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'Tis the Season - 8 Glittering Holiday Light Shows In Arizona

Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:35 am by Leah Kolb Events

Prescott Arizona's Christmas Town

Arizona is home to some captivating light displays during the holidays, some beloved traditions and some completely new experiences. Sometimes these places can get pricey, so let’s take a look at some of our favorite light displays and shows that can be experienced free of admission!

You'll find a boat show or two and did you know that Prescott was designated as Arizona' Christmas town? Pack up the family in the station wagon and head out to enjoy this time-treasured holiday pastime.

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/arizona/az-free-holiday-lights/

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Happy First Time Home Buyer

Wed, Nov 29th 2017 4:42 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

Here is a very happy client who just closed on her first home purchase in Sedona. It was our pleasure to help her to make this happen!

Happy Sedona Home Owner

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Let your voice be heard!

Tue, Nov 14th 2017 11:06 am by Leah Kolb Sedona Real Estate Market News

We make an effort to avoid all things political, but when it comes to taxes and homeowners, we feel it's important to let your voice be heard. Here is a link to make it easy to do just that, together we can make a difference. Let's make some noise!

http://homeownershipmatters.realtor/taxreform/

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Free Barbershop Music Concert in Sedona

Sat, Nov 11th 2017 10:34 pm by Wally Reule Events

The Sedona Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will be performing on Sunday, November 12 at the Church of the Red Rocks. Show time is 2:00. And best of all, the concert is absolutely free. Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat. The chorus is named Harmony on the Rocks, and it features nearly 30 performers singing barbershop harmonies. In addition, there will be three quartets to entertain you. Here's a recent picture of the group, including yours truly somewhere on the right. Can you find Wally?

.Harmony on the Rocks

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Another New Listing in Rimrock

Thu, Nov 9th 2017 5:31 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

This is a great starter home or just place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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2085 E Kimberlys Way
Rimrock, AZ

MLS# 514642 - Residential

This home was remodeled in 2014 with new appliances, new roof, new flooring, new central air and granite kitchen counters. With a large flat 2.88 acre lot you've got room for all of your toys and animals, and views in every direction. It's ready for you to make it your new home in the country.

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Terrific New Listing in Verde Santa Fe - Cornville

Fri, Oct 27th 2017 5:21 pm by Leah Kolb Sedona Real Estate Market News

Owners loved the neighborhood and home but have to sell to be closer to work in Phoenix. Their job change may just be your good fortune! This home won't last long as it's ready for you to move in today and we're pretty sure you're going to love the friendly neighbors!

We would love to show you this home; contact us TODAY!

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Sedona Real Estate Market Staying Hot

Tue, Oct 10th 2017 2:42 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

Here is another example of a well priced Sedona home being sold quickly. This listing of ours was gone in a day!

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340 Orchard Lane #6
Sedona, AZ

MLS# 514343 - Residential

This charming southwest style patio home has fabulous, unobstructed views of the Red Rock's from the living room, master bedroom and patio. Located in a prime uptown location near Jordan park you are close to trail heads and all Sedona has to offer. This immaculately cared for property has a spacious, open floor plan, woodburning kiva fireplace, and two private (walled) patios. Clerestory stained glass windows flood the main living areas with light. 18" tile floors throughout the interior and a low maintenance ...

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Great Testimonial from a Very Happy Client

Sat, Oct 7th 2017 4:30 pm by Wally Reule Miscellaneous

This is why we do it!

"Jan is one of the most nicest, intelligent, amazing human beings we have ever met! period. If we could give her 6 stars we could. She truly is an angel who genuinely cares as if you were her own. She is easy to talk to, be honest with, and she's very open to everything you have to say. She loves her job, and it shows by making your experience above and beyond. She's careful and does ALL the research to make sure you are getting the PERFECT (I mean perfect) home that you and your family dream of. Honestly, by the end of our house search we felt like family, and I miss having her sweet smile around! Love you so much Jan!"

