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Recognition from the Sustainability Alliance

Thu, Mar 26th 2020 2:19 pm by Wally Reule Events

As you may know, we make environmentally friendly choices both in our business and personal lives. And although we don't do it for any recognition, it's still nice when it happens. Make Sedona My Home was just notified that we have earned the Silver Innovator Certification from the Sustainability Alliance of Arizona. It is an honor, and a good reminder to continue to strive to become even better to our environment.

                             Sustainability Alliance



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Be Safe!

Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 3:09 pm by Wally Reule Events

Jan and I are behaving ourselves, staying in and doing as much as possible online. I won't add to the clutter of information that is already available, but do want to encourage everyone to take care and we'll see you on the flip side.



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Let's be Like Isaac Newton

Thu, Mar 19th 2020 7:10 pm by Wally Reule Miscellaneous

Somebody sent this to us, and I don't know if it's true. I do know that I'm not as smart as Isaac Newton, but I think there is a lesson here about how we can use our socially distant time productively

                         Isaac Newton Story



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Sedona St Patrick's Day Parade Canceled

Fri, Mar 13th 2020 12:44 pm by Wally Reule Events

Our St Patrick's Day Parade has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps we can take solace in the fact that parade day will be raining and dreary. Fortunately, there have not yet been any confirmed cases among the local residents.



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Best of the Best in Zillow

Fri, Mar 6th 2020 12:57 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

The Make Sedona My Home team has received special recognition for being in the top 10% of all Premier Agents in Zillow. This is a high honor because only a small percentage of agents have earned the Premier designation, and we are at the top of that list. But more important is the fact that it is a further validation of our commitment to provide excellent service to our clients.

                 Best of Zillow



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Landscape Hotel Coming to Sedona

Thu, Feb 27th 2020 4:10 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

 There has been talk for the past couple of years about a new type of hotel that will be integrated with its beautiful natural surroundings, and it is now close to becoming a reality. To learn more about it, go to this article on the Ambiente Hotel in Sedona.



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Learn to Sing in the Barbershop Style

Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 3:47 pm by Wally Reule Events

The barbershop harmony group that I sing with is hosting a guest event on Saturday, February 29 at the Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona. Enjoy some great music, find out how easy it can be to sing in four part harmony, and top it off with some cookies or brownies. How can it get any better than that? For more information, call Wally (the guy in the front on the left below) at 928-301-5943

Barbershop Quartet



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Home in Village of Oak Creek for Sale

Thu, Feb 20th 2020 9:15 am by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

We have been very busy this year. This new listing is for a home that has had a wonderful make over and is getting a lot of interest.

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160 Red Rock Cove Drive
Sedona, AZ

MLS# 522307 - Residential

Looking for an open floor plan, with golf course and red rock views, AND a peaceful location? Then look no further. This home has been completely renovated (including electric and plumbing) with today's buyers in mind. Rich dark wood floors (birch) and alder cabinets are the framework for stunning granite counter tops and top of the line stainless appliances. Over-sized windows bring ''the outside in'', showcasing the greens of the golf course, mature trees, vegetation and red rocks !! ...



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New Listing in West Sedona

Sat, Feb 15th 2020 2:32 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

Here is a terrific new listing that we put in the MLS yesterday. It has already had twelve showings and won't be available for long.

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495 Saddlerock Circle
Sedona, AZ

MLS# 522306 - Residential

Located within walking distance of the heart of Sedona, this 1980's home has been remodeled for today's buyer. Jaw dropping red rock views, from the Living Room, breakfast nook and kitchen. Improvements include a Chef's kitchen, granite countertops, stainless appliances, new tile flooring, Trex deck, modern light fixtures, updated guest bath, paver patio & artificial grass area, wrought iron fencing encloses back yard, and MUCH MORE!. Like to garden? Be sure to check out garden enclosure a...



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Singing Valentines in the Verde Valley

Sun, Feb 2nd 2020 3:00 pm by Wally Reule Events

From past posts you probably already know that another strong love of mine, right after real estate, is singing barbershop harmonies, both in a chorus and a quartet. This year, once again, our quartet will offer singing Valentines for the ridiculously low price of $40. For more information or to schedule a singing valentine, call me at 928-301-5943



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Art of Sedona Event at Russ Lyon Sotheby's Office

Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 12:38 pm by Wally Reule Events

The Art of Sedona presented by Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty. Perfectly uniting our passion for real estate and art, this exhibition is open to the public to view the work of local artists, so please stop in for a self guided tour during regular business hours. We will have art hung throughout the year in support of the Sedona art community because we have a passion for fine art, beautiful environments and of course, exquisite homes. We are pleased to feature the work of local artists; Diane Eide, Harold Shifman, Cass Schorsch, Gerry Stocks, Page Gilmartin Filson, Peter Nelson, Cody DeLong, Bonnie Hartenstien, Karon Leigh, Victoria Nelson, Bernie Molaskey, and Tom Bownold. Real...



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New Listing in the Village of Oak Creek

Wed, Aug 14th 2019 4:05 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

Here is our latest listing in the Village of Oak Creek. It's a gem and is priced to sell.

