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Shop Around!

Wed, Nov 7th 2018 1:39 pm by Cynde Haan Miscellaneous

·     Most buyers don’t shop around for a mortgage
·     Choosing the first mortgage option offered can be a costly mistake
·     Keep this list in mind when mortgage shopping
Did you know that if you don’t comparison-shop for mortgages, you could be leaving money on the table? A recent survey completed by PenFed, a credit union, showed that two-thirds of mortgage applicants did not shop around. This can prove to be a costly mistake. In fact, a Freddie Mac study indicated that buyers can potentially save $1500 over the life of a traditional loan by simply getting one additional rate quote when mortgage shopping.
 
If you’re in the process of buying a house, or plan to do so in the near future,...



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This new listing in West Sedona is a Gem

Mon, Nov 5th 2018 11:54 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

This home is conveniently located in West Sedona, and is a beautiful home with upgrades galore!

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80 Rimstone Circle
Sedona, AZ

MLS# 518100 - Residential

Looking for a luxurious, resort-like sanctuary in the heart of Sedona? Well here you have it. Follow the tree lined, paver, driveway to this private location. Glass walls recede into the interior making the courtyard & rear elevated patio areas part of your every day living space & experience. Home showcases the latest in tile flooring, fine appointments, media room, & a grand entry pivot door. The coffee bar & wine room with a pass thru window to court yard is an entertainer's delight! Property is fenced, has dog run, solar, sy...



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Decluttering Regrets

Tue, Oct 30th 2018 1:09 pm by Cynde Haan Miscellaneous

·     Decluttering has been a trend since the release of Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”
·     Moving forces us to declutter
·     People often regret decluttering certain items

A few years back, Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up was released. Focusing on decluttering around the house, Kondo suggested taking each object we own, holding it in our hands, and asking ourselves whether it brings joy. If not, toss it out.


At the time the book was released, I was 2 years out from the most stressful move I had experienced… While moving from Phoenix to Cornville, I ended up living in 3 different places within 7 months due to weird circumstances that seemed n...



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Free Barbershop Music Concert November 4

Fri, Oct 26th 2018 3:28 pm by Wally Reule Events

Many of you know that after Jan and real estate, my love is singing. I sing with a barbershop chorus called Harmony on the Rocks, as well as a couple of quartets. Our annual show will be at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 4, and will be held at the Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona. It's free to the public, so please come and join the fun.

Harmony on the Rocks



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Sedona Lot with Amazing Views

Thu, Oct 18th 2018 2:54 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

This lot has it all! Great views, great location and gently sloped building envelope!

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4651 Red Rock Loop
Sedona, AZ

MLS# 517894 - Land

This exquisitely elevated acreage offers awe inspiring, unblockable, panoramic red rock views. Cathedral Rock could be the centerpiece view from your living area. Juniper trees and lush desert vegetation add to this lot's unique qualities. Privacy and massive red rock views coupled with close proximity to all the conveniences of Sedona are just a few of the reasons to consider this extraordinary piece of land as your next home site. Make short work of your search & buying decision by factoring in the location... no HOA,... the size of the lot......



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Real Estate Market in Sedona Remains Strong

Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:53 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

The third quarter statistics are out, and they show a Sedona Real Estate market that remains strong. The number of single family homes sold for under $1,000,000 grew from 347 in 2017 to 403 in 2018, a healthy 16 per cent increase. The main drag on this market is that the inventory has been low for at least the past two years. For more information, click here to go to our market statistics page.



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Great Testimonial from Happy Clients

Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 5:36 pm by Wally Reule Miscellaneous

We had the privilege and the  pleasure of helping this couple find a home in Sedona, and we very much appreciate these kind comments that they posted on Zillow.

"Jan and Wally were instrumental in helping us find and buy our second home in Sedona. We had looked in person but hadn't found anyplace that seemed to work. Then we found the place we bought online. Jan and Wally Skyped walk throughs for us a couple of times and we made an offer. They were excellent in helping us negotiate a good price and in helping with the entire financing and purchase process. We love our townhouse. They were always very responsive, usually within a few minutes of any email or text that we sent. They are ver...



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The Center of the West

Mon, Sep 24th 2018 1:00 pm by Leah Kolb Events

Did you know that Sedona is in the center of the west? Many great destinations are within a day’s drive.

