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Sedona and all of Arizona – Pool Safety for the 4th of July!

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Pool Safety 

Sedona Arizona

Pool Safety and Sun Up Homes for Sale - Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker

Drownings in Arizona Rank Nearly Two Times National Average

Pool Safety – This is a very sad fact to report but a fact that needs to be brought to the attention of those who will be at pools with children over the 4th of July.  There is a spike in drownings on this holiday likely due to the fact that adult supervision of pools may be at a minimum for various reasons.  

Heartbreaking Results

I live in Yavapai County. In 2016, having just 2 incidents of the drowning of children aged 0-4 years old is unacceptable. All age groups equaled 5.  These are reported incidents, not deaths. Each incident is preventable.

In Maricopa County, where the city of Phoenix and Scottsdale are located, there were a total of 174 incidents of children drowning between 0-4 years old. This is a heartbreaking reality. The total incidents of 275 is an alarming number for all age groups. (stats -azcentral.com) – It should also be noted that Maricopa and Pinal counties are the best at consistently reporting drownings. 

A Very Serious Issue Nationwide


Pool Safety - Phoenix area swim lessons photo Adrian Marsh - The Republic

Arizona has a vigilant awareness campaign starting in January every year.  Even with that campaign, Arizona ranked 4th in the nation in 2017 of the 163 fatal drownings nationwide of children 15 years old and under. 

Arizona Ranked Number One For Pools

Arizona is ranked number one in the country for pools per capita at 1 pool for 8,628 people. Florida and Nevada are ranked number 2 and 3 respectively at 1 in 10,367 and 10,814. 

Top 10 Cities with Backyard Pools

According to KTAR News and Realtor.com, these are the top 10 medium-to-large cities in the country with the highest percentage of backyard pools. 

1. Coral Springs, Florida – 66 percent
2. Scottsdale, Arizona – 62 percent
3. Tempe, Arizona – 46 percent
4. Chandler, Arizona – 40 percent
5. Glendale, Arizona – 37 percent
6. Gilbert, Arizona – 37 percent
7. Clearwater, Florida – 32 percent
8. Clovis, California – 32 percent
9. Mesa, Arizona – 31 percent
10. Plano, Texas – 31 percent

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Top 5 Factors that could increase the risk of a child drowning

* Being new parents of more than one child

* New owners of a pool or a new Arizona resident

* Living at an apartment or condo complex where the pool has minimal fencing

* Multiple children at a gathering

* Underestimating how mobile a child can be

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Why a Spike On Independence Day?

Adults need to be aware of where their children are anytime there is a pool available.  The party atmosphere coupled with alcoholic beverages and paying more attention to guests needs, the BBQ, as well as other games, can hinder the supervision of children around the pool. 

Everybody thinks that someone else is watching the kids and pool safety.  As we know, a drowning can happen in a split-second. 

A Supervision Plan Is The Key

There is a pretty simple solution for pool safety, having dedicated sober supervision with another sober adult switching every 15 to 20 minutes is the key. Equally important, turn the cell phones off and avoid any other distractions. Of course, this person should be a good swimmer and there should be someone available in earshot distance in case there is an incident. 

Life Vests For Non-Swimmers

Children who cannot swim or are poor swimmers should be in an approved life vest anytime they are in the proximity of the pool or any water. Floaties are considered a toy. Do not be substitute floaties for a life vest to bypass pool safety. No exceptions to this rule. 

Again, following these simple rules could save a child’s life. 

 

Have a Safe and Sane Independence Day!

 

Sedona Summer Fun from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.

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Furthermore When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

As an experienced Sedona real estate professional, and after decades of buying, owning and selling multiple single-family homes and townhomes, and moving from one state to another, I have a unique perspective to help clients.  In today’s market, buyers and sellers need the help of a professional.

The REALTOR® has the experience and understands what needs to be done to help secure the right outcome for the buyer or seller at the best price and conditions.

Buyers and Sellers

Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will provide a thorough analysis of any property to make sure the market value is at the proper price point. My ability to market property is unsurpassed. See my extensive portfolio here.   

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

The Shades or Shadows of the Sedona Summer Solstice

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Winter Summer Solstice Comparison

Happy Summer!

 

Panorama at Sunrise on the Summer Solstice 

Summer solstice at sunrise…The walkway right next to the “m” in Sedona-Lifestyle.com points directly to the southeast position of the sun at the winter solstice. This shows the range of sun travel during the solstice intervals.

exact time of Solstice

This is the position of the sun at the exact time of the summer solstice.

(8:54 a – 8:55 a) PDT/MST

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The two images at the top are the current 2018 Winter Solstice and 2019 Summer Solstice.

Winter

2018 Winter Solstice

During winter, the sun is directly behind the camera shooting head-on into Coffeepot Rock.

Summer


The sun comes up far to the right of where the camera is taking the image, creating large shadows on the townhomes across the street. 

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“As the Sun Spirals its Longest Dance…Cleanse Us

As Nature shows Bounty and Fertility…Bless Us

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Let all things live with loving intent

 to fulfill their truest destiny”

source: Glad Is

For  those wanting to celebrate or add their own flair to this special day, You can visit “Explore Deeply”

to get some ideas and add your touch!

Five Beautiful Rituals to Celebrate Summer Solstice

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You might also enjoy – “Sedona Summer Fun Enjoying the Pool and the View


When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Enter Stage Left… Monsoon 2019 Is Here! What Will Sedona Arizona See This Summer?

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Monsoon 2019!

