Coconino County, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
174 Juniper Trail, Sedona AZ 86336 Stunning Red Rock Views of Elephant Rock~ ~ ~Main House 2 Bedrooms   |   2129 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths   |   2 Courtyards  Custom Iron Entry Gate   |   Enclosed Vestibule  |   Custom Beveled Glass Entry Door 0.31 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level  See Where This Home Is $ Positioned $ Totals for Main House & Upper/Lower Unit 4 Bedrooms   |   3163 Sq Ft   |   3+ Baths ~ ~ ~Lots of Creative Possibilities ~~ Separate Unit - Includes Upper/Lower FloorTwo Separate EntrancesUpper Floor   |   556 Sq Ft   |   1 Bath   |   Lot of Natural LightLower Floor   |   478 Sq Ft   |   Washer/Dryer   |   Outdoor Patio  View the Tour As You Enter The Front Courtyard   There is a custom iron lockable entry gate. Enjoy an enclosed vestibule or sitting area that looks ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Enjoying Thanksgiving and What's Left Over...Well, the feast is done, the turkey was carved and served along with all the fixins. So what is next?  Plenty of leftovers are what is left.  I made enough food for at least 10 people and there were only four adults.  There were never going to be more than four adults!  Oh well,  my husband had a big plate for breakfast and then another one for an early dinner.  I have been informed that he is only going to have pie for dinner. We get an extra day of Tristan to enjoy.  We normally watch him while his dad goes to work.  He will be staying over an extra night.  We are blessed.  Then there are all the leftover emails from Black Friday and the prior week.  We are talking about hundreds of emails. These are leftovers that I would rather say, "No T...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Thanksgiving Challenge - by Debe Maxwell, CRS - Post 1 -  Village Park - Condo/TownhouseFor Sale SOLD!Closed and Recorded for $52,400 Over The Asking Price View the Tour Closing Update!You might ask how this is might fit in as a Thanksgiving Blessing.  This is what we do as REALTORS®.  I do this to help make the lives of people I work with better.  My focus on this is the person who worked on this project and the clients.  I gave my clients the name of this person because I know the quality of his work.  I have seen it first hand and more importantly, I knew I could trust him to meet the deadlines in this post-pandemic building and remodel atmosphere where overruns and lost deadlines are part of the current process.  This entire process started in mid-August with the signing of the empl...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
174 Juniper Trail, Sedona AZ 86336 Short Term Rental Capability    Stunning Red Rock Views ~ ~ ~Main House 2 Bedrooms   |   2129 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths   |   2 Courtyards  Custom Iron Entry Gate   |   Enclosed Vestibule  |   Custom Beveled Glass Entry Door  0.31 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level  See Where This Home Is $ Positioned $ Totals for Main House and 2 Studio Units 4 Bedrooms   |   3163 Sq Ft   |   4 Baths ~ ~ ~ Two Attached Studio Units Upper Studio   |   556 Sq Ft   |   1 BathLower Studio   |   478 Sq Ft   |   1 Bath  View the Tour As You Enter The Front Courtyard   There is a custom iron lockable entry gate. Enjoy an enclosed vestibule or sitting area that looks out onto the Front courtyard and landscape. As you enter your home,  the artistic flair continues with a c...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What is "Plein Air Painting"? Enjoy the Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival An October Annual Event   What Is Plein Air Painting?   It is pretty simple actually.  Grab an easel and a canvas, some paintbrushes, go outdoors,  paint and capture your favorite outdoor scene on that canvas.  Think of your studio as removing the 4 walls but leaving you and your canvas. This is Plein Air Painting.   Annual Event   The Sedona Arts Center hosts this event every year around this time. Sedona is the "Shangri-La of the Southwest"! Artists come from all over to participate.  Their canvas can be Oak Creek, one of the many Red Rock Features or golf courses. Some choose water features or special areas such as Rachel's Knoll.   In 2020, Sedona Arts Center celebrated the "Year of the Woman" recognizing the 1...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Change of Seasons Snowbowl - Flagstaff ArizonaThe top of the Snowbowl parking lot looking into the Lockett's Meadow.An Alpine Ski Resort Arizona Snowbowl sits at 9,200 feet above sea level.  The average annual snowfall is over 21 feet. Snowbowl is an alpine ski resort and is located in the beautiful San Francisco Peaks. It is seven miles north of Flagstaff.  This area gets thousands of visitors during the change of seasons.  Many come from the Phoenix area.  It is a 2.5-hour drive from that area.  For those of us in Sedona, It is about an hour's drive through Oak Creek Canyon.   Flagstaff - One of the Snowiest Incorporated Cities in the USAThe elevation of Flagstaff is around 7,000 feet, and the annual snowfall in Flagstaff is about 8 feet. This makes Flagstaff one of the snowiest incor...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 We Will Never Forget - Sedona Fire District's WTC Ground Zero ArtifactSheri Sperry  September 9, 2019 Where is the Sedona Fire District 911 Ground Zero Artifact Located?Sedona Fire District – For those who are local or coming to Sedona would like to see the Sedona Fire District 911 Artifact and Memorial, it is located right next to Sedona Fire District Station 6 on SR 179.  The Sedona Monument welcoming you into our beautiful city is located right next to the fire station and you would make a turn into that parking lot.  This fire station is located in the Chapel area and can be seen easily on the east side of the street. Please stop at Station 6 and touch this artifact. Remember all the souls lost that day and all those who have suffered from cancer directly related to that event. Our...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
