recreation

Cathedral Rock Red Rock Crossing

West Fork – Oak Creek Canyon – Fall

Fall - West Fork Oak Creek Canyon

 

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

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

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Christmas and Holiday Memories on this Throwback Christmas Eve 2020

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 Throwback Thursday Christmas Eve Memories

A Disney Christmas

Top Image: This is the view I get as I drive up Shadow Rock drive to turn into my subdivision, The Cottages At Coffeepot. Snow is a rare and beautiful sight on Thunder Mountain. I have stated this before but yes, this is the Thunder Mountain that captured the heart of Walt Disney who was so inspired, he designed a ride at Disneyland.  Walt Disney had a home and escaped here to Sedona before Sedona was ever on the world’s radar. My family loves Disneyland, especially this time of year. We had a trip planned to take Tristan but it will have to wait until next Christmas.

I often think of a Disney Christmas or a Bing Crosby White Christmas when it snows. We love snow. It doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. After a snowstorm, the snow starts melting (mostly evaporating) immediately. Unfortunately, this year we will probably not see much if any snow due to the La Niña weather conditions. More about that in my end of the year weather update!

So I have compiled a few of my favorite images into a video.  I also sprinkled in some family fun shots of special holidays because making memories is what this Christmas season is all about.

Merry Christmas from the Sedona Sperry’s from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.

Happy 2020 Christmas!

“There’s no experience quite like cutting your own live Christmas tree out of your neighbor’s yard.” – Dan Florence

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“I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can’t wait to exchange.” – Henny Youngman

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and my favorite…

“For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi

BTW…

Our Japanese Maple is still holding leaves.  This tree has never held leaves this far into December, let alone Christmas. At this rate, it will be 2021 before all the leaves fall. It certainly has been a different year!

Japanese Maple Xmas Eve with leaves

 

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

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Luxury Townhouses

Cottages At Coffeepot Certified “Firewise” 

First Sedona Community To Earn Designation

Cottages At Coffeepot Firewise Certified

Image courtesy of Sedona Red Rock News

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

 

Cottages At Coffeepot Borders U.S. Forest Service

Cottages At Coffeepot Gated Entrance

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

Wood Shingle RoofWood Shingle Roof – 2006

Composite fire-retardant roof shingle

Wood Shingle Roofs Needed To Be Replaced

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

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

10 Safety Tips To Mitigate Wildfire Risk

Cottages At Coffeepot Firewire Certification

 

5 Action Items To Improve Your Home’s Survivability

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

5 Tips For Landscaping Around Your Home

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

 

Shadow Mountain Drive - Cottages At Coffeepot

Cottages At Coffeepot Overhead

Cottages At Coffeepot - Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona Lifestyle

 

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Besides professional photography, – aerial pictures and videos 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 marketing consultation designed especially for you.

 

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

 

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The Charm of “Uptown” Sedona and the Restaurants!

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Quaint & Unique Sedona Shopping and Eateries

Homes for sale in Uptown Sedona

Uptown Sedona

I have always wondered how “Uptown” Sedona got its name.  Actually, nobody seems to know how this area of Sedona came to be called Uptown Sedona. The dictionary definition defines it as a residential area in a town or city. As long as I have lived here, Uptown has always been the shopping area that drives our tourist economy. These shops add to the charm of a small-town environment. Uptown homes for sale Surrounded by red rocks and Oak Creek that flows north to south on the east side of the 89A. Out-of-town visitors can enjoy the magnificent scenery while shopping for souvenirs. When you walk into these stores you are probably going to be greeted by the owner of the shop.  This is also the small-town allure that draws visitors to this area.

The Original Neighborhoods 

Many of the original neighborhoods grew around Uptown Sedona.  There are many houses with character as well as homes that are of a historical nature.  At the end of Jordon Road, you will find one recent development in Jordon Park.  These homes are newer, high-end homes with some view lots still available to build that perfect custom home. Many residents walk to the Uptown area to get some exercise and have their favorite beverage.

 

Uptown Sedona homes for sale

Restaurants 

Please note: Due to COVID-19 – Some restaurants noted below may have gone out of business. The restaurants that are open may have different hours of operation.