An Arizona Summer Weather Phenomenon

Monsoon - Sedona Top Realtors - Sheri Sperry Remax SedonaBell Rock Sedona – Thunderhead Increasing

Quick Note: Every year I update this post with current information, for the most part, the science does not change, but climatic conditions vary from year to year. Sedona weather readings are gathered from the Cottages at Coffeepot weather station located in Soldiers Pass, Sedona Arizona. 

Monsoon 2019 is a season – Sedona, AZ – First of all, there is no need to add season at the end of Monsoon because Monsoon is a season. Monsoon affects the west and southwest states because the pattern of the weather changes as noted below.

Areas of the United States Most Affected by Monsoon

Here are just some of the areas that are most affected by monsoon. Areas such as the southern California high desert, southern Nevada including Las Vegas, all of Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, southern Utah, and Colorado.

How Long Is The Monsoon In Arizona?

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

Typically, monsoon becomes active around the first week of July in Northern AZ and mid-July in Central and Southern AZ. But we have had storms earlier over the years.

Select this link to see the actual precipitation chart or go to Sedona-Weather.com for detailed weather information.

Historically, June Rainfall is Lowest of the Year

Throughout Arizona, June, without fail, has less rain than any other month with very few exceptions. The Cottages At Coffeepot weather station in Soldiers Pass Sedona has experienced only 1.36 inches of rain total in 10 years!  So far this year, we have .04 inches of rain.  For those who don’t want to deal with rain. This is the best month of the year to visit. But it usually is the hottest overall month because there is very little rain or cloud cover.

What Creates Monsoon 2019 Conditions?

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

What Is Monsoon?

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

Seasonal Weather Patterns monsoon Arizona Sedona real estate

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

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

El Niño – Southern Oscillation

2016 and now in 2019, we are experiencing “El Niño” periodic variation.  The link to Southern Oscillation above explains the weather variation of La Niña and El Niño much more precise than I can. I only bring this up because there may be some effect on monsoon.

Suffice it to say, that El Niño creates more precipitation than normal “neutral” conditions of any other year. There is a temperature change in the eastern Pacific Ocean tropic and sub-tropic areas.  El Niño is warming and La Niña is cooling. 

2016 – Record Rain Totals

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

So Far In 2019…

The first 5 months in 2019 had 10.80 inches of rainfall AND 26.12 inches of snow. Most of that snow came in February along with 3.27 inches of rain!  Since 2010, our backyard weather station has recorded an average of 5.8 inches of rain in July and August combined. Looking forward to monsoon, we want the rain and the temperature drop. The cloud formations are also amazing to see.

Monsoon Can Be A Destructive Force – Make Preparations 

One quick note – Because it is our rainy season and there is a chance of lightning, and extremely high wind conditions during a thunderstorm or microburst, preparation is very important.  Take some time to have things ready to go:

  • Know where the flashlights and candles are for easy access.
  • Keep your cell phone charged
  • Clean out gutters – drains – culverts – rain ditches and any other natural path water may take during a sudden downpour or microburst.
  • Have sandbags prepared to divert rain that may cause flash floods.
  • Thin trees close to your home. Many trees fall during high wind conditions.

 

How Monsoon Affects Arizona by Region 

Northern Arizona

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

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

Central and Southern Arizona

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

Discover more about Sedona Weather 


Some of the most incredible pictures are taken during Monsoon

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Thunderheads Surround Sedona

89A – West Sedona AZ – looking south

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Sunset During Monsoon – Coffeepot Rock in Soldiers Pass

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Massive Thunderstorm at Sunset creates Fire In the Sky

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North View – Century Plant in Bloom

Monsoon 2019

Rock Formations in North Sedona – Looking Toward Flagstaff From the End of Soldiers Pass West Sedona

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Above – Lighting Captured Above Sphinx Soldiers Pass – Photo from Backyard

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Amazing Monsoon Sunrise

Video Below – Rare Monsoon Sunset Rainbow

Click Here For A Video Of The Rainbow Above 

It was taken just a couple of minutes before the sky went on fire!

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How Does Excessive Heat Affect Arizona?

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Excessive Heat for Sedona Arizona is above 110º 

Excessive Heat Affects Arizona Airports (See more below)

Sedona has about 23 to 26 days a year with temperatures at 100º or more. So far this year Sedona has had 8 days over 100º, normally by now, we have had 18-20 days ≥ 100º. We have to remember that most people who come to Sedona, are not familiar with the heat and lack of humidity and don’t realize the toll it can take.  This also goes for real estate clients.

 

How Does Exessive Heat Affect Real Estate Clients?

Realtors have to be very careful making sure clients stay hydrated while viewing homes out in the field on days that have extreme heat. 

  • Explain our heat to out-of-state buyers so they can monitor themselves.
  • Remember, low humidity gives us a false sense that we are OK. 
    • Perspiration evaporates quickly making us feel cool yet dehydrating at a higher rate.
  • Make sure you monitor your clients to see they stay hydrated. 
  • Signs of dehydration
  • Bring a cooler with plenty of ice and bottles of water.
  • Stay away from drinking alcoholic and sugary beverages.
  • Keep hand towels available that can be dipped in some water to cool you down. There are cooling towels you can buy.
  • Keep viewings to a reasonable amount. Take breaks and lunch if a full day is planned.
  • Make sure homes have the AC turned on prior to viewing.
  • Stay in the shade as much as possible
  • Keep a couple of shade umbrellas handy for fair-skin buyers 
  • Have discussions about homes in your car with AC turned on! 

