Coconino County, AZ Real Estate News

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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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Mermaid Rock - Sedona AZ 86336How Do You Get To Courthouse Vista Trailheads?Image shot from the northeast from the (X) above. The trailhead is right off State Route 179 on the east side. It is about halfway between the Village of Oak Creek and Chapel area of Sedona.  Get to trailheads early.  Any trailhead parking area that has restrooms require a pass or parking permit. Daily Pass  $5 ~ Weekly Pass $15 Interagency Passes such as (Annual, Senior, Access, Golden Age) may be used instead. Areas that require a pass will be designated and should have a fee station (below). You can get interagency passes (noted above) at any Ranger Station or Red Rock Visitor Center. There is a Ranger Station on the SR 179 right before you enter VOC from I-17. * * *  Want to find out how much value is in you...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Pine ValleyGet a Glimpse of a Special Area and LifestyleDiscoverPine Valley, Sedona Arizona 86351Courtesy of A Distinctive and Unique Sub-DivisionPine Valley is a distinctive community located approximately 3 miles off the SR 179.  It is nestled at the very end of Jacks Canyon Road.  Near the end of the road, there is a cattle guard and this welcomes you to Pine Valley.  Many residents in Sedona may not even know where Pine Valley is located. As you meander through Jacks Canon on your way to Pine Valley, the drive becomes an exploration of the natural landscape that is from a time when our native ancestors roamed these lands.A Harmonious CommunityEverything in Pine Valley has a contrasting, diverse and divergent mature to it.  Yet all members of the community live in harmony because of ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Tlaquepaque - Cinco de Mayo in SedonaWhat is Cinco de Mayo?It is considered a big day of Mexican-American celebration here in the United States, especially in the southwest.  It commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. This is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. Many Americans think it is Mexican Independence Day but we are sadly misinformed. (I know I thought that at one time)!  Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16.  Celebration and Chili Cook-off  Yesterday we celebrated Cinco de Mayo at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, the Art, and Soul of Sedona, as it kicked off the "South of the Border" festival season.  The only catch, it was on Cuarto de Mayo (4th of May)!  Admission was free and eve...
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By Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta
(Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765)
This lovely and relaxing University Heights home checks all of the boxes. No surprise at all that almost as soon as it was listed it was under contract! Featuring a unique recessed entryway and open living area with vaulted ceilings and a soaring rock fireplace. Just around the kitchen is the 2nd living room with another fireplace. Loft is complete with built-in cabinets and a Murphy bed! You'll love the master suite with vaulted ceilings and a large walk-in closet. Remodeled master bathroom with a river rock shower, cork flooring, and a modern dual-sink vanity. The remodeled guest bathroom has a tile surround shower as well as a dual-sink vanity. We know the future homeowners are going to be in love with their new place! To find your future home sweet home or to list your property with...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Holiday Sweet Stroll Tlaquepaque ~ Sedona ArizonaDecember 22 3 ~ 7 PMAnother wonderful Tlaquepaque event on the last weekend before Christmas. There will be some wonderful entertainment including some outdoor holiday movies! If you still have to take the kids to sit with Santa, Saturday may be the day.  Then enjoy a Christmas movie.  Dress warm, the movies are outside.   Movies --> Patio Del Norte - 7-ishThe Grinch Who Stole Christmas & Elf Tlaquepaque NorthZAZU: 3-6p Patio Del Norte Red Rock Appella: 3-4pKregg Barentine Trio: 4-6p Patio De Las Campanas Santa Claus: 3-6pDivom Trio: 4-7p Tlaquepaque ChapelSherry Finzer Duo: 3-5pJonathan Levingston: 5-7p Entertainment Strolling TlaquepaqueDickens Carolers: 3-7pThe Grinch and the Caroling Mouse: 3-7p~ ~ ~     Sedona Homes For Sale++++++++...
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By Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta
(Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765)
This Flagstaff home for sale has officially undergone a price drop! Now listed at $550,000, this is a one of a kind pristine short sale opportunity that is priced to sell!! This is your gorgeous mountain home nestled in the prestigious gated golf community of Forest Highlands that harmonizes all aspects of our lives. In Flagstaff's fresh mountain air you can find a strong sense of community with a plethora of amenities at your fingertips. Skiing, Golfing, Hiking, Boating, Community Events, High-Quality trendy Restaurants, and Boutique Shops are just a few of the bonuses that are within minutes of your new home. Don't want to go out, no problem! Enjoy the summer evenings on the expansive wrap-around deck and flagstone patio. When the weather gets nippy you can snuggle up by the fireplace...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 TlaquepaqueArts and Crafts Village336 AZ-179, Sedona AZ 86336Courtesy of Sheri Sperry - Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageWalking Entrance From SR 179~ ~ ~6000 Luminarias It will be the 46th celebration of the "Festival of Lights" in Tlaquepaque on Dec 8th.  Come and spend the whole day!  The activities will delight old and young alike. The lighting of 6000 luminarias will take place at 5:00 PM sharp. This is something to see. Anyone can sponsor and present a luminaria on behalf of a special person who may be fighting sickness.  It is a great way to start this holiday season of giving. Listen for the tolling of the bells which will signal the lighting!A MetamorphosisYou will be amazed at the effect of thousands of luminarias lining walkways and courtyards. The subtle glow of light c...
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