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Sedona Named One of 2014's Best Small Towns

Fri, Aug 15th 2014 5:03 pm by Tammy Emineth Sedona

Sedona Named one of 2014's Best Small Towns

 

Have you ever heard the old saying, "God created the Grand Canyon but He lives in Sedona?" Well, if you've ever been to this land of the red rock, you'd probably guess it's true! Smithsonian Magazine agrees anyway. They've selected Sedona, Arizona as one of the top 20 small towns in the US. Sedona comes in at an admirable 8th place!

 Sedona Named One of 2014's Best Small Towns

The article talks about how Sedona's always been dedicated to fine arts whilst set against a breathtaking back drop of the finest scenery. It speaks of jaw dropping pinnacles, hoodoos and buttes all changing hues in the color and particular slant of the sun. It's enough to inspire anyone to canvas and paint e...




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What are Home Buyers with Families Looking For?

Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:31 am by Tammy Emineth Sellers

What are Home Buyers with Families Looking For?

When choosing homes for a buyer with a family in Sedona, there are certain things to consider.

The buyer will have safety in mind. They will look at traffic around the home, whether there's a fence, proximity to schools. They'll be interested in extra bathrooms and extra rooms for studying or playing. Additionally, a safe yard for recreation will be a high priority. 

The Kid's SpaceWhat are Home Buyers with Families Looking For?

Realtors and sellers have much to think about when it comes to this. Buyers will have different needs/interests depending on how many kids they have, their ages and what gender they are. Will the kids share a room? Will a separate play room be needed? Is ther...




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Why Living in Sedona Could Improve Your Health

Mon, Jun 16th 2014 3:02 pm by Tammy Emineth Sedona

Why Living in Sedona Could Improve Your HealthWhy Living in Sedona Could Improve Your Health

Sedona's views alone of breathtaking red rock and various scenic delights could alone improve one's temperament and health. However, there are more solid as the rock Sedona sits on reasons that Sedona living could improve your overall health.

Desert Climate May Bid Your Migraines Farewell

If you tend to be susceptible to headaches, living in a cold climate with sudden drops in temperatures can trigger more migraines. Ask a migraine sufferer who's moved from say New York or Washington to Sedona about their headaches now and they'll probably tell you about their astounding improvements due to the consistent weather and dry warm air.

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Spring and Summer Home Maintenance in Sedona

Sun, May 25th 2014 6:45 pm by Tammy Emineth Sellers

Spring and Summer Home Maintenance

In order to prevent structural damage, save energy and keep your Sedona home running properly in every way, it's important to complete certain home maintenance tasks each season.

After winter is the perfect time to get outside and do a current and fresh inspection of your whole house. Check all major exterior systems such as roof, siding, gutters and drainage to see that they're in good shape and working properly.Spring and Summer Home Maintenance

Gutters and Drainage. Debris can accumulate of the winter. The weight of such debris can bend and damage areas where water has been diverted onto the roof or siding. Most repairs are easy enough to do yourself such as adjusting or reattachin...




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April and May Events for Sedona

Mon, Apr 14th 2014 4:24 pm by Tammy Emineth Events and Activities

April and May Events for SedonaApril and May Events for Sedona

Spring is in the air and there's no better place for fresh Spring time air than Sedona, Arizona! Check out these great Spring time activities and events happening soon!

Celebration of Spring happens April 19th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults are free and children are $2 each at the multi use field located at Posse Grounds Park. Not only will there be an egg hunt for different age divisions but there will also be scavenger hunts, carnival rides, inflatables, pony rides, face painting and vendors!

Sedona Open Studios Tourtakes place April 25-27. This is the 11th annual open studios tour and it takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. At this event you can...




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Time for Green in the Land of the Red Rock

Wed, Mar 5th 2014 4:41 pm by Tammy Emineth Events and Activities

Time for Green in the Land of the Red Rock

It's that time of year again. It's time for Sedona's 44th annual St. Patrick's Parade and Festival.  On Saturday, March 15th this free community event will begin at 10:30a.m. The parade kicks off the day and is immediately followed by the festival. Time for Green in the Land of the Red Rock

The parade route begins at Jordan Historical Park and makes its way along Jordan Road to Mesquite Avenue. You're invited to bring your chairs early and set up along the parade route. If you'd like to be near the Master of Ceremonies and the parade judges, they'll be located along Jordan Road near the corner of Mesquite Avenue.

