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

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Monsoon!

An Arizona Summer Phenomenon

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

How Long Is The Monsoon In Arizona?

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

What Creates Monsoon Conditions?

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

2016 – Record Rain Totals

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

So Far In 2018…

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

Preparation For Monsoon

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

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

What Is Monsoon?

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

Seasonal Weather Patterns monsoon Arizona Sedona real estate

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

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

Northern Arizona

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

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

Southern & Central Arizona

In Southern and Central Arizona – 2014 will be remembered as the “Monsoon of the Century”. All future monsoon activity will be measured in terms of 2014. There were 3 major hurricanes that effected the weather in the southern half of the state. This caused a deluge and many towns and neighborhoods suffered tremendous flooding damage due to flash floods, hurricane wind, broken canals, and water that had no where to go. Many long-time residents had never seen a deluge like we had that year. Sky Harbor Airport had record rainfall of 1.59 inches and has exceeded the all-time record set back in 1903.

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Some of the most incredible pictures are taken during Monsoon

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Thunderheads Surround Sedona

89A – West Sedona AZ – looking south

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Massive Thunderstorm at Sunset creates Fire In the Sky

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North View – Century Plant in Bloom

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Cathedral Rock at Monsoon Sunset

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Looking Toward the Mogollon Rim

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Rare Monsoon Sunset Rainbow

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

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Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

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Institute Luxury Home Marketing

The Mission

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

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

The ILHM Objectives

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

 

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

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

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

Institute for Luxury home marketing

Kofi Nartey

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

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

Some of Kofi Nartey’s accomplishments…

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

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

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

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

Kofi-ism – “Don’t React ….Respond”.

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Mighty Cactus Flower Blooming at the Cottages At Coffeepot

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Mighty Cactus Flower In Bloom – Sedona Style!

Cactus Flower at Cottages At Coffeepot

Gerard De Nerval – French Novelist (1808-1855)

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


Happy Sunday!


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Seller Solutions  

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

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

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

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

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

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

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

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Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

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West Fork Trail ~ Oak Creek Canyon ~ Sedona Arizona

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West Fork Trail ~ Oak Creek Canyon ~ Sedona Arizona

 West Fork Train Oak Creek Canyon

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

West Fork Oak Creek Cyn

Map To West Fork Trail out of Sedona AZ

Oak Creek Canyon Homes

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

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

 

Find Oak Creek Canyon Homes For Sale


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I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

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May 2018 Sedona 86336 Condo and Townhouse Market Report and Property For Sale

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

Sedona condos & townhouses for sale

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry ~ Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

May Sedona condo market Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

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Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at SedonaMarketReports.com

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Condos & Townhouses For-Sale

Report 05/11/18

May Sedona 2018 Condo Market Report

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

Sedona Information

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


Supply and Demand

May Sedona 2018 Condo & Townhouse Market Report

Sedona May Condo 86336 market conditions

 

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

 

 


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


Search Here – For Sedona & Verde Valley AZ Property By Category


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

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

 


 Supply and Demand Charts – Sedona 86336 


Closed Stats for January through May

May 2018 Sedona Condo 86336 market conditions

May 2018 Sedona Condo


Inventory

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

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

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

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

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Buyer or Seller Market  (MAI)

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

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Bottom Line

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

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


SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

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

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

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

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

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

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

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

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

 


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

Sedona homes for sale

A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. The Market Report displayed is for condos & townhouses 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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May 2018 – Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – Homes for Sale and Market Conditions

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Homes For-Sale

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

Sedona Arizona 86351

May 2018 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Village of Oak Creek Homes for sale Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona


Learn More About Big Park – VOC –  Sedona AZ 86351

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry 

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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

 Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at

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Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For-Sale

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

 

May 2018 Big Park

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

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

These VOC Market Reports will highlight 86351

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


VOC/Big Park – Golf – Golf – Golf!