Uptown is home to at least fourteen different restaurants…  Each of these restaurants has a different theme and uniqueness. The Cowboy Club, pictured above, is a popular tourist and local destination. You can get dishes that you normally would not see at a regular restaurant, such as, cornbread and cactus fries. Have you ever tried wild rattlesnake?  You can at the Cowboy Club. There is a small venue inside the Cowboy Club called the Silver Saddle.  The Silver Saddle is a little more upscale with a slightly different fare. The tables have tablecloths and the atmosphere is quiet. Also with the re-engineering of the street and parking areas, the sidewalks were designed to accommodate more outside seating which is very popular at the Cowboy Club. Elote Cafe moved from SR 179 to Uptown in 2020.  It is one of the most popular restaurants in Sedona, and for good reason…the food is great.  But it is social media that created the meteoric rise of this restaurant when it was located in the Arrabella Hotel.  The new location is great.  There are no views to speak of, but the atmosphere is very charming and it is in a walkable location off the beaten path in Uptown.

Links to the Websites (Cowboy Club link is located above…)

Here are other restaurants you can check out: The Vault89Agave Cantina or Taos Cantina, Chipotle, Creekside American Bistro,  Etch Kitchen and Bar, HP (Hitching Post) Cafe, L’Auberge Restuarant on Oak Creek, The Hideaway HouseOaxaca Restaurante & Cantina, SaltRock, Sedona Pizza Co., Sound Bites Grill, Thai Palace Uptown, Wildflower Bread Company.

 

Map of Uptown Area 

Map of Uptown Sedona AZ area - ReMax Sedona

2020 – Late Fall and Early Winter – Sedona Weather – What is the Weather Like in Sedona AZ?

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Sedona-Weather.com

What is the Sedona Weather Like in Late Fall?

November – Early December 2020

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the Winter of 2021!  It will be here fast.  Usually, in late November, our early mornings are filled with temperatures below 32º.  It is the time of the year that we have to make sure plants that are prone to frostbite including many species of cactus need to be wrapped up with a frost blanket or brought into our homes.  Outdoor watering systems should be turned off or set to come on later in the day when the temps are above freezing.  Generally, we don’t have to blow out our outdoor water pipes for “winterizing”.  Check with your landscaper on your location for your individual needs. It is a rare day in the last decade that we had a high temperature of less than 32º. Looking back at the Cottages At Coffeepot Weather stats in the last decade, there have been only 4 days with a recorded high of less than 32º.  The last day was New Year’s Eve 2018 at 31.8º!  Another category tracked from 2017 on has been “High Temps Below 40º”. (see below).  The Cottages At Coffeepot weather station has only recorded 19 days below 40º for a high.  Freezing temps and temps below 40º are not something we really see.  Our seasons whether we are talking about winter or summer tend to be milder than other areas of the country.

Sedona Fall Weather By temperature category

Previous Years Charts are located at Sedona-Weather.com for comparison

November had a typical temperature pattern as in previous years. You can count on some days below 32º which gets the tree and bush sugars to start their Autumn processes adding the vibrant red, purple, orange, and yellow colors. Some of the leaves will have a mixture of colors because of filtered sunlight hitting each leaf. It is very beautiful.

The Real Story

The real story is the lack of rain all year. November was no exception with 0.06 inches of rain. The yearly total so far is 8.11 inches. The lowest year on record is 5.55 inches higher than that total. Unless December has a big month of rain, this will be the lowest yearly total rainfall in Soldiers Pass, West Sedona measured at the Cottages at Coffeepot. We are definitely in a drought.

Precipitation Almanac

Rain and Snow Late Fall – Early Winter 2020

Sedona Precipitation 2020

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Temperature Chart for Up to November 2020 – High-Low- Mean Temperatures

2020 Sedona Temperature Highs and Lows

Sedona AZ Annual Comfort Index = 8.0

How Is the Comfort Index Determined?

According to BestPlaces“Being neither too hot nor too cold or humid nor dry plays a large part in enjoying where you live, so we came up with the BestPlaces Comfort Index. This calculation system factors in components such as afternoon summer temperature and humidity to determine the places in the U.S. that are the most comfortable.” 

That Sedona comfort index number is 8 out of 10.

It’s A Dry Heat…

I lived in Houston Texas during my childhood and worked for national companies in Florida.  During the many vacations visiting relatives in Omaha Nebraska and Chicago Illinois during summer, I remember how uncomfortable I felt with the humid conditions.  Humidity also affects you in the winter months making a person feel colder because of the water vapor in the air.  We have all heard the expression about the desert heat – “It does not feel that hot because it is a dry heat!”

Why Is Sedona At An 8.0 Comfort Index?