We recently visited Taos, New Mexico. It's only a 7 ½ hour drive, where you can visit the last working Pueblo with buildings that are over 1,000 years old. After the Pueblo check out Bandelier National Monument. We met two old (dear) friends and rented a house in Taos where we watched the Big Horn sheep as they came to the creek to camp out for the night. What a treat! Don’t forget your binoculars!

https://www.nps.gov/band/index.htm



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We love monsoon season

Thu, Sep 20th 2018 1:00 pm by Leah Kolb Miscellaneous

This has been a great season of afternoon rain!

Turn up the volume!



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The Land of the Golden Sun

Mon, Sep 17th 2018 1:00 pm by Leah Kolb Miscellaneous


It’s a “dry heat” but gorgeous!

Check out this beautiful video

Click here to view



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Fun in the Verde Valley

Thu, Sep 13th 2018 1:00 pm by Leah Kolb Events

Friendship is as important to our well-being as eating right and exercising. What’s more, friendships help us grow! One of the best parts about being a realtor is the lifelong friendships with clients, contractors and other partners. We had a terrific time at the Constant Evolution Escape Room in Cottonwood.

https://www.constantevolutionescaperooms.com

Escape Room



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Snoopy Rock

Mon, Sep 10th 2018 1:00 pm by Leah Kolb Miscellaneous


Huh, you learn something every day.

Click to learn more about Snoopy Rock



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Cherokee music

Thu, Sep 6th 2018 1:00 pm by Leah Kolb Miscellaneous

More of beautiful Sedona with peaceful Cherokee whistles...this music will stay in your head all day.

Thank you for sharing your talents with us, Bearlora Lee.

Click to view Bearnlora Lee



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Won't you join us?

Mon, Sep 3rd 2018 1:00 pm by Leah Kolb Miscellaneous

Enjoy this beautiful video from Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Come and join us in Sedona! We’ll help you find a place.

Click to view:

 Travel & Leisure Magazine Video - Sedona



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A fun new listing in Cottonwood!

Fri, Aug 31st 2018 7:12 pm by Leah Kolb Sedona Real Estate Market News

Check out this great listing! The views from this home are amazing and it has many improvements and upgrades.

http://www.tourfactory.com/idxr2061060



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Another great review

Thu, Aug 30th 2018 1:00 pm by Leah Kolb Sedona Real Estate Market News

We get to work with the BEST Clients! Are you ready to sell your home? Give us a call and let's get your home on the market.

"We can't say enough great things about Wally. Wally is professional and approachable. He worked hard for us and kept us informed through the whole process. Though our property was worth nowhere near a million or even half a million dollars, he treated us as if it was. We are very pleased” blkelly19

Zillow Review



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Is purchasing vacant land a good idea?

Mon, Aug 27th 2018 1:15 pm by Leah Kolb Sedona Real Estate Market News

With so few homes on the market, many are looking to build their own and land in Sedona and the Verde Valley is still affordable.

This beautiful property near the creek, in a gated community, had an offer in just over 30 days!

Contact us today and let's find you the perfect spot to build your dream home!Cross Creek Ranch



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Just Sold!

Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 3:20 pm by Leah Kolb Sedona Real Estate Market News

This active couple purchased this little getaway spot 3 years ago. It was a great place to take all of their toys and enjoy a mini-staycation. They bought another terrific place out near Show Low and realized that two getaway places were one too many, so they decided to sell the Rimrock property. Some wonderful empty nesters moved in from Cottonwood where they could have more space and get out of the big city ;) It’s been great working with the Kelly’s and we wish them many happy staycations!

Great viewsWide open spaces



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First Time Home Buyer?

Fri, May 18th 2018 11:10 am by Cynde Haan Miscellaneous

Are you thinking about buying your first home? Feeling excited and very motivated, but unsure about your first steps?
 
It’s true. Before you can unlock the door to homeownership, there are some important steps you have to take. The process of finding and buying your first home has challenges that go beyond finding a home in a great location with a cool interior. And for most people, a home is the most expensive purchase they will make in their lifetime. It can be a very emotional experience!
 
Jan and Wally have supported and positioned many first-time home buyers. They start by providing a list of questions that you would consider together, so that you are fully aware of your options and yo...



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From Cape Cod to Sedona!

Tue, May 15th 2018 2:04 pm by Cynde Haan Events

From one paradise to another...
 
Jan and Wally were an integral part of helping these Easterners find a warm place in the sun here in Sedona. Their new Spanish style vacation home has the feeling of living in a Hacienda with first class appointments and finishes.
 
With some of the most incredible views of Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and Box Canyon we imagine they will be spending quite a lot of time here.
 
Wouldn’t you love this view?



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