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

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

 

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


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


Characteristics By Quartile

 

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



SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Supply and Demand – (VOC) Sedona 86351

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

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

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Inventory

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

 

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Days On Market (DoM)

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

 

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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

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

 

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Bottom Line

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


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

Luxury Market

As of 05/07/18

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


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

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

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

 





When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

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

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

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

 

I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


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

Sedona homes for sale

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

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

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Sedona Arizona 86336
May 2018 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

Sedona May Market Red Rock Chapel Views from Indian Cliffs

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry ~

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

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Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at SEDONAMARKETREPORTS.com

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

Report 05/08/18

Sedona May Market Report

 

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

Sedona Information

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


Characteristics By Quartile

 

May ’18 – Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale

 


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

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


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN SEDONA AZ


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

 

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

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

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

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


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 


Median Price

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

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Inventory

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

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Days On Market

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

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Market Action Index

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

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

Bottom Line

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

 

Luxury Market

As of 05/07/18

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


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*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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Road Trip! Sedona Golf Resort to Payson ~ Rim Country

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Sedona Golf Resort to Payson – Rim Country

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

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

Village of Oak Creek Golf course

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

Sedona Golf Resort

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

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

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

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

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

Village of Oak Creek to Payson

Sidles Mud House

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

Arizona Payson

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Arizona

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


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Why Sedona Arizona Is A Second Home Choice For So Many

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Looking for a Second Home? Choose Sedona Arizona for the

Red Rock Beauty, Dark Skies and Unbeatable Weather 

Thunder Mountain
Thunder Mountain

 

Sedona – A Popular Destination

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

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

Sedona is an International Dark Sky Community

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

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

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

Sedona Weather Though April 2018

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

Sedona Has Mild Year Round Temperatures

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

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

Polite Snow

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

2017 Sedona Weather Statistics By Category

2017 Sedona Weather Summary by Category

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

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2018 Sedona Weather Statistics By Category

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

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Enjoy the Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque Sedona

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Tlaquepaque – Cinco de Mayo in Sedona

Celebration and Chili Cook-off on May 5th

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

Cinco de Mayo Line-up

Mariachi La Familia Rojas

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

Plaza de La Fuente: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Tlaquepaque North: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mosaico Flamenco with Gaetano

Patio Del Norte: 11:00  AM – 2:00 PM

Ballet Folklorico de Colores

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

Eric Miller

Tlaquepaque North: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ritmo Latino

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

Darius Lux

Tlaquepaque North: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Jaleo Band

Patio Del Norte: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Kid Zone: Face Painting

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

Breaking the Pinata

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

8th Annual Great Sedona Chili Cook-off 

$15 unlimited tasting – Children under 12 free

11 am to 4 pm in Calle Independencia


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5 Key Steps To Sell Your Home Fast

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Want Your Home to Sell Fast?

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

You know what they say about first impressions…

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

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

  • Start Out With The Right Realtor®

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

 

Top 10 Reasons To Work With the Right Realtor

 

  • Be Pro-Active – Fix and Repair

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

  • Curb Appeal – Staging – Pictures – ALL Matter

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

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

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

 

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

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This is the main entrance to the home.

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

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

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  • Price Your Home For Sale – So It Will Sell

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

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

  • What Affects Your Home’s Value?

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

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

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

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

  • Have A Marketing Plan To Create Pre-Marketing Buzz

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

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

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

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

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 Seven Canyons Golf Resort

Boynton Canyon – Sedona Arizona

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

A Tom Weiskopf Golf Course Design

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

Rated 4.5 Stars

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

Unparalleled Luxury

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

Quiet Solitude

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

Seven Canyons

 

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Sedona Arizona ~ “Javelina On Parade”

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Javelinas On Parade ~ Sedona Arizona

 

Javelinas on Parade Sedona Arizona

Javelina On Parade” ~ Inside the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is their restaurant “Reds”. I like to go their with clients and my husband because it is quite and you can conduct business easily.  Besides, the food and service is good!  Right in the hotel foyer, you can find the art work in the featured image above. 

Javelina on parade SedonaBack in 2005, Sedona decided to answer a call to Chicago’s “Cows on Parade” which was established in 1999. In Chicago, you would see cows painted in different artistic ways. 

Here in Sedona, highway construction was about to begin so the Chamber of Commerce and Sedona Arts Festival who were looking for ways to boost tourism, got this idea to create 50 pairs of Javelina. Businesses could sponsor Javelina on Parade Sedonathese for $2000, commission artists and place them prominently somewhere adjacent to their business.  As you stroll the streets of West Sedona, Uptown of Village of Oak Creek, you may see one of these pairs all gussied up.