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Beautiful Sedona Home with Magnificent Views

Fri, Oct 6th 2017 4:15 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

We brought this one on the market earlier this week, and it's already getting a lot of interest.

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215 E Ridge Rd
Sedona, AZ

MLS# 514430 - Residential

Here is the home that you have been looking for: 3,275sf, 3BR, 4 Baths located in a highly-desirable, tranquil Uptown neighborhood with 180 panoramic red rock views. Multiple patios & decks make watching nature, glowing sunrises & sunsets a part of every day life. Home has 2 living rooms, with fireplaces. Walls of windows showcase Sedona's red rocks,& elaborate landscaping highlights terraces upon terraces of stacked red rock and mature vegetation. Mstr suite has den, large private trex deck, 2 closets (one with new stackable washe...

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Our Objective is HAPPY CLIENTS

Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 5:14 pm by Leah Kolb Miscellaneous

We work hard to stand out from the crowd by delivering excellent customer service and providing our clients with the highest and best possible outcome.

Some of the ways we do that:

  • We communicate often and respond as quickly as possible.
  • We get to know our customers by being good LISTENERS.
  • When we make a mistake we "own it" and then fix it.
  • Going the extra mile is part of our nature.
  • We think long term – a customer is for life.

It is our privilege to work with some of the best clients and we are honored to receive this terrific review.

"Jan is one of the most nicest, intelligent, amazing human beings we have ever met! period. If we could give her 6 stars we would. She truly i...

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Americans Have Confidence in Homeownership

Thu, Sep 28th 2017 5:36 pm by Leah Kolb Miscellaneous

For the past twelve years the National Association of REALTORS® has conducted a National Housing Pulse Survey to gauge Americans confidence in homeownership. And the results show that when it comes to safe investments, Americans feel that home buying is where it’s at:

“The vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, and most believe that homeownership helps create safe, secure, and stable environments.”

Highlights from the report:

National Housing Survey

Biggest concerns remain in the affordability of housing.

For more details click here to see the full press release. 

Credits: National Association of Realtors

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Oak Creek Canyon Home Back on the Market

Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 6:55 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

This great getaway home was under contract, but is now back on the market. What a terrific location!

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4426 N State Route 89A #12
Sedona, AZ

MLS# 513561 - Residential

This quality, meticulously cared for cottage ON THE CREEK sits high amidst the sycamore trees. Relax on one of 3 decks overlooking the creek, or follow the pathway down to the creek & watch the Herons fish. Home has many upgrades, new deck, & both air conditioning & evaporative cooling. Residents own 1/18 stock equity in the 2.11 acre parcel the park sits on. HOA fees include natural spring water, community septic, trash, TV cable, water tests, repairs, maintenance to water system, as well as office expenses for on-...

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Here's a Great New Listing in Amante at Verde Santa Fe

Sun, Sep 17th 2017 11:38 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

This home has it all, including upgraded finishes, great outdoor kitchen and backs to the golf course with terrific views.

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657 S Santa Fe Tr
Cornville, AZ

MLS# 514269 - Residential

Looking for a "WOW" factor home, on a golf course, with panoramic Mtn views? Voila - search no further. This 2 bdrm, 2 bath home (with den) exudes quality. A spacious, great room floor plan turns 1718 sq ft into '' living large.". Covered back patio overlooks VSF Golf course & outdoor custom kitchen has everything (i.e. underground water, electric & wastewater drain). Exterior was recently painted & entire property fenced. Beautiful paver patio plumbed with gas & water for future fire pit & water featu...

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Vacation Homes are HOT in Sedona

Thu, Sep 14th 2017 2:24 pm by Leah Kolb Sedona Real Estate Market News

Arizona's new short term rental laws which took effect in January of this year have made a big impact on Sedona Real Estate.

According to a report from the Arizona Daily Sun, the state’s new laws stipulate that cities, towns, and counties cannot put any restrictions on short-term rentals “simply because the property is not classified as a hotel.”

