Yavapai County, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Pink MistPink Muhly MIstThis is one of my favorite fall-blooming foliages.   In the past, I have cut the Pink Muhly back around the first frost in late November or early December.  However, I read that it should be cut back in late winter.  So I will probably wait until January this year to cut it back. As you can see, it does grow well in Sedona.  Our climate zone is 8a or 8b.  We are in the transition zone between the Sonora Desert and the Colorado Plateau. I love sunrise and this grass just glistens during the early morning.  Because of our substantial monsoon, this is the heartiest I have seen this grass in 15 years!  What is nice about this grass is how long the blooming lasts.  I get to see it glisten every morning!"Spectacular'"Sunrise looks spectacular in nature; sunrise looks s...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Buying or Selling Sedona Real Estate Does Not Have To Be Scary! I happen t be looking back at blogs that might provide me with some Halloween inspiration and I came across a blog that I did back on October 29th, 2016... exactly 5 years ago today.  I thought back on that buyer's market and some of the listings I had and how things have changed.  I was working for a different brokerage back then. I was actively being recruited to work for Coldwell Banker Realty as well.  The timing was right and I made the move in January 2017.  All for the better, I might add!Here is the ad that I had right before Halloween. Back in 2016, buyers were able to get very good discounts on property.  Two of the properties in this ad were pulled off the market in 2017 because there were no offers made.  It was...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
When Will The Fall Color Peak In Sedona Arizona?(Above) - December 7th, 2019 - Peak ColorWatching the Japanese Maple helps give us some understanding of previous peak color seasons and why the peak may vary each year.  The last two years,  our peak color on the Japanese Maple has gone into December.  It really makes for a wonderful Thanksgiving because the color is pretty vivid.  In A Nutshell...What causes the leaves to change color?As the sun gets lower in the sky during fall, photosynthesis ceases and the chlorophyll in the leaves dwindles.  This brings out the underlying color layered in the leaves.   Many people (including myself) often think that the first freeze gets the process moving to change the color.  However, the process starts when the sunlight starts to wane in the fall....
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Trunk or Treat!Sedona hosts "Trunk or Treat at Posse Grounds Park on Oct. 31, 2021Join the city of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department for a spooktacular Trunk or Treat event at Posse Grounds Park on Oct. 31, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. where many of Sedona’s businesses and organizations will be hosting decked out vehicle trunks while donning their best costumes and passing out candy. Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk to fill their bags with goodies.Usually, there is a large-scale event in Uptown Sedona but in a survey of merchants, a majority expressed concern over the COVID-19 Delta variant and the high number of youth cases, resulting in a decision to postpone the Uptown event until next year. The city and merchants wanted to provide an alternative, in which ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
135 Red Rock Cove Drive, Sedona AZ 86351 Stunning Aerial Video Oak Creek Country Club West  - Golf Course Property 12th Fairway - Near The Tee Box 2 Bedrooms   |   1680 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths 0.25 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level  Area 45 - Village Oak Cr   |   R1L-10 Zoning   |  $2,558 Taxes/2020 MLS # 528054 Virtual Video Tour    Discover More Info and Pricing!   Update:  After all the activity that I had on my previous listing also located in the Village.  I recommended that we have showings from Friday through Sunday and make a decision on any offers the following day.  There were well over 20 showings.  The activity was really outstanding for such a short window.  The potential buyer is a real estate agent from the Phoenix area and drove up especially to see this property....