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30 Pebble Drive
Sedona, AZ

MLS# 520658 - Residential

Home will be vacant after August 15 home tour. Call Wally Reule at 928-301-5943 to schedule a showing before that date. No rentals under 30 days allowed by HOA.

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Another Glowing Testimonial for Jan

Wed, Aug 7th 2019 11:59 am by Wally Reule Miscellaneous

I've said it before, and it remains true. We take great pride in providing a very high level of service to our clients, and below is another testimonial that a client posted on Zillow.

My husband and I picked Jan to be our realtor when we decided to buy in Sedona after reading all of the 5-star reviews her clients had left for her. So many people could not have been wrong! Let's just say that if I could leave her more than 5-stars on all of the points listed above, I would. She is knowledgeable, smart and efficient and a great negotiator. Most importantly, however, she is very willing to go the extra mile even after the deal is done. Even now, more than a month after moving into our new ...



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Russ Lyon Sotheby's Agents Helping Kids Go Back to School

Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 1:20 pm by Wally Reule Events

One of the great things about working with the Russ Lyon team is the commitment to giving time and other support back to the community. The company coordinates these efforts through the Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation, and I am proud to be a part of that organization. Our most recent event was the Cottonwood Old Town Mission back to school program, which provided backpacks full of school supplies to hundreds of children in need. Not only did we purchase 400 pounds of supplies and raise several hundred dollars, we helped to set up the event and hand out the supplies. Last Saturday morning we gave out 750 supply filled back packs. Below is a picture of me along with several other agents at ...



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Sedona in Motion Update

Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 3:35 pm by Wally Reule Miscellaneous

The Sedona in Motion Plan is a comprehensive initiative that has been exploring ways to alleviate traffic congestion. One of the suggestions was to extend Forest Road in Uptown to connect with State Route 89A just west of the post office. This connection would reduce traffic through the roundabouts at the Y and Brewer Road, thus taking some pressure off this bottleneck. The city was was considering three possible routes, and recently approved one. Construction should start after July 2020. Here is a link to the city website for details.



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Short Term Rental Problems to be Discussed

Sat, Jul 20th 2019 5:16 pm by Wally Reule Events

On Wednesday, July 24, Arizona Representative Bob Thorpe will host a 3:00pm open meeting at Sedona City Hall to discuss the topic of short term rentals. Vacation rentals under 30 days were illegal in Sedona until the recent passage of SB1350, which denied the right of a local municipality to regulate the term of a rental. Of course, as always, there have been unintended or unforeseen consequences. If you feel like you have something to contribute to the conversation, or just want to know more about the subject, I encourage you to attend. He is a link to an article in the Red Rock News with more information. See you there!



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Most Recent Testimonial for Jan Bigelow

Thu, Jul 18th 2019 6:50 pm by Wally Reule Miscellaneous

We are proud of the level of service that we provide to our clients, but this testimonial that a recent client posted on Zillow is so good that it will make her blush when she sees that I have posted it.

"I am happy to contribute another 5 star recommendation.Her knowledge of homes in the Sedona area in immense. She, herself, had owned property in the very neighborhood I was searching . My last home purchase was over 35 years ago so I was not real familiar with the process. Jan helped me understand the interplay between buyer,inspectors, financiers, title company, the seller and their agent. Most often she answered her phone herself. It was never more than a few minutes for a call back o...



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Sedona Approves New Landscape Hotel

Sat, Jul 13th 2019 1:24 pm by Wally Reule Events

On July 2 the city council approved the construction of Sedona's first "landscape hotel". If you don't know what that means it's not surprising because there are only a few others in existence at this time. The idea is that the rooms will give the feeling of being immersed in, and actually part of the landscape. Below is a link with a rendering of what it is expected to look like, and a fuller description of the concept. What is not apparent from the rendering is that although the location is close to State Route 89A, it will not be visible from the road. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product! Here is a link to the full article. 



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The Changing Landscape of Real Estate Sales

Thu, Jun 27th 2019 6:21 pm by Wally Reule Miscellaneous

Online real estate companies are starting to gain some traction in Arizona. I'm talking about companies like Redfin, Opendoor and Zillow that will offer to buy your home, handle all of the paperwork and charge a low commission. They are growing in larger markets like Phoenix, where we're told that they could get 20% of the market. But at the present time their presence in the Sedona area is negligible. There may be good reasons to use them, but be careful. Perhaps the best reason is to have a quick and relatively sale. But at the end of the day, what matters most to the majority of sellers is the amount of money they put into their pockets when the sale is complete. And that's a function ...



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2019 Mortgage and Housing Trends

Fri, Jun 21st 2019 12:30 pm by Wally Reule Sedona Real Estate Market News

After a slow start in 2019, the local market is back on track for a solid year. It seems that what is happening in the Verde Valley is consistent with the national real estate scene. In a nutshell, lower than anticipated interest rates have kept more first time buyers in the game. Prices are continuing to increase, but at a slower rate than in recent years. Low inventory has helped keep prices up, and well priced homes that come on the market are under contract pretty quickly. I just read an interesting article in Yahoo! Finance that goes into a little more detail. It's worth the read, so here is a link to the full article.



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