James Dray inspired me to refresh this blog which I wrote back in 2018. See his blog "Theodore Matthew Michael Kuhn Jr." to see the reason why!I have updated the material and added an image and videos. For those who enjoy this kind of adventure, I would caution you to do some research before visiting Sedona.  Due to the influence of social media and also COVID, some jeep trails can only be accessed by permit. Trails that are open to the public can have heavy 4-wheel-drive traffic. Parking for hiking is also limited. (April 2021) --> The Broken Arrow Trail is open.  I got that confirmed by one of our Jeep "enthusiast" friends.   Broken Arrow ~ Sedona ArizonaThe 1950's Movie - Broken ArrowJames Stewart along with Jeff Chandler starred in this movie.  Many of the scenes were shot right her...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Uptown Sedona SOLD and Closed!375 Van Deren Sedona AZ 86336Great Investment Property!I knew this wouldn't last long with the potential on investment income knocking on the door. It is now sold and closed. Southwest contemporary home in the center of Uptown includes a VIEWING DECK. Get to Uptown easily.  This 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home includes an upper level, which can be a bedroom, an office, game room, art studio, or more + den & workshop – all in approximately 2,247 square feet. The loft leads to an upper viewing deck. Extensive remodel done in 2007-2008 w/details such as solid core knotty Alder doors, wood trim (from salvage in Oregon circa 1910), granite & tile. Entertain from the open kitchen into the great room, which has a wood-burning fireplace. Front courtyard & backyard for ”fro...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Cathedral Rock View Lot SOLD!  Back O' BeyondA Prestigious Community with Outrageous View of Cathedral Rock This fabulous lot is .91 acres with panoramic views of Sedona. It sits up high and the signature view of the iconic Cathedral Rock is unobstructed. Back O’Beyond is a premier gated community in Sedona Arizona. The homesites are designed for luxury homes with gorgeous red rock views. See Pricing Here Another View Of The Iconic Cathedral Rock Visitors come from all over the world to visit this area.  See More Iconic Images in this ActiveRain blog from 3 years ago!The Different Faces of Cathedral Rock  As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate....
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By Kelly Broaddus, 100+ Northern AZ Homes Sold in 2020!
(eXp Realty)
See the full blogFlagstaff AZ Real Estate Market Data Provided by The Kelly Broaddus Real Estate Advisors Team / by Joselyn Uy  Flagstaff Real Estate Market Closes 2019 with Record-breaking StatsDecember 2019 Flagstaff Market Watch Summary Total Home Sales (SF)-   100 homes, up 49% vs December 2018, new highMedian Home Price (SF)-  $395,000 up 4% vs December 2018, new highMortgage rates up - A 30 year fixed rate mortgage with 5% down and very good credit is at an average of 3.6% Median Cumulative Days on Market (All): 100  The acronym CDOM (Cumulative Days on Market) is used by the Flagstaff MLS to describe how many days a property has been available for sale. A property has to be off the MLS for at least 90 days for the CDOM to restart, even if it is listed by a different agent. We rep...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Special Area of the Sedona Chapel in the Rocks   This video really helps to showcase not only the Chapel of the Holy Cross but the community that is immediately adjacent to it.   When was the Chapel Built? The Chapel of the Holy Cross sits on top of red rocks right off the SR 179. It was built in 1956 and that area has been known as the Chapel area ever since then.  The sculptor and local rancher, Marguerite Brunswig Staude was inspired by the architecture of the Empire State Building and wanted to build a church with that type of architecture in mind.  She worked with Lloyd Wright the son of Frank Lloyd Wright. She attempted to do this in Budapest but retreated back to her native land of Arizona at the outbreak of WWII. We are lucky she did! She built what she envisioned right here...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 New ListingUptown Sedona375 Van Deren Road3 BD ~ 2 BA ~ 2247 SF ~ 2 Car Garage ~ Balcony View Deck   View the Tour  This home is in an area where short-term rentals are allowed. (Buyer to verify)  This property will not last long. It is perfect for investment. Southwest contemporary home in the center of Uptown including VIEWING DECK. This 3 bed/2bath home includes an upper level, which can be a bedroom, an office, game room, art studio, or more + den & workshop - all in approximately 2,247 square feet. The loft leads to an upper viewing deck. Extensive remodel done in 2007-2008 w/details such as solid core knotty Alder doors, wood trim (from salvage in Oregon circa 1910), granite & tile. Entertain from the open kitchen into the great room, which has a wood-burning fireplace. Front cou...