Sedona #2 in Best Weekend Getaway Spots

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Sedona once again garners national attention in US News and World Reports as #2 in their list of the 10 Best Weekend Getaways spots in the United States, just behind Las Vegas, Nevada. But who wouldn’t want to spend a weekend in one the most spectacular places in the the West?

Here are a few of my recommendations when you come. If it is in your budget stay at the Enchantment Resort, a spectacular resort with the world class Mii ...

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Sedona Land – June 2012 Update

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Sedona land sales for the first 5 months of 2012 are showing a 15% increase in the number of sales with 52 sales in 2012 compared to 45 sales in the first 5 months of 2011. Of those 52 sales, 11(21%) were distressed transactions. The number of distressed transactions 2012 to 2011 are level and down significantly from 2010 when 60% of the land sales in the first 5 months of the year were distressed transactions.

 

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Sedona Real Estate – June 2012 Update

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The Sedona real estate market has been on a pretty hot pace for the first five months of 2012. Sales of single family homes in 2012 are on track to be the best year for total number of sales since 2006. As of the end of May there have been 194 single family homes close, compared 168 sales for the same time period in 2011. That is a 15% increase for 2012 compared to 2011. Inventory of single family homes ...

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Sedona Foreclosures – June 2012 Update

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The Sedona real estate market continues to be impacted by foreclosures and short sales, and will be for the foreseeable future. The bellwether indicator for foreclosed homes coming on the market is the Notice of Trustees Sales recorded. Since the majority of Sedona real estate is in Yavapai County, I keep track of those recordings. In Arizona lenders use a note secured by a deed of trust for their loan documents, our name for a mortgage. When a loan ...

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Sedona West Subdivision – June 2012 Update

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The Sedona real estate market has been on a pretty hot pace for the first five months of 2012. Sales of single family homes in 2012 is on pace to be the best year for total number of sales since 2006. As of the end of May there have been 194 single family homes close, compared 168 sales for the same time period in 2011. Inventory of single family homes continues on its downward trend with only 337 homes on ...

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Sedona Lions – Verde Valley School Malawi Eye Clinic

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The pictures below are from an “Eyeglass Cleaning Party” held May 26, 2012 by the Sedona Oak Creek Canyon Lions Club and Students and faculty from Verde Valley School. The Sedona Oak Creek Canyon Lions has partnered with the Verde Valley School to hold an Eye Clinic June 9th 2012 at the Chirazulu District Hospital, outside of Blantyre, Malawi. The country of Malawi is located in the heart of Africa and has been declared by the United Nations as one ...

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Sedona Homes Sales, Listing Price versus Selling Price

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One of the questions that I get asked by almost all sedona real estate buyers and sellers is “what percent of the listed price are homes selling for”. Buyers want to know how much they should offer, sellers want to know how much negotiating room they want to leave themselves. Conventional wisdom says that the longer that things, including homes, are up for sale, the lower the price that they will eventually sell for. For the most part this conventional ...

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Sedona Real Estate, Vacant Land Sales Update May 2012

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Sedona vacant land sales remain very soft compared to the heyday of 2004 and 2005, but are on track to increase about 20% in the number of transactions in 2012 over 2011. Inventory is down about 11% since the first of the year, but just about the same as it was a year ago. The drop in inventory mainly stems from sellers either giving up or not wanting to sell at today’s reduced prices. Of the 348 vacant land listings ...

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Sedona in Top 25 United States Destinations

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For those of us that live here, we know what a one of a kind place Sedona is. Not only spectacular, powerful beauty, but a great climate too. This is confirmed once again by Sedona making TripAdvisor’s 2012 list of top 25 destinations in the U.S., ranking 19th ahead of Napa, Calif., Lahaina, Hawaii, and Austin, Texas. For the full story Click here to go Trip Advisors Top 25 Us Destinations

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Sedona Real Estate Sales Update May 2012

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Sedona real estate sales remain strong for the first four months of 2012. Inventory is close to being in balance, and slightly tipping to a seller’s market with less than  a 6 month’s supply of homes on the market when you take out the 65 homes priced over $1,000,000. This is great news for Sellers. Of the 356 single family homes on the market 49 (13%) is distressed inventory. As of this writing 82 of the 356 homes are under contract ...

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