 

For Those Who Travel In and Out of Phoenix (PHX)

If Temperatures exceed 115º at Sky Harbor (PHX) Airlines Become Concerned

Airlines that fly out of PHX may end up issuing an alert to its customers for any who have tickets during an extreme heat weather event. Usually, this will occur between 3 PM and 6 PM.  Airlines generally will allow the customer to change their departure without any charge.  This is because there is no guarantee that aircraft will be able to take off because of the excessive heat. There are some aircraft that cannot operate or fly when runway temps reach 118º.  If you have a departure leaving Mesa Airport, you should also check with your carrier to make sure there are no delays.

Soft Asphalt Conditions and Thin Air

Contrary to popular belief, asphalt will not “melt” at 120º, though some oil or tar may rise to the surface creating soft asphalt conditions for heavy aircraft or ground transportation. Most ramps or aprons are designed to handle the heaviest aircraft that may use it. Typically, the concrete is between 1 to 4 feet thick.  Besides soft asphalt conditions at 118º plus, planes and equipment can sink into asphalt! Shoe soles get hot and some will melt!  Also, certain aircraft may not be able to create enough lift to get off the runway.  The air becomes much thinner and lift becomes a real issue and it takes a lot more runway to get the aircraft wheels up!

Ground Crews

Let’s also not forget the ground crew. This is a safety issue for them as well. OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recommended that outdoor workers who are working in heat between 103º to 115º should drink at least 4 cups of water an hour but no more than 6 cups an hour … – So about every 15 minutes grab a cup of water. Try to stay out of direct sunlight.

 

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Hikers

If you are going to be outside:
  • Only hike in the very early morning or late evening before the sun comes up and after it goes down. 
  • Do not go on long hikes – especially hikes with elevation changes.
  • Keep plenty of water with you – use the same standard as above for workers.
  • Stay in the shade!
  • Stick to water sports when possible.

Example of an Actual Warning for Northern Arizona in 2018…

NOTE: I understand that the National Weather Service has issued a new warning for Central and Southern Arizona taking the time out to Saturday!

National Weather Service reports…

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST
Thursday... 

* affected area... northern Gila County, Yavapai County valleys 
  and basins, Oak Creek and Sycamore canyons, Marble and Glen 
  canyons. 

* Temperature... mid 90s near 6500 feet, 112 to 116 degrees in 
  the lowest valleys. Hottest days Tuesday and Wednesday. 

* Impacts... a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected 
  and will significantly increase the potential for heat related 
  illness. Those without access to adequate air conditioning and 
  hydration will be most at risk. 

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The hot temperatures
will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are
likely. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned room
if possible... stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and
neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.



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If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

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

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

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

 

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

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

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

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Cottages At Coffeepot – June 2019 Market Update – Uncommon Homes

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September 2017 Coffeepot Cottages

The Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique Gated Community 


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Luxury Townhouses Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting!

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report


Cottages At Coffeepot Closed listing June 2019 Market Report

Summary

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report. This is the most activity I have seen in this small community for many years (10 sold in 2016-17-18). However, no Cottages At Coffeepot have sold so far in 2019. There are four listings on the market currently (6/2019) compared to only 2 last year. The market does favor the buyer at the present time.

A Unique Gated Community

Each of these townhomes is very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is different. Courtyards and garden areas vary as well.  Many of the luxury townhomes have been updated to varying degrees which makes pricing price per square foot a challenge. It takes an experienced REALTOR® who knows the Cottages At Coffeepot very well to position these luxury townhomes.  In the same spirit, a Cottage experienced real estate agent can help buyers when it comes to negotiations with the seller. I have owned a Cottage since 2003 and have 16 + years of history with this community. I can help buyers and sellers get the best value for these special townhouses.


  Cottages At Coffeepot – June 2019 

Market Report Update

See Complete Detail – Luxury Town Homes For Sale 

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

 


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

 

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

Looking For That Lock and Go Sedona Lifestyle? 

The Cottages At Coffeepot West Sedona is a gated community for those who want a lock and go lifestyle. The community has a full-time groundskeeper who maintains the front landscaping of each home.  There is only one way in and one way out and it has a security gate to maintain your privacy and safety.  The Cottages are very safe.  Because the Cottages sit over a mile off the main highway (89A) and are tucked in at the foot of the forest preserve, there is little traffic that is not accounted for. Though there are neighbors on either side of each townhome, privacy is maintained very well. You have to see it to believe it!

Designed For Low Maintenance and Relaxation

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

Heated Pool May Through October 

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

Coffeepot Rock

Straddling one of the famous rocks in Sedona. ..Coffeepot Rock, the pool is located right below. From the main street of the 89A, it looks just like the old percolator coffee pot, but as you move around the rock, it can take on another appearance of a “Standing Eagle” a name given to the rock by the Native Americans who inhabit the area.

Luxury Amenities

Besides the pool, you can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis courts located right below the pool area.  If you decide you want some fresh air and a nature walk, there are trails by Coffeepot that lead to Boynton Canyon to the west and Jordan Park to the east.  The Seven Pools and Devil’s Kitchen are a 10-15 minute walk right outside of the community.  There are Jeep trails also that you can take to get to those features. Just make sure you have the required permit and a narrow rock climbing vehicle to get you back there! If you can’t make it comfortably through the very first obstacle right out of the parking lot, do not attempt to go any further!

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

Gated Community

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

Green Grass

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

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market ReportThe picture to the right is looking down from Teacup Trail which hugs Coffeepot Rock. As mentioned before, there are 34 units.  Two of these units sit on two lots. Most of these luxury townhomes are two and three units to a building. Each unit has some sort of courtyard in the front and a backyard garden area.