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Farewell To Halloween...I know that many younger children enjoy this very special day. As they grow out of the "trick or treat" phase, they may look back with a smile on their face of a more innocent time when "kids could be kids". To me, it is the first event that brings in the holiday season. "The farther we've gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we've come to need Halloween." Paula Guran  But once this holiday is over, many adults and kids too, are preparing for the holidays.  Kids are thinking of the presents they want for Christmas and adults are starting to think about their Thanksgiving plans.  Thanksgiving falls late this year so most of us feel we have a little breather this week.  There is Still Two Months Left Before 2020 starts...I am still focused on wo...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Oak Creek Canyon Sedona ArizonaPeak Color!Sedona Arizona - Oak Creek Canyon has been designated as a Top 5 "Most Scenic Drive" as rated by Rand McNally  So no matter what time of year you take this scenic drive it will "WOW" you.   Majestic Peaks Now imagine coming through Oak Creek Canyon during the fall season.  You will be mesmerized by the beautiful colors and right now it is reaching peak color.   Enjoy Many Activities  There is so much to do besides hiking in Oak Creek Canyon.  You can visit some of the art stores or have lunch at one of the many locations up and down the canyon.  Enjoy fishing or taking beautiful pictures of all the colors.   Impressive 14 Mile Scenic Drive The drive is about 14 miles long until you reach the switch-backs and the higher you go up through Oak Cre...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Fall Change of Color Snowbowl Arizona   On Wednesday I created a picture blog with some detail about Snowbowl and Flagstaff.  These two posts complement each other.  Find yesterday's blog here. If you live in the area, now is the time to get to the high country and see the change of seasons.  Within the next 2 weeks, the color should hit Oak Creek Canyon before making its way to Sedona by the end of the month or just a little later.   * * *  Want to find out how much value is in your home?I'll walk you through it all.Complimentary Homeowner Consultation  As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Change of Seasons Snowbowl - Flagstaff ArizonaThe top of the Snowbowl parking lot looking into the Lockett's Meadow.An Alpine Ski Resort Arizona Snowbowl sits at 9,200 feet above sea level.  The average annual snowfall is over 21 feet. Snowbowl is an alpine ski resort and is located in the beautiful San Francisco Peaks. It is seven miles north of Flagstaff.  Flagstaff - One of the Snowiest Incorporated Cities in the USAThe elevation of Flagstaff is around 7,000 feet, and the annual snowfall in Flagstaff is about 8 feet. This makes Flagstaff one of the snowiest incorporated cities in the USA. Sedona's elevation averages 4,500 feet.  Find Snippets of Color Throughout the Flagstaff Vicinity The city of Flagstaff and the surrounding area will provide snippets of color during the next 3 week...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 A Very Special Sedona Sunrise... It is another brisk morning around 60º. A perfect time for a hike and a climb up Cathedral Rock. You arrive before the many other hikers.  Finding that special place in the saddle of Cathedral Rock, you clear your head and start your meditation.  Hi Little Fella! What's that chirping noise? Hello little fella! What's that you say?  Ahhh! I see what I am missing!  That sure is a beautiful sunrise. The sun is just starting to peek through the red rocks. Well little fellow, if you had not given me that nudge to open my eyes and make me look up I would have missed this daybreak. Thank you, for reminding me to live in the moment, little fella!  Living in the Moment... My son is an avid hiker who has a favorite spot for meditation at Cathedral Rock. He has ha...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Oak Creek Canyon - Sedona ArizonaSedona PIC of the DAY! For Sedona PICS of the DAY follow me on Instagram!Oak Creek Canyon views looking north from mountain top home. The two pics above are the same view. Homes in Sedona are designed to take advantage of the views. This is one of the highest views from a luxury home in Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona Arizona.  No matter what time of year you visit Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona Arizona, the drive alone is rated by Rand McNally as a "Top 5 Most Scenic Drive".  The drive on the 89A through Oak Creek Canyon is about 14 miles long. Majestic mountains tower thousands of feet above the canyon floor. You will feel like you are in the heart of mountains as you meander up or down this picturesque road. There are popular destinations to have lunch,  go fish...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Slide Rock Sedona Arizona Sliding Down The Red Rocks Slide Rock continues to get accolades in various publications. USA Readers voted Slide Rock as one of the "Top 5 Swimming Holes in the USA".  It made the Travel Channel's list of "10 Top Swimming Holes in the United States". The channel compiled the list for a series "Top Secret Swimming Holes".  I would dispute this as a "Top Secret Swimming Hole".  Every time I pass by there in the summer, there is a line about 1 block long waiting to get in. It gets around 260,000 visitors a year and I am guessing that most people visit it from May through September. How Long Is Slide Rock?The red rock chute that is etched into the sandstone is around 80 feet long and two and a half feet to 4 feet wide in areas.  Beware, the water is cold to freezi...
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