Javelina Are Not Pigs…

 

Though Javelina may look like a wild boar or pig, they are in the peccary family.  They are native to North and South America.  Pigs were brought to the new world and are not related to Javelina. Javelina seem to like fruits, vegetables and garden plants and roots. But they will eat meat as well. Actually, they will eat just about anything.  They go after the grubs in grass. This means that lawns are constantly being dug up.  They can roam as a large family of between 20 and 30 but normally in smaller group of less than 10. In some cases, the alpha male will kick out the less dominant male to roam alone. You know when a Javelina is nearby because it stinks….a lot!  

Caution – Javelina are very skittish and they might bite if they are cornered.  Don’t get too close and don’t try to feed them especially out of your hand.  

Javelina

 

 


 

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Sedona March 2018 Market Update and Year To Date

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Sedona Arizona

Zip Codes 86336 – 86351 Combined

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Sedona March 2018 Sedona Market Report

This Sedona March 2018 market update compares March and YTD for 2017 and 2018. It also compares Single Family and Townhouse/Condo categories to help get a high level view of the entire Sedona market. 

The trend charts below the key metrics in the above exhibit shows a 10 year comparison of Sedona median sales price to the entire Verde Valley. 

Single Family Homes – Strong Seller’s Market  

New listings are up 14.3% but the inventory is down 9.4% and the number of months supply has also decreased to 5.9 months. One cautionary piece of advice, don’t look at average sales price to gage pricing. One month there might be a $3 million home that goes on market which could increase the average sales price. The median sales price takes the middle point of the sales spectrum. Half the homes are above that point and half are below. The median is what should be scrutinized.

This is a market where homes that are priced right are going into contract fast. If you find a house you like, analyze all the data with the help of a real estate professional and make an offer.  

Townhouse/Condo – Seller’s Market 

This market has much fewer units available. This makes it harder to see the trends.  March ’17 to March ’18 and YTD figures help to determine how the market is performing. Looking at all the indices, the days on market (DOM) are down significantly and there is just a little over 2% discount off list price. Though months supply of inventory is slightly higher than March of 2017, It is only at 3.7 months which is well into the seller zone. 

Overall, there may be some good deals to be had, but townhomes and condos are selling faster than single family home because the price point is much lower. 

When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

 After being both a real estate buyer and a real estate professional, I have a unique perspective to help clients.  In today’s seller’s market, buyers can’t do it without help from a professional. The REALTOR® has the experience and understands what needs to be done to help secure a home for the buyer at the best price and conditions. This report is a quick look to give a snapshot of the market. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will provide a thorough analysis of any property to make sure the market value is at the proper price point.       

 

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Sedona March 2018 Market Report

As real estate professionals, we have seen a busy first quarter. So, to see the Market Penetration Report, it confirms what we already suspected.  We are in a hot market! 

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

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September 2017 Coffeepot Cottages

The Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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Luxury Townhouses

Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting!

 

Cottages At Coffeepot Have No Closed Listings in 2018 as of 3/31/18


2018 First Quarter Cottages at Coffeepot

Summary

2018 Cottages At Coffeepot – This is the most activity I have seen in this small community for many years (8 sold in 2016-17). Each of these town homes are very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is different.  Many of the luxury town homes have been updated to varying degrees which makes pricing price per square foot vary so much.


 2018 First Quarter ~ Coffeepot Cottages Market Update 

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2018 First Quarter Cottages At Coffeepot Market Report

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Coffeepot Cottages
The Cottages At Coffeepot West Sedona is a community for those who want a lock and go lifestyle. The community has a full-time grounds keeper who maintains the front landscaping of each home.  There is only one way in and one way out and it has a security gate to maintain your privacy.  The Cottages are very safe. Because they sit over a mile off the main highway (89A) and are tucked in at the foot of the forest preserve, there is little traffic that is not accounted for.

Designed For Low Maintenance and Relaxation

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

One of the unique features that residents enjoy at the Cottages is a heated swimming pool that is available from May through October.  The pool area sits higher than most of the luxury town homes and has a great view of the surrounding red rocks.  Straddling one of the famous rocks in Sedona. ..Coffeepot Rock, the pool is located right below. From the main street of the 89A, it looks just like the old percolator coffee pot, but as you move around the rock, it can take on another appearance of  a “Standing Eagle” a name given to the rock by the Native Americans who inhabit the area.

Besides the pool, you can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis courts located right below the pool area.  If you decide you want some fresh air and a nature walk, there are trails by Coffeepot that lead to Boynton Canyon to the west and Jordan Park to the east.  The Seven Pools and Devil’s Kitchen are a ten 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 a narrow rock climbing vehicle to get you back there!