Many Properties Border Forest

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

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

The architect is a prominent local resident who built quality homes that still remain timeless today. Don Woods designed more than 200 local homes including Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon to Heartline Cafe and the Sedona Racquet Club according to Sedona Monthly Magazine. This article was back in 2006. I am sorry to say that Don Woods recently passed away. A Don Woods home may start to appreciate in the future because you can’t commission a project anymore. Don Woods was a wonderful man who will be missed by the entire community.  His projects carry his legacy forward. I can recognize one of his projects as soon as I see it.

Fortunately, the builder is still active in the community.  He is Phil Morris.  Currently, he has a multi-million dollar project about 3 minutes from the Cottages located right on Soldier’s Pass. Again, Phil Morris provides a quality product that a home owner can be proud of.

The Cottages – Affordable Alternative In Soldier’s Pass

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

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

Just 4 Minutes Away…

 

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

 

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

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

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

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

Contact Sheri Sperry 


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Buyers

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Search For Homes in Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 

If you can’t find what you are looking for – please call Sheri Sperry –

  More Information For Sedona Home or Cottage Buyers


Sellers

 Now is the time to sell!

Please give me a call if you are interested in selling. 

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If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot

You can find a number of sites that will provide you with an ‘estimate‘ of what your home is worth.  These sites use public records and algorithms to determine an ‘estimate‘. They must also publish their ‘error rate’ as well. The human factor is left out of the equation in these estimates. I live in this community and can give you a more accurate picture of what your home or townhouse will sell for.  This is what I do for a living.

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

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

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

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

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Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report - Soldiers Pass West Sedona

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

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Sedona Weather May 2019 in Soldiers Pass West Sedona Includes Snow!

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Snow in Soldiers Pass West Sedona Late May 2019!

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Sedona Weather May 2019

Sedona Weather Summary May 2019

Sedona weather for May 2019 had below average temps and more rain than normal. This continues to indicate an El Niño condition.  We had no additional days of 90º. In fact, last year at this time we had 15 days over 90º. This is a welcomed relief. Our average temp was was 1º higher than April at 59º. We also got snow flurries for a 5 minute stretch of time!  Memorial Day was the chilliest on record at 61º!  Normally we are around the high 80ºs or low 90ºs. 

 Days with Sunshine

Considering the El Nino season, we had another month at  .85 of rain. The rain had an effect on the “Days with Sunshine”. For the year we are at 117 and should be at 125 days at the end of May.  That happened on 6 different days throughout May. There were only 8 days between 80º≤ 90º and 15 days between 70º ≤ 80º.  

Another month of perfect weather. The air conditioner has yet to be used this year. No other year have we gone this long without using the AC. 

 

sedona weather May 2019 Precipitation

May 2019 – Coolest Since Recording Temps

May was one of the coolest that we have experienced since we have lived in Sedona.  It may very well be in part because of El Niño conditions were still with us in May. Normally there is a weather shift from storms coming from the north shifting to the south creating monsoon conditions in July.  The official monsoon starts on June 15th and goes through the month of September.

 

sedona weather may 2019 temperature

 

Coolest Memorial Day On Record

Last year we already experienced 15 days above 90º.  This year we have had only 1 day in April at 90º. Pretty amazing! On Memorial Day, the temperature was 61º. It was actually too cool to sit outside and enjoy the hamburgers we BBQed. However, we realized that this weather could change on any given day so we have been relishing this cooler than normal weather and feel blessed to have it.

Snow in Soldiers Pass West Sedona – The video above documents the latest day on record that Soldiers Pass has received snow – May 23, 2019.

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Snow in Soldiers Pass

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Surrealistic Mallards in Oak Creek – Tranquil Serenity

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Surrealistic Mallards in Sedona's Oak Creek

My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.

Claude Monet

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare

Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.

Leonardo da Vinci

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The image above was shot during the month of May at the east side of Tlaquepaque and Los Abrigados Resort on the bank of Oak Creek across from the Inn Above Oak Creek.

Map of Surrealistic Image of Mallards on Oak Creek 

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Snow In Sedona During May… Really?

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Sedona Snow – May 23rd – A Record

 

Will This Be Our Coldest May?

There was snow in Sedona during May!  I am still trying to wrap my head around this cooler weather. There were huge flakes lasting 5 minutes. The temp was 34º a little after dawn right here in Soldiers Pass West Sedona. This is the coolest May we have seen since 2015. No other year since 2010 has had a mean temp this low.

 

Crazy Stats for May 2019

Some crazy stats for May – Last year on May 23rd it was 88º – This Year 42º! Last year the rain total was .31 inches – This year 2 inches of rain so far. The average temp is 7º lower than last year and also lower than April of 2018 by 1º!

Last year, there were 43 days over 80º in April and May. This year 11 days. 15 of those days last year were 90º or more. This year…only 1 day hit 90º!

Cooler Weather is Good News!

We are very thankful for this cooler weather. Though it is very unusual, it is also welcomed.  Of course, we have to be prepared that all of a sudden a light switch will be flipped and it will be 90º.  We are not taking this weather for granted and know that any time now, things will get back to normal…..(I think!).