Congresswoman, Ann Kirkpatrick is the Parade Grand Marshall this year! V...




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Seeing Red While Staying in the Black

Mon, Feb 17th 2014 7:22 pm by Tammy Emineth Sedona

Seeing Red While Staying in the Black

So, Sedona may not be known for being the most affordable place to live or visit, but it certainly is possible to have a grandiose time here in the place known for its gorgeous red rocks without breaking the bank. So, even if the cost of living index is 10% higher here than the rest of Sedona or 13% higher, than the national average, take heart! You can get the most Sedona bang for your buck with these fabulous suggestions:

1) Book early to get the best prices and avoid the fancy restaurants.Sedona visitors and afforable

2) Walk around downtown. By far the most affordable thing to do here, is to simply walk down the main streets and take it all in. The uptown area where all th...




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Sedona Luxury Foreclosures and Short Sales

Mon, Jan 20th 2014 6:04 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

Sedona Luxury Foreclosures and Short Sales

The benefits of buying a luxury Sedona home that's been foreclosed on are obvious. For one, you can purchase a luxury home at a price you can actually afford. For some,  luxury homes that have been foreclosed on are the only way they'd be able to ever afford something so special. Not only does this mean the buyer benefits immediately but they can also benefit again if they ever go to resale it. Buying a luxury home at a bargain price also means getting to be part of the prestigious neighborhood and opportunities that often go with it. Such perks might include: club houses or community centers, community pools, gated communities, and more!Luxury foreclosure homes in Sedona

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Homes With Pools in Sedona

Tue, Dec 17th 2013 2:58 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

Homes With Pools in Sedona

Many people love the idea of owning a home with a pool. This is especially so if you're living or thinking of living in a climate that is warm year round or at least seasonally warm like Sedona, Arizona. There are pros and cons to owning a home with a pool when considering such things as the purpose of owning a pool, the cost, and the upkeep.

Sedona homes with poolsPurpose of your pool:

PROS: The obvious pro to having a pool is the recreation you can derive from it at least three months out of the year or if you have an indoor, pool, year round. Swimming is a great way to get exercise for men and women of all ages and abilities/disabilities. Not to mention the luxury of throwing a ...




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Affordable Homes in Sedona Arizona

Wed, Nov 13th 2013 5:41 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

Affordable Homes in Sedona AZ

many folks consider retiring in Sedona Arizona and due to the brilliant landscape and typography of this area, Sedona makes a beautiful place to call home, retire or any stop along the way. We get calls occasionally from people that think Sedona is full of luxury  estates far out of the realm of affordability that affordability to one person may not be to another the definition of affordable real estate simply means that no more than 30% of one's income goes towards housing. If a household makes $100,000 a year no more than $30,000 should be built up into housing costs such as mortgage payment, taxes, insurance, and utilities. This would roughly be $2200-$25...




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The Village of Oak Creek

Mon, Oct 28th 2013 7:06 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

The Village of Oak Creek

 Oak Creek, known to locals as “The Village” is a charmingly quant community south of Sedona Arizona just 5 miles from Uptown and West Sedona. This community is mainly comprised of many subdivisions centered on its first and legendary golf course The Oak Creek Country Club. It is a great place for those who love Sedona but may want a quieter small town feel.The Village of Oak Creek

 Oak Creek began as a ranching community known as Big Park and in the 1960’s developed into a planned community around Oak Creek Country Club. Since then the area has seen significant growth with the building of the Canyon Mesa and Sedona Golf Resort golf courses and a few resort hotels. These courses are of...




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Golf Course Homes in Sedona AZ

Mon, Sep 30th 2013 12:49 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

Golf Course Homes in Sedona AZ

Sedona has a wide range of golf homes and condominiums to choose from in a variety of residential neighborhoods and communities. There’s the Oak Creek Country Club, Sedona Golf Resort and the Verde Santa Fe community which is ideal for golf homes, views and golf course condominiums.Golf Course Homes in Sedona AZ

The Oak Creek Country Club features a variety of residential homes priced from $350,000 to over $1 million. This beautiful country club is located at the Village of Oak Creek and features an 18-hole golf course designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Senior and Robert Trent Jones Junior. The Oak Creek Country Club features many different subdivisions including B...