Some of the reasons Sedona has a very high Comfort Index is that the overall temperature and humidity levels make living a pleasant experience. Summer, winter temperatures and humidity are not extreme. Sedona-Weather.com has all the stats from 2010 to today. Humidity is not added to the stats because it is in the comfort zone. It should be noted that humidity changes as the temperature changes during the day. In Sedona, it remains in the comfort zone as the temperature changes.  Arizona has an overall Comfort Index of 7.5.  Hawaii has an overall Comfort Index of 8.7 and California has an overall index of 8.4.  Having spent a lot of time in both states, I feel that majority of the population lives close to the ocean. An ocean breeze can make all the difference with one’s comfort level.

Oak Creek Canyon from Midgley Bridge Sedona

Fall Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

Southwest Christmas Theme – Enchantment Resort

Southwest Christmas - Enchantment Resort

 

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

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Want to find out how much value is in your home?

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Sellers, List your home, real estate marketing,

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

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

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

Solutions For Buyers

Solutions For Sellers

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*Comfort Index For Sedona is from BestPlaces.net
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70 Rim Shadows Circle – Virtual Showing – 11/11/20

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Virtual Showings

70 Rim Shadows Circle – Rim Shadows Subdivision – West Sedona AZ. 86336

$2,350,000

4 BD  | 4 BA  | 4,899 SF  | 0.58 Acres | Yr Built – 1996

MLS # 524735

Video Segments

 (Minutes: Seconds)

Entry – 00:15

Living and Dining Rooms – 00:26

First Floor Office – 00:38

Grand Staircase – 00:56

Family Room – 01:04

Kitchen – 01:30

Walk-in Pantry – 02:20

Laundry Room – 02:50

Three Car Garage – 03:02

Reverse View of Kitchen to Family Room – 03:17

Dining Room – 03:33

Living Room to Entry – 03:47

Powder Room – 04:11

First Floor Master Suite – 04:18

Bar/Game/Excercise Room – 05:14

Bedroom 3 – 05:49

Bathroom 3 – 06:00

Bedroom 4 – 06:12

Upstairs Owners’ Suite with Sitting Room Outside Deck and Views – 06:53

Owners’ Five Piece Bath with Huge Walk-in Closet – 07:39

Pan View to Main Level From Owners’ Suite – 08:49

 

 

Breathtaking Setting and Red Rock Views

Breathtaking setting and privacy in highly coveted Shadow Estates. Sweeping red rock views enhance this quality constructed luxury home. Architectural elegance complements the attractive floorplan that offers a great room, gourmet kitchen with Viking, JennAire, and SubZero appliances, living, dining, private office, and reading area with fireplace off the master suite. Solar panels reduce electricity costs by more than $3,000 annually. Oversized three-car garage. Outdoor living areas exude the ultimate Sedona outdoor experience. Spacious patios, putting green, fruit trees, views, and landscaping areas complete Sedona’s finest home in this price range. Stunning .57-Acre lot. Listing and description provided courtesy of REDSTONE PROPERTIES INC. Video produced and edited by Rick Sperry of SellSedona.com

The video was taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max @ .5 wide-angle lens.

GENERAL

  • Price: $2,350,000
  • HOA FEE: $760
  • Taxes: $10,799 (2020)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single-Family
  • MLS ID: 524305

INTERIOR

  • Number of Rooms: 11
  • Rooms/Areas: Laundry, Family, Kitchen, Living, Dining, Recreation/Game, Storage, Study/Den/Library
  • Interior Features:
    • Laundry – Dryer, Washer
    • Kitchen – Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Electric Ove, Microwave Built-in, Multiple Oven(s), Range, Refrigerator, Trash Compactor, Wall Oven, Breakfast Bar, Breakfast Nook, Island, Walk-in Pantry
    • Living – Ceiling Fan, Great Rm
    • Dining – Formal
  • Fireplace(s): Gas
  • Appliances: Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave Built-In, Refrigerator, Reverse Osmosis, Trash Compactor, Wall Oven, Washer
  • Flooring: Carpet, Stone, Wood

ROOMS

Bathrooms

  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: Verify

Bedrooms

  • Total Bedrooms: 4

EXTERIOR

  • Exterior Features: Southwest Style – Split Level, Stemwall, Frame-Wood-Stucco, Cul-de-Sac, Red Rock, Trees, Fenced Backyard, Landscaping, Open Deck, Open Patio, Sprinkler/Drip, Storm Gutters, Tile, Views – Mountains, Red Rocks, Boulders, Panoramic, Lot Size – 25,264 SF

PARKING

  • Parking Type: 3 Car Garage

LOCATION

  • Area: 42 – West Sedona
  • County: Yavapai
  • Subdivision: Rim Shadows
  • Location Details: Residential

