For most potential home buyers around the country, the season to buy a home is behind them. Their kids are settling into school and they are preparing for the holiday season. They are thinking of buying presents, family gatherings, holiday party plans.... but not thinking about buying a home. Most of us in the business realize that for buyers, this is a great time to buy a home. The demand is not as great so it puts the buyer in a great position to make a good deal. BUT this is story for another blogpost!.......
Lets Talk About Snowbirds...
Here in the Southwest, it is a different story. The Snowbirds are already starting their migration to the warm climate areas. Phoenix and Tucson are big draws but jut about anywhere you will find a vacation motor home and trailer park, you will see the spots filling up with Snowbirds.
Most of the Snowbirds come from the cold climate zones in the midwest or Canada. Some of these snowbirds come to Sedona as well! Even if they aren't staying here for the winter, they make it a point to check it out and spend some time here. Times shares are a popular option to see the red rocks.
Red Rock Fever
Once those Snowbirds come to roost, they start exploring the area. some enjoy the hiking or the tennis. Others play a few rounds of golf. They spend some time in the art galleries. They may even get sidetracked and take a trip to Jerome or Main Street Cottonwood or if they are feeling adventureous, the Grand Canyon or Lake Powell may be a destination. BUT, There is a well known malady called Red RockFever that many of these snowbirds seem to get. The only cure to Red Rock Fever is spending more time around the red rocks. So buying real estate becomes an option. It may not cure your Red Rock Fever, but it does offer a panacea to alleviate the anxiety when you have to leave the proximity of those majestic red rocks!
The Sun Shines Close to 300 Days A Year!
The southwest offers great weather options. Up in Sedona we get all four seasons but it is normally sweater weather in late fall and winter. Very few days does it get cold enough to bundle up. We get the pretty white stuff but it melts the next day. We have had only 3 days below 50 for the high so far in 2014. See the weather tab at sperryr.com and go to the Hi-Lo Weather Stats Comparison tab to see all the stats by month and year from 2011.
Some more pics......
Broken Arrow Trail
Oak Creek Canyon up near West Fork Trail
A Residential Street in West Sedona
West Fork Trail