 

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Pine Valley – Get A Glimpse of a Special Area and Lifestyle

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Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

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Pine Valley

 

A Distinctive & Unique Sub-Division

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

 A Harmonious Community

Everything in Pine Valley has a contrasting, diverse and divergent nature to it. Yet all members of the community live in harmony because of their common or dare I say, not so common bond of the Pine Valley lifestyle.  When residents are asked where they live, they will reply “Pine Valley”. Pine Valley Sedona AZ 86351 Residents have such a strong bond to this area that there is a more untethered association with the Sedona region than other sub-divisions or areas. Even longtime residents of the Sedona area may have to ask where Pine Valley is located before they understand the connection. Each home has its own character that fits into the area.  You will generally find a limited number of homes available for sale. Many artists live in this area. They feel their creative energy flows well here.

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

Pine Valley Sedona AZ 86351 - Homes for sale

History and Hiking Jack’s Canyon Trail

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

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

 

Pine Valley is considered Sedona with an 86351 zip code, yet the area’s identity is unique.

May 2019 Pine Valley Homes and Real Estate Market

Stats and Market Trends – 2016 thru 2019 Comparison

Note: 2016 thru 2018 are the year ending numbers. 2019 stats up to 5/22/19

Pine Valley Market Analysis

Pine Valley Red Rock Views

 

Quick Analysis – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019

The Pine Valley market sales showed a lot of strong activity in 2018 compared to other years. Sellers need to realize that buyers are getting anywhere from a 3% to 5% discount off of the purchase price. Again, 2018 was the best year at 3%. 2018 also had the lowest days on market (CDOM) at 96.  So far in 2019, only one home has sold but there are 2 pending.

There is a lot of inventory for this area. This means that buyers should be able to make a better deal with sellers willing to negotiate. I understand this market. I have had listings and sold buyers homes in this area. One home I listed was on market for one week before going into contract.

I am very experienced in this market and the builders and can be a valuable resource for buyers and sellers.

May 2019 Pine Valley Homes Active Market 

as of 5/14/19

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May 2019 Crimson View Homes For Sale and Market Trends – West Sedona AZ 86336

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West Sedona, AZ 86336

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August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale and market trends

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Crimson View – A Sub-division of West Sedona Arizona 86336

August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale and market trends

May Crimson View Homes For Sale and Market Trend

If you travel north from State Route (SR) 89A onto Rodeo Road and start heading up the hill, you will reach Crimson View, Western Hills sub-divisions along with Cedar Ridge, Sedona Arizona. What you will notice first are Crimson Red Rocks of Capital Butte and Thunder Mountain. August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale and market trends

In the northeast, you can’t help but see Coffeepot Rock.  There are many homes with views of Sedona looking to the east. This area is elevated from SR 89A.

Off in the northwest, you might gaze upon Chimney Rock, but be careful not to take your eyes off the road!  It is easy to do with these beautiful views. It provides views that are not available from the main highway passing through Sedona business district.

Three Minutes to Shopping – Restaurants – Medical 

Speaking about the Sedona business district, just one more reason this area is a favorite among residents and buyers alike is that Crimson View sub-division is close to the business district.  At the bottom of the hill is the Safeway shopping center and numerous restaurants close by.  You will find an Urgent Care as well as other medical facilities and professional offices within another four minutes of the intersection of Rodeo Rd and SR 89A.

Close To Hiking Trails

There are many trails right above Crimson View. The Stupa and trails leading to Sugarloaf Mountain are close by and easy to access. I have been up to Sugarloaf and there is an amazing view of the landscape above and below. It is not a difficult hike but will clear your head and allow you to enjoy the reason you moved here in the first place!

August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale and market trends

May 2019 Crimson View Homes and Real Estate Market

Stats and Market Trends – 2016 thru 2019 Comparison

Note: 2016 thru 2018 are the year ending numbers. 2019 stats up to 5/14/19

 

Crimson View West Sedona Homes for sale

Quick Analysis – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019

The Crimson View home market sales showed a lot of strong activity in 2017 compared to other years. However, the one home that recently closed in May of 2019 shows a huge drop in Cumulative Days On Market. There is no inventory, so I suspect that homes will sell fast as they reach the Crimson View market and for a higher price per square foot. The discount off of list price dropped only .3%.  This is not a market you can wait around to see what happens. Homes are moving faster because they are positioned appropriately in the market place and sellers are adjusting their expectations. I am very experienced in this market and the builders and can be a valuable resource for buyers or sellers.

May 2019 Crimson View Homes Active Market 

as of 5/14/19

May 2019 Crimson View Homes for sale


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August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale


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Sheri Sperry has sold many homes in Crimson View.

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

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

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

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

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April Showers Bring May Flowers in Sedona Arizona

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

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“April Showers Bring May Flowers”! Sedona could not have had more beautiful weather during the month of April. Not one day dipped below freezing and the nighttime/daytime average was 58º. There were 27 days of temps over 65º (14 days between 70º ≤ 80º)!

Is El Niño Over?

El Nino and La Nina

0.85 of an Inch of rain in April

Considering El Niño brings lots of rain and snow to the Southwest, Soldiers Pass in West Sedona only had 0.85 inches of rain for the month of April. All of that came in 5 days throughout the month.

Highly Unusual Amount of Snow in February

In the first 3 months of 2019, The Cottages At Coffeepot had 26.11 inches of snow and 9 inches of rain.

Average Snowfall – 9.86 inches per Year

In the last 9 years, the average snowfall for each year is 9.86 inches. This year has been highly unusual.

El Niño Cycles Every 2 to 7 Years 

Forecasters believe there is a 50-55% chance that El Niño will continue through fall. The El Niño weather pattern cycle is every 2 to 7 years.

High and Low Temps for April

The high was 90º (April 25th) and the low dipped to 32º (April 13th).