Coffeepot rock
You enter the community from the top of the hill and the street 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.

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

Sedona townhouses for saleThe picture to the right is looking down from Coffeepot Rock. As mentioned before, there are 34 units.  Two of these units sit on two lots. Most of these luxury town homes are two and three units to a building. Each unit has some sort of courtyard in the front and a backyard garden area. Half of the community borders the forest. Many units have built in BBQs and all have a slab patio front and back.  About half of the units back up to forest with a direct view of Coffeepot Rock.  Those units that sit on the east side of the street have a view of Coffeepot Rock from the front of the town house.

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

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

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

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Just 4 Minutes Away….

 

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

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

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

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

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

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If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot

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

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

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

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

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

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New Paving – Completed in August 2017
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Pool sits directly under Coffeepot Rock – Bordering forest

Pool may be heated from early May until late October at the discretion of the HOA – BOD
September 2017 Coffeepot Cottages

Views to Jordon Park area – Mittens – Sphinx – The Fin and Ship Rock June coffeepot cottages market report and conditions Pool homes for sale

June coffeepot cottages market report and conditions

 Campfire coffeepot
How Coffeepot Rock Got The Name

A lot of the rock formations in Sedona are named after objects that they look like. Cathedra Rock, Thunder Mountain, Snoopy Rock, Chimney Rock and of course, Coffeepot Rock,just to name a few more visible formations. Some of these are iconic symbols for Sedona.

In the wild west, the cowboys on the range, would use a percolating type of coffeepot over their campfire or on their camp stoves to brew coffee. Many of you may recognize the shape that has a glass knob on the lid to detect the color of the coffee as it continues to brew. The pot was made of a tin.

This type of pot was used well into the 1960’s and may still be used today in some homes or for camping.

Native Americans saw a different figure. “Standing Eagle” was the name given to the rock. Look at the top picture which is the entrance to the gated community. Think of an eagle right before the eagle starts to lift from it’s perch and the wings are the rock formations directly behind the main formation where the coffeepot spout is the eagle’s beak,

Recent Paving of Entire Community Road – September 2017 Coffeepot CottagesAugust 2017


September 2017 Coffeepot Cottages
This was around 9 step process that took five days to complete. The finished surface should last many many years. The last resurfacing lasted 15 years.  The first step was complete prep and patching and an additional drain put in. Then a netting was put down and a black resin placed over it. After that large gravel was set down. Another type of sealant was placed over that gravel.  Then a smaller pea size gravel was laid down with another sealant placed over the smaller gravel. There was a final sealant to adhere and cure the surface. A few days later there was a lime wash to eliminate any stickiness. 
 

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

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Easter and Spring 

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What It Did Bring…

Easter 2018 Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

A Grandson and his Easter toy…

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A Bunny and her table flowers…

Easter 2018 Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

A Courtyard full of color…

easter 2018 Weather

 

Easter 2018 – In Northern Arizona and Sedona, this time of year there is no better weather. Mid-70ºs all week long, very little rain, allowing for abundant outdoor activities ….especially hiking.

Another activity many people enjoy is having a bite to eat al fresco. Most of our restaurants have outdoor patios to enjoy the abundant sunshine we are blessed to have.

 

 


 

 

 

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2018 First Quarter – Casa Contenta Market Report – Luxury Homes For Sale – Sedona Arizona 86336

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Soldiers Pass

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Casa Contenta Soldiers Pass – Homes For Sale –

A Luxury Gated Subdivision of West Sedona Arizona 86336

 

2018 First Quarter Casa Contenta – West Sedona – Homes For Sale Market Analysis – located in one of Sedona most desirable locations Soldier’s Pass in West Sedona. The red rock views are spectacular. Rock formations such as Coffeepot Rock, the Sphinx, the Mittens, the Fin, Steamboat and Ship Rock can be seen prominently throughout the subdivision.

Casa Contenta

Besides being a luxury home neighborhood, the gated community of Casa Contenta features many amenities such as, a tennis courts and swimming pool with a clubhouse. There is a full-time grounds keeper on premise during business hours who maintains the mature natural landscape. Many of these luxury homes back right up to forest land. This community was established in 1994 and it does have a home owners association.

Airport Mesa is located on the south side of SR 89A. To the east is Uptown, which is only a four or five minute drive. You are just minutes from everything you need or want!