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Sedona AZ Real Estate Market Report July 2013

Wed, Aug 28th 2013 7:38 pm by Tammy Emineth Sedona

The Sedona real estate market has certainly seen an upturn in home prices and sales over the last year. We’ve had one of the best years in about four around the Sedona real estate market. Currently the median sales price is $351,000 which is up $72,000 or 26% over last year at this time. The average listing price has remained somewhat steady for the month of July and August topping out at around $788,000. Although this is the average listing price the average price of homes sold in Sedona over the last month has been $406,000 which has gone up about 2% over the last two months.Sedona real estate market report

For the month of July we seen an average listing price go from about $788,000 dropping to $778,000 in the middl...




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Summer Events in Sedona Arizona

Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 2:53 pm by Tammy Emineth Events and Activities

Summer Events in Sedona Arizona

Many love to come to the red rocks to have fun, but Sedona has a lot more to offer than just hiking and shopping. This summer is chalk full of events and festivals and RE/MAX is pleased to share some of the favorites for this 2013 season with you.Summer Events in Sedona Arizona

The "Red Rock Posse", Sedona Main Street Program and area businesses present a free event full of gunfights, roping, bullwhip cracking, re-enactments, storytelling, music, artist and all things "cowboy" during the 9TH ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY CELEBRATION. This event is located in Uptown and Sedona Main Street District on Saturday, July 27 from 10 am to 8 pm. Visit SedonaMainStreet.com for more informati...




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How Much are Homes in Sedona?

Tue, Jun 18th 2013 7:39 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

What are the current home prices and real estate prices in Sedona Arizona?

Well here we go again. It looks like home prices are really starting to jump even just from a few months ago. The average listing price currently as of the publishing of this blog post is around $735,000 which is up $4300 over last year. The median sales price however is up $37,000 resting at about $355,000 year to date. We are seeing a dramatic increase even just over the last two months where as in April the average listing price was below $680,000 and now it’s well over the $700,000 mark. Uniquely at half the average price per square foot is down 3% your today and the number of sales is down as well nearly 13%....




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Where to Live in Sedona?

Mon, May 20th 2013 6:17 pm by Tammy Emineth Sedona

Sedona is a beautiful place to visit but what’s it like to really live there?

Just two hours North of Phoenix, Sedona is a great place to visit and take in the sights and living there is not much different. With local clinics, markets, farmers markets, major department stores less than 30 minutes away and beautiful ski resorts just 45 minutes away and Flagstaff, Sedona makes a great central location that’s perfect for the outdoorsy, environmentally friendly person that’s looking for a little more open space.Where to live in Sedona

Sedona is one of the more affluent communities in Arizona but there are several condominium and townhome neighborhoods as well with prices starting at just $180,000. Many folks to S...




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Homes near Red Rock State Park

Fri, Apr 19th 2013 12:49 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

Homes near Red Rock State Park

The beautiful and unique Red Rock State Park is located about 20 minutes South West of downtown Sedona or about 8 ½ miles. It’s easily accessible along Highway 89A to Red Rock Loop which leads directly to the state park. The park is open seven days a week and provides a movie theater, guided walks, Ranger programs, and lots of natural habitat. Oak Creek travels through the Red Rock State Park and is part of the Coconino National Forest. Folks travel from all over to get a glimpse of the beautiful Cathedral rocks and red rock landscape unlike anything in the state or even the country for that matter. But for those of us that live in Sedona, we get this gorge...




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One Story Homes for Sale in Sedona

Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 4:57 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

Single Story Homes in Sedona AZ

When it comes time to purchase a home in the Sedona Arizona area you want to know that finding the home of your dreams doesn’t have to be difficult. Finding the right home at the right price is easy when you know what to look for and you know what you want.One Story homes in Sedona AZ

Many retirees, families, those with small children, singles, and those just starting out in life moved to the Sedona area for the beauty and natural rusticness of our landscape. With a variety of homes to choose from including desert adobes, new construction subdivisions, condominiums and townhomes, there is a plethora of styles and prices to choose from.

A popular choice for design and architecture i...




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