Live in Beauty and Serenity – Sedona Luxury Townhome

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SOLD to a happy new Sedona homeowner! Searching for that elusive , “Wow Factor?”  You’ve found it!  A marvelously appointed, luxury patio home with spectacular red rock views from every room – views that are completely unblockable because this house backs to the Minds Mountain National Wilderness Area.  Live in beauty and serenity. Once you step inside the front door … Read More

True Zestimates?

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These days it’s the rare Sedona real estate buyer or seller who doesn’t “tiptoe through the tulips” with Trulia or Zillow. With those two giants of the Internet about to merge, we’ll see their influence become even more pervasive. Stands to reason. Those sites provide a “veritable plethora” of data about home values, sales, past and future market trends, demographics, … Read More

Location, Location, Location….

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It’s a cliché, but … location, location, location… and views. The desirability and resale value of your home-to-be depends on location more than any other single factor. No home is an island, and the value of yours is affected by the homes that surround it. In Sedona, however, red rock views are what give our area its distinctiveness, and the … Read More

Sky Mountain Ranch Mediterranean Beauty!

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This Home SOLD to a happy new Sedona homeowner! Just Reduced!  This is a phenomenal bargain for such a complete package.  Beautifully appointed home filled with warmth and upscale finishes on over an acre.  Amazing privacy and views.  Borders National Forest with access to Oak Creek.  Three car garage and tons of parking for the party you’ll throw to celebrate … Read More

Fire Calls in the Canyon

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There we were with Brian Williams, the lead-in story on NBC Nightly News two evenings in a row. Footage of huge flames storming up the rock walls in Oak Creek Canyon. A week later, for all that, the fire was well under control and Canyon residents were being permitted to return to their homes. Amazingly enough, no fire-fighters nor civilians … Read More

June 2014 Sedona Market Update

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In a nutshell, we have had a very stable and increasing healthy Sedona real estate market for the past year, but there has been a recent modest price surge. Single Family Home sales numbers were at last year’s levels going into May.  They’ve since dropped a bit – down 7%.  Some of that I attribute to the fire. Their Median … Read More

May 2014 Sedona Market Update

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And, the “bump” goes on…   By the end of April, the Single Family Residence 2014 sales stats had caught up with 2013. Dead even. The price anomaly persists. The Median Recorded Selling Price gap is closing. It’s $395,000 right now versus $399,000 in 2013.  But, the Average Price Per Square Foot is $212 currently compared with $200 last year at … Read More

Understanding Property Taxes?

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As the real estate boom drove prices up, property taxes were quick to follow. Conversely, one would have expected that, as property values subsequently dropped, so too would property taxes. It’s safe to say, however, that while most of us have seen our assessed values decline sharply, actual taxes have dipped rather modestly. Let’s see if we can make some … Read More