300 Days of Sunshine?

Sedona is still on track for 300 days of sunshine!

 

Sedona Weather Category Summary by Month

 

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Luxury BBQ Grill Cleaning Service at a Reasonable Cost!

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Red Rock Grill Cleaning

Because YOU don’t want to do it!

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I have had Scott provide this service to a couple of my luxury buyers and they were so pleased I had to check his service out for myself. Now, it should be noted that my grill is over 20 years old.  I never expected it to look brand new.  However, I couldn’t believe how good it looked after he was done.

Both my husband and I have spent hours cleaning this grill. If you don’t like cleaning the inside of your oven, cleaning a 9 burner grill is much more intensive! Believe me, “you don’t want to do it!”

 

Scott Thompson’s tagline is “Because YOU don’t want to do it!”. Scott provides a complete BBQ cleaning service that removes all traces of grease, fat, and carbon especially in places you can’t see. Scott is a courteous and respectful young man who provides all his own materials including tarps. Your BBQ Grill will look new again when he is finished.

Complete degreasing of the following areas: 

Hood

Wire Catch Pan

Control Knobs

Drip Pans

Rotisserie Racks

Igniters Pull-out Tray

Thermometer

Burners

Components deep cleaned in the mobile steam bath:

Grill Racks

Flavorizer Bars

Heat Plates

Inspection of the following parts:

Burners

Pressure Regulator

Igniters

Venturi Tubes

BBQ is polished after completion!

The cleaning and inspection process removes harmful carcinogens that can be transferred to your food. It prevents future corrosion and helps extend the life of your grill and protects your valuable investment.

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Celebrate Rock Climbing and 4 x 4 Day in the Red Rocks of Sedona AZ…. Off Road!

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Off Road Jeep Trails 

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It is April 4th (4/4), and today we celebrate rock climbing and 4 wheel drive vehicles.  A lot of cars and SUV have AWD or all wheel drive. What this means is that the drive train can provide torque to all four wheels. Another way to describe it is “4 by 4” or “4 x 4” . This is the reason April 4th is the day we highlight 4 wheel drive vehicles and off road or rock climbing vehicles.  

In the video below, you will see pics that were shot from my husbands jeep in the Sedona or surrounding landscape.  The only other way to get to these sites is to hike there. A lot of the shots were taken on the Broken Arrow Trail on the way to Chicken Point. 

Best Off-Road Trails near Sedona AZ

Off Road Companies in Sedona AZ

These companies offer many different types of tours. Book well in advance due to heavy volume.

SedonaJeepTours

Pink Jeep Tours

Sedona Jeep Tours

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours 

(Watch the header video at the above website – This spot is 3 minutes from my home!)

Red-Rock Jeep Tour was the tour we took in Boynton Canyon and what gave my husband the bug to get his own Red Rock Rubicon Jeep!)

Safari Jeep Tours

A Day in the West – Jeep Tours

Earth Wisdom Jeep Tours

Self Guided Rentals – Caution: Requires advanced off-road driving skill

Sedona ATV & Buggy Rental

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Sedona Weather March 2019 – In Like A Lion … Out Like A Lamb!

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Sedona spring nest and eggs

Top Image – Nest in a Wreath – Cottages At Coffeepot –

Select this link for Sedona Weather Final Summary for 2018 – 312 Days of Sunshine!

Sedona – Monthly Summary – Key Indices 

Sedona Weather for March 2019

March Weather Category Summary

The month of March mirrored the saying “March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb”. Though it was not quite as warm as 2018, Sedona March weather 2019 was roughly a very similar temperature pattern. However, the leaves on our Japanese Maple tree are just coming in now! Last year the leaves started coming in the third week March.

At the beginning of the month, it felt like spring was trying to break through. Some days were in the 60ºs and some were not.  The low temps were the same.  Some days started out below 32º and others were above.  By St. Patricks Day, spring was breaking through. Flowers were in bloom along with the trees!  It was so nice to turn off the heater and open the windows to get that fresh air in. 

Sedona Weather Almanac

March 2019 

 No Snow! – Excellent El Nino Rain

March Sedona Precipitation

Sedona temperature 2019

Yes! This is March At Enchantment Resort!

spring at Enchantment Resort

Sedona weather statistics courtesy of Sedona-Weather.com – The weather station is located in the Cottages At Coffeepot.

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Time Change – See How It Affects Arizona and Hawaii

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No Time Change in Arizona or Hawaii!

Arizona Stays On Mountain Standard Time (MST) All Year Long

Time Change? What time change? As the rest of the country prepares to “gain” or “lose” an hour of sleep,  Arizona and Hawaii will have a normal day as always.  No clocks are moved backward during Fall or forward during Spring. Arizona stays on Mountain Standard Time (MST) all year long. 

The current dates of the time change for most of the USA are as follows:  Clocks are set 1 hour forward on the second Sunday of March moving to Daylight Savings, while on the first Sunday of November, the clocks are moved back to Standard Time.

The One Exception…

The Navajo Nation observes Daylight Savings Time. This affects areas, especially in Northern Arizona.  So, they will be setting their clocks back with the rest of the country!

Island Territories Also Do Not Observe DST

Areas such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands also do not observe DST.  There are many states are considering staying on one particular time. It will be interesting to see what happens in the future! Most of the time there is a lot of grumbling going on but nothing changes. After a day or two everybody is in their new routine. Time Change - Arizona Mountain Standard Time

How Time Change Affects Arizona

For those of us in Arizona who deal across multiple time zones,  we have to adjust the time change in our head.  It can take a couple of days to a few weeks depending on how en-grained the previous time change across the country affected you.  Our national media adjusts their schedule and all our programming moves one way or the other.