Conveniently Located

The luxury homes of Casa Contenta stand out among neighborhoods because of the proximity to the Sedona business district. As you exit the gated community, you are about one to two minutes from professional services, two banks, Whole Foods, restaurants and medical, dental, eye care offices as well as coffee shops and two churches. Many residents really appreciate the convenience of a vibrant business and entertainment district. close by. Besides the stunning red rock views, convenience is one of the big draws to West Sedona. Most other businesses are within a 7 minute drive from this location.

Close To All Forms of Recreation

Many of the trails in West Sedona connect to trails that lead to the Jordon Park area  to the northeast, as well as the Stupa to the west and the Boynton Canyon area further west. With a good trail map in hand you will see all the trails Casa Contenta is located near. One of Sedona’s better know parks Posse Grounds is nearby and located near West Sedona Elementary School. There are basketball courts, a skate park, public swimming pool, soccer field and baseball diamonds. An amphitheater is also in this area. Many community events are held in this area every year.

 

Casa Contenta Real Estate Market

FINAL 2016 and 2017 COMPARISON FOR CASA CONTENTA

No Casa Contenta Homes Closed In The 1st Quarter of 2018 –  (As Of 3/31/2018)

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CASA CONTENTA ACTIVE LISTINGS SUMMARY – 99 Total Lots

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As of 04/03/18 – Includes zip codes 86336 and 86351

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the closed listings going six months back. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has increased from $865,000 to $960,000 for the top 10% of the market. Again, this figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings.

The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved higher, from $1,675,000 to $2,000,000 as of April 3rd, 2018. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.



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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.

 

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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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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Voted Sedona’s Best Real Estate Company

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Article courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

 

Voted Sedona’s Best Real Estate Company

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

I moved to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in 2017.  The decision was a long and arduous one. I started considering a move back in September of 2016.  The main reason it took so long was my recollection of a previous move in the corporate world that never set well with me. I made the corporate move for monetary and advancement considerations and I regretted making that move. 

To help me avoid making a move I might regret, I made a checklist of all the positive and negatives reasons to move. I also made a checklist of all the web based info that would need to be changed on my website besides the print info and physical move. Of course, I had to have complete buy-in from my husband and partner. After all, he would be burning the mid-night oil on most of the website changes.

Support

 One of the reasons I am am so thankful is the support I have received from my manager, Andrew Brearley.  Andrew was the former owner of the two Coldwell Banker franchises in the Sedona area. He sold these to NRT.  This allows Andrew to do what he loves, coaching and developing his agents.  

But the support does not stop there!  The regional offices located in Scottsdale AZ, provide training as well as marketing support state wide. 

Marketing

I like a good balance of print and Internet media. I get everything I need from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. This gives me more time to spend with my clients. At CB, we are set up to be a one-stop shopping experience. We even have an in-house mortgage affiliate. 

Why I Am Thankful

Coldwell Banker has people who come to work happy and ready to take care of Sedona real estate clients. I am thankful and appreciate the spirit of teamwork and co-operation among the support staff and the sales associates. People make time for each other. It is a work atmosphere that nurtures a client relationship that is second to no other.

Andrew Brearley has stated; “Our sales associates gain unequaled business development opportunities, the use of leading technology, extesive real estate services and an extremely powerful frgional and international marketing platfom.  These advatages will enable them to better serve our valued customer, and remain Sedona’s top-selling brokerage…”. I couldn’t agree more with this statement. My clients get my full attention. I beleive this is why readers of the Sedona Red Rock News have voted Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Sedona’s Best Real Estate Company! I am thankful, proud and happy to work for Sedona’s Best Real Estate Company!


 

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Blink and it’s gone….A Spring Snapshot of Crescent Moon Ranch – Sedona

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Crescent Moon Ranch Park

Blink and it’s gone….

Crescent Moon Ranch in Sedona Arizona is one of my favorite areas to visit. However, this image is generally only available during a short time in spring.  I am talking specifically about the green grass. The grass is wild. It will wither and turn brown without any rain, and it will do that rather quickly! So the scene above is not quite as appealing without the grass.

Cathedral Rock

Lower Oak Creek…

The image to the right, is a two minute walk on a trail to the right of the shed in the picture above. Lower Oak Creek borders this property. Water was and is a valuable resource. Even more so, if it borders your property.  Early settlers looked for prime property near water sources to raise livestock, or farm. It was too costly or near impossible to get thousands of gallons of water to a large portion of land if you could not have irrigation ditches or canals right off of a water source such as a creek or river.