COMMUNITY

  • Pet Restrictions: Domestics

HEATING & COOLING

  • Cooling Type: Ceiling Fan, Refrigeration/Central
  • Heating/Cooling: Natural Gas, Forced Gas

UTILITIES

  • Utility Description:  Electricity, Natural Gas, Sewer (Public), Underground

STRUCTURAL INFORMATION

  • Architectural Style: Southwest
  • Construction: Frame – Wood, Stucco
  • Foundation: Stemwall
  • Roof: Tile
  • Stories Description: Split Level
  • Sq. Ft. Source: County Assessor
  • Living Area: 4,899 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Total4,899 Sq. Ft
  • Year Built: 1996

LOT FEATURES

  • Property View: Mountains, Panoramic, Red Rocks/Boulders
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.58
  • Street/Road Desc.: Paved
  • Road Maintenance: Privately Maintained

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Association Fee: 760
  • Assoc Fee Freq.: Annual
  • Assoc Fee Desc.: Homeowners
  • Assoc Transfer Fee: $300
  • Tax Amount: $10,799
  • Tax Year: 2020

DISCLOSURES AND REPORTS

  • Flood Zone: Verify

 

Listing remarks courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – Entire description courtesy of Redstone Properties

The information being provided by Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors is for the consumer’s personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to real estate for sale referenced on this web site comes from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors. 630-Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is not a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), nor does it offer MLS access. This website Sellsedona.com is a service of Sheri Sperry of SL Sperry PLLC working as a Sales Associate of 630-Coldwell Banker Realty, a broker participant of Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors. Sheri Sperry is a member in good standing of the Sedona Verde Valley Assoc. of REALTORS®. This web site may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this web site.

The accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but not limited to open house information, square footages, and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The data contained herein is copyrighted by the Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors and is protected by all applicable copyright laws. Any unauthorized dissemination of this information is in violation of copyright laws and is strictly prohibited.


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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


80 Rojo Vista Ct– Client Only – Virtual Showing November 7, 2020

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Virtual Showings

80 Rojo Vista Ct – Firecliff – Sedona AZ. 86351

$535,000

3 BD  | 2 BA  | 1,961 SF  | 0.11 Acres | Yr Built – 2005

MLS # 524702

Move-in ready 1961 square foot home, in the highly desirable Firecliff community. Spacious single level floor plan, ready for a primary or vacation home, or ”lock and leave” that will realize your dreams of living in the Red Rocks. 3BR/2B well-appointed home, with a small yard, and a patio with views as big as Courthouse itself. Dream away the hours sipping coffee quietly in the mornings, watching the sunrise over Jack’s Canyon, and then relax in the peacefulness surrounding you. Minimal maintenance, the association cares for the common areas and the front yard. Close to everything you need …. Shopping, services, restaurants, and hiking/biking from your front door!! (secret trail nearby) This is the kind of living you deserve in Sedona, start your journey now !!

The video was taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max @ .5 wide-angle lens.

GENERAL

  • Price: $535,000
  • Taxes: $3,281 (2020)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single-Family
  • MLS ID: 524702
  • Updated: 11/6/2020
  • Added: 1 day(s) ago
  • Viewed: 27 times

INTERIOR

  • Number of Rooms: 6
  • Rooms/Areas: Laundry
  • Interior Features: Fire Sprinklers, Garage Door Opener, Smoke Detector, Whirlpool
  • Fireplace(s): Fireplace Insert, Gas
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave Built-In, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Flooring: Carpet, Tile

ROOMS

Bathrooms

  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2

Bedrooms

  • Total Bedrooms: 3

EXTERIOR

  • Exterior Features: Covered Patio(s), Landscaping, Pool, Community, Sprinkler/Drip

PARKING

  • Parking Type: 2 Car

LOCATION

  • Area: 46 – Big Park
  • County: Yavapai
  • Subdivision: Firecliff
  • Location Details: Mountain Views, Red Rocks,

COMMUNITY

  • Pet Restrictions: Domestics

HEATING & COOLING

  • Cooling Type: Ceiling Fan, Refrigeration/Central
  • Heating/Cooling: Natural Gas

UTILITIES

  • Utility Description: 220, Cable TV, Electricity, Individual Meter, Natural Gas, Private Water, Sewer (Private), Telephone, Underground

STRUCTURAL INFORMATION

  • Architectural Style: Santa Fe/Pueblo, Southwest
  • Construction: Frame – Wood, Stucco
  • Foundation: Slab, Stem Wall
  • Roof: Rolled/Hot Mop
  • Stories Description: Single Level
  • Sq. Ft. Source: County Assessor
  • Living Area: 1,961 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Total: 1,961 Sq. Ft.
  • Year Built: 2005