 

Air Transportation May Change Schedules Due To Time Changes

Air or transportation travel schedules may also change. We missed a flight one time because we came to the airport too late to board the plane! We did not realize that the flight had been moved up an hour to accommodate the schedule of other areas with the time change.

Though our sleep pattern is not affected, there are other considerations that do affect the states and territories that do not observe DST.  One big consideration is to make sure all your computers and GPS related devices that sync up with the National Time Center. Do not check or uncheck Daylight Savings Time. Why? The time will automatically be adjusted in the device – whether it is a computer or a clock on a nightstand.  You will know by the switch located somewhere on the clock. 

Time Change - Arizona Mountain Standard Time

In My Opinion…

Personally, I am very fine with it being dark in the morning with a little bit more daylight in the evening in the winter. We get to sleep in the dark! By 7:15 am Sedona time, it is light enough to see and be outside if you need to be.  The sun may not rise until around 8 am but visibility is no issue. It is nice not having to worry about changing all the clocks! Even in the summer months, having sunlight at 4:30 am is fine with me because the weather is pleasant enough to be outside gardening or walking or hiking! 

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2019 Soldiers Pass Sedona – Active Market Analysis – A Magical Place

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Soldiers Pass

A Magical Place

The Red Rocks of Soldiers Pass

West Sedona AZ 86336

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Soldiers Pass – Red Rocks and Luxury Homes

Soldiers Pass is a very special place to live. It is located just west of Uptown Sedona. The road goes back a little more than a mile and it winds and bends it’s way through Soldiers Pass.  You get to see the many faces of Coffeepot Rock as you work you way through the pass. To the right of the road you will see the Sphinx and the Mittens further right you can easily see Ship Rock and The Fin.

Soldiers Pass – Close to Everything

Besides being three to five minutes from shopping, grocery stores, professional services and restaurants, Soldiers Pass is home to the lighted ball parks of Posse Grounds Park along with basketball courts, Sedona plunge, and a first class skate park and teen center.  It is also home an amphitheater that holds concerts. Of course, we can not underscore all the wonderful trails to explore. Trails that most homes can access within walking distance from their front door! 

Up Against Forest Service and Red Rocks

At the very end of Soldiers Pass right under Coffeepot Rock, you will find the Cottages of Coffeepot. As you travel toward the entrance you will see Coffeepot Rock in the foreground and Thunder Mountain in the back of Coffeepot Rock.

(above) Entrance to Gated Community ~ Cottages At Coffeepot

Casa Contenta gated community

(above) Entrance To Gated Community ~ Casa ContentaCasa Contenta view from home

View from home in Casa Contenta

Thunder Mountain

(above) Thunder Mountain Behind Coffeepot Rock

Sedona was a favorite get-away spot for Walt Disney. Thunder Mountain was the inspiration for the thrill ride at Disneyland of the same name “Thunder Mountain”. You can see by the red rock spires where the influence came from if you have been to Disneyland.

Luxury Homes and Townhomes ~ Soldiers Pass Currently For Sale

Homes and Townhomes Below As Of March 5th, 2019
Casa Contenta Homes for sale

Soldiers Pass HOmes for sale 2

Soldiers Pass homes for sale 3

Soldiers Pass homes for sale 4

Chart Below As Of March 5, 2019

Soldiers Pass homes for sale

Soldiers Pass Trailhead

This Trail provide a diverse experience beginning in the Soldiers Pass Shadow Rock neighborhood and leading into Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. The beginning of the trail can be quite busy. Rock Climbing Jeep type vehicles can enter this trailhead and tend to visit Devil’s Kitchen and the Seven Sacred Pools. The picture of the Jeep below sits on the bluff right above the Seven Sacred Pools. You will be surprised at all the trails that connect the entire area.

Caution: Do not attempt to take any vehicle that is wider than a jeep or unable to climb large rocks.  If you cannot navigate the entrance to the trail – don’t attempt to enter.

Soldiers Pass Trailhead

(above) Bluff Above Seven Sacred Pools

Soldiers Pass Sphinx reverse sunset

(above) Reverse Sunset on the Sphinx & Mittens

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Record February 2019 Sedona Snowfall ~ Soldiers Pass West Sedona AZ

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Record Sedona Snowfall!

Cottages At Coffeepot

2016

Three years ago in 2016, Sedona had a very spring like February. In most years the Sedona spring kicks in starting February. For example, 17 days had temps in the 70ºs. In fact, 12 days were above 75º. One day hit 80º!

2017 – 2018

In 2017, there were 11 days above 60º and that started early in the month (Feb. 4th). Only 6 days dipped below 32º for a low temp in the morning.  In 2018, 39 days were above 60º and 26 of those days happened in January.

Snow in January and February was a little over 4 inches for each year.  The snow in Sedona generally will evaporate in less than a day and there is no ice accumulation especially if these areas are in the sun.

 El Niño

During an El Niño climate shift, the U.S. Southwest as well as the southern part of the United States experiences a wet and in some places, a colder climate with more snow than usual. The warming of the Pacific Ocean generally develops between April and June and will peak in December and January. The affects of this condition have been noticeable this 2019 winter season.

2019 – An Unusual Winter For Sedona 

El Niño is responsible for our extreme cold weather this winter and especially February. Sedona had 5 low temperature readings below 20º with 11.2º the lowest temp so far this year. I am pretty sure this will hold as the lowest temperature. Last year only 1 day at 18.6º was recorded. The high temp for the month was 65.7º, where as last year it was 73.5º.  February had the most snowfall in any recorded month since starting in 2010 at 25.51 inches recorded at the Cottages At Coffeepot weather station.