The OK Ranch…

The Native Americans knew this. There is evidence all around the Verde Valley where ancient tribes such as the Sinaguan people who farmed and hunted on this land and lived close to the creeks and rivers during the growing season as early as 700-900 AD.

Fast Forward To the Late 1800’s…

In 1880, this 160 acre property was homesteaded in the 19th century by cattleman John Lee. He named it the “OK Ranch”. The land changed hands numerous times and the ranch also changed names at least 3 times. As a REALTOR® it was interesting to see the price that was paid each time it was sold.

Elizabeth Ragsdale bought the ranch for $750. She spent a colorful 6 years there because of who she married, Charles “Bear” Howard.  He was convicted of murder and was sent to San Quentin Prison where he escaped two times. As you probably would guess, the marriage did not last long! “Bear” got his name because it was rumored he killed 5 bears with just his knife.

Strictly Speculation….

In 1902, Ragsdale sold the ranch to the Schnebly’s – T. C. and Sedona. <–(Read more about how Sedona got it’s name!)  Yes, the one and only! T.C. ran the post office and named it after Sedona and the area took her name. They bought the property on pure speculation for $1000 and sold it 2 years later for a whopping $2000. The next owner sold it shortly after the purchase for $2200.

To give you some perspective as to how that speculation paid off, the average annual U.S. salary in 1900 was just under $450.

A Thriving Business…

The Schuerman and Dumas families turned this property into successful orchard and cannery. In the next 15 years over 1500 fruit trees were planted.

“Palo Bonito”

In 1936 – Crescent Moon Ranch changed ownership again. The Baldwins paid $6000 for this orchard that had needed some tender loving care to get it back to tip top condition. A cannery was run right out of the kitchen of the cabin. The miners in Jerome bought produce from the orchard and it was also transported to as far away as Chicago and as close to the Phoenix area to be distributed to the surrounding areas.

 

Water WheelAlong Comes Electricity!

In 1937, the Baldwins hired C. Jones to run the ranch. There was no electricity so a brick water wheel was added to make electricity to run the irrigation pumps. Sixteen year later, the Baldwin Ranch was sold in 1953 to Mrs. Nick Duncan.

The U.S. Forest Service and Crescent Moon Ranch…

Tourism replaced farming and ranching in Sedona in the 1970’s. The decline forced the land to be put up for sale once again. It wasn’t until 1980 that the Forest Service purchased the ranch using land and water conservation grants designed to preserve land from development and for the enjoyment of future generations. Not sure when the property was named “Crescent Moon Ranch” but it is one of the most popular places to take pictures in all of the Sedona Area.

If you are thinking of going to Crescent Moon Ranch picnic area, the Forest Service does charge a fee. You can also rent out the original Baldwin cabin. You can read additional details here. Currently, the fee is around $200 an night. My guess is that you may have to book months in advance of your stay.

The North Meets The South….

Crescent Moon Ranch stradles Red Rock Crossing which can be reached from Red Rock Crossing Rd on the north side of Oak Creek and Verde School Road on the south side of the creek. There are stepping stones at the shallow point in the creek where you can cross to each side. There has been talk about connecting the two sides. But local residents are against this proposition. It would definitely impact the area but as traffic continues to increase this may become a necessity.

Cathedral Rock Red Rock Crossing

 Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing on Verde School Road

  References – Charles “Bear” Howard: http://theproperfunction.com/oak-creek-canyon/

 

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Do You Have Red Rocks Fever? See what the symptoms are…

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Red Rocks Fever Symptoms

Those with a severe case of red rocks fever, may lose some sleep, become anxious and possibly frustrated because they did not plan enough time in this wonderful area.

This means a person with the “fever” may try to pack too much into their time here. An extra red rock hike or canoe trip down the Verde River or a Red Rock or Pink Jeep tour.

I know, you don’t want to leave but you have to go home and get back to work. Maybe you do like my husband did….“Sheri, find us a REALTOR®!” 

Now I am not saying everyone who comes to Sedona gets the bug, but many do. They will wander into my office and ask to see some property. Just like myself, they didn’t plan it but come hell or highwater, they are going to find a place for a vacation home or second home.  Maybe they will retire here near one of the golf courses or get a home near a trail head.

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

Red Rocks Fever …Catch It!

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