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Village Park - Condo/TownhouseFor Sale Update:This Condo/Townhouse had many offers.  All were over the asking price.  Two were cash and two had loan contingencies.  We decided to do a Multiple Offer addendum to give every party a chance to give us their best and final offer.  Once this townhouse closes, I will reveal more of the negotiation process that we settled on.  My goal was to protect my seller through the process.  View the Tour  See Where This Townhome is Positioned  .03 Acres   |  3 BD  |  2 BATH  | |  Area 45   |   Village of Oak Creek   |  $1,524 Taxes/2020  |   BRAND NEW  Appliances  - Flooring - Paint - Fixtures Arizona Room - Covered Front Porch/PatioOff the primary bedroom is your own Arizona Room for those mild evenings or enjoying your morning coffee.  The Arizona Room...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
It Has Been 10 Years!October 17th, 2011 to October 17th, 2021The image above was snapped by my husband well over 10 years ago.  It was my first day going to real estate school.  Rick ran out of the house while I was backing out of the garage and took a quick pic to commemorate the day.  Just a beginner at blogging...I started selling Sedona real estate back in January 2011.  I didn't know anything about ActiveRain.  I was introduced to it by another agent out of my office.  I mentioned it to my husband and he thought that joining AR would be good exposure.  It looked like the "google-juice" would be value-added.  That was more than 10 years ago.  Neither of us knew anything about blogging.  By today's standards, my first post was pretty embarrassing.  It was a copy and paste job with no...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
135 Red Rock Cove Drive, Sedona AZ 86351 Stunning Aerial Video Oak Creek Country Club West  - Golf Course Property 12th Fairway - Near The Tee Box 2 Bedrooms   |   1680 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths 0.25 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level  Area 45 - Village Oak Cr   |   R1L-10 Zoning   |  $2,558 Taxes/2020 MLS # 528054 One Minute Snapshot Photos   Discover More Info and Pricing!   Unobstructed Views    Enjoy the serenity of golf course living with red rock views of Castle Rock and surrounding red rocks.  You will find all of this from the rear of the property.  It includes a buffer between the backyard and the golf course. Discover the beauty on the video of this property located on the 12 Fairway.  Home With Charm and Character  This is truly a home with character.  There are not many ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Village Park - Condo/TownhouseFor Sale   View the Tour  See Where This Townhome is Positioned  .03 Acres   |  3 BD  |  2 BATH  | |  Area 45   |   Village of Oak Creek   |  $1,524 Taxes/2020  |   BRAND NEW  Appliances  - Flooring - Paint - Fixtures Arizona Room - Covered Front Porch/PatioOff the primary bedroom is your own Arizona Room for those mild evenings or enjoying your morning coffee.  The Arizona Room is not just a screened-in porch.  It is an enclosed room that can be used during all seasons. Easy Access To Business District and Surrounding Area Besides the easy access to the I-17 off of Highway 179, you are close to renowned restaurants, trails, biking, golf, shopping, and entertainment, making this a high-demand location.  Backyard Garden Area Make it your own!  It is complete...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 SOLD!Casa Del Sol Condos Upstairs Unit   |   1,015  Sq Ft   |   Covered Deck   |   Stainless Steel Appliances 2 Baths   |   Primary Suite and Ensuite   |  2 Split Bedrooms    Remodeled Top to Bottom   This 1,015 sq ft condo at 985 E. Mingus Ave #322, was remodeled from top to bottom in 2018.  This is a split bedroom open floor plan.  The living room features a fireplace and slider to the patio area, While the kitchen has stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, Silestone type countertops, with beautiful white cabinetry, pantry, stainless steel farm sink, and a refrigerator. Even though the kitchen is galley-style, it feels large because it is open to the living and dining rooms. Enjoy the convenience of a laundry room with included washer and dryer. The primary bedroom has a full bat...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Ready to move to Prescott, as many are, and one of the most livable cities in Arizona? Well about this awesome view lot in the Diamond Valley area overlooking the Valley above Route 69 and near everything in Prescott and Prescott Valley.$135,9001066 N TURQUOISE DR 604Prescott, AZ 86303ARMLS# 6234465This lot at 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604, Prescott, AZ 86303 listed for $135,900 will have awesome views sitting on the deck or in living room of your new custom home on a paved road with electricity and utilitiesHillside buildable home site lot at 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604, Prescott, AZ 86303 has Sweeping VIEWS in heart of Prescott. For more Prescott Homes and Land For Sale. Owner May Carry with substantial down payment. 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604, Prescott, AZ 86303See on MLS 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604,...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
The Ranch at Prescott is the best place to live in the city. Surrounded by Custom built homes, luxurious surroundings and VIEWS. The place where you want to be in one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona!This lot on Mystic Canyon Drive is one of the last truly buildable view lots remaining at The Ranch at Prescott. Take as look here and drive by and take a look. Known for stunning views, many of the remaining lots have steep inclines making engineer costs prohibitive. This truly buildable lot has a driveway bridge over the wash and utilities at the property.$274,9002938 MYSTIC CANYON DR 598Prescott, AZ 86303ARMLS# 6234446  To see with details and pictures and maps:To see MLS listing for 2938 Mystic canyon Dr 598, Prescott Arizona on Full Page View or to create your free MLS Search P...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
It's The Last Day Of Summer In Arizona!Know what that means? In general, many Zonies will be glad that the triple digits will be waning (soon).  Bring on the 90ºs.  In the next month, the Snowbirds will be setting up camp and enjoying that wonderful warm winter sunshine that you only get in the sunbelt states.  The most popular states for that migration of Snowbirds are Florida and Arizona. Sedona is a transition area.  Many people have second homes in Sedona to get away from the extreme temperatures of the cold or very warm climates.    In Soldier's Pass West Sedona, as in some past years,  our last day of 100.3º was on August 5th, 2021!  When there is a lot of thunderstorms, the temperatures rarely go over 100º.  This year *Sedona experienced the 4th best monsoon in the last 11 years....