A Snippet From the Sedona February Weather Aerial Video

Sedona February Weather

Celebrating 25 Years of Sedona Film Festival – Starts February 23rd 2019

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Sedona International Film Festival

February 23 to March 3, 2019

 Sedona International Film Festival

SedonaFilmFestival.org 

It All Started Back In 1995…

Sedona AZ Feb 23, 2018 – The Sedona International Film Festival will begin festivities on Saturday February 23rd. It all started back in 1995, with a modest 3 day festival. The festival is rich in history. Every year it has grown larger and larger.

Silver Anniversary Edition of Sedona Film Festival

This is the Silver Anniversary edition and will be a big celebration of serving the communities.  Seven years ago, the Mary Fisher Theatre which provides a venue for theatre art, was opened all year long and it couldn’t be done without the generous support of the community of Sedona and the international film community.

An International Success

The Sedona Film festival has blossomed into a 9 day event with more than 170 award winning selections.  Independent film connoisseurs come from all over the world to enjoy these films as well as the beauty of Sedona and all that it offers.

Much To See and Do

There are special events being held and attended by celebrity guests, as well as panel discussions, workshops and anniversary celebrations that will culminate on Sunday, March 3rd with showings of the award winning films shown at the Harkins Theatre. Many guests will hold private Oscar parties afterward. 

Coincides With The Oscars

The Sedona International Film Festival is planned to coincide with the week before the Oscars every year.  This is the 25th year of this festival and each and every year the venues have gotten better and the crowds larger.

Mary D Fisher Theatre

Years ago, all the events were held only at the local Harkins theatre and under tents.  Now, there is an upscale Mary D Fisher theatre where the home offices of the International Film Festival are headquartered as well as a beautiful venue for holding movie revues as well as live or televised events in all the arts.

 The Sedona Art Preforming Center

Located adjacent to the Red Rock High School, it is the newest and largest venue for film festival events. All the events and parking areas are well planned and traffic moves surprisingly well!  I do recommend getting to the events early so as to get a good seat.  All three venues where films will be screened are great areas to view films.

Look For Special Guest Appearances

As many of you know, many of the films will have special guests to add color commentary and take your questions.  You may also get to see some celebrities who will be taking questions or preforming. This year Ed Asner, Billy Zane, Lin Shay, Mackenzie Phillips, Amy Smart and Mariel Hemingway will be on hand to help the Sedona International Film Festival celebrate 25 years of excellence.

Learn About Festival Films & Event Schedule Here

 


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The Greek God of Winter Is Visiting Sedona in February 2019!

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A Snowy Sedona February!

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Greek god of the North WindThe Greek god Boreas, has decided to visit Sedona. He must have seen some of the pictures of the red rocks covered in snow and decided to take a mini vacation right smack dab in Sedona in Northern Arizona! I have been waiting for Persephone who is the Greek goddess of spring.  Oh! If you find that ground hog Phil…let him know I got his number! 

 

The Weather Services Are Right On….So Far

We have been monitoring the weather for a couple of days now. The weather services have said that the high country which includes Sedona could get 5 to 9 inches of snow and the temps won’t even hit 40º. Normally, we can go a long time without hitting high temps this low. In 2016, there were 18 days of 70º+ weather with a high of 80º. There is a big difference this year.  It is a snowy Sedona February!

The Snow Stopped For Two Hours

The sun came out just long enough to evaporate all the snow on the pavement. But now the snow has started once again.  We are on the north side of 4 inches and rising. It will be interesting how the rest of this storm plays out. 

A Low of 4º On Wednesday

We live in an area of a slight incline but both my car and my husband have 4 wheel drive.  My husband has a rock climbing jeep. That vehicle can go anywhere. I am not worried about the roads. The forecast shows clearing skies for Tuesday and Wednesday but that means super cold lows of 11º and 4º! There will be more snow on Thursday and Friday.  


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Sedona Weather January 2019 Summary – New Years Day Was Coldest Day So Far!

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Winter Dusting Sedona Coffeepot cottages

Image taken from the Cottages At Coffeepot

Select this link for Sedona Weather Final Summary for 2018 – 312 Days of Sunshine!

Sedona – Monthly Summary – Key Indices 

Sedona Weather for January 2019

Sedona weather January 2019

January came in with very cold temps and a half inch of snow as well! Last January (2018), there was one day that was in the 70ºs and 25 days in the 60ºs.  That January was the warmest in Sedona in 10 years. The temps were spring like temps which actually got our spring off to an early start. But this January the weather was a little colder….but not that bad. It was right in the middle of the pack. 

New Year’s Day 2019 – Coldest So Far

In the first month of the year, there were only 9 days in the 60ºs with 16 days in the 50ºs. The lowest temp was on January 1st with a low temp of 12.8º. However, that particular day managed to get to 35.6º. Neither December 2018 nor January 2019had any days in the 70ºs. In the last two years, there have been no months back to back that did not have at least 1 day in the 70ºs, until this month. 

Sedona Weather Almanac

 January 2019 

 

Sedona weather January 2019 Temps

Sedona Weather January 2019 Precipitation Rain and Snow

A Dusting of Snow At the Chapel of the Holy Cross

Chapel of the Holy Cross homes for sale

Sedona weather statistics courtesy of Sedona-Weather.com – The weather station is located in the Cottages At Coffeepot.


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