LOT FEATURES

  • Property View: Red Rocks/Boulders
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.11
  • Street/Road Desc.: Paved, Private
  • Road Maintenance: Privately Maintained

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Assoc Fee Desc.: Homeowners
  • Tax Amount: $3,281
  • Tax Year: 2020

DISCLOSURES AND REPORTS

  • Flood Zone: Verify

 

Listing remarks courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – This was written by the Co-List Agents Coldwell Banker Realty

Images of Neighboring Streets

Firecliff Community Cul-de-sac - presented by Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

 

Firecliff Community - presented by Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

Image You See As You Turn Off Of Jack’s Canyon

Bell Rock Courthouse Butte - SellSedona.com




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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


303 Calle Linda – Client Only – Virtual Showing October 28, 2020

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Virtual Showings

303 Calle Linda – Casa Contenta – West Sedona AZ. 86336

$1,050,000

3 BD  | 3.5 BA  | 3,101 SF  | 0.15 Acres | Yr Built – 2000

MLS # 524305

True single-level Luxury Home with highly desired indoor-outdoor living and gorgeous Red Rock Views! Located in the gated community of Casa Contenta, this high-end, low-maintenance home will have you saying ”Yes!” The ideal floor plan features an elaborate great room, gourmet chef’s kitchen, three ensuites, multiple covered patios, and a bonus room perfect for a theater, library, hobbies, etc. The great room boasts viga beams, grape stake ceiling, wet bar with ice maker, gas fireplace, and views from every window. Chef’s kitchen features Viking/Sub Zero appliances, ample counter space, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar & eat-in nook opening to a covered patio. The master suite is what dreams are made of! Adjoining vacant lot provides extra privacy and ”breathing room,” by a separate agreement.

The video was taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max @ .5 wide-angle lens.

GENERAL

  • Price: $1,050,000
  • HOA FEE: $250/month
  • Taxes: $7,784 (2019)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single-Family
  • MLS ID: 524305
  • Updated: 10/21/2020
  • Added: 32 day(s) ago
  • Viewed: 44 times

INTERIOR

  • Number of Rooms: 7
  • Rooms/Areas: Laundry, Study/Den/Library
  • Interior Features: Bar/Wet Bar, Central Vacuum, Fire Sprinklers, Garage Door Opener, Skylights, Smoke Detector
  • Fireplace(s): Gas
  • Appliances: Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave Built-In, Refrigerator, Reverse Osmosis, Trash Compactor, Wall Oven, Washer
  • Flooring: Carpet, Tile

ROOMS

Bathrooms

  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 3

Bedrooms

  • Total Bedrooms: 3

EXTERIOR

  • Exterior Features: Community Club House, Covered Deck, Covered Patio(s), Gutters, Landscaping, Open Patio, Pool, Community, Sprinkler/Drip, Tennis

PARKING

  • Parking Type: 2 Car

LOCATION

  • Area: 42 – West Sedona
  • County: Yavapai
  • Subdivision: Casa Contenta 1 & 2
  • Location Details: Gated Community, Mountain Views, Red Rock, Trees, View

COMMUNITY

  • Pet Restrictions: Domestics

HEATING & COOLING

  • Cooling Type: Ceiling Fan, Refrigeration/Central
  • Heating/Cooling: Natural Gas

UTILITIES

  • Utility Description: Electricity, Natural Gas, Sewer (Public), Underground

STRUCTURAL INFORMATION

  • Architectural Style: Contemporary, Southwest
  • Construction: Frame – Wood, Stucco
  • Foundation: Piers, Slab
  • Roof: Rolled/Hot Mop, Tile
  • Stories Description: Single Level
  • Sq. Ft. Source: County Assessor
  • Living Area: 3,101 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Total: 3,101 Sq. Ft.
  • Year Built: 2000

LOT FEATURES

  • Property View: Mountains, Panoramic, Red Rocks/Boulders
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.15
  • Street/Road Desc.: Paved
  • Road Maintenance: Privately Maintained

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Association Fee: $250
  • Assoc Fee Freq.: Monthly
  • Assoc Fee Desc.: Homeowners
  • Tax Amount: $7,784
  • Tax Year: 2019

DISCLOSURES AND REPORTS

  • Flood Zone: Verify

 

Listing remarks courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – This was written by the List Agent RE/MAX Sedona


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Listing remarks courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – This was written by the List Agent

 

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