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Pinon Woods - View Property .28 Acres Area 46 - Big Park   |   R1L-10 Zoning   |  $1,358 Taxes/2020    Sloped Hillside Lot   This property offers panoramic views of the red rocks in the Big Park area of Sedona.  There is a view of Courthouse Butte and because the building pad is elevated, there are views into Jack's Canyon.     Quiet Surroundings  Pinon Woods is a neighborhood that offers quiet surroundings yet is close to trails, golf & restaurants in the Village of Oak Creek. Easy Access This view lot offers easy access to the I-17 off of highway SR-179.  Many prefer this quiet "Bedroom Community" environment. Discover how few vehicles are on the residential streets while watching the aerial video.  Surrounded By High-end Homes This lot is in a great location toward the top of the de...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 2025 Whippet Way, Sedona AZ 86336Offered At $875,000SOLD and RECORDED!  - West Sedona Update: August 30, 2021 -  This home was purchased by a Canadian, sight unseen!  The final walk-through was the first time my buyer met me and saw the home. He had already signed all the closing docs and was extremely pleased and excited to finally see it.  The communication process was critical throughout the entire transaction but this is what I am known to do well.  Note: I listed this home in 2016 and sold it to the current owner (seller).  The description and images are from my listing back in 2016-17.  The very first picture on my website, SellSedona.com, features the sitting area of the owner's suite of this very home. The casita mentioned is an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit). This property init...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Cottages At CoffeepotSoldiers Pass West Sedona, AZ 86336 ~ ~ ~ A Unique Gated Community  Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting! Each of thee townhomes is very unique.  They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes, and each view is distinctive. Courtyard and garden areas vary as well. Many of these luxury townhomes have been updated to varying degrees which makes posting price per square foot a challenge.  Experience Counts It takes an experienced REALTOR® who knows the Cottages At Coffeepot very well to position these luxury townhomes.  In the same spirit, a Cottage experienced real estate agent can help buyers when it comes to negotiations with the seller.  I have owned a Cottage since 2003 and have 18+ years of history with this neighborhood. I can help buyers and sellers get the...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 2025 Whippet Way, Sedona AZ 86336Offered At $875,000Buyer in Contract!  - West Sedona Note: I listed this home in 2016 and sold it to the current owner (seller).  The description and images are from my listing back in 2016-17.  The very first picture on my website, SellSedona.com, features the sitting area of the owner's suite of this very home. The casita mentioned is an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit). This property initially sold for $519,950 to the current owner back in May of 2017.  I tried to place the prospective buyer in the home with this description below...In the Heart of West Sedona AZ Newer Build Home For Sale Is in Contract!Imagine...At the close of a very productive afternoon working in your Casita, which you have turned into a home office, you decide to call it a day. You...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Sedona Weather Update July 2021Courtesy of Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Realty & Rick’s World Sedona Updated Sedona Weather for July 2021 Temperature Chart Below 2021 Precipitation Chart Below   Recap of Sedona Weather – July 2021 July 2021 – We are in a very active monsoon which means that the temperatures are milder due to less sunshine and cloud cover. Days with sunshine dropped from 29 in June to 17 in July as a reference. There were 6 fewer days of 100º weather compared to June and 8 days in the 80ºs compared to just 1 in June. There was even one day in the 70ºs! Soldiers Pass Sedona Rain RecapMonsoon came back finally with a vengeance in July. During the monsoon of 2019 and 2020, Soldiers Pass got a total of 4.45 inches of rain.  That is a six-month total! This July 2021, Soldi...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Gone are the days when anyone could buy a home with just a promise and signature. No documentation loans allowed virtually anyone to buy a house with no money down with just a simple credit check. After the mortgage meltdown, this all changed. Lenders tightened guidelines and down payments were back. But how much do you actually need? Must you always find 20% down? The answer might surprise you; there are many ways to buy a home with less than 20% down payment.   0% Down – There are still two loan programs which allow one to buy a home for no down payment; the VA loan and the USDA loan. The VA loan requires the borrower to be a qualified service person or veteran and the USDA loan is for certain areas under the Department of Agriculture.   5% Down – Conventional loans with loan limit...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Cottonwood Arizona - The Biggest Little City in Arizona What Do Mae West, John Wayne, Burt Lancaster & Elvis Presley Have Common With Cottonwood?It was the 1800's and the land rush was on in Northern Arizona.  Farmers & ranchers were looking for land to start a new life. The Verde Valley looked promising, so many settled in the area.  Other people were looking to establish businesses and homes in the area to support these settlers.  They decided to establish the town we know as  Cottonwood today. Cottonwood got its name from the (Cottonwood) trees that line the Verde River behind the historical Sheriff's Office and Jail. In the early 1900s, other more unsavory characters, who were driven out of the company (mining) towns such as Clarkdale, decided to give Cottonwood ago.  The town devel...
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