Here’s more from the Arizona Daily Sun article:

In signing the measure earlier this year, Gov. Doug Ducey said the legislation provides "financial breathing room'' for families by allowing them to earn something extra.

The law, however, covers more than those renting out a bedroom — or even their whole home.

There is no limit to the number...

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This New Listing Sold in a Hurry

Tue, Sep 5th 2017 11:46 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

Here's a listing that flew off the shelf. It is in a very nice manufactured home community in Clarkdale. It shows real pride of ownership, and the landscaping is exceptional.

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460 Mingus Shadows Drive
Clarkdale, AZ

MLS# 514084 - Residential

This home is in a very desirable community of manufactured homes. It has been lovingly maintained inside and out. With the beautiful landscaping and the work shop, it has it all.

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What a Great Home for the Person Who Loves Nature

Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 9:52 am by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

Here is a great new listing that we just brought to market. It has a creek running through it, and plenty of land for animals or gardens. The home has been updated and is ready for you to move in.

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450 S Laura Lane
Cornville, AZ

MLS# 514111 - Residential

Hidden in the heart of Cornville/Page Springs on 2.3 acres & surrounded by a rushing creek you'll find a mid-century modern home, like no other. Log beams, pine floors & high ceilings create a soft cascade of light (filtering thru the rotunda ceiling in the DR/LR area). Completely remodeled with appliances, paint, carpet, ceiling fans, light fixtures, etc., this custom 3BR/3BA home is move-in-ready. Lush landscaping & NEW wraparou...

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How Real Estate Agents Earn Their Commissions

Wed, Aug 9th 2017 7:49 pm by Wally Reule Miscellaneous

We sometimes are asked if we will reduce our commissions to sell a home. I'll come back to that later, but before I do, it's important to know the benefits of working with a real estate agent. First, on average, sellers who list their home with an agent sell for a higher price. They also are much more likely to avoid expensive mistakes by not knowing the law, or their protections under the law. And they generally are sold much faster. Below is a graphic of all the things an agent will do to sell your home.

What an agent does to sell your home

So, getting back to the question of whether we will reduce our commission. Which of these things do you want us to eliminate?

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Newest Sedona Listing is at 180 Rock Ridge Road

Sat, Aug 5th 2017 9:50 am by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

This amazing home is located in the Sedona Golf Resort.

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180 Ridge Rock Rd
Sedona, AZ

MLS# 513911 - Residential

"Inspiring" is the best way to describe this unique, beautiful & tranquil property. An artist's touch is everywhere; from the faux painted walls & murals, to the magically landscaped exterior. Elements of nature are incorporated throughout; i.e. Tile floors (wood look). over-sized windows flood the home with light. Double sided fireplace, custom mantles & cabinetry create a luxurious yet rustic atmosphere. Back garden & patio are reminiscent of the Cantina's of Old Mexico, complete with artistically painted privacy walls, chiminea fire pit, water feature & pond. Elaborat...

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Sedona Market Statistics for the First Half of 2017

Fri, Aug 4th 2017 3:37 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

The Sedona real estate market has been, in a word, HOT! The number of homes sold year to date is up 26 per cent over last year. Sales of vacant lots are up 45%. Homes that are well priced are going quickly and often receive multiple offers. At the same time, the good news for buyers is that the median sales price has only gone up 7%. For all of the numbers, go to our Market Statistics Page.

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Is Your Home Buying Budget Realistic?

Thu, Jul 27th 2017 3:08 pm by Wally Reule Miscellaneous

I just came across an interesting article in CNN Money about costs that are often overlooked by many home buyers during the buying process. So if you're thinking about purchasing a home, and are in the process of developing a budget, this will be a good resource for you. To summarize, there are four things that are often missed. They are (1) the inspection, (2) pro-rations for taxes, insurance, association fees, etc., (3) moving, and (4) set up costs like new keys, utilities and deposits. To read the whole thing, click on this CNN Money article.

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